Top 10 General Contractors in Arlington, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Becada Construction
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
We are a construction company currently working from North Marysville to Des Moines and from West Seattle to Sammamish. We can help you with a small or big project.
We are a construction company currently working from North Marysville to Des Moines and from West Seattle to Sammamish. We can help you with a small or big project.
Porch Pro Headshot Echos
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(584)
Echos Tulalip, WA, 98271 (360) 209-2566 Let the professionals at Echos help you remove and discard unwanted items, instead of sending out questionable and maybe unsafe people to come to your house or business. We are licensed and insured and our well mannered staff is trained to be careful. We get ...Read more about Echos
Echos Tulalip, WA, 98271 (360) 209-2566 Let the professionals at Echos help you remove and discard unwanted items, instead of sending out questionable and maybe unsafe people to come to your house or business. We are licensed and insured and our well mannered staff is trained to be careful. We get ...Read more about Echos
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Garage Door
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(454)
Are you a new home construction builder? Tired of garage door call backs and high prices? Contact Washington's garage door installation specialists. Sound Garage Door Co., Inc. offers prices to fit your budget. We install garage doors for new home construction builders. We will meet your buildi...Read more about Sound Garage Door
Are you a new home construction builder? Tired of garage door call backs and high prices? Contact Washington's garage door installation specialists. Sound Garage Door Co., Inc. offers prices to fit your budget. We install garage doors for new home construction builders. We will meet your buildi...Read more about Sound Garage Door
Porch Pro Headshot Home care contractors
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(184)
"Home Care Contractors, LLC. An established remodeling company serving King and Snohomish Counties. A company that cares! You deserve a home that is reflective of your style and desire. No job is too large or complex. We have a full staff of highly talented and motivated individuals that are eager t...Read more about Home care contractors
"Home Care Contractors, LLC. An established remodeling company serving King and Snohomish Counties. A company that cares! You deserve a home that is reflective of your style and desire. No job is too large or complex. We have a full staff of highly talented and motivated individuals that are eager t...Read more about Home care contractors
Porch Pro Headshot Matvey Foundation Repair, INC
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(130)
"The crew was on time, very knowledgeable, and answered my questions clearly and completely. They worked efficiently, thoroughly and without pause until the job was completed. They went the extra mile in completing the job to my satisfaction and completely cleaned up. Not only did they do an excelle...Read more about Matvey Foundation Repair, INC
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"The crew was on time, very knowledgeable, and answered my questions clearly and completely. They worked efficiently, thoroughly and without pause until the job was completed. They went the extra mile in completing the job to my satisfaction and completely cleaned up. Not only did they do an excelle...Read more about Matvey Foundation Repair, INC
Porch Pro Headshot Northwest Construction
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(59)
"First I called 4-5 different companies and they could not come on time to give me the estimate. Than one of my friends recommended me the Northwest Construction. This guy came as soon as I called. He did the estimate and gave me a good price . They did tile in three of my bathrooms . I am very ha...Read more about Northwest Construction
"First I called 4-5 different companies and they could not come on time to give me the estimate. Than one of my friends recommended me the Northwest Construction. This guy came as soon as I called. He did the estimate and gave me a good price . They did tile in three of my bathrooms . I am very ha...Read more about Northwest Construction
Porch Pro Headshot J & S Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(58)
"Fanastic job. J&S Home Services (Jeremy) surpassed all my requirements. He finished my decking and railing work after another contractors structural work. I didn't want the original contractor to finish since there were communication problems. J&S Home Services completed my elevated deck and an at...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
"Fanastic job. J&S Home Services (Jeremy) surpassed all my requirements. He finished my decking and railing work after another contractors structural work. I didn't want the original contractor to finish since there were communication problems. J&S Home Services completed my elevated deck and an at...Read more about J & S Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Curtiss Construction Co., Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(8)
"Curtiss and his crew have done a complete home remodel as well as a variety of commercial and residential projects. His team is creative, knowledgable and talented. Every project was completed with care with outstanding service. I highly recommend Curtiss Construction for an enjoyable remodel exper...Read more about Curtiss Construction Co., Inc.
"Curtiss and his crew have done a complete home remodel as well as a variety of commercial and residential projects. His team is creative, knowledgable and talented. Every project was completed with care with outstanding service. I highly recommend Curtiss Construction for an enjoyable remodel exper...Read more about Curtiss Construction Co., Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Riggins Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
(106)
"I have a small side yard and removed the existing hedge in order to have a fence installed to gain some more feet of yard space. I hired Riggins Construction to install the fence and 2 gates. It turned out amazing! We chose horizontal boards with an arbor above each gate. One side of our yard slop...Read more about Riggins Construction LLC
"I have a small side yard and removed the existing hedge in order to have a fence installed to gain some more feet of yard space. I hired Riggins Construction to install the fence and 2 gates. It turned out amazing! We chose horizontal boards with an arbor above each gate. One side of our yard slop...Read more about Riggins Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Windows Doors Floors & More
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Washington
I am a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor. I have 15 years of experience. Please email me or call if you are interested in my skills and would like specifications. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you. Jesse Reneau Owner Windows Doors Floors & More
I am a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor. I have 15 years of experience. Please email me or call if you are interested in my skills and would like specifications. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you. Jesse Reneau Owner Windows Doors Floors & More

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

A general contractor oversees building and remodeling projects from start to finish. Their main priority is making sure that a project progresses according to the schedule, is on budget, and that all work is done properly. All other contractors and workers answer to the general contractor and they answer to the client who hired them.

Start by getting bids from different contractors. Bids lay out your expected cost and the extent of the project, including materials, labor, and when the project will be done. If you have a local contractor in mind, feel free to work with them in negotiating the terms of a bid, rather than putting out a competitive bid request. Terms typically outline payment installments, an expected timeline for milestones, and the expected outcome at each phase of the project.

Once you've signed the contract with the general contractor, they bring in the workers and begin on the project. Throughout the course of the project, the general contractor manages all workers and subcontractors. General contractors generally own or work for a company that handles one or two aspects of building and remodeling. Very few do framing, finishing, electrical, concrete, plumbing, and landscaping on their own. So, it's quite common for general contractors to outsource work from other companies. The general contractor handles the hiring of these subcontractors, as well as paying them and their own workers. You only have to worry about paying the general contractor.

Hiring multiple subcontractors for a job might seem more economical, but it would put much of the decision-making on you. What you might save in money may be offset by the amount of time and mental energy you'd have to put into the project. An experienced general contractor knows the ins and outs of the construction business. They understand how to structure a project and work with subcontractors to get projects completed safely, and on schedule. This leaves the day-to-day decisions to someone with more experience.

The licensing rules in some states require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. If the state doesn't require a general contractor in your case, it makes good sense to hire a licensed and insured local contractor.

General contractors live by their reputation. They work hard to build trust with their clients and honor that trust through their management of construction projects. Even if they never lift a hammer during the course of a job, they feel a great sense of ownership of the whole operation.

General contractors usually have a vast knowledge of local building codes. Their understanding of construction and people management helps all subcontractors to work together. They see how each piece fits together to make a completed project. Subcontractors may take a narrow view of their role, which could cause problems for other subcontractors working on the next step. General contractors work closely with their crews, subcontractors, and you to prevent costly miscommunication.

Whether you're hiring a home contractor to build your dream house or searching "general contractors in my area" to oversee a remodel project, you'll be working closely with whomever you choose.

When you get underway with your contractor, you'll begin by sorting out every possible detail. Before work begins, the contractor will work out a project plan with you. The project plan may include determining fixtures, finishes, and furnishings — to avoid any cost gaps in the initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be.

Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. Even if they aren't always available, they should provide you with contact information for a lead person or someone else you can discuss the project with. When possible, visit the job site. This gives the contractor or lead the opportunity to bring up any issues and ask any questions about specifics that weren't covered in the project plan.

It's also helpful to keep a project journal. Write down product order numbers. Jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later. Track any changes to the initial project plan in writing. If unforeseen changes occur, make sure to get a bid change in writing.

Other helpful tips:

  • Check on work as it progresses
  • Pay only for completed work
  • Be a fair customer by paying bills on time, responding quickly to questions, and treating your contractor and their workers fairly
  • Know the workers’ names, and make sure they have what they need
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your contractor from the beginning will lead to a more successful project

Some general contractors charge a flat fee. Most charge a markup, which is a percentage of the overall completed project cost. The markup amount covers their overhead, including advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. The contractor should outline all payments and expenses in the contract at the outset.

Contractors typically ask for a percentage of the total project cost upfront. This initial fee covers the cost of getting the project started, provides workers with their wages for the first phase of the construction, and helps serve as a deposit for the needed materials and supplies. Fifteen percent is a fair and decent initial payment for getting a project started. Most states cap this initial fee at 33%, and a good contractor should have good enough credit to cover remaining up-front costs.

After each phase or "milestone" gets completed, your contract will likely require you to pay more money toward the project. These installments are an expected part of the construction process to cover wages, additional supplies, and materials the contractor may need to continue. Even the most well-off contractor would quickly run out of money to move forward if they didn't include installment payments into their contracts.

A big project is a costly endeavor and a long-term investment. When choosing a general contractor, it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee. Be sure to hire someone that can provide proof of licensing, insurance, and references. Take the time to look into their track record. A good general contractor will leave a trail of stellar online reviews, and when you talk to former clients, they'll have only good things to say. When you enter a project with a contractor, you need a pro you trust with your home, so it’s wise to do your homework ahead of time to ensure a successful outcome.

Begin with a plan that lays out the scope of the remodeling work you want done. By the time you hire a contractor, you should have decided on materials, fixtures, appliances, and other items. If you've decided on any changes to the floor plan, be sure to add the specifics to your plan. The more details, the better. Add everything you can think of, down to the brass pulls for the kitchen cupboards.

Once you have this plan, start talking to contractors to get estimates and formal bids. Ask around for local contractor recommendations at your local hardware store, or go online and read client reviews. Good contractors tend to be very busy, so expect a waiting period from the time you contact them to the time they can start on the project. Be sure to seek out a contractor with experience in the job you need done. If you need a patio installed, scroll past them if they specialize in kitchens and baths.

When speaking to the contractor, make sure you're clear on which parts of the project the contractor will handle and which will go to a subcontractor. Ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and any relevant subcontractors' licenses. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau.

Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure you understand every detail of the contract before signing. Be sure to get the proper permits for your project. A good contractor will be able to talk you through getting permits. In some places, contractors are able to get the permits themselves. Check in with the contractor regularly during the course of the project to avoid errors and miscommunication.

Searching online for "good general contractors near me" or getting referrals from a hardware or home improvement store is a first step to hiring a contractor. Take certain precautions before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on.

Begin by working with a professional architect or designer who's able to provide all the information a contractor will need. A designer or architect can also create the necessary drawings to submit for obtaining a permit. Include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork.

Come up with a specifications list in advance. Write down the details of every element you want placed into the project, from the front door to the floor tiles that you want. Calculate to make sure all your selections fall within your budget and meet your personal requirements.

Make sure your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors, remember that you'll spend a lot of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected situations are bound to come up. Perhaps you didn't consider what style of door handle you want for the master bathroom, or the carpet you selected for the living room is no longer available. These types of situations happen with any project, so do your best to remain patient throughout the construction process.

See to it that your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to and that works with your needs. Get a list of subcontractors they use, and look into their history. Use careful consideration when choosing your contractor for the most successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. They should have both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. An insured contractor will take responsibility for the project and for anything that happens at the worksite. Make sure their insurance covers any subcontractors or that they only work with insured third parties.

Ask for proof of insurance right away. Hiring an uninsured contractor may seem less expensive, but it could cost you down the road. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Depending on the state you live in, if a worker is injured on your property and their general contractor didn't carry the proper insurance, you might be liable for the cost of treating their injuries.

Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage. Some also cover limited injury liability, but these policies have limitations. Even in the unlikely event that your policy covers 100 percent of liability, your premiums would most certainly go up. Contractors insurance ensures that you don't have to cover any costs unrelated to the project completion itself.

If a contractor is reliable, they'll be licensed and carry insurance, and if they don't have a license, no company will insure them. Proof of proper licensing and insurance is a sure sign of a reliable contractor.

Recent reviews for Arlington General Contractors

27675

Pleasant and very hard working. Puts client's needs first. Meticulous craftsman resulting in first rate work.

- Nicole Sievers
29326

In the several conversations and meetings I've had with Ryan regarding his company's bookkeeping and accounting, I've been impressed with his strong desire to keep his prices as fair as possible while giving his clients the most value and quality work as ...

- Jeremy Allen
27704

Ryan is quick to respond and conscientious, I would rate him highly.

- James Bammert
27767

Professional, efficient, and got the fence we exactly wanted!

27720

We have a beautiful fence and gate, it is just what we wanted. Wonderful work...

- Lisa DeWilde
27673

Ryan did an exceptional job on our fence. I talked with several contractors before deciding on Ryan. He has a unique creative side and helped me bring my vision to life. He was easy to work with and I would hire him again for other jobs.

- Frances goldberg
27861

We hired Riggins Construction to build a fence for our front yard in 2014. Their initial quote was the best we received, but upon completion of the project, the actual costs, once Mr. Riggins continued to add items that were 'missed' in the original contr...

- Ashley Chia
28617

Ryan is prompt, dependable, reliable, honest and a great hard worker. I highly recommend him.

- Lynn Hufschmid
333436

11/13/2020 We had some new fencing and gates installed. Also stained our entire fence. Everyone was very easy to work with and job turned out beautifully. Partway through the job I changed the way I wanted part of it done, and they had no problem modifyin...

- David Alfred
71944

Ryan and his crew came to my aid when I desperately needed a new gate and fence in my side yard for security. He came within 1 day to estimate it, and simultaneously scheduled it to be completed immediately within weeks; on a weekend at that. Ryan along w...

- Tom Lusich
43485

Prompt, friendly, helpful

- Lynne Black

Everything You Need to Know About Arlington General Contractors

My General Contractor Services project in Arlington is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Arlington is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Will General Contractor Services work in Arlington require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Arlington or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Arlington?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Arlington ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    All General Contractors in Arlington, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot First Call Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
    First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot NorthSound Home Pros
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    (5)
    RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES - CUSTOM HOMES, REMODELS & MORE!!! Dream big when you want a better home! NorthSound Home Pros is here to help you and can make your home visions come to life. Whether you want design-build services for a custom home, or you need remodeling services, you can depend...Read more about NorthSound Home Pros
    RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES - CUSTOM HOMES, REMODELS & MORE!!! Dream big when you want a better home! NorthSound Home Pros is here to help you and can make your home visions come to life. Whether you want design-build services for a custom home, or you need remodeling services, you can depend...Read more about NorthSound Home Pros
    Porch Pro Headshot STAPLETON CONSULTING AND CONTRACTING LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    (1)
    We are focusing on remodels, decks, fences. We do all phases of construction. Quality is what we Build, both in our work and in our customer relationships. We strive to meet the needs of all customers.
    We are focusing on remodels, decks, fences. We do all phases of construction. Quality is what we Build, both in our work and in our customer relationships. We strive to meet the needs of all customers.
    Porch Pro Headshot Combs Home Improvement Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    (1)
    Home repairs and remodeling is what we get excited about, Combs Home Improvement Service is your single solution for that list of home maintenance that seems to grow longer every day. Whether you need something installed, built, fixed or maintained, we are your reliable and trusted partner for all y...Read more about Combs Home Improvement Services
    Home repairs and remodeling is what we get excited about, Combs Home Improvement Service is your single solution for that list of home maintenance that seems to grow longer every day. Whether you need something installed, built, fixed or maintained, we are your reliable and trusted partner for all y...Read more about Combs Home Improvement Services
    Porch Pro Headshot Tony's Remodeling and Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    At present, I'm specializing in rot identification and repair. In the past I've done decks, roof repairs, fencing, landscaping, window replacement, door replacement and various siding replacement or repairs and painting. The interior work I've done includes various flooring (excluding carpet), sheet...Read more about Tony's Remodeling and Construction LLC
    At present, I'm specializing in rot identification and repair. In the past I've done decks, roof repairs, fencing, landscaping, window replacement, door replacement and various siding replacement or repairs and painting. The interior work I've done includes various flooring (excluding carpet), sheet...Read more about Tony's Remodeling and Construction LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Pioneer Home Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot commercial  link contracting corp
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    We install all type of Decks and we do Deck repair, also we install wood fences and repair we have all skilled Employees. we are license & bonded.
    We install all type of Decks and we do Deck repair, also we install wood fences and repair we have all skilled Employees. we are license & bonded.
    Porch Pro Headshot Custom werx design
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    (1)
    We are a general construction company that specializes in roofing and remodel. I’ve been in the roofing and construction industry for 15 years. There’s no job to small for us. Whether you need a home repair ... deck built, roof/siding, addition to you home or a complete home remodel we do it all. Qu...Read more about Custom werx design
    We are a general construction company that specializes in roofing and remodel. I’ve been in the roofing and construction industry for 15 years. There’s no job to small for us. Whether you need a home repair ... deck built, roof/siding, addition to you home or a complete home remodel we do it all. Qu...Read more about Custom werx design
    Porch Pro Headshot Carlos Hale Construction Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Paramount Remodel & Repair Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Paramount Remodel & Repair is committed to providing solutions to customers in the Marysville area. They are a general contractor that has been providing home remodeling, roofing, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling for years.
    Paramount Remodel & Repair is committed to providing solutions to customers in the Marysville area. They are a general contractor that has been providing home remodeling, roofing, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling for years.
    Porch Pro Headshot Family Landscaping & Design
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    A Company the provide services such as Tree Removal, Landscaping, Grading, Irrigation Repair, Fall and Spring Clean up, Lawn Care Maintenance, Sprinkler Installation, Sprinkler Repair, Sod Installation, and Pressure Washing. Contact us for Free Estimates. Lawn Care Maintenance; Sprinkler Installatio...Read more about Family Landscaping & Design
    A Company the provide services such as Tree Removal, Landscaping, Grading, Irrigation Repair, Fall and Spring Clean up, Lawn Care Maintenance, Sprinkler Installation, Sprinkler Repair, Sod Installation, and Pressure Washing. Contact us for Free Estimates. Lawn Care Maintenance; Sprinkler Installatio...Read more about Family Landscaping & Design
    Porch Pro Headshot Northwest Infrastructure
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    We strive to get projects completed on time and on budget
    We strive to get projects completed on time and on budget
    Porch Pro Headshot c.west construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Filipp's Quality Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Arlington, Washington

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    Arlington 98223
    Residential Building
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Something else
    Residential building project type
    re route dryer vent
    Extent of design prep work
    No
    Marysville 98271
    Demolition
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Demolition work type
    Whole home
    Home height
    Two floors
    SQFT of home
    1,000-2,000 sq ft
    Approximate year built
    1991-2005
    Already have permits for demolation
    No, but I'm in the process of acquiring them
    Arlington 98223
    Pergola Construction
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Pergola area size
    100-250 sq ft
    Pergola construction material
    Synthetic or composite material
    Prefab or custom-built pergola
    Prefab
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    Pergola to be installed on
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