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8. Build It
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(5)

Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves San Diego, CA
We highly recommend Gary and his team at Build-It. While the end result is fantastic, our recommendation is based on the entire process. They were on time and on budget. They were conscientious of our home and the fact that our lives were upended by the construction. Gary himself never missed an appointment and was extremely reliable. The original quote was complete and understandable and each of the two change orders during remodel were communicated clearly and executed at our discretion. Gary can design whatever it is you want your home to become, even if you are not exactly sure what that is. He has great relationships with various vendors, including flooring, counter tops, and cabinetmakers. And Build-It coordinates all the interactions to make sure everything happened on schedule. Most important with this type of investment is the end result. Gary and Build-It completely transformed our kitchen and living room. Gary is a true craftsman and ensured that every detail was complete before signing off on the job. Every day we get to enjoy the beauty and function of our new space and we have Gary and his team to thank for it.See more
We highly recommend Gary and his team at Build-It. While the end result is fantastic, our recommendation is based on the entire process. They were on time and on budget. They were conscientious of our home and the fact that our lives were upended by the construction. Gary himself never missed an appointment and was extremely reliable. The original quote was complete and understandable and each of the two change orders during remodel were communicated clearly and executed at our discretion. Gary can design whatever it is you want your home to become, even if you are not exactly sure what that is. He has great relationships with various vendors, including flooring, counter tops, and cabinetmakers. And Build-It coordinates all the interactions to make sure everything happened on schedule. Most important with this type of investment is the end result. Gary and Build-It completely transformed our kitchen and living room. Gary is a true craftsman and ensured that every detail was complete before signing off on the job. Every day we get to enjoy the beauty and function of our new space and we have Gary and his team to thank for it.
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9. Pacific Coast Residential & Commercial Builders
5.0

(2)

5.0

(2)

Bathroom Remodel, General Contracting, Home Remodeling, Room Remodel, Kitchen Remodel

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves San Diego, CA
Pacific Coast Builders | Review Pacific Coast Builders defines attentiveness and acclaim when it comes knowing their trade. We are a 10,000 Sq Ft commercial center constructed in the early 1990s and Pacific Coast Builders assisted us in making this property turnkey and up to date. We will continue to work with them on our next phase of renovations and cannot thank them enough for the work. Daniel, the owner is a wonderful gentleman and professional craftsman. His knowledge and understanding helps liaise our concerns and transform them into planned improvements; and might we add affordable as well. Their project timeline was efficient and Daniel and his team were always a breeze to work with. Thank you Pacific Coast Builders.See more
Pacific Coast Builders | Review Pacific Coast Builders defines attentiveness and acclaim when it comes knowing their trade. We are a 10,000 Sq Ft commercial center constructed in the early 1990s and Pacific Coast Builders assisted us in making this property turnkey and up to date. We will continue to work with them on our next phase of renovations and cannot thank them enough for the work. Daniel, the owner is a wonderful gentleman and professional craftsman. His knowledge and understanding helps liaise our concerns and transform them into planned improvements; and might we add affordable as well. Their project timeline was efficient and Daniel and his team were always a breeze to work with. Thank you Pacific Coast Builders.

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How do I remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is made up of three general phases. The first phase is the planning and permitting phase, in which you determine exactly what you want, what materials and finishes will be used, and what the end product will look like. If you’re competent with design you can handle the planning yourself, or you may hire an interior designer to guide you. During this phase you’ll also hire a general contractor who can help execute your remodel vision, coordinating and overseeing all the subcontractors required to do the bathroom remodeling (plumbers, flooring pros, etc.). When your plan is finalized, your contractor should obtain permits for the work you want done. During this time you’ll work together to order all the materials so they’ll be ready and waiting when it’s time to start construction.

The second phase is construction. Bathroom remodeling typically starts with demolition, removing the old floors, shower and vanity to make way for the new. Delays in delivery of materials, or changing your mind and ordering different materials halfway into the project, will mean that construction has to pause until the new materials arrive. Each subcontractor is dependent on the next to do their work, and the general contractor should keep things moving along at the proper timeline, ensuring that the right materials are available and dealing promptly with any unexpected repairs, such as damage discovered behind the walls or under the floor. The general contractor will also coordinate inspections from the necessary officials if you’ve moved load-bearing walls or done electrical or plumbing work. After construction is complete, the final phase of bathroom remodeling is addressing your punch list. These are all the items that need to be corrected before final payment is handed over to the contractor.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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 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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