Top 10 General Contractors in Greencastle, IN

Porch Pro Headshot The Cleaning Authority - Fishers
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(546)
Fishers House Cleaning Service
Fishers House Cleaning Service
Porch Pro Headshot USA Insulation of Indianapolis
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(536)
Indianapolis and Central Indiana Foam Insulation Installation
Indianapolis and Central Indiana Foam Insulation Installation
Porch Pro Headshot Faith Construction Restoration LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(96)
RICHIE DOW 50 Sunset Manor, Martinsville, Indiana 46151 | (H) 765-318-5535 | (C) 765-318-5535 | richieddow@gmail.net professional summary Dependable Individual?bringing management experience and a willingness to take on added responsibility to meet tight deadlines. Enthusiastic team player with a st...Read more about Faith Construction Restoration LLC
RICHIE DOW 50 Sunset Manor, Martinsville, Indiana 46151 | (H) 765-318-5535 | (C) 765-318-5535 | richieddow@gmail.net professional summary Dependable Individual?bringing management experience and a willingness to take on added responsibility to meet tight deadlines. Enthusiastic team player with a st...Read more about Faith Construction Restoration LLC
Porch Pro Headshot NDS Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(70)
With NDS we provide the personable,honest,quality,professional experience that you deserve and will learn to trust.With your home renovation projects and investments for the future.110% satisfaction is what we stand by.
With NDS we provide the personable,honest,quality,professional experience that you deserve and will learn to trust.With your home renovation projects and investments for the future.110% satisfaction is what we stand by.
Porch Pro Headshot ERS Mechanical
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(20)
"Great communication and service! I recommend to my friends, family, and co-workers. ERS was honest with me and completed the job when they said they would. I really needed their help, and they delivered great service with a warranty on parts and service."
"Great communication and service! I recommend to my friends, family, and co-workers. ERS was honest with me and completed the job when they said they would. I really needed their help, and they delivered great service with a warranty on parts and service."
Porch Pro Headshot Shafer Building Group
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(6)
"The Shafer Building Group did an exceptional job in managing our project including the building addition and first floor renovation. His strong communication skills and open book project management style kept us looped in throughout the construction process. Workmanship of both prime and subcontrac...Read more about Shafer Building Group
"The Shafer Building Group did an exceptional job in managing our project including the building addition and first floor renovation. His strong communication skills and open book project management style kept us looped in throughout the construction process. Workmanship of both prime and subcontrac...Read more about Shafer Building Group
Porch Pro Headshot Humble Creations Music Center
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(49)
Humble Creations Music Center Indianapolis, IN, 46220 (317) 762-6640 Humble Creations Music Center provides professional music production services in Indianapolis, IN. Do not hesitate to contact us right away! Audio Mastering, Sound Design, Audio Mixing, Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Studio, Music Ven...Read more about Humble Creations Music Center
Humble Creations Music Center Indianapolis, IN, 46220 (317) 762-6640 Humble Creations Music Center provides professional music production services in Indianapolis, IN. Do not hesitate to contact us right away! Audio Mastering, Sound Design, Audio Mixing, Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Studio, Music Ven...Read more about Humble Creations Music Center
Porch Pro Headshot Elk Roofing, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(13)
Since 1968, when Ed and Lu Kostrevic founded Elk Roofing, we have been one of the most trusted and referred roofing contractors in Indianapolis. We handle roofing problems of all sizes and types. We focus on not just the quality of services we provide and the products we use, but also on giving our...Read more about Elk Roofing, LLC
Since 1968, when Ed and Lu Kostrevic founded Elk Roofing, we have been one of the most trusted and referred roofing contractors in Indianapolis. We handle roofing problems of all sizes and types. We focus on not just the quality of services we provide and the products we use, but also on giving our...Read more about Elk Roofing, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Smart restoration
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(4)
All of your restoration needs in one company. Smart Restoration invites you to experience prompt service and superior attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction is our top priority. We will earn your trust for a lifetime. We believe in making all clients repeat clients. You can be assured you're...Read more about Smart restoration
All of your restoration needs in one company. Smart Restoration invites you to experience prompt service and superior attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction is our top priority. We will earn your trust for a lifetime. We believe in making all clients repeat clients. You can be assured you're...Read more about Smart restoration
Porch Pro Headshot quality home improvements
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
(54)
I have been in business since 1993 and have references for all of the work I do, which includes roofing, siding, concrete, room additions, pole barns, interior remodeling of all kinds, flooring, bathrooms, ceramic tile, painting, etc. The quickest response would be a direct call to me 812-263-1588...Read more about quality home improvements
I have been in business since 1993 and have references for all of the work I do, which includes roofing, siding, concrete, room additions, pole barns, interior remodeling of all kinds, flooring, bathrooms, ceramic tile, painting, etc. The quickest response would be a direct call to me 812-263-1588...Read more about quality home improvements

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 Greencastle General Contractors

154562

Was prompt to respond. Friendly and professional. Price was very reasonable. Service and work outstanding. Highly recommend.

- pete schmitt
97916

If you need any construction or remodel to be done I recommend this company 100% ! I had a bathroom remodel and flooring installed and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. This company was very courteous and worked with me on every detail . They are ve...

- Jennifer Cagle
93277

Updated my updated review: I hired Nick to paint 3 rooms. He came on 8/10/2017, took a 2 jr lunch, proclaimed the work completed, then i paid him cash. Until the paimt fullt dried, then I saw widespread areas od the underlying flat white. I asked specific...

- Amanda Baxter
83415

Nick, the owner of NDS was out to quote on a bathroom remodel on Feb 17, 2017. He seemed pleasant and I was initially very interested in working with him. We followed up several times to get a quote via email, text, message. Never heard from him. Finally,...

- Reg M.
48652

Very professional, friendly service and they provided quality work and turn-key services. Highly recommend the Shafer Building Group if your building a home or just remodeling. Everything we expected and more.

- Jerry Verplaetse
61489

Drew was an amazing GC for a major renovation of both my kitchen and master bathroom! Drew kept me informed every step of the way and watched out for my interests throughout the project. Drew and all of his subcontractors were extremely thoughtful about...

- Kathy Koehler
160877

This man is a con artist and a scammer, He took our money to build a home and never finished, our home has never passed inspection because of the terrible mistakes made on our home!!! Run from Drew Shafer, he owes money even to his subs which he refused t...

- Melissa Conrad
5163

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

everything went as planned, but he was about an hour late one day

320548

Does not pay his sub contractors. Lies to homeowner about costs and over charges taking advantage of customer!!!!!!

- John Babcock

Everything You Need to Know About Greencastle General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Greencastle. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Greencastle below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Unshakable Builders, LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 27858 and 28513
  • WALLACE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 46163
  • Matlock Construction & Roofing LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 47264

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

Will General Contractor Services work in Greencastle require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Greencastle or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

How many general contractors does Greencastle have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Greencastle to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 7 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All General Contractors in Greencastle, IN

Porch Pro Headshot J&K Services
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot RCA Antennas
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
RCA Best HD Digital TV Antenna s ultra flat with a rich high gloss black finish to complement today's slick LCD or plasma flat panels. It has superior signal reception quality. Receives local HD and all digital TV broadcasts, and outperforms traditional antennas due to the patented design.
RCA Best HD Digital TV Antenna s ultra flat with a rich high gloss black finish to complement today's slick LCD or plasma flat panels. It has superior signal reception quality. Receives local HD and all digital TV broadcasts, and outperforms traditional antennas due to the patented design.
Porch Pro Headshot J&k Mechanical Llc
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
we are a family owned heating and conditioning company.and have been in the business for over twenty years.we always treat our customers like there family.we do are best to get everyone the best deal to fit there budget weather its a repair or replacement money isn't everything with us.keeping our c...Read more about J&k Mechanical Llc
we are a family owned heating and conditioning company.and have been in the business for over twenty years.we always treat our customers like there family.we do are best to get everyone the best deal to fit there budget weather its a repair or replacement money isn't everything with us.keeping our c...Read more about J&k Mechanical Llc
Porch Pro Headshot Regal Homes & Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Regal Homes & Restoration is a remodeling contractor that offers services such as kitchens, baths flooring refinishing, drywall, plaster, all exteriors and other services. They are based in Greencastle, but provide services in a 100 mile radius.
Regal Homes & Restoration is a remodeling contractor that offers services such as kitchens, baths flooring refinishing, drywall, plaster, all exteriors and other services. They are based in Greencastle, but provide services in a 100 mile radius.
Porch Pro Headshot Matlock Construction & Roofing LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot Raptors Sheet Metalling and Handyman
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
We are a really small company that can get your jobs done at really resonable prices. Anything you need done to your house we can do it in a professional manner.
We are a really small company that can get your jobs done at really resonable prices. Anything you need done to your house we can do it in a professional manner.
Porch Pro Headshot TRU-MIX PAVEMENT
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
TRU-MIX PAVEMENT is a paving specialist in Beech Grove. They offer seal coating, parking marking, paving, and concrete services.
TRU-MIX PAVEMENT is a paving specialist in Beech Grove. They offer seal coating, parking marking, paving, and concrete services.
Porch Pro Headshot Wet Looks Epoxy Floors
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
My #1 goal is to instal a beautiful flawless epoxy floor for my customer, and to see the look on their face when the see the finished project.
My #1 goal is to instal a beautiful flawless epoxy floor for my customer, and to see the look on their face when the see the finished project.
Porch Pro Headshot Trade Masters Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Trade Masters Construction, based in Clinton, is a general contractor. They offer pergola construction, trenching and other services.
Trade Masters Construction, based in Clinton, is a general contractor. They offer pergola construction, trenching and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot One House General Maintenance & Construction
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
At our company we have changed the way customers look at a contractor when a customer signs with us we start process on the job within a week we also take extreme pride in our jobs because we don't look at it as work we look at has a passion. We take great pride in our attention to detail in every ...Read more about One House General Maintenance & Construction
At our company we have changed the way customers look at a contractor when a customer signs with us we start process on the job within a week we also take extreme pride in our jobs because we don't look at it as work we look at has a passion. We take great pride in our attention to detail in every ...Read more about One House General Maintenance & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot H.E.D.E Gardens and Landscaping
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot Exterior Experts of Indianapolis LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot Schmitt's Construction
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana
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Honest ,Hard working ,Dependable ,Quality work guaranteed..Insured
Honest ,Hard working ,Dependable ,Quality work guaranteed..Insured
Porch Pro Headshot McAllister Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Greencastle, Indiana

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