South San Francisco, CA420 Home Builders near you

Where do you need the home builder?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

South San Francisco Home Builders

Browse these home builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South San Francisco.

Top Pro
Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
Verified review

Matthew did a great job building a step in our backyard. He is talented, good at communication, and prompt!! Will definitely hire him again.

Mr. Fix It Handyman Services
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Maria V.
Verified review

Fred installed a pet door at my home and helped with putting up the bike racks in my garage. He was professional and quick to respond.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim-Mai C.
Verified review

Jasper did a great job with installing floating shelves in our kitchen and living room. They look like they were intentionally built into the house and fit snugly against the walls and fireplace.

BayProPropertySolutions
4.4
from 31 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Barney S.
Verified review

R&R Services Are The Best In The Business !!! Thanks For the Professional Work on My Home ! Thanks For Being On Time ! We Highly Recommend Your Services to Everybody That Wants There Home Worked On !!!!!

Bryson Builders
4.8
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.

Top Pro
Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivian W.
Verified review

We hired Lifetime Remodeling in the summer of 2017 to do a first floor addition to our home in Millbrae. The project involved adding 400 square feet to our house, which included expanding the living room and adding a new bedroom and a new bathroom. It was wonderful working with Sam and his team at every step of the way. Their bid was very competitive compared to the many others I got, and the estimated time for completion (about four months) was much shorter than most of the other quotes. Lifetime's responsive customer service and attention to detail made our lives so much easier. Here are just a few examples of things they did to minimize our stress. When strong winds blew the construction fence over during off hours, they came out here quickly to get it back up and weigh it down with sandbags. When it came time to block off the parts of the house being demolished, they helped us move furniture and cover it carefully so that it would not get damaged or dirty during construction. When they needed to move the wiring for our internet access, they made sure to reconnect it promptly. The temporary wall they built was very sturdy and effective at blocking out dust, so we had no problem continuing to live in the house throughout the construction. Sam also closely inspected all the work and often caught adjustments to be made that I did not notice. For example, even though the interior painting looked fine to me, Sam decided that he wanted another coat. When we did point out other things that needed adjusting, such as leveling out certain fixtures, the team promptly fixed them. When I asked for a different design for our recessed lighting at the last minute, even after some of them had already been installed, Sam accommodated the request. Sam checked in with me often, so I always felt well informed about the next steps coming up and what I needed to plan for. This was awesome because I learned that it can be agonizing to pick out tiles, hardwood, hardware, etc. for a project like this, especially for someone like me doing it for the first time. It was also helpful to have Sam's recommendations for suppliers for the finishes and fixtures. We were really impressed that Lifetime finished the project pretty much right on schedule and with absolutely no cost overruns. To make this happen, most days, Lifetime had a team of two to four workers here by 8 a.m., and they worked steadily for the entire day. They also often worked on weekends. After Lifetime finished the addition to the house, we ended up also hiring them to do landscaping for our front yard and replacing our concrete driveway with paver stones. They also did a great job on this, and we are so happy with and amazed by how our house looks now. Remodeling inevitably involves many hard decisions and a lot of time, energy, and money invested by the homeowner! The last thing you need is a contractor who adds unnecessary stress, yet it seemed like everyone I talked to had horror stories about their contractors. We are so grateful that Sam and Lifetime made it a wonderful experience for us.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Polo M.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with Eddie building a 250 SF deck in my backyard. I can't say enough positive things about him. His bid was very competitive yet workmanship was of the highest quality, he managed to be very responsive despite handling other jobs and he demonstrated deep expertise in his craft. I would hire him again in a heart beat and would recommend him to my friends. He finished the project on budget, on time and lets and left the job area clean after he finished.

Top Pro
MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine R.
Verified review

Michael did a great job on a full remodel of my home, including all bathrooms, kitchen, roof, floors, doors and windows, siding, etc. He is great to work with. Very thorough and good at getting best price and work out of subs. Very knowledgeable.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
Verified review

We were lucky enough to find and hire Michael McGuire as our general contractor. The scope of our job was quite large, as it was a complete home remodel. Our remodel included a new addition, new kitchen, new bathrooms with a complete new interior and exterior design plan with modern upgrades to each space. Michael worked with our architect to design a new home that fit both our design aesthetic and our budget. Michael not only assisted in the design process but carried out every vision perfectly. His communication with us throughout the entire process was excellent. As plans changed and unexpected issues arose (which was to be expected), Michael always had options lined up that were not only satisfactory but timely. We get compliments regularly by people walking by our home. We couldn't be happier with all his interior finish work as well. He is not only an excellent general contractor but a true craftsman.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
Verified review

ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Uwe S.
Verified review

Remodel of bath rooms in a 1890's Victorian. Excellent custom work. Very study, robust and high end finish. More square and true than the original house. The place I'd prefer to stand in an earthquake. Great experience.

Sfobrienconstruction
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Niku B.
Verified review

Mark was wonderful to work with. He responded quickly to messages on Thumbtack and via text. He was punctual and flexible with our schedule. He walked through everything with us, listened to our concerns and needs, and worked with us to stay within our budget and timing, and sequenced projects accordingly. He also has a great sense of humor and was pleasant to talk with. We were very happy with his work and the work of the professionals he worked with for electrical, plumbing, and painting. The work that was done: removal and replacement of 2 windows, walls, and flooring where there was water damage, wood rot, and the start of mold; adding a door to access the space under the front stairs and creating a storage space with tiled floor and drywall; waterproofing / sealing the brick of our front steps and porch; removing carpeting and laminate flooring and installation of new laminate flooring; installing siding on the front of our house and painting of the front of the house (2 stories); texturizing and painting walls; installing a wet bar / kitchenette; replacing shower pan, tile, and shower door; removal of tree and bushes in front yard. I think that’s everything. We highly recommend Mark and would happily work with him again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
Verified review

Christian Bratt is very versed in his abilities. One showing that he is capable of design and engineering the complete process for homes in and around the Lake Tahoe area. Quick response via email and phone call show that he wants to make sure the client or contractor questions or concerns are heard and responded to as quickly as possible to keep each entity working towards the goal of completing the project with the time frame. His outgoing personality makes him a fun guy to work with and i would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great design engineer in the Lake Tahoe area. Jeff Bahrke

Mary Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
Verified review

I had Mary mock up a 3D model of a kitchen and bath remodel we did at the start of the year. She was very quick, and the model was exactly what we were looking for to understand what the design would look like, and to pull plans off of. She provided several views and a short video walkthrough of the space in 3D, and then accompanying plans and sections. She also went back and forth with us to edit the model/design to get exactly what we wanted. If I ever do any other work to my house, I will contact her.

Bittiker Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex R.
Verified review

Danny is great! We had a few items to install in our new home and Danny did a fantastic job helping us envision our perfect space without overcrowding or losing the aesthetic we we're looking for. With his help, we were able make a small space appear spacious and modern. He walked us through how to maximize our home's layout through shelving, mounting and display options until we got it just right. Thank you for patience and the informative advice while we made our house a home!

Bolinger Design Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
Verified review

I contacted Bolinger Design regarding previous owners non-permitted work on my house. Bruce went out of his way to ensure a complete set of plans were made, to include all previous changes since original build. Additionally Bruce worked with the planning and permits department to ensure the process went smoothly. Bruce went a step further and coordinated repairs and construction necessary to bring the house into compliance with the engineering firm of my choice. Bruce walked me through the process each step of the way, and answered questions completely when I was unsure of what was involved. I can't say enough how attentive Bruce was to my needs to complete this project that would have been overwhelming to me on my own. I would recommend Bolinger Design to anyone in need of an architect dealing with non-permitted work or otherwise.

Bombay Constructions
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mani G.
Verified review

Yesterday Jalandhar and his team finished the new 2nd floor addition on my single family home in Burlingame before the guys started there was only an old attic , they completely removed the entire roof , built new walls and a new roof to create a 2nd floor, they then proceeded with a bathroom, 2 bedrooms and 2 walk in closets. Me and my wife are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the project, from the hardwood flooring and custom builtins to the tiling and painting the expertise that was shown was much appreciated.

David Pruitt Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Saiid R.
Verified review

David Pruitt designed our new home, just under 10,000 SF and its separate guest house, about 1000 SF. We are extremely excited for how these two homes turned out. Every single person, including contractors, our friends, and neighbors are awed when they come to see these two homes. The part that pleased us was the fact that David was relentless in making sure that we liked his designs. Since there arefour of us in the family, all adults, it was not easy to satisfy everyone of us, myself, my wife, and our two adult kids who are opinionated more than their parents. Consequently, he gave us numerous very different designs for each of the three floors and the guest house. The house is designed as contemporary Tuscan and we like it a lot. David is very familiar with standard dimensions and therefore every room is proportionally designed to the right size and placement in the house. He is also a cool guy who is very easy to deal with and request things from even way after he had finished the project.

Woodbridge Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark V. S.
Verified review

We purchased this house in 2003 and we have had Roland and Rafael every year to check our roof and do whatever repair work was needed. So this review covers years of work performed by Roland and Rafael. As long as you're in business and I own a home you will be the roofing experts that we will depend on. I do not have a single complaint in all these years. You come when you say your coming. You take pictures of any damage that needs repair, like when the raccoon family did a lot of damage on one end of the roof trying to get into the attic. You have never tried to sell me on anything I didn't need. When my roof does need to be replaced I will just call Roland and Rafael as I know I will get a fair bid and very good work. Thank you and your staff for the great customer service and superior workmanship.

TheAECAADGroup
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

Bob has been a pleasure to work with so far. Our project is not yet done.

Collected Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick N.
Verified review

Collected Studio did a great job on paint color selections for our Commercial building, gave us 3-5 color schemes to choose from and was very attentive and helpful.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.