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Top 10 general contractors in Columbus, OH

Homeowners agree: these Columbus general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Rimo Construction Llc

Rimo Construction Llc

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
make the costumer happy with quality work and get work done on time
HomeCare Services

HomeCare Services

5.0(4)
9 hires on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Todd W. says, "Fernando was awesome to work with. He was very timely and the job was done to perfection. I did not even have to clean. Best professional experience I have had to date. Thank you" Read more
Vincenthandymanservice@gmail.com

[email protected]

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Honest discount to seniors and military Helping people
MARGINEZ PAINTING AND REMODELING LLC

MARGINEZ PAINTING AND REMODELING LLC

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I try to do my job as professional as I can to ensure satisfaction. I give it my all and my happiness comes from my customers being happy with my work. I enjoy every aspect of the work I do but I especially enjoy painting and remodeling interior. I have enjoyed and loved the work I do for more than 15 years.
Rooftek

Rooftek

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Our missing is to add value to our customers by providing top notch quality work; we never cut corners in our process; we're 100% transperant and involve our customers in the process. Over 15 years experience in construction work.

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 Columbus general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Megan S.
Fernando was very responsive and extremely kind. He kept us involved in every decision when it came to installing the fence. Honestly the best and easiest contractor to work with. Highly recommended and will reach out to HomeCare Services again in the future for further contracting needs.
HomeCare services
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