Top 10 General Contractors in Odessa, FL

Porch Pro Headshot CMK Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(436)
CMK Construction, Inc. has proudly served clients throughout the state of Florida since 2004 with one goal in mind. From the very beginning, our first priority has been providing the highest quality work for every client at a competitive price. There is a tradition of excellence reflected in every h...Read more about CMK Construction Inc
CMK Construction, Inc. has proudly served clients throughout the state of Florida since 2004 with one goal in mind. From the very beginning, our first priority has been providing the highest quality work for every client at a competitive price. There is a tradition of excellence reflected in every h...Read more about CMK Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Greaves Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(98)
We are a Design-Build Remodeling firm that has been renovation Homes in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. We offer a one stop opportunity to complete your renovation project from initial design/plans and product selections through final cost analysis, contract and permitting to actual constructi...Read more about Greaves Construction Inc
We are a Design-Build Remodeling firm that has been renovation Homes in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. We offer a one stop opportunity to complete your renovation project from initial design/plans and product selections through final cost analysis, contract and permitting to actual constructi...Read more about Greaves Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Anclote Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(66)
"We have used Anclote restoration on two separate projects. Both remodeling projects were very involved especially for the kitchen and Florida room. Anclote used reliable subcontractors, who did very good quality work. Both jobs were done timely and efficiently. We love the look of our home and k...Read more about Anclote Restoration
"We have used Anclote restoration on two separate projects. Both remodeling projects were very involved especially for the kitchen and Florida room. Anclote used reliable subcontractors, who did very good quality work. Both jobs were done timely and efficiently. We love the look of our home and k...Read more about Anclote Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Scott W Hines General Contractor  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(40)
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
Porch Pro Headshot NGA Construction Service, LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(33)
"NGA Construction Service was extremely professional from the moment they walked in, the Cabinets look amazing I am very happy with the finished product And will definitely recommend them for future work"
"NGA Construction Service was extremely professional from the moment they walked in, the Cabinets look amazing I am very happy with the finished product And will definitely recommend them for future work"
Porch Pro Headshot Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(22)
"I had some foundation issues and cracking with my home in Orlando. A friend recommended this company to me for my repairs. I must say I was VERY, VERY IMPRESSED. I received a quote that was within my budget, they arrived on time, Mr. Travis and Steven were very professional as well as the crew a...Read more about Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
"I had some foundation issues and cracking with my home in Orlando. A friend recommended this company to me for my repairs. I must say I was VERY, VERY IMPRESSED. I received a quote that was within my budget, they arrived on time, Mr. Travis and Steven were very professional as well as the crew a...Read more about Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Greg Henry Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(17)
At Greg Henry, Inc. We are ready to provide you with complete, fairly priced estimates on fire, water, mold, wind, vandalism, sink hole and vehicle damage. (Or any loss your insured may have.) FREE of Charge! Our Estimators are also licensed insurance adjusters. Which means rather than just enter...Read more about Greg Henry Restoration
At Greg Henry, Inc. We are ready to provide you with complete, fairly priced estimates on fire, water, mold, wind, vandalism, sink hole and vehicle damage. (Or any loss your insured may have.) FREE of Charge! Our Estimators are also licensed insurance adjusters. Which means rather than just enter...Read more about Greg Henry Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Decorative Finishes LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(13)
"Charles cleaned, sanded, and sealed my driveway, walkway, and foyer pavers. I chose to use him for this job because I observed his performance and results in doing similar work for 2 of my neighbors. He was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive, and was totally focused on achievin...Read more about Decorative Finishes LLC
"Charles cleaned, sanded, and sealed my driveway, walkway, and foyer pavers. I chose to use him for this job because I observed his performance and results in doing similar work for 2 of my neighbors. He was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive, and was totally focused on achievin...Read more about Decorative Finishes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot One Call Construction Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(21)
OneCall Construction is a full service, professional construction company based in Tampa, FL. Our dedication to quality and the highest standards make us the best choice for all your construction needs. One Call Construction started as a company in May 2006 but is family owned business with over 1...Read more about One Call Construction Services, Inc.
OneCall Construction is a full service, professional construction company based in Tampa, FL. Our dedication to quality and the highest standards make us the best choice for all your construction needs. One Call Construction started as a company in May 2006 but is family owned business with over 1...Read more about One Call Construction Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot CoverAll Aluminum Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
(9)
I started my company in May 1999. What I consider to be unique about our company is we have the experience of over 30 years in the business and we take the time to do things correctly. We provide the best experience and qualified installation team on every one of our jobs. We offer windows, Soff...Read more about CoverAll Aluminum Inc
I started my company in May 1999. What I consider to be unique about our company is we have the experience of over 30 years in the business and we take the time to do things correctly. We provide the best experience and qualified installation team on every one of our jobs. We offer windows, Soff...Read more about CoverAll Aluminum Inc

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 Odessa General Contractors

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I can not say enough good things about Jon and Greaves construction. Both Jon and his team are very reliable, do excellent work, pay attention to details and they are on-site every day. I could go on and on about how great he is. He has done an office a...

- Sheila Gaffney
21390

Greaves Construction completed renovated my house inside and out! They were professional, worked quickly, and made the image of how I wanted my house to look become a reality. Highly recommended!!

- Dara Lisicki
44616

This is the second project we have worked with Greaves Construction on. Greaves Construction recently handled a full roof replacement and extensive inside ceiling repairs, including replacing a ceiling that collapsed and other ceilings that were damaged ...

- Judy Lowry
20441

I used Greaves Construction when purchasing my home. They gave me a bid, and actually went above and beond what was on there. They worked on the home as if it was their own. Very friendly, professional, and on time. Would recommend them to anyone.

- Sean Franklin
20281

Attention to detail, quality delivery, efficient use of time and unparalleled customer service only start the list. Jon and his staff have completed several projects for my family and each has been outstanding. Even better, he follows up years later to en...

- Josh Turton
52842

We had our kitchen remodeled, they did a great job!

- Nick Celios
220101

We hired them to remodel a bathroom, almost a year later the job was not complete. They took our money upfront and did not do they work. They caused thousands of dollars of damage to our home and abandoned the job. We had to hire another contractor to ...

- John Dsurney
103604

We hired CMK to remodel a bathroom. After four or more weeks and several phone calls following a $5000 deposit they finally began work. They were very disorganised and had to undo andcredo work that was done out if order or done wrong because they never...

- John Dsurney
57673

We hired CMK Construction Inc.to remodel our kitchen and 3 bathrooms. This company is well-established and our project manager Taylor did a fantastic job. They were very professional, responsive, and always answered our calls. Taylor came by the house oft...

- Laura Davis
77121

CMK was referred to us by a South Tampa resident (neighbor) who owns his own landscaping firm. We initially met with a representative from CMK to discuss our project goals in May, 2016. At the outset, we wanted a second-story buildout on the back side of ...

- Randy Howard
53447

Kitchen and bathroom remodel turned out great! They consistently showed up on time, protected any areas that were not part of the project. Paid attention to the detail items, kept a very clean job site. Highly recommend CMK!

- James Torres
52843

We built an addition to our home, CMK was great from the design process all the way to completion. The project manager kept in constant contact with us throughout the project.

- Fran Winnett

Everything You Need to Know About Odessa General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Odessa?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Odessa that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Odessa or FL. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Kingdom Construction & Design:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Phillips Contracting Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • REM Air Conditioning of Tampa:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Odessa has 15 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 5 pros in Odessa are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 10 are A-rated in Odessa.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Odessa 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 Odessa, FL

Porch Pro Headshot McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
McMillan Sons & Associates specializes in residential remodeling, home renovation and construction. For more than three generations, we have been building relationships with Tampa homeowners to become one of the Tampa Bay Area's most trusted home remodelers. Over these many years, we have transforme...Read more about McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
McMillan Sons & Associates specializes in residential remodeling, home renovation and construction. For more than three generations, we have been building relationships with Tampa homeowners to become one of the Tampa Bay Area's most trusted home remodelers. Over these many years, we have transforme...Read more about McMillan Sons & Associates Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot montaque carbinetry-handyman-drywall-roofing
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
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30 years experience working in the construction industry ,since1980, meticulous worker;-attentive and committed to providing total quality responsible-dependable-punctual-take pride in work in a good manner study specifications in blueprints -sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and...Read more about montaque carbinetry-handyman-drywall-roofing
30 years experience working in the construction industry ,since1980, meticulous worker;-attentive and committed to providing total quality responsible-dependable-punctual-take pride in work in a good manner study specifications in blueprints -sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and...Read more about montaque carbinetry-handyman-drywall-roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Bezdek Construction SVC Inc
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
We takes ownership in every remodeling project in your home as if it were our own. Because of this, we always do a daily job cleanup and stay in communication on a daily basis. We look forward to working with our clients on future projects and we strive for their referrals. We achieve this through c...Read more about Bezdek Construction SVC Inc
We takes ownership in every remodeling project in your home as if it were our own. Because of this, we always do a daily job cleanup and stay in communication on a daily basis. We look forward to working with our clients on future projects and we strive for their referrals. We achieve this through c...Read more about Bezdek Construction SVC Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Cason Construction
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Cason Construction is a General Contractor in Tampa, FL. We have over 27 years of experience and specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, and painting services. Give us a call today!
Cason Construction is a General Contractor in Tampa, FL. We have over 27 years of experience and specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, and painting services. Give us a call today!
Porch Pro Headshot Matrix Pro Development inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
We are a local small business serving the Tampa region from St. Pete up to Holiday and over to Westly Chapel to the east. Over 30 years construction experience in residential remodeling and construction. We are fully licensed and insured .
We are a local small business serving the Tampa region from St. Pete up to Holiday and over to Westly Chapel to the east. Over 30 years construction experience in residential remodeling and construction. We are fully licensed and insured .
Porch Pro Headshot Urbantrend Renovation and Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot McIlwain Enterprises, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Custom Homes, Remodeling, Additions, Window and Door replacement and upgrades for Code Compliance and Wind Pressure Design. Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel. Granit counter tops.
Custom Homes, Remodeling, Additions, Window and Door replacement and upgrades for Code Compliance and Wind Pressure Design. Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel. Granit counter tops.
Porch Pro Headshot Willatd Allison cleaning
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
We take pride in our work and keeping our customers happy. We specialize in deep cleaning as well as standard cleaning.
We take pride in our work and keeping our customers happy. We specialize in deep cleaning as well as standard cleaning.
Porch Pro Headshot Bowman Home Immp. Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Residential remodeling, kitchen and bath specialist
Residential remodeling, kitchen and bath specialist
Porch Pro Headshot Amc maintenance and construction service
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot GCS Landscaping LLC
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
GCS Landscaping LLC has 15 years of experience in providing Landscape, Lawn Maintenance, Sodding, Planting Plants, Cleanups, Trimming, malt stone, retaining walls, doing a lot of pavers and any kind of bob cutwork. We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work...Read more about GCS Landscaping LLC
GCS Landscaping LLC has 15 years of experience in providing Landscape, Lawn Maintenance, Sodding, Planting Plants, Cleanups, Trimming, malt stone, retaining walls, doing a lot of pavers and any kind of bob cutwork. We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work...Read more about GCS Landscaping LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Jacob colin
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Rowe General Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Odessa, Florida

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