7,979 Berkeley, CA General Contractors

If you're on the brink of a large home improvement project, remodel or new build, you'll likely want to hire a general contractor. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's completed on schedule and to your satisfaction. Whether you’re looking for Berkeley, CA building contractors for a new construction, or home improvement contractors to spruce up your existing place, it’s important to know exactly what role they will play in the project. Read more below for a list of must-ask questions. You can find more general contractors in San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Concord and Richmond. More 
San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, 95014
41 miles from Berkeley
Best of Houzz 2014, 2013, 2012: Custom Home Builder and Remodeling Contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area known for personalized service and providing informed choices toward a... Read More
San Francisco-Berkeley, CA, 94710
1 mile from Berkeley
We have discovered that good projects are created by bringing together a team of individuals who together, and individually, are driven by a deep passion and desire to produce the... Read More
Remodeling contractor with heavy emphasis on doing what is right for the house.
Saratoga, CA, 95070
44 miles from Berkeley
Conrado Home Builders specializes in the construction and remodeling of luxury, custom homes in Saratoga, California and the surrounding areas. We dedicate our efforts to... Read More
We provide new construction & remodeling services for residential and commercial clients in the East Bay and San Francisco. Our firm builds projects of all sizes, from decks to whole house remodels.
Harrell Remodeling (650) 230-2900
Mountain View, CA, 94043
34 miles from Berkeley
Harrell Remodeling is a full-service design + build residential remodeling company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For many Bay Area homeowners, we are pleased to be their... Read More
We are a residential construction company focused on crafting fine residences and remodels in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Fautt Homes (925) 362-8940
Alamo, CA, 94507
14 miles from Berkeley
Building Custom homes, large remodels and additions in the East Bay of California. Complete design and build within one company. Read More
Young & Burton specializes in high-end, custom homes from the ground up. We provide a full service team to complete your home from preliminary pricing, through construction, to move in.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
11 miles from Berkeley
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders constructs some of the most beautiful and architecturally complex residences in the Bay Area. Read More
Conscious Construction is a locally owned and operated, green certified builder providing exceptional communication, experience and service.
San Carlos, CA, 94070
26 miles from Berkeley
Since 1979 Allwood Construction has been a General Construction Firm based in the San Francisco Peninsula. We provide a quality product through a professional work experience on... Read More
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Saratoga, CA, 95070
44 miles from Berkeley
Remodel West is a design and construction firm best known for providing a quality remodeling experience since 1992. We call it "Total Care Remodeling". Serving Saratoga, San... Read More
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
45 miles from Berkeley
At Nunley Custom Homes, we specialize in helping you make the right decision for YOU and your home. Whether it is a small remodel or a whole house remodel, we have the experience... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94114
12 miles from Berkeley
Cardea Building Co. is a design-oriented, general contracting firm specializing in high-end residential projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strive to build quality homes... Read More
Oakland, 94607
5 miles from Berkeley
Mueller Nicholls is a well-established builder and solar-powered cabinet shop. Our location in West Oakland gives us the ability to manage construction projects all over the Bay... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94118
13 miles from Berkeley
Jeff King & Company provides award winning green building and remodeling services. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices... Read More
San Rafael, CA, 94901
15 miles from Berkeley
Fair pricing, open communication, excellent service and unparalleled workmanship inform the mission of Kerr Construction. A leader in residential remodel and new construction our... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95126
43 miles from Berkeley
Since 1985 De Mattei has produced award-winning custom homes, residential remodels and commercial construction throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our strong commitment to... Read More
Los Altos, CA, 94023
50 miles from Berkeley
Rich Mathers Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting firm based in Los Altos, California, and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded by Rich Mathers in 1983,... Read More
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What Is a General Contractor?


General, or construction contractors, are often known as project managers. They oversee the entire remodeling or new home construction project and facilitate all day-to-day tasks that move it toward completion. A general building contractor will work with your architect to review plan as you build a house and ensure everything is in place before work is started, as well as arrange for permits and necessary inspections. While good local home improvement contractors will have the skills to handle certain tasks onsite, such as carpentry, he or she is also responsible for hiring subcontractors for the majority of jobs, such as electrical work, painting or plumbing. In addition, the general contractor should be on-site regularly to inspect the progress and resolve issues. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Building Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

Home remodeling contractors are a must for successful completion of a renovation. Because of this, it's essential that you do your homework before deciding on the right Berkeley, CA general contractor as you remodel or build a house. Inspect bids carefully. Was it ready when the contractor promised it? Was the bid for building a home unusually high or low? Each of these things can be very telling: A late bid may reflect timing standards, and an off-the-mark bid could be code for a pricey premium or a deliberate underbid to score the remodeling job. You should call references, carefully read reviews and visit Berkeley, CA completed projects to see if they’re what you expect for your job. Once you do secure your local contractors, read the contract very carefully to be sure everyone is on the same page.

Questions to ask prospective general contractors:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • What qualities do you look for in your subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?


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