Top 10 General Contractors in San Bernardino, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
"Jimmy could not have been more kind, professional, or thorough right from the jump. He understood exactly what I wanted, listened to my goal for the project, didn't try to up-sell me on something I didn't need, and completed the work promptly and professionally. And he was a cheerful person, to boo...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
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"Jimmy could not have been more kind, professional, or thorough right from the jump. He understood exactly what I wanted, listened to my goal for the project, didn't try to up-sell me on something I didn't need, and completed the work promptly and professionally. And he was a cheerful person, to boo...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Builders & Development
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
"Atlas Builders and Development elevated my backyard renovation project from satisfactory to superb. Upon nearing the completion of a pool installation with a different company, we began looking for contractors to turn our ground level patio into a deck. We were sure we wanted Trex decking, and Atl...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
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"Atlas Builders and Development elevated my backyard renovation project from satisfactory to superb. Upon nearing the completion of a pool installation with a different company, we began looking for contractors to turn our ground level patio into a deck. We were sure we wanted Trex decking, and Atl...Read more about Atlas Builders & Development
Porch Pro Headshot 24/7 Plumbing and Rooter
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(123)
"24/7 Plumbing takes good care of their customers. I have used them on several occasion and will continue to use them because they have the best pricing in the High Desert area. I have received quotes from all the other companies on google and the yellow pages and no one was able to be 24/7 Plumbing...Read more about 24/7 Plumbing and Rooter
"24/7 Plumbing takes good care of their customers. I have used them on several occasion and will continue to use them because they have the best pricing in the High Desert area. I have received quotes from all the other companies on google and the yellow pages and no one was able to be 24/7 Plumbing...Read more about 24/7 Plumbing and Rooter
Porch Pro Headshot DG Construction & Building Materials
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(73)
"Quick,easy and hassle free process! From the 1st call, to project completion took no time at all. The project manager and his installation crew were more than professional and friendly. During our planning meeting the project manager made some awesome suggestions that helped me to save some money ...Read more about DG Construction & Building Materials
"Quick,easy and hassle free process! From the 1st call, to project completion took no time at all. The project manager and his installation crew were more than professional and friendly. During our planning meeting the project manager made some awesome suggestions that helped me to save some money ...Read more about DG Construction & Building Materials
Porch Pro Headshot Thomas Rose Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(25)
At Thomas Rose Construction we offer you 30 years of construction experience. Whether you are looking for a renovation, a repair, add-on or an upgrade, we will make your project a success. We pride ourselves in being honest, dependable, and conscientious while caring for your home or business. We pr...Read more about Thomas Rose Construction
At Thomas Rose Construction we offer you 30 years of construction experience. Whether you are looking for a renovation, a repair, add-on or an upgrade, we will make your project a success. We pride ourselves in being honest, dependable, and conscientious while caring for your home or business. We pr...Read more about Thomas Rose Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Sam Scott Builders
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(12)
"Does solid work and understands meeting a deadline. Sam took on my side project of needing a touring road case for a full set of drums. This case had multi compartments and was built rock solid. Sam is a gentle giant."
"Does solid work and understands meeting a deadline. Sam took on my side project of needing a touring road case for a full set of drums. This case had multi compartments and was built rock solid. Sam is a gentle giant."
Porch Pro Headshot California Building Innovations
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(20)
"From beginning to end, working with California Building Innovations was easy, efficient and enjoyable! John, who came out for the first inspection, and Raul and his work crew with installment, were all polite, knowledgeable, responsible and awesome. Overall great company, they had good communicatio...Read more about California Building Innovations
"From beginning to end, working with California Building Innovations was easy, efficient and enjoyable! John, who came out for the first inspection, and Raul and his work crew with installment, were all polite, knowledgeable, responsible and awesome. Overall great company, they had good communicatio...Read more about California Building Innovations
Porch Pro Headshot American Home
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(15)
"Had a great experience with these guys since the beginning and always kept me in the loop throughout the project. Project went smoother than I expected and I will definitely use this company again in the future and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again Edgar for everything and ha...Read more about American Home
"Had a great experience with these guys since the beginning and always kept me in the loop throughout the project. Project went smoother than I expected and I will definitely use this company again in the future and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again Edgar for everything and ha...Read more about American Home
Porch Pro Headshot SUPER BUILDERS
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(74)
"Excellent general contractors who know how to keep a schedule and a budget.Always cordial knowledgeable and to the point. Great service and fast execution. highly recommend them and will use them again."
"Excellent general contractors who know how to keep a schedule and a budget.Always cordial knowledgeable and to the point. Great service and fast execution. highly recommend them and will use them again."
Porch Pro Headshot RODA CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
RODA Construction provides an array of renovation, construction management, planning, and development services for Southern California investment properties. From start to finish our team works with landlords and flippers alike in the planning, design, renovation, and maintenance stages of the inves...Read more about RODA CONSTRUCTION
RODA Construction provides an array of renovation, construction management, planning, and development services for Southern California investment properties. From start to finish our team works with landlords and flippers alike in the planning, design, renovation, and maintenance stages of the inves...Read more about RODA 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 San Bernardino General Contractors

21197

Skilled. Very Conscientious. Honest. Very pleasant personality.

- John Foster
20126

Excellent and meticulous in every job he does. I would trust him with anything we would ever need done around our home. A 5 star builder easy!

- Jaymes Felix
19957

Sam Scott Builders is a relief. Dealing with so many contractors as a real estate investor, I finally found the contractor that I can trust with quality work, reasonable pricing and a guarantee of satisfaction, which I have never had to go to! Again, what...

- John Cherie
19961

Sam Scott Builders does fantastic work. They have performed several renovations for us and all of the work and materials are top notch!

- Dave Matchack
20024

Sam Scott builders did a major construction for us; a 1,000 sq. ft professional music recording studio. Custom wiring, angled walls and highly soundproofed. A challenging job! Sam and his crew did excellent work.

- Randy Thomas
20508

Sam is very personable and friendly. He is honest and does GREAT work that will last!

- Erin Scott
20337

Incredible attention to detail, doesn't cut corners, top-notch quality, very personable and easy to get along with.

- Tyler Scott
20545

I had a ceiling in my 1916 bungalow that looked like it belonged in the Haunted Mansion. SSB came to the rescue and steered me away from the way I was going to do it, to a much better way. I'm glad he educated me, it looks great now. His work so impressed...

- Rick Schneblin
19992

Sam remodeled our master bathroom. We were VERY happy with the results and would highly recommend him to anyone interested in remodeling work. We found Sam to be extremely professional, efficient, honest and personable. He really knows what he is doing...

- Rob Dougherty
160852

I fired a previous contractor before turning to Super Builders before. They were more than gracious on coming in and helping us finish the what the previous place had started. It was great work that I?m proud to have done of my house. This company is amaz...

- Aaron Esterle
228948

Super Builders work is extraordinary. Our recent construction project was a bathroom remodel. This company provided everything we needed. Competitive pricing, attention to detail, and fast service. I’m so happy with my experience with this company and w...

- philippe ballesio
228390

Super Builders was affordable and really understood the vision I had. They respected my home and kept it clean while they were working. My bathroom is now my new favorite part of the house. Thank you for the beautiful addition to my home.

- philippe ballesio

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  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in San Bernardino for you to compare.
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How many general contractors does San Bernardino have?

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

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

All General Contractors in San Bernardino, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Brandt Benson Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(12)
"I have kknow Brandt. for 16 years. Brandt's company is well organized, and well managed, his emploies are well trained .Top quality equipment etc. I always highly recommend Brandt and his company to home owners in the area. Sincerely, Randy Thomas, press....Read more about Brandt Benson Construction
"I have kknow Brandt. for 16 years. Brandt's company is well organized, and well managed, his emploies are well trained .Top quality equipment etc. I always highly recommend Brandt and his company to home owners in the area. Sincerely, Randy Thomas, press....Read more about Brandt Benson Construction
Porch Pro Headshot BCBC Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
We do all general contracting and remodeling work. We take pride in what we do, call us today!
We do all general contracting and remodeling work. We take pride in what we do, call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Eric's Garage Door Repair Highland
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Highland Garage Door Repair (855) 541-3698 | Gate Repair Highland (855) 541-3698 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Eric's Garage Door Repair Highland 27141 Baseline St # 4b Highland, CA 92346 (855) 541-3698 http://www.garagedoorrepairca.com Garage Door Repai...Read more about Eric's Garage Door Repair Highland
Highland Garage Door Repair (855) 541-3698 | Gate Repair Highland (855) 541-3698 GARAGE DOOR REPAIR GATE REPAIR Commercial * Residential * industrial Eric's Garage Door Repair Highland 27141 Baseline St # 4b Highland, CA 92346 (855) 541-3698 http://www.garagedoorrepairca.com Garage Door Repai...Read more about Eric's Garage Door Repair Highland
Porch Pro Headshot San Bernardino Accident Lawyer
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
If you have been injured in an accident, you can trust San Bernardino Accident Lawyer to get you the appropriate compensation. With over 15 years of experience in personal injury law, we are the better choice for you! Personal Injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Accident Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Perso...Read more about San Bernardino Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, you can trust San Bernardino Accident Lawyer to get you the appropriate compensation. With over 15 years of experience in personal injury law, we are the better choice for you! Personal Injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Accident Lawyer, Accident Attorney, Perso...Read more about San Bernardino Accident Lawyer
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Handyman service
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
(14)
Been in business since 2001 in remodeling and handyman service. Our is guaranteed.
Been in business since 2001 in remodeling and handyman service. Our is guaranteed.
Porch Pro Headshot Carley Construction Handyman Services
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Porch Pro Headshot Handyman services
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Porch Pro Headshot Royal Auto Detailing Inc
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Royal Auto Detailing Inc is the most professional car detailing provider in San Bernardino, CA. If you need our services, call us now at (909) 800-7917. Headlight Restoration;Auto Polishing;Car Polishing;Auto Waxing;Car Waxing;Affordable Auto Detailing;Reliable Auto Detailing;Mobile Auto Detailing ...Read more about Royal Auto Detailing Inc
Royal Auto Detailing Inc is the most professional car detailing provider in San Bernardino, CA. If you need our services, call us now at (909) 800-7917. Headlight Restoration;Auto Polishing;Car Polishing;Auto Waxing;Car Waxing;Affordable Auto Detailing;Reliable Auto Detailing;Mobile Auto Detailing ...Read more about Royal Auto Detailing Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Handymanofamerica2018
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
We promise 100% satisfaction or your money back
We promise 100% satisfaction or your money back
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Porch Pro Headshot California Quality Constructions Inc
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California
Porch Pro Headshot Handymanof2017
General Contractors
Serves San Bernardino, California