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Redwood City Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Redwood City.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 299 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
Verified review

David came in on a Sunday evening to fix a few of our doors that needed to be cut or repaired. He came in with the right tools and cut the doors for us, touched up areas that needed a touch-up, and for some adjustments. Overall, great experience. Will hire again.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 197 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
ERIC L.
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Arisel was very professional. He didn't hesitate to rise to the challenge and fixed our kind of emergency plumbing issue the next morning. Two thumbs up.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
Verified review

Ricardo came out to troubleshoot our electrical issue. He helped us with a temporary solution so we'd have heat to the building. We're not done with the issue but Ricardo came out the same day, stayed for a couple of hours and ended up charging us a very low fee.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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Matthew did a great job building a step in our backyard. He is talented, good at communication, and prompt!! Will definitely hire him again.

IxI Design
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret R.
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He did a great job installing a security door and everything was cleaned up before he left. I would definitely refer him to my friends and family.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
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Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Djoeke A.
Verified review

Bogdan hung curtain rods and curtains in 4 bedrooms, and also did small extra jobs involving woodwork. He worked very neatly, cleaned up everything, was very polite, did a great job, and made me a very happy customer. Will surely hire him again if ever I have another job!

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Ina X.
Verified review

Max and his team are hardworking people, down-to-earth and very empathetic to client's needs. He gave candid advices to help me get the style I want while s staying in budget. He also handled an incidental shipping delay and my HOA's mistake with patience and professionalism. It was so easy and such a pleasure working with AMX Plumbing.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Juan and his crew installed a solid hardwood floor in our home. He was quick to respond to my inquiry, quick to come out for an estimate and kept in touch while we awaited our backordered flooring. On the agreed upon day he arrived on time and got the job done in a single day. The crew was incredibly hard working, professional and did such a nice job. New floor looks so nice. No room for complaints. Juan will get it done for you and knows what he's doing.

Calmex Electric & Builders
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ganesh P.
Verified review

I did a full home remodel with Rudy. He is an awesome contractor to work with. He has a team that is well skilled and hardworking. I have very good attention to detail, some would call me a perfectionist. Rudy worked with me to get the remodel quality that I wanted without going over my budget. I have never been able to communicate via e-mail but he always answers my phone call. My suggestion is to just call him and talk to him directly on getting a quote and any issues that come up during the remodel. Rudy even went out of his way to build my kitchen cabinets and closets because I purchased them from IKEA, for the original agreed upon price. I don't like the cheap cabinets from the Chinese stores. It comes fully assembled but I'm not impressed with the quality. In summary, I would hire Rudy and his team at CaMex again for any remodel work I need.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lee S.
Verified review

I entered a request for an electrician on Saturday afternoon thinking, OK, I probably won't get a response at least until Monday. Well, within five minutes I got a response from Mike Anderson of Anderson Construction. I explained that I wanted to install track lighting in my garage. His price was very fair and he said he could do it the following day which was a Sunday! He worked very clean and efficiently and eliminated of all the old wiring and installed my new lighting. It looks beautiful. I couldn't be happier and I would definitely refer people to him.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shlomit L.
Verified review

Our remodeling was done remotely, and yet we were thrilled with the end result. Lifetime Remodeling provided us with the highest quality of work and costumer service. Lifetime remodeling brought their structural engineer, completed blue prints, got the plans approved with the city, and orchestrated all the professionals. The work included taking down walls, electrical work, building a pantry and a walk-in closet, repositioning a supporting beam, enlarging windows, creating a bar, painting walls and cabinets, changing bathroom floors, installing kitchen backsplash, hardwood flooring installation and refinishing, and more. Shmuel and the team were very receptive to all our requests and easy to communicate with. The job was completed within the planned budget and time frame. They truly care about doing the best for their clients, and it shows. Highly recommended.

Bryson Builders
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron K.
Verified review

We had Ryan over yesterday to repair 3 interior doors in a very old and actually historic San Franciscan Victorian house. In addition to the three interior doors, Ryan painted the front door which had also just been replaced. His attention to detail was great, there were constant adjustments to make sure everything fit, latched, matched, didn't drag, looked great, etc. His response was prompt, he replied almost immediately and was available to start the very next day. He came prepared for the job, from start to finish. Ryan is very up front and fair in terms of compensation. You will have zero issue with the transparency and fairness of his bids. It should also be noted that this is a very old building. The areas where the door hinges connected to the wall/door frame were extremely dilapidated, the wood was old and and over drilled. It was like putty. But Ryan rocked it. Not only did Ryan pay close attention to the style of the Victorian building and matched the details perfectly, his finished product was seamless. You can't even tell that work had been done. There wasn't even dust on the floor. It was legit, honest good work. 100% recommend.

IB roofing
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Willy L.
Verified review

Israel Bustamante from IB Roofing was personable, punctual, affable and extremely attuned to my needs from the beginning. I was impressed by the quality and efficiency of their work. It was refreshing to find a company that takes such pride in the work they do and on the service they provide with such unassuming professionalism.

Bello construcción
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Max G.
Verified review

Miguel replaced rotted siding, eaves and 20ft beams on my pergola- great work, everything was done on time and within budget. Will hire again.

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
Verified review

I had a list of home improvements both inside and outside that Anthony and his crew took care of all in one day. Dependable, great workmanship and service.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beverly C.
Verified review

Stuart has done various repairs for us including replacing structural supports for a large, old, brick chimney. He also completely re-wired our electrical system, a major upgrade and challenging because our home is old and unusual. I have also observed first hand work he has done on a friend's house, many improvements such as a trellis over a carport. He is competent and skillful. He is creative and finds aesthetically pleasing solutions to problems. He is definitely someone I would hire again and would welcome doing business with. Highly recommended.

Zephyr Arch
3.9
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tsu C.
Verified review

Zephyr Architecture was great to work with. They help us with an ADU in San Carlos. They drew the existing structures and future work plans. They also went to the city to get the plans approved by working with the Planning and Building departments.

  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

He was extremely helpful and even repaired something he wasn’t there for.

TheAECAADGroup
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

Bob has been a pleasure to work with so far. Our project is not yet done.

Collected Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick N.
Verified review

Collected Studio did a great job on paint color selections for our Commercial building, gave us 3-5 color schemes to choose from and was very attentive and helpful.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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