33,168 California General Contractors

If you're on the brink of a large home improvement project, remodel, or even building a home from scratch, you'll likely want to hire a general contractor. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's being completed on schedule and to your satisfaction, so be sure to check local contractors for reviews, ratings and recommendations to find the right one for your project or new home construction. More 
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 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
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
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
San Francisco, CA, 94114
50 miles from
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
Burbank, CA, 91505
50 miles from
Beyond our passionate role as cabinetmakers, Keystone Cabinetry Inc offers thoughtful kitchen design to preserve style, while adding modern day functionality & ergonomics.... Read More
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
50 miles from
Streamline Development is a residential General Contractor specializing in sustainable building with residential remodeling and new construction. We build homes one... Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
50 miles from
Design Build Firm specializing in high end custom homes. Read More
Pasadena, CA, 91105
50 miles from
We are a full service design/construction company. One stop shop. Plans, Construction, and Interior Design. Specialize in very high quality work with one on one service. Read More
San Carlos, CA, 94070
50 miles from
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
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
50 miles from
We work with homeowners who want to enhance their living spaces. What makes our service unique is our ability to engage clients throughout design, project scheduling and budgeting... Read More
Long Beach, CA, 90814
50 miles from
Room Additions ∙ Kitchens ∙ Bathrooms ∙ New Construction ∙ Home Performance Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions specializes in custom home building and remodeling,... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95030
50 miles from
Bridgford Construction was created on the idea that a successful remodel needs more than skilled professionals. We know that each homeowner deserves accountability and peace of... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95126
50 miles from
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
San Francisco, CA, 94118
50 miles from
Jeff King & Company provides award winning green building and remodeling services. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices... Read More
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What Is a General Contractor?


General 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 local 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 onsite regularly to inspect the progress and resolve issues.

A quality home contractor is a must for successful completion of a renovation or new construction. Because of this, it's essential that you do your homework before deciding on the right California general contractor as you 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, review contractor 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 local 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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