Find a general contractor in Detroit, MI

Find general contractors in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 general contractors in Detroit, MI

Homeowners agree: these Detroit general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
B & F Master Builders

B & F Master Builders

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Khalil A. says, "Quick and professional. " Read more
A To Z Building Construction LLC

A To Z Building Construction LLC

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
1)- We are a licensed general contractor company. 2)- There is no risk for the clients (We carry General liability insurance and workers comp). 3)- We have over 10 years of experience. 4)- We provide if the client needs to. 5)- We have a reasonable price. 6)- We provide warranty (25 years for materials and 10 years for labor). 7)- Our workers are well trained.
Urban Modifications Llc

Urban Modifications Llc

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Lori A. says, "I liked Gino a lot and he did a great job on my bathtub I had him quote me out a couple different jobs that I plan on having him come back for as soon as the madness in my home dies down a bit." Read more
NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements

NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements

4.9Exceptional(46)
51 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Aaron H. says, "Nick came out and completed the job quickly and efficiently! After he was done, he made sure everything was cleaned up and if I had any questions. He also spent some time going over other potential projects that I had questions on and seeing if he would be able to do them. Definitely will be using his services in the future!" Read more
5 Star Construction & Design, LLC

5 Star Construction & Design, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Betsy K. says, "Fast response." Read more
Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC

Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
33 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Robert T. says, "There great!!!" Read more
Fresh Outlook Construction L.L.C.

Fresh Outlook Construction L.L.C.

5.0Exceptional(5)
5 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Annette says, "I had purchased a deck project thru lowes, thank goodness our contractor was Manny. He and his crew went above and beyond for our deck. They brought in top soil to level the grade around our deck which wasn't even in our contract. So pleased they were our builder for this project." 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 Detroit general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Detroit area.
Lori A.
Gino was wonderful, replied to every message prior to the job, showed up at my home in a timely and professional manner and did a beautiful job on resurfacing a 23 year old tub it is so white and shiny and looks brand new I couldn’t be happier! I am going to be bringing this company back to do Epoxe pours in 2 bathrooms/countertops and also a new laundry room floor/makeover/exterior cement work. Very happy.
Urban Modifications llc
Judy W.
Very satisfied with service. Nick came out Sat. night (hour & half to 2 hour drive for him got lights working & diagnosed the furnace, unfortunately it was Mon. before he could get parts for furnace. He diagnosed cause & fixed it Mon. when he returned. Need more work done & will definitely use Nick.
NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements
Charmedia C C.
Agenique was very helpful calling several time, informing me of when the plumber DJ will arrive. She called back the next day to make sure that the job was okay. DJ did a great job in putting in new faucet.
Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC
Craig M.
From initial discussion of our project thru completion fresh outlook construction was always in contact about our project. We couldn't be any happier. We will be using them in the future for our other deck.
Fresh Outlook Construction L.L.C.
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