Top 3 General Contractors in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Garrett-Guevara Contracting Co.
We are a construction company built to cater to the needs of our clients. Garrett-Guevara Contracting Co. is about performance, service, and management.
2680 Goss St, Birmingham, AL
205-222-0962
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As the regional leader in foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation and concrete lifting, resurfacing and sealing services, our purpose is to redefine our industry. We see a world where the contractor does it right the first time, uses the highest quality materials, trains their employees to deli...Read more about TFS
8421 Horton Hwy, College Grove, TN
844-468-4674
Porch Pro Headshot DEC Fire & Water Restoration
We are a company based out of Birmingham , Al . We specialize in construction of all kinds such as complete remodels , flooring , fire and water clean up , flood damage , mold remediation and content cleaning .
1301 Commerce St, Birmingham, AL
205-940-9913

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Porch Pro Headshot Precision Services  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(38)
"Every year when it starts to get cold we would start having trouble with tubs, sinks, etc. backing up and not flowing. Roots were growing into our field lines. Precision came out & did a full repair which included replacing the 40+ year old field lines. Things are flowing smoothly now!"
"Every year when it starts to get cold we would start having trouble with tubs, sinks, etc. backing up and not flowing. Roots were growing into our field lines. Precision came out & did a full repair which included replacing the 40+ year old field lines. Things are flowing smoothly now!"
Porch Pro Headshot Spartan Construction Group, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(36)
"Sam Irvine was great to work with. He walked us through the entire process, thoroughly explained all of our options, and made sure the installation was completed. We are very happy with the finished product and would use Spartan Construction Group again."
"Sam Irvine was great to work with. He walked us through the entire process, thoroughly explained all of our options, and made sure the installation was completed. We are very happy with the finished product and would use Spartan Construction Group again."
Porch Pro Headshot Cedar Cove Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(2)
"My husband and I recently moved to Pinson and wanted to hire a local company to build a privacy fence since the chain link fencing that came with the new house was in bad shape and our 5 large dogs would have easily gotten out. Richard and his crew came out and dismantled the old fence and promptly...Read more about Cedar Cove Enterprises
"My husband and I recently moved to Pinson and wanted to hire a local company to build a privacy fence since the chain link fencing that came with the new house was in bad shape and our 5 large dogs would have easily gotten out. Richard and his crew came out and dismantled the old fence and promptly...Read more about Cedar Cove Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Brent Home Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Brent Home Construction Services has been providing high-quality new construction and renovation services in Birmningham AL for over 10 years. With our professional design-build services our customers get exactly what they want, whether its a new home or remodeling. Check through our website and lea...Read more about Brent Home Construction Services
Brent Home Construction Services has been providing high-quality new construction and renovation services in Birmningham AL for over 10 years. With our professional design-build services our customers get exactly what they want, whether its a new home or remodeling. Check through our website and lea...Read more about Brent Home Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot Kevin Dollar Construction
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Kevin Dollar has been in the construction and home remodeling business since 1987 and continues to provide these services to the greater Birmingham area. Kevin Dollar Construction, LLC began in 2008 and has been successfully remodeling and building since. Kevin Dollar brings a wealth of experience a...Read more about Kevin Dollar Construction
Kevin Dollar has been in the construction and home remodeling business since 1987 and continues to provide these services to the greater Birmingham area. Kevin Dollar Construction, LLC began in 2008 and has been successfully remodeling and building since. Kevin Dollar brings a wealth of experience a...Read more about Kevin Dollar Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Axon Creative Outdoors
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Axon Creative Outdoors Landscape Company is a full service exterior landscape company. We are defined by our unparalleled design, installation and maintenance for both residential and commercial properties. Founded in 2004 by Mike Jones (previously Two Athletes and a Lawnmower) has developed distin...Read more about Axon Creative Outdoors
Axon Creative Outdoors Landscape Company is a full service exterior landscape company. We are defined by our unparalleled design, installation and maintenance for both residential and commercial properties. Founded in 2004 by Mike Jones (previously Two Athletes and a Lawnmower) has developed distin...Read more about Axon Creative Outdoors
Porch Pro Headshot Kc services
General Contractors
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(23)
Perform quality work for a reasonable price and provide the utmost in customer satisfaction and customer service!
Perform quality work for a reasonable price and provide the utmost in customer satisfaction and customer service!

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 Birmingham General Contractors

34989

Great customer service and quality workmanship! Thanks Brian!

- PK Elliston
34692

Brian works well with his customers to give them what they are looking for.

- Eric Schoonover
34766

Brian Schoonover is a GREAT contractor. He is easy to work with, HONEST, and does a great job. Brian has completed many projects for my home, opening walls, tiling, complete kitchen gut job, built a laundry room, built a storage closet, painted the interi...

- Allison Johnson
31552

I used Birmingham Home Transformations for a basement remodel. They did quality work and completed the project on time. I would use them again.

- Mike Mullis
32743

I couldn't be more pleased with the service and professionalism! Brian has worked on several projects in my home and I have been beyond satisfied with his craftsmanship! I have referred him to several friends where he continued to extend his skills and ...

- Jenn Brooks
47299

They did a great job. Made changes when we asked and very friendly. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

- Barry Hyche
33602

Birmingham Home Transformations owned and operated by Brian Schoonover is an outstanding general contractor in the north-central Alabama area. Brian is very knowledgeable and capable. His background includes industrial production management, and he bri...

- Mark Hart
5131

I found EPG to be of the highest quality... punctual, on schedule, and of the finest workmanship. I also found their agents kept an open line of communication leaving me feeling informed and up to date at all times. I would recommend EPG to any one! 5 st...

179479

prompt and gave me senior discount

- Brenda Hickey
331703

The Heat went out in my home and Precision Services came out immediately on Christmas Day to fix it. Mr Shawn was courteous and professional.

- Lakesha Yelling
32135

Seemed very efficient and knowledgeable but just way to expensive on their bid. Almost three times higher.

- Michael Dopson

Everything You Need to Know About Birmingham General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Birmingham.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Birmingham. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Birmingham below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Ets Restorations, Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 35216 and 35213
  • J and J Precision Remodeling:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 35242
  • BetterGraph:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 35143 and 35452

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Birmingham zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Birmingham.

Will General Contractor Services work in Birmingham require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Birmingham or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

What Birmingham zip codes are served by General Contractors?

Birmingham has 48 total General Contractor companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Birmingham with the most General Contractors:

    • 1 General Contractors in 35061.

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          Porch Pro Headshot Birmingham Home Transformations
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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          "Birmingham Home Transformations completed a covered porch for me this summer (2015), and they did an outstanding job. They are courteous, friendly, explain everything so that I can understand it. I am very happy with Brian Schoonover and his crew. In fact, I have them lined up for three more proj...Read more about Birmingham Home Transformations
          "Birmingham Home Transformations completed a covered porch for me this summer (2015), and they did an outstanding job. They are courteous, friendly, explain everything so that I can understand it. I am very happy with Brian Schoonover and his crew. In fact, I have them lined up for three more proj...Read more about Birmingham Home Transformations
          Porch Pro Headshot The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          (2)
          The Kate Camryn Group is a remodeling specialist that provides all aspects of home construction and repair including building additions, flooring refinishing, roofing, etc. Their specialty is kitchen and bath remodeling and renovation. The company is family owned and based in Pelham. The Kate Camr...Read more about The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
          The Kate Camryn Group is a remodeling specialist that provides all aspects of home construction and repair including building additions, flooring refinishing, roofing, etc. Their specialty is kitchen and bath remodeling and renovation. The company is family owned and based in Pelham. The Kate Camr...Read more about The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Mayhall Building Company
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          (3)
          Over 25 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Licensed and insured. All custom homes and major renovations. Free estimates..
          Over 25 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Licensed and insured. All custom homes and major renovations. Free estimates..
          Porch Pro Headshot EPG Home Experts
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          (2)
          "EPG are an excellent group to contact for your home repairs. They put a second roof on my 2 bedroom home; replaced my single back door with a patio door, and poured cement for a 12x10 shed. The work was skillful and in a timely manner. The workers kept me informed on their daily process. The wo...Read more about EPG Home Experts
          "EPG are an excellent group to contact for your home repairs. They put a second roof on my 2 bedroom home; replaced my single back door with a patio door, and poured cement for a 12x10 shed. The work was skillful and in a timely manner. The workers kept me informed on their daily process. The wo...Read more about EPG Home Experts
          Porch Pro Headshot CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning of Birmingham
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          (9)
          CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning serves Birmingham, AL and surrounding communities with the most effective and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning around. We specialize in residential and commercial carpet, area rug, upholstery and mattress cleaning, and we use a natural citrus-based cleaning solu...Read more about CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning of Birmingham
          CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning serves Birmingham, AL and surrounding communities with the most effective and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning around. We specialize in residential and commercial carpet, area rug, upholstery and mattress cleaning, and we use a natural citrus-based cleaning solu...Read more about CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning of Birmingham
          Porch Pro Headshot Best Car Accident Lawyer Alabama
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          Car accident lawyer are the most common but working with the best lawyers is always luck. Best Car Accident Lawyer Alabama has the best lawyers who are expert in their own fields for making any claim done.
          Car accident lawyer are the most common but working with the best lawyers is always luck. Best Car Accident Lawyer Alabama has the best lawyers who are expert in their own fields for making any claim done.
          Porch Pro Headshot KLH llc
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          I was a home builder who retired and am here to handle any job you might need to maintain your home. My experience throughout the construction world has allowed me to promise that I can handle all of your maintenance needs.
          I was a home builder who retired and am here to handle any job you might need to maintain your home. My experience throughout the construction world has allowed me to promise that I can handle all of your maintenance needs.
          Porch Pro Headshot Cahaba Exteriors
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          Cahaba Exteriors is a family owned and operated local business located in Pelham. We have more than 20 years experience in home renovation. We specialize in exterior renovations including, decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, siding repair or replacement, window replacement, roofing repairs and door repa...Read more about Cahaba Exteriors
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          Cahaba Exteriors is a family owned and operated local business located in Pelham. We have more than 20 years experience in home renovation. We specialize in exterior renovations including, decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, siding repair or replacement, window replacement, roofing repairs and door repa...Read more about Cahaba Exteriors
          Porch Pro Headshot Real Thorough Contracting Company
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          40 Plus Years Experience Bringing The Best Possible Service & Quality Available. As a family owned business, we recognize the importance of providing the oldfashioned, personalized service similar to that of yesteryear. At Real Contractors, you're not just another customer, you're a valued part of...Read more about Real Thorough Contracting Company
          40 Plus Years Experience Bringing The Best Possible Service & Quality Available. As a family owned business, we recognize the importance of providing the oldfashioned, personalized service similar to that of yesteryear. At Real Contractors, you're not just another customer, you're a valued part of...Read more about Real Thorough Contracting Company
          Porch Pro Headshot Griffin Building Group, LLC.
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          We are a full service general contractor/renovator and home builder. We've been in business for 5 years, and we can do just about anything your house needs!
          We are a full service general contractor/renovator and home builder. We've been in business for 5 years, and we can do just about anything your house needs!
          Porch Pro Headshot B & Bee Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          Porch Pro Headshot Opti-max Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          Opti-Max Construction is an Alabama Licensed Homebuilder operating in Jefferson, Northern Shelby, Southern Blount and Eastern Tuscaloosa Counties. We have over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and we look forward to continuing to serve the people of Alabama for many years to come....Read more about Opti-max Construction
          Opti-Max Construction is an Alabama Licensed Homebuilder operating in Jefferson, Northern Shelby, Southern Blount and Eastern Tuscaloosa Counties. We have over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and we look forward to continuing to serve the people of Alabama for many years to come....Read more about Opti-max Construction
          Porch Pro Headshot Stc, LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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          Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Home Services
          General Contractors
          Serves Birmingham, Alabama
          Straight Line Painting is Painting Contractor and construction company. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!
          Straight Line Painting is Painting Contractor and construction company. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!

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