Top 10 General Contractors in Huntington Beach, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, 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 Cielo Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(220)
"Called Cielo and told them my problem with termites and that nobody was willing to come give a free inspection. Everyone I called wanted at least $100 to come inspect the termite damage and type of termites we had in our home. Once they came out and diagnosed the issue they offered me a better pric...Read more about Cielo Construction Company
"Called Cielo and told them my problem with termites and that nobody was willing to come give a free inspection. Everyone I called wanted at least $100 to come inspect the termite damage and type of termites we had in our home. Once they came out and diagnosed the issue they offered me a better pric...Read more about Cielo Construction Company
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Remodeling Group
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, 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 Precise Remodeling and Design
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(49)
"Precise Remodeling & Design's crew did flawless work. Michael estimated everything and was very frank. We've used them to rebuild our kitchen and again to install a new front door and paint the walls as well. Our neighbors were surprised by how clean and efficient they were when building the door o...Read more about Precise Remodeling and Design
"Precise Remodeling & Design's crew did flawless work. Michael estimated everything and was very frank. We've used them to rebuild our kitchen and again to install a new front door and paint the walls as well. Our neighbors were surprised by how clean and efficient they were when building the door o...Read more about Precise Remodeling and Design
Porch Pro Headshot enclave remodeling inc
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(47)
Locally owned and operated, we offer full remodeling services to the orange county area. We pride ourselves in being deeply rooted in the community. From voluntary organizations, we are associated with, through the work we do in our daily operations, all is done to create a better community around...Read more about enclave remodeling inc
Locally owned and operated, we offer full remodeling services to the orange county area. We pride ourselves in being deeply rooted in the community. From voluntary organizations, we are associated with, through the work we do in our daily operations, all is done to create a better community around...Read more about enclave remodeling inc
Porch Pro Headshot La Placa Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(33)
La Placa Construction, Inc. is one of the most trusted names in the California's construction industry. Since 1986, we have created an enduring tradition of exceptional quality, consumer confidence, sharp foresight and integrity at every level. It's only natural that we treat our clients and custo...Read more about La Placa Construction, Inc.
La Placa Construction, Inc. is one of the most trusted names in the California's construction industry. Since 1986, we have created an enduring tradition of exceptional quality, consumer confidence, sharp foresight and integrity at every level. It's only natural that we treat our clients and custo...Read more about La Placa Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot California Custom Creations, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(37)
California Custom Creations, Inc. is a Custom Home builder with over 20 years of experience. Established in 1998; "We love New Construction the most, but we also put a lot of passion into our renovations, rehabs, and our room additions." We have a 5 star rating on yelp and are listed with the ...Read more about California Custom Creations, Inc.
California Custom Creations, Inc. is a Custom Home builder with over 20 years of experience. Established in 1998; "We love New Construction the most, but we also put a lot of passion into our renovations, rehabs, and our room additions." We have a 5 star rating on yelp and are listed with the ...Read more about California Custom Creations, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sterling Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(19)
"Project: room addition and kitchen remodel. For us it was very hard to decide over a company to go with because of giving up our house for a few months. Also, putting such a great responsibility on someone you met 2-3 times. We based our decision on online reviews, references and our impression...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
"Project: room addition and kitchen remodel. For us it was very hard to decide over a company to go with because of giving up our house for a few months. Also, putting such a great responsibility on someone you met 2-3 times. We based our decision on online reviews, references and our impression...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Andrews Construction
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, California
(34)
"Andrews Construction just completed an extensive re-construction on our home after fire damage. We were unlucky with the fire, but very lucky to have found Andrews. When it comes to experience, reliability and professionalism, what's better than a family business that has earned a stellar reputat...Read more about Andrews Construction
"Andrews Construction just completed an extensive re-construction on our home after fire damage. We were unlucky with the fire, but very lucky to have found Andrews. When it comes to experience, reliability and professionalism, what's better than a family business that has earned a stellar reputat...Read more about Andrews Construction
Porch Pro Headshot PREMIER DEVELOPING SERVICES INC
General Contractors
Serves Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach General Contractors

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August, 2014 I had a water pipe break in my wall which caused extensive damage to my kitchen. I didn’t know what to do until I met Eddie Stokes of California Custom Creations. He told me not to worry; he would take care of everything. And, he did, includi...

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We hired Eddie Stokes, California Custom Creations Inc., to perform an extensive remodel of the first floor of our home. This included demo and constructing new slab, plumbing, electrical, interior and exterior walls, furnace and duct work, ceiling, and ...

- John Wacaster
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August, 2014 I had a water pipe break in my wall which caused extensive damage to my kitchen. I didn’t know what to do until I met Eddie Stokes of California Custom Creations. He told me not to worry; he would take care of everything. And, he did, incl...

- Betty Pollakoff
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I have worked with California Custom Creations, Inc. and Eddie Stokes for the past year and half, and I could not have picked a better contractor. I can always depend on Eddie’s thoroughness with my clients. He takes his time in explaining the entire proc...

- Eddie Stokes
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We have worked with Eddie Stokes for over ten years, and he has built several new houses and completed extensive remodeling projects of ours in that time. Eddie has always completed each project in a professional manner and with a high degree of accuracy....

- Eddie Stokes
13868

I have worked with Eddie Stokes and California Custom Creations on several occasions. I first worked with CCC in 2011 when they did a major remodel on our home. CCC also did two smaller remodels for us in 2012 and 2013. Eddie and his contractors were a...

- Eddie Stokes
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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
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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
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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
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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

Everything You Need to Know About Huntington Beach General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Huntington Beach?

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

  • Shell and Hill Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • Andrews Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • MG and AM dba House of Decor:
    • BBB Rating: A-
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many general contractors does Huntington Beach have?

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

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

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Huntington Beach?

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

    Porch Pro Headshot Turn Key Construction and Design
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (2)
    We are a full service general contractor specializing in gut renovations, ground ups, remodeling for residential and commercial properties. Quality is our core business strategy and to achieve this we provide individual project management support services during all phases of building and developme...Read more about Turn Key Construction and Design
    We are a full service general contractor specializing in gut renovations, ground ups, remodeling for residential and commercial properties. Quality is our core business strategy and to achieve this we provide individual project management support services during all phases of building and developme...Read more about Turn Key Construction and Design
    Porch Pro Headshot AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, 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 Titanium Construction Development Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    We can do it all! We have a wealth of experience and can handle any jobs big or small. From Roofing to Remodeling to Solar Installation and any improvements you may need to your home look no further than Titanium Construction! We pride ourselves on always providing quality work to every customer we ...Read more about Titanium Construction Development Inc.
    We can do it all! We have a wealth of experience and can handle any jobs big or small. From Roofing to Remodeling to Solar Installation and any improvements you may need to your home look no further than Titanium Construction! We pride ourselves on always providing quality work to every customer we ...Read more about Titanium Construction Development Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot RODA CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    RODA Construction provides an array of renovation, construction management, planning, and development services for Southern California investment properties. From start to finish our team works with landlords and flippers alike in the planning, design, renovation, and maintenance stages of the inves...Read more about RODA CONSTRUCTION
    RODA Construction provides an array of renovation, construction management, planning, and development services for Southern California investment properties. From start to finish our team works with landlords and flippers alike in the planning, design, renovation, and maintenance stages of the inves...Read more about RODA CONSTRUCTION
    Porch Pro Headshot Arubbahs of Heaven Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (9)
    In the past 42 years as a licensed general contractor, I have built many types of projects for others as well as myself including: residential rental and for sale, dental offices, small strip centers, gas station, restaurants. My expertise covers all aspects of development and construction managemen...Read more about Arubbahs of Heaven Inc
    In the past 42 years as a licensed general contractor, I have built many types of projects for others as well as myself including: residential rental and for sale, dental offices, small strip centers, gas station, restaurants. My expertise covers all aspects of development and construction managemen...Read more about Arubbahs of Heaven Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot McQueen Builders & Home Repairs
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (12)
    McQueen Builders & Home Repairs - No Job Too Small or Too Big, From Home Repairs to Complete Remodels, Licensed No High Prices! Call us at 714 697-1305
    McQueen Builders & Home Repairs - No Job Too Small or Too Big, From Home Repairs to Complete Remodels, Licensed No High Prices! Call us at 714 697-1305
    Porch Pro Headshot Top Leader Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (3)
    "Truly a fantastic experience from beginning to end. provided first class, exceptional customer service throughout our kitchen renovation. They truly are a five-star team - friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We could not be happier with our new kitchen and the entire experience ."
    "Truly a fantastic experience from beginning to end. provided first class, exceptional customer service throughout our kitchen renovation. They truly are a five-star team - friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We could not be happier with our new kitchen and the entire experience ."
    Porch Pro Headshot La Placa Construction, Inc,
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (13)
    Porch Pro Headshot Rescom Contracting Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    (1)
    "I hired Rescom Contracting to remodel our home and fix some plumbing issues. Yhey were reasonbly priced, crews very nice and professional and got the project done on time. I definitely recommend them to all."
    "I hired Rescom Contracting to remodel our home and fix some plumbing issues. Yhey were reasonbly priced, crews very nice and professional and got the project done on time. I definitely recommend them to all."
    Porch Pro Headshot LBD1 Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    Phan's Construction, based out of Stanton, California, with over 15 years of experience, can serve any and all of your general contracting needs. Contact us today we would love to work with you.
    Phan's Construction, based out of Stanton, California, with over 15 years of experience, can serve any and all of your general contracting needs. Contact us today we would love to work with you.
    Porch Pro Headshot Tekne Development Inc. formerly James Falcone Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California
    Porch Pro Headshot HDR Corporation
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, 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 Appointment On Demand Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Huntington Beach, California

    Latest projects near Huntington Beach

    Recent projects booked on Porch
    Huntington Beach 92648
    Demolition
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Demolition work type
    Whole home
    Home height
    Two floors
    SQFT of home
    2,000-3,000 sq ft
    Approximate year built
    1901-1950
    Already have permits for demolation
    No, I'd like a pro to handle that