Top 10 General Contractors in Ridgefield Park, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot LaHara Pest Termite and Wildlife Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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"Great service from start to finish. I had a door replaced and the team did a brilliant job, Tim was great at keeping in touch in the run up to my appointment and also follow up, I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Thank you! "
"Great service from start to finish. I had a door replaced and the team did a brilliant job, Tim was great at keeping in touch in the run up to my appointment and also follow up, I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Thank you! "
Porch Pro Headshot JP PLUMBING
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
(26)
"Jaren has amazing skills. His tile cuts are precise and smooth on the edges. His helpers are skilled with painting and hanging Sheetrock and installing fixtures. Jaren takes care of the speciality work (electrical n plumbing) and he’s always supervising the cosmetics being performed. I wouldn’t hes...Read more about JP PLUMBING
"Jaren has amazing skills. His tile cuts are precise and smooth on the edges. His helpers are skilled with painting and hanging Sheetrock and installing fixtures. Jaren takes care of the speciality work (electrical n plumbing) and he’s always supervising the cosmetics being performed. I wouldn’t hes...Read more about JP PLUMBING
Porch Pro Headshot Jamie Roofing Contractor Gutter Repair Roof Repair NJ
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
(11)
"Couldn’t be happier with Jamie Roofing. They were reasonably priced, on time, neat and truly cared about their work. Also extremely courteous and was respectful enough to explain the process and break down the costs for me. Would definitely recommend."
"Couldn’t be happier with Jamie Roofing. They were reasonably priced, on time, neat and truly cared about their work. Also extremely courteous and was respectful enough to explain the process and break down the costs for me. Would definitely recommend."
Porch Pro Headshot Er Homes LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
(7)
For quality improvements and upgrades throughout the home, you have the right place. From baths to kitchens, from designs to install, ER Homes LLC can do it all. Consider what your home would look like with a brand new addition. Maybe a man cave or a nursery for an upcoming addition. Small jobs, lar...Read more about Er Homes LLC
For quality improvements and upgrades throughout the home, you have the right place. From baths to kitchens, from designs to install, ER Homes LLC can do it all. Consider what your home would look like with a brand new addition. Maybe a man cave or a nursery for an upcoming addition. Small jobs, lar...Read more about Er Homes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Lakewood Remodeling Contractors, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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"5 plus stars for sure. Nick Vitagliano and Lakewood Remodeling renovated my entire first floor, installing a brand new open concept kitchen/family room. Not only did they do stellar work, beginning with demolition to electrical/plumbing, floor installation, painting and finishing, but they showed ...Read more about Lakewood Remodeling Contractors, LLC
"5 plus stars for sure. Nick Vitagliano and Lakewood Remodeling renovated my entire first floor, installing a brand new open concept kitchen/family room. Not only did they do stellar work, beginning with demolition to electrical/plumbing, floor installation, painting and finishing, but they showed ...Read more about Lakewood Remodeling Contractors, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Omega Construction Services, LLC  862-221-2696
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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" Kris has done quite a bit of work for us in the past seven years. The quality of his work is excellent , and completed in a timely manner. He is always helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to design and helping you pick materials. He works with the client every step of the way to ensure satis...Read more about Omega Construction Services, LLC 862-221-2696
" Kris has done quite a bit of work for us in the past seven years. The quality of his work is excellent , and completed in a timely manner. He is always helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to design and helping you pick materials. He works with the client every step of the way to ensure satis...Read more about Omega Construction Services, LLC 862-221-2696
Porch Pro Headshot Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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Top Nj Home Improvement Inc Fully licensed and Insured Lic # 13VH10013600 Family owned and operated Fully trained Over 20 years of experience Emergency services available Specialises in: Roofing Services Asphalt shingles,repair or replacement Clay tiles,repair or replacement Slate tiles, re...Read more about Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
Top Nj Home Improvement Inc Fully licensed and Insured Lic # 13VH10013600 Family owned and operated Fully trained Over 20 years of experience Emergency services available Specialises in: Roofing Services Asphalt shingles,repair or replacement Clay tiles,repair or replacement Slate tiles, re...Read more about Top Nj Home Improvement Inc
Porch Pro Headshot dpmm
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Porch Pro Headshot Acacia Property Advisors, LLC
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Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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Acacia is one of the first woods used in construction. It is an extremely strong wood with origins dating back to ancient Egypt, including the construction of King Solomon's Temple. Acacia wood symbolizes purity of the soul and peace. Customers like to know they are dealing with honest reputabl...Read more about Acacia Property Advisors, LLC
Acacia is one of the first woods used in construction. It is an extremely strong wood with origins dating back to ancient Egypt, including the construction of King Solomon's Temple. Acacia wood symbolizes purity of the soul and peace. Customers like to know they are dealing with honest reputabl...Read more about Acacia Property Advisors, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Development Restoration llc
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"

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 Ridgefield Park General Contractors

345630

Never, never find these guys replaced roofing, spend a lot money, my roof still leaking and getting worse. Bad service, we going to go to court.

- Yuanqing Ni
240430

HONEST AND VERY PROFESSIONAL HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY ME AND MY FAMILY SHOW'S UP ON TIME AN ANSWER'S WHEN U CALL THE" BEST" MY NEW ROOFER THANK'S

- Harold Dennis
96958

Outstanding company. Very proffessional. Thank you Top Nj Home Improvement Inc

- Mike Milo
142422

Great customer service.

- Allen Sarko
92430

Kris is reliable, reasonable, courteous, and above all takes pride in his work. My deck is the best ever, Would not hesitate to recommend OMEGA for any job. THE BEST!!!

- Maureen Franco
17006

Chris the owner along with any of his staff delivers projects to completion in the time advertised, within budget and of high quality. Always shows up on time, does not waste time and leaves job site spotless when done for the day or at the end of the p...

- Peter Krawczak
100275

Kris did a great job on my projects. He was flexible in working with me and did quality work!

- Tania Patch
65019

Kris was a true professional. I had 5 contractors bid not the job. Kris had the best detailed quote for the right price. He transformed our 1949 laundry room to modern day, was on time and on budget. I will be hiring Kris again!

- Brian Bill
80540

Kris installed crown and base moldings throughout our entire house. He completely transformed our foyer with wainscoting which he continued up the stairs and door moldings around the entrances to living room and dining room. He also installed a new bani...

- Doris Lupo
78414

I live in Ringwood , Omega Construction replaced all the windows in our home. Kris does great work, there were no problems and we have no complaints. We are extremely happy with the finished product. We highly recommend Omega Construction Mickey an...

- Mickey Golabek
12391

We had the pleasure of having Nick build our back deck about three years ago. From the beginning of the project, to the end, he was the ultimate professional. His attention to detail is remarkable, even when we threw him a few curve balls changing some ...

- Regina Eyer
12353

Very professional and organized, project was completed on time with excellent craftsmanship. I highly recommend.

- Keith Consolini

Everything You Need to Know About Ridgefield Park General Contractors

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

  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Ridgefield Park are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 13 are A-rated in Ridgefield Park.
  • 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 Ridgefield Park?

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 should I check for once my General Contractor in Ridgefield Park has finished working?

Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All General Contractors in Ridgefield Park, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot AMERICAN DREAM SEWER AND DRAIN
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Our Services Plumbing issues consist of problems with fresh water coming into your home, such as a leaky faucet. Drain problems involve waste water moving out of your home. At 24/7 Rooters, we have over 25 years of experience fixing drain issues caused by main sewer lines. We have the appropriate li...Read more about AMERICAN DREAM SEWER AND DRAIN
Our Services Plumbing issues consist of problems with fresh water coming into your home, such as a leaky faucet. Drain problems involve waste water moving out of your home. At 24/7 Rooters, we have over 25 years of experience fixing drain issues caused by main sewer lines. We have the appropriate li...Read more about AMERICAN DREAM SEWER AND DRAIN
Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Services Hackensack
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Our veteran garage door service practitioners never leave any client unsatisfied with the results of our services. We make sure that you get what you need done in a swift and affordable manner. You can call us for your garage door maintenance, periodic repairs, and all other garage door adjustments ...Read more about Garage Door Repair Services Hackensack
Our veteran garage door service practitioners never leave any client unsatisfied with the results of our services. We make sure that you get what you need done in a swift and affordable manner. You can call us for your garage door maintenance, periodic repairs, and all other garage door adjustments ...Read more about Garage Door Repair Services Hackensack
Porch Pro Headshot DaVinci Design and Remodel LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Davinci Design & Remodel LLC, based in Garfield, is a home improvement, handyman company that offers any room remodels, specializing in custom woodwork including barn doors and crown moulding, tile and cabinet installation.
Davinci Design & Remodel LLC, based in Garfield, is a home improvement, handyman company that offers any room remodels, specializing in custom woodwork including barn doors and crown moulding, tile and cabinet installation.
Porch Pro Headshot Johansen General Cont LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
We specialize in small repairs that cause bigger damage later water, fire, pest. We have thirty years experience in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house Painting, Demolition, Debris removal, Decks, Step Repair, Pavers, Garage doors, Windows and Concrete. We are family owned and operated business ...Read more about Johansen General Cont LLC
We specialize in small repairs that cause bigger damage later water, fire, pest. We have thirty years experience in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house Painting, Demolition, Debris removal, Decks, Step Repair, Pavers, Garage doors, Windows and Concrete. We are family owned and operated business ...Read more about Johansen General Cont LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Fabs Home Improvement  & Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Fabs Home Improvement and Renovations provides whole home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in all 5 NYC boroughs and New Jersey. We make it easier to create a more beautiful & functional home by walking you through each step of the renovation process; by coordinating and supervising ...Read more about Fabs Home Improvement & Renovations LLC
Fabs Home Improvement and Renovations provides whole home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in all 5 NYC boroughs and New Jersey. We make it easier to create a more beautiful & functional home by walking you through each step of the renovation process; by coordinating and supervising ...Read more about Fabs Home Improvement & Renovations LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Varko Home Improvements, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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Porch Pro Headshot CANTO CORP CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Business Description: Canto Corp. Construction is a full service quality craftsmanship remodeling company servicing Bergen County. The company is family owned and operated by Chris Canto. The company has a reputation for professionalism, timely and efficient project completion. Canto Corp. Construc...Read more about CANTO CORP CONSTRUCTION
Business Description: Canto Corp. Construction is a full service quality craftsmanship remodeling company servicing Bergen County. The company is family owned and operated by Chris Canto. The company has a reputation for professionalism, timely and efficient project completion. Canto Corp. Construc...Read more about CANTO CORP CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot SESMA Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Bi-lingual Family-Owned Business Fully Licensed and Insured More than 13 Years of Experience High Attention to Detail with Every Project Personalized Approach Competitive Rates All Work is Guaranteed
Bi-lingual Family-Owned Business Fully Licensed and Insured More than 13 Years of Experience High Attention to Detail with Every Project Personalized Approach Competitive Rates All Work is Guaranteed
Porch Pro Headshot WORK IN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
G.C. Contractors Plumbers & Electricians . 20 years experience. License & Insurance
G.C. Contractors Plumbers & Electricians . 20 years experience. License & Insurance
Porch Pro Headshot BFI Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
Porch Pro Headshot Toria Construction
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot S and J Contractors LLP.
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot Willis Construction and Management LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgefield Park, New Jersey