Top 10 General Contractors in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot 2MANCREW
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(72)
"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. He offered to work on Sunday and arrived pr...Read more about 2MANCREW
"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. He offered to work on Sunday and arrived pr...Read more about 2MANCREW
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Builders
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(24)
"During this life changing shelter in place I discovered I had two MAJOR shower leaks in both downstairs bathrooms. Having a blind son, that was a major problem as he is accustomed to having full access to his own bathroom. I would recommend Simple Builders to everyone. Respectful, prompt and amaz...Read more about Simple Builders
"During this life changing shelter in place I discovered I had two MAJOR shower leaks in both downstairs bathrooms. Having a blind son, that was a major problem as he is accustomed to having full access to his own bathroom. I would recommend Simple Builders to everyone. Respectful, prompt and amaz...Read more about Simple Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Roy's Builders & Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(62)
Roy's Builders is Northern California home improvement company supporting our commitment to design, quality, and customer satisfaction. We are a ONE-STOP-SHOP for Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement projects. Under one roof we have, Award-winning Interior Designers, Amazing in-home technicians (Licens...Read more about Roy's Builders & Remodeling
Roy's Builders is Northern California home improvement company supporting our commitment to design, quality, and customer satisfaction. We are a ONE-STOP-SHOP for Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement projects. Under one roof we have, Award-winning Interior Designers, Amazing in-home technicians (Licens...Read more about Roy's Builders & Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot American Building Expert
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(2)
American Building Expert, based out of San Jose, is a general contractor. They provide basement remodeling and framing as well as other services. American Building Expert is licensed by the state of California. They are also accredited by the BBB in addition to being insured and bonded.
American Building Expert, based out of San Jose, is a general contractor. They provide basement remodeling and framing as well as other services. American Building Expert is licensed by the state of California. They are also accredited by the BBB in addition to being insured and bonded.
Porch Pro Headshot Demartini Construction
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(4)
DeMartini Construction is a small and growing residential construction company founded in 2011. We provide a wide array of services including, but not limited to, bath room remodeling, kitchen remodeling, windows, doors, decks, general repair work/exterior and interior, home additions, custom carpen...Read more about Demartini Construction
DeMartini Construction is a small and growing residential construction company founded in 2011. We provide a wide array of services including, but not limited to, bath room remodeling, kitchen remodeling, windows, doors, decks, general repair work/exterior and interior, home additions, custom carpen...Read more about Demartini Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Skyblue Builders inc
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(45)
Located in San Bruno, Skyblue Builders is a home building specialist. They provide green construction, custom home design, and wine cellar design.
Located in San Bruno, Skyblue Builders is a home building specialist. They provide green construction, custom home design, and wine cellar design.
Porch Pro Headshot Kena & Sons Construction
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Shaker Construction, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(17)
Quality craftsmanship with customer satisfaction is our main objective. Serving the peninsula and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Helping clients reach their full potential in home improvements.
Quality craftsmanship with customer satisfaction is our main objective. Serving the peninsula and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Helping clients reach their full potential in home improvements.
Porch Pro Headshot Briscoe Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(4)
We do construction, remodeling , decking, fencing etc.
We do construction, remodeling , decking, fencing etc.
Porch Pro Headshot RC Wehmeyer Design + Build
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
R C Wehmeyer Design + Build provides both architectural design and construction services for custom home remodels and additions in Burlingame and San Mateo.
R C Wehmeyer Design + Build provides both architectural design and construction services for custom home remodels and additions in Burlingame and San Mateo.

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 Millbrae General Contractors

187261

We had very high hopes for Green Sequoia assisting us with the phased remodel of our home, beginning with installation of a backyard flagstone paver patio and bathroom remodel, followed by kitchen remodel and exterior remodel (re-shake and metal roof inst...

- Jonathan Joseph
103427

They installed a fence for us, and did an excellent job. The thing I was most impressed with was when they ran into some unforeseen issues. They could have cut corners but didn’t. Instead, they stuck with it and worked very hard to figure out how to re...

- Sr. Anne Kelley
101011

Great professionals! We were very happy with their workmanship & professionalism. I found their reference on Next Door. They actually showed up when they say they would and worked with us to build the best possible finished product, on time and at a fair...

- Jayne Goldberg
100951

They were so honest and affordable. I was nervous at first not knowing anyone but Peter, Socrates and his team were wonderful. Great work ethic and so reliable. I will definitely use them again for future home projects. Highly recommend.

- Sam Henry
468520

I am very happy with my new fence! Jose did such excellent job and very professional. He did everything he promised to do and exceeded my expectations. I’ve gone through several contractors before hiring Jose and all the others were very hard to communica...

- Gloria Anacleto
54646

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Everything You Need to Know About Millbrae General Contractors

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

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

  • Desi Electrics:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 95132 and 94305
  • PRC Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94070
  • Jeremy Moore Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94549

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

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Millbrae?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Millbrae work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Millbrae for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

How many general contractors does Millbrae have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Millbrae to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 12 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All General Contractors in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Green Sequoia Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(1)
Green Sequoia Construction Group is a full service , licensed, bonded and insured General Contractor, We remodel complete homes and commercial projects, including building new buildings, additions or remodeling existing spaces, to include running new electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framing, roofin...Read more about Green Sequoia Construction Group
Green Sequoia Construction Group is a full service , licensed, bonded and insured General Contractor, We remodel complete homes and commercial projects, including building new buildings, additions or remodeling existing spaces, to include running new electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framing, roofin...Read more about Green Sequoia Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot Fenix Construction
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Fenix Construction is the leading Demolition Company on San Francisco Bay Area.
Fenix Construction is the leading Demolition Company on San Francisco Bay Area.
Porch Pro Headshot Lighthouse Construction Consultants
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, 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 MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
I provide personal handyman and construction services throughout the SF/Bay area for anyone needing home related repairs and new construction services. I am very skilled in all areas of work including, but not limited to, foundation work, frame work, plumbing, electrical, deck builds and repair, rem...Read more about MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
I provide personal handyman and construction services throughout the SF/Bay area for anyone needing home related repairs and new construction services. I am very skilled in all areas of work including, but not limited to, foundation work, frame work, plumbing, electrical, deck builds and repair, rem...Read more about MrFixIt Handyman & Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot San Mateo Exterior Painting
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Since 2010, San Mateo Exterior Painting has been recognized as a top Remodeling Contractor in San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve provided clients with a wide range of painting services for all their remodeling and repairing needs. Whether you’re looking to Paint your existing space or a new construction,...Read more about San Mateo Exterior Painting
Since 2010, San Mateo Exterior Painting has been recognized as a top Remodeling Contractor in San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve provided clients with a wide range of painting services for all their remodeling and repairing needs. Whether you’re looking to Paint your existing space or a new construction,...Read more about San Mateo Exterior Painting
Porch Pro Headshot All-Phase Enterprise
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
All-phase Enterprise is a remodeling contractor that has San Bruno over 25 years of experience. They provide bathroom design, bedroom remodeling, countertop installation and other services. The state of California has licensed All-phase Enterprise. They are bonded and insured.
All-phase Enterprise is a remodeling contractor that has San Bruno over 25 years of experience. They provide bathroom design, bedroom remodeling, countertop installation and other services. The state of California has licensed All-phase Enterprise. They are bonded and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot MOLINA AND ASSOCIATES INC
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
As local California general contractors, we set out from the very beginning jointly focusing and establishing integrity, professionalism, unsurpassed levels of service, highest quality in workmanship and endless attention to detail. www.molariconstruction.com MoLina and Associates has a proven suc...Read more about MOLINA AND ASSOCIATES INC
As local California general contractors, we set out from the very beginning jointly focusing and establishing integrity, professionalism, unsurpassed levels of service, highest quality in workmanship and endless attention to detail. www.molariconstruction.com MoLina and Associates has a proven suc...Read more about MOLINA AND ASSOCIATES INC
Porch Pro Headshot JR Construction
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
(1)
it's very good every day is something new
it's very good every day is something new
Porch Pro Headshot Ralph E. Schoenstein and Sons Construction Company, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Licensed General Contractor specializing in kitchen, bathroom remodeling and making homes accessible for people with a disability.
Licensed General Contractor specializing in kitchen, bathroom remodeling and making homes accessible for people with a disability.
Porch Pro Headshot Accent Builder Inc
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Gianni Construction
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot A & S Quality Builders Company
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot FRJ Construction Co
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Gbrothrershandymanservices
General Contractors
Serves Millbrae, California

Latest projects near Millbrae

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Half Moon Bay 94019
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
We have a rectangular stairwell and there is a pony wall on the switchback past the half flight up the stairs, plus a pony wall in the upstairs hallway as you look down into the stairwell. There is a wooden stairrail on one side of the lower half flight which is sidemounted as the width of the stairs is 36 inches. we are seeking to demo the pony walls and to install metal cable or similar metal railings, but we would consider wood as well (depending on costs). We think the right metal railing kit might alleviate the need for any reframing and related costs. Pics available on request..
Extent of design prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Hillsborough 94010
Skylight Installation
Start Date
Within a month
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
2
Replace existing or install new
Install a new skylight
Kind of roof
Tile
Number of stories tall
Two floors