Top 10 General Contractors in Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot North West General Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
North West General Contracting is based on the belief that our customer's needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service. No job is too big or too small for our experienced team.
North West General Contracting is based on the belief that our customer's needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service. No job is too big or too small for our experienced team.
Porch Pro Headshot GK GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
GK General Construction, LLC is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and personal responsibility. Whether it's Roofing service, Roof Repair or Siding service, it is our goal to exceed your expectations. We want your bus...Read more about GK GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC
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GK General Construction, LLC is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and personal responsibility. Whether it's Roofing service, Roof Repair or Siding service, it is our goal to exceed your expectations. We want your bus...Read more about GK GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Platinum handyman Services , LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
We are a company with excellent service and years of experience. We communicate with our client the whole way through. There is no job to small.
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We are a company with excellent service and years of experience. We communicate with our client the whole way through. There is no job to small.
Porch Pro Headshot Ironside Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Improvement, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(88)
Quality Home Improvement on any budget. Women owned and operated. We offer a full range of general contracting services, including Additions, Remodeling, Restorations, Renovations, Improvements and Repairs.
Quality Home Improvement on any budget. Women owned and operated. We offer a full range of general contracting services, including Additions, Remodeling, Restorations, Renovations, Improvements and Repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot NINE INC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(12)
"Michael with Nine Inc. Recently did a kitchen remodel as well as a entire new floor. His quality and professionalism is above and beyond any contractor I have ever worked with. It started with a small issue my wife found on a Saturday morning before my daughters birthday party. I called Michael and...Read more about NINE INC
"Michael with Nine Inc. Recently did a kitchen remodel as well as a entire new floor. His quality and professionalism is above and beyond any contractor I have ever worked with. It started with a small issue my wife found on a Saturday morning before my daughters birthday party. I called Michael and...Read more about NINE INC
Porch Pro Headshot BCO LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(12)
"We highly recommend Andrew. We needed some work done after purchasing our house and Andrew was highly recommended by friends. He fit our project into his schedule on very short notice. We were removing walls, reframing, replumbing the laundry, replacing some doors, upgrading the electrical service ...Read more about BCO LLC
"We highly recommend Andrew. We needed some work done after purchasing our house and Andrew was highly recommended by friends. He fit our project into his schedule on very short notice. We were removing walls, reframing, replumbing the laundry, replacing some doors, upgrading the electrical service ...Read more about BCO LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Seattle Rockeries & Const.
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(60)
Harry Sidhu is the founder of Seattle Rockeries & Const. He has been providing service to the East-side, Seattle, and surrounding areas since 2016 on his own. Harry's exposure to the trade began since childhood by growing up in the field. He had the magnificent privilege of interacting, learning...Read more about Seattle Rockeries & Const.
Harry Sidhu is the founder of Seattle Rockeries & Const. He has been providing service to the East-side, Seattle, and surrounding areas since 2016 on his own. Harry's exposure to the trade began since childhood by growing up in the field. He had the magnificent privilege of interacting, learning...Read more about Seattle Rockeries & Const.
Porch Pro Headshot Comprehensive Construction Services
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(9)
"Paul is an honest, diligent contractor who won't leave you in a lurch. He has broad experience in nearly all areas of construction. If a new technology comes up he studies it and masters it quickly. His charges are reasonable and he give a complete accounting of all costs. I wouldn't hesitate ...Read more about Comprehensive Construction Services
"Paul is an honest, diligent contractor who won't leave you in a lurch. He has broad experience in nearly all areas of construction. If a new technology comes up he studies it and masters it quickly. His charges are reasonable and he give a complete accounting of all costs. I wouldn't hesitate ...Read more about Comprehensive Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot Redman Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Redman Construction offers you something that is a rare commodity in the new home construction or remodeling industries; that something is peace of mind. We are a design/build firm in the true sense of the term. You work with one company from architectural design through construction and right on in...Read more about Redman Construction, Inc.
Redman Construction offers you something that is a rare commodity in the new home construction or remodeling industries; that something is peace of mind. We are a design/build firm in the true sense of the term. You work with one company from architectural design through construction and right on in...Read more about Redman Construction, Inc.

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 Mercer Island General Contractors

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quality, professional work

- Noreen Brower
62192

Always shows up when sheduled, keeps a clean worksite and delivers a great product.

- Ron Brower
70737

Marv helped us upgrade our deck from a splintery, dry-rotted, 2x4 monster to a beautiful meranti+cedar masterpiece. He's a great communicator, provides detailed invoices, and produces fantastic work.

- Amy Edwards
92616

Marv created a beautiful, unique design. The details of his craftsmanship compare to none. We love our lovely new deck!

- Pseudofriend Rine
71651

Marv and Deck Envy was a great find through Porch. He was extremely quality focused, had great communication, and was very professional during both bidding and completing the job. He kept a really clean worksite, did great work, did it quickly, and did it...

- Matthew Dilligan
64499

Very detail oriented. Did an amazing job for me was fast and clean. Would highly recommend. Will be happy to use again.! A+++

- Peter Michelsons
62251

Wonderful work. Arrived early and left late. Kept the site clean and neat. Great custom woodworking, no overlaps or shorts. Will hire again for Kitchen next.

- James McGuire
152635

What a shame that people like Michael Winney can stay in business with crappy customer service, unreliable work, contractors working under him who are embarrassed by his business practices and an unethical approach to finishing a job well. We worked with ...

- mandyl levenberg
65108

Building our custom home... Been on top of everything, quick to respond, wants you to feel you got more than you even anticipated. Would highly recommend!

- Jason Plourd
65249

Michael Winney was quick to respond. I texted him some photos, we discussed the project, and had two great guys here within a couple of days. They were professional, accurate, hard working, and made great suggestions when we needed to make a couple of des...

- Sean Bell
153100

What a shame that people like Michael Winney can stay in business with crappy customer service, unreliable work, contractors working under him who are embarrassed by his business practices and an unethical approach to finishing a job well. We worked with ...

- mandyl levenberg
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Over the 2016 July 4th holiday, we had a negligent house sitter. Dogs were left inside and neglected, so they had accidents all over for a period of days. NINE Inc. came in and replaced the floors within three days of me calling them! I love my new flo...

- Shana Thompson

Everything You Need to Know About Mercer Island General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Mercer Island?

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

  • Seattle Custom Contractors:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Dovetail General Contractors LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • BjornCraft:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

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

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Mercer Island 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.

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

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 Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot First Call Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
First Call Construction Lynnwood, WA 98087 (253) 318-4802 First Call Construction is a Construction Company that provides good quality of services such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, sun decks installation, garage makeovers, room additions, drywall installation and framing.For more informati...Read more about First Call Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Habitation
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Build, fix or design—we’ll work with you to make your space beautiful! We’re a general contractor ready to take on your property maintenance or remodeling projects. With experience in commercial, single and multi family housing, we are able to take on projects of all sizes. From painting, to handyma...Read more about Habitation
Build, fix or design—we’ll work with you to make your space beautiful! We’re a general contractor ready to take on your property maintenance or remodeling projects. With experience in commercial, single and multi family housing, we are able to take on projects of all sizes. From painting, to handyma...Read more about Habitation
Porch Pro Headshot J&C construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(10)
Good work at a affordable price
Good work at a affordable price
Porch Pro Headshot Dog Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(13)
Dog Construction offers General Contracting Services in the Seattle area. Call us today! We are a family own business with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.
Dog Construction offers General Contracting Services in the Seattle area. Call us today! We are a family own business with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.
Porch Pro Headshot Pete's Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
General contracting, Kitchen, Bath & additions & new Buildings. 34 years in business Rated one of the top five in the state of Washington in all networks.
General contracting, Kitchen, Bath & additions & new Buildings. 34 years in business Rated one of the top five in the state of Washington in all networks.
Porch Pro Headshot DeckEnvy LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(7)
"I've know Marv since we were kids, we were Scouts together and I think think that is were he first learned to work wood. He has been passionate about woodworking ever since. He puts his heart into everything he does and it always has to be perfect and it is!"
"I've know Marv since we were kids, we were Scouts together and I think think that is were he first learned to work wood. He has been passionate about woodworking ever since. He puts his heart into everything he does and it always has to be perfect and it is!"
Porch Pro Headshot Homes Northwest LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Porch Pro Headshot Lorache Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and servicing the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, Lorache CAD/IT Services, LLC is committed to providing our clients with exceptional Construction, Physical Security and Computer-Aided Design solutions throughout the United States. Our missio...Read more about Lorache Construction
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and servicing the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, Lorache CAD/IT Services, LLC is committed to providing our clients with exceptional Construction, Physical Security and Computer-Aided Design solutions throughout the United States. Our missio...Read more about Lorache Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Hillcrest Renovation LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
At Hillcrest, we provide top quality home improvement services through many years of experience. We strive to provide the best costumer service along with a priceless quality. Let us help you with your project in a professional and timely manner. We beat any reputable competitors’ prices! Licensed...Read more about Hillcrest Renovation LLC
At Hillcrest, we provide top quality home improvement services through many years of experience. We strive to provide the best costumer service along with a priceless quality. Let us help you with your project in a professional and timely manner. We beat any reputable competitors’ prices! Licensed...Read more about Hillcrest Renovation LLC
Porch Pro Headshot NURA Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Greetings from NURA, We are a residential and commercial new construction and remodeling company based out of Seattle, WA. We're a young ambitious team with years of experience in construction management and field work. Our post-customer relationships and reviews speak for themselves.Our main focus...Read more about NURA Construction
Greetings from NURA, We are a residential and commercial new construction and remodeling company based out of Seattle, WA. We're a young ambitious team with years of experience in construction management and field work. Our post-customer relationships and reviews speak for themselves.Our main focus...Read more about NURA Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Mercer Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
With over 30 years of custom homebuilding experience in the greater Seattle area, company owner Thom Schultz leads a team of exceptionally qualified superintendents, carpenters, and laborers, and works with the best subcontractors to produce the highest quality work in the industry.
With over 30 years of custom homebuilding experience in the greater Seattle area, company owner Thom Schultz leads a team of exceptionally qualified superintendents, carpenters, and laborers, and works with the best subcontractors to produce the highest quality work in the industry.
Porch Pro Headshot Attila Hamvas Constructrion LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Atilla Construction LLC is a full-service General Contractor who services the Greater Seattle Area. We focus on quality-driven customer service and work to complete every job to it's highest potential. We are committed to each and every project and are excited to make your dream home a reality!
Atilla Construction LLC is a full-service General Contractor who services the Greater Seattle Area. We focus on quality-driven customer service and work to complete every job to it's highest potential. We are committed to each and every project and are excited to make your dream home a reality!
Porch Pro Headshot Gafco Roofing Construction & General Contracting Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Need a roofer, a deck built or any exterior remodeling? Gafco Roofing Construction & General Contracting offers many services in Auburn and surrounding area.
Need a roofer, a deck built or any exterior remodeling? Gafco Roofing Construction & General Contracting offers many services in Auburn and surrounding area.
Porch Pro Headshot Tavo’s construction
General Contractors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Improving homes and creating smiles!
Improving homes and creating smiles!

Latest projects near Mercer Island

Recent projects booked on Porch
Mercer Island 98040
Basement Waterproofing
Start Date
Within a month
Item to waterproof
Basement or foundation walls
Part of basement to waterproof
Crawlspace interior walls
Current damage problems
Dampness or leaking, Standing water
Walls and surfaces currently exposed
Yes
Mercer Island 98040
Residential Building
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
Updating a 2 car detached garage. It's framed nicely, but I would like to have it insulated and drywalled. Also I would like to widen one of the single garage doors by a few feet. Lastly, there is a single window that needs replacing.
Extent of design prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Mercer Island 98040
Basement Waterproofing
Service needed
Basement Waterproofing
Start Date
I'm flexible