Foundations First

About the contractor

We were able to verify 115 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.

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

Key Statistics

Quality

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.
99
(80 percentile)
2014
21 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 92 projects over the past 5 years, and a total of 115 projects over the past 9 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 $7,300.
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.
Note: Pricing is not available for all projects.
< $5k
25 projects
$5k-$10k
30 projects
$10k-$20k
19 projects
$20k-$50k
10 projects

Building Permits Filed by Foundations First

Sort By Date Sort By Date | Sort By Job Value Sort By Job Value
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

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 | Type: Building permit | 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

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.

Leave a Review for Foundations First
1 Rate this contractor
Click stars to rate
2 Provide a detailed review of this contractor.


Similar ContractorsBrowse all contractors in this area

122 Buildzoom Score 

Active License

4 Permits

94 Buildzoom Score 

Active License

15 Permits

Everlast Construction

122
Pleasant Hill, CA
Description: General building contractor
License Number: 986126
more
Bond Amount: 12500
Bonded: Yes
Recent Building Permit
Bathroom remodel: install new vanity build closet door. update plum... more

Bathroom remodel: install new vanity build closet door. update plumbing and electrical
View all of this contractor's building permits

Recent Building Permit
Special event permit - aircraft carrier hornet foundation - madelin... more

Special event permit - aircraft carrier hornet foundation - madeline mcentyre - 4th of july fundraiser - ship will be open for tours, food, beverage, live music, kids games - on 7/4/14 from 11 am until 10pm at the uss hornet - 1 tent (20x40), estimated number of participants & observers over the day will be 1500, 4 loud speakers (live bands), no pyrotechnics
View all of this contractor's building permits

Ready to start your project?

Use our bidding system to get competitive quotes.

Key Business Information

  • Status: Active
  • State: California
  • Date Issued: 07/28/2004
  • Learn More
  • Bonded Agent: American Contractors Indemnity Company
  • Bond Value: $12,500
  • Learn More
115
  • Foundations First has completed multiple projects based on building permit records.

Remodel without the risk

  1. We'll analyze every licensed contractor in Berkeley and get you bids from the top 3 matches.

    •  No risk or financial commitment.
    •  Close your request at anytime.

    To get started, provide a short description of your project:

About BuildZoom

  1. Every month, over 600,000 people use BuildZoom to hire contractors.

    We make hiring a contractor easy and safe. Homeowners who hire through BuildZoom's free bidding system report high rates of satisfaction.

    We know who the best contractors are, and who the worst contractors are. We help you hire the best.

  2. Other fun things to do with BuildZoom:

  3. View your home's remodeling history
  4. Remodeling data + interesting projects in Alameda County