Top 10 General Contractors in East Ridge, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Webers General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(1,213)
Weber's General Contracting is a full service contractor with emphasis on quality & design, With 26 years of experience in a variety of projects also offering smaller scope projects as appliance, door& window installation services. Also being bonded and insured, criminal history verified on all empl...Read more about Webers General Contracting
Weber's General Contracting is a full service contractor with emphasis on quality & design, With 26 years of experience in a variety of projects also offering smaller scope projects as appliance, door& window installation services. Also being bonded and insured, criminal history verified on all empl...Read more about Webers General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot In His Hands Contractors, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(108)
"In His Hands is simply the best home contractor we've ever worked with. Honesty, integrity, accountability, dependability all come to mind when I think of In His Hands. We asked them to install a brand new product, Brava composite roofing, that they'd never worked with before. Jonathan spent a l...Read more about In His Hands Contractors, Inc.
"In His Hands is simply the best home contractor we've ever worked with. Honesty, integrity, accountability, dependability all come to mind when I think of In His Hands. We asked them to install a brand new product, Brava composite roofing, that they'd never worked with before. Jonathan spent a l...Read more about In His Hands Contractors, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Jolly remodeling
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(15)
Family owned & operated business that's been around for 35 years I took over my fathers business 13 years ago and we have grown tremendously ....based upon good reputation & quality craftsmanship!!! I strive to become not only the person that works on your house but someone that you tell your famil...Read more about Jolly remodeling
Family owned & operated business that's been around for 35 years I took over my fathers business 13 years ago and we have grown tremendously ....based upon good reputation & quality craftsmanship!!! I strive to become not only the person that works on your house but someone that you tell your famil...Read more about Jolly remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
"I am truly impressed with the quality of service I received when having CrawlJacks & Encapsulation installed in my home by EvrDry. I had several broken floor joists in my home that made my floors so slanted that I had to shim up one side of my bed frame legs to stop from rolling onto the floor in t...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
"I am truly impressed with the quality of service I received when having CrawlJacks & Encapsulation installed in my home by EvrDry. I had several broken floor joists in my home that made my floors so slanted that I had to shim up one side of my bed frame legs to stop from rolling onto the floor in t...Read more about EvrDry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialist
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Bath Solutions of Chattanooga
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Five Star Bath Solutions of Chattanooga is a full service bathroom remodeler specializing in bath and shower remodeling and installations. We offer leading solutions for bath and shower remodeling, including custom bath-wall systems, new bathtubs or tub to shower conversion, walk-in bathtubs and mu...Read more about Five Star Bath Solutions of Chattanooga
Five Star Bath Solutions of Chattanooga is a full service bathroom remodeler specializing in bath and shower remodeling and installations. We offer leading solutions for bath and shower remodeling, including custom bath-wall systems, new bathtubs or tub to shower conversion, walk-in bathtubs and mu...Read more about Five Star Bath Solutions of Chattanooga
Porch Pro Headshot Nation Taxi and Transportation
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Nation Taxi and Transportation is a well known airport shuttle service company located in Ringgold, GA. If you need professional taxi service call us now: (423) 352-9062 Airport Pick up, Airport drop off, Taxi Service, Party Transportation Service, Airport Transportation Service Airport Shuttle S...Read more about Nation Taxi and Transportation
Nation Taxi and Transportation is a well known airport shuttle service company located in Ringgold, GA. If you need professional taxi service call us now: (423) 352-9062 Airport Pick up, Airport drop off, Taxi Service, Party Transportation Service, Airport Transportation Service Airport Shuttle S...Read more about Nation Taxi and Transportation
Porch Pro Headshot Craft Buildworks, LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(2)
We take our extensive experience and leverage it to help our clients discover the product they want and build the product they deserve.
We take our extensive experience and leverage it to help our clients discover the product they want and build the product they deserve.
Porch Pro Headshot Dennison Construction
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
We provide services for northwest Georgia. We specialize in exteriors with focus on energy efficient improvements. We have over 20 years experience and offer competitive pricing. No job is too big or too small. We can do everything from replacing your windows, build you a new deck or sunroom, insta...Read more about Dennison Construction
We provide services for northwest Georgia. We specialize in exteriors with focus on energy efficient improvements. We have over 20 years experience and offer competitive pricing. No job is too big or too small. We can do everything from replacing your windows, build you a new deck or sunroom, insta...Read more about Dennison Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Embark Project Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(59)
Porch Pro Headshot Horner Construction & Design, LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(4)
"I couldn't be happier with the Trex deck that Brad and his guys built for us. They worked for 3 weeks in 90+ weather and hardly stopped for lunch breaks. His input on our design was in collaboration with us, not taking away the project. He is very focused and professional. They cleaned up at th...Read more about Horner Construction & Design, LLC
"I couldn't be happier with the Trex deck that Brad and his guys built for us. They worked for 3 weeks in 90+ weather and hardly stopped for lunch breaks. His input on our design was in collaboration with us, not taking away the project. He is very focused and professional. They cleaned up at th...Read more about Horner Construction & Design, LLC

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 East Ridge General Contractors

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We enjoyed working with William Hurley and Custom Concepts Remodeling and Handyman. We had many jobs to do on a house we had just purchased. William did each job thoroughly. He was attentive, responsive, and professional. He dedicated himself to finishing...

- Brian Blount
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Our experience with Craft Buildworks & Luke Holcomb have been beyond awful. I would not recommend him, or this company, for any job. We hired Luke to finish out our walk-in attic space in September 2018 through porch.com after interviewing a number of con...

- Jason Lyon
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This justin skates is a thief , a con artist, a sorry soul of a https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2828993737123687&id=100000392661156

- Ray Curvin
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Attention All Future Homeowners !!!!! It is unfortunate I have too write such an unfavorable review. But, please believe me, I have no other choice. I want to be very clear, do hirer this company. The contractor hired was, "Quality Builders Constructio...

- Josephine Mabray
230205

Justin is a con man, preys in older people, especially woman after doing some research. He asks for the majority of the money up front then lies about when he’s going to back to finish the project. The work that does get completed is average at best, but ...

- Skip Browning
230244

Great construction company

- Justin Skates
192792

Gary Jarnigan is a professional scammer. Please research his other business faithful fence to see that he has ripped off and dozens of people including myself.

- jeremiah moore
88121

This contractor (supposed) never showed on multiple occasions. I cancelled a meeting to meet him at my home, but he canceled while I was waiting for him to show. Not professional at all.

- Daniel Rosen
99973

We hired them to build a screened in porch for my mother. They did a tremendous job. My mother is very happy with her porch. They were very professional and did everything they promised to do. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Freddie Harris
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Reliable and doesn't leave until the job is done right.

- Brent Woodard
150915

Beware of Webers General Contracting. Scam artist and habitual liar. Took our money and ran. Again - please beware.

- Scott Bockholt

Everything You Need to Know About East Ridge General Contractors

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

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 2 general contractors in East Ridge that are licensed.

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

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

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

  • Garrett doors:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 37410 and 30177
  • Paul E Rice Jr.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 37410
  • Waymon H Hale Construction Co:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 38581

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

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in East Ridge?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for East Ridge work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in East Ridge for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

All General Contractors in East Ridge, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Custom Concepts Remodeling & Handyman
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(1)
We are a family owned remodeling and handyman business with 15 years of experience in the HVAC, remodeling, rough and finish carpentry, electrical, and more fields. We always put our customers first and no matter the size of the job you will be treated like a multi-million dollar home owner. Our u...Read more about Custom Concepts Remodeling & Handyman
We are a family owned remodeling and handyman business with 15 years of experience in the HVAC, remodeling, rough and finish carpentry, electrical, and more fields. We always put our customers first and no matter the size of the job you will be treated like a multi-million dollar home owner. Our u...Read more about Custom Concepts Remodeling & Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Jarnagin Fence & Decks - Chattanooga
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(4)
Jarnagin Fence & Decks - Chattanooga is a professional fence contractor that is located in Chattanooga, TN, 37407. Do not hesitate to give us a free call. fencing, wood fencing, aluminum fencing, commercial, residential, decks, Professional fence installation, Reliable fence contractor, Professional...Read more about Jarnagin Fence & Decks - Chattanooga
Jarnagin Fence & Decks - Chattanooga is a professional fence contractor that is located in Chattanooga, TN, 37407. Do not hesitate to give us a free call. fencing, wood fencing, aluminum fencing, commercial, residential, decks, Professional fence installation, Reliable fence contractor, Professional...Read more about Jarnagin Fence & Decks - Chattanooga
Porch Pro Headshot Simpson Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Simpson Renovations LLC has 30 years of construction experience. We are licenses and insured in the TN. We are dedicated to produce excellent quality workmanship for new construction and rehabilitation projects. We approach every task no matter how small with integrity and professionalism, we also b...Read more about Simpson Renovations LLC
Simpson Renovations LLC has 30 years of construction experience. We are licenses and insured in the TN. We are dedicated to produce excellent quality workmanship for new construction and rehabilitation projects. We approach every task no matter how small with integrity and professionalism, we also b...Read more about Simpson Renovations LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Taylor-Made Structures
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(10)
Over time, Taylor-Made Structures has become one of the preferred home remodeling company for many people around. Located in Rossville, GA and serving the neighboring regions, our company has helped many people complete their desired remodeling projects, from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to flawl...Read more about Taylor-Made Structures
Over time, Taylor-Made Structures has become one of the preferred home remodeling company for many people around. Located in Rossville, GA and serving the neighboring regions, our company has helped many people complete their desired remodeling projects, from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to flawl...Read more about Taylor-Made Structures
Porch Pro Headshot Mk Handyman Service’s Llc
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
We take pride in each and every project we work on. You can rest easily knowing that you are receiving the highest quality results, guaranteed. We won’t stop working until everything is exactly the way you want it.
We take pride in each and every project we work on. You can rest easily knowing that you are receiving the highest quality results, guaranteed. We won’t stop working until everything is exactly the way you want it.
Porch Pro Headshot Action Concrete
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Action Concrete Rossville, GA, 30741 (423) 214-3469 Action Concrete is a professional Concrete Contractor in the Rossville, GA area. Reach our experienced and friendly team at (423) 304-8647 now. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. Get the service you deserve! Excavation Service, Exc...Read more about Action Concrete
Action Concrete Rossville, GA, 30741 (423) 214-3469 Action Concrete is a professional Concrete Contractor in the Rossville, GA area. Reach our experienced and friendly team at (423) 304-8647 now. Make the right move by choosing our professionals. Get the service you deserve! Excavation Service, Exc...Read more about Action Concrete
Porch Pro Headshot Integrated Properties LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Integrated Properties, LLC is a licensed general contractor in Tennessee and Georgia located in Chattanooga, TN.
Integrated Properties, LLC is a licensed general contractor in Tennessee and Georgia located in Chattanooga, TN.
Porch Pro Headshot Construction Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot Pro-Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
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Porch Pro Headshot CHEROKEE FOREST HOMES, LLC
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
When you're ready to enhance the look of your home's exterior, call upon the vinyl siding professionals at CHEROKEE FOREST HOMES in the McRoberts, KY area.
When you're ready to enhance the look of your home's exterior, call upon the vinyl siding professionals at CHEROKEE FOREST HOMES in the McRoberts, KY area.
Porch Pro Headshot A+ Fence -n- Decks
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
We build new fence and decks as well as repair them. Also do other home improvements.
We build new fence and decks as well as repair them. Also do other home improvements.
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Porch Pro Headshot R.D KNOX construction
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee
Porch Pro Headshot D.B. Construction
General Contractors
Serves East Ridge, Tennessee