Find a general contractor in Costa Mesa, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in Costa Mesa, CA

Homeowners agree: these Costa Mesa general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hanson Plumbing & Repipe

Hanson Plumbing & Repipe

5.0(2)
17 hires on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Jill H. says, "Quick response, fair price, good communication, and a job done right by competent and professional people. I only have good things to say and highly recommend Hanson Plumbing...I will use them again!" Read more
Great Earth Environments

Great Earth Environments

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
47+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
With over 30 years experience, Great Earth is listed as among the top 3% of contractors in the US, we offer turn key residential construction with design and build services. We are licensed for all interior and exterior construction. At Great Earth we love turning ugly duckling homes into beautiful swans, small projects or complete tear downs we do it all, from design to construction services.
Handyman Marty

Handyman Marty

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Quality of work Everything, I enjoy the people I meet and the satisfaction I see on their face when I give the the quality of work they expect to see and more
A&A Stone Works Inc.

A&A Stone Works Inc.

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
We are 5 star rating company working with Home advisor for 6 years.

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 Costa Mesa general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Costa Mesa area.
Eric M.
I just wanted you to know of the great work that Andrew did! We were very grateful that it didn’t involve nothing more than repositioning the toilet on a new wax gasket and 2 new bolts. Thank you for being there for us! I told Andrew that we may have a couple of other jobs in the near future so I’ll be sure to call when we’re ready for an estimate and subsequent repairs. I appreciate you guys! Eric M.
Hanson Plumbing & Repipe
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