Top 10 General Contractors in Milford, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Servpro of Branford/Shoreline
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(131)
SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline is a leader in the restoration industry for a good reason; we put our customer needs before everything else. At #TEAMLUCIANI we're dedicated to making sure the customer always comes first. We make sure to keep our customers informed on what our process looks like, what ...Read more about Servpro of Branford/Shoreline
SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline is a leader in the restoration industry for a good reason; we put our customer needs before everything else. At #TEAMLUCIANI we're dedicated to making sure the customer always comes first. We make sure to keep our customers informed on what our process looks like, what ...Read more about Servpro of Branford/Shoreline
Porch Pro Headshot K & X Home Improvement Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(42)
"I hired K and X construction for my master bathroom. They did such a nice job I contracted with them to do my guest bathroom. Christian and his crew were knowledgeable, clear in his communication, fair with his pricing, timely, and most of all a man of honesty and integrity. I see a bright future f...Read more about K & X Home Improvement Services LLC
"I hired K and X construction for my master bathroom. They did such a nice job I contracted with them to do my guest bathroom. Christian and his crew were knowledgeable, clear in his communication, fair with his pricing, timely, and most of all a man of honesty and integrity. I see a bright future f...Read more about K & X Home Improvement Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot HM Construction & Painting
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(43)
Here at HM Construction & Painting, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Generic, Painter, General remodeling , General Renovation, Bathroom Remodoler , Carpentry service, Carpentry repair, Dry Wall Contractor, Kitchen Remodeler, Home addit...Read more about HM Construction & Painting
Here at HM Construction & Painting, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Generic, Painter, General remodeling , General Renovation, Bathroom Remodoler , Carpentry service, Carpentry repair, Dry Wall Contractor, Kitchen Remodeler, Home addit...Read more about HM Construction & Painting
Porch Pro Headshot David Mangini & Co. LLC
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(20)
"Dave is very knowledgeable in all facets of construction and has a firm grasp of permitting, zoning and codes, something many others do not. I have worked on numerous projects with Dave as a part of the team and is trusted. Budgets and final costs are within industry standards and the quality of wo...Read more about David Mangini & Co. LLC
"Dave is very knowledgeable in all facets of construction and has a firm grasp of permitting, zoning and codes, something many others do not. I have worked on numerous projects with Dave as a part of the team and is trusted. Budgets and final costs are within industry standards and the quality of wo...Read more about David Mangini & Co. LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(16)
"Words cannot explain of how well of a job Dolphin Home Improvement did on my roof. It exceeded my expectations. Michael Dolphin, the owner of the company was on the job every day until it was completed. He has an excellent hardworking crew who clean up after themselves. I highly recommend this comp...Read more about Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
"Words cannot explain of how well of a job Dolphin Home Improvement did on my roof. It exceeded my expectations. Michael Dolphin, the owner of the company was on the job every day until it was completed. He has an excellent hardworking crew who clean up after themselves. I highly recommend this comp...Read more about Dolphin Home Improvement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Shear Excellence by Ada
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(175)
Shear Excellence by Ada is a professional hair salon that provides eyelash extension and operates in Stratford, CT. For more information, call us now! Facial Care; Facial Hair; Eyelash Extension Ansonia, CT; Hair Salon, Hair Extensions, Lash Extensions, Natural Hair Salon, Classic Eyelash Extensions...Read more about Shear Excellence by Ada
Shear Excellence by Ada is a professional hair salon that provides eyelash extension and operates in Stratford, CT. For more information, call us now! Facial Care; Facial Hair; Eyelash Extension Ansonia, CT; Hair Salon, Hair Extensions, Lash Extensions, Natural Hair Salon, Classic Eyelash Extensions...Read more about Shear Excellence by Ada
Porch Pro Headshot Archadeck-Southern Fairfield
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(6)
"Rick Crossman and his team are true experts at their craft. I used his firm to build an Ipe deck on my home in Stamford and a 400 sq ft deck on my home in Westport. He is very detailed, takes down every spec. on the deck so that there are no surprises at completion. His team is careful and they are...Read more about Archadeck-Southern Fairfield
"Rick Crossman and his team are true experts at their craft. I used his firm to build an Ipe deck on my home in Stamford and a 400 sq ft deck on my home in Westport. He is very detailed, takes down every spec. on the deck so that there are no surprises at completion. His team is careful and they are...Read more about Archadeck-Southern Fairfield
Porch Pro Headshot DUKES CONTRACTORS
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(7)
"REVIEW BY SUSAN R IN NEWTOWN CT Project: Leaking Chimney Comments: Marco solved a problem leak around the chimney that had been going on for 7 years (and which at least 3 other people had looked at). He built a beautiful new chimney that I absolutely love looking at for a most reasonable pr...Read more about DUKES CONTRACTORS
"REVIEW BY SUSAN R IN NEWTOWN CT Project: Leaking Chimney Comments: Marco solved a problem leak around the chimney that had been going on for 7 years (and which at least 3 other people had looked at). He built a beautiful new chimney that I absolutely love looking at for a most reasonable pr...Read more about DUKES CONTRACTORS
Porch Pro Headshot Prime Management, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
(23)
Prime Management LLC is a full service leasing and real estate management company conveniently located in New Haven CT, and servicing all of New Haven County. We specialize in assisting investors by taking the hassle out of tenant pre-screening, leasing, maintenance, tenant calls, rent collection an...Read more about Prime Management, LLC
Prime Management LLC is a full service leasing and real estate management company conveniently located in New Haven CT, and servicing all of New Haven County. We specialize in assisting investors by taking the hassle out of tenant pre-screening, leasing, maintenance, tenant calls, rent collection an...Read more about Prime Management, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Restoration 1 of New Haven
General Contractors
Serves Milford, Connecticut
Restoration 1 of New Haven has built a reputation as a hard-working, efficient property restoration company in Milford, CT, and the surrounding area. We proudly offer expert water, fire, and mold damage restoration services to both residential and commercial properties alike. At Restoration 1 of Ne...Read more about Restoration 1 of New Haven
Restoration 1 of New Haven has built a reputation as a hard-working, efficient property restoration company in Milford, CT, and the surrounding area. We proudly offer expert water, fire, and mold damage restoration services to both residential and commercial properties alike. At Restoration 1 of Ne...Read more about Restoration 1 of New Haven

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 Milford General Contractors

11937

Outstanding job. I was very happy with my windows from Dolphin Home Improvement LLC. Excellent job and highly recommend them.

- lucyna soroka
41607

We are a ‘repeat’ and delighted customer/client of David Mangini & Co. Did I mention delighted? Sound unusual? Although builders and contractors have reputations that are generally rated below bill collectors and Members of Congress, our experience wit...

- Bruce Taylor
40082

Chris is terrific. Meticulous in his work. On time and on budget. We have had him do numerous projects for us. Never been disappointed.

- G Kaas
4327

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality.

Great experience. All Square Roofing went above and beyond. Job was completed on time and to our satisfaction. Would recommend to anyone. Personable and professional.

3757

I had a great experience with All Square Roofing. There were panels of siding on the back and side of the house that were missing and they were replaced and it came out great. From the time I initially emailed to the time the work was completed was only...

- James McGrath
3356

Chris was here on the day he said he would be. Finished on time. Cleaned up thoroughly afterward. Roof looks terrific.

53446

Dan is a very responsible and trustworthy person. He completes jobs on time and is very flexible with change orders!

- Laura Day
53222

He did good work. Was one time for the job. He also made changes to the job as I requested. Job was a 110 ft fence around my back yard. I would recommend him.

- Nestor Rios
53845

Highly recommended from a close friend had high expectations and supreme associates has met all of them

- jacob hudson
394789

If only there was a way to vote no stars. Dan spit on my baby and called him mini Vladimir Putin. Totally out of line. Also, he cried like a child after electrocuting himself while trying to plug in his iphone after he got three matches on Tinder. Bad att...

- Matt Munasco
337669

Highly recommend. Can go on and on e.g. professionalism, meticulousness, honest old fashioned hard working person.

- Kat McGarry
53083

Supreme Associates has done a number of jobs for me, primarily on commercial buildings. I have used him as my go to guy to trouble shoot electrical issues and to install low voltage wiring. A diverse talent. I have had no problems with anything that Dan h...

- G Renz

Everything You Need to Know About Milford General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Milford city (balance) for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in Milford city (balance) so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in Milford city (balance):

  • Are they properly licensed? Milford city (balance) has 11 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 1 pros in Milford city (balance) are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 5 are A-rated in Milford city (balance).
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How many general contractors does Milford city (balance) have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Milford city (balance) to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 5 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Milford city (balance)?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Milford city (balance) ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

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

    All General Contractors in Milford, CT

    Porch Pro Headshot Kris Pelillo Carpentry
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    Kris Pelillo Carpentry is carpentry contractor based in New Milford, CT. We provide carpentry, rustic carpentry, kitchen carpentry and more. Do not hesitate to give us a call. Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Contractor, Remodeling Contractor, Tile, Deck Bridgewater, CT Carpentry Service, Ki...Read more about Kris Pelillo Carpentry
    Kris Pelillo Carpentry is carpentry contractor based in New Milford, CT. We provide carpentry, rustic carpentry, kitchen carpentry and more. Do not hesitate to give us a call. Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Contractor, Remodeling Contractor, Tile, Deck Bridgewater, CT Carpentry Service, Ki...Read more about Kris Pelillo Carpentry
    Porch Pro Headshot Richard M. Bourgoin
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (7)
    "When my wife and I were looking for a local company to redo the roof on our 18th century house, a friend recommended Rick and his R.M. Bourgoin, explaining that while the firm would probably not submit the lowest bid/estimate, Rick and his crew would do the best work by a wide margin. The recommend...Read more about Richard M. Bourgoin
    "When my wife and I were looking for a local company to redo the roof on our 18th century house, a friend recommended Rick and his R.M. Bourgoin, explaining that while the firm would probably not submit the lowest bid/estimate, Rick and his crew would do the best work by a wide margin. The recommend...Read more about Richard M. Bourgoin
    Porch Pro Headshot Ferro Home Improvement LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (2)
    ""We were referred to Ferro Home Improvement through a friend who had previously used them for a job, and we could not be happier that we made that call. We found Ferro Home Improvement's Technicians to be knowledgeable, detail-oriented, helpful and fairly priced. We remodeled our daughter's bathroo...Read more about Ferro Home Improvement LLC
    ""We were referred to Ferro Home Improvement through a friend who had previously used them for a job, and we could not be happier that we made that call. We found Ferro Home Improvement's Technicians to be knowledgeable, detail-oriented, helpful and fairly priced. We remodeled our daughter's bathroo...Read more about Ferro Home Improvement LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Supreme Associates Llc
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (8)
    "We have used Supreme Associates almost exclusively for all our electrical requirements over the past 7 plus years, from small and minor electrical issues and assistance to very involved, extensive and highly detailed new construction both residential and commercial/heavy industrial. Dan has always ...Read more about Supreme Associates Llc
    "We have used Supreme Associates almost exclusively for all our electrical requirements over the past 7 plus years, from small and minor electrical issues and assistance to very involved, extensive and highly detailed new construction both residential and commercial/heavy industrial. Dan has always ...Read more about Supreme Associates Llc
    Porch Pro Headshot All Square, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (5)
    "All Square Roofing was wonderful. The owner was very attentive to our needs and questions throughout the entire process. Everyone was extremely nice and professional. It took a day longer than expected, but they worked very quickly and were very communicative about the process. The new roof is amaz...Read more about All Square, LLC
    "All Square Roofing was wonderful. The owner was very attentive to our needs and questions throughout the entire process. Everyone was extremely nice and professional. It took a day longer than expected, but they worked very quickly and were very communicative about the process. The new roof is amaz...Read more about All Square, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Wind & Sea Painting / Home Improvement
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (3)
    "The project included a new drywall ceiling and new high hat lights installed in my basement. The walls were sanded and painted as well as a new bannister installed. A new sink was installed. Some of my old wiring was upgraded. All of the work was done very professionally and I will recommend Chris ...Read more about Wind & Sea Painting / Home Improvement
    "The project included a new drywall ceiling and new high hat lights installed in my basement. The walls were sanded and painted as well as a new bannister installed. A new sink was installed. Some of my old wiring was upgraded. All of the work was done very professionally and I will recommend Chris ...Read more about Wind & Sea Painting / Home Improvement
    Porch Pro Headshot Mauro Builders, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    (1)
    We are a full service high end Custom Home General Contractor and Designer. We specialize in Energy Efficient Homes and have extensive FEMA knowledge.
    We are a full service high end Custom Home General Contractor and Designer. We specialize in Energy Efficient Homes and have extensive FEMA knowledge.
    Porch Pro Headshot Shawn C Rucker Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    Custom closets, Kitchen, Bathroom remodeling, Doors, Windows
    Custom closets, Kitchen, Bathroom remodeling, Doors, Windows
    Porch Pro Headshot CYPRESS CONSTRUCTION LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    Porch Pro Headshot Gaines Construction Company, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    We are a full service remodeling and repair (handyman) company. Our "Gaines Quality Repairs Co" will address your small handyman type repairs with a two hour min. Our remodeling division will do small to very large additions and everything in between. We design and construct custom decks and portico...Read more about Gaines Construction Company, Inc.
    We are a full service remodeling and repair (handyman) company. Our "Gaines Quality Repairs Co" will address your small handyman type repairs with a two hour min. Our remodeling division will do small to very large additions and everything in between. We design and construct custom decks and portico...Read more about Gaines Construction Company, Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Cal Remodeling LLc
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    we do bathrooms, kitchens, windows, decks and basement
    we do bathrooms, kitchens, windows, decks and basement
    Porch Pro Headshot America's Builders
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut
    Porch Pro Headshot Perfetto Home Construction, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Milford, Connecticut