Find a general contractor in Alexandria, VA

Find general contractors in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 general contractors in Alexandria, VA

Homeowners agree: these Alexandria general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Remodel Now

Remodel Now

5.0(2)
23+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
David R. says, "I cant recommend Remodel Now highly enough! From start to finish, they exceeded all my expectations for my bathroom remodel. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and craftmanship were truly exceptional. The team listened carefully to my ideas and provided valuable insights throughout the project, resulting in a stunning bathroom that perfectly reflects my style and needs. Not only did they complete the job on time, but they also went above and beyond to ensure every aspect of the remodel was executed flawlessly. The communication was fantastic, keeping me informed every step of the way. If you're looking for a remodeling company that delivers top-notch quality and service, look no further than Remodel Now!" Read more
Cabinets  Granite Depot

Cabinets Granite Depot

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
We have over ten years of experience in the DMV with residential and commercial consumers transform their kitchen and bathroom. Helping customers with our amazing craftsmanship , 3D design and reasonable prices! Please let me know when you are available for a free in home estimate from us. We have multiple showrooms across the DMV you can visit by appointment and take a look at our cabinet and granite selection. Please send me your contact information and your availability. Thanks Mike, Cabinet Granite Depot www.cabinetgranite.us...
Jeremy Services

Jeremy Services

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
We are professionals in painting, remodeling patios and plumbing. we have many good references Please contact me
Anchor Property Services

Anchor Property Services

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Anchor Property Services is a Class A General Contractor specializing in kitchen, basement and bathroom remodeling services. We enjoy transforming your space to something that makes you, your family and guests say "wow"!
Capital Remodeling INC

Capital Remodeling INC

5.0(4)
2 hires on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Ronald G. says, "They have done a wonderful job in turning my 1963 kitchen into a 21st Century dream kitchen which I am very please with." 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 Alexandria general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Rj H.
Remodel Now did an amazing job completing our bathroom remodel. We loved their workmanship and communication throughout our process so much, they are completing our basement remodel in the spring.
Remodel Now
Janice J.
I talked with the representatives and they were clear. They answered all my questions and assisted with making selections.
Capital Remodeling INC
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