Top 3 General Contractors in Indianapolis, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Gallery Construction
(36)
100% response rate
"I love these guys. First, they showed up for an estimate when they said they would and called beforehand to confirm. Then they actually emailed me the estimate later that day when they said they would. The came and taped the work area off and completed the job and made everything look beautiful."
8432 W 85th St, Indianapolis, IN
317-769-0777
Porch Pro Headshot Al's Construction
(61)
Al's Construction, Inc. Proudly serving Indiana and surrounding States since 2003 For all your project needs and for immediate response in Hail/Storm damage, we will work for you with your insurance company to get your house and your life back!
2021 W Raymond St, Indianapolis, IN
317-635-4257
Porch Pro Headshot DGC Contracting LLC
"Fantastic quality of work and attention to detail. They are very friendly and respectful, and the owner does whatever is necessary to make the client happy. They are also very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend!"
PO Box 1004, Cicero, IN
317-363-4033

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Porch Pro Headshot Klean Restoration Inc
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(63)
Hello, my name is Louis Garcia, President of Klean Restoration Inc., a family owned and operated company that can help you with your insurance claim, restoration, and carpet cleaning needs. Our highly skillful Restoration Technicians are dedicated to providing timely, reliable, and affordable servic...Read more about Klean Restoration Inc
Hello, my name is Louis Garcia, President of Klean Restoration Inc., a family owned and operated company that can help you with your insurance claim, restoration, and carpet cleaning needs. Our highly skillful Restoration Technicians are dedicated to providing timely, reliable, and affordable servic...Read more about Klean Restoration Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Maple Road Construction  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(38)
The name Maple Road is rooted in Indianapolis history. Before it was known as 38th street, the grand thoroughfare supporting the east and west travel of the Mapleton Fall Creek and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods was known as Maple Road. In honor of this historic landmark and the businesses and famil...Read more about Maple Road Construction Inc
The name Maple Road is rooted in Indianapolis history. Before it was known as 38th street, the grand thoroughfare supporting the east and west travel of the Mapleton Fall Creek and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods was known as Maple Road. In honor of this historic landmark and the businesses and famil...Read more about Maple Road Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Indy Chimney LLC
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(61)
Based out of Indianapolis, Indy Chimney LLC is a chimney service contractor and has been providing fireplace starter repair, fireplace cleaning, chimney cleaning and more. Reliable Chimney Services, Reliable Chimney Company, Chimney Services ,Chimney Contractor, Chimney Repair Company, chimney sweep...Read more about Indy Chimney LLC
Based out of Indianapolis, Indy Chimney LLC is a chimney service contractor and has been providing fireplace starter repair, fireplace cleaning, chimney cleaning and more. Reliable Chimney Services, Reliable Chimney Company, Chimney Services ,Chimney Contractor, Chimney Repair Company, chimney sweep...Read more about Indy Chimney LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Maximus General Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
With the right general contractor, getting your home the upgrades you’ve always wanted can be seamless, affordable, and even enjoyable. As a home remodeling company, that’s what our construction professionals at Maximus General Contracting strive for with everything we do. From home additions to ext...Read more about Maximus General Contracting LLC
With the right general contractor, getting your home the upgrades you’ve always wanted can be seamless, affordable, and even enjoyable. As a home remodeling company, that’s what our construction professionals at Maximus General Contracting strive for with everything we do. From home additions to ext...Read more about Maximus General Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Klean Restoration Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(63)
Klean Restoration is a leading restoration company offering the highest quality residential & commercial restoration services. Visit our website today for more information.
Klean Restoration is a leading restoration company offering the highest quality residential & commercial restoration services. Visit our website today for more information.
Porch Pro Headshot Cliff's Construction and Home Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(16)
You should be inspired when looking for your next home or when renovating your home, it's more than just an investment it's a lifestyle choice. Great imagery, convenient features and beautiful properties all add up to make your home enjoyable. So to live in your dream home you need a home renovation...Read more about Cliff's Construction and Home Remodeling
You should be inspired when looking for your next home or when renovating your home, it's more than just an investment it's a lifestyle choice. Great imagery, convenient features and beautiful properties all add up to make your home enjoyable. So to live in your dream home you need a home renovation...Read more about Cliff's Construction and Home Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Emergent Construction
General Contractors
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
(36)
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from Emergent Construction, located in Manitou, KY.
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from Emergent Construction, located in Manitou, KY.

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 Indianapolis General Contractors

125447

Awful! None of the work started has been completed. There are unfinished projects all over my home. What was completed was not done satisfactory. I was left with a gutted kitchen for over four months. It has been over a year since signing the contract wit...

- Amanda Fejes
299817

Excellent work! will have them back to do other projects

- Salena Maze
298740

Fantastic job! My friends told me horror stories of other contractors delaying things, not giving you exactly what you wanted, etc. but we had the opposite experience. We did a big job that included our kitchen, master bathroom, paint, and flooring. These...

- Amanda Cerney
212206

Chris was very helpful in the construction of our new kitchen remodel. Responsive, professional, and kind. His workers kept our home clean and finished the project on time.

- Mike Johnson
169876

Chris is a professional contractor. Punctual and organized. We needed our kitchen remodeled and he was able to do the plumbing, gas line, and electrical work of the kitchen all while keeping our home clean.

- Marco Maradiaga
297931

Totally happy with the construction work. Professional reliable and highly recommend. Will work with them again.

- Smith White
299815

I love my new room! Very impressed with the crew.

- wallina sico
296395

I was planning to redesign my house and my neighbor told me about Gallery. With the help of their designers, I love my new kitchen and living room!

- Sylvie Thomas
299285

I had two companies stand me up on my appointment to have my bathtub reglazed before finding Gallery Bathroom Remodeling. Jeff from Gallery did a fantastic job. He was professional, on time, and did a great job. I have had considerable issues with contrac...

- Mark Luther
236382

This company is punctual, professional, price competitive, and the workers are very kind. Chris answered the first time we called in for a kitchen remodel and he helped us from beginning to end. He paid close attention to detail and the end result was ama...

- Tyler Lloyd
300358

I looked for an experienced construction company to build a new house. I found Gallery Construction and I can’t say enough things to describe how happy I am with my new house!

- Johnny Walker
299287

We needed to do some additions and construction work for our stores. We hired them for the project and they did an amazing job. Now our retail store looks fresh and beautiful

- Michael Silvasaa

Everything You Need to Know About Indianapolis General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Indianapolis city (balance)?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Indianapolis city (balance) that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Indianapolis city (balance) or IN. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Contractors Plus Inc.:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Clear Choice Restoration, LLC:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Professional Finish Restoration and Remodeling INC. :
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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Indianapolis city (balance) has 50 total General Contractor companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Indianapolis city (balance) with the most General Contractors:

  • 1 General Contractors in 46219.
  • 1 General Contractors in 46112.
      • 1 General Contractors in 46204.

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      Porch Pro Headshot Gregory Construction Company LLC
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      We are a Veteran Owned business. Our family has been doing restoration work in the Indianapolis and Midwest areas since the 1960s. We provide service that you can trust.
      We are a Veteran Owned business. Our family has been doing restoration work in the Indianapolis and Midwest areas since the 1960s. We provide service that you can trust.
      Porch Pro Headshot Charles Williams
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
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      Porch Pro Headshot Your Design LLC
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      Your Design specializes in kitchen and bath remodels. We can help with projects of any size and at any stage. If you don’t already have a specific design in mind, we can help you visualize the potential of your kitchen or bathroom. We draw on our vast experience with home remodeling projects to crea...Read more about Your Design LLC
      Your Design specializes in kitchen and bath remodels. We can help with projects of any size and at any stage. If you don’t already have a specific design in mind, we can help you visualize the potential of your kitchen or bathroom. We draw on our vast experience with home remodeling projects to crea...Read more about Your Design LLC
      Porch Pro Headshot M & B Painting
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      (7)
      We are painting company who prides with good quality service. We offer exterior and interior painting, residential and commercial, exterior power washing and many more. Do not hesitate to call us now. Dependable Painting Services, Exterior Painting Expert Speedway, IN;Clermont, IN;Rocky Ripple, IN;A...Read more about M & B Painting
      We are painting company who prides with good quality service. We offer exterior and interior painting, residential and commercial, exterior power washing and many more. Do not hesitate to call us now. Dependable Painting Services, Exterior Painting Expert Speedway, IN;Clermont, IN;Rocky Ripple, IN;A...Read more about M & B Painting
      Porch Pro Headshot Perkins Painting Plus
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      Perkins Painting Plus is an experienced painting company, that can offer you professional and affordable Commercial and Residential, Outdoor and Indoor, Exterior and Interior Painting Services, Drywall Service, Mold Remediation Service and much more. All you have to do is to call us at: (317) 758-70...Read more about Perkins Painting Plus
      Perkins Painting Plus is an experienced painting company, that can offer you professional and affordable Commercial and Residential, Outdoor and Indoor, Exterior and Interior Painting Services, Drywall Service, Mold Remediation Service and much more. All you have to do is to call us at: (317) 758-70...Read more about Perkins Painting Plus
      Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Property Service
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      We are a full service licensed general contractor. We specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. We offer free estimates. Licensed, bonded & insured.
      We are a full service licensed general contractor. We specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. We offer free estimates. Licensed, bonded & insured.
      Porch Pro Headshot K&s handyman
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      We like to do just about anything kind of work u can think of and we believe customer should be happy and satisfied with the job done
      We like to do just about anything kind of work u can think of and we believe customer should be happy and satisfied with the job done
      Porch Pro Headshot Wet Looks Epoxy Floors
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      My #1 goal is to instal a beautiful flawless epoxy floor for my customer, and to see the look on their face when the see the finished project.
      My #1 goal is to instal a beautiful flawless epoxy floor for my customer, and to see the look on their face when the see the finished project.
      Porch Pro Headshot Water Damage Indianapolis
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      24 Hour Water Removal, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Company serving the Indianapolis Area. At Water Damage Indianapolis our team offers Emergency Water Damage Restoration services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can respond to water damage in Indianapolis and nearby areas. Our immediate res...Read more about Water Damage Indianapolis
      24 Hour Water Removal, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Company serving the Indianapolis Area. At Water Damage Indianapolis our team offers Emergency Water Damage Restoration services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can respond to water damage in Indianapolis and nearby areas. Our immediate res...Read more about Water Damage Indianapolis
      Porch Pro Headshot ANTONIO CRUZ CONSTRUCTION LLC
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      Porch Pro Headshot Leon Construction and Cleaning
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
      General Construction and Cleaning in Indianapolis Indiana and 20 miles from Indianapolis around. I have various teams or groups of skilled construction workers and Cleaning Ladies . We are skilled in Painting, Roofing , Flooring, Carpet, Framing, Finish, Brick/Chimney, Electric, Plumbing, Tile and R...Read more about Leon Construction and Cleaning
      General Construction and Cleaning in Indianapolis Indiana and 20 miles from Indianapolis around. I have various teams or groups of skilled construction workers and Cleaning Ladies . We are skilled in Painting, Roofing , Flooring, Carpet, Framing, Finish, Brick/Chimney, Electric, Plumbing, Tile and R...Read more about Leon Construction and Cleaning
      Porch Pro Headshot Bed Bugs Inc
      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
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      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
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      General Contractors
      Serves Indianapolis, Indiana