9,856 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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. You can find more general contractors in Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Bethlehem and Levittown. More 
Philadelphia, PA, 19128
Hanson General Contracting, Inc. specializes in fine renovations, sustainable building practices, and historic preservation for older homes and historic structures in the... Read More
Custom Renovations (856) 437-5055
Camden County premier renovator specializing in design, drafting, fabrication, installation, and project management. Contact us for your kitchen and bath renovations!
West Chester, PA, 19382
RUDLOFF Custom Builders is a Best of Houzz 2014 selection for Service, which only 2% of professionals receive. Rudloff Custom Builders has been featured on Houzz in their Kitchen... Read More
Full-service remodeling company with a focus on environmentally sustainable building and design.
Fort Washington, PA, 19034
We take joy in designing distinctive kitchens, baths, and additions that are both beautiful and functional for our clients. At HomeTech Renovations Inc., we will help you to... Read More
Signature Construction & Design specializes in renovations and additions that add value to unique homes.
Pinemar, Inc (610) 649-5075
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Pinemar is an award winning residential home builder and remodeler working in Philadelphia and on the Main Line. We specialize in high-end remodels, additions, historic... Read More
The Essex Group (856) 988-6912
The Essex Group is dedicated to a quality contracting experience for our customers, beginning with the initial call and ending with a comprehensive project analysis and service review.
Malvern, PA, 19355
J. Schwartz LLC is a performance based Remodeler/Fine Custom Home Builder. We partner with you throughout the planning and construction process. We strive to lead in the high-end... Read More
Harth Builders (215) 654-0364
Winner of Best of Houzz 2014, Harth Builders is a nationally recognized, residential design-build remodeling firm serving Eastern Montgomery and Central Bucks counties in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Coatesville, PA, 19320
Building is Fun with Rittenhouse Builders. While our team shares a combined one hundred years of experience serving our clients, I get excited by the unrolling of the plans for... Read More
Tilghman Builders (215) 357-3206
Our full service design and remodeling construction company will handle every single aspect of your project, whether requesting renovations or additions.
Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Established in 1997, we are a full service construction company that can assist Architects and clients in bringing their project designs to reality. Our commitment is to manage... Read More
J. Schwartz LLC is a performance based Remodeler/Fine Custom Home Builder. We partner with you throughout the planning and construction process.
Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Osborne Construction is a detail-oriented General Contracting outfit based in Philadelphia. We specialize in Kitchen, Bath, Interior and Exterior home renovations. Our goal is... Read More
Chester County's PREMIER contractor / design-build firm. We create strong client relationships and deliver high attention to detail and added value. You couldn't get a better experience anywhere else!
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Buckminster Green is a general contracting company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in green home remodeling. We believe in an ongoing conversation between contractor... Read More
Brett King Builder (215) 536-1145
Our services include: design/build, historic renovations, farmhouse renovations, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home renovations, home additions, handyman services.
Feasterville, PA, 19053
At Global Home Improvement we install the highest quality residential products for your home's exterior including: Standing Seam Metal Roofing, Metal Shingle/Shake/Tile Roofing,... Read More
Rudloff Custom Builders is a full service certified remodeling company that will cater to any of your remodeling dreams.
Wyndmoor, PA, 19038
Cherokee Construction is a high-end residential and commercial construction company offering a full range of construction management services. Located in Wyndmoor, just outside... Read More
With over 30 years in home improvements, TJ's specializes in custom renovations, fine painting, and carpentry. Ted's attention-to-detail and craftsman approach is applied to every project.
Hellings Builders (610) 604-4421
Radnor, PA, 19087
The Hellings family homebuilding business has been committed to building and remodeling the areas finest homes and communities for almost two decades. Our established... Read More
Custom Renovation Contractors - Additions, Kitchens, Baths, & Home Repairs along with Commercial fit-outs and custom Resturant builds and remodels
Greenable (267) 603-3595
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Greenable is an award winning material supplier and design-build company whose core focus is helping our clients create beautiful, efficient, and healthy spaces in which they... Read More
Fiorillo Builders (215) 498-4637
Family-owned for 35 years, Fiorillo Builders is a full-service residential building and remodeling company serving the greater Philadelphia area.
Havertown, PA, 19083
Carosella Design Build, Ltd. is a full service remodeling and construction firm. The company maintains all necessary licenses and insurance to perform work in the state of... Read More
General Contractor who specializes in the Custom Restoration and Renovation of older residences in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Shamong, NJ, 08088-8964
Livin' a Dream Renovations are basement specialists, but remodel, kitchens and baths, as well. We use quality materials, and give prompt, courteous service with the highest... Read More
Cullen Construction Inc. (610) 687-4949
Over the years, Edward Cullen built or renovated many of the Main Line’s finest homes and estates. His houses are sought after for both their superior construction and fine millwork.
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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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of general contractors: Architects & Building Designers, Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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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