Temecula general contractor

What is a Temecula General Contractor?

Some home remodeling projects are easy for a DIY-er. When it’s time to remodel the master bath or kitchen, most people need to call a pro like Mastercraft. If you’re overhauling a space—changing the layout or adding new elements—Mastercraft Temecula General Contractor is the way to go.

What is a General Contractor?

home remodeling contractor - Temecula general contractor - general contractor in Temecula CAA contractor coordinates and supervises every aspect of a remodeling project. That includes:

  • securing the proper permits for the project
  • hiring
  • scheduling
  • overseeing the other subcontractors like carpenters, electricians, and plumbers.

A GM’s work goes beyond managing your hands-on tasks. Licensed general contractors take total responsibility for your project. This means they carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance. The general contractor handles a worker that is injured, or your property is damaged. The general contractor steps in if something goes wrong.

General contractors are responsible for avoiding the need to fix things after completion. Qualified professionals must properly install siding, roofing, windows, and major appliances. The materials manufacturer may refuse a warranty if it was not installed properly. When a general contractor is involved, you know the manufacturer’s guidelines were followed.

The general contractor handles purchasing the supplies. They handle large projects such as cleaning up and disposing of all trash and debris. They also ensure minor but critical details.

Types of General Contractors

You will find two designations for general contractors: Traditional and design-build professionals. A general contractor use project plans designed by an architect or designer. They submit a bid to complete the work.

A design-build contractor is an end-to-end professional. They work with you to conceptualize and design the project. They then oversee the project to completion. Design-build contractors have in-house design and architectural staff.

Licensing Requirements

california contractors licenseEvery state has general contractor licensing requirements. Contractors must pass a test to qualify. Some states impose more conditions. They include proof of liability insurance, a tax ID number, and proof of business address.

Practical experience is the most necessary qualification for general contractors. Mastercraft’s GC spent years working as skilled subcontractors. We spent time advancing to supervisory roles before applying for our GC license. This experience prepared us to estimate costs and completion times. We recognize qualified subcontractors, test completed work, and control expenses.

When to Hire a Contractor

When to hire a general contractor:

  • The project takes several weeks to complete
  • Involves permits and inspections
  • Needs many skilled professionals

Think of a large kitchen remodel. An example of a large project is knocking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room. Other large projects include: adding a prep sink, installing a bay window, or changing lighting.

You’ll need many subcontractors. They include plumbers, carpenters, electricians, drywall, and painters. You need to schedule the time to deliver appliances and supplies, so they arrive at the right time. This ensures that the subcontractors have timely delivery of necessary materials. Your county might require building permits. Plumbing and electrical inspections are also typical.

You need a general contractor unless:

  • You’re an expert in construction methods.
  • Expert in project management.
  • Your local building regulations.
  • You have time on your hands.

Contractor vs. Subcontractor

house painterIt’s easy to confuse contractors and subcontractors. They have very different skill sets. General contractors oversee the entire project. They bring drawings or plans to life. A general contractor buys materials, obtains permits, and hires and pays construction professionals. When you approve the plan, your job is done. Your last job is approving the completed job.

General contractors hire subcontractors. Subs are assigned specific parts of your project. Subcontractors might specialize in a single area. This includes plumbing, drywall, or HVAC. Subcontractors are often self-employed individuals. Sometimes they are employees of a subcontracting business.

As the homeowner, you won’t have any interaction with the subcontractors. General contractors hire, supervised, and pay subcontractors. Most general contractors have long-standing relationships with various subcontractors in different construction specialties. GCs know subs with expertise for complex, custom jobs.

Hiring a General Contractor

Hiring the right professional makes a huge difference in the outcome of your remodel. If you are only looking to tackle a honey-do list, a local handyman can save you time. If your remodel involves a major overhaul, Mastercraft is the best way to go.

Why Use Mastercraft Home Improvement for Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels?

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OUR CUSTOMERS 5-STAR REVIEWS TELL THE STORY

“This company is very reliable. I like that the owner took his time to explain the process. He suggested money-saving ideas that would still deliver the look I wanted. These changes didn’t make my kitchen look cheap. I highly recommend them.” – Mayoli P.

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Mark K.
Mark K.
17:17 26 Jun 20
It would be impossible to encompass how happy we are with the team at Mastercraft with just a short review but here you go. Shortly before the Covid-19...
Robert Ford
Robert Ford
14:33 23 Jun 20
I hired Mastercraft to do a complete kitchen, family room and dinning room remodel. The quote was very competitive they were prompt in getting it back to me with the price and very detailed in their scope of work. They made a firm commitment of 6 weeks to complete the project and the work was done 6 weeks to the day even with the added work I had them do that was beyond the original contract.Regarding the workmanship there were awesome! The quality of work was spot on. One of the things I loved was the level of communication they had with both my wife and myself. They always took our calls and were incredibly responsive in solving issues. The labor force was great and very respectful recognizing we were still living in the home during the construction.From start to finish I would give them a 10 out of 10. I would strongly recommend Mastercraft to friends or family.Thanks Joe Martin for a job well done!
Liz Trujillo
Liz Trujillo
02:42 18 Aug 18
I must say this company is very professional and under my budget very reasonable price, they managed to provide us with exactly what we've asked of them. Mastercraft Home Improvement team have done a excellent job. We are completely satisfied.

Lastly, I recommend Mastercraft Home Improvement to all. Thanks Joe Martin & Team.

Sincerely,
The Trujillo Family
Bob and Chris B
Bob and Chris B
15:18 19 Jun 20
Extremely happy with the way the remodel was done and in the time frame it was completed. We couldn't be more happy with Mastercraft and they way they handled this project and the subcontractors they used. Everyone we dealt with at Mastercraft was professional and just plain nice! Joe, the owner, stayed in contact with us throughout the project and I now consider him a good friend. Mastercraft's finisher also did a great job to close out the project and put the finishing touches throughout the house. I would and have recommended them to my friends and anybody else looking to remodel.
Ashley Stafford
Ashley Stafford
21:45 14 Sep 20
Remodeled bathroom, needed to be done. Appreciated how much they communicated with us through the process.They really seemed to care about making us happy.
Brenda N.
Brenda N.
19:06 24 Feb 21
We hired Mastercraft for our master bathroom remodel. New to the area we had more than 5 companies bid to compare. Mastercraft was not the lowest bid but...
Kimberly Anne Lockhart
Kimberly Anne Lockhart
13:31 16 Mar 18
Laura Catlett Beaulieu
Laura Catlett Beaulieu
21:43 19 Nov 19
They did a wonderful job. Made my house look great. Very affordable. The staff is wonderful especially Kayla, very professional and helpful with making decisions. I highly recommend this company.
Aubrey Nicometo
Aubrey Nicometo
22:56 18 Jul 18
Mastercraft did an amazing job on my kitchen remodel!!! Love ❤️ Love ❤️ It !
I had waited along time to do my remodel and there was a large list of must haves and they made sure that each one of them was included in the design. There was a must be completed by date and they delivered before the due date. Chris, Gus and the crew were nice professional and always willing to listen to my in put. Definitely restored my faith in contractors again.
Highly recommend Mastercraft and will be using them again in the future.
Brenda Domingues
Brenda Domingues
03:13 25 Feb 21
We hired Mastercraft for our master bathroom remodel. New to the area we had more than 5 companies bid to compare. Mastercraft was not the lowest bid but was competitive in pricing. We chose them for a few reasons;1. Numerous great reviews2. Design center on site3. Haley- I really liked her right off the bat when she came out to measure and bid. She was friendly, helpful and personable. I just wanted to work with her. She sealed our decision in the end.The bid was competitive, expectations and possible hiccups were discussed upfront before they could have arose. Changes to my original design were always met with an “of course, we can do that” attitude. Craftsmanship and expertise was on point. We are so very happy with our bathroom. The quality of work, communication and all of the people we worked with were great. Some guys were even hard to say goodbye to.Jason, the guy that installed the tile for the shower and accent wall was meticulous and super friendly. My kids still talk about him.Alex, the electrician, went above and beyond. He gave my son his number and helped guide him through a home project, he even dropped by after hours to help him quickly.Chris, the finisher, was also great, just a super guy and a jack of all trades.I don’t want to leave anyone out because they were all wonderful. Gus, our project manager, was always accessible and made sure we were happy along the way. Brian, the plumber was knowledgeable and friendly. Rocco, the drywaller, came and went almost unseen but he even patched a wall unrelated for us on his way in/out. Same with Eddie, the floor guy. He was in and out in a jiffy. Angel, the painter came right back out to touch up something that wasn’t initially done. I can’t say this enough, they were all friendly, courteous of our home and of our time.All of the guys that came to work on the bathroom had glowing things to say about the owner, Joe, and his company. That right there is a reason to hire Mastercraft. They take care of their people and their customers.If I had to say anything that could have been improved on, it would be the timeline estimated for the remodel. We were told from the time materials arrived it would take 3 weeks to complete. It was a few weeks off the total project time. But remember, this is during a Pandemic and it was also over Christmas and New Years. I may have thrown a change or two to the original plans that aided the delay. Luckily it didn’t put us out too much.In the last 25 years my husband and I have relearned the saying “you get what you pay for” and this time we finally did it right thanks to Mastercraft.
Stavi Sanchez
Stavi Sanchez
15:27 19 Jun 20
I am so happy with this crew. They delivered to all promises. I would recommend to friends and family.
Carol Pelak
Carol Pelak
18:48 17 Apr 18
So impressed with how beautiful our bathroom is now. Just completed a bathroom remodel with Mastercraft Home Improvement. Couldn't be happier with the quality of their work and their professionalism and follow through. They helped us throughout our project, even offering design recommendations along the way. They were also easy to reach with questions and concerns. I will definitely be using them again!!!
Zuleika Pagan Wilson
Zuleika Pagan Wilson
21:30 13 Aug 20
After getting estimates and meeting with several other companies to update my kitchen I landed on these guys! They turned out to be a great choice. From start to finish there was always clear communication, the prices were competitive and the team was always professional. I got to see what my kitchen would look like before we got started and they explained the possibilities and limitations. All my questions were answered and things I didn’t understand were explained professionally. I didn’t feel as though any corners were cut or that anything was lacking in the work. They understood I wanted-a simple but cozy kitchen-and I feel I got exactly that! I look forward to working with them again for additional services!
Hannah M.
Hannah M.
09:14 17 Oct 20
I could not be more pleased with my experience with mastercraft! From the moment I called for an estimate to the very last day when they finished my...
Hannah McCoy
Hannah McCoy
16:16 17 Oct 20
I could not be more pleased with my experience with mastercraft! From the moment I called for an estimate to the very last day when they finished my kitchen, I was happy. Despite this crazy chaos with COVID-19, our kitchen was done quickly and beautifully. Very impressed.Thanks Mastercraft!
Mark
Mark
21:59 28 Jun 20
It would be impossible to encompass how happy we are with the team at Mastercraft with just a short review but here you go. Shortly before the Covid-19 lockdown we had a slab leak in our bathroom and living room. After the initial repairs we need to find a "reputable" company to repair drywall, install countertops and lay flooring down. Initially we met with Janelle who assisted us in selecting flooring, our vanity and countertop. She was attentive, courteous and basically catered to our every need. Joe was able to find us exactly what we wanted for our home and even gave us a quartz countertop among other materials at no cost to us.Once we had selected the designs for our home Oscar and his team came out and began prepping the floors, installing the cabinets and fixing the drywall. There was never a day that Oscar or any of his crew were late and they even stayed past 630 pm one night as we were on a time crunch to get back into our home. The job was done under budget, quicker than we had estimated and looks flawless. If you are looking to improve the value and appearance of your home the team at Mastercraft will give you the most value for your money. We will be coming back very soon to do our kitchen and will recommend you to all our friends and family..
H. R.
H. R.
14:24 20 Oct 20
We interviewed a few different companies to tackle our kitchen remodel but decided to go with Mastercraft based on their impeccable reviews and...
Steve Gardner
Steve Gardner
23:15 14 Nov 19
I am a plumbing contractor and I do sub work for MasterCraft. My post is a personal one though. My son recently passed away and Joe had meals sent to our home to help us as we grieved. This was very loving of them to do so and it speaks to their Character. Thank you MasterCraft!
Heather Palmer
Heather Palmer
18:56 01 Nov 20
Beyond pleased with my new kitchen!! Thanks to Joe and all his team. Extremely professional and caring. They get the job done right. I will always appreciate the time spent building the kitchen of my dreams! Look forward to future projects!
S C.
S C.
21:31 14 Jun 20
We hired Mastercraft to remodel our kitchen, fireplace, and master bathroom. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience. Their employees were...
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