342 Santa Barbara 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 Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Lompoc and Goleta. More 
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
In a nutshell, DD Ford Construction is a Santa Barbara custom home builder that builds, remodels and maintains custom homes of all shapes and sizes in the Santa Barbara area. Our... Read More
Our team prides itself on our 40 years of outstanding craftsmanship and customer service.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Since 1986, Giffin & Crane have worked to build an extraordinary community one home at a time. Each project we embark upon is a new opportunity to apply our focus on quality and... Read More
Trusted Builders, Remodelers and Renovators creating an extraordinary community, one home at a time, with and for people who enjoy life.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Allen Construction, an employee-owned company, delivers award-winning residential and commercial projects for the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura County and West Los... Read More
AAA Development, Inc. provides general contracting and remodeling services and construction management to the leading clientele of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Projects recognizes that every client is entrusting us with something very valuable, the deeply personal part of their lives represented by their home. We live up to that... Read More
Founded as a small construction company in 1983, Allen Construction specializes in commercial & residential green building for the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura County & West L.A. areas.
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
New Life Bath & Kitchen is a remodeling company specializing in the complete remodeling or cost effective upgrades to your kitchens and baths. We also provide full painting... Read More
Anacapa Design-Build Inc. (805) 895-4743
The core values of my company are to provide a high quality of workmanship at a fast pace and for a reasonable price.
Buellton, CA, 93427
LEONARD CUSTOM WORKS (LCW) is a general construction company serving Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas for over 19 years, We provide Complete construction needs from basic... Read More
DD Ford Construction is a Santa Barbara custom home builder that builds, remodels and maintains custom homes of all shapes and sizes in the Santa Barbara area.
Arvizu Contracting (805) 637-0694
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
General contractor with an artistic side. Love to create your vision. I have been designing and implementing everything from your dream kitchen or master bathroom with a custom... Read More
Campbell Construction is a full-service team of building professionals taking each project from design to completion, capable of everything from small additions to ground up construction.
Barber Builders (805) 735-7503
Lompoc, CA, 93436
Designers by trade and family run, much of our work can be found in the hills along California's Central Coast. Read More
At Trillium Enterprises we continually aim to go above and beyond. We do more than build homes, we build long lasting client/contractor relationships focused on service, detail, and trust.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Established in 1977, Leonard Unander Associates, Inc. is known as an award winning Santa Barbara general contractor. The homes built by LUA in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope... Read More
If one has vision, dreams have a way of materializing. This seems to be Peter Novak’s specialty--taking dreams and turning them into reality, not only his own, but those of his clients as well.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
Litchfield Builders has over 30 years of building experience in the California residential industry. We offer building services for all your projects, no matter the size, and... Read More
SUN Builders (805) 637-8700
We are luxury home builders and remodelers with decades of experience and over 100 homes completed. SUN Builders is set apart by owner Jason Katsapetses' hands on management of each and every project.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93110
Landmark Construction was formed in 2006, when principal Brett Bronstad conceived his niche in the upper end residential construction market. Bringing broad experience from... Read More
Lambe Construction (805) 967-5130
Santa Barbara, CA, 93110
John Lambe, Lambe Construction and his team dedicate themselves to managing a project seamlessly and delivering beautiful homes to their clients – on time and on budget. Lambe... Read More
Lynch Construction (805) 451-3459
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Lynch Construction is a Santa Barbara award winning builder experienced in all aspects of construction including new home, remodels, additions and commercial work. Lynch... Read More
Carpinteria, CA, 93014
General Building contractor with 30 years of experience, we can handle Residential, commercial and industrial jobs. Read More
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Design / Build firm with 23 years experience Building Dreams. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, and custom homes. 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 Barbara 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 Barbara 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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