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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 313 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

The job was to fix a door that was dragging on the floor from the garage to the house. He came and evaluated and expressed high confidence in being able to fix it, which he did. There was a cabinet door off the hinges in the garage, and he also fixed that. He continued to adjust the hinges until it was fixed to his satisfaction, describing what he is doing along the way. Very personable, and wanted to do the job right!

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

These guys are awesome! They communicated well, worked quickly and were very professional. They put up some slatwalls in my garage and it looks great! I would hire them again in the future.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha H.
Verified review

Ricardo sanded and stained our garage door as well as repaired a backyard gate. My husband and I were very pleased with his work ethic and skill level. We will definitely call him again.

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

I had an exterior garage wall that needed major repairs. Matt came around assessed the project explained exactly how he was going to carry out the job, came back and got it done at a time that suited my schedule. Matts work was clean,fast,and to a super high standard. Matt is now carrying out some other projects and I would highly him.

IxI Design
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry S.
Verified review

Brian did a office remodeling for me including demolition of a whole room, removing many built-in cabinets, rewiring, and finishing new walls. He mostly worked alone, but his work was meticulous. Brian is one of very very few contractors whom I can actually trust. (I have built a 8,000 s.f. house among other building projects, so I have experience with many contractors.) Brian will do what he promised, at the price he promised, within the time frame he promised. Highly recommended for all remodeling work. Thank you, Brian, for a job well done.

Mr. Fix It Handyman Services
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Tony L.
Verified review

Had some rot around the side entrance to my garage. I could see that it went beyond just the door frame. Working six days a week made Sunday the only time I could be around. No problem for Fred. Came over punctually, had all the necessary tools and material ready to go. We had spoken about the job in length before, and so he even had a new door ready to go on the first trip out. Replaced the door, frame, and a portion of the mud sill. He did it all from the inside, so there was no extensive repair on the siding. He had the whole thing done in about 4 hours. He was going to come back once the sheetrock mud dried and finish painting the wall and trim, but he had already saved me so much time and money I felt guilty. I like to paint anyhow, so I just did it myself the next day. Great job!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jamison B.
Verified review

Max replaced my kitchen faucet, and it was a great experience. He was on time, really knowledgeable, and very friendly - he explained what he was working on and how to troubleshoot issues in the future. This was not an easy job, as our building has had all sorts of oddball repairs over the years - old, inoperative valves and pipes remain in place and complicate repair efforts. None of it bothered him - he remained upbeat throughout the process. I highly recommend Max for your plumbing needs!

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

Designed and remodeled my garage; painted; and other work. Timely, fair, and high quality work.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Juan did a great job repairing the exterior stairs of my house. The stairway had extensive rot, and Juan replaced the stringers, treads, and upper landing (just short of a full replacement), and got it done in a day. He was great to work with, provided expert advice, and added additional bracing, giving the stairway a very solid feel. I will definitely keep him in mind for future projects.

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Chandani P.
Verified review

Ricky did a great job adding some additional storage and a workstation in our garage/laundry area, which required re-framing, painting, and some carpentry work. He was easy to work with, a great communicator, able to do the work in a timely manner and we are very happy with the results. We would hire him again and recommend him highly!

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cady M.
Verified review

Andrew is the REAL DEAL, folks. Partnering with him to build a custom loft was so much more fun and fulfilling than I’d anticipated. I was putting out feelers looking for someone to construct (in my mind) a pretty simple thing... yet he seems to understand his job is more than building “things”. He’s helping you build your home – and he wants it to be a reflection of who you are. Throughout the process, Andrew was collaborative, thoughtful, thorough, curious, and fun. Money well spent.

Bryson Builders
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron K.
Verified review

We had Ryan over yesterday to repair 3 interior doors in a very old and actually historic San Franciscan Victorian house. In addition to the three interior doors, Ryan painted the front door which had also just been replaced. His attention to detail was great, there were constant adjustments to make sure everything fit, latched, matched, didn't drag, looked great, etc. His response was prompt, he replied almost immediately and was available to start the very next day. He came prepared for the job, from start to finish. Ryan is very up front and fair in terms of compensation. You will have zero issue with the transparency and fairness of his bids. It should also be noted that this is a very old building. The areas where the door hinges connected to the wall/door frame were extremely dilapidated, the wood was old and and over drilled. It was like putty. But Ryan rocked it. Not only did Ryan pay close attention to the style of the Victorian building and matched the details perfectly, his finished product was seamless. You can't even tell that work had been done. There wasn't even dust on the floor. It was legit, honest good work. 100% recommend.

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.

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

Alex was great! We hired him to do the floor tiles in our bathroom. When that went great, he said he could do the backsplash in our kitchen. Both jobs were timely and turned out super. Next we needed help with the stairs for our back deck. Alex took on the job and also finished building out the deck, stairs and railing. He delivered on time and within budget -- two things that aren't easy to come by. We highly recommend working with Alex.

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R Construction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evgueni L.
Verified review

My (rather large) project was closer to custom furniture making than to general carpentry, so I spent half a year looking for a woodworker on Thumbtack, Yelp, and where not. Bay Area contractor market being what it is, I found nobody willing even to look at my project. Eventually I expanded my search to carpenters and now I’m really glad that I did. Oswaldo replied promptly, came to our house to discuss the project, offered sensible suggestions and a modest price and made everything in a week, which was faster than I expected and probably at a fraction of price I would pay to a woodworker. Granted, he does not have CNC routers and other fancy tools or even a workshop (he was working in our garage), but Oswaldo has shown me that in hands of a master there is nothing a miter saw cannot do. Oh, and in the evenings our garage was always carefully vacuumed, so nobody would tell that it saw some heavy sawing during the day. I am very pleased with Oswaldo’s work and highly recommend his services.

IB roofing
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kat B.
Verified review

Great job re-roofing my house. Was tar & gravel, aged & leaking. New modified bitumen roof and gutters look great! These guys really take pride in the quality of their work, which was appreciated. (Communication with the head roofer was a little tricky, no trouble communicating with Israel though!)

Refresh and Build
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

For start, they are very prompt with everything and Sam is very responsive. He definitely gets the work done and keeps his word. My company was very limited with a deadline to get our building revamped asap and Refresh and Build complete their promises immediately. Sam was very helpful with answering many questions we had and the workers are so quick that they got the work done within 1 week and a half. Best company to reach out to because they are very quick with their work and the room looks great!

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny R.
Verified review

Tom and his team are true professionals who are up to the task in building, renovating or enhancing your home. Their work is first rate and the service is first rate. I am very happy with the new addition of a room and bathroom which looks beautiful. I highly recommend this company for your home improvement needs.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mellyn R.
Verified review

Michael has done several jobs in my San Francisco Condo. He has completed an office remodel, kitchen remodel (down to the studs), creation of a laundry room, sound proofing of a ceiling, built-ins in the living area and repurposing a built in hutch. I am more than happy with all of the work he has done. Michael is professional, has an artistic eye and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend him for any job, large or small, that you may be considering. I am a repeat customer for a reason!

Daniel
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon G.
Verified review

Jose Martinez did an outstanding job on my two items: Oak table and Thomasville credenza. He took great care with both the items, gave updates through the project as he did the work in my garage. At the end he put both items back in the house. The Oak table which I bought used over 30 years ago looks like new. The Thomasville credenza which I bought new was damaged by my cleaners and looks like it did when I bought it maybe 25 years ago. I highly recommend Jose to anyone looking to have their furniture refinished.

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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.  

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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