3,533 Portland 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 Portland 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. More 
Portland, OR, 97219
Specializing in custom homes and remodels. Whether you are building a new custom home or updating a powder bath you will receive the same detailed budgets, accurate schedules,... Read More
On The Level Remodeling Company is committed to building healthy, efficient, sustainable remodeling projects. We've been exceeding Customer expectations for over 20 years.
The Works (503) 331-0103
Portland, OR, 97214
THE WORKS has been remodeling Portland since 1996. Our success is founded on providing you with the absolute best in service and project management at an exceptional value.... Read More
Shelter Solutions LLC is a homebuilder and remodeler in the Portland metro area specializing in custom homes, accessory dwellings, and large addtions and remodeling projects.
Portland, OR, 97239
TTM Development Company is a licensed & bonded residential contractor in the State of Oregon that specializes in renovating older homes & building new houses throughout the... Read More
Portland Development Group is a residential real estate development company located in Portland, OR. Our main focus is on complete restorations of older homes located in Portland’s best neighborhoods.
Hammer & Hand (503) 232-2447
Portland, OR, 97214
Portland remodeling & building contractor specializing in fine renovation, green residential & commercial construction, and high performance structures: from historic restoration... Read More
The Works (503) 331-0103
Our success is founded on providing you with the absolute best in service and product management at an exceptional value. Attention to all the details is what separates us from the rest.
Portland, OR, 97202
Oregon's unique, award winning design-build company. With offices in Portland and Eugene, we help clients all over Oregon with their new home, remodeling, and handyman projects. Read More
Founded in 2007 by General Contractor Joshua Salinger, Birdsmouth Construction is a residential and small commercial construction services firm with headquarters in southeast Portland.
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
We build the finest quality new homes and remodeling with an emphasis on artful execution. Our experience has had us building some most challenging projects in the Portland are... Read More
Ridgecrest Homes (503) 246-8808
We’re a family-owned-and-operated custom home contractor that has been building & remodeling homes in the Portland Metro area since 1983.
Vancouver, WA, 98660
Family owned, local, custom design build small business. Comprised of a father son ownership team and supported by their crew of accomplished carpenters. Read More
Sitka Projects (503) 747-7492
Sitka Projects is your complete design/build, home remodeling professional specializing in our very own line of custom cabinetry.
Oak Grove, OR, 97267
Right Arm Construction's mission is Quality Craftsmanship. Simple. Clients of Right Arm Construction will have peace of mind that the job will be done on time as well as an end... Read More
Remodeling and renovation general contractor serving Portland since 1956. Building our business for more than 50 years is due to the thousands of satisfied customers who have entrusted us.
Rebuild LLC (503) 329-0937
Portland, OR, 97213
From design and signed contracts, to excavation and glowing finish work, we are asked to perform what a client wants or needs. We come across many terrific people who ask us for... Read More
We provide our clients with an excellence of quality construction services, project management and workmanship.
Portland, OR, 97214
Residential Remodeling, New Construction, Custom Homes, Commercial Tenant Improvements Read More
Custom Home Builder and Remodel professional, specializing in one of a kind collaborations. Emphasis is focused on personalized attention with limitless customization throughout the creative process.
Bspoke Homes (503) 451-0790
Canby, OR, 97013
Our company borrows its name from the tradition of fine garment tailors on Saville Row. Bespoke was a term used by clients to lay claim to fine fabrics and materials. “That... Read More
Mosaik Design & Remodeling beautifully updates Portland homes, kitchen and baths. Our nationally published, top tier design team will collaborate with you throughout the entire remodeling process.
Curtis Homes (541) 436-0736
Hood River, OR, 97031
Home Building, Home Remodeling & Home Repair in the Columbia Gorge! Building a Legacy You Can Live in. Read More
Right Arm Construction's mission is Quality Craftsmanship. Clients of Right Arm Construction will have peace of mind that the job will be done on time as well as an end result of the highest quality.
Portland, OR, 97215
Founded in 2007 by General Contractor Joshua Salinger, Birdsmouth Construction is a residential and small commercial construction services firm with headquarters in southeast... Read More
Master Builder Design and Construction, LLC is a one stop shop for all your remodeling needs. We can help you design, build, and finish your dream space.
DSC DesignWorks (503) 654-5225
Clackamas, OR, 97015
DESIGN - BUILD - REMODEL for the greater Portland area. What's Your Vision? Whether you’re looking to update your home or build from scratch, we’ve got you covered. A... Read More
Award winning remodeling and design firm. Our design team works closely with you to create the home you've always wanted.
Oregon City, OR, 97045
Excavation and Renovation professionals specializing in residential remodeling and dirt work such as kitchen, bathrooms, additions, room renovation, drainage, sidewalks, driveways... Read More
We are a full service custom remodeling and home improvement company. We offer design / build services as well as remodel consulting.
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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.

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 Portland 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 Portland 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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