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San Marcos Construction Specialists

Browse these construction companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

My shower is better then I ever imagined ! Box construction has very great communication and they are very reliable , they did exactly what they promised and finshied right on time ,I highly recommend them !

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie L.
Verified review

I hired Jose from Custom Construction to clean up and haul away a mass quantity of debris from a backyard that had been untouched for a little over 2 years. He also trimmed back an overgrowth of acacia trees. Jose and his crew did a wonderful job at a reasonable price. I will definitely be hiring him again in the future.

MFPRP INC. Lic. #1009291
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline L.
Verified review

I was installing a new cooktop and I needed my granite cut about an inch on each side of the counter inset. I called MFP construction and they came out to my house the next morning, set up a dust-prof tent and went to work. Robin was knowledgable, fast, efficient and clean!! A job well done! Thank you!!

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 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

Jaime's General Handyman
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Brittni G.
Verified review

Jaime is amazing! Very nice man, and did my fence at an amazing price! He's going to do a lot of my construction work from now on!

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JP custom home construction
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 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!

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

Ruiz Construction Co.
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 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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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

WS Building Services
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 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 12 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Freddy M.
Verified review

Just hired GW Construction and will update. Matt is great!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robb V.
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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.

  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
Verified review

CBCS demo'ed and built a new deck, as well as upgrading a fence and entry gates. The work took much longer than planned due to special orders and bad winter weather. The results were outstanding!! The deck quality is fantastic. Charles had great ideas that improved the design and saved money.

  • 39 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
J. R.
Verified review

After a phone chat, I sent Mr. Duin an e-mail outlining the projects I had in mind. I asked him to help me select those that fit into my quarterly budgets. Together we selected three that needed attention this winter. 1. stabilize a wobbly 6 foot block (gate) wall that was inches from a gas main, 2. Build a short block wall that would hold back dirt from a muddy embankment, 3. Reinforce a swaying wood fence and wrap metal posts with cedar – box style. Mr. Duin and staff did an outstanding job of listening to my needs. I was impressed with their work, quality of materials, work ethics and attention to detail. They were very pleasant to work with and I look forward to our next round of projects. I hope to include the trim/molding (with up lighting) along the ceiling of my front porch which will have to wait until early Spring – due to budget considerations.

Richard Construction
3.1
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 8 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.

McClure Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia J.
Verified review

We just wrapped up the fence project for our house which was massive. Dick followed my concept and made revisions whenever i required. It was fun and easy to work with him. There's always a 2 way mindset. It turned out excellent, including the trellis and pergola. The 2 small gates out front to give us security was installed and my overall look is splendid to view! Would recommend Dick to anyone having a home project. He delivers!

King Remodeling, Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Ilan went above and beyond to be available at any time of day. When hiccups occurred(as always in construction) he was there immediately to offer a solution and make it even better!

SunPalm Development Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walt R.
Verified review

Pollard Construction built a 2nd story addition on to my home, about 3,700 sq.ft. total. They are very professional, on time, and friendly. Mark is very knowledgeable. We really appreciated all his ideas. Great experience!

KSH Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Cheryl F.
Verified review

Our Condominium Association has used KSH Construction for structural repairs for balconies and we have found that we can trust them to do quality workmanship with no short cuts or improper repairs. They will work with our vendors and assist in coordinating a job to it's final completion. They also have excellent customer service with community members during the entire construction process. Since we are able to trust KSH to provide our community with quality of work, our plan is to use their services for various repairs throughout our community for a very long time.

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.  

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 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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What is a contractor license number?

A contractor license number is proof that your contractor is operating their business legally, that they have the proper documentation required by your state or region, and that they are competent in their area of work (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). Licensed contractors should freely advertise their contractor license number. If not, you can request it before considering them for hire. You can also research your contractor using their license number. The database for your state will indicate the field they are licensed to work in; whether they are up to date on insurance, workers’ compensation and bonds; and whether they have any consumer complaints issued against them. If the licensed contractor you are hiring does not have employees, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation. Each state or region will have their own database for licenses, such as the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.  

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