Choosing the best general contractor is critical when it comes to building or improving your home. To help you sort through all of the options, Best of the Web makes it easy to find top-rated professional contractors in your area. Here you can read reviews and see which contractors in your area other people recommend. That way you can pick the best one for the job.

Aster Building, Inc.
P.O. Box 37
East Moriches, NY 11940

A client should expect only the best from any Suffolk County remodeling company. At Aster Building & Remodeling Inc., we deliver on that expectation with our unparalleled service and professionalism.

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Phone(631) 503-6256

Aster Building, Inc.
P.O. Box 37
East Moriches, NY 11940

A client should expect only the best from any Suffolk County remodeling company. At Aster Building & Remodeling Inc., we deliver on that expectation with our unparalleled service and professionalism.

F. Romano Contracting, Inc.
125 N Park Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

The Long Island general contractors at F. Romano General Contracting Inc. are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. We have years of experience and can complete any project.

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Phone(516) 568-4719

F. Romano Contracting, Inc.
125 N Park Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

The Long Island general contractors at F. Romano General Contracting Inc. are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. We have years of experience and can complete any project.

King Rose
10 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

King Rose of NY is an award winning, licensed and insured New York remodeling contracting company that takes great pride in its work. We provide our clients with great value and high quality work

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Phone(646) 350-4094

King Rose
10 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

King Rose of NY is an award winning, licensed and insured New York remodeling contracting company that takes great pride in its work. We provide our clients with great value and high quality work

Levinere Enterprises
24 Park St
Walton, NY 13856

If you are searching for professional Walton home builders, look no further than Levinere Enterprises & Home Builders. We are an attentive and experienced company who gets the job done right.

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Phone(607) 643-4357

Levinere Enterprises
24 Park St
Walton, NY 13856

If you are searching for professional Walton home builders, look no further than Levinere Enterprises & Home Builders. We are an attentive and experienced company who gets the job done right.

Perfection Renovation, Inc.
425 Kennedy Rd
Buffalo, NY 14227

Perfection Renovation & Remodeling, Inc. is a Buffalo remodeling company who is experienced in a variety of services, maintains the highest standard of work, and still charges competitive prices.

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Phone(716) 989-5226

Perfection Renovation, Inc.
425 Kennedy Rd
Buffalo, NY 14227

Perfection Renovation & Remodeling, Inc. is a Buffalo remodeling company who is experienced in a variety of services, maintains the highest standard of work, and still charges competitive prices.

Trinity Foundation Repair, Inc.
252 E. 89th St.
New York, NY 10128

Trinity Foundation Repair, Inc. strives to bring you the comfort of knowing qualified craftsmen will complete your project on time and on budget. Give us a call for New York foundation repair.

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Phone(646) 374-3187

Trinity Foundation Repair, Inc.
252 E. 89th St.
New York, NY 10128

Trinity Foundation Repair, Inc. strives to bring you the comfort of knowing qualified craftsmen will complete your project on time and on budget. Give us a call for New York foundation repair.

J & J Premier General Contractors, Inc.
11 Peace Ct
Selden, NY 11784

J & J Premier General Contractors is a Long Island based bathroom, basements, and kitchens refinishing company. Bathtubs, ceramic wall tile, wood cabinets and appliances can be quickly updated. With over 25 years' experience, we are the premium choice for all your refinishing needs. The result is unequaled performance combined with the most proven products and techniques. On-site management and…

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Phone(631) 451-0735

J & J Premier General Contractors, Inc.
11 Peace Ct
Selden, NY 11784

J & J Premier General Contractors is a Long Island based bathroom, basements, and kitchens refinishing company. Bathtubs, ceramic wall tile, wood cabinets and appliances can be quickly updated. With over 25 years' experience, we are the premium choice for all your refinishing needs. The result is unequaled performance combined with the most proven products and techniques. On-site management and…

Gomes Lawn & Masonry, Inc
233 Travis Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511

With over 30 years of experience, Gomes Lawn & Masonry is one of the leading masonry and landscaping construction companies in Westchester County. Serving New York and Connecticut areas including Chappaqua, Purchase, Irvington, Briarcliff Manor, Port Chester, and more, Gomes Lawn & Masonry takes pride in being a family-owned business. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(914) 906-3067

Gomes Lawn & Masonry, Inc
233 Travis Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511

With over 30 years of experience, Gomes Lawn & Masonry is one of the leading masonry and landscaping construction companies in Westchester County. Serving New York and Connecticut areas including Chappaqua, Purchase, Irvington, Briarcliff Manor, Port Chester, and more, Gomes Lawn & Masonry takes pride in being a family-owned business. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Santucci Construction Corp
15 Travis Ln
Montrose, NY 10548

Santucci Construction Corp. places expertise and customer care above all else. For more than four decades, our specialists have provided skilled, responsible drainage, excavation, and septic system maintenance throughout the Westchester and Putnam Counties areas. Unclaimed: Claim this business

5.0
10 Verified Reviews

Phone(914) 736-0293

Santucci Construction Corp
15 Travis Ln
Montrose, NY 10548

Santucci Construction Corp. places expertise and customer care above all else. For more than four decades, our specialists have provided skilled, responsible drainage, excavation, and septic system maintenance throughout the Westchester and Putnam Counties areas. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Orange Contractors
16 Academy Avenue
Chester, NY 10918

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Phone(845) 469-9576

Orange Contractors
16 Academy Avenue
Chester, NY 10918

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Apco Group Inc
23-29 Story Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473

General Contractor, Construction Management, Hospitality Consultants, Project Consultants Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(718) 931-1021

Apco Group Inc
23-29 Story Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473

General Contractor, Construction Management, Hospitality Consultants, Project Consultants Unclaimed: Claim this business

Excelon Construction
533, East 2nd street
brooklyn, NY 11218

The Brownstone Contractor Brooklyn in NY. Brownstone Facade Repair, Brick work, stucco, waterproofing and weatherproofing Brooklyn NYC.

5.0
20 Verified Reviews

Phone(631) 464-8200

Excelon Construction
533, East 2nd street
brooklyn, NY 11218

The Brownstone Contractor Brooklyn in NY. Brownstone Facade Repair, Brick work, stucco, waterproofing and weatherproofing Brooklyn NYC.

Cool Air Inc
35-57 9th St
Astoria, NY 11106

Cool Air Inc is the expert HVAC contractor in Manhattan, NY that will keep you warm year round. At Cool Air Inc they specialize in a variety of heating services, including HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance; air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance; and furnace installation, repair, and maintenance. When you call the reliable heating and a/c professionals at T&T Cool… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(718) 721-2131

Cool Air Inc
35-57 9th St
Astoria, NY 11106

Cool Air Inc is the expert HVAC contractor in Manhattan, NY that will keep you warm year round. At Cool Air Inc they specialize in a variety of heating services, including HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance; air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance; and furnace installation, repair, and maintenance. When you call the reliable heating and a/c professionals at T&T Cool… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Supreme Renovation A2Z Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
100 Park Ave
New York, NY 10017

New York Home Improvement Contractor Supreme Renovation A2Z is a Home Remodeling and Home Improvement Contractor in New York City specializing in Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Home Renovation. We also offer porch remodeling, decks, masonry, patios and more, with a variety of affordable product choices to fit any budget. Supreme Renovation A2Z is an NY Licensed Home Improvement Contractor, fully…

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Phone(917) 213-3418

Supreme Renovation A2Z Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
100 Park Ave
New York, NY 10017

New York Home Improvement Contractor Supreme Renovation A2Z is a Home Remodeling and Home Improvement Contractor in New York City specializing in Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Home Renovation. We also offer porch remodeling, decks, masonry, patios and more, with a variety of affordable product choices to fit any budget. Supreme Renovation A2Z is an NY Licensed Home Improvement Contractor, fully…

Hi Tech Contracting & Restoration Corp
201 Bay 43rd St 2nd FL
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Hi Tech Contracting & Restoration Corp is a construction company in New York City with many years of experience in the construction industry. We are capable of undertaking both commercial and residential projects.

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Phone(718) 510-6000

Hi Tech Contracting & Restoration Corp
201 Bay 43rd St 2nd FL
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Hi Tech Contracting & Restoration Corp is a construction company in New York City with many years of experience in the construction industry. We are capable of undertaking both commercial and residential projects.

Adir Contracting
1231 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Adir Contracting Group is a leading renovation company that specializes in bringing innovative design and creativity to every project. With two decades of experience behind them, they are committed to giving customers effective building services with elegance, style & grace! Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(718) 568-0200

Adir Contracting
1231 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Adir Contracting Group is a leading renovation company that specializes in bringing innovative design and creativity to every project. With two decades of experience behind them, they are committed to giving customers effective building services with elegance, style & grace! Unclaimed: Claim this business

Aurora Contractors, Inc
100 Raynor Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Aurora Contractors is a leading Construction Management, General Contracting and Design/Build firm, serving the New York metropolitan area. Family owned and operated since 1983, we deliver years of experience, extensive resources, and a variety of services. Our transparent planning process identifies challenges early, delivering solutions you need, on time and on budget.

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Phone(631) 981-3785

Aurora Contractors, Inc
100 Raynor Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Aurora Contractors is a leading Construction Management, General Contracting and Design/Build firm, serving the New York metropolitan area. Family owned and operated since 1983, we deliver years of experience, extensive resources, and a variety of services. Our transparent planning process identifies challenges early, delivering solutions you need, on time and on budget.

Big Apple Stone Care NYC
244 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Big Apple Stone and Metal Care is specialized in repair and restoration of stone, polishing and sealing of granite, lightening of granite, marble and other stones used in construction and in the decoration of houses and business as flooring, walls, counters, sinks, stairs, among others. We also do Metal Maintenance, Restoration and Metal Finishing in all greater New York. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(800) 607-3179

Big Apple Stone Care NYC
244 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Big Apple Stone and Metal Care is specialized in repair and restoration of stone, polishing and sealing of granite, lightening of granite, marble and other stones used in construction and in the decoration of houses and business as flooring, walls, counters, sinks, stairs, among others. We also do Metal Maintenance, Restoration and Metal Finishing in all greater New York. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Dynamic GC Corp
445 Fifth Ave
Suite 32D
New York, NY 10016

Roofing, Waterproofing, Masonry, Concrete, sidewalk repair, General Contracting.

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Phone(718) 786-1776

Dynamic GC Corp
445 Fifth Ave
Suite 32D
New York, NY 10016

Roofing, Waterproofing, Masonry, Concrete, sidewalk repair, General Contracting.

Good Guys Contracting
441 Broadway
West Babylon, NY 11704

Good Guys Contracting provides siding, decks, insulation, windows and more for everything from small interior renovations up to custom home construction. As one of Long Island's James Hardie preferred remodelers, we pride ourselves on providing high quality remodeling service throughout the process of estimating, project planning, project completion and long term follow up. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(631) 559-6420

Good Guys Contracting
441 Broadway
West Babylon, NY 11704

Good Guys Contracting provides siding, decks, insulation, windows and more for everything from small interior renovations up to custom home construction. As one of Long Island's James Hardie preferred remodelers, we pride ourselves on providing high quality remodeling service throughout the process of estimating, project planning, project completion and long term follow up. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Top General Contractor Services

 

General contractors oversee construction projects. They hire subcontractors to do any work that needs done, facilitate communication between the property owners and workers, and keep an eye on the project schedule. 

Here are some of the most common projects that you’ll need a general contractor to manage. 

 
  • Building a house
  • Putting an addition on a house
  • Remodeling a bathroom
  • Remodeling a kitchen
  • Building a deck

Cost Guide for General Contractors

 

General contractors typically charge a certain percentage of your project budget. This means that you’ll pay a lot more for a general contractor to help build a whole house than you would if they were simply managing construction of a new deck for your existing home. 

Here are several estimates of what you can expect to pay a general contractor for common projects.

 
  • Building a house
    • National Average Cost: $125 per square foot
    • Low End Cost: $90 per square foot
    • High End Cost: $250 per square foot
 
  • Putting an addition on a house
    • National Average Cost: $140 per square foot
    • Low End Cost: $80 per square foot
    • High End Cost: $200 per square foot 
 
  • Remodeling a bathroom
    • National Average Cost: $10,942
    • Low End Cost: $3,500
    • High End Cost: $16,370
 
  • Remodeling a kitchen
    • National Average Cost: $22,134
    • Low End Cost: $12,000
    • High End Cost: $34,962
 
  • Building a deck
    • National Average Cost: $6,000
    • Low End Cost: $4,000
    • High End Cost: $11,000 

Tips for Hiring a General Contractor 

 

Here are some important things to keep in mind when choosing which general contractor to hire.

 
  1. Research and read recommendations. Check out the best contractors in your area on Best of the Web and take the time to read the reviews and recommendations that people left.
  2. Speak with several general contractors and take careful notes during your conversations. Ask them about their experience, their estimated workload at the time of your project, and their rates and payment schedules.
  3. Don’t make your decision on price alone. After you interview a few contractors, be wary of the one charging the lowest rates, especially if it seems quite a bit cheaper than their competitors’. The lower the rate, the more likely that they will cut corners on your project.
 

The best place to start your search for a general contractor is right here with Best of the Web. We’ll help you weed out the scammers and unprofessional contractors so that you can talk to the most qualified candidates in your area.

FAQ

Is it worth hiring a general contractor, or should I do it myself? 

 

Not every project needs a general contractor. However, be careful not to get in over your head trying to save yourself a little money. This can backfire and result in you getting fined for breaking code, or overpaying for materials or services you’re not familiar with. 

If your project is going to take more than a week to complete, requires multiple tradespeople, or involves local building codes, it’s a good idea to hire a professional.

 

What should you look for in a general contractor? 

Make sure that your general contractor is licensed and insured, and don’t just take their word for it. Double check with your state’s licensing authority to make sure that everything is valid. 

How much should I pay a contractor upfront? 

Every general contractor works on their own payment schedule, so your upfront fees will vary. Some states place a limit on how much you can pay in advance, so research and learn the laws in your state. As a general rule, you can expect to pay between 10-25% of the total project cost upfront, although this may vary.

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