Top 10 General Contractors in Bradenton, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Credence Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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Credence Construction is a Class A licensed State Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida. We are located in St. Petersburg, FL. The Credence Construction team has experience in new home construction, retail, industrial, and office development and commercial construction. Credence can ...Read more about Credence Construction, LLC
Credence Construction is a Class A licensed State Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida. We are located in St. Petersburg, FL. The Credence Construction team has experience in new home construction, retail, industrial, and office development and commercial construction. Credence can ...Read more about Credence Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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"Exceeded all expectations by far. Team was professional and always took the time to answer any questions I had. Felt at ease during the entire process. Thank you for an amazing experience and A+ quality work! Would highly recommend this company for any of your foundation needs!"
"Exceeded all expectations by far. Team was professional and always took the time to answer any questions I had. Felt at ease during the entire process. Thank you for an amazing experience and A+ quality work! Would highly recommend this company for any of your foundation needs!"
Porch Pro Headshot Coastal FX Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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"After having experienced a total nightmare with other contractors for my remodel, I am so happy and grateful to Coastal FX for the excellent work and punctuality. Their attention to detail and constant communication with me has renewed my faith in contractors. I would recommend Coastal FX to everyo...Read more about Coastal FX Construction LLC
"After having experienced a total nightmare with other contractors for my remodel, I am so happy and grateful to Coastal FX for the excellent work and punctuality. Their attention to detail and constant communication with me has renewed my faith in contractors. I would recommend Coastal FX to everyo...Read more about Coastal FX Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Porch Pro Headshot Renovate Today LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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We are a State Certified Residential Contractor under License# CRC1332303. We strive to listen and execute to the customer's needs and wants. Our goal is 100% satisfaction in every project we take on. Why Wait When You Can RENOVATE TODAY!
We are a State Certified Residential Contractor under License# CRC1332303. We strive to listen and execute to the customer's needs and wants. Our goal is 100% satisfaction in every project we take on. Why Wait When You Can RENOVATE TODAY!
Porch Pro Headshot Vineyard Services
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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If you have a vinyl siding project coming up, call upon the 4-star-rated experts at Vineyard Services in Starkville, CO for a helping hand.
If you have a vinyl siding project coming up, call upon the 4-star-rated experts at Vineyard Services in Starkville, CO for a helping hand.
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Brothers Construction
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Family owned and operated since 1985! We have been a Sarasota, Florida family since 1874! As lifetime residents and a well established family, the Roberts Brothers pride themselves on their reputation and deep commitment to the area and strive to provide only the best of construction services to th...Read more about Roberts Brothers Construction
Family owned and operated since 1985! We have been a Sarasota, Florida family since 1874! As lifetime residents and a well established family, the Roberts Brothers pride themselves on their reputation and deep commitment to the area and strive to provide only the best of construction services to th...Read more about Roberts Brothers Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Architectural Painting & Renovation, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Led by owners Jonathan and Alene Pettus, APR is a Florida State certified general contracting company that specializes in decorative finishes, renovation and historical restoration for residential, commercial and institutional properties. Whether creating a modern design for urban living or restorin...Read more about Architectural Painting & Renovation, Inc.
Led by owners Jonathan and Alene Pettus, APR is a Florida State certified general contracting company that specializes in decorative finishes, renovation and historical restoration for residential, commercial and institutional properties. Whether creating a modern design for urban living or restorin...Read more about Architectural Painting & Renovation, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto Palmetto, FL, 34221 (941) 208-6285 Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto is company located in Palmetto, FL that offers pool cleaning and maintenance services in the area. Pool Cleaning, Pool Cleaners, Pool Services, Pool Cleanups, Swimming Pool Cleaning, Swimming Pool Cleaner...Read more about Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto
Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto Palmetto, FL, 34221 (941) 208-6285 Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto is company located in Palmetto, FL that offers pool cleaning and maintenance services in the area. Pool Cleaning, Pool Cleaners, Pool Services, Pool Cleanups, Swimming Pool Cleaning, Swimming Pool Cleaner...Read more about Ultramarine Pools of Palmetto
Porch Pro Headshot Imperi Corp
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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We handle design, build, remodeling, renovations, and new home construction. Give us a call today! License number: CRC1330937
We handle design, build, remodeling, renovations, and new home construction. Give us a call today! License number: CRC1330937

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 Bradenton General Contractors

61501

If you want a coke dealing theif in your house Davis is your man . He stole 85thousand dollars from his dying dad , doesn't pay his employees and sells drugs.

- Henry Finkleatein
23238

Fast scheduling. Workers on time, polite, great communication, expansive knowledge in the contractors field. Cleaned up afterwards Definitely will use this contractor again in our new home. Husband always says Happy Wife makes for a Happy Life. Lol. Th...

- Jean Connolly
61804

I highly recommend you avoid this company as it is not in good shape at the moment. Contract with us for our home was not fulfilled as the project did not start as agreed. Excuses were kept given for all the delays from the CEO, Davis A. Reed, who inher...

- Craig Queen
70086

Simply the best...! We hired Kathy and BLU H20 to perform a full home renovation. I cannot be happier with the results. She was on time and on budget and kept us informed every step of the way. Her crew cleaned up after themself every night. She's a true ...

- Kathy Clay
70064

Great reputable General Contractor. Uses real good subcontractors as well. Highly recommend.

- Dawn Grandys
337478

My mom and I moved to a new home about 2 years ago, and have been wanting to get a metal roof. We had a company picked out, but wanted to shop for options. Paul Stahlman came out with National Homecraft and Solar Shield Roofing. He showed us examples and ...

- Jessica DeVaney
69320

Terrible from start to finish. My roof has been completed for 6 months and still leaks in several places they come and add cualk every time it rains then I new a leak they are great salesmen and terrible contractors in my opion

- Chris Love
206253

We had such a great experience with Stable Foundation Solutions with our rental property in lake city. We initially called for a crack in our home which lead to a void under our foundation slab. The crew was there to repair our foundation within days and ...

- Amanda K
206933

My home was having settlement issues, cracking on the outside walls and floors were slopping. Found Stable Foundation online and was so impressed with Steve with being so thorough with his free inspection. So I hired them to helpmeet and my family’s home....

- Trey Keen
206248

I had some foundation issues and cracking with my home in Orlando. A friend recommended this company to me for my repairs. I must say I was VERY, VERY IMPRESSED. I received a quote that was within my budget, they arrived on time, Mr. Travis and Steven ...

- Antione Thomas
206244

Stable Foundation Soultions did a super job for us! The quote was fair and reasonable. The work was completed as stated on time and the crew experts were very thorough and courteous. I would highly recommend this company for your foundation repairs.

- Jessica Byrd
205110

I have used Renovate Today on two projects consisting of a complete kitchen remodel and two bathroom remodels. From first contact, till the jobs were complete the company along with its workers were profesional and quality of the job exceeded my expectati...

- Pete Mastro

Everything You Need to Know About Bradenton General Contractors

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Bradenton has 50 general contractor professionals that can help you with your general contractor services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific general contractors-pros in Bradenton.

Who are the best General Contractors in Bradenton?

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

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 Bradenton, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Hubbell Contracting LLC
    • Location: Bradenton
    • Been in business since: 2010
  • Endura Construction, Inc.
    • Location: Bradenton
  • Brista Homes Inc
    • Location: Bradenton
    • Been in business since: 2000

How many general contractors does Bradenton have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Bradenton, FL

Porch Pro Headshot MyGreen Buildings
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
We BUILD for people. Our goal is to deliver unique and highly custom spaces that incorporate smart design and important architecture -- using high-performance construction methods, and sustainable practices. We BUILD for People - and our goal is to finish each project with you saying I would hire My...Read more about MyGreen Buildings
We BUILD for people. Our goal is to deliver unique and highly custom spaces that incorporate smart design and important architecture -- using high-performance construction methods, and sustainable practices. We BUILD for People - and our goal is to finish each project with you saying I would hire My...Read more about MyGreen Buildings
Porch Pro Headshot Bellum Construction
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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"I had Matt and his team help me with some exterior work, he built me a beautiful pergola! I love it so much, he was always ready for my ideas, which were hundreds, very patient. He also is going to help me with my kitchen remodel when I get saved up!"
"I had Matt and his team help me with some exterior work, he built me a beautiful pergola! I love it so much, he was always ready for my ideas, which were hundreds, very patient. He also is going to help me with my kitchen remodel when I get saved up!"
Porch Pro Headshot Schrader Contracting Services
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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Porch Pro Headshot Orilimo Taxi
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Orilimo Taxi Bradenton, FL, 34205 (941) 208-3405 Orilimo Taxi provides professional taxi and limo service in the area of Bradenton, FL. If you want fast and reliable service don't hesitate to call us! Taxi Company, Limo Company West Samoset FL; Samoset FL; Longboat Key FL; Bayshore Gardens FL; Ho...Read more about Orilimo Taxi
Orilimo Taxi Bradenton, FL, 34205 (941) 208-3405 Orilimo Taxi provides professional taxi and limo service in the area of Bradenton, FL. If you want fast and reliable service don't hesitate to call us! Taxi Company, Limo Company West Samoset FL; Samoset FL; Longboat Key FL; Bayshore Gardens FL; Ho...Read more about Orilimo Taxi
Porch Pro Headshot Rebel Son Builders, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
We're a can do all Company,fully insured and qualified. Our motto is always a solution never a problem. From small to large we do it all. Paint to remodel. Call today for a free bid on any construction or handyman projects.
We're a can do all Company,fully insured and qualified. Our motto is always a solution never a problem. From small to large we do it all. Paint to remodel. Call today for a free bid on any construction or handyman projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Urbantrend Renovation and Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot BLU H2O General Contracting Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
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"As a busy shopping center manager, I rely on timely estimates and job completion by highly skilled contractors. Kathy Clay at BLU H2O General Contracting has always done an exemplary job of both and communicated well thoroughout every project. We consider ourselves priveledged to have her on the ...Read more about BLU H2O General Contracting Inc.
"As a busy shopping center manager, I rely on timely estimates and job completion by highly skilled contractors. Kathy Clay at BLU H2O General Contracting has always done an exemplary job of both and communicated well thoroughout every project. We consider ourselves priveledged to have her on the ...Read more about BLU H2O General Contracting Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Decking Systems, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Kinetic Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Kinetic Construction Services was established in 2007, and provides electrical and HVAC services.
Kinetic Construction Services was established in 2007, and provides electrical and HVAC services.
Porch Pro Headshot White Leons Drywall Inc
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot JEC Services
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot A & B Auto Tech LLC
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
A & B Auto Tech LLC provides auto repair shop services such as engine and transmission tune up, tire, brakes, suspension, electrical, AC and heater repair for light truck located at Bradenton, FL. Call us for free estimates. Vehicle Electrical Services Samoset, FL; West Samoset, FL; West Bradenton, ...Read more about A & B Auto Tech LLC
A & B Auto Tech LLC provides auto repair shop services such as engine and transmission tune up, tire, brakes, suspension, electrical, AC and heater repair for light truck located at Bradenton, FL. Call us for free estimates. Vehicle Electrical Services Samoset, FL; West Samoset, FL; West Bradenton, ...Read more about A & B Auto Tech LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Bradenton, Florida
Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc Palmetto, FL, 34221 (941) 216-1301 Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc is a swimming pool contractor that provide services in Palmetto, FL area. Call us now! Pool Sweeper, Pool Building Business, Professional Pool Maintenance, Express Pool Cleaning, Affordable...Read more about Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc
Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc Palmetto, FL, 34221 (941) 216-1301 Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc is a swimming pool contractor that provide services in Palmetto, FL area. Call us now! Pool Sweeper, Pool Building Business, Professional Pool Maintenance, Express Pool Cleaning, Affordable...Read more about Lopez Pool Design & Construction Inc