Top 10 General Contractors in Hyattsville, MD

Porch Pro Headshot American Kitchen Concepts
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(253)
"Terrific experience remodeling my Kitchen with this company. From the front end assistance with design and products to accurately estimating how long the process would take and continually updating us if ANYTHING at all changed it was positive and professional. Employees are professional and very...Read more about American Kitchen Concepts
"Terrific experience remodeling my Kitchen with this company. From the front end assistance with design and products to accurately estimating how long the process would take and continually updating us if ANYTHING at all changed it was positive and professional. Employees are professional and very...Read more about American Kitchen Concepts
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Energy Homes
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(238)
"I hired Chesapeake Energy Homes to create an open concept in our existing kitchen/formal dining room. They handled the design and installation of our new kitchen and it coordinated perfectly. The new layout and cabinets work so well with the existing interior and we are very happy with the results....Read more about Chesapeake Energy Homes
"I hired Chesapeake Energy Homes to create an open concept in our existing kitchen/formal dining room. They handled the design and installation of our new kitchen and it coordinated perfectly. The new layout and cabinets work so well with the existing interior and we are very happy with the results....Read more about Chesapeake Energy Homes
Porch Pro Headshot Home Professionals Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(20)
For accessible outdoor enjoyment at night, work with Home Professionals Inc. to add lighting to your patio or garden. Located in Queenland, MD, they have received a 5-star rating from nearby homeowners.
For accessible outdoor enjoyment at night, work with Home Professionals Inc. to add lighting to your patio or garden. Located in Queenland, MD, they have received a 5-star rating from nearby homeowners.
Porch Pro Headshot JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(24)
The 4-star-rated JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC in Brookview can transform your home by installing new carpet in each and every room.
The 4-star-rated JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC in Brookview can transform your home by installing new carpet in each and every room.
Porch Pro Headshot Kensington Office Machines
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
"Kensington Office Machines is an Online and in-shop office solution company. We specializes in Copier,Printer, Date Stamp, Projectors, Time Recorders, Typewriters, Electronics, Ribbons, Toners sales andRepair Services. at the adress below: 10230 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 300,Silver Spring, MD 2...Read more about Kensington Office Machines
"Kensington Office Machines is an Online and in-shop office solution company. We specializes in Copier,Printer, Date Stamp, Projectors, Time Recorders, Typewriters, Electronics, Ribbons, Toners sales andRepair Services. at the adress below: 10230 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 300,Silver Spring, MD 2...Read more about Kensington Office Machines
Porch Pro Headshot Superior Solutions By Design Inc
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(21)
We see through the walls of your home and into the underlying structure, enabling us to advise on how the interior may be changed. You want to open up the kitchen, expand the master bath, convert the attic into a game room, add an entertainment room on top of the garage? We have the knowledge, exp...Read more about Superior Solutions By Design Inc
We see through the walls of your home and into the underlying structure, enabling us to advise on how the interior may be changed. You want to open up the kitchen, expand the master bath, convert the attic into a game room, add an entertainment room on top of the garage? We have the knowledge, exp...Read more about Superior Solutions By Design Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Alpha's Auto Repair
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(6)
Alpha's Auto Repair 1420 Marblewood Ave, Capitol Heights, MD, 20743 (301) 437-4382 At Alpha's Auto Repair, We specialize in auto bodywork, painting, mechanic repairs, and collision repairs for all foreign and domestic vehicles. For more information and suggestions about Auto Repair Services in Capi...Read more about Alpha's Auto Repair
Alpha's Auto Repair 1420 Marblewood Ave, Capitol Heights, MD, 20743 (301) 437-4382 At Alpha's Auto Repair, We specialize in auto bodywork, painting, mechanic repairs, and collision repairs for all foreign and domestic vehicles. For more information and suggestions about Auto Repair Services in Capi...Read more about Alpha's Auto Repair
Porch Pro Headshot JEMCO Properties
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
(7)
We integrate the services of Real Estate professionals, consultants and design professionals, and contractors to help maximize value and tackle complex, multi-phase projects that "non-integrated" companies can't or won't. Helping families and individuals realize value and potential that they did no...Read more about JEMCO Properties
We integrate the services of Real Estate professionals, consultants and design professionals, and contractors to help maximize value and tackle complex, multi-phase projects that "non-integrated" companies can't or won't. Helping families and individuals realize value and potential that they did no...Read more about JEMCO Properties
Porch Pro Headshot D&D Construction & Landscaping
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
D.D. Landscaping has been providing quality landscape installation and complete maintenance management services for over a decade. We are dedicated to our clients and have professional employees who understand our goal of customer satisfaction. Services we offer but are not limited to include: Des...Read more about D&D Construction & Landscaping
D.D. Landscaping has been providing quality landscape installation and complete maintenance management services for over a decade. We are dedicated to our clients and have professional employees who understand our goal of customer satisfaction. Services we offer but are not limited to include: Des...Read more about D&D Construction & Landscaping
Porch Pro Headshot Nautilus Builders
General Contractors
Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
Located in Cedarville, MD, Nautilus Builders offers professional vinyl siding services that will keep your home well-protected and pleasing to the eye.
Located in Cedarville, MD, Nautilus Builders offers professional vinyl siding services that will keep your home well-protected and pleasing to the eye.

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 Hyattsville General Contractors

33289

From design to completion, Dan was thorough in keeping us abreast with costs and being flexible with the original design. After visiting our old kitchen, he recommended valuable tips that we incorporated in the final design. My wife was extremely pleased ...

- Franklyn Archbald
33700

Our kitchen was remodeled by this company and we were thrilled with the whole process. The people that did the work communicated with us and informed us the whole time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone!

- Kimi Harrison
33941

Dan and co. were neat, professional and extremely competent. I would not hesitate to recommend American Kitchen Concepts for any kitchen or bath project!

- Harriet Malamut
33274

Excellent business. Very dependable, trustworthy folks. Quality work. A company that takes pride in a job well done.

- Candice McNamara
33901

Dan was of great assistance from design to completion. We loved the design. It gave us a tremendous more storage room and counter top space. The guys he employed were great. Very trust worth and extremely helpful.

- Anonymous Homeowner
33271

The designer was extremely helpful in taking our vision of our new kitchen and making it a reality. The cabinet installer was outstanding. We are pleased with our new kitchen.

- Debbie Jagoda
34753

High quality workmanship, especially cabinetry and tile work, AKC did both our kitchen and bathroom remodel and we couldn't be happier.

- henry fleming
33586

Dan Millard/American Kitchen Concepts provided full design and construction services for our kitchen remodel. After two years my wife is still completely thirlled with the remodel and wouldn't change a thing. Mark Harrison

- Mark Harrison
33283

American Kitchen Concepts redesigned our kitchen a couple of years ago. They were a great help with new layout ideas and choosing finishes. They employed the best tradesmen for the work. They promised us a finish time of 4 weeks, and it was finished in 4 ...

33833

Working with Dan Millard, owner, we received excellent advice in planning our new kitchen and responsive service while the project was under way. Working with the construction superintendent, we were given all the respect and consideration one would hope...

- Sheldon Gnatt
33655

We have been so pleased with the work of American Kitchen Concepts, Inc. We had a kitchen, laundry room, and powder room completely remodeled by American Kitchen Concepts, Inc. several years ago and had some fire damage repair done last week. On both oc...

- Kathie Helfrich

Everything You Need to Know About Hyattsville General Contractors

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

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

  • Ace Home Services
    • Location: Hyattsville
    • Been in business since: 1998
  • Lancaster Design Build Corporation
    • Location: Hyattsville
  • JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC
    • Location: Hyattsville

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot J. Hunt Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    (12)
    The 5-star-rated professionals at J. Hunt Construction in Walker Mill can complete any window replacement task you throw at them.
    The 5-star-rated professionals at J. Hunt Construction in Walker Mill can complete any window replacement task you throw at them.
    Porch Pro Headshot IAC Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    (1)
    IAC Construction llc is a general contractor located in College Park MD . They offer foundation repair, accessibility construction, trenching and more.
    IAC Construction llc is a general contractor located in College Park MD . They offer foundation repair, accessibility construction, trenching and more.
    Porch Pro Headshot Brothers High Class Masonry Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    With over 30 years of experience family own we do all types of brick and stone work. We take pride for the work we do. Always customer satisfaction guaranteed. I will gladly provide you with proof of work i do today and lots of other work i have done in the past. I have a small crew and sometimes wo...Read more about Brothers High Class Masonry Inc
    With over 30 years of experience family own we do all types of brick and stone work. We take pride for the work we do. Always customer satisfaction guaranteed. I will gladly provide you with proof of work i do today and lots of other work i have done in the past. I have a small crew and sometimes wo...Read more about Brothers High Class Masonry Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot V&A All In One Car Service
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    V&A All In One Car Service-(301) 241-0782 4717 42nd Pl, Hyattsville, MD, 20781 V&A All In One Car Service is professional auto body shop in Hyattsville, MD. Call us now anytime you need our help. Auto Detailing, Auto Body, Body Shop, Auto Shop, Auto Service North Brentwood MD;West Hyattsville MD;Av...Read more about V&A All In One Car Service
    V&A All In One Car Service-(301) 241-0782 4717 42nd Pl, Hyattsville, MD, 20781 V&A All In One Car Service is professional auto body shop in Hyattsville, MD. Call us now anytime you need our help. Auto Detailing, Auto Body, Body Shop, Auto Shop, Auto Service North Brentwood MD;West Hyattsville MD;Av...Read more about V&A All In One Car Service
    Porch Pro Headshot Domain Renovation and Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    Established in 2005, Domain Renovation and Construction is a remodeling specialist that provides Silver Spring services such as exterior remodeling, shower installation, and flooring refinishing. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    Established in 2005, Domain Renovation and Construction is a remodeling specialist that provides Silver Spring services such as exterior remodeling, shower installation, and flooring refinishing. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    Porch Pro Headshot MD Cleaning Service Solutions
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    MD Cleaning Service Solutions Washington, DC, 20002 (240) 593-3978 For construction cleaning services near Washington, DC, 20002, call the most preferred provider - MD Cleaning Service Solutions. Call us and get quality beyond your expectations. Move-in Cleaning Service, Move-out Cleaning Servic...Read more about MD Cleaning Service Solutions
    MD Cleaning Service Solutions Washington, DC, 20002 (240) 593-3978 For construction cleaning services near Washington, DC, 20002, call the most preferred provider - MD Cleaning Service Solutions. Call us and get quality beyond your expectations. Move-in Cleaning Service, Move-out Cleaning Servic...Read more about MD Cleaning Service Solutions
    Porch Pro Headshot GJCERAMIC GC
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    we are professionals in residential remodeling the idea of the client's project we follow steep by step our work is finished when we look at the satisfaction of our clients free estimate
    we are professionals in residential remodeling the idea of the client's project we follow steep by step our work is finished when we look at the satisfaction of our clients free estimate
    Porch Pro Headshot Neville Interiors Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
    Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Link contractors
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    General contractors in home remodeling, repairs and additions
    General contractors in home remodeling, repairs and additions
    Porch Pro Headshot Rubio's M. Contractors,LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    Rubio's M. Contractors, LLC serves the greater Riverdale area. Call us today!
    Rubio's M. Contractors, LLC serves the greater Riverdale area. Call us today!
    Porch Pro Headshot Unkown
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland
    Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Hyattsville, Maryland

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