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How to Find the Best General Contractors in Contra Costa County CA

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

Updated January 31, 2014

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Contra Costa County CA

Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc.
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(925) 754-5232, Fax: (925) 754-5020
309 East 18th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
State Contractors License #787499
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry)

Areas Served: Contra Costa County incl Walnut Creek CA, San Ramon, Danville CA, Blackhawk, Diablo ...
Services: general contractors for general building & general construction

Gatco Construction & Plumbing
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(510) 610-2157
5237 Desiree Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
State Contractor's License #729282
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: East Bay incl. Contra Costa County
Services: general contractors for all construction needs

Homepro Remodeling Carpentry Kitchens and Baths
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(707) 712-8660
152 San Marino Ave
Vallejo, CA 94589
State Contractor's License #935518 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Moose International CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist)

Areas Served: Bay Area & Contra Costa County
Services: general contractors for all building needs
Key Brands: Andersen Windows & Doors, Dura Supreme, Gossen Deck & Porch, Moen, Peachtree Doors ...

Holeman Remodeling
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(510) 714-0558
Hayward, CA 94541
State Contractor's License #869202
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 ADDA (American Design Drafting Association) Hands of Mercy

Areas Served: East Bay including Contra Costa County
Services: licensed general contractors for all construction needs
Key Brands: Laticrete SpectraLOCK Grout, Schluter Systems

Lee Joseph Deslippe
(925) 519-2910
341 1st Ave South
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Areas Served: Contra Costa County incl. Walnut Creek CA, Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, ...

How to Find the Best General Contractors in Contra Costa County CA 



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

Some General Contractors in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County: Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc., Gatco Construction & Plumbing, Homepro Remodeling Carpentry Kitchens and Baths, Holeman Remodeling, Lee Joseph Deslippe, Pacific Coast Construction, Timber Construction Co, Coleman Construction. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond CA that might still be in business include: Coster Construction, Jackson General Contractor, A.W. Davis Construction. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 General Contractors in Contra Costa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Contra Costa County 


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

When you talk with builders in Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County 

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

 

 

Resources About General Contractors in Contra Costa County 

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

94575, 94595, 94530, 94522, 94517, 94807, 94521, 94547, 94565, 94507, 94513, 94806, 94528, 94582, 94850, 94803, 94519, 94804, 94801, 94805, 94514, 94569, 94509, 94808, 94563, 94556, 94596, 94523, 94597, 94583, 94572, 94520, 94506, 94598, 94570, 94511, 94524, 94527, 94561, 94548, 94526, 94820, 94531, 94525, 94518, 94553, 94549, 94516, 94564 and 94802

 

 





Construction Companies - General Contractors Alamo CA

Ames-Bierd Service Alamo CA 94507
Bauer & Associates Alamo CA 94507
Diablo Home Technologies Alamo CA 94507
Gorski Construction Alamo CA 94507
Hansen Group Alamo CA 94507
Howard Robbins Construction Alamo CA 94507
Indian Summer Builders Alamo CA 94507
Larry C Cross Construction Alamo CA 94507
Spina General Contracting Alamo CA 94507
Unitech Construction & Development Alamo CA 94507

Construction Companies - General Contractors Antioch CA

Andrew Morse Construction Antioch CA 94509
Bannister Electrical Construction Antioch CA 94509
Baymarr Constructors Antioch CA 94509
Collins Construction Antioch CA 94509
Gbm Antioch CA 94509
JP Construction Antioch CA 94531-8171
Master Team Antioch CA 94531
Metcalf Construction Antioch CA 94509
Paradigm Construction Co Antioch CA 94509
Tropical Construction Antioch CA 94509
Zoo Crew Construction, Inc Antioch CA 94509


Construction Companies - General Contractors Bay Point CA

Albert D Seeno Construction Bay Point CA 94565
Roy Cott Construction Bay Point CA 94565


Construction Companies - General Contractors Brentwood CA

Alan Maramonte Construction Brentwood CA 94513
DJL Construction, Inc. Brentwood CA 94513
Granite Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc. Brentwood CA 94513
Martinez Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Misan Construction Brentwood CA 94513
North View Construction Brentwood CA 94513
People Places Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Roek Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Skyline Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Tib's European Quality Construction Brentwood CA 94513
WDS Construction Brentwood CA 94513
Weideman Construction Brentwood CA 94513
West Coast Commercial Interiors Brentwood CA 94513


Construction Companies - General Contractors Byron CA

Hot Line Construction Byron CA 94514
Mike Kelley Construction Inc Byron CA 94514


Construction Companies - General Contractors Clayton CA

KR Construction Clayton CA 94517


Construction Companies - General Contractors Concord CA

AW De Rouen Construction Concord CA 94518
Advance Construction Tech Concord CA 94520
AGS Construction Service Concord CA 94521
Air Tight Construction Concord CA 94524
B&R Construction Co Concord CA 94520
B to B Construction Concord CA 94518
Beny Construction Concord CA 94520
Boydstun Construction Concord CA 94520
BRCO Constructors Concord CA 94520
Buell Construction Co Concord CA 94518
Carrasco Construction Concord CA 94521
Cascade Services Concord CA 94518
CDA Construction Concord CA 94522
Consolidated Home Service Concord CA 94519
Duce Construction Concord CA 94518
GS Enterprises Concord CA 94521
Gary M Brown Concord CA 94521
Golden State Contractors Concord CA 94520
Great West Concord CA 94520
High End Development Concord CA 94520
Integrated Construction Service Concord CA 94518
JW Construction Concord CA 94518
K&P Construction Concord CA 94522
KHS & S Contractors Concord CA 94520
Leintz Construction Concord CA 94521
MR Christensen Construction Concord CA 94520
Metamorphisis Construction Concord CA 94520
Ned Clyde Construction Concord CA 94520
OSL Construction Concord CA 94521
Pantheon Construction Concord CA 94520
Simoneaux Construction Concord CA 94521
Sinclair Construction Concord CA 94521
Uribe Quality Construction Concord CA 94519
WR Layne Construction Concord CA 94518


Construction Companies - General Contractors Crockett CA

Harold Hutson Construction Crockett CA 94525-0128
White & Associates Crockett CA 94525

 

 

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Danville CA

365 Construction Danville CA 94526
ABH Construction Danville CA 94526
Brecht Construction Danville CA 94526
Cal York Construction Danville CA 94526
Colombo Construction Danville CA 94526
Dave Galletly General Contractor Danville CA 94526
Dean Huber Construction Danville CA 94526
Fenton Construction Danville CA 94526
Homecraft Construction Danville CA 94526
Huelga Construction Danville CA 94526
J Nemanic Construction Danville CA 94526
M&W Construction Danville CA 94526
MAH Development, Inc. Danville CA 94526
Matoza Construction Danville CA 94526
Moore Enterprises Danville CA 94526
RB Construction Danville CA 94506
Roach Construction Danville CA 94526
Sieera Crest Construction Danville CA 94526
West Coast Contractors Danville CA 94526

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Discovery Bay CA

Advanced Concepts Construction Discovery Bay CA 94505
Insight Construction Discovery Bay CA 94505


Construction Companies - General Contractors El Cerrito CA

JR Allen Construction El Cerrito CA 94530
Lathrop Construction Associates El Cerrito CA 94530
More Than A Carpenter El Cerrito CA 94530
NBC General Construction El Cerrito CA 94530
Younger-Wunar Inc Construction El Cerrito CA 94530

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors El Sobrante CA

Darakhshan Builders El Sobrante CA 94820
Face Lift Construction El Sobrante CA 94803
G&G Construction El Sobrante CA 94803
Pennebaker Construction El Sobrante CA 94803

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Hercules CA

Hercules Builders Hercules CA 94547
Lusardi Construction Hercules CA 94547

 

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Lafayette CA

Cal York Construction Lafayette CA 94549-3913
Christian Construction Lafayette CA 94549
Handy Dan Construction Lafayette CA 94549
Oak Knoll Construction Lafayette CA 94549
Pacesetter Lafayette CA 94549

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Martinez CA

American Civil Constructors Martinez CA 94553
Bonny Weil General Contractor Martinez CA 94553
Choate's Construction Martinez CA 94553-3631
Copeland Construction Martinez CA 94553
Cowan & Thompson Construction Martinez CA 94553
EE Gilbert Construction Inc Martinez CA 94553
Finish Line Framing Martinez CA 94553
Gary Dobson Construction Martinez CA 94553
James H Farr Construction Inc Martinez CA 94553
Kenney Construction Martinez CA 94553
King Family Construction Martinez CA 94553
Kodiak Construction Martinez CA 94553
Kurt Riseling Construction Martinez CA 94553
ML Himenez Construction Martinez CA 94553
Mares & Dow Construction, Inc. Martinez CA 94553
Mazzamuto Construction Martinez CA 94553
Pacific Coast Construction Martinez CA 94553
Residential & Commercial Pros Martinez CA 94553
Roe's Construction Martinez CA 94553
Sterry's Construction Martinez CA 94553
Trebco Construction Martinez CA 94553
Vonnwolf Artistic General Contractor Martinez CA 94553

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Moraga CA

Canyon Construction Moraga CA 94556
JC General Contractors Moraga CA 94556
JCS Home Service Moraga CA 94556
Mclaughlin Construction Moraga CA 94556
Michael VerBrugge Construction Inc. Moraga CA 94556


Construction Companies - General Contractors Oakley CA

Bentley & Sons Construction Oakley CA 94561
Coster Construction Oakley CA 94561
Dickinson Construction Oakley CA 94561
Done Right Construction Oakley CA 94561

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Orinda CA

Adapt Construction & Development Orinda CA 94563
Concept Development Orinda CA 94563
Roger Wilson Construction Orinda CA 94563

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Pacheco CA

All Bay Construction Co Pacheco CA 94553
Aznew Pacheco CA 94553
David M Jurgens Construction Pacheco CA 94553
Hurley Construction Pacheco CA 94553
Kurt Riseling Construction Pacheco CA 94553
Pro-Home Pacheco CA 94553
Rumi Construction Pacheco CA 94553


Construction Companies - General Contractors Pinole CA

Bumble Bee Construction Pinole CA 94564
D Vida Construction Pinole CA 94564

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Pittsburg CA

AD Seeno Construction Pittsburg CA 94565
Carey Construction Pittsburg CA 94565
Cocotis Builders Pittsburg CA 94565
Fogle Construction Inc Pittsburg CA 94565
JMB Construction Pittsburg CA 94565
MCA Construction Pittsburg CA 94565
Quality Crew Construction Pittsburg CA 94565

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Pleasant Hill CA

Baycraft Building Pleasant Hill CA 94523
California Precision Building Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Eric Rumpf Construction Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Gary Fair Construction Pleasant Hill CA 94523
John M De Respini Construction Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Mackco Construction Service Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Michael W Turner & Associates Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Pennywise Construction Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Samuel's Construction Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Terry M Taylor Enterprises Pleasant Hill CA 94523


Construction Companies - General Contractors Richmond CA

Above & Beyond Construction Richmond CA 94804
Al Heffley Inc Richmond CA 94805
Castle Craftsmen Richmond CA 94804
Coleman Construction Richmond CA 94804
Nickleberry Builders Richmond CA 94802
Power Construction Inc Richmond CA 94804
Rutherford & Singelstad Builders Richmond CA 94804
Timber Construction Richmond CA 94804
Yellow Hammer Construction Richmond CA 94804


Construction Companies - General Contractors San Pablo CA

Apex Construction San Pablo CA 94806
Hamilton Construction Co San Pablo CA 94806
Rma Construction San Pablo CA 94806

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors San Ramon CA

Antes Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Blueprint Construction Service San Ramon CA 94583-1772
Brecht Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Briggs Construction San Ramon CA 94583
C&K General Contracting San Ramon CA 94583
Css Construction Inc San Ramon CA 94583
Edmondson Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Gamble Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Golden State Contractors San Ramon CA 94583
HJ Schneider Construction San Ramon CA 94582
Jerome A Soba Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Prince Construction San Ramon CA 94582
Rivera Co San Ramon CA 94583
S Costa Construction San Ramon CA 94583
Sree Constuction San Ramon CA 94583
Unlimited Construction San Ramon CA 94583

 

Construction Companies - General Contractors Walnut Creek CA

Adib Construction Walnut Creek CA 94596
Amell Construction Walnut Creek CA 94598
Andrew D Littorno Walnut Creek CA 94596
Armco Inc Construction Walnut Creek CA 94597
Bones-Smejkal Construction Inc Walnut Creek CA 94598
Construction Contracts Co Walnut Creek CA 94598
D&D Construction Walnut Creek CA 94596
Decade Construction Walnut Creek CA 94597
Eclectic Concepts Walnut Creek CA 94598
Finesse Builders Walnut Creek CA 94596
Golden Bear Construction Walnut Creek CA 94598
HW Construction Walnut Creek CA 94596
Joseph Ward General Contractor Walnut Creek CA 94521
Leonard Construction Walnut Creek CA 94597
R Summers Construction Walnut Creek CA 94597
Sherrill RD General Contractor Walnut Creek CA 94598
Sherring Construction Walnut Creek CA 94598
Talbert Construction Walnut Creek CA 94596
Vitale Construction Walnut Creek CA 94598
WE O'Neil Construction Walnut Creek CA 94596