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How to Find the Best General Contractors in Santa Clara County CA

General contractors in Santa Clara County can provide everything from custom home building to commercial construction. If you're in need of a builder, it's time to find good construction companies in Santa Clara County. The following independent research by The Prime Buyer's Report lists the best general contractors in Santa Clara County CA and issues related to hiring them and that affect cost.

Updated September 20, 2014

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Santa Clara County CA

Sigura Construction, Inc
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(408) 492-1379
1300 Memorex Dr
Santa Clara, CA 95050
State Contractor's License #865155
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau CACM (California Association of Community Managers) ECHO (Executive Council of Homeowners)

Areas Served: Santa Clara County incl, San Jose CA, Mt View, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, ...
Services: general contractors for custom home building, construction company for commercial ...
Key Brands: American Standard, Grohe (Grohe Plumbing Fixtures), Hansgrohe, Kohler

Craig A Rogers Construction
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(408) 499-3354
3914 Wellington Square
San Jose, CA 95136
State Contractors License #418558 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Santa Clara County incl. San Jose CA, Alviso, Blossom Valley, Campbell, Coyote, ...
Services: general contractors & builders, custom homes

Elements in Design
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(650) 400-4900
Redwood City, CA 94065
State Contractor's License #713882
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification) NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) RRP Certified (Lead-Safe Renovator)

Areas Served: Bay Area & Santa Clara County incl. San Jose CA, Los Altos CA, Palo Alto CA
Services: general contractor & design builder

How to Find the Best General Contractors in Santa Clara County CA 



General contractors in Santa Clara County must possess the "B" license for general contractors or the "A" license for general engineering contractors that allows them to perform work in any industry specialty or construction project whether residential or commercial building.

If the licensed general contractor has employees, they are required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection. If an employee of theirs were to be injured on your property and the construction company doesn't have that coverage, the injured employee could file suit against your property insurance resulting in higher premiums for you or even policy cancellation, or a suit against you if your own insurance won't cover it.


General contractors and general engineering contractors in Santa Clara County are not legally required to have general liability insurance, however all contractors bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses you in the event of any damages. In addition, such a contractor has passed all other requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as our phone calls to previous clients verifying high satisfaction, using only documented labor, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.


Understandably, not all general contractors in Santa Clara County can be equally experienced in every specialized area of construction. So find general contractors in Santa Clara County based on the specific type of work you need done. Some general contractors specialize as custom home builders, as commercial contractors or for municipal construction. Regardless of the particular construction services you need, there are general contractors in Santa Clara County who can perform the kind of construction you want done.

Some General Contractors in Santa Clara County Are Better Than Others
We've identified some of the best general contractors based on customer satisfaction, efficiency, and affordability. The Prime Buyer's Report lists these general building contractors in Santa Clara County: Sigura Construction, Inc, Craig A Rogers Construction, Elements in Design, San Jose Construction Co Inc, Argo Associates. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy CA that might still be in business include: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Shumaker Jake L Gen Cntr, Harrell Remodeling, Herrero Scott T Construction, I C C General Contractors Inc, Landmark Development Corp, Kuehne Jim Construction, The Conrado Company Inc, T & C Homes, Tersini Construction Inc.. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 General Contractors in Santa Clara County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Santa Clara County 


Step 1: Describe The Construction Work to the General Building Contractors in Santa Clara County

When you talk with builders in Santa Clara County, explain what type of construction you need. Be consistent so each of the construction companies can submit an estimate based on the same information.

Step 2: Ask Questions and Take Notes
Before you create a list of possible general contractors for your construction project, ask them some important questions about their technical abilities, history, and the specifications of your construction job. When the general contractors ask you questions, take notes on their concerns. They may reveal some aspects of the construction that are new to you.  

Ask the general contractors the following questions about their experience, abilities, and methods:

• How long have they been builders in Santa Clara County specifically?

• How many other projects have they done that are like yours? (Custom home building versus commercial, etc.)

• Can the general contractor give you names and numbers of clients that you can call as references? (All general contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How long will it take them to prepare a written bid?

• Do they carry workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All general contractors in Santa Clara County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Can the general contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All builders in Santa Clara County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)


• How do they determine pricing?

• Will they provide you a written contract that details the exact brands of products, model numbers, and materials to be used? Failure to include those in writing is one way that cheap contractors falsely underbid others to get your project. Either you're getting inferior materials or you request better materials once the job is ongoing and the cost goes up accordingly.

• What type of warranty does each of the construction companies provide and what are the terms?

• Will construction permits be needed? If so, will the general contractors be responsible for getting those permits? Failure to pull permits is another way cheap contractors in Santa Clara County are able to underbid legitimate ones. Unfortunately unpermitted work can prevent you from selling the property and even subject you to hefty fines and repair fees to get it to code.

• Will they be hiring subcontractors for your project and if so, what are those company names?

• How often and when will they clean up the construction site? 

 

When you've chosen the best contractors in Santa Clara County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed in good standing with an A license for general engineering contractors or B license for general contractors. (All construction companies in Santa Clara County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

 

Tips About General Contractors and Construction Companies in Santa Clara County 

Take Care Choosing Among Builders
There are many good builders in Santa Clara County. Have more than one conversation before jumping in. When you make the time to properly outline your job and carefully match a builder to your needs, you'll be happier with the end result.

Write a Description of the Job for the Builders
Write up a paragraph or two (depending on the intricacy of the job) about the job specifics prior to contacting construction companies in Santa Clara County. Since each general contractor will see the same description, you can be sure that you are comparing responses on a fair and equal basis. Then you can better judge which construction company gave you the best responses to your consistent description.

Get Three Separate Contracting Estimates
It's okay to get a few separate estimates for comparison. But remember, price should not be your only determining factor. The cheap contractors in Santa Clara County are usually not the best ones, and a cheap bid often turns out to be the most costly due to unforeseen cost overruns, or poor work that has to be repaired or done over by someone else.

Get it in Writing
It is always better to be safe than sorry. Ask builders to give you everything in writing to prevent confusion down the line. For the purposes of documentation, ask the general contractors to provide you with a written description of the construction work, pricing and a time frame for completion.

Do Your Homework Before You Sign an Agreement
Before you officially agree to any work, be sure to check for contractors license, workers' compensation and liability insurances, as well as any other relevant credentials.


Maintain Great Communication During Construction.
This is an often overlooked skill with general contractors. But in order to maintain a successful partnership, both parties must make a concerted effort to keep one another informed. Don't jump to conclusions, and call and ask the builder if you have doubt about how the construction job is going. There may be a reasonable explanation for changes or delays. There may be decisions that you can make that will help the construction go more smoothly.

Agree in Advance to do a Walk-Through Upon Completion
After the job is completed, return to the agreement you signed before the construction work started. Walk through your project area with the most senior staff member available at the construction company and compare the results to the details stipulated in the agreement. Bring up any work that differentiates from what has been agreed upon.

Know Your Rights
Consumers do have some special rights  depending on where they live. You're dealing with general contractors in Santa Clara County, so you can learn about applicable laws at the California Department of Consumer Affairs Web site.

 

 

Resources About General Contractors in Santa Clara County 

Associations & Licensing for General Contractors in Santa Clara County CA
ABC Associated Builders and Contractors (http://www.abc.org/)
AGC of America Associated General Contractors of America (http://www.agc.org/)
ASA American Subcontractors Association (http://www.assaonline.com/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CBIA California Building Industry Association (http://www.cbia.org/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
HBANC Home Builders Association of Northern California (http://www.hbanc.org/)
NAHB National Association of Home Builders (http://www.nahb.org/)


General Building Contractors Media &Web Resources
Blueprint Magazine
Building Design and Construction
California Home & Design
CONTRACTOR Magazine
Dwell
Environmental Design and Construction Magazine
Fine Homebuilding
Home
Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine
Home & Design
HOUSE Magazine
Luxury Home
New Old House
Old House Journal
Smart Homeowner
This Old House
Western Interiors and Design


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 General Contractors in Santa Clara County within the following zip codes:

95020, 94040, 95112, 95030, 95125, 95123, 95031, 95117, 95071, 95158, 95110, 95101, 95042, 95135, 95038, 94302, 94303, 95126, 95173, 95155, 95026, 95121, 95008, 95160, 95013, 94088, 95157, 95148, 95131, 95119, 95128, 94301, 94024, 95139, 94085, 95164, 95103, 95118, 95106, 95153, 95113, 95159, 94039, 95051, 95115, 95138, 95151, 94041, 95129, 95050, 95141, 95132, 95154, 95015, 95122, 94305, 95116, 95127, 95109, 94022, 94306, 95011, 95170, 94043, 94042, 95046, 94023, 94087, 95111, 95070, 95035, 95120, 95140, 95056, 95150, 95036, 95044, 95130, 94309, 95002, 95161, 95021, 95134, 95054, 95052, 94089, 95037, 95152, 95009, 95055, 95133, 94304, 95014, 95108, 94086, 95172, 95136, 95032, 95124, 95156 and 94035

 

 

 

 


Construction Companies - General Contractors Alviso CA

Galedrige Construction Alviso CA 95002-0427

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Campbell CA

Advanced Construction Campbell CA 95011
Alliance Construction Campbell CA 95008
Associated Contractors Campbell CA 95008
Bohlin Construction Campbell CA 95008
Cantilever Construction Campbell CA 95008
Columnworks Campbell CA 95008
Critchfield Construction Inc. Campbell CA 95008
DP Construction Campbell CA 95008
Daybreak Construction Campbell CA 95008
Grant C. Gustavson, General Contractor Campbell CA 95008
Gridley Co Campbell CA 95008
Jeff Schroeder Construction Campbell CA 95008
Joe Guido Construction Campbell CA 95008
K.C. Custom Campbell CA 95008
McAuliffe Construction Campbell CA 95008
Mike Spivey Construction Campbell CA 95008
Mosher Construction Campbell CA 95008
Paul Walters Builder Campbell CA 95008
Peter Lyon General Contractor Campbell CA 95008
Petersen Construction Co Campbell CA 95008-5058
Rosewood Builders Campbell CA 95008
Swenson & Associates Campbell CA 95008
Vargas Construction Campbell CA 95008
White Oaks Construction Campbell CA 95008


Construction Companies - General Contractors Cupertino CA

Advanced Construction Cupertino CA 95015
Allegro Framing Cupertino CA 95014
Bobby Builder Cupertino CA 95014
Coldstream Construction Cupertino CA 95014
Hammond Homes Enterprises Cupertino CA 95014
WE O'Neil Construction Cupertino CA 95014

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Gilroy CA

CB Mandujano's Construction Gilroy CA 95020
Chesnut Construction Gilroy CA 95020
CRP Construction Gilroy CA 95020
Frank Surian & Sons Gilroy CA 95020
Granite Construction Co Gilroy CA 95020-9571
Jascon Gilroy CA 95021
JCR Construction Gilroy CA 95020
Lorenz Construction Co Gilroy CA 95020-9256
MG Constructors Gilroy CA 95020
RG Builders Inc Gilroy CA 95020


Construction Companies - General Contractors Los Altos CA

ABW Construction Los Altos CA 94024
Chase & Arnold Los Altos CA 94022
Framing Center Los Altos CA 94022
Hooper Construction Los Altos CA 94024
Interior Enterprise Los Altos CA 94024
JF Warren Construction Los Altos CA 94022

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Los Altos Hills CA

Black Oak Associates Los Altos Hills CA 94024

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Los Gatos CA

Bainbridge & Associates Los Gatos CA 95032
Bonsai Builder Construction Los Gatos CA 95032
Cornerstone Construction Los Gatos CA 95032
Diamondjack Los Gatos CA 95033
Focus Construction & Development Los Gatos CA 95032
Gary Garton Los Gatos CA 95030
Geoffrey Construction Los Gatos CA 95030
Gingerbread Construction Los Gatos CA 95032
MM Construction Los Gatos CA 95032
On Site Los Gatos CA 95032
Peter Lyon Los Gatos CA 95032

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Milpitas CA

A&W Custom Works Milpitas CA 95035
Kayann Builders Milpitas CA 95035
Northcal Construction Milpitas CA 95035
Regency General Contractors Milpitas CA 95035


Construction Companies - General Contractors Morgan Hill CA

Aag Construction Morgan Hill CA 95037
Bidwell Construction Morgan Hill CA 95037
Branon Construction Co Morgan Hill CA 95037
Cypress Hill Construction Morgan Hill CA 95037
Eric Todd Roberson Construction Morgan Hill CA 95037
Griswold Construction Morgan Hill CA 95037

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Mt View CA

153 Cornerstone Construction Mt View CA 94043
Adrian J Kutch General Contractor Mt View CA 94040
Andrews Enterprises Mt View CA 94043
C&W Framing Mt View CA 94043
Denis Brothers Construction Mt View CA 94041
H&W Construction Mt View CA 94043
Kavanagh Construction Co. Mt View CA 94040
Martinez Bay-Cal Construction Mt View CA 94043-4371
Nyden Construction Mt View CA 94040
Pacific Crest Construction Mt View CA 94040
Poulsen Construction Mt View CA 94043
Redwood Construction Mt View CA 94040
Santana & Sons Construction Co Mt View CA 94043-2014
Sigura Construction, Inc. Mt View CA 94043
Spectrum Fine Homes Mt View CA 94041

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Palo Alto CA

BCCI Construction Palo Alto CA 94303
Camex Construction Palo Alto CA 94301
E Brede Construction Palo Alto CA 94303
Joynes Construction Palo Alto CA 94306
KG Bell Construction Palo Alto CA 94306
Norwell Builders Palo Alto CA 94301
Pete Moffat Construction Palo Alto CA 94303
Steve Rutledge Construction Palo Alto CA 94306
Sunrise Construction Co Palo Alto CA 94302
Varsity Contractors Palo Alto CA 94304


Construction Companies - General Contractors San Jose CA

8 Plus San Jose CA 95112
A Plus Builders San Jose CA 95118
AD Construction San Jose CA 95123
Adamson Construction San Jose CA 95136
Ali's Construction San Jose CA 95112
All Valley Construction San Jose CA 95158
Allied Bay Construction San Jose CA 95112
Almaden Construction San Jose CA 95120
Alvarado Construcion San Jose CA 95112
Amland Construction San Jose CA 95132
Anderson Construction San Jose CA 95136
Aspen Contractors San Jose CA 95110
Bidwell Construction San Jose CA 95124
Big Sky Construction San Jose CA 95116
Bill Brown Construction San Jose CA 95112
Bothwell Construction San Jose CA 95112
Bressani Construction San Jose CA 95123
Building San Jose CA 95125
Burnham Construction San Jose CA 95120
C&L Construction San Jose CA 95154
California Dream Builders San Jose CA 95110
Cambrian Quality Construction San Jose CA 95124
Carey Construction San Jose CA 95125
Chiapparelli Construction San Jose CA 95128
Cmc Construction San Jose CA 95118
Cobalt Construction San Jose CA 95132
Construction Dynamics San Jose CA 95128
Core General Contractor San Jose CA 95112
Coulter Construction San Jose CA 95120
Cro Construction San Jose CA 95124
CTM Construction San Jose CA 95128
Delta Construction San Jose CA 95124
Ebert Construction San Jose CA 95111
Excel Construction Service San Jose CA 95131
Flegel's Construction Co., Inc. San Jose CA 95124
Galaxy Construction Service San Jose CA 95129
Garden City Construction San Jose CA 95113
George Bianchi Construction San Jose CA 95133
Goff Development San Jose CA 95112
Graniterock Pavex Construction San Jose CA 95136-1304
Green Valley San Jose CA 95112
H&W Construction San Jose CA 95132
Hernandez Construction Service San Jose CA 95136
Hills Construction San Jose CA 95124
Huck Construction San Jose CA 95112
I Ballard Enterprises San Jose CA 95118
Isabel Construction San Jose CA 95127
JK Baker Construction San Jose CA 95125
JL Carter Construction San Jose CA 95110
JM Builders San Jose CA 95126
JP Mark Constructions San Jose CA 95110
Jennings Construction San Jose CA 95136
Judge Construction San Jose CA 95116
Kasan Inc San Jose CA 95110
KIA Construction San Jose CA 95124
KN Construction, Inc. San Jose CA 95112
LNT Construction San Jose CA 95136
Lone Pine Construction San Jose CA 95118
Louis J Pirnik San Jose CA 95120
MB Construction San Jose CA 95148
Mackey Construction San Jose CA 95121
May Construction, Inc. San Jose CA 95112
McCloud Construction San Jose CA 95128
Meysam Construction San Jose CA 95124
Mga Enterprises San Jose CA 95131
Michael's Construction San Jose CA 95126
Mickey Mcgrath Construction San Jose CA 95124
Millennium Enterprises Inc. San Jose CA 95124
Moorefield Construction San Jose CA 95110
Navarro Construction San Jose CA 95133
Ncr San Jose CA 95130
Nicholas R Hyland & Associates San Jose CA 95112
Nik's Construction San Jose CA 95118
Noah Construction San Jose CA 95120
Norcal Construction San Jose CA 95124
Norm Galyean Construction San Jose CA 95124
North Star Construction San Jose CA 95132
Nunley San Jose CA 95124
PJ Twin Construction San Jose CA 95122
Pan Asia Construction San Jose CA 95129
Payless Construction San Jose CA 95136-2603
Perez Construction San Jose CA 95126
Ph Contractor San Jose CA 95110
Post & Co San Jose CA 95124
Quality First Construction San Jose CA 95112
Quality Home Construction San Jose CA 95160
R&J Construction Service San Jose CA 95112
RA Construction San Jose CA 95136
Ran or Sunshine Construction San Jose CA 95113
Ray Logan Construction San Jose CA 95130
RE Construction Inc. San Jose CA 95124
Ready Construction San Jose CA 95124
Rebozzi Construction San Jose CA 95123
Richard Caldwell Mechanical Construction San Jose CA 95116
RMC Construction San Jose CA 95111
RMC Constructors San Jose CA 95131
Royal Wood & Construction Co San Jose CA 95131
SG Mayne Construction San Jose CA 95153
S Moore Construction San Jose CA 95123
San Jose Construction San Jose CA 95127
SAS Commercial San Jose CA 95125
SGK Construction San Jose CA 95136
Shames Construction Co Ltd San Jose CA 95112
Silicon Valley Builders San Jose CA 95113
Soil Stability Construction San Jose CA 95161
Soothell Construction San Jose CA 95130
Starburst Construction San Jose CA 95118
Sterling Oak Construction San Jose CA 95130
Strouss Brothers Construction San Jose CA 95125
Sunshine Construction San Jose CA 95156
Swenson Construction San Jose CA 95123
T&A Construction San Jose CA 95123
TT Tiger Construction San Jose CA 95138
Tafoya Construction San Jose CA 95116
TBI Construction Management San Jose CA 95126
Tran Vu Construction San Jose CA 95148
Turner Construction San Jose CA 95113
Turner Construction San Jose CA 95118
Tuscan Hill Construction San Jose CA 95112
TV Construction San Jose CA 95132
United Construction San Jose CA 95112
Valderrama Construction Contractor San Jose CA 95112
Wattis Construction Co Inc San Jose CA 95110-1592
West Coast Building & Development San Jose CA 95120
Westside Construction San Jose CA 95157
Xteria San Jose CA 95125
Zayer Quality Construction San Jose CA 95124

 


Construction Companies - General Contractors Santa Clara CA

3C's Enterprises Santa Clara CA 95051
Bartolome Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
DRL Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
Earth Bound Homes Santa Clara CA 95050
Fischer Construction Santa Clara CA 95052-0360
Lb Commercial Construction Santa Clara CA 95054
MAS Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
Nathanson & Sons Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
Nik Electric Santa Clara CA 95050
RL Mix Construction Inc Santa Clara CA 95050
Shawmut Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
Summit Building Construction Santa Clara CA 95051
WG Construction Santa Clara CA 95050
William P Young Construction Santa Clara CA 95054


Construction Companies - General Contractors Saratoga CA

At Home Saratoga CA 95070
CW Builders Saratoga CA 95070
Heritage Construction Saratoga CA 95070
Merz & Thomas Builders Saratoga CA 95070
Popa Builders, Inc. Saratoga CA 95070
VMS Construction Saratoga CA 95070


Construction Companies - General Contractors Sunnyvale CA

Bob Earle Construction Sunnyvale CA 94087
Bonetti Construction Sunnyvale CA 94085
Conley Construction Sunnyvale CA 94087
Fernandez & Durr Construction Sunnyvale CA 94089
M Tran Construction Sunnyvale CA 94089
MRB Construction Sunnyvale CA 94085
Phenomenal Construction Sunnyvale CA 94087
Silver's Construction Sunnyvale CA 94087
Walter Frey Sunnyvale CA 94087
Westberg Construction Sunnyvale CA 94086