Find a general contractor in Charlotte, NC

Find general contractors in Charlotte, NC

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Top 10 general contractors in Charlotte, NC

Homeowners agree: these Charlotte general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Odyssey Custom Homes & Renovations

Odyssey Custom Homes & Renovations

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Andrea M. says, "My house had been worked on for 2 years by a contractor who was a conman and thief who took advantage of me living out of state. After I finally fired him, I found Jeff. He made several visits to my house with his drywaller, electrician, plumber and even talked to inspectors and told me the hard truths about what I was facing. My previous contractor was unlicensed which I didnt find out until Jeff showed me where to get that information and all the work (I use the term loosely) had to be redone because of no permits or inspections. The relief I felt in working with someone so professional and knowledgeable cant be measured. Jeff guided us through the process of starting over. He has an amazing team and he informed us of every step we needed to take. Let me just say that the only reason he took this mess on is because of his kindness. No one would take this job. He has endless energy and an uncompromising work ethic. I highly recommend Jeff and his team." Read more
RF Roofing & Siding Inc

RF Roofing & Siding Inc

4.0(3)
3 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
R B. says, "We're grateful for your excellent review! Please give us a call if there's ever anything you need. -Ellen Kahler, Owner" Read more
Rand Street Professional Builders Inc.

Rand Street Professional Builders Inc.

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
A potential customer should hire who they are comfortable with that has a proven track record of completing projects that are similar or that exceed the project they are working on. We price our projects so that we have enough funds to complete the project in a quality manner. In addition we have been License by the State of North Carolina as a General Contractor
Abel Industries

Abel Industries

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Building your home should be a fun and exciting experience. Our goal is to deliver a quality product on budget and on time!
Walters Renovations LLC

Walters Renovations LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
13 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Carol C. says, "Steve was very prompt to answer the call for this project. He was very professional and friendly and willing to work with you without frustration. He was very polite did a beautiful job quick and cleaned up after the job was done. After discussion the original job was not feasible for what I wanted it to do he gave great suggestions came up with a really good solution we are going forward with that. He installed a new gas line to the house and hooked up my inside gas fireplace." Read more
Piedmont Building Systems LLC

Piedmont Building Systems LLC

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Smaller company aimed at quality vs quantity.
Just In Time Solutions LLC

Just In Time Solutions LLC

5.0Exceptional(23)
Offers online services
12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
John J C. says, "Sara, Justin and their crew were a pleasure to have around our home. Our job was a relatively simple one – simply to mulch an area of about 2000 ft.². I’m interested in seeing how they will perform with more technical type carpentry work. They showed up on time, did what they said they were going to do, were polite and professional. " Read more
Liberty Landscape & Remodling

Liberty Landscape & Remodling

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Hello my name is Edgar, at Liberty Landscape & Remodeling, we take pride in transforming your home with our comprehensive range of services. Based in Asheboro, NC, our skilled team of three experts specializes in everything from roof repair and drywall installation to kitchen and bathroom remodels. Whether it’s exterior painting, deck additions, or fence installations, we handle all projects with precision and care. I have worked in the construction field over 6 years and landscaping as well. If that wasn’t enough I have my dad who’s been in the field for over 20+ years so will always have support to fall on and make your plans ass you want t

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 Charlotte general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Dana V.
Jeff is a great guy to work with. He's very communicative and detailed. You will always know the timeline for your project and he will update you if anything changes to that timeline. We chose to have our project completed during COVID when the costs of all materials skyrocketed but Jeff kept us informed and did his best to still keep the project on budget. Jeff hires only the best subcontractors to do the work needed. He's able to hire the best because he has great working relationships with the best. Jeff works tirelessly from quoting the project to seeing it through to the very end. We are very pleased with the final outcome of our poolside pavilion. I am the owner of an architectural design/drafting house, and I have worked with Mr. Francis on numerous occasions over the last 6 years. Mr. Francis is a reputable builder and we have built a great working relationship with Odyssey solely based on his integrity, and his passion for construction. Mr. Francis has always respected the design process and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that clients we have worked together with are completely satisfied with the job from start to finish. His clientele that we have encountered have always been proud of the service that he brings to their projects and have been more than happy to employ his services in the future. Whenever Mr. Francis calls, I make sure that I or someone on my design team makes themselves available to him. He has been a valuable resource to refer to in the design process. He has also made himself available to me and my team, even if it is not a project he is directly associated with. Mr. Francis is the professional you want to hire to get the job done!
Odyssey Custom Homes & Renovations
Atoyia M.
Richard, came out and gave free estimates, and wasted no time, ready to work. Great quality. His crew was early, and worked nonstop.Cleaned up, everything. I would highly recommend this company.
RF Roofing & Siding Inc
Pete C.
Mr. Walters was honest and forthright, fair in his pricing. He installed about 160 feet of wooden privacy fence in my backyard and was diligent about overcoming obstacles like trees and tree stumps that might have impeded the project. He knows his tools and knows his product and is skilled at what he does.
Walters Renovations LLC
Britt N.
Justin and Sarah took the time to ensure everything was done right - will be using them for future projects.
Just In Time Solutions LLC
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