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© 2020 All Phase Builders, San Carlos, CA

General Contractor, Residential Remodels



A quote is the cost that should include all aspects of the job, and gives the client a projected final cost for the project. A quote (or bid) can take days or weeks to obtain.  Most plans are not detailed enough to provide all the information needed by the contractor for a bid, but starting with obtaining a quote, will give a clearer idea of final cost (A quote should be within 10-15% of the final cost).


If you desire a bid, we suggest you give your potential contractor a list of bidding instructions:


  • Detailed list of items to include (or not to include) in the bid

  • The date you prefer to receive the bid back by

  • How you would like to have the bid itemized (Do you want a bottom line price or an itemized pricelist?)


If guidelines are set for each contractor to follow, it will make it easier for you to compare the bids/quotes and then evaluate them. Keep your guidelines realistic & simple for better & quicker results.


Another option is working on a “Time & Materials” basis, which means the contractor works for the homeowner on an hourly basis with a certain percentage added on to sub-contractors and materials fees. Some of our sub-contractors also work in this way helping to save the homeowner thousands of dollars.