Top 10 General Contractors in Gainesville, VA

Porch Pro Headshot NVB Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(252)
The vinyl siding experts at NVB Contracting in the Bowling Green, MD area have earned themselves a stellar 5-star rating from previous clients.
The vinyl siding experts at NVB Contracting in the Bowling Green, MD area have earned themselves a stellar 5-star rating from previous clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Skyline General Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(19)
"Altin was the superintendent in our NYC building for 7 years. He was always ready to help and really professional. He did an amazing job renovating our apartment including kitchen, bathroom and hardwood floors. I would highly recommend him as a highly skilled renovation professional. We really miss...Read more about Skyline General Construction LLC
"Altin was the superintendent in our NYC building for 7 years. He was always ready to help and really professional. He did an amazing job renovating our apartment including kitchen, bathroom and hardwood floors. I would highly recommend him as a highly skilled renovation professional. We really miss...Read more about Skyline General Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot No Limits Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(30)
"Nothing but great things to say about the No Limits team. Top marks to a well oiled, focused team who came in after a master bathroom water leak disaster and took all the guesswork and uncertainty out of the equation. Lenny's quote was right on target, no surprises after the work was done; the proj...Read more about No Limits Construction, Inc.
"Nothing but great things to say about the No Limits team. Top marks to a well oiled, focused team who came in after a master bathroom water leak disaster and took all the guesswork and uncertainty out of the equation. Lenny's quote was right on target, no surprises after the work was done; the proj...Read more about No Limits Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot A & L CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(5)
"A&L just finished building a deck for me today. It took only 3 and half days. The quality is excellent and the deck looks great. Keith is a professional, who came over to give me a quote and followed up faithfully as planned. The contruction worker were supper efficient and doing very high quality ...Read more about A & L CONSTRUCTION
"A&L just finished building a deck for me today. It took only 3 and half days. The quality is excellent and the deck looks great. Keith is a professional, who came over to give me a quote and followed up faithfully as planned. The contruction worker were supper efficient and doing very high quality ...Read more about A & L CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Craftmasters Services
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(6)
Knowledgeable, reliable, and dependable are the words used to describe the professional window professionals at Craftmasters Services in Pleasant Grove, MD. Contact them today and get windows looked at.
Knowledgeable, reliable, and dependable are the words used to describe the professional window professionals at Craftmasters Services in Pleasant Grove, MD. Contact them today and get windows looked at.
Porch Pro Headshot Christian Siding LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(52)
Christian Siding is a general contracting firm which specializes in turn key operations, performing all work with our in-house crew members, in order to ensure the highest quality of workmanship. Our clients range from private home-owners to commercial property managers. We also partner with some of...Read more about Christian Siding LLC
Christian Siding is a general contracting firm which specializes in turn key operations, performing all work with our in-house crew members, in order to ensure the highest quality of workmanship. Our clients range from private home-owners to commercial property managers. We also partner with some of...Read more about Christian Siding LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Boblits Enterprises LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(8)
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Home Sweet Home Improvements LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(58)
We are a General Contractor specializing in Residential New Construction (additions), Remodeling (interior/exterior, whole house, kitchen & bath, finished basements), and Historic Restorations & Renovations. It's Your Project... It's All About You!
We are a General Contractor specializing in Residential New Construction (additions), Remodeling (interior/exterior, whole house, kitchen & bath, finished basements), and Historic Restorations & Renovations. It's Your Project... It's All About You!
Porch Pro Headshot Paramount property restoration services
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(32)
Established in 1999. We provide an assortment of services for your home or business. We specialize in fire restoration,water damages, mold, wind damge. Carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and many more....
Established in 1999. We provide an assortment of services for your home or business. We specialize in fire restoration,water damages, mold, wind damge. Carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and many more....
Porch Pro Headshot Thibodeau Contracting, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(26)
Is your home in Tilghmanton and in need of a makeover? Contact Thibodeau Contracting about their painting services to get started.
Is your home in Tilghmanton and in need of a makeover? Contact Thibodeau Contracting about their painting services to get started.

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 Gainesville General Contractors

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NVB contractors did an excellent job on my roof and my shed roof after hail damage. They are very professional and the work is done quickly and correctly I would hire them anytimE

- Marla Taber
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NVB contracting looks the best option after some research online, i found out lots of great comments from good homeowners and a few bad reviews -some of the bad reviews seemed to be work they did not do, but who knows-, well after i did my research I cont...

37635

Very straight forward & fast! not to mention that these guys explained everything at front and works for what my insurance paid for! They give me Warranty and everything.

38187

My roof had some missing shingles, I contacted 2 different companies, the first one give me an estimate of 1200 to replace the missing shingles, then, nvb recommended me after inspecting my roof that the whole roof needed to be replaced, so they recommend...

17389

I had NVB replace my roof 18 months ago. Last week I noticed some loose shingles on my roofline. I sent an e-mail with a photo and gave them a call. by the nend of the week NVB have the damage repaired. Great service without any problems.

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NVB Contracting replaced our roof and all was fine UNTIL THEY PICKED UP THE FINAL CHECK. The roof started leaking about two months after they were paid. It took over 6 months for them to come out a look at the problem - and only after repeated promises to...

- Mike Cravens
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This company conned me into signing a contract to repair my roof when there was minimal damage (a loose shingle), then they conned the insurance company into approving a $16,000 roof repair and then sued me to collect the money even though NO work was ev...

- Gerald Amoakuh
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NVB helped us get a new roof thru our insurance company for hail damage. NVB did all the paperwork all went thru smooth. Roof was done promptly ! We also had got new gutters put on maintenance free! Great work NVB thanks for answering all our questions a...

- Jill Thomas
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Tim is the contractor everyone warned you about. Run, don't walk, in the other direction. We've dealt with a lot of contractors, each with their own flaws, but none can beat Tim on laziness, poor workmanship, mess, or bad attitude. We learned after our te...

- Melanie Kiser
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Boblits Enterprises was extremely professional and did an outstanding job on my new roof in Alexandria VA.

- Rob Boblits
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Wendell John Johnson and Jessica Johnson took the money and ran. We paid in excess of $10,000 as a deposit for a $100,000 concrete job. Months later he said he would return the money. Weeks later "the check was in the mail". Days later he stopped res...

- Brian Hammond
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Joe was prompt and professional when he came to do an estimate. He was also prompt and professional on the job. He brought two helpers and made short work of the project. Since the work involved removing some of the existing decorative chair rail and a...

- Kate Middleton

Everything You Need to Know About Gainesville General Contractors

My General Contractor Services project in Gainesville is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Gainesville is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

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

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.

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville:

  • Are they properly licensed? Gainesville has 8 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 5 pros in Gainesville are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 12 are A-rated in Gainesville.
  • 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 Gainesville, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Handy1 LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(29)
Handy1, LLC is a limited liability company registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The company is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. Handy1 LLC operates as a Class A Licensed contractor in Virginia. We are also licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia a Plumbing, Electrical and Gas Fitting Contractor...Read more about Handy1 LLC
Handy1, LLC is a limited liability company registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The company is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. Handy1 LLC operates as a Class A Licensed contractor in Virginia. We are also licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia a Plumbing, Electrical and Gas Fitting Contractor...Read more about Handy1 LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Two By Four Construction  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(10)
The 4-star-rated Two By Four Construction LLC in San Mar, MD can easily and quickly install your new carpet for you.
The 4-star-rated Two By Four Construction LLC in San Mar, MD can easily and quickly install your new carpet for you.
Porch Pro Headshot Berkeley Properties Online LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Berkeley Properties Online, LLC is a general contracting company Based in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. With over seven years of experience, we specialize in historic, residential, and commercial renovations. we are licensed in: West Virginia, Maryland and DC. Our goal is to help our clients cre...Read more about Berkeley Properties Online LLC
Berkeley Properties Online, LLC is a general contracting company Based in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. With over seven years of experience, we specialize in historic, residential, and commercial renovations. we are licensed in: West Virginia, Maryland and DC. Our goal is to help our clients cre...Read more about Berkeley Properties Online LLC
Porch Pro Headshot ENCORE Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(3)
ENCORE Builders LLC is a family owned company dedicated to helping customers achieve the vision of remodeling their home at a fair price, delivered on time and on budget!
ENCORE Builders LLC is a family owned company dedicated to helping customers achieve the vision of remodeling their home at a fair price, delivered on time and on budget!
Porch Pro Headshot Jonathan Caron Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Jonathan Caron Construction is a full-service custom home builder serving Northern Virginia and the Virginia Piedmont, by building trust through good organization, communication, quality construction and legitimate care for each client's needs.
Jonathan Caron Construction is a full-service custom home builder serving Northern Virginia and the Virginia Piedmont, by building trust through good organization, communication, quality construction and legitimate care for each client's needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Tko water restoration
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
For drywall repairs that will last, call the professionals at Tko water restoration in Upper Marlboro.
For drywall repairs that will last, call the professionals at Tko water restoration in Upper Marlboro.
Porch Pro Headshot T and H services llc
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
(19)
Porch Pro Headshot Adams Custom Services  LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Get your broken windows repaired in a timely manner with some help from the experts at Adams Custom Services LLC. in the Dargan, MD area.
Get your broken windows repaired in a timely manner with some help from the experts at Adams Custom Services LLC. in the Dargan, MD area.
Porch Pro Headshot Robertie Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Robertie Renovations LLC, was established in 1994, by Jay and Monika Robertie. The company's mission is to help home owners love and take pride in their home. Jay is an accomplished carpenter, painter, and contractor. Robertie Renovations LLC, can help with all types of home improvements. Whether i...Read more about Robertie Renovations LLC
Robertie Renovations LLC, was established in 1994, by Jay and Monika Robertie. The company's mission is to help home owners love and take pride in their home. Jay is an accomplished carpenter, painter, and contractor. Robertie Renovations LLC, can help with all types of home improvements. Whether i...Read more about Robertie Renovations LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Balaton Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Welcome to Balaton Builders, a family-owned business with more than a fifteen years of experience providing the highest quality construction and redesign services in the commercial and residential markets in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Welcome to Balaton Builders, a family-owned business with more than a fifteen years of experience providing the highest quality construction and redesign services in the commercial and residential markets in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Gainesville VA
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Locksmith Gainesville VA specialises in automotive locksmith services for car key cutting and unlocking cars in Gainesville. Call (703) 972-4106 for licensed techs!
Locksmith Gainesville VA specialises in automotive locksmith services for car key cutting and unlocking cars in Gainesville. Call (703) 972-4106 for licensed techs!
Porch Pro Headshot FHS Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Check out our website for more information about our expertise and previous projects. For serious inquiries: Email: Fhsconcrete@gmail.com Phone Number: 240-417-6207
Check out our website for more information about our expertise and previous projects. For serious inquiries: Email: Fhsconcrete@gmail.com Phone Number: 240-417-6207
Porch Pro Headshot Neville Interiors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Gainesville, Virginia
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.

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