Top 10 General Contractors in Odenton, MD

Porch Pro Headshot American Kitchen Concepts
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(253)
"American Kitchen Concepts redesigned our kitchen a couple of years ago. They were a great help with new layout ideas and choosing finishes. They employed the best tradesmen for the work. They promised us a finish time of 4 weeks, and it was finished in 4 weeks, including moving a wall and adding ne...Read more about American Kitchen Concepts
"American Kitchen Concepts redesigned our kitchen a couple of years ago. They were a great help with new layout ideas and choosing finishes. They employed the best tradesmen for the work. They promised us a finish time of 4 weeks, and it was finished in 4 weeks, including moving a wall and adding ne...Read more about American Kitchen Concepts
Porch Pro Headshot GloRem
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(225)
"Glorem LLC owner, Eugene finished my basement on time and quality was astonishing. Employees were very professional and reliable. I got few quotes ranging from reputed company and friends recommended locally operated companies. But Glorem quote was the best and was amazed by the final outcome. From...Read more about GloRem
"Glorem LLC owner, Eugene finished my basement on time and quality was astonishing. Employees were very professional and reliable. I got few quotes ranging from reputed company and friends recommended locally operated companies. But Glorem quote was the best and was amazed by the final outcome. From...Read more about GloRem
Porch Pro Headshot Chesapeake Energy Homes
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(238)
Chesapeake Energy Homes is a multifaceted company with expertise in both remodeling and custom home building. Our array of knowledge and experience sets us apart from other contractors.
Chesapeake Energy Homes is a multifaceted company with expertise in both remodeling and custom home building. Our array of knowledge and experience sets us apart from other contractors.
Porch Pro Headshot AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(65)
"AmeriProRemodeling did a great job. We had our porch repainted, re-screened, and a new door hung. He is very professional in his communications. He gets back to you quickly and answers all questions. He showed up on time, is very detail-oriented about his work, and even came back the next day to fi...Read more about AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
"AmeriProRemodeling did a great job. We had our porch repainted, re-screened, and a new door hung. He is very professional in his communications. He gets back to you quickly and answers all questions. He showed up on time, is very detail-oriented about his work, and even came back the next day to fi...Read more about AmeriPro Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Maryland Contracting & Design
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(115)
Improve the overall look of your home with a vinyl siding service from Maryland Contracting & Design in Rosedale.
Improve the overall look of your home with a vinyl siding service from Maryland Contracting & Design in Rosedale.
Porch Pro Headshot John Krause Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(99)
You can trust the professionals at John Krause Construction in the Maryland City, MD area to makeover your home with vinyl siding because they have a positive 5-star rating.
You can trust the professionals at John Krause Construction in the Maryland City, MD area to makeover your home with vinyl siding because they have a positive 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot Modern Design Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(14)
Modern Design Remodeling LLC widely specializes in Home Improvement and General Construction. With more than a decade of experience in the field, and from New York to Maryland we have been providing high quality craftsmanship and excellent service to each and every client. Contact us for your next p...Read more about Modern Design Remodeling
Modern Design Remodeling LLC widely specializes in Home Improvement and General Construction. With more than a decade of experience in the field, and from New York to Maryland we have been providing high quality craftsmanship and excellent service to each and every client. Contact us for your next p...Read more about Modern Design Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot 888-Roofers LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(15)
As specialists in residential roofing services, we are dedicated to providing customer service that is second to none. Whether you have a new construction project, it is time for a new roof or you just need a repair, we offer the roofing services you need. We provide a full consultation to explain ...Read more about 888-Roofers LLC
As specialists in residential roofing services, we are dedicated to providing customer service that is second to none. Whether you have a new construction project, it is time for a new roof or you just need a repair, we offer the roofing services you need. We provide a full consultation to explain ...Read more about 888-Roofers LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Boblits Enterprises LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(8)
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Proudly Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC Boblits Enterprises provides quality craftsmanship and professional Roofing and Construction services to its customers. We licensed bonded, and insured, and have been in business for over 25 years. We are committed to excellence and customer sat...Read more about Boblits Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot PINNACLE HOMES, LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(4)
We are a design, build, consultation firm with over 80 years of combined experience specializing in home remodeling/renovating, new home construction, and customer specific updates and upgrades, from custom walk in closets and frameless showers to replacing outdated hardware, we can take care of eve...Read more about PINNACLE HOMES, LLC.
We are a design, build, consultation firm with over 80 years of combined experience specializing in home remodeling/renovating, new home construction, and customer specific updates and upgrades, from custom walk in closets and frameless showers to replacing outdated hardware, we can take care of eve...Read more about PINNACLE HOMES, 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 Odenton General Contractors

64957

Had a 400 Square foot porch with firepit and sitting wall constructed. Took about 5 days, and they arrived on time everyday, worked hard and did a great job! We are very pleased with the quality and cost and would gladly hire them again!

- Kitty Smith
96952

Our porch is beautiful. There are a couple of things I would change about process regarding contract/drawings, but the workmanship of Dickie (sp) Lee and his crew was wonderful. We look forward to many years of using the screened porch.

- Susan Milstead
33289

From design to completion, Dan was thorough in keeping us abreast with costs and being flexible with the original design. After visiting our old kitchen, he recommended valuable tips that we incorporated in the final design. My wife was extremely pleased ...

- Franklyn Archbald
33700

Our kitchen was remodeled by this company and we were thrilled with the whole process. The people that did the work communicated with us and informed us the whole time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone!

- Kimi Harrison
33941

Dan and co. were neat, professional and extremely competent. I would not hesitate to recommend American Kitchen Concepts for any kitchen or bath project!

- Harriet Malamut
33274

Excellent business. Very dependable, trustworthy folks. Quality work. A company that takes pride in a job well done.

- Candice McNamara
33901

Dan was of great assistance from design to completion. We loved the design. It gave us a tremendous more storage room and counter top space. The guys he employed were great. Very trust worth and extremely helpful.

- Anonymous Homeowner
33271

The designer was extremely helpful in taking our vision of our new kitchen and making it a reality. The cabinet installer was outstanding. We are pleased with our new kitchen.

- Debbie Jagoda
34753

High quality workmanship, especially cabinetry and tile work, AKC did both our kitchen and bathroom remodel and we couldn't be happier.

- henry fleming
33586

Dan Millard/American Kitchen Concepts provided full design and construction services for our kitchen remodel. After two years my wife is still completely thirlled with the remodel and wouldn't change a thing. Mark Harrison

- Mark Harrison
33255

Terrific experience remodeling my Kitchen with this company. From the front end assistance with design and products to accurately estimating how long the process would take and continually updating us if ANYTHING at all changed it was positive and profes...

- Susan Riss

Everything You Need to Know About Odenton General Contractors

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Odenton has 8 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 3 pros in Odenton are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 15 are A-rated in Odenton.
  • 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 Odenton?

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

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

  • Kat Go Green Cleaning & Laundry Services
    • Location: Odenton
    • Been in business since: 2014
  • Building Contractors Of Maryland, Inc.
    • Location: Odenton
    • Been in business since: 1978
  • American Eagle Professional Services Inc
    • Location: Odenton

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Odenton 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 Odenton, MD

Porch Pro Headshot Meridian Homes Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(47)
We build decades of experience into your new home. Building your new home is as exciting to us as it is to you. You'll see the proof in the enthusiasm and personal involvement we bring to each project. Jonathan and Michael Lerner, the principals of Meridian Homes, will both be active participants. ...Read more about Meridian Homes Inc
We build decades of experience into your new home. Building your new home is as exciting to us as it is to you. You'll see the proof in the enthusiasm and personal involvement we bring to each project. Jonathan and Michael Lerner, the principals of Meridian Homes, will both be active participants. ...Read more about Meridian Homes Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Northern Craft Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(30)
The experts at Northern Craft Construction in Cape St. Claire, MD possess a positive 4-star rating and offer a variety of window replacement services for you to choose from.
The experts at Northern Craft Construction in Cape St. Claire, MD possess a positive 4-star rating and offer a variety of window replacement services for you to choose from.
Porch Pro Headshot W.R. Flater General Contractor, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(37)
The experts at W.R. Flater General Contractor in Edesville, MD can transform your home with their top-notch vinyl siding services.
The experts at W.R. Flater General Contractor in Edesville, MD can transform your home with their top-notch vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(24)
Getting drywall repairs or installations shouldn't be stressful. Contact the specialists at JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC in Silver Spring for 4-star-rated services.
Getting drywall repairs or installations shouldn't be stressful. Contact the specialists at JR GENERAL CONTRACTORS LLC in Silver Spring for 4-star-rated services.
Porch Pro Headshot JL Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(13)
As one of the top-notch drywall contractors in Springdale, JL Contracting has earned a 5-star rating for their quick and effective services.
As one of the top-notch drywall contractors in Springdale, JL Contracting has earned a 5-star rating for their quick and effective services.
Porch Pro Headshot O'Hennon Builders
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(16)
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from O'Hennon Builders, located in the Broomes Island, MD area.
Ensure your home is well-protected from harsh weather with some vinyl siding from O'Hennon Builders, located in the Broomes Island, MD area.
Porch Pro Headshot PRG Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(36)
Turn to the skilled experts at PRG Home Improvement LLC in the Ocean City area when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Turn to the skilled experts at PRG Home Improvement LLC in the Ocean City area when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Morgan Building & Remodeling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(21)
Professional general contractor specializing in residential remodeling. Proudly serving central Maryland.
Professional general contractor specializing in residential remodeling. Proudly serving central Maryland.
Porch Pro Headshot Building Contractors of Maryland, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(3)
"Paul, I wanted to take the time to formally thank you for all that you and Building Contractors of Maryland have done for my family. It all started back in May as we had listed our house for sale. Luckily it went under contract after just one day. However, after the contract was signed we had a di...Read more about Building Contractors of Maryland, Inc.
"Paul, I wanted to take the time to formally thank you for all that you and Building Contractors of Maryland have done for my family. It all started back in May as we had listed our house for sale. Luckily it went under contract after just one day. However, after the contract was signed we had a di...Read more about Building Contractors of Maryland, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Case Design/Remodeling Inc.               (Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Exteriors, Interiors)
"I am an Idependent Manufacturers Representative Agency that has worked with Case for over 18 years. I have over 70 Kitchen and Bath Dealers and Remodeling Contractors that I sell to from Virginia up through New York. Case stands out by far as one of the most competent and innovative companies that ...Read more about Case Design/Remodeling Inc. (Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Exteriors, Interiors)
"I am an Idependent Manufacturers Representative Agency that has worked with Case for over 18 years. I have over 70 Kitchen and Bath Dealers and Remodeling Contractors that I sell to from Virginia up through New York. Case stands out by far as one of the most competent and innovative companies that ...Read more about Case Design/Remodeling Inc. (Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Exteriors, Interiors)
Porch Pro Headshot J. Hunt Construction
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
(12)
Keep your vinyl siding in tip-top shape all year long with a professional service from the 5-star-rated J. Hunt Construction in Riverdale Park.
Keep your vinyl siding in tip-top shape all year long with a professional service from the 5-star-rated J. Hunt Construction in Riverdale Park.
Porch Pro Headshot Don Dodson Home Improveme
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
Family owned company doing great work in Maryland for over25 years. High quality work at reasonable prices. My workers are all family and have worked for me for years. No day labor. Free estiments
Family owned company doing great work in Maryland for over25 years. High quality work at reasonable prices. My workers are all family and have worked for me for years. No day labor. Free estiments
Porch Pro Headshot ashlyn,inc
General Contractors
Serves Odenton, Maryland
specializing in home improvements,exterior n interior projects opening and closing swimming pools,roofs,decks,siding,concrete,painting,tile,sheetrock,kitchens and baths finishing basements,additions
specializing in home improvements,exterior n interior projects opening and closing swimming pools,roofs,decks,siding,concrete,painting,tile,sheetrock,kitchens and baths finishing basements,additions

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