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James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
Verified review

Would definitely use James R Loera Construction again and refer to family and friends. Very professional, punctual and did the job he committed to for the price quoted. I also appreciated how careful he was working in my home and cleaned up area before he left. Couldn’t ask for anything more. 5 Stars from me!!!!!

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Handyman Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Karina K.
Verified review

Roger put together a queen size Murphy bed from Costco for us at an extremely reasonable price. He was very professional, thorough, punctual, and talented! He is a perfectionist so made sure that everything was done correctly and looked great! He was more than willing to come back the very next day to help us with some other projects- building and hanging cabinets, assembling a toddler bed and hanging drapes and pictures. All A-plus work! I am looking forward to hiring him again to build a closet and mount TVs for us next!! I don't think there is anything Roger can't do, he's super skillfull! Would highly recommend him. :)

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Dennis H.
Verified review

If Thumbtack allows users to more stars, I would grade Maha for 10/10! Before our project started, we interviewed almost 20 contractors and Maha is the only one provided the professional in-depth site analysis with very detailed bidding with all items broken down into material and labor as well as the amazing schedule analysis (and we did have the project finished prior to the original projection date). Thru out he entire project process, Houman (owner of Maha) was showing all his professionalism into all the detail and he was on-site everyday working with his crew, providing prompt update and honest suggestion in all area. He also provided very helpful weekly progress summary that help me to show to my management for the update. The entire crew was all professional, friendly, and showing their care to the premise owner every moment. Communication is 10/10 as well. At the end of the project, I noticed some additional item that I omitted earlier, and Houman was able to help me on those as well altho he didn't have to, all respect for that. I definitely will come back to Maha again if I have another project coming, also recommend them to anyone looking for professional and sincere designer/contractor.

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Jerome Carr
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicholas M.
Verified review

Jeremy did an amazing job with building and installing 6x PAX wardrobes including all the shelves and drawers. He built them quickly, even though there was a power outage and the lights went out. He worked with flashlights to get the job done, and that is true dedication to client satisfaction. Before even installing the wardrobe he worked to remove the old shelving units and after the installation cleaned up after himself leaving our new closet clean and all the box and trash removed. I would easily recommend for anyone with an IKEA build to reach out to Jerome for construction and completion of there new furniture. We're looking to purchase units for our home office and will definitely be reaching out to Jerome for that work.

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Ali Jonaidy
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luanda G.
Verified review

Ali helped to do some work on my condo as I was preparing for sale. He is very pleasant to work with and does very good work. He was also full of helpful ideas and suggestions when asked. I will definitely hire him again if possible for future jobs.

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.2
from 48 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
Verified review

We first hired Excel to renovate our kitchen. They did a wonderful job, so they were our first choice when we wanted our bathroom done. Now both rooms are beautiful, everyone who visits our home compliments their work. I appreciate that the few times I had a concern, I would simply call our contractor Eyal and he was always available. He would immediately do what he could to fix our issues. I recommend this company, they are reliable, professional, and their work is very clean.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akbar D.
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Golden Oaks Kitchen, Bath and Flooring company was our contractor to do all repairs on our home damages caused by water damage that happened to our home due to water leakage which was started from second floor bath room and flooded to 1st. floor damaging, dray walls, cabinets, laminates +++ .. at 1st. and second floors. This company started their restoration and repair works the day after we signed the contract. Their crew were very professional in their fields of repair and replacement, they were trying their best to satisfy us. Any time that we had comments for adding more repair at one area or paint the areas in a color to match other paints , they were not arguing that and wanted us to be happy with what we need and what they did for us. They were always on time and also helped us to deliver new cabinets, toilets ++++. Overall everything was done on a very smooth way, on time and the way that we wanted to be done.

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  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Sravan V.
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He is very friendly, economical and punctual. I will definitely hire him for any future projects as I came to know he is not just a dry wall contractor but a general contract too. Very happy with his work.

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Bart C.
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I originally used Haggerty Construction a few yer ago for improvements to my rental properties. The crews always showed up on time. And were always professional. They finished on or ahead of schedule and were always able to work within my budget. Because of this I decided to use them for a small but high end bathroom in my own home. My wife and I were very pleased with the outcome. Haggerty Construction is the only contractor I will use for all my Construction needs.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon C.
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I have hired S & S Electric before this time it was for electrical and lighting in a bathroom remodel that my husband and I had done. Among all the other contractors that were on the job they stood out among them all as the most professional and cleanest contractors. Love my new lighting that they helped design! Very trustworthy and honest service! I would highly recommend their service!

Saeed Shirzad
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne B.
Verified review

Saeed was very attentive from the moment we started discussing our company's project and responded quite promptly to every question. He and his co-worker arrived 5 minutes early to our office with their own gear and got to work immediately. They put together 22 very complicated IKEA desks and 3 shelving units in about 6 hours, made a minimal mess, and were very respectful of our space. I would definitely hire him again!

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa H.
Verified review

Thank you Cabrera's Electrical. We have had so much work done on our home, yet when our private contractor retired, we did not know what to do. Cabrera's had the most professional response online. We had (2) large ceiling fans to be installed, and needed electrical re-wiring of the (2) wall switches that would be used. His quote was what our retired contractor told us it should be. Our fans and new electrical are perfect. I plan on using him again for other projects that we have. We have already referred him to friends of ours. It's such a relief to find somebody who cares about your home, as much as you do.

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Home Upgrade Specialist
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen K.
Verified review

Fantastic company. Simon is polite, communicative, and friendly. They did a great job installing a new central air system for me in my condo and gave me the most competitive price I've found. I'm very happy with this company - it's extremely difficult to find honest and reputable contractors nowadays, but HUS is definitely one you should add to your contacts.

SAS Home Improvement
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Maria R.
Verified review

Scott is an amazing guy to have around our house. A contractor would have cost a lot of money, but Scott gives the same quality if not better. He has built us a fence, tiled our kitchen floor, painted the outside of our house & has replaced some windows. Scott is a wonderful guy/contractor to have around & has been with my husband & I for a year now.

Solidesign+build
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Toni K.
Verified review

I have worked with many contractors on various home and office projects. This was my first time building out a retail store on a tight budget, with champagne taste. Brad & David turned out to be the ideal contractors for the job. These guys don’t just build what we agreed upon, they made me aware of all my choices beforehand and helped guide me to all the right design decisions. And even their crews of builders and painters were exceptional craftsmen. Brad & David brought my project in exactly on budget and before the deadlines. They are real pros and every question and request from me was promptly responded to. I will happily work with them again and feel lucky to have found them.

Lynx Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
Verified review

The Egal Construction team was one of the most down-to-earth, honest contractors I've ever hired for a job in our office building. When we ran into an issue, they jumped on fixing it in an impossibly timely manner. Five stars, 10/10, all of the accolades I can give. Hire these guys!

Hillside
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
M. K.
Verified review

They are the best company to do all of sort of work including fixture manufacturing and electrical work installation. I was Very satisfied with Hillsides work. Their contractors were very professional, reliable, and timely. I highly recommend Hilside.

  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ella G.
Verified review

Very grateful I came across thumbtack, as it connected me with different contractors. Joe gave me an exact estimate for my kitchen remodel. I choose him to remodel my kitchen, since he answered my questions in an upfront manner, without any sales pitch or feel. Plus, he was the only contractor who gave me an exact quote, unlike the other contractors who had said they could only give me an approximate estimate. Joe was always calm and in control during the remodeling process and helped me feel calm throughout the process. My kitchen is unrecognizable, and that is a good thing. A complete makeover! Ecstatic with the results. I highly recommend!

AHI
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie T.
Verified review

George was my General Contractor. He understood my vision and did a Great kitchen remodel in our home. His pricing was reasonable and we are very happy now. Thank you George

La Rocca Builders
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Eddie S.
Verified review

This letter will serve as a highly recommendation for the service that La Roca Builder did for us, on our new home construction. They have a great team that took care of all the guess work of home construction. They made sure we we’re always informed on how the city works with submitting plans and time frame of completion. We interviewed many contractors, but most of them couldn’t take care of the entire project and that’s why we hired them. Our home looks beautiful and we owe it all to Christian and his team from LA Rocca Builders not to mentioned J Balian Construction and Grandeur Construction, 3 teams, each team took care of different aspects of the projects all under one Roof; they all work together amazing! we love that they took care of it all, that made our new home build possible. 5 stars all the way Eddie Steeples Pacific Palisades P.S they wanted me to include that I was the actor that was on the show “My Name is Earl” aka “Crabman” And I gladly said yes,lol. Thanks Christian!

John Mark Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jeffrey W.
Verified review

Jack Kozakar was off the charts knowledgeable and on top of executing a major rehab project. Brought in great cost effective contractors and managed them under budget and on time. Creative and strategic with finding cost effective improvements that could pass inspection. Highly recommend and happy to reference.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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