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.

Avoid roofing contractors who demand you sign a contract on the spot.
Day labor centers act as a meeting place for day laborers and contractors who arrive in search of workers.
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HandymanSkylights and Solar Tubes
Nervous about knocking a hole in your ceiling?
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Each year around the holidays, many homeowners ask, "Where do I draw the line at tipping?" Many give a gift to the teacher, hair stylist and the postal carrier. What about my contractor, plumber, house cleaner or landscaper?
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The average range is between $343 to $2,070 for the installation of a home lightning protection system.
The Angie's List team reveals the Best and Worst Seattle Contractors in 2013, chosen for their superior or shoddy service. Did your contractor make the list?