Find a general contractor in Plainfield, NJ

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Top 10 general contractors in Plainfield, NJ

Homeowners agree: these Plainfield general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Galeano Company LLC

The Galeano Company LLC

5.0Exceptional(11)
Offers online services
20 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Bob S. says, "We have just completed rebuilding our garage. The Galeano Company(TGC) completed the job quickly and professionally. We had one goal to replace the garage and we told them what we expected and it got done. Along the way we came up with of the ok that is done what is next, a fence, patio, addition. It made sense to do the fence while the building was out of the way so we added that to the list. We did not have to go back and forth on, what about this or that. It just got done. The costs were reasonable as compared with work that my neighbor just spent doing his fence. You can see from the photos what we achived. Thank you John, Bob and Nahoko Sullivan, Little Ferry NJ." Read more
RedRock Construction Group Inc

RedRock Construction Group Inc

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Customer satisfaction
Cityzen Design

Cityzen Design

New on HomeGuide
28+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
I am the co founder of an award winning architecture and design firm, I-Beam Design, in NY City for the last 20 years and been on the NY Magazine's list of best NYC architects for 4 years in a row. Since COVID, we now have a sister company , Cityzen Designs, that merges architecture with interior design services which includes, additions, renovations and new construction. We think outside the box and challenge ourselves and our clients to keep an open mind. We don't design based on styles as they fluctuate according to the fashion of the day. We design based on the client's needs, their desires, their budget and the context of the project's ...

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 Plainfield general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Plainfield area.
Scott S.
They worked with me to diagnose the problem, were fast, responsive and flexible, and did a great job with the repair.
The Galeano Company LLC
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