10,407 Reading, PA 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 Reading, PA 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 Pottstown, Ephrata, Wyomissing, Blandon and Shillington. More 
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Wilmington, DE, 19805
45 miles from Reading
Dewson Construction Company, a General Contractor/Construction Management firm based in Wilmington, Delaware since 1993, specializes in high-end custom homes, renovations,... Read More
We are a family-owned residential remodeling company, working with our clients to create the perfect "backyard escape".
West Chester, PA, 19382
33 miles from Reading
RUDLOFF Custom Builders is a Best of Houzz 2014 and 2015 selection for Customer Service, which only 2% of professionals receive. Rudloff Custom Builders has been featured on Houzz... Read More
Philadelphia, PA, 19128
43 miles from Reading
Hanson General Contracting, Inc. specializes in fine renovations, sustainable building practices, and historic preservation for older homes and historic structures in the... Read More
Pinemar, Inc (610) 649-5075
Ardmore, PA, 19003
41 miles from Reading
Pinemar is an award winning residential home builder and remodeler working in Philadelphia and on the Main Line. We specialize in high-end remodels, additions, historic... Read More
Fort Washington, PA, 19034
41 miles from Reading
We take joy in designing distinctive kitchens, baths, and additions that are both beautiful and functional for our clients. At HomeTech Renovations Inc., we will help you to... Read More
Malvern, PA, 19355
29 miles from Reading
J. Schwartz LLC is a performance based Remodeler/Fine Custom Home Builder. We partner with you throughout the planning and construction process. We strive to lead in the high-end... Read More
Coatesville, PA, 19320
25 miles from Reading
Building is Fun with Rittenhouse Builders. While our team shares a combined one hundred years of experience serving our clients, I get excited by the unrolling of the plans for... Read More
Upper Darby, PA, 19082
44 miles from Reading
Established in 1997, we are a full service construction company that can assist Architects and clients in bringing their project designs to reality. Our commitment is to manage... Read More
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
49 miles from Reading
Buckminster Green is a general contractor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in green home remodeling. We specialize in fine renovations on homes in the Philadelphia... Read More
Feasterville, PA, 19053
50 miles from Reading
At Global Home Improvement we install the highest quality residential products for your home's exterior including: Standing Seam Metal Roofing, Metal Shingle/Shake/Tile Roofing,... Read More
Wyndmoor, PA, 19038
44 miles from Reading
Cherokee Construction is a high-end residential and commercial construction company offering a full range of construction management services. Located in Wyndmoor, just outside... Read More
Hellings Builders (610) 604-4421
Radnor, PA, 19087
34 miles from Reading
The Hellings family homebuilding business has been committed to building and remodeling the areas finest homes and communities for almost two decades. Our established... Read More
Ephrata, PA, 17522
18 miles from Reading
Renovations by Garman is passionate about remodeling your home! We are an award-winning design-build firm that is known throughout Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Berks, Chester &... Read More
Greenable (267) 603-3595
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
50 miles from Reading
Greenable is an award winning material supplier and design-build company whose core focus is helping our clients create beautiful, efficient, and healthy spaces in which they... Read More
Chevrock Services (484) 525-0628
Reading, PA, 19611
Chevrock Services specializes in residential remodeling, insurance claims, property management, electrical, income property design, consulting, and new construction projects. 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 Reading, PA 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 Reading, PA 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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