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Santa Monica Residential Construction Services

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James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 113 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!

Platinum
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Nyisha H.
Verified review

He was on time. He worked fast and got my heater working again. I would use his services again in the future.

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J. Beach Carpentry
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne M.
Verified review

The gate he replied works well and his construction is strong and well-supported. The appearance of our new double gates is perfect. Jamie cleaned up after each day and was always courteous and respectful of our property and pets.

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.2
from 48 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Peter N.
Verified review

We hired Excel Construction (Eyal) to completely remodeling our kitchen and to design and build a large wet bar. The remodeling job that they did included the demolition of the existing spaces, the removal of several existing walls, rewiring of some electrical outlets and switches, re-plumbing the new spaces, remove and install new flooring, new upper and lower cabinets, install new marble countertops, installing new lighting fixtures, fresh interior paint, some drywall repairs and adding a new large island at the kitchen. Eyal and his working crew did a stunning remodeling job. Eyal create for us a complete design of the work based on what we wanted and needed, guided us through some space limitations of the house and presented to us some different ideas that met our needs. The remodeling job was delivered on time, within budget and with high quality. Eyal was at the house every day and made sure that the remodeling progress is on track. He was there for each and every step of the work, which was extremely important to us. We highly recommend them for anyone who is searching for high quality remodeling or construction work.

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bart C.
Verified review

I originally used Haggerty Construction a few yer ago for improvements to my rental properties. The crews always showed up on time. And were always professional. They finished on or ahead of schedule and were always able to work within my budget. Because of this I decided to use them for a small but high end bathroom in my own home. My wife and I were very pleased with the outcome. Haggerty Construction is the only contractor I will use for all my Construction needs.

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  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Autumn E.
Verified review

Channing was prompt, personable, and knowledgeable. I hired him to replace door hinges, which he did swiftly and carefully, and he even repaired a couple of places where I had damaged the wood. He knows a lot about all kinds of construction, and I would definitely recommend him.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nadia C.
Verified review

I have used Sean for the fourth time to do my outside lighting. I have been pleased with all the services he has done to my house. He has mounted Tv's for me, ceiling fans and recessed lighting as well and I am very pleased, everything works great. His work is immaculate and very, very reasonable in price! As usual, he has gone above and beyond my expectations with my lighting outside, my home looks BEAUTIFUL and I really love driving up to my house. What better way than to drive up to a beautiful home after a long hard day from work. The way he positioned the lights really accent my yard and home. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! He really does take pride in his work and offer suggestions to make it look nice and he's very honest, very knowledgable. I wanted to add more but his suggestion to accent only certain areas to make it stand out versus what I originally wanted which would have been an overkill to my house with too much light. I think most electricians would just install everything I asked just so that they can make more money without really caring how it would look like, but not Sean he is very honest and I really appreciate the fact that his concern was not about making more money off of me because he could have but that he was throwing ideas and suggestions to make my house look nice! I will forever use him and only him for my current and future services that I will need to get done and I will recommend him to all of my friends and family. Once you find a great technician for any service YOU HAVE TO HOLD ON TO THEM!!! Again I recommend him to all of you who reads this, tell him that Nadia Castro recommended him to you!

  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Frank P.
Verified review

Outstanding performance by entire team. Professional, punctual, great communication, on time, clean......a pleasure to have them on site. So good that I expanded their scope of work to include some more projects. Highly recommended.

World class construction
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 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 ☺.)

Solidesign+build
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
Verified review

I worked with this team of builders over eight years ago and they have been my guys ever since. I trust their judgment, their ability to predict time frame for completion of a project and their adherence to the budget. They are professional, responsive and creative in their approach to solving problems. With this team you will feel like YOU come first. I highly recommend them for both a remodel and new construction. And lastly, they were very careful with my pets when my home was under major renovation. Major points for that kind of respect and care.

Hillside
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
Verified review

Superior quality and design. Very professional and on time with all aspects of concept designs,space planning, consultation and installation. I recommend them highly for any type of residential and commercial projects.

  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Casey D.
Verified review

Start to finish State Wide Construction and Remodeling delivered! We are so happy with our bathroom renovation and the overall experience. Highly suggest to homeowners looking for a contractor.

AHI
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

The company owner himself came out and personally assured the entire renovatiin to my kitchen. The most professional team I have seen in construction and if something was not to my liking it was changed immediately no fuss no muss.... I would recommend this company to anyone who would ask.

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Casale Construction Co.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 18 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly E.
Verified review

guy's team is fantastic! guy was very fair and communicative. he did a nice job handling all of the difficulties that come with contracting a residential renovation. i certainly hope to work with guy and co again. note: i will require them to budget an onsite supervisor in the future, to minimize the type of errors that happen on every project, but can be minimized and immediately remedied with consistent supervision.

  • 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.

  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

Skyline Construction is doing a large remodeling project me. After many, many previous experiences with construction company's in the past 40+ years, I can say unequivocally Skyline Construction is the BEST I've ever dealt with. Erik's knowledge, involvement, and expertise in the construction business far surpasses anyone I ever worked with on other projects. His integrity and that of his hard working crews are exceptional. I highly recommend them for any job you might be considering. I'm extremely happy with everything they have done or suggested to me.

Monterrozo Construction Inc
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leo G.
Verified review

I recently had my porch and deck remodeled by Monterrozo Construction and they did a wonderful job. I feel like the cost was competitive and the service as excellent. I can now enjoy my deck especially after work at night, where I am able to lounge.

Hillstar Construction inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Roye M.
Verified review

Hillstar is hands down the best construction company in L.A. Met with Lior and within minutes we had a dead ready for a room addition. He was very professional and informant. He knew what he was talking about. His workers were professional and clean. Got the job done quickly and respectfully which is a big thing when it comes to construction. I have recommended them to many of my friends and clients and will continue doing so!

Solid Builders
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nga S.
Verified review

Last we used Solid Builders to renovate our house from top to bottom (roof, hardwood floors,year, painting inside and out) and we were entirely happy with the final product. Not only did the team and crew used the best craftsmen to renovate our house in carpentry, painting and tile work, they also supervised the work every day and made sure that the work was done to our satisfaction. They conscientiously covered and stored all our furniture to protect it from dust and the construction work, and carefully put it back in place when all the work was finished. Brad and David are honest, knowledgeable in their trade, and fun to work with. We are so pleased with their work that we recommend them to friends and family, and do not hesitate to call upon them each time we have some construction work to be done in our house. Sent from my iPhone

  • 10 years in business
Client *.
Verified review

Very experienced in commercial tenant improvement projects and commercial remodeling including restaurants. Ranbay Construction team has successfully built several projects for us.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.  

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.  

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 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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Santa Monica, CA

  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: No, Major repair: No, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No, Other: Replace sliding doors w/ wall, handyman work
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: Yes, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: No, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: No, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: No, Other: Office
  • Project details
    We need to take down sliding doors in one of the rooms in our office, and put up a wall. We are also looking for someone to change lightbulbs, mount TVS, etc.
  • Property type
    Office / Business
  • Details
    We are looking for someone to come in on Monday to give us a quote for the wall and begin mounting, etc.
  • $601.67
    Average price
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