Top 10 General Contractors in Midland, MI

Porch Pro Headshot RC Waterproofing
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(78)
"Hired them a while back around 2016...They put in interior waterproofing system that sat next to my footing. All my other bids wanted to put stuff either on top of the footing or put some box stuff next it. Because RC Waterproofing has been in business for a long time and they put in a system that ...Read more about RC Waterproofing
"Hired them a while back around 2016...They put in interior waterproofing system that sat next to my footing. All my other bids wanted to put stuff either on top of the footing or put some box stuff next it. Because RC Waterproofing has been in business for a long time and they put in a system that ...Read more about RC Waterproofing
Porch Pro Headshot MDL Construction
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(23)
Appeal + Preservation = Value. Restoring the value in the American Dream, 1 home at a time. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust that we take pride in our detailed work. Family owned and operated licensed and insured Now accepting all major credit cards
Appeal + Preservation = Value. Restoring the value in the American Dream, 1 home at a time. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust that we take pride in our detailed work. Family owned and operated licensed and insured Now accepting all major credit cards
Porch Pro Headshot DNC Contracting, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(2)
You can trust the job will get done, on time and on budget. DNC puts the customer first, with open lines of communication and attention to detail. DNC Contracting has been working in the construction trades for over 100 years of combined experience. There is nothing DNC hasn't seen or done in the c...Read more about DNC Contracting, LLC
You can trust the job will get done, on time and on budget. DNC puts the customer first, with open lines of communication and attention to detail. DNC Contracting has been working in the construction trades for over 100 years of combined experience. There is nothing DNC hasn't seen or done in the c...Read more about DNC Contracting, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Chevy REC
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Chevy REC is the most Professional Recording Studio! Do not hesitate to contact us now! - (810) 336-5051 Graphic Design, Logo Design, Sound Engineer, Instrumental Music, Instrumental Composition Beecher, MI Recording Studio, Music Recording, Music Writing, Music Composition, Local Music Producer
Chevy REC is the most Professional Recording Studio! Do not hesitate to contact us now! - (810) 336-5051 Graphic Design, Logo Design, Sound Engineer, Instrumental Music, Instrumental Composition Beecher, MI Recording Studio, Music Recording, Music Writing, Music Composition, Local Music Producer
Porch Pro Headshot Ardelean & Sons Construction  989-666-3372
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(7)
"Bruce was referred to me by friend. I have had him do a few projects around my house. He has put in cupboards (that look beautiful) some painting and even yard work. He's very professional and easy to do business with. I recently had him here to help install a dishwasher. He had to re-run plumbing ...Read more about Ardelean & Sons Construction 989-666-3372
"Bruce was referred to me by friend. I have had him do a few projects around my house. He has put in cupboards (that look beautiful) some painting and even yard work. He's very professional and easy to do business with. I recently had him here to help install a dishwasher. He had to re-run plumbing ...Read more about Ardelean & Sons Construction 989-666-3372
Porch Pro Headshot Todd R Larocque Painting & Wallcovering LLC
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(2)
We are a FULL SERVICES residential and commercial painting and wallcoverings company,We specialize in all aspects and applications of interior/exterior coatings,But dont let our name fool you!!!! We are also a COMPLETE remodeling contractor, and offer so many different services ,and have a team of ...Read more about Todd R Larocque Painting & Wallcovering LLC
We are a FULL SERVICES residential and commercial painting and wallcoverings company,We specialize in all aspects and applications of interior/exterior coatings,But dont let our name fool you!!!! We are also a COMPLETE remodeling contractor, and offer so many different services ,and have a team of ...Read more about Todd R Larocque Painting & Wallcovering LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Jimmy Hovey
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
(1)
We are licensed and insured. We respond to all of our requests. Email and text are often responded to outside of work hours, but no later than the next day. You can typically reach Jill in our office during the daytime 10-5 most days and if you have to leave a message, most calls are returned the ...Read more about Jimmy Hovey
We are licensed and insured. We respond to all of our requests. Email and text are often responded to outside of work hours, but no later than the next day. You can typically reach Jill in our office during the daytime 10-5 most days and if you have to leave a message, most calls are returned the ...Read more about Jimmy Hovey
Porch Pro Headshot American Modern LLC
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Focusing on innovative and modern products in and around your home. We specialize in maintenance free and energy efficient products that you will enjoy for years to come.
Focusing on innovative and modern products in and around your home. We specialize in maintenance free and energy efficient products that you will enjoy for years to come.
Porch Pro Headshot Tithof Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
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Porch Pro Headshot Grames Construction
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan

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 Midland General Contractors

342893

Absolutely terrible people, the son is a good person but the Father is a complete scumbag, he would steal an old woman's last dollar then blame it on one of his workers!! Mel Correa is a master manipulator and screws all of his workers out of money every ...

- John Doe
142362

Jimmy and his crew were excellent. The quality of the work done was outstanding, I love my newly stained hardwood floors!

- Ben Sabbagh
158022

Awesome company. Sales person very well versed on their services and how they could help. Took care of my mother's home that had been leaking for years. RC Waterproofing replaced a system installed by HomeSpe*** years ago. They would not warranty the work...

- justin blaska
158097

MAN OH MAN!!!! i have tried several repairs myself and all have failed. This company knows what they are doing. I would have been miles ahead if I would have called them first. I had 2 issues. Main issue was my basement had not been dry in 4 years. THEY ...

- chad anslow
13431

MDL Construction was pulled in on multiple projects for The Salvation Army in Saginaw. From the initial bid to completed work and follow-up, they were professional and courteous; maintaining good communication with us throughout the process. I would HIG...

- Saginaw SalvationArmy
18981

They have done excellent work and expect to use them on future projects.

- Bob Russell
9789

Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

This company is outstanding. I highly recomend them for all your painting and building repairs.

- Kimberly Lynn
9885

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

MDL did an awesome job painting the exterior of my historic home in Downtown Bay City. The were very reliable and the quality of their work was great! I will definitely use them again!

- Shawn Jacobs
153167

Bruce was a gentleman and very polite...Most of all he was professional, knew the cause of our problem, remedied the situation in no time at all. I would recommend his service to all my friends.

- Connie Krupp
151779

He answered my request promptly, came and checked out the job, gave me a price, I said yes. He came and did the work as we arranged and it is just what I wanted. I highly recommend him!

- Sandi V
148058

They were on time and very professional. Did the repairs needed on the spot . Did a great job and will use them for future projects.

- jaon s
252101

Bruce was very courteous and professional business person. Very detail and honest regarding the price for the project. I will be referring my neighbors to your business for their home improvements repairs!! Thank you for striving for excellence in your b...

- Jackie Peterson

Everything You Need to Know About Midland General Contractors

Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Midland?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 1 general contractors in Midland that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in MI:

  • Accreditations/License: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau

General Contractor Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to general contractors available in Midland?

If you’ve determined that general contractor services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to general contractor services, we can still help you find the right professional in Midland.

Midland has 50 general contractor professionals that can help you with your general contractor services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific general contractors-pros in Midland.

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

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 Midland, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Better Half Masonry
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot little Helpers Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
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Porch Pro Headshot LT Moore Construction
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Hunt Woodworking
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Since 1988 Marc Hunt has been providing quality home improvement services to Midland county and it's greater areas. All renovations and remodel types are Marc's specialty. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, deck installation, flooring, drywall installation, and interior and exterior painting are among...Read more about Hunt Woodworking
Since 1988 Marc Hunt has been providing quality home improvement services to Midland county and it's greater areas. All renovations and remodel types are Marc's specialty. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, deck installation, flooring, drywall installation, and interior and exterior painting are among...Read more about Hunt Woodworking
Porch Pro Headshot Mid Michigan Restorations & Builders
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
We do doors windows framing additions drywall interior painting exterior painting pole barns new construction
We do doors windows framing additions drywall interior painting exterior painting pole barns new construction
Porch Pro Headshot L&L Service
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
We need in business since 1999. Have 25 years experience in the construction and custom landscape fields.
We need in business since 1999. Have 25 years experience in the construction and custom landscape fields.
Porch Pro Headshot TrevCo Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Hinkley Construction
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Perrin Const. Co., Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Midland, Michigan

Latest projects near Midland

Recent projects booked on Porch
Midland 48640
Residential Building
Service needed
Residential Building
Start Date
I'm flexible
Midland 48642
Siding Installation
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
Home remodel or addition
Type of remodeling project
Remodel home exterior
Any structural changes
Adding roof dormers
Replace siding or trim
Yes
Exterior painting
No
Update or replace roof
No
Add or update porch, patio or deck
No
Landscaping updates
No
Type of siding
I already have siding that matches the reset of the house. It is vinyl.
Approximate square footage of home
3000-4000 sq ft
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Sanford 48657
Residential Building
Modular home
No
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
2
Land status for the home
I already own the land
Interested home styles
Ranch
Approximate budget for the custom home
$150,000 - $200,000
Time expected for the home to be completed
9 - 12 months