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General Contractor Long Beach CA - Michael A. Baum

When you're looking for a home remodeling professional, we know that you would prefer one that has a lot of experience in remodeling, has truly reasonable pricing, is easy to work with, and delivers great results. If this sounds good to you, then keep reading to find out about how Angie's List Super Service Award winning remodeler Michael A. Baum delivers a "Wow! experience to homeowners...

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Long Beach CA General Contractor Michael A Baum

These 3 exclusive benefits make us different...

  • We pay you $200/day for each day we're late beyond the contracted completion date*
  • We guarantee the contracted budget
  • We clean your whole house at project completion

* Naturally, each change order may extend the contracted completion date.

Enjoy VIP treatment with our complimentary Interior Design Service!

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Enjoy a complimentary 1-hr session with one of our top interior designers when you choose us for your home remodeling project.

More exclusives...

  • Michael A. Baum also wrote the Amazon best-selling book "Sawdust to Satisfaction" on how to help homeowners select the best contractor for your project.
  • Additionally, Michael coaches homeowners around the country on their remodeling projects so they have the best experience possible.

The No. 1 Home Remodeling Contractor in Long Beach CA

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Why Baum Construction & Development?

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Long Beach CA General Contractor Michael Baum and Angie Hicks of Angi

We know that your decision to move forward with your home remodeling project is a great, big step in your life. If you’re like our other homeowners as you start out, you want a great general contractor you can trust who can make the whole process go as smooth as possible – and will deliver a quality home remodel in the end.

Naturally, there are both good and bad general contractors out there. So, how do you find a good general contractor Long Beach CA?

Baum Construction & Development is Angi Certified

Homeowners interviewed by contractor industry benchmark Angi (formerly Angie’s List)  have rated Baum Construction & Development 4.8 out of 5 Stars

And, that puts Baum Construction & Development in the Top 5% of all remodelers nationwide. 

Take comfort in knowing that Angi verifies every review for businesses listed on Angi.

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Angi's awarded Baum Construction & Development with the 2021 "Super Service Award" (awarded in 2022)

Michael’s even written the book on how to choose a great contractor – Sawdust To Satisfaction.

It provides homeowners with all kinds of important things to know when starting a home remodeling project - especially things many remodeling contractors would prefer you simply aren't aware of. 

You can expect a Wow! experience when you choose Baum Construction & Development as your home renovation general contractor.

Call us now at 1 (562) 424-2286 to discuss your project.

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Michael is the author of the Amazon best selling book "Sawdust to Satisfaction"

Proven Results...

Awards for your General Contractor Long Beach CA

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2013 angies list super service award badge
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"Best Home Remodeling Contractor Long Beach CA" ~

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Another satisfied customer!

What others are saying...

"I can't say enough good things about Mike and the work he and his sub-contractors have done for my wife and I. We are currently in the middle of our third project with Mike..."

- Greg C (Yelp)

"He has a team of people that are artisans and know their job. The best part - he listens. Everything he promised to do and so much more."

LM H (Yelp)

"To me, Michael A. Baum is easily the best home remodeling contractor Long Beach CA that I've ever had the pleasure to work with. He truly provides a Wow! experience." 

- Don Roberts (RemodelAssist)

Best Home Remodeling Contractor Long Beach CA

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Complete Home Renovation & Custom Home Construction Services

Baum Construction & Development offers a wide range of home remodeling services - from kitchen & bath remodels to custom home construction

Custom Home Construction

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A custom built home has probably been in the back of your mind for a while. If you could design and build your own house, you would make it fit you perfectly. Read more about our custom built homes...

Full House Renovation

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If you’re planning to take your house down to the studs and start all over from scratch for a total home remodel project, you’re probably itching to get started. Read more about our full home remodeling...

Custom Kitchen Remodeling

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The kitchen is one of the most used rooms we have in our homes. An updated kitchen can refresh the entire home, and it offers a great return on investment. Read more about custom kitchen remodels...

Custom Bathroom Remodeling

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Like many homeowners, you probably take great pride in the way your home looks. And, you likely know that one of the best home remodeling investments you can make is a custom bath remodel. Read more about our bath remodels...

Room Addition

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Do you want more space in your home, but don't want to move or remodel the whole place? You're in luck because a custom room addition can finally give you that extra space you need for entertaining, room for the kids, or that home theater you've been wanting. Read more about our room additions...

Period Restoration

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Historic homes are full of charm and stories of days gone by.  Rehabbing a historic home can bring that Bungalow or Craftsman back to life again & have new stories to tell. Read more about our Craftsman & bungalow restorations...

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Construction

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners in the greater Long Beach, CA, area. 

And that's for a good reason because of the several benefits of having an ADU in your backyard.

Read more about ADUs...

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Home Remodeling General Contractor FAQ

Q: How do I find a reputable general contractor for my home remodeling project?

A: Research local contractors through online reviews, professional associations, and recommendations from friends and family. Request references from past clients and ensure the contractor is licensed and insured. Here's a helpful guide on how to choose the right general contractor every time.

Q: How much does it typically cost to hire a general contractor?

A: Costs vary depending on the scope of the project, materials, and labor rates. Contractors usually charge a percentage of the total project cost (10-20%) or provide a fixed-price bid. Obtain multiple quotes for comparison. Watch out for contractors offering the lowest bid because they can often end up costing you a lot more. The practice is referred to as low-balling, and its purpose is to get you to snap up the lowest bid. In many cases, the contractor comes back to the homeowner one or more times during the project to demand more money to get the job done. Baum Construction & Development prides itself on providing highly-accurate job quotes. In fact, we guarantee them.

Q: Should I get a written contract with my general contractor?

A: Yes, a written contract is crucial to protect both parties. It should include project details, scope, cost estimates, payment terms, and a timeline for completion.

Q: How do I ensure my general contractor is properly insured?

A: Request a copy of their insurance certificate, including liability and workers' compensation coverage. Verify the policy is active and that the coverage amounts are adequate for your project.

Q: What is a reasonable timeline for my home remodeling project?

A: Timelines vary depending on project complexity, material availability, and contractor workload. Discuss your expectations with the contractor, and make sure the timeline is included in your contract.

Q: How often should I communicate with my general contractor?

A: Establish a communication plan before starting the project, including regular updates and meetings. Open communication ensures expectations are clear and issues are addressed promptly.

Q: Will I need to obtain permits for my home remodeling project?

A: Most significant remodeling projects require permits. Your general contractor should handle obtaining the necessary permits, but it's important to confirm this responsibility before starting the project.

Q: What can I do to prepare my home for the remodeling project?

A: Clear the work area of personal belongings, establish a designated entry/exit point for workers, and discuss any specific requests with your contractor (e.g. dust control or work hour restrictions).

Q: How do I handle changes to the project scope or cost after work has begun?

A: Request a change order from your contractor, which outlines the revised scope, costs, and timeline. Ensure all changes are documented and agreed upon in writing.

Q: What should I do if I have concerns or issues with the work performed by my general contractor?

A: Address concerns directly with the contractor in a timely manner. If issues cannot be resolved, consider mediation or legal action, and consult your contract for dispute resolution options.

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