Top 10 General Contractors in Newark, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Franklin Painting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
(146)
We can handle any and all of your carpentry and painting needs. Painting interior & exterior, house restoration, tape seams repair, skim coating, wallpaper hanging & removal, paint stripping, stucco repair, carpentry work, masonry, roofing, power sanding to the bare wood, power wash, nail pops repai...Read more about Franklin Painting LLC
We can handle any and all of your carpentry and painting needs. Painting interior & exterior, house restoration, tape seams repair, skim coating, wallpaper hanging & removal, paint stripping, stucco repair, carpentry work, masonry, roofing, power sanding to the bare wood, power wash, nail pops repai...Read more about Franklin Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot A&C Truck & Auto Tire Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
(97)
A&C Truck & Auto Tire Services LLC 558 Frelinghuysen Ave, Newark, NJ, 07114 (973) 622-2105 Our company specializes in road services and auto tires services. We guarantee the most reliable service to everybody in Newark, NJ. Call us, we offer competitive prices. Road Services, Auto Tires, Wheel Align...Read more about A&C Truck & Auto Tire Services LLC
A&C Truck & Auto Tire Services LLC 558 Frelinghuysen Ave, Newark, NJ, 07114 (973) 622-2105 Our company specializes in road services and auto tires services. We guarantee the most reliable service to everybody in Newark, NJ. Call us, we offer competitive prices. Road Services, Auto Tires, Wheel Align...Read more about A&C Truck & Auto Tire Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JP PLUMBING
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
(26)
"Jaren, Nathan and Keith are three wonderful people. They constantly updated us as the project was going along and they were no delays except for the tile, it took a little extra half day to dry and set. Jaren is excellent with his plumbing and electrical"
"Jaren, Nathan and Keith are three wonderful people. They constantly updated us as the project was going along and they were no delays except for the tile, it took a little extra half day to dry and set. Jaren is excellent with his plumbing and electrical"
Porch Pro Headshot KBM Construction
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
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Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more about KBM Construction
Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more about KBM Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Blue City Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
General Contractor License #62O181 Expires: Nov 12th, 2023 Home Improvement Contractor License #2O78O11-BCA Expires: Feb 28, 2021 Blue City Construction Corp. is a family owned company committed to offering the best service, making everything with excellence and dedication. Our team is focused in ...Read more about Blue City Construction Corp.
General Contractor License #62O181 Expires: Nov 12th, 2023 Home Improvement Contractor License #2O78O11-BCA Expires: Feb 28, 2021 Blue City Construction Corp. is a family owned company committed to offering the best service, making everything with excellence and dedication. Our team is focused in ...Read more about Blue City Construction Corp.
Porch Pro Headshot A1 Handyman Service LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
No job to small.
No job to small.
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Belleville
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
With top knowledge of all garage systems,Garage Door Repair Belleville offers top maintenance service, 24/7 emergency repairs and is the most competent contractor in New Jersey for Genie repair.
With top knowledge of all garage systems,Garage Door Repair Belleville offers top maintenance service, 24/7 emergency repairs and is the most competent contractor in New Jersey for Genie repair.
Porch Pro Headshot Development Restoration llc
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
(5)
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
Porch Pro Headshot New Leaf Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot Guerreiro's Construction
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
For the past 20 years Guerreiro’s Construction grew from a small Elizabeth NJ based operation, into the diversified and successful construction company that exists today.We have expanded steadily by combining competitive pricing, high quality workmanship with Employee retention. As in virtually all ...Read more about Guerreiro's Construction
For the past 20 years Guerreiro’s Construction grew from a small Elizabeth NJ based operation, into the diversified and successful construction company that exists today.We have expanded steadily by combining competitive pricing, high quality workmanship with Employee retention. As in virtually all ...Read more about Guerreiro's Construction

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 Newark General Contractors

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Caldwell Contracting is a very professional company. They finished thier work in a timely manner.

- James Caldwell
72535

We were specifically looking for an EPA-certified, lead-safe contractor to remove old lead paint from our house and repaint it. We asked for Franklin Painting's lead certification at the start of the job, which they emailed to us. The workers, however, le...

- Ross Clarke
152280

As a General Contractor I have lots of turnover and on my most recent project I had to replace my old plumber. Jaren and his team stepped right in place and we’re able to rough in 3 full bathroom and 1 kitchen within a week!!!! These guys work fast. The w...

- Christopher Sands
235505

If you don't want to be completely ripped off after having a horribly shoddy job done by unlicensed, unskilled workers, avoid this company at all costs. I found out that not only did Jaren Duncan scam me out of thousands of dollars, he has done the same t...

- Jessica Damico
330925

Jaren Duncan, why did you scam my aunt. She worked extremely hard and saved her money to purchased a house you rip apart. Aunty Kim hired you September 17of 2020, to rewire three room. You agreed to such, your electrical work was good however you destroy...

- Camille Pollard
278458

Dishonest, liar, and a sad excuse for a human being! STAY AWAY or call the police on him. Hired Jae, Jared or whatever name he decides to go by to take care of a leaking drain pipe. He came in the next day (30min late) started work but in the process brok...

- Duncun Black
194408

Jaren took an extra 4 days to complete my project but it’s amazing. The vanity delivery was delayed, his tile crew never showed up for us but Jaren kept me assured that all would be fine and it was. He dug in himself and made sure my master bathroom got w...

- Jade Diaz
152216

The entire DRIP DRIP team was more than excellent. They like to get started early in the morning and work late so I had to adjust to their schedule slightly. We remodeled two bathrooms and Jarens leadership made sure all was complete two days before thank...

- Christopher Sands
278457

Do not trust this company. Liar!!!!!! They changed their company name very often to avoid bad reviews. They will get your deposit and leave you behind! I hired Jaren Duncun, and he left, cannot contact with home via PHONE or TEXT! The room is now messy a...

- Freedom Z
192159

NIGHTMARE!!! Ruined our bathroom...damaged our home!!! Do NOT believe reviews on here! Go to Buildzoom and YELP for real reviews. We are the second customer to file formal complaint with Consumer Affairs! Porch did NOT honor their guarantee and have yet t...

- Audrey Sullivan
298264

I would highly recommend Jarin and David who did all the work at our home. They were courteous, respectful and always on time. They did not leave until the work was done. They were truly professional in all that they did. I would high recommend them.

- Rose Meade
298260

Jarin and David who did all the work for us were outstanding. They were always on time and never left until all the work was done. I would highly recommend them for any work you need done.

- Rose Meade

Everything You Need to Know About Newark General Contractors

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Newark has 2 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Newark are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 14 are A-rated in Newark.
  • 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.

Who are the best General Contractors in Newark?

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

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 Newark, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Four Seasons Home Remodeling Inc.
    • Location: Newark
  • M&A Home Improvements
    • Location: Newark
  • ER Homes
    • Location: Newark

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Newark 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 Newark, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Nova Renovation LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot CALDWELL CONTRACTING L.L.C
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
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Caldwell Contracting specializes in all areas of Home Improvement. Painting Kitchen and bathroom remodeling Finished basements Flooring Sheet rocking Boilers Hot water heater Hvac
Caldwell Contracting specializes in all areas of Home Improvement. Painting Kitchen and bathroom remodeling Finished basements Flooring Sheet rocking Boilers Hot water heater Hvac
Porch Pro Headshot Renzo's Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Renzo's Home Improvement is helping homeowners in New Jersey and throughout the Tri-State area improve the look and function of their homes. We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and no job is too big or small. We pride ourselves in delivering unmatched service to our customers. This...Read more about Renzo's Home Improvement
Renzo's Home Improvement is helping homeowners in New Jersey and throughout the Tri-State area improve the look and function of their homes. We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and no job is too big or small. We pride ourselves in delivering unmatched service to our customers. This...Read more about Renzo's Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Best Car Accident Lawyers New Jersey
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Car accident attorney are the most common but working with the best lawyers is always luck. Best Car Accident Lawyers New Jersey has the best lawyers who are expert in their own fields for making any claim done.
Car accident attorney are the most common but working with the best lawyers is always luck. Best Car Accident Lawyers New Jersey has the best lawyers who are expert in their own fields for making any claim done.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Newark NJ
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Need to change locks? Locked out of your house or car? Looking for a commercial locksmith? Locksmith Newark NJ is best option to choose for all round service for your locksmith issue. Contact our service to get best experts waiting to reach you as soon as possible with applying best rates for locksm...Read more about Locksmith Newark NJ
Need to change locks? Locked out of your house or car? Looking for a commercial locksmith? Locksmith Newark NJ is best option to choose for all round service for your locksmith issue. Contact our service to get best experts waiting to reach you as soon as possible with applying best rates for locksm...Read more about Locksmith Newark NJ
Porch Pro Headshot Lucal Construction
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Lucal Construction Bayonne, NJ, 07002 (201) 241-3705 Lucal Construction is a professional home builder located in Bayonne, NJ. Call us now and you won't regret! Excavating Service, Home Construction, Excavating Company, Landscaping Service, Concrete Service Clark, NJ; Home Builder, Custom Home Build...Read more about Lucal Construction
Lucal Construction Bayonne, NJ, 07002 (201) 241-3705 Lucal Construction is a professional home builder located in Bayonne, NJ. Call us now and you won't regret! Excavating Service, Home Construction, Excavating Company, Landscaping Service, Concrete Service Clark, NJ; Home Builder, Custom Home Build...Read more about Lucal Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Priority Roofing | Essex
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Priority Roofing of Essex county is the premier commercial and industrial roofing specialist providing maintenance, repairs and replacement.
Priority Roofing of Essex county is the premier commercial and industrial roofing specialist providing maintenance, repairs and replacement.
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Newark
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Garage Door Repair Newark solves clicker problems, is an expert in all electric openers in New Jersey and a master in all doors and part replacement and installation.
Garage Door Repair Newark solves clicker problems, is an expert in all electric openers in New Jersey and a master in all doors and part replacement and installation.
Porch Pro Headshot Alson Elect'l Contr, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
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Porch Pro Headshot Sanchezhandyman
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Every thing from carpentry ,plaster,painting,plubling etc.
Every thing from carpentry ,plaster,painting,plubling etc.
Porch Pro Headshot Jonmattconstruction
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot KDI Improvements LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from KDI Improvements LLC, located in Wallington, NJ.
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from KDI Improvements LLC, located in Wallington, NJ.
Porch Pro Headshot Nika Construction Group
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot Setanta Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Newark, New Jersey

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