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Santa Cruz Deck And Porch Builders

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Chaohui W.
Verified review

David is a very nice and responsible guy. I find him on the website. He is a genius in installing doors. I need a patio door exchanged. After we talked over the phone, he set my reservation immediately. It was the next day David came to my house to measure the door size and accompanied me to choose a very nice patio door. On the day the door was delivered, David spent the whole day installing my patio door. As you know, the patio door is both large and heavy, only the skilled man can install it perfectly. David did it!! He carefully checked the strike plate and the metal piece on the jam where the door latched to make sure it is not too low or too high. David also checked the hinges to look for uneven lines. The gaps all around the door were same all the way. We can’t see any imperfection about David’s work. My patio door was finally installed beautifully. I love my patio door so much that I can’t thank David any more. The price for installing the door is very reasonable. In the end, David gave us free lubricant, paint, brushes, stain marker, etc. David also came and helped clean the patio the other day, for which I appreciated a lot. David is a responsible man for installing doors, if you have any kind of doors for installing, don’t miss such a good man.

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

I am an architect, and I hired AA Cardenas Construction to rebuild a patio roof covering for my personal residence. The construction project required some thought and some careful planning by them to get the translucent roof covering to slope properly and still keep the spacing consistent across the width of the roof. They did an excellent job of adjusting on the fly to make things work perfectly. Their jobsite was neat and safe, they showed up on schedule, and the quality of the work and the attention to detail was excellent. Plus the price was very fair. I am recommending them highly.

  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Q.
Verified review

Gustavo and his crew (Edgar and Arman) did a great job of repairing the concrete deck around my pool. They were on-time, clean, and hardworking; not to mention doing a much better job than expected for a very fair price. I would definitely use them again if I had other jobs to do (and I think I will).

Big League Painting
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

My 1300 sq ft deck refinish did not go well. They did a lot of work to power wash and prep the deck, but it just wasn't a complete job. Areas of old, worn-out finish remained over most of the deck. The new finish was applied and puddled over these areas and either formed dark, shiny areas, or just skinned over and refused to dry after more than a week. The lifetime of the finish in these areas will likely be poor. In addition, as a first "trim" operation they applied finish to the inch or so on either side of the gap between boards, then they applied finish over the boards with a roller. Unfortunately, this ended up looking pretty bad on most boards in the deck, with the edges of the boards being dark/shiny/sticky and the middle being light. Finally, some agreed upon board repair work was not done. My wife gave him the final check while I was at work so I didn't have a chance for a final inspection. My mistake. This was in no way a professional quality job. It's hard to imagine that Big League didn't know this was a mess when they finished, and they have not responded to my contact attempts to see what can be done to make this right.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
Verified review

Chris did a fantastic job sanding and staining my backyard deck area. He was efficient, on time, and meticulous. Great work ethic and quality work product.

Santos Home Repairs
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
Verified review

It was a pleasure to work with Santos Home Repair. They did a beautiful job replacing post caps on our deck. Will definitely use them again.

  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Very happy to hire Hugo to install my deck! He did a professional job and I am pleased with his work.

  • 29 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy S.
Verified review

We chose David and his team to tear down and replace a tired old deck, but with a new footprint. Work Quality: This was not just great workmanship, but actual craftsmanship. The detail and precision of the joints, cuts, spacing of the boards was meticulous. The fact that there are no seams, no uneven gaps, and no screws visible on top of the deck surface is amazing. Professionalism: The crew showed up each day on time! They wore company logo'd shirts and jackets and had company vehicles. Each day the sawdust and construction mess was cleaned up by sweeping or blowing, all tools were stacked and out of the way, wood was piled up neatly so the area looked clean and tidy each night before they left for the day. There were no remnants of lunch litter or water bottles scattered in the yard. They even had their own portable restroom delivered so there were no muddy boots tracking into our bathroom. That was something that indicates a concern for the workmen by the company. Happy workers are good workers. Responsiveness: We are able to discuss any questions or issues that came up during construction with the team. Since we were installing lighting in the stairs, there were some logistics involved and they were more than happy to help or provide info. Between the ability to contact David by email or text at any time, I never felt that I was out of the loop on any aspect of the project. One thing that was especially impressive was that the first rain day I received an early morning email confirming that the team would not be on site that day. That NEVER happens! I assumed they wouldn't be working but to get actual notification before the start of the day was above and beyond and very much appreciated. Value: I can say in complete honesty that this is the first project ever that we felt we got more than what we paid. The price was very fair to begin with, but the additional touches exceeded any expectations. For instance, the lack of surface screws was not something we requested or even thought to ask about. It could have been an option that was brought up as an additional charge, but it was just done, included in the original pricing. Extremely pleasant surprise! Punctuality: On time each day, and worked full days. If there was a rain day expected, it was communicated. In summary, this is a company that we can wholeheartedly recommend without any reservation. Estate Scapes will be our go-to for all things landscape or hardscape related. The entire experience was excellent. I will update with photos shortly.

Micro Resorts
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
LT T.
Verified review

Elder Jerez designed and built a frontyard porch for our Palo Alto home. The stone work, iron details and plant selection transformed the look of the house. Elder was responsive and fun to work with. Very pleased!

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tim V.
Verified review

Mr. Gorostiza did a fully professional job for us on our stained front-porch. Unsure himself if the power-washing would work, we discussed it without a pushy sales job, and decided to go ahead. We are glad we did, and would hire Joe again for any handyman job in the future. Timothy Vogel

Ellis Craft
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha V.
Verified review

Matt did a great job helping me with my entire remodel. He built a custom fireplace mantle, wrapped a beam in wood, rebuilt a patio deck, built custom stainless steel hand railings and topped them with Hickory wood which he was able to match my hard wood floor perfectly! Matt also installed all my interior and exterior doors as well as the trim and all the hardware for the doors. Matt was able to build every project custom to my home and my remodel came out better than I could have ever expected thanks to him. Thank you Matt!

DC Construction
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Fatasha F.
Verified review

Noah has done an amazing job building a beautiful ~300sqft Trex deck and redwood side gate for our home. He's personable, talented, timely and hardworking. Noah's work is sturdy and well crafted for the long haul. He is honest about the cost of materials and prices projects very competitively. He always takes time at the end of the day to tidy up and while the gate was in process, to secure any places our dogs might get loose - we appreciated this extra effort and consideration so much! We look forward to hiring Noah again when we're ready to take on other improvement projects (like our from fence) and recommend him to anyone looking for great work, expertise and professional service.

Handy Hands
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dieter L.
Verified review

Richard and crew went beyond expectations when pressure washing my brown 25 year old cement tile roof that had yellowed over time. The end result was a near new looking light brown roof again. The second job involved a backyard deck pressure wash, secure loose boards, seal cracks in vertical posts, then prime and paint all. Again the result was proffesional and visually pleasing. I found Richard very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and recommend him highly.

ER CONSTRUCTION
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alfredo B.
Verified review

Job: replace cross beams under deck, replace foundational post that supports the garage, and fill gap in the corner of the roof to keep critters out. ER Construction came right away to do the job and provided the best solution economically. ER could stand for EXPRESS, RELIABLE! I would definitely call these guys to do more construction work in the future. Highly recommended.

Shubin Building
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

Leo does amazing work! He's a busy guy, involved in a lot of jobs, but if you are lucky to get him on your project, you won't be disappointed. Leo and his team replaced an old deck in my backyard in Pleasanton. I was very pleased with the results. The first thing to note, is that Leo is able to get started on a project quickly, and then bring it to a satisfying conclusion faster than you might typically expect in this industry. The second thing is there is no skimping on quality both in materials and craftsmanship. Leo is a seasoned professional and his team are skilled craftsmen. Finally, Leo is conscientious and responsive to his clients. He maintains a constant feedback loop so there are no surprises and your satisfaction is all but guaranteed. I look forward to pulling Leo into more projects in the future.

  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marlys E.
Verified review

Very pleased with experience. Brent works without subcontractors and is precise and reliable. He built a beautiful side deck on our home and we especially appreciate his concern to keep us informed and communicate at important stages of the build

Buzzy Bee Construction Co
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Monique P.
Verified review

We had Dario of Buzzy Bee work on our front yard landscaping and we are extremely pleased with his work. Landscaping included pavers, bluestone porch, bluestone path, grass, and plants/trees. His price was reasonable and he kept his promises including keeping close to his estimated timeline even tho we added a few things after we started. We love the quality of work and have already received many compliments from our neighbors. We wish we had used him on our backyard but had hired someone else who took a 6 week job and turned it into a 6 month job. In hindsight and after our experience with Dario, we wish we had turned to Thumbtack and Buzzy Bee for that project first! We would defend recommend Buzzy Bee for your landscaping needs.

Bello construcción
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia S.
Verified review

Miguel replaced a porch railing on our front porch and did a great job. He was really responsive and asked lots of questions about how we wanted the railing to look. He was very thorough and made sure he knew exactly what we wanted. We are very happy with the quality of his work.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff H.
Verified review

We hired Defersol Building Contractor for a two week job to replace two large structural post, repair a deck (about 30 feet high), and replace a wall (wood and concrete). They secured the permits immediately and began and finished the project on time. David and his crew is easy going, flexible, and professional. And best of all, when they said they'd do something, they did it, and they did it well. I'd hire these guys in a second if I had more work to be done. Excellent team.

Nobel Construction
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Neil S.
Verified review

Fantastic customer service! Highly recommended. Igor oversaw work done to our deck to create a new sunroom. He goes out of his way to get the job done the way the customer wants it.

Deckscapes Unlimited
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Raymond S.
Verified review

Mic Yaeger replaced my redwood deck and built a couple of custom gates for me. Mic also removed and hauled away the old redwood deck. Mic's standards and quality of work was nothing short of amazing. He is truly a talented craftsman that is very creative with design also. He also came in on budget with a fair price and on time. If you hire someone else to do your decking/fencing you may be sorry.

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Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

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