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Madison General Contractors

Barenz Builders

Barenz Builders

5.0 (1)
For over a quarter of a century, Barenz Builders has been a Wisconsin custom home builder building homes graced with the quality of yesteryear combined with the technology of today. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. We take special care to make sure we are building a custom home that reflects your lifestyle and individual taste. Our homes are creative, yet practical and functional.
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Copperhead Concrete And Excavation

Copperhead Concrete And Excavation

5.0 (1)
Offers reasonable peices quality work and knowledge to complete any tough job you can throw our way when no one else will copperhead can
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H.E Square Construction Inc

H.E Square Construction Inc

4.0 (1)
I have over 20 plus years experience in the construction industry We specialize in small company values and jobs 
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Badger Construction Co.

Badger Construction Co.

5.0 (1)
Custom home builder. Remodeling and kitchen remodels, basement finishing.35 years in construction background. 
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Duke Builders And Design

Duke Builders And Design

I am about educating my clients in ways to save them money without cutting corners. My work for 20 years has been word of mouth. I belive the effort and relationship put in will come full fold. 
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Legacy Building & Design

Legacy Building & Design

In 1957, Bill Schluter started a family construction business (Schluter Construction) based on offering quality craftsmanship to everyone at an affordable price and thanks to the spirited drive of his son Jerry, that tradition continues today (As the Schluter Construction Era Has Ended) as Legacy Building and Design LLC. "The Family LEGACY Continues..."Legacy Building & Design's main goals are to capitalize on the family beliefs and values of tradition, quality, and pride in craftsmanship to successfully operate in today's dynamic and challenging environments and become the first choice for today's consumers.Our Services Include (but ... View Profile
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JG Development

JG Development

We build homes, we build commercial structures, we build places of worship, and we build more.  But what we really love to build is intangible:  trust and long-lasting relationships. We love what we do, and we want you—our customer—to love what we do for you. To that end, we’re a quality-focused organization.  And to deliver quality, we offer the specific knowledge, experience and expertise your project needs through our four divisions: Brio Design Homes: Our new home building division. www,briodesignhomes.com Vive Home Transformations:  Our home remodeling division www.vivehometra ... View Profile
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TurnKeyHome.com, Div Of Creative Horizons, Inc.

TurnKeyHome.com, Div Of Creative Horizons, Inc.

Our nitch after 30+ years has been real Custom Homes. Most have been Lake Homes around SE Wisconsin, Nothern Illinois and the rest scattered all over Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Montana. We use the best of Modular, Panel and Stick construction to provide the highest level of Design Quality and Value. Send us your plan from any where or your napkin sketch and we will provide you with a base price. We also have about 700 plans as a place to start on our website with a Base Direct Price. You can also shop many product and color options online with prices. Have fun, start Shopping! Let"t Build Thanks [email protected] 262-930-7969 ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

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, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • 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?

  • 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.


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