Top 10 General Contractors in Greenwood, SC

Porch Pro Headshot CNT Foundations
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
(596)
<p> CNT Foundations is a licensed, bonded and insured residential builder and general contractor with expertise including custom home building, commercial contracting, general construction consulting, design and development, foundation diagnosis/repair, remodeling and custom fabrication. If you are ...Read more about CNT Foundations
<p> CNT Foundations is a licensed, bonded and insured residential builder and general contractor with expertise including custom home building, commercial contracting, general construction consulting, design and development, foundation diagnosis/repair, remodeling and custom fabrication. If you are ...Read more about CNT Foundations
Porch Pro Headshot Bunch Pest Control
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
Bunch Pest Control is your place to call from bedbugs ants roaches mice and any pest problem that you may have.
Bunch Pest Control is your place to call from bedbugs ants roaches mice and any pest problem that you may have.
Porch Pro Headshot JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
(8)
JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC Roebuck, SC, 29376 (864) 384-0871 Try our professional roofing services in Roebuck, SC area by JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC. We are specialists in roofing services and more. Call us at (864) 384-0871 or write to us and get in touch with our professional team. Metal Roof...Read more about JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC
JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC Roebuck, SC, 29376 (864) 384-0871 Try our professional roofing services in Roebuck, SC area by JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC. We are specialists in roofing services and more. Call us at (864) 384-0871 or write to us and get in touch with our professional team. Metal Roof...Read more about JW Thomas Home Builders, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Conqueror Fencing & Decks
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
(35)
Bringing you quality and professional fences and decks as well as customer service. Customer happiness and well built fences and decks is our number one goal.
Bringing you quality and professional fences and decks as well as customer service. Customer happiness and well built fences and decks is our number one goal.
Porch Pro Headshot Vicars Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
(30)
"I hired Vicar's Construction to perform a significant backyard deck, patio, and retaining wall project. The work required earthwork, masonry, carpentry, electrical, paint, and utilized stamped concrete. I know that Vicar's Construction also builds complete homes so I had great confidence that they ...Read more about Vicars Construction LLC
"I hired Vicar's Construction to perform a significant backyard deck, patio, and retaining wall project. The work required earthwork, masonry, carpentry, electrical, paint, and utilized stamped concrete. I know that Vicar's Construction also builds complete homes so I had great confidence that they ...Read more about Vicars Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot T&M Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
We do all kinds of work no job is to small or to big we guarantee quality services and quality work
We do all kinds of work no job is to small or to big we guarantee quality services and quality work
Porch Pro Headshot C&J
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
I have over 20+ years experience as a hadyman. No need to worry we do it all. I take pride in my work and strive to make sure you are pleased with the services provided. I am skilled in all things home. I am knowledgeable, friendly, honest, and dependable.
I have over 20+ years experience as a hadyman. No need to worry we do it all. I take pride in my work and strive to make sure you are pleased with the services provided. I am skilled in all things home. I am knowledgeable, friendly, honest, and dependable.
Porch Pro Headshot Cheap handyman services
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
Our company is based on our work We pay special attention to our clients needs we take care of all our clients
Our company is based on our work We pay special attention to our clients needs we take care of all our clients
Porch Pro Headshot Jenkins Property Maintenance
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
For all your property maintenance needs. Plumbing, drywall, and general home improvement repairs. New deck and fence construction.
For all your property maintenance needs. Plumbing, drywall, and general home improvement repairs. New deck and fence construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Bee clean
General Contractors
Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
(40)
We are a local pressure washing business
We are a local pressure washing business

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 Greenwood General Contractors

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where do i start. we contracted him to build our home. he was so bad we fired him and with no one to take his place. It was all over Spartanburg county of the joke of a house that had to take the whole roof off because he missed 2 foot of the house sid...

- don turner
83352

I hired Vicars Construction to build a new home. I was nervous about the building process because of negative experiences with contractors in the past. They made the process so simple! They were able to complete the home for exactly what I was quoted and ...

- Alex Cowart
83327

I love our beautiful home that Vicars Construction built. They were great to work with and made the process a very pleasant one. Laurel Trace is a beautiful community. I will definitely recommend this builder to a friend.

- Michelle G
161313

Vicars Construction did an outstanding job building our dream home! Ryan and Dale were very easy to work with. They are methodical, detailed and creative. Ryan has also followed up with us several times to assure we are still pleased. We had a great exper...

- Sommer Porter
83393

I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Caine and I was helping my brother who had just moved back to the area find a home. When we walked into the home that was built by Vicars Construction, it was everything that he was looking for. The home was well buil...

- Pamela Fielder
84598

Buyer need be aware at Laurel Trace houses. The developer in charge Joseph Zuber is having a crime ring run out of his rental house here. Very danger and bad people there. Not safe.

- Fernando sanchez
83355

Quality workmanship completed in a professional manner, would highly recommend these guys.

- Jason Burger
69389

BUYER BEWARE IN LAUREL TRACE I have recently found out that the developer of this subdivision is knowingly permitting a crime ring to rent here. They have been dealing drugs out of his rental for a long time, and to make a little extra cash on the side, ...

- jose sanchez
114010

We had a garage built with a breezeway. Everything was presented wonderfully and although we had issues on day one with broken property they addressed the issue. Do not let them pour concrete for you. We did and now have standing water, cracks, and concre...

- Ashley Evans
91041

Just wanted to let people know about Laurel Trace. The developer here, Four Oaks Management, lets drug dealers and armed robbers rent out of his rentals here. It is a very bad situation. Before you buy a home here, know that criminal activity is going ...

- Dorsey Henderson

Everything You Need to Know About Greenwood General Contractors

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

Our data on recent general contractor projects in Greenwood 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 Greenwood to ensure your project is done right.

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

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

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

    What should I check for once my General Contractor in Greenwood has finished working?

    Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

    • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
    • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
    • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
    • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

    All General Contractors in Greenwood, SC

    Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Decking And Remodeling  Company and appliance repair
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    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
    We do all remolding and handyman work decks fences ac units
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    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
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    Porch Pro Headshot AA and J'S Unique (all-inclusive services)
    General Contractors
    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
    Hi, my name is John Wingeter, co-owner of AA and J'S UNIQUE, proclaimed jack of all trades, and self admitted workaholic. Starting this company with my cousin, partner, and life long friend , Mr. Will Donahoo, has been a whirlwind adventure already. Although still very early in our development we bo...Read more about AA and J'S Unique (all-inclusive services)
    Hi, my name is John Wingeter, co-owner of AA and J'S UNIQUE, proclaimed jack of all trades, and self admitted workaholic. Starting this company with my cousin, partner, and life long friend , Mr. Will Donahoo, has been a whirlwind adventure already. Although still very early in our development we bo...Read more about AA and J'S Unique (all-inclusive services)
    Porch Pro Headshot JT Construction
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    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
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    Porch Pro Headshot All Around Pro's LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
    We specialize in all your electrical needs as well as your everyday handyman projects around the home..Your satisfaction is our #1 goal
    We specialize in all your electrical needs as well as your everyday handyman projects around the home..Your satisfaction is our #1 goal
    Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Crawlspace Restoration LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
    Our goal is to provide exceptional service to each customer.
    Our goal is to provide exceptional service to each customer.
    Porch Pro Headshot March solutions
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    Serves Greenwood, South Carolina
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    Latest projects near Greenwood

    Recent projects booked on Porch
    Greenwood 29646
    Residential Building
    Modular home
    Not sure
    Number of bedrooms
    2
    Number of bathrooms
    1
    Land status for the home
    I already own the land
    Interested home styles
    Ranch
    Approximate budget for the custom home
    Under $100,000
    Time expected for the home to be completed
    6 - 9 months
    Greenwood 29649
    Pergola Construction
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Pergola area size
    Over 500 sq ft
    Pergola construction material
    Redwood
    Prefab or custom-built pergola
    Custom-built
    Any design work completed
    Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea
    Pergola to be installed on
    Lawn or ground
    Greenwood 29646
    Skylight Installation
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    New installation or repair
    Install a skylight
    How many skylights to install
    1
    Replace existing or install new
    Install a new skylight
    Kind of roof
    Asphalt or composite shingle
    Number of stories tall
    One floor
    Greenwood 29649
    Demolition
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Fencing project type
    Remove an existing fence
    Length of fence to remove
    50-100 feet
    Fencing material
    Iron