Top 3 General Contractors in Orlando, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Crew Pro Roofing
100% response rate
Crewpro Roofing is full service roofer specializing in residential and commercial roof installations and Roof Consulting. Crewpro has employed and served the people in it's community since 2004. Crewpro provides the finest high quality roofing materials installed by trained professionals in the top ...Read more about Crew Pro Roofing
5717 Red Bug Lake Rd Ste 234, Winter Springs, FL
321-332-8980
Porch Pro Headshot RB Solar Solutions
(3,950)
I, Reginaldo Bastos, am a commercial representative of the company Sunlight Solar. A family company in the field of solar energy solutions. Company located in the city of Orlando, FL and that covers the entire territory of the State. We work with several technological solutions that use the sun as...Read more about RB Solar Solutions
8528 Bay Lilly Loop, Kissimmee, FL
321-890-4025
Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Roofing and Construction
We are a full service general contractor in Winter Park Florida. We specialize in all outdoor needs. Decks, docks, siding, roofs, landscape, windows and doors. We have been doing construction In central Florida for over a half a decade with plenty of reviews and 4.5 rating on Google. We have perfo...Read more about Trinity Roofing and Construction
1121 Solana Ave, Winter Park, FL
407-942-6585

More General Contractors in Orlando, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Creative Concrete of Central Florida, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(11)
"Project was to replace a concrete walkway and driveway with pavers. Matt was more than accommodating for all my needs and requests. Workmanship was superior and his scheduling was very prompt. It was an all around pleasure to do business with this company. We would certainly recommend this company ...Read more about Creative Concrete of Central Florida, Inc.
"Project was to replace a concrete walkway and driveway with pavers. Matt was more than accommodating for all my needs and requests. Workmanship was superior and his scheduling was very prompt. It was an all around pleasure to do business with this company. We would certainly recommend this company ...Read more about Creative Concrete of Central Florida, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Property Renovations Unlimited
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(24)
"My house was long overdue for some care. Property Renovations Unlimited cleaned the exterior, took care of repairs I had not been able to do, and gave the house a new coat of paint. The house looks better than it has in years. They were able to do the entire job in just a few days and for a reasona...Read more about Property Renovations Unlimited
"My house was long overdue for some care. Property Renovations Unlimited cleaned the exterior, took care of repairs I had not been able to do, and gave the house a new coat of paint. The house looks better than it has in years. They were able to do the entire job in just a few days and for a reasona...Read more about Property Renovations Unlimited
Porch Pro Headshot FL Construction
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(18)
"He came over to talk about the job shortly after I called requesting the visit. He started the project the next morning and finished the next morning. Great work and very quick response. I plan to to call him the next time I have a project that needs done. "
"He came over to talk about the job shortly after I called requesting the visit. He started the project the next morning and finished the next morning. Great work and very quick response. I plan to to call him the next time I have a project that needs done. "
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Style Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(8)
At Elite Style Construction LLC, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes, retail shops or offices. From the simple to the lavish, we've experienced it all and we can help you every step of the way. No job is too small or too big for our knowledgeable crews. We've happily done it all...Read more about Elite Style Construction, LLC
At Elite Style Construction LLC, we've built our livelihoods on remodeling people's homes, retail shops or offices. From the simple to the lavish, we've experienced it all and we can help you every step of the way. No job is too small or too big for our knowledgeable crews. We've happily done it all...Read more about Elite Style Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bosox Builders
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(7)
Reliable Construction Professionals We are committed to delivering premier customer service that is second to none. It is our highest priority to get the job done right the first time on every assignment. Water, Fire, or Storm Damage? We provide a full consultation and inspection of the damage so ...Read more about Bosox Builders
Reliable Construction Professionals We are committed to delivering premier customer service that is second to none. It is our highest priority to get the job done right the first time on every assignment. Water, Fire, or Storm Damage? We provide a full consultation and inspection of the damage so ...Read more about Bosox Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Florida GC Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
Florida GC Services Inc., based out of Orlando, serves any and all of your general contracting needs.
Florida GC Services Inc., based out of Orlando, serves any and all of your general contracting needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Dos Hermanos Remodeling Inc.  & Perez Construction and Tile Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(1)
"I contacted Dos Hermanos Remodeling on 12-1-2019 about laying tile throughout my home and also painting int and ext, They came out on 12/02/2019 and done an estimate. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing any remodeling done to their home, they are on top of things, and the owner Esteba...Read more about Dos Hermanos Remodeling Inc. & Perez Construction and Tile Inc.
"I contacted Dos Hermanos Remodeling on 12-1-2019 about laying tile throughout my home and also painting int and ext, They came out on 12/02/2019 and done an estimate. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing any remodeling done to their home, they are on top of things, and the owner Esteba...Read more about Dos Hermanos Remodeling Inc. & Perez Construction and Tile 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 Orlando General Contractors

3632

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

They were great! Very professional, prompt and polite. Even completed a few extra chores at no charge

40537

Stephen was a life saver. He showed up the same day we called and started working right away on tiling our floor. Him and his crew came early and left late. They even came in on Thanksgiving day for a few hours to make sure my project would be finished o...

- s ellis
72619

I found Perez Construction and Tile on Porch just after purchasing a new home, even before moving to the area. From the time I made contact with them, to the completion of my project they were attentive, honest, reliable, and easy to work with. I had...

- S Bass
64989

Creative Concrete installed a beautiful Paver Patio in my backyard. They were professional, quick and affordable! Highly recommend!

- Nicole May
58830

I had a 3x30 patio extension added. Matt was very prompt with his service and fair in his price. I would recommend this company for any concrete or stone work. I will definitely use them again.

- Chris Cornett
23500

This company is professional all the way. Although my project was small by their standards, they treated it like a first class project. Matt followed up 9 months later to make sure that I was still satisfied. I will use Creative Concrete again for my next...

- Steve Noun
23549

Matt.and his team did a fantastic job on our patio. From the estimate to the completed project, they were a pleasure to work with. Hard working, and neat. We got exactly what we wanted, and have spent many days entertaining and enjoying our beautiful pati...

- Annette Diemer
36132

We relocated to Florida and finding quality contractors to repave our driveway was a struggle. After my husband saw Matt in Walgreens with the logo on his shirt he asked him about the business, then came home and announcing he found the company in Walgre...

- Pamela Goliveaux
23530

Creative Concrete did two separate paver jobs around our home. They are very dependable and the work is outstanding. You won't be disappointed if you hire them to do your next project!!!!!

- Melissa Albrecht-Best
29345

Matt and his guys did an outstanding job building the Camp Ithiel basketball court at the right price. The ground was very uneven and difficult maneuver. These guys leveled and finished the concrete perfectly. I would highly recommend Creative Concrete...

- Jeff Watson
28541

Matt and his crew did a phenomenal job on our pool deck remodel, for substantially less cost than several other estimates we received. Matt was a pleasure to work with, ensuring that every aspect of the redesign was exactly what we wanted. We could not be...

- Nicole JeBailey
216303

The gentleman who built our deck retired as soon as he was done so we needed railing from someone else that would work with what was already built! I called around and Trinity seemed to fit the bill. John and I had several emails back and forth with pictu...

- Michael Pozesny

Everything You Need to Know About Orlando General Contractors

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

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Orlando 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 Orlando?

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

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

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

What zip codes in Orlando have the best General Contractors?

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

  • 32829: 2 General Contractors.
  • 32822: 1 General Contractors.
  • 32819: 3 General Contractors.
  • All General Contractors in Orlando, FL

    Porch Pro Headshot MJS Construction Services Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    MJS Construction Services is a general contractor from Altamonte Springs, Fl. area. They have been performing New Construction, Commercial / Residential, Custom Home Construction, Fire & Water Restoration, Plumbing Services since 2004.... Services to include concrete work, stucco, carpentry, door & ...Read more about MJS Construction Services Inc.
    MJS Construction Services is a general contractor from Altamonte Springs, Fl. area. They have been performing New Construction, Commercial / Residential, Custom Home Construction, Fire & Water Restoration, Plumbing Services since 2004.... Services to include concrete work, stucco, carpentry, door & ...Read more about MJS Construction Services Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Neptune Landscapes and Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Our goal is to provide you with 100% Turn-Key projects which embrace both beauty and function. Some of our full service landscape services include: Paver ,driveways, Installation, Irrigation System Repairs and Installation, Decking and Fencing, Concrete Installation, Accent Lighting, Living Grass I...Read more about Neptune Landscapes and Construction
    Our goal is to provide you with 100% Turn-Key projects which embrace both beauty and function. Some of our full service landscape services include: Paver ,driveways, Installation, Irrigation System Repairs and Installation, Decking and Fencing, Concrete Installation, Accent Lighting, Living Grass I...Read more about Neptune Landscapes and Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Chaker R Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    We provide all our clients with free consultation and estimates. We truly believe that good work comes with communication! We make sure to provide a detailed example for every client so we can get exactly what there looking for. With 30+ years of experience and German engineering, we do not disappoi...Read more about Chaker R Construction
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    We provide all our clients with free consultation and estimates. We truly believe that good work comes with communication! We make sure to provide a detailed example for every client so we can get exactly what there looking for. With 30+ years of experience and German engineering, we do not disappoi...Read more about Chaker R Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Bright Side Building Design
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Choosing your General Contractor is a decision that can just as easily make a project as it can break it. Your choice ultimately determines whether you can realize the performance, quality, and cost goals you hope to achieve for your new construction, upgrade, or renovation. We understand that you h...Read more about Bright Side Building Design
    Choosing your General Contractor is a decision that can just as easily make a project as it can break it. Your choice ultimately determines whether you can realize the performance, quality, and cost goals you hope to achieve for your new construction, upgrade, or renovation. We understand that you h...Read more about Bright Side Building Design
    Porch Pro Headshot EMI Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    We are Licensed, insured and able to manage any situation you may need. EMI is family owned and knows the value of your dollar. We have an expansive range of knowledge, experience and fully operational equipment. The range of Services we offer includes: Concrete removal - Driveways-Sidewalks-...Read more about EMI Construction
    We are Licensed, insured and able to manage any situation you may need. EMI is family owned and knows the value of your dollar. We have an expansive range of knowledge, experience and fully operational equipment. The range of Services we offer includes: Concrete removal - Driveways-Sidewalks-...Read more about EMI Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot DRL TOP GRANITE AND MORE LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    DRL Top Granite and More LLC strive to provide personalized enthusiasm and the appropriate expertise possible every step of the way. Whatever your stone needs is we guarantee 100% total satisfaction.At our cutting-edge facility, we utilize the current technology and unique touch to execute all proje...Read more about DRL TOP GRANITE AND MORE LLC
    DRL Top Granite and More LLC strive to provide personalized enthusiasm and the appropriate expertise possible every step of the way. Whatever your stone needs is we guarantee 100% total satisfaction.At our cutting-edge facility, we utilize the current technology and unique touch to execute all proje...Read more about DRL TOP GRANITE AND MORE LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot United Trades of Florida, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
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    Porch Pro Headshot SHANE GREGG PERRY  PERRY SERVICES GROUP LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Shane Gregg Perry Perry Services Group, located in Belle Isle, is a general contractor that provides garage construction, new home construction and more.
    Shane Gregg Perry Perry Services Group, located in Belle Isle, is a general contractor that provides garage construction, new home construction and more.
    Porch Pro Headshot Imperial Solutions
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot Amc maintenance and construction service
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot Luxgreat Painting Services and More
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 620-4895 TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC - with several years of experience in the Home Improvement industry. We work hard to bring each customer the best possible service and quality available. We look for...Read more about TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC
    TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 620-4895 TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC - with several years of experience in the Home Improvement industry. We work hard to bring each customer the best possible service and quality available. We look for...Read more about TCC Construction, Contractors, and Architects LLC

    Latest projects near Orlando

    Recent projects booked on Porch
    Orlando 32824
    Residential Building
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Project type
    Something else
    Residential building project type
    Installation of 2 interior slab doors
    Extent of design prep work
    No
    Belle Isle 32809
    Siding Installation
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Install new or replace
    Replace existing siding
    Already removed siding
    No, and I'd like the pro to remove it
    Filing an insurance claim
    Yes
    Type of siding
    hardy siding
    Home square footage
    1000-2000 sq ft
    Number of stories tall
    Two floors