3,859 Santa Cruz, CA 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 Santa Cruz, CA 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 Watsonville, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, Capitola and Rio Del Mar. More 
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San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, 95014
24 miles from Santa Cruz
Best of Houzz 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012: San Francisco Bay Area Custom Home Builder and Remodeling Contractor known for personalized service, quality workmanship, and green building.... Read More
All forms of residential construction additions and remodeling
Saratoga, CA, 95070
21 miles from Santa Cruz
Conrado - Home Builders specializes in the construction and upgrading of luxury, custom homes on the Peninsula and surrounding areas. We dedicate our efforts to ground-up building... Read More
With over 20 years of experience, our eye for detail, organization, and communication help homeowners bring their vision to life. Winner of Best of Houzz 2014 & 2015!
Mountain View, CA, 94043
30 miles from Santa Cruz
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
We specialize in whole home remodels and design, and aging-in-place remodels. We also offer creative solutions for kitchen, bath, and deck renovations.
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Saratoga, CA, 95070
21 miles from Santa Cruz
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
Costa Bella Builders is a family owned and operated business. We are an energetic, proactive group dedicated to the Santa Cruz community.
San Carlos, CA, 94070
39 miles from Santa Cruz
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
Testorff Construction is a licensed full service contractor, building beautiful new homes and enviable remodels as well as commercial construction and development.
San Jose, CA, 95124
21 miles from Santa Cruz
Major renovations, kitchen and bath remodels, room additions, and new construction. Bridgford Construction was created on the idea that a successful project needs more than... Read More
We are a full service design and construction company emphasizing green, natural, and sustainable building practices.
Los Altos, CA, 94023
24 miles from Santa Cruz
Rich Mathers Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting firm based in Los Altos, California, and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded by Rich Mathers in 1983,... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112
27 miles from Santa Cruz
Chris Donatelli started in the building industry through working for his father, who owned a general contracting company for many years. When his father retired, Chris started... Read More
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
50 miles from Santa Cruz
Established in 1995 Art of Construction has been in business as a home remodeling contractor for 15+ years, specializing in residential remodeling and new construction. Partners... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95124
21 miles from Santa Cruz
Based in Northern California, Flegel's Construction Co., Inc. gives every project the attention to detail and respect it deserves--from careful pre-building discussions with the... Read More
Aptos, CA, 95003
8 miles from Santa Cruz
Custom home builder with over 30 years of experience, impeccable references and amazing attention to detail. Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
For more than 30 years, Darrough Construction has specialized in custom home construction, renovation, and remodeling from Santa Cruz, Monterey, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Palo... Read More
Campbell, CA, 95008
22 miles from Santa Cruz
Rehder Construction was founded in 1980. Since then, we have earned a reputation for high quality craftsmanship and superior customer service. We pride ourselves in providing... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95120
20 miles from Santa Cruz
We’re your neighborhood home repair and remodeling experts. With certified and experienced professionals at your service, we’re committed to providing you with custom home... Read More
Mountain View, CA, 94043
30 miles from Santa Cruz
We work closely with clients and architects to build beautiful homes which contribute to the allure of each neighborhood we work in. Through working with exceptional clients,... 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 Santa Cruz, CA 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 Santa Cruz, 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 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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