Top 10 General Contractors in Danbury, CT

Porch Pro Headshot HM Construction & Painting
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(43)
Here at HM Construction & Painting, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Generic, Painter, General remodeling , General Renovation, Bathroom Remodoler , Carpentry service, Carpentry repair, Dry Wall Contractor, Kitchen Remodeler, Home addit...Read more about HM Construction & Painting
Here at HM Construction & Painting, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Generic, Painter, General remodeling , General Renovation, Bathroom Remodoler , Carpentry service, Carpentry repair, Dry Wall Contractor, Kitchen Remodeler, Home addit...Read more about HM Construction & Painting
Porch Pro Headshot SJ Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(36)
"SJ Remodeling is my go-to contractor for all my home renovations. They have helped me with everything from painting, electrical work, putting up flat screens to redoing my bathrooms. They always go the extra step to make sure that I'm 100% satisfied with the final results. They are also very reason...Read more about SJ Remodeling LLC
"SJ Remodeling is my go-to contractor for all my home renovations. They have helped me with everything from painting, electrical work, putting up flat screens to redoing my bathrooms. They always go the extra step to make sure that I'm 100% satisfied with the final results. They are also very reason...Read more about SJ Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(16)
"Words cannot explain of how well of a job Dolphin Home Improvement did on my roof. It exceeded my expectations. Michael Dolphin, the owner of the company was on the job every day until it was completed. He has an excellent hardworking crew who clean up after themselves. I highly recommend this comp...Read more about Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
"Words cannot explain of how well of a job Dolphin Home Improvement did on my roof. It exceeded my expectations. Michael Dolphin, the owner of the company was on the job every day until it was completed. He has an excellent hardworking crew who clean up after themselves. I highly recommend this comp...Read more about Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GoodHouse Flooring
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(121)
GoodHouse Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring and general contracting store that specializes in product knowledge and in-house installation.
GoodHouse Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring and general contracting store that specializes in product knowledge and in-house installation.
Porch Pro Headshot The Home Improvement Company Inc
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(11)
"If you are considering hiring John Wright of The Home Improvement Company for a project, whether a repair, remodel or big addition, do not hesitate. John has done several jobs for us, inside and out, and always of the very highest quality at a fair price and on-time. I have the additional good fo...Read more about The Home Improvement Company Inc
"If you are considering hiring John Wright of The Home Improvement Company for a project, whether a repair, remodel or big addition, do not hesitate. John has done several jobs for us, inside and out, and always of the very highest quality at a fair price and on-time. I have the additional good fo...Read more about The Home Improvement Company Inc
Porch Pro Headshot DUKES CONTRACTORS
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(7)
"REVIEW BY SUSAN R IN NEWTOWN CT Project: Leaking Chimney Comments: Marco solved a problem leak around the chimney that had been going on for 7 years (and which at least 3 other people had looked at). He built a beautiful new chimney that I absolutely love looking at for a most reasonable pr...Read more about DUKES CONTRACTORS
"REVIEW BY SUSAN R IN NEWTOWN CT Project: Leaking Chimney Comments: Marco solved a problem leak around the chimney that had been going on for 7 years (and which at least 3 other people had looked at). He built a beautiful new chimney that I absolutely love looking at for a most reasonable pr...Read more about DUKES CONTRACTORS
Porch Pro Headshot 1st Choice Contracting llc.
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(26)
We are a well established company 30 plus year experience. All i say is give us a chance to show our work.
We are a well established company 30 plus year experience. All i say is give us a chance to show our work.
Porch Pro Headshot Richard M. Bourgoin
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(7)
"Rick is a very passionate, careful contractor that takes pride in his work. He is always concerned with doing the job the right way versus plowing through a job. Rick did an exceptional job installing fiber cement siding on my home and installing a few windows. He is not the lowest price contrac...Read more about Richard M. Bourgoin
"Rick is a very passionate, careful contractor that takes pride in his work. He is always concerned with doing the job the right way versus plowing through a job. Rick did an exceptional job installing fiber cement siding on my home and installing a few windows. He is not the lowest price contrac...Read more about Richard M. Bourgoin
Porch Pro Headshot KEITH ARAGI CONSTRUCTION LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(5)
"Keith Aragi was amazing to work with- he came after the tornado damaged our house. His team of professionals installed a brand new roof, all new cedar shake siding, trim and did a complete remodel on our kitchen. The work is outstanding and we can not recommend highly enough"
"Keith Aragi was amazing to work with- he came after the tornado damaged our house. His team of professionals installed a brand new roof, all new cedar shake siding, trim and did a complete remodel on our kitchen. The work is outstanding and we can not recommend highly enough"
Porch Pro Headshot Ctcustom home builder
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(16)
CTcustom home builder.at Connecticut full scale at construction company house builder renovations addition kitchen cabinets roofing contractor masonry contractor
CTcustom home builder.at Connecticut full scale at construction company house builder renovations addition kitchen cabinets roofing contractor masonry contractor

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 Danbury General Contractors

11937

Outstanding job. I was very happy with my windows from Dolphin Home Improvement LLC. Excellent job and highly recommend them.

- lucyna soroka
40082

Chris is terrific. Meticulous in his work. On time and on budget. We have had him do numerous projects for us. Never been disappointed.

- G Kaas
3294

All Square Roofing was wonderful. The owner was very attentive to our needs and questions throughout the entire process. Everyone was extremely nice and professional. It took a day longer than expected, but they worked very quickly and were very communica...

- Emily Kaas
4327

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality.

Great experience. All Square Roofing went above and beyond. Job was completed on time and to our satisfaction. Would recommend to anyone. Personable and professional.

3757

I had a great experience with All Square Roofing. There were panels of siding on the back and side of the house that were missing and they were replaced and it came out great. From the time I initially emailed to the time the work was completed was only...

- James McGrath
3356

Chris was here on the day he said he would be. Finished on time. Cleaned up thoroughly afterward. Roof looks terrific.

84706

They are always prompt, hard working, honest and sincere. They are very knowledgeable and very experienced. I told them what I wanted to be done and what my budget was. They were able to fulfill all my requests in a reasonable time. They were always up fr...

- adila mustafa
248446

BEWARE! DO NOT HIRE ATLAS SENMAN, HE WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY!!! HE WAS TRUSTED AND PAID $95K AFTER 7 MONTHS ON THE JOB. SAID HE WOULD FINISH IN 3 MONTHS. DID ABOUT 1/3 OF THE CONTRACTED WORK AND TOOK OFF WITH THE REST OF THE MONEY. HORRIBLE QUALITY, NO PER...

- Taher Jitan
252722

I am a Real Estate professional and I used GUB for all my clients work.... They are reliable, hard workers and most important HONEST! I will continue using them for all my clients needs since they are very satisfied with their work....

- giovanna CV
278471

Please stay away from this company. Atlas Senman cannot be trusted. We honestly think he has no idea about construction. We hired him about 5 weeks ago. He told me the job would take him 3 weeks and till this day the job is not completed. My walls ar...

- Adrian Ruiz
67088

bathroom renovation and office construction. job was reduced to accurate specifications and clear milestones. the milestones were met in almost all instances. deviations were explained and remediated in a professional manner

- kevin amin
263317

I needed my roof repair , i was quoted a price and through discovery that the job was not going to cost as expensive, the rafter that they were supposed to replace never had to be done just some minor repairs, i should have been refunded at least 1000 dol...

- cooper Hanson

Everything You Need to Know About Danbury General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Danbury?

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

  • Fairfield County Construction, LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Homeline Builders:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Red LIne Contractors:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

General Contractor Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to general contractors available in Danbury?

If you’ve determined that general contractor services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to general contractor services, we can still help you find the right professional in Danbury.

Danbury has 50 general contractor professionals that can help you with your general contractor services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific general contractors-pros in Danbury.

How many general contractors does Danbury have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Danbury, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Ferro Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(2)
""I have known Paul Ferro, Owner and Proprietor of Ferro Home Improvement, for several years. Currently, I am a Supervisor at Connecticut Light and Power and the owner of Damans Fitness in West haven, CT. Paul has done quite a large amount of work for me over the years including repairing and ma...Read more about Ferro Home Improvement LLC
""I have known Paul Ferro, Owner and Proprietor of Ferro Home Improvement, for several years. Currently, I am a Supervisor at Connecticut Light and Power and the owner of Damans Fitness in West haven, CT. Paul has done quite a large amount of work for me over the years including repairing and ma...Read more about Ferro Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot From The Ground Up Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(9)
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.
Porch Pro Headshot K & J home remodeling  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(14)
Porch Pro Headshot All Square, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(5)
All Square Roofing, LLC is a licensed (HIC #0640631) and insured roofing company serving in Connecticut. When you partner with All Square Roofing, LLC you are choosing unmatched workmanship at an affordable price. Here are just some of the benefits you get from partnering with All Square Roofing, ...Read more about All Square, LLC
All Square Roofing, LLC is a licensed (HIC #0640631) and insured roofing company serving in Connecticut. When you partner with All Square Roofing, LLC you are choosing unmatched workmanship at an affordable price. Here are just some of the benefits you get from partnering with All Square Roofing, ...Read more about All Square, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot all city construction and consulting group
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(1)
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
Porch Pro Headshot Mauro Builders, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(1)
We are a full service high end Custom Home General Contractor and Designer. We specialize in Energy Efficient Homes and have extensive FEMA knowledge.
We are a full service high end Custom Home General Contractor and Designer. We specialize in Energy Efficient Homes and have extensive FEMA knowledge.
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Home Builders, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(3)
"I used Premier Home Builders for many different projects in the last 5 years, including bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling and finishing the basement. In 2016 I used this company for large home addition and remodeling project. They were prompt and professional from the start. We set up a sche...Read more about Premier Home Builders, LLC
"I used Premier Home Builders for many different projects in the last 5 years, including bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling and finishing the basement. In 2016 I used this company for large home addition and remodeling project. They were prompt and professional from the start. We set up a sche...Read more about Premier Home Builders, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot MEDICAL HOME CARE
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
(32)
Porch Pro Headshot Cornetwork Home improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
We are a family company located in Danbury, CT founded in 2014 after 15 years of experience in the home improvement area, very experience in painting, carpentry and roofing as well , we like to work with home owners and give a great service to them!
We are a family company located in Danbury, CT founded in 2014 after 15 years of experience in the home improvement area, very experience in painting, carpentry and roofing as well , we like to work with home owners and give a great service to them!
Porch Pro Headshot JP Home Improvement and Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
JP Home Improvement and Construction is a small local company dedicated to offer the best quality remodeling services at competitive prices. We have over 10 years in business serving the Fairfield county in CT and Westchester county in NY. We do complete renovations or updates of kitchens ,bathro...Read more about JP Home Improvement and Construction LLC
JP Home Improvement and Construction is a small local company dedicated to offer the best quality remodeling services at competitive prices. We have over 10 years in business serving the Fairfield county in CT and Westchester county in NY. We do complete renovations or updates of kitchens ,bathro...Read more about JP Home Improvement and Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot AM General Contracting and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
We want to have our costumers extremely satisfied all the time !
We want to have our costumers extremely satisfied all the time !
Porch Pro Headshot Visions Construction LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
Porch Pro Headshot eds tree service
General Contractors
Serves Danbury, Connecticut