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We were able to verify 8 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.
(80 percentile)
1 project
1 project
3 projects
1 project


Based on permit records, we have been able to verify that Foundations First has worked on 6 projects over the past 4 years.


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 $6,000.
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< $5k
2 projects
2 projects
1 project

Recent Projects

December 31, 2012 - 37 Kenyon Ave, KENSINGTON, CA

Reinforcement of foundation wall and site drainage as per plans. note: for drainage outside property line might require encroachment permit, please contact bob hendry of public works @ 925-674-7744.

Value: $12,000 | Type: Building/residential/fd/foundation repair | Permit #: BIFD12-009360

December 8, 2009 - 6088 Arlington Blvd, RICHMOND, CA

New detached garage/work shop per plans 4-16-2010 --- revision to roof and windows per plans -- bdb

Value: $11,272 | Type: Building/residential/cg/carport garage | Permit #: BI427204

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

October 1, 2012 - 1381 Fernside Blvd, ALAMEDA, CA

Voluntary seismic stregthening - adding shear wall, clips & new bolts in perimter foundation (approx. 120 l.f.)

Value: $8,000 | Type: Residential - miscellaneous | Permit #: B12-0914

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

Voluntary foundation repair.

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

August 1, 2011 - 250 Colgate Ave, KENSINGTON, CA

Foundation repair as per plans

Value: $2,980 | Type: Building/residential/rp/repair | Permit #: BIRP11-005307

August 17, 2012 - 531 Beloit Ave, KENSINGTON, CA

Installing new waterproof 20 amp curcuit for sump pump

Type: Building/residential/e/misc. electrical | Permit #: BIE12-005869

June 22, 2006 - 282 Grizzly Peak Blvd, KENSINGTON, CA

Electrical service upgrade from 100 to 200 amp service, new subpanel for spa & lights, also new 2 gfci per contractor

Type: Building/residential/e/misc. electrical | Permit #: BI384864

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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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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