Top 10 General Contractors in Coralville, IA

Porch Pro Headshot Smock Companies
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(14)
"Tom at Smock Companies called me immediately when I put my project on Porch. He was at our rental property within an hour and a half, where the furnace was blowing cold air. He replaced the furnace the following day for us and left everything at the house in good shape! He gave us an accurate qu...Read more about Smock Companies
"Tom at Smock Companies called me immediately when I put my project on Porch. He was at our rental property within an hour and a half, where the furnace was blowing cold air. He replaced the furnace the following day for us and left everything at the house in good shape! He gave us an accurate qu...Read more about Smock Companies
Porch Pro Headshot Bunting Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(56)
Welcome to Bunting Construction! Bunting Construction is a roofing contractor located in North Liberty, Iowa, serving the surrounding areas. From installing new construction roofs and re-roofing older properties to replacing damaged or destroyed shingles, our craftsmen can handle any residential or ...Read more about Bunting Construction Inc
Welcome to Bunting Construction! Bunting Construction is a roofing contractor located in North Liberty, Iowa, serving the surrounding areas. From installing new construction roofs and re-roofing older properties to replacing damaged or destroyed shingles, our craftsmen can handle any residential or ...Read more about Bunting Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot D & B Property Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
About Us: D&B Property Services, LLC is a local Father/Son partnership with 60+ years combined experience. While our core business is to help Realtors and their clients prepare their properties for showing and/or for sale - we also help all home owners with property service needs. By being a...Read more about D & B Property Services, LLC
About Us: D&B Property Services, LLC is a local Father/Son partnership with 60+ years combined experience. While our core business is to help Realtors and their clients prepare their properties for showing and/or for sale - we also help all home owners with property service needs. By being a...Read more about D & B Property Services, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot 4 Seasons Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(18)
We are 4 Seasons Remodeling and we serve Rowley, IA and the surrounding area. We have 15 years of experience in remodeling service. Message or call us for a free estimate on all your home improvement needs. Window Remodeler, Remodeling;Remodeling Company, Remodeling Contractor, Professional Remod...Read more about 4 Seasons Remodeling
We are 4 Seasons Remodeling and we serve Rowley, IA and the surrounding area. We have 15 years of experience in remodeling service. Message or call us for a free estimate on all your home improvement needs. Window Remodeler, Remodeling;Remodeling Company, Remodeling Contractor, Professional Remod...Read more about 4 Seasons Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot JOHN'S LAWN CARE
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
We provide professional lawn mowing and trimming services for the area of Iowa City, IA and surrounding areas. Tree Removal, Branches, Grass, Patio and Fences, standard mowing, weeding Hills IA;River Junction IA;Lone Tree IA;Nichols IA;Riverside IA Lawn Care, Affordable Lawn Mowing Expert, Afford...Read more about JOHN'S LAWN CARE
We provide professional lawn mowing and trimming services for the area of Iowa City, IA and surrounding areas. Tree Removal, Branches, Grass, Patio and Fences, standard mowing, weeding Hills IA;River Junction IA;Lone Tree IA;Nichols IA;Riverside IA Lawn Care, Affordable Lawn Mowing Expert, Afford...Read more about JOHN'S LAWN CARE
Porch Pro Headshot TLC Clean
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(38)
Porch Pro Headshot TNT Reconstruction llc
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(18)
We provide a long list of services for all your home improvement needs as well as general repairs. We treat all projects with the same quality and attention to detail no matter the size or budget.
We provide a long list of services for all your home improvement needs as well as general repairs. We treat all projects with the same quality and attention to detail no matter the size or budget.
Porch Pro Headshot Peyton Construction
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(3)
Peyton Construction, located in Winthrop, is a general contractor. They offer custom cabinetry, woodworking services, and carpentry.
Peyton Construction, located in Winthrop, is a general contractor. They offer custom cabinetry, woodworking services, and carpentry.
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Painting & Carpentry
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(20)
Elite has been serving the Cedar Rapids corridor for over ten years providing customers with local, honest, dependable, quality and professional workmanship! Specializing in but not limited to home remodel interior/exterior, siding, decks, windows, doors and more. Professional painting and Carpentry...Read more about Elite Painting & Carpentry
Elite has been serving the Cedar Rapids corridor for over ten years providing customers with local, honest, dependable, quality and professional workmanship! Specializing in but not limited to home remodel interior/exterior, siding, decks, windows, doors and more. Professional painting and Carpentry...Read more about Elite Painting & Carpentry
Porch Pro Headshot Janitclean
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Janitclean is a professional janitorial service company in Iowa City, Iowa that offers weekly contracts for commercial services in cleaning, offices, and churches. Call us now for more information. Janitorial Company; Office Deep Cleaning; Janitorial Cleaning Service; Restaurant Cleaning; School Cle...Read more about Janitclean
Janitclean is a professional janitorial service company in Iowa City, Iowa that offers weekly contracts for commercial services in cleaning, offices, and churches. Call us now for more information. Janitorial Company; Office Deep Cleaning; Janitorial Cleaning Service; Restaurant Cleaning; School Cle...Read more about Janitclean

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 Coralville General Contractors

134744

Ackerman's Construction did a great job on our yard! They are very hard working and friendly guys! We will hire them in the future for any needs with our yard / trees!

- Jennifer Malmberg
59886

Very friendly, Prompt, and knowledgable!

- Scott Kane
73393

Immediate response and quick to schedule. They completed several installs of lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. Very competitive pricing. Left work area spotless and even touched up ceiling paint around new fixture! Our new go-to electrician!!

- Nancy Francque
72497

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Appreciated Tom's recommendations on the project. Was very patient with my elderly mother. She will be calling him back to do more work.

- Paula Winston
69099

They are very professional and got the work done to my expectation

- kumar gowrav ravichandran
70431

Our experience with Tom and Smock Companies was top notch. In fact, we've had problems with our dishwashers in our house for over 16 years and had many different plumbers and appliance service professionals to our house over that time period. Tom was the...

- Larry Kovarik
154286
109004

Excellent job, affordable price and very responsive.

- Scott Drzycimski
74748

I needed someone to help me with the removal of an old gas range and the installation of a new electric one. I put in a request for service at porch.com and received a call within an hour. It was Tom and he explained everything that needed to be done, inc...

- Dennis Perdock
99937

STAY AWAY FROM HIRING THIS GUY.

- The Bell family
116197

My review would be scathing . this man comes on strong, drags jobs out, can't keep help and uses personal problems as excuses. Some of his work was ok but most substandard. He could not complete the jobs he was hired for in a 7 month time frame so I let h...

- Anna Simoens
98126

I hired Kyle do do a floor and new install of 2 doors and a sink. Paid up front per his request to do the work, did a spotty, horrid job on the floor did the sink which leaked and rotted out not only my custom cabinet but also the floor, and excuse after ...

- Matt M

Everything You Need to Know About Coralville General Contractors

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

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

  • 242 Home Improvement:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 52756 and 52759
  • Clarks.Home.Improvement:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 52497
  • Netom Enterprises LTD:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 52203

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

Who are the best General Contractors in Coralville?

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

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

  • Complete Interiors
    • Location: Coralville
  • Lenz Construction And Remodeling
    • Location: Coralville
  • Self-Employed
    • Location: Coralville

How many general contractors does Coralville have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Coralville, IA

Porch Pro Headshot DT Decluttering & Organizing Services
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
If you're searching for quality Decluttering & Organizing Services in Coralville, IA, 52241, just make a call to DT Decluttering & Organizing Services Declutter Houses, Office Building, Garages, Shops, Basements, Attics, Move out Clean ups, Move in Clean ups, Loading and Unloading Iowa River Landing...Read more about DT Decluttering & Organizing Services
If you're searching for quality Decluttering & Organizing Services in Coralville, IA, 52241, just make a call to DT Decluttering & Organizing Services Declutter Houses, Office Building, Garages, Shops, Basements, Attics, Move out Clean ups, Move in Clean ups, Loading and Unloading Iowa River Landing...Read more about DT Decluttering & Organizing Services
Porch Pro Headshot Mikes General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Family owned and operated, we perform all levels of building and remodeling. We offer start-to-finish solutions for every project. We also offer full design services. We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations, including bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home additions, garages and more! ...Read more about Mikes General Contracting
Family owned and operated, we perform all levels of building and remodeling. We offer start-to-finish solutions for every project. We also offer full design services. We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations, including bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home additions, garages and more! ...Read more about Mikes General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Ackermans Enterprise
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(1)
I'm a jack of all trades master none I will do almost any job
I'm a jack of all trades master none I will do almost any job
Porch Pro Headshot Lenz Construction and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
(13)
Lenz Construction and Remodeling, based in North Liberty, is a remodeling contractor that offers countertop installation, home addition, shower refinishing and other services.
Lenz Construction and Remodeling, based in North Liberty, is a remodeling contractor that offers countertop installation, home addition, shower refinishing and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Comfort Home Solutions, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Provide Home Repair and Remodeling Services and Handyman Services in Eastern Iowa. Completed my Home inspection Master Course certification through the Home Inspection Training Institute
Provide Home Repair and Remodeling Services and Handyman Services in Eastern Iowa. Completed my Home inspection Master Course certification through the Home Inspection Training Institute
Porch Pro Headshot L&T Affordable Construction
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Roof coatings unlimited
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Rogers Construction
General Contractors
Serves Coralville, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Dan Gaines Construction
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Serves Coralville, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Mattheis Hale Construction
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Serves Coralville, Iowa

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Iowa City 52240
Skylight Installation
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I'm flexible
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
1
Replace existing or install new
Install a new skylight
Kind of roof
Asphalt or composite shingle
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Coralville 52241
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a year
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Residential building project type
need old drop-in ceilings replaced
Extent of design prep work
No
Tiffin 52340
Construction Project Management
Service needed
Other
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