11,939 DC (Washington), DC 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 DC (Washington), DC 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 Washington, Arlington, Alexandria, Silver Spring and Centreville. More 
Falls Church, VA, 22046
9 miles from DC (Washington)
With over 27 years in the remodeling industry, NVS Remodeling & Design is a full-service design and build remodeler - lending expert designs and craftsmanship to each project. Our... Read More
Cabin John Builders takes a straight forward, honest and efficient approach to your Renovations, Additions and New Custom Construction in the Washington, DC Metro Area.
Alexandria, VA, 22301
7 miles from DC (Washington)
Harry Braswell, Inc. has been renovating luxury homes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. since 1982. We offer award-winning design-build services and boast significant... Read More
At Gresinger construction, we believe that your home should be a reflection of you. Please take a look at our custom home offerings, and contact us so we can help you build your perfect home.
Alexandria, VA, 22312
10 miles from DC (Washington)
Thorsen Construction Co., Inc. is an award-winning General Contractor that has been serving clients in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. since 1976. Founded by regionally... Read More
We combine an unwavering commitment to quality, outstanding professionalism and a thorough knowledge of techniques and products appropriate for your remodeling or home improvement project.
Pyramid Builders (410) 571-7707
Annapolis, MD, 21401
27 miles from DC (Washington)
Founded by Bret Anderson in 1985, Pyramid Builders offers Architects and Homeowners a trusted partner in the esteemed craft of homebuilding. Pyramid specializes in highly detailed... Read More
Over 33 years, we have redesigned and remodeled luxury homes throughout the Washington DC area. We will work closely with you to develop a design that reflects your vision, needs, desires and budget.
Chantilly, VA, 20151
23 miles from DC (Washington)
Moss Building & Design is an award winning, family owned remodeling company that has been serving Northern Virginia for over a decade. We specialize in remodeling additions,... Read More
Superior Home Services Inc is an award-winning, full-service contractor serving Washington DC for over 25 years. We specialize in new home construction, high-end remodeling & historical restorations.
Smithouse (410) 329-1262
Cockeysville, MD, 21030
45 miles from DC (Washington)
We are a group of professionals who, through fair and honest business practices, build finely crafted homes and renovations. We believe in the importance of forming a close... Read More
We deliver an incredible customer experience through detailed planning and great communication. Our proven process ensures that your construction project proceeds smoothly from design to completion.
Bethesda, MD, 20814
8 miles from DC (Washington)
Leading Custom Homebuilder and Remodeler in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Read More
Bethesda, MD, 20816
6 miles from DC (Washington)
Since 1994, Bethesda Builders Ltd. has been building exceptional custom homes in the Washington DC Area. Our goal is to offer a quality product, personal service, and value that... Read More
Artwork (202) 321-7540
Washington, DC, 20002
1 mile from DC (Washington)
Unlike most contractors I was trained to be an Artist. I have an MFA degree in painting which I earned too many years ago to mention. I realized that I loved contracting when my... Read More
Baltimore, DC, 21220
45 miles from DC (Washington)
We are a woman owned design/renovation company. Charleene Doverspike, has spent the past 26 years fine tuning her skills and perfecting her trade as a designer and contractor. ... Read More
Fairfax, VA, 22031-2303
16 miles from DC (Washington)
Since 1986, clients in the Northern VA area have come to Schroeder Design/Build when they need to add space or redefine their living areas, to overhaul aged rooms that are no... Read More
Fairfax, VA, 22301
7 miles from DC (Washington)
Orion of Virginia, LLC is a premier home improvement company providing replacement windows, remodeling, siding, roofing and more! You’ll appreciate our no-pressure approach &... Read More
Annapolis, MD, 21409
33 miles from DC (Washington)
Consynigy Renovations, projects we are proud of! As a consumer, you have the ability to choose the best residential remodeling company to fit, your project, your family, your... Read More
SAI Contracting (703) 467-8255
Reston, VA, 20195
16 miles from DC (Washington)
SAI is an award winning Design/Build firm established in 1994 and serving the DC Metro area. We bring your dreams to life. SAI stands for Service, Action, and Integrity and we... Read More
Ant Builders (202) 330-7525
Washington, DC, 20011
3 miles from DC (Washington)
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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 DC (Washington), DC 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 DC (Washington), DC 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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