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We were able to verify 64 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 99 and is rated in the top 20% 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.


Contact Info

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

Key Statistics


Foundations First has a BuildZoom score of 99, which places them above 80% 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.
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8 projects
12 projects
18 projects
8 projects
4 projects


Based on permit records, we have been able to verify that Foundations First has worked on 50 projects over the past 5 years, and a total of 64 projects over the past 9 years. They have received repeat business from 1 client, which is a strong indicator of reliability.


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 $8,000.
Pro tip: For more details about their pricing, check out their recent activity to see how much they have charged for different types of work.
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< $5k
14 projects
18 projects
10 projects
7 projects

Recent Projects

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August 26, 2014 - 3219 Ellis, Berkeley, CA

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

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

May 29, 2014 - 246 Bocana St, San Francisco, CA

Voluntary seismic strengthening - adding 2 bench piers on southwest wall and adding shear wall to bottom story.

Value: $8,000 | Permit #: 201405297015

May 8, 2014 - 2105 Browning, Berkeley, CA

Rebate. seismic upgrade for transfer tax

Value: $7,500 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400001579

April 21, 2014 - 1909 Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA

**add plumbing permit for sewer on from 6' to 8'. seismic strengthening at lower level to increase ceiling height private property. $$alj replacement of the foundation.excavate the lower level.no transfer tax rebate.

Value: $34,600 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400000085

April 14, 2014 - 1531 Sacramento, Berkeley, CA

Clips & fdn plates only reduction. seismic retrofit work per plan set a, work qualifies for seismic transfer tax

Value: $3,500 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400001196

February 26, 2014 - 1342 Ordway, Berkeley, CA

Seismic clipping to foundation for transfer tax rebate

Value: $4,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1300005959

February 26, 2014 - 50 Latham, Berkeley, CA

Add 1/2 bath in existing utility house. must comply with firezone 2 of approval. restrictions. see attached conditions room/closet area on main floor of

Value: $3,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1400000831

January 14, 2014 - 1410 Hearst, Berkeley, CA

Partial foundation replacement of previously excavated work due to notice of violation. (repairing work done for 13-3682 before permit was approved). **increase valuation to $6,000 per applicant due to planchecker comment. $$alj

Value: $6,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1300005174

December 18, 2013 - 1468 Tenth, Berkeley, CA

Replace entire perimeter foundation. work qualifies for seismic transfer tax reduction.

Value: $15,000 | Type: Building permit | Permit #: 1300005101

November 27, 2013 - 78 Adobe Dr, Concord, CA

Voluntary foundation repair.

Value: $4,000 | Type: Combo | Permit #: B132989

Reviews of Foundations First

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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Structural revisions to approved permit #201308214895.

Structural revisions to approved permit #201308214895.
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Key Business Information

    License Number: 843605
  • Status: Active
  • State: California
  • Date Issued: 07/28/2004
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  • 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.

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