Top 10 General Contractors in Mayfield Heights, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Martin Chaney's Special Effects
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, 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 Patio Enclosures
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
(369)
Patio Enclosures brand sunrooms, solariums and screen rooms have been trusted by homeowners since 1966 and are renowned for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship. But what our customers rave about is the way a Patio Enclosures room makes them feel! Every Patio Enclosures room is custom desig...Read more about Patio Enclosures
Patio Enclosures brand sunrooms, solariums and screen rooms have been trusted by homeowners since 1966 and are renowned for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship. But what our customers rave about is the way a Patio Enclosures room makes them feel! Every Patio Enclosures room is custom desig...Read more about Patio Enclosures
Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, 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 Innovative Designs llc
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
(10)
"Our pipes froze and busted in our bathroom I called innovative designs LLC and they came out and replaced our water lines and replaced the drywall that was ruined, they were quick and did an awesome job. Would recommend them for any project"
"Our pipes froze and busted in our bathroom I called innovative designs LLC and they came out and replaced our water lines and replaced the drywall that was ruined, they were quick and did an awesome job. Would recommend them for any project"
Porch Pro Headshot Ace Custom Concrete
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
(5)
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
Porch Pro Headshot Gambino 440 Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
(3)
At Gambino 440 Builders LLC Our Licensed, and Pro Carpenters Service all Lorain , Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Ashland, Medina and surrounding Counties of All Home Repairs,Upgrades, and Remodels.We Work Hard, providing quality craftsmenship to Improve Your Home, So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy ...Read more about Gambino 440 Builders LLC
At Gambino 440 Builders LLC Our Licensed, and Pro Carpenters Service all Lorain , Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Ashland, Medina and surrounding Counties of All Home Repairs,Upgrades, and Remodels.We Work Hard, providing quality craftsmenship to Improve Your Home, So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy ...Read more about Gambino 440 Builders LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Green Home Solutions  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Green Home Solutions offers "whole-house" services based on the principles of building science and home performance retrofitting. Treating a home as a completely integrated system, Green Homes can quickly pinpoint hard to spot problems that can affect home owner comfort, health, safety & utility bil...Read more about Green Home Solutions LLC
Green Home Solutions offers "whole-house" services based on the principles of building science and home performance retrofitting. Treating a home as a completely integrated system, Green Homes can quickly pinpoint hard to spot problems that can affect home owner comfort, health, safety & utility bil...Read more about Green Home Solutions LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Trucleanohio
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
We are choice Cleaning Professionals in the Northeast Ohio area with a history, a backlog of experience and a friendly team waiting to serve you , with a thorough approach to house cleaning! All supplies and insurance included. Several payment options . Contact us today!
We are choice Cleaning Professionals in the Northeast Ohio area with a history, a backlog of experience and a friendly team waiting to serve you , with a thorough approach to house cleaning! All supplies and insurance included. Several payment options . Contact us today!
Porch Pro Headshot All Construction & Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Welcome to ALL CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING, Cleveland's premiere waterproofing and residential remodeling company. We offerfull service residential remodeling. We provide individual, inspiring and quality solutions to your residential design and construction needs.
Welcome to ALL CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING, Cleveland's premiere waterproofing and residential remodeling company. We offerfull service residential remodeling. We provide individual, inspiring and quality solutions to your residential design and construction needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Emerson Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Emerson Improvement LLC has been providing professional roofing, insulation, window replacements, and garage building in Lakewood,OH and surrounding areas. We are able to serve our customers with quality installation and repair. We have the experience and knowledge to get everything finished to cod...Read more about Emerson Improvement
Emerson Improvement LLC has been providing professional roofing, insulation, window replacements, and garage building in Lakewood,OH and surrounding areas. We are able to serve our customers with quality installation and repair. We have the experience and knowledge to get everything finished to cod...Read more about Emerson Improvement

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 Mayfield Heights General Contractors

148368

Do you need a contractor? Please skip Baja Excavating. They did not complete the job as outlined by the contract and refuse to show up on site to correct what was not completed. When the owner actually answers the call, all I get are excuses and empty ...

- Jeremy Chernick
348993

Don't contact this criminal INCOMPETENT so call company. They destroyed an entire COMMUNITY By removing a Retaining Wall, That should have Never been removed. Now they are in hiding avoiding the legal responsibility. They refused being deposition and are ...

- Bjay Sweeney
98347

Hired to remove plaster and lathe. Agreed on one week + timeline with finish date of when i come back from out of town. Came back to half finished job. Seems to want to work from noon to around five. Spent a week helping with remaining. Was always the...

- Benny Massey
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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
79888

Innovative Designs llc did a great job on my new water heater, I will definitely use them again.

- tomas ennis
80551

Innovative Designs came in and fixed my bathroom after my original contractor took 3 months to do the work he did and he still never completed the job. He charged 10k for a job that would have cost half that and Innovative Designs came on and fixed and co...

- Jennifer Thacker
64533

The guys here are professional and very courteous they listened to what I needed done and did it they worked hard on what needed to be done they even were explaining to me how they were doing things.

- Melissa Maver
1276

Would recommend.

- Ryan Sandidge
75103

Came to my house to give an estimate. Told me he would send me a final quote in 2 days. Almost 2 weeks later and nothing. Won't return messages.

- Kevin Kelley
381116

This is my second review of Certainty Construction as I removed my first review, upon the request of the owner, when a payment agreement (4 payments of $1,000 each) was reached. Since said agreement, there has been zero follow through and simply more fals...

- rob Fragale
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Had nothing but great experiences everytime we have had R Wing come out to work on the house. Great people and great work.

- Erin Campbell
176288

Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed c...

- Gary Allen

Everything You Need to Know About Mayfield Heights General Contractors

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Mayfield Heights?

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

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

    • Hook Home Maintenance
      • Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths
        • Allied Renovations Inc.

          How many general contractors does Mayfield Heights have?

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

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

          My General Contractor Services project in Mayfield Heights is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

          The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Mayfield Heights is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

          General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

          All General Contractors in Mayfield Heights, OH

          Porch Pro Headshot Gibson General Contracting Inc
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          (5)
          15 years ago, Gibson General Contracting, Inc. of Lakewood was created with the same mission we have today - give homeowners quality home improvements while keeping our prices as affordable as possible. We pride ourselves in doing our job professionally and with minimal interference to your life. Ou...Read more about Gibson General Contracting Inc
          15 years ago, Gibson General Contracting, Inc. of Lakewood was created with the same mission we have today - give homeowners quality home improvements while keeping our prices as affordable as possible. We pride ourselves in doing our job professionally and with minimal interference to your life. Ou...Read more about Gibson General Contracting Inc
          Porch Pro Headshot Arenesse Construction and Remodeling
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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          Porch Pro Headshot Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          (1)
          "I had called The Baker boys to put all new fixtures in my house. When they came to my house they were prompt, very respectful, and did not beat around the bush about pricing or what needed done. I am very pleased with everything they did for me and there prices are fantastic.. So if I u work done I...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
          "I had called The Baker boys to put all new fixtures in my house. When they came to my house they were prompt, very respectful, and did not beat around the bush about pricing or what needed done. I am very pleased with everything they did for me and there prices are fantastic.. So if I u work done I...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
          Porch Pro Headshot Baja Phoenix Excavating
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          (2)
          We provide all your concrete, asphalt and waterproofing needs. We have been in business for over 25 years with Union Trained Craftsman. We have the experience and expertise you're looking for, on your next project.
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          We provide all your concrete, asphalt and waterproofing needs. We have been in business for over 25 years with Union Trained Craftsman. We have the experience and expertise you're looking for, on your next project.
          Porch Pro Headshot EMG Home Solutions
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          (1)
          "I love the fact that we paid no money up front and that we got a full walkthrough from Corey before we handed over a check. I knew what I was getting and that I was getting what I paid for. Most of the others wanted a HUGE payment in advance. Thanks guys I'll tell all of my friends about you."
          "I love the fact that we paid no money up front and that we got a full walkthrough from Corey before we handed over a check. I knew what I was getting and that I was getting what I paid for. Most of the others wanted a HUGE payment in advance. Thanks guys I'll tell all of my friends about you."
          Porch Pro Headshot Construction Zone
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          Construction Zone, based out of Cleveland, is a BBB-accredited general contractor. They provide kitchen remodeling and renovation as well as other services. In October 2013, a property owner contracted Construction Zone for a new construction project in the Jefferson neighborhood using a permit obta...Read more about Construction Zone
          Construction Zone, based out of Cleveland, is a BBB-accredited general contractor. They provide kitchen remodeling and renovation as well as other services. In October 2013, a property owner contracted Construction Zone for a new construction project in the Jefferson neighborhood using a permit obta...Read more about Construction Zone
          Porch Pro Headshot Century Home Improvement
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          Porch Pro Headshot Larmco Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, 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 Dreamers Construction LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
          I ventured on my own and started my Construction Company. Dreamers Construction is for customers who dream for quality work at a decent or affordable rate ! Quality work on the structures! Customers are always right! We let the customers join in each process of jobs. - Offers 100% Satisfaction - We ...Read more about Dreamers Construction LLC
          I ventured on my own and started my Construction Company. Dreamers Construction is for customers who dream for quality work at a decent or affordable rate ! Quality work on the structures! Customers are always right! We let the customers join in each process of jobs. - Offers 100% Satisfaction - We ...Read more about Dreamers Construction LLC
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          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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          Porch Pro Headshot Reliable Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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          Porch Pro Headshot Specialty Renovations
          General Contractors
          Serves Mayfield Heights, Ohio

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