Top 10 General Contractors in Prior Lake, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Exteriors, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(737)
Based in Minneapolis, Trinity Exteriors is a roofing company that was established in 2007 and provides roofing inspection, roof replacement, awnings installation, windows, and other services. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Based in Minneapolis, Trinity Exteriors is a roofing company that was established in 2007 and provides roofing inspection, roof replacement, awnings installation, windows, and other services. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Basement Authority
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(656)
"We had lived with a damp basement for over 20 years. We had tried other approaches and nothing worked until we hired Innovative Basement Systems. They were professional, fairly priced, minimized the disruption and mess to us, and finished on time. We are delighted with the result. It has not be...Read more about Innovative Basement Authority
"We had lived with a damp basement for over 20 years. We had tried other approaches and nothing worked until we hired Innovative Basement Systems. They were professional, fairly priced, minimized the disruption and mess to us, and finished on time. We are delighted with the result. It has not be...Read more about Innovative Basement Authority
Porch Pro Headshot Iron River Construction
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(199)
Iron River Construction, winner of Remodeling Magazine's BIG 50 award, honoring the top 50 remodeling contractors in the nation, has worked extensively in the remodeling and insurance restoration industry since 2000. Roofing, siding, remodeling, windows, decks and gutters- we do it all. Call 952-442...Read more about Iron River Construction
Iron River Construction, winner of Remodeling Magazine's BIG 50 award, honoring the top 50 remodeling contractors in the nation, has worked extensively in the remodeling and insurance restoration industry since 2000. Roofing, siding, remodeling, windows, decks and gutters- we do it all. Call 952-442...Read more about Iron River Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Western Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(158)
Western Construction, Inc. is a local Minneapolis St Paul Garage Builder. We specialize in garage construction and serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. Established in 1949. Western Garage Builders was founded by my grandfather Milton Chazin in 1949 on two basic principals.

"Give people what th...Read more about Western Construction, Inc.
Western Construction, Inc. is a local Minneapolis St Paul Garage Builder. We specialize in garage construction and serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. Established in 1949. Western Garage Builders was founded by my grandfather Milton Chazin in 1949 on two basic principals.

"Give people what th...Read more about Western Construction, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sletten Interior Solutions, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(49)
At Sletten Interior Solutions, LLC, we take great pride in our work. We believe that our work is a partnership with our clients to help them realize their vision for their home or business. We are committed to hiring licensed, qualified personnel with the knowledge and experience to provide exceptio...Read more about Sletten Interior Solutions, LLC
At Sletten Interior Solutions, LLC, we take great pride in our work. We believe that our work is a partnership with our clients to help them realize their vision for their home or business. We are committed to hiring licensed, qualified personnel with the knowledge and experience to provide exceptio...Read more about Sletten Interior Solutions, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(23)
Dornick Construction Company, President, John Dornick, is a life long resident of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The Dornick family resides in the Minnehaha parkway neighborhood of Minneapolis. Dornick Construction's focus is on design/build additions, particularly with kitchen renovations invo...Read more about DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
Dornick Construction Company, President, John Dornick, is a life long resident of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The Dornick family resides in the Minnehaha parkway neighborhood of Minneapolis. Dornick Construction's focus is on design/build additions, particularly with kitchen renovations invo...Read more about DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
Porch Pro Headshot RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL EXTERIORS INC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(17)
Residential and Commercial Exteriors helps homeowners restore their homes. Our specialties are exterior repair and remodeling including roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and gutter/leaf protection. Additionally, we have several years of experience in helping homeowners through the insurance claim...Read more about RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL EXTERIORS INC
Residential and Commercial Exteriors helps homeowners restore their homes. Our specialties are exterior repair and remodeling including roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and gutter/leaf protection. Additionally, we have several years of experience in helping homeowners through the insurance claim...Read more about RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL EXTERIORS INC
Porch Pro Headshot Kallerup Construction  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(12)
WE BID AGGRESSIVELY TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS! We are a 3rd generation construction and roofing company. Since 1950, Kallerup Construction has worked on over 1,500 homes and has always been focused on helping to make our customer's home improvement dreams come true! Kallerup Construction has worked o...Read more about Kallerup Construction LLC
WE BID AGGRESSIVELY TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS! We are a 3rd generation construction and roofing company. Since 1950, Kallerup Construction has worked on over 1,500 homes and has always been focused on helping to make our customer's home improvement dreams come true! Kallerup Construction has worked o...Read more about Kallerup Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Tom Mason Construction
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(7)
"I worked with Tom on a variety of home projects and he (along with his crew) is the best in the business. Every question I had received a straight answer, the schedule communication was always there, and he works hard to meet every promised deadline. Going into these things - I'm also worried abo...Read more about Tom Mason Construction
"I worked with Tom on a variety of home projects and he (along with his crew) is the best in the business. Every question I had received a straight answer, the schedule communication was always there, and he works hard to meet every promised deadline. Going into these things - I'm also worried abo...Read more about Tom Mason Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Perzhu Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(7)
We provide complete interior and exterior remodeling services to our customers at a fair and competitive price while exceeding their expectations in quality and achieving high levels of satisfaction by maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relation...Read more about Perzhu Construction, LLC
We provide complete interior and exterior remodeling services to our customers at a fair and competitive price while exceeding their expectations in quality and achieving high levels of satisfaction by maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relation...Read more about Perzhu Construction, LLC

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 Prior Lake General Contractors

5415

Great to work with. They provided a detailed estimate and were very prompt in answering any questions we had. The job was completed on time and any debris that had accumulated was picked up immediately. I'll use them again and would recommend them to anyo...

- M. Leiseth
178011

We've worked with Klean for 2 projects, both kitchen remodels. One was a total redo from the studs to the rafters and the other, at another address, was wall removal and redo from the floor up. We will work with them again for insulation and gutters lat...

- kathleen oliver
365848

Services were sub par, high priced, and work was incredibly slow. Poor communication. Mark came out and quoted a project for $17k on a remodel of our only small bathroom that was broke (and needed a remodel anyway). I had remodeled the bathroom at our pre...

- Joshua Northey
26961

Kallerup Construction built a 12' x 12' addition on to our twin home with a vaulted ceiling. We were very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship put into it. The crew kept us informed of the progress during the project and they were very friendly an...

- Suzy Grunseth
189582

We remodeled our kitchen and needed the popcorn ceiling patched after removing a soffit. We dealt with at least 6 different contractors during that project and Tom was by far the most amazing out of all of them! He was able to get us scheduled well in adv...

- Justin Hubbard
221826

Tom Mason was outstanding. I had ceiling damage from a toilet leak and the sub floor was in bad shape. He came in and gave me a fair quote with a realistic timeline. He and his staff were professional and courteous. Since he was quoting those issues o...

- Ariah Frey
237331

Tom recently remodeled a basement bathroom for us, and we couldn’t be happier! Starting with our quote through the end of the project, Tom was extremely professional, hard working, and communicative. Would trust him with any of our future projects/needs!

- Jim & Emily Robbins
228918

Tom redid our master bath 11 years ago and it still looks like new. Great materials used and his design creativity and recommendations are great. He’s good at making a space timeless, so it doesn’t out date. His workmanship is spot on, good quality. I ...

- Nancy Travalia

Everything You Need to Know About Prior Lake General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Prior Lake. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Prior Lake 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:

  • Boyer Building Corp:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55014
  • Antonsen Construction, Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55410
  • All Around:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55374 and 55472

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

How many general contractors does Prior Lake have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Prior Lake to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 21 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

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

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 Prior Lake, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Steven Schmidt Construction
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Lifetime quality... quality for an abundant life. That's what Schmidt Homes is all about. For more than thirty years, Schmidt Homes has built distinctive, inviting residences that are as functional as they are beautiful. Each Schmidt Home reflects artful attention to detail and is customized to a cl...Read more about Steven Schmidt Construction
Lifetime quality... quality for an abundant life. That's what Schmidt Homes is all about. For more than thirty years, Schmidt Homes has built distinctive, inviting residences that are as functional as they are beautiful. Each Schmidt Home reflects artful attention to detail and is customized to a cl...Read more about Steven Schmidt Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Stafford Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
A great home improvement or construction plan requires excellent execution, and that’s why you need to find an Anoka, MN, general contractor that’s up to the challenge of handling every detail of your project. You can sit down with a professional at Stafford Construction LLC, and we’ll offer the com...Read more about Stafford Construction LLC
A great home improvement or construction plan requires excellent execution, and that’s why you need to find an Anoka, MN, general contractor that’s up to the challenge of handling every detail of your project. You can sit down with a professional at Stafford Construction LLC, and we’ll offer the com...Read more about Stafford Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Elevate Exteriors & Remodeling Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(5)
Elevate Exterior excels at the Insurance claim process. We will assist you with your insurance claims and save you time & headaches, to get your home repairs done on a timely matter. Elevate will walk you through the process from start to finish. Our crews have the knowledge and professionalism to c...Read more about Elevate Exteriors & Remodeling Inc.
Elevate Exterior excels at the Insurance claim process. We will assist you with your insurance claims and save you time & headaches, to get your home repairs done on a timely matter. Elevate will walk you through the process from start to finish. Our crews have the knowledge and professionalism to c...Read more about Elevate Exteriors & Remodeling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Dan Patch Carpet Cleaning
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Carpet cleaning, Water damage restoration, Upholstery cleaning, Duct cleaning, Grout cleaning, Carpet installation, Carpet repair, Ice dam removal.
Carpet cleaning, Water damage restoration, Upholstery cleaning, Duct cleaning, Grout cleaning, Carpet installation, Carpet repair, Ice dam removal.
Porch Pro Headshot Excel Exteriors, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(75)
Excel Exteriors, Inc., is an experienced restoration company. We don't just do quality work; we have helped thousands of homeowners just like you with their storm damage needs by working hand in hand with many insurance carriers through the entire insurance restoration process. We've happily done it...Read more about Excel Exteriors, Inc
Excel Exteriors, Inc., is an experienced restoration company. We don't just do quality work; we have helped thousands of homeowners just like you with their storm damage needs by working hand in hand with many insurance carriers through the entire insurance restoration process. We've happily done it...Read more about Excel Exteriors, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot CREATIVE CONCEPTS CONTRACTORS
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(48)
We specialize in concrete, landscaping, masonry, and many other outdoor services.
We specialize in concrete, landscaping, masonry, and many other outdoor services.
Porch Pro Headshot Palace Restoration  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Do you need help from a general contractor? Based in Blaine, Palace Restoration has been in business since 2003 offering home remodeling, new home construction, kitchen remodeling, and roofing.
Do you need help from a general contractor? Based in Blaine, Palace Restoration has been in business since 2003 offering home remodeling, new home construction, kitchen remodeling, and roofing.
Porch Pro Headshot KLEAN Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
(1)
We treat your home as if it were our home when we remodel your bathroom, kitchen, build a deck, add a new space or touch up an existing space. We look forward to getting to know you and making your vision for your home a reality
We treat your home as if it were our home when we remodel your bathroom, kitchen, build a deck, add a new space or touch up an existing space. We look forward to getting to know you and making your vision for your home a reality
Porch Pro Headshot Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Great Lakes Window & Siding has been exceeding the expectations of Twin Cities homeowners since 1995. Our number one goal is to provide the best specialty remodeling experience for every homeowner we work with. We believe that the best way to exceed expectations is by offering the highest quality pr...Read more about Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
Great Lakes Window & Siding has been exceeding the expectations of Twin Cities homeowners since 1995. Our number one goal is to provide the best specialty remodeling experience for every homeowner we work with. We believe that the best way to exceed expectations is by offering the highest quality pr...Read more about Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
Porch Pro Headshot JLB Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
We strive to exceed customer satisfaction with our quality craftsmanship. Our team is excited to see your project from start to finish and work with you to make your dreams a reality! Our company is a licensed general contractor through the state of Minnesota, looking to help you build or remodel yo...Read more about JLB Construction LLC
We strive to exceed customer satisfaction with our quality craftsmanship. Our team is excited to see your project from start to finish and work with you to make your dreams a reality! Our company is a licensed general contractor through the state of Minnesota, looking to help you build or remodel yo...Read more about JLB Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Genesis 6 Construction
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Start To Finish Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Arnold Contracting & Remodeling  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Top Shelf Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Prior Lake, Minnesota

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