1,706 Portland Maine 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 Portland Maine 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 Portland, Lewiston, South Portland, Auburn and Biddeford. More 
Wright-Ryan Homes (207) 773-3625
Portland, ME, 04101
Custom residential construction along the Maine coast has been a focal point of our work for thirty years. Our team understands the demands the coastal environment places on... Read More
Peter B. Rice & Co (207) 865-4061
Peter B. Rice & Company is a Maine building and design firm dedicated to providing clients with an exceptional building experience.
Westbrook, ME, 04098
Everything Home LLC is a full service home improvement company that focuses on the Southern Maine region. From framing to painting, we do it all! That’s Everything Home!! Read More
3-C's Construction (208) 553-4858
Lewiston, Idaho
New Construction and Re-Design. Read More
Cumberland County, ME, 04062
“The quality of our work speaks for itself. Read a few of our client's reviews and you will see our service and reliability is outstanding. Since 2004, O'Shea Builders has been... Read More
Westbrook, ME, 04092
Chase Custom Homes want to be your builder! Home building customized to meet your individual needs, your style and your budget for a home you’ll truly love. Thoughtfully designed... Read More
JT Construction (207) 318-2702
Gorham, ME, 04038
Locally owned and operated, JT Construction has been serving the Portland, ME area for over 12 years. As a building contractor, our company's expertise lies in the new home... Read More
Portland, ME, 04101
CornerStone Building & Restoration works on residential and commercial restoration, renovation, improvement, maintenance and with new construction. We strive to provide the... Read More
Ethos Carpentry (207) 831-7654
Portland ME, 04104
Anything you need we can do Read More
Dixfield, ME, 04224
We are a full-service builder in the Downeast Maine -- we offer everything from custom stick-built homes to modular homes from several manufacturers... We want to be your builder... Read More
Portland, ME, 04108
Renovations and new construction, serving Greater Portland and the Islands of Casco Bay. We offer complete carpentry services with a focus on green building, energy efficiency and... Read More
cape elizabeth, 04107
Full service remodeling contractor. Read More
Bath, ME, 04530
Since 1985, the name "Frohmiller Construction" has been synonomous with the finest homes and small commercial buildings built in Mid-Coast Maine. The key to our success? Simple! ... Read More
Rob Shultz Builders (207) 751-1621
Bath, ME, 04530
Rob Shultz Builders is a small company that has been established since 1980. We have years of experience in all phases of building and specialize in traditional shingle style... Read More
Benjamin and Company (207) 729-7171
Brunswick, ME, 04011
TIMBER FRAMES AND CUSTOM HOMES. With a blend of fine New England craftsmanship and innovative, modern building methods, Benjamin & Company proudly offers a broad range of building... Read More
Fortin Construction, Inc. (207) 786-8737
Auburn, ME, 04210
We at Fortin Construction, Inc. have established ourselves over the past 23 years, as Maine’s largest custom home builder. Over 1,000 new homes in Maine and a long list of... 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. 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 Portland Maine 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 Portland Maine 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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