Top 10 General Contractors in Peoria, IL

Porch Pro Headshot MidAmerica Basement Systems
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(1,054)
MidAmerica Basement Systems has been in business since 1990. We take great pride in providing our homeowners with the best products and service available in our industry. Our company specializes in: FOUNDATION REPAIR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION/REPAIR BOWING WALL REPAIR RADON MI...Read more about MidAmerica Basement Systems
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MidAmerica Basement Systems has been in business since 1990. We take great pride in providing our homeowners with the best products and service available in our industry. Our company specializes in: FOUNDATION REPAIR BASEMENT WATERPROOFING CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION/REPAIR BOWING WALL REPAIR RADON MI...Read more about MidAmerica Basement Systems
Porch Pro Headshot A New Image
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(971)
Here at A New Image we look forward to meeting and working with local customers. My name is Nate I've been in the home industry for about 20 years. I'm experienced in all types of home improvement we specialize in painting. Some other services we offer are pressure washing,deck building, drywall han...Read more about A New Image
Here at A New Image we look forward to meeting and working with local customers. My name is Nate I've been in the home industry for about 20 years. I'm experienced in all types of home improvement we specialize in painting. Some other services we offer are pressure washing,deck building, drywall han...Read more about A New Image
Porch Pro Headshot Bent By Design
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(3)
"Mr. Tomich was very professional and clean during my install process. He even helped me in making some decisions about my options and what would look nice. I was going to go with a cheap, tub surround that would be an easy install, but he had me convinced as soon as he was describing the finished ...Read more about Bent By Design
"Mr. Tomich was very professional and clean during my install process. He even helped me in making some decisions about my options and what would look nice. I was going to go with a cheap, tub surround that would be an easy install, but he had me convinced as soon as he was describing the finished ...Read more about Bent By Design
Porch Pro Headshot Poplar Grove Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(5)
Poplar Grove Contractors, LLC, began in North Carolina circa 2007 out of abundance of need for quality craftsmanship and well guided choice making. Over the years Poplar Grove Contractors, LLC, has grown into a multifaceted group of specialized people with a desire to create the absolute perfect env...Read more about Poplar Grove Contractors
Poplar Grove Contractors, LLC, began in North Carolina circa 2007 out of abundance of need for quality craftsmanship and well guided choice making. Over the years Poplar Grove Contractors, LLC, has grown into a multifaceted group of specialized people with a desire to create the absolute perfect env...Read more about Poplar Grove Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot qac construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(2)
QAC Construction originally known as Deason's Carpentry ,started in 1992. After 5 years of successful projects and an expanding work resume the company was renamed Q.A.C. Construction (quality that's affordable with creativity). At QAC we strive to enhance your project beyond what you might have ima...Read more about qac construction
QAC Construction originally known as Deason's Carpentry ,started in 1992. After 5 years of successful projects and an expanding work resume the company was renamed Q.A.C. Construction (quality that's affordable with creativity). At QAC we strive to enhance your project beyond what you might have ima...Read more about qac construction
Porch Pro Headshot Rock Solid Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(6)
"Stephen Rose with Rock Solid Construction is a professional contractor/carpenter who does splendid work! He considers every detail ahead of time, communicates efficiently and works to get the job done quickly. The finished product is superb and prices are reasonable!"
"Stephen Rose with Rock Solid Construction is a professional contractor/carpenter who does splendid work! He considers every detail ahead of time, communicates efficiently and works to get the job done quickly. The finished product is superb and prices are reasonable!"
Porch Pro Headshot JB & Sons Construction Co.
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(10)
JB & SONS is family owned and been in the construction business for over 20 years. We are insured. Contact us today and get a FREE quote for the following projects: -Roofing -Siding -Decks -Landscaping -Drywall -Painting -Flooring -Snow Removal -Fencing -AND MORE!
JB & SONS is family owned and been in the construction business for over 20 years. We are insured. Contact us today and get a FREE quote for the following projects: -Roofing -Siding -Decks -Landscaping -Drywall -Painting -Flooring -Snow Removal -Fencing -AND MORE!
Porch Pro Headshot Treasures & More
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(29)
Treasures & More is a family owned antique store located in Pekin IL.Here you can find vintage antiques and collectible items. We also offer furniture refinishing services. Treasures & More is the perfect place to search for antique treasures. Based In Historic Downtown Pekin; We Also Serve Blooming...Read more about Treasures & More
Treasures & More is a family owned antique store located in Pekin IL.Here you can find vintage antiques and collectible items. We also offer furniture refinishing services. Treasures & More is the perfect place to search for antique treasures. Based In Historic Downtown Pekin; We Also Serve Blooming...Read more about Treasures & More
Porch Pro Headshot Make The Changes Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
I've got 23 years in the construction industry. I've worked for companies that I built townhouses for and also did apartment maintenance. No job is to small from my vast array of experience. I've got many wonderful reviews from homeowners that I've done a vast array of projects for, just ask and I'...Read more about Make The Changes Construction
I've got 23 years in the construction industry. I've worked for companies that I built townhouses for and also did apartment maintenance. No job is to small from my vast array of experience. I've got many wonderful reviews from homeowners that I've done a vast array of projects for, just ask and I'...Read more about Make The Changes Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Builders & Developers, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(13)
We are a family owned construction company with a desire to ensure that you are pleased with the work we do. We are able to do most jobs in a quick and timely fashion so that you are not waiting endlessly for the work to be completed. We specialize in residential and commercial projects throughout c...Read more about Cornerstone Builders & Developers, Inc
We are a family owned construction company with a desire to ensure that you are pleased with the work we do. We are able to do most jobs in a quick and timely fashion so that you are not waiting endlessly for the work to be completed. We specialize in residential and commercial projects throughout c...Read more about Cornerstone Builders & Developers, 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 Peoria General Contractors

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Matthew built my dressing rooms at our brand new store Sharode's, at the Eastland Mall! I was very impressed with the quality of work, customer service, and cost. I would definitely recommend him again, and solicit his services for future construction e...

- Jacqueline Williams
158496

Great Company! Great Experience! They came out gave us a bid, did the siding and we couldn't be happier! Very upfront and professional!

- Harold Burden
347377

Our house remodel started Jan. 25 with the promise of 1 to 2 weeks due to our smaller size home. This was even after we added a few things along the way. Overall, Jim has terrible communication! We went over a week without hearing anything about our house...

- Kayla Beth
96822

I found JB & Sons through this website even though they are local. I was very disappointed with their work right out of the gate. They made numerous mistakes on my project it's taking a very long time the owner Jim rarely came by to check on the progress ...

- david norman
59914

Jim and workers were professional, worked efficiently and cleaned up very thoroughly. We are very pleased with all they did. They patched and replaced garage roof, built a great raised garden bed (offered suggestions...great) and put a light fixture in ...

- Marcia Richardson
15145

I initially hired Poplar Grove to do a complete bathroom remodel, it is so beautiful and Eric was so great to work with that I had another 1/2 bath re done. Its amazing ! I wanted corrugated tin as wainscoting and Eric made it happen even better than I...

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I have an issue with false advertising, Contract Fraud and Theft with Eric D. Wolschlag of Poplar Grove Contractors. Eric shows the Better Business Bureau logo on his business card but he is not a BBB accredited business. He also displays the Home Advisor...

- William Buler
90240

Warning! Eric Wolschlag showed up an hour late and reeking of alcohol to make a quote. Based on his enthusiasm and recommendation from a mutual friend, I still hired him and his crew to build three small pillars, hang 8 doors and to put in lighting for a ...

- William Buler
45330

Stephen Rose did a great job for us and we will certainly hire him again.

- Steve or Kathy Coursey
42940

Rock Solid did a excellent job for me ...a kitchen gut and wall knock out......highly recommend them!!

- Lois Ritenour
44992

Steve's work is excellent, always done professionally and timely. He has completed several projects, including an addition to our kitchen. Always call him and will continue in the future.

- Cheryl Benjamin
5014

Excellent. I always refer him to my friends. He can do anything from plumbing to carpentry to suggestions on how I can improve my home. He can also do electric work. Honest and reasonable on prices. On a Saturday night my water heater went out, he came ov...

Everything You Need to Know About Peoria General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Peoria.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Peoria. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Peoria below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Bobby Shaw Property Maintenance and Remodeling:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 62684
  • Rock Solid Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 61480
  • Whitehouse Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 61475

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Peoria zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Peoria.

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Peoria has 6 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Peoria are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 5 are A-rated in Peoria.
  • 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.

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

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.

All General Contractors in Peoria, IL

Porch Pro Headshot JD Reno & Renew
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
JD Reno & Renew is a company with the core values of a man is only as good as his word. We are not selling dreams, simply helping our customers build them. Honest, affordable, and quality craftsmanship. We care about our customers satisfaction and go out of our way to make that a reality. Over 15 ye...Read more about JD Reno & Renew
JD Reno & Renew is a company with the core values of a man is only as good as his word. We are not selling dreams, simply helping our customers build them. Honest, affordable, and quality craftsmanship. We care about our customers satisfaction and go out of our way to make that a reality. Over 15 ye...Read more about JD Reno & Renew
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Home Inspections
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(5)
We offer thorough and detailed Home/Building Evaluations, with Walkthrough and a Quality Report for a very reasonable price. Our reports provide detailed photo's of the home/building and its deficiencies. Need Radon Testing? We can offer you Radon Testing for $75.00 when bundled with inspection. Cal...Read more about Evans Home Inspections
We offer thorough and detailed Home/Building Evaluations, with Walkthrough and a Quality Report for a very reasonable price. Our reports provide detailed photo's of the home/building and its deficiencies. Need Radon Testing? We can offer you Radon Testing for $75.00 when bundled with inspection. Cal...Read more about Evans Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Alliss Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(3)
I am a general contractor specializing in residential remodeling and home improvements. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION To us, quality construction means delivering a superior product and working in a professional and cost-effective manner. Our approach is straightforward. Our workmanship is exemplary and w...Read more about Alliss Construction
I am a general contractor specializing in residential remodeling and home improvements. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION To us, quality construction means delivering a superior product and working in a professional and cost-effective manner. Our approach is straightforward. Our workmanship is exemplary and w...Read more about Alliss Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Wenz Builders
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(2)
We build from ground up every thing.we aim to please everyone we work with everyone to try to help them do there project.we go beyond expection for home owners.
We build from ground up every thing.we aim to please everyone we work with everyone to try to help them do there project.we go beyond expection for home owners.
Porch Pro Headshot Edward Jesberger Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(2)
Serving areas surrounding Peoria. Home repair and most any type of residential work done that is trade related. All work guaranteed with full one year warranty, some exceptions apply. Contractor supplied materials carry one year warranty. Find us in Journal Star directory. Ask a neighbor - someone w...Read more about Edward Jesberger Remodeling
Serving areas surrounding Peoria. Home repair and most any type of residential work done that is trade related. All work guaranteed with full one year warranty, some exceptions apply. Contractor supplied materials carry one year warranty. Find us in Journal Star directory. Ask a neighbor - someone w...Read more about Edward Jesberger Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Harold Burden Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(1)
We are a second generation company with an extensive knowledge of the construction industry. We take great pride in our work and like to do thjnkgs right the first time. Many people call themselves contractors now a days but it takes a lot more then having a truck. Call us today for your free quote!
We are a second generation company with an extensive knowledge of the construction industry. We take great pride in our work and like to do thjnkgs right the first time. Many people call themselves contractors now a days but it takes a lot more then having a truck. Call us today for your free quote!
Porch Pro Headshot V&S construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
im a small company looking to expand it i specialize in flooring, hanging taping and painting drywall, landscaping, roofing, and decking
im a small company looking to expand it i specialize in flooring, hanging taping and painting drywall, landscaping, roofing, and decking
Porch Pro Headshot Ropp Services
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
We do everything and anything from landscape. Cleaning everything and anything. We make sure our home owners and renters are very pleased with the work they wanted done I will say that if they aren't 100% satisfied we will redo it and if it isn't still 100% what they wanted then we will give the mon...Read more about Ropp Services
We do everything and anything from landscape. Cleaning everything and anything. We make sure our home owners and renters are very pleased with the work they wanted done I will say that if they aren't 100% satisfied we will redo it and if it isn't still 100% what they wanted then we will give the mon...Read more about Ropp Services
Porch Pro Headshot Philip Steele Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
We at Philip Steele Construction have a sincere desire to form lasting relationships with our customers by providing professional quality work at an affordable price.
We at Philip Steele Construction have a sincere desire to form lasting relationships with our customers by providing professional quality work at an affordable price.
Porch Pro Headshot Schlueter Plumbing
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
(57)
Porch Pro Headshot SBC Construction
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
SBC Construction is a general contractor located in Peoria. They offer basement remodeling, framing, design build services and more.
SBC Construction is a general contractor located in Peoria. They offer basement remodeling, framing, design build services and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Sutherland Construction and landscaping
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Delta Diamonds Recycyling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Farmington Rd Landscape & Pools
General Contractors
Serves Peoria, Illinois

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