Top 10 General Contractors in Calumet City, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Homestate Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(88)
"I have recently engaged Homestate for my roof replacement. Angelo and team was very helpful and responsive and approachable. They have made the whole process smooth and clarified my queries/doubts. I would recommend them to any friends / family in need of a new roof"
"I have recently engaged Homestate for my roof replacement. Angelo and team was very helpful and responsive and approachable. They have made the whole process smooth and clarified my queries/doubts. I would recommend them to any friends / family in need of a new roof"
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Elmhurst
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(18)
"Last week my garage door started acting up and I needed to get it fixed fast. Found this company after a quick googling session and called. They sent someone over that same day and he quickly found and repaired the problem with my springs. Strongly recommend."
"Last week my garage door started acting up and I needed to get it fixed fast. Found this company after a quick googling session and called. They sent someone over that same day and he quickly found and repaired the problem with my springs. Strongly recommend."
Porch Pro Headshot Lighthouse Construction & Restoration, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(28)
"Lighthouse has performed multiple home improvement projects for me over the last several years. They placed a new roof, flooring, bathroom, and painted my entire home. They are professional and do excellent work. I highly recommend them."
"Lighthouse has performed multiple home improvement projects for me over the last several years. They placed a new roof, flooring, bathroom, and painted my entire home. They are professional and do excellent work. I highly recommend them."
Porch Pro Headshot Heritage GC
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(11)
"Israel and his team were very professional and I was quite impressed with the quality of the work they performed on the exterior and interior of my home. I had a new roof, soffit & facia, gutters, siding and windows installed, plus some minor painting on the interior. Israel handled everything; I b...Read more about Heritage GC
"Israel and his team were very professional and I was quite impressed with the quality of the work they performed on the exterior and interior of my home. I had a new roof, soffit & facia, gutters, siding and windows installed, plus some minor painting on the interior. Israel handled everything; I b...Read more about Heritage GC
Porch Pro Headshot Duco Disaster Service LLC
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(3)
"Hired this company when I had water damage to my kitchen. They dried everything out, and continued with the repairs. I ended up using them to remodel much of the kitchen because they did such a great job. They were professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Both their managers and contract...Read more about Duco Disaster Service LLC
"Hired this company when I had water damage to my kitchen. They dried everything out, and continued with the repairs. I ended up using them to remodel much of the kitchen because they did such a great job. They were professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Both their managers and contract...Read more about Duco Disaster Service LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(30)
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been a full service interior residential remodeling company since 1991. We guide you through the entire process; from initial design and planning, to formulating an appropriate budget, product selections and complete installation. We are a privately owned and ope...Read more about DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been a full service interior residential remodeling company since 1991. We guide you through the entire process; from initial design and planning, to formulating an appropriate budget, product selections and complete installation. We are a privately owned and ope...Read more about DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park
Porch Pro Headshot R.A. James Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(33)
This is our 29th year in business and I attribute our continued success to providing quality work and service. We have a large satisfied customer base and most of our work comes from customer referrals. Our employees are the best in the business treating every job with close attention to detail. I p...Read more about R.A. James Construction Inc.
This is our 29th year in business and I attribute our continued success to providing quality work and service. We have a large satisfied customer base and most of our work comes from customer referrals. Our employees are the best in the business treating every job with close attention to detail. I p...Read more about R.A. James Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot National Catastrophe Solutions  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(25)
National Catastrophe Solutions is a restoration firm in Chicago. They provide asbestos removal, water damage restoration, and biohazard remediation as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited National Catastrophe Solutions. They are also accredited by ...Read more about National Catastrophe Solutions Inc.
National Catastrophe Solutions is a restoration firm in Chicago. They provide asbestos removal, water damage restoration, and biohazard remediation as well as other services. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited National Catastrophe Solutions. They are also accredited by ...Read more about National Catastrophe Solutions Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Big and small
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Big and small offer great customer services and satisfaction guaranteed 100%
Big and small offer great customer services and satisfaction guaranteed 100%
Porch Pro Headshot Taty Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(8)
Taty Construction was established in 1999 to provide home improvement and remodeling services. Presently Taty Construction is one of the most successful and fastest growing construction Company in the Chicagoland area. Taty Construction has earned a distinctive reputation for excellence along with a...Read more about Taty Construction, Inc.
Taty Construction was established in 1999 to provide home improvement and remodeling services. Presently Taty Construction is one of the most successful and fastest growing construction Company in the Chicagoland area. Taty Construction has earned a distinctive reputation for excellence along with a...Read more about Taty Construction, Inc.

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 Calumet City General Contractors

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Israel was very professional and did an excellent job on our roof. The price was reasonable and I would not hesitate to use him again.

- ken hathaway
57220

They did a great job on my house, I'm very satisfied with the work done, I definitely recommend Heritage to other homeowners

- Amy Koehlinger
57251

I strongly recommend Heritage Home Contractors if you are considering a home repair. They were easy to work with, timely and efficient.

- Scott Moresco
59210

Great to work with...

- Jose Angel Diaz
57217

Israel and his crew did an excellent job on our roof, siding and gutters. They also installed a back entry door that was damaged by hail. They were very professional and polite. They did an excellent job cleaning up. We would definitely use them again.

- Ron Gabel
58918

I am an out of town owner and needed my roof replaced. Heritage Home Contractors worked with me and got the job done in a timely manner. Israel was a pleasure to work with.

- Jeannette Beres
167671

We used Homestate Construction, for a new roof. From start to finish, everything was handled very professionally. They did a free inspection of our Roof initially and worked closely with our insurance company to file the claim, replace the full roof, and ...

- Ron H
167248

We had a great experience with Homestate adjusters. They did a free inspection of my home initially and worked closely with our insurance company to file the claim, replace the full roof, and gutters. Steven, our Adjuster was very knowledgeable and we are...

- linda H
400263

Homestate Adusters did an outstanding job understanding the issues with our property, worked directly with the insurance company and performed exemplary work in a timely fashion. I highly recommend them!

- David GLADSTEIN
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Angelo and his entire team where fantastic in every aspect. I did not need to lift a finger to get my job completed. He was very clear on what to expect during the entire process. He addressed every concern along the way. The roofing team was the ...

- Fred Jasinski
153532

Experience working with Homestate Adjusters for our roof replacement was very easy, efficient and professional. They spoke directly with my insurance and took care of everything.Would definitely recommend them to all.

- anila reddy
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It was a great experience, especially due to Homestate Construction team. Sonny was very professional and provided excellent communication the whole time during the project. Sonny did a great job and I was pleased with the work. Also, the roofing crew was...

- Sujeewa Fernando

Everything You Need to Know About Calumet City General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Calumet City?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Calumet City that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Calumet City or IL. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Paluch:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Continental Design & Remodeling Ltd:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Bear Home Improvements, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Calumet City has 4 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 5 pros in Calumet City are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 16 are A-rated in Calumet City.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

All General Contractors in Calumet City, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Dem Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
DEM Services, Inc. is the name to know in Chicago when you're seeking safe, responsible solutions for your building's issues. From lead paint removal to mold remediation to asbestos abatement, our team does it all. We even offer proper mercury disposal and interior demolition services! At the founda...Read more about Dem Services Inc
DEM Services, Inc. is the name to know in Chicago when you're seeking safe, responsible solutions for your building's issues. From lead paint removal to mold remediation to asbestos abatement, our team does it all. We even offer proper mercury disposal and interior demolition services! At the founda...Read more about Dem Services Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Luxe development group
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(9)
"Call them.came out same day to give us a bid. Answered all our questions and gave us details of their bid James was great worked above and beyond with us to complete our project on time and budget. Steve"
"Call them.came out same day to give us a bid. Answered all our questions and gave us details of their bid James was great worked above and beyond with us to complete our project on time and budget. Steve"
Porch Pro Headshot Experiential Systems.com
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Need some new siding on your home? Call up Experiential Systems.com in Hopkinsville, KY for their expert vinyl siding services.
Need some new siding on your home? Call up Experiential Systems.com in Hopkinsville, KY for their expert vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Vela Remodelers
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot South suburban construction
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
We are a general contractor. We specialize in new comerical buildings and custom resident homes. Also we are big in home renovations. From from fixing basements with seepage and turning them into finished basements. No job to Big or small we’ve done them all!
We are a general contractor. We specialize in new comerical buildings and custom resident homes. Also we are big in home renovations. From from fixing basements with seepage and turning them into finished basements. No job to Big or small we’ve done them all!
Porch Pro Headshot Gundlach kitchen and bath
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
We are a general contractor specializing in kitchens and baths, interior painting, tile work, custom carpentry, and drywall. We also do 24 hr emergency plumbing. We do all jobs from small service calls to full home remodels. We are known for our impeccable attention to detail and our great customer ...Read more about Gundlach kitchen and bath
We are a general contractor specializing in kitchens and baths, interior painting, tile work, custom carpentry, and drywall. We also do 24 hr emergency plumbing. We do all jobs from small service calls to full home remodels. We are known for our impeccable attention to detail and our great customer ...Read more about Gundlach kitchen and bath
Porch Pro Headshot FIG Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
We are an ever growing company, that interest itself in customer satisfaction, for a quality work. We understand that your home or business in a stand point of investment for you, and we strive for perfection in our work leading to satisfaction for our customer. We install all products to manufactu...Read more about FIG Enterprises
We are an ever growing company, that interest itself in customer satisfaction, for a quality work. We understand that your home or business in a stand point of investment for you, and we strive for perfection in our work leading to satisfaction for our customer. We install all products to manufactu...Read more about FIG Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot New Tech Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Local business serving the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.
Local business serving the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.
Porch Pro Headshot Hector and sons
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Todo lo de remodelacion
Todo lo de remodelacion
Porch Pro Headshot ONESTOPLANDSCAPING
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
(2)
We are a company that provides our Customers with Quality, Dependable, Affordable services, that takes pride in our Work..
We are a company that provides our Customers with Quality, Dependable, Affordable services, that takes pride in our Work..
Porch Pro Headshot Coronado Decorating Inc
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Coronado Decorating is a family-owned business that specializes in remodeling homes. We offer our potential clients free estimates detailing the work that needs to be done along with the prices for those services.
Coronado Decorating is a family-owned business that specializes in remodeling homes. We offer our potential clients free estimates detailing the work that needs to be done along with the prices for those services.
Porch Pro Headshot Rob Williams
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot R & J Construction
General Contractors
Serves Calumet City, Illinois