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 in Philadelphia. 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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RUDLOFF Custom Builders has won Best of Houzz for Customer Service in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. We also were... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 692-8774
  • West Chester, PA, 19382, 56 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Greater Philadelphia Design-Build-Remodeling Firm - Best of Houzz
Winner of Best of Houzz 2013-2016, Harth Builders is a nationally recognized, residential design-build remodeling...
  • Click to Call(215) 654-0364
  • 121 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Buckminster Green is a general contractor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in green home remodeling. We... Read More
  • Click to Call(484) 432-2692
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19123, 22 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Chester County's Elite General Contractors | 4x Best of Houzz!
I.M. Contracting, Ltd. is an elite design-build residential remodeling company. As long time West Chester...
  • Click to Call(484) 394-8188
  • 23 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
After many years as a craftsman with other builders, Larry decided to establish his own company in 1978. He... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 595-9064
  • Leesport, PA, 19533, 34 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Delaware County's Leading General Contractor
We are your premier design/build construction company based in West Chester, PA. With our unique collaboration of...
  • Click to Call(484) 712-1039
  • 7 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Osborne Construction is an owner-operated in-house design/build firm offering integrated architectural design and... Read More
  • Click to Call(917) 586-2098
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19144, 8 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Chester County's Contractors Offering Unique Home Modifications
HandyWorkx specializes in all sorts of construction so that you can age in place – from simple grab bar...
  • Click to Call(610) 490-8601
  • 3 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Building is Fun with Rittenhouse Builders. While our team shares a combined one hundred years of experience... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 557-3397
  • Coatesville, PA, 19320, 28 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Camden County's Expert Renovation and Speciality Contractors
Our mission is to service all of your home improvement and contracting needs. We specialize in Kitchen & Bath...
  • Click to Call(267) 984-4460
  • 22 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
We are a one stop shop for homeowners who want improve the look and value of their homes. From concept to... Read More
  • Click to Call(302) 332-9643
  • Bear, DE, 19701, 26 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Main Line Whole Home Remodeler Best of Houzz 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018!
Rudloff Custom Builders is a full-service, certified general contracting company that will cater to any of your...
  • Click to Call(610) 692-8774
  • 56 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Delaware County's Top General Contractor - 5x Best of Houzz!
We are a family owned construction company with over 35 years of experience. We provide all phases of...
  • Click to Call(610) 557-0208
  • 20 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
At A&E Construction, we believe that advanced planning, exceptional workmanship and clear communication is key to... Read More
  • Click to Call(609) 737-4425
  • Pennington, NJ, 08534, 36 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Best of Mainline - General Contractor & Home Remodeler - Best of Houzz
We’re a group of passionate & creative problem solvers who enjoy using our skills to transform people’s homes. We...
  • Click to Call(484) 550-6009
  • 13 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
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New Jersey's Established and Reputable Home Improvement Contractor
A leader in finished basement remodeling and interior renovations, Consumer Home Service will definitely increase...
  • Click to Call(856) 347-4521
  • 3 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Hazley Builders is a multi-generational family business providing homeowners with high-quality renovations,... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 696-6264
  • West Chester, PA, 19380, 19 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Chester County's Established General Contractor
I have 25+ years experience in residential remodeling and have owned my own business since 1994. I pride myself...
Delaware County's Premier General Contracting Couple
We are not your next handyman, we are your next handy couple! We are passionate about making any home remodeling...
  • Click to Call(610) 557-3285
  • 2 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Cedars Construction Company has the most trusted professionals for the job you are looking for. We offer a wealth... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 624-8122
  • Harleysville, PA, 19438, 23 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Montgomery County Design Build and Remodel Firm - Best of Houzz
Best of Houzz Winner 2015, 2016 & 2017. Custom Craft is a NARI award-winning residential design-build remodeling...
  • Click to Call(610) 537-8928
  • 49 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
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Chester County Premier Design/Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2017
Chester County's PREMIER contractor / design-build firm. We create strong client relationships and deliver high...
  • Click to Call(610) 991-8387
  • 18 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
J. Schwartz LLC is an award winning, performance based Remodeler/Fine Custom Home Builder. We partner with you... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 595-9106
  • Malvern, PA, 19355, 16 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Bucks County's Detail Oriented General Contractor
Once opening his private business David has continued to uphold the cornerstones of success focusing on...
Creative Remodeling & Design was established in 2005 by Joe Sananes who is a third generation of remodelers in... Read More
  • Click to Call(856) 288-2609
  • Cherry hill, NJ, 08003, 25 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Mainline & Philadelphia Award Winning General Contractor Best of Houzz
J. Schwartz LLC is a performance based Remodeler and Custom Home Builder. We partner with you throughout the...
  • Click to Call(610) 595-9106
  • 16 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Servicing Delaware County and its surroundings since 1999. We truly pride ourselves for being committed to strong... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 361-0484
  • Media, PA, 19063, 23 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Montgomery County's Experienced General Contractors
At Precise Home Services, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes. From the the simple to the...
  • Click to Call(215) 709-7394
  • 18 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Cutting Edge Construction Services LLC is a leading general construction company in the Burlington County, NJ... Read More
  • Click to Call(609) 518-1500
  • Burlington, NJ, 08016, 21 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Chester County's Full Scope Home Remodeling Specialists
Troyano Contracting, LLC began its legacy in 1996. Specializing in all aspects of home remodeling and design,...
We are a full service contracting licenced, insured, EPA lead paint certified and member of PAHIC#063014 Our... Read More
  • Click to Call(267) 984-4460
  • Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006, 22 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Chester County's Most Trusted Residential Builder Since 1979
Here at Duff Builders, we are committed to working with you, the homeowner, to design and build your project on...
  • Click to Call(717) 775-6253
  • 2 projects in the Philadelphia Metro area
Orange Energy Solutions takes a more holistic approach to energy solutions and building design than traditional... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 981-1586
  • Broomall, PA, 19008, 21 projects in Philadelphia Metro
Montgomery County's Premier General Contractor
Unique Properties & Builders has over 25 years of experience for residential and commercial clients. Great...
Featured Reviews for General Contractors in Philadelphia
Rudloff Custom Builders
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"Excellent work by skilled professionals. Very pleased. Consisted of basement remodel including plumbing for full bath, electrical rewiring, and renovation and completion of four rooms in basement: exercise room, media room, playroom and full bath."
- Joslyne Braunfeld
Buckminster Green LLC
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"Kenny and his team are not only very experienced builders, they are stewards of the environment. His team is perfect for any home owner looking for affordable, eco-friendly renovations. What I appreciate most about Kenny and his team is that they spend time educating their clients so that they can make informed decisions. Buckminster Green is not your average construction service. They are thoughtful, creative and most importantly, fun to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to renovate, or add to their home in a earth friendly way."
- Neil Young
LA Kehres Building
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"Exceptional care to every detail of the job from start to finish, with a great work ethic. Our experience with LA Kehres Builders was 2nd to none. Larry and Brad helped us with our dream home. We couldn't be happier."
- Paul Strause
Osborne Construction
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"Brian is great to work with because he has great ideas and is an excellent crafts person. He keeps the client informed about the time frame for a project and does a good job co-ordinating subcontractors. He has drywalled and tiled a basement bathroom for me, completely rebuilt my front porch using mahogany decking and last fall gutted my upstairs bathroom, removed the tub, installed a marble shower, installed two custom walnut cabinets and added an attic fan and an exhaust fan. The job was not cheap, however the quality is top shelf and I have no regrets. Also he is very pleasant and his team is skilled and polite."
- mtairymichael
Rittenhouse Builders
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"We have had Rittenhouse Builders do three projects for our home. We began with the complete remodeling of our master bath and closet, then we had them completely remodel our kitchen, and finally we had them completely redo the siding of our home using JamesHardie composite. I can't say enough about the professional manner in which this company is run. The owners, Dean and George, are great to work with, as is their team of employees. The men working at the house were meticulous with the details of the projects, professional in their actions, punctual, considerate, and friendly. Costs were on point, unless we requested changes. If we did request a change, the price was discussed and agreed upon with a change of work order. The office personnel are extremely efficient and helpful. Needless to say, we think they are a top notch firm."
- amoss2891
Dreamwork Home Improvements
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"A friend recommended Dreamwork Home Improvements in 2011, and I have not used any other company since and here are some reasons why: * Responds quickly by phone or email. * Is always on time *After reviewing the job, a proposal for the costs is received either later the same day, or by the next day by phone or email; and a written proposal is handed to me when they walk in my house, outlining the work to be done and the costs so there are no mistakes or surprises. *Is very pleasant and will chat a bit, but does not stop working to stand and talk, and talk. * The workmanship is outstanding and they take pride in what they do. *When the work is completed at the end of the day, the work area is straightened and trash is removed. * When the job is completed, Dave walks through everything with me and makes sure I know what was done, why, the results, and how to care for products or applications,. He does not leave until I am completely satisfied. *In this review the question of approximate project date is asked. I started using Dreamwork Home Improvements in June of 2011 and have used them consistently with the last job ending February 2013. I plan to have them come back for another project soon and will always choose Dreamwork Home Improvements."
- aquigs
A&E Construction and Design Center
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"I have hired A&E Construction for both large and small projects multiple times over the past 8 years and without any hesitation, give them the highest recommendation possible. The owner of the company, Greg Fontaine, is experienced, knowledgeable, honest and reliable. Projects were always done on time and on budget and if for some reason, the schedule needs to change, Greg does an excellent job communicating the reasons. Before working with A&E, we hired many contractors over the years, and no one ever compared in terms of quality of work combined with reliability and trustworthiness. Another thing we've really appreciated about working with Greg is his ability to provide us with options and ideas if we needed to scale back on a project. Two of the larger projects Greg did for us were finishing our basement and building a poolhouse. Greg was very cognizant that we did not have an unlimited budget and worked with us to make sure we got the most for our money. Greg also does an excellent job hiring talented and reliable people that I am always comfortable having in my home. Additionally, they are very neat and always clean up after themselves at the end of each day. Lastly, and most importantly, Greg really cares about his customers and goes above and beyond what's expected to make sure they are 100% satisfied. I can't say enough good things about him and A&E!! If you hire them, you won't be disappointed."
- kathycoppins
Hazley Builders
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"There isn't enough space here to tell you how happy we are with the professionalism, attention to detail, willingness to stand by their work and easy-to-work with qualities of Hazley Builders. This is a father and sons business and Mike Hazley Sr. believes keeping customers happy, even after they have completed the job, sets them apart from other contractors. He is right about that. They constructed a new addition for us that is handicap accessible (new sitting room, bathroom, dressing room and closet) and it is beautiful. They went the extra mile with so many things, like reinforced beams, extra insulation, etc. When we had a problem with the new toilet about 6 months after the renovation was completed, Mike's crew was here to solve the problem, which was a manufacturer's flaw. His workers were careful about heeling in bushes and other plants that I wanted to preserve which they had to dig up to pour a new foundation for the addition. They replanted them once construction was done and everything lived and is thriving. I could go on and on. My best recommendation is the number of times I have recommended Hazley Builders to friends, relatives and acquaintances."
- gailog
Cedars Construction Company
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"I recently remodeled my bathroom and living room with Cedars Construction. The workmanship was excellent and they went out of their way to make it as painless a project as possible. They cleaned up every day to minimize the dust and disorder, and were very knowledgeable and helpful explaining the process as they went along. They notified me when they were coming, and showed up each time. I would recommend this company for home remodeling and I plan to use them again in the near future."
- maxine scheiman
J. Schwartz, LLC Remodeling & Fine Homebuilding
General Contractors in Philadelphia
"We had a whole house makeover following a fire. We could rely heavily on Joe Schwartz for guiding us through the many decisions about structure, design and construction. He works with a great collection of contractors and trades. Joe is very patient with his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you are completely satisfied. I enthusiastically recommend Joe Schwartz to anyone I know or care about that plans to undertake a home renovation."
- j_r_phillips
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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 Philadelphia 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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