Top 10 General Contractors in South Pasadena, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
"Jimmy and his team were easy to work with! Always on time and super helpful. They answered all of my questions regarding the bathrooms remodeling. The whole process was smooth and was much faster than expected. I appreciate the good deal he gave me. Fair price. Highly recommend this company for con...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
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"Jimmy and his team were easy to work with! Always on time and super helpful. They answered all of my questions regarding the bathrooms remodeling. The whole process was smooth and was much faster than expected. I appreciate the good deal he gave me. Fair price. Highly recommend this company for con...Read more about Evergreen Construction Group
Porch Pro Headshot e&e construction inc
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
Energy Green Builders, we are family who believe in building relationships.. We are local company with years of industry experience. In addition to being a licensed contractor, we specialize in new window and door installs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to o...Read more about e&e construction inc
Energy Green Builders, we are family who believe in building relationships.. We are local company with years of industry experience. In addition to being a licensed contractor, we specialize in new window and door installs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to o...Read more about e&e construction inc
Porch Pro Headshot American Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(1,344)
In 2004 i decided to launch my own business and be different than other contractors, American Home Improvement Inc. Stands out not only because our projects are completed above and beyond our clients expectations but also because we believe in making the whole experience pleasant.
In 2004 i decided to launch my own business and be different than other contractors, American Home Improvement Inc. Stands out not only because our projects are completed above and beyond our clients expectations but also because we believe in making the whole experience pleasant.
Porch Pro Headshot 1 OAK Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(354)
"I have so many words to say about 1 OAK Remodeling and even then it would be an understatement. This company is just superb. Between the quality to the customer service to the time frame of the work being completed, they couldn't have done it better. They updated and extended my kitchen 4' out and ...Read more about 1 OAK Remodeling
"I have so many words to say about 1 OAK Remodeling and even then it would be an understatement. This company is just superb. Between the quality to the customer service to the time frame of the work being completed, they couldn't have done it better. They updated and extended my kitchen 4' out and ...Read more about 1 OAK Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Inner City Skyline Inc
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(302)
"Inner City Skyline did a great job remodeling our kitchen. These folks really know what they are doing when it comes to redesigning homes. High level of management and guidance throughout the whole project. Everything was very smooth and quick, and the end result is phenomenal!"
"Inner City Skyline did a great job remodeling our kitchen. These folks really know what they are doing when it comes to redesigning homes. High level of management and guidance throughout the whole project. Everything was very smooth and quick, and the end result is phenomenal!"
Porch Pro Headshot SaveCal
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(350)
Porch Pro Headshot Adar Builders Inc.
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(85)
"This was our first home remodeling project and from the beginning Amit & Tomer [Adar Builders] made us feel at ease. Amit spent time listening to our requests, provided suggestions, and then created a unique plan incorporating our family's needs and Adar Builders recommendations. The contract was d...Read more about Adar Builders Inc.
"This was our first home remodeling project and from the beginning Amit & Tomer [Adar Builders] made us feel at ease. Amit spent time listening to our requests, provided suggestions, and then created a unique plan incorporating our family's needs and Adar Builders recommendations. The contract was d...Read more about Adar Builders Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Creative Home Remodeling Group,Inc.
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(61)
We are a Family owned Company who has been in Business since 2006. We have our own Crew and we do our own work, . We specialize in Bathroom Remodeling and Kitchen Remodeling and We do Additions and Roofs. Right now with the Drought here in Southern California we have have been doing quite a lot of...Read more about Creative Home Remodeling Group,Inc.
We are a Family owned Company who has been in Business since 2006. We have our own Crew and we do our own work, . We specialize in Bathroom Remodeling and Kitchen Remodeling and We do Additions and Roofs. Right now with the Drought here in Southern California we have have been doing quite a lot of...Read more about Creative Home Remodeling Group,Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot HomePro Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(146)
We are a full service company that does everything you could ever think of regarding home improvement. No job is too small for us! We love to see the smile on our customers face at the end of a job. When you are happy, we are happy! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at any time...Read more about HomePro Remodeling
We are a full service company that does everything you could ever think of regarding home improvement. No job is too small for us! We love to see the smile on our customers face at the end of a job. When you are happy, we are happy! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at any time...Read more about HomePro Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Duct Testing
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(9)
We are the experts in Air Duct Cleaning | Dryer Vent Cleaning | Duct Repair | Duct Installation| Duct Seal. Call us experts they can guide you well with all your queries https://www.yelp.com/biz/accurate-duct-testing-pasadena
We are the experts in Air Duct Cleaning | Dryer Vent Cleaning | Duct Repair | Duct Installation| Duct Seal. Call us experts they can guide you well with all your queries https://www.yelp.com/biz/accurate-duct-testing-pasadena

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 South Pasadena General Contractors

406219

When my kitchen remodel was abandoned after I got scammed for 5000 dollars, I called Joshua who screamed and yelled at me. I looked up 1 oak remodeling on the L.A. County civil index and what do you know - these guys have three current cases in court as d...

- tony rochman
91811

No offense, I hired 1 OAK and expected a nightmare as they look just like other contractors in the valley. All the contractors i've hired in the past we had issues with. Amazingly, They are polite, on top of every detail, very professional. The outcome tu...

- Ash Amirsoleymani
184058

This company is amazing. Finished our entire home remodel as promised for a great price! Will be using again! Thanks 1 OAK team!

- Vianka Argudo
173311

hired them got a bathroom remodel, tile guy is a perfectionist I couldn’t have been happier.

- Jesse James
91107

Hired 1 OAK for cabinets, counter tops, removing a load bearing wall, tile, foundation and putting in a new 16' beam and 2 post. They installed "hd" which apparently secures the post to the foundation. They guided me through all the steps and was very inf...

- L Covner
91110

Hired 1 OAK to remodel and remove a bearing wall in my kitchen. We originally hired another company and declined service with 1 OAK Remodeling as the bid that was provided by Josh was $4,000.00 more than others. Josh kept explaining we needed to upgrade e...

- Ryan Berg
81694

I hired this company to install cabinets for my customer. They did a good and quick job.

- Aroldo P
203921

Consulted with Top Foundation Works for a quote on a shed I wanted to build outside my home whose instructions required a poured foundation for maximum stability. Although the project was small, the attention and professionalism they demonstrated when quo...

- Sam Fomon
203946

Foundation work is something you really want to get the right people for, people who know what they're doing. I was impressed with how knowledgable and skilled the team was. Our foundation project took some time and care, and was ultimately completed exac...

- Cory Caprista
186442

Amazing service,Adler was professional and polite.I will definitely use their services again as needed. I highly recommend this company.

- Joseph ff
152610

Contacted Inner City Skyline to remodel my Kitchen & I am very impressed. He and his team did an excellent and beautiful job. The crew was quick to respond to my inquiries, with the estimate, and with the work itself. Will definitely be calling him first ...

- Frank D
152831

Quick, reliable, and extremely professional. They got the work done within a few days and everything looked clean and well taken care of. If you need a professional at a great value, then look nowhere else. Inner City Skyline is the team to go with. Highl...

- Joe Redd

Everything You Need to Know About South Pasadena General Contractors

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

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

  • CDR and Associates and SAW Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90027
  • AAA Solar Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90504
  • SOD Builders Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 90011, 91770 and 92698

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

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

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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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.

How many general contractors does South Pasadena have?

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

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

All General Contractors in South Pasadena, CA

Porch Pro Headshot JM ALPHA CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(4)
"I am absolutely thrilled with the services. I would definitely hire them again for future projects. Jerry the CEO of the company was prompt and very professional. Work was done in a timely matter. Description of work: Kitchen remodel. Demo kitchen, electrical re wire, new drywall and plaster, new c...Read more about JM ALPHA CONSTRUCTION INC
"I am absolutely thrilled with the services. I would definitely hire them again for future projects. Jerry the CEO of the company was prompt and very professional. Work was done in a timely matter. Description of work: Kitchen remodel. Demo kitchen, electrical re wire, new drywall and plaster, new c...Read more about JM ALPHA CONSTRUCTION INC
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning by Fred
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(3)
We are the experts in Air Duct Cleaning, Dryer Vent Cleaning, Attic Insulation, Duct Repair, Duct Installation, Duct Seal. Call us for any duct related issue. (626) 313-4424 https://www.yelp.com/biz/air-duct-cleaning-by-fred-alhambra
We are the experts in Air Duct Cleaning, Dryer Vent Cleaning, Attic Insulation, Duct Repair, Duct Installation, Duct Seal. Call us for any duct related issue. (626) 313-4424 https://www.yelp.com/biz/air-duct-cleaning-by-fred-alhambra
Porch Pro Headshot AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(34)
An Construction and Remodeling Inc is a family-owned-and-operated Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company we provide a full line of services, such as Remodels, additions,Adus, roof, sunrooms and more. We ve upheld our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction and have provided quality work in...Read more about AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
An Construction and Remodeling Inc is a family-owned-and-operated Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company we provide a full line of services, such as Remodels, additions,Adus, roof, sunrooms and more. We ve upheld our commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction and have provided quality work in...Read more about AN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING INC
Porch Pro Headshot Eden Development
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
We've been renovating homes and businesses in the greater Los Angeles area since 2008. Our company provides craftsmanship, and our assured use of advanced materials and technologies, and our philosophy of socially responsible building practices. Our approach to the construction process strongly emp...Read more about Eden Development
We've been renovating homes and businesses in the greater Los Angeles area since 2008. Our company provides craftsmanship, and our assured use of advanced materials and technologies, and our philosophy of socially responsible building practices. Our approach to the construction process strongly emp...Read more about Eden Development
Porch Pro Headshot Construction 911
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(21)
Family-owned business serving Los Angeles County since 1999. Focus on customer service and quality work. Fully-licensed and insured. Available 24/7. Check out our website at www.construction911.com. We come to your rescue!
Family-owned business serving Los Angeles County since 1999. Focus on customer service and quality work. Fully-licensed and insured. Available 24/7. Check out our website at www.construction911.com. We come to your rescue!
Porch Pro Headshot Rembuild Construction
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
Specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodel. Our one-stop-shop showroom will provide you with the samples you like to see in your space and our design team will help you to have the inspiration you need for your project. Let us help you in a better living or workspace. We offer free quotes.
Specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodel. Our one-stop-shop showroom will provide you with the samples you like to see in your space and our design team will help you to have the inspiration you need for your project. Let us help you in a better living or workspace. We offer free quotes.
Porch Pro Headshot Dryer Vent Cleaning Pros
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(11)
"Thank you. Got my dryer vent cleaning with these guys, and I am happy with their service the price was not on the cheap side but they provide a one year warranty so that's fine. WoW, The work is very professional, very fast and and very clean."
"Thank you. Got my dryer vent cleaning with these guys, and I am happy with their service the price was not on the cheap side but they provide a one year warranty so that's fine. WoW, The work is very professional, very fast and and very clean."
Porch Pro Headshot Mercury Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
We are a general construction company that just incorporated but our staff/workers have many year of experience.
We are a general construction company that just incorporated but our staff/workers have many year of experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Value Construction
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(3)
"I was recommended to Top Foundation Works by a neighbor and decided to have my property inspected. Turned out that my home foundation needed a lot of help. Their team was very professional with a crew that was ready to work. The job was complete on time and at a very reasonable price."
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"I was recommended to Top Foundation Works by a neighbor and decided to have my property inspected. Turned out that my home foundation needed a lot of help. Their team was very professional with a crew that was ready to work. The job was complete on time and at a very reasonable price."
Porch Pro Headshot Parker Building
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
(1)
Parker Building is certified, bonded and insured construction company, operating in Los Angeles county, Ventura county and orange county, providing our customers with full satisfactory products and services. Our services include all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, design, installation and c...Read more about Parker Building
Parker Building is certified, bonded and insured construction company, operating in Los Angeles county, Ventura county and orange county, providing our customers with full satisfactory products and services. Our services include all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, design, installation and c...Read more about Parker Building
Porch Pro Headshot Danube Design Build
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
Danube Design Build is a US Small Business based out of San Diego, California. We are a group of creative designers and marketing managers and engineers that believe in delivering high quality service in a new way. We are scattered throughout the nation and we have highly qualified resources and con...Read more about Danube Design Build
Danube Design Build is a US Small Business based out of San Diego, California. We are a group of creative designers and marketing managers and engineers that believe in delivering high quality service in a new way. We are scattered throughout the nation and we have highly qualified resources and con...Read more about Danube Design Build
Porch Pro Headshot LA Urban Company
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
LA Urban specializes in complete home renovations from the curb to property line and everything in between. Call today to have us make your dream home a reality.
LA Urban specializes in complete home renovations from the curb to property line and everything in between. Call today to have us make your dream home a reality.
Porch Pro Headshot Carley Construction Handyman Services
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California
Porch Pro Headshot Kne Funs
General Contractors
Serves South Pasadena, California