Top 10 General Contractors in Sanford, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Crew Pro Roofing
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
Crewpro Roofing is full service roofer specializing in residential and commercial roof installations and Roof Consulting. Crewpro has employed and served the people in it's community since 2004. Crewpro provides the finest high quality roofing materials installed by trained professionals in the top ...Read more about Crew Pro Roofing
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Crewpro Roofing is full service roofer specializing in residential and commercial roof installations and Roof Consulting. Crewpro has employed and served the people in it's community since 2004. Crewpro provides the finest high quality roofing materials installed by trained professionals in the top ...Read more about Crew Pro Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Living Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
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Porch Pro Headshot Trinity Roofing and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
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"The gentleman who built our deck retired as soon as he was done so we needed railing from someone else that would work with what was already built! I called around and Trinity seemed to fit the bill. John and I had several emails back and forth with pictures and measurements included until he was a...Read more about Trinity Roofing and Construction
"The gentleman who built our deck retired as soon as he was done so we needed railing from someone else that would work with what was already built! I called around and Trinity seemed to fit the bill. John and I had several emails back and forth with pictures and measurements included until he was a...Read more about Trinity Roofing and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot All Pro Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
(38)
Since 2000, AllPro Contracting has provided Central Florida with high quality remodeling and repair service. We work closely with our clients to complete each project exactly to his or her specifications. We guarantee that your project will be completed on time and in budget. Our A+ Rating from t...Read more about All Pro Contracting
Since 2000, AllPro Contracting has provided Central Florida with high quality remodeling and repair service. We work closely with our clients to complete each project exactly to his or her specifications. We guarantee that your project will be completed on time and in budget. Our A+ Rating from t...Read more about All Pro Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot AWS Roofing Services  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
(41)
"These guys are top notch, it's no wonder why This Old House TV show featured them. I hired AWS to shingle my 2600 sq foot home in 2006 and not only did they do a superb job, but they had superior integrity when an unexpected downpour caused some water damage to my ceilings when they had the old shi...Read more about AWS Roofing Services Inc.
"These guys are top notch, it's no wonder why This Old House TV show featured them. I hired AWS to shingle my 2600 sq foot home in 2006 and not only did they do a superb job, but they had superior integrity when an unexpected downpour caused some water damage to my ceilings when they had the old shi...Read more about AWS Roofing Services Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
(23)
Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Porch Pro Headshot Paintmen & Company
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
(9)
"First let me tell you that I was coordinating this job from NJ. I had a friend who would check in and open the door for the painters. Other than that it was based solely on trust and the fact that they were referred . Let me just say they did not disappoint. In fact every phone call was professi...Read more about Paintmen & Company
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"First let me tell you that I was coordinating this job from NJ. I had a friend who would check in and open the door for the painters. Other than that it was based solely on trust and the fact that they were referred . Let me just say they did not disappoint. In fact every phone call was professi...Read more about Paintmen & Company
Porch Pro Headshot ACT Construction,LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
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"Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about ACT Construction,LLC
"Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about ACT Construction,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bosox Builders
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
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Reliable Construction Professionals We are committed to delivering premier customer service that is second to none. It is our highest priority to get the job done right the first time on every assignment. Water, Fire, or Storm Damage? We provide a full consultation and inspection of the damage so ...Read more about Bosox Builders
Reliable Construction Professionals We are committed to delivering premier customer service that is second to none. It is our highest priority to get the job done right the first time on every assignment. Water, Fire, or Storm Damage? We provide a full consultation and inspection of the damage so ...Read more about Bosox Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Corinthian Builders, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, Florida
Formed in 1996 as a family owned business serving local clients, CBI (Corinthian Builders, Inc.) has evolved into one of the most respected general contractors in Central Florida. At CBI, we understand that your home is where your memories are built and family traditions are carried forward. With ...Read more about Corinthian Builders, Inc
Formed in 1996 as a family owned business serving local clients, CBI (Corinthian Builders, Inc.) has evolved into one of the most respected general contractors in Central Florida. At CBI, we understand that your home is where your memories are built and family traditions are carried forward. With ...Read more about Corinthian Builders, 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 Sanford General Contractors

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Excellent communication, excellent crew and office staff. No regrets in selecting AWS. Price was very fair and in line with two other estimates. I was also very satisfied with products used including Kennedy Skylites. Five man crew was able to remove ...

- Tim Barrowman
20345

excellent!

- Andres Castillo De Freites
98627

It was nice to have a professional atmosphere....meaning no rough language or negative attitudes. Job well done.

- Michele Weisel
145770

Professional and kind. We will use Jesse again!

- Sarah Mei
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I had reached out to Jesse about a month ago for an estimate. He was able to come out promptly. I showed him the project I was looking to do. He walked around my home with me and listened in detail. He was able to give me an estimate on the spot and let m...

- Tyler Ray
146092

Jesse did a great job on our roofs of the house and swimming pool area. He was on time and cleaned up after he was done. I would hire him again when needed. Lexie Soles

- Lexie Soles
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My husband and I was moving from our Ocala apt and paintmen did a job so good we got our deposit back and a great renters review. Thank you so much #paintmencompany

- Mary Ellison
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This company gave outstanding service and I would recommend their services to anyone. One thing I look for in a company is good communication. They let me know when they were coming to do the estimate and what time. They also called me for a reminder just...

- Kala Newton
337478

My mom and I moved to a new home about 2 years ago, and have been wanting to get a metal roof. We had a company picked out, but wanted to shop for options. Paul Stahlman came out with National Homecraft and Solar Shield Roofing. He showed us examples and ...

- Jessica DeVaney
69320

Terrible from start to finish. My roof has been completed for 6 months and still leaks in several places they come and add cualk every time it rains then I new a leak they are great salesmen and terrible contractors in my opion

- Chris Love
407250

I am Dorothy Whigham. I were referred by porch.com to get work on my kitchen as well as getting my roof replaced. I along with my niece (Tajuana Rushin) met with Nathan Wine on 7/22/2021, and completed plans for remodeling, contract and deposits for both ...

- Tajuana Rushin
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Do not use these guys. Nathan and Don at Bosox Builders are not good. We have been trying to get a job completed for over 2 years now, with many excuses on why they can not do their job. Recently they have told us that they have run out of money and that ...

- Colette Robertson

Everything You Need to Know About Sanford General Contractors

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Sanford?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Sanford ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

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

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

    • Piercey Construction LLC:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 34761, 34787, 32752 and 32855
    • TRK Solutions Enterprises Inc:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 34715
    • Kevco Builders:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 34756

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

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

    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 Sanford 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 Sanford 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.

    All General Contractors in Sanford, FL

    Porch Pro Headshot CoverAll Aluminum Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
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    I started my company in May 1999. What I consider to be unique about our company is we have the experience of over 30 years in the business and we take the time to do things correctly. We provide the best experience and qualified installation team on every one of our jobs. We offer windows, Soff...Read more about CoverAll Aluminum Inc
    I started my company in May 1999. What I consider to be unique about our company is we have the experience of over 30 years in the business and we take the time to do things correctly. We provide the best experience and qualified installation team on every one of our jobs. We offer windows, Soff...Read more about CoverAll Aluminum Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot Armstrong Building Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    (4)
    Adapted housing specialist. We modify homes and businesses to make them easily accessible for anyone with mobility challenges. Including: Roll in showers, Widen door openings, All types of ramps, Flooring, Removal of barriers impeding access and much more. We also do general home remodeling. Our cl...Read more about Armstrong Building Construction
    Adapted housing specialist. We modify homes and businesses to make them easily accessible for anyone with mobility challenges. Including: Roll in showers, Widen door openings, All types of ramps, Flooring, Removal of barriers impeding access and much more. We also do general home remodeling. Our cl...Read more about Armstrong Building Construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Miller Construction Services
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    We are a design / build firm that provides a wrap around service beginning with Design through the completion of construction. For everything from a 6,000 square foot custom home to a 65 square foot dining room addition. However, the services are not exclusive, we will design / engineer projects w...Read more about Miller Construction Services
    We are a design / build firm that provides a wrap around service beginning with Design through the completion of construction. For everything from a 6,000 square foot custom home to a 65 square foot dining room addition. However, the services are not exclusive, we will design / engineer projects w...Read more about Miller Construction Services
    Porch Pro Headshot We Gotta Guy For That, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
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    "Robert came out and gave me a free estimate for the damage on my home after the hurricane. Most Places that I contacted were charging $100 or more just to come estimate the damage. Not only was he able to come within 24hrs to give me the estimate, but he then schedule to come back the following day...Read more about We Gotta Guy For That, LLC
    "Robert came out and gave me a free estimate for the damage on my home after the hurricane. Most Places that I contacted were charging $100 or more just to come estimate the damage. Not only was he able to come within 24hrs to give me the estimate, but he then schedule to come back the following day...Read more about We Gotta Guy For That, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot landtek
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    (18)
    Porch Pro Headshot Sanford Transportation
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    Sanford Transportation is a professional transportation company based in Sanford, FL. We offer affordable transportation services, including airport taxi service, hotel transportation service, airport shuttle service, and more. Call us for more information about our reliable transportation services!...Read more about Sanford Transportation
    Sanford Transportation is a professional transportation company based in Sanford, FL. We offer affordable transportation services, including airport taxi service, hotel transportation service, airport shuttle service, and more. Call us for more information about our reliable transportation services!...Read more about Sanford Transportation
    Porch Pro Headshot MJS Construction Services Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    MJS Construction Services is a general contractor from Altamonte Springs, Fl. area. They have been performing New Construction, Commercial / Residential, Custom Home Construction, Fire & Water Restoration, Plumbing Services since 2004.... Services to include concrete work, stucco, carpentry, door & ...Read more about MJS Construction Services Inc.
    MJS Construction Services is a general contractor from Altamonte Springs, Fl. area. They have been performing New Construction, Commercial / Residential, Custom Home Construction, Fire & Water Restoration, Plumbing Services since 2004.... Services to include concrete work, stucco, carpentry, door & ...Read more about MJS Construction Services Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman Serving Debary, Lake Mary, and Winter Springs
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    Home Improvement Professionals. Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairi...Read more about Mr. Handyman Serving Debary, Lake Mary, and Winter Springs
    Home Improvement Professionals. Reliable and personable home service professionals can be hard to find these days, but Mr. Handyman makes it easy. Our experienced craftsmen are trained experts and can help with a variety of services. Whether you need help installing drywall in your home, or repairi...Read more about Mr. Handyman Serving Debary, Lake Mary, and Winter Springs
    Porch Pro Headshot Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
    Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford Sanford, FL, 32773 (407) 440-1115 Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford is professional Sewer and Drain Cleaning Company operating in Sanford FL area. Do not hesitate to call us. Sewer Cleaner, Drain Cleaning Services, Professi...Read more about Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford
    Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford Sanford, FL, 32773 (407) 440-1115 Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford is professional Sewer and Drain Cleaning Company operating in Sanford FL area. Do not hesitate to call us. Sewer Cleaner, Drain Cleaning Services, Professi...Read more about Space Drain Cleaning Maintenance and Repair in Sanford
    Porch Pro Headshot REMODELACIONES FREITES
    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida
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    Serves Sanford, Florida
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    General Contractors
    Serves Sanford, Florida

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