General Contractors Near You

Residential General Contractors In Your Area

For remodeling and other large-scale home projects, hiring a general contractor can make the difference between a chaotic and stressful waste of time and a hassle-free experience. They are a "jack of all trades" who make sure a job is completed on-time and within budget. They hire and manage subcontractors, pull permits, buy materials, and handle issues related to liability and warranties.

While it's important to get quotes from at least 3 contractors before hiring anyone and to watch out for warning signs (for example, if they request the entire payment upfront), it can be equally as important to make sure they are nearby. Contractors in your area can negotiate better prices for materials and labor, can source local materials, and typically know your area's code requirements.

When you start to interview candidates, here are some questions you should ask:

  • Are you licensed and do you have general liability and workman's compensation insurance?
  • Do you have client references, industry certifications, and have there been any legal suits against your company?
  • How long have you been in business and do you guarantee your work?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • Can you describe and compare my project to others you have completed and what challenges may arise?

Need help finding a residential general contractor near you? Enter your zip code above and HomeAdvisor will connect you with prescreened pros who are ready to get started on your project.


"True to their estimate. Most responsible after interviewing a dozen contractors. Helpful in final design decisions. Installation was efficient and quick. Patio, walkway exceeded expectations and made my backyard a paradise! Highly recommend their services!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Alexandria VA


"Mr. Grady was one of the most professional, friendly, and useful contractors with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work. He exceeded my expectations in every category. This man is more than a simple plaster contractor - he is an artist who is more than fair to his customer. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to have a job done fairly, promptly, and completely."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Kingston PA


"I've never work with such fantastic people. Rick and Victor were professional, creative and considerate every step of the way. The kitchen turned out 10 times better then I dreamed it would."

--5.0 star review from Laura P. in


"Prompt professional and straight forward job was as promised at estimate clean work easy to work with!"

--5.0 star review from Michael M. in Leesburg VA


"Easy payment method. Casey is super helpful and responsive. Crew cleaned up work area each night so it was still usable space. They also did my backsplash in the kitchen. Only one minor complaint is that after putting face plates back on in kitchen my sink disposal wonâ t turn on. Found it was the wire behind faceplate came loose. Easy fix."

--5.0 star review from Jim K. in Sterling VA


"This company is professional and follows up! They are problem solvers and proactive!"

--5.0 star review from Sallie K. in CHANTILLY VA


"They did great. Ive used them for several projects at my own home and they always do an amazing job "

--5.0 star review from Vicky C. in


"The owner came out very late at night on a holiday for our emergency leak and stayed very late to fix it. Would highly recommend"

--5.0 star review from Kimberly N. in Fairfax VA


"Mr. Horay is a trustworthy and meticulous artisan. He has great attention to detail and is easy to communicate with. I recommend Deck Wonders to my military brethren and civilians. "

--5.0 star review from Jeffrey T. in Myersville MD


"TJ is a great guy. Very good to work with. Excellent communication and knowledge. Always on time and stayed with the project until completion. He painted and repaired drywall in my bedroom which has a loft and a very high vaulted ceiling and completely gutted and remodeled master bath. This part of the job included moving shower from one end of the bathroom to the other (replacing a large soaker tub). I would definitely hire him for any future jobs."

--5.0 star review from Nancy S. in Leesburg VA


"Did a good job"

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Ashburn VA