Find a general contractor in Lakewood, CA

Find general contractors in Lakewood, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in Lakewood, CA

Homeowners agree: these Lakewood general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Key Point Corporation

Key Point Corporation

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
Ken L. says, "I had Simon and his team done multiple jobs for my home and my retail business. Simon provided direct and honest opinions for my home and business projects, on time and schedule, affordable price, and very easy to work with. I felt comfortable with his team because they were very knowledgeable in their work. My customers love the salons that he designs and built for me in Irvine. It was pleasant to have his work done for my home and businesses." Read more
Big Boy Construction

Big Boy Construction

5.0Exceptional(7)
9+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, 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
Hanson Plumbing & Repipe

Hanson Plumbing & Repipe

5.0(2)
17 hires on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, 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

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 Lakewood general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Lakewood area.
Ernesto L.
Last year I wanted to add a bifolding door and remodel of my home, Simon provided me and my wife with great plan options that fits our budget. He took his time to explained with patience, which we took a long time to decide but he respected us and waited. The project finished on time and just the way my wife and I'd expected. Their team are very professional. No doubts to his professionalism.
Key Point Corporation
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
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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