Find a general contractor in Portland, OR

Find general contractors in Portland, OR

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Top 10 general contractors in Portland, OR

Homeowners agree: these Portland general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Pound 4 Pound Construction LLC

Pound 4 Pound Construction LLC

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Alfredo P. says, "Havea was great to work with , any concern was addressed. We couldn’t be happier the way our patio turned out . So many compliments! " Read more
V Royal T Property Services LLC

V Royal T Property Services LLC

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Robert P. says, "Vlad and his crew are OUTSTANDING! Amazing quality at an affordable price. Vlad showed up on time and provided an extremely competitive bid. His flexibility allowed us to choose a good time to paint the exterior of my house. Vlad's commitment to quality is outstanding! From detailed prep work to the final coat of paint, Vlad and his crew took care of. E like I was family. Thank you Vlad for doing a great job a d your commitment to quality at a fair price.!" Read more
All Stars Plumbing

All Stars Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(24)
36 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Bette C. says, "Byran was on time and very pleasant. He knew just what to do. That being said, my issues did not allow him to display his skills. We did not know the water under the sink had been turned off.🤦 I will call him again to give me an estimate on further work, though." Read more
E Stein Home By Design LLC

E Stein Home By Design LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Attention to detail, sometimes it's the little things that compete a project. You probably wouldn't notice that last painter forgot to get behind the toilet tank, but we never leave a job almost finished.
Summit Design Contractors LLC

Summit Design Contractors LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Summit Design Contractors is a full service General Contractor and construction company our consulting services to clients throughout. Our team-centered company focuses on the needs of the customer, simply we care. We have built our excellent reputation by maintaining a long lasting relationship with our past clients, thus we become your friends, that you trust and rely. Our project experience ranges from basic interior remodeling to large-scale residential and commercial construction and complete renovations. Summit Design Contractors principal focus is craftsmanship and is never compromised for profit....
McTear's Tile And Remodel

McTear's Tile And Remodel

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
A professional quality remodeling service offering the best experience to improve your home. We look forward to working with you!
ARH Custom Homes, LLC

ARH Custom Homes, LLC

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
I have been a professional in the residential construction industry for nearly twenty-five years. I have built over three hundred homes and remodeled many more in the Portland Metro area and pride myself in making the building process an enjoyable experience. I feel that my personality, relationships, fair pricing, construction knowledge, and professionalism make for a winning combination that each of my clients can rely on to deliver them a beautiful, cost-effective construction experience. When I was an nine-year old kid, I wanted to be a big league baseball player more than anything. I played baseball or whiffle ball with my friends as...
Pacific NW Cedar/ GCL Construction

Pacific NW Cedar/ GCL Construction

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
GCl Construction has been in the custom home/ remodel business servicing Washington County for 29years. We provide a high level of craftsmanship and detail.
Dluxe Construction

Dluxe Construction

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Axel M. says, "Very committed people, the garage is looking magnificent. Hopefully the work continues." 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 Portland general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Portland area.
Roy
Great work! Affordable! Very polite and respectful!
Pound 4 Pound Construction LLC
Danielle H.
They gave a quick quote, we’re communicative, efficient, respectful of the space, and did a really great job! I will be using them for all our future jobs and recommending them to friends and family
V Royal T Property Services LLC
Rebecca T.
Byron was very professional. Worked with my budget and worked me into his busy day. This is the second time we have used him and highly recommend him
All Stars Plumbing
Julia F.
Friends thank you all for your commitment.
Dluxe Construction
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