Top 10 General Contractors in Glen Ellyn, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Windows Direct
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(372)
In 2005, the replacement industry was changed forever. A management team with over 30 years of experience in offering the absolute highest quality service & product decided to join forces as opposed to competing against one other in the window, door, siding, gutter and insulation industry. Many year...Read more about Midwest Windows Direct
In 2005, the replacement industry was changed forever. A management team with over 30 years of experience in offering the absolute highest quality service & product decided to join forces as opposed to competing against one other in the window, door, siding, gutter and insulation industry. Many year...Read more about Midwest Windows Direct
Porch Pro Headshot Apex Exteriors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(104)
"I have been very pleased with the three jobs I have had Apex do for me. A flat roof replacement, a shingled roof repair, and a shingle roof replacement. Everyone is very professional and personable. I have recommended Apex to everyone I know needing repairs or replacements. I had such a good ex...Read more about Apex Exteriors Inc.
"I have been very pleased with the three jobs I have had Apex do for me. A flat roof replacement, a shingled roof repair, and a shingle roof replacement. Everyone is very professional and personable. I have recommended Apex to everyone I know needing repairs or replacements. I had such a good ex...Read more about Apex Exteriors Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Restorations, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(95)
Roberts Restorations, Inc. is a general contractor that will provide quality service, superb craftsmanship and fair pricing for all of your home renovation needs. We also have professional insurance specialists to handle all types of storm damage claims.
Roberts Restorations, Inc. is a general contractor that will provide quality service, superb craftsmanship and fair pricing for all of your home renovation needs. We also have professional insurance specialists to handle all types of storm damage claims.
Porch Pro Headshot Dardon Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(42)
"Very competive Price I have a large home and took 4 bids not the cheapest but he had a lot more in his bid . His men were very professional and curtious they cleaned up every evening , did a outstanding job on my roof finished it within a week. .very pleased with job I would recommend them "
"Very competive Price I have a large home and took 4 bids not the cheapest but he had a lot more in his bid . His men were very professional and curtious they cleaned up every evening , did a outstanding job on my roof finished it within a week. .very pleased with job I would recommend them "
Porch Pro Headshot Reficiency, Remodeling and Energy Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(43)
"Reficiency remodeled my kitchen 2 months ago. They were very fast and had a great team. They completed the project on time and stayed within my budget. I will hire them again when I have enough saved for my next project!"
"Reficiency remodeled my kitchen 2 months ago. They were very fast and had a great team. They completed the project on time and stayed within my budget. I will hire them again when I have enough saved for my next project!"
Porch Pro Headshot soja construction
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(26)
"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
Porch Pro Headshot Dream Home Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(4)
"What can we not say about Rafal, Henry, and Adam. Rafal runs a tight ship, very professional, excellent communicator, reliable, timely, man of his word, goes above and beyond (purchased tile that we were missing, picked it up, showed us the materials receipt, etc) will do what you are paying him to...Read more about Dream Home Services, Inc.
"What can we not say about Rafal, Henry, and Adam. Rafal runs a tight ship, very professional, excellent communicator, reliable, timely, man of his word, goes above and beyond (purchased tile that we were missing, picked it up, showed us the materials receipt, etc) will do what you are paying him to...Read more about Dream Home Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Aldana and Son Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(13)
Aldana and Son Construction is dedicated to each and every customer we serve. From the initial meeting through the final walk-thru, you can expect professional service from our staff. At Aldana and Son Construction, we not only transform your space-- we build lasting relationships.
Aldana and Son Construction is dedicated to each and every customer we serve. From the initial meeting through the final walk-thru, you can expect professional service from our staff. At Aldana and Son Construction, we not only transform your space-- we build lasting relationships.
Porch Pro Headshot Rich and Company
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Family owned company for over 20 yrs. Specializing in transforming spaces big small.
Family owned company for over 20 yrs. Specializing in transforming spaces big small.
Porch Pro Headshot Ala-Carte Construction & Design
General Contractors
Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
In South Elgin, IL, undertaking a home remodeling project continues to be the best method for increasing the value of your home. From minor repair work to major room additions, the skilled craftspeople at Ala-Carte Construction & Design have you covered. We place special emphasis on kitchen remodel...Read more about Ala-Carte Construction & Design
In South Elgin, IL, undertaking a home remodeling project continues to be the best method for increasing the value of your home. From minor repair work to major room additions, the skilled craftspeople at Ala-Carte Construction & Design have you covered. We place special emphasis on kitchen remodel...Read more about Ala-Carte Construction & Design

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 Glen Ellyn General Contractors

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Midwest Windows & Doors did a great job installing new windows and siding on my Naperville home. Job done on time and priced good. Thank you!

- Benjamin Nemec
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I hired Reficiency to remodel my kitchen about 6 months ago. They were extremely knowledgable and provided me with amazing design renderings and detailed scope costs. I was very impressed because I worked with bad contractors in the past and was very nerv...

- Jennifer Pilcher
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Reficiency was incredible with their efficiency and quality of work. Their estimate was right on budget and everything went to plan. Very knowledgable and helpful with any questions I had!

- Tom Jensen
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Reficiency quoted our bathroom remodel after a few companies gave us pretty high numbers. They came in at a fair price and did a great job. They were very helpful and nice to work with. Will use them again for our mechanical services!

- Ashely McCarthy
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Reficiency did a great job on my home service needs. It was a bit of a logistical problem for other companies to have a plumber, electrician, and other trades come in at once to fix my home. Reficiency did it all within the week and got my house back in s...

- Adam Backman
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Excellent experience. All work was completed on time. The workers cleaned up afterwards. Couldn't be happier with the end result of the kitchen remodel.

- Bernadetta Leszczynski
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Roberts did a great job with our roof. By their people you can tell they are a company that focuses on customer service. Alex, there salesman was knowledgeable. We had trouble deciding on a color but he patiently worked with us, making multiple trips to o...

- Stephen Novak
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does Great work in a short time frame very professional .

- Joel Gregerson
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Very professional and great quality service!

- Robert Jackson
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Very dependable and a pleasent to work with. Outstanding work!

- Tammy Gregerson

Everything You Need to Know About Glen Ellyn General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Glen Ellyn?

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

  • Soyfer Electric Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Across Country Construction Inc:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Dream Home Services, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

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

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 Glen Ellyn?

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

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

    • Crimson Design & Construction
      • Advanced Dynamic Construction Corp
        • Repair Masters

          All General Contractors in Glen Ellyn, IL

          Porch Pro Headshot CT Garage Door Repair Carol Stream
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          We are the choice of thousands of locals in city when they need a quick garage door service. We are their choice because of our quick response time and our super affordable pricing for our services like garage door tune up and garage door opener installation.
          We are the choice of thousands of locals in city when they need a quick garage door service. We are their choice because of our quick response time and our super affordable pricing for our services like garage door tune up and garage door opener installation.
          Porch Pro Headshot Donatelli Builders Incorporated
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          Donatelli Builders is a custom home builder and remodeler serving the Chicago land area for 24 years. Company founder and president, Chris Donatelli, has created the "Diamond Difference," a process that reflects Chris's philosophy, approach, expertise, and commitment to his customers and his profess...Read more about Donatelli Builders Incorporated
          Donatelli Builders is a custom home builder and remodeler serving the Chicago land area for 24 years. Company founder and president, Chris Donatelli, has created the "Diamond Difference," a process that reflects Chris's philosophy, approach, expertise, and commitment to his customers and his profess...Read more about Donatelli Builders Incorporated
          Porch Pro Headshot Home Llc
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          This female owned and operated business allows clients to reach their homes full potential in detail while feeling safe and sound in the nurturing hands of our team. We have over 45 years of combined experience in the Home Improvement industry. No project is too large or too small. One call -...Read more about Home Llc
          This female owned and operated business allows clients to reach their homes full potential in detail while feeling safe and sound in the nurturing hands of our team. We have over 45 years of combined experience in the Home Improvement industry. No project is too large or too small. One call -...Read more about Home Llc
          Porch Pro Headshot George G Aravosis
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          We are an Architecture firm with over 30 years experience serving the Chicago Land area. Our goal is to facilitate your construction dreams into reality. Services include: • New and renovated residential and commercial buildings • Specializing in Renovations and Additions • Experience in City of Ch...Read more about George G Aravosis
          We are an Architecture firm with over 30 years experience serving the Chicago Land area. Our goal is to facilitate your construction dreams into reality. Services include: • New and renovated residential and commercial buildings • Specializing in Renovations and Additions • Experience in City of Ch...Read more about George G Aravosis
          Porch Pro Headshot Pro 1 Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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          Remodeling, Restoration, Design Build Roofing, Siding, Windows, Storm Recovery, Kitchens, Baths, Basements, Additions.
          Remodeling, Restoration, Design Build Roofing, Siding, Windows, Storm Recovery, Kitchens, Baths, Basements, Additions.
          Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Premier Exteriors  Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          (12)
          Midwest Premier Exteriors is a gutter specialist based in Glen Ellyn. They have been offering gutter repair, gutter installation, gutter maintenance, and gutter screening since 2007.
          Midwest Premier Exteriors is a gutter specialist based in Glen Ellyn. They have been offering gutter repair, gutter installation, gutter maintenance, and gutter screening since 2007.
          Porch Pro Headshot Carol Stream Garage Door Repair
          General Contractors
          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          Carol Stream Garage Door Repair in Carol Stream, IL provides quality services like garage door repair & replacement, new garage doors, openers, installation & more. Call now for advice and a price.
          Carol Stream Garage Door Repair in Carol Stream, IL provides quality services like garage door repair & replacement, new garage doors, openers, installation & more. Call now for advice and a price.
          Porch Pro Headshot Clausen plumbing
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          Serves Glen Ellyn, Illinois
          Porch Pro Headshot American Home Remodeling
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          Porch Pro Headshot P & B All Star Construction
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