Top 10 General Contractors in San Ramon, CA

Porch Pro Headshot FRAZIER TILE INC
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(5)
Verified license
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more
Owner Ken Frazier has guided homeowners through the remodeling process for over 25 years. He began his career in the tile installation trade in the early 1980's doing custom work. His creative talent developed over the years as he installed countless patterned floors, ornate backsplashes and award w...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Best Home Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(49)
General Contractor specializing in major renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, Room additions, In-law units,garage, Interior/exterior painting, Windows and doors, Foundation and concrete work, Earthquake Retrofit. Haim Zonnenchin began his career as a young handy man over two decades ago and ...Read more
General Contractor specializing in major renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, Room additions, In-law units,garage, Interior/exterior painting, Windows and doors, Foundation and concrete work, Earthquake Retrofit. Haim Zonnenchin began his career as a young handy man over two decades ago and ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Badal's Construction Co Inc
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(38)
Verified license
We have been in Business for over 25 years. We have been an active member of the Better Business Bureau since 1992 with a A+ rating. We are affiliated with Master Builders for over 10 years. Our company was featured in 110 degree Magazine in June and July of 2004. When you hire Badal's Construction ...Read more
We have been in Business for over 25 years. We have been an active member of the Better Business Bureau since 1992 with a A+ rating. We are affiliated with Master Builders for over 10 years. Our company was featured in 110 degree Magazine in June and July of 2004. When you hire Badal's Construction ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Smith & Son Painting
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
Verified license
I have been painting since 1972 and owned my own business since 1986. since in business I have added my Son & Grandsons to help with my business, nothing like having your business family. We do Interior & Exterior Painting, Garage Floors, remove popcorn from ceiling. Pressure Washing, and a littl...Read more
I have been painting since 1972 and owned my own business since 1986. since in business I have added my Son & Grandsons to help with my business, nothing like having your business family. We do Interior & Exterior Painting, Garage Floors, remove popcorn from ceiling. Pressure Washing, and a littl...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Kena & Sons Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(31)
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
We are a family business with a whole lot of passion and pride in our work. Fair in pricing, knowledge on how to do the job upto code and well experienced on the field. I have Plenty of references. We are licensed, Bonded and Insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Stonepeak Property Group
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
Stonepeak's knowledge of the market, as well as our reputation for attracting top talent, has allowed us to assemble a team of top performers to execute each phase of development accordingly. The breadth and depth of our experience coupled with our industry expertise has created a strong precedent f...Read more
Stonepeak's knowledge of the market, as well as our reputation for attracting top talent, has allowed us to assemble a team of top performers to execute each phase of development accordingly. The breadth and depth of our experience coupled with our industry expertise has created a strong precedent f...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Hromatko Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(3)
Verified license
Daniel Hromatko Construction for all of your home improvement needs.
Daniel Hromatko Construction for all of your home improvement needs.
Porch Pro Headshot California Building Solutions
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(29)
Verified license
Porch Pro Headshot Better Homes Construction
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
(17)
The Company Owner, Bruce Hill, grew up in the Bay Area. He learned new construction and remodeling in the San Francisco and the Peninsula areas. From the beginning he had to earn the respect of Master Tradesmen, before learning their secrets, "The old school way". The years of on the job training...Read more
The Company Owner, Bruce Hill, grew up in the Bay Area. He learned new construction and remodeling in the San Francisco and the Peninsula areas. From the beginning he had to earn the respect of Master Tradesmen, before learning their secrets, "The old school way". The years of on the job training...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Gentz Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves San Ramon, California
Gentz Construction, Inc. is a General Remodeling Contractor located in San Ramon, CA serving Pleasanton, Dublin, and the local Tri-Valley Area, as well as the Greater East Bay Area. We are experts in Remodels of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Complete Home Remodeling with interior and exterior make overs as w...Read more
Gentz Construction, Inc. is a General Remodeling Contractor located in San Ramon, CA serving Pleasanton, Dublin, and the local Tri-Valley Area, as well as the Greater East Bay Area. We are experts in Remodels of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Complete Home Remodeling with interior and exterior make overs as w...Read more

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

It may seem more economical to hire several subcontractors rather than one general contractor for your building project. Some state licensing rules even require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. Even if this isn’t a state requirement in your case, it often makes sense for homeowners to hire a professional, licensed, and insured general contractor for certain projects. A general contractor will know the ins and outs of the business, and will work with subcontractors whom they trust to get the work done efficiently, safely, and on time.

General contractors know that their business can be made or broken on their reputation. They will work hard to get your project done on time, orchestrating the work of subcontractors so that

the whole project turns out just as planned. While it may be tempting to skip hiring a

general contractor in favor of hiring many subcontractors for lesser initial cost, you may end up spending more in the long run in addition to the time and headache involved in coordinating the work of subcontractors. Hiring a general contractor you can work closely with throughout a project can help you avoid potentially costly—and maybe even dangerous—miscommunication down the road.

First off, sort out every possible detail in advance using a detailed project plan—including details like specifications for fixtures, finishes, and fittings—to avoid cost gaps in the contractor’s initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be. Stay in close contact with the project lead, and try to meet with them every day to stay on top of progress, troubleshoot any issues, and avoid costly miscommunication. If possible, try to be on-site at the start of each day. Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. It also makes sense to keep a project journal to write down product order numbers, jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This type of journal can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later in the project. Similarly, be sure to track any changes to the initial project plan in writing (this is usually called a “change order”). If unforeseen changes are required, make sure your contractor offers a bid for the change in writing. (You can specify that changes be made in writing in your original contract.) Other tips:

  • check 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 get-go will lead to a more successful completed project in the end.

Some general contractors charge a flat fee, but most general contractors get paid a percentage

of the overall cost of a completed project which is called a “markup.” This amount covers their overhead, which includes advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. Remember that contractors will ask for a percentage of the total cost of the project up front in order to get started. But make sure this is no more than 15 percent, which is a fair and decent amount to start most home projects. Most states cap this up-front percentage at 33 percent, and a good contractor should have enough credit to cover other up-front costs.

A big remodeling project can be a costly investment. It’s a long-term investment in your home, so it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee when choosing a general contractor for your remodel. You’ll want to hire someone can provide proof of licensing, insurance, references, and a worthy track record. 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 upfront for a successful outcome.

Start with a detailed and specific plan including the scope of the remodeling work you want to have done, what materials you want to use, and specifications for any fixtures, finishes, and appliances. 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 contractors’ reviews (but take these with a grain of salt because they tend to skew toward people who are unhappy with a project versus those who were satisfied with the end result).

Be sure to interview at least three contractors while bearing in mind that you will be relying on this person to bring your project in on budget and on time. A good contractor will likely be very busy, so expect a waiting period for quality workmanship. Choose a contractor with experience in the type of job you require. Ask for proof of licensing and insurance along with any relevant licenses for subcontractors. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau. Be clear about what work will be done by the contractor, and which parts will go to a subcontractor. Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure to get the proper permits for your project. Stay in close contact with the contractor to avoid errors and miscommunication. After all, a successful remodeling project depends on hiring a good contractor.

Take proper steps before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on. Start by

working with a professional architect or designer who can not only provide permit drawings, but also provide all the information a contractor will need to offer an accurate and realistic cost and time estimate. You’ll need to include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork. Come up with a specifications list in advance in order to pick finishes, appliances, fittings, and fixtures that will fall inside your budget and meet your personal requirements. If you work with a professional architect or designer and have a complete set of plans and specifications for your project, as the pro for the names of a few builders to send your plans for pricing.

Make sure your contractor is licensed and insured. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors remember that you will be spending quite a bit of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected extras are bound to come up. Make sure your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to, and that works with your needs. Choose your contractor wisely for a successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. It may be less expensive to hire an uninsured contractor, but consider the potential cost down the road. When you hire an insured contractor, they take on responsibility for the build and anything that happens at the worksite. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage during your remodeling project, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage, but these policies have limitations. Be sure to hire a contractor that carries both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. A good general contractor takes responsibility for their reputation. Offering proof of both proper licensing and insurance is a sign of a contractor’s general reliability. Contractors must have a license in order to obtain insurance. Reliable contractors are likely to do an excellent job the first time in order to retain their license. Work that is not up to contract standards may lose a contractor their license. Be sure to ask for proof for insurance. Hiring a contractor with the proper insurance saves you money down the line in lots of different ways. Never be tempted by what looks like a bargain.

Recent reviews for San Ramon General Contractors

88041

Frazier Tile Inc. Redid my all three bathrooms in my house and our back patio, after having issues with another contractor. They listened to what we needed and wanted, the quality of service was amazing and they are so accountable. I recommend them for an...

- Ciara Schimizzi
88139

Doyle Land Systems how amazing were this guys who came and manicure my land and made it look amazing. I will recommend Doyle Land Systems to everyone I know

- Adonai Deglel
Frequently asked questions about San Ramon General Contractors

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

Whether you’re general contractor job is in San Ramon 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.

How many general contractors does San Ramon have?

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

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

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in San Ramon?

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot Lighthouse Construction Consultants
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Verified license
    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
    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
    Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Verified license
    About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more
    About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more
    Porch Pro Headshot JR Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot Handy Loni
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot HUSHER CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Verified license
    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
    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
    Porch Pro Headshot Gold Star Svc
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Barron Restoration Inc.
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    Serves San Ramon, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Better Building Repairs
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Porch Pro Headshot R - TEK INC
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Jpgeneral engineering
    General Contractors
    Serves San Ramon, California
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