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Top 10 general contractors in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
RedRock Construction Group Inc

RedRock Construction Group Inc

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Customer satisfaction
Swallow's Contracting

Swallow's Contracting

5.0(2)
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Annmarie M. says, "Ryan redid our bathroom and kitchen. It came out awesome. He accommodated all of our needs while still being quick and affordable" Read more
Labrea Home Services Llc

Labrea Home Services Llc

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mohsen M. says, "Fantastic work, very nice guy. Came on time and gave me a quote. Once I agreed he started working and less than 2 hours, he was done.Thanks." Read more
Diamond Construction

Diamond Construction

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
registered Construction company. we work in NYC in all 5 boroughs. We work with Masonry, roof repair/replacement, concrete, stucco, brick work and much more.
Redwood Renovation

Redwood Renovation

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Stephanie G. says, "En realidad, me sorprendió su puntualidad, excelente trabajo, su personal muy capacitado fue un gusto trabajar con ellos" Read more
Professional S&k Construction Inc

Professional S&k Construction Inc

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Melly says, "Fast and clean service" Read more
Mikel Pepaj Construction Corp

Mikel Pepaj Construction Corp

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Construction Company in Manhattan, NY .
Vonpro Construction And Consulting

Vonpro Construction And Consulting

5.0(1)
14+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Amy R. says, "Listened to my needs. Was patient and thorough. Stayed within my budget. Was efficient. High quality. Kept me involved throughout the construction process. Attentive to details and kept organized and clean." Read more
LS GROUP Llc

LS GROUP Llc

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
O loved when my work satisfied my clients.
Good Work's Plumbing

Good Work's Plumbing

5.0(2)
4 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Rhonda Thomas P. says, "Excellent work solved the problem. Quickly and also very professional and nest. Definitely will use him again for services" 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 New York general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Annmarie M.
He was easy to talk to, accommodated everything I wanted and got the job done quickly and affordably.
Swallow's contracting
Stephanie G.
Siempre son puntual en la entrega de trabajo, con un personal con amplia experiencia en todo tipo de trabajos, tienen un excelente servicio
Redwood Renovation
Mr, G.
First of all the plumbing job was done excellent! The quality is great and I am very satisfied. The human relations are trustworthy. If I would need new job, I would go to this company only. I would also recommend this company to all my friends without hesitation.
Good work's plumbing
Crystal A.
I didn't expect same day service. He did great job.
SRVLANDSCAPING CONSTRUCTION & Design llc
Eglantina H.
His priority is quality, reliability and consistency .. A quality professional with extensive experience in general constructions in houses and commercial buildings
GCR Gora Construction Corp
Andriu C.
I recommend Albert Construction an excellent company and an excellent person very punctual and very professional
ALBERT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LLC
Gabriella R.
Highly recommend AE Dekaj Construction Inc did some renovations on my apartment and i am very satisfied and happy with their work even that past one year since they have done working in our apartment still their job is same as it was recently renovated! I love all their work!
AE Dekaj Construction Inc
Maurice C.
They were very efficient and very professional the work was top notch. The job was done in a timely fashion and looks great. I will use them again.
L&E Development Construction Group
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