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.

Bathroom Remodeling

contractor shows homeowner unexpected issues during remodel (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Hiring a Contractor
An addendum to the original contract, change orders ensure that both the service provider and customer sign the dotted line before making changes to a job.
Hiring a Contractor
Opportunities abound for skilled tradespeople.
Contractor drilling into wood.
Hiring a Contractor
What trait leads to the most satisfied homeowners with their home improvement projects?
general contractor standing on roof
Hiring a Contractor
Not everyone has the talent, skill and dedication required to be a good general contractor or carpenter.
Hiring a Contractor
When gas prices skyrocket, some contractors have no choice but to pass price increases onto customers through surcharges or in base rates. Some contractors are responding to higher gas prices by adjusting their routes, giving group rates and having their customers pre-pay so they don't have to pass that cost on. Companies that decide to add service fees or adjust costs to cover transportation should be upfront about it, and consumers should ask first about added charges before they hire.
 
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