Find a general contractor in Alameda, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in Alameda, CA

Homeowners agree: these Alameda general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

4.9Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
Wcss Construction

Wcss Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Kyvan N. says, "I rarely write reviews but I felt I really had to in this case. Haim is amazing and wcss is fantastic to work with.  Daniel and his team delivered before schedule on on my new deck with multiple layers of weatherproofing and waterproofing. I could not be happier with the results!!! I would not hesitate to continue to work with Haim and the folks at WCSS again for the many projects to come!" Read more
Myles Concrete

Myles Concrete

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Quality is my main focus
TEKI CONCRETE

TEKI CONCRETE

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Mike S. says, "always called to let me know what is going on. product is excellent. done in a timely fashion. would hire again. " Read more
MEJA Construction

MEJA Construction

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Making your house feel like a home can be as simple as adding your own personal touch to it. At MEJA Construction, our experienced team can remodel your home so it better suits your style and your needs. Bathroom and kitchen renovations are popular, but we can handle ADUs and room additions too. Decks also add a nice outdoor seating area for your family to enjoy and we can help with the design and build. We work on commercial properties as well, so we can lend a hand if your business is in need of a face-lift. We stand behind our quality craftsmanship and our attention to detail, so when you work with us, you can expect professional results.
Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
We are asked successful business ,construction company. We have been doing business in the bay area for the last 30 years . We do custom homes and additions
Cerletti & Kennedy Design-Build

Cerletti & Kennedy Design-Build

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
A small family owned firm, we specialize in residential remodeling, room additions, sunrooms and kitchens with an emphasis on quality, value and service. We are a full service, design build contractor, so we can walk you thru the design, planning and permitting processes as well as building the project. As a design build firm, we are able to tailor the plans to your budget, avoiding costly redesign, omissions and extras. We can also work with you to control costs by coordinating the entire project and having you, a family member, friend or relative do some of the work. We are happy to furnish references upon request.

Your General Contracting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do local general contractors charge?

General contractors charge 10% to 20% of the total construction cost, known as "cost-plus." Some building contractors charge a flat fee based on the project but rarely charge an hourly rate. Home improvement contractors pay on your behalf for all materials, subcontractors, services, and permits.

What does a residential general contractor do?

Licensed general contractors manage and coordinate the entire building process. A general contractor estimates the job, provides the materials and tools, and hires specialized subcontractors for the construction work. Remodeling contractors can perform electrical work, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, or build a house

Why use a general building contractor?

A general contractor saves you time, resolves any problems, and ensures the construction follows code requirements. General contractors have a network of experienced, licensed, and insured subcontractors to properly build any project. Home contractors also source all the materials, tools, and permits and pay for them on your behalf.

Common projects to hire a licensed general contractor are home, bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodeling.

How do I find a good general contractor?

Start by searching our list of construction companies near you. After finding contractors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building contractors to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Call references, read their reviews, and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a general contractor before hiring?

Ask these questions upfront before hiring:

  • How long have you been a general contractor?
  • How many similar projects have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Have there been any lawsuits against your company?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Do general contractors need insurance?

A general contractor assumes responsibility for the project and should be licensed and insured. Ask for a potential contractor's license number and proof of insurance before hiring. Ask your local building department for licensing requirements, then verify the licensing on the state's licensing board website.

Reviews for Alameda general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Alameda area.
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
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