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Top 10 general contractors in Arlington, VA

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

Remodel Now

5.0(2)
23+ years in business
Serves Arlington, 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
Anchor Remodel

Anchor Remodel

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Anchor Remodel is a Class A General Contractor specializing in kitchen, basement and bathroom remodeling services since 2011. We enjoy transforming your space to something that makes you, your family and guests say "wow"! Our super-power is starting and completing your project on time and on budget. See samples of our work and read our reviews at www.anchor-remodel.com
Loza's Remodeling LLC

Loza's Remodeling LLC

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Make my customers happy I like everything quality and professional service
Misganaw Lemu

Misganaw Lemu

New on HomeGuide
Serves Arlington, VA
I am willing to help with handy things and doing iron works like gates handrails fences. And some technical solutions
My Kitchen And Bath

My Kitchen And Bath

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Old-style Customer Service is Our Top Priority Where has good, old-fashioned customer service gone? Growing up, service professionals were friendly, on time, and fair in their pricing…a far cry from what the status quo looks like today! We are here to change all that. We are a Virginia-based Class A, licensed and insured contractor, and we are dedicated to serving customers better than anyone else in the industry. We will treat your home like it’s our home no exceptions.

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 Arlington general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington 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
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