Top 10 General Contractors in Glenside, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Tri-State Creations
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
(141)
Tri-State Creations in Greensboro boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
Tri-State Creations in Greensboro boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
Porch Pro Headshot Legacy Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
(39)
"Gary and his team are wonderful! He's one of our good contractors that always stops by our store to purchase items and show his clients around. He's very experienced with tiles and installation when it comes to remodeling anything. We know this because whenever he would bring his clients in our sto...Read more about Legacy Construction LLC
"Gary and his team are wonderful! He's one of our good contractors that always stops by our store to purchase items and show his clients around. He's very experienced with tiles and installation when it comes to remodeling anything. We know this because whenever he would bring his clients in our sto...Read more about Legacy Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Squeeky Clean Services & Shamrock Construction Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
Squeeky Clean Services and Shamrock Construction provide powerwashing, pressure washing, construction services and exterior surfaces repair, maintenance, installation and restoration. Based in Glenside, PA - we have been providing services to the metro Philadelphia suburbs since 1986 offering both r...Read more about Squeeky Clean Services & Shamrock Construction Solutions
Squeeky Clean Services and Shamrock Construction provide powerwashing, pressure washing, construction services and exterior surfaces repair, maintenance, installation and restoration. Based in Glenside, PA - we have been providing services to the metro Philadelphia suburbs since 1986 offering both r...Read more about Squeeky Clean Services & Shamrock Construction Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Montco Home Professionals
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
(75)
Offering 10+ years customer service experience, licensed and insured in PA and VA, this PA branch of our business services residential homeowners and investors in all aspects of home remodeling and repair.
Offering 10+ years customer service experience, licensed and insured in PA and VA, this PA branch of our business services residential homeowners and investors in all aspects of home remodeling and repair.
Porch Pro Headshot ACC Industries Group LLC
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
(7)
My name is Avery Kronstadt. I own and operate a small home repair and renovations company. My staff and I pride ourselves on our twenty-five years of service to the local community. Our experience and training ensures that we are able to resolve and execute the repairs and projects most homes requir...Read more about ACC Industries Group LLC
My name is Avery Kronstadt. I own and operate a small home repair and renovations company. My staff and I pride ourselves on our twenty-five years of service to the local community. Our experience and training ensures that we are able to resolve and execute the repairs and projects most homes requir...Read more about ACC Industries Group LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Giampietro & Sons Construction, Llc
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
(9)
"Giampietro & Sons: quality craftsmanship, honest service, reliable timing, & excellent clean up. A very professional job on our front doors. I highly recommend Giampietro & Sons Construction. -Denise, North Wales"
"Giampietro & Sons: quality craftsmanship, honest service, reliable timing, & excellent clean up. A very professional job on our front doors. I highly recommend Giampietro & Sons Construction. -Denise, North Wales"
Porch Pro Headshot Isis Supply & Service Co LLC
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
Isis Supply & Service Co LLC Philadelphia, PA, 19144 (610) 638-2086 Isis Supply & Service Co LLC is a professional flooring contractor serving the Philadelphia, PA area. We offer a variety of residential and construction services, wood flooring, hardwood floor installation and refinishing, carpentr...Read more about Isis Supply & Service Co LLC
Isis Supply & Service Co LLC Philadelphia, PA, 19144 (610) 638-2086 Isis Supply & Service Co LLC is a professional flooring contractor serving the Philadelphia, PA area. We offer a variety of residential and construction services, wood flooring, hardwood floor installation and refinishing, carpentr...Read more about Isis Supply & Service Co LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Pattison Remodeling Group,Llc
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
A collective of skilled proffesionals in every aspect of interior remodeling . Subs are rare. Whether it involves changing a light fixture , or transforming an entire living space, we've got it covered in one company . With PRG , It " Finally feels like home"!
A collective of skilled proffesionals in every aspect of interior remodeling . Subs are rare. Whether it involves changing a light fixture , or transforming an entire living space, we've got it covered in one company . With PRG , It " Finally feels like home"!
Porch Pro Headshot Philly Paving and Masonry
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
3rd Generation of asphalt paving from small driveways to huge parking lots we carry our work to the highest standards.
3rd Generation of asphalt paving from small driveways to huge parking lots we carry our work to the highest standards.
Porch Pro Headshot Andrews General Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
We are a locally owned and operated general contracting company specializing in all your home improvement needs whether they are big or small.
We are a locally owned and operated general contracting company specializing in all your home improvement needs whether they are big or small.

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 Glenside General Contractors

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Hiring ACC Industries to do work in your house will be the biggest mistake of your life he tells his customers three weeks and it takes 3 months his work is sloppy and when the job is done the customer wants to sue him he never gets his final payment his ...

- Joey Meyer
32684

Prompt excellent job

- Lois Goldstein
32855

Millers Family Contracting renovated our bathroom a few years ago. They do excellent work, taking the time to do it right!

- Violet Lippincott
149130

I cannot express how sad I am. The project was a full room renovation. Haddington Contractors came in, did some of the demolitions and left our room undone and have not replied back or refunded us. If you would like more details about my terrible experien...

- Alvin Alex
139942

What a horrible experience!!! I spent over $10K on new concrete back of my home, and because I felt they jipped us on some of the finishes (not all areas were completed as in the contract), they became resentful that they had to come back and address tho...

- Shelly Powell
41608

I needed new cabinets and flooring in my kitchen. They were able to give me the exact financing costs up-front, and started the work promptly.

- John Paulson
33998

They were wonderful. Extremely professional from start to finish. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

- Abby Allen
41601

We had Tri State out and the Gentleman came on time and gave up a great price on 15 new windows for our home. We took advantage of their monthly payment program and we are very happy with our choice to go with Tri State. I would recommend them to anyone...

- J. Steinberg
41994

I put my request in online and Jason was very prompt in calling me to hear more about the job I needed done. We even set up an appointment all within the same phone call. Very professional and fast with responses to help the customer! I recommend this com...

- Krystal Carpenter
87164

I had a very bad experience . They did my bathroom and I had to call them back 4 times not even three months after it was completed . Now my ceiling is leaking and the sink is falling apart . No one will return my call after leaving messages . If you use...

- Dana Edwards
397817

Our bathroom leaked and damaged several areas on the downstairs living room, dining room and the entire interior of a coat closet. We contracted a company to fix the water damages but it was a great hassle when it came to replacing and repairing the drywa...

- Omar Mosley
208765

I don’t usually leave reviews but my experience with this team was fantastic. Bruce, Larry and the team were wonderful. Had my bathroom remodeled and it turned out absolutely beautiful. Whatever questions, concerns or changes I requested they were rig...

- Wanda Barnum

Everything You Need to Know About Glenside General Contractors

I have General Contractor Services work that I need done in Glenside. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent general contractor projects in Glenside shows that larger general contractor services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: general contractors travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your general contractor services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your general contractor professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated general contractors tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple general contractors throughout Glenside to ensure your project is done right.

Who are the best General Contractors in Glenside?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Glenside.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Glenside, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Bella Brothers Construction Incorporated
    • Location: Glenside
  • BETZ Homes
    • Location: Glenside
  • Carranza Home Remodeling
    • Location: Glenside

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Glenside?

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

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

    • Bella Brothers Construction Incorporated
      • BETZ Homes
        • Carranza Home Remodeling

          All General Contractors in Glenside, PA

          Porch Pro Headshot Apple Solutions
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          (3)
          "Edeo and his team are doing great job so far, they are professional in their work, his team can accomplish all kind of general contracting work, they have done hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring, plumbing, backsplash, bathroom tile, lighting and painting work at my house. They are very honest and...Read more about Apple Solutions
          "Edeo and his team are doing great job so far, they are professional in their work, his team can accomplish all kind of general contracting work, they have done hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring, plumbing, backsplash, bathroom tile, lighting and painting work at my house. They are very honest and...Read more about Apple Solutions
          Porch Pro Headshot Miller's Family Contracting LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          (2)
          Third generation company. Small family owned and operated. We specialize in home renovations, decks, and additions. We do not advertise that often and most of our work is referral. We would like for our company to stay small yet meet all of our clients needs. Call 2157835197 or email us millersfamil...Read more about Miller's Family Contracting LLC
          Third generation company. Small family owned and operated. We specialize in home renovations, decks, and additions. We do not advertise that often and most of our work is referral. We would like for our company to stay small yet meet all of our clients needs. Call 2157835197 or email us millersfamil...Read more about Miller's Family Contracting LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot donald remodeling
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Give Donald Remodeling a call for your home remodeling needs!
          Give Donald Remodeling a call for your home remodeling needs!
          Porch Pro Headshot CARDANO GOODSON BUILDERS LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          From remodeling a kitchen to designing and building a 10,000 sq. ft. custom home, The Cardano Group contractors have the experience, reputation and craftsmanship to ensure you many years of satisfaction and enjoyment. We will design and build to suit your taste, or we will build from customer provid...Read more about CARDANO GOODSON BUILDERS LLC
          From remodeling a kitchen to designing and building a 10,000 sq. ft. custom home, The Cardano Group contractors have the experience, reputation and craftsmanship to ensure you many years of satisfaction and enjoyment. We will design and build to suit your taste, or we will build from customer provid...Read more about CARDANO GOODSON BUILDERS LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Well Built Remodelers
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Our mission at Well-Built Remodelers is to provide exceptional customer service to each of our clients by devoting our time and attention to every job, from start to finish. Founded in 1999, Well-Built Remodelers has been building throughout the Philadelphia area. We have created valuable relati...Read more about Well Built Remodelers
          Our mission at Well-Built Remodelers is to provide exceptional customer service to each of our clients by devoting our time and attention to every job, from start to finish. Founded in 1999, Well-Built Remodelers has been building throughout the Philadelphia area. We have created valuable relati...Read more about Well Built Remodelers
          Porch Pro Headshot Edward Melvin & Assocs., Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          With over 35 years of experience, we build decks/awnings & outdoor structures; design custom kitchen islands; backsplashes, framing, crown molding, floor installations & more. We place a strong emphasis on integrity & much consideration goes into selecting the best people to join our team. Excelle...Read more about Edward Melvin & Assocs., Inc.
          With over 35 years of experience, we build decks/awnings & outdoor structures; design custom kitchen islands; backsplashes, framing, crown molding, floor installations & more. We place a strong emphasis on integrity & much consideration goes into selecting the best people to join our team. Excelle...Read more about Edward Melvin & Assocs., Inc.
          Porch Pro Headshot Haddington Contractors
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          (1)
          Giving the best work for the best price.
          Giving the best work for the best price.
          Porch Pro Headshot United Restoration.PRO
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          United Restoration.PRO is the area's leading fire, water, smoke and mold restoration company! When damage occurs at your property, call us first!
          United Restoration.PRO is the area's leading fire, water, smoke and mold restoration company! When damage occurs at your property, call us first!
          Porch Pro Headshot Rittenhouse Lumber
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Porch Pro Headshot Tom Cook  Contractor
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Over 27 years of experience. Call for more information.
          Over 27 years of experience. Call for more information.
          Porch Pro Headshot Betz' Homes Inc
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Plumbing Heating Electric & A/C
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Porch Pro Headshot Home Needs, LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania
          Porch Pro Headshot R II K & Associates LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Glenside, Pennsylvania