7,476 Essex, MA 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 Essex, MA 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. You can find more general contractors in Lynn, Lawrence, Haverhill, Malden and Peabody. More 
Cambridge, MA, 02139
25 miles from Essex
For more than three decades, Charlie Allen Renovations has restored and renovated scores of period homes large and small in the Greater Boston area, from modest one or two room... Read More
Beverly, MA, 01915
7 miles from Essex
For more than a decade The Remodeling Company has worked closely with homeowners, architects and designers to bring our clientsʼ ideas to life. If you can imagine it, we can make... Read More
S+H Construction (617) 876-8286
Cambridge, MA, 02138
25 miles from Essex
A multi-award winning firm, S+H Construction collaborates with architects and other design professionals to offer residential renovations, custom building, historic restorations,... Read More
Lee Kimball (781) 838-6100
Reading, MA, 01867
19 miles from Essex
We know you have a vision. Your home...but better. You want something larger, more breathtaking and functional. We bring this vision to life with a design unlike any other. The... Read More
Bridgewater, MA, 02324
47 miles from Essex
Thorson is an award winning contractor that has been providing high quality, custom building and remodeling services since 1991. Eric Thorson, owner and founder channels his... Read More
Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481
34 miles from Essex
We are best known for our large-scale restorations of stately older-homes in the Boston area and in the last 5 years have also completed several new custom homes in period styles... Read More
Lawrence, MA, 01843
20 miles from Essex
Howell Custom Building Group creates fine home additions, home renovations and custom new homes north of Boston. We pride ourselves on meticulous planning and expert... Read More
TMK Remodeling (978) 852-4491
North Andover, 01845
17 miles from Essex
TMK Remodeling is a full service, residential home improvement contractor, home remodeling and repair business. We partner with designers, architects and licensed tradesmen to... Read More
Marlborough, MA, 01752
44 miles from Essex
Wellen Construction was founded over 30 years ago with commitment to the highest quality, customer service, and project management all within our clients budget. We strive for... Read More
Windhill Builders (978) 356-8988
Ipswich, MA, 01938
5 miles from Essex
Windhill Builders is a designer and builder of distinctive custom homes and renovations located in Ipswich, Massachusetts on Boston’s North Shore. From Martha’s Vineyard to the... Read More
Newton, MA, 02458
29 miles from Essex
Distinctive and modern renovation, specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling Read More
Acton, MA, 01720
36 miles from Essex
With over 35 years of custom homebuilding and renovation experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. has grown to be one of the most highly regarded construction firms in the... Read More
Manchester, MA, 01944
4 miles from Essex
Windover creates sophisticated custom homes, expressive commercial and institutional spaces and innovative planned communities, all executed with flawless precision. The winner of... Read More
Platt Builders (978) 448-9963
Groton, MA, 01450
40 miles from Essex
Remodeler, custom homebuilder, custom cabinetry & millwork. Read More
Canton, MA, 02021
37 miles from Essex
At Phillip F. Gaudette Construction Co., our goal is to not only help you design, build or renovate your home, but to make the process easy for you. We are a full-service... 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Building Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

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 Essex, MA 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 Essex, MA 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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