295 Santa Barbara General Contractors

If you're on the brink of a large home improvement project, remodel, or even building a home from scratch, you'll likely want to hire a general contractor. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's being completed on schedule and to your satisfaction, so be sure to check local contractors for reviews, ratings and recommendations to find the right one for your project or new home construction. You can find more general contractors in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Lompoc and Goleta. More 
Allen Associates (805) 884-8777
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93103
Allen Associates Construction, and employee-owned company delivers award-winning residential and commercial projects for the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura County and... Read More 
Trusted Builders, Remodelors and Renovators creating an extraordinary community, one home at a time, with and for people who enjoy life.
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93103
Trusted Builders, Remodelors and Renovators creating an extraordinary community, one home at a time, with and for people who enjoy life. Read More 
Allen Associates (805) 884-8777
Founded as a small construction company in 1983, Allen Associates specializes in commercial and residential green building for the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, and Ventura County areas.
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101
In a nutshell, D.D. 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.... 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.
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93103
Projects is a unique building company. Co-owned and operated by women, our team is knowledgeable, supportive, and approachable. From the initial meet-and-greet to final... Read More 
AAA Development, Inc. provides general contracting and remodeling services and construction management to the leading businesses and clientele of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.
Santa Barbara, CA, US 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 
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.
Barber Builder's (805) 331-4485
Lompoc, CA, US 93436
A family owned and operated construction co. that has been blessed with the talent and ability to both design and build customers dream homes. Read More 
Santa Barbara, CA, US 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 
Santa Maria, CA, US 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 
Buellton, CA, US 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 
Carpinteria, CA, US 93014
General Building contractor with 30 years of experience, we can handle Residential, commercial and industrial jobs. Read More 
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93105
Design / Build firm with 23 years experience Building Dreams. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, and custom homes. Read More 
Santa Barbara, CA, US 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 
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93105
Builder of Fine Quality Homes and Renovations Read More 
R.J. Spann (805) 965-4338
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101
Rick and Jim Spann, with a gentle nudge from their father, started R.J. Spann in 1983 and built a Company founded on traditional values dedicated to quality craftsmanship, hard... Read More 
Lompoc, CA, US 93436
Classic Installation & Construction Company is a small family owned and operated full service General Contractor specializing in kitchen & bath remodels, complete home... Read More 
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What Is a General Contractor?


General 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 local 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 onsite regularly to inspect the progress and resolve issues. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

A quality home contractor is a must for successful completion of a renovation or new construction. Because of this, it's essential that you do your homework before deciding on the right Santa Barbara Metro Area general contractor as you 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, review contractor reviews and visit Santa Barbara Metro Area 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 local 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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