Top 10 General Contractors in Downey, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
We're a Family owned bonded & insured company, Personalizing our meetings and services, you will be dealing directly with us, The Contractors. We work with our own Staff Designer & Engineering to create a virtual reality of your dream space, taking care of the Plans/Blueprints up code to your city. ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
We're a Family owned bonded & insured company, Personalizing our meetings and services, you will be dealing directly with us, The Contractors. We work with our own Staff Designer & Engineering to create a virtual reality of your dream space, taking care of the Plans/Blueprints up code to your city. ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
Porch Pro Headshot Top Home Remodeling inc
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
"Complete remodel with Top Home Remodeling...we couldn't be more pleased! Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, popcorn removal, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, side gate installation, bearing-wall removal, and all of the little details in between: appliance installation, paint and baseboards, frequent debris c...Read more about Top Home Remodeling inc
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"Complete remodel with Top Home Remodeling...we couldn't be more pleased! Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, popcorn removal, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, side gate installation, bearing-wall removal, and all of the little details in between: appliance installation, paint and baseboards, frequent debris c...Read more about Top Home Remodeling inc
Porch Pro Headshot American Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(1,344)
In 2004 i decided to launch my own business and be different than other contractors, American Home Improvement Inc. Stands out not only because our projects are completed above and beyond our clients expectations but also because we believe in making the whole experience pleasant.
In 2004 i decided to launch my own business and be different than other contractors, American Home Improvement Inc. Stands out not only because our projects are completed above and beyond our clients expectations but also because we believe in making the whole experience pleasant.
Porch Pro Headshot Bates Construction
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(258)
BATES CONSTRUCTION: Are you looking for a trustworthy and reliable general contractor for your project? We here at Bates Construction pride ourselves on our honest, cost-effective approach for every Whittier, Fullerton and Norwalk job we do. Dedicated to customer satisfaction we are experts in...Read more about Bates Construction
BATES CONSTRUCTION: Are you looking for a trustworthy and reliable general contractor for your project? We here at Bates Construction pride ourselves on our honest, cost-effective approach for every Whittier, Fullerton and Norwalk job we do. Dedicated to customer satisfaction we are experts in...Read more about Bates Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Remodeling Home Advisors
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(132)
"Erick did a great job helping during the planning and completion of our project. The job was completed on time and within budget. We knew how we doing through out the project. There were no surprises. The final project looked even better than expected."
"Erick did a great job helping during the planning and completion of our project. The job was completed on time and within budget. We knew how we doing through out the project. There were no surprises. The final project looked even better than expected."
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Foundation Repairs
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(102)
"Netanel and his professional crew of people from Sunshine builders completed a complete kitchen remodeling project for us in 3 weeks. The new kitchen included new upper and lower Mahogany cabinets, a large island in the middle of the kitchen, back splash, paint, lighting fixtures, and new appliance...Read more about Sunshine Foundation Repairs
"Netanel and his professional crew of people from Sunshine builders completed a complete kitchen remodeling project for us in 3 weeks. The new kitchen included new upper and lower Mahogany cabinets, a large island in the middle of the kitchen, back splash, paint, lighting fixtures, and new appliance...Read more about Sunshine Foundation Repairs
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Remodeling Group
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(142)
Elite Remodeling Group Inc. was established in 2005 as a general contracting business. Since day one, our primary focus has been upon serving residents all over Los Angeles county, Orange county and beyond with various remodeling services. Elite Remodeling group has experience and knowledge with a m...Read more about Elite Remodeling Group
Elite Remodeling Group Inc. was established in 2005 as a general contracting business. Since day one, our primary focus has been upon serving residents all over Los Angeles county, Orange county and beyond with various remodeling services. Elite Remodeling group has experience and knowledge with a m...Read more about Elite Remodeling Group
Porch Pro Headshot E&E Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(70)
"I hired Yahel and her crew to remodel my home in Los Angels . I live in Florida and I was needed to choose a company that will be able to mange my home remodeling project .Among the 3 top companies I considered for the home remodeling project E&E builders was by far my number 1 choice. It was a mas...Read more about E&E Builders Inc
"I hired Yahel and her crew to remodel my home in Los Angels . I live in Florida and I was needed to choose a company that will be able to mange my home remodeling project .Among the 3 top companies I considered for the home remodeling project E&E builders was by far my number 1 choice. It was a mas...Read more about E&E Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(98)
Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath Inc. is a fine custom cabinetry manufacturer and general remodeling firm in the city of Los Angeles. We manufacture elegant and elaborate custom cabinets upon request based on mastering the art of woodworking through generations in creating and designing fine custom woodwor...Read more about Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath
Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath Inc. is a fine custom cabinetry manufacturer and general remodeling firm in the city of Los Angeles. We manufacture elegant and elaborate custom cabinets upon request based on mastering the art of woodworking through generations in creating and designing fine custom woodwor...Read more about Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath
Porch Pro Headshot American Home
General Contractors
Serves Downey, California
(15)
"I want to thank the crew and entire team of American Home for getting my roof and patio done. Everything was to my expectations and from this experience I would recommend them to anyone doing any project. From start I was very Informed about the process, time it would take, and crew that would he c...Read more about American Home
"I want to thank the crew and entire team of American Home for getting my roof and patio done. Everything was to my expectations and from this experience I would recommend them to anyone doing any project. From start I was very Informed about the process, time it would take, and crew that would he c...Read more about American Home

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 Downey General Contractors

496440

I hired Jacob after interviewing five different reputable contractors to build a deck, two retaining walls, and stairs in my very steep yard in Highland Park. I spend a lot of time in my yard and had a very specific and detailed vision of how I wanted the...

- Daniel Walter
237919

I loved the fact that I could trust my contractor taking care of every thing in the project, Executed well and in timely manner. Contact Jacob

- Albert O
508053

Atlas Builders and Development elevated my backyard renovation project from satisfactory to superb. Upon nearing the completion of a pool installation with a different company, we began looking for contractors to turn our ground level patio into a deck. ...

- Rain Hanna
250970

It was great working with Jacob and Allon Construction. His team completed a new rain drainage pipe for me, along with finishing the entire path that covered the drainage system, grading the land, weed cover, gravel, new planters, and a paver path. He rep...

- Jason Wise
256714

Our roof was in bad shape, Jacob gave us a great price for the job. My wife and I were thoroughly pleased with the finished product Our roof looks great and we really love it!

- Rob Heller
237920

Thanks to Jacob and his team my kitchen is perfect, the designer was a huge help to visualize my ideas, this company has the whole package! no need to hire any body else

- Mari Carcache
412764

We used Atlas, Inc for our home renovation, specifically a kitchen remodel and are very grateful and happy on how the final product turned out. In the initial stages, a lot of ideas were bounced back and forth and Jacob was willing to collaborate in order...

- Shea Mulcahy
237922

Always a pleasure to work with Jacob, we aim for the best quality labor and products in every project, customer satisfaction is the key in this company

- Robert Geller
407801

Fantastic roofing job plus other items. Very professional, detailed and thorough. No complaints.

- Gary Johnson
234911

Jacob was very professional! Crew was neat and cared about the quality of job. I would highly recommend for all of your construction needs!

- Colleen Icamen
461486

Best contractor ever! if i could i would go beyond 5 stars! we interviewed 20 contractors for an adu conversion, Jacob the owner of Atlas Builders & Development Inc, was the only contractor that was clear and concise & extremely knowledgeable - everythi...

- jacky lee
237918

Very professional, interior remodeling of my home, The engineer is very helpful and outstanding service of Jacob

- G L

Everything You Need to Know About Downey General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Downey.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Downey. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Downey below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • AAA Solar Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90504
  • SOD Builders Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90011, 91770 and 92698
  • V P Handyman, Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92832, 92690 and 91756

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Downey zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Downey.

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Downey?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Downey that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Downey or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Barry Built Corp:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Bartwood Construction Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Shell and Hill Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

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

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Downey 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 Downey, CA

    Porch Pro Headshot AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    (34)
    An Construction and Remodeling Inc is a family-owned-and-operated Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company we provide a full line of services, such as Remodels, additions,Adus, roof, sunrooms and more. We ve upheld our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction and have provided quality work in...Read more about AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
    An Construction and Remodeling Inc is a family-owned-and-operated Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company we provide a full line of services, such as Remodels, additions,Adus, roof, sunrooms and more. We ve upheld our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction and have provided quality work in...Read more about AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
    Porch Pro Headshot EM Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    (3)
    We are a family owned and operated , Over 20 years of experience . Customer satisfaction guaranteed. License Bonded and insured
    We are a family owned and operated , Over 20 years of experience . Customer satisfaction guaranteed. License Bonded and insured
    Porch Pro Headshot Reliant Home Solutions
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    (25)
    Porch Pro Headshot Cool Seat Cushions
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    When a warm buttocks makes contact with a regular seat the temperature increases even more specially in long travel periods and it will not stop until the cushion-tissue interface reaches an equilibrium temperature. We have invented the COOL SEAT CUSHION in order to prevent this problem! Some cushi...Read more about Cool Seat Cushions
    When a warm buttocks makes contact with a regular seat the temperature increases even more specially in long travel periods and it will not stop until the cushion-tissue interface reaches an equilibrium temperature. We have invented the COOL SEAT CUSHION in order to prevent this problem! Some cushi...Read more about Cool Seat Cushions
    Porch Pro Headshot Danube Design Build
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Danube Design Build is a US Small Business based out of San Diego, California. We are a group of creative designers and marketing managers and engineers that believe in delivering high quality service in a new way. We are scattered throughout the nation and we have highly qualified resources and con...Read more about Danube Design Build
    Danube Design Build is a US Small Business based out of San Diego, California. We are a group of creative designers and marketing managers and engineers that believe in delivering high quality service in a new way. We are scattered throughout the nation and we have highly qualified resources and con...Read more about Danube Design Build
    Porch Pro Headshot Valencias General Contractors Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Porch Pro Headshot G S AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Based in Cudahy, G S Air Conditioning & Heating is a general contractor. They provide services such as green building, bedroom remodeling, basement remodeling and more. G S Air Conditioning & Heating is licensed by the state of California. They are insured and bonded.
    Based in Cudahy, G S Air Conditioning & Heating is a general contractor. They provide services such as green building, bedroom remodeling, basement remodeling and more. G S Air Conditioning & Heating is licensed by the state of California. They are insured and bonded.
    Porch Pro Headshot Injury Lawyer Firm
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Injury Lawyer Firm Downey, CA 90241 (562) 245-8575 Injury Lawyer Firm can help you get the justice you rightfully deserve by helping you win your personal injury claim. Car Injury Lawyer, Car Injury Attorney Santa Fe Springs CA Personal Injury Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Motorcycle ...Read more about Injury Lawyer Firm
    Injury Lawyer Firm Downey, CA 90241 (562) 245-8575 Injury Lawyer Firm can help you get the justice you rightfully deserve by helping you win your personal injury claim. Car Injury Lawyer, Car Injury Attorney Santa Fe Springs CA Personal Injury Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Motorcycle ...Read more about Injury Lawyer Firm
    Porch Pro Headshot BECKHAM ELECTRIC
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Located in Norwalk, Beckham Electric is an electrical contractor that offers light switch installation, subpanel installation and other services.
    Located in Norwalk, Beckham Electric is an electrical contractor that offers light switch installation, subpanel installation and other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Carley Construction Handyman Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Porch Pro Headshot HDR Corporation
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Based in Long Beach, HDR Corporation is a general contractor that provides storm shelter installation, renovation and more.
    Based in Long Beach, HDR Corporation is a general contractor that provides storm shelter installation, renovation and more.
    Porch Pro Headshot QUALITY BUILDING CONTRACTOR'S CO
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California
    Based out of Bell Gardens, Quality Building Contractor's Co is a general contractor. They offer sunroom construction, framing and other services.
    Based out of Bell Gardens, Quality Building Contractor's Co is a general contractor. They offer sunroom construction, framing and other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Prestige Master Builders Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Downey, California