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San Jose Basement Professionals

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathie S.
Verified review

Matthew did a wonderful job on out basement remodel project. His customer service was excellent. He was always on time, a great communicator and easy to work with. He ran the job very smoothly, accommodating our schedules and ensuring that the project moved forward in an organized and systematic way.There were no cost over runs or mistakes. If we encountered any obstacles, he immediately handled them. His team also was diligent and efficient. The project ended up coming out much better than we expected. We would use Matthew again for any construction needs.

Home Improvements
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Darren L.
Verified review

I had a flood in a basement and i needed someone to reinstall carpet next day after i took carpet out to dry. Jose is very dependable and got job done promptly.

Beyond Green Construction Co
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jon P.
Verified review

Alex has done a variety of things for us in our home & all were very well done. He is fast, efficient, honest & very skilled. I highly recommend him for just about anything you might need in your home or business. Things Alex have done for us include: ~ Installing high quality vinyl siding & trim to withstand our very rough, wet environment. Still look great years later! ~ Installed custom soap stone kitchen counters including under mount sinks & back splashes - gorgeous! ~ Finished our basement to create a guest bedroom, bathroom & office for which our visiting friends & family really enjoy. ~ Super insulated our attic which paid for itself in reduced heating bills in a couple years. ~ Rebuilt our aging brick walkway & patio & they still look beautiful. ~ Rebuilt our fireplace removing old bricks & replacing them with a variety of stones for a much more modern look & feel. Obviously, I highly recommend Alex for any building project you might have. Jon P.

Dan Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug H.
Verified review

Dan was super prompt, did great work, and was a great value. He had good taste and insights and transformed our basement bonus room. He was easy to work with and we're thrilled with the outcome! 10/10 would hire again

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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Kieran performed an extensive basement remodel that involved floor level changes, new heater system, plumbing, rewiring, sheet rocking and floor finishing. On another job for me he replaced a large 5' by 10' custom Douglas fir window on the second floor of a Victorian shingle house. Kieren always maintains a high quality level in his work. He is resourceful, excellent at planning, and very rigorous at maintaining schedule. He also has access to good, skilled workers in multiple disciplines. He also maintains very good communications with the client, responding to questions promptly and explaining the steps of the job. The jobs Kieran has done for me have all turned out very well. Highly recommended.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick D.
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I had a very difficult time finding someone to help me with my project in my basement. It wasn’t big enough for a lot of contractors and was too big big for a lot of other folks. I am so glad I found Pat. He And his colleagues did an amazing job with the renovation of our basement! He is extremely trust worthy, timely and efficient. I greatly appreciate Pat’s work and I have recommended him to all my neighbors and friends.

  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jorg R.
Verified review

I had Marcos install a fire safe wall with fire door in basement area, per Daly City code requirement. He knew exactly what I wanted, had his two workers at the job site on time every day. The workers were extremely professional. It was a very satisfying experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Denise J.
Verified review

I asked Americam Builders to provide a bid to help me update my 1926 kitchen. I had started the project but certain aspects where beyond me. Mark gave me reasonable estimates to remove part of a overhanging lathe and plaster exhaust area, drywall the wall, install a new exhaust hood including new electrical, install Ikea cabinets, and install Ikea countertops. He and his crew did a great job. While they were here I noticed dryrot under my front window. Mark immediately knew why it was there (incorrect install that someone else has done 9 years ago) and fixed the problem for a reasonable amount. Mark is very knowledgable about older homes. I'm pleased with the results in the kitchen and I'm glad I hired American Builders. I've already recommended him to several people and had asked him to provide an estimate to replace a trapdoor to the basement and install a new side door.

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.  

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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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San Jose, CA

  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: Yes, Major repair: No, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: No, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: Yes, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: Yes, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: No
  • Project details
    Remove wall between living and family room. I have the engineering done and have a basic hand sketch of the project.
  • Property type
    Other (townhouse)
  • Details
    Property is in San Jose.
  • $120
    Average price
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