Top 10 General Contractors in Lithonia, GA

Porch Pro Headshot S&S General construction llc
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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Porch Pro Headshot ABM Services and Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
(104)
ABM SERVICES AND RENOVATIONS IS A UNIQUE SYNERGY OF BUILDER AND DESIGNER. Andy Matyszewski has over 10 years experience in every aspect of new construction. His qualified perspective and intense work ethic allow him to work seamlessly with homeowner, investors, and govermnet alike. In 2010 , he co...Read more about ABM Services and Renovations
ABM SERVICES AND RENOVATIONS IS A UNIQUE SYNERGY OF BUILDER AND DESIGNER. Andy Matyszewski has over 10 years experience in every aspect of new construction. His qualified perspective and intense work ethic allow him to work seamlessly with homeowner, investors, and govermnet alike. In 2010 , he co...Read more about ABM Services and Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot K9 Roof Repair and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
(19)
John Balasco is the Owner / Operator of K9 Roof Repair and Construction and has serviced Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Counties for over 25 Years. We are Licensed and Insured and are currently in good standing with (BBB) Accreditation. John was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 196...Read more about K9 Roof Repair and Construction
John Balasco is the Owner / Operator of K9 Roof Repair and Construction and has serviced Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Counties for over 25 Years. We are Licensed and Insured and are currently in good standing with (BBB) Accreditation. John was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 196...Read more about K9 Roof Repair and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Hydro Tight Roofing and Restoration LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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Hydro Tight Roofing & Restoration is a local roofing and general contracting company serving clients in and around the Loganville area. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we specialize in residential re-roofs & repairs and pride ourselves on using the best products available. From res...Read more about Hydro Tight Roofing and Restoration LLC
Hydro Tight Roofing & Restoration is a local roofing and general contracting company serving clients in and around the Loganville area. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we specialize in residential re-roofs & repairs and pride ourselves on using the best products available. From res...Read more about Hydro Tight Roofing and Restoration LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Camdur Building Group Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
Originally from Douglasville, Jeff Camp is President of CAMDUR Building Group, Inc. and is responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing strategies and financial planning. Jeff has been in the home construction/remediation/renovation field since 1987 and began in this field by building his own ...Read more about Camdur Building Group Inc.
Originally from Douglasville, Jeff Camp is President of CAMDUR Building Group, Inc. and is responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing strategies and financial planning. Jeff has been in the home construction/remediation/renovation field since 1987 and began in this field by building his own ...Read more about Camdur Building Group Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Keyman Service LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
Here at Keyman Service, LLC., we specialize in all locksmithing needs since 1988, which includes: Automotive, Commercial, and Residential services. We are a fully bonded and licensed locksmithing company. Customer service is a 100% Guaranteed because we're the most trusted and affordable locksmith c...Read more about Keyman Service LLC.
Here at Keyman Service, LLC., we specialize in all locksmithing needs since 1988, which includes: Automotive, Commercial, and Residential services. We are a fully bonded and licensed locksmithing company. Customer service is a 100% Guaranteed because we're the most trusted and affordable locksmith c...Read more about Keyman Service LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Diamond Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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We specialize in seamless gutters, gutter covers, and roofing offering in more than 20 gutter colors, and a wide selection of gutter covers to best fit your home needs, and your budget.
We specialize in seamless gutters, gutter covers, and roofing offering in more than 20 gutter colors, and a wide selection of gutter covers to best fit your home needs, and your budget.
Porch Pro Headshot Shys Contractor LLC
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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Thirty years of experience in Sheetrock installation and repair, Tile (Ceramic, Porcelain, and etc..), carpet installation, and doors installation, and more!
Thirty years of experience in Sheetrock installation and repair, Tile (Ceramic, Porcelain, and etc..), carpet installation, and doors installation, and more!
Porch Pro Headshot Hyde Park Homes Inc
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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Hyde Park Homes, Inc. Atlanta's luxury new home builder is proud to build in the finest neighborhoods and golfing communities. You'll see beautifully appointed homes in St. Marlo, St. Ives and Grand Estates of the South. Hyde Park Homes Estates can also be found in the prestigious Buckhead and Brook...Read more about Hyde Park Homes Inc
Hyde Park Homes, Inc. Atlanta's luxury new home builder is proud to build in the finest neighborhoods and golfing communities. You'll see beautifully appointed homes in St. Marlo, St. Ives and Grand Estates of the South. Hyde Park Homes Estates can also be found in the prestigious Buckhead and Brook...Read more about Hyde Park Homes Inc
Porch Pro Headshot G.S.A. General Contracting, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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G.S.A. General Contracting, Incorporated (G.S.A.) is a residential and commercial remodeling and renovation company that also completes new-work construction depending on particular client job requests. GSA is dedicated to providing a wide variety of quality services to the remodeling contracting in...Read more about G.S.A. General Contracting, Inc.
G.S.A. General Contracting, Incorporated (G.S.A.) is a residential and commercial remodeling and renovation company that also completes new-work construction depending on particular client job requests. GSA is dedicated to providing a wide variety of quality services to the remodeling contracting in...Read more about G.S.A. General Contracting, Inc.

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 Lithonia General Contractors

36898

Incredible attention to detail on quality, workmanship and finishes. Very easy to work with. Was available years after completion with help and recommendations with just a single phone call.

284623

To say that the experience was subpar would be an understatement. The contract that was drawn up stated build deck and installation of French doors. In the middle of the project the owner came out and stated there would be an extra 125 to put trim aroun...

- Elaine Emilien
411139

At first everything was great then I encountered problem after problem with peeling paint less than 2 weeks after my exterior house was painted. They even splattered white paint all over my brown fence and have not corrected. I paid almost $5,000 and EDGA...

- Melia Stephens
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3/3/19 update: We spoke on the phone, I explained what I needed, and provided you with the inspection report. You promised to deliver a proposal. I followed up with you and you said again that you were going to deliver a proposal. And you never did. It is...

- Fabio Villas
346828

The company under Edgar Lobo first misrepresented himself by saying his company's address was Atlanta Ga not Vining Ga. The bad reviews are listed under Vining Ga. Poor workmanship on the deck with interior screws backing out of the wood. He didn't do the...

- Tanya Martino
158348

Not reliable. Promise to send quote, but never delivered.

- Fabio Villas
346824

I added a review of this company along with 3 other people and the reviews were removed. Wonder if it was porch.com or the contractor. This is really interesting.

- Tanya Martino
343170

Wrote a bid agreed then added 1800$ for plumbing and wall demo that was easily part of that and should have been part of the seamless Shower installation that was originally requested. Throughout my entire process numerous text messages complaining about ...

- Bob Shapiro
345404

Hired Edgar Lobo with S&S General Contractor, LLC Atlanta Georgia. The company is listed here on Porch as Vining Ga. Had he presented himself with the Vining Ga address I wouldn’t have use him because of the rating and reviews. He picked up the deposit an...

- Tan New client
229047

Excellent service and prices , great hard working crews

- Edgar Lobo

Everything You Need to Know About Lithonia General Contractors

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

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

  • Steiner Construction Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30014 and 30026
  • CER Custom Renovation Design Build LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30009 and 30355
  • RTF Construction Co.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 30074 and 30388

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

How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in Lithonia?

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

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

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot Womack Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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    Porch Pro Headshot SUPERGREEN RESTORATIONS LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Residential & commercial No job to big or small. Customer Service is what we are all about. If you think you have a water leak don't delay call right away!! Mold starts growing within 72 hrs. I will do a free home leak detection inspection and deal directly with you insurance. Over 25 yrs in the bui...Read more about SUPERGREEN RESTORATIONS LLC
    Residential & commercial No job to big or small. Customer Service is what we are all about. If you think you have a water leak don't delay call right away!! Mold starts growing within 72 hrs. I will do a free home leak detection inspection and deal directly with you insurance. Over 25 yrs in the bui...Read more about SUPERGREEN RESTORATIONS LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Holistic Cleaning Service LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Holistic Cleaning Service LLC is a residential/commercial house cleaning service. Serving any-class families in Lithonia, GA. Through generous human capital investments, Holistic Cleaning Service LLC will exceed our customer's expectations. Feel free to call us at: 404-935-3401 Pressure washing,Wind...Read more about Holistic Cleaning Service LLC
    Holistic Cleaning Service LLC is a residential/commercial house cleaning service. Serving any-class families in Lithonia, GA. Through generous human capital investments, Holistic Cleaning Service LLC will exceed our customer's expectations. Feel free to call us at: 404-935-3401 Pressure washing,Wind...Read more about Holistic Cleaning Service LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Ironstone Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Based in Stone Mountain, GA Ironstone Construction is a general contractor. They specialize in Kitchens and Bathrooms. Remodeling and additions.
    Based in Stone Mountain, GA Ironstone Construction is a general contractor. They specialize in Kitchens and Bathrooms. Remodeling and additions.
    Porch Pro Headshot Successful Images Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Providing construction services for the retail, commercial, industrial sector
    Providing construction services for the retail, commercial, industrial sector
    Porch Pro Headshot Damascus Auto Repair
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Damascus Auto Repair is the go-to car repair service in the Lithonia, GA area. When in need of a reliable and affordable auto repair service, call (404) 695-5936! Car Repair Service, Car Repair Company, Car Repair, Automotive Repair, Automotive Repair Shop, Automotive Repair Service Redan, GA;Snap...Read more about Damascus Auto Repair
    Damascus Auto Repair is the go-to car repair service in the Lithonia, GA area. When in need of a reliable and affordable auto repair service, call (404) 695-5936! Car Repair Service, Car Repair Company, Car Repair, Automotive Repair, Automotive Repair Shop, Automotive Repair Service Redan, GA;Snap...Read more about Damascus Auto Repair
    Porch Pro Headshot Visionary Stoneworks
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Visionary Stoneworks 2595 Jeremiah Industrial Rd, Conyers, GA, 30012 (770) 648-7020 Visionary Stoneworks is located in Conyers, GA. Serving residential and commercial builders, contractors, designers, architects and homeowners. We provide the highest quality fabrication, installation and restoratio...Read more about Visionary Stoneworks
    Visionary Stoneworks 2595 Jeremiah Industrial Rd, Conyers, GA, 30012 (770) 648-7020 Visionary Stoneworks is located in Conyers, GA. Serving residential and commercial builders, contractors, designers, architects and homeowners. We provide the highest quality fabrication, installation and restoratio...Read more about Visionary Stoneworks
    Porch Pro Headshot Professional Adjusting & Consulting Service, LLC
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    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
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    Porch Pro Headshot BardCorp
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    Porch Pro Headshot 360 Roadside Assistance LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    360 Roadside Assistance LLC Stonecrest, GA, 30038 (678) 561-6935 360 Roadside Assistance LLC is a professional roadside assistance company in Stonecrest, GA. We offer roadside service, emergency roadside assistance, emergency roadside service, lockouts and etc. If you need more information don't he...Read more about 360 Roadside Assistance LLC
    360 Roadside Assistance LLC Stonecrest, GA, 30038 (678) 561-6935 360 Roadside Assistance LLC is a professional roadside assistance company in Stonecrest, GA. We offer roadside service, emergency roadside assistance, emergency roadside service, lockouts and etc. If you need more information don't he...Read more about 360 Roadside Assistance LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot mastermind construction llc
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    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Pgf Construction
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    Serves Lithonia, Georgia
    Porch Pro Headshot Thigpen Construction Inc.
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