Top 10 General Contractors in Laguna Niguel, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Inner City Skyline Inc
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(302)
"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 exemplary work."
"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 exemplary work."
Porch Pro Headshot La Placa Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, 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 Laguna Niguel, California
(37)
"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 process from the time that he speaks with my cli...Read more about California Custom Creations, Inc.
"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 process from the time that he speaks with my cli...Read more about California Custom Creations, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sterling Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(19)
"Parker + McQueen was my kitchen remodeling contractor . They remodeled our outdated 1940's kitchen and we are very happy with the results ! The process took almost 5 weeks . Mike the manager is everything that you want in a contractor . Trustworthy , attentive , caring , clean , on time , on budge...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
"Parker + McQueen was my kitchen remodeling contractor . They remodeled our outdated 1940's kitchen and we are very happy with the results ! The process took almost 5 weeks . Mike the manager is everything that you want in a contractor . Trustworthy , attentive , caring , clean , on time , on budge...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Roger Lundquist Home Repair
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(28)
As a family owned and operated home repair company based in Laguna Hills, Roger Lundquist Home Repair has been providing home repair and handyman services to Orange County residents for more than 30 years. Our expertise in repairing homes for residential real estate agencies, property management com...Read more about Roger Lundquist Home Repair
As a family owned and operated home repair company based in Laguna Hills, Roger Lundquist Home Repair has been providing home repair and handyman services to Orange County residents for more than 30 years. Our expertise in repairing homes for residential real estate agencies, property management com...Read more about Roger Lundquist Home Repair
Porch Pro Headshot Ezra Wyman Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(2)
Friendly local contractor supplying all construction services, emergency services, repairs, remodels, and remediation.
Friendly local contractor supplying all construction services, emergency services, repairs, remodels, and remediation.
Porch Pro Headshot RODA CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, 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 David Poeske Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
General Construction co. and general contracting out to help make the world a more beautiful place one house at a time. Room additions and making friends. Making our customers dreams a reality since 1997 and beyond.
General Construction co. and general contracting out to help make the world a more beautiful place one house at a time. Room additions and making friends. Making our customers dreams a reality since 1997 and beyond.
Porch Pro Headshot Shell and Hill Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(5)
"I can't say enough about the amazing work that Shell and Hill does. They are extremely professional and produce high quality work. I recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent high end general contractor."
"I can't say enough about the amazing work that Shell and Hill does. They are extremely professional and produce high quality work. I recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent high end general contractor."
Porch Pro Headshot Infinity Custom Home Builders, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(2)
Infinity Custom Home Builders, Inc is a licensed General Building Contractor and Air Conditioning and Heating firm. We specialize in renovations, ground up construction, tenant improvement and HVAC.
Infinity Custom Home Builders, Inc is a licensed General Building Contractor and Air Conditioning and Heating firm. We specialize in renovations, ground up construction, tenant improvement and HVAC.

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 Laguna Niguel 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
23151

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
21234

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
23698

Ezra was referred to us by a friend, a fellow contractor, and we could not be more pleased with not only his fine work but his friendly, upbeat attitude every time he was here.

149951

Shane with United Termite was the worst!!! We had him come out to open up a wall that had rat infestation. He was to open up the wall, remove all the soiled insulation and clean and sanitize the area, replace with new insulation and then seal back up, dry...

- Lynne Fitzpatrick
34647

I have used them for over 30 years and can't say enough about them. If you want to make sure it is done right the first time Call Roger Lundquist. I do not say this lightly I really truly mean they are the best. Sherman Smith 30 Year Realtor

- Sherman Smith
34616

Roger Lundquist Home Repair has given us outstanding service and quality work. They are very easy to deal with and always ready to help.

- Brent Tell
20193

Every project Paul/ Shell and Hill has ever done for us has been excellent. This is a contractor who shows up when they say they will, never leaves you hanging and does all the work right! Can't say enough good things about the integrity of the work and c...

- Donna Haradon

Everything You Need to Know About Laguna Niguel General Contractors

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

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

  • DB Contracting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92656
  • Excel Maintenance Solutions:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92782, 92885 and 92809
  • Green Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 92879

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  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Laguna Niguel for you to compare.
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All General Contractors in Laguna Niguel, CA

Porch Pro Headshot ORANGE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(16)
Porch Pro Headshot ServiceFirst Restoration, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
ServiceFirst Restoration provides 24/7 emergency services for water, sewage, mold and fire damaged properties with full reconstruction. Whether your concerns involve a residential home, commercial facility or multi-family housing, we are committed to providing quality service in any situation and s...Read more about ServiceFirst Restoration, Inc.
ServiceFirst Restoration provides 24/7 emergency services for water, sewage, mold and fire damaged properties with full reconstruction. Whether your concerns involve a residential home, commercial facility or multi-family housing, we are committed to providing quality service in any situation and s...Read more about ServiceFirst Restoration, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot TSC Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
(2)
TSC Construction is a multi-faceted builder providing general contracting, construction management and design/build services.
TSC Construction is a multi-faceted builder providing general contracting, construction management and design/build services.
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Laguna Niguel
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
Garage door repair Laguna Niguel (949) 284-0252 http://www.garagedoorrepairorange.com/LagunaNiguel-garage-door-services.html | Garage door repair Laguna Niguel (949) 284-0252 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GARAGE DOOR REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Garage Door Repair Laguna Niguel 30242 Crown V...Read more about Garage Door Repair Laguna Niguel
Garage door repair Laguna Niguel (949) 284-0252 http://www.garagedoorrepairorange.com/LagunaNiguel-garage-door-services.html | Garage door repair Laguna Niguel (949) 284-0252 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GARAGE DOOR REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Garage Door Repair Laguna Niguel 30242 Crown V...Read more about Garage Door Repair Laguna Niguel
Porch Pro Headshot Melko Builders
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
General contracting firm with over 40 years of experience looking for small to medium jobs in the south Orange County area. All phases from foundation, framing, light electrical, carpentry, light plumbing, fine finish, drywall, paint, cabinets, counter tops, home repairs and all handyman services. S...Read more about Melko Builders
General contracting firm with over 40 years of experience looking for small to medium jobs in the south Orange County area. All phases from foundation, framing, light electrical, carpentry, light plumbing, fine finish, drywall, paint, cabinets, counter tops, home repairs and all handyman services. S...Read more about Melko Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Personal Injury Ladera Ranch
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
Personal Injury Ladera Ranch Ladera Ranch, CA, 92694 (949) 273-2871 We can help you with your personal injury case. Contact our agents and we will by right at your door. Personal Injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Accident Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Personal Injury Attorney http://laderaranchattorney.c...Read more about Personal Injury Ladera Ranch
Personal Injury Ladera Ranch Ladera Ranch, CA, 92694 (949) 273-2871 We can help you with your personal injury case. Contact our agents and we will by right at your door. Personal Injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Accident Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Personal Injury Attorney http://laderaranchattorney.c...Read more about Personal Injury Ladera Ranch
Porch Pro Headshot My Garage Door Service of Laguna Beach
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
Laguna Beach Garage Door Repair (855) 541-2802 | Gate Repair Laguna Beach (855) 541-2802 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial My Garage Door Service of Laguna Beach 231 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (855) 541-2802 http://www.garagedoor-ca.com Garage Door ...Read more about My Garage Door Service of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Garage Door Repair (855) 541-2802 | Gate Repair Laguna Beach (855) 541-2802 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial My Garage Door Service of Laguna Beach 231 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (855) 541-2802 http://www.garagedoor-ca.com Garage Door ...Read more about My Garage Door Service of Laguna Beach
Porch Pro Headshot EVC Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
EVC Construction is a full service residential contractor and builder. We offer a full spectrum of services such as, whole house remodel, kitchen and bathroom remodel, room additions and new home construction. Recently moved from San Diego to Orange County. We pride ourselves in providing high qu...Read more about EVC Construction
EVC Construction is a full service residential contractor and builder. We offer a full spectrum of services such as, whole house remodel, kitchen and bathroom remodel, room additions and new home construction. Recently moved from San Diego to Orange County. We pride ourselves in providing high qu...Read more about EVC Construction
Porch Pro Headshot United Termite & Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
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Porch Pro Headshot V 2 Developments Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
We Offer Immediate Real Estate Purchase, Rennovatin, And Or Sale Via Commercial And Residential Properties.
We Offer Immediate Real Estate Purchase, Rennovatin, And Or Sale Via Commercial And Residential Properties.
Porch Pro Headshot ProConcrete & Development
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
ProConcrete & Development is a bonded, insured general contractor in Newport Beach. They offer kitchen remodeling, garage construction, residential construction, and design build services. ProConcrete & Development is licensed by the state of California.
ProConcrete & Development is a bonded, insured general contractor in Newport Beach. They offer kitchen remodeling, garage construction, residential construction, and design build services. ProConcrete & Development is licensed by the state of California.
Porch Pro Headshot Tekne Development Inc. formerly James Falcone Construction
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California
Porch Pro Headshot South County Pool Builders Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Laguna Niguel, California