Top 10 General Contractors in Lynden, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Home Exteriors
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(298)
"We decided to add a deck under a car port as part of a minor exterior upgrade. We got a quote from Evergreen Home Exteriors (EHE) that was reasonable and accepted their bid. We paid 60% down to get the project materials ordered. All of that was in early August. At that time, the EHE rep said we sho...Read more about Evergreen Home Exteriors
"We decided to add a deck under a car port as part of a minor exterior upgrade. We got a quote from Evergreen Home Exteriors (EHE) that was reasonable and accepted their bid. We paid 60% down to get the project materials ordered. All of that was in early August. At that time, the EHE rep said we sho...Read more about Evergreen Home Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot Cool Runnings Construction llc
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(21)
"Bathroom remodel. Update from the 1980's. Gutted bathroom. Everything is completely new; flat, smooth texture on walls; rounded corners; tiling on floor & shower surround; subway tile around bathtub; vanity and quartz counter top; wiring; plumbing. Project included walk-in closet and master bedroom...Read more about Cool Runnings Construction llc
"Bathroom remodel. Update from the 1980's. Gutted bathroom. Everything is completely new; flat, smooth texture on walls; rounded corners; tiling on floor & shower surround; subway tile around bathtub; vanity and quartz counter top; wiring; plumbing. Project included walk-in closet and master bedroom...Read more about Cool Runnings Construction llc
Porch Pro Headshot Linville Construction
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(8)
"Wow! We love the work Nathan did! He completely remodeled our bathroom. The tile work was gorgeous and he found some unforseen dry rot and fixed it beautifully. His communication is great and he is very efficient with time and resources! Such a great job and he is so easy to work with. Extremely tr...Read more about Linville Construction
"Wow! We love the work Nathan did! He completely remodeled our bathroom. The tile work was gorgeous and he found some unforseen dry rot and fixed it beautifully. His communication is great and he is very efficient with time and resources! Such a great job and he is so easy to work with. Extremely tr...Read more about Linville Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Highline Construction
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
Highline Construction specializes in remodel projects, new construction, siding, and decks. With more positive reviews on AngiesList.com than any other remodel contrator in Whatcom County you can trust that Highline Construction will deliver an excellent product and customer service, while working w...Read more about Highline Construction
Highline Construction specializes in remodel projects, new construction, siding, and decks. With more positive reviews on AngiesList.com than any other remodel contrator in Whatcom County you can trust that Highline Construction will deliver an excellent product and customer service, while working w...Read more about Highline Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Builders FirstSource
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
Builders First Source provides contractors and homeowners with building materials and supplies to get the job done right. We have an excellent staff on hand to help you pick the right products for your home improvement project or remodel job. Let Builders FirstSource help you with all your building ...Read more about Builders FirstSource
Builders First Source provides contractors and homeowners with building materials and supplies to get the job done right. We have an excellent staff on hand to help you pick the right products for your home improvement project or remodel job. Let Builders FirstSource help you with all your building ...Read more about Builders FirstSource
Porch Pro Headshot The Handyman Contractor Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
We specialize in Building Envelope Remediation, in other words, construction defects. Since 2005 we have provided outstanding service from simple home repairs to renovations and building defect investigation and repair.
We specialize in Building Envelope Remediation, in other words, construction defects. Since 2005 we have provided outstanding service from simple home repairs to renovations and building defect investigation and repair.
Porch Pro Headshot Keel construction
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(23)
Clean and respectful of your time and property.
Clean and respectful of your time and property.
Porch Pro Headshot DK Production LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(9)
General contracter specializing in hardwood, luxury vinyl and laminate flooring.
General contracter specializing in hardwood, luxury vinyl and laminate flooring.
Porch Pro Headshot PNW Construction & Consulting  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(5)
"PNW Construction did a great job building our fence and deck. Every expectation was fulfilled and their work was beautiful. There were no surprises at the end of the project on cost, which I find rare in the construction world!"
"PNW Construction did a great job building our fence and deck. Every expectation was fulfilled and their work was beautiful. There were no surprises at the end of the project on cost, which I find rare in the construction world!"
Porch Pro Headshot Rawls Electric LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lynden, Washington
(7)
Rawls Electric LLC is a full service excavation and electrical contractor. We serve commercial, residential, and industrial customers.
Rawls Electric LLC is a full service excavation and electrical contractor. We serve commercial, residential, and industrial customers.

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 Lynden General Contractors

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I could not recommend David more. I hired him to install LVP flooring and baseboard in my new house and he did an outstanding job. The house is over 100 years old and had many challenges. David communicated extremely well throughout the process, worked la...

- Matthew Van Damm
258469

Great work! Done well and within a short time frame. Easy to work with. Would recommend.

- N D
351287

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...

- Kim Jinkens
416602

The owner, Jon Jordan, hired my boyfriend to build/develop both the landscape and paver side of the business he claimed to be building. During his time at the company, he only ever worked on Jon's house. He operated heavy machinery equipment, that he was ...

- CARESSA SALEE
444263

I have waited a month to write this review as I did not want to seem like an angry woman - but I am. I liked Drew the one who gave an estimate. The installers were nice but I could not communicate or ask questions as we did not speak the same language. So...

- sunny anderson
151698

I hired Dan Keel from Keel Construction for a siding removal and replacement, and to finish a custom shed. He started off well with his apprentice and himself. He was even so personable that I referred him to a job that someone in my family needed help wi...

- stefanie ferguson
91514

Dan did a great job fixing our sloping countertop. He added metal braces to our existing wood korbles (to keep everything looking pretty) and resupported our large granite breakfast bar, re-grouted the tile backsplash where it meets the granite and caulke...

- Jamie Picton
153609

Dan came highly recommended from people I truly respect. They said he did great work but had trouble focusing on the job at hand. After reviewing 4 total bids, I picked Dan Keel Construction largely based on these recommendations. One of the worst decis...

- Eric Stratmeyer
174814

I give this guy 0 stars! He's a thief! He STOLE $3000 from me and never showed up to do the work. He has now blocked my phone number after 3 weeks of giving me excuse after excuse about why he couldn't start yet. I don't believe he ever planned on startin...

- Heather Shaw
44258

David and Eric are some of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I had them turn my small out dated master bathroom into a beautiful modern space. They did exactly what I had asked and more for a great price!!! David also took it upon himself to help wit...

- Kendra Kennedy
17485

David took out our small shower in our master bedroom, put in a 6 ft soaker tub, tiled, replaced our small toilets. Created a double sink vanity out of our single sink vanity, raised the entire vanity by 6 inches! My husband is 6'4" and this worked out ...

- Cathy Haugen
17484

David took out a small glass shower on our main floor and turned it into a walk in shower! He created a wall using glass blocks, a bench inside the shower, and repainted.

- Cathy Haugen

Everything You Need to Know About Lynden General Contractors

Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Lynden?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 16 general contractors in Lynden that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in WA:

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

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

    • The Handyman Contractor Inc.:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 98266
    • Flying Dormer, LLC:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 98101
    • Bellingham Bay Builders:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 98276

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

    My General Contractor Services project in Lynden is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

    The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Lynden is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

    General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

    All General Contractors in Lynden, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot Bell Homes LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    From Custom Homes to Commercial Buildings we have the experience to meet your needs. Traditionally built or Energy Saving ICF construction. Our goal is to make your dreams a reality.
    From Custom Homes to Commercial Buildings we have the experience to meet your needs. Traditionally built or Energy Saving ICF construction. Our goal is to make your dreams a reality.
    Porch Pro Headshot I W S Building Services LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
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    "I am a co-owner of Access Real Estate Services here in Bellingham. I have worked with Scott with IWS for about 10 years. He is by far the best painting contractor we have ever worked with. His work is excellent and he is extremely reliable and honest. He definitely stands by his work. I would ...Read more about I W S Building Services LLC
    "I am a co-owner of Access Real Estate Services here in Bellingham. I have worked with Scott with IWS for about 10 years. He is by far the best painting contractor we have ever worked with. His work is excellent and he is extremely reliable and honest. He definitely stands by his work. I would ...Read more about I W S Building Services LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Robinson Hardwood & Homes LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Full service hardwood flooring company serving all of Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties.
    Full service hardwood flooring company serving all of Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties.
    Porch Pro Headshot Lux Design Ltd
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Lux Design provides our clients year-round color and texture, at once lush and extraordinary, yet drought tolerant and low maintenance. Let us surround you in natural beauty so you can watch your landscape flourish and change as the seasons unfold. We will work with you to transform your yard into a...Read more about Lux Design Ltd
    Lux Design provides our clients year-round color and texture, at once lush and extraordinary, yet drought tolerant and low maintenance. Let us surround you in natural beauty so you can watch your landscape flourish and change as the seasons unfold. We will work with you to transform your yard into a...Read more about Lux Design Ltd
    Porch Pro Headshot Exxel Pacific, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot J B Custom Finish Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    JB Custom Finish is in business as a professional interior remodeling contractor dedicated to detailed quality and customer satisfaction. Our objective is to continue to meet the needs and requirements of discerning clients through our remodeling expertise and specialties, and to keep pace with an ...Read more about J B Custom Finish Inc
    JB Custom Finish is in business as a professional interior remodeling contractor dedicated to detailed quality and customer satisfaction. Our objective is to continue to meet the needs and requirements of discerning clients through our remodeling expertise and specialties, and to keep pace with an ...Read more about J B Custom Finish Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot Sherry's cleaning services
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    If you're searching for quality Cleaning Service in Ferndale, WA, 98248, make a call to Sherry's Cleaning Services Cleaning services, residential & commercial Cleaning, Move in & out cleaning, Carpet cleaning, Residential Cleaning Historic Downtown Ferndale Ferndale, WA;Laurel WA; Marietta-Alderwood...Read more about Sherry's cleaning services
    If you're searching for quality Cleaning Service in Ferndale, WA, 98248, make a call to Sherry's Cleaning Services Cleaning services, residential & commercial Cleaning, Move in & out cleaning, Carpet cleaning, Residential Cleaning Historic Downtown Ferndale Ferndale, WA;Laurel WA; Marietta-Alderwood...Read more about Sherry's cleaning services
    Porch Pro Headshot Rebel Renovations LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Able to handle both large and small jobs of all kinds.
    Able to handle both large and small jobs of all kinds.
    Porch Pro Headshot Flores & Sons Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Goode Home Improvement
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Big Fort Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Lyncoln Contracting & Remodeling LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot DEPENDABLE SERVICES INC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lynden, Washington