Top 10 General Contractors in Renton, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Best Home Improvements NW LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
Best Home Improvements was restructured in 2017 to form Best Home Improvements NW LLC, a General Contracting Company that specializes in remodeling kitchens & baths, but also does home renovations and repairs. The owners Kevin & Paul met in 2000 at Anderson's Kitchen & Bath Center, where Kevin was...Read more about Best Home Improvements NW LLC
Best Home Improvements was restructured in 2017 to form Best Home Improvements NW LLC, a General Contracting Company that specializes in remodeling kitchens & baths, but also does home renovations and repairs. The owners Kevin & Paul met in 2000 at Anderson's Kitchen & Bath Center, where Kevin was...Read more about Best Home Improvements NW LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Platinum handyman Services , LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
We are a company with excellent service and years of experience. We communicate with our client the whole way through. There is no job to small.
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We are a company with excellent service and years of experience. We communicate with our client the whole way through. There is no job to small.
Porch Pro Headshot Ironside Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Timberline Patio Covers LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
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"Our project was a covered gable porch. Brett Kunnari was our project manager and he was outstanding. He took daily pictures and gave us daily reports and listened to all of our concerns and issues when we had them. The building process was awesome. We would recommend Timberline Patio Covers to ...Read more about Timberline Patio Covers LLC
"Our project was a covered gable porch. Brett Kunnari was our project manager and he was outstanding. He took daily pictures and gave us daily reports and listened to all of our concerns and issues when we had them. The building process was awesome. We would recommend Timberline Patio Covers to ...Read more about Timberline Patio Covers LLC
Porch Pro Headshot 'Infinity' construction
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
(58)
"I bought an apartment in an old building previously renovated by a terrible contractor. The bathroom was leaking and not up to code, so I hired MGL homes construction for a full bathroom remodeling, from cement walls to subfloor. They did a great job! Tulga is extremely professional and he takes a...Read more about 'Infinity' construction
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"I bought an apartment in an old building previously renovated by a terrible contractor. The bathroom was leaking and not up to code, so I hired MGL homes construction for a full bathroom remodeling, from cement walls to subfloor. They did a great job! Tulga is extremely professional and he takes a...Read more about 'Infinity' construction
Porch Pro Headshot Emerald City Construction
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
(58)
"I hired emerald city construction to renovate 4 bathroom in my house. They did a outstanding job of working around us (we were still living in the residence). Dmitry and his team were honest,reliable,and knowledgable. I recommend them to all my friends and family."
"I hired emerald city construction to renovate 4 bathroom in my house. They did a outstanding job of working around us (we were still living in the residence). Dmitry and his team were honest,reliable,and knowledgable. I recommend them to all my friends and family."
Porch Pro Headshot True Quality Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
(48)
"Fernando and his team did an amazing job on our kitchen. It was a complete gut job taking down a wall, chimney stack from the basement to the ceiling, moving appliances to new location, etc and the result was something beyond we could have imagined. Great eye for design as well as resources that ...Read more about True Quality Construction LLC
"Fernando and his team did an amazing job on our kitchen. It was a complete gut job taking down a wall, chimney stack from the basement to the ceiling, moving appliances to new location, etc and the result was something beyond we could have imagined. Great eye for design as well as resources that ...Read more about True Quality Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot CSC, LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
(23)
"Carlos and the crew just finished up our backyard hardscaping project: demolition and removal, new poured-concrete retaining wall, fence, deck, patio, lighting, irrigation and more--and it’s incredible! With our plans in hand, we discussed both must-haves and negotiable options; and Carlos came up ...Read more about CSC, LLC.
"Carlos and the crew just finished up our backyard hardscaping project: demolition and removal, new poured-concrete retaining wall, fence, deck, patio, lighting, irrigation and more--and it’s incredible! With our plans in hand, we discussed both must-haves and negotiable options; and Carlos came up ...Read more about CSC, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Old Town Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
(20)
"I wanted a covered walkway from my driveway to my house. I had imagined something pretty functional. Craig made a few enhancements to the design that completely transformed it. Now I have an entrance that is a visual focal point of the house. Old Town Builders exceeded my expectations."
"I wanted a covered walkway from my driveway to my house. I had imagined something pretty functional. Craig made a few enhancements to the design that completely transformed it. Now I have an entrance that is a visual focal point of the house. Old Town Builders exceeded my expectations."
Porch Pro Headshot Jordan Valente Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Renton, Washington
We are a team of building professionals, carpenters, designers, maintenance specialists and laborers who work together to provide you, our customer, a unique and timeless finished product. Owner Jordan Valente has worked construction for almost twenty years. He began working as a laborer during summ...Read more about Jordan Valente Construction LLC
We are a team of building professionals, carpenters, designers, maintenance specialists and laborers who work together to provide you, our customer, a unique and timeless finished product. Owner Jordan Valente has worked construction for almost twenty years. He began working as a laborer during summ...Read more about Jordan Valente Construction LLC

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 Renton General Contractors

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Timberline Review We had an amazing experience working with Timberline Patios. They designed a 500sqft addition to our already existing covered patio and it is simply amazing. We first met with Skylar who was extremely knowledgeable about the design pro...

- Jacob Thielman
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We had a patio cover installed at our home in Gig Harbor and it is outstanding. Brett Kunnari was the project manager and he was awesome. I would recommend Timberline Patio Covers anytime!

- Gloria Riley-Schaaf
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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
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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
71651

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...

- Matthew Dilligan
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
135248

This company does amazing work, very professional throughout the entire project. We bought a new house and had only 10 days to paint 3000 sq feet of space. Chris came out to the estimate the same day i called, helped me with color selection and was able t...

- Nick Silvestri
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Wow, our new shower exceeds our expectation. Everything fits perfectly and looks great. Enjoyed doing business with Kevin & Paul and having an upgraded shower installed. All the details were handled professionally, my questions were answered and the resul...

- Mary Romoser

Everything You Need to Know About Renton General Contractors

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

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 12 general contractors in Renton 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 have General Contractor Services work that I need done in Renton. What should my budget be?

    Our data on recent general contractor projects in Renton shows that larger general contractor services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

    • Location: general contractors travel time may factor into the budget.
    • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your general contractor services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your general contractor professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
    • Company ratings: Highly-rated general contractors tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

    As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple general contractors throughout Renton to ensure your project is done right.

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

    All General Contractors in Renton, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot First Call Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
    First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Leonzo's painting and renovations, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Description: At Leonzo's Painting and Renovations, we believe that painting is not only about the right colors, but also about creating the beautiful space that best reflects your personality, interests, and your truest dreams! Our team of painting experts will ensure that all of your projects are ...Read more about Leonzo's painting and renovations, LLC
    Description: At Leonzo's Painting and Renovations, we believe that painting is not only about the right colors, but also about creating the beautiful space that best reflects your personality, interests, and your truest dreams! Our team of painting experts will ensure that all of your projects are ...Read more about Leonzo's painting and renovations, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot AsBuilt Construction Works
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    We are a small general contracting and handyman service providing a wide range of services, from simple repairs to large remodeling projects. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have more than 20 years’ experience. As you can see from our name, we complete all our projects to exacting standa...Read more about AsBuilt Construction Works
    We are a small general contracting and handyman service providing a wide range of services, from simple repairs to large remodeling projects. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have more than 20 years’ experience. As you can see from our name, we complete all our projects to exacting standa...Read more about AsBuilt Construction Works
    Porch Pro Headshot J&C construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
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    Good work at a affordable price
    Good work at a affordable price
    Porch Pro Headshot Let It Reign Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Let It Reign Construction, LLC was founded in 1999 by owner Doug Elmquist. We are family owned and community operated. We can do it all from roof to flooring and everything in between.
    Let It Reign Construction, LLC was founded in 1999 by owner Doug Elmquist. We are family owned and community operated. We can do it all from roof to flooring and everything in between.
    Porch Pro Headshot DeckEnvy LLC.
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
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    Deck Envy was borne of the heart of a craftsman. The product of an experienced homebuilder's passion for carpentry, modern design and architectural woodworking. A fresh new company focused on integrity, creativity, and pride of craftsmanship. On these core values, Deck Envy was founded. As skilled...Read more about DeckEnvy LLC.
    Deck Envy was borne of the heart of a craftsman. The product of an experienced homebuilder's passion for carpentry, modern design and architectural woodworking. A fresh new company focused on integrity, creativity, and pride of craftsmanship. On these core values, Deck Envy was founded. As skilled...Read more about DeckEnvy LLC.
    Porch Pro Headshot Newbill Painting &  Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
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    Providing top-quality workmanship, competitive prices, and dependability for residential and commercial customers. Our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction, and to ensure this we work hard at understanding our customers’ needs, treating every job with professionalism, and superior attention to det...Read more about Newbill Painting & Construction LLC
    Providing top-quality workmanship, competitive prices, and dependability for residential and commercial customers. Our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction, and to ensure this we work hard at understanding our customers’ needs, treating every job with professionalism, and superior attention to det...Read more about Newbill Painting & Construction LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot  Gone Trash Junk Removal
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Junk removal and appliance repair is our specialty. We have been repairing appliances for over 10 years with junk removal services.
    Junk removal and appliance repair is our specialty. We have been repairing appliances for over 10 years with junk removal services.
    Porch Pro Headshot SISU Northwest Energy Solutions
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot YOMO CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Mendoza's Professional Painting
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Mejia general construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Fernando Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
    Fernando Construction is a general contractor in Kent. They provide home addition, renovation, and bedroom remodeling as well as other services.
    Fernando Construction is a general contractor in Kent. They provide home addition, renovation, and bedroom remodeling as well as other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot unitedinnovation llc
    General Contractors
    Serves Renton, Washington
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