Top 10 General Contractors in Doraville, GA

Porch Pro Headshot Metropolitan Design and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
We have been a "green" builder for 26 years of quality new construction and remodeling work, and are the best source to assist you in all your construction needs. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and our work is always done right the first time. We were selected by Time/Warner to build "The...Read more about Metropolitan Design and Construction
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We have been a "green" builder for 26 years of quality new construction and remodeling work, and are the best source to assist you in all your construction needs. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and our work is always done right the first time. We were selected by Time/Warner to build "The...Read more about Metropolitan Design and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot CGS Waterproofing LLC
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(285)
"Nubia and Lupe arrived this morning at 8:45 they left at 4:50 working all day NON-STOP. They were very professional, kind and considerate. Both are very hard working young women. They left the job site neat and clean. My wife and I are very pleased with another job well done by CGS. Thank yo...Read more about CGS Waterproofing LLC
"Nubia and Lupe arrived this morning at 8:45 they left at 4:50 working all day NON-STOP. They were very professional, kind and considerate. Both are very hard working young women. They left the job site neat and clean. My wife and I are very pleased with another job well done by CGS. Thank yo...Read more about CGS Waterproofing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Provision Property Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(130)
Our emergency response team is on standby in the event you have a toilet backup, plumbing leak, appliance leak, or any other kind of water damage, fire damage, or visible mold in your home. There is no fee for our visit, inspection, or estimate. Our goal is to work with your insurance to provide cov...Read more about Provision Property Restoration
Our emergency response team is on standby in the event you have a toilet backup, plumbing leak, appliance leak, or any other kind of water damage, fire damage, or visible mold in your home. There is no fee for our visit, inspection, or estimate. Our goal is to work with your insurance to provide cov...Read more about Provision Property Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Atlanta Deck Pro
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(42)
"Instead of your house fitting our decks, we custom design every deck to fit your house - perfectly. That's what makes Deckpro different from our competitors. Our dedication to serving our customer's needs, quality of materials and exceptional service is what sets us apart from other deck companies...Read more about Atlanta Deck Pro
"Instead of your house fitting our decks, we custom design every deck to fit your house - perfectly. That's what makes Deckpro different from our competitors. Our dedication to serving our customer's needs, quality of materials and exceptional service is what sets us apart from other deck companies...Read more about Atlanta Deck Pro
Porch Pro Headshot Silver Oak Remodel
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(77)
Many kitchen and bath companies are really just cabinet dealers that also contract counter tops. A lot of general contractors will only supply the labor, leaving the client tasked with the design work as well as sourcing materials. Since we are a design/build company, there is no need to hire an out...Read more about Silver Oak Remodel
Many kitchen and bath companies are really just cabinet dealers that also contract counter tops. A lot of general contractors will only supply the labor, leaving the client tasked with the design work as well as sourcing materials. Since we are a design/build company, there is no need to hire an out...Read more about Silver Oak Remodel
Porch Pro Headshot REVELATION CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(6)
Based in Norcross, Revelation Construction is a remodeling contractor. Since 2001, they have been providing accessibility construction, countertop installation, custom closet design and other services. Revelation Construction did a decking project in October of 2011 using a permit received from Doug...Read more about REVELATION CONSTRUCTION
Based in Norcross, Revelation Construction is a remodeling contractor. Since 2001, they have been providing accessibility construction, countertop installation, custom closet design and other services. Revelation Construction did a decking project in October of 2011 using a permit received from Doug...Read more about REVELATION CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Joe Gori Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(5)
"Gori Construction remodeled our carriage house with new bathroom and kitchen as well as new staircase. Did excellent job. Also installed shelves for storage in our garage. Did an outstanding job and was quite reasonable. He does all our general contracting work."
"Gori Construction remodeled our carriage house with new bathroom and kitchen as well as new staircase. Did excellent job. Also installed shelves for storage in our garage. Did an outstanding job and was quite reasonable. He does all our general contracting work."
Porch Pro Headshot Vineyard Services
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(38)
Vineyard Services in Joes, CO has a positive 4-star rating for their excellent vinyl siding services.
Vineyard Services in Joes, CO has a positive 4-star rating for their excellent vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Pickwick Pro
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
We are the leading Handyman Service Provider in Atlanta, Georgia and Surrounding Areas. Busy schedules leave little time for home repairs. Now your growing "To Do" list seems overwhelming and unmanageable. Where do you even start? Let Pickwick Pro handle it. If you find yourself searching for a ha...Read more about Pickwick Pro
We are the leading Handyman Service Provider in Atlanta, Georgia and Surrounding Areas. Busy schedules leave little time for home repairs. Now your growing "To Do" list seems overwhelming and unmanageable. Where do you even start? Let Pickwick Pro handle it. If you find yourself searching for a ha...Read more about Pickwick Pro
Porch Pro Headshot Diamond Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Doraville, Georgia
(53)
We specialize in seamless gutters, gutter covers, and roofing offering in more than 20 gutter colors, and a wide selection of gutter covers to best fit your home needs, and your budget.
We specialize in seamless gutters, gutter covers, and roofing offering in more than 20 gutter colors, and a wide selection of gutter covers to best fit your home needs, and your budget.

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 Doraville General Contractors

266482

Good - framing was good, subcontracting painter was good, fee was average and not too high or low, showed up most days Bad - poor detail work, very argumentative and unprofessional, provided a written guarantee but when called to fix 6 new gaps in the bea...

- Catherine Fox
232408

Joaquin and his team did an amazing job on our crawlspace. I first noticed how clean and organized their truck was. Every tool had a place and nothing was thrown about during the project. Next, I was amazed at how quickly they were able to dig out the tre...

- Charly Donalds
232419

CGS has been wonderful to work with and the quality of their work is first rate. I had them do significant foundation work 2 years ago. The house is now on the market and the buyers want reassurance that there have been no additional issues. CGS answered ...

- Stacy Brooks
232406

We had a great experience. They answered a lot of questions we had. JC was always available to answer any questions we had. The install was wonderful and happened in a timely manner. We are having a few updates on our home at the same time and Cgs were ve...

- Paul Williams
232420

I have never seen a single company that embodies customer first with integrity from the top down. They truly run a unique business model. Employees who work tirelessly and are cared for by the company for doing so. They do what is right without apology an...

- Alexa Hernandez
232403

CGS has been wonderful to work with and the quality of their work is first rate. I had them do significant foundation work 2 years ago. The house is now on the market and the buyers want reassurance that there have been no additional issues. CGS answered ...

- Susann Miller
232427

Joaquin came with his crew and did a fine job. Joaquin explained everything from beginning until the end. He even called me in to show me the progress at each stage of their work. He was able to articulate the pros and cons of the job. He answered ALL of ...

- Brianna Carrier
232430

We just used CGS to correct our Builders mistake he made while pouring our carport slab. Unfortunately for us, builder wouldn't take responsibility. Our salesmen, did a fantastic job of explaining the process and what was involved in correcting our flood...

- Justin White
232418

I have had CGS do repairs for me in time past. The work is done right the first time and the crew that came to our home today was absolutely excellent. We had some floor issues where our builder had done a poor job supporting the floors on our home that ...

- Sean Peterson
205927

CGS Waterproofing saves you both time and money by combining waterproofing knowledge with the highest quality parts and equipment, dedication to delivering exceptional workmanship. They will not leave the job until it is finished and you are satisfied.

- Joaquin Contreras
315269

I had CGS Waterproofing come to my home in July of 2019 to repair a leak in my front porch. The work was pretty extensive and all of the stone that made up the floor of my front porch had to be replaced. CGS showed up and did the work and all seemed to be...

- Eric Rader
232416

We hired CGS to do some pier adjustments to our two story home. First they were less than 1/2 the cost of most of their competitors. Second, their customer service was simple superb from first contact to final departure. The sale representative was pro...

- Emily Edwards

Everything You Need to Know About Doraville General Contractors

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

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

  • J N Residential Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30060 and 30142
  • Steiner Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30014 and 30026
  • CER Custom Renovation Design Build LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30009 and 30355

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

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

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.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Doraville?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Doraville ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    All General Contractors in Doraville, GA

    Porch Pro Headshot ADVANTAGE RESTORATION and CONTRACTING INC
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    We are a full service company offering everything from design consultation to complete turn-key projects. Whatever your needs are we are here to help you attain your goals. We have over 25 years experience in the construction industry and many years of working specifically with insurance claims. W...Read more about ADVANTAGE RESTORATION and CONTRACTING INC
    We are a full service company offering everything from design consultation to complete turn-key projects. Whatever your needs are we are here to help you attain your goals. We have over 25 years experience in the construction industry and many years of working specifically with insurance claims. W...Read more about ADVANTAGE RESTORATION and CONTRACTING INC
    Porch Pro Headshot Georgia Associated Refurbisher
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
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    "GAR, Inc. and I have a 25 year long history through Fannie Mae Foreclosure property sales. From the smallest repair to complete rehab I have never had anyone come back complaining about quality of repairs made. Having seen the quality of material and workmanship I have had GAR, Inc. do work on my o...Read more about Georgia Associated Refurbisher
    "GAR, Inc. and I have a 25 year long history through Fannie Mae Foreclosure property sales. From the smallest repair to complete rehab I have never had anyone come back complaining about quality of repairs made. Having seen the quality of material and workmanship I have had GAR, Inc. do work on my o...Read more about Georgia Associated Refurbisher
    Porch Pro Headshot Dags gutter cleaning
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    We provided high quality gutter cleaning. Gutter installation and roof repair Also do tree service
    We provided high quality gutter cleaning. Gutter installation and roof repair Also do tree service
    Porch Pro Headshot ATL Renovation Pros
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
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    Performs the highest level of quality renovation services for our customers.
    Performs the highest level of quality renovation services for our customers.
    Porch Pro Headshot VCDesigners LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    We are a Designer Company specializing in Home Renovations, decking, flooring and more. Or even maintaining your lawn, just got simpler! We at VCDesigners pride ourselves on taking care of you our customer.
    We are a Designer Company specializing in Home Renovations, decking, flooring and more. Or even maintaining your lawn, just got simpler! We at VCDesigners pride ourselves on taking care of you our customer.
    Porch Pro Headshot Davenport Roofing & Constrruction
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Davenport Roofing & Construction is a General Contracting company that specializes in professional carpentry and Roofing Services. High quality craftsmanship is our top priority, getting the job done right the first time !!!! So.the next time that you have any Residential or Commercial improvements ...Read more about Davenport Roofing & Constrruction
    Davenport Roofing & Construction is a General Contracting company that specializes in professional carpentry and Roofing Services. High quality craftsmanship is our top priority, getting the job done right the first time !!!! So.the next time that you have any Residential or Commercial improvements ...Read more about Davenport Roofing & Constrruction
    Porch Pro Headshot Sears Water Damage of Atlanta
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    We are a locally owned and family-operated company dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service after you’ve experienced a disaster, flood, or other water, fire, or mold damage situation. We use only the best equipment to completely remove the water and dry out your structure, as well as res...Read more about Sears Water Damage of Atlanta
    We are a locally owned and family-operated company dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service after you’ve experienced a disaster, flood, or other water, fire, or mold damage situation. We use only the best equipment to completely remove the water and dry out your structure, as well as res...Read more about Sears Water Damage of Atlanta
    Porch Pro Headshot Professional Adjusting & Consulting Service, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
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    Porch Pro Headshot C&C UNIVERSAL CONSTRUCTION LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Duke Contractors, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Jefferson Construction Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Schander Renovation
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Schander Renovation is a remodeling contractor that provides flooring services, baseboard molding installation, attic restoration and other services. They are based in Atlanta.
    Schander Renovation is a remodeling contractor that provides flooring services, baseboard molding installation, attic restoration and other services. They are based in Atlanta.
    Porch Pro Headshot Trivest Construction Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Atlanta Home Makeover
    General Contractors
    Serves Doraville, Georgia

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