Top 10 General Contractors in Newport, KY

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Fort Mitchell
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(326)
Porch Pro Headshot The Finished Basement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(17)
The Finished Basement specializes in finished basements, building custom wood and stone bars, home theaters, bathrooms, and custom built-ins. We are the largest basement remodeler in the Cincinnati tri-state area serving Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and S.E. Indiana. We don't use handymen. We on...Read more about The Finished Basement LLC
The Finished Basement specializes in finished basements, building custom wood and stone bars, home theaters, bathrooms, and custom built-ins. We are the largest basement remodeler in the Cincinnati tri-state area serving Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and S.E. Indiana. We don't use handymen. We on...Read more about The Finished Basement LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Al's Hardwood and Ceramic flooring and professional painting
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(57)
Awarded with a positive 4-star rating, Al's Hardwood and Ceramic flooring and professional painting in Milton, KY can easily and quickly install new carpet throughout your home.
Awarded with a positive 4-star rating, Al's Hardwood and Ceramic flooring and professional painting in Milton, KY can easily and quickly install new carpet throughout your home.
Porch Pro Headshot All-Systems Home Remodeling LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
We are a full service remodeling company for residential homes. My first goal is to discuss with you exactly what your project desire goal is, giving you some suggestions on how to reach that goal, economically and successfully. I am a owner/operator and do not sub out your job. I keep in constant ...Read more about All-Systems Home Remodeling LLC.
We are a full service remodeling company for residential homes. My first goal is to discuss with you exactly what your project desire goal is, giving you some suggestions on how to reach that goal, economically and successfully. I am a owner/operator and do not sub out your job. I keep in constant ...Read more about All-Systems Home Remodeling LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Mike The Repair Pro
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(7)
Located in Ryland Heights, KY, miketherepairpro.com provides local homeowners with exceptional drywall repairs.
Located in Ryland Heights, KY, miketherepairpro.com provides local homeowners with exceptional drywall repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Bullock Plumbing and Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
Hello and Thank you for choosing Bullock Plumbing and Restoration. We offer a complete demo of water damaged structures and mold structures. We remove drywall and also put it back. We remove carpet and padding. If you have any busted or frozen water lines that need to be replaced we are a call away...Read more about Bullock Plumbing and Restoration
Hello and Thank you for choosing Bullock Plumbing and Restoration. We offer a complete demo of water damaged structures and mold structures. We remove drywall and also put it back. We remove carpet and padding. If you have any busted or frozen water lines that need to be replaced we are a call away...Read more about Bullock Plumbing and Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot David W. Kapor & Associates LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(53)
Make your home more efficient with a vinyl siding service from David W. Kapor & Associates LLC in Southgate, KY.
Make your home more efficient with a vinyl siding service from David W. Kapor & Associates LLC in Southgate, KY.
Porch Pro Headshot Signature Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(3)
Previous clients have awarded Signature Contracting LLC in Park Hills, KY with a fantastic 5-star rating for their top-notch vinyl siding services.
Previous clients have awarded Signature Contracting LLC in Park Hills, KY with a fantastic 5-star rating for their top-notch vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Cincinnati Closets
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(30)
Turn to the skilled experts at Cincinnati Closets in Oakbrook when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Turn to the skilled experts at Cincinnati Closets in Oakbrook when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Carpentry
General Contractors
Serves Newport, Kentucky
(16)
For all of your home improvement needs please give us a call!
For all of your home improvement needs please give us a call!

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 Newport General Contractors

283644

I have never had such a bad experience. Zero knowledge of drywall work, unprofessional crew using drugs in my home, never finished the job after being paid and extremely foul language when trying to communicate. I could not even say the words that he call...

- Karen Lausten
208452

Nightmare. Run as fast as possible. No star review ☹️

- KATRINA JOHNSON
35513

Did a great job on my roof.

- Jim Bell
271434

Contracted to repair roof, contract was canceled, deposit was not returned. Tim agreed to a payment plan, made one payment (less than 20%). Currently filing against them in Clermont County Municipal Court.

- Brandon Sanderson
175936

They did exactly what they said. Tim Clepper is an absolute wonderful individual to work with. Very honest and can be trusted.

- Timothy Clepper
116491

Things in the beginning were good. I hired him in February and after paying the deposit things started moving along well for a couple of weeks. Then from there things slowed down. My greatest frustration with Mike is the constant promises to be over at my...

- Dawn Barbe
242722

Do not use this scam artist. 18K+, and and 7 months after a 30 day contract and we finally had to fire him. His hang dog, poor me deception of my mother has spanned an almost 8 month long, 30 day contract. He stole I don't know how much material, along wi...

- Mary Johnson
147563

I would like to address the post from Dawne B.- I did accept a bathroom remodel project for this customer. The project did not take 2 months to complete. Also, the non- draining tub and lack of hot water were due to a clogged sewer line, and a frozen hot...

- Michael Hudson
14098

Bill & Jesse have done excellent work on my project. They were punctual and always cleaned up before they left each day. We plan on using them again in the future.

- Chris Quitter
376710

Hired The Finished Basement (FB) company for a basement remodel in November 2020. My neighbor had used them and found there work acceptable. My opinion is different. If you are looking for a contractor to just finish your basement and do not care about q...

- Jeff Rollins
160074

Wally and team did a wonderful job finishing our basement. We've worked with a number of contractors and remodelers over the years and Wally's team were particularly professional and experienced. They were helpful and flexible as we modified and expande...

- M S
154160

We went under contract with the Finished Basement LLC on 17 Sep 2018 with a start date of 10 Oct 2018. The project was supposed to take 6 weeks. The project was completed on 18 Dec 2018 due to continual engagement by us as owners to help manage the comple...

- Palmer Roberts

Everything You Need to Know About Newport General Contractors

What zip codes in Newport have the best General Contractors?

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

  • 41075: 2 General Contractors.
  • 41071: 3 General Contractors.
  • 41073: 4 General Contractors.
  • How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in Newport?

    Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

    If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

    If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

    What should I check for once my General Contractor in Newport 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 Newport, KY

    Porch Pro Headshot Centers for Foot & Ankle Care
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    When you need help with a vinyl siding project, reach out to the experts at Centers for Foot & Ankle Care in Ludlow, KY.
    When you need help with a vinyl siding project, reach out to the experts at Centers for Foot & Ankle Care in Ludlow, KY.
    Porch Pro Headshot Brewer Roofing & Construction, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    (8)
    Transform your home with a vinyl siding service from the experts at Brewer Roofing & Construction in Crestview, KY.
    Transform your home with a vinyl siding service from the experts at Brewer Roofing & Construction in Crestview, KY.
    Porch Pro Headshot Construction Dreams LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    When you need to update the vinyl siding on your home, reach out to the experts at Construction Dreams LLC in Foster.
    When you need to update the vinyl siding on your home, reach out to the experts at Construction Dreams LLC in Foster.
    Porch Pro Headshot James Ball Your Handyman Solution
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    (1)
    Your Handyman Solution is a handyman company in Latonia Ky. We specialize in home maintenance, plumbing, electric, painting, laminate flooring, tile, bathroom updates/ remodels, kitchen updates / remodels, yard work, landscaping, concrete / brick / block / rock. We have been taking care of homes fo...Read more about James Ball Your Handyman Solution
    Your Handyman Solution is a handyman company in Latonia Ky. We specialize in home maintenance, plumbing, electric, painting, laminate flooring, tile, bathroom updates/ remodels, kitchen updates / remodels, yard work, landscaping, concrete / brick / block / rock. We have been taking care of homes fo...Read more about James Ball Your Handyman Solution
    Porch Pro Headshot Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    (1)
    Task the 5-star-rated experts at Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati in Fairview (Kenton County) with your next window replacement project.
    Task the 5-star-rated experts at Arnolds Home Improvement Cincinnati in Fairview (Kenton County) with your next window replacement project.
    Porch Pro Headshot Bell Heating, Cooling, Electric and Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    (1)
    We're a locally owned and operated business that has been servicing our community's HVAC needs since 1992. Our primary service areas include Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.
    We're a locally owned and operated business that has been servicing our community's HVAC needs since 1992. Our primary service areas include Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.
    Porch Pro Headshot Trusted Above All Contractors
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    (10)
    Porch Pro Headshot Davis Landscape
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    Task the professionals at Davis Landscape in Cold Spring with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
    Task the professionals at Davis Landscape in Cold Spring with your upcoming vinyl siding project to guarantee a job well done.
    Porch Pro Headshot Clifton Chiropractic
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    Turn to the skilled experts at Clifton Chiropractic in Kenton Vale when you need professional vinyl siding services.
    Turn to the skilled experts at Clifton Chiropractic in Kenton Vale when you need professional vinyl siding services.
    Porch Pro Headshot The Restoration Doctors
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    Let the professionals at The Restoration Doctors in Crestview Hills makeover your home with their vinyl siding service offerings.
    Let the professionals at The Restoration Doctors in Crestview Hills makeover your home with their vinyl siding service offerings.
    Porch Pro Headshot Brush Creek Homes
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky
    Porch Pro Headshot COV Asset Group, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Newport, Kentucky

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    Fort Thomas 41075
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    Within a month
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    Assess front door and storm door not shutting properly—drafty and not locking
    Extent of design prep work
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    Fort Thomas 41075
    Residential Building
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    Within a week
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    replace wood burning fireplace with gas fireplace and remodel wall
    Extent of design prep work
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