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Choosing the best general contractor is critical when it comes to building or improving your home. To help you sort through all of the options, Best of the Web makes it easy to find top-rated professional contractors in your area. Here you can read reviews and see which contractors in your area other people recommend. That way you can pick the best one for the job.


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Blue Waters Construction General Contractors

Blue Waters Construction General Contractors aim to be the best full service San Diego general contractors you will ever work with. We always do…

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Falcon Crest Roofing Solutions

Our family-owned roofing business was established in 1982 and our roofing experts have over 60 years of experience combined. Have been providing professional roofing… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Falcon Crest Roofing Solutions

Our family-owned roofing business was established in 1982 and our roofing experts have over 60 years of experience combined. Have been providing professional roofing… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Jantzen Contracting

General Contracting and Project Management in San Diego, CA. Detail oriented and minimally intrusive remodels. New development, large and small projects. Residential and specialized…

Better Foundation Repair San Diego

Better Foundation Repair San Diego is the company to call when you need reliable, affordable foundation repair in San Diego. All work fully guaranteed.…

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Address Appear MFG.

We offer a very reflective, easy to install address plate that makes it easy for Police, Fire Dept, USPS, UPS and Amazon drivers to… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Diamond Ace Contractors

Affordable Plumbing and HVAC services for all of San Diego, BBB Accredited, Angie's list Superservice Award 2013. Save Money, Locally Owned & Operated

Ace Patio Inc.

Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Ace Patio Inc. has established itself as the local leader in Residential Patios, Lattice…

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Ideate Design Build

Our company has maintained a general contracting license since 1995 and its principal architect has been a California licensed architect since 2005. iD8 is… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Aquasoltech Inc

Aquasoltech Inc Provides Patio Cover, Rain Gutter, Metal Roofing, Architectural Sheet Metal, and Permanent Holiday Lighting Services for the San Diego Area. Our ultimate…

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Armstrong Builders

Our Award Winning Design-Build team can make your goals a reality. Tom Armstrong and associate Bill Metz are experts in designing your project so… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Builders Now

General Contractors transforming San Diego's homes and businesses with cutting edge construction solutions.

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CRS Builders ,Inc.

Welcome to CRS Builders, your trusted partner for all your construction needs in San Diego. Specializing in ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) construction, we are… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Designs 4 You Remodeling

Designs 4 You Remodeling is proud to offer San Diego homeowners a wide selection of home improvement and remodeling services. Fully licensed and insured… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Lemler Plastering

Since 1982, Jack Lemler is the founder of Jack Lemler Plastering.&nbsp An honest, reliable stucco company that is family owned and operated.&nbsp We offer… Unclaimed: Claim this business

San Diego Casitas

San Diego Casita Adu contractor is a full-service construction company that specializes in building Casitas, ADU and other secondary dwellings. We offer a wide…

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SD Premier Outdoor

SD Premier is a woman owned outdoor living space designer in Southern California. We have over 20 years of combined experience and take pride… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Watkins Environmental

The team at Watkins Environmental is recognized throughout the Western United States as a leader in the environmental remediation and demolition industry. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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West Coast Aluminum Railing System San Diego

Our mission is to provide local commercial builders, contractors, and homeowners in San Diego County with exceptional quality aluminum railing systems, ensuring reliability and… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Peak Builders & Roofers of San Diego

Peak Builders & Roofers of San Diego is an innovative design contractor that offers the ultimate full-service home remodeling package. Being a successful, design… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Top General Contractor Services

 

General contractors oversee construction projects. They hire subcontractors to do any work that needs done, facilitate communication between the property owners and workers, and keep an eye on the project schedule. 

Here are some of the most common projects that you’ll need a general contractor to manage. 

 
  • Building a house
  • Putting an addition on a house
  • Remodeling a bathroom
  • Remodeling a kitchen
  • Building a deck

Cost Guide for General Contractors

 

General contractors typically charge a certain percentage of your project budget. This means that you’ll pay a lot more for a general contractor to help build a whole house than you would if they were simply managing construction of a new deck for your existing home. 

Here are several estimates of what you can expect to pay a general contractor for common projects.

 
  • Building a house
    • National Average Cost: $125 per square foot
    • Low End Cost: $90 per square foot
    • High End Cost: $250 per square foot
 
  • Putting an addition on a house
    • National Average Cost: $140 per square foot
    • Low End Cost: $80 per square foot
    • High End Cost: $200 per square foot 
 
  • Remodeling a bathroom
    • National Average Cost: $10,942
    • Low End Cost: $3,500
    • High End Cost: $16,370
 
  • Remodeling a kitchen
    • National Average Cost: $22,134
    • Low End Cost: $12,000
    • High End Cost: $34,962
 
  • Building a deck
    • National Average Cost: $6,000
    • Low End Cost: $4,000
    • High End Cost: $11,000 

Tips for Hiring a General Contractor 

 

Here are some important things to keep in mind when choosing which general contractor to hire.

 
  1. Research and read recommendations. Check out the best contractors in your area on Best of the Web and take the time to read the reviews and recommendations that people left.
  2. Speak with several general contractors and take careful notes during your conversations. Ask them about their experience, their estimated workload at the time of your project, and their rates and payment schedules.
  3. Don’t make your decision on price alone. After you interview a few contractors, be wary of the one charging the lowest rates, especially if it seems quite a bit cheaper than their competitors’. The lower the rate, the more likely that they will cut corners on your project.
 

The best place to start your search for a general contractor is right here with Best of the Web. We’ll help you weed out the scammers and unprofessional contractors so that you can talk to the most qualified candidates in your area.

FAQ

Is it worth hiring a general contractor, or should I do it myself? 

 

Not every project needs a general contractor. However, be careful not to get in over your head trying to save yourself a little money. This can backfire and result in you getting fined for breaking code, or overpaying for materials or services you’re not familiar with. 

If your project is going to take more than a week to complete, requires multiple tradespeople, or involves local building codes, it’s a good idea to hire a professional.

 

What should you look for in a general contractor? 

Make sure that your general contractor is licensed and insured, and don’t just take their word for it. Double check with your state’s licensing authority to make sure that everything is valid. 

How much should I pay a contractor upfront? 

Every general contractor works on their own payment schedule, so your upfront fees will vary. Some states place a limit on how much you can pay in advance, so research and learn the laws in your state. As a general rule, you can expect to pay between 10-25% of the total project cost upfront, although this may vary.


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