Find a general contractor in South San Francisco, CA

Find general contractors in South San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in South San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these South San Francisco general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Wcss Construction

Wcss Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco, CA
Quality is my main focus
Del Rio Stone

Del Rio Stone

New on HomeGuide
28+ years in business
Serves South San Francisco, CA
Del Rio Stone, founded in 1994, is a leading tile installer and slab fabricator based in Menlo Park, California. Specializing in marble, granite, veneer stone, brick, and custom stone work, they serve both commercial and residential clients. With a deep dedication to customer satisfaction, Del Rio Stone collaborates with contractors, designers, and homeowners to ensure timely and successful project completion. Their commitment to quality work and service has allowed them to build a large base of repeat customers.

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.

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