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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
JOLLY S.
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We hired Gomes to replace 2 toilets and glad we did. He knew exactly what an issue a homeowner can face when toilets have length & height restrictions. He was punctual on time, was very professional and did his job perfectly. We highly recommend Gomes to anyone who is looking to get such jobs to be done.

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

I had Arisel install my new chandelier. He knew exactly what to do and completed the job just as promised.

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

Casiano's arrived on time and got right to work. He solved the problem quickly and efficiently, highly recommended!

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Matthew is a professional contractor that will show up on time, patiently listen to your ideas and thoughtfully share his building plans.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judi H.
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Jasper was awesome building an entertainment center for my house! It was exactly what I wanted. He designed it and built it and it fit perfectly in the space I needed it. I need some closets built and will call him to do them when I can afford to do it. Great job and I am very happy.

IxI Design
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan L.
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Brian did a great job replacing a section of my hardwood floor. He was very prompt and professional. I would use him again in the future.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea A.
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Bogdan replaced the caulk for our tub and did great and very fast work. Highly recommend!

Calmex Electric & Builders
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ganesh P.
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I did a full home remodel with Rudy. He is an awesome contractor to work with. He has a team that is well skilled and hardworking. I have very good attention to detail, some would call me a perfectionist. Rudy worked with me to get the remodel quality that I wanted without going over my budget. I have never been able to communicate via e-mail but he always answers my phone call. My suggestion is to just call him and talk to him directly on getting a quote and any issues that come up during the remodel. Rudy even went out of his way to build my kitchen cabinets and closets because I purchased them from IKEA, for the original agreed upon price. I don't like the cheap cabinets from the Chinese stores. It comes fully assembled but I'm not impressed with the quality. In summary, I would hire Rudy and his team at CaMex again for any remodel work I need.

Kelly Walsh Construction
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony A.
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Kelly did a good job replacing a broken front entry door. Prepared the new door, drilling holes for locks, etc, and hanging the new door for a tenant in my apartment building. He showed on time went to work immediately. Went out of his way to provide a new deadbolt as the old one was unusable and did not charge me . Highly recommend Kelly.

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

Scorpion Services provided me and my family with an amazing Trex deck. The upper deck covers a large portion of our lower deck which has made this winter season enjoyable outside. I definitely recommend Scorpion Services to anyone who is remodeling/building a deck or add on to their home.

BayProPropertySolutions
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Donald W.
Verified review

I hired Rick and Ron at R&R General Services to build a cat patio at my house. This required building a custom frame and installing the fence wire, and having a custom door built and installing a cat door into it. They did a very professional job, got it done in the minimum time. They were flexible and cooperative as we worked out the details of the design together, and then implemented it flawlessly. Rick also worked with me to accelerate the work on the custom door which was being done by a subcontractor - it took a little finesse to get our small job put at the front of the line in front of some larger jobs, thus saving several days on our project. Both Rick and Ron are good-natured and friendly, as is their assistant Aaron, who helped with finishing the new door and installing the hardware. In summary, I am very happy with the work that R&R General Services did for me, and I would be pleased to hire them again for other projects at my house.

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

Our remodeling was done remotely, and yet we were thrilled with the end result. Lifetime Remodeling provided us with the highest quality of work and costumer service. Lifetime remodeling brought their structural engineer, completed blue prints, got the plans approved with the city, and orchestrated all the professionals. The work included taking down walls, electrical work, building a pantry and a walk-in closet, repositioning a supporting beam, enlarging windows, creating a bar, painting walls and cabinets, changing bathroom floors, installing kitchen backsplash, hardwood flooring installation and refinishing, and more. Shmuel and the team were very receptive to all our requests and easy to communicate with. The job was completed within the planned budget and time frame. They truly care about doing the best for their clients, and it shows. Highly recommended.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Polo M.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with Eddie building a 250 SF deck in my backyard. I can't say enough positive things about him. His bid was very competitive yet workmanship was of the highest quality, he managed to be very responsive despite handling other jobs and he demonstrated deep expertise in his craft. I would hire him again in a heart beat and would recommend him to my friends. He finished the project on budget, on time and lets and left the job area clean after he finished.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Delara P.
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I would highly recommend Steven for any home remodeling projects. He was extremely professional and transparent from start to finish. High quality work done in a timely manner...you really can't go wrong using his services!

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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Lemon remodeling did a great job. We are very impressed by the project management , Ariel and his team always came on time and made my wife really happy with the result.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brad L.
Verified review

I recently hired Appetite for Construction, Inc. to remodel a bathroom in my vacation/party house. The job involved the demolition of all existing fixtures and flooring, installation of a heated flooring system, tiling the floor and shower, and the installation of a new vanity and toilet. It is important to note that they listened to what I wanted, and they delivered. Mike and crew arrived on time and were total professionals throughout the entire remodel process. The cost of this work was very reasonable and the quality of the work was outstanding. Mike performed the critical detail work himself. Special care was taken with the heated tile floor. He painstakingly made certain that each tile was placed in the optimal location to maximize the differing textures, colors and patterns for the best overall effect. All phases of the remodel were conducted in a manner to ensure durability as well as aesthetics. I hope to bring them back soon to remodel the second bathroom, kitchen, living room and game room.

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
ella e.
Verified review

We chose Bay Home Remodeling after an extensive search for months to find the right person to do our bathroom. We found him thumbtack and after everything checked out we hired him. We were very impressed with his diligence and ethics. They kept us informed step by step about everything that was going on with the work. There were no surprises and everything ran smoothly. I love the way our new bathroom looks. I would strongly recommend his company to any of my friends.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louis E.
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Sebastian was very easy to work with. Our project was complicated and required the involvement of a couple sub-contractors, but in the end, it turned out exactly the way we'd hoped.

GlennGarry Construction
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia R.
Verified review

We wanted to expand our home but were unsure if we wanted a sunroom or a full addition. That was how we found Warren at GlennGarry Construction - GGC was the only company I could find in the Bay Area that not only did sunrooms but also general contract work. Warren worked with my schedule to arrange our initial meeting and took the time to walk us through all the pros and cons of either type of project, including costs, building materials, permit requirements and other steps. He took almost two hours of his own time in the evening to consult without charging us. Once we settled on a sunroom, he provided a clear timeline and walked us through what to expect. He delivered within the early end of the timeline (almost two weeks earlier than I really expected!), on budget and with clear guidance on what to expect at each step. He was responsive by both email and phone and provided regular updates on progress without having to be prompted. We are very pleased with the end result and based on his professionalism and responsiveness, I will absolutely be recommending Warren to friends who want to complete projects on their homes.

  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe W.
Verified review

I have used Heberth at least six times since 2010 on my residence and a rental condominium. Two friends used him after seeing his work and they are passing him on to other friends. His work is amazing and he is completely trustworthy - we regularly let him go to our house when no one was home.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Je L.
Verified review

OpenBay Design worked with our community nonprofit organization to design a empty storefront space and transform it into gallery. As the storefront was a former tofu store, it had a lot of plumbing and odd fixtures that we thought were challenges to the space. However, they designed a functional and creative space to fit our needs ---to welcome visitors, and serves the dual function of a meeting space/gallery public space. OpenBay researched the furniture, lighting and was able to work very well with the contractor and with our budget. OpenBay has a keen, creative eye and listened to our concerns about how we would utilize the space, and followed through to get the project completed. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome, the process, and would highly recommend OpenBay Designs for future projects.

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.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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.

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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