Top 10 General Contractors in Bowling Green, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Greenworks Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(146)
Greenworks remodeling specializes in residential home improvement. We've been remodeling homes in and around the Toledo area since 2006. We are family owned and operated and all our work comes with a guarantee.
Greenworks remodeling specializes in residential home improvement. We've been remodeling homes in and around the Toledo area since 2006. We are family owned and operated and all our work comes with a guarantee.
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Builders
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Premier Builders is a general contractor that offers all services related to residential construction. We are an Owens Corning certified roofing company, members of the HBA and BBB and are certified for water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation. We work with many home owners on large re...Read more about Premier Builders
Premier Builders is a general contractor that offers all services related to residential construction. We are an Owens Corning certified roofing company, members of the HBA and BBB and are certified for water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation. We work with many home owners on large re...Read more about Premier Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Certified Contractors Ohio
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Certified Contractors Ohio delivers a range of contracting services for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. If you have a project you want done, or have insurance involved, Certified Contractors Ohio has the background and understanding to deliver a better, stronger, and/or more appeal...Read more about Certified Contractors Ohio
Certified Contractors Ohio delivers a range of contracting services for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. If you have a project you want done, or have insurance involved, Certified Contractors Ohio has the background and understanding to deliver a better, stronger, and/or more appeal...Read more about Certified Contractors Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot BCS Consulting, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
BCS Consulting, LLC is your premier NW Ohio general contractor and wind/hail damage specialist. We professionally serve our clients with integrity and knowledge as we lead them through the process of insurance restoration, including the original inspection, damage assessment, filing an insurance cla...Read more about BCS Consulting, LLC
BCS Consulting, LLC is your premier NW Ohio general contractor and wind/hail damage specialist. We professionally serve our clients with integrity and knowledge as we lead them through the process of insurance restoration, including the original inspection, damage assessment, filing an insurance cla...Read more about BCS Consulting, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot FATHER & SON BUILDING
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Father and Son Building and Remodeling is a service orientated design to build remodeling company highly skilled in all aspects of building and home remodeling. A full-time building and home remodeling company Father and Son has extensive knowledge when it comes to structural design and engineering...Read more about FATHER & SON BUILDING
Father and Son Building and Remodeling is a service orientated design to build remodeling company highly skilled in all aspects of building and home remodeling. A full-time building and home remodeling company Father and Son has extensive knowledge when it comes to structural design and engineering...Read more about FATHER & SON BUILDING
Porch Pro Headshot The Sharper Edge,LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Sharper Edge is a outdoor living design/build company specializing in fiberglass in ground swimming pools and concrete and paver stone custom patios,walls, & steps. What seperates us from others is our unique 3D design presentations that show client's how their new backyard will look like before wor...Read more about The Sharper Edge,LLC
Sharper Edge is a outdoor living design/build company specializing in fiberglass in ground swimming pools and concrete and paver stone custom patios,walls, & steps. What seperates us from others is our unique 3D design presentations that show client's how their new backyard will look like before wor...Read more about The Sharper Edge,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot The Ehrmin Company
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(17)
We're a 3rd and 4th generation remodeling company based in Perrysburg. We consider ourselves a full service remodeling contractor with the heart of our business being kitchens, bathrooms, and additions.
We're a 3rd and 4th generation remodeling company based in Perrysburg. We consider ourselves a full service remodeling contractor with the heart of our business being kitchens, bathrooms, and additions.
Porch Pro Headshot Melchior Building Company
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
We thank you for taking the time to learn more about Melchior Building Company. Our promise is to assist you in the design and construction of a custom home that echoes your individual lifestyle and helps realign you and your family with what's important to you. Our passion is to provide our clien...Read more about Melchior Building Company
We thank you for taking the time to learn more about Melchior Building Company. Our promise is to assist you in the design and construction of a custom home that echoes your individual lifestyle and helps realign you and your family with what's important to you. Our passion is to provide our clien...Read more about Melchior Building Company
Porch Pro Headshot MK Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(10)
Porch Pro Headshot Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(1)
Previous customers have awarded the professionals at Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati in Monterey with a remarkable 5-star rating for their window replacement services and reliability.
Previous customers have awarded the professionals at Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati in Monterey with a remarkable 5-star rating for their window replacement services and reliability.

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 Bowling Green General Contractors

103030

Worst experience I’ve had with contractors. Call the BBB and they will tell you there are several complaints against them. The BBB also says they are NOT affiliated with them and are NOT rated. This is false information on the website. Be prepared to get ...

- Tess Wohlgamuth
101429

What a joke this company is! They take your money and don’t finish the job because they don’t know how to do it properly. This is the fourth time I’ve posted a review because they keep deleting it but that’s ok because I’m taking screen shots of everythin...

- Tess Wohlgamuth
83874

B&B General Contracting is West Central Ohio's Chip and Joanna Gaines. Marvelous work! They helped us with our vision of a complete bathroom remodel - started with 4 gutted walls and the project turned out beyond our expectations. The cost was well belo...

- Jim Bowers
19081

I left a review regarding a bathroom remodel and it never gave me any option for Fair Price Kept to schedule Responsiveness had it given me an option I would have put all as 5 stars....I would like to know how those even are sitting at 1 star as it d...

- Michael Rike
81489

Nick Bailey is dishonest and unreliable! I paid him $5,700 so far to build a bathroom in my basement and finish my rec room. To date he has only completed the rough in aspect of the work and has left my basement in complete disarray. After abandoning my j...

- Wayne Brooks
6968

Not responsive in communication. Poor value. Late to appointment.

Nicholas Bailey took off with my money and never did the job. I want my money back!!!!

101347

Should have done background checks on them to see if they hold plumbing license. Did not put vents or traps on new plumbing lines and plumping inspector from local health department did not approve their work. Now I have to hire a plumber to fix the damag...

- Tess Wohlgamuth
81671

I work for them for a week and i went back to work and they told me they are letting me go because i was to slow and being safe on the job. It been 2 weeks sent i got let go and still have not got pay. They did 3 people like this.

- Conner Moore
9237

Poor value. Late to appointment. Not responsive in communication.

This company removes bad reviews. Took my money did NOT do the work. Was 4 hrs late and had multiple excuses. Refund check was issued but contractor stopped payment on check immediately. Check is totally useless. Not a refund if you don't honor it.

- s D
101427

This is the third time today leaving a review because B & B keeps deleting my posts. What a joke! They know the things I’m saying are true and they don’t want anyone to see! Instead of remodeling my house they damaged it with their ignorance of how to run...

- Tess Wohlgamuth
101425

This company is s joke! They lie and take your money and don’t finish the job!

- Tess Wohlgamuth
9111

Not responsive in communication. Late to appointment. Poor value.

TOOK MY MONEY DID NOT DO THE JOB. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY

- s D

Everything You Need to Know About Bowling Green General Contractors

My General Contractor Services project in Bowling Green is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Bowling Green is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Who are the best General Contractors in Bowling Green?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Bowling Green.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Bowling Green, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • ManHandy Services LLC
    • Location: Bowling Green
  • Carters Home Improvements And Restorastions
    • Location: Bowling Green
  • Economy Builders & Home Improvement
    • Location: Bowling Green

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

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Bowling Green 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.

All General Contractors in Bowling Green, OH

Porch Pro Headshot JD & Son Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
At JD &Son Remodeling We are a Full Service General Contractor. We are a local family owned business specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodels, plumbing, dry wall, roofing, flooring, concrete and painting. We are insured!!!
At JD &Son Remodeling We are a Full Service General Contractor. We are a local family owned business specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodels, plumbing, dry wall, roofing, flooring, concrete and painting. We are insured!!!
Porch Pro Headshot Wagner Builders
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot B&B General Contracting; LLP
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(4)
We are a small, up-and-coming contracting company that can do any job that you need done. We keep our prices fair so that everyone can afford to get the work done that they need done.
We are a small, up-and-coming contracting company that can do any job that you need done. We keep our prices fair so that everyone can afford to get the work done that they need done.
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Painting & Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Atlas Painting & Remodeling is a painting company. They have been serving Toledo and the surrounding communities by providing deck staining, interior painting, color consulting, exterior painting, and more.
Atlas Painting & Remodeling is a painting company. They have been serving Toledo and the surrounding communities by providing deck staining, interior painting, color consulting, exterior painting, and more.
Porch Pro Headshot A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION LLC. Serving the Toledo Ohio area for 30 yrs with a well deserved reputation of providing Quality Craftsmanship at a reasonable price, acting with our valued customers best interest in mind and complete satisfaction as a top priority. Call us today 419-509-0553 for your FREE es...Read more about A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION LLC
A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION LLC. Serving the Toledo Ohio area for 30 yrs with a well deserved reputation of providing Quality Craftsmanship at a reasonable price, acting with our valued customers best interest in mind and complete satisfaction as a top priority. Call us today 419-509-0553 for your FREE es...Read more about A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION LLC
Porch Pro Headshot CHASE CONTRACTING
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
We are Northwest Ohio's premier roofing company. We offer a wide variety of contractor services including roofing, windows, doors, siding, remodels, concrete driveways and full service insurance restoration. We have over 32yrs combined experience and will guarantee the lowest cost for your project. ...Read more about CHASE CONTRACTING
We are Northwest Ohio's premier roofing company. We offer a wide variety of contractor services including roofing, windows, doors, siding, remodels, concrete driveways and full service insurance restoration. We have over 32yrs combined experience and will guarantee the lowest cost for your project. ...Read more about CHASE CONTRACTING
Porch Pro Headshot Cool Record Players
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
Cool Record Players have a vast selection with over 50 different options of record player. A real musician or music afficianado understands the importance of the past and the future. We believe in the pioneering of the music industry but also realize the importance of our past. Here in one machine ...Read more about Cool Record Players
Cool Record Players have a vast selection with over 50 different options of record player. A real musician or music afficianado understands the importance of the past and the future. We believe in the pioneering of the music industry but also realize the importance of our past. Here in one machine ...Read more about Cool Record Players
Porch Pro Headshot A-T Construction
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
A-T Construction is a specialty concrete contractor, servicing Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan. A-T Construction focuses on a broad spectrum of concrete products and services. Our goal is to not only provide the finest products but also the best service available. Our focus is customer satisfac...Read more about A-T Construction
A-T Construction is a specialty concrete contractor, servicing Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan. A-T Construction focuses on a broad spectrum of concrete products and services. Our goal is to not only provide the finest products but also the best service available. Our focus is customer satisfac...Read more about A-T Construction
Porch Pro Headshot May decking & home improvements
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
We strive to be the best produce the best product at a reasonable price and most of all we aim to please our customers.
We strive to be the best produce the best product at a reasonable price and most of all we aim to please our customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Willis construction & remodel
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
I guarantee my work for a a lifetime. Im dedicated and committed to my customers to make sure they are happy and satisfied with the work i do. I have been doing this work for 6 yrs.
I guarantee my work for a a lifetime. Im dedicated and committed to my customers to make sure they are happy and satisfied with the work i do. I have been doing this work for 6 yrs.
Porch Pro Headshot wenger construction & excavating
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
We are a very versatile company. Were yours vision can be brought to reality.
We are a very versatile company. Were yours vision can be brought to reality.
Porch Pro Headshot Masters Quality Construction
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
I have 40 yrs experience in woodworking, Roofing ,Painting, ETC.
I have 40 yrs experience in woodworking, Roofing ,Painting, ETC.
Porch Pro Headshot Brian's Handyman Service
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio
(2)
Porch Pro Headshot Economy Builders & Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Bowling Green, Ohio