Top 10 General Contractors in Livermore, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Select Builders, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
Cornerstone Select Builders, Inc. started as a small business working on residential improvements and multi-family service repairs and has now grown into a multi-million dollar company capable of managing ground-up construction and large-scale multi-family renovations as well as residential projects...Read more about Cornerstone Select Builders, Inc.
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Cornerstone Select Builders, Inc. started as a small business working on residential improvements and multi-family service repairs and has now grown into a multi-million dollar company capable of managing ground-up construction and large-scale multi-family renovations as well as residential projects...Read more about Cornerstone Select Builders, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Everlast Construction
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(1,057)
"They responded to my request immediately and within a week I had a full proposal for my client to review. The job consisted of retrofitting and reinforcing a badly damaged raised foundation on a single family home. They started the job on the exact day that the contract stated and finished way ah...Read more about Everlast Construction
"They responded to my request immediately and within a week I had a full proposal for my client to review. The job consisted of retrofitting and reinforcing a badly damaged raised foundation on a single family home. They started the job on the exact day that the contract stated and finished way ah...Read more about Everlast Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Greener Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(509)
Greener Solutions is a general contractor that offers 36 years of experience and provides Stockton and the surrounding areas bedroom remodeling, framing, and basement remodeling as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them. In September of 2012, a ...Read more about Greener Solutions
Greener Solutions is a general contractor that offers 36 years of experience and provides Stockton and the surrounding areas bedroom remodeling, framing, and basement remodeling as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them. In September of 2012, a ...Read more about Greener Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot  Construction
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(349)
Construction is a full-service remodeling company serving the greater Thurston County area. Samuel Pearson has been in business since 2005, Over the years Construction, Inc. has grown into a team of remodeling professionals and craftsmen who are dedicated to making your home better. We serve the...Read more about Construction
Construction is a full-service remodeling company serving the greater Thurston County area. Samuel Pearson has been in business since 2005, Over the years Construction, Inc. has grown into a team of remodeling professionals and craftsmen who are dedicated to making your home better. We serve the...Read more about Construction
Porch Pro Headshot EOL Builders
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(137)
"My parents bought a 1930 house, well aware that the house need some work, kitchen was outdated, 2 old bathrooms, they also had to to tear down 2 walls and replace a 30 years old AC and heating system. I was referred to EOL Construction by a neighbor. Eli was an excellent fit for us, he listened to ...Read more about EOL Builders
"My parents bought a 1930 house, well aware that the house need some work, kitchen was outdated, 2 old bathrooms, they also had to to tear down 2 walls and replace a 30 years old AC and heating system. I was referred to EOL Construction by a neighbor. Eli was an excellent fit for us, he listened to ...Read more about EOL Builders
Porch Pro Headshot 2MANCREW
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(72)
We are a husband-and-wife-owned and-operated drywall business, servicing the Bay Area. We aim to develop personal connections with our clients and build long-term relationships for ongoing needs, while keeping our costs competitive and delivering exceptional service. We are located in Fremont and s...Read more about 2MANCREW
We are a husband-and-wife-owned and-operated drywall business, servicing the Bay Area. We aim to develop personal connections with our clients and build long-term relationships for ongoing needs, while keeping our costs competitive and delivering exceptional service. We are located in Fremont and s...Read more about 2MANCREW
Porch Pro Headshot A Plus General Contractors, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(28)
We've grown a lot since we opened our doors 15 years ago. Today, we have 25 skilled technicians able to meet all your comfort needs - every season of the year. We've become one of the best and most reputable air conditioning companies in Southern California. And our Trane Comfort Specialist™ Dealer ...Read more about A Plus General Contractors, Inc.
We've grown a lot since we opened our doors 15 years ago. Today, we have 25 skilled technicians able to meet all your comfort needs - every season of the year. We've become one of the best and most reputable air conditioning companies in Southern California. And our Trane Comfort Specialist™ Dealer ...Read more about A Plus General Contractors, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Almeida & Son Painting & Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
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Welcome to Almeida and Son Painting & Construction! Located in Livermore, California we are the one stop source for all of your home improvement project needs. We are a family based business dedicated to giving the utmost attention to all of our customers. Take a few minutes to visit our gallery an...Read more about Almeida & Son Painting & Construction Inc.
Welcome to Almeida and Son Painting & Construction! Located in Livermore, California we are the one stop source for all of your home improvement project needs. We are a family based business dedicated to giving the utmost attention to all of our customers. Take a few minutes to visit our gallery an...Read more about Almeida & Son Painting & Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot FRAZIER TILE INC
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(5)
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more about FRAZIER TILE INC
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more about FRAZIER TILE INC
Porch Pro Headshot Kitchen Fantastic
General Contractors
Serves Livermore, California
(48)
Kitchen Fantastic is the premier Kitchen Remodeling company in the Bay area. With over 20 years in the industry we have the power to pass tremendous savings on to our customers on the latest and greatest in cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Modern, traditional, contemporary, ornate, transitiona...Read more about Kitchen Fantastic
Kitchen Fantastic is the premier Kitchen Remodeling company in the Bay area. With over 20 years in the industry we have the power to pass tremendous savings on to our customers on the latest and greatest in cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Modern, traditional, contemporary, ornate, transitiona...Read more about Kitchen Fantastic

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 Livermore General Contractors

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Matt was very responsive and easy to communicate with by email, text, and phone. He gave us a quote sight unseen from a description of the number and size of drywall areas that needed to be replaced and textured. He matched our existing texture very well....

- Diane Bigler
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Doyle Land Systems how amazing were this guys who came and manicure my land and made it look amazing. I will recommend Doyle Land Systems to everyone I know

- Adonai Deglel
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We have employed Almeida & Sons on 7 jobs, including major kitchen renovation which included plumbing, electrical, painting and tile. Additionally, this professional company has painted our house; painted our outside decking; interior dinning room; insta...

- Steve Groark
21596

I have hired Almeida & Sons Painting to do two significant jobs at my home: a) Full Kitchen and Bathroom remodel and b) Taking out popcorn ceiling and painting entire house. I have been extremely satisfied with their work both times - very professional, a...

- Partha Baral
35222

job was well gone over fast clean and very professional Highly recommend

- Lynn Branum
88041

Frazier Tile Inc. Redid my all three bathrooms in my house and our back patio, after having issues with another contractor. They listened to what we needed and wanted, the quality of service was amazing and they are so accountable. I recommend them for an...

- Ciara Schimizzi
91794

me and my husband decided to remodel our kitchen and the process of choosing the right contractor for us was frustrating. We met with 4 different companies in order to remodel our kitchen and in the end we decided to go with eol builders. we found out abo...

- Marry Johnson
92411

Frank from EOL builders was great. Very professional and did everything on time within a reasonable time frame. His pricing was fair too. He communicated with my main architect and did a great job. Very thorough and friendly. I'd use him again for sure. T...

- Olya Val
87017

We remodel our 2 bathrooms (one master and one guest) with EOL Builders. At first we've got a lot of construction companies quotes , after discuss it with my husband we decided to work with EOL Builders . We love our new bathrooms !!! We extend the sh...

- Sara Michelle Frank
90886

great team work!!!!! I'm very satisfied with the result of EOL BUILDERS, me and my husband wanted to remodel our kitchen for a while.... it took us time to find the best price and more important the right people to work with. Mr Eli (the project manager) ...

- savana terron
98357

The initial estimate was very professional , I felt very comfortable, no high pressure tactics..My representative was very helpful with all of my questions and concerns regarding my roof replacement and Kitchen remodeling. Once the job started, the crew w...

- James Mcgowan

Everything You Need to Know About Livermore General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Livermore?

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

  • A Quality Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Blair Martin Company:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • RDM Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Livermore?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Livermore ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    What should I check for once my General Contractor in Livermore 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.

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    Porch Pro Headshot Get Structural
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
    Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more about Get Structural
    Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more about Get Structural
    Porch Pro Headshot Morgenroth Development
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
    Based in Pleasanton, Morgenroth Development offer's a full-range of professional construction services. We have a team of excellent craftsmen exercising the highest quality in all disciplines. Our expertise in structure and code issues allow us to bridge any gap between design and construction. Our...Read more about Morgenroth Development
    Based in Pleasanton, Morgenroth Development offer's a full-range of professional construction services. We have a team of excellent craftsmen exercising the highest quality in all disciplines. Our expertise in structure and code issues allow us to bridge any gap between design and construction. Our...Read more about Morgenroth Development
    Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Hromatko Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot constuction consulting services
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
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    "Larry Rouleau did an excellent job on my house remodel. Larry would show me what my options were for tile, flooring and fixtures that were within my budget. This helped immensely when selecting and was efficient use of my time. Larry would notify me immediately when he came across a construction...Read more about constuction consulting services
    "Larry Rouleau did an excellent job on my house remodel. Larry would show me what my options were for tile, flooring and fixtures that were within my budget. This helped immensely when selecting and was efficient use of my time. Larry would notify me immediately when he came across a construction...Read more about constuction consulting services
    Porch Pro Headshot Lighthouse Construction Consultants
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
    Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Lighthouse Construction Consultants was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowe...Read more about Lighthouse Construction Consultants
    Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Lighthouse Construction Consultants was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowe...Read more about Lighthouse Construction Consultants
    Porch Pro Headshot JR Construction
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    Serves Livermore, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot J HAINES ENTERPRISES
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
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    "I know Jim (James Haines) for over 8 years since I am one of the board directors at Las Casitas in San Mateo. He and his men are taking great care of our Townhouse community. The works he does are very satisfactory. Jim is very personable and earnest. I would happily recommend him as a trustworthy...Read more about J HAINES ENTERPRISES
    "I know Jim (James Haines) for over 8 years since I am one of the board directors at Las Casitas in San Mateo. He and his men are taking great care of our Townhouse community. The works he does are very satisfactory. Jim is very personable and earnest. I would happily recommend him as a trustworthy...Read more about J HAINES ENTERPRISES
    Porch Pro Headshot OWENS CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Livermore, California
    Owens Construction, based in Pleasanton, is a general contractor. They offer foundation testing, framing, and design build services. In January 1995, a property owner contracted Owens Construction to do a remodeling project in the Serra neighborhood using a permit acquired from the city of Sunnyvale...Read more about OWENS CONSTRUCTION
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