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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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Dream Home Construction

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling expert DESIGN | BUILD firm. license insured and bonded. many online reviews are available around the web and many albums…

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General contractor serving the Seattle, WA area since 2005.

Contractor Hotline, LLC

Contractor Hotline connects homeowners with carefully selected and pre-screened home improvement contractors. Our network of professionals serves Snohomish and King Counties, encompassing communities in…

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Construction Assets

You probably loved your home when you first bought it. But if you've since fallen out of love, you may be wondering what can… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Seattle foundation repair

Seattle Foundation Repairs is a leading provider of exceptional foundation repair services for both residential and commercial properties in the Greater Seattle area. Our… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Concrete Contractors Everett WA

Concrete Contractors Everett WA is a network of local concrete contractors in the Snohomish county area. We aim to provide the best concrete services…

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Masis Contractor LLC

When you decide that it is time to remodel your dated kitchen or bathroom, Masis Contractor LLC in Des Moines, Washington is the number… Unclaimed: Claim this business

2FL Windows, Siding & Roofing

2FL Windows, Siding & Roofing is a locally owned and operated, Auburn Washington-based exterior home improvement company. 2FL has been founded in 2012. We…

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ANK Construction, Inc.

We are general contractor that do home remodeling in residential communities. We work together as a team we have years of experience in remodeling.… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Bad Bunny Contractor LLC

Bad Bunny Contractor LLC is a General Contractor located in Renton, WA and has been servicing all of Renton and the surrounding areas for… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Construction Industry Training Council Of Washington (CITC)

Online CEU Training from $39. CITC Takes the Hassle out of Continuing EducationOur MissionThe Construction Continuing Education Center of America takes pride in providing… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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D&G General Contractor LLC

Welcome to D&G General Contractor LLC, your trusted partner for all your construction needs! With years of industry experience and a dedicated team of… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Evergreen Seismic

Evergreen Seismic is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in earthquake retrofitting and consulting to primarily residential, and some commercial buildings. With over… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Evergreen Seismic, LLC

Evergreen Seismic is a family owned and operated company that specializes in earthquake retrofitting and consulting to primarily residential, and some commercial buildings. With… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Fast Roofing NW

Fast Roofing is an exterior residential contractor serving the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to give our customers excellent service and craftsmanship. We use…

Gab Construction

At GAB Construction, we take pride in being your local experts in all things construction. Located in beautiful Renton, Washington, we're proudly serving the…

General Contractors Seattle

We started DP Palmer more than 30 years ago, quickly becoming the General Contractor of choice for many of Seattle's most unique homes and…

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Haas Development & Construction

Haas Construction is a general contractor specializing in residential and commercial kitchen remodels, bathrooms, decks, additions, general and entire house remodels. We always get… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Olympic Decks

Olympic Decks is an open minded, skilled team of deck professionals who's highest priorities are customer satisfaction, top quality, integrity and value. We believe… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Pelayos Construction

Our professionals strive to provide a level of customer care and service unmatched in the industry, always going above and beyond to exceed our… 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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