Top 10 General Contractors in Brandon, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Florida Building Inspection Group, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(4,122)
"Travis was just amazing. He was really attentive to all of our questions and was really patient with answering them. He was able to save us from a few costly repairs during the inspection and was able to point out a few tips for taking care of the home. He was really polite and remarkable. "
"Travis was just amazing. He was really attentive to all of our questions and was really patient with answering them. He was able to save us from a few costly repairs during the inspection and was able to point out a few tips for taking care of the home. He was really polite and remarkable. "
Porch Pro Headshot CMK Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(436)
CMK Construction, Inc. has proudly served clients throughout the state of Florida since 2004 with one goal in mind. From the very beginning, our first priority has been providing the highest quality work for every client at a competitive price. There is a tradition of excellence reflected in every h...Read more about CMK Construction Inc
CMK Construction, Inc. has proudly served clients throughout the state of Florida since 2004 with one goal in mind. From the very beginning, our first priority has been providing the highest quality work for every client at a competitive price. There is a tradition of excellence reflected in every h...Read more about CMK Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Tampa Bay General Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(62)
Tampa Bay General Contractors is a Design-Build company. We offer start-to-finish solutions for all levels of commercial and residential projects. Commercial - Design-Build new buildings, build outs, new expansions and complete renovations. Residential - Design-build custom residences, new expansi...Read more about Tampa Bay General Contractors
Tampa Bay General Contractors is a Design-Build company. We offer start-to-finish solutions for all levels of commercial and residential projects. Commercial - Design-Build new buildings, build outs, new expansions and complete renovations. Residential - Design-build custom residences, new expansi...Read more about Tampa Bay General Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot Scott W Hines General Contractor  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(40)
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Popa Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(48)
"Very pleased with the work Popa Construction did on our kitchen tile backsplash. They were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions, courteous, and it came out great. 5 stars- would recommend!"
"Very pleased with the work Popa Construction did on our kitchen tile backsplash. They were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions, courteous, and it came out great. 5 stars- would recommend!"
Porch Pro Headshot Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(22)
"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 on time. They also noticed a crack in our pa...Read more about Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
"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 on time. They also noticed a crack in our pa...Read more about Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Greg Henry Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(17)
At Greg Henry, Inc. We are ready to provide you with complete, fairly priced estimates on fire, water, mold, wind, vandalism, sink hole and vehicle damage. (Or any loss your insured may have.) FREE of Charge! Our Estimators are also licensed insurance adjusters. Which means rather than just enter...Read more about Greg Henry Restoration
At Greg Henry, Inc. We are ready to provide you with complete, fairly priced estimates on fire, water, mold, wind, vandalism, sink hole and vehicle damage. (Or any loss your insured may have.) FREE of Charge! Our Estimators are also licensed insurance adjusters. Which means rather than just enter...Read more about Greg Henry Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Riverview Fence Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(2)
We are a new fence solutions company in the community. I have over 30 years experience installing fences and gates. We strive to provide our customers with our knowledge of installing a fence that is built to last. We will not accept a final payment until we have explained every aspect of the insta...Read more about Riverview Fence Corp.
We are a new fence solutions company in the community. I have over 30 years experience installing fences and gates. We strive to provide our customers with our knowledge of installing a fence that is built to last. We will not accept a final payment until we have explained every aspect of the insta...Read more about Riverview Fence Corp.
Porch Pro Headshot Homes Plus Enterprises, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(6)
We are Homes Plus Enterprises Inc. We do everything in our power to provide the best services, price, and products to complete our customers project. Hoping to make them a customer for life. We are Homes Plus. "The Builder of Dreams"
We are Homes Plus Enterprises Inc. We do everything in our power to provide the best services, price, and products to complete our customers project. Hoping to make them a customer for life. We are Homes Plus. "The Builder of Dreams"
Porch Pro Headshot Vineyard Services
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(38)
The vinyl siding experts at Vineyard Services in Hasty have earned themselves a stellar 4-star rating from previous clients.
The vinyl siding experts at Vineyard Services in Hasty have earned themselves a stellar 4-star rating from previous clients.

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 Brandon General Contractors

164303

I lease a renovation rental property from Jim Reynolds started March 2017 he sexually harassed me, by grabbing my butt the very first time we met, there were termites in one of the bedrooms. Jim was told by me the situation with between he & I was strict...

- Michele Johnson
87835

I decided to get my home remodel by {homes plus enterprises ,inc} instead of 2 other contractors because it was a couple thousand cheaper. what a mistake that was. first thing was the roof I order the shingles one color and they got whatever they wanted....

- jorge mendoza
124978

I would not recommend buying a house renovated by Jim Reynolds - Home Plus "Builder Of Dreams". He's a personable man. He likes to tell you how good his work is and difficult the historic society is to work with. Turns out I've found lots of things his c...

- Tracy Hood
52842

We had our kitchen remodeled, they did a great job!

- Nick Celios
220101

We hired them to remodel a bathroom, almost a year later the job was not complete. They took our money upfront and did not do they work. They caused thousands of dollars of damage to our home and abandoned the job. We had to hire another contractor to ...

- John Dsurney
103604

We hired CMK to remodel a bathroom. After four or more weeks and several phone calls following a $5000 deposit they finally began work. They were very disorganised and had to undo andcredo work that was done out if order or done wrong because they never...

- John Dsurney
57673

We hired CMK Construction Inc.to remodel our kitchen and 3 bathrooms. This company is well-established and our project manager Taylor did a fantastic job. They were very professional, responsive, and always answered our calls. Taylor came by the house oft...

- Laura Davis
77121

CMK was referred to us by a South Tampa resident (neighbor) who owns his own landscaping firm. We initially met with a representative from CMK to discuss our project goals in May, 2016. At the outset, we wanted a second-story buildout on the back side of ...

- Randy Howard
53447

Kitchen and bathroom remodel turned out great! They consistently showed up on time, protected any areas that were not part of the project. Paid attention to the detail items, kept a very clean job site. Highly recommend CMK!

- James Torres
52843

We built an addition to our home, CMK was great from the design process all the way to completion. The project manager kept in constant contact with us throughout the project.

- Fran Winnett
66603

We needed a new vinyl gate; however, most companies would not install one because the project was not big enough. I put in my request on Porch and within 5 minutes Jimmy had contacted me. Jimmy and Bonnie came out and provided a quote. We hired them af...

- Bill Hall

Everything You Need to Know About Brandon General Contractors

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Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Brandon. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Brandon 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:

  • Mark Brown Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 33511
  • Thunder Bay Builders Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 33763 and 33715
  • Esterline construction, Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 33605

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All General Contractors in Brandon, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Thunder Bay Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
(2)
We do all kinds of restoration, remodeling, and new building of home. We pride ourselves on customer service. We will never leave a homeowner dissatisfied with their project. We treat every home like it's our home, and we go the extra mile to make sure every single on of our clients is happy with th...Read more about Thunder Bay Builders Inc
We do all kinds of restoration, remodeling, and new building of home. We pride ourselves on customer service. We will never leave a homeowner dissatisfied with their project. We treat every home like it's our home, and we go the extra mile to make sure every single on of our clients is happy with th...Read more about Thunder Bay Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
McMillan Sons & Associates specializes in residential remodeling, home renovation and construction. For more than three generations, we have been building relationships with Tampa homeowners to become one of the Tampa Bay Area's most trusted home remodelers. Over these many years, we have transforme...Read more about McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
McMillan Sons & Associates specializes in residential remodeling, home renovation and construction. For more than three generations, we have been building relationships with Tampa homeowners to become one of the Tampa Bay Area's most trusted home remodelers. Over these many years, we have transforme...Read more about McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot K&E Repair Solutions, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
K & E is your best choice for having to job done right the first time. We are a licensed contractor that provides you with quality workmanship. We take pride in our work and assure you that quality is our first name. With over 25 years experience, from building houses in New York, and now in Florida...Read more about K&E Repair Solutions, LLC
K & E is your best choice for having to job done right the first time. We are a licensed contractor that provides you with quality workmanship. We take pride in our work and assure you that quality is our first name. With over 25 years experience, from building houses in New York, and now in Florida...Read more about K&E Repair Solutions, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Matrix Pro Development inc.
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
We are a local small business serving the Tampa region from St. Pete up to Holiday and over to Westly Chapel to the east. Over 30 years construction experience in residential remodeling and construction. We are fully licensed and insured .
We are a local small business serving the Tampa region from St. Pete up to Holiday and over to Westly Chapel to the east. Over 30 years construction experience in residential remodeling and construction. We are fully licensed and insured .
Porch Pro Headshot Brockman Repair Service Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Brockman Repair Service Inc Brandon, FL, 33511 (813) 278-6141 We’re a locally owned and operated company with years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. TV and Computer Repair Services; TV Laptop Printer Repair Dover FL Computer Repair, PC Repair, TV...Read more about Brockman Repair Service Inc
Brockman Repair Service Inc Brandon, FL, 33511 (813) 278-6141 We’re a locally owned and operated company with years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. TV and Computer Repair Services; TV Laptop Printer Repair Dover FL Computer Repair, PC Repair, TV...Read more about Brockman Repair Service Inc
Porch Pro Headshot M.G. Lewis Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
M.G. Lewis Construction is a general contractor in Brandon. They provide exterior remodeling, garage construction and more.
M.G. Lewis Construction is a general contractor in Brandon. They provide exterior remodeling, garage construction and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Asap Shell Contracting, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Asap Shell Contracting, based out of Tampa, is a framing, drywall, concrete and masonry contractor.
Asap Shell Contracting, based out of Tampa, is a framing, drywall, concrete and masonry contractor.
Porch Pro Headshot Unipros Handyman Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
I install all appliances .tile. Carpentry. Trim doors locks . lighting. And painting
I install all appliances .tile. Carpentry. Trim doors locks . lighting. And painting
Porch Pro Headshot RHW Lawn Care
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Coterie Property Management Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Quintana
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Remodel Brothers
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Minotaur 1960 LLC
General Contractors
Serves Brandon, Florida