3,756 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 
redford, MI, 48239
We are a licensed and insured business that provides services such as carpentry, masonry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and much much more. We specialize in renovations for... Read More
Shelby Twp., MI, 48315
Birmingham, MI, 48009
Builder and renovator of custom homes in southeast Michigan Read More
Dexter Builders (734) 426-3852
Dexter, MI, 48130
Dexter Builders specializes in providing complete home improvement services. We cover everything from initial design through construction to final walk-throughs and inspections,... Read More
West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
21st Century Building Company has served the S.E. Michigan area since the year 2000, fully insured, and licensed by the State of Michigan. Our clients have asked us to produce... Read More
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
We offer over 25 years of quality remodeling experience in the Ann Arbor area. Using our designers, or a client’s own architect or interior designer, we help turn dreams into... Read More
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331
We are a Southeast Michigan/Metro Detroit home remodeling company specializing in Universal Design and Mobility Modifications. We are Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists and... Read More
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48301
To build, renovate and restore quality residential homes for discriminating clients utilizing timeless materials, highly trained craftsmen, state-of-the-art products and... Read More
Sterling Heights, MI, 48310
Offering the southeastern Michigan area quality home improvements at reasonable rates for over 23 years. Read More
Grass Lake, MI, 49240
Residential Construction and Home Improvments Read More
Dearborn Heights, MI, 48127
For over 59 years outstanding skill and attention to detail have been the driving characteristics that enable us to deliver high-quality and consistent home renovations. They’re... Read More
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236
Connell Building Company began in 2007 and specializes in residential construction and home improvement, as well as, commercial buildings, while working with the most reliable sub... Read More
Birmingham, MI, 48009
Marygrove Awnings (800) 442-9646
Livonia, MI, 48150
Marygrove Awning Company is one of the largest retractable awning companies in America, but we build them one awning at a time with your satisfaction in mind. Our skilled... Read More
Saline, MI, 48176
JMJ Residential is a full service remodeling and construction company servicing Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, and decks. 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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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