Top 10 General Contractors in Farmington, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Rashid Construction
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(162)
The Original Rashid Construction provides Southeast Michigan with the highest quality materials, expert workmanship and unparalleled service in home additions, roofing and gutters, custom kitchens, interior remodeling, siding, windows and more.
The Original Rashid Construction provides Southeast Michigan with the highest quality materials, expert workmanship and unparalleled service in home additions, roofing and gutters, custom kitchens, interior remodeling, siding, windows and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Paesaggio Landscaping & Design
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(60)
At Paesaggio Landscaping & Design our goal is to help make the vision for your new landscape and outdoor living space a reality. Paesaggio services both residential and commercial clients in the Metro-Detroit & Southwest Florida area, but offers custom landscape design services nationwide. Paesagg...Read more about Paesaggio Landscaping & Design
At Paesaggio Landscaping & Design our goal is to help make the vision for your new landscape and outdoor living space a reality. Paesaggio services both residential and commercial clients in the Metro-Detroit & Southwest Florida area, but offers custom landscape design services nationwide. Paesagg...Read more about Paesaggio Landscaping & Design
Porch Pro Headshot Kelray Construction  llc.
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(9)
"I had Kelray do are Roof, Siding Trim and Gutters. We are very happy. The job was done with in the week and looks great. I have and will continue to recommend Kelray to everyone who needs these thing done."
"I had Kelray do are Roof, Siding Trim and Gutters. We are very happy. The job was done with in the week and looks great. I have and will continue to recommend Kelray to everyone who needs these thing done."
Porch Pro Headshot Kopke Remodeling & Design
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(68)
Founded in 1993 in St. Clair Shores, MI, Kopke Remodeling & Design has become known in Southeast Michigan as a trust-worthy company that offers great quality and workmanship at a fair price. We have a "Lifetime Guarantee" on everything we do, and we have since the day we opened. In 2013, we moved to...Read more about Kopke Remodeling & Design
Founded in 1993 in St. Clair Shores, MI, Kopke Remodeling & Design has become known in Southeast Michigan as a trust-worthy company that offers great quality and workmanship at a fair price. We have a "Lifetime Guarantee" on everything we do, and we have since the day we opened. In 2013, we moved to...Read more about Kopke Remodeling & Design
Porch Pro Headshot Kuby Building Co
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(5)
"We've had 2 bathrooms, a kitchen floor and fireplace done by Kuby Building and the results are nothing short of amazing. Projects were completed on time and under budget. Brandon is professional, personable and when the job was done, there was literally nothing to clean up. Highly recommend Kuby bu...Read more about Kuby Building Co
"We've had 2 bathrooms, a kitchen floor and fireplace done by Kuby Building and the results are nothing short of amazing. Projects were completed on time and under budget. Brandon is professional, personable and when the job was done, there was literally nothing to clean up. Highly recommend Kuby bu...Read more about Kuby Building Co
Porch Pro Headshot T&M Property Maintenance & Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(13)
"T&M remodeled every room in my home. I hired Gerald to finish my basement, add a bathroom, living room, kitchen, and game room. After the project was completed, the workmanship was emmaculant and had them remodel the upstairs."
"T&M remodeled every room in my home. I hired Gerald to finish my basement, add a bathroom, living room, kitchen, and game room. After the project was completed, the workmanship was emmaculant and had them remodel the upstairs."
Porch Pro Headshot Chirri Construction & Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
Since 1976 Chirri Construction has remodeled thousands of homes in Northville and surrounding cities. Chirri Construction designs and builds whole house remodels, additions, kitchens, baths, and offers complete exterior home improvements. Whatever the project, we guarantee only the highest quality w...Read more about Chirri Construction & Home Improvements
Since 1976 Chirri Construction has remodeled thousands of homes in Northville and surrounding cities. Chirri Construction designs and builds whole house remodels, additions, kitchens, baths, and offers complete exterior home improvements. Whatever the project, we guarantee only the highest quality w...Read more about Chirri Construction & Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot AG Property Services
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
Founded in 2008, AG Property Services has grownfrom a one-horse handyman operation to a thriving professional maintenance and renovation company. We listen carefully toour customers concerns and strive to make their desires reality. Whether youre remodeling your home into your palace or dealing with...Read more about AG Property Services
Founded in 2008, AG Property Services has grownfrom a one-horse handyman operation to a thriving professional maintenance and renovation company. We listen carefully toour customers concerns and strive to make their desires reality. Whether youre remodeling your home into your palace or dealing with...Read more about AG Property Services
Porch Pro Headshot MIL-SPEC Construction
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(9)
We are Military Veterans dedicated to high quality work and setting the standard for others to follow. Veterans looking for work will always have a opportunity within to work for supplemental income or for a livelihood. We need have constant jobs for veterans willing to earn money can have a works...Read more about MIL-SPEC Construction
We are Military Veterans dedicated to high quality work and setting the standard for others to follow. Veterans looking for work will always have a opportunity within to work for supplemental income or for a livelihood. We need have constant jobs for veterans willing to earn money can have a works...Read more about MIL-SPEC Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Straz Construction
General Contractors
Serves Farmington, Michigan
(16)
Licensed and insured contractor. Specializing in interior and exterior renovations, remodels, and insurance restoration.
Licensed and insured contractor. Specializing in interior and exterior renovations, remodels, and insurance restoration.

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 Farmington General Contractors

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IN 2009 VCCA Villa Capri Condominium Assn. hired the services of Kalray Construction to do some roofing on 12 of our buildings. We also had to have some clarification on the type of shingles and the guarantee. Kalray brought in company experts from Certai...

- Rocco Squicciarini
51276

Kel-Ray came out to replace a couple of windows and did it in a day. Was prompt on there arrival and completed the job in a timely manner. Was very neat and clean. Would recommend them for your home improvement needs.

- sylvia schulz
51108

We had Kelray Construction replace our roof including tear off also had attic insulation blown in. We are very satisfied with the job they did. They showed up at scheduled time and day. We had all the work done and cleaned up same day. Left nothing behin...

- Debbie Kroll
51371

Kelray Construction was prompt and timely throughout the entire process. they were there when promised and completed the job promptly and to my 100% satisfaction.

- Thomas JANKOWSKI
51129

They did a great job!! There crew started at 7am and was done and cleaned up by 7pm that same day. My house is 2800sq ft. so I was very happy that I didn't have to deal with a company being here for 2-3 days banging on my roof!! Would recommend this compa...

- kelly grzegorzewski
153854

Pro Nino’s Painting did an excellent job on my son’s room. The finished product was outstanding and he loved it. Thanks

- Sean Ramsey
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Nino did an outstanding job! My deck looks like new again. He doesn't mess around - knows what needs to be done gets it done then on to the next!

- Scott Ferguson
160122

Giving one star because can not give zero stars. While st one time they did good work for us when we hired them again we made the mistake of paying in full and never saw them again. Now almost a year later they still do not respond to messages and owe my ...

- Julie Wale
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They created a beautiful design to make our bare backyard more private and simply more appealing to look at. Took into account all our requests and even added some features that catered to our kids. They also went above and beyond working with our incred...

- Logan Westerlo
179022

Paesaggio did an amazing job on our pool renovation. We had our pool re-plastered with Stonescape Midnight Blue mini pebble. We also had the waterline tile re-tiled and added some turtle tiles They also repainted our rocks. We were so impressed with th...

- Joe Miller
166872

Paesaggio did a spring clean-up for my mother. The work was great, but I was most impressed with how fast the process was. I signed up for the rest of the year.

- George P

Everything You Need to Know About Farmington General Contractors

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

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

  • Clear Water Construction Services:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 48105 and 48125
  • Detroit Property Improvement:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 48219
  • Foundations Systems of Michigan:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 48195

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

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

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 Farmington?

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot Ardelean & Sons Construction  989-666-3372
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
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    "Bruce was referred to me by friend. I have had him do a few projects around my house. He has put in cupboards (that look beautiful) some painting and even yard work. He's very professional and easy to do business with. I recently had him here to help install a dishwasher. He had to re-run plumbing ...Read more about Ardelean & Sons Construction 989-666-3372
    "Bruce was referred to me by friend. I have had him do a few projects around my house. He has put in cupboards (that look beautiful) some painting and even yard work. He's very professional and easy to do business with. I recently had him here to help install a dishwasher. He had to re-run plumbing ...Read more about Ardelean & Sons Construction 989-666-3372
    Porch Pro Headshot Pro Nino's  painting & Remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    (2)
    We provide very Professional service to Our Customers.We have been providing quality service since 2000. We are Owner run and operated,We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. No matter how big or small your project may be we can do it all.
    We provide very Professional service to Our Customers.We have been providing quality service since 2000. We are Owner run and operated,We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. No matter how big or small your project may be we can do it all.
    Porch Pro Headshot Arz Remodel
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    (10)
    "Ryan and Angelica are awesome people they do a beautiful job with reasonable prices. They took care of us very well. We will continue to use them for all our needs. They are also a very sweet couple they are welcome in our home anytime. They are trust worthy and very friendly they almost seem like ...Read more about Arz Remodel
    "Ryan and Angelica are awesome people they do a beautiful job with reasonable prices. They took care of us very well. We will continue to use them for all our needs. They are also a very sweet couple they are welcome in our home anytime. They are trust worthy and very friendly they almost seem like ...Read more about Arz Remodel
    Porch Pro Headshot DrivewayPROS.com
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    DrivewayPROS.com is an innovative concrete contracting business providing all types of concrete services and specializing in concrete caulking, leveling, and flatwork.
    DrivewayPROS.com is an innovative concrete contracting business providing all types of concrete services and specializing in concrete caulking, leveling, and flatwork.
    Porch Pro Headshot DHM Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
    DHM is a local, family run company that will help with any of your construction, maintenance or handyman needs. Licensed and insured, we offer affordable and guaranteed quality service, from uniformed professional tradesmen. We build homes from the ground up, which means we have the people and know...Read more about DHM Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Cre8tive Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    (1)
    Cre8tive Construction offers electrical services to the Shelby Township. Call us today!
    Cre8tive Construction offers electrical services to the Shelby Township. Call us today!
    Porch Pro Headshot Vinewood Custom Builders Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    Porch Pro Headshot Italy American Construction Company
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    Italy American Construction Company has been serving the Metro Detroit area for 61 years
    Italy American Construction Company has been serving the Metro Detroit area for 61 years
    Porch Pro Headshot Villabella Contracting, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Farmington, Michigan
    Licensed and Insured Residential Builder since June 2011 serving the metro Detroit area. Specializing in residential contracting, we focus on kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We also accommodate many other needs such as new construction, finished basements, additions, garages and wood/composite dec...Read more about Villabella Contracting, LLC
    Licensed and Insured Residential Builder since June 2011 serving the metro Detroit area. Specializing in residential contracting, we focus on kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We also accommodate many other needs such as new construction, finished basements, additions, garages and wood/composite dec...Read more about Villabella Contracting, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Rooms You Love To Live In Construction
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    Serves Farmington, Michigan
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    Porch Pro Headshot Rayne Construction
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    Porch Pro Headshot Alternative Trade Corporation
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