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How to Find the Best General Contractors in Sonoma County CA

General contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma County. The following independent research by The Prime Buyer's Report lists the best general contractors in Sonoma County CA and issues related to hiring them and that affect cost.

Updated May 30, 2014

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Sonoma County CA

Wine Country Builders, Inc
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(707) 935-7474, Cell: (707) 337-4022
PO Box 285
Sonoma, CA 95476
State Contractors License #763980 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Marin Builders Association NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry) BNI (Business Networks International)

Areas Served: Bay Area incl. Sonoma CA, Santa Rosa CA, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Rohnert ...
Services: general contractors for custom homes and all building needs, residential & commercial
Key Brands: Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors), TruStile

Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc
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(707) 829-5300, Fax: (707) 829-5505
3531 Gravenstein Hwy South
Sebastopol, CA 95472
State Contractors License #846187
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Santa Rosa NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) EPA Lead Safe Certified

Areas Served: Bay Area & Sonoma County incl. Sebastopol CA, Santa Rosa CA, Petaluma CA, Healdsburg ...
Services: General Contractors for construction, construction maintenance, construction ...

W Isaak Construction Inc
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(707) 782-9002
PO Box 750
Penngrove, CA 94951
State Contractor's License #753653 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) EPA Lead Safe Certified COTS (Committee On The Shelterless)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Penngrove CA, Santa Rosa CA, Healdsburg CA, Petaluma CA, ...
Services: general contractors & builders, construction company for all building needs incl. ...
Key Brands: Kohler, Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors), Rohl Fixtures

Vantage Construction Inc
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(707) 921-9098
PO Box 988
Cobb, CA 95426
State Contractor's License #939005 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) OSHA Certification

Areas Served: North Bay & Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA,
Services: general contractors, builders, residential & commercial

Dream Builders
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(707) 591-0399
5412 Arnica Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
State Contractor's License #459717 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA, Healdsburg CA, Petaluma CA, Sebastopol CA, ...
Services: construction company & general contractors for all building needs
Key Brands: Kohler, Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors)

Glenn Fricker Construction Inc.
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(707) 829-2836
10954 Peaks Pike Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
State Contractor's License #688873 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA, Sebastopol CA, Healdsburg CA, Petaluma CA, Sonoma ...
Services: general contractors, new home builders, custom home builders

Kerr Construction Inc
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(415) 456-5300
15 Woodland Avenue Ste F
San Rafael, CA 94901
State Contractor's License #615587 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Marin Builders Association USGBC Member (U.S. Green Building Council) EPA Lead Safe Certified Build It Green-Certified Professional

Areas Served: North Bay incl. Sonoma County
Services: general contractors for residential construction including custom home builders
Key Brands: Hardy Frames, SHEARMAX Panels (Shearmax Panel by Shear Transfer Systems)

Harkey Construction, Inc.
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(707) 836-1315
7975 Cameron Drive, #700
Windsor, CA 95492
State Contractors License #790931 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce-Windsor NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry) NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA, Healdsburg CA, Sebastopol CA, Windsor CA, ...
Services: general contractors, residential general contractors, custom home building, ...

How to Find the Best General Contractors in Sonoma County CA 



General contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County can be equally experienced in every specialized area of construction. So find general contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma County who can perform the kind of construction you want done.

Some General Contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma County: Wine Country Builders, Inc, Dream Builders, Harkey Construction, Inc., Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc, Kerr Construction Inc, Glenn Fricker Construction Inc., Vantage Construction Inc, W Isaak Construction Inc. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa CA that might still be in business include: Nor Cal Builders, Inc, Petersen Builders, Cupp Brothers Construction, Koch Construction Co, Construction Resources Inc, Oak Grove Construction Co, Holly Construction. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 General Contractors in Sonoma County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Sonoma County 


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

When you talk with builders in Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County 

Take Care Choosing Among Builders
There are many good builders in Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County, so you can learn about applicable laws at the California Department of Consumer Affairs Web site.

 

 

Resources About General Contractors in Sonoma County 

Associations & Licensing for General Contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma County within the following zip codes:

95441, 95476, 95462, 95407, 94931, 94999, 95402, 95431, 95419, 95409, 95405, 95439, 94954, 95430, 95401, 95412, 94923, 94972, 95486, 94951, 95452, 95444, 95492, 95472, 94953, 95404, 95446, 95408, 95406, 95425, 95487, 95473, 95416, 95433, 94922, 94927, 95471, 95497, 95448, 95442, 95480, 94955, 94928, 94975, 95421, 95403, 95436, 95465, 94952 and 95450

 

 


 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Bodega Bay CA

David C Lewis Bodega Bay CA 94923


Construction Companies - General Contractors Cloverdale CA

Hugh Siebenthal Design & Build Cloverdale CA 95425
Larry Degni General Contractor Cloverdale CA 95425

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Cotati CA

David Biolchino Construction Cotati CA 94931
Maloney Construction Cotati CA 94931
Rich Sharp Construction Cotati CA 94931

 

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Forestville CA

Cochrane Construction Forestville CA 95436
Don Carman Construction Forestville CA 95436

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Guerneville CA

Parson's Construction Guerneville CA 95446
Rodenberger Construction Guerneville CA 95446


Construction Companies - General Contractors Healdsburg CA

Coldwater Construction Healdsburg CA 95448
Furia Construction & Home Healdsburg CA 95448
JL Builders Healdsburg CA 95448
LBL Construction Healdsburg CA 95448
Oak Shadows Construction Healdsburg CA 95448
Pacific Ram Jack Healdsburg CA 95448
Vincent Quintin Construction Healdsburg CA 95448

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Occidental CA

JD Construction Occidental CA 95465
Occidental General Contracting Occidental CA 95465
Ray Calvi & Sons Construction Occidental CA 95465-9240

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Penngrove CA

Irwin Construction Penngrove CA 94951
KA & Juarez Construction Penngrove CA 94951
Lasley Co Penngrove CA 94951
RT Construction Inc Penngrove CA 94951

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Petaluma CA

AL Adams Co Petaluma CA 94954
ABS Home Pro Petaluma CA 94952
Avellino Construction Petaluma CA 94954
Bond Construction Petaluma CA 94954
Buckley Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Charles Leon Williams Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Cobalt Construction Petaluma CA 94975
Creedence Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Crilly Carter Construction Inc Petaluma CA 94952
D&R Construction Petaluma CA 94954
David Penny Construction Service Petaluma CA 94952
Dean Bold Corp Petaluma CA 94952
Diego Quality Construction Petaluma CA 94954
Farrar Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Hada Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Joe E Long Custom Builder Petaluma CA 94952
K&L Construction Co., Inc. Petaluma CA 94952
Larry Volat Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Mass Electric Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Napa Valley Construction Petaluma CA 94952
O'Rourke Construction Petaluma CA 94953
Ravenswood Construction Petaluma CA 94952
Schikore Construction, Inc. Petaluma CA 94954
Silver Pacific Construction Petaluma CA 94954
Sonoma-Marin Construction Co Petaluma CA 94952
Sonoma-Marin Construction Co Petaluma CA 94953
Sticks & Stones Construction Petaluma CA 94955
Tomrose Construction Petaluma CA 94952

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Rohnert Park CA

Accurate Interior Systems & Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928
Allen's Construction Rohnert Park CA 94927
Gold Hammer Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928
JAM Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928
MJP Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928
Norm's Building Rohnert Park CA 94928
O'Hagin's Rohnert Park CA 94928
Patrick Hamilton Consulting Rohnert Park CA 94928
Pyramid Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928
Rock Solid Construction Rohnert Park CA 94928

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Santa Rosa CA

A&W Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
AP Construction Santa Rosa CA 95405
AAA Service Santa Rosa CA 95404
AAA-1 Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
Alten Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
Aluma USA Santa Rosa CA 95401
Andre Richard & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95409
Azevedo Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
BKW Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
Blanchard Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Bonnett Builders Santa Rosa CA 95404
Brenton Builders Santa Rosa CA 95403
Caliburn Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
Campbell Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Castle Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Chris Rhodes & Associates Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Comet Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Craig Thompson Contracting Santa Rosa CA 95406
CRT Trust Santa Rosa CA 95403
Dan Boyle Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Dan Hoffenberg-Construction Santa Rosa CA 95409
Dennis Brooner Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
DETAILS of Sonoma Santa Rosa CA 95402
Devincenzi Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Earl Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Frank B Dias & Sons Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Gentry Construction Santa Rosa CA 95402
Gerald Mello Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Gillespie Construction Santa Rosa CA 95405
Hicks Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Howard Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
JL McClelland Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
Jesse Gonzalez Construction Santa Rosa CA 95409
Jim's Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
John Levering Construction Santa Rosa CA 95401
Kilcor Builders Santa Rosa CA 95405
Land Smith Seven Santa Rosa CA 95401
Lanway Construction Santa Rosa CA 95405
Masonry Construction Installer Santa Rosa CA 95406
MastersTouch Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
McBeth Construction Services Santa Rosa CA 95404
McNeil Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
Moore & Son Construction Co Santa Rosa CA 95407
MPL Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
Nessco Construction Santa Rosa CA 95404
New Beginnings Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Oliver Construction Santa Rosa CA 95405
Riptide Construction, Inc. Santa Rosa CA 95403
Robert D Youngs Contractor Santa Rosa CA 95409
Schram Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Shadden Builders & General Contractors Santa Rosa CA 95403
Silver & Black Construction Santa Rosa CA 95407
Stan Wahl Construction Santa Rosa CA 95406
Steele Construction Santa Rosa CA 95409
WB Britton Enterprises Santa Rosa CA 95401
Warren Construction Santa Rosa CA 95403
Western Water Constructors Santa Rosa CA 95403

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Sebastopol CA

Alter Eagle Sebastopol CA 95472
Bay Commercial Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Black Oak Builders Sebastopol CA 95472
Bruce Hauschildt Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Dyleski Family Construction Sebastopol CA 95473
Glenn Fricker Construction Inc. Sebastopol CA 95472
Ken Ney Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Leff Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Oli Enterprises Sebastopol CA 95472
Oncken Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Prm Construction Inc Sebastopol CA 95472
Pterodactyl Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Schalach Construction Sebastopol CA 95472
Steve Sproul Sebastopol CA 95472
Wired Construction Sebastopol CA 95472


Construction Companies - General Contractors Sonoma CA

Bida Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Cam Fraser Construction Sonoma CA 95476
DW Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Greer Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Harland & Lely Sonoma CA 95476
Harry Meglen Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Joaquin Ornelas General Contractor Sonoma CA 95476
KC Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Lindstrom Construction Sonoma CA 95476
MC Construction Sonoma CA 95476
MH Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Mangiantini Construction Sonoma CA 95476
New Image Construction Sonoma CA 95476

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Windsor CA

Ace Robey Construction Windsor CA 95492
Baswell Electrical Construction Windsor CA 95492
CHB General Contractor Windsor CA 95492
Deveau Construction, Inc Windsor CA 95492
Harkey Construction, Inc. Windsor CA 95492
Landmark Construction Windsor CA 95492
McClure's Construction Windsor CA 95492
MDS Construction Windsor CA 95492
Prior Construction Windsor CA 95492
WS Construction Windsor CA 95492