Find a general contractor in Cerritos, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in Cerritos, CA

Homeowners agree: these Cerritos general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Big Boy Construction

Big Boy Construction

5.0Exceptional(7)
9+ years in business
Serves Cerritos, CA
Lucille P. says, "One of the Best companies I have ever worked with. We had a residential structure with a commercial store as part of the job site- and they handled both jobs with professionalism and expertise Thank you Big Ben" Read more
Platinum Construction & Remodeling

Platinum Construction & Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Cerritos, CA
We are a family owned business. We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in residential remodeling, ADU additions or conversions. We handle all phases of your project from design, permitting, construction and completion. Platinum Construction & Remodeling is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners. No job is too big or too small and we are competitively priced. Customer service is our #1 priority!
Pylon Designs

Pylon Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Cerritos, CA
I'm thrilled to introduce myself as your potential partner in creating the home of your dreams. With 15 years of experience in architecture design and four years of running my own business, I've cultivated a deep passion for home design that I bring to every project. Working with me means embarking on a collaborative journey where your vision and aspirations are at the forefront. Here's what you can expect when you choose to work with me: Passion for Home Design: Home design isn't just a job for me; it's my passion. I approach each project with enthusiasm and creativity, ensuring that your home reflects your unique style, needs, and persona

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 Cerritos general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Cerritos area.
Nancy W.
Fabulous Bathroom remodel. They were on time. Very clean and professional. Thank You. I approve of every aspect of the work completed.
Big Boy Construction
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