752 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 
Jamison Howard (843) 766-9976
Charleston, SC, 29414
Jamison Howard is a custom builder in Charleston, SC. His company Max Crosby Construction as been exceeding clients expectations for 34 years. Jamison was selected by Charleston... Read More
Our mission at David Rosenkranz Custom Homes is to build beautiful, well-constructed homes and remodels that stand the test of time.
Charleston, SC, 29455
Harper Construction Inc. is a Full Service Construction Company serving the Charleston area. We offer a wide range of services: Renovations, New Construction, Property... Read More
Harper Construction Inc. is a Full Service Construction Company serving the Charleston area. We offer a wide range of services: Renovations, New Construction, Property Management and Maintenance.
Sullivans Island, SC, 29482
Sea Island Builders was established in 2004 as a full service general contractor servicing Charleston, Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, James Island,... Read More
Best of Houzz 2014! We use our building expertise and eye for quality and incorporate tasteful and creative design into every project we do.
Daniel Island, SC, 29492
Located on Daniel Island, S.C., Richard Jackson started JacksonBuilt Custom Homes in 2009 with a mission of creating a company focused on exceptional quality, value and character Read More
The First Step is Design. Your home should be just that, YOUR home! We encourage our clients to bring in personal inspiration to our initial meeting.
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
Phillip W Smith is a leading custom home builder and residential remodeler throughout Charleston, South Carolina. With extensive experience as a waterfront builder, Phillip and... Read More
Design Professional and Custom Home Builder - Remodeler in Charleston, SC Metro Area.
Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29465
Our mission at Structures is to give you the most enjoyable and simplified home building experience around. We ask the right questions, and then we listen. We want to hear your... Read More
Nautilus Company provides Lowcountry South Carolina residents with custom home building services as well as home management and preventative maintenance programs.
Johns Island, SC, 29455
Classic Remodeling is a design-build firm, located in Charleston, SC that specializes in high-end residential remodeling. Over the past 25 years, we have garnered a reputation for... Read More
Seabrook Island, SC, 29455
Aldrich Incorporated is a custom home building firm serving Charleston's Sea Islands with quality, skill, and attention to detail for over 15 years. 22 out of 22 very satisfied... Read More
Charleston, SC, 29412
Cinder Creek Construction is built on the foundation of almost three decades of construction experience. We offer new construction and renovations which encompass environmentally... Read More
RS Custom Homes (843) 886-5187
Isle of Palms, SC, 29451
We focus on custom construction from new homes, large scale renovation, and light commercial. Read More
Hanahan, SC, 29410
Priester's Custom Contracting, LLC is an award-winning custom home builder and remodeler specializing in personal hands-on project management and superior customer service. ... Read More
Isle of Palms, SC, 29451
Custom Home Builders and Remodelers Read More
Diament Builders (843) 991-5531
Charleston, SC, 29412
Diament Builders was founded in 2005 as a full service construction firm by second generation builder Evan Diament. A lifetime of growing up in the construction industry, a... Read More
Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464
Nautilus Company provides Lowcountry South Carolina residents with custom home building services as well as home management and preventative maintenance programs. Nautilus... Read More
HND2 Associates (843) 224-8544
Mt Pleasant, SC, 29465
Residential and Commercial General Contractor 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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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