Top 10 General Contractors in El Monte, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
"I needed some striping done for a parking lot I put together. Jimmy and Ahron were both extremely helpful. Their crew was prompt and on time and completed the project in a good time. They were thorough and made sure everything was up to par before they left. Would definitely use them again."
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"I needed some striping done for a parking lot I put together. Jimmy and Ahron were both extremely helpful. Their crew was prompt and on time and completed the project in a good time. They were thorough and made sure everything was up to par before they left. Would definitely use them again."
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
"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 to get to where it needed to be. The speed ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
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"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 to get to where it needed to be. The speed ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
Porch Pro Headshot MARTINS CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(355)
Martins Construction is a Los Angeles based general contractor and home builder offering kitchen & bathroom remodeling, room additions and new construction. Our greatest assets are the level of craftsmanship, dedication and experience our employees bring to each project. We have learned that integr...Read more about MARTINS CONSTRUCTION
Martins Construction is a Los Angeles based general contractor and home builder offering kitchen & bathroom remodeling, room additions and new construction. Our greatest assets are the level of craftsmanship, dedication and experience our employees bring to each project. We have learned that integr...Read more about MARTINS CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Green Renovation Group Inc
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(157)
"Overall, my experience with Green Renovation Group was completely favorable. The remodeling project was well supervised and the crew was very consistent in delivering quality work and approachable customer service. I'm confident more homeowners will have similar, positive experiences with this r...Read more about Green Renovation Group Inc
"Overall, my experience with Green Renovation Group was completely favorable. The remodeling project was well supervised and the crew was very consistent in delivering quality work and approachable customer service. I'm confident more homeowners will have similar, positive experiences with this r...Read more about Green Renovation Group Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Foundation Repairs
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(102)
"After a while of searching for a contractor that can be reliable and reasonable with prices etc.…. We decided to hire this company to remodel our kitchen. What we did was almost everything…from new floor to fresh paint. The work that Illy supervised came out beyond our expectations and we thank him...Read more about Sunshine Foundation Repairs
"After a while of searching for a contractor that can be reliable and reasonable with prices etc.…. We decided to hire this company to remodel our kitchen. What we did was almost everything…from new floor to fresh paint. The work that Illy supervised came out beyond our expectations and we thank him...Read more about Sunshine Foundation Repairs
Porch Pro Headshot Credible Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(76)
"They were prompt in correspondence and were very thorough in their inspection. They caught a few critical details in the inspection and offered great advice for minor enhancements that I could make after I actually bought the house. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an inspection ...Read more about Credible Construction Inc
"They were prompt in correspondence and were very thorough in their inspection. They caught a few critical details in the inspection and offered great advice for minor enhancements that I could make after I actually bought the house. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an inspection ...Read more about Credible Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, 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 Venetian Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(21)
"Venetian Builders delivered a whole remodeling and redesign of our kitchen including the breakfast area. From the beginning to the end, the whole team were expert and knowledgeable. After several meetings with them, they came up with few designs in which we needed to choose which one we like most a...Read more about Venetian Builders Inc
"Venetian Builders delivered a whole remodeling and redesign of our kitchen including the breakfast area. From the beginning to the end, the whole team were expert and knowledgeable. After several meetings with them, they came up with few designs in which we needed to choose which one we like most a...Read more about Venetian Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sterling Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(19)
"Had a wonderful experience. He was a timely and clear communicator which has been my #1 problem with other electricians in the past. He's very knowledgeable about his craft and I can tell he cares. His prices are also very fair."
"Had a wonderful experience. He was a timely and clear communicator which has been my #1 problem with other electricians in the past. He's very knowledgeable about his craft and I can tell he cares. His prices are also very fair."
Porch Pro Headshot PREMIER DEVELOPING SERVICES INC
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(4)
Premier Developing Services, Inc. General Contractors out of Rowland Heights Ca. We specialize in residential and light commercial projects. All of our work is done in-house, no subcontracting. Concrete, Stone, Walls, Pavers, Canopies, Additions, Remodels, Flooring, Framing, Drywall, Roofing, Plumbi...Read more about PREMIER DEVELOPING SERVICES INC
Premier Developing Services, Inc. General Contractors out of Rowland Heights Ca. We specialize in residential and light commercial projects. All of our work is done in-house, no subcontracting. Concrete, Stone, Walls, Pavers, Canopies, Additions, Remodels, Flooring, Framing, Drywall, Roofing, Plumbi...Read more about PREMIER DEVELOPING SERVICES INC

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 El Monte General Contractors

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I'd heard good things about this company, so I was surprised by their complete ineptitude when it came to my project. Saul Palacio was assigned as my project manager and in a year, he was on my property perhaps 15 times. The contract consisted of a 600 sq...

- Debbie Britt
92998

What a complete pleasure to work with! Venetian builders were reasonable priced, efficient, honest and cared about my home. They did such a great job! They were ON TIME and super knowledgeable. We really love hosting our friends and family in our home, o...

- Jacqueline Crysatl
91893

We spent over 5 months researching for a contractor that can remodel our kitchen before making our decision on will we hire. We got few estimates and in home consultations, and finally found Venetian Builders. Venetian Builders have been nothing but excep...

- Murad Grigoryan
88271

Venetian Builders did a complete kitchen remodel for us. We started by meeting with Amos at our house and by providing a detailed explanation of our requirements, desires and what we would like to have. The designer’s team from the main office of Amos did...

- Renu Singh
235118

I wish there were 10 stars on this and that would be the score I'd give! When you are right on time to your appointment for a price quote, you're off to the right start. Venetian Builders surpassed my expectations. Yonatan is easy to talk to and a total ...

- Ron Murray
88484

I must say that I was more than happy to have Jonathan and his team of workers at my house remodeling my master bathroom. Jonathan is definitely a great and professional contractor. His knowledge and experience was proven by this work and all my doubts ha...

- Art Booth
95843

I found Venetian builders by an online research and the referral that hired them before. The remodeling project they had completed for the referral was very nice and that what I was thinking to have at my house as well, so I contacted them and scheduled a...

- Mary Green
96552

Ad part of our research for a contractor, we got a reference from a friend that Venetian builders is a great construction company that deliver a great work and that we will be will happy with them. From the early meetings that we had with Jonathan to go o...

- Juan Estrada
97102

Michael is a really professional person that truly cares about any of his job and work and he put a lot of attention in order to make it a success. During the remodeling work at my house, he was very responsive, on time and works really hard to get everyt...

- Henry Chen
92472

Venetian builders did a complete kitchen remodeling project for me. The new kitchen that they did came out perfect, I’m totally recommend them and I will hire them again for any remodeling project that I will have in the future. The design crew (Michael a...

- Hernando Medina
95622

We are very pleased and satisfied with the new look of my new kitchen and the house over all. Venetian builders workers, managers and office staff were top notch. They were extremely skilled and the way they worked, just showed us how they really care for...

- Dolly Handler
97412

My wife and I hired Venetian builders to build a laundry room addition for us and to expand the garage to fit an additional 2 cars. We are very satisfied and happy with how the work came out and with the workmanship and efficiency of all the people that w...

- Sean Surfas

Everything You Need to Know About El Monte General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in El Monte for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in El Monte so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in El Monte:

  • Are they properly licensed? El Monte has 21 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 8 pros in El Monte are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 11 are A-rated in El Monte.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How many general contractors does El Monte have?

There are around 50 companies throughout El Monte to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 11 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in El Monte?

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All General Contractors in El Monte, CA

Porch Pro Headshot RCP Construction
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(2)
The "Owner Builder Solution." RCP Construction does not claim to be a licensed contractor. We are an Electrical/Tradesmen/Handyman service company. "Owner Builder Solution" is our model. We have over 21 years of Electrical and handyman general construction experience, since 1987. "Robo" ...Read more about RCP Construction
The "Owner Builder Solution." RCP Construction does not claim to be a licensed contractor. We are an Electrical/Tradesmen/Handyman service company. "Owner Builder Solution" is our model. We have over 21 years of Electrical and handyman general construction experience, since 1987. "Robo" ...Read more about RCP Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Hart 2 Hart Plumbing
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
We are a small plumbing outfit located in Pasadena, servicing cities along the 210 corridor from Glendora to Burbank. We strive to provide excellent service. Don't settle for less, call us for a free estimate.
We are a small plumbing outfit located in Pasadena, servicing cities along the 210 corridor from Glendora to Burbank. We strive to provide excellent service. Don't settle for less, call us for a free estimate.
Porch Pro Headshot Rosemead Garage Door Repair
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Rosemead Garage Door Repair and services may be a residential Rosemead garage door instrumentation and services specialist. We are dedicated in providing 100% client satisfaction; alongside prompt, honest, courteous, repair and repair with best consultants.
Rosemead Garage Door Repair and services may be a residential Rosemead garage door instrumentation and services specialist. We are dedicated in providing 100% client satisfaction; alongside prompt, honest, courteous, repair and repair with best consultants.
Porch Pro Headshot Ready Electric
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(1)
"Ready Construction &Electric 720 Meyer lane suit 101.redondo beach, ca 90278 310-678-7419 State license contractor no.561594 This letter is an introduction to offer you our company services such as general building contractor B1 and additional service such as electrical contractor C10. O...Read more about Ready Electric
"Ready Construction &Electric 720 Meyer lane suit 101.redondo beach, ca 90278 310-678-7419 State license contractor no.561594 This letter is an introduction to offer you our company services such as general building contractor B1 and additional service such as electrical contractor C10. O...Read more about Ready Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Parker Building
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(1)
Parker Building is certified, bonded and insured construction company, operating in Los Angeles county, Ventura county and orange county, providing our customers with full satisfactory products and services. Our services include all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, design, installation and c...Read more about Parker Building
Parker Building is certified, bonded and insured construction company, operating in Los Angeles county, Ventura county and orange county, providing our customers with full satisfactory products and services. Our services include all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, design, installation and c...Read more about Parker Building
Porch Pro Headshot Nu Way Builders
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
This is a family run business, 3rd generation. Raymond Davila Sr. started as a child learning the trade at his fathers cabinet business in Rosemead Ca, which been around since the 1960's. We thrive in making every customer 100% Satisfy! Nu Way is also a sub contractor for Lowes Home Improvement (kit...Read more about Nu Way Builders
This is a family run business, 3rd generation. Raymond Davila Sr. started as a child learning the trade at his fathers cabinet business in Rosemead Ca, which been around since the 1960's. We thrive in making every customer 100% Satisfy! Nu Way is also a sub contractor for Lowes Home Improvement (kit...Read more about Nu Way Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Danube Design Build
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, 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 JC Construction
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Porch Pro Headshot Spectrum Investment Developments Inc
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
(1)
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Spectrum Investment Developments Inc has established itself as the local leader in Home Additions, New Construction and Concrete Work.
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Spectrum Investment Developments Inc has established itself as the local leader in Home Additions, New Construction and Concrete Work.
Porch Pro Headshot NuWay Builders
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Nu Way Builders is a remodeling specialist in Rosemead. They offer shower installation and wine cellar design as well as other services. The state of California, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have accredited Nu Way Builders. They are bonded and insured.
Nu Way Builders is a remodeling specialist in Rosemead. They offer shower installation and wine cellar design as well as other services. The state of California, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have accredited Nu Way Builders. They are bonded and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Nahui Design Construction
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Based in Duarte, Nahui Design Construction is a general contractor. They provide home addition and sunroom construction as well as other services. The state of California has licensed Nahui Design Construction. They are bonded and insured.
Based in Duarte, Nahui Design Construction is a general contractor. They provide home addition and sunroom construction as well as other services. The state of California has licensed Nahui Design Construction. They are bonded and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Lees General Construction
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Lees General Construction is a general contractor based out of El Monte. They provide bathroom remodeling, bedroom remodeling, green building and more.
Lees General Construction is a general contractor based out of El Monte. They provide bathroom remodeling, bedroom remodeling, green building and more.
Porch Pro Headshot AG B Construction
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California
Porch Pro Headshot Johnny Home Services
General Contractors
Serves El Monte, California

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