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San Jose Custom Kitchen Designers

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 292 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 369 hires on Thumbtack
Linda F.
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If you're looking for a skilled and resourceful handyman who is punctual, responsible, and value for your money, David Gomes is your man. I initially hired David to repair two pocket doors - one was stuck and the other did not slide smoothly. I was a little nervous that he had to remove the moulding to repair the doors, but he did a great job. I, also, had him adjust some of my cabinet doors and he worked on my patio doors and screens so they now open so smoothly. David is, indeed, a specialist on doors, but he can do so much more that I had him do other things in my house. . .install 3 new toilets and a new lock and deadbolt on a door, re-grouted some tiles, replace spray hose, moulding in powder room etc. Whenever he finishes a task, he always asks you to check it so that you are completely satisfy with the job. He made several trips to the hardware store to get materials he needed and didn't charge me for his time. I have a large custom home and have used many contractors/handymen for various jobs and I would highly recommend David. I am so glad I found him on Thumbtrack. . .he will be the only handyman I will use from this day forward.

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

Arisel did a great job of caulking my 3 bath room and kitchen. He showed up on time and was very honest about price and time. He also made sure I understood the scope of work, which I learned a lot. I highly recommend Arisel for his work.

  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe B.
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Cruz helped us build a temporary wall partition using the Ikea Pax system (large wardrobe cabinets) to make a third bedroom in our two bedroom apartment's living room. We underestimated the complexity of the task, but Cruz exhibited a great a deal of creativity and was incredibly reliable and patient. He worked diligently and went out of his way to pick up materials and make suggestions for how to improve the project. He was always on time and flexible with scheduling and returned to our apartment over five times to get the job done. Although the task was difficult, Cruz was always positive and in good spirits, making the entire process more enjoyable. We would highly recommend Cruz if you are looking for someone who is hard-working, respectful, and a great handy man! Thank you Cruz for all of your help!!

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
Verified review

Oscar identified an issue with our existing kitchen faucet causing it to not pull hot water. He replaced the faucet and even accompanied us to the store to pick out a new one. Very friendly, efficient and quality service.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liam D.
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Matthew has done a number of projects for me and my wife. Deck repair, built some custom planters for our back yard and a few odd jobs inside. Excellent service

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garth S.
Verified review

I needed some paint and other hauling. I decided at the same time I would get a new kitchen faucet installed. Every aspect was flawless and pleasant. Good communication, fast response, first rate work, and a fraction of the price of others. I will use for my other handyman needs.

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
Verified review

Noel installed a new pot rack in our kitchen. He was easily reachable, friendly and meticulous. We will definitely use Noel in the future for other projects around the house.

Big League Painting
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Outstanding experience with Gerald. Two day project, to re-paint kitchen. Arrived on time, completed job fast. He is my go-to painter from now on. Search is over.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tristram H.
Verified review

Jasper built some gorgeous custom closets for us. This included 6 custom doors and a new cabinet. All not only looked great but matched the style of our house. Jasper was also easy to communicate with, trustworthy and considerate. We’d give him 6 stars if we could. He also fixed our neighbor’s stairs during the project and our neighbor is also very happy with the outcome.

IxI Design
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
Verified review

Excellent workmanship! Came with all his tools, showed up on time, and did a fantastic job Really cares about the customer being happy with finished product. I would gladly hire him again.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Nithin R.
Verified review

We were remodeling our kitchen and needed someone to install under cabinet lighting with short notice. Bogdan was available the same day we setup the project on Thumbtack. Bogdan was creative in coming up with a solution that concealed both the driver and the wiring. He was also diligent about finishing the project within the time constraint.

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

We got our 3 bathrooms remodeled and we extended our kitchen and Eli was great. He came with the architect right away to do the layout of our new kitchen and they submitted them to the city and got permits within a week from when we signed. Less then 3 months later, we have 3 new bathrooms and a huge new kitchen and it is perfection. We are so happy and thankful!

Calmex Electric & Builders
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ganesh P.
Verified review

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.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
JOHNETTE D.
Verified review

Anderson Construction installed lighting, countertops and floors in my kitchen it's like brand new and the quality of work was way beyond what I expected and in today's world that is saying so much!! I would not hesitate to recommend Anderson construction to family & friends.

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
Abbey T.
Verified review

We hired Sam from life time remodeling with his crew to do a complete kitchen remodel. In the meeting Sam recommended a kitchen design that we like a lot. And it turned out to be fantastic just like I wanted. Between my job and this job he made the entire process very easy and seamless for us. I decided to have the remodel done while I was part time traveling overseas. A friend of mine told me we were crazy to have the job going when we were not there to check on it, but because they have a app that I can see all the time updates from process of the job i decided that it is fine and I went. the app they use is very easy to use it fits a construction company in Silicon Valley, that is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with this company :). Turners out, it worked out great Sam's crew did the job and moving along he sent me pictures from the job site to make sure I'm fully informed in all the details I returned to an almost-finished kitchen. The quality of the work and attention to detail was excellent. The team was conscientious about confirming the details with us before each portion of the job, making sure that each decision was agreed with me and were clearly careful in their work. Sam's crew was friendly and pleasant to have in my home with the kids. I decided the last minute to paint the entire interior house during the project, and asked Sam if he could book movers as i was overseas. Rather than hire movers Sam's crew packed up our entire house themselves, moved it to the garage, then moved it back just in time for my return!!! I thought for sure something would get broken but everything made it back upstairs in perfect condition. They even set out my son's toys for him to find when we got home which was much appreciated by a jet lagged preschooler. It was a small thing but showed the care and respect the crew has for their clients. I'm very pleased with the resolute on the paint and kitchen. I would not hesitate to use Sam or anyone from his company life time remodeling again or to recommend them to anyone :).

Victor's Remodeling
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Vic C.
Verified review

We initially hired Victor to frame and hang twelve sliding doors. It was a custom installation, yet Victor quickly grasped the concept, asked good questions, and went to work. At the end of the day he sent a status update and pictures. We were happy with his framing work so we also hired him to install seventeen can lights. Two sets requires running wires inside of walls and installing new switches. Victor and his partner did an excellent job. We are very happy with his performance and will definitely hire him on future projects.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jared L.
Verified review

Steven is definitely worth hiring again. What him shine out was the quality of his work and I really liked that he seemed to be able to read my mind in terms of design ideas. Very friendly, good guy

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aliza S.
Verified review

I was having problems with my shower and asked around the local nursery moms for a plumber. Someone recommended the company Lemon Remodeling and Services. Several days after meeting with Assaf, one of their project managers, without feeling any sense of pressure, we had come together to redesign the whole bathroom. I still love it today! I have two young boys and so I didn’t have the time to fuss and look at design magazines or shop around for suppliers: all I knew was that I wanted something modern with clean lines that was functional and would still work within the designs of our period house. He had gained my trust so I gave him the go ahead to source the best quality products at the best prices. I saw he has experience so I didn’t question his judgment, suppliers or prices even once. All the sub-contractors he used for things such as plumbing and flooring were a delight, and I still use them to this day. Assaf himself was charming, trustworthy, talented and very creative. He was extremely conscientious, and left no stone unturned. He had super ideas and was very au fait with all the modern changes in the bathroom design industry. The bathroom continues to function efficiently since Assaf put it in place, and looks beautiful. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lemon Remodeling and Services.

Khalden James Heidt
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Vic F.
Verified review

Khalden installed beautiful custom bamboo cabinetry in my office and did an excellent job. He was prompt, clean, responsible, personable and most importantly trustworthy. I have full confidence in Khalden's skills and professional acumen and will hire him again for another cabinet project coming up very soon. Five stars is not enough!

Deso Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dan K.
Verified review

I hired David and his team to do a complete remodel of my town home. I'm a very picky customer and "good enough" is not good enough for me. He was able to complete the work on time, on budget and to my satisfaction. He worked with me and helped (at times at his own expense) to resolve any and all issues that are inevitably discovered during complete remodels. He is responsive, honest and professional. I would recommend David and hire him again for my next project. This is what he completed. Strip down everything down to studs. Install external wall and attic insulation. Install new drywall. Install new kitchen cabinets and granite counter top. Install new windows. Install new front door. Install new water heater. Install new furnace. Install new tub and vanity. Copper re-pipe. Install new flooring (carpet and LVT). Install new recessed lights and updated electrical up to code. Installed crown moldings in all rooms. Fixed external stucco problems. Painted everything. I'm probably missing something but that is the major action items.

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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 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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