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How to Find the Best General Contractors in Placer County CA

General contractors in Placer County CA might perform as anything from custom home builders to commercial construction. If you're in need of a builder, it's time to find good construction companies in Placer County. The following independent research by The Prime Buyer's Report lists the best general contractors in Placer County, including Placer County, and issues related to hiring them and that affect cost, including so-called design/build contractors and custom home builders in Placer County CA.

 

Updated April 12, 2018

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Placer County CA

John D Kysar General Contractor
(530) 878-2946
2100 Hidden Acre Rd
Meadow Vista, CA 95722

Areas Served: Granite Bay CA,Placer County CA,Rocklin CA,North Auburn CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,
Services: construction company for custom homes, commercial building, construction permits

Bowden & Sons Construction
(916) 201-2758
411 Fruitvale Rd
Lincoln, CA 95648

Areas Served: Rocklin CA,Placer County CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,Granite Bay CA,Lincoln CA
Services: general contractors for new construction, custom home builders, commercial building

C&C Construction
(916) 434-5280
3856 Cincinnati Ave # B
Rocklin, CA 95765

Areas Served: Auburn California,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Placer County CA,Lincoln CA,Granite Bay CA
Services: general contractors & construction company for new construction & building

Valiant General Contracting
(916) 519-6651
5661 Butano Way
Rocklin, CA 95677

Areas Served: Lincoln CA,Placer County CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Granite Bay CA,Auburn California
Services: local builders for all construction needs including residential & commercial

Alpine West Builders
(530) 546-7030
PO Box 723
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Areas Served: North Auburn CA,Granite Bay CA,Lincoln CA,Rocklin CA,Roseville CA,Placer County CA
Services: local general contractors for residential construction, commercial construction

Patton General Contracting
(916) 607-6407
1216 Crestmont Ave
Roseville, CA 95661

Areas Served: Auburn CA,Placer County CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Granite Bay CA
Services: new home building, commercial contractors, residential contractors, construction

SW Allen Construction
(916) 344-2098
2775 Richardson Dr
Auburn, CA 95603

Areas Served: Placer County CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Lincoln CA,Granite Bay CA,Auburn CA,Loomis
Services: local construction company for all construction services incl residential, commercial

How to Find the Best General Contractors in Placer County CA 

The state of California requires general contractors in Placer County to have 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 builders such as new home builders and custom home builders or commercial building such as builders of office buildings, medical buildings, malls and other retail construction..

But the state license for builders is no guarantee that any particular general contractor in Placer County CA in doing business honestly, is delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial construction companies in Placer County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

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

Some General Contractors in Placer County Are Better Than Others
We've identified some of the best general contractors in Placer County based on customer satisfaction, efficiency, and affordability. The Prime Buyer's Report lists these general building contractors in Placer County: SW Allen Construction, Bowden & Sons Construction, Patton General Contracting, Valiant General Contracting, John D Kysar General Contractor, C&C Construction, Alpine West Builders. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in Placer County CA that might still be in business include the following: .

 

 

The Best Construction Companies in Placer County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire  

General contractors in Placer County CA are required to be licensed by the state of California with 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. The state also requires they have workers' comp insurance.

But those alone are no guarantee that any particular general builder is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying customers. Likewise, there is no legal requirement that general contractors or general engineering contractors in Placer County have liability insurance which is critical to reimburse you in the event of any damage that occurs.

This makes it all the more significant that all general contractors in Placer County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified license, liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Placer County 

Step 1: Describe The Construction Work to the General Building Contractors in Placer County
When you talk with builders in Placer 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 the general contractors been builders in Placer County specifically?

• How many other projects have they done that are like yours?

• Can the general contractors give you names and numbers of clients that you can call as references? (All local 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 the general contractors to prepare a written bid?

• Do the general contracting companies carry workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All general contractors in Placer 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 Placer County [:atateabb] general contractors prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All builders in Placer County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How do the local general contracting firms determine pricing?

• Will the Placer County general contractors in Placer County and your area 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 general contractors falsely underbid others to get projects. 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 general 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 Placer 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 the general contractors be hiring subcontractors for your project, and if so, what are those companies' names? You should verify insurance, license, and other information for each of those companies for your safety.

• How often and when will the general contracting firms clean up the construction site?

When you've chosen the best general contractors in Placer 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 Placer 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 Placer County CA 

Take Care Choosing Among Builders
There are many good builders in Placer County. Have more than one conversation before jumping in to signing a contract. 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 Placer 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 the only determining factor in which general contractor you hire for your building project. The cheap contractors in Placer 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 All Details of the General Contracting Project in Writing
Ask the Placer County CA builders to give you everything in writing to prevent confusion down the line. For the purposes of documentation, ask the local general contractors to provide you with a written description of the construction work, pricing and a time frame for completion. They should also be willing to give you a written document including line-item details about products, materials, and other features of your job.

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 also 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 local general contractors in Placer County, so you can learn about applicable laws at the California Department of Consumer Affairs website.

 

 

Good General Contractors in Placer County Use the Best Brands of Building Materials 

Good construction companies in Placer County CA know which brands are suited to each building situation, whether commercial construction or residential building projects. Brands are important to you, too, because some building materials are more durable or better protected by manufacturer warranties.

Familiarize yourself with the good brands of construction materials used by residential builders and commercial builders in Placer County and be sure to ask your local general contractor for details about which brand and grade of materials they'll be using on your construction project. They should also be willing to specify on the written invoice the brand, model, number, and grade of materials used. Additionally, all manufacturer warranty details should be given to you so you can keep the records in case you have to claim the warranty for defects or problems.

Some brands you may find Placer County CA general contractors use include the following:

Nevamar, Owens-Corning, Corian, CHI Overhead Door, Dewalt, Bosch, Eldorado Stone, CertainTeed, Grohe, Master Halco, Heat-N-Glo, Pergo, Wilsonart, Hartco, Tyvek (Dupont), Lennox, Toto, American Standard, Georgia-Pacific, Tyvek, Thermador, Wausau Tile, Martin, Hanson Roof Tiles, Plops, US Gypsum, and more.

 

 

Resources Regarding Good General Contractors in Placer County 

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

96145, 96148, 96140, 95747, 95678, 95648, 95717, 95765, 95703, 95604, 95631, 95746, 95714, 95677, 95701, 95658, 95603, 95602, 96141, 96146, 95722, 95661, 95736, 95681, 95650, 95663, 95713 and 96143



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 General Contracting Construction Companies in Placer County within the following cities:

Auburn, Sunnyside-Tahoe City, Colfax, Rocklin, Lincoln, Dollar Point, Penryn, Granite Bay, Kings Beach, Foresthill, Sheridan, Loomis, Roseville, North Auburn, Meadow Vista, Tahoe Vista, Alta and Newcastle

 

 

 

 

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General Contractors in Placer County serving Auburn, Sunnyside-Tahoe City, Colfax, Rocklin, Lincoln, Dollar Point, Penryn, Granite Bay, Kings Beach, Foresthill, Sheridan, Loomis, Roseville, North Auburn, Meadow Vista, Tahoe Vista, Alta and Newcastle

 

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The Best Construction Companies in Placer County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


General contractors in Placer County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are builders that exceeded the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S. and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as general builders in Placer County CA.

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Questions To Ask General Contractors in Placer County

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Tips About General Contractors and Construction Companies in Placer County CA

This article outlines some issues that you should broach with general builders in Placer County while the construction work is in progress.

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Good General Contractors in Placer County Use the Best Brands of Building Materials

The brand and grade of materials your Placer County general contractor uses can tell you a lot about the quality of their work.

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