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San Marcos Construction Managers

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 146 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank D.
Verified review

I contacted Steve to inspect the roof of my room addition due to leaks. Steve was able to come out the following day for an inspection, and he was able to give me a same day quote which was several hundred dollars below the other quotes I had received. Steve and his crew were able to complete the work the same day and although I was at work he stayed in contact with me via cell phone which included pictures. I absolutely would recommend Steve for roof repairs without hesitation. As a matter of fact, I plan to contract with him to do additional construction projects on my property. If there were six stars I would have given it to him.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
Verified review

Jose and his team took a back room down for me at my house. He quoted me a price, and was true to his word. His team showed up on time. They were professional, worked hard, and actually completed the job ahead of time! Jose had estimated it would take a couple of days for the work. He was able to complete the job in one day. I cannot state how important it is to hire people who are honest and honorable for work you do on your home. There are alot of dishonorables out there....Jose is one of the good guys. His team cleaned up before they left - i think my yard was actually cleaner than when they arrived. I will use Jose and his team again for other construction projects in my home!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Robby Z.
Verified review

As the Project Manager for an upgrade to a condo for resale, I hired Emmy Hyde to do the work. She did a great job! Her attention to detail was impressive and she was very easy to work with. As an Interior Designer, I work with a lot of contractors who assume I know nothing about their trade and often condescend or disregard my opinion. On the contrary with Emmy, even though she knows her trade well. Will definitely hire her again.

Wisk Construction
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had a great experience with Bill & Eric both at Wisk Construction. Their team is fantastic. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing windows installed. Their pricing is competitive and their crew is efficient, clean, and professional.

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee N.
Verified review

Arrived on time. Was extremely polite. Completed the project to our satisfaction. Explain to the entire process while doing the job. Charged inappropriate amount, no hidden extras. Definitely would recommend to anyone needing blind repairs

  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Joe V.
Verified review

We were very pleased with Abraham and his work. He was a pleasure to have in our home and his work was clean and high quality. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.. We will certainly call him again when we start some new projects.

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Corey E.
Verified review

As a general contractor CEO Elite Home Construction, we had an outstanding experience working 'side-by-side' with Boyes and Son Construction team on a new build. From the initial on-site meeting through the final finishing touches, Boyes and Son Construction executed everything exactly as we specified - seamlessly- Their scope of work, architecturally as well as their attention to detail, resulted in a creative, high quality product and finish. The entire Boyes team is an exceptional group of professionals that are friendly and helpful on every level. We look forward to working with them again in the future!

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JC Construction Services
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hector A.
Verified review

Roof repair

Ruiz Construction Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse U.
Verified review

Ruiz construction saved me from a previous contractor who was absolutely horrible!! He and his crew found and fixed all the problems and went above and beyond to make our home a home again. We couldn’t be happier with the work, the cost and absolute professionalism. If I could give them 10 stars I absolutely would!! Thank you sooo much for your care and attention to detail!!!

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Morena Home Design Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Sami and MHD for home renovation! I shopped for several companies and Sami provided the quote fastest with a very reasonable price. He is detail oriented, always responsive to calls and requests. He brought us to pro source stores to shop for material. Great quality with wholesale price. I did hard wood floor on my second and third level and the stairs for more than 2000 square feet. We used laminate. Sami did a fantastic work without using quarter round as transition per our request. It looked fabulous. Sami is definitely a trustworthy person and such a perfectionist with patience. We needed a project manager who is willing to spend time on our home while we can stay away and busy with our business. And Sami is definitely the one you can give your home to.

WS Building Services
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
Verified review

I was very happy with the completed landscape project. Bill Sullivan sent 2 extremely good workers who removed a giant yucca plant, added to an existing wall while finishing it with stucco and a flagstone cap, as well as created a beautiful border between the sidewalk and the front yard with attractive-looking pavers. The price was fair and the quality, as well as the aesthetic of the finished work was excellent. I do think Mr. Sullivan knows his construction business, but he is not as responsive or really good at communication as I would have preferred. All in all though, if you are patient and flexible, the work was done very well.

  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice H.
Verified review

I needed someone to come trim 2 extremely tall (over 25 ft.) out-of-control palm trees. Enrique came to the house the same day I contacted him. From the first handshake, I knew he was an extremely honest, knowledgeable guy who really cares about plants and trees. His price quote was very reasonable and he left the area cleaner than when he and his assistant began the job. Not only that, but I hired his wife to clean my house and she is fantastic! Enrique was back at my house yesterday afternoon to discuss another landscaping project, putting down new gravel on the parkway adjoining my driveway and really delineating the space, and again, he just took a look at the space after measuring and was able to give me a very decent quote for the work involved. I have full trust in this honest, very professional guy with a great work ethic. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

GW Construction
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy J.
Verified review

Hired GW Construction for a remodel job. Very happy with the company and the work they’ve done. Matt is great, very communicative, explains every process step by step. Returns phone calls promptly. Jody as well has been very helpful. Their foreman and crew have all been very professional, friendly, clean and on time. I feel really confident about choosing them as a company!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robb V.
Verified review

I though John communicated very well during our construction project. He was very flexible on any changes. Most contractors are very flaky; not showing up on time or wanting to get paid before the project is completed. You will not go wrong hiring John. He is top shelf.

LVI CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tony T.
Verified review

Nick the owner is a very professional contractor honest and fair he does great work and has very good prices can't be beat highly recommend him for anything you need to do

  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa L.
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Recently worked with Charles and his team on our new house. His team was wonderful. Brendan is a joy to work with and has excellent craftsmanship. Karen, his designer is absolutely lovely and truly helped is incorporate a our wished into a reality. She brought amazing insight and ideas to the project. Our tile work in the bathroom is lovely. The small space we were working with ended up feeling spacious and airy just how we wanted. Professionalism is very important and his team demonstrated that day in and day out. They definitely took pride in their work and it shows in the final project.

Rudy's Home Improvement
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!!

Richard Construction
3.5
from 6 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Salvador T.
Verified review

Wonderful experience owner was detail oriented and a perfectionist which I enjoyed working with would definitely use her company again for any future projects.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan C.
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Awesome job! Very reasonable price, excellent and thorough work. I would hire Jeff again in a minute I was so happy with the job that he did.

Moore Construction
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor Y.
Verified review

Moore Construction has helped us out remodeling or house on multiple occasions. They were recommended to my wife and I through a friend. Always punctual, responsive and willing to talk us through certain projects in a down to earth style that we appreciated. We always try and recommend Moore Construction to anybody we know that are thinking about home projects both large and small.

Park Avenue Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn R.
Verified review

The technician that came to my home was Tommy and he did an excellent job. We had a flood from our upstairs bathroom while everyone was out of the house and it flooded almost every room upstairs and then went through the ceiling and damaged our kitchen, family room and lower bathroom. Tommy came with another technician. They were both dressed very well, clean cut and the first thing he did was give me his card with his direct number on it. He then asked if he could walk through the home with me and he showed me all the areas that were wet and how far up the walls the water had gone. He used a moisture reading tool and he took plenty of photos so my insurance company could see. He explained what the process of getting my home dry would be and what exactly he would do and the time frame he thought it would take. He made sure that I was completely in the loop of everything his team was doing and the entire team were very considerate of our home and our belongings. Tommy went as far as meeting my insurance adjuster back at my home even though it was scheduled during a time that he wasn't supposed to be here. Tommy made sure to keep me in the conversation with my adjuster and himself. I would highly recommend this company should anyone I know suffer from water damage and I kept his card in case I ever need their company again for my own home.

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.  

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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