Top 10 General Contractors in Clayton, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Nailed It
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(75)
Customers have awarded the professionals at Nailed It in Templeville, MD with an outstanding 5-star rating for their reliability and quality window replacement services.
Customers have awarded the professionals at Nailed It in Templeville, MD with an outstanding 5-star rating for their reliability and quality window replacement services.
Porch Pro Headshot Andrews & Family Carpet Cleaning llc
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(24)
Our crew of experienced technicians clean and repair commercial and residential area carpets. To include Hardwood floors, and Tile and Grout cleaning and refinishing. All of our products are bio degradable.
Our crew of experienced technicians clean and repair commercial and residential area carpets. To include Hardwood floors, and Tile and Grout cleaning and refinishing. All of our products are bio degradable.
Porch Pro Headshot KR Miller Contractors LLC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(3)
Based out of Marlton, KR Miller Contractors is a handyman company that provides lighting fixture repair, fan installation and other services. We are licensed and insured. We've been in business for 35 years and offer exceptional customer service and work! Call today!
Based out of Marlton, KR Miller Contractors is a handyman company that provides lighting fixture repair, fan installation and other services. We are licensed and insured. We've been in business for 35 years and offer exceptional customer service and work! Call today!
Porch Pro Headshot Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
Boates Brothers General Contracting, LLC is fully licensed (PA Lic#097672 DE Lic#2015101025) insured and bonded. A family owned and operated general contracting business, Boates Brothers services Pennsylvania and Delaware providing residential and commercial general construction, design/build and re...Read more about Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
Boates Brothers General Contracting, LLC is fully licensed (PA Lic#097672 DE Lic#2015101025) insured and bonded. A family owned and operated general contracting business, Boates Brothers services Pennsylvania and Delaware providing residential and commercial general construction, design/build and re...Read more about Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sure Kleen Restoration Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
Sure Kleen Restoration LLC is an eco-friendly restoration and mitigation company headquartered in Williamstown, New Jersey. With offices in Hillsborough and Cherry Hill NJ, Sure Kleen Restoration LLC is the tri-state areas preferred choice for water, smoke and fire restoration, sewage clean up, and ...Read more about Sure Kleen Restoration Services LLC
Sure Kleen Restoration LLC is an eco-friendly restoration and mitigation company headquartered in Williamstown, New Jersey. With offices in Hillsborough and Cherry Hill NJ, Sure Kleen Restoration LLC is the tri-state areas preferred choice for water, smoke and fire restoration, sewage clean up, and ...Read more about Sure Kleen Restoration Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Hooper Builders
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
Hooper Builders has received the Builders League of South Jersey's "Best Green Built Community", "Smart Growth", and "Builder of the Year" awards. John Hooper together with John Heffron constructed the first "green-built" house in Sea Isle City and Cape May County under the National Association of ...Read more about Hooper Builders
Hooper Builders has received the Builders League of South Jersey's "Best Green Built Community", "Smart Growth", and "Builder of the Year" awards. John Hooper together with John Heffron constructed the first "green-built" house in Sea Isle City and Cape May County under the National Association of ...Read more about Hooper Builders
Porch Pro Headshot monty carpentry llc
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(2)
Located in Bellmawr, New Jersey, Monty Carpentry is a company that is dedicated to offering the highest quality services in building, carpentry, construction, and remodeling. We would love to consult with you about design and function then assist you in creating a space that is an extension of you. ...Read more about monty carpentry llc
Located in Bellmawr, New Jersey, Monty Carpentry is a company that is dedicated to offering the highest quality services in building, carpentry, construction, and remodeling. We would love to consult with you about design and function then assist you in creating a space that is an extension of you. ...Read more about monty carpentry llc
Porch Pro Headshot Phillips Construction
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(7)
Phillips Construction Offers a Variety of Home Repair Services from Roofing Repairs to New Roof Installation / Siding Repairs , New Siding Installation, Additions. Door and Window Replacement, Gutter Cleaning. Along with many more Services O...Read more about Phillips Construction
Phillips Construction Offers a Variety of Home Repair Services from Roofing Repairs to New Roof Installation / Siding Repairs , New Siding Installation, Additions. Door and Window Replacement, Gutter Cleaning. Along with many more Services O...Read more about Phillips Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Go Two Guys
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
We are a family owned and operated company putting smiles on home owners faces for more than a decade, because we work hard to serve our customers.
We are a family owned and operated company putting smiles on home owners faces for more than a decade, because we work hard to serve our customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Grace Construction
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
Grace Construction provides Full Service General Contracting, throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. We specialize in kitchen & bathroom remodeling and excel in any home improvement project.
Grace Construction provides Full Service General Contracting, throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. We specialize in kitchen & bathroom remodeling and excel in any home improvement project.

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 Clayton General Contractors

39133

Very professional clean work. They have done multiple projects for us and we were very happy with their work.

- Paul Albertson
38299

Great work at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to do home improvements. We've used Nailed it for our last two homes and they have done everything from tile to structural repair.

- Kelly McVeigh
38686

Fantastic work and Service!!! We have used them for over 4 years for work in our home and every job has been completed to satisfaction. We will be scheduling some more work in 2016.

- Dana Bealin
38001

We 100% trust "Nailed It." They are our go to company for any project in our home. The transformation of our kitchen, two bathrooms, guest and laundry rooms is nothing short of amazing! Our home value has greatly increased as a result of these renovations...

- Mary Albertson
37053

Professional/ Great design ideas/ Had new kitchen put in love the cabinets, flooring, counter top & paint colors he helped me choose. Would recommend this contractor to family & friends.

- Maggie Sgrignuoli
38040

We had a fireplace we never used. Nailed It removed the fireplace and put an album, cd, case in it's place. Steve is very clean, shows up when he promises and does an excellent job. We also talked him into helping install a dining room lite that we jus...

- Debbie Miles
38358

We've used Steve for multiple projects over the last year and highly recommend him to anyone. From bathroom remodel to deck and shed repair, Steve and his team have done a fabulous job. We're already planning more projects.

- Patrick Moynahan
37795

great job, showed up when he said he would and completed the job promptly and cleaned up after himself, very impressed and will definitely use him again

- Carol Grimwood
37788

Steve helped make a bad situation better. His work, repairing my house is outstanding. I wish my whole house was built like his repair. A good guy and great prices. Highly recommended.

- Joe Siegle
37849

Showed up on time very reliable and did outstanding work definitely recommend to family and friends

- Paul Chatburn
30796

good, would recommend. Chris explained everything in detail, fair price, cared to come and inspect himself to be sure I was happy with job.

- Karen Crowthers
31862

very professional work was done in a timely manner and very reasonable with fees compared to other contractors

- b petaccio

Everything You Need to Know About Clayton General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Clayton.

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

  • 2B Built:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 08049
  • Saviors Custom Carpentry:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 19121
  • Garozzo & Scimeca Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 08021

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Clayton zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Clayton.

How many general contractors does Clayton have?

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

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

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

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 Clayton, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Construction Design Llc
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(5)
15yrs in business 17yrs exp.
15yrs in business 17yrs exp.
Porch Pro Headshot MyRiver Property Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(2)
"True to his words, MyRiver Property Solutions did an amazing job. The quality and schedule were on the money. The carpenters, painters, plumbers electricians, all professional. I am very pleased with the results. We now work with them on all of our projects."
"True to his words, MyRiver Property Solutions did an amazing job. The quality and schedule were on the money. The carpenters, painters, plumbers electricians, all professional. I am very pleased with the results. We now work with them on all of our projects."
Porch Pro Headshot J. Dougherty & Son / JDS Supply
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
J. Dougherty & Son / JDS Supply Kitchen & Bath Counter tops , All wood cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Design Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
J. Dougherty & Son / JDS Supply Kitchen & Bath Counter tops , All wood cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Design Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Roesly Plumbing & Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(1)
Since 1995, Roesly Plumbing has been serving the South Jersey region for over 20 years. Plumbing not rocket science but, it is a science. It takes quality materials, experience in all aspects of home and business plumbing systems, and a thorough understanding of new technologies as they emerge. Most...Read more about Roesly Plumbing & Contracting
Since 1995, Roesly Plumbing has been serving the South Jersey region for over 20 years. Plumbing not rocket science but, it is a science. It takes quality materials, experience in all aspects of home and business plumbing systems, and a thorough understanding of new technologies as they emerge. Most...Read more about Roesly Plumbing & Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repairs Franklinville, NJ
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(3)
"I called to set an immediate same day appointment. They sent me DAVID. Hes very professional and help me understand what went wrong with our garage door. He was quick and did a very good job. I will always recommend this company to my friends and family. Worth your money and time. Toda raba!"
"I called to set an immediate same day appointment. They sent me DAVID. Hes very professional and help me understand what went wrong with our garage door. He was quick and did a very good job. I will always recommend this company to my friends and family. Worth your money and time. Toda raba!"
Porch Pro Headshot SAVIORS CUSTOM CARPENTRY, INC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(30)
Saviors Custom Carpentry in the Boonsboro area possesses a stellar 5-star rating, making them one of the best carpet installation companies around.
Saviors Custom Carpentry in the Boonsboro area possesses a stellar 5-star rating, making them one of the best carpet installation companies around.
Porch Pro Headshot A Lawless Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
(2)
A Lawless Contracting in North East, MD boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
A Lawless Contracting in North East, MD boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
Porch Pro Headshot Capecci Construction and Emergency Restoration LLC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
I run a construction and emergency restoration company focused on remodeling, renovating, and repairing homes. My goal is to provide quality craftsmanship while addressing all of your home renovation needs.
I run a construction and emergency restoration company focused on remodeling, renovating, and repairing homes. My goal is to provide quality craftsmanship while addressing all of your home renovation needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Van Wyk Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
Tjaart Van Wyk is a carpenter with over 10 years of experience in rough and finish carpentry, specializing in kitchen and bath renovations. With dedication to quality, timeliness, and attention to detail, he provides carpentry services that surpass client expectations by approaching the building pro...Read more about Van Wyk Home Improvement
Tjaart Van Wyk is a carpenter with over 10 years of experience in rough and finish carpentry, specializing in kitchen and bath renovations. With dedication to quality, timeliness, and attention to detail, he provides carpentry services that surpass client expectations by approaching the building pro...Read more about Van Wyk Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Onpoint Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
While many houses may be similar , it;s the differences that make them a home. Call OnPoint Construction LLC for your custom carpentry work and we'll help you achieve the home of your dreams. Established in 2007 with many years of experience under our belts, we combine skilled craftsmanship and hard...Read more about Onpoint Construction LLC
While many houses may be similar , it;s the differences that make them a home. Call OnPoint Construction LLC for your custom carpentry work and we'll help you achieve the home of your dreams. Established in 2007 with many years of experience under our belts, we combine skilled craftsmanship and hard...Read more about Onpoint Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Backyard Master Crafters
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
We provide unique buildings services like treehouses, outdoor living rooms, decks, patios, she sheds, backyard studio workshops, and more. We can build what you dream to have in your backyard. Although a new company, we are lifelong builders with over 68 years experience.
We provide unique buildings services like treehouses, outdoor living rooms, decks, patios, she sheds, backyard studio workshops, and more. We can build what you dream to have in your backyard. Although a new company, we are lifelong builders with over 68 years experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Proud Builders Construction Maintenance and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Clayton, New Jersey
We take 100% pride in what we do and never cut corners even though it might cost more it’s always worth it.
We take 100% pride in what we do and never cut corners even though it might cost more it’s always worth it.