Find a general contractor in Philadelphia, PA

Find general contractors in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 general contractors in Philadelphia, PA

Homeowners agree: these Philadelphia general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Five Stars Builders Imc

Five Stars Builders Imc

5.0Exceptional(7)
8+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
David G. says, "He was knows what he just doing and he's very fast and he is a very recently priced I would use him again" Read more
LA Signature Home Interiors

LA Signature Home Interiors

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Have you lately been thinking about transforming your home like the ones you see on the internet or design inspiration magazines? Then, wait no more! Call us for the best local home design service near Philadelphia PA. Work with one of the best interior designers who create the most fascinating Interior Designs with the help of advanced features, high-quality material, and with a bit of artistic flavor as well. We design modern Interiors and specialize in Kitchens
Custom Designed To Fit Your Needs General Contracting LLC

Custom Designed To Fit Your Needs General Contracting LLC

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
What I like about being a carpenter is number one the freedom to serve my clients. I like serving people. I like to help people accomplish they're home projects, whether it's a kitchen, bathroom, home office, or family room. Anyting that gives them the satisfaction are there new personal space at home.
Reyes4YOULLC

Reyes4YOULLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in custom homes, commercial construction, and residential remodeling. City Living Development is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners and business owners in Austin. From initial concept through design, permitting, construction and completion, we can handle all phases of your project. No job is too big or small, and we are competitively priced. We enjoy bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and deck building too!
More Quality Homes

More Quality Homes

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Starting and completing projects are my favorite parts of working on peoples homes. I love the feeling they get of having their vision come to life or exceeding there expectations. I've been a carpenter for 10 yrs certified from Orleans Tech I've worked for CHOP, Farmer Jawn Green Houses, Community Council, HUD, and other small companies through the Philadelphia county.
LCM Construction LLC

LCM Construction LLC

5.0(3)
5 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Richard P. says, "I wasn't surprised Ernesto was wonderful. But his entire team was a pleasure to do business with. All of them were professional, courteous and had great attention to detail. Cost was reasonable and i highly recommend the LCM team. I am delighted with the deck project and will use them again. They are truly craftsmen !" Read more
Iptions

Iptions

5.0Exceptional(33)
Top Pro
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Melissa P. says, "Did the job and did it correctly , he was on time and professional, I would recommend him to anyone needing work done" Read more
Ilir Profka Contractor

Ilir Profka Contractor

4.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Deb S. says, "Knowledgeable. Liscened general contractor" Read more
STORMPROOF  EXTERIORS

STORMPROOF EXTERIORS

5.0Exceptional(16)
23 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Evelyn A. says, "John is very serious about the job. He did a great job. I am very satisfied and hopefully he will get a snowblower to make the job easily. " Read more
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." 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 Philadelphia general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Ellen C.
They were very professional, the job was done in excellent time, I would recommend this company to anyone. I am very satisfied from start to finish.
Five stars builders imc
Jacqueline S.
They were professional, paid attention to detail, very courteous and fast in building my new deck
LCM Construction LLC
VISEJ P.
I AM EXTREMELY LIKE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE. ONE OF THE BEST COMPUTER SERVICE ORGANISATION.I REALLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE . SERVICE CHARGE IS VERY LOW. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN
Iptions
Brunella P.
John was very professional and dependable.
STORMPROOF EXTERIORS
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
Ann M.
response time was excellent; work was completed the same day; cleanup was good; price was high but I accepted it because the deck being demolished was in a dangerous condition
Life Liberty Builders
Dinh
This company is awesome. They do what they say and finish the job in a very timely manner. i have had multiple full renovation with them and I have to say by far the best I ever had.
Gamboa Construction
Andrea S.
They were great to deal with. They listened to all my concerns and walked me through the process they gave me a drawing so I could visualize the project which was a huge help being a visual person.... They were awesome on time attentive and paid attention to every detail
Leon Garden World
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