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

A.C.E Plumbing
4.8
from 194 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
Verified review

installation of new disposal in kitchen. Abraham was 1st to respond to Thumbtack posting. Was thorough in explanation of what my choices were. Showed up 10 minutes early.was in and out of home in 60 minutes.Cleaned area he worked in thoroughly. Excellent work.

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

We needed our yard cleaned so we decided to find out what kinds of services would fit our needs. That's when we came across Sufficient Home Improvement. Justin Frost the owner of Sufficient Home Improvement was the one who came out to do the work. Which is great to see a boss who's not afraid to get his hands dirty too. He was very courteous and did an excellent job cleaning up our yard. He was very professional and when he was done he made sure to show me everything he had done to make sure that I was satisfied with his work before he left. I would recommend Sufficient Home Improvement to anyone that needs a handyman.

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Jose and the landscape work he did for us! He and his team were professional, courteous and got the job done on time and within our budget. He laid pavers for us in our front and back yard, removed tree stumps, graded the yard and moved sprinklers. He also ran wire for low voltage lights. I highly recommend Jose for any landscape or home improvement job!

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

Juan arrived on time and completed the work in a timely manner. He was courteous and professional. When unexpected issues came up he problem solved them successfully. I will call on him again next time I need home repairs done.

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

Keith was incredibly nice, efficient, effective, fairly priced and QUICK! I absolutely recommend his power-washing services and I am talking with him about other home improvement projects. Thank you, Keith!

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Affordable plumbing
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April A.
Verified review

He replaced toilet fill valves in three Totos toilets. Responded quickly, flexible with timing/availability, respectful of home and efficient (pre-bought parts). Would hire again.

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

I highly recommend working with David for your home upgrade needs. If you are looking for a good honest professional and best value for money, then you should contact him. David modernized our fireplace which included new tile and custom mantle. David was professional and treated our home as if it were his own through the project. We were hands down satisfied with his work and plan to contact him for our next project. Thanks David!

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

Antonio did a great job painting a room in our home. He was on time and worked very quickly. I would definitely recommend him.

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.

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San Diego's Finest Plumbing
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esteban M.
Verified review

Quality work from a professional pair of guys at a very reasonable price. No hassles replacing my sewer main under my home, got done sooner than expected. I would hire them again for future projects.

Jaime's General Handyman
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
Verified review

We hired Jaime to demo our backyard which had a concrete patio and pavers, remove a tree, and install stamped concrete. He did an excellent job! We are very satisfied with his work; it turned out much better than we could have ever imagined! Jaime worked hard and his price was very reasonable. We will definitely consider using him again in the future for our home projects. Thanks again, Jaime!!!

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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!

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Marathon
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Mr. Coons is very professional and extremely knowledgable with all aspects of home improvement/renovation. Always providing alternative avenues to problems with cost effective solution.

  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly I.
Verified review

Abraham is such a great person! He met me when promised and quickly scoped my project and gave me a fair quote. I had flooding and needed drywall, baseboard and re-painting done. Abraham matched the color or paint for my home perfectly. He went out of his way to find the unique baseboard in my home and made my house look great again! I was so impressed with Abraham that I also had him replace my garbage disposal which he also executed perfectly. I had written the check for a $100 more on accident and he followed up with me because he noticed my mistake and wanted to return the cash. He is a great person and talented at any home improvement job!

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

I hired Cheryl through Thumbtack in Feb 2015 to fully renovate a 1700sqft home in what we thought would be a quick two months. First and foremost, she's a fantastic designer - she understands color, is particular about details, and can visualize what a space should feel like. Different times of the day, different seasons of the year ... she thought through it all and got the right combination of lighting, windows, and heating/cooling to get it right. In ADDITION to that designer's touch, Cheryl is a tiger of a General Contractor. I really can't overstate how much energy and passion she put into the project getting bids from subcontractors, managing and directing her own crew, and fighting to keep everything on schedule. I felt entirely comfortable letting her pick fixtures and finishes, which lessened the load on my shoulders. And, from an owner's perspective, the way she documented every dollar spent and provided reports and accounting was beyond anything I've seen anyone else do. It's amazing. In the end, the project did NOT go as expected. After opening walls, we discovered extensive termite damage (which meant some new exterior walls), antiquated electrical, and sub-standard plumbing work. Most other contractors would have walked off the job or taken advantage of the situation. Most other contractors would have taken an additional four months to finish. Cheryl didn't - she poured her whole self into the challenge and worked tirelessly to get the project done. The end product is fabulous and it took only one month longer than originally anticipated. Perhaps most importantly, Cheryl's integrity, "whatever it takes" attitude, and her extremely high Say/Do ratio is a testament to her character. She's the type of person I like to work with, and I'd be delighted to share any details of my experience with anyone who's considering her services.

Chuy's Handyman
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn S.
Verified review

Will hire him for our future home improvement projects!

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  • 25 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joel M.
Verified review

Terry did a fantastic job installing crown moulding, window and door casings, and painting the interior of our home. He was courteous, professional, and hard working. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family, and will be using him again for future home improvements. Thanks again Terry!!

GW Construction
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 13 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!

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

I brought my first investment property for $360,000 and I had a $40,000 budget to spend to flip the house. I was referred to Rudy's Home Improvement by Russell Walker from Keller Williams Realty. Russell said Rudy has been flipping houses for him for about 20 years, I contacted Rudy told him what my budget was and I really need to stick to it. He discussed with me my options and then proceeded to do the work. His work was done in a timely fashion. He worked on my house for about 5 weeks and he stuck to the budget. When he was done my house set on the market for about 2 weeks and it was sold for $475,000. Now I'm working on getting my next investment property. THANKS TO RUDY'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS TWO THUMBS UP! Thanks alot Rudy!!

  • 12 years in business
Russ M.
Verified review

i had js innovative home remodeling inc remodel a complete bathroom for my handicapped child. and wow the did a awesome job the detail the mosiac tile and perclin tile look great. the completely guttted the old one and replaced new one they also did the plumbing quartz and cabinets. thank u jag for working with us and helping us take this important first step russ m

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
Verified review

Martin and his crew respectfully guided us through out our home renovation we are very happy with our home, Martin completed our project in a timely manner

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.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

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

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling is $14,000. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps. The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost: Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. Overall, bathroom remodeling may offer great return on investment and also improve your daily life. Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures.
    • Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom, what it costs to remodel a bathroom, what bathroom brands to consider and more check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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