Top 10 General Contractors in Kingston, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Chalk
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(1,017)
Who Are We? A team of passionate and seasoned design + build specialists that are tired of the silo’d thinking in the renovation and build space. We are here to ensure a one-eye fluid aproach to all your NYC renovation or weekend retreat creations, at a price never before seen in a collaborative des...Read more about Chalk
Who Are We? A team of passionate and seasoned design + build specialists that are tired of the silo’d thinking in the renovation and build space. We are here to ensure a one-eye fluid aproach to all your NYC renovation or weekend retreat creations, at a price never before seen in a collaborative des...Read more about Chalk
Porch Pro Headshot Nurzia Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(75)
Nurzia Construction Corporation is a full service construction company. We specialize in custom built homes, custom remodels, commercial work, and insurance restoration/ mitigation. We have 40 years experience in all aspects of design including Custom Design, Estimates, New Homes, Remodels, Kitche...Read more about Nurzia Construction
Nurzia Construction Corporation is a full service construction company. We specialize in custom built homes, custom remodels, commercial work, and insurance restoration/ mitigation. We have 40 years experience in all aspects of design including Custom Design, Estimates, New Homes, Remodels, Kitche...Read more about Nurzia Construction
Porch Pro Headshot HNI Builders (Formerly Hugh Name It)
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(5)
"In short, he solved all the afforementioned issues quickly and expertly. Hugh, the owner, is very easy to work with and stands by his work. A very minor issue occurred after he was done and he promptly came and fixed it. A contractor that will do that is, in my experience, a rare find. We like th...Read more about HNI Builders (Formerly Hugh Name It)
"In short, he solved all the afforementioned issues quickly and expertly. Hugh, the owner, is very easy to work with and stands by his work. A very minor issue occurred after he was done and he promptly came and fixed it. A contractor that will do that is, in my experience, a rare find. We like th...Read more about HNI Builders (Formerly Hugh Name It)
Porch Pro Headshot Jimenez Landscaping and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(18)
Jimenez Landscaping and Construction Kingston, NY, 12401 (845) 201-3531 Jimenez Landscaping and Construction offers exceptional Bathroom Remodeling, Landscaping, Painting Interior and Exterior, Lawn Maintenance, and Tree Services. Get in touch with us now. Reliable Remodeling Contractor Hillside, N...Read more about Jimenez Landscaping and Construction
Jimenez Landscaping and Construction Kingston, NY, 12401 (845) 201-3531 Jimenez Landscaping and Construction offers exceptional Bathroom Remodeling, Landscaping, Painting Interior and Exterior, Lawn Maintenance, and Tree Services. Get in touch with us now. Reliable Remodeling Contractor Hillside, N...Read more about Jimenez Landscaping and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot UpRaise Construction Service
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(4)
UpRaise Construction Service is a property improvement company servicing the Hudson Valley. We specialize in improving property values: one project at a time (no job is too small). We have carpenters and crew members with over 20 years of experience: we're professional and affordable. Customer serv...Read more about UpRaise Construction Service
UpRaise Construction Service is a property improvement company servicing the Hudson Valley. We specialize in improving property values: one project at a time (no job is too small). We have carpenters and crew members with over 20 years of experience: we're professional and affordable. Customer serv...Read more about UpRaise Construction Service
Porch Pro Headshot M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(14)
M & R is a family owned and operated business that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are located in Sherman, CT and serve the greater New Fairfield, CT area. Our focus is to make our client's visions and dreams become a reality by fully collaborating throughout the project with the ...Read more about M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
M & R is a family owned and operated business that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are located in Sherman, CT and serve the greater New Fairfield, CT area. Our focus is to make our client's visions and dreams become a reality by fully collaborating throughout the project with the ...Read more about M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot complete home solutions
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
we do everything from the smallest handyman project to new construction. a new mailbox or a new roof - re-caulk that bathtub or install a free solar electric system and anything in between. painting, flooring, attic insulation, deck resurfacing, replacement windows. 1-stop shopping with 30 years of...Read more about complete home solutions
we do everything from the smallest handyman project to new construction. a new mailbox or a new roof - re-caulk that bathtub or install a free solar electric system and anything in between. painting, flooring, attic insulation, deck resurfacing, replacement windows. 1-stop shopping with 30 years of...Read more about complete home solutions
Porch Pro Headshot New Dimension Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(47)
Our company is built on a 40 year legacy. We specialize in estates, historic restorations and farmhouses. We think you will find our process refreshing.
Our company is built on a 40 year legacy. We specialize in estates, historic restorations and farmhouses. We think you will find our process refreshing.
Porch Pro Headshot Hearth n Home NY LLC
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
Our company has over 30 years making our clients wishes come true. We are a local company doing business currently in Ulster, Duchess and Sullivan Counties. Free estimates and a personal guarantee of quality and completion on time and on budget.
Our company has over 30 years making our clients wishes come true. We are a local company doing business currently in Ulster, Duchess and Sullivan Counties. Free estimates and a personal guarantee of quality and completion on time and on budget.
Porch Pro Headshot Ctcustom home builder
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(16)
CTcustom home builder.at Connecticut full scale at construction company house builder renovations addition kitchen cabinets roofing contractor masonry contractor
CTcustom home builder.at Connecticut full scale at construction company house builder renovations addition kitchen cabinets roofing contractor masonry contractor

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 Kingston General Contractors

38907

Honest guy...great prices! Highly recommend him.

- Rachel Foley
8971

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

Excellent!!! Hugh and his team did right by me and my wife. I would use him again and again. Highly recommended.

- Steve Schemitsch
20015

All I have to say about Hugh is positive. We hired him to build my art studio and I couldn't be happier. I'm writing from that place right now. Hugh is a rare bird I would say. It's so unusual to find someone with so many qualities combined. He's smart, t...

- Elsa Mora
20006

Hugh and his crew were great to work with. They were communicative, responsible, on schedule and budget and did quality work. I would highly recommend HNI.

- William Horberg
140094

Cleveland came out to assess the projects; told me to call him in a couple of days for estimates. When I called, he was busy; told me he would get back to me at lunchtime. That was 10 days ago. I called, emailed and texted, all to no avail.

- Mare Thomas
141213

We hired UpRaise Construction to do work at a rental property (ceiling & deck repair and outside painting). They have been professional and we are pleased with the work. Price are also reasonable.

- Stephanie Stovall
2172

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

Excellent. Reasonable pricing, high quality work on a timely basis.

- Keith McArthur
248329

Freddy and his crew are the absolute best! They are professional, hardworking and have very fair rates. I would highly recommend him for any construction or landscaping needs. He helped us transform both our cabins into beautiful spaces. He is an absolute...

- Kelley McGann

Everything You Need to Know About Kingston General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Kingston.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Kingston. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Kingston below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Saviors Custom Carpentry:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 19121
  • WDI Builders:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 12184
  • Osgood Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 06813

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Kingston zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Kingston.

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There are around 50 companies throughout Kingston to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 2 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All General Contractors in Kingston, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Dimensions Remodeling & Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(5)
We are an experienced company with 14 years in the business with only one thing in our minds, give high quality at the fair price.
We are an experienced company with 14 years in the business with only one thing in our minds, give high quality at the fair price.
Porch Pro Headshot All About Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(22)
We are a full service residential and light commercial new construction and remodeling company. We are fully insured and bonded. We are Licensed Electricians and Plumbers in the City of Kingston, NY
We are a full service residential and light commercial new construction and remodeling company. We are fully insured and bonded. We are Licensed Electricians and Plumbers in the City of Kingston, NY
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Van Gorden
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(1)
Daniel VanGorden is a flooring company from Middletown. Since the '90s, they have been offering wood flooring installation, stair installation and other services.
Daniel VanGorden is a flooring company from Middletown. Since the '90s, they have been offering wood flooring installation, stair installation and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Building Services Group,  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
We are here to serve you! We hold over 25 years experience inside the Commercial and Residential Building Mechanical Maintenance Industries. Our goal is serve our clients with the utmost mechanical performance and deliver top quality work on timely schedules. Communication is key! From start to ...Read more about Building Services Group, Inc.
We are here to serve you! We hold over 25 years experience inside the Commercial and Residential Building Mechanical Maintenance Industries. Our goal is serve our clients with the utmost mechanical performance and deliver top quality work on timely schedules. Communication is key! From start to ...Read more about Building Services Group, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Bill's Junk Be Gone
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Viking Property Solutions LLC
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(1)
At Viking Property Solutions LLC we provide help for all areas of your home and the property that it's on. You have one chance to make a first impression, so see what we can do to help.
At Viking Property Solutions LLC we provide help for all areas of your home and the property that it's on. You have one chance to make a first impression, so see what we can do to help.
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
All Aspects of construction. New Construction, Home Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades Detailed trim installation, Additions, and Miscellaneous Construction detail. Quality work at affordable pricing. Fully Insured.
All Aspects of construction. New Construction, Home Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrades Detailed trim installation, Additions, and Miscellaneous Construction detail. Quality work at affordable pricing. Fully Insured.
Porch Pro Headshot Williams Constructions
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
Williams Constructions has been in business for 30 years and can get any project done that you want! We are making a living not a killing! I was trained as an electrician for four years through BOCES technical school. We also offer free estimates and are located in Kingston but serve a surroundin...Read more about Williams Constructions
Williams Constructions has been in business for 30 years and can get any project done that you want! We are making a living not a killing! I was trained as an electrician for four years through BOCES technical school. We also offer free estimates and are located in Kingston but serve a surroundin...Read more about Williams Constructions
Porch Pro Headshot UpGraders General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
New homes, additions and remodeling. License # WC-25545-H12 Westchester Co. Home Inprovement
New homes, additions and remodeling. License # WC-25545-H12 Westchester Co. Home Inprovement
Porch Pro Headshot 360 Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
(6)
Porch Pro Headshot J&G fencing
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Willaims Construction
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Joey's General Contractor LLC
General Contractors
Serves Kingston, New York

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Hurley 12443
Residential Building
Start Date
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Project type
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Residential building project type
crown molding and beams in 12 by 17 ft. living room cieling
Extent of design prep work
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Kingston 12401
Residential Building
Start Date
I'm flexible
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Residential building project type
install septic line , tank,etc
Extent of design prep work
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Kingston 12401
Demolition
Start Date
Within a month
Demolition work type
Shed, pool or other outdoor structure
Structures to remove
2 tacked on small rooms need demolished. Plaster needed on interior walls, a several other jobs on a whole home refurbish and repair.
Kingston 12401
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Kingston 12401
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a week
Project description
caning and refurbishing of outdoor porch wicker furniture
Type of project
Exterior
Types of work included
Deck, Porch or patio
Status of the project
Ready to hire
Kind of location
Home/residence
Historical structure
Yes
Authorization to make property changes
Yes