Top 10 General Contractors in Hopewell, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Quality Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
"We met with several contractors for our bathroom remodel, and based on the reviews and recommendations, selected Quality Remodeling. After having bad experiences with contractors in the past, I must say this was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The workers are neat and polite. Matt was ...Read more about Quality Remodeling
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"We met with several contractors for our bathroom remodel, and based on the reviews and recommendations, selected Quality Remodeling. After having bad experiences with contractors in the past, I must say this was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The workers are neat and polite. Matt was ...Read more about Quality Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot FARRAR CONSTRUCTION, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(44)
"Jeff and his team did a great job on our basement project...we made 2 bedrooms out of an in-law suite ...he was punctual...answered all my questions...made progress in a timely manner with quality work...worked within budget...weather was the only reason the project took longer than planned which w...Read more about FARRAR CONSTRUCTION, LLC
"Jeff and his team did a great job on our basement project...we made 2 bedrooms out of an in-law suite ...he was punctual...answered all my questions...made progress in a timely manner with quality work...worked within budget...weather was the only reason the project took longer than planned which w...Read more about FARRAR CONSTRUCTION, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Wiley & Son Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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Wiley & Son Contracting is a locally owned and operated business that has been serving the tri-city area for more than 40 years providing excellent service, expert installations and repairs. As a family owned and operated business with over 60 combined years experience, Wiley & Son's master carpente...Read more about Wiley & Son Contracting
Wiley & Son Contracting is a locally owned and operated business that has been serving the tri-city area for more than 40 years providing excellent service, expert installations and repairs. As a family owned and operated business with over 60 combined years experience, Wiley & Son's master carpente...Read more about Wiley & Son Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Windle Company Inc
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(7)
Windle Company Inc has been serving the greater Richmond area since 2009. With 25+ years experience in New home construction, Remodeling, Commercial construction, HVAC, Exterior improvements such as decks and siding. Please give us a call for a free estimate on you next home or business improvement....Read more about Windle Company Inc
Windle Company Inc has been serving the greater Richmond area since 2009. With 25+ years experience in New home construction, Remodeling, Commercial construction, HVAC, Exterior improvements such as decks and siding. Please give us a call for a free estimate on you next home or business improvement....Read more about Windle Company Inc
Porch Pro Headshot CABINETRY & CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(57)
Cabinetry & Construction, under the leadership of Rob Wright, provides full service design/build remodeling to homes in Richmond, VA. Renovations on older homes are our area of expertise. As a Class A licensed contractor, we offer: - A thorough understanding of older home structures and special r...Read more about CABINETRY & CONSTRUCTION
Cabinetry & Construction, under the leadership of Rob Wright, provides full service design/build remodeling to homes in Richmond, VA. Renovations on older homes are our area of expertise. As a Class A licensed contractor, we offer: - A thorough understanding of older home structures and special r...Read more about CABINETRY & CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot A Better Look Home Improvement & Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(45)
At ABL Home Improvement and Construction Services, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes. From the simple to the lavish, we've experienced it all and we can help you every step of the way. No job is too small or too big for our knowledgeable crew.
At ABL Home Improvement and Construction Services, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes. From the simple to the lavish, we've experienced it all and we can help you every step of the way. No job is too small or too big for our knowledgeable crew.
Porch Pro Headshot Upgrade Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Upgrade Construction, LLC specializes in Electrical projects and General Construction projects, consisting of renovations, repairs and remodels. We perform work in the residential field as well as commercial. We are consistently successful at meeting the needs of our customers, from simple tasks to ...Read more about Upgrade Construction, LLC
Upgrade Construction, LLC specializes in Electrical projects and General Construction projects, consisting of renovations, repairs and remodels. We perform work in the residential field as well as commercial. We are consistently successful at meeting the needs of our customers, from simple tasks to ...Read more about Upgrade Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Creative Design Homes LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Creative Design Homes is a quality-driven, custom home builder and home remodeling contractor. We design and build Custom Homes, Additions, complete-home renovations and individually remodeled rooms. Each project is customized to reflect the inspirations and needs of the client. From Kitchen Remodel...Read more about Creative Design Homes LLC
Creative Design Homes is a quality-driven, custom home builder and home remodeling contractor. We design and build Custom Homes, Additions, complete-home renovations and individually remodeled rooms. Each project is customized to reflect the inspirations and needs of the client. From Kitchen Remodel...Read more about Creative Design Homes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Brown Brothers Roofing
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
If your roof is constantly needing repairs, trust in Brown Brothers Roofing for the best roofing repairs in the area. Don't patch them up here or there, let our licensed and insured team perform the maintenance to make them last! With over 40 years of experience, trust us to have the warranties yo...Read more about Brown Brothers Roofing
If your roof is constantly needing repairs, trust in Brown Brothers Roofing for the best roofing repairs in the area. Don't patch them up here or there, let our licensed and insured team perform the maintenance to make them last! With over 40 years of experience, trust us to have the warranties yo...Read more about Brown Brothers Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Serene Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Serene Construction, LLC is a family owned remodeling company. We pride ourself on high quality work, customer satisfaction, and competitive pricing.
Serene Construction, LLC is a family owned remodeling company. We pride ourself on high quality work, customer satisfaction, and competitive pricing.

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 Hopewell General Contractors

28015

This kid is fucking trash and is to incompetent to handle your problems, i would never call this lousy excuse of a person to do any type of work for me, if your smart youll find another person to do your work other than this piece of trash

367821

This company is spot on when it comes to communication and being on time. This is hard to find nowadays with contractors. Matt and Malik are great to deal with. If you need a bathroom remodel, these are your guys!

- Elmo Ibbotson
370968

Our bathroom is our favorite room in our house. Matt gave us some tips when we got the estimate to give the bathroom a more upscale look without increasing the price. They knowledge and expertise when is comes to remodeling is hard to find!

- Arlen Hyslop
372833

We are more than pleased with the results! Great contractors are hard to find but this is a needle in a haystack. Our kitchen is amazing and they are great in all areas, Price, Quality, Communication, and more!

- Burton Annison
372800

Great prices! They really are the best price in town for quality work. Our bathroom turned out great. The installers really took their time in setting the tile level and straight. Will use again and again!

- Hermon Guest
371450

I recommend to anyone looking to have work done these guys are excellent! Matt and Malik are great to work with and I will use again!

- Jerrie Wilton
371890

I highly recommend Quality Remodeling to everyone! Their attention to detail really sets them apart. Ask for Matt or Malik they will treat you right.

- Rick Shull
368764

If you are looking to remodel a Kitchen or Bathroom, look no further! This is the only company you need if you want the work done right, and at a good price. There is no need for "3" estimates when it comes to this company. They will treat you right from ...

- Patricio Thwaite
370617

Great service! They really keep you in the loop during the entire process. One of the best contractors in Richmond! I highly recommend for their quality work and craftmanship!

- Mitchell Babbitt
366807

Quality Remodeling is hands down the best company in the area. They really strive to ensure that you are 100% happy. We had our small bathroom renovated and they helped us create better use of the space. It feels so much bigger and the room is the same si...

- Cordie Maile
369214

Quality Remodeling did it again! I chose this company because of the stellar reviews. Glad I did! They are so easy to work with and allowed me to make changes as I needed. It was refreshing to finally find a great contractor after dealing with some not so...

- Baxie Courtice
368317

Finding a contractor in today's world is difficulty, but Quality Remodeling is easy to deal with! Matt and Malik made remodeling our bathroom easy and stress free!

- Harcourt Hanmer

All General Contractors in Hopewell, VA

Porch Pro Headshot RVA Building Pros
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot LDM Associates LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
We are a class A general contracting company with a proven record for excellence and customer service.
We are a class A general contracting company with a proven record for excellence and customer service.
Porch Pro Headshot Constructive Innovations RVA
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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Handyman professionals with 30+ years combined service. We do fences, porches, decks, landscaping, debris removal, bathroom remodels, painting, flooring, hvac, and electrical.
Handyman professionals with 30+ years combined service. We do fences, porches, decks, landscaping, debris removal, bathroom remodels, painting, flooring, hvac, and electrical.
Porch Pro Headshot Va Premier Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
We are a company that has over 18 years experience in the construction industry. Va Premier prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. We realize there is no business without you "the customer". Available 7 days a week for a free consulatation.
We are a company that has over 18 years experience in the construction industry. Va Premier prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. We realize there is no business without you "the customer". Available 7 days a week for a free consulatation.
Porch Pro Headshot Alternative Energy Solutions Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
AES was formed to bring a wealth of knowledge from the construction and electrical industries into an Energy Conservation minded organization specializing in Green energy practices. From General construction, New homes, Solar PV, Thermal Solar to energy saving upgrades and practices for the resident...Read more about Alternative Energy Solutions Inc.
AES was formed to bring a wealth of knowledge from the construction and electrical industries into an Energy Conservation minded organization specializing in Green energy practices. From General construction, New homes, Solar PV, Thermal Solar to energy saving upgrades and practices for the resident...Read more about Alternative Energy Solutions Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot All-Phase Renovators & Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
We have been serving the tri-city area with top quality work for more than 25 years. Our motto is ( Like It's For Me) !!! We do anything from door and window installation to Custom built Homes. We specialize in renovation and remodeling as well. Your one stop construction shop. No job too small, No ...Read more about All-Phase Renovators & Construction
We have been serving the tri-city area with top quality work for more than 25 years. Our motto is ( Like It's For Me) !!! We do anything from door and window installation to Custom built Homes. We specialize in renovation and remodeling as well. Your one stop construction shop. No job too small, No ...Read more about All-Phase Renovators & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Jag Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Jag Construction, founded in 1994, is a general contractor from North Chesterfield. They offer home addition, kitchen and bath remodeling, sunroom construction and other services. Jag Construction is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
Jag Construction, founded in 1994, is a general contractor from North Chesterfield. They offer home addition, kitchen and bath remodeling, sunroom construction and other services. Jag Construction is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
Porch Pro Headshot Countryside Residential Repair Service
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
With over 20 years of experience in residential repair and proven track record in servicing electrical,plumbing,preventative maintenance and many other needs. My goal is to build relationships not a bank account. Fair prices and no hassle.
With over 20 years of experience in residential repair and proven track record in servicing electrical,plumbing,preventative maintenance and many other needs. My goal is to build relationships not a bank account. Fair prices and no hassle.
Porch Pro Headshot Addition Magician  / George Eidson Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
(1)
HELLO & THANKS FOR YOUR TIME & INTEREST IN CONTACTING ME . I'M GEORGE EIDSON 'THE ADDITION MAGICIAN'. BUILDER, DESIGNER, GENERAL CONTRACTOR IN THE CHESTERFIELD VA. AREA. WE DESIGN & BUILD ROOM ADDITIONS , GARAGES, DECKS & PORCHES. I HAVE OVER THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION & ...Read more about Addition Magician / George Eidson Construction
HELLO & THANKS FOR YOUR TIME & INTEREST IN CONTACTING ME . I'M GEORGE EIDSON 'THE ADDITION MAGICIAN'. BUILDER, DESIGNER, GENERAL CONTRACTOR IN THE CHESTERFIELD VA. AREA. WE DESIGN & BUILD ROOM ADDITIONS , GARAGES, DECKS & PORCHES. I HAVE OVER THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION & ...Read more about Addition Magician / George Eidson Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Gary Arrington Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
The vinyl siding professionals at Gary Arrington Construction in the Crisfield, MD area can help you complete any task at hand.
The vinyl siding professionals at Gary Arrington Construction in the Crisfield, MD area can help you complete any task at hand.
Porch Pro Headshot Woodworks by Wetzel
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
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"I used Woodworks by Wetzel for a variety of projects related to an older property that required a lot of renovation. The projects ranged from custom shelving to extending the living space by building a large deck. The owner of Woodworks by Wetzel always listened carefully to what I wanted and deliv...Read more about Woodworks by Wetzel
"I used Woodworks by Wetzel for a variety of projects related to an older property that required a lot of renovation. The projects ranged from custom shelving to extending the living space by building a large deck. The owner of Woodworks by Wetzel always listened carefully to what I wanted and deliv...Read more about Woodworks by Wetzel
Porch Pro Headshot ELS Construction VA LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
Founded in 1998, ELS Construction VA is a general contractor that offers Richmond garage construction, framing, kitchen remodeling and other services.
Founded in 1998, ELS Construction VA is a general contractor that offers Richmond garage construction, framing, kitchen remodeling and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Topline Construction Services Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Hopewell, Virginia
General Contractor- New Construction, remodeling, framing, decks, and much more
General Contractor- New Construction, remodeling, framing, decks, and much more

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