Top 10 General Contractors in Cambridge, MD

Porch Pro Headshot USA Insulation of Central Maryland
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(333)
Task the professionals at USA Insulation of Central Maryland in Choptank with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
Task the professionals at USA Insulation of Central Maryland in Choptank with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Energy Homes
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(238)
Chesapeake Energy Homes is a multifaceted company with expertise in both remodeling and custom home building. Our array of knowledge and experience sets us apart from other contractors.
Chesapeake Energy Homes is a multifaceted company with expertise in both remodeling and custom home building. Our array of knowledge and experience sets us apart from other contractors.
Porch Pro Headshot Boblits Enterprises LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(8)
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Avedon USA
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
Avedon USA a Veteran owned company provides 24 Hr emergency response to fire, water damage, flooding and wind damage. Mold Remediation, Contents cleaning, mitigation and Packout Avedon USA is a full service Restortion company Roofing, Painting,Siding,window and door replacement, Hardwood and Ca...Read more about Avedon USA
Avedon USA a Veteran owned company provides 24 Hr emergency response to fire, water damage, flooding and wind damage. Mold Remediation, Contents cleaning, mitigation and Packout Avedon USA is a full service Restortion company Roofing, Painting,Siding,window and door replacement, Hardwood and Ca...Read more about Avedon USA
Porch Pro Headshot accurate pest control
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(119)
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Construction Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
We are a small, family owned local business. We attribute our reputation to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that.
We are a small, family owned local business. We attribute our reputation to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that.
Porch Pro Headshot GLR HOME IMPROVEMENT
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(18)
"GLR Home Improvement has served as a contractor for me on many occasions. I find the owner, Gary to be extremely dependable and reliable. His pricing is great. His response is great and his work is top quality. I highly recommend GLR Home Improvement. Adrian Palazzi"
"GLR Home Improvement has served as a contractor for me on many occasions. I find the owner, Gary to be extremely dependable and reliable. His pricing is great. His response is great and his work is top quality. I highly recommend GLR Home Improvement. Adrian Palazzi"
Porch Pro Headshot Patch Masonry & Construction
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(12)
We can fix it!
We can fix it!
Porch Pro Headshot CLM Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
CLM Home Improvements is a family owned and operated home improvement company. We are committed to providing excellent quality of work at a reasonable cost. With over 15 years of experience in the home improvements industry, our goal is to make every customer a satisfied customer. Although we hav...Read more about CLM Home Improvements
CLM Home Improvements is a family owned and operated home improvement company. We are committed to providing excellent quality of work at a reasonable cost. With over 15 years of experience in the home improvements industry, our goal is to make every customer a satisfied customer. Although we hav...Read more about CLM Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Sussex Sewing Service
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(16)
We are Sussex Sewing Service and we repair sewing machine in Georgetown, DE and other areas. Eliminate the Middle Man. Free Consultations! Sewing Machine Repair Service, House Sewing Machine Repair, Commercial Sewing Machine Repair, Sewing Vinyl repair, Industrial Sewing Machine Repair, Sewing Repa...Read more about Sussex Sewing Service
We are Sussex Sewing Service and we repair sewing machine in Georgetown, DE and other areas. Eliminate the Middle Man. Free Consultations! Sewing Machine Repair Service, House Sewing Machine Repair, Commercial Sewing Machine Repair, Sewing Vinyl repair, Industrial Sewing Machine Repair, Sewing Repa...Read more about Sussex Sewing Service

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

A general contractor oversees building and remodeling projects from start to finish. Their main priority is making sure that a project progresses according to the schedule, is on budget, and that all work is done properly. All other contractors and workers answer to the general contractor and they answer to the client who hired them.

Start by getting bids from different contractors. Bids lay out your expected cost and the extent of the project, including materials, labor, and when the project will be done. If you have a local contractor in mind, feel free to work with them in negotiating the terms of a bid, rather than putting out a competitive bid request. Terms typically outline payment installments, an expected timeline for milestones, and the expected outcome at each phase of the project.

Once you've signed the contract with the general contractor, they bring in the workers and begin on the project. Throughout the course of the project, the general contractor manages all workers and subcontractors. General contractors generally own or work for a company that handles one or two aspects of building and remodeling. Very few do framing, finishing, electrical, concrete, plumbing, and landscaping on their own. So, it's quite common for general contractors to outsource work from other companies. The general contractor handles the hiring of these subcontractors, as well as paying them and their own workers. You only have to worry about paying the general contractor.

Hiring multiple subcontractors for a job might seem more economical, but it would put much of the decision-making on you. What you might save in money may be offset by the amount of time and mental energy you'd have to put into the project. An experienced general contractor knows the ins and outs of the construction business. They understand how to structure a project and work with subcontractors to get projects completed safely, and on schedule. This leaves the day-to-day decisions to someone with more experience.

The licensing rules in some states require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. If the state doesn't require a general contractor in your case, it makes good sense to hire a licensed and insured local contractor.

General contractors live by their reputation. They work hard to build trust with their clients and honor that trust through their management of construction projects. Even if they never lift a hammer during the course of a job, they feel a great sense of ownership of the whole operation.

General contractors usually have a vast knowledge of local building codes. Their understanding of construction and people management helps all subcontractors to work together. They see how each piece fits together to make a completed project. Subcontractors may take a narrow view of their role, which could cause problems for other subcontractors working on the next step. General contractors work closely with their crews, subcontractors, and you to prevent costly miscommunication.

Whether you're hiring a home contractor to build your dream house or searching "general contractors in my area" to oversee a remodel project, you'll be working closely with whomever you choose.

When you get underway with your contractor, you'll begin by sorting out every possible detail. Before work begins, the contractor will work out a project plan with you. The project plan may include determining fixtures, finishes, and furnishings — to avoid any cost gaps in the initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be.

Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. Even if they aren't always available, they should provide you with contact information for a lead person or someone else you can discuss the project with. When possible, visit the job site. This gives the contractor or lead the opportunity to bring up any issues and ask any questions about specifics that weren't covered in the project plan.

It's also helpful to keep a project journal. Write down product order numbers. Jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later. Track any changes to the initial project plan in writing. If unforeseen changes occur, make sure to get a bid change in writing.

Other helpful tips:

  • Check on work as it progresses
  • Pay only for completed work
  • Be a fair customer by paying bills on time, responding quickly to questions, and treating your contractor and their workers fairly
  • Know the workers’ names, and make sure they have what they need
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your contractor from the beginning will lead to a more successful project

Some general contractors charge a flat fee. Most charge a markup, which is a percentage of the overall completed project cost. The markup amount covers their overhead, including advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. The contractor should outline all payments and expenses in the contract at the outset.

Contractors typically ask for a percentage of the total project cost upfront. This initial fee covers the cost of getting the project started, provides workers with their wages for the first phase of the construction, and helps serve as a deposit for the needed materials and supplies. Fifteen percent is a fair and decent initial payment for getting a project started. Most states cap this initial fee at 33%, and a good contractor should have good enough credit to cover remaining up-front costs.

After each phase or "milestone" gets completed, your contract will likely require you to pay more money toward the project. These installments are an expected part of the construction process to cover wages, additional supplies, and materials the contractor may need to continue. Even the most well-off contractor would quickly run out of money to move forward if they didn't include installment payments into their contracts.

A big project is a costly endeavor and a long-term investment. When choosing a general contractor, it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee. Be sure to hire someone that can provide proof of licensing, insurance, and references. Take the time to look into their track record. A good general contractor will leave a trail of stellar online reviews, and when you talk to former clients, they'll have only good things to say. When you enter a project with a contractor, you need a pro you trust with your home, so it’s wise to do your homework ahead of time to ensure a successful outcome.

Begin with a plan that lays out the scope of the remodeling work you want done. By the time you hire a contractor, you should have decided on materials, fixtures, appliances, and other items. If you've decided on any changes to the floor plan, be sure to add the specifics to your plan. The more details, the better. Add everything you can think of, down to the brass pulls for the kitchen cupboards.

Once you have this plan, start talking to contractors to get estimates and formal bids. Ask around for local contractor recommendations at your local hardware store, or go online and read client reviews. Good contractors tend to be very busy, so expect a waiting period from the time you contact them to the time they can start on the project. Be sure to seek out a contractor with experience in the job you need done. If you need a patio installed, scroll past them if they specialize in kitchens and baths.

When speaking to the contractor, make sure you're clear on which parts of the project the contractor will handle and which will go to a subcontractor. Ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and any relevant subcontractors' licenses. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau.

Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure you understand every detail of the contract before signing. Be sure to get the proper permits for your project. A good contractor will be able to talk you through getting permits. In some places, contractors are able to get the permits themselves. Check in with the contractor regularly during the course of the project to avoid errors and miscommunication.

Searching online for "good general contractors near me" or getting referrals from a hardware or home improvement store is a first step to hiring a contractor. Take certain precautions before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on.

Begin by working with a professional architect or designer who's able to provide all the information a contractor will need. A designer or architect can also create the necessary drawings to submit for obtaining a permit. Include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork.

Come up with a specifications list in advance. Write down the details of every element you want placed into the project, from the front door to the floor tiles that you want. Calculate to make sure all your selections fall within your budget and meet your personal requirements.

Make sure your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors, remember that you'll spend a lot of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected situations are bound to come up. Perhaps you didn't consider what style of door handle you want for the master bathroom, or the carpet you selected for the living room is no longer available. These types of situations happen with any project, so do your best to remain patient throughout the construction process.

See to it that your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to and that works with your needs. Get a list of subcontractors they use, and look into their history. Use careful consideration when choosing your contractor for the most successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. They should have both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. An insured contractor will take responsibility for the project and for anything that happens at the worksite. Make sure their insurance covers any subcontractors or that they only work with insured third parties.

Ask for proof of insurance right away. Hiring an uninsured contractor may seem less expensive, but it could cost you down the road. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Depending on the state you live in, if a worker is injured on your property and their general contractor didn't carry the proper insurance, you might be liable for the cost of treating their injuries.

Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage. Some also cover limited injury liability, but these policies have limitations. Even in the unlikely event that your policy covers 100 percent of liability, your premiums would most certainly go up. Contractors insurance ensures that you don't have to cover any costs unrelated to the project completion itself.

If a contractor is reliable, they'll be licensed and carry insurance, and if they don't have a license, no company will insure them. Proof of proper licensing and insurance is a sure sign of a reliable contractor.

Recent reviews for Cambridge General Contractors

205605

Hired Don for a kitchen remodel

- michele g
206072

My bathroom remodel is beautiful. The tile work in the shower is exactly how we pictured it would be. I was referred to Chesapeake from a friend of mine who used them in the past and we are so glad we decided to use them.

- Jean Swartz
205859

I hired Chesapeake Energy Homes to create an open concept in our existing kitchen/formal dining room. They handled the design and installation of our new kitchen and it coordinated perfectly. The new layout and cabinets work so well with the existing inte...

- Antoinette G
205604

Project went smoothly and we were very happy with the final product.

- brian schwartz
205858

We had new hardwood floors and custom built shelving installed at our home. The craftsmanship was perfect and they were very detail oriented.

- Charles A
205603

Chesapeake Energy Homes completed several large projects for us and we could not be happier with the outcome!!!! The professionalism and quality of work were second to none. We hired Chesapeake Energy Homes to complete a whole home remodel including a lar...

- Donna Schwartz
44685

Gary has came to my home on many occasions to do work for me in a couple of the homes I owned. He did a tile shower with tile floors in both my bathrooms. All which turned out excellent. Replaced sub floors did concrete work, and did plumbing work all at...

- David Pimentel
46643

Gary was tasked to remove half of a basement brick wall due to water damage. Each brick and the corresponding mortar had to be hand carried up to the main level and out for disposal. He then had to make the rest of the wall symmetrical around the fireplac...

- Foster Lewis
45215

Gary designed and installed two sets of brick steps with poured concrete landings. Great job, great price and very professional. Highly recommend to anyone.

- Ben Halsted
44873

Excellent workmanship and customer service. I highly recommend!

- Ryan Mason
44713

We have done work with Gary a few times this past year he is very professional! I would recommend him to anyone!

- Jennifer Tollberg-Van Breevoort
44683

GLR Home Improvement performed masonry work in our residential basement. The masonry work was done very well and has remained watertight. The owner and crew were professional and continued to stay at our house until the job was finished. The price for ...

- Jay Maschas

Everything You Need to Know About Cambridge General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Cambridge?

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

  • Filkoski Homes and Builder:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Bryan Ausley Construction and Remodeling:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • Island Woodwork:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best General Contractors in Cambridge?

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

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

  • C.M. Tinsley Builders
    • Location: Cambridge
  • Roof Solution
    • Location: Cambridge
  • R.T. Absher Jr. Construction INC.
    • Location: Cambridge
    • Been in business since: 1997

How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in Cambridge?

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All General Contractors in Cambridge, MD

Porch Pro Headshot Aml Top Quality Construction
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
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Look no further than Aml Top Quality Construction in Trappe when you need top-notch vinyl siding services because they boast a remarkable 5-star rating.
Look no further than Aml Top Quality Construction in Trappe when you need top-notch vinyl siding services because they boast a remarkable 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Painting & Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
(9)
Chesapeake Painting & Home Improvements is a general construction company that was established in 2004. They have 17 years of experience in fixing and remodeling residential homes. Specifically the kitchen, bathroom, doors, sidings, decks, roofs, floors, windows, doors. Any part of the house they ca...Read more about Chesapeake Painting & Home Improvements
Chesapeake Painting & Home Improvements is a general construction company that was established in 2004. They have 17 years of experience in fixing and remodeling residential homes. Specifically the kitchen, bathroom, doors, sidings, decks, roofs, floors, windows, doors. Any part of the house they ca...Read more about Chesapeake Painting & Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot American Builders Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
Porch Pro Headshot J H Miller
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
JH Miller is a full service provider of residential and commercial construction with a reputation for complete customer satisfaction and on-time, on-budget completion of a wide variety of construction projects. JH Miller is a family-owned and family-operated business: all family member reside on th...Read more about J H Miller
JH Miller is a full service provider of residential and commercial construction with a reputation for complete customer satisfaction and on-time, on-budget completion of a wide variety of construction projects. JH Miller is a family-owned and family-operated business: all family member reside on th...Read more about J H Miller
Porch Pro Headshot Genesis Dad & Son Landscaping
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
We started Genesis Landacaping to give your home a better look at a better price.You can't go whrong when choosing Genesis Landscaping.With our quality work and 14 years of experience your home will never look the same.We base our whole company on quality work because for us its not just a way of li...Read more about Genesis Dad & Son Landscaping
We started Genesis Landacaping to give your home a better look at a better price.You can't go whrong when choosing Genesis Landscaping.With our quality work and 14 years of experience your home will never look the same.We base our whole company on quality work because for us its not just a way of li...Read more about Genesis Dad & Son Landscaping
Porch Pro Headshot Double Check
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
Bryan Ausley Construction and Remodeling in the Hurlock, MD area is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Bryan Ausley Construction and Remodeling in the Hurlock, MD area is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot AB Guerrero Llc
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
With a vast experience in carpet installations, AB Guerrero Llc has become one of the leading carpet experts in Fairmount, MD.
With a vast experience in carpet installations, AB Guerrero Llc has become one of the leading carpet experts in Fairmount, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Rent-A-Man Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
If your windows let cold air through, have them replaced by the professionals at Rent-A-Man Services in Hurlock.
If your windows let cold air through, have them replaced by the professionals at Rent-A-Man Services in Hurlock.
Porch Pro Headshot MSB Carpentry services
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
Task the professionals at MSB Carpentry services in the Union Bridge, MD area with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
Task the professionals at MSB Carpentry services in the Union Bridge, MD area with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
Porch Pro Headshot LCF GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
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Based in Glenn Dale, LCF is a general contractor. They provide general constructions services.
Based in Glenn Dale, LCF is a general contractor. They provide general constructions services.
Porch Pro Headshot U.s.pools and spas
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
We Handel most of general work in or around the house and especially swimming poold and spas, We also consedrit a high quality work for low budget. All material is not included. On prices. We handle VA, MD, DC
We Handel most of general work in or around the house and especially swimming poold and spas, We also consedrit a high quality work for low budget. All material is not included. On prices. We handle VA, MD, DC
Porch Pro Headshot abc drywall co inc
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
ABC Drywall Co is a drywalling company from Greenwood DELAWARE. They provide insulation, drywall repair, and plaster repair. interior paint, New Doors and windows installation , siding, roof, wood framing and more.
ABC Drywall Co is a drywalling company from Greenwood DELAWARE. They provide insulation, drywall repair, and plaster repair. interior paint, New Doors and windows installation , siding, roof, wood framing and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Tristar Solutions LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
Tristar Solutions LLC in St. Michaels, MD is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Tristar Solutions LLC in St. Michaels, MD is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot Cannon's Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Cambridge, Maryland
If your windows let cold air through, have them replaced by the professionals at Cannon's Home Improvement in Quantico, MD.
If your windows let cold air through, have them replaced by the professionals at Cannon's Home Improvement in Quantico, MD.

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