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South San Francisco Building Renovation Contractors

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AA Cardenas Construction
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Denis C.
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Orisel (Cardenas Construction) l diagnosed and fixed a long-time nagging electrical intermittent. He has an upbeat personality and excellent communication skills which removed the uncertainty and pain usually associated with getting these difficult homeowner problems remedied.

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
from 186 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
Dana S.
Verified review

Ralph built a deck and fence for me about a month ago and the work was absolutely great. His prices were very reaonsonable and he did the job in a very short time. By far, one of the easiest and nicest contractors to work with. I would recommend him to anyone as he finished the job on-time and the deck and fence looked great!

Casiano's Handyman
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Cody G.
Verified review

Ricardo is fast, honest, and super reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to hire him again in an instant. I had a couple of plumbing issues that popped up after a renovation, and not only did Ricardo fix them, he even gave me advice on what to do if the issues happen again. Seriously, Ricardo is the best.

from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Atilla T.
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German delivered as promised. I was in a jam and needed desperately to finish the project by a certain date. He also had to work around a construction crew which meant coming over early in the evenings a few times. He and his crew were polite, reliable and competent. Highly recommended!

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Matthew Kelly Construction
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheree P.
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I had a small damaged dresser that I needed taken from my house. Matt answered the call and was curteous, prompt and very professiional. He informed me that cabinet builfding and construction arenhis profession and I would definitly seek him out again for additional work.

  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine B.
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We hired Gustavo to put in a front walkway. We had a very tight budget but wanted it to look good. Gustavo and his team were incredibly responsive and worked really quickly. It was basically finished in one day. We are really happy with the quality of the work and Gustavo's fast response to our questions and requests. It's a beautiful walkway and we are hiring him to do other projects around our yard.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
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Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

AMX Plumbing
from 40 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Marie G.
Verified review

Max is an amazing plumber. He is very knowledgeable, creative in his approach, very dependable, so nice. I can't recommend him enough! He did a huge amount of work for my kitchen remodel and everything worked out great (entirely New plumbing, moved sink, New range hood, added a dishwasher... and more!). I will work with him exclusively moving forward!!

GMBC Construction Inc.
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Helen C.
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We hired Eli for a total interior renovation of our newly purchased home, including changing the layout of our first floor, adding a half bath, 2 full bath and 1 kitchen reno, hardwood floor, HVAC, roofing, repiping & electrical work. Total value of the project exceeded 140K, and lasted ~ 4 months. Eli & team delivered good quality work and kept us at our budget. He is a professional with high integrity. He was always responsive, provided helpful, thoughtful and truthful advice, and committed to his promises. Our journey together wasn't without hiccups, but Eli is someone you can trust as a partner battling any challenges together along the way.

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Juan Barrios
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna A.
Verified review

Juan remodeled our unfinished attic space (about 700+ sq ft) from top to bottom and turned it into a new office studio. He laid out the framework, ran electrical wires, put up insulation and drywall, painted and stained, added window trim, installed hardwood flooring and baseboards, and added storage cabinets. He was able to finish our attic in three weeks, and for a very reasonable price. He is a very hard worker, and really creative with his solutions. He always had helpful advice for me when I wasn't sure what decisions to make. He is now our go to contractor when we need work done around the house. I highly recommend him for his work quality, professional etiquette, and ease of communication. I am very happy with the work he is done, and can't wait to work with him again.

Bryson Builders
from 25 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron K.
Verified review

We had Ryan over yesterday to repair 3 interior doors in a very old and actually historic San Franciscan Victorian house. In addition to the three interior doors, Ryan painted the front door which had also just been replaced. His attention to detail was great, there were constant adjustments to make sure everything fit, latched, matched, didn't drag, looked great, etc. His response was prompt, he replied almost immediately and was available to start the very next day. He came prepared for the job, from start to finish. Ryan is very up front and fair in terms of compensation. You will have zero issue with the transparency and fairness of his bids. It should also be noted that this is a very old building. The areas where the door hinges connected to the wall/door frame were extremely dilapidated, the wood was old and and over drilled. It was like putty. But Ryan rocked it. Not only did Ryan pay close attention to the style of the Victorian building and matched the details perfectly, his finished product was seamless. You can't even tell that work had been done. There wasn't even dust on the floor. It was legit, honest good work. 100% recommend.

Beyond Green Construction Co
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jon P.
Verified review

Alex has done a variety of things for us in our home & all were very well done. He is fast, efficient, honest & very skilled. I highly recommend him for just about anything you might need in your home or business. Things Alex have done for us include: ~ Installing high quality vinyl siding & trim to withstand our very rough, wet environment. Still look great years later! ~ Installed custom soap stone kitchen counters including under mount sinks & back splashes - gorgeous! ~ Finished our basement to create a guest bedroom, bathroom & office for which our visiting friends & family really enjoy. ~ Super insulated our attic which paid for itself in reduced heating bills in a couple years. ~ Rebuilt our aging brick walkway & patio & they still look beautiful. ~ Rebuilt our fireplace removing old bricks & replacing them with a variety of stones for a much more modern look & feel. Obviously, I highly recommend Alex for any building project you might have. Jon P.

IB roofing
from 17 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Israel was very responsive and did an excellent job building and installing my closet shelf. He also installed two bifold closet doors. End result is amazing! He left my place very clean after completing the project.

Wise Stage of Remodeling
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Since completing an extensive renovation project which turned out to be quite unpleasant, I've been more leery of hiring an unknown contractor. With Sergey Asadov of Wise Stage Remodeling, there were no such concerns. The project was replacement of a common fence in a steep/rocky backyard, which required finesse in explaining verbally what the outcome would look like. From initial meeting and followup calls, Sergey was direct, attentive, and easy to communicate with; grasping what was not expressed but understanding the goals of both parties. The contrast could not have been greater nor more pleasant, between the large contracting company and the smaller Wise Stage Remodeling. Concern, care for the project and client, and attention to detail made the whole experience a pleasure. The outcome is lovely, and we are in the beginning stages of a larger retaining wall/fence project which I am confident will be equally as fine. Positive personal relationships are not usually a noticeable attribute when dealing with repairs, renovations ... and messes. This is certainly an exception; additionally there was no trade off whatsoever in the kind, attentive level of workmanship and positive attitude, as well as pride in the level of good work done. Thanks for a Very good outcome, Very good experience, Very good company.

Refresh and Build
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Taye N.
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After 4 estimates from different general contractors for gutting & redoing our interior, adding an extension & rooftop deck.... we were filled with stories of complications, long delays (like 6 months of construction) and very high estimates that carried no guarantee of what it might actually cost in the end. We chose who seemed most reasonable & the first 2 weeks we just felt like we were being milked. The contractor spent more time explaining problems than offering & implementing solutions. THEN CAME Refresh and Build :) We decided to split the jobs between renovations & new construction & hired Refresh & Build for the new construction. The contrast of work progress & enthusiasm was unbelievable. Within a week the team took over, completed EVERYTHING in 2.5 months at half the budget others had given us. I highly recommend Refresh & Build!

vgh general repairs
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy S.
Verified review

I had a small fence section that was started by another contractor and it was a disaster. Nothing was level, there were concrete pillars jutting out of the ground so I fired the contractor and started looking for another one. Victor answered my post on thumbtack and I had him come over the next day to give me a quote. He's quiet, confident and quickly understood what I was trying to do and went about explaining the corrective work that would need to done and in a few minutes listed of the material needed and why the previous contractors design was flawed and ugly. Not only did he finish the project but he corrected all the mistakes the previous contractor had made and I'm very happy with the end result. I hired him immediately to fix some rotten wooden planter boxes on the side of my house. It was a much bigger job than either of us expected but he finished it under 2 days and it looks great.

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gal N.
Verified review

Bay Home Remodeling! This company did the impossible for me! They totally transformed my house and now it looks brand new! It's amazing how many ideas could be given by skillful man. The team was very creative, which made my home so beautiful! That was the home renovation contractor I was looking for."

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric G.
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Mike and Appetite for Construction did some excellent remodeling in our 100 + year old home in the SF. We weren't sure what direction we wanted to take and Mike was able to help us figure it out and get the job done ahead of the deadline. Now we have a beautiful new kitchen and open area that we love to come home to! Thanks Appetite!

  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lydell W.
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Devin, came in very professional and did an awesome job on our deck remodel. His team was courteous and worked fast. Communication was excellent and Devin did what he said he was going to do and in the amount of time he said...Would definitely hire again.

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Dave Tipton Design
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dani T.
Verified review

I chose Dave at the time based on the work he had done in my sister's house. Some beautiful custom cabinets and a kitchen Island along with altered existing cabinets and trim work. I couldn't believe the "before" and "after" pics and the amazing transformation he had facilitated. He brought the same magic into my house and had to work around some existing issues left by other contractors. His background and experience seem to put him at a higher level than those I've dealt with in the past and I would say he brings levels of professionalism and talent that are hard to find. It seemed like he really listened to what I was asking for and worked with me to make it happen. I'm looking forward to calling him again next time I want some work truly customized for me.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean D.
Verified review

Wow I just can't say enough about this company! After much consideration we chose Advanced Builders and Contractors to remodel our kitchen. Our new kitchen, consisted of new custom cabinets, quartz counter tops, mosaic back-splash and tile flooring. With any concern or question we had they were always there to answer questions. Their tile work and grouting turned out stunning! The tile guy was extremely fast and diligently. The finished kitchen seems straight out of a magazine. I absolutely love it! All the workers arrived on time every morning, worked long days and when they left they cleaned up in and out. We highly recommend Advanced Builders and Contractors if you ever need any type of remodeling. I get compliments from every person that comes through our kitchen. We'll be contacting them again for our guest bathroom project. Thanks Advanced Builders and Contractors!

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.  

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.

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.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

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