4,793 Des Moines, WA 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 Des Moines, WA 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 Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Kent and Federal Way. More 
Dyna Contracting (206) 297-6369
Seattle, WA, 98107
19 miles from Des Moines
Dyna Contracting provides design, remodeling and home building expertise to residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Seattle area. Established in 1999, Dyna... Read More
S2 Builders (206) 778-3354
Seattle, WA, 98125
22 miles from Des Moines
S2 Builders is a residential construction company specializing in large-scale remodels, additions and new custom construction. We are committed to bringing the highest level... Read More
DME Construction (206) 920-6911
Bellevue, WA, 98004
16 miles from Des Moines
DME Construction was established in 1994 and was built on a foundation of experience, integrity & vision. They are committed to building high quality homes and exceeding the... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98108
10 miles from Des Moines
General Contractor with nearly three decades serving homeowners throughout the Puget Sound. We partner with architects, designers and the finest tradesmen to craft some of the... Read More
DESIGN GUILD HOMES (425) 455-3133
Bellevue, WA, 98004
16 miles from Des Moines
Since 1976, Design Guild Homes has specialized in creating award-winning custom homes, remodels and additions. Each home includes personal touches that express your individual... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98107
19 miles from Des Moines
We specialize in solving homeowners problems with creative remodeling solutions. Read More
Seattle, WA, 98122
15 miles from Des Moines
Gaspar's is a 40 year old family business that specializes in home remodeling. Rich Gaspar started the company in 1974 as a carpenter with a tool belt. Gaspar's has grown over... Read More
RGN Construction (206) 632-7031
Seattle, WA, 98115
20 miles from Des Moines
RGN Construction is a client driven company specializing in both residential and commercial new construction and remodeling projects of all sizes throughout Washington State. ... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98107
19 miles from Des Moines
Vertical Construction Group focuses on customer service first, as communication and clarity with our clients is most important. We know that not everyone is an expert in... Read More
Redmond, WA, 98052
21 miles from Des Moines
Lochwood-Lozier Custom Construction LLC builds and remodels all over the greater Seattle area, including custom homes in Bellevue, Yarrow Point, Clyde Hill, and Medina. With three... Read More
Woodinville, WA, 98077
28 miles from Des Moines
We are a full service General Contracting firm serving Snohomish and King County. We help homeowners make kitchens and bathrooms their favorite room in the house. We do this... Read More
Hill Custom Homes (253) 853-1414
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
16 miles from Des Moines
A "Best of Houzz 2013" and "Best of Houzz 2014" Award winner for design. Simply put…exceptional craftsmanship with a personal touch; Jeff and Kari Hill bring their passion for... Read More
REIER Construction (253) 305-0753
University Place, WA, 98467
18 miles from Des Moines
Winner of two 2014 Pierce County Master Builders Association Remodeling Excellence Awards - Best Bathroom and Best Kitchen. Reier Construction LLC is an award winning contractor... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98134
14 miles from Des Moines
Shearer Painting was started in Seattle in 1990 when I was an undergraduate at the University of Washington. For over twenty years Shearer Painting has focused on fine tuning a... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98125
22 miles from Des Moines
Blue Sound Construction is a fine remodeling company with a passion for hospitality-based construction experiences. Established in 2006 by husband-wife team Ben and Courtenay... 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 Des Moines, WA 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 Des Moines, WA 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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