Top 10 General Contractors in Dunmore, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Alamo Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
"Alamo Home Improvement did a great job replacing the skylights on my metal roof. Prior to installing, George did an excellent job explaining everything involved in the replacement and how to ensure a water tight seal between the roof and skylights. Overall I am extremely happy with the job they did...Read more about Alamo Home Improvement LLC
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"Alamo Home Improvement did a great job replacing the skylights on my metal roof. Prior to installing, George did an excellent job explaining everything involved in the replacement and how to ensure a water tight seal between the roof and skylights. Overall I am extremely happy with the job they did...Read more about Alamo Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot MSM CONTRACTING
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(4)
We are a father son company that takes pride in everything we do. We perform all phases of construction ourselves and work to satisfy our customers. There is no job to big or to small for us. I am a U.S. Army veteran and have been in business for over 25 years and have a 100% customer satisfaction r...Read more about MSM CONTRACTING
We are a father son company that takes pride in everything we do. We perform all phases of construction ourselves and work to satisfy our customers. There is no job to big or to small for us. I am a U.S. Army veteran and have been in business for over 25 years and have a 100% customer satisfaction r...Read more about MSM CONTRACTING
Porch Pro Headshot Building Dreams General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(19)
"I used Building Dreams for a recent full kitchen remodel and the results were absolutely amazing. The owner Mike was extremely knowledgeable and and a pleasure to work with. He walked me and my husband through step by step and explained all options thoroughly since we were on a tight budget. We lov...Read more about Building Dreams General Contracting
"I used Building Dreams for a recent full kitchen remodel and the results were absolutely amazing. The owner Mike was extremely knowledgeable and and a pleasure to work with. He walked me and my husband through step by step and explained all options thoroughly since we were on a tight budget. We lov...Read more about Building Dreams General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot S & J Remodels LLC
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(7)
Since opening the doors to our business in 2018, S&J Handy Services has been fully dedicated to client satisfaction. In all that we do, we strive to work meticulously and with integrity in order to provide high-quality results in all our projects. Here at S&J Handy Services our objective is to make ...Read more about S & J Remodels LLC
Since opening the doors to our business in 2018, S&J Handy Services has been fully dedicated to client satisfaction. In all that we do, we strive to work meticulously and with integrity in order to provide high-quality results in all our projects. Here at S&J Handy Services our objective is to make ...Read more about S & J Remodels LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Pa Basement
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(3)
"A huge THANK YOU to PA Basement of Harrisburg, PA. You don't know what this meant to me for your quick service on March 4, 2016. Your speedy service of preventing us from having a flooded basement is greatly appreciated. Your guys were very friendly and on time! I would highly recommend this co...Read more about Pa Basement
"A huge THANK YOU to PA Basement of Harrisburg, PA. You don't know what this meant to me for your quick service on March 4, 2016. Your speedy service of preventing us from having a flooded basement is greatly appreciated. Your guys were very friendly and on time! I would highly recommend this co...Read more about Pa Basement
Porch Pro Headshot Spring Hill Chimney Service Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Over 3 decades in business, We are dedicated to customer service. You need OUR help! We DONT want to make you wait! Call now for an appointment for a sweep, starting at $49.95, or ask for a free 21 point inspection! Never a gimmick, always helping eachother,
Over 3 decades in business, We are dedicated to customer service. You need OUR help! We DONT want to make you wait! Call now for an appointment for a sweep, starting at $49.95, or ask for a free 21 point inspection! Never a gimmick, always helping eachother,
Porch Pro Headshot Disaster Blaster
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(61)
Disaster Blaster is a Full-Service Indoor Restoration Firm specializing in Water Damage, Smoke Damage, Duct Cleaning, Asbestos Abatement, Radon Mitigation, Flood Cleanup, Mold Remediation, Meth Lab Remediation, Odor Removal, Vandalism, and Reconstruction. We are not just a Mitigation and Restoration...Read more about Disaster Blaster
Disaster Blaster is a Full-Service Indoor Restoration Firm specializing in Water Damage, Smoke Damage, Duct Cleaning, Asbestos Abatement, Radon Mitigation, Flood Cleanup, Mold Remediation, Meth Lab Remediation, Odor Removal, Vandalism, and Reconstruction. We are not just a Mitigation and Restoration...Read more about Disaster Blaster
Porch Pro Headshot ONeil Brother Home Service & Repair, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(6)
ONeil Brothers Home Service & Repair, LLC is a local family owned general handyman service. Offering home services such as but not limited to: -Building decks,patios, and porches -drywall install/repair -painting interior and exterior -basic plumbing -basic electric -crawl space waterproofing - la...Read more about ONeil Brother Home Service & Repair, LLC
ONeil Brothers Home Service & Repair, LLC is a local family owned general handyman service. Offering home services such as but not limited to: -Building decks,patios, and porches -drywall install/repair -painting interior and exterior -basic plumbing -basic electric -crawl space waterproofing - la...Read more about ONeil Brother Home Service & Repair, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Relyt Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(4)
Relyt Construction is a locally owned and operated contractor. Working from roofs to basements and everything in between, we handle your work form start to finish. Whether is a complete bathroom or kitchen remodel or electrical service installation and rewiring, we have you covered. Experienced wit...Read more about Relyt Construction LLC
Relyt Construction is a locally owned and operated contractor. Working from roofs to basements and everything in between, we handle your work form start to finish. Whether is a complete bathroom or kitchen remodel or electrical service installation and rewiring, we have you covered. Experienced wit...Read more about Relyt Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot LJP Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(9)
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, LJP Construction Inc has established itself as the local leader in Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling and Roofing.
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, LJP Construction Inc has established itself as the local leader in Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling and Roofing.

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 Dunmore General Contractors

306693

Maurice was really great to work with. He is very kind and was incredibly accommodating when we had to reschedule last minute. He was great at keeping me informed of what he was doing. I will definitely hire him again as I find more work that needs to be ...

- Lori Gibbons
174803

Building Dreams General Contracting used to be a good company. However lately there have been a lot of bad things said about the owner of the company by people who have had work done. I had them clean my gutters a few years back and they left a mess on my...

- Margie Crush
91457

Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Mike contact me in no time, give me satisfying estimate.

- Tatiana Tikhonko
7884

Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality.

Excellent. Very satisfied .

- Dina Caccavale
341338

If you want a responsive, competent contractor that returns calls and shows up as agreed with an accurate estimate and does beautiful quality work with attention to detail, call Mike. Highly recommended!!

- Roy R
341752

I had written a long review a while back detailing the challenges we were having going back and forth with Building Dreams - why did it magically disappear?? This contractor should take complaint a little more seriously and not try to cover it up by dele...

- Yuli Dee
15273

Mike has helped us with various projects around our house for a few years. He is incredibly responsive, very reliable, and always gets the job done! He is also an absolute pleasure to work with.

- Debi Damesek
8090

Very good value. Very good work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

On time, on budget, and excellent workmanship

- Joe Curcio
223424

Had them build my deck this past summer and they knocked it out of the park! They paid attention to all the details and went that extra mile for me. Thank you Tommy!

- Jack Mehalaik
49006

He knows he owes me money and will tell everyone I know he owes me money and don't use his company

- Vito Smith
49005

Worked for him briefly still owes me $150 sent my 1099 to me but no check .

- Vito Smith
47674

I worked for Mike briefly and he still owes me $150 hasn't paid me and guess he's not planning 2 Thanks Mike

- Vito Smith

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Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Dunmore?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 3 general contractors in Dunmore that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in PA:

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    Porch Pro Headshot USA Insulation of Northeast PA
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    (55)
    Insulation Installation in Northeast PA
    Insulation Installation in Northeast PA
    Porch Pro Headshot Niko seidl Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    We have 30 years experience in all areas of home improvement. We are family owned and run. We are veteran owned and run. We are licensed and insured.
    We have 30 years experience in all areas of home improvement. We are family owned and run. We are veteran owned and run. We are licensed and insured.
    Porch Pro Headshot 5 Star Construction and Remodeling LLC.
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    We strive to give the best price and quality of work to the customer and leave them very satisfied with the work that was done and also we treat our customers like their family
    We strive to give the best price and quality of work to the customer and leave them very satisfied with the work that was done and also we treat our customers like their family
    Porch Pro Headshot Floods Landworks LTD
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    (53)
    Floods Landworks LTD has served the community and surrounding areas for over twenty years. Services offered are septic repair, design and installation of new systems, percs and probes (soil testing), site prep work, foundation digging, grading, sloping, general excavating, exterior drain pipes, co...Read more about Floods Landworks LTD
    Floods Landworks LTD has served the community and surrounding areas for over twenty years. Services offered are septic repair, design and installation of new systems, percs and probes (soil testing), site prep work, foundation digging, grading, sloping, general excavating, exterior drain pipes, co...Read more about Floods Landworks LTD
    Porch Pro Headshot Joseph Building and remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Porch Pro Headshot HORN CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    we are a general contractor we offer drywall decks garages additions kitchens baths
    we are a general contractor we offer drywall decks garages additions kitchens baths
    Porch Pro Headshot Pride Builders, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Established in 1999 by Company President Ron Piccolotti, Pride Builders, Inc. began as a small home builder in Northeast Pennsylvania. With a unique eye for detail, Mr. Piccolotti quickly gained a reputation for building finely appointed, quality custom homes. Since those humble beginnings, Pride...Read more about Pride Builders, Inc.
    Established in 1999 by Company President Ron Piccolotti, Pride Builders, Inc. began as a small home builder in Northeast Pennsylvania. With a unique eye for detail, Mr. Piccolotti quickly gained a reputation for building finely appointed, quality custom homes. Since those humble beginnings, Pride...Read more about Pride Builders, Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Scranton Home Improvements
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    From Handyman Services to Complete Home Remolding Scranton Home Improvements has many years of experience in the building trades ranging from simple home repairs to whole house renovations. With a track record of providing cost effective and timely repairs and renovations for your residential prope...Read more about Scranton Home Improvements
    From Handyman Services to Complete Home Remolding Scranton Home Improvements has many years of experience in the building trades ranging from simple home repairs to whole house renovations. With a track record of providing cost effective and timely repairs and renovations for your residential prope...Read more about Scranton Home Improvements
    Porch Pro Headshot Miller Construction Group Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Miller Construction Group is a full service construction company. From An entire new home to renovation projects, kitchens, bath, painting and outdoor areas
    Miller Construction Group is a full service construction company. From An entire new home to renovation projects, kitchens, bath, painting and outdoor areas
    Porch Pro Headshot MORRIS CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    interior exterior remodeling roofing repair and replace siding rain gutters doors and window replacement kitchen and bathroom remodeling
    interior exterior remodeling roofing repair and replace siding rain gutters doors and window replacement kitchen and bathroom remodeling
    Porch Pro Headshot Winola Excavating
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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    Porch Pro Headshot Buckhorn Development Safety & Contracting
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    MISSION: To meet the highest quality standards, by using proven methods and materials that stand the test of time and add value to our clients, friends, and family. VISION: In order to make your priorities ours, we will stay on the cutting edge of methods and materials while integrating new techno...Read more about Buckhorn Development Safety & Contracting
    MISSION: To meet the highest quality standards, by using proven methods and materials that stand the test of time and add value to our clients, friends, and family. VISION: In order to make your priorities ours, we will stay on the cutting edge of methods and materials while integrating new techno...Read more about Buckhorn Development Safety & Contracting
    Porch Pro Headshot Oleski Electric
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Porch Pro Headshot Barletta Rennovations Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania

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    Lake Ariel 18436
    Residential Building
    Modular home
    No
    Number of bedrooms
    3
    Number of bathrooms
    2
    Land status for the home
    I am currently looking for land
    Interested home styles
    Victorian
    Approximate budget for the custom home
    $150,000 - $200,000
    Time expected for the home to be completed
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    Lake Ariel 18436
    Residential Building
    Modular home
    Not sure
    Number of bedrooms
    4
    Number of bathrooms
    3
    Land status for the home
    I am currently looking for land
    Interested home styles
    Log
    Approximate budget for the custom home
    $150,000 - $200,000
    Time expected for the home to be completed
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