13,642 Chicago 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 Chicago 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 
Libertyville, IL, 60048
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 believe every home should house your soul. Our uniquely talented team delivers spaces that work for the way you want to live.
Franklin Park, IL, 60131
Fricano Construction Company provides General Contracting and complete Architectural Woodwork services for residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional building... Read More
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.
DJK Custom Homes (630) 369-1953
Plainfield, IL, 60585
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
Sebring Services (630) 369-6829
We are a residential remodeling & new home building company, specializing in Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements & Additions.
Naperville, IL, 60567
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
McMurray Inc (847) 486-9393
McMurray Inc is a full service general contractor, custom builder for the high end residential market on the north shore of Chicago.
Chicago, IL, 60630
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
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.
West Chicago, IL, 60185
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
L Ericson Const Inc (815) 382-3840
Carpenter & General Contractor specializing in custom remodeling, L Ericson Const Inc has been in business since 1990 and specializes in interior and exterior remodeling, room additions & more.
Evanston, IL, 60201
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
Experts in creative residential design, unique architecture and sensible general contracting. Serving you from your project's concept to it's completion.
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004
Owner operated , 3 floor crews 1 kitchen and bath crew started in 1987 in Chicago Read More
Clairmont, Ltd. (630) 325-5058
We place a high value on the relationship with our clients considering it a partnership of utmost importance.
Chicago, IL, 60625
Whether you are looking to 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... Read More
Punch Construction (773) 742-4204
Serving the Chicago community since 2001, we are experts in home remodeling for luxury condominiums, high rises & historic properties across Chicago’s Gold Coast, making your visions a reality.
Northbrook, IL, 60062
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
Our mission is to transform homes with up-to-date sustainable materials to increase a home’s life span and energy efficiency while maintaining design aesthetics.
Niles, IL, 60714
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
We offer thousands of color, door style and organizational combinations that are sure to fit your exact vision. Stop by our local showroom to see the intricate detail and finishes in person.
Ottawa, IL, 61350
The best long-term solution to sustainability is creating designs that will endure. Our projects have a common goal of building beautiful, timeless outcomes. Every job is a... Read More
Recognized as one of Chicago’s premier building and remodeling contractors, New Explode Construction specializes in residential remodeling, as well as custom home and commercial construction and more!
P&M Renovations (630) 212-5549
Naperville, IL, 60563
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
At Prestigious Homes, we build more than just homes – we build relationships. Our blueprint for success starts with a strong understanding of your vision, your goals and your dreams.
McHenry, IL, 60051
I pride myself on being a reliable, meticulous professional and craftsman. I have a passion for my work and hope you give me the opportunity to discuss your next project. Read More
Established in 1997, Hogan Design & Construction has grown a reputation for quality work at a fair price. We've built our reputation on trust and the work we do speaks wonders about our integrity.
RL Builders (708) 301-0700
Channahon, IL, 60410
Sometimes its just in the blood to want to see the fruits of ones labors. RL Builders is a generational High End Custom Home Builder that pioneered many of today's modern methods... Read More
As a registered Architect and General Contractor, Scott Renken can lead the way through any type of residential project including land acquisition, site planning, new home planning, and design.
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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 Chicago 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 Chicago 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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