Top 10 General Contractors in Manchester, MO

Porch Pro Headshot Williams Heating & Cooling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(83)
"This company installed a humidifier on my furnace and it was the best investment I have made in my house to date. The service was very professional and customer oriented. My schedule is pretty hectic and they were really accommodating. I highly recommend them. "
"This company installed a humidifier on my furnace and it was the best investment I have made in my house to date. The service was very professional and customer oriented. My schedule is pretty hectic and they were really accommodating. I highly recommend them. "
Porch Pro Headshot Hamtil Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(66)
"We have contracted Hamtil Construction for two previous projects, and we have been thrilled with their customer service and quality of workmanship. So when the time came to renovate our vintage kitchen, our only call was to Paul and Dave Hamtil. We met with Paul to start designing what we wanted to...Read more about Hamtil Construction LLC
"We have contracted Hamtil Construction for two previous projects, and we have been thrilled with their customer service and quality of workmanship. So when the time came to renovate our vintage kitchen, our only call was to Paul and Dave Hamtil. We met with Paul to start designing what we wanted to...Read more about Hamtil Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot AAA Striping and Sealing
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(19)
AAA Striping and Sealing, LLC is a professional Striping, Sealing and Marking Company proudly serving St. Louis and Jefferson County. We service homeowners, property managers, and contractors quickly and professionally. Our Services Include: Parking Lot Sealing and Striping Asphalt and Driveway ...Read more about AAA Striping and Sealing
AAA Striping and Sealing, LLC is a professional Striping, Sealing and Marking Company proudly serving St. Louis and Jefferson County. We service homeowners, property managers, and contractors quickly and professionally. Our Services Include: Parking Lot Sealing and Striping Asphalt and Driveway ...Read more about AAA Striping and Sealing
Porch Pro Headshot Shellwood Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(13)
"Shellwood has done a number of tasks for my, from as small as fixing vinyl trim around a window to a complete basement remodel/upgrade. Rodney is a pleasure to work with, is accurate, fast, and does great work. I’d highly recommend talking to Shellwood for any project, large or small. You won’t ...Read more about Shellwood Enterprises
"Shellwood has done a number of tasks for my, from as small as fixing vinyl trim around a window to a complete basement remodel/upgrade. Rodney is a pleasure to work with, is accurate, fast, and does great work. I’d highly recommend talking to Shellwood for any project, large or small. You won’t ...Read more about Shellwood Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Calvin Fry Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(10)
"Mr. Fry has done several jobs for us, from simple installations to extensive remodels. His work is excellent. Very professional, very reliable, and with very reasonable costs. He offered creative and effective ideas that met our needs well."
"Mr. Fry has done several jobs for us, from simple installations to extensive remodels. His work is excellent. Very professional, very reliable, and with very reasonable costs. He offered creative and effective ideas that met our needs well."
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Contractors,LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(12)
I own Premier Contractors, LLC. It is a local business that specializes in a multitude of construction needs. I graduated from Ranken in 2005 with associates in Carpentry and Building Construction, and have been working in the field ever since. I take a tremendous amount of quality in my craftsmansh...Read more about Premier Contractors,LLC
I own Premier Contractors, LLC. It is a local business that specializes in a multitude of construction needs. I graduated from Ranken in 2005 with associates in Carpentry and Building Construction, and have been working in the field ever since. I take a tremendous amount of quality in my craftsmansh...Read more about Premier Contractors,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Doyel & Company Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(6)
"Purchased a foreclosed Home In January of 2015. Consulted and hired Doyel & Co to complete the remodel of the inside of the house, aluminum wraps on the exterior and a roof repair. They were professional and honest about all aspects of the job. All work was completed on time and I was 100% Satisfi...Read more about Doyel & Company Inc.
"Purchased a foreclosed Home In January of 2015. Consulted and hired Doyel & Co to complete the remodel of the inside of the house, aluminum wraps on the exterior and a roof repair. They were professional and honest about all aspects of the job. All work was completed on time and I was 100% Satisfi...Read more about Doyel & Company Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Polito Painting
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(9)
"Mike and crew where great! They where professional and polite. I took Mike's advice on the color change and I'm so glad I did. WOW! Thank you Mike and Crew, I will be calling you back and diffidently will be referring you"
"Mike and crew where great! They where professional and polite. I took Mike's advice on the color change and I'm so glad I did. WOW! Thank you Mike and Crew, I will be calling you back and diffidently will be referring you"
Porch Pro Headshot Your Home Check
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(3)
We provide construction services for both commercial and residential clients in the St Louis area. Some of our services include Home additions, Custom Home Building, Garage Construction, Patios, Porches, Pergola, Commercial Construction Projects, Home Improvements including Kitchen remodeling, and ...Read more about Your Home Check
We provide construction services for both commercial and residential clients in the St Louis area. Some of our services include Home additions, Custom Home Building, Garage Construction, Patios, Porches, Pergola, Commercial Construction Projects, Home Improvements including Kitchen remodeling, and ...Read more about Your Home Check
Porch Pro Headshot Heartlands Building Company
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(40)
Outdoor Living at its Best! Heartlands designs and builds custom homes, additions, and outdoor living areas. We specialize in creating outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and low maintenance. Choose a screened room, patio, sun deck, outdoor cooking area, or all of the above! It will be designed a...Read more about Heartlands Building Company
Outdoor Living at its Best! Heartlands designs and builds custom homes, additions, and outdoor living areas. We specialize in creating outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and low maintenance. Choose a screened room, patio, sun deck, outdoor cooking area, or all of the above! It will be designed a...Read more about Heartlands Building Company

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 Manchester General Contractors

56087

We hired on AAA Striping and Sealing they went over above and BEYOND THE CALL. We will continue to use them at all of our sites.We are very pleased!!!

- CEDRIC SCOTT
77789

Appreciated the input on choice of colors for the paint

- betty watts
27104

The interior painting & staining of the deck were both done with care. Mike is professional & does a great job. He is highly recommended by us.

- Joan Vonder Haar
418591

Mike started out great. He helped us think about colors and we were scheduled to have our house painted at the end of July. He never sent us an official bid. I contacted him many times and he said he would send it in a couple of days. I'm still waitin...

- Tony Pezzo
24787

My project is scheduled for June 15th. However, Mike has been very easy to work with in making all arrangements. I will write another review upon completion.

- Joan Vonder Haar
24246

Mike was courteous, on time and did an excellent job. I would hire him again.

- linda ennor
70167

Mike was fantastic to work with. Our project looks great. Very happy and we plan to have Mike do additional projects for us in the future. Highly recommend!

- Pam Skelly
75586

I used Premier Handyman for a concrete/foundation job. Cost was reasonable. Job was done timely and I am well pleased with outcome.

- Janet Amato
125299

I had my kitchen and bathrooms remodeled. He was clean, done on time, quality and reasonably priced. Would recommend to anyone.

- Blake Melton
73897

Didn't show for scheduled time to do the job. Waited all day. Now not replying to emails as well. Unprofessional. Avoid this guy.

- Darryl Johnson
18128

I have had service through Williams Heating and Cooling LLC over the past 30 plus years. Service is reputable, dependable and professional. I had a system installed in my home just before I sold it, when my home went through the inspections for listings...

- Bethany L Rhodes
18206

They are very professional and the serviceman are very knowledgeable. They are also affordable.

- Delphia Williams

Everything You Need to Know About Manchester General Contractors

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Manchester?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Manchester work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Manchester for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Manchester 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.

How many general contractors does Manchester have?

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

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

All General Contractors in Manchester, MO

Porch Pro Headshot Klein Developments
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(9)
Klein Developments, a St Louis General Contractor, specializes in Residential Construction & Commercial Construction including Home Remodeling, Home additions, and other construction services. BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating.
Klein Developments, a St Louis General Contractor, specializes in Residential Construction & Commercial Construction including Home Remodeling, Home additions, and other construction services. BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating.
Porch Pro Headshot House on a Hill Renovation, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Hiring the right home remodeling contractor is a big decision. You're looking for a professional company - not 'Chuck with a Truck' - but an experienced team of craftsmen who listen to your vision, deliver spectacular results, finish on-time and on-schedule, and at a price you can live with. Qualit...Read more about House on a Hill Renovation, LLC
Hiring the right home remodeling contractor is a big decision. You're looking for a professional company - not 'Chuck with a Truck' - but an experienced team of craftsmen who listen to your vision, deliver spectacular results, finish on-time and on-schedule, and at a price you can live with. Qualit...Read more about House on a Hill Renovation, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot C&K Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
C&K Contracting LLC, based out of Wentzville, MO, can serve any and all of your general contracting and remodeling needs. Contact us today, we would love to work with you!
C&K Contracting LLC, based out of Wentzville, MO, can serve any and all of your general contracting and remodeling needs. Contact us today, we would love to work with you!
Porch Pro Headshot KEL Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
(4)
Remodeling Contractor with over 40 years of Experience...Specializing in design,specific technigues
Remodeling Contractor with over 40 years of Experience...Specializing in design,specific technigues
Porch Pro Headshot BIG WORLD REMODEL LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
From concept to completion, every step of a project is handled by Scott Spicuzza, Les Swaney and our crew of contractors.
From concept to completion, every step of a project is handled by Scott Spicuzza, Les Swaney and our crew of contractors.
Porch Pro Headshot Maris Home Improvements (636) 778-4343
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Superior Products – High-quality products make all the difference to a successful project. We represent dozens of respected manufacturers in the industry that offer superior products for your renovation project. From energy-efficient windows to maintenance-free vinyl siding, we offer a wide selectio...Read more about Maris Home Improvements (636) 778-4343
Superior Products – High-quality products make all the difference to a successful project. We represent dozens of respected manufacturers in the industry that offer superior products for your renovation project. From energy-efficient windows to maintenance-free vinyl siding, we offer a wide selectio...Read more about Maris Home Improvements (636) 778-4343
Porch Pro Headshot Wolffe Enterprises LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
You have entered the SOLUTION zone. When it comes to creative solutions for your home and business improvement and remodeling needs, Wolffe Enterprises LLC is the only call you'll need to make. We specialize in custom high end design and construction. We have no limitations. Drop us an email or...Read more about Wolffe Enterprises LLC
You have entered the SOLUTION zone. When it comes to creative solutions for your home and business improvement and remodeling needs, Wolffe Enterprises LLC is the only call you'll need to make. We specialize in custom high end design and construction. We have no limitations. Drop us an email or...Read more about Wolffe Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot We Deliver 4 U
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Wedeliver4u is a very small company that we founded in 2014 when we recieved a very large logistical contract with very large shipping company. I am a Union Carpetner with the St.louis district. My backgroind is in all aspects of construction. Drywall acoustical ceilings furniture garage doors ...Read more about We Deliver 4 U
Wedeliver4u is a very small company that we founded in 2014 when we recieved a very large logistical contract with very large shipping company. I am a Union Carpetner with the St.louis district. My backgroind is in all aspects of construction. Drywall acoustical ceilings furniture garage doors ...Read more about We Deliver 4 U
Porch Pro Headshot SDS Property Maintenance LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
SDS Property Maintenance is a whole home maintenance company. If you need something a simple as a new light fixture to a complete renovation of your property. We are here to help.
SDS Property Maintenance is a whole home maintenance company. If you need something a simple as a new light fixture to a complete renovation of your property. We are here to help.
Porch Pro Headshot V. Meldrum Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Kitchens, Baths, Finished basements, Carpentry, Ceramic tile, Painting, complete home maintenance
Kitchens, Baths, Finished basements, Carpentry, Ceramic tile, Painting, complete home maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot Bella Homes, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Moorehouse Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Rascher Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Moorehouse Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Manchester, Missouri

Latest projects near Manchester

Recent projects booked on Porch
Ballwin 63021
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
Our patio doors do not meet correctly.
Extent of design prep work
No
Ballwin 63021
Siding Installation
Start Date
Within a year
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
Cedar
Home square footage
1000-2000 sq ft
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Ballwin 63021
Demolition
Service needed
Demolition
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Ballwin 63021
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
Carpentry
Extent of design prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want