Top 3 General Contractors in Orlando, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Tailor Me LLC
100% response rate
Mission: At Tailor Me, we are committed to revolutionizing your home and outdoor spaces with a distinct mission. Our core expertise spans roofing, solar energy, and outdoor kitchen services, where we strive to set new standards in quality, durability, and sustainability. Vision: Envisioning beyon...Read more about Tailor Me LLC
Serves Orlando, Florida
689-333-1503
Porch Pro Headshot Chaker R Construction
100% response rate
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
2331 Clay St, Kissimmee, FL
407-433-9909
Porch Pro Headshot Florida Foundation Authority
If you need to repair your broken or cracked foundation, encapsulate a damp crawl space, or level your concrete, the highly trained experts at Florida Foundation Authority can help. We can service all your home improvement needs with proven products, excellent customer service, and lasting quality. ...Read more about Florida Foundation Authority
210 Springview Commerce Dr, Debary, FL
321-299-0180

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Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Roofing and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(134)
"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 pictures and measurements included until he was a...Read more about Trinity Roofing and Construction
"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 pictures and measurements included until he was a...Read more about Trinity Roofing and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot All American Water Restoration, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(103)
All American Water Restoration, Inc. was founded on February 15th, 2007 by founder Rob Supertino. The company was created to service homeowners that were impacted by a tornado that hit the Villages near Ocala Fl. The company right in the beginning, restored 52 homes in a record time of two and half ...Read more about All American Water Restoration, Inc.
All American Water Restoration, Inc. was founded on February 15th, 2007 by founder Rob Supertino. The company was created to service homeowners that were impacted by a tornado that hit the Villages near Ocala Fl. The company right in the beginning, restored 52 homes in a record time of two and half ...Read more about All American Water Restoration, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Property Renovations Unlimited
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(24)
"I called Property Renovations Unlimited to renovate the kitchen ceiling on my new house, then they detected mold not only in my kitchen but the adjacent rooms, I had no idea that the house I had just bought had a mold issue. They immediately took care of it and handled everything thru my insurance....Read more about Property Renovations Unlimited
"I called Property Renovations Unlimited to renovate the kitchen ceiling on my new house, then they detected mold not only in my kitchen but the adjacent rooms, I had no idea that the house I had just bought had a mold issue. They immediately took care of it and handled everything thru my insurance....Read more about Property Renovations Unlimited
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Restoration, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(23)
Complete Restoration is a water restoration and construction company that is focused on providing our client top notch services. We want to make sure that we get your home or business back to its original condition as quickly as possible, whether its from a broken or leaking pipe, toilet or sink ove...Read more about Complete Restoration, Inc.
Complete Restoration is a water restoration and construction company that is focused on providing our client top notch services. We want to make sure that we get your home or business back to its original condition as quickly as possible, whether its from a broken or leaking pipe, toilet or sink ove...Read more about Complete Restoration, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Paintmen & Company
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(9)
"I had reached out to Jesse about a month ago for an estimate. He was able to come out promptly. I showed him the project I was looking to do. He walked around my home with me and listened in detail. He was able to give me an estimate on the spot and let me know he would send over an agreement later...Read more about Paintmen & Company
100% response rate
"I had reached out to Jesse about a month ago for an estimate. He was able to come out promptly. I showed him the project I was looking to do. He walked around my home with me and listened in detail. He was able to give me an estimate on the spot and let me know he would send over an agreement later...Read more about Paintmen & Company
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 Brick by brick solutions
General Contractors
Serves Orlando, Florida
(7)
"Brick by Brick is a reliable, responsive contracting company that does superb quality work. Like many other homeowners looking to get work done on a home, my husband and I were meticulous and a little hesitant in choosing a contractor to complete our addition. We were not very familiar with the pro...Read more about Brick by brick solutions
"Brick by Brick is a reliable, responsive contracting company that does superb quality work. Like many other homeowners looking to get work done on a home, my husband and I were meticulous and a little hesitant in choosing a contractor to complete our addition. We were not very familiar with the pro...Read more about Brick by brick solutions

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

98627

It was nice to have a professional atmosphere....meaning no rough language or negative attitudes. Job well done.

- Michele Weisel
145770

Professional and kind. We will use Jesse again!

- Sarah Mei
138940

First let me tell you that I was coordinating this job from NJ. I had a friend who would check in and open the door for the painters. Other than that it was based solely on trust and the fact that they were referred . Let me just say they did not disap...

- Nancy Siegel
146092

Jesse did a great job on our roofs of the house and swimming pool area. He was on time and cleaned up after he was done. I would hire him again when needed. Lexie Soles

- Lexie Soles
168062

My husband and I was moving from our Ocala apt and paintmen did a job so good we got our deposit back and a great renters review. Thank you so much #paintmencompany

- Mary Ellison
160887

This company gave outstanding service and I would recommend their services to anyone. One thing I look for in a company is good communication. They let me know when they were coming to do the estimate and what time. They also called me for a reminder just...

- Kala Newton
60557

Elite Style Construction did Several jobs for us, work included a complete property Rehab for house flipping, they did an excellent job at a great price, we will always use Elite Style construction and their team for all of our future remodeling jobs.

- Ziad El Aryan
34665

Great company.. Great people

- Ruba Kamal ElAryan
215547

Outstanding service and very nice staff. Cooperation and communication was great throughout my whole project!

- Tariq E
153836

Very fast

- David Tenorio
119951

The foreman was very experienced and really knew what he was doing. The team worked hard and laid out the installation beforehand so they could execute it perfectly. A city engineer looked at the work afterward and said, "Wow, this is excellent work!"

- Helen Walsh
200410

Amazing Company

- Jason Hommes

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 C D S Contractors Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Ever since our humble beginnings as a handyman service company in 1998, we at CDS have always focused on providing professional, timely, and high-quality services to all our clients whether their jobs are high-volume commercial work, or custom home renovations. As a company with multiple contracting...Read more about C D S Contractors Inc
    Ever since our humble beginnings as a handyman service company in 1998, we at CDS have always focused on providing professional, timely, and high-quality services to all our clients whether their jobs are high-volume commercial work, or custom home renovations. As a company with multiple contracting...Read more about C D S Contractors Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot Florida College of Health Science
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    (6)
    Mission Statement The mission of Florida College of Health Science, Inc. is to provide accessible and affordable technical and vocational programs of study that support professional development and lead to immediate employment in the global workplace.
    Mission Statement The mission of Florida College of Health Science, Inc. is to provide accessible and affordable technical and vocational programs of study that support professional development and lead to immediate employment in the global workplace.
    Porch Pro Headshot Mold Removal Doctor Orlando
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    (17)
    We are an emergency mold removal, mold remediation, mold abatement and mold cleanup company located in Orlando. If you have a mold issue and need help immediately, call us now.
    We are an emergency mold removal, mold remediation, mold abatement and mold cleanup company located in Orlando. If you have a mold issue and need help immediately, call us now.
    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 Wade Exteriors
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    (1)
    "Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about Wade Exteriors
    "Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about Wade Exteriors
    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 JV Contractors, LLC - Orlando
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    JV Contractors, LLC - Orlando is professional roofing contractor in Orlando FL. We provides Shingle Roofing, Asphalt Shingle and all kind of roofing repair. Call us now! Local Roofer, Reliable Roofer, Residential Roofing Repair, Affordable Roofing Service, Professional Roofing Repair, Reliable Roofi...Read more about JV Contractors, LLC - Orlando
    JV Contractors, LLC - Orlando is professional roofing contractor in Orlando FL. We provides Shingle Roofing, Asphalt Shingle and all kind of roofing repair. Call us now! Local Roofer, Reliable Roofer, Residential Roofing Repair, Affordable Roofing Service, Professional Roofing Repair, Reliable Roofi...Read more about JV Contractors, LLC - Orlando
    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 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
    Porch Pro Headshot Luxgreat Painting Services and More
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot flow
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot Paul's installs
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    (1)
    I can fix, repair, or replace absolutely anything!
    I can fix, repair, or replace absolutely anything!
    Porch Pro Headshot Marsh Harbor Construction, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    Marsh Harbor Construction, LLC provides a wide array of expert residential and light commercial remodeling and new construction services throughout the Central Florida tri-county area.
    Marsh Harbor Construction, LLC provides a wide array of expert residential and light commercial remodeling and new construction services throughout the Central Florida tri-county area.
    Porch Pro Headshot JHON REAL ESTATE USA LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Orlando, Florida
    the commitment scope of work, is start and finish all projects we are running a year.
    the commitment scope of work, is start and finish all projects we are running a year.

    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