How to Find the Best General Contractors in Los Angeles

We share expert guidelines for anyone in search of a first-rate general contractor or builder for a major renovation in Los Angeles County. Before you dive in, here are a few first steps and suggestions:

  • Determine the scope of your renovation project and what you’re trying to accomplish.

  • Keep in mind that moving plumbing and gas lines will require permits and inspections.

  • Only work with licensed general contractors.

Sweeten was founded in 2011 by trained architects with decades of construction experience. We take the intimidation out of renovating by matching homeowners and business owners with licensed, insured, talented general contractors for each project, providing support until project completion. Our service is absolutely free to the renovator.

Sweeten is free and simple to use

1. Post your project

Tell us about the renovation you’re planning and we’ll match you with the right general contractors for your project.

2. Meet your matches

We’ll send you a shortlist of contractors matched with your project; you can browse past work, read reviews, and get introduced to your favorites.

3. Start renovating

After meeting your matches and receiving estimates, hire your favorite and get started. Sweeten will be there to help throughout the process.

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Our renovation expertise includes:
Apartments (Condos/Co-ops/Duplexes)
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Landmark Buildings
New Construction
Living Rooms
Wood Flooring
Outdoor Living Spaces
Exterior Renovations
Gut Renovations
Hillside Construction
Historic Restoration
Sustainable Building

Sweeten also handles commercial projects, including restaurants, retail spaces and offices. Find out more here.