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Find general contractors in Raleigh, NC

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Top 10 general contractors in Raleigh, NC

Homeowners agree: these Raleigh general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kyle Bobbitt LLC

Kyle Bobbitt LLC

7 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Amanda B. says, "We constantly relied on Kyle for advice to solve our problems. He became quite the go to person for our build. Kyle had no problem building rapport with everyone involved. We selected are own Architect, Engineer, and Interior Designer which he organized that group along with his team to make our dream home a reality. He was very professional and great customer relation skills. Would recommend and use his again." Read more
A Hammer And Nail Construction

A Hammer And Nail Construction

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
As a native of the Raleigh area, I have spent my whole career working in and around Wake, Johnston, and Durham counties. I began doing carpentry when I was 15 years old on new home sites. I have renovated many old historic homes in downtown Raleigh in both Oakwood and Boylan Heights. We have built many nightclubs and bars over the years, but as time has gone by, we find ourselves doing more and more interior renovations, mostly tiled walk in showers, bathrooms, and kitchens. We have been fortunate enough to have stayed busy over the years, and seem to get busier with each one. I live with my family and two dogs out in the countryside of Jo
American Roofing & Home Improvements

American Roofing & Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
all work is supervised. on the job from start to finish. we have a APLUS RATING WITH THE BBB FOR 31. everything in writing with warranty. no money down. payment at completion of work. 31yrs experience. references provided with all estimates. i enjoy doing good work for my customer. like giving them their moneys worth on every job. like meeting nice people to work for . i tre@t your home like it is mine.
American Dream Flooring & Tile, LLC

American Dream Flooring & Tile, LLC

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
American Dream Flooring & Tile, founded in 2000 and serving Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas, is more than just a flooring store. With over 25 years of industry experience, they are home improvement professionals offering a wide array of services including flooring, kitchen and bath remodeling, and interior design. Known for their reliability, communication, integrity, and quality work, they strive to educate their clients and ensure satisfaction with every project. They offer no interest financing, a lifetime warranty, and a best price guarantee, demonstrating their commitment to affordability and quality.

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 Raleigh general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Raleigh area.
Tim G.
kyle was great to work with. Provided a true 5 star service. We worked with Kyle almost 3 years from design to completion to build the home of our dreams. Very high end luxury home builder as others have suggested he is an over builder often looking into every detail months in advance to avoid common construction related problems.
Kyle Bobbitt LLC
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