Top 10 General Contractors in Old Bridge, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Custom Landscaping and Lawncare
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(427)
We believe that satisfied clients are the best recommendation for a company, and at Custom Landscaping and Lawncare, we are proud of having a long list of delighted homeowners whose expectations we exceeded. Jump on board and call us today to get the best lawn care service in Middlesex County!
We believe that satisfied clients are the best recommendation for a company, and at Custom Landscaping and Lawncare, we are proud of having a long list of delighted homeowners whose expectations we exceeded. Jump on board and call us today to get the best lawn care service in Middlesex County!
Porch Pro Headshot The Better Basement Company
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(163)
"Mr. Moore and his team are exceptional! Being a contractor myself I notice the details! The vision final design and installation were outstanding! The carpenters and other trades that were involved with this project were all professionals. They were on time, cleaned up every night and above all di...Read more about The Better Basement Company
"Mr. Moore and his team are exceptional! Being a contractor myself I notice the details! The vision final design and installation were outstanding! The carpenters and other trades that were involved with this project were all professionals. They were on time, cleaned up every night and above all di...Read more about The Better Basement Company
Porch Pro Headshot Tri-State Creations
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(141)
Customers have awarded the professionals at Tri-State Creations in Goldsboro, MD with an outstanding 5-star rating for their reliability and quality window replacement services.
Customers have awarded the professionals at Tri-State Creations in Goldsboro, MD with an outstanding 5-star rating for their reliability and quality window replacement services.
Porch Pro Headshot Dream Home Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(29)
"Eric and his crew created & installed shelving for our family room & we able to move the cable box & blue-ray to another part of our family room. Very professional, very neat & tidy and the work that they did was top-notch. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends, family & clients and will def...Read more about Dream Home Remodeling
"Eric and his crew created & installed shelving for our family room & we able to move the cable box & blue-ray to another part of our family room. Very professional, very neat & tidy and the work that they did was top-notch. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends, family & clients and will def...Read more about Dream Home Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Heritage Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(20)
"Every step of the way from the quote to the finished job was very professional. Excellent workmanship from a first-rate crew who did a wonderful job with our new roof. We highly recommend Heritage Builders."
"Every step of the way from the quote to the finished job was very professional. Excellent workmanship from a first-rate crew who did a wonderful job with our new roof. We highly recommend Heritage Builders."
Porch Pro Headshot American Custom Contractors, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(14)
American Custom Contractors, LLC is a fully licensed and insured construction company located in New York and New Jersey. American Custom Contractors, LLC is an exclusive specialty company that offers professional service on all levels of property maintenance, interior and exterior design, home or o...Read more about American Custom Contractors, LLC
American Custom Contractors, LLC is a fully licensed and insured construction company located in New York and New Jersey. American Custom Contractors, LLC is an exclusive specialty company that offers professional service on all levels of property maintenance, interior and exterior design, home or o...Read more about American Custom Contractors, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot D Leonardos Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(4)
Leonardo Contracting is a general contractor established in 1995. We offers complete home remodeling & additions. We also do all types of repairs. Located in Manalapan, we are available 7 days a week.
Leonardo Contracting is a general contractor established in 1995. We offers complete home remodeling & additions. We also do all types of repairs. Located in Manalapan, we are available 7 days a week.
Porch Pro Headshot All in one Property Maintenance
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(2)
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
Porch Pro Headshot JC Alvar Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(27)
We are a family owned business servicing the state of New Jersey for over 20 years. Our goal is to provide professional services and help you to create the vision you have for your home. We take pride in all we do and it is reflected in the final product. We're interested in building a lasting rel...Read more about JC Alvar Construction LLC
We are a family owned business servicing the state of New Jersey for over 20 years. Our goal is to provide professional services and help you to create the vision you have for your home. We take pride in all we do and it is reflected in the final product. We're interested in building a lasting rel...Read more about JC Alvar Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot From The Ground Up Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
(9)
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.

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 Old Bridge General Contractors

345630

Never, never find these guys replaced roofing, spend a lot money, my roof still leaking and getting worse. Bad service, we going to go to court.

- Yuanqing Ni
240430

HONEST AND VERY PROFESSIONAL HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY ME AND MY FAMILY SHOW'S UP ON TIME AN ANSWER'S WHEN U CALL THE" BEST" MY NEW ROOFER THANK'S

- Harold Dennis
96958

Outstanding company. Very proffessional. Thank you Top Nj Home Improvement Inc

- Mike Milo
142422

Great customer service.

- Allen Sarko
164117

They were very professional and did a great job building my room addition. Thank you Porch.

- Mike Kope
18397

After interviewing several remodeling companies we chose the one headed by Eric Bastian because he was willing to listen to our ideas and make constructive criticisms based on his experience. He worked with us during the entire kitchen remodeling project ...

- Bill Romanchick
330015

Admitted 5,400 "quick fix" did not work. Nothing on contract , no signature?, state registration number? , etc etc , recently widowed customer , and roof is still leaking . Leak is worse now .

- Joe J
329919

Used there other company ..All Weather Roofing .hired to repair leak in roof . Roof is leaking worse then before, their reply was " our quick fix did not work" the quick fix cost 5,400, they want to credit a few hundred dollars toward more $$$$$ to do m...

- Joe J
18172

Dream Home Remodeling was terrific. Eric and his team were always very knowledgeable and professional and worked very hard to make our kitchen everything we wanted. We would highly recommend Dream Home Remodeling!

- Tracye Martinelle
17801

Dream Home Remodeling is a very professional. Accurate estimates, high quality work, and shows up on time for all his appointments. Looking forward to working with him again.

- Heidi Wilk Tilis
17816

Eric (the owner) goes above and beyond, making sure all the work we asked was done properly and in a timely manner. Our kitchen and bathroom looked beautiful when the work was done. I would Highly recommend!!

- Evelyn Torres- O'Donnell
17841

Eric and his team have done several projects for me in the last 12 months. Eric is as close to an "old school" builder as they come. He has integrity and cares about doing his best job every time. Eric and his crew are professional and a pleasure to work ...

- Tracey Wetmore

Everything You Need to Know About Old Bridge General Contractors

Will General Contractor Services work in Old Bridge require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Old Bridge or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

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

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 Old Bridge?

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    (4)
    Top Nj Home Improvement Inc Fully licensed and Insured Lic # 13VH10013600 Family owned and operated Fully trained Over 20 years of experience Emergency services available Specialises in: Roofing Services Asphalt shingles,repair or replacement Clay tiles,repair or replacement Slate tiles, re...Read more about Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
    Top Nj Home Improvement Inc Fully licensed and Insured Lic # 13VH10013600 Family owned and operated Fully trained Over 20 years of experience Emergency services available Specialises in: Roofing Services Asphalt shingles,repair or replacement Clay tiles,repair or replacement Slate tiles, re...Read more about Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot donald remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    Give Donald Remodeling a call for your home remodeling needs!
    Give Donald Remodeling a call for your home remodeling needs!
    Porch Pro Headshot Kimco Contracting Company Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
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    Family owned and operated General Contracting Company. Well versed in all phases of construction. We can fix a faucet, or build a whole house!
    Family owned and operated General Contracting Company. Well versed in all phases of construction. We can fix a faucet, or build a whole house!
    Porch Pro Headshot A Lawless Contracting
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    (2)
    Protect your home from harsh weather with some quality vinyl siding from A Lawless Contracting. Located in Elkton, their 5-star team offers terrific services for your property.
    Protect your home from harsh weather with some quality vinyl siding from A Lawless Contracting. Located in Elkton, their 5-star team offers terrific services for your property.
    Porch Pro Headshot Servpro of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows, New Jersey understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."
    SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows, New Jersey understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."
    Porch Pro Headshot JAMSHAR Construction Consultants L.L.C.
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    WELCOME TO JAMSHAR, A two-time National Award Winning Designers for the Commercial and Residential Sectors of the building trades industry. We take pride in our family owned and operated Design/Build Firm. Our over two decades of experience in construction includes a broad spectrum: high-end kitc...Read more about JAMSHAR Construction Consultants L.L.C.
    WELCOME TO JAMSHAR, A two-time National Award Winning Designers for the Commercial and Residential Sectors of the building trades industry. We take pride in our family owned and operated Design/Build Firm. Our over two decades of experience in construction includes a broad spectrum: high-end kitc...Read more about JAMSHAR Construction Consultants L.L.C.
    Porch Pro Headshot Magic Touch A to Z
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    (31)
    MAGIC TOUCH A TO Z is a remodeling contractor located in Englishtown. They do first-rate bathroom remodeling and basement remodeling.
    MAGIC TOUCH A TO Z is a remodeling contractor located in Englishtown. They do first-rate bathroom remodeling and basement remodeling.
    Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Dan
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    Genral Handyman Services -painting -flooring -drywall -light fixtures -backsplashes -molding -bathroom remodel -toilets -any demolition needs -cabinets and much more
    Genral Handyman Services -painting -flooring -drywall -light fixtures -backsplashes -molding -bathroom remodel -toilets -any demolition needs -cabinets and much more
    Porch Pro Headshot JPCO CONSTRUCCION LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    I have 15 years working on houses Anything you need to do you can contact me
    I have 15 years working on houses Anything you need to do you can contact me
    Porch Pro Headshot New Beginnings Landscaping
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
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    Porch Pro Headshot BFI Construction Corp.
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
    BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
    Porch Pro Headshot Land Mark Contracting NJ
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    Porch Pro Headshot Lawn Landscapes
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey
    Porch Pro Headshot Divine Handymen & Painting
    General Contractors
    Serves Old Bridge, New Jersey

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