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FC Remodeling

Diamond Certified Company Report

FC Remodeling

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

David Pak
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Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 27 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Noah D.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

1 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco was really patient. He explained the process and the options to me, and he let me steer the ship.

Franco was comprehensive in his knowledge, so he was able to do the work that I asked him to do. The price was right, and we were able to work out a schedule that worked well with my time constraints.

Carole R.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

2 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is very clean and picks up after himself. If it's work that's being done while you are living in your home at the same time, it's great. Also, he does the work perfectly.

I really like Franco's skills, reliability, and that he cleans up after himself so well.

Amanda G.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

3 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is reliable, he cleans up after himself, and he's talented.

They're reliable, they clean up after themselves at the end of every work day, and they worked really hard to meet our timeline.

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Franco Corvasce, Owner

FC Remodeling provides handyman services, remodels kitchens and bathrooms, and takes on various general construction jobs for residential clients throughout the North Bay and East Bay. The company has the training and equipment to work on every step of its customers’ renovation projects, from interior and exterior painting to window, door, and cabinet installations.

Owner Franco Corvasce credits much of FC Remodeling’s success to its detail-oriented approach to construction work. “Our goal on each project is to provide high-quality craftsmanship while simultaneously taking care of the client’s personal property,” he explains. “We believe in doing every job right the first time, so we never rush through our work; instead, we maintain a steady pace that ensures consistent progress and the best possible results.”

FC Remodeling communicates clearly with its clients throughout every phase of their projects so they know exactly what to expect. “Staying in constant contact with our customers allows us to quickly address any issues that arise during the course of the job,” says Mr. Corvasce. “We know how to find creative, effective solutions to construction-related problems.”

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED CAPABILITIES ON FC Remodeling

COMPANY CONTACT
Service AREA

the North Bay
East Bay

SERVICES PERFORMED

Handyman Services
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
Plumbing & Electrical Work
Windows & Doors
Interior & Exterior Painting
Siding & Decks
Drywall & Tile

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON FC Remodeling

Company Profile

FC Remodeling provides handyman services, remodels kitchens and bathrooms, and takes on various general construction jobs for residential clients throughout the North Bay and East Bay. The company has the training and equipment to work on every step of its customers’ renovation projects, from interior and exterior painting to window, door, and cabinet installations.

Owner Franco Corvasce credits much of FC Remodeling’s success to its detail-oriented approach to construction work. “Our goal on each project is to provide high-quality craftsmanship while simultaneously taking care of the client’s personal property,” he explains. “We believe in doing every job right the first time, so we never rush through our work; instead, we maintain a steady pace that ensures consistent progress and the best possible results.”

FC Remodeling communicates clearly with its clients throughout every phase of their projects so they know exactly what to expect. “Staying in constant contact with our customers allows us to quickly address any issues that arise during the course of the job,” says Mr. Corvasce. “We know how to find creative, effective solutions to construction-related problems.”

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Company Philosophy

"We focus on providing the highest quality installations and craftsmanship on every job, regardless of its size. Our clients are very important to us, so we go the extra mile to make sure their home improvement projects last for many years and are completed to their total satisfaction."

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Comparative Summary

Handyman contractors are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves from their competition, and those that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award are already several steps ahead. In addition to its Diamond Certified status, FC Remodeling sets itself apart by utilizing its general contracting license to professionally handle all phases of the jobs it accepts. “When it comes to the construction installation process, everything has to be done in a layered way, and that’s where our experience and training comes in,” says owner Franco Corvasce. “We have the skills to make sure all work is completed to its full potential in each of those layers.”

FC Remodeling has been providing handyman services, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, and taking on various general construction jobs for residential clients throughout the North Bay and East Bay since 2009. The company works on projects of every size, from small home repairs to full-scale kitchen and bathroom remodels, and its in-house capabilities include everything from interior and exterior painting to window, door, and cabinet installations.

Unlike less experienced handyman contractors that take a “one size fits all” approach to every job in an effort to maximize their workload volume, FC Remodeling focuses on the details of each project and tailors its services to meet the client’s specific needs. “We understand that each job means a lot to that particular customer, so we always work with their bottom line in mind,” says Mr. Corvasce. “Our job is to make their dreams come true and provide services that help them achieve their goals.”

To further differentiate itself from its competition, FC Remodeling provides every project with the hands-on expertise of Mr. Corvasce himself. “My project managers and I oversee every phase of every project, which allows us to ensure our clients’ needs are always met,” he says. “No matter what type of work we’re doing, they know they can expect quality work that’s done correctly the first time.”

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Industry Info

If you’re taking on a home repair project, look for a handyman contractor that’s knowledgeable about local codes. State and city codes mandate design and building specifications, including the height of railings and windows, the types of materials used, and special installation requirements. Whether you like them or not, you and your contractor are required by law to abide by code regulations. So, as a homeowner, you’re ultimately responsible for working with a contractor that understands and abides by these codes; otherwise, you could be held liable for repairs.

“For example, you might not realize that if your home was built before 1978, your contractor must be lead-certified by the EPA because the house may contain lead paint,” explains Franco Corvasce, owner of FC Remodeling in Richmond. “Contractors that aren’t certified can spread harmful lead dust throughout your home, so it’s important to hire a company that will take the necessary precautions and has the certifications to work in that type of environment.”

Another item required by local codes is the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. “Every floor of your home must have at least one detector,” says Mr. Corvasce. “In fact, if you’re doing a major remodel, the building codes may even mandate that you hard-wire alarms into your home. A reputable contractor will be aware of this and other work that triggers codes.”

Being aware of codes (or hiring a contractor that is) can help you avoid unexpected costs associated with code requirements. “If you want to remodel your kitchen, hire a contractor that knows the project requirements beforehand,” advises Mr. Corvasce. “You don’t want to open up a wall or tear out your existing kitchen only to discover that codes require additional safety features or other changes that can add a lot to your budget.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to complete my job?

A: It depends on a lot of factors, but once we analyze the scope of work, we’ll be able to give you a realistic timeframe for your job.

Q: Can you help me design my remodeling project?

A: Yes. We’re not designers, but we can give you advice or seek outside help if you’re looking to incorporate a lot of design work.

Q: Do you give honest bids?

A: Absolutely. Price is usually the bottom line for our clients, so we’re careful with our estimates and focus on providing the most honest prices possible. We’ll also give you a choice between a fixed bid and a ‘time and materials’ bid.

Q: Will you handle the permitting process for me?

A: Yes, we’ll go to the building department and acquire the necessary permits for your job. That way, you can concentrate on other details, like picking out materials.

Q: What can I do to move my job along faster?

A: Half of the battle is getting the materials, so you should do some research and determine what your preferences are in terms of aesthetics and styles. Decide what you want before you start and price the materials so you have a realistic budget. The more you narrow the scope of your job, the more it will help the construction process.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE & TIPS FROM Franco Corvasce

Expert CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE
  • Franco Corvasce is a 15-year veteran of the remodeling industry and owner of FC Remodeling, a Diamond Certified company since 2015. He can be reached at (415) 801-4071 or by email.

Franco Corvasce: A Well-Rounded Education

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

RICHMOND — Franco Corvasce has been in business for himself since 2009, but in order to go solo, he first had to receive a well-rounded education in the construction field. “I started out working as an installer for a custom cabinet manufacturer,” he recounts. “After about four years, I went to work for a kitchen and bathroom remodeling firm. Between these two companies, I learned how to do every stage of a project, from plumbing and electrical to finish work. The comprehensive knowledge and experience I acquired gave me the confidence to start my own business.”

Today, as owner of FC Remodeling, Franco says his favorite part of his job is pleasing his clients. “I enjoy fixing things for my customers and making their spaces better looking and more functional. They’re happy when I’m finished, and that’s very satisfying.”

Born and raised in San Francisco, Franco resides today in Richmond with his daughter, Corrina, and his son, Andre. Outside of work, he takes advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and diverse Bay Area landscape. “My kids and I like to go camping, take road trips and go on walks along the Marina Bay Parkway,” he affirms. “I also like to go fishing when I get a chance.”

In his life and career, Franco espouses the importance of putting forth his best effort. “I believe in doing things right the first time,” he says. “On every job, I try to be the best I can be and treat the client like family. I want to do the best job possible for every customer because I feel that’s what they deserve.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Franco says he’d do some traveling. “I’d definitely take a couple of vacations. I’d probably go to Hawaii first, and then maybe Italy to visit the family I have there.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite season?
A: Summer—there’s just more to do, and my kids and I get to go camping and take road trips.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Music.

Q: What’s your favorite style of music?
A: I like anything that has guitar, whether it’s rock and roll, blues or jazz. I just like the sound of the guitar—plus, I like to play it a little bit.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Trail mix

Q: What kinds of movies do you like?
A: Clint Eastwood westerns like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

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Expert articles
  • An Easy Way to Prevent Dry Rot

    RICHMOND — One of the most important home maintenance steps you can take is to seal gaps and seams in your kitchen, bathrooms, and other moisture-prone areas. Even in the case of small cracks or gaps, if water is able to penetrate, it can lead to severe dry rot and potentially cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.

    Fortunately, this is easy to do: all you need is some caulk, a caulking gun, a sponge and a bucket of water. Using your gun, apply a single bead of caulk along the seam or gap you want to seal. Next, wipe it with your finger to push it into the gap. Then, take your sponge (slightly dampened) and wipe the caulk again to smooth it out. Use the water bucket to rinse your sponge between applications.

    Basic areas that should be sealed include cracks in tile grout, gaps in between the bathtub/shower and tile, and the area between the kitchen backsplash and the wall. Following application, inspect these areas every year and reseal as needed.

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  • Video: Sealing Your Bathroom

    Complete Video Transcription:

    RICHMOND — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to preventing water damage in your home, one simple maintenance step can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs. Today we’re in Richmond with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Franco Corvasce of FC Remodeling to learn more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Franco Corvasce: Okay. One of the most important things a homeowner can do to maintain their home is seal and paint all of the small gaps in their home. This is going to allow you to keep the water from infiltrating the home, which could potentially cause severe dry rot and damage and cost you thousands. But a small, simple step is just, in a bathroom, where there’s one of the most wet areas in your home, is apply some grout caulking. This is going to seal up any small fractures or gaps in-between the tub and grout, or tub and tile.

    What you’re going to want to do is apply a single bead along the seam or gap you’re going to fill. Wipe it with your finger. Have a nice half bucket of water, with a grout sponge. Get that damp. Make sure you squeeze the sponge out. And wipe your grout joint clean.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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Diamond Certified RATINGS ON FC Remodeling
Diamond certified ratings dashboard
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 27 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
FC Remodeling : Average 9.6 out of 10 based on 27 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Noah D.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

1 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco was really patient. He explained the process and the options to me, and he let me steer the ship.

Franco was comprehensive in his knowledge, so he was able to do the work that I asked him to do. The price was right, and we were able to work out a schedule that worked well with my time constraints.

Amanda G.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

2 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is reliable, he cleans up after himself, and he's talented.

They're reliable, they clean up after themselves at the end of every work day, and they worked really hard to meet our timeline.

Carole R.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

3 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is very clean and picks up after himself. If it's work that's being done while you are living in your home at the same time, it's great. Also, he does the work perfectly.

I really like Franco's skills, reliability, and that he cleans up after himself so well.

Christina

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

4 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco did a great job.

The job was very well done, and Franco didn't make a mess around the house. He was so much better to deal with than many other people I've used before.

Clinton

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

5 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I recommend Franco to others all the time. The thing I always remember to say to them is that he is someone who does what he says he will do. He'll charge what he says he will charge and shows up when he says he will. It is usually hard to find someone in this business that does all three, and he really does.

Franco's a very nice person, and he's easy to deal with. I like that I have confidence in him and that I know he will get the work done. His pricing is also very good. He is very knowledgeable, a skilled builder, and has a natural aesthetic sense for design and how things are going to look.

Don B.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

6 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

He is very good at what he does, he is prompt, and he gets the job done at a good price.

He does quality work. He was very cordial, and he was good at what he did.

Eric B.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

7 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That I've used them to remodel almost all of my house and that I would never use anyone else

The prices are reasonable, and the quality of the work is outstanding. They're fabulous.

Francisco R.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

8 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they're a good choice.

I really liked their professionalism. I was a happy customer.

Michael F.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

9 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They're very honest and upfront about the cost of the job. In the end, the cost was exactly what he quoted me originally, which means a lot.

Franco is an incredibly nice guy, and his crew is nice as well.

Hugh B.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

10 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Do it.

He is a very nice guy who does good work.

Ilona C.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

11 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is very thorough, communicative, and responsive. He also follows up on issues well.

I like his thoroughness, communication, responsiveness, and follow-through.

John G.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

12 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would tell others how trustworthy Franco is and how everything went very smoothly, with no delays. There were some financial issues on our end that were difficult to work with, but Franco was very kind and generous with his time. He helped us through the process. It meant a lot to us that he was so patient.

Franco was very honest. He was able to work with us to help us come up with good ideas and affordable alternatives for the things we wanted.

Karen L.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

13 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That Franco came on time and showed back up when he was supposed to, he was great. He did a fantastic job.

He came on time, returned to complete the work on schedule, and was very trustworthy. He was easy to work with.

Kathy S.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

14 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They're very dependable.

They really seemed to listen to what I wanted to have done.

Milton W.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

15 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is very reliable, and his work passes inspection the first time. That's important.

Franco takes the extra time to make sure things are done very well. He doesn't just to get things done for the sake of being done.

Nicole

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

16 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco has been really perfect for me. He comes in, doesn't make a mess, and he can do everything, including plumbing and electrical work. He also thinks ahead of time about what he needs to bring with him, so he is prepared for the job when he arrives.

The finished product is great. Franco's work is perfect.

Nona B.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

17 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco is a great guy and very conscientious about his work. He does high quality remodeling.

I like working with Franco. He's really conscientious, took his time to do his work well, but was able to get it done within a reasonable time frame. He also had reasonable prices for the quality of his work. I'm still enjoying his work. He made my home a better place to be.

Robert M.

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

18 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco's a very pleasant person to work with.

I liked the quality of the work and that Franco has a good eye for design. We were very happy with him.

Tracey

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

19 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco does great work, and he's reliable.

Franco is down to earth.

Antone

VERIFIED FC Remodeling CUSTOMER

20 of 27

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Franco's very precise and very on top of things.

Franco's work is great. The remodeling he did for me turned out beautifully. I'm satisfied with everything he did.

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