Find a general contractor in Charleston, SC

Find general contractors in Charleston, SC

Find general contractors in Charleston, SC

Share a few details and we'll show you the best general contractors in your area.
Zip code

Project areas
Work needed

Find general contractors in Charleston, SC

Share a few details and we'll show you the best general contractors in your area.
Zip code

Project areas
Work needed

Top 10 general contractors in Charleston, SC

Homeowners agree: these Charleston general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Clear Advantage Upgrades And Renovations LLC

Clear Advantage Upgrades And Renovations LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Charleston, SC
We're a small local business looking to grow with the needs of our neighbors. Focused on building return customers, we want people to know exactly who they can call to get the job done right and at a fair price. No job is too small, from replacing a ceiling fan to a full remodel and everything in between.
Choice Remodeling

Choice Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
We take pride in every job we do. We treat each home like it is our own. We use the highest quality materials and stay up to date with the latest techniques for the products we install, and the projects we build. We do a variety of Remodeling projects anywhere from the smallest handyman type project on up to a major remodel. We like the challenges that Remodeling brings and working with our clients to achieve there end goals.
ARC 4 Home Improvements

ARC 4 Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
You, our Potential Client/Customer and Friend, WE HAVE THE REVIEWS SET IN STONES. When it comes to our service we protect your interest with the utmost care. YOU are ARC's best investment combined with your detailed review upon our completion of your project task request. If we missed something we will comeback to correct. Residential Services We Provide: Home Repair Small Renovations Handyman Services Fence Installation Minor Plumbing Minor Electrical Tiling Painting Door Installation Door Repair Siding Repair Toilet Repair and Installations Drywall Repair AND JUST ASK IF WE DO ANY OTHER SERVICES Though it is impossible to make everyone happ
LBC SERVICES LLC

LBC SERVICES LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Hi, my name is Louis and I'm the owner of LBC Services LLC. I've been in the construction trade for over 30 years. I started in commercial and residential hvac construction. I've had a lot of training in residential and light commercial construction services. I've started my own company in 2008. We are a full service Home Improvement, Home Remodeling and Home Construction Company. We also offer interior and architectural floor planning. Our services also includes, kitchen & Bathroom upgrades, home remodeling, carpentry, electrical, heating & air conditioning, flooring, drywall, painting, wood & vinyl siding, concrete etc. Our services is gea
Kohr Construction

Kohr Construction

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Founded in 1999, KOHR Construction has been serving Charleston, SC, and surrounding areas with quality construction services for over 25 years. As a locally owned and operated business, they specialize in custom home building, general contracting, and a wide range of additions, remodeling, and renovations. KOHR Construction also excels in New Home Builds, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Home Renovations, Home additions and commercial projects while maintaining a strong focus on detail and customer satisfaction. Their experience covers all levels of residential and commercial areas of construction. We would love the opportunity to work with you o
W D Johnson

W D Johnson

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
35+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Vicki L. says, "Very thorough, job well done" Read more
O'Connor Homes INC

O'Connor Homes INC

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Our Philosophy We approach homebuilding and remodeling with the intent to build a superior product while keeping costs low. At O’Connor Homes, we keep our overhead expenses tight so that we can pass the savings along to the customers who put their faith in us to deliver the high quality that we are known for. Limiting Projects to Ensure We Never Overpromise or Under-Deliver Established Relationships in the Industry Equal Higher Degree of Quality Control We also have established relationships with all of our subcontractors and care greatly about strong communication among our team as a whole. Our commitment to excellence is evident from ou...
Lowcountry Crawlspaces

Lowcountry Crawlspaces

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Honesty
Done Rite Construction

Done Rite Construction

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Founded in 1991, Done Rite Construction is a full-service general contractor from North Charleston, SC, catering to surrounding areas. They specialize in a wide range of small to large remodels including bathrooms, kitchens, decks, siding, and roofing. Their proficient team also handles water and fire damage repairs, rot, and crawlspace repairs. As a complete roofing contractor, they are skilled in shingle, metal, and flat roof applications. They offer emergency services and are equipped to manage any size project. Trust Done Rite Construction for all your contracting needs.
Williford Roofing & Construction

Williford Roofing & Construction

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Charleston, SC
Williford Roofing has over 50 years of combined industry experience. That translates into expert knowledge and professionalism that will protect your most valuable investment, your home.

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 Charleston general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Charleston area.
Vicki L.
Working with Billy is great. I trust him completely since we have known each other since high school. I’m a divorced mom and I call on Billy to help me care for my home. He always does a great job with anything I need done.
W D Johnson
How HomeGuide works
Search

Search, get cost estimates, contact pros, and book—all for free.

Compare

View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.

Hire

Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right pro when you're ready.