Top 10 General Contractors in Lakewood, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Home Exteriors
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(298)
"If you are lucky enough to get Daniel and Jordan as your crew, you are in for a treat. These guys are amazing, they know what they're doing, and they seem to really enjoy what they're doing. I have never had a building experience go so perfectly than when Daniel and Jordan built my deck and privacy...Read more about Evergreen Home Exteriors
"If you are lucky enough to get Daniel and Jordan as your crew, you are in for a treat. These guys are amazing, they know what they're doing, and they seem to really enjoy what they're doing. I have never had a building experience go so perfectly than when Daniel and Jordan built my deck and privacy...Read more about Evergreen Home Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot ServiceMaster of Tacoma
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(268)
ServiceMaster of Tacoma is open 24/7 for Professional Emergency Water Cleanup in Tacoma. Time is of the essence when the water is spreading and further damaging your home or business and its contents. We have well-trained technicians and specialized equipment to stop the damage and begin the restora...Read more about ServiceMaster of Tacoma
ServiceMaster of Tacoma is open 24/7 for Professional Emergency Water Cleanup in Tacoma. Time is of the essence when the water is spreading and further damaging your home or business and its contents. We have well-trained technicians and specialized equipment to stop the damage and begin the restora...Read more about ServiceMaster of Tacoma
Porch Pro Headshot Neu Construction, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(16)
We are a design/build company. Incorporated in 1993. In business 40 + years. Over the years we have developed a unique approach to each of our projects - no surprises - no cost overruns, hence, no problems. This approach does require that you and I are a match - personality wise.
We are a design/build company. Incorporated in 1993. In business 40 + years. Over the years we have developed a unique approach to each of our projects - no surprises - no cost overruns, hence, no problems. This approach does require that you and I are a match - personality wise.
Porch Pro Headshot Parthenon Pacific Construction
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(12)
"We are delighted with our new home. Todd is a talented and creative contractor who keeps his clients' interests and ideas as priorities. The entire experience was very positive. We highly recommend Parthenon Pacific."
"We are delighted with our new home. Todd is a talented and creative contractor who keeps his clients' interests and ideas as priorities. The entire experience was very positive. We highly recommend Parthenon Pacific."
Porch Pro Headshot Logan HMS
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(5)
"Rubin did a great job and is very reasonable in price. Very trustworthy and honest. We are newer homeowners so we will definitely be in need of his services again. Thanks Rubin!! Chastity & Joe Eyres"
"Rubin did a great job and is very reasonable in price. Very trustworthy and honest. We are newer homeowners so we will definitely be in need of his services again. Thanks Rubin!! Chastity & Joe Eyres"
Porch Pro Headshot Motso Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(5)
"I've been using Vlad and his company Motso Flooring for nearly a decade now and I was never disappointed. Vlad is very helpful throughout the entire project, his guys deliver high quality workmanship and finish their projects on time. Additionally, their prices are fair and solid, so I never had to...Read more about Motso Construction Inc
"I've been using Vlad and his company Motso Flooring for nearly a decade now and I was never disappointed. Vlad is very helpful throughout the entire project, his guys deliver high quality workmanship and finish their projects on time. Additionally, their prices are fair and solid, so I never had to...Read more about Motso Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Silver Ridge Construction
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(25)
I am a General Contractor with a passion for all phases of painting. I was a touch up painter for many years and also a Construction Superintendent and Project Manager for large homebuilders. I am an experienced painter with over 30 years experience and pride myself on doing quality work. I fini...Read more about Silver Ridge Construction
I am a General Contractor with a passion for all phases of painting. I was a touch up painter for many years and also a Construction Superintendent and Project Manager for large homebuilders. I am an experienced painter with over 30 years experience and pride myself on doing quality work. I fini...Read more about Silver Ridge Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Everyday Hardwood Flooring
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(5)
"Highly Recommended!! Dustin did an awesome job intalling our kitchen floors! Very responsive and helpful throughout the entire project and also very family friendly. Will definetly be calling again for future projects!"
"Highly Recommended!! Dustin did an awesome job intalling our kitchen floors! Very responsive and helpful throughout the entire project and also very family friendly. Will definetly be calling again for future projects!"
Porch Pro Headshot JD Services
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(14)
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
JD Services is a family owned and operated General Contacting Service. Josh has over 20 years in the industry and is a literal Jack-of-all-trades. Concrete to decks, custom fencing to demolition, he can, and does, do it all. What sets us apart from other General Cintractors is that WE do the work. W...Read more about JD Services
Porch Pro Headshot Harbor Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Lakewood, Washington
(5)
Hello my name is Dwayne owner and operator of Harbor Home Improvements .We strive to give you the very best outcome at the most reasonable price.I have been in business for over 30 years in different trades .HHI has been in business for over ten years and we continue to improve the quality of your h...Read more about Harbor Home Improvements
Hello my name is Dwayne owner and operator of Harbor Home Improvements .We strive to give you the very best outcome at the most reasonable price.I have been in business for over 30 years in different trades .HHI has been in business for over ten years and we continue to improve the quality of your h...Read more about Harbor Home Improvements

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 Lakewood General Contractors

37224

Parthenon did an outstanding job on our remodel. Todd was very informative, helpful and did what he said he would do. He was able to complete the project on-time and on-budget. I will use Parthenon again on my next project because I know that I can trust...

- Tom Mehrer
27959

Todd is a perfectionist and makes sure all the work he does is done with the utmost care and highest quality!

- Courtney Larson
37154

Todd Larson is not your average general contractor. He is very meticulous and his attention to detail sets him apart. Highly recommended.

- Tim Haisch
37190

Todd Larson is owner/builder. He shows a very practical outlook on re-model projects. He has converted our attached garage into a very nice extra bedroom and utility room. I'm very satisfied. Next, front of house.

- Steve McVicar
62503

quality, professional work

- Noreen Brower
62192

Always shows up when sheduled, keeps a clean worksite and delivers a great product.

- Ron Brower
66256

I've know Marv since we were kids, we were Scouts together and I think think that is were he first learned to work wood. He has been passionate about woodworking ever since. He puts his heart into everything he does and it always has to be perfect and it ...

- Ronny Davis
70737

Marv helped us upgrade our deck from a splintery, dry-rotted, 2x4 monster to a beautiful meranti+cedar masterpiece. He's a great communicator, provides detailed invoices, and produces fantastic work.

- Amy Edwards
92616

Marv created a beautiful, unique design. The details of his craftsmanship compare to none. We love our lovely new deck!

- Pseudofriend Rine
64499

Very detail oriented. Did an amazing job for me was fast and clean. Would highly recommend. Will be happy to use again.! A+++

- Peter Michelsons
62251

Wonderful work. Arrived early and left late. Kept the site clean and neat. Great custom woodworking, no overlaps or shorts. Will hire again for Kitchen next.

- James McGuire
68875

It's actually Zero stars, if it would let me!! DO NOT Use this Company!!!! I'm guessing all, and know at least two of these reviews are from the owner and his fiance! This business, if you can even call it that is SO UNPROFESSIONAL!!! They did not deliver...

- Megan Walter

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What zip codes in Lakewood have the best General Contractors?

Below we've listed Lakewood zip codes that have great selections of general contractors:

  • 98433: 1 General Contractors.
  • 98439: 2 General Contractors.
  • 98498: 3 General Contractors.
  • All General Contractors in Lakewood, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot Dog Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    (13)
    Dog Construction offers General Contracting Services in the Seattle area. Call us today! We are a family own business with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.
    Dog Construction offers General Contracting Services in the Seattle area. Call us today! We are a family own business with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.
    Porch Pro Headshot DeckEnvy LLC.
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    (7)
    "Marv and Deck Envy was a great find through Porch. He was extremely quality focused, had great communication, and was very professional during both bidding and completing the job. He kept a really clean worksite, did great work, did it quickly, and did it all for a really great price. He'd be the f...Read more about DeckEnvy LLC.
    "Marv and Deck Envy was a great find through Porch. He was extremely quality focused, had great communication, and was very professional during both bidding and completing the job. He kept a really clean worksite, did great work, did it quickly, and did it all for a really great price. He'd be the f...Read more about DeckEnvy LLC.
    Porch Pro Headshot SFW Construction  LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    (1)
    Founded in 2005 with a long and growing list of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers, we are the most experienced siding repair contractor specializing in siding repairs and replacement, dry rot repairs, leaking skylights, window installations, lead paint removal and exterior painting. We are cer...Read more about SFW Construction LLC
    Founded in 2005 with a long and growing list of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers, we are the most experienced siding repair contractor specializing in siding repairs and replacement, dry rot repairs, leaking skylights, window installations, lead paint removal and exterior painting. We are cer...Read more about SFW Construction LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot NW Contracting Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    (5)
    NW Contracting services LLC is a construction contracting business that thrives in craftsmanship, workmanship and 100% satisfaction gaurunteed.
    NW Contracting services LLC is a construction contracting business that thrives in craftsmanship, workmanship and 100% satisfaction gaurunteed.
    Porch Pro Headshot JLS Interiors
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    Looking for a general contractor? Serving the Tacoma area, JLS Interiors performs home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and new home construction.
    Looking for a general contractor? Serving the Tacoma area, JLS Interiors performs home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and new home construction.
    Porch Pro Headshot Alltrade Constructors LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    (4)
    Porch Pro Headshot All Times Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    Measure twice, cut once. We get everything right on the first time. That's how I've always done it. Free estimates upon request
    Measure twice, cut once. We get everything right on the first time. That's how I've always done it. Free estimates upon request
    Porch Pro Headshot BEST NW CONSTRUCTION LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot NW General Contracting
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    custom tile work, interior and exterior painting, Decks and cedar fencing, trim work.
    custom tile work, interior and exterior painting, Decks and cedar fencing, trim work.
    Porch Pro Headshot Agusto Gomez Carillo Landscaping
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Freedom of Choice Insurance Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    We are an independent insurance agency that shops around to many insurance companies to help find the best coverage and lowest rates for homeowner and auto insurance for homeowners, landlords and tenants alike. Our homebase is in Washington, but we are licensed in multiple states. You can call us ...Read more about Freedom of Choice Insurance Services
    We are an independent insurance agency that shops around to many insurance companies to help find the best coverage and lowest rates for homeowner and auto insurance for homeowners, landlords and tenants alike. Our homebase is in Washington, but we are licensed in multiple states. You can call us ...Read more about Freedom of Choice Insurance Services
    Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Build Northwest
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    Full Service Construction Firm-From Demolition to Turn Key. We are her to do as much or as little as you would like. Proud Distributor of Structurally Insulated Panels. Go Green. Engineered to provide more durable, energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. Using Structural Insulated Panels ...Read more about Advanced Build Northwest
    Full Service Construction Firm-From Demolition to Turn Key. We are her to do as much or as little as you would like. Proud Distributor of Structurally Insulated Panels. Go Green. Engineered to provide more durable, energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. Using Structural Insulated Panels ...Read more about Advanced Build Northwest
    Porch Pro Headshot Thomas handy man Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington
    To get the job done quickly professionally and respectfully, customer is always right. I work very hard and will get the job done professionally quickly and respectfully
    To get the job done quickly professionally and respectfully, customer is always right. I work very hard and will get the job done professionally quickly and respectfully
    Porch Pro Headshot Clint Freeman Enterprises Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Lakewood, Washington

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