General contractors are the backbone for any home improvement or remodel job.  They typically will pull permits, hire subcontractors, and outline the project to keep costs within budget.

At Angie's List, we pride ourselves on having the best reviews for local contractors to help you find the right professional for your project.  You can see our list of contractors along with ratings or browse general contractors near you to match with an expert quickly.

You can learn more about contractors, general contracting, hiring contractors, as well as general repairs, handyman work, DIY projects and more. It's recommended to get at least 3 quotes before hiring a contractor or signing any contract.  Always check with local agencies for proper licensing and permits.

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Planning a Remodel
How can homeowners cut costs on remodeling or home maintenance projects without cutting corners?
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Structural EngineersPlanning a Remodel
The cost to remove load bearing walls averages $6,000. Most jobs will cost between $3,000 and $9,000.
kitchen remodel
Remodel KitchensPlanning a RemodelRemodel
Is it possible to have an idea how much your kitchen remodel will cost before paying for a design?
Accommodating requests by homeowners in the middle of a project is commonplace, but change orders will have a ripple effect throughout the project, says Rumbaugh. (Photo courtesy of Gary Rumbaugh Construction)
Planning a RemodelContractors
Plenty of factors can gum up your home renovation timeline. Here are five of the top agenda wreckers you can watch out for in your next home project.
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RemodelPlanning a RemodelHouse Additions and Expansions
Dear Angie: We’re planning a bathroom remodel. How important is it to have a building permit? – Michael S., Oakton, Virginia