Top 10 General Contractors in La Habra, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
"Jimmy and his team did an amazing job remodeling our kitchen. All my friends say it looks like from out a magazine!!! Thanks to all the projects we have been doing with EverGreen Construction I have a new home, which we love!!! They are very flexible to work with and committed to their customers!"
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"Jimmy and his team did an amazing job remodeling our kitchen. All my friends say it looks like from out a magazine!!! Thanks to all the projects we have been doing with EverGreen Construction I have a new home, which we love!!! They are very flexible to work with and committed to their customers!"
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
"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 project to come out, and it was clear from ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
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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 project to come out, and it was clear from ...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
Porch Pro Headshot Cielo Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(220)
"I contacted Cielo Construction for Architectural plans. Duran was very knowledgeable and assisted me with the new codes and regulations as far as a Garage Conversion. He helped me with the architect plans, Eliad was awesome at bring my Ideas on paper. The sold me on plans registering the property a...Read more about Cielo Construction Company
"I contacted Cielo Construction for Architectural plans. Duran was very knowledgeable and assisted me with the new codes and regulations as far as a Garage Conversion. He helped me with the architect plans, Eliad was awesome at bring my Ideas on paper. The sold me on plans registering the property a...Read more about Cielo Construction Company
Porch Pro Headshot OC Builders Group
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(186)
"I'd like to thank the good people at OC Builders Group, especially Moe and Ben and all the people at the Quality Assistance Department that help me out with my leaky roof. I had OC Builders Group come out two years ago to replace my whole roof, 2 years later we had a leak, even though we're out of...Read more about OC Builders Group
"I'd like to thank the good people at OC Builders Group, especially Moe and Ben and all the people at the Quality Assistance Department that help me out with my leaky roof. I had OC Builders Group come out two years ago to replace my whole roof, 2 years later we had a leak, even though we're out of...Read more about OC Builders Group
Porch Pro Headshot Green Renovation Group Inc
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(157)
"Great company to work with they definitely have all the answers to all your problems. thank you guys for working with on pricing I honestly don't know how I would've fixed my home if you guys wouldn't have gone the extra mile for me!!!"
"Great company to work with they definitely have all the answers to all your problems. thank you guys for working with on pricing I honestly don't know how I would've fixed my home if you guys wouldn't have gone the extra mile for me!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Remodeling Group
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, 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 HomePro Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, 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 Venetian Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(21)
"Venetian Builders delivered a whole remodeling and redesign of our kitchen including the breakfast area. From the beginning to the end, the whole team were expert and knowledgeable. After several meetings with them, they came up with few designs in which we needed to choose which one we like most a...Read more about Venetian Builders Inc
"Venetian Builders delivered a whole remodeling and redesign of our kitchen including the breakfast area. From the beginning to the end, the whole team were expert and knowledgeable. After several meetings with them, they came up with few designs in which we needed to choose which one we like most a...Read more about Venetian Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sterling Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(19)
"In the last month I've been using A LOT of services from the internet to help prepare my new place so I can move in. The place needed a paint job, grease on the kitchen walls, bad plastering work, lots of holes and studs in the walls throughout the condo. There was tacky black and white floral wal...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
"In the last month I've been using A LOT of services from the internet to help prepare my new place so I can move in. The place needed a paint job, grease on the kitchen walls, bad plastering work, lots of holes and studs in the walls throughout the condo. There was tacky black and white floral wal...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot John C. Lipham Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(3)
We are a family owned and operated Residential Custom Home and Remodeling company. Over 3 Generations of General Contractors innovating building technologies in the Southern California Area. Currently we are a Department of Energy "Better Buildings" Residential Contractor and help ensure your proj...Read more about John C. Lipham Construction, Inc.
We are a family owned and operated Residential Custom Home and Remodeling company. Over 3 Generations of General Contractors innovating building technologies in the Southern California Area. Currently we are a Department of Energy "Better Buildings" Residential Contractor and help ensure your proj...Read more about John C. Lipham Construction, 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 La Habra General Contractors

92998

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

- Jacqueline Crysatl
91893

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

- Murad Grigoryan
88271

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

- Renu Singh
235118

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

- Ron Murray
88484

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

- Art Booth
95843

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

- Mary Green
96552

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

- Juan Estrada
97102

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

- Henry Chen
92472

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

- Hernando Medina
95622

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

- Dolly Handler
97412

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

- Sean Surfas
197747

I just bought a townhouse and needed my kitchen remodeled. I used porch to find someone for the job. It was my first time using porch. I wasn’t sure of the quality of the companies that they were sending me. I read reviews and Venetian Builders had the b...

- Patty Roque

Everything You Need to Know About La Habra General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around La Habra. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in La Habra 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:

  • Advanced Concrete Grinding:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92866
  • SOD Builders Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90011, 91770 and 92698
  • V P Handyman, Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92832, 92690 and 91756

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

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in La Habra?

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

  • Shor Construction:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • DAVIDSON CONSTRUCTION:
    • BBB Rating: A
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • R D Pinault Company:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

What should I check for once my General Contractor in La Habra has finished working?

Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All General Contractors in La Habra, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Turn Key Construction and Design
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, 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 La Habra, 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 La Habra, 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 Ready Electric
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(1)
Ready Electric is an electrical contractor that has been providing services such as electrical troubleshooting, circuit breaker installation and more to Redondo Beach for about 35 years.
Ready Electric is an electrical contractor that has been providing services such as electrical troubleshooting, circuit breaker installation and more to Redondo Beach for about 35 years.
Porch Pro Headshot Royer Landscape Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
(7)
Royer Landscape Construction has been in business in the city of Fullerton for over 30 years, serving hundreds of homeowners and businesses throughout Orange County. The company was established in 1984 by Rod Royer, Owner. We hold a General "B" Building License and a "C-27" license for Landscaping. ...Read more about Royer Landscape Construction Inc
Royer Landscape Construction has been in business in the city of Fullerton for over 30 years, serving hundreds of homeowners and businesses throughout Orange County. The company was established in 1984 by Rod Royer, Owner. We hold a General "B" Building License and a "C-27" license for Landscaping. ...Read more about Royer Landscape Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Angel Garage Door Repair La Habra
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
La Habra Garage Door Repair (855) 439-2393 | Gate Repair La Habra (855) 439-2393 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Angel Garage Door Repair La Habra 740 E Lambert Rd #G La Habra, CA 90631 (855) 439-2393 http://www.angelgaragedoors.com/services/garage-door-re...Read more about Angel Garage Door Repair La Habra
La Habra Garage Door Repair (855) 439-2393 | Gate Repair La Habra (855) 439-2393 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Angel Garage Door Repair La Habra 740 E Lambert Rd #G La Habra, CA 90631 (855) 439-2393 http://www.angelgaragedoors.com/services/garage-door-re...Read more about Angel Garage Door Repair La Habra
Porch Pro Headshot JC Construction
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Porch Pro Headshot Arod General Construction
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Whether you have broken windows or just want a change, Arod General Construction in Rowland Heights, CA has some of the best window replacement services in town.
Whether you have broken windows or just want a change, Arod General Construction in Rowland Heights, CA has some of the best window replacement services in town.
Porch Pro Headshot A & T DEVELOPMENT INC
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
A & T DEVELOPMENT INC offers general contracting services to the Rowland Heights area. Call us today!
A & T DEVELOPMENT INC offers general contracting services to the Rowland Heights area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Tekne Development Inc. formerly James Falcone Construction
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Porch Pro Headshot ROY GAMMELL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Roy Gammell Construction Services, located in Brea, is a home building contractor that offers custom home construction, residential construction, and home building. The state of California has licensed them. Roy Gammell Construction Services is bonded and insured.
Roy Gammell Construction Services, located in Brea, is a home building contractor that offers custom home construction, residential construction, and home building. The state of California has licensed them. Roy Gammell Construction Services is bonded and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Maid on a Budget
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California
Porch Pro Headshot Pro1day
General Contractors
Serves La Habra, California