Find a general contractor in Lowell, MA

Find general contractors in Lowell, MA

Find general contractors in Lowell, MA

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Top 10 general contractors in Lowell, MA

Homeowners agree: these Lowell general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cowboy General Services Inc

Cowboy General Services Inc

5.0Exceptional(8)
8 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Emily says, "Bruno and his crew were excellent to work with. He was very communicative and honest. Our bathroom renovation came out beautiful. Bruno suggested various layouts and helped source materials. We are very happy with the end result and would recommend Cowboy General Services. They handle all permitting, subcontractors, inspections, etc. pricing was upfront, very transparent, and fair. " Read more
ADS Home Renovation

ADS Home Renovation

5.0Exceptional(14)
5 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Chris B. says, "Anderson, showed up on time. Installed my attic steps. Took his time in making sure it was perfect. When the job was complete. Everything was cleaned up. Highly Recommend ASD home renovations. Chris" Read more
Network Home Improvement

Network Home Improvement

4.9Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Allison F. says, "Alair is so willing to work with you as a homeowner to get exactly what you are envisioning in your project. I am very happy with my gorgeous bath and shower, and I am glad to recommend the services of Network Home Improvement." Read more
RB HOUSE DESIGN INC

RB HOUSE DESIGN INC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Jairo O. says, "Renata is very committed to her work and all the work I did with her was 100%, nice person to deal with." 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.

Reviews for Lowell general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Lowell area.
Mike L.
Fair pricing, overall outstanding job. I was extremely pleased with how Bruno and his team completed the project. Always on time, very good communication, top notch quality. Will hire again!
Cowboy General Services inc
Joao H.
Great job, I fulfilled everything agreed, punctual on delivery date, I definitely recommend it👏🏻👏🏻
ADS Home Renovation
Dan G.
Any question I had it was answered, any issue I had was taken care of. Awesome to work with.
Network Home Improvement
Eliezer A.
She is a professional. All of the work she is asked to do is turned in on time and exceeds expectations. I would definitely ask for her help again.
RB HOUSE DESIGN INC
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