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About the contractor

Foundations First operates out of Berkeley, CA and holds a General Building Contractor license according to the California contractors license board.

We were able to verify 120 building permits associated with Foundations First. Check out their permit history below to see where they have worked and what type of work they have done in the past. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of every project they have completed; just the projects we have been able to verify with the local permit authority.

Foundations First has a BuildZoom score of 110 and is rated in the top 5% of 336,931 contractors in California.

Their license (843605) was verified as active when we last checked. If you are considering hiring Foundations First, we recommend double-checking their license status with the license board and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes.

Services

Contact Info

2414 Mcgee Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 Edit
(510) 435-5224 Edit

Key Statistics

Quality

Foundations First has a BuildZoom score of 110, which places them above 95% of 336,931 contractors in California; license (843605) verified as active.
Pro tip: We generally recommend hiring a contractor with a score higher than 95.
110
(95 percentile)
2014
26 projects
2013
19 projects
2012
29 projects
2011
12 projects
2010
11 projects

Activity

Based on permit records, we have been able to verify that Foundations First has worked on 97 projects over the past 6 years, and a total of 120 projects over the past 10 years. They have received repeat business from 1 client, which is a strong indicator of reliability.

Pricing

Here is a pricing breakdown based on the permit records we were able to obtain for Foundations First. The median size of their projects is approximately $6,800.
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< $5k
25 projects
$5k-$10k
30 projects
$10k-$20k
19 projects
$20k-$50k
11 projects

Building Permits Filed by Foundations First

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December 8, 2014 - 1509 Carleton, Berkeley, CA

Foundation repair

Value: $32,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400005570

November 17, 2014 - 1188 Ocean Ave, Oakland, CA

Repair sidewalk to city standards (minimum 2% slope) permit not valid for structural sidewalk repair. call pwa inspection prior to start: 510-238-3651. 4th floor.

Type: Curb, gutter, sidewalk | Permit #: CGS14197

October 17, 2014 - 2961 Linden, Berkeley, CA

Retrofit for transfer tax rebate. foundation replacement and plan set a

Value: $6,800 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400004391

October 15, 2014 - 1535 Wellington St, Oakland, CA

Replace permimeter foundation & interior post footings. install cripple wall plywood bracing at 8' each way at corners & l70 clips 32" o.c. at plate line

Value: $16,200 | Type: Residential building - repair | Permit #: RB1403082

September 3, 2014 - 834 58th St, Oakland, CA

Replace entire perimeter foundation with new piers at bearing wall.

Value: $17,000 | Type: Residential building - repair | Permit #: RB1402637

August 28, 2014 - 712 54th St, Oakland, CA

Replace permiter foundation, replace interior post footings, add plywood sheathing & clips to cripple walls at corners of sfd

Value: $16,000 | Type: Residential building - repair | Permit #: RB1402590

August 26, 2014 - 3219 Ellis, Berkeley, CA

**plan set a-seismic for transfer tax rebate.

Value: $27,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400003645

August 5, 2014 - 6531 Thornhill Dr, Oakland, CA

Electrical for engineered basement retaining wall. relocate stairway. drx140376. change door to new window; exterior stucco repair.

Type: Residential electrical - repair | Permit #: RE1401759

August 5, 2014 - 5616 Sacramento Ave, Richmond, CA

Voluntary: bench piers small seismic

Type: Bld residential | Permit #: B14-07564

August 5, 2014 - 5616 Sacramento Ave, Richmond, CA

Voluntary: bench piers small seismic

Type: Bld plan check | Permit #: BP14-07566

Reviews of Foundations First

November 8, 2012

Paul Thompson, the principal of Foundations First, was recommended by my General Contractor. Paul and his crew are not only the consummate professionals you want for this kind of work, they're also a really personable group of guys. My project involved excavating 18" below grade and replacing 45' of foundation; installing a 30' french draina... Read more.

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Key License Information

  • License Number: 843605
  • Status: Active
  • State: California
  • Type: General Building Contractor
  • Date Issued: 07/28/2004

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110
  • Bonded Agent: American Contractors Indemnity Company
  • Bond Value: $12,500
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  • Foundations First has completed multiple projects based on building permit records.

Employees of Foundations First

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Paul Edward Thompson
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