Chicago 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 in Chicago. These professionals manage all aspects of the job to ensure it's completed on schedule and to your satisfaction. Whether you’re trying to find building contractors for a new construction, or home improvement contractors to spruce up your existing place, it’s important know exactly what role they will play in the project. Read more below for a list of must-ask questions. More
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To ensure that your remodeling project is done correctly the first time, the single most important component to... Read More
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  • Skokie, IL, 60077, 164 projects in Chicago Metro
Professional Homebuilding & Remodeling Company in Chicago
Our experienced staff, dedication to excellent craftsmanship, and enduring relationships with the area's best...
Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages - 123 Remodeling can build it, fix it, or update any home or condo.... Read More
  • Click to Call(773) 570-1427
  • Chicago, IL, 60630, 116 projects in Chicago Metro
Free in Home Design Consultation
Chicago's Premier Design, Build & Remodeling Firm | 4x Best of Houzz!
Since 1991, we believe the details make the difference, specializing in kitchen, bathroom, basement remodeling,...
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  • 73 projects in the Chicago Metro area
DJK Custom Homes leads the way in Illinois Chicago suburban region building energy efficient and sustainable... Read More
  • Click to Call(630) 590-0619
  • Plainfield, IL, 60585, 102 projects in Chicago Metro
Oak Park's Custom Residential Remodeling Firm| Best of Houzz Winner
At Oak Design & Construction, we transform old spaces into new ones that fit your lifestyle. We work with you to...
  • Click to Call(708) 477-3211
  • 26 projects in the Chicago Metro area
We understand that our customers are our greatest assets, which is why it is our goal to provide the best... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 313-2889
  • Park Ridge, IL, 60068, 61 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Leading Full Service General Contractors
QCI Design & Construction Company is your leading full service general contracting firm in the Chicago Suburbs....
Design-Build-Remodel. You don’t have to live in a home that fails to meet your family’s needs. You don’t have to... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 278-9858
  • Chicago, IL, 60656, 42 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Trusted Design-Build & Remodeling Firm
Established in 1997, Hogan Design & Construction has grown a reputation for quality work at a fair price. We've...
  • Click to Call(630) 749-2345
  • 8 projects in the Chicago Metro area
High-end, high-quality architecture and design, efficiently delivered through well-controlled management, are the... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 523-4757
  • Chicago, IL, 60613, 20 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Highly Experienced Remodeling + Design Firm
From Lake Forest to Tinley Park, we have references that can attest to our quality construction and custom home...
Full-Service Home Remodeling Firm Serving the Greater Chicagoland Area
As a veteran of the home improvement industry with a superior reputation in Chicagoland, Reliable Home...
  • Click to Call(630) 280-3470
  • 97 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Hyland Homes builds new homes, renovates existing homes, and is a consultant on budgeting and market value of... Read More
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL, 60514, 37 projects in Chicago Metro
Established General Contractors in Chicago
We have extensive experience designing interiors for clients in both urban and remote lifestyles. Designing to...
  • Click to Call(773) 985-5203
  • 6 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Chicago's Elite General Contractors Since 2002
We cater to both commercial and residential jobs including re-builds and new construction and all your small...
At Maya Construction Group, we are a proud leader of kitchen, bathroom, basement remodeling, and home additions... Read More
  • Click to Call(773) 839-3610
  • Chicago, IL, 60630, 27 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Inventive Remodeling and Renovation Firm
We are dedicated to building truly custom homes, additions & spaces. Each uniquely tailored to the family it...
  • Click to Call(630) 504-7541
  • 9 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Enjoy Your Home!
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4Ever Remodeling is one stop for all your design and remodeling needs. We are experts in every kind of kitchen...
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  • 42 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Function Basement Design is a basement finishing company that aims to be a local leader in the creative design... Read More
  • Click to Call(708) 935-3455
  • Wheaton, IL, 34 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Full Service Expert General Contractors
Resource remodeling has a team of experts who have all-encompassing insights into the fields of construction and...
  • Click to Call(312) 488-1963
  • 9 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Greater Chicago's Home Remodeling Professionals
Take2 Remodeling, established by Paul Miller, offers full service remodeling in Hinsdale, Naperville, Wheaton,...
  • Click to Call(630) 528-0887
  • 15 projects in the Chicago Metro area
MG Bros Construction, Inc. was created by Grzegorz (Greg) Kawula in 2004. We provide the skill and high-quality... Read More
  • Click to Call(630) 283-2373
  • Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, 33 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Innovative and Energy Efficient Builders - 2x Best of Houzz
Our motto is "Energy Efficiency Through Building Science"-There is true beauty in a warm in the winter and cool...
  • Click to Call(630) 451-8964
  • 9 projects in the Chicago Metro area
With forty years of experience in the real estate industry, Arete’s Team is well positioned to leverage its four... Read More
  • Click to Call(773) 492-8599
  • Chicago, IL, 60618, 21 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicagoland's Award-Winning Luxury Design, Build, and Remodel Firm
We are a remodeling company, dedicated to making our customers happy, while we use our team and our expertise to...
  • Click to Call(630) 584-2255
  • 9 projects in the Chicago Metro area
We believe every home should house your soul. Our uniquely talented team combines years of experience in Real... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 698-9057
  • Northfield, IL, 60603, 23 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Specialized Residential Remodeler
We have worked hard for our reputation and we're proud of our strong record of repeat customers. We provide...
  • Click to Call(773) 231-5465
  • 2 projects in the Chicago Metro area
General Remodeling, from demolition to finishes needed to complete a project. Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 668-6045
  • Wilmette, IL, 60091, 24 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Custom Single & Multifamily Home Builder
For the past 15 years Zhuk Corporation goal has remained the same to build you the ideal home, in the ideal...
Our passion is improving your home environment. We undertake all types of work; from kitchen and bath renovation... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 239-8275
  • Chicago, IL, 60614, 15 projects in Chicago Metro
Chicago's Expert Choice for Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
Your premier choice for kitchen and bath remodeling. Whether it’s a getaway bathroom or an extraordinary new...
  • Click to Call(773) 570-1415
  • 21 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Keystone Homes desire is to fulfill the quest to be THE best builder of class. Quite simply, service is our... Read More
  • Click to Call(309) 287-3389
  • Bloomington, IL, 61704, 29 projects in Chicago Metro
5% off all projects over $10,000.00
Chicago's Leading Design Build Firm & General Contractor
With over 50 years of combined experience, Catalyst Construction and Remodeling has proven to be THE contractor...
  • Click to Call(312) 396-2301
  • 12 projects in the Chicago Metro area
Featured Reviews for General Contractors in Chicago
Chi Renovation & Design
General Contractors in Chicago
"Chi Renovation remodeled my bathroom, refinished the hardwood floors, and painted all the walls. I'm very meticulous and, consequently, I am NOT an easy customer. So, when a job is done with superior quality, I want to acknowledge it and give full credit. Background I live in a 1-bedroom, Gold Coast condo that's about 700 Sq Ft. I hadn't updated it in 10 years and was really ready for change. I decided to refinish the wood floors, paint all the walls, and completely remodel the bathroom. I consulted with and received bids from 3 companies before choosing Chi-Renovation. Superior Advice & Direction Since I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do to the bathroom or the colors I would choose for the walls, I was open to suggestions. The Chi-Renovation Project Manager showed me pictures and asked questions to be better understand my tastes, how I would use the space, and my vision. He then gave me great recommendations regarding color and design elements and did most of the shopping for me. For example: He brought tile, accent options, and wood finishes to my home based on my preferences. He sent photographs of options for the fixtures, toilet, tub, etc. This was incredibly helpful because I don't have a car nor the time to do that kind of running around. I was pleased and impressed with the advice and direction that he gave me. He also met with the chief engineer for my building at the beginning of the project to manage all of the technical stuff. He made the process VERY easy for me. Exceptional Crew I was also impressed with the caliber of their expert craftsmen. The custom vanity and cabinets that they made are absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly despite the awkward constraints of the space. The tilework is like art -- beautiful and flawless. And, the refinished hardwood floors look like new. Perfect! And, they completed everything in just 4 weeks! Why Chi Renovation & Design? TRUST... Before witnessing any of their work in my own space, I chose them because after seeing examples of their work and speaking to them, I trusted that they would do what they said they would do when they said they would do it and that they would do it with integrity (in terms of their professional conduct and the materials they used): On Budget - On Time - Highest Quality. I appreciated having the Project Manager (who also provided wonderful design direction) as a central point of contact for all elements of the project and their entire crew proved worthy of my trust... so much so that I felt comfortable taking a mini out-of-state vacation for the last week of the project while they painted the walls and refinished the floors. The Cost I was quoted $12,600 for the work (and that included basic building materials). I paid an additional $4,700 for my custom vanity and cabinets, tempered glass sink, brushed nickel fixtures (for the sink, tub, and shower), and tile. The price was reasonable given my vision for the space, the types design elements that I chose, and the quality of the work."
- Ana
123 Remodeling Inc.
General Contractors in Chicago
"If you are looking for great customer service (exceeding expectations in my experience), and high quality work being done on your place within or before a projected deadline, 123 remodeling is the company to go with and here are a few examples of why. After moving forward with 123, a project manager Ariel picked me up and helped me shop for both of my bathroom remodels, providing helpful advice based on his experience but still totally respecting my personal style. We found everything I needed within a couple hours and he was also able to get my an amazing discount on everything purchased. He then picked me up a second time to help me find tiles for my bathroom backsplash which was still unfinished from my previous nightmare remodeling experience even though 123 wasn't even contracted to work on my kitchen so this was extremely nice of him and definitely not in the contract. Aside from the project management, the actual worker bee was amazing. He showed up every single day out of about 30 work days except one 1 (because of car trouble) and worked straight from 8 to 4 (the hours my building allows you to work) barely breaking for lunch. When he did break though, he hung out with our Dog and was always very nice and loving to him which we appreciated :). His work was impeccable. There were a few things we added on at the end or asked to be changed that 123 did without adding any costs or giving us any grief. Yes, the project cost was expensive BUT I got quotes from 2 other companies that came in right at the same price or higher so 123 is definitely comparable to any other remodeling company that provides professional, high quality service and work. If your priority is having a positive, stress free remodeling experience, where you need some advice and help picking out material, go with 123. You will not regret it. I spent 9 months in a horrible kitchen remodeling nightmare because I tried to go with someone who could not be held accountable for failing to deliver on what we had discussed and I ended up spending twice as much in the end and having to wait 9 months for my kitchen to be finished. If I could go back, I would hire 123 again without a second thought. Could not recommend them more. Enjoy!"
- malaswad
DJK Custom Homes
General Contractors in Chicago
"Dan at DJK was excellent to work with. He had great ideas to create a beautiful custom home we love. He has also been available for any questions long after completion of the home."
- toms2
Barts Remodeling & Construction, Inc.
General Contractors in Chicago
"I recommend Barts Remodeling for their excellent offerings and stylish designs that have appealed to everyone alike. They provided such a simple designs and classy styles that I was at a loss to understand the best design to select. Their affordable prices were like an icing on the cake and I still feel they provide the best ever renovation solutions for every budget."
- euclidtaylor
4Ever Remodeling
General Contractors in Chicago
"After receiving 4 other quotes from bathroom remodelers, I decided to go with 4ever Remodelers. I was very nervous, as this was my first experience hiring anyone to do a remodel. I didn't really know what to expect. We arranged to meet with Damian on a Saturday. He walked us through every step of the remodel, explaining the process, as well as the length of the job. About 10 days. The following Wednesday was the start of the job. Damien told me Robert would be working from 8-5 each day. That Wednesday, I arrived at about 11:30am. The bathroom was already half way through the demolition! By Saturday the new tub was in, the plumbing re-plumbed (this is a 1920 bungalow) new electric wiring done for the wall lighting, and Robert was installing the drywall! I was so impressed things were moving so fast. Damien met with me almost every other day to review the progress. When I arrived at the house to see how things were going, I would say hello to Robert and he always had a smile on his face to see me. He was very polite and kind, and would answer any questions I had and continued working, never skipping a beat! I believe he worked 9 straight days without a day off to complete my bathroom. Robert was one of the hardest workers I have ever met! During each step of the process, Robert would remove all the debris, and clean the area for the next step. My bathroom remodel went like clockwork. from beginning to end. No-non sense, no sitting around chatting with the owner either! No supervision needed. They did exactly what they promised. They are honest, professional and courteous. I absolutely had NO stress, other than what color tile and fixtures I had to pick out! Damien and Robert exceeded my expectations with everything! The quality of their work is outstanding! I couldn't have asked for better customer service either. The bathroom looks so great that now I am anxious to remodel my kitchen! I will definitely hire 4ever Remodelers again and again. I only hope he can fit me in when I am ready. Damien and his staff are gems! A 5 diamond rating from me!"
- Lyn
BJ Construction Group
General Contractors in Chicago
"Very satisfied with their work on my basement. Professional, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. They were open to suggestions when it came to the specifics of the project. They were quick to remove all of the surplus materials when the job was done. That has been a major issue with previous contractors. Very happy, would use again."
- mgunderson93
Hyland Homes
General Contractors in Chicago
"There are three words I would use to describe Brent: honest, prompt, and knowledgeable. We hired Brent to refinish our basement, which had flooded from the previous owners and renovate our master bedroom and bathroom, which had major structural and floor issues. The first thing he did was assess the situation and because of his experience and knowledge in real estate, he also talked to us about what changes would be most beneficial to us if we decided to sell at a later time. He then drafted an estimate of the project, including details about what would be done and at what time. Throughout the project, if we ever had a question, he was prompt in his reply and very upfront, which we thought was very important. Details of the project: - Basement: drywall (new closet), electrical, HVAC, painting, and carpet - Bedroom/Bathroom: drywall (most of the drywall was removed due to a complete new layout in the bathroom with new closets), HVAC, electrical, tiling, doorless shower, windows, painting, hardwood floors in the bedroom, installation of sliding door, and a designed, tiled wall going into the shower We've had a few different people do projects at our house prior to Brent and none of them even came close to the professionalism, knowledge, and execution that Brent and his team displayed. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone."
- Elizabeth Steiner Photography
Maya Construction Group
General Contractors in Chicago
"We used Maya Construction for our home renovation which included major kitchen and bathroom updgrades. They did a great job. on time and within budget. I highly recommend them."
- ettydrori
Function Basement Design
General Contractors in Chicago
"Howie and his team did an outstanding job on our basement. His workers were timely, neat and polite. Attention was paid to every detail and it shows. It is a great room to entertain in as well as a great playroom for our son and his friends. I would definitely hire Howie again."
- dennisrizzo
MG Bros Construction, Inc.
General Contractors in Chicago
"Great service driven company. Greg Always makes himself available and wants to addresses any issue. Good value and good people and most of all good work."
- jwizo
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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 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 completed projects in Chicago 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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