5,570 New Orleans 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 New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie and Lafayette. More 
Shreveport, LA, US 71106
Terry Elston has been building and remodeling homes in northwest Louisiana since 1976. He has developed a distinguished reputation for excellence and craftsmanship. Terry’s vast... Read More 
Covington, LA, US 70433
Builder of fine custom homes and lite commercial buildings. We build fresh and unique homes that showcase your personal style. Read More 
Shreveport, LA, US 71106
Red River Remodelers is a full-service residential remodeling & construction company in Shreveport/Bossier City that can handle projects of any size. We work with... Read More 
New Orleans, LA, US 70121
We specialize in custom homes and renovations. We are a family operated business with over 20 years of experience. We are also the areas only member of Southern Living Magazine's... Read More 
Baton Rouge, US 70809
Residential remodeling, specializing in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living environments. Read More 
Texarkana, TX, US 75503
Residential Construction and Land Development Read More 
Wake Village, TX, US 75572
General Contracting with Inhouse Designer, Custom Cabinets and Trim, Granite, Painting and Specialty Finishes Read More 
Estess Contractors (504) 252-4535
New Orleans, LA, US 70124
Since 1989, Estess Contractors has maintained a reputation for building the highest quality home at the most competitive price. Luxury, craftsmanship and value. That's the... Read More 
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70806
We are a full service General Contracting firm that specializes in residential remodeling and new construction. Read More 
Van Alan Homes (337) 230-2662
Youngsville, LA, US 70592
Custom Home Contractor Read More 
Texarkana, AR, US 71854
We have been in the construction industry since 1995. We are a fully licensed and insured general contractor. We specialize in custom remodels, and new construction on both... Read More 
The Brocato Group (985) 498-0153
Patterson, LA, US 70392
We at The Brocato Group pride ourselves on custom handcrafted work. We use only the finest of materials, hardware and finishes. If you can imagine it, we can create it. Read More 
WLC Handyman LLC (225) 266-4979
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70805
Homeowners and business owners call on WLC Handyman to help them with odd jobs around their properties. WLC most commonly performs general maintenance and repair tasks having to... Read More 
Baton Rouge, LA, US 70809
Design. Build. Renovate. Read More 
Alexandria, LA, US 71303
Residential Remodeling Contractor 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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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