Top 10 General Contractors in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot American Field Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(24)
We specialize in transforming existing residences into beautiful new living spaces. Whether your home needs a new floor plan, drywall, plaster or living areas, we handle it all. We renovate your living space to your style, specifications and budget.We provide an wide variety of services.We are a lic...Read more about American Field Services Inc
We specialize in transforming existing residences into beautiful new living spaces. Whether your home needs a new floor plan, drywall, plaster or living areas, we handle it all. We renovate your living space to your style, specifications and budget.We provide an wide variety of services.We are a lic...Read more about American Field Services Inc
Porch Pro Headshot MP Construction
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(16)
"Michael from MP Construction was nothing short of a consummate professional: Courteous, skilled, and above all, cared about the quality of his work (which was EXCEPTIONAL) and the customer's satisfaction. In one day, he managed to install 4 doors solo! (2 fiberglass entry doors and 2 storm doors). ...Read more about MP Construction
"Michael from MP Construction was nothing short of a consummate professional: Courteous, skilled, and above all, cared about the quality of his work (which was EXCEPTIONAL) and the customer's satisfaction. In one day, he managed to install 4 doors solo! (2 fiberglass entry doors and 2 storm doors). ...Read more about MP Construction
Porch Pro Headshot A & E Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(9)
A & E Contracting is a full service home improvement company. We specialize in kitchen & bathroom remodeling, however we also do all types of flooring, painting, & tile work. A & E Contracting is fully insured and licensed to operate in the state of New Jersey. We offer 24 hour emergency service ...Read more about A & E Contracting
A & E Contracting is a full service home improvement company. We specialize in kitchen & bathroom remodeling, however we also do all types of flooring, painting, & tile work. A & E Contracting is fully insured and licensed to operate in the state of New Jersey. We offer 24 hour emergency service ...Read more about A & E Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot G & Bloise Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
G & Bloise Remodeling provides total interior Home remodeling,renovation and home improvement to all of North Jersey incluiding,Bergen,Passaic,Essex,Morris,Union and Hudson Counties. Looking to give your house new style? Want to add more living space or enhance the value of your home with a new b...Read more about G & Bloise Remodeling
G & Bloise Remodeling provides total interior Home remodeling,renovation and home improvement to all of North Jersey incluiding,Bergen,Passaic,Essex,Morris,Union and Hudson Counties. Looking to give your house new style? Want to add more living space or enhance the value of your home with a new b...Read more about G & Bloise Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot KBM Construction
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(4)
Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more about KBM Construction
Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more about KBM Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Delmo Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(7)
Delmo Construction Corp. is a general contractor and construction company, specializing in residential and commercial construction services. We serve the entire Fairfield, Essex County and beyond, on projects ranging from new construction to both small and large remodeling and renovation jobs. Some...Read more about Delmo Construction Corp.
Delmo Construction Corp. is a general contractor and construction company, specializing in residential and commercial construction services. We serve the entire Fairfield, Essex County and beyond, on projects ranging from new construction to both small and large remodeling and renovation jobs. Some...Read more about Delmo Construction Corp.
Porch Pro Headshot OWIMRIN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(7)
Owimrin Construction Services, is a family owned and operated construction and repair company. We provide quality service at competitive rates for both residential and commercial clients. Our team of construction professionals includes highly skilled craftsman in each of the construction trades. We ...Read more about OWIMRIN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Owimrin Construction Services, is a family owned and operated construction and repair company. We provide quality service at competitive rates for both residential and commercial clients. Our team of construction professionals includes highly skilled craftsman in each of the construction trades. We ...Read more about OWIMRIN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot RUSSOS HOME IMPROV.LLC
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(9)
Complete interior & exterior design
Complete interior & exterior design
Porch Pro Headshot Omega Construction Services, LLC  862-221-2696
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(5)
"I live in Ringwood , Omega Construction replaced all the windows in our home. Kris does great work, there were no problems and we have no complaints. We are extremely happy with the finished product. We highly recommend Omega Construction Mickey and Cynthia"
"I live in Ringwood , Omega Construction replaced all the windows in our home. Kris does great work, there were no problems and we have no complaints. We are extremely happy with the finished product. We highly recommend Omega Construction Mickey and Cynthia"
Porch Pro Headshot MyRiver Property Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(2)
"We have had the pleasure of working with MyRiver on a few home projects over the years. Moe and Charlie take pride in going above and beyond to make sure every detail of every job is extraordinary! Our house not only has had some major repair work and MyRiver team was efficient and professional. ...Read more about MyRiver Property Solutions
"We have had the pleasure of working with MyRiver on a few home projects over the years. Moe and Charlie take pride in going above and beyond to make sure every detail of every job is extraordinary! Our house not only has had some major repair work and MyRiver team was efficient and professional. ...Read more about MyRiver Property Solutions

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 Franklin Lakes General Contractors

38907

Honest guy...great prices! Highly recommend him.

- Rachel Foley
64694

Kris has done quite a bit of work for us in the past seven years. The quality of his work is excellent , and completed in a timely manner. He is always helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to design and helping you pick materials. He works with the ...

- Amy Powl
92430

Kris is reliable, reasonable, courteous, and above all takes pride in his work. My deck is the best ever, Would not hesitate to recommend OMEGA for any job. THE BEST!!!

- Maureen Franco
17006

Chris the owner along with any of his staff delivers projects to completion in the time advertised, within budget and of high quality. Always shows up on time, does not waste time and leaves job site spotless when done for the day or at the end of the p...

- Peter Krawczak
100275

Kris did a great job on my projects. He was flexible in working with me and did quality work!

- Tania Patch
65019

Kris was a true professional. I had 5 contractors bid not the job. Kris had the best detailed quote for the right price. He transformed our 1949 laundry room to modern day, was on time and on budget. I will be hiring Kris again!

- Brian Bill
80540

Kris installed crown and base moldings throughout our entire house. He completely transformed our foyer with wainscoting which he continued up the stairs and door moldings around the entrances to living room and dining room. He also installed a new bani...

- Doris Lupo
8864

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

Steve is a true professional, is very easy to work with and no job is too small or too big!

- Jessica Maarek
4036

During the past eight years, Ted has consistently done excellent work on our house. He solved a problem with a water leak inside a ceiling that two other professionals incorrectly diagnosed, and saved us a lot of money. We trust his work and recommend h...

4604

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment.

Love Ted's work, very professional and always a great end results.

- Paula DeFeo
4085

Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Very well. Works very neatly and takes great pride in his work. Where I thought the job may have been good he may not have been satisfied and made it even better.

4011

Very good to keep appointment. Very responsive in communication. Excellent work quality.

Ted has helped us with a number of projects around the house. We would not hesitate to recommend his service.

Everything You Need to Know About Franklin Lakes General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Franklin Lakes?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Franklin Lakes that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Franklin Lakes or NJ. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Advantage Construction & Carpentry:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Schwabe Contracting Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Griffin Home Improvements:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

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 Franklin Lakes 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 Franklin Lakes 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.

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Franklin Lakes for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in Franklin Lakes so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in Franklin Lakes:

  • Are they properly licensed? Franklin Lakes has 1 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Franklin Lakes are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 14 are A-rated in Franklin Lakes.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

All General Contractors in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Ted Van Luvender General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(6)
"I have had several projects over the past few years with Ted Van Luvender General Contracting. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of every project. Every project was done professionally and timely. I highly recommend Ted Van Luvender General Contracting for any project in your home, whe...Read more about Ted Van Luvender General Contracting
"I have had several projects over the past few years with Ted Van Luvender General Contracting. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of every project. Every project was done professionally and timely. I highly recommend Ted Van Luvender General Contracting for any project in your home, whe...Read more about Ted Van Luvender General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot all city construction and consulting group
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(1)
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
Porch Pro Headshot Capital Improvements Group
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(1)
A customer service focused construction company that specializes in interior and exterior home renovations. We are family owned and operated. Located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. We offer quality work at reasonable prices. If you are looking to beautify and boost the value of your home, let us help. Conta...Read more about Capital Improvements Group
A customer service focused construction company that specializes in interior and exterior home renovations. We are family owned and operated. Located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. We offer quality work at reasonable prices. If you are looking to beautify and boost the value of your home, let us help. Conta...Read more about Capital Improvements Group
Porch Pro Headshot Dougherty Construction
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(33)
Dougherty Construction will provide you with options for what you need, along with amazing workmanship you deserve. If you're looking for reliable, efficient and cost effective roofing, new construction or exterior repair needs for your residential/commercial property than Dougherty Construction is ...Read more about Dougherty Construction
Dougherty Construction will provide you with options for what you need, along with amazing workmanship you deserve. If you're looking for reliable, efficient and cost effective roofing, new construction or exterior repair needs for your residential/commercial property than Dougherty Construction is ...Read more about Dougherty Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Great Precision Handyman
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot Stonetown Construction
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(25)
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Van Gorden
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(1)
Daniel VanGorden is a flooring company from Middletown. Since the '90s, they have been offering wood flooring installation, stair installation and other services.
Daniel VanGorden is a flooring company from Middletown. Since the '90s, they have been offering wood flooring installation, stair installation and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Soliman General Contractor
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Soliman General Contractor has established itself as the local leader in Roofers, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Contractors. When it comes to Roofers, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Contractors, no one compares to Soliman Ge...Read more about Soliman General Contractor
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Soliman General Contractor has established itself as the local leader in Roofers, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Contractors. When it comes to Roofers, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Contractors, no one compares to Soliman Ge...Read more about Soliman General Contractor
Porch Pro Headshot Mobile Tans NJ
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Mobile Tans NJ is a professional mobile tanning salon in Allendale, NJ. Don't hesitate and call us now! mobile tanning, airbrush tanning, tanning, tanning salon, mobile spray tanning, mobile tanning salon, airbrush tanning service Ramsey, NJ;Saddle River, NJ;Waldwick, NJ;Wyckoff, NJ;Midland Park, NJ...Read more about Mobile Tans NJ
Mobile Tans NJ is a professional mobile tanning salon in Allendale, NJ. Don't hesitate and call us now! mobile tanning, airbrush tanning, tanning, tanning salon, mobile spray tanning, mobile tanning salon, airbrush tanning service Ramsey, NJ;Saddle River, NJ;Waldwick, NJ;Wyckoff, NJ;Midland Park, NJ...Read more about Mobile Tans NJ
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Wayne
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Garage Door Repair Wayne has an excellent reputation in New Jersey for being quick and effective. It's a Genie expert that provides immediate repair services and excels in maintenance.
Garage Door Repair Wayne has an excellent reputation in New Jersey for being quick and effective. It's a Genie expert that provides immediate repair services and excels in maintenance.
Porch Pro Headshot Toria Construction
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot CONTINENTAL CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING INC.
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Continental Construction & Painting is a remodeling contractor based in Hawthorne. Serving New York and New Jersey for over 18 years.
Continental Construction & Painting is a remodeling contractor based in Hawthorne. Serving New York and New Jersey for over 18 years.
Porch Pro Headshot Willis Construction and Management LLC
General Contractors
Serves Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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