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Browse these home contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Leisa C.
Verified review

Chris called to say he was running late but that was fine with me. I'm stuck at home anyway due to my disability. Chris and Taylor were very polite and ready to get to work. They even took a few extra things with them that I hadn't thought of when I requested their services. They got right down to business and were in and out in just over 30 minutes. I couldn't be more pleased and will recommend them to my friends and will probably hire them in the future. Thank you guys!

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan L.
Verified review

Jose came out and did a fantastic job. I've been remodeling homes for a long time, and have worked with many contractors, and he is one of the better ones I've worked with.

JC Handyman
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando R.
Verified review

If you're anything like me, you probably tend to be suspicious of online reviews. I didn't know Juan prior to getting in contact with him via this website. I was looking to get a TV mounted. However considering what I was looking to have done, it was going to be more than just having a TV mounted. I wanted the TV mounted above my fireplace. I also wanted a new power outlet installed behind the TV and didn't want any cables to be visible. This was going to involve electrical and drywall. Juan did an amazing job. The TV looks great. It's mounted, looks clean, no visible cables, drywall looks as it did prior to the job. He quoted me a very fair price for all the work, was on time, and very professional. I'll be getting in contact with Juan in the near future for other home projects. I would certainly recommend him.

KC Development & Maintenance
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
Verified review

Very professional and did a great job. Would recommend them and use them again for power washing needs and other home projects.

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David McArthur
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita B.
Verified review

If I could select 5 areas instead of just 3 that I liked about Dave, I would! If you have the opportunity to hire Dave, consider yourself lucky. You’ll feel completely at ease that your project will happen on time and on budget with good communication. And having been a builder hiring and managing contractors for some 10 years on and off...this kind of contractor is rare. I first hired Dave to install the 22 windows in my new construction project. That went extremely well. Then I hired him to paint the house. I wasn’t ready as scheduled and he handled it professionally with understanding. We started 2 days later and he hit it hard. Then I hired him to complete the drywall, mud and tape for 1000sf. Those walls are perfectly smooth...no texture...straight corners. Then he tiled a bathroom with 2’ x 6” tiles and adjoining pebble stone mesh tile. IT IS PERFECT. When the last task was taking longer than expected, Dave’s wife and son jumped in and worked until 11pm to finish when promised. As I say, if you’re reading this then count yourself lucky to have happened across Dave.

Handyman Services
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria W.
Verified review

Antonio was one of the best contractors I've ever hired. He replaced a section of chain link fencing with wood fencing on a property I just purchased. He was very pleasant, knowledgable, efficient, and courteous. He came exactly on time, updated me every day regarding progress, and cleaned up after he was finished. All this at a very reasonable rate. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Antonio again!

Jala Pro.
4.6
from 32 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna W.
Verified review

Jim with Jala Pro fixed several unrelated items in our home. He began working efficiently right after he arrived and knew what to do to repair each item. He communicated well and listened well.

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ti D.
Verified review

I had some miscellaneous outdoor work I contracted with this company including tree removal, demo and masonry wall repair/infill. Jason was punctual and professional. We communicated before the contract was carried out, during, and at close out. He was clear and upfront about cost issues. The cost was fairly priced as well as the add services. My advice as a client is to be clear and upfront if you have issues or questions. Most things can be resolved with your contractor if you keep communication lines open. You can always say no or ask them to fix the work if it is not the agreed upon expectations.

Mohammad Ghaem
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Racheal C.
Verified review

Thumbtack needs more stars!! I hired Mohammad to install approx 1500sq ft of laminate and 300ft of base board. Mohammad and team exceeded expectations from day one. The quality of his work is exceptional. He knows how to do things 'right'. He provided excellent guidance on how to solve a number of 'problems' in our home. The work ethic of his team is outstanding. I plan to hire Mohammad again for future projects.

Fitzsimmons Electric
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara E.
Verified review

I already submitted a review right after the work was done. I was very pleased with this contractor and we will be using him again for more extensive electrical work.

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne B.
Verified review

We appreciated Todd and his expertise in our home. He did a very thorough job and cleaned up after himself. We would hire him again if needed. Thanks Todd - it was a pleasure meeting you.

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JP Custom Home Construction
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

Jose from JP Custom Home Construction is a total pro. Courteous, punctual, and a great value. I scraped a popcorn ceiling in one of my bedrooms; Jose sanded, taped, texturized, painted, ran electric, and installed a ceiling fan/light. Amazing work. I will definitely be using this little company again!

Fabulous Homes of San Diego
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Monalyn C.
Verified review

Cheryl really transformed our 4 bed 2 bath Mira Mesa 1979 track dark home into something quite honestly... fabulous! We wanted to add a family room and a small in law suite (-kitchen), and she took that idea and with the architect (Hi Wally!) they came with plans that was really transformative. We ended up doing a complete home remodel, and our family room turned into an open kitchen/family room. The space is so fluid, the rooms really flow quite gracefully. Our home is now a modern 5 bed 3 bath fabulous home with lots of transom windows/french doors that allow the natural light to illuminate the entire place. The sub contractors she brought on were primarily wonderful! Shout out to Nacho (Plumber), Jeff (Concrete), Jesus (Painter), Framer Guy (didn't get his name, but was just as amazing), and Keith (HVAC) are the ones to come to mind but honestly, everyone was really great. I think this really does go to show that Cheryl knows what she is doing, and brings the best to do the job! If there were any kinks she always answered the phone and was quick to get a solution going. They were working hard 6 and sometimes 7 days a week. We started thinking of doing the remodel back in October of 2017, and interviewed lots of General Contractors (10 to be exact), we decided to go with Cheryl January 2018-- Wally (architect) came out to our home and started to do the plans, we received the city's approval of our plans and started construction on March 27 2018, and we passed the city's final inspection July 17, 2018. There are things that need to be done here and there, and suggested for a month to pass by to see if anything else needs to added to the punch list for minor fixes. It was a big project, and a scary leap of faith to take, to trust someone to get the job done well. I am so happy we took that leap with Cheryl. She was always available to take phone calls and you can tell she was truly emotionally invested in the project. I will say that our project was so big that there were bumps in the road along the way, but I believe the open communication is key. Be mindful and aware of what budget you have in mind as well. There were two change orders to the original contract (not bad at all considering how big the project was), just make sure to add the contractors fee to them both so there are no surprises. Be clear with what you want, and she will give it to you.

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Camille P.
Verified review

John was great. He responded quickly, gave a very reasonable estimate, showed up on time, and got the job done. We will definitely be contacting Action Plumbing and Construction for any future plumbing needs.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Billie R.
Verified review

Lloyd is magnificent! Thorough in his work, reasonably priced, helpful suggestions, pleasant to work with. He is definitely someone I hope to have a long-term relationship for my home maintenance. Recommend highly!

GW Construction
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
Verified review

GW Construction helped me with a remodel. The job consisted of uprighting a 12 ft. support beam and approximately 25 drywall panels. The price was a lot less than other contractors that bid on the job and they completed the job in one week. Matt and Jody communicated with me on a daily basis asking how the job was going. They were absolutely dedicated to my satisfaction. The contractors that worked on the project were professional and made me laugh all day long. They even let me know when they saw a better idea for my remodel or saw something that we needed to tweak to make it look better. No fuss, no hassle, no problems. Matt gives you his price and sticks to it, even if something comes up and a little more work needs to be done. Overall a great experience and a job well done!

David G. Spinks
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri B.
Verified review

I will be calling on Matt from now on for any tasks that need a contractor, handyman, or jack-of-all-trades! He is ultra responsive and his rates are extremely reasonable - especially considering the excellent skills he brings to the task and his “let’s get this done” work ethic. Matt is professional, courteous, very conscientious yet flexible: so easy to work with! He responded to my handyman request within minutes of my posting it. We worked out details at that time, he accepted the job and he had everything completeed at my home 36 hours later! While working steadily, quickly and effectively, he still took the time to involve me in “design” or “installation” decisions when there were options - something I really appreciated. He’s a great person; left the work areas clean and tidy and left me feeling I’d found a great resource!

Rudy's Home Improvement
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Rudy does great work. If you want it done right call rudys home improvements

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda Y.
Verified review

I can't say enough positives about our experience with Martin and his team. They surpassed our expectations. Doing little extra things that weren't in the original bid. I would highly recommend them for your home projects. I would like to add trustworthy also. We're extremely satisfied

  • 43 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike H.
Verified review

Excellent contractor with an amazing eye for quality! He and his team built us a deck which exceeded our expectations and desires. We will definitely use his services again!

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.  

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.

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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