Top 10 General Contractors in Massillon, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Martin Chaney's Special Effects
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
"I first hired him 20 years ago to do some exterior stucco on my house and it's still crack free. He has also done a superb job matching my interior plaster mouldings. Mr. Chaney is a one of a kind craftsman that I have recommended to all of my friends and family."
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"I first hired him 20 years ago to do some exterior stucco on my house and it's still crack free. He has also done a superb job matching my interior plaster mouldings. Mr. Chaney is a one of a kind craftsman that I have recommended to all of my friends and family."
Porch Pro Headshot Absolute Assurance Restorations
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(156)
We are a premier roofing contractor in Central Ohio. Our services include roof repair, roof replacement & installation, siding contractor services, window installation and insurance restoration (including interior damage). Our service area includes Mansfield, Mt Vernon, Newark, Delaware and Columbus...Read more about Absolute Assurance Restorations
We are a premier roofing contractor in Central Ohio. Our services include roof repair, roof replacement & installation, siding contractor services, window installation and insurance restoration (including interior damage). Our service area includes Mansfield, Mt Vernon, Newark, Delaware and Columbus...Read more about Absolute Assurance Restorations
Porch Pro Headshot USA Insulation of Akron
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(250)
Insulation Services in Akron, OH
Insulation Services in Akron, OH
Porch Pro Headshot Brandywine Construction & Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(37)
Speciailizing in Log Homes, Brandywine, a general contractor, can also complete your conventional housing projects. New Construction & Additions-Deck Construction & Maintenance-Concrete Maintenance-Log Home Construction & Maintenance & MORE!
Speciailizing in Log Homes, Brandywine, a general contractor, can also complete your conventional housing projects. New Construction & Additions-Deck Construction & Maintenance-Concrete Maintenance-Log Home Construction & Maintenance & MORE!
Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(33)
"I have had several projects completed by R Wing Construction and Home Services. These guys do exceptional work, professional, reasonable rates and complete the jobs in a timely manner. Very satisfied customer. I plan on calling on them again soon!"
"I have had several projects completed by R Wing Construction and Home Services. These guys do exceptional work, professional, reasonable rates and complete the jobs in a timely manner. Very satisfied customer. I plan on calling on them again soon!"
Porch Pro Headshot Envision Construction
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(31)
We are a full service remodeling company specializing in additions, basements, baths & kitchens. We love big jobs and are happy to do the small ones too! We stay on your project from beginning to end.
We are a full service remodeling company specializing in additions, basements, baths & kitchens. We love big jobs and are happy to do the small ones too! We stay on your project from beginning to end.
Porch Pro Headshot Allen Keith Construction Company
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
Ohio property owners and insurance adjusters turn to Allen Keith Construction Co. for 24-hour emergency response, complete structural renovation and restoration of damaged residential, commercial and industrial structures and contents. Allen Keith strives to provide the highest quality service, whi...Read more about Allen Keith Construction Company
Ohio property owners and insurance adjusters turn to Allen Keith Construction Co. for 24-hour emergency response, complete structural renovation and restoration of damaged residential, commercial and industrial structures and contents. Allen Keith strives to provide the highest quality service, whi...Read more about Allen Keith Construction Company
Porch Pro Headshot RUBBER CITY CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(14)
"I can't say enough nice things about Rubber City Construction. They were timely with their response, they came to my house at the time that they were scheduled and all the gentleman that did the work were respectable and knowledgeable. The gentleman were very consciousness about cleaning up ever...Read more about RUBBER CITY CONSTRUCTION
"I can't say enough nice things about Rubber City Construction. They were timely with their response, they came to my house at the time that they were scheduled and all the gentleman that did the work were respectable and knowledgeable. The gentleman were very consciousness about cleaning up ever...Read more about RUBBER CITY CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot ABC RESTORATION LLC
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(34)
no job is too big or too small! we do it all! we have 2 professional painting crews on hand for all of your holiday and winter blues needs!! INTERIOR DESIGNER ON STAFF Let us transform your home or business
no job is too big or too small! we do it all! we have 2 professional painting crews on hand for all of your holiday and winter blues needs!! INTERIOR DESIGNER ON STAFF Let us transform your home or business
Porch Pro Headshot Usa Waterproofing Inc
General Contractors
Serves Massillon, Ohio
(42)
To provide a quality job and a dry basement for a price that wont break the bank!
To provide a quality job and a dry basement for a price that wont break the bank!

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 Massillon General Contractors

18570

The owner is a very honest person. Is very particular about there work.

- Connie Ross Brock
69396

We paid a lot of money to have our log home cleaned & caulked and have the stains removed from roof. All the above ended up with bad results. When we wiped our hands over the logs our hands were black with dirt. When they power washed the house they took ...

- Diane Meidlinger
226959

Thanks for all your kind reviews Happy New Years..to all our customers

- james rusk
225743

Steve was outstanding, extremely professional and with high integrity. Advised us we didn't actually need waterproofing, the walls simply hadn't been primed properly prior to painting. Steve also offers basement refinishing, and we plan to use him!

- Melinda Pino
13740

Envision Construction is a great company. I contacted them and they returned my email immediately. They communicate very well. They showed up on time and were ready to work. They left the job spotless and made sure to take care of the little details. I ...

- Joe Fortney
310042

I am handicapped. I needed a porch for the side of my house, and rails. Mr Chaney sent Casey to my house. Casey built the porch of my dreams. We have never had used our side door because their was never any way to get down. Hard worker, nice person, ...

- Bonniejean & David Pearson
59358

I live in a Historic home and was in need of a exterior structural repair. Rubber city construction did an amazing job - professional work, excellent and PROMPT communication and fair pricing. Will definitely use them for more projects.

- Suzanne Papano
183354

Total asshole with incompetent workers. Owner Jerimie Bell will stuff you. Fortunately I charged him enough of a down payment to still come out ahead for the project we completed for him and his asshole nephew Brandon Smrekar who will have a lien placed...

- J J
58213

Renamed from Matthews Home Services. Stole from dozens of people. Just google the name Clinton Matthews and see how many crimes he has committed. He will steal your money. Stay away.

- Andrew Warren
59438

Look up Matthews Home Services, and Clinton Matthews HE IS THE OWNER OF Rubber City Construction!!! He is a thief, a convicted criminal. He will ask for a large deposit giving you a line about how his company is debt free, and that he is a devotee of Dav...

- donald willis
83907

BE AWARE!!! The following link was his last company. He was reported by more than one family to the point the attorney general stepped in due to his shoddy workmanship and failure to deliver on projects. http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Brief...

- The Informant
58580

A relative of mind was also ripped off by Clinton Matthews. owner of Rubber City Construction. I looked him, he has rap sheet a mile long. All felons here. Stay away!!!!

- Michael Stevens

Everything You Need to Know About Massillon General Contractors

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    All General Contractors in Massillon, OH

    Porch Pro Headshot Athey construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    "Turning your dreams into a reality" When Athey construction comes into your house we treat it like its our house!! My philosophy is do it right the first time because the only phone calls I want from my customers is to come back to help them with another project not repairs!!...I have licensed plu...Read more about Athey construction
    "Turning your dreams into a reality" When Athey construction comes into your house we treat it like its our house!! My philosophy is do it right the first time because the only phone calls I want from my customers is to come back to help them with another project not repairs!!...I have licensed plu...Read more about Athey construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Celtic Contractors
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    Celtic Contractors realizes it's not always feasible to purchase a new home when you require more space or simply want a new look to your present home. We can help you with your "new home" at a fraction of the cost.
    Celtic Contractors realizes it's not always feasible to purchase a new home when you require more space or simply want a new look to your present home. We can help you with your "new home" at a fraction of the cost.
    Porch Pro Headshot Junk Angels Moving And More!
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    (29)
    "They are the best at all they do. I work at a storage place & my customers have many different needs. From moving to empty the unit to help them donate the items. Henry & his team work hard-economically & professionally with everyone I recommend them to. HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST. NEVER HAD ...Read more about Junk Angels Moving And More!
    "They are the best at all they do. I work at a storage place & my customers have many different needs. From moving to empty the unit to help them donate the items. Henry & his team work hard-economically & professionally with everyone I recommend them to. HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST. NEVER HAD ...Read more about Junk Angels Moving And More!
    Porch Pro Headshot For the Odds and Ends
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    (50)
    We do a lot of odd jobs. Anything from furniture assembly to automotive restoration and painting
    We do a lot of odd jobs. Anything from furniture assembly to automotive restoration and painting
    Porch Pro Headshot Mount Corrick Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    We build with quality from the ground up. We provide these services and more: Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Roofing, Patios, Siding, Windows and Doors
    We build with quality from the ground up. We provide these services and more: Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Roofing, Patios, Siding, Windows and Doors
    Porch Pro Headshot Brahler's Cleaning & Restoration
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    (48)
    Porch Pro Headshot Lssconstruction
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    (1)
    YOU DREAM IT!!! WE'LL BUILD IT!! FREE ESTIMATES.. COMPETITIVE PRICING... GREAT WORK AND PROFESSIONAL RESPECTFUL INSTALLERS ..EMERGENCY REPAIRS AVAILABLE....
    YOU DREAM IT!!! WE'LL BUILD IT!! FREE ESTIMATES.. COMPETITIVE PRICING... GREAT WORK AND PROFESSIONAL RESPECTFUL INSTALLERS ..EMERGENCY REPAIRS AVAILABLE....
    Porch Pro Headshot PHC
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    Premier Home Construction is a veteran owned operation dedicated to our customers satisfaction. We offer services including general handyman work, home remodeling, fencing, roofing, concrete, all the up to a new construction.
    Premier Home Construction is a veteran owned operation dedicated to our customers satisfaction. We offer services including general handyman work, home remodeling, fencing, roofing, concrete, all the up to a new construction.
    Porch Pro Headshot Larmco Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    Larmco Windows and Siding is full service home improvement company serving the entire state of Ohio with the highest quality windows, doors, siding and bathroom remodels. We also have a safety bathroom division specializing in walk-tubs, safety showers, ADA height toilets and grab bars making bathin...Read more about Larmco Inc.
    Larmco Windows and Siding is full service home improvement company serving the entire state of Ohio with the highest quality windows, doors, siding and bathroom remodels. We also have a safety bathroom division specializing in walk-tubs, safety showers, ADA height toilets and grab bars making bathin...Read more about Larmco Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Jacks Outdoor Care
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
    Contact us for any outdoor need you have. We specialize in lawn care, mulch, patios, and much more.
    Porch Pro Headshot ERS CONSTRUCTION
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    Ers Construction is a general contractor in Dellroy. They provide exterior remodeling , roofing, rennovations , new construction, additions, as well as other services. Ers Construction is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    Ers Construction is a general contractor in Dellroy. They provide exterior remodeling , roofing, rennovations , new construction, additions, as well as other services. Ers Construction is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    Porch Pro Headshot "Home & Office Enhancements and Repairs"
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio
    "Since 1977 reliable fair and honest"
    "Since 1977 reliable fair and honest"
    Porch Pro Headshot Sluss Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Massillon, Ohio

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