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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apartment maintenance
Apartment LivingHandyman
An apartment maintenance guy (or gal) is typically a jack-of-all-trades, but heating and electrical repairs may require trade licensing.
living room with one wall torn down to studs
There are many reasons for tearing down an interior or exterior wall, such as adding an addition, joining rooms or just replacing old, tattered drywall.
woman hanging a picture on the wall
HandymanArtwork and Framing
Hire a handyman to help with household tasks such as hanging a picture frame.
Garbage disposal beneath a sink. (Photo by Photo by Summer Galyan)
Many fixes around your home call for the expertise of a qualified handyman, but you can tackle others yourself.
Tool bag
Three classic handyman fakers and how you can avoid getting scammed.