Top 10 Remodeling Contractors in Santa Maria, CA

Porch Pro Headshot New Life Painting
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(169)
"This is the most reputable and reliable company you will ever find. Their prices are fair, they do what they say they will do. They are thoughtful, kind and ethical. They stand behind their work and offer creative suggestions. I recommend them to my friends and neighbors. Many have used them a...Read more about New Life Painting
"This is the most reputable and reliable company you will ever find. Their prices are fair, they do what they say they will do. They are thoughtful, kind and ethical. They stand behind their work and offer creative suggestions. I recommend them to my friends and neighbors. Many have used them a...Read more about New Life Painting
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Bath & Kitchen
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(164)
"Very pleased with work done by company. Very pleasant personnel to work with. New Life had previously undertaken project following pipe breakages, and did an excellent job on that. The painters on recent exterior-painting project, Gabriel Urias and Eduardo Tovar, were very efficient."
"Very pleased with work done by company. Very pleasant personnel to work with. New Life had previously undertaken project following pipe breakages, and did an excellent job on that. The painters on recent exterior-painting project, Gabriel Urias and Eduardo Tovar, were very efficient."
Porch Pro Headshot American Home
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(15)
"I want to thank the crew and entire team of American Home for getting my roof and patio done. Everything was to my expectations and from this experience I would recommend them to anyone doing any project. From start I was very Informed about the process, time it would take, and crew that would he c...Read more about American Home
"I want to thank the crew and entire team of American Home for getting my roof and patio done. Everything was to my expectations and from this experience I would recommend them to anyone doing any project. From start I was very Informed about the process, time it would take, and crew that would he c...Read more about American Home
Porch Pro Headshot Starwood Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(5)
"Hello, my name is Larry Chipman and I’m the founder and owner of Starwood Construction. By striving to understand your desires and the practical needs for your home, we consistently exceed expectations in our designs & performance and seek to establish a friendly working relationship that is both p...Read more about Starwood Construction
"Hello, my name is Larry Chipman and I’m the founder and owner of Starwood Construction. By striving to understand your desires and the practical needs for your home, we consistently exceed expectations in our designs & performance and seek to establish a friendly working relationship that is both p...Read more about Starwood Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Berry Construction & Restoration
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(34)
We are a family-owned business, located in California’s beautiful Central Coast, specializing in High-end Boutique Remodels. Proudly serving all of San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. We have built a professional, honest, and highly skilled team with over 30 years of experience...Read more about Berry Construction & Restoration
We are a family-owned business, located in California’s beautiful Central Coast, specializing in High-end Boutique Remodels. Proudly serving all of San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. We have built a professional, honest, and highly skilled team with over 30 years of experience...Read more about Berry Construction & Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Casale Construction Co.
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
We offer a wide variety of services from partial remodels to whole house construction. We pride ourselves on bringing the most experienced person available in each field to your project. Our services include: - Design-Build - General Contracting - Construction Management - Remodeling ...Read more about Casale Construction Co.
We offer a wide variety of services from partial remodels to whole house construction. We pride ourselves on bringing the most experienced person available in each field to your project. Our services include: - Design-Build - General Contracting - Construction Management - Remodeling ...Read more about Casale Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Hustlin home service
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(14)
We are a handyman company in lompoc ca. We pride ourselves on our speedy response times and quality of our work . The great thing about us is we offer a wide range of home services top to bottom interior to exterior such as but not limited to : drywall , demo., painting, general construction like de...Read more about Hustlin home service
We are a handyman company in lompoc ca. We pride ourselves on our speedy response times and quality of our work . The great thing about us is we offer a wide range of home services top to bottom interior to exterior such as but not limited to : drywall , demo., painting, general construction like de...Read more about Hustlin home service
Porch Pro Headshot Get Structural
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, 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 Josh Peterson Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Josh Peterson Construction, located in Paso Robles, is a home building contractor that provides wine cellar design, green construction, home building, and custom home design.
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Josh Peterson Construction, located in Paso Robles, is a home building contractor that provides wine cellar design, green construction, home building, and custom home design.
Porch Pro Headshot DUNN CONSTRUCTION
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
(15)
Dunn Construction is recognized as one of San Luis Obispo's skilled remodeling contractors. They have been in business for over 7 years, providing bathroom remodeling, home additions, basement remodeling, and kitchen remodeling.
Dunn Construction is recognized as one of San Luis Obispo's skilled remodeling contractors. They have been in business for over 7 years, providing bathroom remodeling, home additions, basement remodeling, and kitchen 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 Santa Maria Remodeling Contractors

53397

Chuck is the man! He is professional and great to work with. If you need a job done right, give him a call.

- Danny Hutchinson
48108

New Life Bath and Kitchen is a world class remodeling company. My experieinces with their management, customer service and production team have been exceptional

- Brian Nolan
48150

New Bath and Kitchen is a premier customer service contractor. They provide a full service business that exceed the clients expectation.

- Patrick Raymond
51453

New Life Bath and Kitchen are the most professional and attentive to their customers needs. They are a first rate, customer service and community based business.

- Ali Bailey
231925

If you have any type of home disaster or just want to upgrade from what you have. Call NewLife, they are amazing! Fast, responsive, professional, they have fabulous choices in their brilliant showroom. Each team member from the owner on down - takes each ...

- Lisa Lichtenfels
229959

Thank you New Life for our house exterior & inside of our garage paint job. Mike was our first contact & he answered our questions in a knowledgable and friendly manner. Traci was our contact at the office and was friendly and timely in her communication ...

- Marie Stoll
228941

Best quality of work and service ever. We. have had New Life paint our home, do a mud room /laundry room remodel and come repair home after a major water leak. From the office to the crew doing the work this is top notch. They also assisted with the insur...

- Rick Jenny Davis
229498

Outstanding personnel working for this business. Gabriel did several rooms for us and we would welcome him back again for future business.

- Hugh Rafferty
100556

Had a great experience with these guys since the beginning and always kept me in the loop throughout the project. Project went smoother than I expected and I will definitely use this company again in the future and would recommend them to friends and fami...

- Juan Gonzalez
100557

Just wanted to give this company a great review for the amazing work they performed at my home. My husband and I didn't have much faith in the site but once we got over the scary part Edgar made sure that everything went according to plan. We did have a m...

- Monica Hernandez

Everything You Need to Know About Santa Maria Remodeling Contractors

I’m searching for Remodeling Contractors servicing my zip code in Santa Maria.

Many remodeling contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Santa Maria. Browse through a sample of the Remodeling Contractors in Santa Maria below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful remodeling contractors jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • LOWE'S OF PASO ROBLES - Bathroom Design and Remodel:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 93428 and 93443
  • Dolphin Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 91361, 93035 and 91358
  • Progressive Builders:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 91392

If you weren't able to find the right remodeling contractor company that services your Santa Maria zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Santa Maria.

Remodeling Contractors isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to remodeling contractors available in Santa Maria?

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Santa Maria has 50 remodeling contractor professionals that can help you with your remodeling contractors job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific remodeling contractors-pros in Santa Maria.

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

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.

All Remodeling Contractors in Santa Maria, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Artifex Industries | Additions, Remodels, New Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Artifex Industries is a contracting and construction management company currently serving clients all over beautiful San Luis Obispo County. As a contracting company, we pride ourselves in only working with the highest-level craftsmen, architects, and designers. Our specialty is designing and buildi...Read more about Artifex Industries | Additions, Remodels, New Construction
Artifex Industries is a contracting and construction management company currently serving clients all over beautiful San Luis Obispo County. As a contracting company, we pride ourselves in only working with the highest-level craftsmen, architects, and designers. Our specialty is designing and buildi...Read more about Artifex Industries | Additions, Remodels, New Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Design
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
General Construction Kitchens And Baths also serving the outside backyard retreats with Fiberglass pools and Spa's with Concrete specialties outdoor Kitchen's stamped and stained concrete, retaining walls
General Construction Kitchens And Baths also serving the outside backyard retreats with Fiberglass pools and Spa's with Concrete specialties outdoor Kitchen's stamped and stained concrete, retaining walls
Porch Pro Headshot Residential Elevators Inc.- CA,  dba REICA Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Our journey began in 1997 when we decided to build a new home. In order to care for our parents, we needed more space than we had in our tract home. As we be began designing our home, we ended up with a 3 story design (land is the biggest expense, so a small lot was what we found). After some res...Read more about Residential Elevators Inc.- CA, dba REICA Construction
Our journey began in 1997 when we decided to build a new home. In order to care for our parents, we needed more space than we had in our tract home. As we be began designing our home, we ended up with a 3 story design (land is the biggest expense, so a small lot was what we found). After some res...Read more about Residential Elevators Inc.- CA, dba REICA Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Pearl Bay Rainbow Restoration
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Our 24/7 fire, water, and mold damage restorations, and asbestos and lead removals quickly get things back to normal. Our efficient, cost-effective work has made us a prefered contractor for the The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for 7 years, while our superb workmanship has drawn su...Read more about Pearl Bay Rainbow Restoration
Our 24/7 fire, water, and mold damage restorations, and asbestos and lead removals quickly get things back to normal. Our efficient, cost-effective work has made us a prefered contractor for the The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara for 7 years, while our superb workmanship has drawn su...Read more about Pearl Bay Rainbow Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Bathcrest of Santa Barbara County / Crestline Refinishing
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
We specialize in resurfacing & repairing Porcelain, Fiberglass, China, Acrylic, Formica, Cultured Marble & Ceramic Tiles. We can bring the shine back to your bathroom without tearing out your fixtures, with a choice of colors. We can change your existing tub for handy cap accessibility for those wh...Read more about Bathcrest of Santa Barbara County / Crestline Refinishing
We specialize in resurfacing & repairing Porcelain, Fiberglass, China, Acrylic, Formica, Cultured Marble & Ceramic Tiles. We can bring the shine back to your bathroom without tearing out your fixtures, with a choice of colors. We can change your existing tub for handy cap accessibility for those wh...Read more about Bathcrest of Santa Barbara County / Crestline Refinishing
Porch Pro Headshot San Luis Kitchen Co
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Porch Pro Headshot Amundson Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Tomashandyguy
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
We do it all! Small or big ...
We do it all! Small or big ...
Porch Pro Headshot Montoya Construction
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California
Porch Pro Headshot Banning Construction Services
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Santa Maria, California

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