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How to Find the Best Kitchen and Bath Contractors in Alameda County CA

Considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel in Alameda County? Several good kitchen & bath remodelers in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont CA regularly update kitchens and bathrooms.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best kitchen & bath remodelers in Alameda County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated February 1, 2014

 The TOP 10 Kitchen & Bath Remodelers in Alameda County CA

Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc.
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(925) 754-5232, Fax: (925) 754-5020
309 East 18th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
State Contractors License #787499
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry)

Areas Served: Alameda County incl Oakland CA, Berkeley CA, Hayward CA, Livermore CA, Fremont, ...
Services: kitchen bath contractors, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling

Gatco Construction & Plumbing
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(510) 610-2157
5237 Desiree Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
State Contractor's License #729282
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: East Bay & Alameda County incl. Livermore CA, Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Alameda, ...
Services: kitchen remodelers, bathroom remodeling

Michael VerBrugge Construction Inc.
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(925) 631-1055
2 Ashbrook Pl
Moraga, CA 94556
State Contractor's License #681593
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Moraga

Areas Served: Alameda County incl. Oakland CA, Berkeley CA, Hayward CA, Livermore CA, Dublin CA, ...
Services: kitchen & bath contractors, kitchen remodelers, bathroom remodelers
Key Brands: Benjamin Moore Paints, Kelly-Moore Paints, Kohler

Artistic Designs for Living
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(415) 567-0602, (415) 606-8666
2152 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association)

Areas Served: Alameda County incl. Oakland CA, Berkeley CA, Piedmont CA, Alameda CA, Albany CA, ...
Services: kitchen & bath remodelers who assemble the best contractors, review bids, help ...

Cook's Kitchen and Bath, Inc.
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(707) 342-2820, (925) 335-9099
148 Garden Ct.
Vallejo, CA 94591
State Contractors License #835584
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association)

Areas Served: Alameda & Bay Area incl. Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Livermore, Hayward, Dublin CA, ...
Services: kitchen & bath remodelers for kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling
Key Brands: Best Bath Systems, Huntwood Custom Cabinetry, Grohe, Moen, Toto, Kohler

Holeman Remodeling
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(510) 714-0558
Hayward, CA 94541
State Contractor's License #869202
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 ADDA (American Design Drafting Association) Hands of Mercy

Areas Served: Alameda County incl. Hayward CA, Oakland CA, Alameda, Albany, Ashland, Berkeley, ...
Services: licensed kitchen & bath remodelers
Key Brands: Laticrete SpectraLOCK Grout, Schluter Systems

How to Find the Best Kitchen and Bath Contractors in Alameda County CA 

Kitchen & bath remodelers in Alameda County CA are legally required to be licensed by the state to do any kitchen/bath remodeling work over $500.00 as protection for the consumer.   If the kitchen/bath remodeler has employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection because if their worker is injured on your property and the company doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries.

Contractors remodeling a kitchen or bathroom in Alameda County are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all those bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation do have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their client in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Kitchen & bathroom contractors in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont are qualified to design and build every aspect of your kitchen remodel and you can find a local kitchen bath contractor in Alameda County who makes this process an affordable and worthwhile procedure. So if you're in the market for a new kitchen or bathroom, take a look at the articles that follow for some helpful pointers on finding and hiring a great kitchen & bath contractor who can tastefully update your home.

Kitchen and Bath Companies Specialize in Different Aspects of Kitchen & Bathroom Design
A kitchen and bath contractor might have greater skill in certain kitchen and bath treatments. So it's important you find one that's familiar with the specifics of the modification you desire. Among the variety of specialized kitchen and bath services they offer, kitchen and bath contractors can install kitchen islands, tub surrounds, appliances, hardware and new cabinets and flooring. They can also protect your new bathroom from errant water with shower and tub enclosures.

Since many kitchen and bathroom contractors in Alameda County can work with you through the bathroom and kitchen design process, they're versed in several popular design themes, including contemporary, traditional, mission, country French, Eurostyle, and Mediterranean flavors. When you enlist one of the locally reputed kitchen and bathroom contractors that The Prime Buyer's Report has found and listed below, you can be sure to find one that offers these services and more.

Kitchen & Bath Contractors in Alameda County Can Supply Everything You Need for Your Project
Local kitchen and bathroom contractors acquire all of the new materials required to bring your kitchen or bathroom into the 21st century.  Alameda County kitchen and bath contractors can usually supply all necessary building materials, so don't be shy about your preferences.

Qualify Potential Kitchen and Bath Designers
Before you hire a kitchen/bath contractor, always check the qualifications and history of the company or individual. Kitchen and bath remodeling contractors in Alameda County may have a lot of great work under their belts, but if it doesn't extend to the work you want performed, they still can't accommodate you. In the interest of getting the best kitchen & bath design possible, we advise taking a quality driven approach, as cheaper work is usually an indication of inferior work.

And while it may seem like an endless search to find a skilled and efficient kitchen and bath contractor who doesn't have overly liberal billing practices, they're out there. Fortunately, there's an abundance of helpful information to be found. To expedite the process, The Prime Buyer's Report has compiled some practical, consumer friendly information. It can be found in the article "Key Resources for Kitchen and Bath Remodeling in Alameda County."

Some Kitchen and Bathroom Contractors in Alameda County Are Much Better Than Others
Lately, work for kitchen & bath contractors in Alameda County is booming, and there are a number of contractors with specific expertise in kitchen and bath renovation. We've identified some who stand out and have earned respect for the best customer service and business practices. The Prime Buyer's Report lists these kitchen and bath remodelers in Alameda County: Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc., Gatco Construction & Plumbing, Michael VerBrugge Construction Inc., Artistic Designs for Living, Cook's Kitchen and Bath, Inc., Holeman Remodeling, Harris Victor Construction, Kitchen & Bath Restorations, Harrington Grace Construction. Other kitchen and bath remodelers in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Kitchen Bath Contractors in Alameda County 


When choosing which kitchen bath remodelers in Alameda County CA to hire, ask these questions about their experience, range of services, and procedures before hiring them: 

 

• How long have they been in business as kitchen or bath remodelers in Alameda County specifically?

• If you're remodeling your kitchen, how many other kitchens remodels have they completed? If a bathroom, how many other bath remodels have they completed?

• Can they provide some examples of work similar to what you're asking for that they've completed?

• Can the kitchen bath contractors give you names and numbers of clients that you can call as references? (All remodeling companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called  by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• What is project timeframe from estimate to completion?

• How will your access to and use of the kitchen or bathroom be effected during the project?

• Do they carry workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All kitchen bath contractors in Alameda County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will they provide a written estimate with complete detail of the exact brands, items including project numbers, fixtures, types of materials and amount to be used? (This is key because the cheapest kitchen & bath contractors often only seem cheapest because they have bid on the cheapest fixtures which you will either be unhappy with, or request be changed during the project, leading to an increase in cost.)

• Can they demonstrate to you that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All kitchen bath contractors in Alameda County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)


• What are the manufacturer warranties on the fixtures or appliances they have quoted you?

• Do they give a written warranty on their labor aside from manufacturer warranties, and if so, for how long is it?

• Will permits be needed for the kitchen or bath remodel? If so, who will be responsible for getting those permits?

• Do their own employees actually complete the work, or do they hire subcontractors for the kitchen and bath remodeling?

• How often and when do they clean up throughout the project?


• What procedures do they use to minimize the impact the project will have on the rest of your home, i.e. dust, noise, etc?


• How will they communicate to you their expected schedule to be on-site, and how often?

• Will they provide a detailed, written contract specifying the exact materials, amounts, brands, product numbers, and scope of work?

• What processes do they use to price the project?


• Can they forsee any potential surprises that might occur in the middle of the project due to what they learn about the existing structure or materials, and by how much exactly might that affect the total cost?

 

When you've chosen the best kitchen bath contractors in Alameda County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed by the state. (All kitchen bath contractors in Alameda County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

The Best Kitchen and Bath Remodelers in Alameda County Use Good Products and Brands 

DuPont, Corian, Kohler, Moen, American Standard, Hansgrohe, Waterstone, Kraftmaid, Medallion, Maax, MTI whirpools, Tere-stone, Swanstone, Strasser, Bristol & Bath, In-sink-erator, Chicago, Grohe, and Price Pfister.

 

 

Resources About Kitchen Bath Remodelers in Alameda County 

The following are helpful links and publications for and about kitchen & bath remodeling in Alameda County 

Associations & Licensing for Kitchen Remodelers and Bath Contractors in  Alameda County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
NARI National Association of the Remodeling Industry (http://www.nari.org/)
NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association (http://www.nkba.org/)

Media & Web Resources for Kitchen and Bath Contractors
Interiors and Sources
Metropolis
Kitchen+Bath Business Magazine
Kitchen and Bath Design News
Professional Remodeler Magazine
Remodeling Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Kitchen Bath Contractors in Alameda County within the following zip codes:

94542, 94544, 94540, 94579, 94501, 94555, 94701, 94551, 94615, 94606, 94704, 94545, 94710, 94560, 94609, 94578, 94604, 94661, 94577, 94709, 94608, 94605, 94614, 94603, 94708, 94613, 94623, 94588, 94502, 94587, 94712, 94706, 94611, 94546, 94586, 94541, 94620, 94621, 94619, 94550, 94702, 94624, 94566, 94618, 94617, 94580, 94568, 94612, 94602, 94703, 94557, 94552, 94538, 94705, 94707, 94610, 94536, 94539, 94537, 94662, 94543, 94607 and 94601