Top 10 General Contractors in Painesville, OH

Porch Pro Headshot ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(569)
24/7 Water and Fire Damage Emergency Professionals serving Northeast, Ohio. Our Commercial and Residential services include: Water extraction Water removal Sewage cleanup Hardwood floor drying Structural drying/dehumidification Heat drying trailers Board up and tarping Smoke cleaning Fire damage r...Read more about ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
24/7 Water and Fire Damage Emergency Professionals serving Northeast, Ohio. Our Commercial and Residential services include: Water extraction Water removal Sewage cleanup Hardwood floor drying Structural drying/dehumidification Heat drying trailers Board up and tarping Smoke cleaning Fire damage r...Read more about ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
Porch Pro Headshot Usa Waterproofing Inc
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(42)
"Steve was outstanding, extremely professional and with high integrity. Advised us we didn't actually need waterproofing, the walls simply hadn't been primed properly prior to painting. Steve also offers basement refinishing, and we plan to use him!"
"Steve was outstanding, extremely professional and with high integrity. Advised us we didn't actually need waterproofing, the walls simply hadn't been primed properly prior to painting. Steve also offers basement refinishing, and we plan to use him!"
Porch Pro Headshot Lake Erie Roofing and Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(29)
Welcome to Lake Erie Roofing and Construction! Our mission is to ensure customer satisfaction, as well as timely and quality service at competitive prices! Lake Erie Roofing and Construction is a family owned and operated business, with a foundation built on integrity, honesty, and professionalism! ...Read more about Lake Erie Roofing and Construction Inc
Welcome to Lake Erie Roofing and Construction! Our mission is to ensure customer satisfaction, as well as timely and quality service at competitive prices! Lake Erie Roofing and Construction is a family owned and operated business, with a foundation built on integrity, honesty, and professionalism! ...Read more about Lake Erie Roofing and Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Ace Custom Concrete
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(5)
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
"For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the negative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense because I got good vibes from Eric when he came...Read more about Ace Custom Concrete
Porch Pro Headshot Transitions by Firenza
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(3)
We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
Porch Pro Headshot Klemenc Construction Co Inc
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
Klemenc Construction has been putting the roof over people's heads for over 30 years! We are a family owned and operated local business that specializes in all types of residential roofing, repairs and related services. Klemenc Construction is registered, insured, and bonded Cuyahoga, Lake, & Geauga...Read more about Klemenc Construction Co Inc
Klemenc Construction has been putting the roof over people's heads for over 30 years! We are a family owned and operated local business that specializes in all types of residential roofing, repairs and related services. Klemenc Construction is registered, insured, and bonded Cuyahoga, Lake, & Geauga...Read more about Klemenc Construction Co Inc
Porch Pro Headshot The Artisan Design Group
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
The Artisan Design Group is a Design+Build and Design+Remodel company specializing in the reconstruction of classic American homes. Our passion for yesteryear's architectural stylings and awareness of current trends has allowed us to create a look all our own, meshing modern function with classic fo...Read more about The Artisan Design Group
The Artisan Design Group is a Design+Build and Design+Remodel company specializing in the reconstruction of classic American homes. Our passion for yesteryear's architectural stylings and awareness of current trends has allowed us to create a look all our own, meshing modern function with classic fo...Read more about The Artisan Design Group
Porch Pro Headshot Direct Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(9)
Direct Construction Inc completes small renovations to big renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms to additions and garages. We have done it all. No job is to difficult. We will work directly with you to create the home you want. We have designers to help you along the way if creativity is not your thin...Read more about Direct Construction Inc
Direct Construction Inc completes small renovations to big renovations. Kitchens and bathrooms to additions and garages. We have done it all. No job is to difficult. We will work directly with you to create the home you want. We have designers to help you along the way if creativity is not your thin...Read more about Direct Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot All State Remodeling Ltd
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
Founded in 1995, All State Remodeling is a Cleveland, OH and Northeast Ohio leading home improvement company providing customers with the best possible services at affordable rates. We have over 20 years of experience and take time to inspect and evaluate your home improvement needs. All State Re...Read more about All State Remodeling Ltd
Founded in 1995, All State Remodeling is a Cleveland, OH and Northeast Ohio leading home improvement company providing customers with the best possible services at affordable rates. We have over 20 years of experience and take time to inspect and evaluate your home improvement needs. All State Re...Read more about All State Remodeling Ltd
Porch Pro Headshot Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
General Contractors
Serves Painesville, Ohio
(1)
"I had called The Baker boys to put all new fixtures in my house. When they came to my house they were prompt, very respectful, and did not beat around the bush about pricing or what needed done. I am very pleased with everything they did for me and there prices are fantastic.. So if I u work done I...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
"I had called The Baker boys to put all new fixtures in my house. When they came to my house they were prompt, very respectful, and did not beat around the bush about pricing or what needed done. I am very pleased with everything they did for me and there prices are fantastic.. So if I u work done I...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain

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 Painesville General Contractors

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Lake Erie Roofing blames a storm for our roof issues. Snow, ice, water and wind has been getting underneath different sections of the rubber roof that were improperly installed and sealed. The whole temporary repair the employee did is now failing as wel...

- Renee Roth
311753

Lake Erie Roofing who blames a storm for our roof issues. Snow, ice, water and wind has been getting underneath different sections of the rubber roof that were improperly installed and sealed. The whole temporary repair the employee did is now failing as...

- Renee Roth
54786

After getting water damage in my basement, Monarch Construction handled the entire process--from the claim through the final repair. They provided quick, efficient and 100% reliable service. Monarch Construction is a quality company and their honesty and ...

- Melanie Melaragno
226959

Thanks for all your kind reviews Happy New Years..to all our customers

- james rusk
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DTCC Construction was prompt, professional and efficient. They were in and out with minimal disruption and the end product was top notch.

- Richard Stewart
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For every bad review there are 10 good reviews. I was getting ready to hire Ace Custom Concrete when I saw the neggative post from Zaine. Like any normal consumer about to embark on a large project, it sent up red flags. Zaine's post didn't make sense be...

- Tania Minor-Chavez
145802

Horrible company. Its not even a legitimate company its a dba meaning it goes though his name credit etc, official business have their own tax id. His work is **** he doesn’t know what hes doing he did a garage pad and patio for me in November and by Febr...

- Zaine Kosdrosky

Everything You Need to Know About Painesville General Contractors

Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Painesville?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 2 general contractors in Painesville that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in OH:

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

    • Are they properly licensed? Painesville has 2 licensed General Contractors Pros.
    • Are they BBB accredited? 6 pros in Painesville are.
    • Check if they are they BBB rated: 9 are A-rated in Painesville.
    • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
    • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

    Who are the best General Contractors in Painesville?

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

    Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Painesville, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

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    All General Contractors in Painesville, OH

    Porch Pro Headshot Monarch Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    (1)
    At Monarch, we understand that construction is more than simply following drawings and making sure a structure is up to code. It is about making the client's vision come to life. This means that details are as important as the end result-the careful installation of materials to the final brush strok...Read more about Monarch Construction
    At Monarch, we understand that construction is more than simply following drawings and making sure a structure is up to code. It is about making the client's vision come to life. This means that details are as important as the end result-the careful installation of materials to the final brush strok...Read more about Monarch Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Larmco Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    Larmco Windows and Siding is full service home improvement company serving the entire state of Ohio with the highest quality windows, doors, siding and bathroom remodels. We also have a safety bathroom division specializing in walk-tubs, safety showers, ADA height toilets and grab bars making bathin...Read more about Larmco Inc.
    Larmco Windows and Siding is full service home improvement company serving the entire state of Ohio with the highest quality windows, doors, siding and bathroom remodels. We also have a safety bathroom division specializing in walk-tubs, safety showers, ADA height toilets and grab bars making bathin...Read more about Larmco Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Sunrise Home Revival
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    We are a Lake County based, full service General Contractor. We pride ourselves on quality, while taking the time to educate our customers. Our approach to your project is one of passion and sincerity. We look to bring innovative products and design in to your project while paying attention to th...Read more about Sunrise Home Revival
    We are a Lake County based, full service General Contractor. We pride ourselves on quality, while taking the time to educate our customers. Our approach to your project is one of passion and sincerity. We look to bring innovative products and design in to your project while paying attention to th...Read more about Sunrise Home Revival
    Porch Pro Headshot Pure Contracting Services, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    Pure Contracting Services is one of the most trusted roofing and general contracting services in Northeast Ohio. For more than 15 years, our licensed and insured team has been providing local families and businesses the swift and dependable work they need done on their roofs and homes. From emergenc...Read more about Pure Contracting Services, LLC
    Pure Contracting Services is one of the most trusted roofing and general contracting services in Northeast Ohio. For more than 15 years, our licensed and insured team has been providing local families and businesses the swift and dependable work they need done on their roofs and homes. From emergenc...Read more about Pure Contracting Services, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Dtcc Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    (1)
    DTCC Construction is a small interior remodeling company which specializes in custom Kitchens, Basement, Closet installations and renovations. We also do Custom Decks and Specialty Fences.
    DTCC Construction is a small interior remodeling company which specializes in custom Kitchens, Basement, Closet installations and renovations. We also do Custom Decks and Specialty Fences.
    Porch Pro Headshot Robert Rule
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
    Some contractors claim to be professional with licenses and all but do sub par work. I'm good at what I do. Theres nothing more to say.
    Some contractors claim to be professional with licenses and all but do sub par work. I'm good at what I do. Theres nothing more to say.
    Porch Pro Headshot ALL-STAR  PAINTING & DECORATING
    General Contractors
    Serves Painesville, Ohio
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    Porch Pro Headshot Middlefield Windows & Door LLC
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    Porch Pro Headshot Chadwick Homes
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    Serves Painesville, Ohio
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    Serves Painesville, Ohio

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