Top 10 Remodeling Contractors in Berkeley, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Everlast Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(1,057)
"Everlast Construction design, craftsmanship, and client service were top-rate. We were so happy with our first project - a kitchen remodel. Without a doubt, we will choose them for our next project too, which is a bathroom remodel."
"Everlast Construction design, craftsmanship, and client service were top-rate. We were so happy with our first project - a kitchen remodel. Without a doubt, we will choose them for our next project too, which is a bathroom remodel."
Porch Pro Headshot J J Rooter & Plumbing
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(275)
(510) 253-9673 If you mention this ad you will receive $15 dollars discount. Plumbing, Drain cleaning, tankless, water heater, wall heater, Remodelación, installation, services and repair. kitchens , bathrooms, ice maker, sinks, faucets, tubs, shower, toilets. gas safety earthquake valve. sewer late...Read more about J J Rooter & Plumbing
(510) 253-9673 If you mention this ad you will receive $15 dollars discount. Plumbing, Drain cleaning, tankless, water heater, wall heater, Remodelación, installation, services and repair. kitchens , bathrooms, ice maker, sinks, faucets, tubs, shower, toilets. gas safety earthquake valve. sewer late...Read more about J J Rooter & Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot A Quality Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(91)
"We saw a work that was performed by A quality construction at a friend’s house. After calling them, I decided to schedule a meeting with them and to see what they can do in order to remodel my kitchen. The meeting went smoothly and I met with Colin. Colin measured and checked the space in the kitch...Read more about A Quality Construction
"We saw a work that was performed by A quality construction at a friend’s house. After calling them, I decided to schedule a meeting with them and to see what they can do in order to remodel my kitchen. The meeting went smoothly and I met with Colin. Colin measured and checked the space in the kitch...Read more about A Quality Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Star Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(72)
"SUNLIFT IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! MY KITCHEN IS BEAUTIFUL, MY WIFE IS CONTENT, AND I DON'T STARVE AT NIGHT SINCE MY WIFE LOVES SPENDING TIME IN OUR NEW KITCHEN ! A PRETTY PENNY WELL SPENT. THE CREW MEMEBER ARE AWESOME ! THEY ARE EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE AND SKILLED WORKERS ! THEY ALSO HAVE QUITE THE EYE FOR...Read more about Golden Star Construction
"SUNLIFT IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! MY KITCHEN IS BEAUTIFUL, MY WIFE IS CONTENT, AND I DON'T STARVE AT NIGHT SINCE MY WIFE LOVES SPENDING TIME IN OUR NEW KITCHEN ! A PRETTY PENNY WELL SPENT. THE CREW MEMEBER ARE AWESOME ! THEY ARE EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE AND SKILLED WORKERS ! THEY ALSO HAVE QUITE THE EYE FOR...Read more about Golden Star Construction
Porch Pro Headshot FRAZIER TILE INC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(5)
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more about FRAZIER TILE INC
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more about FRAZIER TILE INC
Porch Pro Headshot M&M construction and Home Design
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(12)
We are family owned and operated with over 35 years of experience in remodeling and construction, We offer a full range of design, architectural, engineering and construction services committed to fulfilling your vision and creating the home of your dreams. Our teams are in-house – giving us the ab...Read more about M&M construction and Home Design
We are family owned and operated with over 35 years of experience in remodeling and construction, We offer a full range of design, architectural, engineering and construction services committed to fulfilling your vision and creating the home of your dreams. Our teams are in-house – giving us the ab...Read more about M&M construction and Home Design
Porch Pro Headshot MJH Design Works
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(8)
"We were trying to get our condo bathtub switched out in a brand new condo right before our baby was due. Michael jumped on our project with gusto to help us meet our timeline and he totally got our design requirements and suggested great alternatives for us to consider. He needed little direction a...Read more about MJH Design Works
"We were trying to get our condo bathtub switched out in a brand new condo right before our baby was due. Michael jumped on our project with gusto to help us meet our timeline and he totally got our design requirements and suggested great alternatives for us to consider. He needed little direction a...Read more about MJH Design Works
Porch Pro Headshot Briscoe Construction Inc
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(4)
"They were so honest and affordable. I was nervous at first not knowing anyone but Peter, Socrates and his team were wonderful. Great work ethic and so reliable. I will definitely use them again for future home projects. Highly recommend."
"They were so honest and affordable. I was nervous at first not knowing anyone but Peter, Socrates and his team were wonderful. Great work ethic and so reliable. I will definitely use them again for future home projects. Highly recommend."
Porch Pro Headshot Bay Area Home Garage Doors
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
If you are looking for a company that will provide you with the best services relating to garage door installation, service and repair in the Bay Area, then we are here to help you. We are renowned for repairing all types and brands of garage doors and garage door openers. We have come up with a 24/...Read more about Bay Area Home Garage Doors
If you are looking for a company that will provide you with the best services relating to garage door installation, service and repair in the Bay Area, then we are here to help you. We are renowned for repairing all types and brands of garage doors and garage door openers. We have come up with a 24/...Read more about Bay Area Home Garage Doors
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Living Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Simple Living is a full-service residential, eco-friendly construction and interior design company. We create beautiful, fresh and affordable interiors throughout the Bay Area. We are truly excited and passionate about working with our clients every step of the way. From the initial design phase, t...Read more about Simple Living Remodeling
Simple Living is a full-service residential, eco-friendly construction and interior design company. We create beautiful, fresh and affordable interiors throughout the Bay Area. We are truly excited and passionate about working with our clients every step of the way. From the initial design phase, t...Read more about Simple Living Remodeling

Frequently asked questions about remodeling contractors

The important steps to remember when finding a good local remodeling contractor:

Reviews - Check the contractor’s website and social media to see what their previous clients have said about their home remodeling work.

Past projects - Often, you’ll be able to find pictures of their previous work on their website or social media. If people are really happy with their remodeled home, they often post pictures on social media and then tag the remodeling contractor.

Up-to-date licenses - It would be useful to know what licenses and registration are needed for renovations companies in your state, and then make sure your contractor is up to standard.

Word of mouth - Generally people like to talk, so ask around for recommendations from your friends and neighbors to see if there is a top remodeling contractor in your community. It’s really important to hire someone you can trust, and if they already have a good reputation in your town, you can probably trust that they’ll treat you well too.

Compare prices - You can get a quote from a number of remodeling contractors or renovations companies to see who has the best going rate compared to the best reputation. Check to see how much each is charging for labor vs. the estimated cost of materials for the home remodeling.

Check out this article for more tips on hiring the best remodeling contractor for the job. It has further details on this topic.

Hiring a remodeling contractor can put you in a vulnerable position. Not only are you inviting someone you don’t know into your home, but you’re also allowing them to take your home apart and put it back together.

With this in mind, the following tips are recommended:

  • Have a written contract that outlines all the work to be completed and the pricing.
  • Note any additions to scope that come up as the project progresses, including additional materials and sizing issues.
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured.
  • Ask for referrals and follow them up. Ask previous clients what they have to say about the work, including the quality and price, and whether the remodeling contractor stayed on budget.
  • Pay attention to the contractor’s style of communication and how he/she is able to communicate about the project. Are they willing to discuss details about their progress? Are they willing to be flexible?
  • Get a written estimate from the renovation company or remodeling contractor. Make sure it’s detailed and includes all the supplies needed, the rate per hour of work, and any other factors such as a timeline or special orders.

Depending on the project, you may be required to pay a deposit for the work. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, “Receiving some sort of down payment at signing is a good practice to ensure a customer’s sincere intent to do the project. A payment schedule should be part of the contract language. Typical down payments are 25% to 33%. Sometimes even higher depending on the type of work being done. A down payment is highly recommended when products have to be ordered by the contractor immediately.”

You may be able to negotiate the percentage of the down payment, especially if you have established good communication with them. Ask your remodeling contractor what they expect and work out an agreeable percentage, but never pay the total cost upfront.

While it may be tempting to take on a remodeling project on your own, it's usually wise to hire a professional remodeling contractor for the job. Hiring a pro may save you money down the road because a pro can help you avoid costly mistakes and possible miscalculations. A remodeling contractor will carry liability and workers compensation insurance, which is set up to protect both the homeowner and contractor.

As you consider how to move forward with your home remodeling vision, you’ll have to consider which parts (if any) you can do yourself and what will have to be done professionally. For example, you may know how to paint a room, but don’t have the first clue about drywalling or knocking down a wall. These are things you probably don’t want to just take a swing at yourself.

These are some other issues people sometimes encounter when doing a DIY remodeling of their home:

  • Time — When it comes down to it, you simply don’t have the hours to put toward a home remodeling project.
  • Effort — What sounds simple enough in theory sometimes turns out to be rather laborious, and is no longer worth the DIY bragging rights.
  • Money — You may not save much money with a DIY project because you a) might cause damage, b) may need to redo some of your work, and c) may not get the materials for the same rate as the renovation company.

Having a solid plan up front will make hiring a remodeling contractor well worth your while.

Requirements for contractor licensing vary from state to state. Approximately 35 states require licenses. In some states, requirements for licensing are very lenient, so the licenses might not mean much to the consumer. In other states, a license means the contractor has a good track record.

Make sure licenses are up-to-date when hiring a renovations company or general contractor. Some states require different licensing categories and/or requirements, so it would be wise to read up on those of your state and check to see if your contractor’s license covers the type of work needed. Never hire a remodeling contractor that doesn’t have or can’t produce their license for working in your state, no matter their reason. Most states require that a license be obtained by any remodeling contractor performing work valued over $500.

With a license, the contractor should be up to date on current building codes, safety policies, disposal of hazardous materials, labor and employee hiring, and permitting. If the contractor doesn’t produce the paperwork, you may want to consider going in another direction.

Proof of a license does not always guarantee good work. Other than checking on a remodeling contractor’s license, homeowners should make sure a potential contractor carries liability and workers compensation insurance. Homeowners should scrutinize contractor’s reviews, look at a portfolio of past work, and look into a pro’s local reputation.

There are many factors involved when it comes to hiring a professional home remodeling contractor. Consider variables such as the complexity and size of the space being renovated, the cost and quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors and labor required.

Don’t go by the price itself, however. Though you’ll collect many estimates from remodeling contractors, don’t let price be the deciding factor. If you pay less, you may get less. Beware of any estimates that stand out as being lower (or higher, for that matter) than the rest.

Get several estimates and make sure they’re itemized (time, materials, costs, etc.) so you can compare various quotes. You may find that the higher cost is worth the money.

Some common things that will likely increase the cost of a remodeling contractor:

  • Electrical or plumbing work is involved.
  • The materials are imported.
  • The project is complex (several rooms, a particularly unique design, extra-heavy materials).
  • The time of year. Most people do their renovations in the late spring and summer, making it the season where demand allows for higher rates.

Consult the free Porch project cost guides to get an idea about how much a home renovation project may cost in your area.

The benefits of having one general contractor outweigh any other situation, including you trying to juggle all the different aspects of the project yourself. Hire a general contractor to manage subcontractors and schedule all the work.

There are many different types of contractors based on the kind of labor they’re trained in. For example, there are concrete contractors, HVAC contractors, closet contractors, kitchen contractors, and roofing contractors. Once you determine the specific work that needs to be done for your home remodeling project, you can look for a particular kind of contractor. If you need to remodel a whole room, you can get a contractor specific to that or to the kind of material you’ll be using, like drywall or plaster.

Since different types of contractors can potentially work on your home remodel, having a general contractor to outsource is the best way to go. When subcontractors are bringing on a crew, make sure that it’s a solid team and that everyone is on the same page with costs, materials, and the design of the remodeling vision. Everyone should know their work well and be properly licensed according to your state regulations.

Choosing a local remodeling contractor who knows the best local subcontractors is a smart way to go. Contractors and laborers often collaborate, especially in smaller towns. Making good contracting decisions will ensure that you’ll enjoy both the progress and results of your next home remodeling project. Remember that communication is the key to success. Setting reasonable expectations, establishing a good repertoire, and regularly checking in will lead to a smooth, easy home improvement project.

Recent reviews for Berkeley Remodeling Contractors

231379

Very fast and responsive!

- Stephen Lucero
205847

Luis has been our handyman for the last 6 years. He has our complete trust at doing the job (whatever that may be) efficiently, honestly and to the best of his ability. We have been more than satisfied with his work and will continue to use him.

- Heather Sosa
67295

Luis is very efficient. He did an amazing job with such an friendly manner. My kitchen becomes so beautiful. Thanks so much for your great job !!

- Emiko Motomura
53660

Luis has done several jobs for the motel I run. He has enlarged closets; added walls; removed wallpaper, textured, and painted rooms; and everything from painting to plumbing. He is very responsible and thorough and always does a great job. I highly recom...

- Chance Tyler
61176

I had a bunch of small projects that needed doing, Luis called right away and came over to look at what I needed done. He was very professional, easy to communicate with and fun to work with. He handled everything in a very timely manner and with great...

- deb robles
81577

Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

Excellent, quick work! Look forward to having Luis out for more projects!!

- Marie Brady
81566

Wonderful to work with and was quick and reliable. Thank you.

- Madison Medeiros
40656

Excellent service! He was very professional and fun to work with. He exceeded my expectations! He has done painting, floor work, and many other small projects so I can count on him to do just about anything.

- Alejandra Garcia
97951

We hired Colin from A Quality Construction to remodel our bathroom and we were happy that they were able to stick on budget and not to pass it, on top of it, they communicated well and they did a great work. In our master bathroom, Colin and his workers t...

- Jerrilynne Glavaris
111269

We recently completed to remodel our first floor at our home. After our massive research, meetings and interviews, we decided to hire A Quality Construction to oversee and do the remodeling project. They couldn’t have been more skilled, hardworking, profe...

- Neil Outley
103149

A Quality Construction did a great remodeling job at our house when we were eager to remodel our bathroom and kitchen. They were in touch with us during the whole remodeling process and Sol was very professional and extremely knowledgeable!! He knew exact...

- Valentin Bluel
101745

The team of professionals from A Quality Construction were fantastic. During the work that they did at my house, I could see that they are detail oriented, hardworking and skilled. I have used A Quality Construction services for a kitchen and bathroom rem...

- Thomas Call

Everything You Need to Know About Berkeley Remodeling Contractors

How does invoicing/payment work for most Remodeling Contractor projects in Berkeley?

Every project differs, but you should ask any remodeling contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any remodeling contractors work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for remodeling contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your remodeling contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the remodeling contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

What should I check for once my Remodeling Contractor in Berkeley has finished working?

Every remodeling contractors project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any remodeling contractors company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with remodeling contractors work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the remodeling contractor to describe what they did. Whether your remodeling contractors project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your remodeling contractors project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the remodeling contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

How many remodeling contractors does Berkeley have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Berkeley to help you with your next remodeling contractors job.

  • 13 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All Remodeling Contractors in Berkeley, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Get Structural
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more about Get Structural
Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more about Get Structural
Porch Pro Headshot Kena & Sons Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Luis Garcia (Handyman)
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(4)
"Luis came out and completed both of my projects. Luis was professional and polite and both projects were fully completed to my satisfaction. I would definitely hire Luis again and I am happy to have found this site. Thank you to Porch and to Luis!"
"Luis came out and completed both of my projects. Luis was professional and polite and both projects were fully completed to my satisfaction. I would definitely hire Luis again and I am happy to have found this site. Thank you to Porch and to Luis!"
Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Handyman
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
At A-1 Handyman we are general contractors that do anything and everything to improve your home. Big or small we do it all.
At A-1 Handyman we are general contractors that do anything and everything to improve your home. Big or small we do it all.
Porch Pro Headshot Superior Construction & Renovation
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Focused on quality remodeling services
Focused on quality remodeling services
Porch Pro Headshot Sky. Screpair  DBA   H. &L custom builders
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
La. Renaissance. Builders. Inc is a full service Remodeling Contractor and construction company. We’ve proudly served the San Anselmo area for 13 years. High quality work for your home is our top priority.
La. Renaissance. Builders. Inc is a full service Remodeling Contractor and construction company. We’ve proudly served the San Anselmo area for 13 years. High quality work for your home is our top priority.
Porch Pro Headshot W. A. Rose Construction  Inc.
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
W.A. Rose is a general contractor, experts in residential, commercial and nonprofit building projects. A recent project was a whole-house remodel, turning a nondescript San Francisco row house into an exquisite Craftsman-style cottage. Our projects may also be small-installing a new front door and e...Read more about W. A. Rose Construction Inc.
W.A. Rose is a general contractor, experts in residential, commercial and nonprofit building projects. A recent project was a whole-house remodel, turning a nondescript San Francisco row house into an exquisite Craftsman-style cottage. Our projects may also be small-installing a new front door and e...Read more about W. A. Rose Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more about Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more about Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
Porch Pro Headshot F C Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Who We Are: We are remodeling technicians "doing it once and doing it right!" We are attentive to our surroundings, "your home", and we pay close attention to all the details while keeping a clean and safe work environment. What We Do: We service all types of home improvement, renovation, and remod...Read more about F C Remodeling
Who We Are: We are remodeling technicians "doing it once and doing it right!" We are attentive to our surroundings, "your home", and we pay close attention to all the details while keeping a clean and safe work environment. What We Do: We service all types of home improvement, renovation, and remod...Read more about F C Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot WALL2WALL Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot MCA Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Porch Pro Headshot RT Design Studio
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California
Porch Pro Headshot Martin Heagney
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Berkeley, California

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