Top 3 General Contractors in Mobile, AL

Porch Pro Headshot W H Construction Now Inc.
"I met William after I got out of the military and he did a good job on the house I moved into. He painted the entire inside and then installed a light on the outside that I can turn on when my grandchildren come over to play. He wanted to have a light that automatically turned on and night and of...Read more about W H Construction Now Inc.
5923 Lumsden Battery Cir N, Mobile, AL
251-533-2036
Porch Pro Headshot Valley Ridge Construction
"My wife and I are expecting our 1st child and needed a nursery build. We called Valley Ridge Construction. Jason came out walked us through the plan and explained the process. It took about a month but my wife is very happy. I’m going to use them to paint the house next."
7340 Pine Meadow Dr, Eight Mile, AL
251-802-8044
Porch Pro Headshot ERC Roofing & Construction
Protect your home with high-quality roofing installed by experienced professionals. You'll choose from top brands such as Owens Corning and GAF Roofing Materials. We guarantee superior workmanship and complete satisfaction. Call ERC Roofing and Construction for service in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and ...Read more about ERC Roofing & Construction
876 Hillcrest Rd, Mobile, AL
251-706-7000

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Porch Pro Headshot Partners Team Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
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We are partners with you, because if you are happy, we are happy, we work with professionals in each area, we just have the best workers with the best prices and the care of our years of experience.
We are partners with you, because if you are happy, we are happy, we work with professionals in each area, we just have the best workers with the best prices and the care of our years of experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Lipford Constru
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Lipford Construction has worked with homeowners in the Mobile, AL area on everything from bathroom and kitchen remodels to additions, decks and complete home renovations. We have earned our great reputation by completing jobs of all sizes for budgets just like yours. If there's a project you've been...Read more about Lipford Constru
Lipford Construction has worked with homeowners in the Mobile, AL area on everything from bathroom and kitchen remodels to additions, decks and complete home renovations. We have earned our great reputation by completing jobs of all sizes for budgets just like yours. If there's a project you've been...Read more about Lipford Constru
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Painting & Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Top supplier for painting support in Theodore - Affordable Painting & Construction. Committed to providing you prompt, first-class assistance to all of our customers, we provide community painting service every day. We are located at 7095 Haley's Way, Theodore. It is not hard to find many certified ...Read more about Affordable Painting & Construction
Top supplier for painting support in Theodore - Affordable Painting & Construction. Committed to providing you prompt, first-class assistance to all of our customers, we provide community painting service every day. We are located at 7095 Haley's Way, Theodore. It is not hard to find many certified ...Read more about Affordable Painting & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Home Renewers Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Home Renewers, Inc(HRI) is a home improvements contractor. HRI has been in business since 1995. HRI is serving in some cases second and third generation customers. We can provide you with a multitude of references. HRI can handle all of your repair/remodel needs. Door/Window installation Rot ...Read more about Home Renewers Inc
Home Renewers, Inc(HRI) is a home improvements contractor. HRI has been in business since 1995. HRI is serving in some cases second and third generation customers. We can provide you with a multitude of references. HRI can handle all of your repair/remodel needs. Door/Window installation Rot ...Read more about Home Renewers Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Alabama Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Alabama Renovations is founded by Mobile, Alabama resident Bobby Threlkeld, an experienced and seasoned contractor. Locally owned and operated and family owned and operated, Alabama Renovations serves Mobile, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fair Hope, Robertsdale, Guff Shores, Orange Beach and the Alabama are...Read more about Alabama Renovations
Alabama Renovations is founded by Mobile, Alabama resident Bobby Threlkeld, an experienced and seasoned contractor. Locally owned and operated and family owned and operated, Alabama Renovations serves Mobile, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fair Hope, Robertsdale, Guff Shores, Orange Beach and the Alabama are...Read more about Alabama Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Maintenance, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(5)
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Integrity Maintenance, LLC has established itself as the local leader in Commercial Construction, Modular Construction and Building. When it comes to Commercial Construction, Modular Construction and Building, no one compares ...Read more about Integrity Maintenance, LLC
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Integrity Maintenance, LLC has established itself as the local leader in Commercial Construction, Modular Construction and Building. When it comes to Commercial Construction, Modular Construction and Building, no one compares ...Read more about Integrity Maintenance, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot MRH Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(6)
We do porches, home remodeling and additions, privacy fences, roofs both metal and shingles, decks, sheds, carports, etc.
We do porches, home remodeling and additions, privacy fences, roofs both metal and shingles, decks, sheds, carports, etc.

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 Mobile General Contractors

64806

William did a splendid job with my painting, sheet rock, and wood repairs. He works in a highly professional manner and I would recommend him to anyone.

- Louis Naman
64346

When I called William he answered on the first try. Unlike other contractors, he always calls back, is courteous, prompt, and his whole crew is great. They worked long hard hours and did an excellent job. I was very pleased.

- Kim Bolling
53860

In March 2016 W H Construction Now finished an addition onto my home giving me roughly 550 square feet of new living space. This required him to install a new septic system (tank and field lines), construct a concrete slab approximately 22 ‘ x 25’, add 2...

- Rodger Madison
65641

His crew did a good job. They build a porch for me and the 3 guys were excellent.

- George Concentus
64320

William has been working for me for a long time now and does great work. He recently installed 3 doors and 3 windows for me that I bought at Lowes and did a really good job.

- Judy Zirolott
64319

I have had William doing this and that for me for over 25 years. He can literally do anything.

- Run Lane
56511

William did an excellent job on our painting project. He and his staff were very professional and we were very pleased!

- Bill Hogg
65483

I've been using him for more than the last 20 years and he's always done a really great job. Has done a lot of roofs for me.

- Kurt Tillman
64345

He was very timely with his work, and worked with us to fit our schedule as well as our finances. Everything with the job turned out great!

- Carolanne Grogan
64339

He's a real professional and did a really great job fixing up my house and floors

- Lorna King
64427

William has become a good friend of mine now. He's done a lot of work for me, but what I really like is his attitude. He is easy to talk to, non combative, friendly, and professional. He's not mean at all so he's a great person to work with.

- John Sally
60606

William saw that everything for our project got done. He had his eye on it from start to finish. We talked to him everyday through our project. The quality of work went further than I imagined. I'm very pleased with William and his crew, still tickled abo...

- Barbara Bryan

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Mobile.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Mobile. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Mobile below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SVC INC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 32511
  • Rezilant Professional Services,LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 36608
  • MD Thomas Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 36561 and 36547

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Mobile zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Mobile.

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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 Mobile.

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We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Mobile.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Mobile, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • BBF Contractors, LLC
    • Location: Mobile
  • McCowans Construction
    • Location: Mobile
    • Been in business since: 1991
  • Business Interiors
    • Location: Mobile
    • Been in business since: 1987

All General Contractors in Mobile, AL

Porch Pro Headshot R&J Home and Repairs LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(2)
"Randy and Josh were communicative and quick to set up a time to meet with me. Their crew Dustin and Leslie were great people and did a really nice job to quickly repair my ceiling. It looks great now. I will be calling Randy and Josh next time I have renovation work."
"Randy and Josh were communicative and quick to set up a time to meet with me. Their crew Dustin and Leslie were great people and did a really nice job to quickly repair my ceiling. It looks great now. I will be calling Randy and Josh next time I have renovation work."
Porch Pro Headshot Vaughan, Charlie Jr Homes Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!
We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!
Porch Pro Headshot T.L. Consultung and logistics
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
We provide our clients a broad span of services. From property management to simple property clean up. Electrical, plumbing, remodeling, screen porches, pools, pool enclosures, decks, (concrete or wood), driveways, pressure washing, lot clearing, etc... No job to small or large we have it covered
We provide our clients a broad span of services. From property management to simple property clean up. Electrical, plumbing, remodeling, screen porches, pools, pool enclosures, decks, (concrete or wood), driveways, pressure washing, lot clearing, etc... No job to small or large we have it covered
Porch Pro Headshot Christian Electric Co., Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Being an electrician is a lot harder than it used to be. Ever-changing codes and increasing technology require today's technicians to receive continual training. At Christian Electric we constantly invest in advanced education and training. A company that does not invest in education for its employe...Read more about Christian Electric Co., Inc.
Being an electrician is a lot harder than it used to be. Ever-changing codes and increasing technology require today's technicians to receive continual training. At Christian Electric we constantly invest in advanced education and training. A company that does not invest in education for its employe...Read more about Christian Electric Co., Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Remodeling and Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
New Construction and Home Remodeling. We can build you a home from the ground up or change your existing home into your dream home. We have more than 25 years experience in these areas and our name says it all.
New Construction and Home Remodeling. We can build you a home from the ground up or change your existing home into your dream home. We have more than 25 years experience in these areas and our name says it all.
Porch Pro Headshot JLH Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(6)
The professionals at JLH Construction in the Covington area make easy work of your drywall and sheetrock woes.
The professionals at JLH Construction in the Covington area make easy work of your drywall and sheetrock woes.
Porch Pro Headshot Wall 2 wall works LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Wall-to-wall work provides a Premier a quality work at a low rates we love to see our customer smile customer satisfaction is our number one goal
Wall-to-wall work provides a Premier a quality work at a low rates we love to see our customer smile customer satisfaction is our number one goal
Porch Pro Headshot RCJ CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
RCJ Construction, based in Mobile, is a general contractor that provides framing, storm shelter installation, and exterior remodeling. The Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board has licensed them.
RCJ Construction, based in Mobile, is a general contractor that provides framing, storm shelter installation, and exterior remodeling. The Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board has licensed them.
Porch Pro Headshot Mack Lewis Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Home remodeling, historic restoration, custom building
Home remodeling, historic restoration, custom building
Porch Pro Headshot Sullivan Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
(4)
Have a tight budget? Avoid paying for brand new windows by getting your current set repaired by the experts at Southern Country Construction in Arnaudville, LA.
Have a tight budget? Avoid paying for brand new windows by getting your current set repaired by the experts at Southern Country Construction in Arnaudville, LA.
Porch Pro Headshot Bay City Tool and Repair
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot JTs Loyal Handyman Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
JTs Loyal Handyman Services LLC provides exceptional handyman, landscaping, lawn care, carpentry, roofing, remodeling, cabinetry and countertop installation in Mobile, AL. Get in touch with us now to get a free estimate. Remodeling Company; Professional Remodeling Service Company; Expert Handyman S...Read more about JTs Loyal Handyman Services LLC
JTs Loyal Handyman Services LLC provides exceptional handyman, landscaping, lawn care, carpentry, roofing, remodeling, cabinetry and countertop installation in Mobile, AL. Get in touch with us now to get a free estimate. Remodeling Company; Professional Remodeling Service Company; Expert Handyman S...Read more about JTs Loyal Handyman Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Michaels handyman and or honeydos construction and remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama
At our company we strive for exellence and have a target 0 for accidents injuries and or slackers. We strive to do 1st class work and have pleased rather than unsatisfied customers.
At our company we strive for exellence and have a target 0 for accidents injuries and or slackers. We strive to do 1st class work and have pleased rather than unsatisfied customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Small and Mighty construction
General Contractors
Serves Mobile, Alabama