34,047 California 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 California 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. More 
San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, 95014
50 miles from
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
We are designers and builders of home additions and renovations throughout Northern Virginia. Our team of designers, craftsman and builders have been in business for over 27 years.
SoCal Contractor (310) 774-6498
LOS ANGELES, CA, 90034
50 miles from
SoCal Contractor is a one stop shop for interior design, construction and remodeling of residential, hospitality and commercial interiors, exteriors, landscape and interior... Read More
Remodeling with a difference. Are you demanding? Do you appreciate the finer things? Would you like your home to reflect your individual personality and sense of style? If so, we're the ones for you!
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
50 miles from
In a nutshell, DD Ford Construction is a Santa Barbara custom home builder that builds, remodels and maintains custom homes of all shapes and sizes in the Santa Barbara area. Our... Read More
We are an award winning a remodeling company, focusing on complete kitchen, bathroom, basement & sun room remodeling with home additions & renovations services. Contact us for your next project!
Saratoga, CA, 95070
50 miles from
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
TrueBuilt, LLC (540) 878-5759
TrueBuilt is a residential and commercial contractor offering construction and design services in the Northern VA and DC Metro area.
San Francisco-Berkeley, CA, 94710
50 miles from
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
Home Services Unlimited, LLC has been in business for over 29 years. We are licensed, insured, bonded and an EPA Certified Renovator.
Harrell Remodeling (650) 230-2900
Mountain View, CA, 94043
50 miles from
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
Our passion lies in helping you navigate the design and renovation process. We are experts at identifying your needs, designing your vision, and managing the construction.
Fautt Homes Corp (925) 362-8940
Alamo, CA, 94507
50 miles from
Building Custom homes, large remodels and additions in the East Bay of California. Complete design and build within one company. Read More
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
50 miles from
Since 1986, Giffin & Crane have worked to build an extraordinary community one home at a time. Each project we embark upon is a new opportunity to apply our focus on quality and... Read More
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
50 miles from
Allen Associates Construction, and employee-owned company delivers award-winning residential and commercial projects for the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura County and... Read More
Redondo Beach, CA, 90278
50 miles from
LuAnn is a licensed General Contractor, fully bonded and insured. With her team of like-minded sub-contractors, she is dedicated to making each client's dream home a reality --... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94103
50 miles from
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders constructs some of the most beautiful and architecturally complex residences in the Bay Area. Read More
SC Homes (949) 723-4243
Corona Del Mar, CA
50 miles from
SC Homes is proud to be a family owned and operated home building company that has become one of the most referred custom home builders and remodeling contractors in the Newport... Read More
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
50 miles from
JRP Design & Remodel is a premier design-build firm servicing the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Dedicated to providing cutting edge design and superior craftsmanship, JRP... Read More
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
50 miles from
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
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Saratoga, CA, 95070
50 miles from
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
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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.

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 California 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 California 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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