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

Home additions such as this sunroom can add function and great spaces for your family. But how much do they typically cost? Photo by Frank Espich
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The average cost of a home addition is $41,994 nationwide with some homeowners spending as much as $108,000 for large additions.
contractor's claw hammer sitting in window sill during remodeling project
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Hiring the best contractor is key to the success of any remodeling or home improvement project.
contractor and homeowner inspect construction site (Photo by Brandon Smith)
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When Greenfield, Indiana, residents Michael and Elizabeth Mack were ready to build their first custom home, they hired a general contractor to manage the project.
contractor bullying (Photo by Jennica Abrams)
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Is your contractor taking advantage of you, or acting in an unprofessional way? Angie Hicks explain what to do when your contractor acts like a bully.
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Hiring a Contractor
Regardless of the old saying "The customer is always right," you've probably been the victim of lousy service many times.