Top 3 General Contractors in Memphis, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Mid South
For almost 50 years, Paul Davis has built its business on the promise to its customers to restore residential and commercial properties that have been damaged due to fire, water, wind and storm. Paul Davis has a proven history and reputation for innovation for solutions, a rigor for communication, a...Read more about Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Mid South
2093 Thomas Rd Ste 6, Memphis, TN
901-373-5394
Porch Pro Headshot WorldSpice Technologies
Memphis ISP providing businesses with high speed internet services including fiber connections up to 100 Mb, T-1 lines, Ethernet, server colocation, virtual hosting, web hosting, email hosting, spam and virus filtering, voice, local and long distance and domain name registrations. We are the oldest...Read more about WorldSpice Technologies
5050 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN
901-347-5102
Porch Pro Headshot AIRMARK SERVICES LLC
The Owner, Gary Wilkes, has served the Memphis Area Since 1987 in the fields of HVAC, Plumbing and Home Improvement. Airmark Services is locally owned and operated and knows the area and our clientele. Whether you need home improvement, plumbing or HVAC help don't settle for anything less than the p...Read more about AIRMARK SERVICES LLC
3464 Evening Light Dr, Bartlett, TN
901-373-6248

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Porch Pro Headshot Capital Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Whether you need one window replaced or many windows replaced, Capital Construction in Sedalia, KY has you covered.
Whether you need one window replaced or many windows replaced, Capital Construction in Sedalia, KY has you covered.
Porch Pro Headshot Contracting Solutions, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(8)
Locally owned and operated in Memphis, TN, Contracting Solutions is a licensed General Contractor that acts as a gateway connecting homeowners to quality construction work. It is our utmost priority that our customers become educated and comfortable with the project at hand. Every project completed ...Read more about Contracting Solutions, LLC
Locally owned and operated in Memphis, TN, Contracting Solutions is a licensed General Contractor that acts as a gateway connecting homeowners to quality construction work. It is our utmost priority that our customers become educated and comfortable with the project at hand. Every project completed ...Read more about Contracting Solutions, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Rana Roofing
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(11)
Free estimates. More than 30 years of experience. Affordable prices. GAF roofing member. Duralast Roofing authorized agent. Warranties. Call today
Free estimates. More than 30 years of experience. Affordable prices. GAF roofing member. Duralast Roofing authorized agent. Warranties. Call today
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Handyman
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(4)
"We have worked with Handyworks for more than two years and since we have an old house, there is always something that needs repairing, replacing, or repainting. Handyworks has been a godsend. Rodney Meyers is fantastic...he is honest, competent, and has good people working for him. He makes sure...Read more about Professional Handyman
"We have worked with Handyworks for more than two years and since we have an old house, there is always something that needs repairing, replacing, or repainting. Handyworks has been a godsend. Rodney Meyers is fantastic...he is honest, competent, and has good people working for him. He makes sure...Read more about Professional Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Rescue Repair Services
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Rescue Repair Services will rescue you when your vehicle needs a repair. Our specialty is working with semi-trailer trucks. We can provide General repair, tires, light engine, engine leaks, tire work, engine works, breaks, transmission, Engine for Commercial Tractor, Trailer, Semi-Trailer, and Semi ...Read more about Rescue Repair Services
Rescue Repair Services will rescue you when your vehicle needs a repair. Our specialty is working with semi-trailer trucks. We can provide General repair, tires, light engine, engine leaks, tire work, engine works, breaks, transmission, Engine for Commercial Tractor, Trailer, Semi-Trailer, and Semi ...Read more about Rescue Repair Services
Porch Pro Headshot NoDoorsLocked.com
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Patterson Enterprises, Inc. Residential Remodelers and Patterson Homes Real Estate and investment Group, powered by First National Realty. is a full service real estate and property management company specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Travis Patterson, Real Estate B...Read more about NoDoorsLocked.com
Patterson Enterprises, Inc. Residential Remodelers and Patterson Homes Real Estate and investment Group, powered by First National Realty. is a full service real estate and property management company specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Travis Patterson, Real Estate B...Read more about NoDoorsLocked.com
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Home Insulation
General Contractors
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
We specialize In insulation for existing homes and new ones. We offer TVA rebates through your MLGW and NEPA IN OLIVE BRANCH, AND MARSHELL COUNTY.please give us a call for your free in-home inspection for insulation, ductwork, and air sealing issues. It starts paying you back instantly! Phone number...Read more about Complete Home Insulation
We specialize In insulation for existing homes and new ones. We offer TVA rebates through your MLGW and NEPA IN OLIVE BRANCH, AND MARSHELL COUNTY.please give us a call for your free in-home inspection for insulation, ductwork, and air sealing issues. It starts paying you back instantly! Phone number...Read more about Complete Home Insulation

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 Memphis General Contractors

113340

Bryce was on time very organized and project was completed before requested. Trustworthy i will call him again and crew was very respectable and excellent clean up

- Jacob Crews
108664

27 March, 2018, We hired Bryce Allan Haynes to fix a leak we had in our main bathroom, he quoted us a price and we paid, and the very next We start getting lots of rain here in Memphis Area, Our bathroom had 2 inches of water every where. I text Bryce and...

- aron austin
154743

I am sorry to post this but Bryce Haynes was killed in and accident in 2018. Could be why there was never a response.

- aNGELA wILLIAMS
100269

New roof amazing the extra he did small things. I appreciate well done

- Bryce Haynes
99896

Terrible performance the CEO would show up late and when he did show up did not use quality materials had to hire another contracter to finish this job beware using this company

- Precision Homebuilders
99894

Very poor service showed up and late left the job in a mess and didn't even pass inspections had to hire another contracter to finish this job do not use this company

- Kerry Haynes
73692

I've worked with HandyWorks for a good 3 or more years now. They are highly responsive and do their very best to attend to repair requests promptly. Rodney also does his best to make sure that repairs are made both efficiently and affordably even when a s...

- L. J.
73761

Very prompt, professional....excellent work.

- April Grant
73672

Handyworks provides prompt, friendly, professional service. The staff is reliable and their work is guaranteed to satisfy. I own a few rentals in Memphis but live in another state. I am glad that I can rely on Handyworks to provide the best handyman servi...

- Bert Godwin
287892

Took almost a year longer than quoted to complete repairs; I was consistently put off, pushed back, and ignored. Workers showed up at their leisure (aka the owner's timetable). Prices were ridiculous for the quality of work provided. Work was shoddy (pain...

- Jane Doe
46439

I would like to give a shout out to John. We have been trialing and testing various pieces of a new email server and John has been awesome. I have spoken to him several times and he is always very helpful. I spoke to him today about preparation for our...

- Keith Monk

Everything You Need to Know About Memphis General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Memphis?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Memphis that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Memphis or TN. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Benson Builders:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Nu-Prime of Memphis:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • 4Gpaintingandremodeling:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

What Memphis zip codes are served by General Contractors?

Memphis has 50 total General Contractor companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Memphis with the most General Contractors:

    • 1 General Contractors in 38138.

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

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

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            Porch Pro Headshot Haynes  construction
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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            Roofing Flooring Siding Gutters Windows Drywall Foundations
            Roofing Flooring Siding Gutters Windows Drywall Foundations
            Porch Pro Headshot Worldwide Improvements
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Small local company built on principals and customer service.
            Small local company built on principals and customer service.
            Porch Pro Headshot UPCD
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Our goal is to ensure our clients' complete satisfaction with our work/ assistance.
            Our goal is to ensure our clients' complete satisfaction with our work/ assistance.
            Porch Pro Headshot RKA Construction, LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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            Porch Pro Headshot ABC All-In-One
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            We've been in business for 15 years in the Memphis area. We do all sorts of work from remodels to locksmithing. We specialize in electrical work and troubleshooting appliance repair.Give us a call today for all of your needs!
            We've been in business for 15 years in the Memphis area. We do all sorts of work from remodels to locksmithing. We specialize in electrical work and troubleshooting appliance repair.Give us a call today for all of your needs!
            Porch Pro Headshot McGhee Lawn Service
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Porch Pro Headshot Hervery's Home Improvement
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Porch Pro Headshot Hammer Down Solutions
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Porch Pro Headshot Ross Perry Construction LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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            Porch Pro Headshot Mike Wolff Handyman & Odd Jobs
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Mike Wolff Handyman & Odd Jobs is a handyman company that offers dryer vent installation, water softener installation, furnace installation and other services. They are located in Cordova.
            Mike Wolff Handyman & Odd Jobs is a handyman company that offers dryer vent installation, water softener installation, furnace installation and other services. They are located in Cordova.
            Porch Pro Headshot Batchelor's Improvements INC.
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            General contractor on residential and commercial construction, Renovation,restorations, additions. Build, remodel commercial building and houses.
            General contractor on residential and commercial construction, Renovation,restorations, additions. Build, remodel commercial building and houses.
            Porch Pro Headshot All Purpose Construction
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            All Purpose Construction is a general contractor that offers accessibility construction and renovation as well as other services. They are based in Memphis.
            All Purpose Construction is a general contractor that offers accessibility construction and renovation as well as other services. They are based in Memphis.
            Porch Pro Headshot EZE Capital Construction LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee
            Porch Pro Headshot Benitez and Associates
            General Contractors
            Serves Memphis, Tennessee