1,086 Barstow, IL General Contractors

If you're on the brink of a large home improvement project, remodel or new build, you'll likely want to hire a general contractor. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's completed on schedule and to your satisfaction. Whether you’re looking for Barstow, IL building contractors for a new construction, or home improvement contractors to spruce up your existing place, it’s important to know exactly what role they will play in the project. Read more below for a list of must-ask questions. More 
Davenport, IA, 52806
14 miles from Barstow
Building and Remodeling contractor in the quad city area for over 34 years. Established in 1980, we are licensed, bonded, & insured. Our Company has showcased many custom... Read More
Davenport, IA, 52806
14 miles from Barstow
Suburban Construction has been trusted in the homes of our customers since 1985. We have chosen to specialize in the replacement of windows, insulated siding and prefinished... Read More
Advance Homes Inc (563) 359-0309
Davenport, IA, 52807
10 miles from Barstow
Since 1953 we've been building homes and developing properties so our customers can live the lives they've always dreamed of. Our experience is broad and varied having built more... Read More
McManus Development (563) 449-9212
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
8 miles from Barstow
Many of our residential construction customers have come back to McManus Development for their commercial design work too. We try to develop close, personal relationships with our... Read More
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
8 miles from Barstow
General Contractor specializing in high quality homes. New construction and major remodeling. Architectural millwork division manufacturing, beams, staircases, libraries, moldings... Read More
In&outhandyman (563) 260-0752
Tipton, IA, 52772
44 miles from Barstow
We are a small family Business. Working hard to complete your wishes and dreams. We are trying to make a living,not a killing. I have done some charity work for churchs,senior... Read More
McManus Development (309) 764-8624
Moline, IL, 61265
8 miles from Barstow
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
8 miles from Barstow
A Residential Remodeling Contractor specializing in Room Additions, Basement Finishing, Kitchens and Bathrooms. Read More
Applestone Homes (563) 505-3615
Davenport, IA, 52801
12 miles from Barstow
Silvis, IL, 61282
4 miles from Barstow
Everything from small repairs to room additions or remodels. Read More
Davenport, IA, 52802
14 miles from Barstow
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
8 miles from Barstow
Need Roofing Contractors in Bettendorf Iowa? Call 33 Carpenters Construction today! They are the best when it comes to roofing solutions right here in the Quad Cities. These... Read More
Davenport, IA, 52804
14 miles from Barstow
Locally owned & operated. Read More
Todd Seemann, REALTOR (563) 271-3075
Davenport, IA, 52807
10 miles from Barstow
Real Estate Agent Licensed in Iowa Mel Foster Co. 3211 E. 35th St.Ct. Davenport, Iowa 52807 Residential real estate sales, New construction, Land development, Relocation... Read More
Durian Builders, LLC (309) 357-6648
Geneseo, IL, 61254
11 miles from Barstow
We build SOLUTIONS! We are a general contractor that specializes in interior renovations. We also build room additions and new homes! Read More
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What Is a General Contractor?


General, or construction contractors, are often known as project managers. They oversee the entire remodeling or new home construction project and facilitate all day-to-day tasks that move it toward completion. A general building contractor will work with your architect to review plan as you build a house and ensure everything is in place before work is started, as well as arrange for permits and necessary inspections. While good local home improvement contractors will have the skills to handle certain tasks onsite, such as carpentry, he or she is also responsible for hiring subcontractors for the majority of jobs, such as electrical work, painting or plumbing. In addition, the general contractor should be on-site regularly to inspect the progress and resolve issues.

Home remodeling contractors are a must for successful completion of a renovation. Because of this, it's essential that you do your homework before deciding on the right Barstow, IL general contractor as you remodel or build a house. Inspect bids carefully. Was it ready when the contractor promised it? Was the bid for building a home unusually high or low? Each of these things can be very telling: A late bid may reflect timing standards, and an off-the-mark bid could be code for a pricey premium or a deliberate underbid to score the remodeling job. You should call references, carefully read reviews and visit Barstow, IL completed projects to see if they’re what you expect for your job. Once you do secure your local contractors, read the contract very carefully to be sure everyone is on the same page.

Questions to ask prospective general contractors:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • What qualities do you look for in your subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?


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