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Top 10 general contractors in Akron, OH

Homeowners agree: these Akron general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Two12design

Two12design

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Mrs. B. says, "Annlouise from Two12 Designs is inspired, personable, and professional. I especially like that her background and focus is broad. Her ideas and suggestions are not exclusive to a specific style or to what you see in current media. She listens to your unique needs and priorities instead of just steering you down the easy path of what's "in" today and "out" tomorrow." Read more
Metis Construction Services

Metis Construction Services

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Metis is a female owned and operated commercial general contractor. Metis focuses on commercial interior and exterior renovations, ground up construction, and facilities maintenance.
Maag Property Services

Maag Property Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Welcome to MPS page! We are a locally owned and operated landscaping company. We specialize in a full service landscaping experience! Installing Patios, Sea Walls Retaining walls and more!
Excellent Flooring & Design

Excellent Flooring & Design

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Excellent service Excellent prices Excellent Flooring
Home Sweet Home Remodeling

Home Sweet Home Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
We take great joy in partnering with our clients to produce new and renovated spaces that make them feel like they are truly ‘home’. We are glad to spend the extra effort to get to know our clients, their lifestyle, and their goals for the property in order to achieve their vision. We employ powerful design software on a supercomputing workstation to produce life-like renderings of your space so that there are no surprises. You can ‘see’ the proposed work before it is started. We have earned several design build awards for quality and workmanship. We design and build residential remodeling projects as well as new commercial and commercial...
Daves Construction Design LLC

Daves Construction Design LLC

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
14 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Tammy A. says, "Dave and his crew were very professional, friendly, on time and they go all out far & beyond to get the job done & to please the client. Excellent.....wished everyone was that way. " Read more
M. T. Schmidt Design And Construction

M. T. Schmidt Design And Construction

New on HomeGuide
36+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
My service stands out in the experience and knowledge of 30 years of designing homes and additions. The wishlist, affordable construction and resale value are the driving aspects of any project. I enjoy watching the customeers satisfacion as the project unfolds.
Paino Building Corp

Paino Building Corp

New on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
We have been in the design and construction business for 35 years. We are architects and builders and have carpenters that can do most any type of construction work. No job is to small. We do small remodeling projects, kitchen and bath renovations as well as additions and new homes. We are specialists in accessible design and roll in showers. We enjoy doing work for people who are interested in good design and quality unique craftsmenship. We enjoy going to work everyday....
Aaron Yoder Builders

Aaron Yoder Builders

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
We’ve been in the industry for 20+ years. We make the home building process simple leaving no detail out! From start to finish customers will know every detail and will have A simple building experience leading to their dream home
Temple Real Estate Development

Temple Real Estate Development

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Professional builders - kitchens-bathrooms - additions - electrical - plumbing - drywall - compete remodels - roofing - concrete and HVAC upgrades and installs

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 Akron general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Akron area.
Jared O.
Dave was flexible and worked around our schedules phenomenally. Price was fair, and service was very quick. Would recommend to anyone.
Daves Construction Design LLC
Marie P.
Honest already posted
Honey Do!
Rick W.
Professional Design services, and ALL trades inclusive in ONE company. You don't have to hire additional contractors. This eliminates extra down time and reduces the completion duration.
Kollarik Inc.
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