Top 10 General Contractors in Hartford, WI

Porch Pro Headshot Tightseal Exteriors & Baths
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(880)
Porch Pro Headshot Ironwood Builders
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(22)
"We met Andy Pouchnik/Ironwood Builders at the Milwaukee NARI show in early 2014 and asked for a consultation on converting our unfinished basement into finished living space. The space is not an extremely large area, and a high priority was placed on maximizing the functionality and design feature...Read more about Ironwood Builders
"We met Andy Pouchnik/Ironwood Builders at the Milwaukee NARI show in early 2014 and asked for a consultation on converting our unfinished basement into finished living space. The space is not an extremely large area, and a high priority was placed on maximizing the functionality and design feature...Read more about Ironwood Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Abrahamson Services
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Abrahamson Services is your HOME THERAPIST for repair/replacement and renovation in Southeast Wisconsin We are a small business with doesn't base their success on volume, but rather quality and trust with our homeowners Because of this the traits of trust and honesty and dependability are at the for...Read more about Abrahamson Services
Abrahamson Services is your HOME THERAPIST for repair/replacement and renovation in Southeast Wisconsin We are a small business with doesn't base their success on volume, but rather quality and trust with our homeowners Because of this the traits of trust and honesty and dependability are at the for...Read more about Abrahamson Services
Porch Pro Headshot Brad's Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(69)
Brad’s Construction is a licensed and insured general contractor based out of Mayville, WI and serving the surrounding areas in Dodge County including Beaver Dam, Fond Du Lac, Germantown, and Hartford. Brad’s team specializes in both interior and exterior home remodeling and home improvement projec...Read more about Brad's Construction
Brad’s Construction is a licensed and insured general contractor based out of Mayville, WI and serving the surrounding areas in Dodge County including Beaver Dam, Fond Du Lac, Germantown, and Hartford. Brad’s team specializes in both interior and exterior home remodeling and home improvement projec...Read more about Brad's Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Koeper Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
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From design to completion, Koeper Construction & Remodeling, Inc. is known for creating the space you want to live in. We are a licensed and fully insured General Contracting Company focused on making your house safe, secure, and enjoyable. With our full time staff of 7 construction professionals,...Read more about Koeper Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
From design to completion, Koeper Construction & Remodeling, Inc. is known for creating the space you want to live in. We are a licensed and fully insured General Contracting Company focused on making your house safe, secure, and enjoyable. With our full time staff of 7 construction professionals,...Read more about Koeper Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Paul Davis Restoration of South Central Wisconsin
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
For 19 years, Paul Davis Restoration of South Central Wisconsin has solved Cottage Grove‘s disaster restoration and remodeling needs. From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis has responded with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve y...Read more about Paul Davis Restoration of South Central Wisconsin
For 19 years, Paul Davis Restoration of South Central Wisconsin has solved Cottage Grove‘s disaster restoration and remodeling needs. From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis has responded with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve y...Read more about Paul Davis Restoration of South Central Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot MMP Remodeling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Metropolitan Remodeling and Restoration is a local contracting company providing home improvement services to clients in Greater Milwaukee and the nearby areas. Since 2006, we have become the trusted choice when it comes to home additions, home extensions, remodeling and restoration...Read more about MMP Remodeling, LLC
Milwaukee Metropolitan Remodeling and Restoration is a local contracting company providing home improvement services to clients in Greater Milwaukee and the nearby areas. Since 2006, we have become the trusted choice when it comes to home additions, home extensions, remodeling and restoration...Read more about MMP Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Reflective Contracting Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
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We will maintain a high level of ethics, teamwork and professionalism while demonstrating an attitude that reflects the importance of each client. Values: Integrity. Maintaining the highest standards in behavior. Encompasses honesty, ethics, and doing the right things for the right reasons. Service...Read more about Reflective Contracting Services LLC
We will maintain a high level of ethics, teamwork and professionalism while demonstrating an attitude that reflects the importance of each client. Values: Integrity. Maintaining the highest standards in behavior. Encompasses honesty, ethics, and doing the right things for the right reasons. Service...Read more about Reflective Contracting Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sage Home Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(11)
We specialize in Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling and Basement Finishing. We also have a Handyman division that will complete any size project large or small.
We specialize in Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling and Basement Finishing. We also have a Handyman division that will complete any size project large or small.
Porch Pro Headshot Signature Spaces
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Signature Spaces is an award-winning custom design/build residential remodeling studio providing turn-key services to homeowners seeking creatively functional home upgrade solutions which reflect their aesthetic tastes. Our design process starts with a number of discovery sessions with the homeowner...Read more about Signature Spaces
Signature Spaces is an award-winning custom design/build residential remodeling studio providing turn-key services to homeowners seeking creatively functional home upgrade solutions which reflect their aesthetic tastes. Our design process starts with a number of discovery sessions with the homeowner...Read more about Signature Spaces

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 Hartford General Contractors

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Terrible job. We spent over $15,000 on a job that needed new siding, new windows and a sliding door. They put the sliding door on wrong, put the screen door upside down and drilled new holes in the door, even tho their were different ones already predrill...

- Amanda T
10735

Koeper Construction built a large attached garage for us. They satisfactorily handled all phases of construction including arranging sub-contractors for concrete work. They have also done interior and exterior painting, installed exterior siding on hous...

- S. Otto
10287

John is great to work with. He and his team delivered perfectly on our project. One thing that I really like about working with John, he sees the big picture. If he sees something that needs to be addressed, he gives a full reasoning of why and how it ...

- Dan Bowers
110662

I've had the pleasure of working with James and Sage Home Services on more than one occasion. I am a property investor and when a property needs to be remodeled they are the ones I call. They have done a basement finish and three different bathroom remode...

- Brittany Anderson
205378

The first time I tried to schedule Shannon to come out to look at a yard project, he had a different date down than I did so we had to reschedule. That day came and he didn't show so I called to ask if he was on his way and he replied he was at another jo...

- Julie Slatinshek
165267

We needed about 1200 square feet of flooring installed and worked with Van Beek. They came to properly measure the area needed, finished the job in 2 days, cleaned everything up nicely and made sure we we're happy with their work. Very personable and ea...

- Jennifer Endries
165698

We rate Van Beek Construction 5 stars because they completed the work on time and on budget. Also they kept us informed of the progress of the work. Workers showed up when they said they would. We will hire them for our next project. Steve and Sara.

- Steve Smith

Everything You Need to Know About Hartford General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Hartford. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Hartford 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:

  • AJ Development Group, LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 53268 and 53259
  • Miracle Construction LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 53211 and 53126
  • Bluemound Express Company, Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 53147

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

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

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

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

Who are the best General Contractors in Hartford?

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

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 Hartford, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Feldt Construction Co Inc
    • Location: Hartford
  • Buck General Construction LLC
    • Location: Hartford
  • Robidoux Brothers LLC
    • Location: Hartford

All General Contractors in Hartford, WI

Porch Pro Headshot Cor Renovations, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
CorRenovations offers the highest quality service in the market today. From the very beginning, we have provided superior service to our customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. Our Values Leadership: At CorRenovations you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from ...Read more about Cor Renovations, LLC
CorRenovations offers the highest quality service in the market today. From the very beginning, we have provided superior service to our customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. Our Values Leadership: At CorRenovations you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from ...Read more about Cor Renovations, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Markkola's Gutters
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(62)
If you are looking for a professional gutter cleaning service in Hartford, WI area you can contact Markkola's Gutters. Call us now for free estimates. Aluminum Gutters Hartland, WI; Germantown, WI; Sussex, WI; Oconomowoc, WI; Pewaukee, WI Gutter Cleaning Service, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Installation...Read more about Markkola's Gutters
If you are looking for a professional gutter cleaning service in Hartford, WI area you can contact Markkola's Gutters. Call us now for free estimates. Aluminum Gutters Hartland, WI; Germantown, WI; Sussex, WI; Oconomowoc, WI; Pewaukee, WI Gutter Cleaning Service, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Installation...Read more about Markkola's Gutters
Porch Pro Headshot Van Beek Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
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We are a General Construction company that will take care of any projects around your home or business. We prefer to do painting and/or flooring but will tackle anything you need accomplished.
We are a General Construction company that will take care of any projects around your home or business. We prefer to do painting and/or flooring but will tackle anything you need accomplished.
Porch Pro Headshot Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services. The philosophy of Brothers Royal Cleaning is to deliver environmentally conscious services at a competitive rate. We specialize in: -Asbestos abatament -Asbestos removal -Interior Demolition -Sand...Read more about Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services. The philosophy of Brothers Royal Cleaning is to deliver environmentally conscious services at a competitive rate. We specialize in: -Asbestos abatament -Asbestos removal -Interior Demolition -Sand...Read more about Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
Porch Pro Headshot FSBO Marketing Experts
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
FSBO Marketing Experts was created in April 2001. It was founded by Kathy Goldman, Real Estate Marketing Expert. Kathy Goldman has been "virtually" marketing since 1996. In 2000, she began providing services in just real estate marketing so she has a great deal of knowledge in marketing for real est...Read more about FSBO Marketing Experts
FSBO Marketing Experts was created in April 2001. It was founded by Kathy Goldman, Real Estate Marketing Expert. Kathy Goldman has been "virtually" marketing since 1996. In 2000, she began providing services in just real estate marketing so she has a great deal of knowledge in marketing for real est...Read more about FSBO Marketing Experts
Porch Pro Headshot HIGHTECH ROOFING
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
My goal is to meet my customers standards in everyway to stop any leaks coming from there roof and I guarantee 100% satisfaction and stopping every leak!
My goal is to meet my customers standards in everyway to stop any leaks coming from there roof and I guarantee 100% satisfaction and stopping every leak!
Porch Pro Headshot Stonewood Companies Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
(4)
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Porch Pro Headshot Redemption Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Can take care of any of your needs with the care and professionalism you deserve.
Can take care of any of your needs with the care and professionalism you deserve.
Porch Pro Headshot Nicks General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
I guarantee 100% Satisfaction!
I guarantee 100% Satisfaction!
Porch Pro Headshot Van Buren Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot Brew City Towing LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Brew City Towing LLC Milwaukee, WI, 53212 (414) 841-8857 At Brew City Towing LLC your satisfaction is our goal, we provide quality towing service, serving people in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding cities. Please call us today! Car Removal, Affordable Towing, Jump-Start, Tire Change, Roadside Assistan...Read more about Brew City Towing LLC
Brew City Towing LLC Milwaukee, WI, 53212 (414) 841-8857 At Brew City Towing LLC your satisfaction is our goal, we provide quality towing service, serving people in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding cities. Please call us today! Car Removal, Affordable Towing, Jump-Start, Tire Change, Roadside Assistan...Read more about Brew City Towing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DG Remodeling, Div. of David & Goliath Builders
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot Ken's Custom Carpentry llc
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Wisconsin
We specialize in finish carpentry, decks, and general contracting since 1997
We specialize in finish carpentry, decks, and general contracting since 1997

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