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Santa Monica Construction Project Managers

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James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
Verified review

Rating: 10/10 I had requested 2 sofa's to be picked up and be taken to the dump! One sofa was a large sleeper "L" shaped sectional and the second sofa was a studio sized "L" shaped sectional. Mr. Loera was extremely professional and responded quickly even though I am a night owl and was corresponding late at night. He was able to fit me in-in his schedule and Not only did he arrive on time but he was even a little early. Mr. Loera was very polite and nonthreatening. Easy to approach and got right to work. He wasn't pushy or try to change the price we agreed upon last minute. I would definitely Mr. Loera & James R Loera Construction; to any single females that need help moving things or to anyone looking for a reputable and trustworthy professional. I will definitely be calling Mr. Loera for future projects!

Torres Electric
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Monique G.
Verified review

Ed is the man that you would want to get the job done. From our first communication, to the job getting done, he was professional. Ed went beyond my expectations. He added power to my backyard and put the power outlet flesh with the wall. He quoted a price and stayed true to it. I'll be hiring him again for another project very soon. You won't regret hiring him.

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
Verified review

If Thumbtack allows users to more stars, I would grade Maha for 10/10! Before our project started, we interviewed almost 20 contractors and Maha is the only one provided the professional in-depth site analysis with very detailed bidding with all items broken down into material and labor as well as the amazing schedule analysis (and we did have the project finished prior to the original projection date). Thru out he entire project process, Houman (owner of Maha) was showing all his professionalism into all the detail and he was on-site everyday working with his crew, providing prompt update and honest suggestion in all area. He also provided very helpful weekly progress summary that help me to show to my management for the update. The entire crew was all professional, friendly, and showing their care to the premise owner every moment. Communication is 10/10 as well. At the end of the project, I noticed some additional item that I omitted earlier, and Houman was able to help me on those as well altho he didn't have to, all respect for that. I definitely will come back to Maha again if I have another project coming, also recommend them to anyone looking for professional and sincere designer/contractor.

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Integrated Construct LLC
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly H.
Verified review

Erik was efficient, effective and fair in price Will absolutely use again for next project in mounting my Art pieces Thank you

Custom Creations
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
Verified review

I needed to enclose an atrium inside my home. Here's my review; Scott was 10 minutes early for the estimate. He was 10 minutes early on the day we started the project. He completed the work a half hour early. I see a trend!!!! Price was very reasonable for the job. He wasn't "cheap". He was fair. This was a custom project and I wasn't looking for the absolutely cheapest job. I was looking for the right man for the job. That being said, the price was more than fair. The project was not straight forward. We both knew that going in. All day long he gave me multiple options for how to proceed. He asked me how I wanted it done. And then proceeded to make it happen. No swearing. No arguments. Just a great job done by a professional dedicated to THE CLIENT. I will use him again for other projects that I need done. Rob Giberson Simi Valley

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.0
from 52 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Sue S.
Verified review

We remodeled our kitchen with the help of Excel Construction. Before hiring them, we met with several other contractors which after our meeting with them, we decided to go ahead with Excel Construction because when we met Eyal, he had few previous projects that did match our vision and ideas and his estimate was in the range of our thoughts too. The remodeling included the demolition of the between the kitchen and living room remodeling the laundry room, bedroom and bathroom. He spent long time with us mainly on the design and the vision and offered several suggestions to make this project better while keeping it within budget. The working crew was excellent as well! Few sub-contractors were involved too they all were professional, hardworking people and trustworthy. We definitely love the results of the remodeling project! Excel Construction cares a lot for their client’s satisfaction! Thank you, Eyal!

  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Savuth S.
Verified review

My experience with Oscar and his team from Xert was nothing short of pleasant. They are hard workers, listen, and willing to work with you and your project needs. My project consisted of finishing the tile floors which I started some time ago, relocating electrical and plumbing from garage to room, installing cabinets, installing a countertop, and installing baseboards and a door threshold. Along with that are the general things - drywall and patching etc. My personal background is in IT and I have an pretty decent exposure to automotive. But, in no way shape or form would I ever attempt to do any of this home stuff. The guys at Exert made home improvements fun as they were explaining what they were doing and why. I know how to find wall studs without the need of a stud finder or any tool now! We ran into a few unknown snags along the way but Xert was able to explain to me the issues and waited for my approval to move forward with the change. The changes implemented to overcome these issues were brilliant - I would have never thought the solutions were as legit as they were. At one point, it took me 2 hours to measure and make sense of what we were working with - i should have done this prior to xert showing up - but oscar knocked out the measurements in a matter of minutes! He explained the whole 5 minutes of measuring the entire way. Not only will Xert get work done for you, they are more than willing to teach you. I had a really good time with Oscar and the Xert team. They are xperts in what they do, knowledgeable, real, and most importantly they put an emphasis on the customer first. Their charges are extremely fair and affordable - if there is anything extra, they will let you know and not hide anything. I am definitely counting on them soon to knock out a few more tasks and have no second thoughts on highly recommending them to family and friends. As for bad reviews, everyone is different and will have different expectations. All homes are different and will have different results and methods to making a project successful. But, its your willingness to stay open and flexible which will make your experience unforgettable. Cheers, Team Exert! You guys have created and extremely happy home and we cant thank you enough!

Cal Engineers Inc.
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Liang G.
Verified review

Khalil was excellent and paid great atrention to detail. Would definitely hire his company again for future projects!

World class construction
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

Daniel, Mario and the rest of the team at World Class Construction are honestly the best crew I’ve ever hired, and I’ve done quite a few remodeling projects over the last 20 years. They are extremely professional, courteous, fairly priced, and best of all – fast! My wife and I were very impressed by the speed at which our luxury bathroom remodel was completed, and trust me when I say this was no ordinary job…. everything was custom, and they stepped up to the challenge and delivered. Overall, we are 100% satisfied – so satisfied in fact, that we immediately hired them again to remodel our garage conversion project. Thank you World Class Construction!! (PS, a lot of companies ask you to write a review… we were not asked – our bathroom just looks that AWESOME ☺.)

  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse S.
Verified review

We used State Wide Construction and Remodeling to fully remodel our bathroom. They handled all of the plumbing and electrical on top of everything else which was great so we wouldn’t have to deal with other contractors. Joe was onsite every single day of the project, he was very professional and helpful with any questions my wife and I had. Joe was also upfront about everything that involved the project and we never had any issues with timing or staying on budget. We are very happy with the outcome of our bathroom and with more remodeling plans for our future, we can’t wait to use Joe and his team again.

Lynx Construction
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
Verified review

The Egal Construction team was one of the most down-to-earth, honest contractors I've ever hired for a job in our office building. When we ran into an issue, they jumped on fixing it in an impossibly timely manner. Five stars, 10/10, all of the accolades I can give. Hire these guys!

ABC Home Builders Inc.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
Verified review

Joe was our project manager for our bathroom remodel. We worked with another contractor and had to part ways due to poor responsiveness. It was a nightmare. We had a difficult time trusting another contractor after our 1st experience with previous company. I contacted Joe to provide a quote for a bathroom. Joe was surprised by the poor workmanship of our previous contractor. Joe communicated the issues with the previous work and the best approach to get a refund from our previous contractor. We decided to go with ABC Homebuilders because after Joe left our house after quoting he called 10 minutes later and came back inside our house to talk more about the project. Joe told us he was willing to start work without a deposit and payments will be collected after completing inspections and different stages of the project. Throughout the project, Joe updated us every step of the way. If there were any unexpected issues, Joe gave us options and provided a change order along with the cost to complete the project. His staff was courteous and work was excellent. ABC Homebuilders exceeded our expectations and we love our new master bathroom. We will use Joe and ABC Homebuilders for all future projects.

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Divine Builders Inc
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs S.
Verified review

My project manager, Tami, really stopped,listened, and worked with me when I wanted to enhance my project.

VillaFox Innovation Builders
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Edgar and his crew were pretty amazing and thorough. High quality work with great communication along the way. Our new deck is beautiful. Would definitely hire this contractor again and highly recommend this company. Quality company with an innovative approach. Was sold on the day he came out to do the estimate. By the end of the day I received not only a competitive bid, but a rendering of the proposed construction.

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Casale Construction Co.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rudy G.
Verified review

Frank was great to work with. He was quick to respond and most importantly, he understood what I wanted to do for my fireplace. I liked that he provided a few options for me to choose from and we agreed on what what be the best approach. I truly felt he was here to help us get what we wanted and he delivered on all our expectations while being on budget and finished on time as promised. I highly recommend Frank For your next project - he was a pleasure to work with.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Meital G.
Verified review

Project duration: 5 month Price $200,000 Project start date: February 2018 We decided to add on to our home a new master bedroom & master bathroom including walk-in closet. recruiting the right company is a very hard and frustrating process. After interviewing 6 different contractors we finally met with Ron and after 30 min of our initial meeting I knew we found our guy for the work ! The whole process was exciting Ron ,with endless patience and professionalism, With his crew took a very good care of us,the addition came up amazing and it became a beautiful master suite:-) smart Construction Consultants- you guys are the best !

W&W Builders group inc
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Juan D.
Verified review

We just bought a house in Calabasas and for the first time in our lives we had to hire contractors and designers. How exciting, but also how scary - given that we are still fairly new to the US and never did something like that before. Also, being in love with precision and high quality (German stereotype), we were curious how our first experience will turn out. Awesome work, quick, reliable, creative and folks that are great to work with. We look forward to work with them again and can highly recommend W and W Builders Group for your projects. Well, pictures are worth more than words - so here see yourself:

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony E.
Verified review

I am very pleased with my bathroom remodel. They are very honest and hard working. They did an excellent job at keeping us up to date with the progress of the project and completed the project as scheduled! Will recommend.

  • 29 years in business
Debra M.
Verified review

We needed a room addition. Prior to hiring HLS we had 3 contractors give us estimates. Mike the owner of HLS was the 4th contractor who gave us an estimate. After evaluating all 4 estimates we decided to go with Mike because we saw Mike as a contractor and as a construction company owner who exercises very strong project management, problem solving and organizational skills, which we considered could bring special advantage to our project. Mike and his team performed strongly and Mike was hands on. We are greatly thrilled with the quality HLS has delivere.

DMI Construction Inc.
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ray F.
Verified review

I defenetly had the best experience with DMI Construction, building my new home addition in Los Angeles area. DMI are very professional construction company and I recommend them to any one who needs new addition or any other construction work . Thank you , Ray . F Los Angeles , CA

La Rocca Builders
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Michael F.
Verified review

When my roof collapsed after a fire in my home, La Rocca provided me with options to restore my kitchen and roof. I like the competative pricing, and communication was great. The project managers attention to detail, and my homes unique needs was amazing. I was worried that my homes needs would be to expensive but La Rocca competed for my home.

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.

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