3,013 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and El Cajon. More 
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Streamline Development is a residential General Contractor specializing in sustainable building with residential remodeling and new construction. We build homes one... Read More
Our ability to continually exceed our clients’ expectations through creative space planning and our knowledge of the excellent products available sets us apart from other design teams
San Diego, CA, 92101
Transforming a home from a client’s vision into a reality is an art form we don’t take lightly, but we certainly know how to make it much simpler. At Charco Design & Build, our... Read More
Remodel Works is proud to be San Diego’s premier bath remodeling and kitchen remodeling company. We listen to what you want and design according to your needs.
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
~ Best of Houzz 2015 ~ Customer Service ~ We work with homeowners who want to enhance their living spaces by engaging clients throughout the design, project scheduling and... Read More
Stewart Thomas LLC (619) 284-5348
Stewart Thomas LLC is a licensed General Contracting firm that provides design, remodeling and building expertise to residential and commercial clients throughout the greater San Diego area.
SoCal Contractor (310) 957-4587
San Diego, CA, 92067
SoCal Contractor is a one stop shop for interior design, construction and remodeling of residential, hospitality and commercial interiors, exteriors, landscape and interior... Read More
Whether your project is a multi-million dollar home or a kitchen remodel, Hulton Development offers a commitment to excellence and style that differentiates us from most residential builders.
La Jolla, CA, 92039
Sophisticated San Diego homeowners utilize the Project Management expertise of Ed Earl to save time and money during a custom home construction or remodel project. Combining 20... Read More
Berg Construction (619) 540-4370
Berg Construction is a California licensed general contractor dating back to 1985. It is the goal of Berg Construction to establish a clear understanding of our client's wishes.
San Diego, CA, 92129
Full Service General Contractor specializing in high end custom home remodeling, additions, and new construction. Read More
San Diego’s home remodeling company, doing business since 1999. Our passion is delivering new remodeling results and ideas which meet and exceed our clients' expectations.
San Diego, CA, 92109
Murfey Construction prides itself in fulfilling promises. We are as honest as the day is long. We base our business on integrity, dedication and hard work. There are several ways... Read More
We are a full service general contracting firm that builds your vision all the while exceeding your expectations in performance.
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Custom Home Builders and Remodelers: REMODEL, RESTORE or REBUILD? It's likely the recession hasn't lessened your interest in improving your home, only delayed it. Thoughts of... Read More
With extensive experience and an eye for detail your home building project will move smoothly from plans to the house you desire.
Nau Builders, Inc. (858) 454-4345
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Nau Builders, Inc. is a general contractor and developer that builds and manages high-end custom homes, remodels, and mixed-use projects throughout San Diego's coastal communities. Read More
MFW Construction (619) 818-8182
We understand that your home is your sanctuary & that remodeling is a major investment & event in your life. Our goal is to make the process as efficient, seamless & pleasant for you as possible.
Coronado, CA, 92118
Nicolls Design Build is a multifaceted contractor located in San Diego. We strive to offer our customers cost effective solutions to their construction projects.Whether it is a... Read More
Ritz Design Build (858) 334-8262
Ritz Design Build is a full service design-build company. Serving San Diego County areas since 1965, we pride ourselves in acting with integrity, and our professional services at an affordable price.
TFLarkin, Inc (858) 484-7066
San Diego, CA, 92129
With over twenty eight years of experience, Tim has served Southern California residents as a skilled craftsman using the most innovative and creative methods in home improvement.... Read More
We offer a complete range of General Contracting services including Consulting, Development and Architectural.
MFW Construction (619) 818-8182
La Mesa, CA, 91941
We are a custom residential contractor. Most of our jobs come from referrals and we intend to make you another satisfied customer who will be pleased to show off your new work and... Read More
A successful project requires great design, quality materials, an organized schedule, knowledgeable and attentive supervision, as well as skilled, reliable craftsmen.
Del Mar, CA, 92014
Mike has owned and operated Select Builders, a successful construction company in Southern California since 1989. Mike is a well-known builder in the remodeling and new home... Read More
Cendali Design & Remodeling is a full service General Contractor serving San Diego areas. What we strive to do is to exceed every one of our client's expectations. We always go above and beyond!
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
Home Remodeling, Additions, Kitchen, Bathrooms. Fire and Water Damage Restoration. Read More
Since 1981, Peterson Remodeling has been San Diego’s leader in remodeling and additions. Our relationships with top designers, allows us to turn your vision into your dream home.
El Cajon, CA, 92020
Peterson Remodeling, Inc. is a family owned business that has been serving San Diego County since 1981. With more than 30 years of experience, our company has become one of San... Read More
Grunow Construction has served the La Jolla and San Diego area for 28 years. Our mission is to provide our clients with a consistently high standard of quality craftsmanship.
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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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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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