Top 3 General Contractors in San Antonio, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Guy Chipman Construction, L.P.
Guy Chipman Construction, L.P. provides a complete design and building service from start to finish. From the initial design ideas for your home improvement, to the detailed work at hand, we listen to our customers and work hard to create a home improvement that reflects your ideas and dreams. Guy C...Read more about Guy Chipman Construction, L.P.
215 Elizabeth Rd, San Antonio, TX
210-771-1032
Porch Pro Headshot Skillful Construction Foundation Repair
Licensing : General Contractor San Antonio, Texas Residential Building Accreditation #: H-918872 Expiration: 09/10/2020 Due to problems created by COVID-19, we are currently charging a $100 inspection fee to be doubled and returned upon hiring. That's $200 back.
15359 Cranes Mill Rd, Canyon Lake, TX
830-227-5050
Porch Pro Headshot Freedom Outdoor Living
My partner and I have over 40 years combined construction experience. We have spent the vast majority of that time working for other builders, fine tuning our skills. We have seen a lot of bad things over the years relating to unscrupulous builders who will lie, cheat and steal their way into yo...Read more about Freedom Outdoor Living
11503 Jones Malstberger Rd, San Antonio, TX
830-460-1573

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Porch Pro Headshot K R E Group LLC
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(16)
KRE Group LLC. specializes in flooring, full kitchen & bathroom remodels, window treatments, painting & much more! Add value and dramatic natural good looks to your home improvement. Whether it be a new bathroom vanity or beautiful mosaic backsplash for the kitchen. Let us replace your mini-blinds w...Read more about K R E Group LLC
KRE Group LLC. specializes in flooring, full kitchen & bathroom remodels, window treatments, painting & much more! Add value and dramatic natural good looks to your home improvement. Whether it be a new bathroom vanity or beautiful mosaic backsplash for the kitchen. Let us replace your mini-blinds w...Read more about K R E Group LLC
Porch Pro Headshot I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(9)
"I hired these guys to remove and replace sagging, rotting roof over my back porch and sun room. Stephen Biggs met the challenge and surpassed my expectations going above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. Any project at this old place is always a challenge requiring mods on the fly. Stephen han...Read more about I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
"I hired these guys to remove and replace sagging, rotting roof over my back porch and sun room. Stephen Biggs met the challenge and surpassed my expectations going above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. Any project at this old place is always a challenge requiring mods on the fly. Stephen han...Read more about I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot AAA MR. LEVEL ALL FOUNDATION REPAIR
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(1)
AAA-Mr. Level All Foundations Repair Diane Sciba and Larry Villarreal, Foundations Specialists AAA-Mr. Level All Foundations Repair specializes in residential, concrete slab repair, storm drains, concrete pier, and cedar post repairs. ​All work is examined by our Certified Engineer!
AAA-Mr. Level All Foundations Repair Diane Sciba and Larry Villarreal, Foundations Specialists AAA-Mr. Level All Foundations Repair specializes in residential, concrete slab repair, storm drains, concrete pier, and cedar post repairs. ​All work is examined by our Certified Engineer!
Porch Pro Headshot Dunn-Wright Remodeling, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
Dunn-Wright Remodeling was founded in 1989 in the heart of Alamo Heights, with offices on Broadway at Austin Highway. Over the years Dunn-Wright Remodeling has spread to a 30-mile radius around San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Dunn-Wright Remodeling was founded in 1989 in the heart of Alamo Heights, with offices on Broadway at Austin Highway. Over the years Dunn-Wright Remodeling has spread to a 30-mile radius around San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Porch Pro Headshot Lone Star State Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(21)
We are a General Contractor that does medium to large size projects. Our minimum job is 5,000.00, therefore we do not do small jobs or handyman service type jobs. Light Commercial or Residential. Additions, Kitchen and Bathroom remodels, outdoor living spaces, whole home remodels. We are a family ow...Read more about Lone Star State Construction
We are a General Contractor that does medium to large size projects. Our minimum job is 5,000.00, therefore we do not do small jobs or handyman service type jobs. Light Commercial or Residential. Additions, Kitchen and Bathroom remodels, outdoor living spaces, whole home remodels. We are a family ow...Read more about Lone Star State Construction
Porch Pro Headshot CABAM Power Washing
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(10)
Our team at CABAM Power Washing is dedicated to your satisfaction. We offer a wide variety of services from residential driveways and sidewalks, to commercial parking lots and buildings. No matter what you need done, we have the equipment and knowledge to get the job done. We also have a window clea...Read more about CABAM Power Washing
Our team at CABAM Power Washing is dedicated to your satisfaction. We offer a wide variety of services from residential driveways and sidewalks, to commercial parking lots and buildings. No matter what you need done, we have the equipment and knowledge to get the job done. We also have a window clea...Read more about CABAM Power Washing
Porch Pro Headshot Pure Pro Builders
General Contractors
Serves San Antonio, Texas
(5)
Pure Pro Builders is a local, licensed, General Contractor that specializes in Property and Home Restoration, Home Loan Renovations, Repairs and Remodels, and also specialize in Insurance Claim Restorations for property damage. Our motto is “Built to Protect” which is our guarantee for satisfaction.
Pure Pro Builders is a local, licensed, General Contractor that specializes in Property and Home Restoration, Home Loan Renovations, Repairs and Remodels, and also specialize in Insurance Claim Restorations for property damage. Our motto is “Built to Protect” which is our guarantee for satisfaction.

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 San Antonio General Contractors

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Guy is an excellent handy man bar none. There is nothing he can’t do and is very talented. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Hard worker, fair priced and does what he sets out to do. 10out of 10!,,, Bill. Terrell Hills.

- Bill Doerr
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Woody, at Guy Chipman Construction, is incredible! He does an outstanding job at reasonable prices... and always gets it right the first time. Not only is he great at fixing the hardest home construction issues, he is also an outstanding contributor in ...

- Garland Henderson
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This company did a wonderful repair on our building. His work was done in a timely manner and it looks beautiful!

- Lisa Branch
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I've AAA Level, To Do Work On My Home. I Was Please With Their Work!

- Dirone Harris
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Had them come out and bid on a new multi level deck and patio cover. They were extremely professional making suggestions that we had not considered which made it really stand out. I was offered many types of materials to choose from to stay in my budget. ...

- Lynn Masters
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Terrible experience! We hired them to install a deep soaking bathtub. Tub was never delivered or installed and they never refunded our money paid to them in advance.

- Kristal Melvin
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Terry and his crew are a joy to work with!!! I have used them on a number of home repairs over the years. Terry, with his wealth of construction knowledge- through his decades of hands on experience- is absolutely priceless! Dealing with contractors can b...

- Tina R
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We were selling our home and needed a roof inspection & some small (and big unplanned) repairs. My husband and I remain totally impressed with ALL the members of I Noah Guy Construction & Roofing. Every step of the process was explained before the work...

- Tamara Masters
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Stephen and his guys did a great job on this project. They were very attentive to detail and really improved the appearance of my home. They picked up after themselves every day and were very courteous and professional. They corrected numerous deficiencie...

- Dave Maitland

Everything You Need to Know About San Antonio General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in San Antonio for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in San Antonio so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in San Antonio:

  • Are they properly licensed? San Antonio has 3 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 8 pros in San Antonio are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 10 are A-rated in San Antonio.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

Will General Contractor Services work in San Antonio require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in San Antonio or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

What zip codes in San Antonio have the best General Contractors?

Below we've listed San Antonio zip codes that have great selections of general contractors:

  • 78238: 3 General Contractors.
  • 78228: 1 General Contractors.
  • 78260: 1 General Contractors.
  • 78258: 2 General Contractors.
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    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    The company was established on doing every job right. Our goal is to meet and exceed customer expectations, with a commitment to ethics and integrity.
    Porch Pro Headshot Vantage Foundation Repair
    General Contractors
    Serves San Antonio, Texas
    With a decade of resolving residential and commercial foundation issues, working hand in hand with home owners, real estate professionals, engineers and property management companies, Vantage Foundation Repair knows what it takes. Often we see homes and businesses, young and established, show signs ...Read more about Vantage Foundation Repair
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    Porch Pro Headshot Bandoske Butler Reuter & Jay Pllc
    General Contractors
    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    Porch Pro Headshot Merit Design & Build
    General Contractors
    Serves San Antonio, Texas
    A Bespoke Custom Design and Build firm offering a variety of custom services from framing to millwork. We walk you through every step of the build starting with the concept all the way to the finished product.
    A Bespoke Custom Design and Build firm offering a variety of custom services from framing to millwork. We walk you through every step of the build starting with the concept all the way to the finished product.
    Porch Pro Headshot Leon Builder, Remodeling & Maintenance
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    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    General Contractors
    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    General Contractors
    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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    Serves San Antonio, Texas
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