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323,767 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. More 
Edina, MN, US 55436
John Kraemer & Sons, Inc. is a luxury residential builder and remodeler, based out of Edina, Minnesota. Founded in 1978 by Gary Kraemer & his late father John, the firm... Read More 
San Francisco Bay Area - Cupertino, CA, US 95014
Best of Houzz 2014, 2013, 2012: Custom Home Builder and Remodeling Contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area known for personalized service and providing informed choices toward a... Read More 
Stonewood, LLC (952) 697-5590
Minneapolis, MN, US 55426
We're a 40 year old family-run business - a boutique builder - building only 10 - 12 upper bracket homes each year. While we're based in Minneapolis MN, we're willing and... Read More 
Falls Church, VA, US 22046
NVS Remodeling & Design, a full service design and build remodeler with showrooms conveniently located in both Manassas and Falls Church, offers our clients top quality designs,... Read More 
SoCal Contractor (310) 774-6498
LOS ANGELES, CA, US 90034
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 
Dyna Contracting (206) 297-6369
Seattle, WA, US 98107
Dyna Contracting provides design, remodeling and home building expertise to residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Seattle area. Established in 1999, Dyna... Read More 
Dresser Homes (404) 724-4621
Atlanta, GA, US 30306
At Dresser Homes, we specialize in building beautiful homes in Atlanta’s premier intown neighborhoods — Ansley Park, Buckhead, Morningside, Sherwood Forest and Virginia-Highland.... Read More 
Key Residential (972) 755-3045
Farmers Branch, TX, US 75244
Key Residential is a remodeling contractor specializing in custom kitchens, bath remodels, whole house renovations and additions. We have also had the opportunity to partner with... Read More 
Austin, TX, US 78701
Avenue B Development, LLC is an award-winning construction, remodeling, and interiors firm focused on enhancing the character of Austin's unique neighborhoods with homes grounded... Read More 
wilmington, NC, US 28401
Fine living isn't based on price or square footage. It is based on life, more specifically, yours. We understand because our company is a little different than your typical... Read More 
North Oaks, MN, US 55127
Bob Michels Construction is a 4th generation, family owned and operated residential new homes and remodeling company. Bob Michels Construction, Inc. is owned and operated by... Read More 
Saratoga, CA, US 95070
Conrado Home Builders specializes in the construction and remodeling of luxury, custom homes in Saratoga, California and the surrounding areas. We dedicate our efforts to... Read More 
Austin, TX, US 78704
Redbud specializes in building the homes designed by talented local architects. As a third generation home builder, we approach the process of home construction very differently... Read More 
St Louis Park, MN, US 55416
Welcome to Sicora Design/Build, one of the premier residential design/build firms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Founded in 2000, our firm specializes in providing timeless,... Read More 
San Francisco-Berkeley, CA, US 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 
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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 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 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?


Find a general contractor on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to home contractors. You can also search for photos and contact the general contractor who worked on the project.