Residential General Contractors Near You

Home 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.


"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


"Great professional team of professionals. Fast, friendly, professional contractor."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Fairfax VA


"What I like about this company they have attention to detail and they provide exactly what you wanted. "

--5.0 star review from Shahron W. 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


"They did a great job. I love the hardwood & carpeting. The only things they need to work on are communication with arrival times and explaining what the home owner can expect or should prepare for. We had hardwood installed, stained & sealed. They said it would be about 3 days, but it took 5. We never knew we had to go to hotel for all 5 due to dust & fumes. But the result was fantastic. The carpeting installation only took one day and the installation guys moved all my heavy antique furniture and put back without damage. Also, the repair of drywall & door in bathroom looks like there never was damage. We are getting estimate on basement repairs now with Fix-it-Please."

--4.0 star review from Ruth H. in Ashburn VA


"If I could give this company 10 stars for customer service, I would. Gary responded promptly to all my questions, anticipated my needs, and covered every aspect of the repair project with professionalism. His workmen showed up as promised and completed the work with excellence. Gary went above and beyond the repair work to help us with our problem. This was a very big job and they handled it beautifully!"

--5.0 star review from Loretta D. in Ashburn 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


"Very responsive and professional!"

--5.0 star review from Bill P. in Vienna VA


"Mr. Buron who is the owner installed hardwood flooring, did whole house painting and other home improvements. He was very prompt and very clean. He cleaned up as he went along and at the end of each day. He was polite and very professional. He takes a lot of pride in his work. One of the main things that I liked was that he worked by himself so there were not a lot of workers coming in and out of my house. He seems very trustworthy and I felt comfortable leaving him in my home while I was out. His prices are VERY, VERY REASONABLE!!!. I will be hiring him again at the end of the year for my next project."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Stafford VA


"Dollar for dollar, and best contractor we've ever worked with. "

--5.0 star review from Sawyer B. in


"Did a good job"

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Ashburn VA