Top 10 General Contractors in Irvine, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
"We are extremely happy that we chose Evergreen Construction to renovate our kitchen. Even though their bid was slightly higher than the others that we received, it was worth every penny because the price entailed a quality end product. Jimmy was proactive, responsive and resourceful. He’s detailed ...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
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"We are extremely happy that we chose Evergreen Construction to renovate our kitchen. Even though their bid was slightly higher than the others that we received, it was worth every penny because the price entailed a quality end product. Jimmy was proactive, responsive and resourceful. He’s detailed ...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, 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 Sea Pointe Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(368)
For more than 26 years, Sea Pointe Construction has been offering Design + Build construction services throughout Orange County specializing in residential remodeling including additions, kitchens and bathrooms. We help clients, like you, take your blue sky concepts and turn them into your dream rem...Read more about Sea Pointe Construction
For more than 26 years, Sea Pointe Construction has been offering Design + Build construction services throughout Orange County specializing in residential remodeling including additions, kitchens and bathrooms. We help clients, like you, take your blue sky concepts and turn them into your dream rem...Read more about Sea Pointe Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Inner City Skyline Inc
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(302)
"I had my kitchen remodel done and the whole experience was positive. They gave me a fair quote which made me hire them. I am glad I did hire Inner City Skyline to do my kitchen because all my friends are complimenting how my kitchen looks beautiful and everyone wants to do their remodeling with Inn...Read more about Inner City Skyline Inc
"I had my kitchen remodel done and the whole experience was positive. They gave me a fair quote which made me hire them. I am glad I did hire Inner City Skyline to do my kitchen because all my friends are complimenting how my kitchen looks beautiful and everyone wants to do their remodeling with Inn...Read more about Inner City Skyline Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Cielo Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(220)
"Been a pleasure having them build me a Trex composite wood patio deck that my family has been enjoying almost everyday. Their dark wood looks pretty real for composite and requires virtually zero maintenance other than a rinse off here and there. It looks great and I thank Cielo for it."
"Been a pleasure having them build me a Trex composite wood patio deck that my family has been enjoying almost everyday. Their dark wood looks pretty real for composite and requires virtually zero maintenance other than a rinse off here and there. It looks great and I thank Cielo for it."
Porch Pro Headshot enclave remodeling inc
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(47)
"So happy with this company, they did an amazing job on a complete house remodel. Omri managed the project throughout the process and was always available to answer my questions. The price was great for our budget and the quality of products was top of the line. Omri was very informative from the s...Read more about enclave remodeling inc
"So happy with this company, they did an amazing job on a complete house remodel. Omri managed the project throughout the process and was always available to answer my questions. The price was great for our budget and the quality of products was top of the line. Omri was very informative from the s...Read more about enclave remodeling inc
Porch Pro Headshot AAA Solar Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(44)
"This is my first Yelp review ever, but I was so pleased with the work Eric and his crew did. I was motivated. We looked at 4-5 contractors who can do work in the Costa Mesa area to work on our garage, and Eric was upfront about pricing and timeline, very amenable to my schedule, and pleasant to wor...Read more about AAA Solar Construction
"This is my first Yelp review ever, but I was so pleased with the work Eric and his crew did. I was motivated. We looked at 4-5 contractors who can do work in the Costa Mesa area to work on our garage, and Eric was upfront about pricing and timeline, very amenable to my schedule, and pleasant to wor...Read more about AAA Solar Construction
Porch Pro Headshot PREMIER DEVELOPING SERVICES INC
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, 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
Porch Pro Headshot Turn Key Construction and Design
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(2)
"Turn Key construction did a beautiful job on my kitchen and bathroom remodel and I’m extremely satisfied with their work. I highly recommend them. I give them 5 stars and will definitely use them again for my future Home projects."
"Turn Key construction did a beautiful job on my kitchen and bathroom remodel and I’m extremely satisfied with their work. I highly recommend them. I give them 5 stars and will definitely use them again for my future Home projects."
Porch Pro Headshot The LoftCrafters Inc
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(142)
Lofts are our specialty! This is all we do (currently around 100 per year), so we are experts!One contractor, no surprises, no headaches.Currently averaging 2 1/2 weeks, from start to finish. Furthermore, major construction is complete in the first week! No other contractor can consistently match th...Read more about The LoftCrafters Inc
Lofts are our specialty! This is all we do (currently around 100 per year), so we are experts!One contractor, no surprises, no headaches.Currently averaging 2 1/2 weeks, from start to finish. Furthermore, major construction is complete in the first week! No other contractor can consistently match th...Read more about The LoftCrafters 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 Irvine 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
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Contacted Inner City Skyline to remodel my Kitchen & I am very impressed. He and his team did an excellent and beautiful job. The crew was quick to respond to my inquiries, with the estimate, and with the work itself. Will definitely be calling him first ...

- Frank D
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Quick, reliable, and extremely professional. They got the work done within a few days and everything looked clean and well taken care of. If you need a professional at a great value, then look nowhere else. Inner City Skyline is the team to go with. Highl...

- Joe Redd
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Amazing company to work with. The owner couldn't have been more helpful, he always returned my phone calls and was very accommodating with my schedule. Really excellent experience and professional craftsmanship. I would definitely use Inner City Skyline a...

- Ben Sons
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Inner City Skyline and his team are excellent. They were very professional and their policies are great. He is more like a friend doing what's best for you than a businessman. This team has great customer service and the company does great work. I would h...

- Vivian Francis
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Great experience with a professional and courteous company. Quick communication via email, phone and text. We went with his great idea and saved money. The crew showed up on time and were pros. We are very happy with the service and absolutely love th...

- Jack Patrick
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Inner City Skyline did a great job remodeling our kitchen. These folks really know what they are doing when it comes to redesigning homes. High level of management and guidance throughout the whole project. Everything was very smooth and quick, and the en...

- Amanda Franklin
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Just had a pleasure and very helpful experience with this company. Attentive to listening to my vision for my remodeling project. They fixed the foundation supports and remodeled our master bedroom. I love the customer portal with updates during the const...

- Winston v
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We just completed a kitchen remodel with Inner City Skyline and they were fantastic. We couldn't be happier with the results! This company is Professional, Respectful, Courteous, Honest, Knowledgeable, & they Communicate very well. They find a way to make...

- Janet Watson
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Firmly exceeded my expectations and would recommend Inner City Skyline and his team for any remodeling work. They have gained my loyalty and trust 100%. They made the whole process smooth, easy and successful all at a convenient price. Super honest and ex...

- Savio Elvis
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I have been consistently very happy with Inner City Skyline. They come when they say they will and they do excellent work. They took their time doing the work and made sure everything came out perfect. The final work was spectacular. I highly recommend t...

- Alex Collins
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Inner City Skyline works extremely fast and does beautiful remodeling. Whatever you ask of them, it is always done. They work fast and have great skills!! Very satisfied with their professional and efficient work. I cannot wait for the next time I get the...

- Valeska Fernandes

Everything You Need to Know About Irvine General Contractors

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

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

  • Excel Maintenance Solutions:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92782, 92885 and 92809
  • Green Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92879
  • Chaplin Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92128, 90241 and 92197

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

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine:

  • Are they properly licensed? Irvine has 16 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 6 pros in Irvine are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 21 are A-rated in Irvine.
  • 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 Irvine have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Irvine, CA

Porch Pro Headshot RODA CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, 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 Opulent Design Build
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
(8)
OPULENT DESIGN BUILD IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION FIRM. We provide the knowledge, experience, purchasing power and financial stability to make your dream a reality. FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION: We take the complicated process of home building and remodeling and make it an experience y...Read more about Opulent Design Build
OPULENT DESIGN BUILD IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION FIRM. We provide the knowledge, experience, purchasing power and financial stability to make your dream a reality. FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION: We take the complicated process of home building and remodeling and make it an experience y...Read more about Opulent Design Build
Porch Pro Headshot Arubbahs of Heaven Inc
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, 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 Premiere Piano Tuning Irvine
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
"We'll get your piano sounding like it should." We are local professionals servicing Irvine and the surrounding areas of Orange County. Our expertly trained technicians can assist you with Piano Tuning, Piano Voicing, and Piano Repair.
"We'll get your piano sounding like it should." We are local professionals servicing Irvine and the surrounding areas of Orange County. Our expertly trained technicians can assist you with Piano Tuning, Piano Voicing, and Piano Repair.
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Lake Forest
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Garage door repair Lake Forest (949) 274-8382 http://www.garagedoorrepairorange.com/LakeForest-garage-door-services.html | Garage door repair Lake Forest (949) 274-8382 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GARAGE DOOR REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Garage Door Repair Lake Forest 17 Spectrum Pointe Dr...Read more about Garage Door Repair Lake Forest
Garage door repair Lake Forest (949) 274-8382 http://www.garagedoorrepairorange.com/LakeForest-garage-door-services.html | Garage door repair Lake Forest (949) 274-8382 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GARAGE DOOR REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Garage Door Repair Lake Forest 17 Spectrum Pointe Dr...Read more about Garage Door Repair Lake Forest
Porch Pro Headshot CCSL Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
With over 20 years in the industry, CCSL Construction, Inc. is a full-service General Contracting and Project Management company specializing in residential remodeling. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients by making sure that their dreams become reality, on budget and...Read more about CCSL Construction, Inc.
With over 20 years in the industry, CCSL Construction, Inc. is a full-service General Contracting and Project Management company specializing in residential remodeling. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients by making sure that their dreams become reality, on budget and...Read more about CCSL Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Oxford Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Oxford Construction is a general contracting firm serving all of Orange County and surrounding areas since 2013. Oxford Construction is licensed by the state of California.
Oxford Construction is a general contracting firm serving all of Orange County and surrounding areas since 2013. Oxford Construction is licensed by the state of California.
Porch Pro Headshot LBD1 Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, 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 Aaron Construction & Painting
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Porch Pro Headshot New look remodeling inc
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Porch Pro Headshot KLS Building Corp
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Porch Pro Headshot Tekne Development Inc. formerly James Falcone Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
Porch Pro Headshot Chen Construction
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
We are a construction company located in Orange County, California that specializes in kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling and all residential construction including room additions. Chen Construction can also create a custom bathroom just for you. We are experts in bathroom remodeling. Many of toda...Read more about Chen Construction
We are a construction company located in Orange County, California that specializes in kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling and all residential construction including room additions. Chen Construction can also create a custom bathroom just for you. We are experts in bathroom remodeling. Many of toda...Read more about Chen Construction
Porch Pro Headshot O N P CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Irvine, California
O N P Construction, based in Irvine, is a home building contractor. They provide custom home construction, green construction and other services. O N P Construction is licensed by the state of California. They are bonded and insured.
O N P Construction, based in Irvine, is a home building contractor. They provide custom home construction, green construction and other services. O N P Construction is licensed by the state of California. They are bonded and insured.

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