Top 10 General Contractors in Mount Pleasant, SC

Porch Pro Headshot CNT Foundations
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(596)
<p> CNT Foundations is a licensed, bonded and insured residential builder and general contractor with expertise including custom home building, commercial contracting, general construction consulting, design and development, foundation diagnosis/repair, remodeling and custom fabrication. If you are ...Read more about CNT Foundations
<p> CNT Foundations is a licensed, bonded and insured residential builder and general contractor with expertise including custom home building, commercial contracting, general construction consulting, design and development, foundation diagnosis/repair, remodeling and custom fabrication. If you are ...Read more about CNT Foundations
Porch Pro Headshot Canter Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(188)
I have worked in various successful software start-ups in the Charleston as well as being the owner of Canter Construction. I chose to create Canter Construction as a new type of company that offers a full suite of benefits for customers who work with us. I aimed at creating a company that effective...Read more about Canter Construction
I have worked in various successful software start-ups in the Charleston as well as being the owner of Canter Construction. I chose to create Canter Construction as a new type of company that offers a full suite of benefits for customers who work with us. I aimed at creating a company that effective...Read more about Canter Construction
Porch Pro Headshot No Longer Used
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(107)
"Great experience, very professional. Estimate provided promptly, communication promptly, billing promptly (billing was sent after each job segment performed). Job was done very well and clean-up was great."
"Great experience, very professional. Estimate provided promptly, communication promptly, billing promptly (billing was sent after each job segment performed). Job was done very well and clean-up was great."
Porch Pro Headshot Southern Extreme Details
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(150)
Our number one priority is serving the customer to our best ability. "The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of a low price has faded from memory"
Our number one priority is serving the customer to our best ability. "The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of a low price has faded from memory"
Porch Pro Headshot Reality Construction Homes
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(57)
"The Reality Construction team were a pleasure to work with. Jennings and his estimator were very thorough in clarifying exactly what we wanted and guiding us in several of the decisions we were unsure of. They were prompt in their response to all our inquiries and gave honest, expert advice. Th...Read more about Reality Construction Homes
"The Reality Construction team were a pleasure to work with. Jennings and his estimator were very thorough in clarifying exactly what we wanted and guiding us in several of the decisions we were unsure of. They were prompt in their response to all our inquiries and gave honest, expert advice. Th...Read more about Reality Construction Homes
Porch Pro Headshot New Age Contractors LLP.
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(60)
"Really enjoyed working with New Age. Highly recommend them for any of your contracting needs. They were professional, efficient, and understanding of my needs. With shortage of supplies and workers right now I really cant say enough nice things about how they communicated the job to me. HIGHLY HIGH...Read more about New Age Contractors LLP.
"Really enjoyed working with New Age. Highly recommend them for any of your contracting needs. They were professional, efficient, and understanding of my needs. With shortage of supplies and workers right now I really cant say enough nice things about how they communicated the job to me. HIGHLY HIGH...Read more about New Age Contractors LLP.
Porch Pro Headshot Joey's Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(15)
"Joey installed an Electronic Gate with key pad codes and clicker openers. He arrived promptly, installed the gate in a timely manner and cleaned up all packing materials. Joey was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him highly for any jobs. "
"Joey installed an Electronic Gate with key pad codes and clicker openers. He arrived promptly, installed the gate in a timely manner and cleaned up all packing materials. Joey was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him highly for any jobs. "
Porch Pro Headshot F&H Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(7)
"This project went extremely well. F&H Contracting were very professional, preformed at a high level of excellence. They arrived on time as scheduled. Extremely happy with there services, we will definitely use them again and will definitely recommend F&H Contracting to family and friends. Bravo!!!!...Read more about F&H Contracting
"This project went extremely well. F&H Contracting were very professional, preformed at a high level of excellence. They arrived on time as scheduled. Extremely happy with there services, we will definitely use them again and will definitely recommend F&H Contracting to family and friends. Bravo!!!!...Read more about F&H Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot King Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(7)
"I had a pipe burst in my ceiling that did major damage to the kitchen and family room. King Construction not only eased my mind on the devastation but rebuilt my damaged home far beyond my expectations. The crew that was in my home was extremely courteous and respectful at all times. I would hig...Read more about King Construction
"I had a pipe burst in my ceiling that did major damage to the kitchen and family room. King Construction not only eased my mind on the devastation but rebuilt my damaged home far beyond my expectations. The crew that was in my home was extremely courteous and respectful at all times. I would hig...Read more about King Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Nacarelli Contracting LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(6)
"I LOVE my newly remodeled kitchen. I chose Joe because he had the vision to move the refrigerator to a much better location - very smart idea ! It made my kitchen seem larger and gave me much needed counter space. Joe's comment to me was always "Deb, are you happy with it?" He truly wanted me to b...Read more about Nacarelli Contracting LLC.
"I LOVE my newly remodeled kitchen. I chose Joe because he had the vision to move the refrigerator to a much better location - very smart idea ! It made my kitchen seem larger and gave me much needed counter space. Joe's comment to me was always "Deb, are you happy with it?" He truly wanted me to b...Read more about Nacarelli Contracting 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 Mount Pleasant General Contractors

5276

I have hired Canter Construction to do a couple of jobs for me recently. All of the jobs were professionally bid, very easy to read and comprehensive with no vague areas, and the work was done very well and on time. I would have no problem having Canter C...

- Phil Sykes
5349

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

Very professional, excellent attention to detail, exceeded expectations.

5303

We didn't end up having work done due to timing/personal reasons, but Jonah and his crew are extremely knowledgeable about the business and are a pleasure to deal with. Estimates and suggestions for our project were well thought out and delivered to us in...

- Alissa Graef
5599

Very responsive in communication. Very good value. Very good work quality.

They completed a garage conversion to increase the size of our family room. They were on time, on budget, and the work was done professionally.

5395

The team has always exceeded my expectations and completed work on time and within budget. Everyone I have interacted with is friendly and really knows what they are doing. In my experience there is no job too big or small and no project that they cannot ...

- Aaron Richard
5272

My husband and I are realtors and need a fast, competent, reliable company to do various large and small items. We trust that Wes and Jonah will get the job done, send an itemized invoice, and talk with communicate with our clients in a professional mann...

5284

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

Fast, friendly, professional, affordable and local!

29610

After several years (and countless projects) with Canter Construction, I highly recommend their services. As Realtors, we rely on them for our personal home repairs/renovations and also for handling our clients’ home inspection needs prior to closing. Whe...

- Lee Keadle
6289

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

Professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. My kitchen remodel ended up better than I could have imagined. Jonah and his team made GREAT design suggestion and the process was smooth and seamless.

- Natalie Rankin
415275

Jonah the owner is a great salesman but very unprofessional, confrontational and couldn’t finish what he started. He left us with a demolished bathroom. We had 2 baths and full kitchen remodel in contract. 1st bath quality was sub par. No attention to til...

- Manny Galvez
5306

I highly recommend Canter Construction! These guys came highly recommended to me and I couldn't be happier! I got multiple bids from other contractors and went with Canter Construction. They are quick to respond, provide more than fair pricing, and pro...

5573

Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

Everything You Need to Know About Mount Pleasant General Contractors

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

The lowest price we could find for general contractor services work in Mount Pleasant is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

General Contractor work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of General Contractor you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Will General Contractor Services work in Mount Pleasant require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Mount Pleasant or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Akers Construction And Design
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(8)
Akers Construction And Design has been building homes, remodeling and additions and repairs for 30 years here in the Charleston tri county area.We are a fully licensed, insured and bonded turn- key SC. residential contractor.Free estimates and references upon request.Servicing all areas around Char...Read more about Akers Construction And Design
Akers Construction And Design has been building homes, remodeling and additions and repairs for 30 years here in the Charleston tri county area.We are a fully licensed, insured and bonded turn- key SC. residential contractor.Free estimates and references upon request.Servicing all areas around Char...Read more about Akers Construction And Design
Porch Pro Headshot Javelin Custom Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(2)
Building a new home is a scary process for many people. Our ability to communicate with our clients along with our attention to the details makes JCC stand out above the rest. Watching each day as the progress turn into a completed project, is one of the most rewarding parts of construction. Knowing...Read more about Javelin Custom Construction LLC
Building a new home is a scary process for many people. Our ability to communicate with our clients along with our attention to the details makes JCC stand out above the rest. Watching each day as the progress turn into a completed project, is one of the most rewarding parts of construction. Knowing...Read more about Javelin Custom Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Georgia Mechanical Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(42)
We cover the Buford Georgia, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain region. Georgia Mechanical Inc concentrates on: heating and cooling upgrading, residential oil furnace renovating and engineering of residential electric boilers. Buford, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain are wond...Read more about Georgia Mechanical Inc
We cover the Buford Georgia, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain region. Georgia Mechanical Inc concentrates on: heating and cooling upgrading, residential oil furnace renovating and engineering of residential electric boilers. Buford, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain are wond...Read more about Georgia Mechanical Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Jeff Winnick Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(15)
Jeff Winnick Construction provides handyman and carpentry services to the Mount Pleasant area. Call us today!
Jeff Winnick Construction provides handyman and carpentry services to the Mount Pleasant area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Alair Homes Mount Pleasant
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(9)
Alair Homes is committed to quality throughout every stage of the building process and in every detail of your new custom home or home renovation. We guarantee superior work because we perform quality assurance checks at every stage of the building process. Before anything is covered up – even befor...Read more about Alair Homes Mount Pleasant
Alair Homes is committed to quality throughout every stage of the building process and in every detail of your new custom home or home renovation. We guarantee superior work because we perform quality assurance checks at every stage of the building process. Before anything is covered up – even befor...Read more about Alair Homes Mount Pleasant
Porch Pro Headshot Mount Pleasant Handyman Services, llc
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
My name is Todd McKenna and I'm the President of Mount Pleasant Handyman Services, llc. I am a licensed and insured contractor and have been in the home improvement industry for over 35 years. Known for my friendly, trustworthy and reliable handyman services, you can feel confident that your dealing...Read more about Mount Pleasant Handyman Services, llc
My name is Todd McKenna and I'm the President of Mount Pleasant Handyman Services, llc. I am a licensed and insured contractor and have been in the home improvement industry for over 35 years. Known for my friendly, trustworthy and reliable handyman services, you can feel confident that your dealing...Read more about Mount Pleasant Handyman Services, llc
Porch Pro Headshot Salt Marsh Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
We are a local Charleston contractor and home builder. We want to make your home centerfold-ready whether it ends up in a glossy magazine or not. We work on all types of building projects including custom home builds, roofing installation, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, and more. Contact...Read more about Salt Marsh Contracting
We are a local Charleston contractor and home builder. We want to make your home centerfold-ready whether it ends up in a glossy magazine or not. We work on all types of building projects including custom home builds, roofing installation, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, and more. Contact...Read more about Salt Marsh Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Rogers Construction Company Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
I have been in the construction business for over 55 years and can do everything from building a new home from the ground up, to remodeling your dream kitchen. Call today and let Rogers Construction Company Inc. take care of your every need.
I have been in the construction business for over 55 years and can do everything from building a new home from the ground up, to remodeling your dream kitchen. Call today and let Rogers Construction Company Inc. take care of your every need.
Porch Pro Headshot Charleston Custom Closets
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(55)
Porch Pro Headshot Hiott Construction
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Licensed bonded and insured. Quality workmanship with economical prices.
Licensed bonded and insured. Quality workmanship with economical prices.
Porch Pro Headshot Bradford Construction & Design, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(5)
Porch Pro Headshot Residential Tech Inc
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Licensed renovation and repair contractor by the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission. We do all phases of residential and interior commercial work. We are a family owned business that has been serving the Charleston community for 21 years.
Licensed renovation and repair contractor by the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission. We do all phases of residential and interior commercial work. We are a family owned business that has been serving the Charleston community for 21 years.
Porch Pro Headshot the CIA Company, inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(1)
the CIA Company, inc is a quality-focused business serving the Charleston area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations.
the CIA Company, inc is a quality-focused business serving the Charleston area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Mount Pleasant, South Carolina