Top 10 General Contractors in Hopatcong, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot The Better Basement Company
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(163)
With the price of homes and real-estate these days, finishing your basement can give you the most inexpensive way to add additional living space to your home. This living space increases the current value of your home making it a sound investment. As the price of your home goes up the investment in ...Read more about The Better Basement Company
With the price of homes and real-estate these days, finishing your basement can give you the most inexpensive way to add additional living space to your home. This living space increases the current value of your home making it a sound investment. As the price of your home goes up the investment in ...Read more about The Better Basement Company
Porch Pro Headshot SNJ Home Improvement, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(98)
"Jose and his crew are Very pleased. They're friendly, inexpensive and able to accommodate my needs. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, quick and friendly. The place is clean, wet lit, and offer a variety of glass size, type, color and availability instead of having to wait weeks like most plac...Read more about SNJ Home Improvement, LLC
"Jose and his crew are Very pleased. They're friendly, inexpensive and able to accommodate my needs. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, quick and friendly. The place is clean, wet lit, and offer a variety of glass size, type, color and availability instead of having to wait weeks like most plac...Read more about SNJ Home Improvement, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Home Restorations, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(25)
"Atlas exceeded my expectations. They were professional and updated me every step of the way. I change my mind a lot and the project manager was always accommodating with a lot of attention to detail. My newly remodeled bathroom looks great! It's a welcome change to my home. I would recommend thi...Read more about Atlas Home Restorations, LLC
"Atlas exceeded my expectations. They were professional and updated me every step of the way. I change my mind a lot and the project manager was always accommodating with a lot of attention to detail. My newly remodeled bathroom looks great! It's a welcome change to my home. I would recommend thi...Read more about Atlas Home Restorations, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot R & S One Call Home Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(11)
"We're very happy with the repair work that Ray has done for us! I received a call back immediately and we had a quote by the next night. This job was done within a few days. Ray was very proffesional, prompt & job was done quickly!"
"We're very happy with the repair work that Ray has done for us! I received a call back immediately and we had a quote by the next night. This job was done within a few days. Ray was very proffesional, prompt & job was done quickly!"
Porch Pro Headshot MP Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(16)
"This outfit did an outstanding job on a side entry door that I purchased from Lowes - Lowes arranged the install. MP Construction was very professional, courteous, on time and did an excellent job. I will use them again and would recommend them highly. "
"This outfit did an outstanding job on a side entry door that I purchased from Lowes - Lowes arranged the install. MP Construction was very professional, courteous, on time and did an excellent job. I will use them again and would recommend them highly. "
Porch Pro Headshot Alex Contractors LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(14)
Alex Contractors – A home remodeling company dedicated to customer service and top quality in all aspects of the home renovation process. We have a team of experts providing kitchen transformations, bathroom remodels & home remodeling services to the entire North New Jersey area. We have already ma...Read more about Alex Contractors LLC
Alex Contractors – A home remodeling company dedicated to customer service and top quality in all aspects of the home renovation process. We have a team of experts providing kitchen transformations, bathroom remodels & home remodeling services to the entire North New Jersey area. We have already ma...Read more about Alex Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot BLACKBIRDZ llc
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(30)
"Blackbirdz did an outstanding job remodeling my home. Not only is their work exceptional but you can tell the really care about their customers. I selected Blackbirdz because they had great ideas and we're friendly and professional during the estimate/planning process. The project lasted about 8 da...Read more about BLACKBIRDZ llc
"Blackbirdz did an outstanding job remodeling my home. Not only is their work exceptional but you can tell the really care about their customers. I selected Blackbirdz because they had great ideas and we're friendly and professional during the estimate/planning process. The project lasted about 8 da...Read more about BLACKBIRDZ llc
Porch Pro Headshot GFC Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(15)
At GFC Contracting, we are focused on providing residential, commercial, and property services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and beat your expectations. With a variety of services to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Lo...Read more about GFC Contracting
At GFC Contracting, we are focused on providing residential, commercial, and property services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and beat your expectations. With a variety of services to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Lo...Read more about GFC Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Steel Penn Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
To provide safe and legal commercial and residential contracting to complete any of your remodeling or new construction needs. Please contact us for your free estimates anytime. 973-459-1357 Or Info@SteelPenn.com
To provide safe and legal commercial and residential contracting to complete any of your remodeling or new construction needs. Please contact us for your free estimates anytime. 973-459-1357 Or Info@SteelPenn.com
Porch Pro Headshot Schwabe Contracting Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
(4)
Have you called multiple contractors, left messages and still not heard back? How about set up an appointment or estimate to review your project and no one shows up? Unfortunately, so many contractors fit this unprofessional stereo-type. We at Schwabe Contracting Inc. (SCI) strive to shatter all ...Read more about Schwabe Contracting Inc.
Have you called multiple contractors, left messages and still not heard back? How about set up an appointment or estimate to review your project and no one shows up? Unfortunately, so many contractors fit this unprofessional stereo-type. We at Schwabe Contracting Inc. (SCI) strive to shatter all ...Read more about Schwabe Contracting Inc.

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 Hopatcong General Contractors

6453

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

3385

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

98508

Very reliable and knowledgeable I highly recommend they do awesome work!

- Alex Palma
98504

Alex Contractors was very professional, curteous and dod the work on our timeline, I was very happy with the finished product I highly Recommend!

- Michelina Kuhrt
98511

I was very happy with the process and the work extremely knowledgable friendly and fair I would recommend to friends and family

- John Kuhrt Jr
180950

We hired Jose to do a our shower enclosure in January. He comes off to be a friendly and accommodating guy. He asks for a deposit up front. Which we gave. He started 2 weeks later as he was busy with another job. Two weeks later he starts the job by prepp...

- Orlando Sanchez
181770

We hired this clown and it was the worst decision we made. Most unprofessional and has no manners. Owes me money and still has materials. Real bad workmanship. Just to be clear, this guy's name is Jose and the name of his company is SNJ Home Improvement.

- Archer J
223413

We used Jose and team for a very simple shower door install in a flip house. The shower doors were 76H x 42W. The team showed up late the first day with no tools and from that point I should have realized this was going to go poorly. I spent some time...

- Anthony Caiafa
64694

Kris has done quite a bit of work for us in the past seven years. The quality of his work is excellent , and completed in a timely manner. He is always helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to design and helping you pick materials. He works with the ...

- Amy Powl
92430

Kris is reliable, reasonable, courteous, and above all takes pride in his work. My deck is the best ever, Would not hesitate to recommend OMEGA for any job. THE BEST!!!

- Maureen Franco
17006

Chris the owner along with any of his staff delivers projects to completion in the time advertised, within budget and of high quality. Always shows up on time, does not waste time and leaves job site spotless when done for the day or at the end of the p...

- Peter Krawczak
100275

Kris did a great job on my projects. He was flexible in working with me and did quality work!

- Tania Patch

Everything You Need to Know About Hopatcong General Contractors

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Hopatcong?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Hopatcong work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Hopatcong for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

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

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

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

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

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

    • New America Construction Co
      • Stonetown Construction
        • BMC Construction LLC

          All General Contractors in Hopatcong, NJ

          Porch Pro Headshot Maurer Construction, LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          Maurer Construction LLC is a fully licensed and insured construction company focusing on home improvement since 1989. For more than 25 years our company has thrived off of repeat business and word of mouth referrals. Our company is dedicated to doing the project right the first time and we live by t...Read more about Maurer Construction, LLC
          Maurer Construction LLC is a fully licensed and insured construction company focusing on home improvement since 1989. For more than 25 years our company has thrived off of repeat business and word of mouth referrals. Our company is dedicated to doing the project right the first time and we live by t...Read more about Maurer Construction, LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Remodeling
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          My name is Fredrick Mesmer; owner of Innovative Remodeling LLC. I've been working in the field of building trades; construction and carpentry, for eleven years. I have a large variety of knowledge and experience, with work on all different forms of projects. I'm willing to work on any kind of job to...Read more about Innovative Remodeling
          My name is Fredrick Mesmer; owner of Innovative Remodeling LLC. I've been working in the field of building trades; construction and carpentry, for eleven years. I have a large variety of knowledge and experience, with work on all different forms of projects. I'm willing to work on any kind of job to...Read more about Innovative Remodeling
          Porch Pro Headshot Sell Construction Group, LLC.
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          We are a small but solid General Contracting company based in Walnutport, PA 18088. We handle every aspect of your project so no need to have multiple contractors to keep up with.
          We are a small but solid General Contracting company based in Walnutport, PA 18088. We handle every aspect of your project so no need to have multiple contractors to keep up with.
          Porch Pro Headshot Omega Construction Services, LLC  862-221-2696
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          (5)
          "Kris installed crown and base moldings throughout our entire house. He completely transformed our foyer with wainscoting which he continued up the stairs and door moldings around the entrances to living room and dining room. He also installed a new banister. He is an incredible craftsman and a t...Read more about Omega Construction Services, LLC 862-221-2696
          "Kris installed crown and base moldings throughout our entire house. He completely transformed our foyer with wainscoting which he continued up the stairs and door moldings around the entrances to living room and dining room. He also installed a new banister. He is an incredible craftsman and a t...Read more about Omega Construction Services, LLC 862-221-2696
          Porch Pro Headshot MyRiver Property Solutions
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          (2)
          With a wide range of services that suit your every need and requirement, our team at MyRiver Property Solutions has the know-how and expertise to get done what you need done. But what really sets our services apart from the rest of the industry is our attention to detail and receptiveness to the uni...Read more about MyRiver Property Solutions
          With a wide range of services that suit your every need and requirement, our team at MyRiver Property Solutions has the know-how and expertise to get done what you need done. But what really sets our services apart from the rest of the industry is our attention to detail and receptiveness to the uni...Read more about MyRiver Property Solutions
          Porch Pro Headshot J K Barlow Construction L
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          (9)
          "Barlow Construction has been our go-to firm for all repair and home remodeling for over 10 years. The workmanship is outstanding and pricing is more than fair. He remodeled our kitchen, replaced a roof, restructured the garage floor from a design flaw, added a beautiful from porch, laundry room, ...Read more about J K Barlow Construction L
          "Barlow Construction has been our go-to firm for all repair and home remodeling for over 10 years. The workmanship is outstanding and pricing is more than fair. He remodeled our kitchen, replaced a roof, restructured the garage floor from a design flaw, added a beautiful from porch, laundry room, ...Read more about J K Barlow Construction L
          Porch Pro Headshot all city construction and consulting group
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
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          "My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
          "My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
          Porch Pro Headshot Dougherty Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          (33)
          Dougherty Construction will provide you with options for what you need, along with amazing workmanship you deserve. If you're looking for reliable, efficient and cost effective roofing, new construction or exterior repair needs for your residential/commercial property than Dougherty Construction is ...Read more about Dougherty Construction
          Dougherty Construction will provide you with options for what you need, along with amazing workmanship you deserve. If you're looking for reliable, efficient and cost effective roofing, new construction or exterior repair needs for your residential/commercial property than Dougherty Construction is ...Read more about Dougherty Construction
          Porch Pro Headshot Creative Designs & Renovations Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          Joe Giannotti entered the carpentry and renovation business with his father in 1977. The father and son team worked primarily on the redesign and construction of area restaurants. Although they excelled at their craft, Joe was not entirely happy because he missed the human interaction that was invol...Read more about Creative Designs & Renovations Inc.
          Joe Giannotti entered the carpentry and renovation business with his father in 1977. The father and son team worked primarily on the redesign and construction of area restaurants. Although they excelled at their craft, Joe was not entirely happy because he missed the human interaction that was invol...Read more about Creative Designs & Renovations Inc.
          Porch Pro Headshot Toria Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          Porch Pro Headshot Griffin Home Improvements
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          Our small family business has been servicing Sussex and Morris County for 25 years. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the most importance. We are committed to meeting those needs and as a result a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referral...Read more about Griffin Home Improvements
          Our small family business has been servicing Sussex and Morris County for 25 years. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the most importance. We are committed to meeting those needs and as a result a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referral...Read more about Griffin Home Improvements
          Porch Pro Headshot All Pro Carpentry
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey
          All Pro Carpentry, located in Sparta, is a carpentry specialist. Offering rot removal, railing design, carport installation, and fence construction, they have 35 years of experience. All Pro Carpentry provides emergency services.
          All Pro Carpentry, located in Sparta, is a carpentry specialist. Offering rot removal, railing design, carport installation, and fence construction, they have 35 years of experience. All Pro Carpentry provides emergency services.
          Porch Pro Headshot Referred by you Painting & Remodeling
          General Contractors
          Serves Hopatcong, New Jersey

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