Top 10 General Contractors in Dunmore, PA

Porch Pro Headshot MillCraft Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
"NEMA Group just installed a 30'X16' deck on our house. All work was done efficiently and quality appears to be excellent. Additionally, the level of professionalism demonstrated from the initial meeting and through every stage until completion is exemplary. I highly recommend NEMA Group and William...Read more about MillCraft Construction Co.
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"NEMA Group just installed a 30'X16' deck on our house. All work was done efficiently and quality appears to be excellent. Additionally, the level of professionalism demonstrated from the initial meeting and through every stage until completion is exemplary. I highly recommend NEMA Group and William...Read more about MillCraft Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Patriot Building Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(17)
We provide all phases of construction. Kitchen and bathroom design and remodeling, porch and deck construction, estate cleanouts, general cleaning, landscape design and maintenance, gutter cleaning, interior and exterior painting, and anything else you can think of!
We provide all phases of construction. Kitchen and bathroom design and remodeling, porch and deck construction, estate cleanouts, general cleaning, landscape design and maintenance, gutter cleaning, interior and exterior painting, and anything else you can think of!
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 Pa Basement
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(3)
Established in 2006, PA Basement is a business that is located in Harrisburg and provides waterproofing, weather sealing, remodeling and more. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Established in 2006, PA Basement is a business that is located in Harrisburg and provides waterproofing, weather sealing, remodeling and more. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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 Barton Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations including: bathroom and kitchen remodeling, concrete, garages and more. This is a Veteran Owned & Operated Business servicing Carbondale, Scranton and all surrounding areas. Let us put our 25+ years of experience to work for you.
We specialize in interior or exterior home renovations including: bathroom and kitchen remodeling, concrete, garages and more. This is a Veteran Owned & Operated Business servicing Carbondale, Scranton and all surrounding areas. Let us put our 25+ years of experience to work for you.
Porch Pro Headshot PEI Enterprises Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(6)
PEI Enterprises Inc. is the area's premier general contracting & development company. We offer a variety of services throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At PEI we pride ourselves in the quality of work we provide, We focus on building a strong customer relationship with our clients. We are comm...Read more about PEI Enterprises Inc.
PEI Enterprises Inc. is the area's premier general contracting & development company. We offer a variety of services throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At PEI we pride ourselves in the quality of work we provide, We focus on building a strong customer relationship with our clients. We are comm...Read more about PEI Enterprises Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot APEX HOME PRO
General Contractors
Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
(25)
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.
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.

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

51064

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 an...

- Barb Funt
4933

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

Jason and his staff are the most professional and knowledgeable I have ever used. I will not use anyone else now that I have met and used his company.

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
70519

I am quite pleased with the roof N.E.P.A. Roofing did on my house. They got it done in a day and cleaned up all the shingles and debris! Very professional. I am happy and would recommend them.

- cecelia mankins
257196

stole money left us in shambles reported to elderly abuse dept

- Trisha Romann
269100

this buisiness is a sham scam run by mike and diane they will be caught and have to pay back every one big brothers watching

- Trisha Romann
415074

MillCraft Construction did an outstanding job. Highly recommend. A complete basement renovation which included a total gut of the basement and a bathroom. New lighting and floors were also installed. Also painted the entire house. Bill can do it all, and ...

- Todd Blanchard
394052

Millcraft Co has just finished a four seasons room on our home! The experience was a very pleasant amd professional one. All our questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner. The time frame for work and payments went exactly according to o...

- Joanne Giuliano
79687

I am very pleased with the work done to my home by the Nema Group. They were through & filled every aspect of our contract. I have no problem refering them to family and friends.

- Esther Morales

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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.

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    All General Contractors in Dunmore, PA

    Porch Pro Headshot Joseph Building and remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    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 Arg Industries
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Complete home remodeling Hardscape, concrete work, paving, site work. Residential, commercial, Fully licensed, bonded, and insured One call, your last call. Complete property maintenance with service second to none
    Complete home remodeling Hardscape, concrete work, paving, site work. Residential, commercial, Fully licensed, bonded, and insured One call, your last call. Complete property maintenance with service second to none
    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 S&S Homebuilding & Remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    First and foremost we are dedicated to our customers! We provide top of the line services for all of your home building and remodeling needs at an affordable price. Our goal isn’t to satisfy our customer, it’s to wow our customer. We lead a very professional and efficient business, with professional...Read more about S&S Homebuilding & Remodeling
    First and foremost we are dedicated to our customers! We provide top of the line services for all of your home building and remodeling needs at an affordable price. Our goal isn’t to satisfy our customer, it’s to wow our customer. We lead a very professional and efficient business, with professional...Read more about S&S Homebuilding & Remodeling
    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 VHI
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    Here at VHI we strive to make our clients happy and we will go above and beyond to accomplish that .
    Here at VHI we strive to make our clients happy and we will go above and beyond to accomplish that .
    Porch Pro Headshot N.E.P.A
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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    Porch Pro Headshot Michael Major Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    At Michael Major Construction, we can take care of any size job , with any size budget! We do doors,windows,siding,wood decks,composite decks and railing,painting/staining,trim work,crown moulding,kitchens,baths,drywall and insulation. We can take care of additions and framing issues in your home as...Read more about Michael Major Construction
    At Michael Major Construction, we can take care of any size job , with any size budget! We do doors,windows,siding,wood decks,composite decks and railing,painting/staining,trim work,crown moulding,kitchens,baths,drywall and insulation. We can take care of additions and framing issues in your home as...Read more about Michael Major Construction
    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 Elaine Heath Interior Design
    General Contractors
    Serves Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    E- Design Interior Design Business. Consultation, Staging, Floor Planning and furniture, appliances, and accessories.
    E- Design Interior Design Business. Consultation, Staging, Floor Planning and furniture, appliances, and accessories.
    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
    3 - 6 months
    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
    6 - 9 months