Top 10 General Contractors in Norwalk, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(33)
"Very thorough and detailed work. Eric and his team were very professional, easy to work with and the price was very reasonable. The quality of work was excellent and they were prompt and on time. We will be calling them for future work"
"Very thorough and detailed work. Eric and his team were very professional, easy to work with and the price was very reasonable. The quality of work was excellent and they were prompt and on time. We will be calling them for future work"
Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Designs llc
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(10)
"Our pipes froze and busted in our bathroom I called innovative designs LLC and they came out and replaced our water lines and replaced the drywall that was ruined, they were quick and did an awesome job. Would recommend them for any project"
"Our pipes froze and busted in our bathroom I called innovative designs LLC and they came out and replaced our water lines and replaced the drywall that was ruined, they were quick and did an awesome job. Would recommend them for any project"
Porch Pro Headshot Homeworks General Contractors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
Homeworks was founded in 1990 by Tom Riccardi, Sr. with his superior knowledge of construction, quality craftsmanship and determined hard work. Throughout the years Homeworks has experienced a steady growth while maintaining integrity and respect. We have accomplished this by treating the customer...Read more about Homeworks General Contractors Inc.
Homeworks was founded in 1990 by Tom Riccardi, Sr. with his superior knowledge of construction, quality craftsmanship and determined hard work. Throughout the years Homeworks has experienced a steady growth while maintaining integrity and respect. We have accomplished this by treating the customer...Read more about Homeworks General Contractors Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Transitions by Firenza
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(3)
We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
Porch Pro Headshot Majzun Construction Co
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
Chris Majzun founded Majzun Construction Co. in 1974 as a building/remodeling company. His son, Chris Majzun, Jr, currently operates the company serving the Northeast Ohio area. With experience, commitment to detail and outstanding customer service, Majzun Construction is a company that attracts cus...Read more about Majzun Construction Co
Chris Majzun founded Majzun Construction Co. in 1974 as a building/remodeling company. His son, Chris Majzun, Jr, currently operates the company serving the Northeast Ohio area. With experience, commitment to detail and outstanding customer service, Majzun Construction is a company that attracts cus...Read more about Majzun Construction Co
Porch Pro Headshot Wellington Builders INC
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
Wellington Builders INC is a family owned business and we have been is business since 1985. We offers services in all aspects of residential and commercial construction specializing in remodeling, new construction and general contracting. We provide services to Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Wayne and ...Read more about Wellington Builders INC
Wellington Builders INC is a family owned business and we have been is business since 1985. We offers services in all aspects of residential and commercial construction specializing in remodeling, new construction and general contracting. We provide services to Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Wayne and ...Read more about Wellington Builders INC
Porch Pro Headshot C&R
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(57)
Porch Pro Headshot Junk Angels Moving And More!
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(29)
"They are the best at all they do. I work at a storage place & my customers have many different needs. From moving to empty the unit to help them donate the items. Henry & his team work hard-economically & professionally with everyone I recommend them to. HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST. NEVER HAD ...Read more about Junk Angels Moving And More!
"They are the best at all they do. I work at a storage place & my customers have many different needs. From moving to empty the unit to help them donate the items. Henry & his team work hard-economically & professionally with everyone I recommend them to. HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST. NEVER HAD ...Read more about Junk Angels Moving And More!
Porch Pro Headshot KELLER CONTRACTORS LLC
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(7)
Design-Build services, new homes, kitchen and bath remodeling, home additions, window and door replacements, basements, outdoor living spaces
Design-Build services, new homes, kitchen and bath remodeling, home additions, window and door replacements, basements, outdoor living spaces
Porch Pro Headshot Broadview Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Norwalk, Ohio
(2)
Jeff Beatty, President and CEO of Broadview Construction was born and raised in Sandusky, OH and a graduate of Perkins High School. He resides in Berlin Heights, OH with his (4) beautiful children and Fiance. Jeff has been a well known, trusted individual in the community through his past Real Estat...Read more about Broadview Construction LLC
Jeff Beatty, President and CEO of Broadview Construction was born and raised in Sandusky, OH and a graduate of Perkins High School. He resides in Berlin Heights, OH with his (4) beautiful children and Fiance. Jeff has been a well known, trusted individual in the community through his past Real Estat...Read more about Broadview Construction 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 Norwalk General Contractors

260614

Beware!!! Roofing Specialist (Joe Tennis) is deceitful and a con artist. I hired him for a chimney removal and roof repair on March 12, 2020. I am a nurse and was unable to travel to the property he was to repair due to the COVID 19 crisis. Unfortuna...

- Jaimie Mckinnon
312613

Joe tennis is nothing short of a con artist. I gave money upfront to have the work started, not only did the work take months (when I was told it would be days) it was left unfinished and joe has refused my calls/texts. My project looks worse now than bef...

- Michelle Rich
452864

January 31, 2022 I gave Joe Tennis, of JNL Roofing and Construction a deposit for a roof layover and as of today June 2, 2022 he didn't complete the work and I have been trying to get my deposit back. Last week he told me he would give me my deposit bac...

- DEBORAH BROCKMAN
65673

I am begging anyone interested in hiring this builder to think very long and hard. We regret the entire experience of building our home. There were delays in every aspect and more excuses as to why he didn't do what he said he was going to do, than we can...

- Suzanne Yontz
79888

Innovative Designs llc did a great job on my new water heater, I will definitely use them again.

- tomas ennis
80551

Innovative Designs came in and fixed my bathroom after my original contractor took 3 months to do the work he did and he still never completed the job. He charged 10k for a job that would have cost half that and Innovative Designs came on and fixed and co...

- Jennifer Thacker
64533

The guys here are professional and very courteous they listened to what I needed done and did it they worked hard on what needed to be done they even were explaining to me how they were doing things.

- Melissa Maver
1276

Would recommend.

- Ryan Sandidge
381116

This is my second review of Certainty Construction as I removed my first review, upon the request of the owner, when a payment agreement (4 payments of $1,000 each) was reached. Since said agreement, there has been zero follow through and simply more fals...

- rob Fragale
186860

Had nothing but great experiences everytime we have had R Wing come out to work on the house. Great people and great work.

- Erin Campbell
176288

Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed c...

- Gary Allen

Everything You Need to Know About Norwalk General Contractors

I have General Contractor Services work that I need done in Norwalk. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent general contractor projects in Norwalk shows that larger general contractor services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: general contractors travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your general contractor services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your general contractor professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated general contractors tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple general contractors throughout Norwalk to ensure your project is done right.

How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in Norwalk?

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.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Norwalk?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Norwalk ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    • Top Notch Construction
      • A Plus Contracting
        • Erie Shores Contracting, LLC

          All General Contractors in Norwalk, OH

          Porch Pro Headshot 1st Choice Improvements Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          30 yrs in business. Customer satisfaction. Fully insured. References.
          30 yrs in business. Customer satisfaction. Fully insured. References.
          Porch Pro Headshot Renewal Designs LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          (3)
          Renewal Designs LLC is a professional Concrete Company which operates in Monroeville, OH area. You can contact us if you need concrete services. Reflective Floors Norwalk OH; Vermilion OH; Fremont OH; Tiffin OH; Shelby OH Concrete Service, Concrete Contractor, Epoxy Concrete Floor, Concrete Repair, ...Read more about Renewal Designs LLC
          Renewal Designs LLC is a professional Concrete Company which operates in Monroeville, OH area. You can contact us if you need concrete services. Reflective Floors Norwalk OH; Vermilion OH; Fremont OH; Tiffin OH; Shelby OH Concrete Service, Concrete Contractor, Epoxy Concrete Floor, Concrete Repair, ...Read more about Renewal Designs LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot Bill's Prime Limousine Cleveland
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          If you're searching for quality Limousine Service, make a call to Bill's Prime Limousine Cleveland Limousine Transportation; Airport Limousine; Wedding Limousine; Party Limousine; Limo Company; Limo Service; Limo Rental; Limo Transport; Luxury Limousine; Event Limousine Old Brooklyn Cleveland, OH;Pa...Read more about Bill's Prime Limousine Cleveland
          If you're searching for quality Limousine Service, make a call to Bill's Prime Limousine Cleveland Limousine Transportation; Airport Limousine; Wedding Limousine; Party Limousine; Limo Company; Limo Service; Limo Rental; Limo Transport; Luxury Limousine; Event Limousine Old Brooklyn Cleveland, OH;Pa...Read more about Bill's Prime Limousine Cleveland
          Porch Pro Headshot Gambino 440 Builders LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
          Our desired success comes from hard work, dedication , and determination to fulfill our task at hand, not to grow our own wealth, but to satisfy our customers needs, wants, and proposed desires.
          Porch Pro Headshot Willis construction & remodel
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          I guarantee my work for a a lifetime. Im dedicated and committed to my customers to make sure they are happy and satisfied with the work i do. I have been doing this work for 6 yrs.
          I guarantee my work for a a lifetime. Im dedicated and committed to my customers to make sure they are happy and satisfied with the work i do. I have been doing this work for 6 yrs.
          Porch Pro Headshot American Home Improvement
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
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          Porch Pro Headshot Tim Sparks Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          We wish to serve our community with quality workmanship and superior products.
          We wish to serve our community with quality workmanship and superior products.
          Porch Pro Headshot Masters Quality Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          I have 40 yrs experience in woodworking, Roofing ,Painting, ETC.
          I have 40 yrs experience in woodworking, Roofing ,Painting, ETC.
          Porch Pro Headshot "Home & Office Enhancements and Repairs"
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          "Since 1977 reliable fair and honest"
          "Since 1977 reliable fair and honest"
          Porch Pro Headshot L.R. Design Enterprise LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio
          Porch Pro Headshot B. C. Smith Construction, LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Norwalk, Ohio