Find a general contractor in Crystal Lake, IL

Find general contractors in Crystal Lake, IL

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Top 10 general contractors in Crystal Lake, IL

Homeowners agree: these Crystal Lake general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Telos Builders

Telos Builders

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Mitsi Builders Inc is a general contracting for building new homes and all Remodeling services and an Electrical company. We have been in business for 25 years and we take pride in our work and foremost, customer satisfaction. We provide a wide range of services including basement remodeling, bathroom remodeling, custom home construction, deck building, drywall installation, and more. We also offer services such as flooring installation, garage building, home additions, home extensions, home remodeling, home restoration, kitchen remodeling and all electrical services.
Taty Construction

Taty Construction

5.0(3)
20+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Federica Z. says, " I am very satisfied with the service, the quality and the finishes of the home. This company has many years of experience in construction." Read more
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
John J. says, "Tim was easy to work with and his team did a great job!" Read more
Mitsi Builders, Inc.

Mitsi Builders, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Founded in 2001, Mitsi Builders, Inc. is a locally owned and operated company based in Lakewood, IL and services the surrounding areas. They are renowned for their quality work and excellent customer service. Mitsi Builders, Inc. ensures that all projects are completed to the client's satisfaction, offering free estimates to potential customers.
Paul Design Builders

Paul Design Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
We provide the best quality building and contracting to all of our customers for many years. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best product then can get.
TimberWerks

TimberWerks

New on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Custom Home Builder 4 generation ,
Lanaville Contracting

Lanaville Contracting

4.9Exceptional(11)
2 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Chris J. says, "Excellent work performed in a very professional manner with no time wasted. Very organized and made no mess whatsoever. I give Lanaville Contracting thumbs up and recommend this business for service." Read more
SMT Building Systems

SMT Building Systems

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
Modular Home Builder and Siding Contractor
Select Surfaces

Select Surfaces

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Crystal Lake, IL
At Select Surfaces we really care about our clients. Our team will go above and beyond to make sure you are thrilled with your new kitchen. We offer the top brands, including Cambria, Vicostone & Caesarstone, and our designers our experts in bringing your dream kitchen to life. Our state of the art fabrication facility enables us to offer incredible precision, on time and on budget. But we don't just talk the talk, we back up all of our installs with our industry leading lifetime guarantee. visit us at www.selectsurfaces.net or on Facebook at Facebook.com/selectsurfaceschicago My favorite part of every day is seeing and talking to clients ...

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.

Reviews for Crystal Lake general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Crystal Lake area.
Broker P.
I've had the luxury of personally living in the 720 Ringland Rd development that Taty built and and viewed the developments at 1217 W. Monroe and 20 N. Loomis in Chicago. And I have to say they continually showcase impressed craftsmanship. Plus, I got a great deal on price/sqft for a luxury home. Kitchens and Bathrooms are amazing🏆Thank you.
Taty Construction
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
Ed V.
Brad and the crew are so detail oriented that I was impressed beyond expectation. They finished every detail and it was beautiful.
Lanaville Contracting
Peter B.
He kept me informed every step of the way and was able to finish the job a week early.
M.L.B Excavating
Anthony E.
budget roofing did ah full replacement on my home the crew and joe did ah amazing job start to finish I definitely will recommend them to friends.
Budget construction
Bob B.
Swimming Pool Cleaning, Maintenance, and Inspection Taylor did a great job and very friendly and professional. I will definitely be using them more. Jun 7, 2019 · Verified
Chicago Pool and Spa
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