Yes I do know a good handyman his name is Ray Ortiz from Superior Construction.
Here's his # be sure to say you heard it from me.
Good Luck and I highly recommend him!
I am not familiar with Long Beach, but in Santa Clara County where I work, all permits that are pulled and finaled are provided to the county assessor's office. The county then sends a questionnaire to the homeowner asking about the nature of the work. The information reported back to the county is then used to update the county records.
When requesting your permit from the city of Long Beach, ask the Building Department official how the process works.
I think you are making a wise decision in getting the work permitted. It will certainly benefit you by making certain the work being done meets today's building and safety codes.
Good luck with the addition,
April Tavares, GRI, ASP
Realtor, DRE License #01742179... more
Kathi, You might get better information by having the various tradespeopel give you quick estimates for the work to be done. I know several reliable painters, carpenters, electricians and plumbers that I would be glad to refer to you. Please feel free to call. Susan Van Wig, Century 21 Landmark Properties 562 980-6088... more