2,028 Milwaukee General Contractors

If you're on the brink of a large home improvement project, remodel, or even building a home from scratch, you'll likely want to hire a general contractor. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's being completed on schedule and to your satisfaction, so be sure to check local contractors for reviews, ratings and recommendations to find the right one for your project or new home construction. You can find more general contractors in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha and Sheboygan. More 
Waukesha, WI, US 53188
With over 30 years of construction experience, Ascent specializes in high quality homes, attention to detail and an enjoyable experience. Ascent has earned the reputation as a... Read More 
Rigsby Group, Inc. (414) 520-7172
At Rigsby Group, we're changing the relationship between home owner and builder. We specialize in Custom Residential-New Home Construction, Renovations and Green Home Building.
Delafield, WI, US 53018
Founded in 1984, Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource has grown to become southeastern Wisconsin's premier remodeling firm. With in-house designers, production staff, and expert... Read More 
When Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc. builds your addition, you will be assured of quality.
Delavan, WI, US 53115
Building beautiful custom homes in the most beautiful parts of Southeastern Wisconsin including Lake Geneva, Delavan Lake, Lauderdale Lakes, and the surrounding areas is our... Read More 
Builder of single family new construction homes and remodeler of kitchens, baths, lower levels, whole house and additions.
East Troy, WI, US 53120
A premier custom Home Builder of Luxury homes,Timber Frame homes,Lake homes, Log homes,Mountain homes,Rustic homes and custom remodeling since 1949 and Three generations of true... Read More 
Groskopf Construcion, Inc (262) 567-7372
Design/build construction for new residences, additions & remodels
Belman Homes (262) 544-4648
Waukesha, US 53189
Belman Homes, Waukesha County’s premier custom home builder! Belman Homes serves Waukesha and surrounding Milwaukee area communities as builders, land developers, Realtors and... Read More 
Elkhorn, WI, US 53121
We are a full-service residential remodeling and design firm in the greater Walworth County Area and Northern Illinois Area since 1972. Our focus is to be the very best listening... Read More 
Carmel Builders (262) 255-2230
Menomonee Falls, WI, US 53051
A full service design and build remodeling firm specializing in all areas of existing home improvements. Read More 
Elkhorn, WI, US 53121
In business for four decades, we are a custom home design / build company - specializing in lakefront and country estate home construction around Lake Geneva, Delavan Lake,... Read More 
Waterford, WI, US 53185
We are a full service general contractor of residential remodeling projects with in-house architectural and interior design services. At One Room at a Time, Inc., we use... Read More 
Brookfield, WI, US 53005
We are a small design build remodeling firm with the resources and experience of the larger firms. Our focus is on our delivery process and customer service as much as it is... Read More 
Greendale, WI, US 53129
•Extensive knowledge of building construction process for over 30 years from development to completion stage for Custom Homes, Condominiums and Multi-family dwellings •Expertise... Read More 
Greendale, WI, US 53129
A Designer and Builder of Classic and Distinctive Custom Residential Homes Read More 
Greendale, WI, US 53129
J&J Contractors I LLC is full service contractor including all exterior and interior home rennovations. Service and Quality you can trust since 1983! Read More 
Cedarburg, WI, US 53012
EarthRite Construction specializes in carpentry sub contracting and renovations. We are passionate about delivering an exceptional building experience. When you hire EarthRite... Read More 
GMH Construction (414) 587-4209
Pewaukee, WI, US 53072
Our quality service starts with a free in-home consultation. GMH Construction Inc. has had the pleasure of working with homeowners in Waukesha, Racine, Milwaukee and other... Read More 
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What Is a General Contractor?


General 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 local 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 onsite regularly to inspect the progress and resolve issues. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

A quality home contractor is a must for successful completion of a renovation or new construction. Because of this, it's essential that you do your homework before deciding on the right Milwaukee Metro Area general contractor as you 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, review contractor reviews and visit Milwaukee Metro Area 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 local 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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