Top 10 General Contractors in Glendale, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
"Jimmy is friendly and reliable. He does a lot of work in my building and was referred for some minor kitchen repairs. He came on a Saturday to look at the repairs and told me exactly what needed to be done and when he would have it fixed. He arrived on time and completed the job exactly as promised...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
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"Jimmy is friendly and reliable. He does a lot of work in my building and was referred for some minor kitchen repairs. He came on a Saturday to look at the repairs and told me exactly what needed to be done and when he would have it fixed. He arrived on time and completed the job exactly as promised...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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
"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 CW GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
we are a general construction companies licensed bonded insured we do remodels, rehabs ,renovations and anything under the sun , we will meet or beat anyone's price
we are a general construction companies licensed bonded insured we do remodels, rehabs ,renovations and anything under the sun , we will meet or beat anyone's price
Porch Pro Headshot American Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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 1 OAK Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(354)
"Hired 1 OAK to remodel and remove a bearing wall in my kitchen. We originally hired another company and declined service with 1 OAK Remodeling as the bid that was provided by Josh was $4,000.00 more than others. Josh kept explaining we needed to upgrade electrical and plumbing not just switches and...Read more about 1 OAK Remodeling
"Hired 1 OAK to remodel and remove a bearing wall in my kitchen. We originally hired another company and declined service with 1 OAK Remodeling as the bid that was provided by Josh was $4,000.00 more than others. Josh kept explaining we needed to upgrade electrical and plumbing not just switches and...Read more about 1 OAK Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Green Renovation Group Inc
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(157)
"One of the best contractors to work with by far!! Thank you guys for replacing all the windows in our home. There were alot windows that didn't fit and some were broken. They were just completely outdated!! Really happy with your work!! Thanks again!!"
"One of the best contractors to work with by far!! Thank you guys for replacing all the windows in our home. There were alot windows that didn't fit and some were broken. They were just completely outdated!! Really happy with your work!! Thanks again!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Regal Construction & Remodeling Inc
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(162)
"Regal Construction provided a very high quality result for our kitchen remodel. The office was always on top of things and helped everything go over smoothly. The contractor Sapeer was so friendly and easy to communicate with, providing input when needed while still adhering to our rather detailed ...Read more about Regal Construction & Remodeling Inc
"Regal Construction provided a very high quality result for our kitchen remodel. The office was always on top of things and helped everything go over smoothly. The contractor Sapeer was so friendly and easy to communicate with, providing input when needed while still adhering to our rather detailed ...Read more about Regal Construction & Remodeling Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Remodeling Home Advisors
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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 Adar Builders Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(85)
Adar Builders was founded by two brothers, Tomer and Amit, who are both on a mission to make a difference in the construction industry. With 10 years of experience in their pockets, they set out to provide homeowners with beautiful and high-quality products and craftsmanship. There years of experie...Read more about Adar Builders Inc.
Adar Builders was founded by two brothers, Tomer and Amit, who are both on a mission to make a difference in the construction industry. With 10 years of experience in their pockets, they set out to provide homeowners with beautiful and high-quality products and craftsmanship. There years of experie...Read more about Adar Builders Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Dream To Reality remodeling Inc
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(81)
ABOUT US What We Do Dream To Reality is a residential remodeling general contractor company dedicated to building a better Southern California. Whether you are planning an updated kitchen remodel, a green high performance home, or a face lift for the outside of your home, we’ve got the people and pr...Read more about Dream To Reality remodeling Inc
ABOUT US What We Do Dream To Reality is a residential remodeling general contractor company dedicated to building a better Southern California. Whether you are planning an updated kitchen remodel, a green high performance home, or a face lift for the outside of your home, we’ve got the people and pr...Read more about Dream To Reality remodeling 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 Glendale General Contractors

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When my kitchen remodel was abandoned after I got scammed for 5000 dollars, I called Joshua who screamed and yelled at me. I looked up 1 oak remodeling on the L.A. County civil index and what do you know - these guys have three current cases in court as d...

- tony rochman
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No offense, I hired 1 OAK and expected a nightmare as they look just like other contractors in the valley. All the contractors i've hired in the past we had issues with. Amazingly, They are polite, on top of every detail, very professional. The outcome tu...

- Ash Amirsoleymani
184058

This company is amazing. Finished our entire home remodel as promised for a great price! Will be using again! Thanks 1 OAK team!

- Vianka Argudo
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I have so many words to say about 1 OAK Remodeling and even then it would be an understatement. This company is just superb. Between the quality to the customer service to the time frame of the work being completed, they couldn't have done it better. They...

- Luis Gallagos
173311

hired them got a bathroom remodel, tile guy is a perfectionist I couldn’t have been happier.

- Jesse James
91107

Hired 1 OAK for cabinets, counter tops, removing a load bearing wall, tile, foundation and putting in a new 16' beam and 2 post. They installed "hd" which apparently secures the post to the foundation. They guided me through all the steps and was very inf...

- L Covner
81694

I hired this company to install cabinets for my customer. They did a good and quick job.

- Aroldo P
203946

Foundation work is something you really want to get the right people for, people who know what they're doing. I was impressed with how knowledgable and skilled the team was. Our foundation project took some time and care, and was ultimately completed exac...

- Cory Caprista
203921

Consulted with Top Foundation Works for a quote on a shed I wanted to build outside my home whose instructions required a poured foundation for maximum stability. Although the project was small, the attention and professionalism they demonstrated when quo...

- Sam Fomon
228945

Stellar experience with a highly professional company. I'd highly recommend them if you're in the market for a home remodeling project. Specifically, if it's a kitchen or bathroom remodel. They fully transformed our kitchen and bathroom into the structu...

- Brenda Stewart
159172

Best company to work with!! Thank you for doing the tile work in my backyard it came out great. when we originally moved in we had nothing but dirt in our back yard and you guys really gave us what we wanted and didn't force us to do just concrete like al...

- David Aguirre
228371

Phenomenal home improvement service. My questions were answered prior to the kitchen remodeling project and they were sufficient enough for me to want to move forward. The communication never fell short of the high standards that I was promised and the ...

- Ryan Davidson

Everything You Need to Know About Glendale General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Glendale?

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

  • Topaz remodeling inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Top Home Remodeling inc:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • Sunshine Builders, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best General Contractors in Glendale?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Glendale.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Glendale, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Joe M Gutierrez Construction
    • Location: Glendale
  • Joel & Co. Construction
    • Location: Glendale
  • Fine Builders Inc
    • Location: Glendale

How many general contractors does Glendale have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Glendale, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Woodmaster Kitchen & Bath
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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 Super Handyman Service
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(60)
"Called Super Handyman Service about 3 months ago because I had an emergency plumbing problem. The owner came out to look at my water heater and did a quick repair on the spot. The repair took about an hour and he charged me 100. . . I appreciate the service and the fact that he was prepared to do t...Read more about Super Handyman Service
"Called Super Handyman Service about 3 months ago because I had an emergency plumbing problem. The owner came out to look at my water heater and did a quick repair on the spot. The repair took about an hour and he charged me 100. . . I appreciate the service and the fact that he was prepared to do t...Read more about Super Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot HomePro Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(146)
We are a full service company that does everything you could ever think of regarding home improvement. No job is too small for us! We love to see the smile on our customers face at the end of a job. When you are happy, we are happy! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at any time...Read more about HomePro Remodeling
We are a full service company that does everything you could ever think of regarding home improvement. No job is too small for us! We love to see the smile on our customers face at the end of a job. When you are happy, we are happy! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at any time...Read more about HomePro Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Platinum air duct cleaning
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(27)
"Excellent service and outstanding employees. Mack and Tyre arrived exactly on time, cleaned our ducts and dryer vent,taking care to protect furniture & house and cleaned up completely as they left. I highly recommend this company."
"Excellent service and outstanding employees. Mack and Tyre arrived exactly on time, cleaned our ducts and dryer vent,taking care to protect furniture & house and cleaned up completely as they left. I highly recommend this company."
Porch Pro Headshot Ark all corp
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(12)
We are a full service company with over 40 yrs of general contractor experience and of course we do painting,siding and deck repairs of all types free estimates we are state licensed, bonded and insured
We are a full service company with over 40 yrs of general contractor experience and of course we do painting,siding and deck repairs of all types free estimates we are state licensed, bonded and insured
Porch Pro Headshot e&e construction inc
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(27)
Energy Green Builders, we are family who believe in building relationships.. We are local company with years of industry experience. In addition to being a licensed contractor, we specialize in new window and door installs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to o...Read more about e&e construction inc
Energy Green Builders, we are family who believe in building relationships.. We are local company with years of industry experience. In addition to being a licensed contractor, we specialize in new window and door installs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to o...Read more about e&e construction inc
Porch Pro Headshot Rembuild Construction
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
Specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodel. Our one-stop-shop showroom will provide you with the samples you like to see in your space and our design team will help you to have the inspiration you need for your project. Let us help you in a better living or workspace. We offer free quotes.
Specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodel. Our one-stop-shop showroom will provide you with the samples you like to see in your space and our design team will help you to have the inspiration you need for your project. Let us help you in a better living or workspace. We offer free quotes.
Porch Pro Headshot SUMMIT Management Group
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
(3)
"I was recommended to Top Foundation Works by a neighbor and decided to have my property inspected. Turned out that my home foundation needed a lot of help. Their team was very professional with a crew that was ready to work. The job was complete on time and at a very reasonable price."
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"I was recommended to Top Foundation Works by a neighbor and decided to have my property inspected. Turned out that my home foundation needed a lot of help. Their team was very professional with a crew that was ready to work. The job was complete on time and at a very reasonable price."
Porch Pro Headshot Parker Building
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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 Lorraine's Permanent Makeup
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
I went in to a professional school , Lorraine's Permanent Makeup is specialized exclusively for "Macro-Theory Dermagraphics," which is the combination of all proven application techniques to apply Permanent Cosmetic Make-up.We specialize in world-renowned Stanford Immersion Technique, with high-qual...Read more about Lorraine's Permanent Makeup
I went in to a professional school , Lorraine's Permanent Makeup is specialized exclusively for "Macro-Theory Dermagraphics," which is the combination of all proven application techniques to apply Permanent Cosmetic Make-up.We specialize in world-renowned Stanford Immersion Technique, with high-qual...Read more about Lorraine's Permanent Makeup
Porch Pro Headshot Danube Design Build
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, 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 MJ Garage Doors Glendale
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
Porch Pro Headshot Stanley Garage Door & Gate Repair Glendale
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California
Porch Pro Headshot BB CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Glendale, California