Top 3 General Contractors in Atlanta, GA

Porch Pro Headshot K9 Roof Repair and Construction
John Balasco is the Owner / Operator of K9 Roof Repair and Construction and has serviced Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Counties for over 25 Years. We are Licensed and Insured and are currently in good standing with (BBB) Accreditation. John was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 196...Read more about K9 Roof Repair and Construction
1973 Carriage Way, Lawrenceville, GA
404-563-2411
Porch Pro Headshot Frazier Landscape & Improvement Sevices
"Frazier Landscape & Improvement Services has been outstanding when it comes to quality of work. I was the project engineer for home renovations for my sister and brother-in-law. Quinton was very helpful and active in the permitting process. The renovations were exactly what my sister and brother...Read more about Frazier Landscape & Improvement Sevices
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
404-985-9641
Porch Pro Headshot Paragon Construction Group
Paragon Construction Group (PCG) has over 40 combined years of construction experience in the repair, restoration, and remodeling of residential buildings. From our humble beginnings as a stucco repair business, we have grown to become a fully licensed Residential/Light Commercial Contractor. We now...Read more about Paragon Construction Group
216 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA
770-639-2220

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Porch Pro Headshot Landmark Restorations
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
(7)
Landmark Restorations provides complete preservation, renovation, and restoration services for the exterior shell of commercial and historic properties. Specialties include in-place performance mock-ups; security screen railings, wire mesh, soundproofing, retrofitting, tuckpointing, cladding, and e...Read more about Landmark Restorations
Landmark Restorations provides complete preservation, renovation, and restoration services for the exterior shell of commercial and historic properties. Specialties include in-place performance mock-ups; security screen railings, wire mesh, soundproofing, retrofitting, tuckpointing, cladding, and e...Read more about Landmark Restorations
Porch Pro Headshot Steven T. Giampietro Architect, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Steven T. Giampietro is a Licensed Architect and General Contractor. We provide DESIGN-BUILD Construction Services, one professional source for your convenience. We can handle any project, large or small, such as New Construction, Additions, Renovations, Custom Kitchens and Baths, Home Theater Des...Read more about Steven T. Giampietro Architect, LLC
Steven T. Giampietro is a Licensed Architect and General Contractor. We provide DESIGN-BUILD Construction Services, one professional source for your convenience. We can handle any project, large or small, such as New Construction, Additions, Renovations, Custom Kitchens and Baths, Home Theater Des...Read more about Steven T. Giampietro Architect, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot HandyPro of DeKalb/Fulton
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Since 1996, HANDYPRO has provided more than 20,000 residential and commercial clients with detailed handyman services. Each technician sent to your home has been through HANDYPRO's certification process, which includes a background check to ensure you receive the most trusted technician for your nee...Read more about HandyPro of DeKalb/Fulton
Since 1996, HANDYPRO has provided more than 20,000 residential and commercial clients with detailed handyman services. Each technician sent to your home has been through HANDYPRO's certification process, which includes a background check to ensure you receive the most trusted technician for your nee...Read more about HandyPro of DeKalb/Fulton
Porch Pro Headshot ivault home protection
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
(5)
iVault Home Protection is a veteran own and operated that is proudly based in Georgia who provides protection to homeowners by reinforcing their existing doors to security doors (prevent kick-ins).
iVault Home Protection is a veteran own and operated that is proudly based in Georgia who provides protection to homeowners by reinforcing their existing doors to security doors (prevent kick-ins).
Porch Pro Headshot SOLUTIONS NET MANAGEMENT
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
(4)
SNet Management is a project and production management firm. At SNET Management we pride ourselves on providing professional services to meet you/your companies needs by offering a host of manageable and viable solutions to establish and accomplish your endeavors. Professional Services • Building E...Read more about SOLUTIONS NET MANAGEMENT
SNet Management is a project and production management firm. At SNET Management we pride ourselves on providing professional services to meet you/your companies needs by offering a host of manageable and viable solutions to establish and accomplish your endeavors. Professional Services • Building E...Read more about SOLUTIONS NET MANAGEMENT
Porch Pro Headshot Buy Pure Research Chemicals USA
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
(3)
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Porch Pro Headshot Georgia Associated Refurbisher
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
(1)
In business for 40 years, Georgia Associated Refurbishers of Griffin, GA specializes in providing prompt, high quality foreclosure clean-ups and foreclosure repairs. Family owned and operated, we take pride in our quality workmanship and quick turnaround.We can do everything you need to get a house ...Read more about Georgia Associated Refurbisher
In business for 40 years, Georgia Associated Refurbishers of Griffin, GA specializes in providing prompt, high quality foreclosure clean-ups and foreclosure repairs. Family owned and operated, we take pride in our quality workmanship and quick turnaround.We can do everything you need to get a house ...Read more about Georgia Associated Refurbisher

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 Atlanta General Contractors

60179

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- Donta Stuckey
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60197

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Everything You Need to Know About Atlanta General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Atlanta for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in Atlanta so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in Atlanta:

  • Are they properly licensed? Atlanta has 2 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 7 pros in Atlanta are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 11 are A-rated in Atlanta.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How many general contractors does Atlanta have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Atlanta to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 11 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

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All General Contractors in Atlanta, GA

Porch Pro Headshot FR Logistics LLC
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
FR Logistics LLC Atlanta, GA, 30315 (404) 964-8944 FR Logistics LLC is a local freight delivery company based in Atlanta, GA. We offer a wide range of services. For more information give us a call or visit our website! Delivery Service, Delivery Company, Item Delivery, Equipment Delivery, Load Deliv...Read more about FR Logistics LLC
FR Logistics LLC Atlanta, GA, 30315 (404) 964-8944 FR Logistics LLC is a local freight delivery company based in Atlanta, GA. We offer a wide range of services. For more information give us a call or visit our website! Delivery Service, Delivery Company, Item Delivery, Equipment Delivery, Load Deliv...Read more about FR Logistics LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JunkHeads, LLc
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Junk Heads,LLc A KobeKyaire, LLC company. is a full-service residential remodeling company dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of our clients. We offer the perfect blend of project planning, customer service and quality construction. We are skilled General Contractors and Construction Managers wh...Read more about JunkHeads, LLc
Junk Heads,LLc A KobeKyaire, LLC company. is a full-service residential remodeling company dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of our clients. We offer the perfect blend of project planning, customer service and quality construction. We are skilled General Contractors and Construction Managers wh...Read more about JunkHeads, LLc
Porch Pro Headshot Miracle Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
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Looking for someone to complete your next renovation, roofing, or kitchen remodeling project? Miracle Construction Svc is one of the experienced general contractors in the Smyrna area.
Looking for someone to complete your next renovation, roofing, or kitchen remodeling project? Miracle Construction Svc is one of the experienced general contractors in the Smyrna area.
Porch Pro Headshot ATLfairOffer
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
We are the #1 home buying service in Georgia. ATLfairoffer are the Atlanta areas’s most respected professional home buyers. We provide homeowners with options to sell their home fast.
We are the #1 home buying service in Georgia. ATLfairoffer are the Atlanta areas’s most respected professional home buyers. We provide homeowners with options to sell their home fast.
Porch Pro Headshot Above Average Locksmith LLC
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Above Average Locksmith,LLC. Serving Metro Atlanta And Surrounding Counties 24/7 Emergency Call Center:770-743-0266
Above Average Locksmith,LLC. Serving Metro Atlanta And Surrounding Counties 24/7 Emergency Call Center:770-743-0266
Porch Pro Headshot Graceland Design & Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Graceland Design and Renovations is a full service remodeling Company that specializes in residential and commercial renovations in the Greater Atlanta Area.
Graceland Design and Renovations is a full service remodeling Company that specializes in residential and commercial renovations in the Greater Atlanta Area.
Porch Pro Headshot MDB Home Repair
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
We do it all from painting, drywall, light fixtures
We do it all from painting, drywall, light fixtures
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Adjusting & Consulting Service, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
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Porch Pro Headshot Duke Contractors, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Porch Pro Headshot Best Car Accident Lawyer Georgia
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Experienced Best Car Accident Lawyer Georgia and car accident attorney are available 24/7 with guaranteed results. Contact us now for more information. We have best experts to answer your issues.
Experienced Best Car Accident Lawyer Georgia and car accident attorney are available 24/7 with guaranteed results. Contact us now for more information. We have best experts to answer your issues.
Porch Pro Headshot Atlanta Restoration Specialists
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Have you experienced a fire or flood in Atlanta and need a quality restoration service? Visit Atlanta Restoration Specialists today.
Have you experienced a fire or flood in Atlanta and need a quality restoration service? Visit Atlanta Restoration Specialists today.
Porch Pro Headshot Pittman Consultants
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
Pittman Consultants is a quality-focused business serving the Atlanta area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations.
Pittman Consultants is a quality-focused business serving the Atlanta area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot Thigpen Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia
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General Contractors
Serves Atlanta, Georgia

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