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Speciality Remodeling Inc.
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Speciality Remodeling Inc.
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(10)

Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Paula, CA
Chigusa M. says, "Where should I begin? We knew immediately we wanted to work with Specialty Remodeling Inc, but we did an interview and compared bidding by three prospective builders for our guest bathroom full remodeling. Why do you ask? Because the owner of Specialty Remodeling Inc. Leo’s respond to our inquiry through Thumbtack App was literally immediate. We met withing two days, and we received the proposal for the project cost, timeline and 3D rendering on the same day. My husband was simply impressed with Leo’s customer service by his immediate responses. Leo made us feel like our project was the only project he and the entire team was working on. The team also treated our small bathroom remodeling was like they were working on mansion in Malibu. I’m a retired Marketing Planner for a major international corporation, and now works as a project management consultant, so I do have high expectations. However, Leo blew me away with a detail of work-back-schedule, material list, payment timeline, and communication tools he has in place to ensure the project moves smoothly. (I won’t go into too much detail on this so his competitors won’t copy it) We were very impressed with the professionalism of everyone from the demolition team, Marvin the project lead who was at the house every day from 7am to dawn. Leo and Levi came by on milestone timing to ensure that all were moving accordingly or more like ahead of schedule. He checked in with us daily and provided us with status and upcoming day’s goals. We also knew Leo was checking in with Marvin and the team several times a day. I also appreciated Leo’s advice on our questions, it was very sincere and show how he cared our project like he was working on his own house. So how did we get from BEFORE to AFTER? The whole remodeling was completed one day ahead of the schedule in 6 days AND on budget. We are 200% satisfied and happy with the quality of work that Specialty Remodeling Inc. have done for our guest bathroom. Which is now the best room in our house. We cannot wait for the next projects with Leo and the team."See more

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Chigusa M. says, "Where should I begin? We knew immediately we wanted to work with Specialty Remodeling Inc, but we did an interview and compared bidding by three prospective builders for our guest bathroom full remodeling. Why do you ask? Because the owner of Specialty Remodeling Inc. Leo’s respond to our inquiry through Thumbtack App was literally immediate. We met withing two days, and we received the proposal for the project cost, timeline and 3D rendering on the same day. My husband was simply impressed with Leo’s customer service by his immediate responses. Leo made us feel like our project was the only project he and the entire team was working on. The team also treated our small bathroom remodeling was like they were working on mansion in Malibu. I’m a retired Marketing Planner for a major international corporation, and now works as a project management consultant, so I do have high expectations. However, Leo blew me away with a detail of work-back-schedule, material list, payment timeline, and communication tools he has in place to ensure the project moves smoothly. (I won’t go into too much detail on this so his competitors won’t copy it) We were very impressed with the professionalism of everyone from the demolition team, Marvin the project lead who was at the house every day from 7am to dawn. Leo and Levi came by on milestone timing to ensure that all were moving accordingly or more like ahead of schedule. He checked in with us daily and provided us with status and upcoming day’s goals. We also knew Leo was checking in with Marvin and the team several times a day. I also appreciated Leo’s advice on our questions, it was very sincere and show how he cared our project like he was working on his own house. So how did we get from BEFORE to AFTER? The whole remodeling was completed one day ahead of the schedule in 6 days AND on budget. We are 200% satisfied and happy with the quality of work that Specialty Remodeling Inc. have done for our guest bathroom. Which is now the best room in our house. We cannot wait for the next projects with Leo and the team."
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IND Construction, LLC.
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IND Construction, LLC.
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(25)

General Contracting, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel

Offers remote services
  • Serves Santa Paula, CA
Our Mission: To change people's perceptions of construction and contractors. Thus we will always go the extra mile to ensure that every concern is addressed, every desire satisfied, in our effort to create your perfect home - The place where your heart lives. We specialize in complete Home Remodeling, Additions, ADU's, Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling as well as New Home Construction. We ensure that the work is done meticulously and with the utmost quality and care. We believe that teamwork, integrity, honesty, and attention to detail each step of the way make the best construction environment for everyone which ultimately leads to great customer satisfaction. We guarantee Excellent Customer Service, Fair and Honest Pricing and Timely Project Completion. Our motto is "Constructing Hearts" one home at a time.See more

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Our Mission: To change people's perceptions of construction and contractors. Thus we will always go the extra mile to ensure that every concern is addressed, every desire satisfied, in our effort to create your perfect home - The place where your heart lives. We specialize in complete Home Remodeling, Additions, ADU's, Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling as well as New Home Construction. We ensure that the work is done meticulously and with the utmost quality and care. We believe that teamwork, integrity, honesty, and attention to detail each step of the way make the best construction environment for everyone which ultimately leads to great customer satisfaction. We guarantee Excellent Customer Service, Fair and Honest Pricing and Timely Project Completion. Our motto is "Constructing Hearts" one home at a time.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What kind of jobs can a general contractor do?

General contractors can complete all types of projects, from small home repairs and new construction, from building a new home to landscaping an entire yard. General contractors may specialize in plumbing, framing, electrical, foundations or roofing projects, and they can work on commercial or residential buildings. 

Before hiring a general contractor, make sure the contractor holds the proper licenses, registration, insurance and certifications required by your city or state. 

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 much do general contractors charge per hour?

On average, a general contractor will charge around $50 per hour for their services. However, the range of their fees varies between $30 and $85 per hour, depending on your geographical location and the type of project they’re undertaking. 

You can get a better idea of how much it will cost to hire a general contractor by requesting free estimates from contractors near you.

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 hire a general contractor?

You can use Thumbtack to find local general contractors, read their customer ratings and get cost estimates. First, read the written reviews to learn about their professionalism, paying attention to photos for evidence of their workmanship. You should also verify their license, insurance and other credentials.

For more tips, read our guide on how to hire a 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.

What does general liability insurance cover for contractors?

For contractors, general liability insurance is an important part of protecting businesses and contractors. This type of insurance will vary in its details and scope, but it can generally be expected to cover damage to the property and injuries. Here’s how you can verify a pro’s insurance.

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling varies greatly. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps.

The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost. Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. 

Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures. Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

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