Top 10 General Contractors in Richmond, CA

Porch Pro Headshot PACIFIC NORCAL BUILDERS
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Porch Pro Headshot  Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, 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 Hometelligent Inc
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(148)
"Hometelligent did a complete gut and remodel of the fairly large kitchen in our 1920 bungalow, including some structural work, electrical upgrades, adding insulation, and the re-stuccoing of our back exterior wall. Their quality of work was very good, especially the drywall plastering and stuccoi...Read more about Hometelligent Inc
"Hometelligent did a complete gut and remodel of the fairly large kitchen in our 1920 bungalow, including some structural work, electrical upgrades, adding insulation, and the re-stuccoing of our back exterior wall. Their quality of work was very good, especially the drywall plastering and stuccoi...Read more about Hometelligent Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Berkeley CA
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(64)
Magic Garage Door Services We offer one stop, comprehensive service you have the convenience of solving all your garage door needs, whether commercial or residential, with one stop at our shop. Whether you need spring replacement, garage door openers,broken cables,panel replacement, parts, parts rep...Read more about Garage Door Repair Berkeley CA
Magic Garage Door Services We offer one stop, comprehensive service you have the convenience of solving all your garage door needs, whether commercial or residential, with one stop at our shop. Whether you need spring replacement, garage door openers,broken cables,panel replacement, parts, parts rep...Read more about Garage Door Repair Berkeley CA
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Home Energy
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(125)
Offering Bay Area homeowners a wide range of energy efficiency solutions: Insulation, Heating/Cooling, Water Heaters, Windows, Energy Audits, Solar, and more! We are energy efficiency specialists. In short, we do anything and everything that lowers your utility bills. We view your house as a syste...Read more about Advanced Home Energy
Offering Bay Area homeowners a wide range of energy efficiency solutions: Insulation, Heating/Cooling, Water Heaters, Windows, Energy Audits, Solar, and more! We are energy efficiency specialists. In short, we do anything and everything that lowers your utility bills. We view your house as a syste...Read more about Advanced Home Energy
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Builders
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, 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 Grats Decor Interior Design & Build Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(11)
"Gene & his team at Grats Decor did a masterful job of our home. It was a definite surprise of experiencing their process, being that we have remodeled our previous home. We were not rookies in this category & having Grats Decor do everything from design, material sourcing, plans/permits was infidel...Read more about Grats Decor Interior Design & Build Inc.
"Gene & his team at Grats Decor did a masterful job of our home. It was a definite surprise of experiencing their process, being that we have remodeled our previous home. We were not rookies in this category & having Grats Decor do everything from design, material sourcing, plans/permits was infidel...Read more about Grats Decor Interior Design & Build Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot American Building Expert
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
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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 Citadel PG
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(4)
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
Porch Pro Headshot Puckett Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Puckett Construction was established in 2007 in Richmond, Ca. offering a wide range of construction services. Puckett Construction performs each job with focus and dedication. Our construction services are second to none in the industry, as noted by our satisfied clients. By continually refining our...Read more about Puckett Construction
Puckett Construction was established in 2007 in Richmond, Ca. offering a wide range of construction services. Puckett Construction performs each job with focus and dedication. Our construction services are second to none in the industry, as noted by our satisfied clients. By continually refining our...Read more about Puckett Construction

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 Richmond General Contractors

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My girlfriend contracted this company to do our driveway and walkway in addition to other work but after reading J T’s review I don’t want him to continue doing any more work. J T, I would really like to talk to you. Can you tell me how I can get in to...

- Stephen Barba
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Update: Do not engage or hire they have a suspended license! Furthermore I saw some bad reviews on here 3 weeks ago but apparently Porch will remove them for a fee I assume so def won't ever us this site or trust them. After digging deep into Simi who is...

- Masi Quorayshi
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Update: Do not engage or hire they have a suspended license! Furthermore I saw some bad reviews on here 6 weeks ago and posted my own 3 weeks but apparently Porch will remove them for a fee I assume so def won't ever us this site or trust them. Just looki...

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HORRIBLE services. Simi talks to you like he's proffesional but he just sits around all day with his kid playing around on the job site. No masks were worn and they order lunch and leave all there garbage everywhere and dont clean up after themselves. The...

- J T
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Great job. And arrived within couple of hours of the call and replaced the springs and cables in the garage that really got us out of a bind so we could charge the car in the garage on a saturday night. Benjamin did a great job. Be sure to ask for him i...

- timae oascar
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Great job. And arrived within couple of hours of the call and replaced the springs and cables in the garage that really got us out of a bind so we could charge the car in the garage on a saturday night. Benjamin did a great job. Be sure to ask for him i...

- timae oascar
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Great job. And arrived within couple of hours of the call and replaced the springs and cables in the garage that really got us out of a bind so we could charge the car in the garage on a saturday night. Benjamin did a great job. Be sure to ask for him i...

- timae oascar
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Silvio was our contractor for a modest but in some ways complicated addition to our home of a bathroom and plus room. He did a great job in every way. Not only did he help us work through challenges along the way, like unusual drainage conditions and requ...

- Gregory Denny
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Highly recommend Hometelligent! Silvio and his team converted a dated 70’s downstairs office and adjacent bathroom into a new bedroom and ADA bathroom for my parents so they could age in place. Attention to detail was key to this project given that ADA de...

- m_ schoenhals
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Highly recommend Hometelligent! Silvio and his team converted a dated 70’s downstairs office and adjacent bathroom into a new bedroom and ADA bathroom for my parents so they could age in place. Attention to detail was key to this project given that ADA de...

- M Schoenhals
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Hometelligentinc helped me to replace the living room windows a while earlier and during the construction, we found out that the supporting wood was damaged. Given I was in a time crunch that I wanted to get the construction done asap, they were very atte...

- Andrea S.

Everything You Need to Know About Richmond General Contractors

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

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

  • PRC Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94070
  • Ehline Construction Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94025
  • Al's Remodeling:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94120

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

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

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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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.

Who are the best General Contractors in Richmond?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Richmond.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Richmond, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • ERT Garage Door Repair Corte Madera CA
    • Location: Richmond
  • S & S Cabinets
    • Location: Richmond
  • Golden Gate Enterprises, Inc.
    • Location: Richmond

All General Contractors in Richmond, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Get Structural
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, 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 Bay Area Pacific Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(31)
Family Owned and Operated Business!
Family Owned and Operated Business!
Porch Pro Headshot Nation Remodeling Corp
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(9)
Email:nationremodelingcorp@gmail.com
Email:nationremodelingcorp@gmail.com
Porch Pro Headshot IRONWOOD CONSTRUCTION CO
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Ironwood Construction Company is an engineering and a general construction company from Kensington, CA. We provide engineering and construction services for Civil and Structural Engineering repair projects including structural, drainage and foundation repair and upgrading, new construction and remod...Read more about IRONWOOD CONSTRUCTION CO
Ironwood Construction Company is an engineering and a general construction company from Kensington, CA. We provide engineering and construction services for Civil and Structural Engineering repair projects including structural, drainage and foundation repair and upgrading, new construction and remod...Read more about IRONWOOD CONSTRUCTION CO
Porch Pro Headshot EQUILIBRIUM CONSTRUCTION INC.
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
(6)
Porch Pro Headshot Harley Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Harley Construction Services is a full service General Contractor with more than 20 years experience in the residential construction industry. We offer services ranging from property maintenance and repairs, kitchen and bath remodeling, home additions, and design/build projects.
Harley Construction Services is a full service General Contractor with more than 20 years experience in the residential construction industry. We offer services ranging from property maintenance and repairs, kitchen and bath remodeling, home additions, and design/build projects.
Porch Pro Headshot JHL SERVICES
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Tired of hiring strangers that doesn't even know how to talk with you and doesn't try to understand what you need to give you a precise quote and just text you copy&paste answers with fixed quotes? We are here for you! We are here to change the market! Our field of work is really big. We provide a l...Read more about JHL SERVICES
Tired of hiring strangers that doesn't even know how to talk with you and doesn't try to understand what you need to give you a precise quote and just text you copy&paste answers with fixed quotes? We are here for you! We are here to change the market! Our field of work is really big. We provide a l...Read more about JHL SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot Gamboa Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Gamboa Construction is a Professional Construction Company, they offer Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Framing and Finish Carpentry, House Remodeling, Kitchens and Bathroom Remodeling for the people of Redwood City, CA. Professional Construction Service Contractor;Professional Home Builder Woodside, ...Read more about Gamboa Construction
Gamboa Construction is a Professional Construction Company, they offer Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Framing and Finish Carpentry, House Remodeling, Kitchens and Bathroom Remodeling for the people of Redwood City, CA. Professional Construction Service Contractor;Professional Home Builder Woodside, ...Read more about Gamboa Construction
Porch Pro Headshot JR Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
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it's very good every day is something new
it's very good every day is something new
Porch Pro Headshot Barrera Construction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Barrera Construction, we build fences, decks. Remodel bathrooms, kitchens, room additions and general construction.
Barrera Construction, we build fences, decks. Remodel bathrooms, kitchens, room additions and general construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Go Blessing Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Porch Pro Headshot Lorena's House Cleaning Service
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
If you need a home or office cleaning service near Richmond, CA, do not hesitate to call Lorena's House Cleaning Service. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. House Cleaning Services, Commercial Cleaning, Professional Cleaning Services, Residential Cleaning, Post Construction Clean-up,...Read more about Lorena's House Cleaning Service
If you need a home or office cleaning service near Richmond, CA, do not hesitate to call Lorena's House Cleaning Service. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. House Cleaning Services, Commercial Cleaning, Professional Cleaning Services, Residential Cleaning, Post Construction Clean-up,...Read more about Lorena's House Cleaning Service
Porch Pro Headshot lluviaconstruction
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California
Quality Work Great References
Quality Work Great References
Porch Pro Headshot Gbrothrershandymanservices
General Contractors
Serves Richmond, California

Latest projects near Richmond

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El Cerrito 94530
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a week
Project description
Trenching for Main Electrical service entrance to connecto to PG&e/
Type of project
Exterior
Types of work included
Electrical
Status of the project
Planning & budgeting
Kind of location
Home/residence
Historical structure
No
Authorization to make property changes
Yes