Top 10 General Contractors in Aquia Harbour, VA

Porch Pro Headshot CARE Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(388)
"I am a Realtor that refers Chris Bazow from Window Source of Virginia. I have sent him to numerous clients. Every single one has said that not only has his pricing been excellent (better than other window/door companies), but the service and installation have been superb. Don't waste your time w...Read more about CARE Contracting
"I am a Realtor that refers Chris Bazow from Window Source of Virginia. I have sent him to numerous clients. Every single one has said that not only has his pricing been excellent (better than other window/door companies), but the service and installation have been superb. Don't waste your time w...Read more about CARE Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot A & L CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(5)
"A&L just finished building a deck for me today. It took only 3 and half days. The quality is excellent and the deck looks great. Keith is a professional, who came over to give me a quote and followed up faithfully as planned. The contruction worker were supper efficient and doing very high quality ...Read more about A & L CONSTRUCTION
"A&L just finished building a deck for me today. It took only 3 and half days. The quality is excellent and the deck looks great. Keith is a professional, who came over to give me a quote and followed up faithfully as planned. The contruction worker were supper efficient and doing very high quality ...Read more about A & L CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Blaine Construction
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(38)
Enjoy the outdoors at home even when it is dark with outdoor lighting from Blaine Construction. These specialists in California, MD boast a 5-star rating.
Enjoy the outdoors at home even when it is dark with outdoor lighting from Blaine Construction. These specialists in California, MD boast a 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot NOVA Landscape & Design
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(2)
Free up your weekend by delegating your landscape chores to NOVA Landscape & Design in La Plata, MD.
Free up your weekend by delegating your landscape chores to NOVA Landscape & Design in La Plata, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Snyder General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
At Snyder General Contracting, we believe in providing a stress free experience with exceptional service. We strive to provide only the finest quality work and craftsmanship. Serving Virginia for over 10 years, we proudly offer a variety of services tailored just for you. Family Owned & Operated | ...Read more about Snyder General Contracting
At Snyder General Contracting, we believe in providing a stress free experience with exceptional service. We strive to provide only the finest quality work and craftsmanship. Serving Virginia for over 10 years, we proudly offer a variety of services tailored just for you. Family Owned & Operated | ...Read more about Snyder General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Kendall Flooring & Contracting Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(9)
With a vast experience in carpet installations, Kendall Flooring & Contracting Inc. has become one of the leading carpet experts in the Indian Head area.
With a vast experience in carpet installations, Kendall Flooring & Contracting Inc. has become one of the leading carpet experts in the Indian Head area.
Porch Pro Headshot Tanner/Zaremba Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
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Tanner / Zaremba Construction Company, Inc. is the best choice you can make when choosing a Locust Grove remodeling company. We are truly custom builders, we pay special attention to details that can make your project one that you will cherish for years to come. Give us a chance to impress you with ...Read more about Tanner/Zaremba Construction Company
Tanner / Zaremba Construction Company, Inc. is the best choice you can make when choosing a Locust Grove remodeling company. We are truly custom builders, we pay special attention to details that can make your project one that you will cherish for years to come. Give us a chance to impress you with ...Read more about Tanner/Zaremba Construction Company
Porch Pro Headshot Silva & Son, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Our Goal is to create what has inspired you, your home is a reflection of your reality. We strive to build, paint and restore what is necessary to complete your home. We offer handyman services and interior remodeling services. From painting, to flooring and tiling; We do it all!
Our Goal is to create what has inspired you, your home is a reflection of your reality. We strive to build, paint and restore what is necessary to complete your home. We offer handyman services and interior remodeling services. From painting, to flooring and tiling; We do it all!
Porch Pro Headshot Jsv, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
(2)
Based in Stafford, Jsv is a general contractor. They offer bedroom remodeling, garage construction, and foundation repair as well as other services. In July of 2010, a property owner hired Jsv for a new construction project using a permit received from Louisa County.
Based in Stafford, Jsv is a general contractor. They offer bedroom remodeling, garage construction, and foundation repair as well as other services. In July of 2010, a property owner hired Jsv for a new construction project using a permit received from Louisa County.
Porch Pro Headshot " ALPHA "  Contracting llc
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
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CLASS " A " (&) B.L.D. GENERAL CONTRACTOR
CLASS " A " (&) B.L.D. GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

A general contractor oversees building and remodeling projects from start to finish. Their main priority is making sure that a project progresses according to the schedule, is on budget, and that all work is done properly. All other contractors and workers answer to the general contractor and they answer to the client who hired them.

Start by getting bids from different contractors. Bids lay out your expected cost and the extent of the project, including materials, labor, and when the project will be done. If you have a local contractor in mind, feel free to work with them in negotiating the terms of a bid, rather than putting out a competitive bid request. Terms typically outline payment installments, an expected timeline for milestones, and the expected outcome at each phase of the project.

Once you've signed the contract with the general contractor, they bring in the workers and begin on the project. Throughout the course of the project, the general contractor manages all workers and subcontractors. General contractors generally own or work for a company that handles one or two aspects of building and remodeling. Very few do framing, finishing, electrical, concrete, plumbing, and landscaping on their own. So, it's quite common for general contractors to outsource work from other companies. The general contractor handles the hiring of these subcontractors, as well as paying them and their own workers. You only have to worry about paying the general contractor.

Hiring multiple subcontractors for a job might seem more economical, but it would put much of the decision-making on you. What you might save in money may be offset by the amount of time and mental energy you'd have to put into the project. An experienced general contractor knows the ins and outs of the construction business. They understand how to structure a project and work with subcontractors to get projects completed safely, and on schedule. This leaves the day-to-day decisions to someone with more experience.

The licensing rules in some states require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. If the state doesn't require a general contractor in your case, it makes good sense to hire a licensed and insured local contractor.

General contractors live by their reputation. They work hard to build trust with their clients and honor that trust through their management of construction projects. Even if they never lift a hammer during the course of a job, they feel a great sense of ownership of the whole operation.

General contractors usually have a vast knowledge of local building codes. Their understanding of construction and people management helps all subcontractors to work together. They see how each piece fits together to make a completed project. Subcontractors may take a narrow view of their role, which could cause problems for other subcontractors working on the next step. General contractors work closely with their crews, subcontractors, and you to prevent costly miscommunication.

Whether you're hiring a home contractor to build your dream house or searching "general contractors in my area" to oversee a remodel project, you'll be working closely with whomever you choose.

When you get underway with your contractor, you'll begin by sorting out every possible detail. Before work begins, the contractor will work out a project plan with you. The project plan may include determining fixtures, finishes, and furnishings — to avoid any cost gaps in the initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be.

Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. Even if they aren't always available, they should provide you with contact information for a lead person or someone else you can discuss the project with. When possible, visit the job site. This gives the contractor or lead the opportunity to bring up any issues and ask any questions about specifics that weren't covered in the project plan.

It's also helpful to keep a project journal. Write down product order numbers. Jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later. Track any changes to the initial project plan in writing. If unforeseen changes occur, make sure to get a bid change in writing.

Other helpful tips:

  • Check on work as it progresses
  • Pay only for completed work
  • Be a fair customer by paying bills on time, responding quickly to questions, and treating your contractor and their workers fairly
  • Know the workers’ names, and make sure they have what they need
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your contractor from the beginning will lead to a more successful project

Some general contractors charge a flat fee. Most charge a markup, which is a percentage of the overall completed project cost. The markup amount covers their overhead, including advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. The contractor should outline all payments and expenses in the contract at the outset.

Contractors typically ask for a percentage of the total project cost upfront. This initial fee covers the cost of getting the project started, provides workers with their wages for the first phase of the construction, and helps serve as a deposit for the needed materials and supplies. Fifteen percent is a fair and decent initial payment for getting a project started. Most states cap this initial fee at 33%, and a good contractor should have good enough credit to cover remaining up-front costs.

After each phase or "milestone" gets completed, your contract will likely require you to pay more money toward the project. These installments are an expected part of the construction process to cover wages, additional supplies, and materials the contractor may need to continue. Even the most well-off contractor would quickly run out of money to move forward if they didn't include installment payments into their contracts.

A big project is a costly endeavor and a long-term investment. When choosing a general contractor, it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee. Be sure to hire someone that can provide proof of licensing, insurance, and references. Take the time to look into their track record. A good general contractor will leave a trail of stellar online reviews, and when you talk to former clients, they'll have only good things to say. When you enter a project with a contractor, you need a pro you trust with your home, so it’s wise to do your homework ahead of time to ensure a successful outcome.

Begin with a plan that lays out the scope of the remodeling work you want done. By the time you hire a contractor, you should have decided on materials, fixtures, appliances, and other items. If you've decided on any changes to the floor plan, be sure to add the specifics to your plan. The more details, the better. Add everything you can think of, down to the brass pulls for the kitchen cupboards.

Once you have this plan, start talking to contractors to get estimates and formal bids. Ask around for local contractor recommendations at your local hardware store, or go online and read client reviews. Good contractors tend to be very busy, so expect a waiting period from the time you contact them to the time they can start on the project. Be sure to seek out a contractor with experience in the job you need done. If you need a patio installed, scroll past them if they specialize in kitchens and baths.

When speaking to the contractor, make sure you're clear on which parts of the project the contractor will handle and which will go to a subcontractor. Ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and any relevant subcontractors' licenses. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau.

Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure you understand every detail of the contract before signing. Be sure to get the proper permits for your project. A good contractor will be able to talk you through getting permits. In some places, contractors are able to get the permits themselves. Check in with the contractor regularly during the course of the project to avoid errors and miscommunication.

Searching online for "good general contractors near me" or getting referrals from a hardware or home improvement store is a first step to hiring a contractor. Take certain precautions before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on.

Begin by working with a professional architect or designer who's able to provide all the information a contractor will need. A designer or architect can also create the necessary drawings to submit for obtaining a permit. Include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork.

Come up with a specifications list in advance. Write down the details of every element you want placed into the project, from the front door to the floor tiles that you want. Calculate to make sure all your selections fall within your budget and meet your personal requirements.

Make sure your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors, remember that you'll spend a lot of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected situations are bound to come up. Perhaps you didn't consider what style of door handle you want for the master bathroom, or the carpet you selected for the living room is no longer available. These types of situations happen with any project, so do your best to remain patient throughout the construction process.

See to it that your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to and that works with your needs. Get a list of subcontractors they use, and look into their history. Use careful consideration when choosing your contractor for the most successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. They should have both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. An insured contractor will take responsibility for the project and for anything that happens at the worksite. Make sure their insurance covers any subcontractors or that they only work with insured third parties.

Ask for proof of insurance right away. Hiring an uninsured contractor may seem less expensive, but it could cost you down the road. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Depending on the state you live in, if a worker is injured on your property and their general contractor didn't carry the proper insurance, you might be liable for the cost of treating their injuries.

Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage. Some also cover limited injury liability, but these policies have limitations. Even in the unlikely event that your policy covers 100 percent of liability, your premiums would most certainly go up. Contractors insurance ensures that you don't have to cover any costs unrelated to the project completion itself.

If a contractor is reliable, they'll be licensed and carry insurance, and if they don't have a license, no company will insure them. Proof of proper licensing and insurance is a sure sign of a reliable contractor.

Recent reviews for Aquia Harbour General Contractors

39034

My experience as an Alpha contracting customer was very positive . Mr. Rodriguez always went the extra mile to ensure my complete customer needs and concerns were always addressed in a timely manner with open lines of communication and attention to deta...

- Cindy Russell
56101

We had five (5) windows replaced in September 2016 in our kitchen area as it was drafty in the winter time. The windows really sealed up the outside cold air and it is very comfortable and warm this past winter. I noticed a drop in our heating bills as ...

- Philip Albensi
56880

We upgraded all the windows and front door on our house in northern VA. The installers were super professional and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Great quality products and great service. Thanks Window Source of Virginia!

- Jared Smith
55789

Window Source of Virginia was extremely knowledgeable about Windows & Doors. We were looking to replace all windows and considering new entry doors; our goals were energy efficiency and safety. We were provided with multiple options at multiple price poi...

- Erica Selekman
56697

We had 22 Windows and 2 doors replaced. The product was high quality and the installation exceptional. We highly recommend Window Source of Virginia.

- John B.
40266

Mike Blaine installed a complex water drainage system in my back yard two years ago. His workmanship was excellent, the project was done in a timely manner and at a fair price. He did all of the planning himself and I am very pleased with the results. ...

- Roy Edwards
39555

We have known Mike Blaine for 6 years and have used Blaine Construction for both small jobs and large projects. His work is of a high standard with attention to detail, commitment to an agreed timetable and excellent results. Mike knows how to assemble t...

- John McCord
56033

Mike did a major renovation for me and did a supreme job. The craftsmanship of his work was fabulous. He was enthusiastic about creative projects that I suggested within the remodel. He had unique solutions that worked perfectly. The craftsmanship of his...

- Verne Foster
42002

Mike Blaine and his co-workers were extremely professional and dependable! I had to have the front of my house literally re-done (walls down, mold remediation, restored and repaired) and they did an outstanding job! I have known Mike for quite some time...

- Justine Christian
39878

We met Mike when he was doing some work for a former neighbor and were impressed by his integrity and the quality of his work. We purchased a house that needed lots of improvements, and he transformed it for us. We explained to him how we wanted the fro...

- Tommy Greene
40083

To Whom It May Concern: 11/5/15 Mike Blaine has been our contractor on a number of home improvement projects over the past five years and he r...

- William Reeder
39879

We met Mike when he was doing some work for a former neighbor and were impressed by his integrity and the quality of his work. We purchased a house that needed lots of improvements, and he transformed it for us. We explained to him how we wanted the fro...

- Tommy Greene

All General Contractors in Aquia Harbour, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Martinell construction
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Martinell construction in the Long Beach area is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Martinell construction in the Long Beach area is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot Neville Interiors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Hough Remodeling Services inc.
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Founded in 2001, Hough Building & Remodeling is a remodeling contractor that provides services such as exterior remodeling, bathroom design, home addition and more and is located in Stafford. In September of 2013, a property owner contracted them for an HVAC installation in the Jefferson neighborhoo...Read more about Hough Remodeling Services inc.
Founded in 2001, Hough Building & Remodeling is a remodeling contractor that provides services such as exterior remodeling, bathroom design, home addition and more and is located in Stafford. In September of 2013, a property owner contracted them for an HVAC installation in the Jefferson neighborhoo...Read more about Hough Remodeling Services inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Rent Ready Construction
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT THOUGHTFUL DESIGN-BUILD PROVEN QUALITY ASSURANCE.
EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT THOUGHTFUL DESIGN-BUILD PROVEN QUALITY ASSURANCE.
Porch Pro Headshot FM&J Green Construction
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
FM&J Green Construction offers different services from Home Improvement to Handyman Services in Stafford, VA. For more information, give us a call or visit our website. Interior Painting; Cleaning & Maid Services; Drywall Repair Newington, VA; Montclair, VA; Lorton, VA; Falmouth, VA; Mount Vernon, V...Read more about FM&J Green Construction
FM&J Green Construction offers different services from Home Improvement to Handyman Services in Stafford, VA. For more information, give us a call or visit our website. Interior Painting; Cleaning & Maid Services; Drywall Repair Newington, VA; Montclair, VA; Lorton, VA; Falmouth, VA; Mount Vernon, V...Read more about FM&J Green Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Punch Out Construction
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Decked Out Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot KOB,LLC General Contractor
General Contractors
Serves Aquia Harbour, Virginia

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Stafford 22554
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Project description
install (6) ceiling fans
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Interior
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Electrical
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Home/residence
Historical structure
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Authorization to make property changes
Yes
Stafford 22554
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marina bath room renovation
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Stafford 22554
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