Top 10 General Contractors in Medford, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Link Construction
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
"We contracted Lance and Link Construction to finish the basement in our home. Communication right from the beginning was excellent. He and his team were on time for every meeting. The project was completed on time and exceeded our expectations for quality work. There were several areas of our b...Read more about Link Construction
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"We contracted Lance and Link Construction to finish the basement in our home. Communication right from the beginning was excellent. He and his team were on time for every meeting. The project was completed on time and exceeded our expectations for quality work. There were several areas of our b...Read more about Link Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Honorato Company
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
As a General Contracting Firm, we are capable of taking on any residential and commercial projects. We are professional contractors and project managers. We are a family-owned and operated company, and our team of professionals has been with us for many years. Most of them are long-time friends from...Read more about Honorato Company
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As a General Contracting Firm, we are capable of taking on any residential and commercial projects. We are professional contractors and project managers. We are a family-owned and operated company, and our team of professionals has been with us for many years. Most of them are long-time friends from...Read more about Honorato Company
Porch Pro Headshot Tom Curren Companies
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
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Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Tom Curren Companies has been a leader in home-improvement throughout Massachusetts since 1986. Our broad scope of services can increase your home's appearance inside and out, ensure its weather resistance, and add to its value-- now and in the future. From high-end kitchen renovations to exterior p...Read more about Tom Curren Companies
Porch Pro Headshot Sam Kachmar Architects
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(88)
Sam Kachmar Architects is a local Cambridge Architecture Firm dedicated to helping clients create spaces that will last a lifetime. We focus on New Construction, Renovations, and Additions. Our mission is to embrace our clients’ ideas and deliver them into houses that are beautiful, pragmatic and se...Read more about Sam Kachmar Architects
Sam Kachmar Architects is a local Cambridge Architecture Firm dedicated to helping clients create spaces that will last a lifetime. We focus on New Construction, Renovations, and Additions. Our mission is to embrace our clients’ ideas and deliver them into houses that are beautiful, pragmatic and se...Read more about Sam Kachmar Architects
Porch Pro Headshot Universal Construction
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(39)
"Universal Construction just put a new roof on my house in Brockton. They did a fabulous job they completed it in 1 day. They worked very hard making sure they picked up all the debris and roofing nails. I highly recommend this company for your roofing needs."
"Universal Construction just put a new roof on my house in Brockton. They did a fabulous job they completed it in 1 day. They worked very hard making sure they picked up all the debris and roofing nails. I highly recommend this company for your roofing needs."
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Builder Construction, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(5)
We are proud to provide customers with excellent service and great workmanship. With more than 20 years experience in the residential and commercial construction in the Boston Area we are confidence to meet our clients expectations. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
We are proud to provide customers with excellent service and great workmanship. With more than 20 years experience in the residential and commercial construction in the Boston Area we are confidence to meet our clients expectations. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
Porch Pro Headshot LC Carpentry Masonry INC
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(2)
"Before moving into my new 65 year house I had the entire upstairs painted including closet interiors. I had no idea the amount of work that could go into painting. They removed everything from the walls including closets shelfs and fixed all nail pops and indentions in the walls and ceiling. The...Read more about LC Carpentry Masonry INC
"Before moving into my new 65 year house I had the entire upstairs painted including closet interiors. I had no idea the amount of work that could go into painting. They removed everything from the walls including closets shelfs and fixed all nail pops and indentions in the walls and ceiling. The...Read more about LC Carpentry Masonry INC
Porch Pro Headshot KOD Construction
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(2)
Specializing in interior remodels and renovations our team of Professionals will take your dream and make them a reality. Our designers work together with you as the dreamer to develop a blueprint that will best suit your desires. Our projects are fast-paced and present unique logistical challenge...Read more about KOD Construction
Specializing in interior remodels and renovations our team of Professionals will take your dream and make them a reality. Our designers work together with you as the dreamer to develop a blueprint that will best suit your desires. Our projects are fast-paced and present unique logistical challenge...Read more about KOD Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Northeast Industrial Roof
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(14)
We Are NORTHEAST We offer commercial and industrial clients comprehensive services from initial roof surveys, roof installations, to predictive/preventative roof maintenance programs. We partner with the best companies in the industry to bring state-of-the-art materials to your project. Our dedicate...Read more about Northeast Industrial Roof
We Are NORTHEAST We offer commercial and industrial clients comprehensive services from initial roof surveys, roof installations, to predictive/preventative roof maintenance programs. We partner with the best companies in the industry to bring state-of-the-art materials to your project. Our dedicate...Read more about Northeast Industrial Roof
Porch Pro Headshot Newhouse & Sun Construction
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Newhouse and Sun Construction is a family owned company backed by over 30 years of experience. Specializing in residential new construction, custom homes, kitchen & bathroom remodel, additions and decks, our company is ready to take your vision from design to completion. Serving the Essex & Middle...Read more about Newhouse & Sun Construction
Newhouse and Sun Construction is a family owned company backed by over 30 years of experience. Specializing in residential new construction, custom homes, kitchen & bathroom remodel, additions and decks, our company is ready to take your vision from design to completion. Serving the Essex & Middle...Read more about Newhouse & Sun Construction

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 Medford General Contractors

157221

Should have hired these guys sooner. Everything they've done is top notch. Customer service is great; they respond right away to requests and questions, they're adaptable, and make changes on the fly. Very dependable and punctual as well, every day. Just ...

- Leo Venancio
162011

Micheal is a top notch contractor whose work is impecable. His attention to detail, selection of materials, workmanship, and planning skills are all equally outstanding. We’ve worked with several different contractors throughout our adult lives, and Mic...

- Gilbert Clothey
97696

They did my kitchen and they were professional and always on time. Project was done 2 days before the expected date. I would recommend them to family and friends.

- Francisco Guevara
240910

Very professional company to work with

- North East Roof
9338

Very good to keep appointment. Very good work quality. Excellent value.

I used surge last summer for my interior remodeling , I was not expecting such a good job for a very reasonable price, I would hire him again thanks surge

- Sergio 857 294 2913
426753

Timely response & patient with the process. Unfortunately, the bank was unwilling to finance the project. Very understanding and was ready to go from day 1.

- James Sweet
396132

Lance did a great job and was super responsive and professional throughout the project. I was so happy with how my basement remodel project was going with him I asked him to do my deck too. Would highly recommend!!

- Frank Croghan
176816

I was constantly called and messaged over two days for something I never signed up for. It was obnoxious and unprofessional

- Kat Jaglowski
33079

Joseph did a great job pricing the job. We are just waiting to hear from the insurance company. I would give KOD 5stars. Thanks

- Ruth Coulimore

Everything You Need to Know About Medford General Contractors

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

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 Medford 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 Medford 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.

Who are the best General Contractors in Medford?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Medford.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Medford, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Kelly Contracting & Sons Inc.
    • Location: Medford
    • Been in business since: 1976
  • Iwano & Sons Construction Inc.
    • Location: Medford
    • Been in business since: 2008
  • PJZ Inc
    • Location: Medford
    • Been in business since: 1986

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

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.

All General Contractors in Medford, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Coastal Real Estate Development
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(2)
Coastal Real Estate Development is a full service real estate transformation business located in Massachusetts. For a rapid response, give us a call or text at 《781》816-7228 We are dedicated to providing our customers with a reliably high quality and friendly experience. Precision and efficiency a...Read more about Coastal Real Estate Development
Coastal Real Estate Development is a full service real estate transformation business located in Massachusetts. For a rapid response, give us a call or text at 《781》816-7228 We are dedicated to providing our customers with a reliably high quality and friendly experience. Precision and efficiency a...Read more about Coastal Real Estate Development
Porch Pro Headshot MV Carpentry Masonry Services
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(1)
MV Carpentry & Masonry is a sky-reaching company built on a solid foundation of trust and experience. With 18 years and myriad successful projects designed to bring a smile to the face of our clients, we are confident that we can bring your vision to reality, and that you will be amazed at the resul...Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
MV Carpentry & Masonry is a sky-reaching company built on a solid foundation of trust and experience. With 18 years and myriad successful projects designed to bring a smile to the face of our clients, we are confident that we can bring your vision to reality, and that you will be amazed at the resul...Read more about MV Carpentry Masonry Services
Porch Pro Headshot Cambridge Home Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(19)
Kitchens, Bathrooms and small Renovations.
Kitchens, Bathrooms and small Renovations.
Porch Pro Headshot Christophersen Construction Company, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
The Christophersen Construction Company is a family run firm specialized in high quality custom commercial and residential projects like these shown to the left, and we have been doing so for satisfied customers for over twenty years. Our size assures each customer of personalized service, honesty,...Read more about Christophersen Construction Company, LLC
The Christophersen Construction Company is a family run firm specialized in high quality custom commercial and residential projects like these shown to the left, and we have been doing so for satisfied customers for over twenty years. Our size assures each customer of personalized service, honesty,...Read more about Christophersen Construction Company, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Surge Painting and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(7)
We are here to stay and provide the best remodeling and painting services in the greater Boston and NH Metro Areas. Best prices in the half of the time of our competition.
We are here to stay and provide the best remodeling and painting services in the greater Boston and NH Metro Areas. Best prices in the half of the time of our competition.
Porch Pro Headshot Construction978
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Construction978 in Beverly, MA is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Construction978 in Beverly, MA is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot Evans  construction
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
35 years of experience always number one with the Better Business Bureau there’s nothing else I can say that should say enough
35 years of experience always number one with the Better Business Bureau there’s nothing else I can say that should say enough
Porch Pro Headshot Iwano & Sons Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Northeast Industrial Roof Inc
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot B & L Contractor Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Gardiner Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot D&A Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot NBS Home improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Eyes Contractor, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Medford, Massachusetts

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Skylight Installation
Start Date
I'm flexible
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
1
Replace existing or install new
Replace existing skylight
Kind of roof
Wood shingle or shake
Number of stories tall
One floor
Malden 02148
Residential Building
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
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Residential building project type
doors
Extent of design prep work
No
Medford 02155
Basement Waterproofing
Service needed
Basement Waterproofing
Start Date
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