Top 10 General Contractors in Cary, NC

Porch Pro Headshot EZPro Baths
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(233)
My name is Ken Rabideau, owner of EZPro Bathroom Remodeling. I have a degree in Engineering and have been in business for myself for 25 years. My journey into Bathroom Remodeling came 8 years ago when I decided to remodel my own bathroom. I thought, how hard can it be? Needless to say I was surprise...Read more about EZPro Baths
My name is Ken Rabideau, owner of EZPro Bathroom Remodeling. I have a degree in Engineering and have been in business for myself for 25 years. My journey into Bathroom Remodeling came 8 years ago when I decided to remodel my own bathroom. I thought, how hard can it be? Needless to say I was surprise...Read more about EZPro Baths
Porch Pro Headshot FUENTES HOME SERVICES
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(56)
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
Porch Pro Headshot CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(53)
We are a FULL service EXTERIOR and INTERIOR painting and RENOVATION specialist. We have over 40 years EXPERIENCE. We pride ourselves one client at a time with exceptional workmanship at a fair price. We stay with each project everyday with a project manager and supervisor until each project is compl...Read more about CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
We are a FULL service EXTERIOR and INTERIOR painting and RENOVATION specialist. We have over 40 years EXPERIENCE. We pride ourselves one client at a time with exceptional workmanship at a fair price. We stay with each project everyday with a project manager and supervisor until each project is compl...Read more about CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
Porch Pro Headshot John Bancroft Carpentry & Painting
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(12)
"John did an excellent job at installing my unique and extremely heavy shower door. The experience was positive from the initial response to my Porch inquiry to the delivery and installation of the door. He was polite, easy to deal with and did a great job. I would definitely contact him next tim...Read more about John Bancroft Carpentry & Painting
"John did an excellent job at installing my unique and extremely heavy shower door. The experience was positive from the initial response to my Porch inquiry to the delivery and installation of the door. He was polite, easy to deal with and did a great job. I would definitely contact him next tim...Read more about John Bancroft Carpentry & Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Divine Designs, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(6)
Since 1995 Michael and his team have been designing, planning, and constructing superior high quality and absolutely heavenly residential and commercial buildings throughout North Carolina. Michael began his building career in his family's company at only the age of eight. In 2000 he took his vast k...Read more about Divine Designs, Inc
Since 1995 Michael and his team have been designing, planning, and constructing superior high quality and absolutely heavenly residential and commercial buildings throughout North Carolina. Michael began his building career in his family's company at only the age of eight. In 2000 he took his vast k...Read more about Divine Designs, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot MP Construction
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(2)
Doing construction has always been in my blood, i enjoy making things come together. Putting a smile on a customers face makes the job even more worthwhile so I went to college to get a degree in construction management, shortly there after I got my license and haven't looked back. Our company focus...Read more about MP Construction
Doing construction has always been in my blood, i enjoy making things come together. Putting a smile on a customers face makes the job even more worthwhile so I went to college to get a degree in construction management, shortly there after I got my license and haven't looked back. Our company focus...Read more about MP Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Brian Sawyer Inc
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(2)
For a reliable custom home builder company in Chapel Hill, NC, look no further than Brian Sawyer Construction. For many years we have offered a wide variety of services including House Building, Home Design and much more. We continually strive to offer our great services at rates that are affordable...Read more about Brian Sawyer Inc
For a reliable custom home builder company in Chapel Hill, NC, look no further than Brian Sawyer Construction. For many years we have offered a wide variety of services including House Building, Home Design and much more. We continually strive to offer our great services at rates that are affordable...Read more about Brian Sawyer Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Pro Helping Hands, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(6)
"Jim is the most capable and polite handyman we have ever met. He showed up right on time. Demonstrated his expertise and professional skills by working on several difficult tasks for us. When unexpected difficulty occurred, he tried very hard to achieve a perfect result. He is honest, polite, smart...Read more about Pro Helping Hands, LLC
"Jim is the most capable and polite handyman we have ever met. He showed up right on time. Demonstrated his expertise and professional skills by working on several difficult tasks for us. When unexpected difficulty occurred, he tried very hard to achieve a perfect result. He is honest, polite, smart...Read more about Pro Helping Hands, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot CBS Roofing  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Serving the Triangle, NC area for over 20 years. CBS Roofing Specializes in Complete Roof Replacements, Expert Roof Repairs, Gutter Installations, Wood Rot Replacement. Consolidated Building Systems Incorporated in 1991 in Cary, NC. Since it's inception CBS Roofing has successfully installed over 3...Read more about CBS Roofing Inc.
Serving the Triangle, NC area for over 20 years. CBS Roofing Specializes in Complete Roof Replacements, Expert Roof Repairs, Gutter Installations, Wood Rot Replacement. Consolidated Building Systems Incorporated in 1991 in Cary, NC. Since it's inception CBS Roofing has successfully installed over 3...Read more about CBS Roofing Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Engaging Signs & Graphics
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(20)
Engaging Signs and Graphics is the Triangle’s premier provider of custom designed/engineered signs, vehicle wraps, wall and window coverings, indoor/outdoor promotional and event graphics and other image enhancing display products. We are a locally owned and operated sign and graphics design solutio...Read more about Engaging Signs & Graphics
Engaging Signs and Graphics is the Triangle’s premier provider of custom designed/engineered signs, vehicle wraps, wall and window coverings, indoor/outdoor promotional and event graphics and other image enhancing display products. We are a locally owned and operated sign and graphics design solutio...Read more about Engaging Signs & Graphics

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 Cary General Contractors

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78989

I would defiantly hire again

- David Woolard
78988

Michael and his team were great they did such a great job. I was so happy with my new kitchen

- jennifer martin
78980

Very Prompt I contacted them in order to get a quote that I could take to the seller for the house I was buying. They were able to give me the needed quote in the same day.

- Michael Divine
44300

I loved how they were very professional and helped us with the designing and layout of our new kitchen. Plus very good craftsmanship on the custom island I wanted Thank you so much Michael

- Michael Divine
269952

For the last 2 days, we had the inside of our house painted and lots of drywall cracks repaired after almost 13 years of living here. The drywall cracks were caused when the 2 houses on both sides of us were being build, the construction equipment caused ...

- T Wayne Grimes
27495
16998

Definitely not licensed as marketed.

17000

Jason was very helpful, but the owner isn't a plumber, nor is the company.

17341

Can not find this company listed with the BBB. They do not appear to have a Plumbing License either. Seems as though they are just trying to "pose" as a plumbing company, but have no License, or business is competing against the reputable companies alread...

- Susan
78753

MP construction did a great job on my house, after a big research , I found the best price with them and the work was outstanding and very fast , thank you for everything bathroom remodel , front porch and roof replacement

- Carlos Vasquez

Everything You Need to Know About Cary General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Cary?

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

  • Beaman Building and Realty, Inc.:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Carpentry Solutions:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Dysart Building Co LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Cary?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Cary work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Cary for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

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

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 Cary, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(6)
Terron Teander, President of Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc., has been building quality crafted homes in North Carolina for21 years. His homes boast timeless appeal and superior workmanship, with an emphasis on close connections tofamily, tradition, and the outdoors. Outdoor Craftsmen prides itself in bein...Read more about Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
Terron Teander, President of Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc., has been building quality crafted homes in North Carolina for21 years. His homes boast timeless appeal and superior workmanship, with an emphasis on close connections tofamily, tradition, and the outdoors. Outdoor Craftsmen prides itself in bein...Read more about Outdoor Craftsmen, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Build Moore Exteriors, LLC         919-225-0488
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(1)
"I'm very satisfied with how the project of adding a third bedroom/master suite to my house all came together. The design is aesthetically pleasing. It lets the addition fit in well into the existing part of the house, and improves the overall look of the house. I am also pleased with the quality of...Read more about Build Moore Exteriors, LLC 919-225-0488
"I'm very satisfied with how the project of adding a third bedroom/master suite to my house all came together. The design is aesthetically pleasing. It lets the addition fit in well into the existing part of the house, and improves the overall look of the house. I am also pleased with the quality of...Read more about Build Moore Exteriors, LLC 919-225-0488
Porch Pro Headshot Escoto Painting and Drywall
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(3)
"For the last 2 days, we had the inside of our house painted and lots of drywall cracks repaired after almost 13 years of living here. The company was just outstanding Escoto Painting & Drywall I highly recommend them. (919)369)-6309 Tell them Wayne sent you! high quality work."
"For the last 2 days, we had the inside of our house painted and lots of drywall cracks repaired after almost 13 years of living here. The company was just outstanding Escoto Painting & Drywall I highly recommend them. (919)369)-6309 Tell them Wayne sent you! high quality work."
Porch Pro Headshot URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(1)
"Outstanding service, from Jason (owner) to Sean who came out and fixed our hot water heater. Sean went well above and beyond the call of duty to light our HWH, which needs a new ignition. He was professional, of course, but it was his perseverance to get it lit despite a host of issues. I am going ...Read more about URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
"Outstanding service, from Jason (owner) to Sean who came out and fixed our hot water heater. Sean went well above and beyond the call of duty to light our HWH, which needs a new ignition. He was professional, of course, but it was his perseverance to get it lit despite a host of issues. I am going ...Read more about URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Ashley M Womble Hair Designs
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(35)
Ashley M Womble Hair Designs is a professional beauty salon in Cary, NC, 27511. I'm a hairstylist that specializes in fabulous cuts and colors, contact me at: (919) 649-6265, set an appoinment and get your great new hair style! Creative Hairdresser;Creative Hair Stylist;Hair Studio;Hair Extensions;H...Read more about Ashley M Womble Hair Designs
Ashley M Womble Hair Designs is a professional beauty salon in Cary, NC, 27511. I'm a hairstylist that specializes in fabulous cuts and colors, contact me at: (919) 649-6265, set an appoinment and get your great new hair style! Creative Hairdresser;Creative Hair Stylist;Hair Studio;Hair Extensions;H...Read more about Ashley M Womble Hair Designs
Porch Pro Headshot Closer Look Inspections, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot J.F. Builders & Associates, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
We offer in-home consultation and specialize in new custom homes, room additions, whole house remodels, and kitchen/bath renovations. JFBuilders & Associates is dedicated to designing and building your dreams. We'll combine your needs with creative and budget friendly design to ensure a high retur...Read more about J.F. Builders & Associates, LLC
We offer in-home consultation and specialize in new custom homes, room additions, whole house remodels, and kitchen/bath renovations. JFBuilders & Associates is dedicated to designing and building your dreams. We'll combine your needs with creative and budget friendly design to ensure a high retur...Read more about J.F. Builders & Associates, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Rochester Contracting Network
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
(63)
Porch Pro Headshot Rice Builders, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot East Coast Builders
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Hardwood Specialist
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
HARDWOOD SPECIALIST has been providing Hardwood Installation, Sanding, Refinishing, Staircases & Rails for over 30 years. FREE Estimates - Competitive Prices No Job Too Small or Too Large, Residential & Commercial. Outstanding PUNCTUALITY Professional Attention to Details Excellent Communic...Read more about Hardwood Specialist
HARDWOOD SPECIALIST has been providing Hardwood Installation, Sanding, Refinishing, Staircases & Rails for over 30 years. FREE Estimates - Competitive Prices No Job Too Small or Too Large, Residential & Commercial. Outstanding PUNCTUALITY Professional Attention to Details Excellent Communic...Read more about Hardwood Specialist
Porch Pro Headshot Sherwood Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot New Classic Builders
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Father & Son Masonry LLC
General Contractors
Serves Cary, North Carolina

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