6,635 San Rafael, CA 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. You can find more general contractors in San Francisco, Oakland, Vallejo, Richmond and Berkeley. More 
San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, US 95014
50 miles from San Rafael
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 
S O D Builders Inc. is a full service construction company which provides a wide range of construction and remodeling solutions for residential, commercial and industrial projects. We provide the critical service of helping homeowners and business owners with the expertise needed to build, add to, and maintain their homes and business facilities.
Saratoga, CA, US 95070
50 miles from San Rafael
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 
Rasmussen Construction is known for their High end residential remodeling and new build construction servicing San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
San Francisco-Berkeley, CA, US 94710
15 miles from San Rafael
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 
Full Service General Contractor that specializes in the Design Build Delivery Method. Call us at (415) 786-7226 for more information about our work or to schedule a free consultation.
Mountain View, CA, US 94043
47 miles from San Rafael
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 
Dettaglio means "the art of detail" in Italian. With experience spanning four decades, we'll take your project from concept to completion, delivering excellence and attention to detail throughout.
San Francisco, CA, US 94103
16 miles from San Rafael
Over the past few decades, Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders has earned its reputation as a premier builder in the Bay Area. We are dedicated to providing the finest craftsmanship and... Read More 
Landmark Builders (415) 883-5410
Landmark Builders is a full service construction company, known in the San Francisco Bay Area for our excellent craftsmanship, expert project management and unparalleled customer service.
Fautt Homes Corp (925) 362-8940
Alamo, CA, US 94507
29 miles from San Rafael
Building Custom homes, large remodels and additions in the East Bay of California. Complete design and build within one company. Read More 
Mountain View, CA, US 94043
47 miles from San Rafael
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, US 94114
16 miles from San Rafael
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 
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Saratoga, CA, US 95070
50 miles from San Rafael
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 Carlos, CA, US 94070
36 miles from San Rafael
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 
Novato, CA, US 94945
11 miles from San Rafael
Rasmussen Construction is known for their High end residential remodeling and new build construction servicing San Francisco and the surrounding areas. See some of the projects... Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94118
14 miles from San Rafael
Jeff King & Company provides award winning green building and remodeling services. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices... Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94103
16 miles from San Rafael
Our company is focused and energetic, with a process distinguished by open communications and a nimble approach to problem solving. We offer complete support for construction... Read More 
San Jose, CA, US 95126
50 miles from San Rafael
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 
Oakland, US 94607
18 miles from San Rafael
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 
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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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

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 San Rafael, CA 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 San Rafael, 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 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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