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San Carlos Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Carlos.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
Verified review

David arrived promptly as scheduled and was well equipped to handle a variety of renovation and installation tasks that were presented to him. His price was right and he was very helpful with ideas to cut costs and using construction methods and/or materials to save time. I would definitely recommend hiring David for any of your home repair, renovation, or installation needs.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
Verified review

Our new rental home warranty plumbing coverage does not include tile work, but the plumber they dispatched needs a bigger opening behind the mixer on the tile shower wall to confirm the source of the leak. I hired Arisel from AA Cardenas Construction to help me with the tile work. I would have hired him for the plumbing work itself if I had known him earlier and had got to choose my own technician under warranty. From the get-go responding to my Thumbtack request for quote to finishing the job, Arisel had been very responsive, professional, friendly, punctual and helpful. The job was beautifully done! While I was writing the check, knowing the job is being contracted to Home Warranty company Arisel still took the initiative to inspect the leak checking the ceiling downstairs and share with me what he thought the problem might be. With him pointing out, I was convinced that he was spot on! Arisel is apparently a hard working, honest and friendly young man! I will definitely hire him again for future jobs. I highly recommend Arisel.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Marc D.
Verified review

Fantastic work. Always punctual, took great care to protect areas that weren't impacted by the construction (such as keeping dust out of other rooms). Did great work.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheree P.
Verified review

I had a small damaged dresser that I needed taken from my house. Matt answered the call and was curteous, prompt and very professiional. He informed me that cabinet builfding and construction arenhis profession and I would definitly seek him out again for additional work.

Kepper
4.3
from 81 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
Verified review

Kepper Construciton is great! We needed to remodel our bathroom, hired Kepper and were very impressed with his service and results. Always on time, punctual, and there to answer any questions. Our new bathroom is now modern and luxurious. We are planning to remodel our kitchen in the future, and will be in touch with Kepper Construction again.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Project just estimated so far. Work will begin later.

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fred R.
Verified review

Richard responded to my request for an estimate right away. He came out to the house to provide a thorough estimate of the work. He was very communicative and kept me informed during the entire process. I can recommend Richard with confidence after this very successful experience.

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
Verified review

I highly recommend Valenz Construction. I appreciated the communication I received along the way and the help in picking colors. The prep work was meticulous and the job was completed in a timely manner. They did an excellent job on my Mother's home!! I will definitely use Valenz Company again!!

Scorpion Services
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
Verified review

Kept me informed as to the progress at all times and made sure the construction was done in a manner providing a safe deck structure.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abbey T.
Verified review

We hired Sam from life time remodeling with his crew to do a complete kitchen remodel. In the meeting Sam recommended a kitchen design that we like a lot. And it turned out to be fantastic just like I wanted. Between my job and this job he made the entire process very easy and seamless for us. I decided to have the remodel done while I was part time traveling overseas. A friend of mine told me we were crazy to have the job going when we were not there to check on it, but because they have a app that I can see all the time updates from process of the job i decided that it is fine and I went. the app they use is very easy to use it fits a construction company in Silicon Valley, that is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with this company :). Turners out, it worked out great Sam's crew did the job and moving along he sent me pictures from the job site to make sure I'm fully informed in all the details I returned to an almost-finished kitchen. The quality of the work and attention to detail was excellent. The team was conscientious about confirming the details with us before each portion of the job, making sure that each decision was agreed with me and were clearly careful in their work. Sam's crew was friendly and pleasant to have in my home with the kids. I decided the last minute to paint the entire interior house during the project, and asked Sam if he could book movers as i was overseas. Rather than hire movers Sam's crew packed up our entire house themselves, moved it to the garage, then moved it back just in time for my return!!! I thought for sure something would get broken but everything made it back upstairs in perfect condition. They even set out my son's toys for him to find when we got home which was much appreciated by a jet lagged preschooler. It was a small thing but showed the care and respect the crew has for their clients. I'm very pleased with the resolute on the paint and kitchen. I would not hesitate to use Sam or anyone from his company life time remodeling again or to recommend them to anyone :).

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Regson Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natallia S.
Verified review

I hired them to lay the engineered bamboo floor in my condo. They did exactly what promised and in the time they originally specified. I have been doing remidelling and construction of my rentals and my resident for the last 10 years and very much familiar with the business. Out if many contractors or handymen i met Jason and Regina are the outstanding team. They work fast, they are very proactive and attentive to details. And their price was reasonable. What is the most important for me is that they do listen to my suggestions - not like many macho style contractors:). The floor work looks absolutely great and i am very happy. So that i would like to hire them for other work on my rental property.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephane K.
Verified review

Lemon Remodeling was wonderful. I worked closely with Asa, with his office supervision. They helped us refreshing our living area in just under two weeks, start to finish! That included installing new floors, new crown molding, refreshing our wall's painting, installing new recessed lights. They were very efficient, speedy, and thorough. Throughout the experience, Asa was very communicative, open, and honest. My wife and I both work each day late hours, but we had the full trust of Asa and his team to be in the house working. He was very accessible if we had any questions by phone. We'd highly, highly recommend Lemon Remodeling for future remodeling projects, no matter how big or small. Price was very reasonable considering the value, and they put no pressure on you to do more than you need. And of course, there are always little touch-ups here and there afterward to get everything perfect, but Asa and his team were more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure that we felt happy.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
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We hired MJH Construction Management to complete renovations of our recently purchased home. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, MJH determined the best solutions to a number of complex repairs and additions including floor leveling, heating, plumbing and electric. MJH helped us choose several improvements like changing the floor plan for better use of space, installing a gas fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen upgrade. MJH oversaw the contractors to ensure the work was completed and billed correctly. Throughout the process MJH kept us apprised of the costs and schedule - there were no surprises. We are delighted with the results - our renovated house came out fantastic.

IB roofing
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Missy W.
Verified review

Israel was great. He responded quickly, came over to look at the various things I wanted done (re-constructing an installed Ikea closet organizing system, re-caulking an area in the shower, mounting a 47" tv on a movable bracket and a few other small jobs) and provided an estimate (which was accurate) and notified us that he could complete the work 2 days later (on the day we wanted). Very professional with his work and as a person, will hire him again.

Green Star Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Hila E.
Verified review

I really loved working with Jay and his team they were highly professional... They did a great job remodeling my kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. It's not the first time that I'm hiring a contractor and we had a bad experience, we will definitely use from now on Jay and his team

SkyBlue Builders Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon L.
Verified review

While I didn't end up hiring Skyblue Builders for this project because it's on hold, I did want to review my experience with them. They were very responsive and accommodating in setting up a time to view the job to estimate it. They showed up exactly on time and were very professional. Kamaljit turned around a very competitive estimate within a few hours. I'll consider them for future jobs.

Bridge Electrical
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
Verified review

He was at my door early and got the job done under his estimate.

Mikeco Construction Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
Verified review

Mike was very fast and efficient throughout the whole earthquake retrofit process. He handled everything and made it very easy for me. His bid was also very competitive and was all inclusive. A+ for Mikeco Construction. Thanks Mike!

Envirobuilt
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Soroosh M.
Verified review

Danial did a full house remodeling for us.im so impressed with his quality work.he did kitchen and flooring and painting interior For us.i recomand Envirobuilt construction .

Armando’s Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
AC C.
Verified review

I really like Armando. He meets his commitments, both in terms of work and customer meetings. He is also very attentive to customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend Armando's Construction!

Bella Home Builders, Inc.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashwin K.
Verified review

We're prompt and courteous in scoping out the work and providing me with estimates. However my plans changed and did not go through with the proposed work.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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