Top 10 General Contractors in Kent, OH

Porch Pro Headshot NRG Masters
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(424)
Since 1983, NRG Masters specializing in roofing, windows and insulation installation and repairs. NRG Masters is determined to providing an exceptional experience throughout your project. Thank you for considering NRG Masters. Roofing | Windows | Insulation Replacements, repairs, insurance cl...Read more about NRG Masters
Since 1983, NRG Masters specializing in roofing, windows and insulation installation and repairs. NRG Masters is determined to providing an exceptional experience throughout your project. Thank you for considering NRG Masters. Roofing | Windows | Insulation Replacements, repairs, insurance cl...Read more about NRG Masters
Porch Pro Headshot Patio Enclosures
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(369)
Patio Enclosures brand sunrooms, solariums and screen rooms have been trusted by homeowners since 1966 and are renowned for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship. But what our customers rave about is the way a Patio Enclosures room makes them feel! Every Patio Enclosures room is custom desig...Read more about Patio Enclosures
Patio Enclosures brand sunrooms, solariums and screen rooms have been trusted by homeowners since 1966 and are renowned for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship. But what our customers rave about is the way a Patio Enclosures room makes them feel! Every Patio Enclosures room is custom desig...Read more about Patio Enclosures
Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(33)
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Truecraft Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(5)
Here at Truecraft Remodeling we provide a variety of home repair and remodeling services. We can be reached at sales@truecraftRemodeling.com or 216-202-0108 to schedule a estimate. Why not take a look at our website truecraftremodeling.com
Here at Truecraft Remodeling we provide a variety of home repair and remodeling services. We can be reached at sales@truecraftRemodeling.com or 216-202-0108 to schedule a estimate. Why not take a look at our website truecraftremodeling.com
Porch Pro Headshot Ace Custom Concrete
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(5)
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
Porch Pro Headshot Jc3 Builders
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(5)
"Right away I had a good relationship with Joe Ciulla, I felt he was very honest and straightforward, also very helpful with ideas and tips for my project, which to me was a very large undertaking, but he assured me that it was not all that difficult and could be done in short amount of time and he...Read more about Jc3 Builders
"Right away I had a good relationship with Joe Ciulla, I felt he was very honest and straightforward, also very helpful with ideas and tips for my project, which to me was a very large undertaking, but he assured me that it was not all that difficult and could be done in short amount of time and he...Read more about Jc3 Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Jimmy J's Services
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(6)
Building , installing, appliance repair. Concrete repair, general electric and carpentry services.Mowing, landscaping, trimming, gutter cleaning, spring and fall clean ups. Christmas light hanging, anything just ask .
Building , installing, appliance repair. Concrete repair, general electric and carpentry services.Mowing, landscaping, trimming, gutter cleaning, spring and fall clean ups. Christmas light hanging, anything just ask .
Porch Pro Headshot R A Kalfas Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
We Build American Dreams and We Can Improve On Yours! R.A. Kalfas Construction is a family owed and operated general contractor who is bonded and insured. We are a full service remodeler offering architectural and interior and exterior design services. We are proud members of the Strongsville Cha...Read more about R A Kalfas Home Improvement
We Build American Dreams and We Can Improve On Yours! R.A. Kalfas Construction is a family owed and operated general contractor who is bonded and insured. We are a full service remodeler offering architectural and interior and exterior design services. We are proud members of the Strongsville Cha...Read more about R A Kalfas Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Direct Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
(9)
Direct Construction Inc completes small renovations to big renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms to additions and garages. We have done it all. No job is to difficult. We will work directly with you to create the home you want. We have designers to help you along the way if creativity is not your thin...Read more about Direct Construction Inc
Direct Construction Inc completes small renovations to big renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms to additions and garages. We have done it all. No job is to difficult. We will work directly with you to create the home you want. We have designers to help you along the way if creativity is not your thin...Read more about Direct Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Athey construction
General Contractors
Serves Kent, Ohio
"Turning your dreams into a reality" When Athey construction comes into your house we treat it like its our house!! My philosophy is do it right the first time because the only phone calls I want from my customers is to come back to help them with another project not repairs!!...I have licensed plu...Read more about Athey construction
"Turning your dreams into a reality" When Athey construction comes into your house we treat it like its our house!! My philosophy is do it right the first time because the only phone calls I want from my customers is to come back to help them with another project not repairs!!...I have licensed plu...Read more about Athey construction

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 Kent General Contractors

32428

They contacted me on a timely basis . The work was completed as promised and they did a fine job. Also it was nice to have a company come on a smaller job, plus the price was reasonable. I will use again if needed. Thank you Joe

- Robert McKinney
76187

Jc3 builders did a remodeling job for my handicapped husband. World was completed in a timely manner, but work did not hold up. It's been over a year trying to get defects fixed! I would not recommend his work to my worst enemy

- Jodirae Steinhauser
45576

Poor

- Rodney Hall
6109

The project went very smooth , and was done in a timely manner. Scott is very professional and so was the help working on the deck. Scott has done other projects for me and always does great work.

260614

Beware!!! Roofing Specialist (Joe Tennis) is deceitful and a con artist. I hired him for a chimney removal and roof repair on March 12, 2020. I am a nurse and was unable to travel to the property he was to repair due to the COVID 19 crisis. Unfortuna...

- Jaimie Mckinnon
312613

Joe tennis is nothing short of a con artist. I gave money upfront to have the work started, not only did the work take months (when I was told it would be days) it was left unfinished and joe has refused my calls/texts. My project looks worse now than bef...

- Michelle Rich
452864

January 31, 2022 I gave Joe Tennis, of JNL Roofing and Construction a deposit for a roof layover and as of today June 2, 2022 he didn't complete the work and I have been trying to get my deposit back. Last week he told me he would give me my deposit bac...

- DEBORAH BROCKMAN
278522

This isn't a real company Mike Cross the owner just goes around taking money from people and never doing the job hired him to build a deck her took my deposit and dropped off some posts and 6 bags of cement and haven't seen or heard from him since that wa...

- Gary Pesti
41643

The entire crew at ATM was fantastic. They were easy to communicate with and addressed any concerns. They left the job clean everyday and did a great job. If you need interior or exterior work done I would highly recommend them.

- Joclyn Kocher
221872

Built a beautiful deck around my pool and very reasonable price. Great job

- James peyatt
57053

Great guys, great job with our new windows, and worked with us to make the whole process very convenient.

- Angelo Carcioppolo
57059

I can't tell you what a great group this is. My questions were answered, my concerns were addressed, I couldn't be happier. Tuan kept me in the loop and worked hard to get my roof approved. Not only did he walk me through the entire process, he also...

- Heather Papp

Everything You Need to Know About Kent General Contractors

Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Kent?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 4 general contractors in Kent that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in OH:

    Who are the best General Contractors in Kent?

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

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

    • Northeast Ohio Remodeling
      • Location: Kent
    • Athey Construction
      • Location: Kent
    • Celtic Contractors
      • Location: Kent

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

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

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

      • Northeast Ohio Remodeling
        • Athey construction
          • Celtic Contractors

            All General Contractors in Kent, OH

            Porch Pro Headshot ATM Contracting, LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            (53)
            ATM Contracting is a local company specializing in all phases of building and remodeling. We have over 40years experience in both residential and commercial. We work with our customers from the planning process & budgeting to the completion of every project. Being a family owned company we handle...Read more about ATM Contracting, LLC
            ATM Contracting is a local company specializing in all phases of building and remodeling. We have over 40years experience in both residential and commercial. We work with our customers from the planning process & budgeting to the completion of every project. Being a family owned company we handle...Read more about ATM Contracting, LLC
            Porch Pro Headshot C&R
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            (57)
            Porch Pro Headshot Hammer Construction, LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Hammer Construction ,LLC is a General Contractor performing Commercial and Residential Additions, Alterations, Remodels, Build Outs and New Construction.
            Hammer Construction ,LLC is a General Contractor performing Commercial and Residential Additions, Alterations, Remodels, Build Outs and New Construction.
            Porch Pro Headshot America's 1st Choice Home Improvement
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            (8)
            Porch Pro Headshot Covert Operations, LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot Reliable Construction
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            (9)
            Porch Pro Headshot J & J Building and Restoration, LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot Jacks Outdoor Care
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
            Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
            Porch Pro Headshot Ball General Contractors, Inc.
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot Don Hier Services LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
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            Porch Pro Headshot Pure Seal Inc
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot BEK Construction LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot Sluss Construction
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio
            Porch Pro Headshot Around The House Home Repairs
            General Contractors
            Serves Kent, Ohio

            Latest projects near Kent

            Recent projects booked on Porch
            Kent 44240
            Skylight Installation
            Start Date
            Within a month
            New installation or repair
            Install a skylight
            How many skylights to install
            1
            Replace existing or install new
            Replace existing skylight
            Kind of roof
            Asphalt or composite shingle
            Number of stories tall
            Two floors
            Stow 44224
            Siding Installation
            Start Date
            Within a month
            Kind of siding project
            Install or completely replace siding
            Install new or replace
            Replace existing siding
            Already removed siding
            No, and I'd like the pro to remove it
            Filing an insurance claim
            No
            Type of siding
            Combination of traditional vinyl and vertical siding with some stone
            Home square footage
            1000-2000 sq ft
            Number of stories tall
            Two floors
            Stow 44224
            Demolition
            Start Date
            Within a month
            Demolition work type
            Shed, pool or other outdoor structure
            Structures to remove
            Shed or outdoor storage building
            Kent 44240
            Demolition
            Start Date
            I'm flexible
            Demolition work type
            have long wooden bench maybe 15 feet with 5 legs in concrete. Need someone to cut off legs a couple of inches below the surface and haul bench away.