Ottawa 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 Ottawa. 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
Get Quotes on These Services
  • New Home Construction
  • Home Remodeling
  • General Contracting
  • Custom Homes
  • Home Additions
  • Green Building
  • Home Extensions
  • Energy-Efficient Homes
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Garage Building
  • Porch Design & Construction
  • See All Services
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
  • Energy-Efficient Homes
  • Multigenerational Homes
  • Stone Siding
  • Aluminum Siding
  • Exterior Door Installation
  • New Home Construction
  • Storm Shelter Construction
  • Asphalt Shingle Roofing
  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Outdoor Kitchen Construction
  • Stretch Ceilings
  • Attic Conversion
  • Fireplace Installation
  • Pellet Stove Installation
  • Structural Engineering
  • Attic Restoration
  • Fireproofing
  • Pool House Design & Construction
  • Stucco Installation
  • Barn Design & Construction
  • Floor Leveling
  • Porch Design & Construction
  • Stucco Repair
  • Baseboard Installation
  • Flooring Installation
  • Project Management
  • Subfloor Installation
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Foundation Construction
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Sustainable Design
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Foundation Repair
  • Range Hood Installation
  • Tar and Gravel Roofing
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Garage Building
  • Roof Flashing Installation
  • Thatched Roofing
  • Brick Masonry
  • Gas Fireplace Installation
  • Roof Installation
  • Tile Installation
  • Brick Siding
  • General Contracting
  • Roof Repair
  • Tile Roofing
  • Carport Installation
  • Green Building
  • Roof Replacement
  • Tiny House Construction
  • Cedar Siding
  • Guesthouse Design & Construction
  • Roof Waterproofing
  • Torch Down Roofing
  • Chimney Construction
  • Home Additions
  • Rubber Roofing
  • Trim Work
  • Composition Roofing
  • Home Extensions
  • Shed Design & Construction
  • Under Deck Ceiling Installation
  • Concrete Construction
  • Home Gym Design & Construction
  • Shower Installation
  • Vinyl Flooring Installation
  • Concrete Flooring
  • Home Inspection
  • Siding Installation
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Concrete Repair
  • Home Remodeling
  • Siding Repair
  • Wainscoting
  • Countertop Installation
  • Home Restoration
  • Site Preparation
  • Water Heater Installation
  • Crown Molding Installation
  • House Framing
  • Skylight Installation
  • Water Treatment System Installation
  • Custom Home Bars
  • Insulation Installation
  • Skylight Repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Custom Homes
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Slate Roofing
  • Wheelchair Ramp Installation
  • Deck Building
  • Laminate Flooring Installation
  • Sliding Door Installation
  • Window Installation
  • Deck Repair
  • Lighting Installation
  • Soffit Installation
  • Window Replacement
  • Demolition
  • Linoleum Flooring Installation
  • Soffit Repair
  • Wine Cellar Installation
  • Dock Design & Construction
  • Log Home Construction
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Wood Floor Installation
  • Drywall Installation
  • Masonry
  • Stair Installation
  • Wood Siding
  • Drywall Texturing
  • Metal Roofing
  • Staircase Design
  • Wood Stove Installation
  • Earthquake Retrofitting
  • Modular Home Additions
  • Stone Installation
  • Workshop Design & Construction
  • Electric Fireplace Installation
  • Modular Home Construction
  • Stone Masonry
Offering you fully integrated ecological design and construction services to renovate a house into Your Ideal... Read More
Ottawa Area's Quality and Client Oriented General Contractor
Built Construction & Reno is an experienced residential and commercial contractor dedicated to quality...
Get the best of all things 'Total Home' when you come on board with Cindy and Gilbert Lutes, husband and wife... Read More
Ottawa's Full Scope General Contractor
NeighborBuild has 10+ years of experience in renovating and remodeling homes through projects big & small. Our...
At Chroma Reno+Design we see every project as an opportunity to co-create an exciting new space for our customers... Read More
Ottawa's Comprehensive Design Build Firm
We are a full service design builder, offering a wide range of services. With a highly skilled team of managers,...
We pride ourselves on providing quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Our entire business is... Read More
Ottawa's Client-Focused General Contractor
At IK Home Improvement, we are focused on providing renovations and project management services with the highest...
The Conscious Builder is about never ending improvement and progress towards a healthy, sustainable,... Read More
Ottawa's Full-Service Remodeling Firm | Best of Houzz 2015-2018!
We are a team that believes in passionately providing expertise to produce a renovation that fits your home, your...
We are Ottawa, Ontario's premier interior design and interior decorating company. We work right across the... Read More
Ottawa General Contractor 2x Best of Houzz Winner
Bringing your dreams to reality is what we do. We work in partnership with you from the planning stages right...
Quality home renovations, and Handyman services. Specializing in older homes, kitchens, bathrooms, basements,... Read More
Ottawa's Home Renovation Specialists Best of Houzz 2017 & 2018!
We are a small startup company of Home Renovation Specialists in Ottawa, Ontario. If you want quality and...
Design Incorporating your unique tastes and design ideas into your renovation is what sets HillGreen Design &... Read More
Ottawa's Top General Contractor For Energy Efficient Homes
Brownstone Homes is dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction of our clients. We want you to come home to the house...
At IK Home Improvement, we are focused on providing renovations and project management services with the highest... Read More
Orangeville Area's Full-Service Construction and Management Firm
No matter the project size, Phenom distinguishes itself not only by delivering exceptional builds, but also by...
Kovar Contracting is Ottawa's premier general contracting firm with over 25 years of experience. We specialize... Read More
A family-run business established in 1999, Justice Construction offers a growing number of clients complete... Read More
Job Doctor General Contracting specializes in all types of home renovation and commercial building services. ... Read More
Now located in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Read More
TimberCross Homes can design and build your dream home or renovate your existing home to make it everything... Read More
  • Click to Call(613) 818-7868
  • Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1P6, Canada
PTG Construction Inc. is Ottawa's premier quality driven renovation contractor. We provide a "client first" full... Read More
Featured Reviews for General Contractors in Ottawa
MKDB
General Contractors in Ottawa
"We found in particular that Moneca was really wonderful at listening to us and to how we use our home and backyard. This was reflected in the ideas she generated for us. We thought we'd already explored all the possibilities for making our 2 bedroom house work for our family of 4, but Moneca had some great new insight and ideas we hadn't considered for renos, and/or for us to be able to make do without heavy renos. We're still not sure which path we're going to take, but I have to say that for the design aspect, although we'd already talked with about a dozen different design/ build companies in the last three years, Moneca re-imagined our space within an hour of being in our home, in ways no one else nor us had thought about before. She's also great at 'sourcing' furniture, materials, etc., and afterwards she made us a pinterest board with things she'd pulled together for our backyard, which was really lovely and helpful. And as I'd talked about our porcelain tile floor being too hard of a surface in our living room, she sourced us a lovely and elegant floating cork click tile."
- Lisa Lorenzo
Total Home
General Contractors in Ottawa
"Total Home has done several jobs for us over the years. From crown moulding, to built in custom shelves to our most recent project - a total makeover of our ensuite - which now has WOW appeal. Cindy Charbonneau helped me pick colours and select tile. With her partner, Gilbert Lutes, they planned the layout and those small details that make the difference. Gilbert co-ordinate the work of a couple of trades and completed the construction and tiling himself. We highly recommend them for your next project!"
- rosiemaclean
Chroma Reno+Design
General Contractors in Ottawa
"We had a great experience with Patrick Jolly of Chroma Reno+Design who worked on two different projects for us. We particularly appreciated the fact that he was able to come up with design options based on our ideas but also to propose cleverly thought alternatives. Patrick is an outstanding professional and we can only praise the quality of his work. We found with him someone who pays constant attention to details, is extremely well organized and knowledgeable and who works within budget and in a timely fashion."
- Marie Lasnier
Murdock Construction, Inc.
General Contractors in Ottawa
"Thomas and his team completely renovated our main bathroom and we were very happy with the result. They worked quickly and efficiently and everything was clearly explained in advance, including costs. I highly recommend this company and hope to have them come back in the future for more projects!"
- Alyssa Mellon
The Conscious Builder Inc.
General Contractors in Ottawa
"Casey was one of three contractors that I interviewed and received quotes from about installing a large window in a walkout basement. My house is a large bungalow and could have been stressed by the 4' X 8' window cut out through the foundation. He was the only one that felt a steel support beam would be necessary for structural security. He was the only one that presented a formal contract and description of the work necessary even though all contractors came highly recommended by the Renovate magazine and BBB. He was always available to answer questions and explain the renovation. He consulted an engineer and got city permits before commencing with the work. His work was done in a timely manner and within budget. His people did an excellent job matching the soldiering with another window already previously installed during the original construction so that there is a uniformity of presentation. I have recommended him to my friends and do not hesitate to recommend him highly now. If I decide to have more renovations done on my home Cornelis Construction will be the first business I call. I have photos available but don't know how to include them."
- francescaron
Natalie Cox - CPI Interiors
General Contractors in Ottawa
"I have had the opportunity of working with Natalie Cox several times of the past few years. She has helped us choose colours for the exterior of our house, choose wall colours for our three bedrooms, select window treatments and transform our master bedroom into the tranquil retreat we now enjoy. For years I had dreamt of having a bedroom that “looked like something out of a magazine” and Natalie made that dream a reality. I couldn’t be more pleased! Working with Natalie during the design phase of the bedroom renovation project was a pleasure. She took my comments about how we would use the room, how we wanted it to look and feel and translated them into our now personalized beautiful master bedroom. We couldn’t be happier. We had a small walk-in closet which I frankly didn’t think could be improved. Natalie gave us a lovely new closet with enough new storage that meant we could get rid of a large, unwieldy dresser. Working with a design professional, and especially Natalie took away all of the uncertainty and second guessing about colour choices, window treatments and furniture placement. It was apparent that she really listened to what we wanted and integrated the “new” room so it felt like the rest of the house. It also meant that all of the scheduling of trades people was taken care of and any small issues that arose were dealt with by Natalie. The real takeaway is that working with Natalie is a pleasure; she is the consummate professional and has the skill and talent to transform my scattered thoughts about what I am trying to accomplish in our home into a beautiful reality. And do it all within budget and on time! I am convinced that working with a design professional saves money, tempers and headaches for the client. I look forward to once again working with Natalie in the near future and have no hesitation in recommending her and her work to my family and friends."
- Jill Bench
The House Guru
General Contractors in Ottawa
"We engaged Allinghan Renovations to gut and redo our basement including the design and installation of a new bathroom as well as undertake a significant kitchen reno. Was very impressed: extremely personable, responsive service with a price quote that was fully accurate and price competitive. The service was one-stop-shop from crade-to-grave with good designs, bringing in other professionals (e.g. electrical work and plumbing). We were very pleased with the final results in terms of quality and willingness to make adjustments as we went. Would highly recommend."
- mtcollins
HillGreen Design & Build
General Contractors in Ottawa
"We hired HillGreen to renovate our kitchen after having met with other contractors. What set them apart was the design aspect of the project. They were willing to spend time reviewing and evaluating what was best for our space and our lifestyle. In addition, Garth went above and beyond with the time spent shopping with us to select our finishes, cabinets, tiles etc - he has a great eye and knows the products (and the pros and cons). At the end of each day, the space was left clean and tidy. The kitchen was completed on time and we are extremely pleased with it."
- barker123
Igor Kraizgur Home Improvement
General Contractors in Ottawa
"The project was the complete renovation of a 30 year old side-split bungalow, including removal of walls to create a modern open look in the kitchen and living areas, the addition of an attic beam to compensate for the wall removals, addition of modern hardwood flooring throughout, and ceramic tiling in entranceway, mudroom, and bathrooms, and complete renovation and update of the bathrooms. Igor's work ethic, knowledge, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and budgets were exemplary! His willingness and ability to deliver beyond the original scope of the project without significantly impacting deadlines and budgets was appreciated! I highly recommend this professional!"
- George Izsak
Kovar Contracting
General Contractors in Ottawa
"First Rate.....from Initial Cost Estimate thru to Final Clean up. I have not one complaint. Thoroughly professional. Highly Recommended."
- Barry Lewis
List your business here for free - Learn More

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 Ottawa 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?


Find a contractor on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Ottawa home contractors. You can also search for photos in Ottawa and contact the general contractor who worked on the project.
Professional Categories in Ottawa
Ottawa Architects and Building Designers · Ottawa Design-Build Firms · Ottawa General Contractors · Ottawa Home Builders · Ottawa Interior Designers and Decorators · Ottawa Landscape Architects and Designers · Ottawa Landscape Contractors · Ottawa Swimming Pool Builders · Ottawa Hardwood Flooring Dealers and Installers · Ottawa Hot Tub and Spa Dealers · Ottawa Spa and Pool Maintenance Professionals · Ottawa Chimney Cleaners · Ottawa Carpet Cleaners and Upholstery Cleaners · Ottawa Exterior Cleaners · Ottawa Air Duct Cleaners · Ottawa Glass, Mirror and Shower Door Dealers · Ottawa Handyman Services · Ottawa House Cleaning Services · Ottawa Movers · Ottawa Pest Control Services · more... Ottawa Stone Cleaners · Ottawa Window Cleaners · Ottawa Staircase and Railing Professionals · Ottawa Air Conditioning and Heating Companies · Ottawa Furniture Repair & Upholstery Professionals · Ottawa Septic Tank Services · Ottawa Wine Cellar Designers and Builders · Ottawa Solar Energy Contractors · Ottawa Schools and Organizations · Ottawa Kitchen and Bathroom Designers · Ottawa Plumbers · Ottawa Media and Bloggers · Ottawa Roofing and Gutter Companies · Ottawa Photographers · Ottawa Junk Removal Services · Ottawa Lighting Designers and Suppliers · Ottawa Tree Services · Ottawa Real Estate Agents · Ottawa Window Dealers and Installers · Ottawa Stone, Pavers and Concrete Professionals · Ottawa Window Treatment Professionals · Ottawa Kitchen and Bathroom Remodelers · Ottawa Tile, Stone and Countertop Manufacturers and Showrooms · Ottawa Siding and Exterior Contractors · Ottawa Kitchen and Bath Fixture Showrooms and Retailers · Ottawa Ironworkers · Ottawa Paint, Wallpaper and Wall Covering Professionals · Ottawa Painters · Ottawa Gardeners, Lawn Care and Sprinklers · Ottawa Kids Room and Nursery Designers · Ottawa Outdoor Lighting and Audio/Visual Professionals · Ottawa Specialty Contractors · Ottawa Outdoor Play Equipment Suppliers · Ottawa Appliance Manufacturers and Showrooms · Ottawa Artists and Artisans · Ottawa Backyard Sport Court Installers and Suppliers · Ottawa Bedding and Bath Manufacturers and Retailers · Ottawa Building Supplies · Ottawa Cabinet and Cabinetry Professionals · Ottawa Carpenters · Ottawa Carpet Dealers · Ottawa Closet Designers and Professional Organizers · Ottawa Deck, Patio and Outdoor Enclosure Professionals · Ottawa Door Dealers and Installers · Ottawa Driveway Installation and Maintenance Professionals · Ottawa Electricians · Ottawa Environmental Restoration Services · Ottawa Fence Contractors · Ottawa Fireplace Manufacturers and Showrooms · Ottawa Furniture and Accessory Manufacturers and Showrooms · Ottawa Garage Door Sellers and Installers · Ottawa Garage Door Repair Professionals · Ottawa Garden and Landscape Supplies · Ottawa Home Theater and Home Automation Professionals · Ottawa Home Stagers · Ottawa Students of AEC and Design

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State