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Santee Construction Specialists

Browse these construction companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santee.

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Robin W.
Verified review

We recently bought an older fixer upper and Jose has helped us with several jobs. He removed popcorn ceiling, texturized, put in new drywall and pot lights, did painting, installed floor tile, and is now tiling my new shower. He has a lot of overall construction experience and brings important knowledge to the job. His work has been quality and looks really nice. His pricing is very competitive and he is responsive and easy to work with. We had a few last minute delays on our end getting materials and he kindly rescheduled several times. We are going to work with him on some outside hardscape and fencing as well. We highly recommend Jose and his team. (I will add some photos soon)

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee N.
Verified review

Arrived on time. Was extremely polite. Completed the project to our satisfaction. Explain to the entire process while doing the job. Charged inappropriate amount, no hidden extras. Definitely would recommend to anyone needing blind repairs

Jaime's General Handyman
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Brittni G.
Verified review

Jaime is amazing! Very nice man, and did my fence at an amazing price! He's going to do a lot of my construction work from now on!

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JP custom home construction
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

Jose from JP Custom Home Construction is a total pro. Courteous, punctual, and a great value. I scraped a popcorn ceiling in one of my bedrooms; Jose sanded, taped, texturized, painted, ran electric, and installed a ceiling fan/light. Amazing work. I will definitely be using this little company again!

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

Joe Romero
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Rose B.
Verified review

Joe showed up on time, was friendly and very informative. He took the time to explain what he was doing and was very attentive to my requests. I am more than satisfied with his workmanship. I will continue to use him for future construction needs.

Fabulous Homes of San Diego
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua C.
Verified review

I have used Fabulous Homes of San Diego for numerous projects and have also referred Cheryl to many of my other Real Estate Investors in my network, as well as, other home owners looking for a professional , quality contractor. I have been in the Real Estate Investing and construction business for the last 3 years in San Diego, CA and I have yet to find anyone as professional, punctual, and committed as Cheryl is with Fabulous Homes of SD. I would highly recommending them for any construction project you may have in the future.

WS Building Services
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
Verified review

I was very happy with the completed landscape project. Bill Sullivan sent 2 extremely good workers who removed a giant yucca plant, added to an existing wall while finishing it with stucco and a flagstone cap, as well as created a beautiful border between the sidewalk and the front yard with attractive-looking pavers. The price was fair and the quality, as well as the aesthetic of the finished work was excellent. I do think Mr. Sullivan knows his construction business, but he is not as responsive or really good at communication as I would have preferred. All in all though, if you are patient and flexible, the work was done very well.

GW Construction
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
Verified review

GW Construction helped me with a remodel. The job consisted of uprighting a 12 ft. support beam and approximately 25 drywall panels. The price was a lot less than other contractors that bid on the job and they completed the job in one week. Matt and Jody communicated with me on a daily basis asking how the job was going. They were absolutely dedicated to my satisfaction. The contractors that worked on the project were professional and made me laugh all day long. They even let me know when they saw a better idea for my remodel or saw something that we needed to tweak to make it look better. No fuss, no hassle, no problems. Matt gives you his price and sticks to it, even if something comes up and a little more work needs to be done. Overall a great experience and a job well done!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robb V.
Verified review

I though John communicated very well during our construction project. He was very flexible on any changes. Most contractors are very flaky; not showing up on time or wanting to get paid before the project is completed. You will not go wrong hiring John. He is top shelf.

  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa L.
Verified review

Recently worked with Charles and his team on our new house. His team was wonderful. Brendan is a joy to work with and has excellent craftsmanship. Karen, his designer is absolutely lovely and truly helped is incorporate a our wished into a reality. She brought amazing insight and ideas to the project. Our tile work in the bathroom is lovely. The small space we were working with ended up feeling spacious and airy just how we wanted. Professionalism is very important and his team demonstrated that day in and day out. They definitely took pride in their work and it shows in the final project.

  • 39 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
J. R.
Verified review

After a phone chat, I sent Mr. Duin an e-mail outlining the projects I had in mind. I asked him to help me select those that fit into my quarterly budgets. Together we selected three that needed attention this winter. 1. stabilize a wobbly 6 foot block (gate) wall that was inches from a gas main, 2. Build a short block wall that would hold back dirt from a muddy embankment, 3. Reinforce a swaying wood fence and wrap metal posts with cedar – box style. Mr. Duin and staff did an outstanding job of listening to my needs. I was impressed with their work, quality of materials, work ethics and attention to detail. They were very pleasant to work with and I look forward to our next round of projects. I hope to include the trim/molding (with up lighting) along the ceiling of my front porch which will have to wait until early Spring – due to budget considerations.

Richard Construction
3.1
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Salvador T.
Verified review

Wonderful experience owner was detail oriented and a perfectionist which I enjoyed working with would definitely use her company again for any future projects.

McClure Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia J.
Verified review

We just wrapped up the fence project for our house which was massive. Dick followed my concept and made revisions whenever i required. It was fun and easy to work with him. There's always a 2 way mindset. It turned out excellent, including the trellis and pergola. The 2 small gates out front to give us security was installed and my overall look is splendid to view! Would recommend Dick to anyone having a home project. He delivers!

King Remodeling, Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Ilan went above and beyond to be available at any time of day. When hiccups occurred(as always in construction) he was there immediately to offer a solution and make it even better!

Gonzalez Construction
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
Verified review

Jose did an excellent job with the work requested. He took the time to explain all of the work and how it was to be completed. His quote and price was more than fair and he was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with him on projects in the future. - Jeremy

SunPalm Development Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walt R.
Verified review

Pollard Construction built a 2nd story addition on to my home, about 3,700 sq.ft. total. They are very professional, on time, and friendly. Mark is very knowledgeable. We really appreciated all his ideas. Great experience!

KSH Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Cheryl F.
Verified review

Our Condominium Association has used KSH Construction for structural repairs for balconies and we have found that we can trust them to do quality workmanship with no short cuts or improper repairs. They will work with our vendors and assist in coordinating a job to it's final completion. They also have excellent customer service with community members during the entire construction process. Since we are able to trust KSH to provide our community with quality of work, our plan is to use their services for various repairs throughout our community for a very long time.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas B.
Verified review

They came out quickly to review the job and gave a quote which they stuck to. No hidden costs. Completed the job quickly and turned out great. Highly recommended.

Savannah Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judith E.
Verified review

I was very happy with their work. They were on time cleaned up after themselves. And were super friendly. I will be using them again and again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
Verified review

Jordan and Jose worked hard to deliver what was asked for, for the agreed price, and did not disappoint. Was hesitant to bring an unreviewed contractor in my home since I’ve had poor workmanship in the past, but they are a new business that hopefully will suit all future customers needs as they did mine. Small baseboard job around bed and bath area was done well.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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What is a contractor license number?

A contractor license number is proof that your contractor is operating their business legally, that they have the proper documentation required by your state or region, and that they are competent in their area of work (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). Licensed contractors should freely advertise their contractor license number. If not, you can request it before considering them for hire. You can also research your contractor using their license number. The database for your state will indicate the field they are licensed to work in; whether they are up to date on insurance, workers’ compensation and bonds; and whether they have any consumer complaints issued against them. If the licensed contractor you are hiring does not have employees, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation. Each state or region will have their own database for licenses, such as the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.  

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