Top 10 General Contractors in Lindenhurst, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Aloha Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(504)
"Our roof had damage to it with all the storms over the past few years and from being an older roof in general. We contacted Aloha to inspect the damages. They inspected our roof and pointed out damage to our shingles and explained to us what probably caused it. Their inspection matched up with our ...Read more about Aloha Construction Inc.
"Our roof had damage to it with all the storms over the past few years and from being an older roof in general. We contacted Aloha to inspect the damages. They inspected our roof and pointed out damage to our shingles and explained to us what probably caused it. Their inspection matched up with our ...Read more about Aloha Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Aloha Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(444)
"Aloha and their crewmen were freaking awesome with everything they did for me and my sweetheart this month...We just had a very nice experience with the guys they offered good advice for our attic and fixed up everything we asked them to, with the rates and cost we agreed on previously. These guys ...Read more about Aloha Construction, Inc.
"Aloha and their crewmen were freaking awesome with everything they did for me and my sweetheart this month...We just had a very nice experience with the guys they offered good advice for our attic and fixed up everything we asked them to, with the rates and cost we agreed on previously. These guys ...Read more about Aloha Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot DESIGNfirst Builders
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(175)
DESIGNfirst is an all-inclusive design/build firm in Chicago, dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and how important it is to work with a home remodeling company you can trust. That...Read more about DESIGNfirst Builders
DESIGNfirst is an all-inclusive design/build firm in Chicago, dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and how important it is to work with a home remodeling company you can trust. That...Read more about DESIGNfirst Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Apex Exteriors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(104)
"I have been very pleased with the three jobs I have had Apex do for me. A flat roof replacement, a shingled roof repair, and a shingle roof replacement. Everyone is very professional and personable. I have recommended Apex to everyone I know needing repairs or replacements. I had such a good ex...Read more about Apex Exteriors Inc.
"I have been very pleased with the three jobs I have had Apex do for me. A flat roof replacement, a shingled roof repair, and a shingle roof replacement. Everyone is very professional and personable. I have recommended Apex to everyone I know needing repairs or replacements. I had such a good ex...Read more about Apex Exteriors Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Johnco Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(33)
When it comes to building of magnificent, state of earth homes, we simply are the experts. We offer all services associated with home building like garage construction, roofing, siding, gutters and windows. We also do other services like dry wall painting, carpentry and concrete mixing. As a constru...Read more about Johnco Builders Inc
When it comes to building of magnificent, state of earth homes, we simply are the experts. We offer all services associated with home building like garage construction, roofing, siding, gutters and windows. We also do other services like dry wall painting, carpentry and concrete mixing. As a constru...Read more about Johnco Builders Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Dream Home Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(4)
Dream Home Services is a remodeling company offering the finest in complete home remodeling, construction and restoration services since 2008. We offer quality work and competitive prices, paying close attention to customer's needs, making sure that they are fully satisfied with our work without fru...Read more about Dream Home Services, Inc.
Dream Home Services is a remodeling company offering the finest in complete home remodeling, construction and restoration services since 2008. We offer quality work and competitive prices, paying close attention to customer's needs, making sure that they are fully satisfied with our work without fru...Read more about Dream Home Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Smart Building Solutions LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(7)
Smart Building Solutions llc. is a Chicago suburbs based contractor specializing in all kinds of remodeling, renovation and makeover of pretty much anything in your home. In 10 years of business we have proved to be reliable and dependable. You can count on us.
Smart Building Solutions llc. is a Chicago suburbs based contractor specializing in all kinds of remodeling, renovation and makeover of pretty much anything in your home. In 10 years of business we have proved to be reliable and dependable. You can count on us.
Porch Pro Headshot Dressler Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(75)
Residential remodeling services to include finished basements, custom cabinetry, millwork installations, decks, interior remodeling, handyman, bath remodels, plus more.
Residential remodeling services to include finished basements, custom cabinetry, millwork installations, decks, interior remodeling, handyman, bath remodels, plus more.
Porch Pro Headshot Legacy Builders
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
(19)
Legacy Builders is a home building contractor located in Crystal Lake. They provide green construction, custom home construction and more. Legacy Builders is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Legacy Builders is a home building contractor located in Crystal Lake. They provide green construction, custom home construction and more. Legacy Builders is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Porch Pro Headshot Kisiel Carpentry & flooring
General Contractors
Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
Best work, accurate estimates, best price.
Best work, accurate estimates, best price.

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 Lindenhurst General Contractors

29419

Nice people and frandly. Build my home very well as I expected.

- Mark David
17836

What can we not say about Rafal, Henry, and Adam. Rafal runs a tight ship, very professional, excellent communicator, reliable, timely, man of his word, goes above and beyond (purchased tile that we were missing, picked it up, showed us the materials rece...

- Geovani Barraza
13136

Excellent experience. All work was completed on time. The workers cleaned up afterwards. Couldn't be happier with the end result of the kitchen remodel.

- Bernadetta Leszczynski
17656

SBS, LLC are the guys to hire! I use them for all my remodeling and building projects every single time. Their approach is very professional and prices are hard to beat. Owner and workers are very knowledgeable in all aspects of construction. "No" is ...

- Slavik Balash
17844

Great company to work with, professional, friendly and very skilled. I am very happy with our renovation. Not only was it done on time but my wants and needs were met. Thank you SBS for a job well done!

- Yarina Vasylyshyn
22388
17658

They did best job for us.

- Maksumko Al
17657

I used these guys for my house remodeling. Oleg was very friendly and honest about the condition of my home. He wasn't pushy or trying to get me to approve more expensive work. His pricing was beyond fair. His workers were very professional and above all,...

- Yuri Clay
17683

My experience has been nothing short of excellent in working with Oleg. He is very professional and detail oriented, and as a real estate broker, I need good reliable people I can put my name behind. I will be referring Oleg to all my friends, clients a...

- Lola Delic
64396

Makes a good handyman with experience in a lot of things you need around the home. Was very innovative creating a glass brick window box for me. Good prices.

- Su Hartung
252095

I want to amend my previous review. This job was done well and he actually took care of the problem before he saw the negative review. I would use this contractor again.

- Gary Granell

Everything You Need to Know About Lindenhurst General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Lindenhurst. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Lindenhurst 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:

  • Home weeks Remodeling Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60185
  • Kos Custom Builders Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60029
  • Kobez Co.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60091, 60804 and 60607

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

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

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

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

    • Top Deck Builders, Incorporated.
      • Sandcastle Builders, Inc.
        • Mike Lloyd Construction

          What should I check for once my General Contractor in Lindenhurst has finished working?

          Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

          • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
          • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
          • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
          • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

          All General Contractors in Lindenhurst, IL

          Porch Pro Headshot Phoenix Construction Services LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          (1)
          Looking to hire a professional painter? Check out the 4-star-rated professionals at Phoenix Consulting and Construction Services in Dekalb, Illinois.
          Looking to hire a professional painter? Check out the 4-star-rated professionals at Phoenix Consulting and Construction Services in Dekalb, Illinois.
          Porch Pro Headshot Shine Cleaning Service
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          Porch Pro Headshot Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services. The philosophy of Brothers Royal Cleaning is to deliver environmentally conscious services at a competitive rate. We specialize in: -Asbestos abatament -Asbestos removal -Interior Demolition -Sand...Read more about Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
          I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services. The philosophy of Brothers Royal Cleaning is to deliver environmentally conscious services at a competitive rate. We specialize in: -Asbestos abatament -Asbestos removal -Interior Demolition -Sand...Read more about Brothers Royal Cleaning, LLC Environmental Services.
          Porch Pro Headshot Home Max Logs  Ltd
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          (1)
          We are a "Full Service Remodeling General Contractor and Custom Home Builder” that specializes in all major repairs and remodel projects for all residential projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results at affordable prices. We are a local...Read more about Home Max Logs Ltd
          We are a "Full Service Remodeling General Contractor and Custom Home Builder” that specializes in all major repairs and remodel projects for all residential projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results at affordable prices. We are a local...Read more about Home Max Logs Ltd
          Porch Pro Headshot B-Handy Property Maintenance LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          (1)
          B-Handy Property Maintenance specializes in interior and exterior painting.
          B-Handy Property Maintenance specializes in interior and exterior painting.
          Porch Pro Headshot Polski Remodeling Corporation
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          all wood floors , laminate , engineered , install , and refinishing kitchen and bath remodeling Good work is not cheap , and cheap work is not good we do fine quality work at reasonable prices
          all wood floors , laminate , engineered , install , and refinishing kitchen and bath remodeling Good work is not cheap , and cheap work is not good we do fine quality work at reasonable prices
          Porch Pro Headshot Doty Construction LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          30 years experience with home remodeling. Full service. You are dealing with me, the owner, not a salesman. Mostly I do kitchens baths and basements.
          30 years experience with home remodeling. Full service. You are dealing with me, the owner, not a salesman. Mostly I do kitchens baths and basements.
          Porch Pro Headshot Lonergan Builders Inc
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
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          Porch Pro Headshot ROSS E BLOMBERG COMPANY
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          Located in Round Lake Beach, Ross E Blomberg Company is a general contractor that offers home addition, garage construction and other services.
          Located in Round Lake Beach, Ross E Blomberg Company is a general contractor that offers home addition, garage construction and other services.
          Porch Pro Headshot MA Carey Group
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
          We are a GC firm wit in-house carpenters. We can do design and all your building needs.
          Porch Pro Headshot Denikas Painting
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          Porch Pro Headshot Dmr Builders
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois
          Porch Pro Headshot R. Kumpula Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Lindenhurst, Illinois

          Latest projects near Lindenhurst

          Recent projects booked on Porch
          Lake Villa 60046
          Residential Building
          Service needed
          Residential Building
          Start Date
          Within a month
          Antioch 60002
          Residential Building
          Modular home
          Not sure
          Number of bedrooms
          2
          Number of bathrooms
          1
          Land status for the home
          I already own the land
          Interested home styles
          Ranch, Log, Modern, Bungalow
          Approximate budget for the custom home
          $150,000 - $200,000
          Time expected for the home to be completed
          9 - 12 months