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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 290 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Mya A.
Verified review

I had hired David Gomes to dismantle my cot and assemble it again in the bedroom. He arrived on time and brought all the tools required. He does not charge by the hour unlike other handymen/carpenters and charges only according to the effort involved in the job. His charges are very reasonable. He seemed very sincere and he helped me hang a rail in the kitchen for free. I definitely recommend him !

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Martin W.
Verified review

I hired Casiano's to replace my kitchen faucet. The faucet was making noise and then water spray got clocked. I had already purchased a replacement faucet that was recommended by my HOA, so I just needed someone to come and replace it. I wasn't able to be present, but my renters liked that setup was friendly and professional. When I arrived to inspect the work, I found everything as good as new. I also appreciated Casiano's flexibility to accept payment via PayPal. This allowed me to not bother my renters with payments, inspect the work afterwards and pay without scheduling further visits.

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Dale J.
Verified review

Derrick saved us a lot of money. We got 2 other quotes to replace 3 doors. Derrick let us know we did not have to replace our front door. He said he could fix it by replacing the knob and lock. 2 General Contractors told us we were going to have to replace! He patiently waited for us to get our stuff together (order and paint doors) and once we were ready, he scheduled within a week. I would recommend him and we will use him again!

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Nithin R.
Verified review

We were remodeling our kitchen and needed someone to install under cabinet lighting with short notice. Bogdan was available the same day we setup the project on Thumbtack. Bogdan was creative in coming up with a solution that concealed both the driver and the wiring. He was also diligent about finishing the project within the time constraint.

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Helen C.
Verified review

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.

Barsesat Woodworks
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
Verified review

I had a challenging renovation project to trim out some doors and windows because every surface was irregular. After reviewing work from many general carpenters, it was clear these guys had real finish carpentry skills. For each window and door, they took the time to figure out the best way to approach and then did super high quality work and now everything looks great. Pricing was also very competitive. Hoping to use Barsesat for a cabinet project in the near future.

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S.O.T.A. Construction
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Very impressed with S.O.T.A Construction. I contacted 5 different contractors and S.O.T.A. responded within an hour. Two of the others I contacted did not to commercial work. Another responded 5 days later. We needed someone ASAP and S.O.T.A. got us an estimate within a few hours and arrived the next morning to do the job. Wow! The work they did was very well done. Truly professional work. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. We will be contacting them again.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vicka T.
Verified review

I'm very happy to share my recent experience of my home renovation by Lifetime Remodeling. This was my first remodeling project, so I was a bit nervous, and I did not know exactly what to expect. I needed to replace flooring in 4 bedrooms from carpet to hardwood, and paint some walls in kitchen area. In our meeting Sam took the time to carefully consider the project and he clearly explained to me what needed to be done. After the first meeting with Sam I decided to choose lifetime remodeling because I reached a level of comfort and trust with Sam that I felt that he was sincere, honest, and good to work with. Now, after successfully completing this project we are starting the process of a new addition for our house that we have wanted to do for many years.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Delara P.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Steven for any home remodeling projects. He was extremely professional and transparent from start to finish. High quality work done in a timely manner...you really can't go wrong using his services!

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Adam W.
Verified review

We called Lemon Remodeling on a kitchen renovation and the project went extremely well! The team did a fantastic job and we are very happy with the way everything turned out. Our project manager was extremely friendly, professional and communicated well. We talked to several different contractors before selecting them as we thought they offered the best product and were the most responsive to our inquiry.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Skye L.
Verified review

I'm a new homeowner in Oakland and needed an engineers help with drafting my floorplan for bathroom addition permits. I decided to hire individual contractors without paying the fees of a General Contractor. Oh did I get lucky to have found Mike who not only provided excellent service in drafting but also offered his expertise on design and construction. Mike assisted with my brainstorming and troubleshooting process beyond what I had expected. He was knowledgeable about city regulations and offered sound advice on where to locate fixtures. I appreciate working with Mike to jumpstart the project and would highly recommend him for drafting and engineering services.

Wise Stage of Remodeling
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna G.
Verified review

Sergey and the Wise Stage crew are the best contractor team I've ever worked with. Sergey was honest, responsive, and stayed on time and in budget. We had a complicated bathroom addition that included structural changes, plumbing, tiling, windows, electrical and more. They delivered a beautiful and high quality bathroom for us at a significantly lower price than other quotes we received. I give Sergey my highest recommendation. They are the best.

Shaz Construction & Design
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rez G.
Verified review

I am highly recommending the service of Shaz Construction Company. Shaz is ideal contractor to work with. Shaz made sure the quality of work, kept on schedule and followed our cost and design specifications. Shaz efficiently overcomes obstacles and works diligently with city inspectors, and architects to make sure the project goes smoothly. The result is a truly beautiful building. It was a pleasure to work with Shaz and his staff. He stated from the start that he is committed to his projects, and has never backed down from that promise.

Pacific Remodeling & Design
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stella A.
Verified review

After months of searching for the right contractor to do our remodel of our master bath,we found pacific and the process and the way they handle and do remodels is genius, we just finshed with them about a week ago , and I am beyond happy with the finshed product. Moran and his team kept me informed and involed in the process the whole time , not everything little thing he came to me with , only decision they he knew i would want to make , I selected who i wanted to do the work, i knew everything up front , i wasnt hit with a bill after. Or change orders. and after a bad kitchen refacing( with another company ) that took months and tons of problems , I was kinda scared to countitue , but Pacific gave me my joy back , I will forever be thankful for the time and energy moran put into the project.

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ella E.
Verified review

We chose Bay Home Remodeling after an extensive search for months to find the right person to do our bathroom. We found him thumbtack and after everything checked out we hired him. We were very impressed with his diligence and ethics. They kept us informed step by step about everything that was going on with the work. There were no surprises and everything ran smoothly. I love the way our new bathroom looks. I would strongly recommend his company to any of my friends.

Green Star Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

First just want to note that I rarely ever leave reviews for anything. Jay and his crew were awesome and I felt like they really deserved a great review and some insight into hiring them. I had a really hard time finding a *licensed* contractor to take my job because 1) it was a repair that needed immediate attention and 2) it was a more complex situation that involved 2 different homeowners because my unit leaked into the downstairs. Jay was very helpful and understanding, and he was very honest and easy to work with. Also to note, I was unable to be there for the fixes since my tenant lives there and I live 8 hours away -- Jay regularly updated me on the status, sent me pictures of the whole process and completed everything very quickly. I'm a marketing professional and found Greenstar to be very professional, on time and reasonably priced AND provided high quality work - all things that are very hard to find. I definitely trust them and can confidently say I would recommend them and will hire them again for future jobs.

Equilibrium Construction.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lina H.
Verified review

Aldo is absolutely wonderful to work with! We purchased our home in 2014 and he has led three different renovation projects for us since then. And, when we save up for our next round of renovations, we will certainly go to him again! What we appreciate most about Aldo is his honesty and warm nature. He never led us astray, never tried to overcharge us, and never tried to get us to do more work than we needed do. He was open and upfront throughout the entire process for each project. He was also warm, friendly, and so easy to work with. Before we started our first round of renovations, many people warned us about contractors who would extend timelines. But Aldo is amazing when it comes to timelines! He sticks to them! We also love how responsive Aldo is. Whenever we texted him with questions or updates regarding our project, he immediately responded. And this is all on top of doing beautiful work!! We highly recommend Aldo!!

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zmg W.
Verified review

Feifei helped us remodel and decorate our new home in California. Her team was very patient in selecting from flooring to wall finishes, to furniture and artworks that are of good quality and within our budget. I was overseas and cannot be onsite, but she and her team looked after purchasing and installing without us having to worry too much and her team did magic to the spaces. Without question we would definitely work with her again in any future new homes.

Dan Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Niu G.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with Dan's work. He and Brian did an amazing job transforming my decades' old bathroom into a modern gem. Here are a few things that made him stand out (not in any particular order) : 1. Professionalism. I've heard so many stories that contractors are notoriously famous for being late, but no, Dan and Brian are very punctual (in a few cases they even get to my place earlier than scheduled). The second day into the project, it was unbearably hot (close to 100 degrees) and there was no fan in my condo. I felt bad for creating such a inhumane work condition so asked him to skip that day. But Dan said he wanted to and continued the work. 2. Work quality. Dan is extremely knowledgeable about remodeling. He is also very detail oriented. When installing the tiles, he carefully laid the tiles so there is a great consistency in the shades and patterns. It was beautifully done and I was really impressed. 3. Value. Dan's quote was very reasonable and competitive. I've got one contractor whose offer was three times higher - for a tiny 40 sqft bathroom that is a crime IMHO. I was also turned away by so many contractors because my project is too "small" and hence not worth their time. I appreciate that Dan treats all projects the same - the way it should be. 4. "Can do" attitude. As a first time home owner, I just do not know the ins and outs of home remodeling. I was frustrated to learn that the plumbing for my vanity is not in the center, the walls are not level etc etc etc. Some contractors would come in asking me to "fix" these problems, which would make their lives easier. But not Dan. Instead of complaining about these problems (which really aren't my fault), he tries to work around and find a solution. Plumbing not centered? No problem. Walls not level? No problem. Missing faucet parts? No problem. This kind of "anything is possible" attitude really gave me a peace of mind and makes the remodeling procrss less stressful. 5. Cost savings. Most contractors asked me to buy a pre made shower niche, which usually costs 100 dollars, and metal edges or bullnose tiles, because it made their lives easier. Dan made these himself and saved me a lot of hassles and money. I will continue to use Dan for all other renovation products and will refer him to my friends and colleagues. I hope you can consider Dan for your projects as well.

Envirobuilt
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ali A.
Verified review

Daniel and crew were amazing! They renovated our entire house; kitchen, two full baths, one half bath, new interior/exterior paint,refinished hardwood floors and installed new hardwood in kitchen to blend perfectly with existing hardwood. I made a few changes to the original plan, and Daniel was extremely accommodating! I could not be happier with the end result. We ended up needing to complete the project sooner than anticipated and John sent reinforcements to finish everything up, again EXTREMELY accommodating. Their quality of work is wonderful, especially their tile work since we choose some more challenging ptterns and tiles to work with. Will definitely use them again.

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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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