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Santa Maria Home Contractors

Browse these home contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Maria.

Needham Construction
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Moez B.
Verified review

Although we ended up using our own in-house workers to do the job, we were very impressed with Dawson. He was prompt to review our job needs with us and was a pleasure to interact with. We will be pleased to contact him again in the future.

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Seusaca, Inc. Lic #956233
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean M.
Verified review

Eric and company (Seusaca) helped us renovate both our kitchen and new office space. They did an outstanding job in both instances and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality work. We were highly impressed not only the quality of work but also with their timeliness and ability to stay on budget. Finding a trustworthy contractor is a lot of work and Thumbtack made this easy. Thank you Thumbtack for leading us to Eric's company.

Spjut Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Larry H.
Verified review

I am very pleased with David's work. If it didn't look right, he simply redid it, no questions asked. He was always on time. He has completed phase one and two of the work in my home, and I fully intend to have him handle phase three of the work that needs done. In phase one he replaced my back fence...phase two he replaced lights with fans, and put in a new fan in the master bedroom, took out the "light boxes"in the two bathrooms that increased the light in those rooms five fold, and took out the old lights in the kitchen and replaced with canned lights. I highly recommend him.

FJA Construction
4.0
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Keith S.
Verified review

FJA Constuction did an excellent job on all work that was need and left the work areas very clean upon completion. They were able to stat the job a week earlier and jobs were completed about the same time job was originally scheduled. Thank you FJA Construction. We would most certainly hire FJA Construction for any other work needed.

Merrill construction
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Jack G.
Verified review

Stuart has done two jobs for us -- the first went so well that we had full confidence in him for the second, larger, project. Both projects were completed on time, and there was no slow down at the end like I've experienced with other contractors. Since Stuart works with a consistent team of subs they work well together -- the plumber and the cabinet maker and the tile guy were all aligned. And when a piece didn't go well -- and they don't always -- we worked it out to everyone's satisfaction.

Pinnacle Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Sara H.
    Verified review

    Brian was a great contractor for us. We really did not know what could be done with our outdated kitchen and master bath. He showed us different options, some very expensive others very affordable. We ended up having him take everything out and restart from scratch. We love our house now!

    Nazzarios Handyman Services
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lynn H.
    Verified review

    I hired Ruben to paint my home. I am completely satisfied. Not only was he affordable, but efficient. My house looks amazing!! I will be referring him to all my friends, and family.

    Patten Construction
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Marina S.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Patten Construction for the last 5 years and look forward to continuing the working partnership. Chad operates his company with absolute integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and reliability. Further, he is conscientious in all he does and has a great grasp for understanding what the customer is asking for. He is sought out as a contractor of choice, for us, due to his broad range of capabilities, exceptional workmanship, project management and consulting skills. Additionally, he holds the highest grade possible in our Health, Environmental, and Safety program. His customer service skills have built a strong report with individuals across multiple business units at our company which further makes Patten Construction a strong company to entrust work to.

      M.R. Construction
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      Viki F.
      Verified review

      I had them do a selection of several jobs involving painting and hanging kitchen cabinet doors. They were fast and the jobs were finished in a nice clean finish.

      Garner Construction
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Linda F.
        Verified review

        It is our pleasure to recommend Iain Garner as a contractor for the building of a home and any and all repairs to existing structures. We have worked with him for well over 15 years and have been extraordinarily satisfied with his professionalism and timing within which he completes all projects. He always has been prompt in responding to all initiating and follow-up requests. His integrity is exemplary. We wish him the very best in all future endeavors and trust that you will find him a joy to work with. Don and Linda Fareed

        Heroes2Hire
        1.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        About

        We employ local veterans who are in transition, looking for work and returning to functioning in civilian life. The veterans on our roster have a wide range of education levels and elite skills gained through extensive training and military experience in both non-combat and combat roles. These strengths include (and are not limited to): Transportation Logistics Security Detail Technical Skills Ability to Work as a Team Member Ability to Conform to Rules and Culture Information Technology Physical stamina We enjoy helping people create a dream or resolve a problem. Nothing is better than taking pride in your work when it provides a service to someone else and makes them happier with their home or business. We vets have a special brotherhood working at H2H that we can't even find from the VA.

        About

        I have worked within the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo area for more than 20 years. Also in Washington, California etc. Call for free appointment and estimate. Thank you for responding to my ad. - Michael H

        About

        Concrete, rough framing, siding, interior finish, design, dry rot repair. Decks and covers. Complete jobs from permit stage to finish.

        • 19 years in business
        About

        We specialize in building maintenance for rental units, but we also do new construction and renovations. We also build landscape bridges, little red barns and picnic tables on order.

        • 3 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        In the industry for many years. Take pride in are work and back are work 100% Love what I do. Like to help customers. Have pride in are company name

        About

        I do detailed work and finished on time. I have a good customer service. I will travel to meet customers on their service needed. I will design to customers' specifications of their design.

        About

        Currently, I'm a foreman for a framing contractor. I know all forms of carpentry, and I'm capable of building anything. I provide free estimates, and if i don't feel comfortable doing it myself, I know enough people in the trades who will.

        About

        Bryan Karp is a licensed, bonded, and insured painting contractor serving San Luis Obispo County and the surrounding areas.

        About

        We are specializing in move-in and move-out rework. Additions and remodels are our specialty. We also can build your dream house, from ground to turnkey! We will work with you to fit your budget and get the final result!

        • 7 years in business
        About

        I provide services in home improvements and repairs. I can do just about anything; for those I haven't done yet, I will figure them out. I am reasonably priced and thorough with my work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

        About

        We do complete home and building maintenance, such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, appliance installation, and complete bathroom and kitchen remodeling.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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 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.  

        Why should you hire a contractor?

        Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the 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.

        When should you hire a contractor?

        A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

        You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.