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Top 10 general contractors in Hartford, CT

Homeowners agree: these Hartford general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
New England Home Renovantion

New England Home Renovantion

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Sandra P. says, "Couldn't have had more attention to detail. Showed up when he said he would. Neat, couldn't have asked for more. Answered any question I had." Read more
AC Siding LLC

AC Siding LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
My name is Santiago and I am the founder of AC Siding LLC. AC Siding specializes in the installation of all types of Siding, Roofing, Windows and Gutters At AC Siding we are committed to providing high-quality services to our customers. Our team consists of experienced and professionals who are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and ensuring customer satisfaction. We believe that our services can be of great benefit to your organization, and we would like to explore the possibility of working together. We offer competitive pricing and flexible options to meet your specific needs. If you are interested in learning more about our serv
RDO Construction LLC

RDO Construction LLC

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Hartford, CT
RDO Construction LLC is the expert on fine craftsmanship for residential construction projects. As full-service custom builders, we take pride in our attention to detail and high-quality designs to make your unique vision a reality. We rely on the combination of old-world craftsmanship and new-world technology to build something truly extraordinary. Our team of skilled craftsmen and sub contractors know how to get the job done right to deliver a beautiful masterpiece you can be proud of. No job is to big or small and we are competitively priced We enjoy bathroom and kitchen remodeling and deck building too!
JMC Construction Services LLC

JMC Construction Services LLC

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Since 2008, our clients have trusted us with their remodeling and construction projects. We understand the importance of your family home or place of business. Every time we are hired for a project, we are honored by the trust our clients place in our skills, abilities & accomplishing all of their goals. At JMC Construction Services LLC, we all take pride of our work and our high standards of excellence reflects throughout every remodeling & construction project we undertake
Plumbums Llc

Plumbums Llc

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Rick says, "Work Description: He did the plumbing for my sink and part of my kitchen. Comments: Jim does good work." Read more

Your General Contracting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do local general contractors charge?

General contractors charge 10% to 20% of the total construction cost, known as "cost-plus." Some building contractors charge a flat fee based on the project but rarely charge an hourly rate. Home improvement contractors pay on your behalf for all materials, subcontractors, services, and permits.

What does a residential general contractor do?

Licensed general contractors manage and coordinate the entire building process. A general contractor estimates the job, provides the materials and tools, and hires specialized subcontractors for the construction work. Remodeling contractors can perform electrical work, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, or build a house

Why use a general building contractor?

A general contractor saves you time, resolves any problems, and ensures the construction follows code requirements. General contractors have a network of experienced, licensed, and insured subcontractors to properly build any project. Home contractors also source all the materials, tools, and permits and pay for them on your behalf.

Common projects to hire a licensed general contractor are home, bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodeling.

How do I find a good general contractor?

Start by searching our list of construction companies near you. After finding contractors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building contractors to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Call references, read their reviews, and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a general contractor before hiring?

Ask these questions upfront before hiring:

  • How long have you been a general contractor?
  • How many similar projects have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Have there been any lawsuits against your company?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Do general contractors need insurance?

A general contractor assumes responsibility for the project and should be licensed and insured. Ask for a potential contractor's license number and proof of insurance before hiring. Ask your local building department for licensing requirements, then verify the licensing on the state's licensing board website.

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