Top 10 General Contractors in Rutledge, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Tri-State Creations
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(141)
Ensure your property is well protected from harsh weather with some help from the vinyl siding experts at Tri-State Creations. Their team in Templeville, MD has been given a stellar 5-star rating for their professionalism and reliability.
Ensure your property is well protected from harsh weather with some help from the vinyl siding experts at Tri-State Creations. Their team in Templeville, MD has been given a stellar 5-star rating for their professionalism and reliability.
Porch Pro Headshot Legacy Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(39)
"Very knowledgeable Contractor. Legacy Construction is one of the best construction companies i ever dealt with. They get the job done Right so you don't have to call them back to fix issues like other contractors. For my next home renovation / project i will use Legacy Constructions. All thanks t...Read more about Legacy Construction LLC
"Very knowledgeable Contractor. Legacy Construction is one of the best construction companies i ever dealt with. They get the job done Right so you don't have to call them back to fix issues like other contractors. For my next home renovation / project i will use Legacy Constructions. All thanks t...Read more about Legacy Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Drytech Restoration Services
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(50)
"Great response time and professional service." "From start to finish my experience was professional and reliable." "Anthony from Drytech was immediately available to meet me at the property and take care of the damages and do the emergency service"
"Great response time and professional service." "From start to finish my experience was professional and reliable." "Anthony from Drytech was immediately available to meet me at the property and take care of the damages and do the emergency service"
Porch Pro Headshot S&S Remodeling Contractors LLC
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(78)
S&S Remodeling has been providing quality Exterior Home Remodeling since 1953. We have established ourselves as a reliable and trusted company through quality workmanship and dependable service. We provide quality Roofing and Siding services, as well as Custom doors, Windows, Awnings, and Decks!
S&S Remodeling has been providing quality Exterior Home Remodeling since 1953. We have established ourselves as a reliable and trusted company through quality workmanship and dependable service. We provide quality Roofing and Siding services, as well as Custom doors, Windows, Awnings, and Decks!
Porch Pro Headshot Aspen Builders & Remodelers
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(11)
New name & look, but same great quality service! At Aspen Builders, we build relationships - one project at a time. With thirty years of experience exceeding our clients expectations, we have become the go to builder for all things commercial and residential. Our expertise extends through tenant ...Read more about Aspen Builders & Remodelers
New name & look, but same great quality service! At Aspen Builders, we build relationships - one project at a time. With thirty years of experience exceeding our clients expectations, we have become the go to builder for all things commercial and residential. Our expertise extends through tenant ...Read more about Aspen Builders & Remodelers
Porch Pro Headshot Pa Basement
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(3)
Established in 2006, PA Basement is a business that is located in Harrisburg and provides waterproofing, weather sealing, remodeling and more. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Established in 2006, PA Basement is a business that is located in Harrisburg and provides waterproofing, weather sealing, remodeling and more. They are accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Porch Pro Headshot Joe West, Concrete and General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(8)
"We hired Joe West Concrete to do a massive masonry job on our 3 story rowhome in Philadelphia. The job required that our original two layers of brick be torn down and rebuilt as a new cinderblock inside wall, and a new brick external brick wall, with new limestone headers and sills around our wind...Read more about Joe West, Concrete and General Contracting
"We hired Joe West Concrete to do a massive masonry job on our 3 story rowhome in Philadelphia. The job required that our original two layers of brick be torn down and rebuilt as a new cinderblock inside wall, and a new brick external brick wall, with new limestone headers and sills around our wind...Read more about Joe West, Concrete and General Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Victor R Burgos & Son Inc
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
(5)
WHAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR: The three things that consistently come up in our customer surveys are uncompromising craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and constant communication. What this means for you is that your job is done right and you always know what's next and when it will happen. W...Read more about Victor R Burgos & Son Inc
WHAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR: The three things that consistently come up in our customer surveys are uncompromising craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and constant communication. What this means for you is that your job is done right and you always know what's next and when it will happen. W...Read more about Victor R Burgos & Son Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Cutting Edge Studio LLC
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
Cutting Edge Studio is here to take your vision and make it a reality. We are here to turn your house into a home. Our client's needs are our number one priority. We will work together to come up with a plan for your complete remodels, minor repairs, subtle updates, or house flipping.
Cutting Edge Studio is here to take your vision and make it a reality. We are here to turn your house into a home. Our client's needs are our number one priority. We will work together to come up with a plan for your complete remodels, minor repairs, subtle updates, or house flipping.
Porch Pro Headshot Lynne Construction
General Contractors
Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
Lynne Contracting Co. Inc., based out of Drexel Hill, PA, can serve any and all of your general contracting or remodeling needs. Contact us today!
Lynne Contracting Co. Inc., based out of Drexel Hill, PA, can serve any and all of your general contracting or remodeling needs. Contact us today!

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 Rutledge General Contractors

69783

Wow just called to get an estimate and was told they don't do work in the specific area.

- Qiana DeGraphenreed
51064

A huge THANK YOU to PA Basement of Harrisburg, PA. You don't know what this meant to me for your quick service on March 4, 2016. Your speedy service of preventing us from having a flooded basement is greatly appreciated. Your guys were very friendly an...

- Barb Funt
139942

What a horrible experience!!! I spent over $10K on new concrete back of my home, and because I felt they jipped us on some of the finishes (not all areas were completed as in the contract), they became resentful that they had to come back and address tho...

- Shelly Powell
41608

I needed new cabinets and flooring in my kitchen. They were able to give me the exact financing costs up-front, and started the work promptly.

- John Paulson
33998

They were wonderful. Extremely professional from start to finish. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

- Abby Allen
41601

We had Tri State out and the Gentleman came on time and gave up a great price on 15 new windows for our home. We took advantage of their monthly payment program and we are very happy with our choice to go with Tri State. I would recommend them to anyone...

- J. Steinberg
41994

I put my request in online and Jason was very prompt in calling me to hear more about the job I needed done. We even set up an appointment all within the same phone call. Very professional and fast with responses to help the customer! I recommend this com...

- Krystal Carpenter
87164

I had a very bad experience . They did my bathroom and I had to call them back 4 times not even three months after it was completed . Now my ceiling is leaking and the sink is falling apart . No one will return my call after leaving messages . If you use...

- Dana Edwards
397817

Our bathroom leaked and damaged several areas on the downstairs living room, dining room and the entire interior of a coat closet. We contracted a company to fix the water damages but it was a great hassle when it came to replacing and repairing the drywa...

- Omar Mosley
208765

I don’t usually leave reviews but my experience with this team was fantastic. Bruce, Larry and the team were wonderful. Had my bathroom remodeled and it turned out absolutely beautiful. Whatever questions, concerns or changes I requested they were rig...

- Wanda Barnum
208176

The work that Tri-State Creations did on my home was high quality, reasonably priced and done within the time frame that was quoted. Every employee representing the company from salespersons to installers were knowledgeable, accessible and professional. ...

- Linda Hershman

Everything You Need to Know About Rutledge General Contractors

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

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 13 general contractors in Rutledge that are licensed.

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

    How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Rutledge?

    Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Rutledge work from General Contractorsbelow:

    • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Rutledge for you to compare.
    • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

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

    • Are they properly licensed? Rutledge has 13 licensed General Contractors Pros.
    • Are they BBB accredited? 5 pros in Rutledge are.
    • Check if they are they BBB rated: 13 are A-rated in Rutledge.
    • 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.

    All General Contractors in Rutledge, PA

    Porch Pro Headshot E&M Property Services Llc
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    (7)
    E&M Property Services Llc was formed in 2011 by two general contractors with over twenty years of experience each. Our primary fields of work are in general contracting, design build, electrical, Hvac and plumbing.
    E&M Property Services Llc was formed in 2011 by two general contractors with over twenty years of experience each. Our primary fields of work are in general contracting, design build, electrical, Hvac and plumbing.
    Porch Pro Headshot Holistic Health and Wellness
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    (14)
    Holistic Health and Wellness Lansdowne, PA, 19050 (215) 630-7542 Holistic Health and Wellness provide professional and affordable counseling services for people in Lansdowne, PA. East Lansdowne PA;Yeadon PA;Clifton Heights PA;Westbrook Park PA;Collingdale PA Group Counseling Service,Counselor,Life C...Read more about Holistic Health and Wellness
    Holistic Health and Wellness Lansdowne, PA, 19050 (215) 630-7542 Holistic Health and Wellness provide professional and affordable counseling services for people in Lansdowne, PA. East Lansdowne PA;Yeadon PA;Clifton Heights PA;Westbrook Park PA;Collingdale PA Group Counseling Service,Counselor,Life C...Read more about Holistic Health and Wellness
    Porch Pro Headshot Intown Garage Door Repair Springfield
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Our garage door repair company is ready to address your service needs anytime. We specialize in all tasks, from maintenance and repair to installation and replacement. If you are looking for an expert to work on your garage door concerns, we are the right one to call.
    Our garage door repair company is ready to address your service needs anytime. We specialize in all tasks, from maintenance and repair to installation and replacement. If you are looking for an expert to work on your garage door concerns, we are the right one to call.
    Porch Pro Headshot Bates Brothers Mechanical LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Bates Brothers, based out of Darby, is an electrical contractor. They offer electrical installation, fan installation, lighting design, and electric meter installation.
    Bates Brothers, based out of Darby, is an electrical contractor. They offer electrical installation, fan installation, lighting design, and electric meter installation.
    Porch Pro Headshot AD Panaccio Building and Renovating Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at AD Panaccio Building and Renovating in Drexel Hill, PA. Give them a call today and book a service.
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at AD Panaccio Building and Renovating in Drexel Hill, PA. Give them a call today and book a service.
    Porch Pro Headshot Spuke's Home repair and remodeling
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    No job too small we can do it all just give us a call
    No job too small we can do it all just give us a call
    Porch Pro Headshot A+ Handyman
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Porch Pro Headshot Paul Shoenberger Plumbing, Heating and General Contracting, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Paul Shoenberger Plumbing & Heating GC provides reliable, 24/7 commercial and residential plumbing and heating services. We proudly serve Havertown, PA and surrounding areas including Philadelphia, Norristown, Narberth, Camden, King of Prussia, West Chester, Drexel Hill, Conshohocken, Township of Ra...Read more about Paul Shoenberger Plumbing, Heating and General Contracting, LLC
    Paul Shoenberger Plumbing & Heating GC provides reliable, 24/7 commercial and residential plumbing and heating services. We proudly serve Havertown, PA and surrounding areas including Philadelphia, Norristown, Narberth, Camden, King of Prussia, West Chester, Drexel Hill, Conshohocken, Township of Ra...Read more about Paul Shoenberger Plumbing, Heating and General Contracting, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Distinctive Designers & Builders
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Porch Pro Headshot E and J Moving and Hauling
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    E and J Moving and Hauling Darby, PA, 19023 (610) 424-0800 For superior hauling services near Darby PA, call the most preferred provider - E and J Moving and Hauling. Call us and get quality beyond your expectations. Moving Service, Affordable Hauling, Backyard Cleanup, Junk Removal, Moving, Junk R...Read more about E and J Moving and Hauling
    E and J Moving and Hauling Darby, PA, 19023 (610) 424-0800 For superior hauling services near Darby PA, call the most preferred provider - E and J Moving and Hauling. Call us and get quality beyond your expectations. Moving Service, Affordable Hauling, Backyard Cleanup, Junk Removal, Moving, Junk R...Read more about E and J Moving and Hauling
    Porch Pro Headshot K &K full Cleaning
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    We are a cleaning service that enjoy seeing people happy we are honest and dedicated and we aim to please
    We are a cleaning service that enjoy seeing people happy we are honest and dedicated and we aim to please
    Porch Pro Headshot ODonnell & son home remodeling and repair
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Small family-owned business that does quality work for a good price. Company specializes in all kinds of capentry work from framing and drywall to flooring and everything in between.
    Small family-owned business that does quality work for a good price. Company specializes in all kinds of capentry work from framing and drywall to flooring and everything in between.
    Porch Pro Headshot Carrhart Building Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Carrhart Building Services in Elkton, MD.
    Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Carrhart Building Services in Elkton, MD.
    Porch Pro Headshot On The Level Construction llc
    General Contractors
    Serves Rutledge, Pennsylvania
    On The Level Construction, based out of Media, is a remodeling contractor. They provide countertop installation, kitchen remodeling, attic restoration and other services.
    On The Level Construction, based out of Media, is a remodeling contractor. They provide countertop installation, kitchen remodeling, attic restoration and other services.