Top 10 General Contractors in New Orleans, LA

Porch Pro Headshot Rose de Nola Remodeling & Construction
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(52)
"Our designer was wonderful, suggesting options we had not even known were options, pricing our project out with line items so we could easily understand the costs, and helping us generally make good decisions for our budget, home, and timeframe. Our project manager was on top of everything, keeping...Read more about Rose de Nola Remodeling & Construction
"Our designer was wonderful, suggesting options we had not even known were options, pricing our project out with line items so we could easily understand the costs, and helping us generally make good decisions for our budget, home, and timeframe. Our project manager was on top of everything, keeping...Read more about Rose de Nola Remodeling & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Intrepid Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(13)
Intrepid Builders L.L.C. is a company owned and operated by Brothers Justin and Preston Cadis. The Cadis' have 14 years of experience building high quality homes in the St. Tammany area and are dedicated second generation builders. Justin and Preston are dedicated husbands and fathers and because o...Read more about Intrepid Builders LLC
Intrepid Builders L.L.C. is a company owned and operated by Brothers Justin and Preston Cadis. The Cadis' have 14 years of experience building high quality homes in the St. Tammany area and are dedicated second generation builders. Justin and Preston are dedicated husbands and fathers and because o...Read more about Intrepid Builders LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Colmex Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(39)
Our Mission is to serve our clients with the professionalism exceeding their expectations by providing QUALITY, INTEGRITY, DEPENDABILITY, SAFETY, HONESTY and EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE from concept through completion. This is our commitment to our clients as we serve as a PARTNER FOR BUILDING SUCCESS!. T...Read more about Colmex Construction LLC
Our Mission is to serve our clients with the professionalism exceeding their expectations by providing QUALITY, INTEGRITY, DEPENDABILITY, SAFETY, HONESTY and EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE from concept through completion. This is our commitment to our clients as we serve as a PARTNER FOR BUILDING SUCCESS!. T...Read more about Colmex Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot King Cole Construction
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(31)
King Cole Construction & Real Estate is more than a custom residential contractor. King Cole Construction & Real Estate specializes in kitchen, bath & full home remodels, renovations, additions, new construction, and also provides various additional home maintenance and small home repair & construct...Read more about King Cole Construction
King Cole Construction & Real Estate is more than a custom residential contractor. King Cole Construction & Real Estate specializes in kitchen, bath & full home remodels, renovations, additions, new construction, and also provides various additional home maintenance and small home repair & construct...Read more about King Cole Construction
Porch Pro Headshot G Temple Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(6)
Whether you have broken windows or just want a change, G Temple Construction in Shenandoah has some of the best window replacement services in town.
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Whether you have broken windows or just want a change, G Temple Construction in Shenandoah has some of the best window replacement services in town.
Porch Pro Headshot Prestige Home Improvement, LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(6)
Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Call upon Prestige Home Improvement in Belle Chasse, LA and have them repair your windows in a flash.
Are your leaky windows causing an issue with your energy bills? Call upon Prestige Home Improvement in Belle Chasse, LA and have them repair your windows in a flash.
Porch Pro Headshot Omni Builders, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(7)
Richard C. Smith has been in the home building business for over 37 years and brings a knowledge of both home design and building expertise. What has made my business successful is that I seek out trades that want to be the best in their field of expertise.
Richard C. Smith has been in the home building business for over 37 years and brings a knowledge of both home design and building expertise. What has made my business successful is that I seek out trades that want to be the best in their field of expertise.
Porch Pro Headshot PHIPPS ENTERPRISES, LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(7)
Phipps Enterprises is a locally owned and operated full service state licensed commercial and residential construction company located in the Greater New Orleans area. The company also offers design-build services for clients seeking turnkey construction projects. The owner, Fred A. Phipps III, is a...Read more about PHIPPS ENTERPRISES, LLC
Phipps Enterprises is a locally owned and operated full service state licensed commercial and residential construction company located in the Greater New Orleans area. The company also offers design-build services for clients seeking turnkey construction projects. The owner, Fred A. Phipps III, is a...Read more about PHIPPS ENTERPRISES, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Alexis Floor Detailing LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
Alexis Floor Detailing LLC is an experienced tile cleaning contractor, who offers professional and affordable Tile Cleaning, Floor Scrub and Floor Waxing, Shampooing Rags, Grout Cleaning, Tile Waxing Service and more! Residential Tile Cleaning, Commercial Tile Cleaning, Scrub and Waxing on The Floor...Read more about Alexis Floor Detailing LLC
Alexis Floor Detailing LLC is an experienced tile cleaning contractor, who offers professional and affordable Tile Cleaning, Floor Scrub and Floor Waxing, Shampooing Rags, Grout Cleaning, Tile Waxing Service and more! Residential Tile Cleaning, Commercial Tile Cleaning, Scrub and Waxing on The Floor...Read more about Alexis Floor Detailing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot HMD Contracting  LLC
General Contractors
Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
(3)
The 5-star-rated experts at HMD Contracting LLC in Gray, LA can take care of all of your window repair needs.
The 5-star-rated experts at HMD Contracting LLC in Gray, LA can take care of all of your window repair needs.

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 New Orleans General Contractors

48933

Justin and his crew are extremely kind and very professional! It has been a pleasure working with Intrepid Builders and the work done is utter than expected!!!! Way to go!

- Brett Piazza
44662

I can't say enough about Intrepid Builders. From the day we signed the contract to the day we went to closing, intrepid Builders did what they said they would do and my project came in on time and on budget. I would highly recommend them.

- Brian Hotard
26760

Working with a contractor has been stressful especially since hurricane Katrina, so to finally meet a contractor that is not only knowledgeable, personable and produces quality work, is a blessing! The owner does everything in her power to provide you wi...

- Mary Alexander-Lee
93494

We recently had the people over at Rose Construction come and install tile in our shower and update our kitchen and they did a really great job. They were right on time and they just made the whole process so very smooth and easy it was incredible. The gu...

- Mary Chaney
82057

This is truly a great company. I choose them basically because 1. they had great reviews (for good reason) 2. From day one they were straight forward, honest and very professional 3. returned a quote within 24 hours upon meeting If your looking for true ...

- James Dean
103459

Great guys and girls! They employ women as production managers. Who better to run a job site. It was a pleasure working with them on our bathroom and porch job at our house.

- Carol Lassiter
133462

These guys are more consultants then general contractors, and that is exactly what they will tell you upon meeting them. They are brothers and run a tight knit family operation. There crews are LEGIT, they work fast and clean the work area very well DAILY...

- Harrison Smith
84364

Great guys! The completely gutted and demoed our 2,200 sqft house and remodeled it throughout! We used their architect as well. These guys literally are the best communicating contractors in the WORLD. They are texting and calling us back and forth non-st...

- Max Evans
84363

We hired Rose Construction to renovate a foreclosed home that we had purchased from the bank. We had a 400 square foot addition off the back built for a mother in law suite and we are very happy with the work and the speed of the work.

- William Bumgarner
145376

First of all, I want to commend the salesman, Hazard Douglas on his professionalism and total knowledge of the home renovation process! His presentation was excellent and he answered all my questions fully. The first day of construction, the crews came an...

- Sandra Billups
110171

My rental property needed some work done on the porch railing and drainage and they sent John Marshall out the next business day he took care of our work promptly. Even after the work was done and the payment was made I brought up a small concern about an...

- Steve Baker
103610

My wife and I have done a fair amount of construction and this is the very first time we marveled at the quality of the work and the attention to detail we received. Just first class at fair value with absolutely no "nickel and diming." They "own" the wor...

- Chris Meyers

Everything You Need to Know About New Orleans General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans:

  • Are they properly licensed? New Orleans has 5 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 4 pros in New Orleans are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 7 are A-rated in New Orleans.
  • 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.

What zip codes in New Orleans have the best General Contractors?

Below we've listed New Orleans zip codes that have great selections of general contractors:

  • 70122: 1 General Contractors.
  • 70092: 2 General Contractors.
  • 70125: 1 General Contractors.
  • What should I check for once my General Contractor in New Orleans 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 New Orleans, LA

    Porch Pro Headshot FJF Services
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (3)
    F J F Svc is a general contractor in Slidell. They provide green building, framing, renovation and other services.
    F J F Svc is a general contractor in Slidell. They provide green building, framing, renovation and other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ja'Lia Construction, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (7)
    When you're ready to enhance the look of your home's exterior, call upon the vinyl siding professionals at Ja'Lia Construction in Cut Off, LA.
    When you're ready to enhance the look of your home's exterior, call upon the vinyl siding professionals at Ja'Lia Construction in Cut Off, LA.
    Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Home Solutions
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (1)
    "Hired them to remodel my home. First off let me start by saying my house was flooded and destroyed they came and ripped out old sheetrock and floor , installed new tile and walls and a custom shower! Came out awesome! Will definitely recommend in the future."
    "Hired them to remodel my home. First off let me start by saying my house was flooded and destroyed they came and ripped out old sheetrock and floor , installed new tile and walls and a custom shower! Came out awesome! Will definitely recommend in the future."
    Porch Pro Headshot Advanced
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (3)
    Make your home more efficient with a vinyl siding service from Advanced in Timberlane, LA.
    Make your home more efficient with a vinyl siding service from Advanced in Timberlane, LA.
    Porch Pro Headshot Face2Face Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    Hi my name is Clint Richardson and I have over 15 years of experience in construction. My focus is quality. I will take my time to make sure you're 100% happy. I listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution that's quick and affordable. Please allow me to assist you with your ...Read more about Face2Face Construction
    Hi my name is Clint Richardson and I have over 15 years of experience in construction. My focus is quality. I will take my time to make sure you're 100% happy. I listen to what you have to say and work with you to find a solution that's quick and affordable. Please allow me to assist you with your ...Read more about Face2Face Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Nola LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (116)
    Porch Pro Headshot Fastway Drywall & Renovations
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (15)
    Keep your house or business free from drywall dents and holes with Fastway Drywall & Renovations in the Buras area.
    Keep your house or business free from drywall dents and holes with Fastway Drywall & Renovations in the Buras area.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ultimate Siding Gutter
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    Keep your heat or air conditioning inside your home by allowing Ultimate Siding Gutter in Joyce, LA to fix your window problems.
    Keep your heat or air conditioning inside your home by allowing Ultimate Siding Gutter in Joyce, LA to fix your window problems.
    Porch Pro Headshot AAA Construction Company
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    (4)
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    Porch Pro Headshot Augustino Brothers Construction, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    The vinyl siding professionals at Augustino Brothers Construction in Tickfaw can help you complete any task at hand.
    The vinyl siding professionals at Augustino Brothers Construction in Tickfaw can help you complete any task at hand.
    Porch Pro Headshot Coffman Homes llc
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    Coffman Homes in Lockport Heights, LA is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
    Coffman Homes in Lockport Heights, LA is here to lend you a helping hand with your next vinyl siding project.
    Porch Pro Headshot Echo Ventures  Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are available at Echo Ventures Inc. in Broussard.
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are available at Echo Ventures Inc. in Broussard.
    Porch Pro Headshot Kevin Masonry llc
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana
    Porch Pro Headshot Bridgestone Construction Company
    General Contractors
    Serves New Orleans, Louisiana

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