Top 10 General Contractors in Santa Clara, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Case Design/Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(551)
CASE is one of the most respected full-service remodeling companies in the Bay Area. Completing over 5,000 home improvement projects from small repairs to additions in the past 10 years, we are recognized nationally and locally with numerous awards for customer satisfaction, design excellence, quali...Read more about Case Design/Remodeling
CASE is one of the most respected full-service remodeling companies in the Bay Area. Completing over 5,000 home improvement projects from small repairs to additions in the past 10 years, we are recognized nationally and locally with numerous awards for customer satisfaction, design excellence, quali...Read more about Case Design/Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Hometech Construction & Design
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(229)
"The 2 main spaces I consider in a home are the kitchen and the bathroom; they need to make sense (lol). I went to Cali on business to stay with my uncle for a few months. Need not say I was shock and awe when I saw the kitchen and bathrooms of the house, awkward design and totally not functional. H...Read more about Hometech Construction & Design
"The 2 main spaces I consider in a home are the kitchen and the bathroom; they need to make sense (lol). I went to Cali on business to stay with my uncle for a few months. Need not say I was shock and awe when I saw the kitchen and bathrooms of the house, awkward design and totally not functional. H...Read more about Hometech Construction & Design
Porch Pro Headshot EOL Builders
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(137)
"The initial estimate was very professional , I felt very comfortable, no high pressure tactics..My representative was very helpful with all of my questions and concerns regarding my roof replacement and Kitchen remodeling. Once the job started, the crew was very respectful and clean..left no debris...Read more about EOL Builders
"The initial estimate was very professional , I felt very comfortable, no high pressure tactics..My representative was very helpful with all of my questions and concerns regarding my roof replacement and Kitchen remodeling. Once the job started, the crew was very respectful and clean..left no debris...Read more about EOL Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Color Pros Inc
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(39)
"Color Pros prepped and painted my mobile home in one day and did a beautiful job. I am extremely happy with the work Color Pros did and I would gladly recommend Color Pros. The painters are very polite and eager to please."
"Color Pros prepped and painted my mobile home in one day and did a beautiful job. I am extremely happy with the work Color Pros did and I would gladly recommend Color Pros. The painters are very polite and eager to please."
Porch Pro Headshot Re-Model Design & Build Company
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(16)
"My wife and I own a house in San Jose and, "we were looking for someone to remodel our kitchen and bathroom. The fact that we live in HI complicated the process for us as we had no time and way to interview contractors. A good friend of mine recommended that I contact Re-Model Design & Build Co. an...Read more about Re-Model Design & Build Company
"My wife and I own a house in San Jose and, "we were looking for someone to remodel our kitchen and bathroom. The fact that we live in HI complicated the process for us as we had no time and way to interview contractors. A good friend of mine recommended that I contact Re-Model Design & Build Co. an...Read more about Re-Model Design & Build Company
Porch Pro Headshot A G K HOME SOLUTIONS INC
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(3)
Based in San Jose, A G K Home Solutions is a general contractor. They specialize in window and door installations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited A G K Home Solutions.
Based in San Jose, A G K Home Solutions is a general contractor. They specialize in window and door installations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited A G K Home Solutions.
Porch Pro Headshot Lumar Builders
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(7)
"I've used Luis for several of my home repair work. I liked very much the work he did, quality work. And, importantly, he started and accomplished the work within a reasonable time frame that he committed to."
"I've used Luis for several of my home repair work. I liked very much the work he did, quality work. And, importantly, he started and accomplished the work within a reasonable time frame that he committed to."
Porch Pro Headshot Renovate Max Inc
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
We build to the highest, most exacting standards, using only qualified trades people and experienced designers. Our company specializes in Custom Homes, Room addition, kitchen & bathroom remodeling, design & all your Construction work either Residential or Commercial. We can supply all your needs fo...Read more about Renovate Max Inc
We build to the highest, most exacting standards, using only qualified trades people and experienced designers. Our company specializes in Custom Homes, Room addition, kitchen & bathroom remodeling, design & all your Construction work either Residential or Commercial. We can supply all your needs fo...Read more about Renovate Max Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Green Power Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(27)
Green Power Remodeling is a family-owned business, an industry leader with more than a decade of experience in construction, home renovations, engineering, and design. Our team has overseen and completed hundreds of successful residential renovation projects with beautiful and unique designs, withi...Read more about Green Power Remodeling
Green Power Remodeling is a family-owned business, an industry leader with more than a decade of experience in construction, home renovations, engineering, and design. Our team has overseen and completed hundreds of successful residential renovation projects with beautiful and unique designs, withi...Read more about Green Power Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Hinkle Construction Company Inc
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(9)
The owner, Mark Hinkle, has always been a hands-on man and believes in the personal touch. Along with a full in-house crew, he will be personally involved in every job from start to finish, focusing on quality craftsmanship and detail.
The owner, Mark Hinkle, has always been a hands-on man and believes in the personal touch. Along with a full in-house crew, he will be personally involved in every job from start to finish, focusing on quality craftsmanship and detail.

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 Santa Clara General Contractors

75789

Jeff has done several projects for us, all of which have been done on schedule, with good sub contractors when needed, and with excellent results. He did a major kitchen remodel, put in an extensive backyard deck, remodeled a bathroom, and has just comple...

- Jean Nix
77770

I had nine windows replaced for my whole house from TEAM AVTANDIL...They did an AWSOME job & everything was clean up nicely...They fininshed the job in a day. I just want to thank their team for their hard work...EXCELLENT JOB GUYS!!!

- HANH TRUONG
91794

me and my husband decided to remodel our kitchen and the process of choosing the right contractor for us was frustrating. We met with 4 different companies in order to remodel our kitchen and in the end we decided to go with eol builders. we found out abo...

- Marry Johnson
112838

My parents bought a 1930 house, well aware that the house need some work, kitchen was outdated, 2 old bathrooms, they also had to to tear down 2 walls and replace a 30 years old AC and heating system. I was referred to EOL Construction by a neighbor. Eli ...

- ricky elizondo
92411

Frank from EOL builders was great. Very professional and did everything on time within a reasonable time frame. His pricing was fair too. He communicated with my main architect and did a great job. Very thorough and friendly. I'd use him again for sure. T...

- Olya Val
87017

We remodel our 2 bathrooms (one master and one guest) with EOL Builders. At first we've got a lot of construction companies quotes , after discuss it with my husband we decided to work with EOL Builders . We love our new bathrooms !!! We extend the sh...

- Sara Michelle Frank
90886

great team work!!!!! I'm very satisfied with the result of EOL BUILDERS, me and my husband wanted to remodel our kitchen for a while.... it took us time to find the best price and more important the right people to work with. Mr Eli (the project manager) ...

- savana terron
112841

My experience with Eli was outstanding, he was on time, on budget and flexible with suggestions. Great Job!

- Makayla Burgess
90398

No experience with this company other than receiving over 50 calls from them at my workplace to solicit business. Call back number does not work, no messages left and when I do answer and talk to someone, they hang up on me when I ask where they got my i...

- Sam Darin
91970

To start, I was skeptical about doing business because being a young woman on my own I did not want to be overcharged and taken advantage of. I was diligent when it came to finding the right company to remodel my kitchen. I saw great reviews for EOL BUILD...

- cheryl sutter
92008

I had a great experience with EOL. The crew was timely, clean and kind with good communication, which is so rare in the construction world. They made me feel secure about the work being done and I am so happy with the outcome in my home. Thank you!

- Lauren Maddahi
112837

My parents bought a 1930 house, well aware that the house need some work, kitchen was outdated, 2 old bathrooms, they also had to to tear down 2 walls and replace a 30 years old AC and heating system. I was referred to EOL Construction by a neighbor. Eli ...

- ricky elizondo

Everything You Need to Know About Santa Clara General Contractors

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

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

  • Hammond Homes Enterprises:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 95117 and 95193
  • Vandonzel Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 95128 and 95121
  • ServPro SW San Jose:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 95010

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

Will General Contractor Services work in Santa Clara require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Santa Clara 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 should I check for once my General Contractor in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, CA

Porch Pro Headshot De Mattei Construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
Since 1985, De Mattei has specialized in custom homes, residential remodels, and commercial construction throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. De Mattei Construction has built, designed and remodeled more than 1,800 of the finest homes in the Bay Area, including seven Sunset Idea Houses. We have...Read more about De Mattei Construction
Since 1985, De Mattei has specialized in custom homes, residential remodels, and commercial construction throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. De Mattei Construction has built, designed and remodeled more than 1,800 of the finest homes in the Bay Area, including seven Sunset Idea Houses. We have...Read more about De Mattei Construction
Porch Pro Headshot LU Construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
We are a licensed, accredited business with BBB (Better Business Bureau), and experienced in-house construction and home remodeling. We build homes from the ground up to the customers' liking. Think of us as a one stop shop, taking care of everything from A-Z; we have our in-house engineers, archite...Read more about LU Construction
We are a licensed, accredited business with BBB (Better Business Bureau), and experienced in-house construction and home remodeling. We build homes from the ground up to the customers' liking. Think of us as a one stop shop, taking care of everything from A-Z; we have our in-house engineers, archite...Read more about LU Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Builder Joe, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
Your home is your own personal sanctuary. We at Zbackyard.com want to create an experience for you that takes you away from the busy world and to a place that allows you to forget about the distractions of life. We will create a personal experience that caters to your ideas and designs and bring the...Read more about Builder Joe, Inc.
Your home is your own personal sanctuary. We at Zbackyard.com want to create an experience for you that takes you away from the busy world and to a place that allows you to forget about the distractions of life. We will create a personal experience that caters to your ideas and designs and bring the...Read more about Builder Joe, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot BA Construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
We are a full service GC with a dedicated project manager on your project. Richard and Steve have well over 10 years experience.
We are a full service GC with a dedicated project manager on your project. Richard and Steve have well over 10 years experience.
Porch Pro Headshot J M M Construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
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"JMM Construction completed a major remodel of our kitchen and we are delighted with the result. Jeff, the owner, pointed out a few changes to our original concept that didn’t cost a lot but made the kitchen much more up to date. We were pleased with the work of the subcontractors that are part of...Read more about J M M Construction
"JMM Construction completed a major remodel of our kitchen and we are delighted with the result. Jeff, the owner, pointed out a few changes to our original concept that didn’t cost a lot but made the kitchen much more up to date. We were pleased with the work of the subcontractors that are part of...Read more about J M M Construction
Porch Pro Headshot UBERSUB, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
(1)
We work with a group of highly qualified contractors, architects, engineers in the bay. We provide you a range of budgets to work with from designing to planning to interior finishing of your project. Our contractors have been in construction for more than twenty years. We eat, breathe and sleep wi...Read more about UBERSUB, LLC
We work with a group of highly qualified contractors, architects, engineers in the bay. We provide you a range of budgets to work with from designing to planning to interior finishing of your project. Our contractors have been in construction for more than twenty years. We eat, breathe and sleep wi...Read more about UBERSUB, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Lighthouse Construction Consultants
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Lighthouse Construction Consultants was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowe...Read more about Lighthouse Construction Consultants
Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Lighthouse Construction Consultants was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowe...Read more about Lighthouse Construction Consultants
Porch Pro Headshot HUSHER CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
Middle D Construction is a remodeling specialist from South San Francisco. They provide bedroom remodeling, bathroom design and other services. In May of 1999, Middle D Construction did a remodeling project in the West Murphy neighborhood using a permit obtained from the city of Sunnyvale; in the sa...Read more about HUSHER CONSTRUCTION
Middle D Construction is a remodeling specialist from South San Francisco. They provide bedroom remodeling, bathroom design and other services. In May of 1999, Middle D Construction did a remodeling project in the West Murphy neighborhood using a permit obtained from the city of Sunnyvale; in the sa...Read more about HUSHER CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Direct Home Remodeling, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
Direct Home Remodeling Inc. has built up a reputation to being the best in the business for 20 years. At its core, a philosophy was crafted to maintain a high level of work quality and customer satisfaction. Our professional tradesmen are carefully selected using the most stringent tests. They are t...Read more about Direct Home Remodeling, Inc.
Direct Home Remodeling Inc. has built up a reputation to being the best in the business for 20 years. At its core, a philosophy was crafted to maintain a high level of work quality and customer satisfaction. Our professional tradesmen are carefully selected using the most stringent tests. They are t...Read more about Direct Home Remodeling, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Ardekon Design and Construction Incorporated
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
We are a New Generation Construction Company founded and managed by highly educated and experienced Design and Construction Professionals. We proud of our professional work, and proud of doing it well. Our Attention to details in your vision, in our Design, in collective selection of finishes and ac...Read more about Ardekon Design and Construction Incorporated
We are a New Generation Construction Company founded and managed by highly educated and experienced Design and Construction Professionals. We proud of our professional work, and proud of doing it well. Our Attention to details in your vision, in our Design, in collective selection of finishes and ac...Read more about Ardekon Design and Construction Incorporated
Porch Pro Headshot constuction consulting services
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
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remodel specialist kitchens, bathrooms and handyman projects
remodel specialist kitchens, bathrooms and handyman projects
Porch Pro Headshot Brian O’neill construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
I have been working with contractors & contracting in the Bay Area over 25 yrs ,Decks , Arbors all types Concrete specializing in stamped , certified artificial turf installer
I have been working with contractors & contracting in the Bay Area over 25 yrs ,Decks , Arbors all types Concrete specializing in stamped , certified artificial turf installer
Porch Pro Headshot Tw Polman Construction
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California
I treat every job as it was my own
I treat every job as it was my own
Porch Pro Headshot Jpgeneral engineering
General Contractors
Serves Santa Clara, California