8,840 Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn, 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. You can find more general contractors in Chicago, Cicero, Hammond, Arlington Heights and Evanston. More 
Libertyville, IL, 60048
41 miles from Oak Lawn
For over 10 years, BDS Construction Inc. has been providing superior customer service and high quality construction for the greater Chicagoland area. Our extensive construction... Read More
We offer quality construction services from small repairs to complete renovations. Our team enjoys the art form of each job - we take the ideas and dreams of our customers and make them a reality.
Franklin Park, IL, 60131
17 miles from Oak Lawn
Fricano Construction Company provides General Contracting and complete Architectural Woodwork services for residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional building... Read More
crbs co. (847) 234-3599
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
37 miles from Oak Lawn
John Richert is the founder of Crossroads/Blue Sky. John received both his undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and... Read More
DJK Custom Homes (630) 369-1953
Plainfield, IL, 60585
25 miles from Oak Lawn
DJK Custom Homes is Chicagoland's premier ENERGY STAR custom home builder and remodeler. DJK Homes builds new custom homes and remodels in the Naperville area including... Read More
Naperville, IL, 60567
20 miles from Oak Lawn
Let "The Confidence Builder" help you build your new home in Naperville, Plainfield, Elgin or the surrounding areas! Since Pete Stefani began King’s Court in 1986, King’s Court... Read More
West Chicago, IL, 60185
26 miles from Oak Lawn
Synergy Builders is a design-build home remodeling company servicing the Chicagoland area. We have been privileged enough to help hundreds of families with their kitchens,... Read More
Evanston, IL, 60201
24 miles from Oak Lawn
IMAGINE-DESIGN-BUILD-ENJOY is the motto of ROBERTS Architects & Construction David Roberts' award winning and nationally recognized Design Build company serving the North Shore ... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60630
18 miles from Oak Lawn
Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages - 123 Remodeling can build it, fix it, or update any home or condo. Browse 123Remodeling.com for the latest information about construction,... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60625
19 miles from Oak Lawn
Build a new custom single family home from the ground up, an extensive re-hab or a simple addition, we can suggest ideas and work with you to be sure the finished product is... Read More
Northbrook, IL, 60062
29 miles from Oak Lawn
Providers of Custom Cabinetry, Fine Carpentry and Interior Remodeling Read More
Indian Head Park, IL, 60525
8 miles from Oak Lawn
The Thomas Patrick Walls Company is a full service general contracting firm specializing in high quality kitchen, bathroom and basement renovations, as well as complete exterior... Read More
Niles, IL, 60714
23 miles from Oak Lawn
Delta Star Group Inc. is a remodeling contractor serving the Chicago area. We build unique kitchens and bathrooms, while still keeping them affordable. We keep up with the latest... Read More
Naperville, IL, 60540
21 miles from Oak Lawn
Redstart Construction, Inc. is an award winning, full service home remodeling contractor specializing in room additions, kitchens, bathrooms, basements and custom homes. Our... Read More
P&M Renovations (630) 212-5549
Naperville, IL, 60563
22 miles from Oak Lawn
P&M Renovations is truly unique. While we are a complete home renovating company specializing in home additions and kitchen, basement, and bathroom remodeling, we are so much more... Read More
Northbrook, IL, 60062
29 miles from Oak Lawn
We are builders who love what we do. We specialize in new construction, historic renovation, and green building. Founded in 1994, Scott Simpson Builders has built nearly 100... 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 Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn, 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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