8,205 San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont and Santa Rosa. More 
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San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, 95014
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
Podesta Construction Inc is an award-winning design/build remodeling contractor specializing in major residential remodeling in San Francisco and San Mateo County.
Saratoga, CA, 95070
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
Our strong commitment to building only the finest for our clients is reflected in our meticulous attention to detail, use of top-grade products & collaboration with a strong network of professionals.
San Francisco-Berkeley, CA, 94710
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
A San Francisco based Design-Build firm combining design, architecture and construction within one company to provide full service and more cost effective solutions for clients.
Mountain View, CA, 94043
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 are a residential construction company focused on crafting fine residences and remodels in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders constructs some of the most beautiful and architecturally complex residences in the Bay Area. Read More
We are a full service general contracting firm and have a track record of successful projects going back to 1985. We take on projects from bathroom remodels to complete renovations.
San Carlos, CA, 94070
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
We are a family owned business serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area. With over 22 years of experience in the construction field, we pride ourselves on providing high quality services.
RemodelWest (408) 257-4900
Saratoga, CA, 95070
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
TOTAL CONCEPTS (707) 591-0760
TOTAL CONCEPTS is a family of custom home builders. We collaboratively work with our clients to create a build team that transforms their visions into dreams.
San Francisco, CA, 94114
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
PassivWorks, Inc. is a family of quality oriented craftspeople located in the wine country of Northern California dedicated to sustainable construction and renovation.
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
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
M2 Design & Construction is a company with traditional practices. As we grow, we are careful not to compromise our commitment to quality and our sense of pride is apparent in every job we undertake.
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Jeff King & Company provides award winning green building and remodeling services. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices... Read More
Young & Burton specializes in high-end, custom homes from the ground up. We provide a full service team to complete your home from preliminary pricing, through construction, to move in.
San Francisco, CA, 94124
Aaron Gordon Construction (AGC) specializes in any and all aspects of high-end remodeling. We excel in full-home remodeling, including exteriors, bathroom/kitchen remodels, and... Read More
Via Builders Inc (650) 948-1077
Via Builders is one of the most established and respected custom home builders and remodelers you will encounter anywhere.
San Rafael, CA, 94901
Fair pricing, open communication, excellent service and unparalleled workmanship inform the mission of Kerr Construction. A leader in residential remodel and new construction our... Read More
Ek Construction (650) 343-7805
Since 1958 the Ek family name has been synonymous with trust and excellence in building and construction of residences in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Jose, CA, 95124
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
Since 1988, we have been offering general contracting and custom cabinetry expertise to homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing high quality craftsmanship in harmony with the environment.
Los Altos, CA, 94023
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
Capomastro Group (415) 801-5482
With over 50 years of combined experience, Capo Mastro Group provides expertise in new construction, renovation, historical restoration, and green & sustainable building for projects of all sizes.
Oakland, 94607
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
Our commitment to extremely high quality of workmanship, materials and Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.
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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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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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