Top 10 General Contractors in Merrillville, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Old 2 New Construction
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
Old 2 New Construction is a company built on talent and experience. With a wide range of expertise, this team can take care of all your general contracting needs. Whether you need a light switch fixed or a 100% rehab and remodel, we will get the job done and help you to transform your house into th...Read more about Old 2 New Construction
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Old 2 New Construction is a company built on talent and experience. With a wide range of expertise, this team can take care of all your general contracting needs. Whether you need a light switch fixed or a 100% rehab and remodel, we will get the job done and help you to transform your house into th...Read more about Old 2 New Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Homestate Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(88)
"I have recently engaged Homestate for my roof replacement. Angelo and team was very helpful and responsive and approachable. They have made the whole process smooth and clarified my queries/doubts. I would recommend them to any friends / family in need of a new roof"
"I have recently engaged Homestate for my roof replacement. Angelo and team was very helpful and responsive and approachable. They have made the whole process smooth and clarified my queries/doubts. I would recommend them to any friends / family in need of a new roof"
Porch Pro Headshot soja construction
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(26)
"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
Porch Pro Headshot HKS Remodeling and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(16)
"I had my kitchen completely remodeled by HKS with great results. Henry kept me informed at all times and offered improvement suggestions that I never thought of. When guests come in and see my kitchen, their response is always the same. WOW!"
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"I had my kitchen completely remodeled by HKS with great results. Henry kept me informed at all times and offered improvement suggestions that I never thought of. When guests come in and see my kitchen, their response is always the same. WOW!"
Porch Pro Headshot In N Out Construction
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(60)
Located in Crown Point Indiana, In N Out Construction was founded by Kathy Osinski. I started this company with an answer to a simple question: "What kind of company would my mother want to invite into her home?" We treat "your" house like it's our own. We offer premium products at affordable pr...Read more about In N Out Construction
Located in Crown Point Indiana, In N Out Construction was founded by Kathy Osinski. I started this company with an answer to a simple question: "What kind of company would my mother want to invite into her home?" We treat "your" house like it's our own. We offer premium products at affordable pr...Read more about In N Out Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Buxton's Handyman Services. LLC
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(8)
"Wonderful to work with! He will definitely be the first one I call if I need any job done I can not handle. Great price and amazing work quality. You can always tell when someone enjoys what they do, it shows in their work. Let me tell you he must love what he does. "
"Wonderful to work with! He will definitely be the first one I call if I need any job done I can not handle. Great price and amazing work quality. You can always tell when someone enjoys what they do, it shows in their work. Let me tell you he must love what he does. "
Porch Pro Headshot Dem Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
DEM Services, Inc. is the name to know in Chicago when you're seeking safe, responsible solutions for your building's issues. From lead paint removal to mold remediation to asbestos abatement, our team does it all. We even offer proper mercury disposal and interior demolition services! At the founda...Read more about Dem Services Inc
DEM Services, Inc. is the name to know in Chicago when you're seeking safe, responsible solutions for your building's issues. From lead paint removal to mold remediation to asbestos abatement, our team does it all. We even offer proper mercury disposal and interior demolition services! At the founda...Read more about Dem Services Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Bell Refrigeration
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
Bell Refrigeration Crown Point, IN, 46307 (219) 207-7905 At Bell Refrigeration we want to be your appliance repair and parts company for life. That is why we work continuously to do whatever it takes to give each customer our very best!Our technicians, parts pros and staff go through rigorous tra...Read more about Bell Refrigeration
Bell Refrigeration Crown Point, IN, 46307 (219) 207-7905 At Bell Refrigeration we want to be your appliance repair and parts company for life. That is why we work continuously to do whatever it takes to give each customer our very best!Our technicians, parts pros and staff go through rigorous tra...Read more about Bell Refrigeration
Porch Pro Headshot Service Doctor
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(194)
Porch Pro Headshot PRJ.Construction Concepts LLC
General Contractors
Serves Merrillville, Indiana
(3)
We are a small family business that focuses on "The Customer". want to see projects we've done? check us out on Facebook. Since your there, and if you like something, click "like". text me anytime. I guarantee my work. I'm approved through, Angie's List,Menards, Home Depot, and now...Lowes! So you w...Read more about PRJ.Construction Concepts LLC
We are a small family business that focuses on "The Customer". want to see projects we've done? check us out on Facebook. Since your there, and if you like something, click "like". text me anytime. I guarantee my work. I'm approved through, Angie's List,Menards, Home Depot, and now...Lowes! So you w...Read more about PRJ.Construction Concepts LLC

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 Merrillville General Contractors

167671

We used Homestate Construction, for a new roof. From start to finish, everything was handled very professionally. They did a free inspection of our Roof initially and worked closely with our insurance company to file the claim, replace the full roof, and ...

- Ron H
167248

We had a great experience with Homestate adjusters. They did a free inspection of my home initially and worked closely with our insurance company to file the claim, replace the full roof, and gutters. Steven, our Adjuster was very knowledgeable and we are...

- linda H
400263

Homestate Adusters did an outstanding job understanding the issues with our property, worked directly with the insurance company and performed exemplary work in a timely fashion. I highly recommend them!

- David GLADSTEIN
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Angelo and his entire team where fantastic in every aspect. I did not need to lift a finger to get my job completed. He was very clear on what to expect during the entire process. He addressed every concern along the way. The roofing team was the ...

- Fred Jasinski
153532

Experience working with Homestate Adjusters for our roof replacement was very easy, efficient and professional. They spoke directly with my insurance and took care of everything.Would definitely recommend them to all.

- anila reddy
155870

It was a great experience, especially due to Homestate Construction team. Sonny was very professional and provided excellent communication the whole time during the project. Sonny did a great job and I was pleased with the work. Also, the roofing crew was...

- Sujeewa Fernando
153358

Homestate constructions helped me replace my roof last year they took care of everything dealing with my insurance and working with them and they did an excellent service.I am Very happy with the work they have done.I would highly recommend Homestate cons...

- Sridhar Nagelli
348962

The experience was great and would highly recommend. Had so many contractors come to my house with claims of getting this damage covered. Only Homestate came through and super quick.

- Rob Choromokos
53766

Buxton's Handyman Services does quality work at an affordable price. The work that Matt did for us added value to our home beyond the cost of the work! Thank you, Matt!

- Kurt Goode
53796

Buxton's handyman did a great job finishing my pantry doors. They match everything in color fabulously. Matt did such a great job we had him finish her basement. Now we have wonderful storage downstairs and a great family room.

- kim brey
56780

Outstanding service. It went very well. They were easy to deal with, and always were accessible by phone. They explained everything and answered all our questions. They dealt very well with the insurance company No drama, just got the work done and did ...

- Tom Kimble
168453

These guy are reliable, dependable, about quality, they gave me a reasonable quote on home remolding and did a Beautiful Job, check there pictures out ,1 of the best in Business,,,,👍👍👍

- Shawn Davis

Everything You Need to Know About Merrillville General Contractors

What Merrillville zip codes are served by General Contractors?

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

    • 2 General Contractors in 46342.
    • 2 General Contractors in 46375.

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

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

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

          • Service Doctor
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                What should I check for once my General Contractor in Merrillville has finished working?

                Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

                • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
                • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
                • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
                • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

                All General Contractors in Merrillville, IN

                Porch Pro Headshot Vela Remodelers
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                Porch Pro Headshot Elmhurst Garage Door Repair
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                We promise to beat any written estimate from alternative garage door service companies! Do not let ... A Elmhurst Garage Door Repair Company you'll be able to trust. We are your one-stops buy your drawback. Call us without charge estimate and obtain our technicians with best expertise to figure for ...Read more about Elmhurst Garage Door Repair
                We promise to beat any written estimate from alternative garage door service companies! Do not let ... A Elmhurst Garage Door Repair Company you'll be able to trust. We are your one-stops buy your drawback. Call us without charge estimate and obtain our technicians with best expertise to figure for ...Read more about Elmhurst Garage Door Repair
                Porch Pro Headshot Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                Do you have any home improvement project(s) that desperately needs a professional who uses (top-notch) work quality too? LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Give me a call for a FREE ESTIMATE! Over 15 years of dedicated home improvement experiences. A "vision" is not complete until you pick up the phone and call an ...Read more about Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
                Do you have any home improvement project(s) that desperately needs a professional who uses (top-notch) work quality too? LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Give me a call for a FREE ESTIMATE! Over 15 years of dedicated home improvement experiences. A "vision" is not complete until you pick up the phone and call an ...Read more about Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
                Porch Pro Headshot Bell Refrigeration
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                At Bell Refrigeration we want to be your appliance repair and parts company for life. That is why we work continuously to do whatever it takes to give each customer our very best!Our technicians, parts pros and staff go through rigorous training so that we can stay on top of the ever changing applia...Read more about Bell Refrigeration
                At Bell Refrigeration we want to be your appliance repair and parts company for life. That is why we work continuously to do whatever it takes to give each customer our very best!Our technicians, parts pros and staff go through rigorous training so that we can stay on top of the ever changing applia...Read more about Bell Refrigeration
                Porch Pro Headshot MTZ Painters Inc
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                We at MTZ Painters Inc provide one of the best painting services in Hammond, IN. If you have any questions don`t hesitate to call us now! Interior Painter Residential Painting Whiting IN Painting Service, Residential Painting Services, Interior Painting Service, Residential Painting Company, Exterio...Read more about MTZ Painters Inc
                We at MTZ Painters Inc provide one of the best painting services in Hammond, IN. If you have any questions don`t hesitate to call us now! Interior Painter Residential Painting Whiting IN Painting Service, Residential Painting Services, Interior Painting Service, Residential Painting Company, Exterio...Read more about MTZ Painters Inc
                Porch Pro Headshot Gundlach kitchen and bath
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                We are a general contractor specializing in kitchens and baths, interior painting, tile work, custom carpentry, and drywall. We also do 24 hr emergency plumbing. We do all jobs from small service calls to full home remodels. We are known for our impeccable attention to detail and our great customer ...Read more about Gundlach kitchen and bath
                We are a general contractor specializing in kitchens and baths, interior painting, tile work, custom carpentry, and drywall. We also do 24 hr emergency plumbing. We do all jobs from small service calls to full home remodels. We are known for our impeccable attention to detail and our great customer ...Read more about Gundlach kitchen and bath
                Porch Pro Headshot L G Custom Homes Inc
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                Investing in the American Dream is one of life's most exciting accomplishments. Therefore, choosing the right builder to handle the design and construction of your dream home is an important, vital step down the path to a positive and successful experience. L G Custom Homes Inc has helped homebuyers...Read more about L G Custom Homes Inc
                Investing in the American Dream is one of life's most exciting accomplishments. Therefore, choosing the right builder to handle the design and construction of your dream home is an important, vital step down the path to a positive and successful experience. L G Custom Homes Inc has helped homebuyers...Read more about L G Custom Homes Inc
                Porch Pro Headshot ONESTOPLANDSCAPING
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
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                "I like there work professional ,reliable dependable, honest,good people, they do more than just lawn care services, they provide me with lawn care, and remodel my home as well,very big project and done a Amazing job🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🤝🤝👏👏"
                "I like there work professional ,reliable dependable, honest,good people, they do more than just lawn care services, they provide me with lawn care, and remodel my home as well,very big project and done a Amazing job🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🤝🤝👏👏"
                Porch Pro Headshot Hollandale Builders Inc
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                General Contractor. Homes, Garages, Roofs, Concrete, Decks Hollandale is a second generation company that has been in Business since 1969. Call for Estimates on all your building needs.
                General Contractor. Homes, Garages, Roofs, Concrete, Decks Hollandale is a second generation company that has been in Business since 1969. Call for Estimates on all your building needs.
                Porch Pro Headshot MMHS
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                We are MMHS and we provide professional handyman services in Chicago, IL! Do not hesitate to contact us right now! Professional Handyman, Reliable Handyman, Affordable Handyman, Trusted Handyman, Dependable Handyman, Plumbing New Chicago IN; Ainsworth IN; Green Acres IN; Ross IN; Black Oak IN Handym...Read more about MMHS
                We are MMHS and we provide professional handyman services in Chicago, IL! Do not hesitate to contact us right now! Professional Handyman, Reliable Handyman, Affordable Handyman, Trusted Handyman, Dependable Handyman, Plumbing New Chicago IN; Ainsworth IN; Green Acres IN; Ross IN; Black Oak IN Handym...Read more about MMHS
                Porch Pro Headshot Lb Eurocraft Ltd.
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                Lb Eurocraft Ltd. is a general contractor that offers services such as pergola construction, home addition, and accessibility construction. They are based in Palos Hills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Lb Eurocraft Ltd.
                Lb Eurocraft Ltd. is a general contractor that offers services such as pergola construction, home addition, and accessibility construction. They are based in Palos Hills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited Lb Eurocraft Ltd.
                Porch Pro Headshot Structed limited
                General Contractors
                Serves Merrillville, Indiana
                Hello , I specialize in installing drywall on Basements , commercial and residential
                Hello , I specialize in installing drywall on Basements , commercial and residential