Top 10 General Contractors in West Linn, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Redemption Construction & Design LLC
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
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Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Builders, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(76)
"I recently purchased someone else's money-pit after another buyer walked away. This house needed a massive overhaul. Cornerstone was completely up to the task. They have assembled an amazing team of professionals who make sure everything is done right from the bottom up. I now have a beautiful,...Read more about Cornerstone Builders, Inc.
"I recently purchased someone else's money-pit after another buyer walked away. This house needed a massive overhaul. Cornerstone was completely up to the task. They have assembled an amazing team of professionals who make sure everything is done right from the bottom up. I now have a beautiful,...Read more about Cornerstone Builders, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Horn Construction
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(37)
Horn Construction is a family owned/operated business located in the Pacific Northwest. Horn Construction Inc. was founded in 2015 and is a young company offering remodeling, renovation, new construction, and restoration services throughout Oregon. Although a young company, we staff some of the most...Read more about Horn Construction
Horn Construction is a family owned/operated business located in the Pacific Northwest. Horn Construction Inc. was founded in 2015 and is a young company offering remodeling, renovation, new construction, and restoration services throughout Oregon. Although a young company, we staff some of the most...Read more about Horn Construction
Porch Pro Headshot MRI Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(25)
We are a local veteran and female owned small business with over 30 years of experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our craft. We offer a variety of services that are not your average handyman level skill set. MRI is a licensed, bonded and insured General Contractor in good sta...Read more about MRI Construction Services
We are a local veteran and female owned small business with over 30 years of experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our craft. We offer a variety of services that are not your average handyman level skill set. MRI is a licensed, bonded and insured General Contractor in good sta...Read more about MRI Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot Taggarts Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(13)
I am the owner of a Local Portland Area general contracting business called Taggart's Remodeling. I have over 3 decades of experience in all phases of residential construction as well as project mgmt. Our service area includes the entire Portland Metro Area, however depending on the size of the ...Read more about Taggarts Remodeling
I am the owner of a Local Portland Area general contracting business called Taggart's Remodeling. I have over 3 decades of experience in all phases of residential construction as well as project mgmt. Our service area includes the entire Portland Metro Area, however depending on the size of the ...Read more about Taggarts Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot D. Green Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(2)
"In the December 2014 wind storm our 12 year old fence blew down. D Green Construction went above and beyond and build us a rock solid cedar fence. The fence turned out far better than we envisioned at the start. Dick suggested raising the fence up due to how much water our yard was retaining due...Read more about D. Green Construction LLC
"In the December 2014 wind storm our 12 year old fence blew down. D Green Construction went above and beyond and build us a rock solid cedar fence. The fence turned out far better than we envisioned at the start. Dick suggested raising the fence up due to how much water our yard was retaining due...Read more about D. Green Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot NW MODERN HOMES
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(5)
Here at Columbia View Construction we make sure the project is done the way you like it. We have a team of 5 guys that are ready to get any project done for you. we do everything from floor installs to remodels.
Here at Columbia View Construction we make sure the project is done the way you like it. We have a team of 5 guys that are ready to get any project done for you. we do everything from floor installs to remodels.
Porch Pro Headshot Posten Painting Inc
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(27)
Thank you for considering Posten Painting, Inc. for your painting and staining needs. Posten Painting, Inc. is a Residential and Commercial painting contractor specializing in interior painting, exterior painting, deck refinishing, door staining, and wood restoration. Posten Painting, Inc. is a ...Read more about Posten Painting Inc
Thank you for considering Posten Painting, Inc. for your painting and staining needs. Posten Painting, Inc. is a Residential and Commercial painting contractor specializing in interior painting, exterior painting, deck refinishing, door staining, and wood restoration. Posten Painting, Inc. is a ...Read more about Posten Painting Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Great Western Restoration & Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(16)
Great Western Restoration & Remodeling proud to provide some of the best damage restoration services in the Pacific Northwest. If you have experienced a natural disaster, need some interior changes, or simply want to update your home, Look no further than Great Western Restoration & Remodeling.
Great Western Restoration & Remodeling proud to provide some of the best damage restoration services in the Pacific Northwest. If you have experienced a natural disaster, need some interior changes, or simply want to update your home, Look no further than Great Western Restoration & Remodeling.
Porch Pro Headshot Donwood Quality Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves West Linn, Oregon
(6)
DONWOOD QUALITY CONSTRUCTION LLC prides it’s self in quality and integrity. Through years of experience in a wide range of trades we hope to make your dreams come true today!
DONWOOD QUALITY CONSTRUCTION LLC prides it’s self in quality and integrity. Through years of experience in a wide range of trades we hope to make your dreams come true today!

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 West Linn General Contractors

166598

Really nice and professional guys. Had laminate installed. Will definitely use them again.

- Jacob L
165041

Had 2,200 sqft of hardwood installed with demo. Jeremy and his team does a perfect job, definitely will use them for more future jobs.

- John Krok
261560

Installed vinyl flooring,there are parts of the floor that need to be repaired. Numerous phone calls and texts to them with no response.Bathroom base board done poorly by the owner Jeremy.This situation is being investigating by the Attorney General.Plea...

- Rodney Romey
49946

Tons of experience and incredible value.

- Andy McCabe
49829

Horn construction did a great job. We had them install a new deck roof and two gates and a fence. Only reason for the 4 stars is show up for the fencing subcontractor, however it was a very professional job and the quality was excellent. Overall- I wo...

- Garth Furler
50029

I have worked with these guys on several projects and it's always a pleasure, great communication and quality craftsmanship, would recommend to anyone looking for a solid contractor.

- Andy Eberly
149753

Donwood Quality Construction impressed the whole family! The team has a wow factor of professionalism, quality, and time management. And all for a great price!

- Drew Miller
149748

I had a great experience With DONWOOD. They looked professional cared about what I wanted and got the job done fast. Will be having them do more projects for me in the future.

- Tanner Leslie
343162

Bruce Taggart is an amazing contractor and business owner! I have used different contractors that left me feeling cautious and unhappy but working with Bruce he gets the job done right, the first time! Bruce had given me an estimated deadline and he got i...

- Sara Frank
16082

Bruce and his team were polite and very clean and considerate of our house while they were working(something I was worried about). The estimate was way under budget, and the work is absolutely top notch, as I said I would pay more to ensure i would be 10...

- sam rau
14852

I photograph many of Cornerstone's finished remodels and other building projects. Have to say, this family owned business does quality work and their attention to detail is top-notch. Believe me, I spend hours looking at the details through my lens and ...

- Frank DeSantis

Everything You Need to Know About West Linn General Contractors

My General Contractor Services project in West Linn is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in West Linn is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in West Linn?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around West Linn ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    What should I check for once my General Contractor in West Linn 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 West Linn, OR

    Porch Pro Headshot Todd Albert Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    (13)
    Experienced Craftsmen You Can Trust. Todd Albert Construction has a thorough understanding of all facets of the building trades, which ensures that your most valuable asset is in caring and professional hands every step of the way. Our work stands on its own for quality and durability. In fact, our ...Read more about Todd Albert Construction
    Experienced Craftsmen You Can Trust. Todd Albert Construction has a thorough understanding of all facets of the building trades, which ensures that your most valuable asset is in caring and professional hands every step of the way. Our work stands on its own for quality and durability. In fact, our ...Read more about Todd Albert Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Bragg Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Master Carpenter. 30 years of experience. Remodeling and repair specialist. Expert frame and finish Carpenter. Professional carpentry services. Additions, remodeling, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling, whole house remodeling. Expert stone and tile work. Fireplaces, h...Read more about Bragg Construction
    Master Carpenter. 30 years of experience. Remodeling and repair specialist. Expert frame and finish Carpenter. Professional carpentry services. Additions, remodeling, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling, whole house remodeling. Expert stone and tile work. Fireplaces, h...Read more about Bragg Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Ray's Home Improvement LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    (18)
    Ray's Home Improvement is a handyman company that provides deck staining and wall insulation as well as other services. They are located in Milwaukie. Ray's Home Improvement is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
    Ray's Home Improvement is a handyman company that provides deck staining and wall insulation as well as other services. They are located in Milwaukie. Ray's Home Improvement is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
    Porch Pro Headshot Norris Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    (2)
    Norris construction is a family owed company, with over 25 years of construction experience. We offer a wide array of construction services including: Addition kitchen and bathroom remodeling interior & exterior painting custom finish carpentry flooring and more!!!!!
    Norris construction is a family owed company, with over 25 years of construction experience. We offer a wide array of construction services including: Addition kitchen and bathroom remodeling interior & exterior painting custom finish carpentry flooring and more!!!!!
    Porch Pro Headshot American Legacy Homes
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    American Legacy Homes is a full service residential construction company. We build new custom homes, additions, remodels, 203K renovation loans & excavation, roof, siding, windows, kitchen and bath remodels.
    American Legacy Homes is a full service residential construction company. We build new custom homes, additions, remodels, 203K renovation loans & excavation, roof, siding, windows, kitchen and bath remodels.
    Porch Pro Headshot Al Stone Remodeling & Design LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Al Stone Remodeling & Design is a Design-Build General Contractor serving the Portland area. Our excellent reputation in the community has earned us an A rating with the BBB. A participant in the City of Portland, FIR Program, (Field Issuance Remodel) affirms the company's continuous working relatio...Read more about Al Stone Remodeling & Design LLC
    Al Stone Remodeling & Design is a Design-Build General Contractor serving the Portland area. Our excellent reputation in the community has earned us an A rating with the BBB. A participant in the City of Portland, FIR Program, (Field Issuance Remodel) affirms the company's continuous working relatio...Read more about Al Stone Remodeling & Design LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Accountable Siding LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Our team of experts can help with with all of your property needs. We specialize in siding, roofing, windows, and more in Oregon & South Washington. CCB# 215190 Financing available.
    Our team of experts can help with with all of your property needs. We specialize in siding, roofing, windows, and more in Oregon & South Washington. CCB# 215190 Financing available.
    Porch Pro Headshot Colwell’s Creations LLc
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    At Colwell's Creations LLc, we invest our time and energy into our community. Sacrificing large jobs and steady pay to make sure our neighbors, friends and family are taken care of first!! We offer senior discounts and payment options that make home renovation and repair, that much easier on you!
    At Colwell's Creations LLc, we invest our time and energy into our community. Sacrificing large jobs and steady pay to make sure our neighbors, friends and family are taken care of first!! We offer senior discounts and payment options that make home renovation and repair, that much easier on you!
    Porch Pro Headshot K M TRANSUE CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Kraig Transue is a skilled contractor that has been running his own business since 1981. He is licensed to work on both residential and commercial projects in the greater Oregon City. If you are looking for a professional that will listen to your ideas and provide you with detailed craftsmanship, Kr...Read more about K M TRANSUE CONSTRUCTION
    Kraig Transue is a skilled contractor that has been running his own business since 1981. He is licensed to work on both residential and commercial projects in the greater Oregon City. If you are looking for a professional that will listen to your ideas and provide you with detailed craftsmanship, Kr...Read more about K M TRANSUE CONSTRUCTION
    Porch Pro Headshot Builders FirstSource
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Builders First Source provides contractors and homeowners with building materials and supplies to get the job done right. We have an excellent staff on hand to help you pick the right products for your home improvement project or remodel job. Let Builders FirstSource help you with all your building ...Read more about Builders FirstSource
    Builders First Source provides contractors and homeowners with building materials and supplies to get the job done right. We have an excellent staff on hand to help you pick the right products for your home improvement project or remodel job. Let Builders FirstSource help you with all your building ...Read more about Builders FirstSource
    Porch Pro Headshot Bill Cady Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    I have been a General Contractor for over 40 years and serve both residential and business clients. My goal is complete customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this, I employ a small team of highly trained associates who take great pride in their work. I work closely with my clients to ensure ...Read more about Bill Cady Construction
    I have been a General Contractor for over 40 years and serve both residential and business clients. My goal is complete customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this, I employ a small team of highly trained associates who take great pride in their work. I work closely with my clients to ensure ...Read more about Bill Cady Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Affinity Home & Design LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
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    Porch Pro Headshot Ray Fisher Contractors LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Computer Repair
    General Contractors
    Serves West Linn, Oregon
    Affordable Computer Repair offers computer services such as hardware and software installation and upgrade, password reset, virus scanning and removal and home scanning. Contact now and your technology will be working like new before you know it. Jennings Lodge OR; Oak Grove OR; Sunnyside OR ; Oatfi...Read more about Affordable Computer Repair
    Affordable Computer Repair offers computer services such as hardware and software installation and upgrade, password reset, virus scanning and removal and home scanning. Contact now and your technology will be working like new before you know it. Jennings Lodge OR; Oak Grove OR; Sunnyside OR ; Oatfi...Read more about Affordable Computer Repair

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