Find a general contractor in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Top 10 general contractors in Thousand Oaks, CA

Homeowners agree: these Thousand Oaks general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sprint Remodeling

Sprint Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
We always strive to do the best work we can do for any project size or cost. We've been doing construction for 20+ years and we love finishing a project and seeing happy homeowners. Whatever our customer needs, we are willing to help in anyway possible. the outcome
Diamond Cleaning Solutions LLC

Diamond Cleaning Solutions LLC

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
It's a pleasure to introduce myself, my name is Yeni Vazquez, and I am very passionate about serving people, also I understand that keeping your home clean is a challenge. Getting your space looking its best takes a lot of time and effort. But imagine this, You come home from a long day at work to a spotless, fresh-smelling home from scrubbing and polishing to dusting and vacuuming, you can count on our professional housekeeping professionals to maintain your household while you focus on doing the things you love.
Better Together Builders

Better Together Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
We established Better Together Builders because we wanted to take the knowledge and experience of over a decade in the general construction industry and put it to good use in the community. We want our customers to feel empowered and educated when they hire us take their vision and bring it to life. Our passion for environmentally sustainable building is what sets us apart from other contractors. We use the latest in green efficient materials and methods for optimization in function and innovative design. We specialize in ADU (additional dwelling unit) design and construction, Room Additions, Complete Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Bath...
Lopez Home Remodeling & Repairs

Lopez Home Remodeling & Repairs

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
Phil S. says, "James is a good communicator and showed up for work as promised. He did an excellent job in repairing and tiling our two balconies and repairing a couple of doors in our home. Very meticulous and dependable. " 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.

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