Top 10 General Contractors in Sanford, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Gizmo's Technologies, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(49)
Gizmo's Technologies, LLC www.gizmostechnologies.com facebook.com/gizmostechnologiesllc Gizmostechnologiesllc@gmail.com 910.224.3988 We specialize in all low voltage and TV mounting, monitored security systems, and cctv security camera systems, data, voice and video, firestick jailbreaking, moistu...Read more about Gizmo's Technologies, LLC
Gizmo's Technologies, LLC www.gizmostechnologies.com facebook.com/gizmostechnologiesllc Gizmostechnologiesllc@gmail.com 910.224.3988 We specialize in all low voltage and TV mounting, monitored security systems, and cctv security camera systems, data, voice and video, firestick jailbreaking, moistu...Read more about Gizmo's Technologies, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bennett Electrical Maintenance and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(26)
"We planned to do a room addition this past summer. We got as far as the initial consultation and a few phone conversations with James from Bennett Electrical Maintenance and Construction. Unfortunately we could not move forward because of an unfortunate family emergency, but I felt it necessary to ...Read more about Bennett Electrical Maintenance and Construction
"We planned to do a room addition this past summer. We got as far as the initial consultation and a few phone conversations with James from Bennett Electrical Maintenance and Construction. Unfortunately we could not move forward because of an unfortunate family emergency, but I felt it necessary to ...Read more about Bennett Electrical Maintenance and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot J. A. Hart construction & remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(33)
Based out of Sanford, J.A. Hart Construction & Remodeling is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides decks,flooring,additions,design build services, renovation, roofing, and new home construction.
Based out of Sanford, J.A. Hart Construction & Remodeling is a BBB-accredited general contractor that provides decks,flooring,additions,design build services, renovation, roofing, and new home construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Byers Construction & Development LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(14)
"Mr. Byers and his various team members displayed a professional and flexible approach in the construction of my custom home and detached shop. His approach to every aspect of the project had a noticeable component of quality and common sense, with amiable solutions to all issues. I would not hesita...Read more about Byers Construction & Development LLC
"Mr. Byers and his various team members displayed a professional and flexible approach in the construction of my custom home and detached shop. His approach to every aspect of the project had a noticeable component of quality and common sense, with amiable solutions to all issues. I would not hesita...Read more about Byers Construction & Development LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sun4Light.com
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(41)
Sun4Light,Inc. is the area's exclusive NC Licensed General Contractor partnered with VELUX USA as the Signature Specialist. Our Sun Tunnel prices are the lowest in the market- $715 for 14-inch unit ^ $596 for 10-inch units. Installation includes two feet of tubing. Give us a call for a free roof r...Read more about Sun4Light.com
Sun4Light,Inc. is the area's exclusive NC Licensed General Contractor partnered with VELUX USA as the Signature Specialist. Our Sun Tunnel prices are the lowest in the market- $715 for 14-inch unit ^ $596 for 10-inch units. Installation includes two feet of tubing. Give us a call for a free roof r...Read more about Sun4Light.com
Porch Pro Headshot CBS Roofing  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Serving the Triangle, NC area for over 20 years. CBS Roofing Specializes in Complete Roof Replacements, Expert Roof Repairs, Gutter Installations, Wood Rot Replacement. Consolidated Building Systems Incorporated in 1991 in Cary, NC. Since it's inception CBS Roofing has successfully installed over 3...Read more about CBS Roofing Inc.
Serving the Triangle, NC area for over 20 years. CBS Roofing Specializes in Complete Roof Replacements, Expert Roof Repairs, Gutter Installations, Wood Rot Replacement. Consolidated Building Systems Incorporated in 1991 in Cary, NC. Since it's inception CBS Roofing has successfully installed over 3...Read more about CBS Roofing Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot South Eastern Home Builders & Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(8)
"Ralph Locklear was referred to us by a friend. After meeting with him several times and discussing our plans to build a new home, we felt confident he was the contractor we needed to deal with. We provided him the sketches of what we wanted, and within a few days he had prepared a complete set of...Read more about South Eastern Home Builders & Home Improvement
"Ralph Locklear was referred to us by a friend. After meeting with him several times and discussing our plans to build a new home, we felt confident he was the contractor we needed to deal with. We provided him the sketches of what we wanted, and within a few days he had prepared a complete set of...Read more about South Eastern Home Builders & Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Eddie and Sons home improvement
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(1)
"This company was amazing. We needed fast steps to get our CO. They worked 12 hours to get it done and they were so reasonable. We will be hiring them again for other projects. We were so pleased!!!!"
"This company was amazing. We needed fast steps to get our CO. They worked 12 hours to get it done and they were so reasonable. We will be hiring them again for other projects. We were so pleased!!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(1)
Plumging Emergency? Act with URGE-NC! *** URGE-NC SERVICES LLC is the Emergency Plumbing Services division of EMERG+NC PROPERTY RESCUERS. Locally owned and operated. We focus 100% on rapid 24/7 Catastrophic and Emergency related plumbing services and the complete repair and reinstallation of all ty...Read more about URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
Plumging Emergency? Act with URGE-NC! *** URGE-NC SERVICES LLC is the Emergency Plumbing Services division of EMERG+NC PROPERTY RESCUERS. Locally owned and operated. We focus 100% on rapid 24/7 Catastrophic and Emergency related plumbing services and the complete repair and reinstallation of all ty...Read more about URGE-NC SERVICES LLC
Porch Pro Headshot OTW Courier & Moving Service
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
OTW Moving Service has served Raleigh, and other surrounding areas since opening in 2017. We build relationships with our customers to ensure their moving needs have been meet with a smile!! Give us a call, and we promise were be on the way !!
OTW Moving Service has served Raleigh, and other surrounding areas since opening in 2017. We build relationships with our customers to ensure their moving needs have been meet with a smile!! Give us a call, and we promise were be on the way !!

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

16127

I am the owner of Glamour Nails on Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville NC. I hired South Eastern General Contractors to design and remodel a new space for my nail salon business. Ralph Locklear and his team did a great job and was very easy to work with. If an...

- tue tran
64922

Great as a Business man an a stand up guy by his Sub contractors easy going guy to work for

- karl hammonds
13347

They are a very Professional Team of Builders/Designers. They were very knowledgeable about what was needed to make my project a reality. I highly recommend them.

- adam frazier
13378

Ralph is very professional & easy to work with.

- Deanna Ivey
13625

Excellent builders and designers anything you need to make your dreams come true

- Darrick Hammonds
13437

Southeastern Home Builders was the contractor on the new house my wife and I recently built. We were very pleased with the construction, the house was completed on schedule, and the project was within budget. I hope I never have to build another home,...

- Everett Davis
13345

South Eastern General Contractors are very knowledgeable, professional, and always find ways to save you money, best of all, they're easy to work with, guide you in the direction you want to go and always let you have the final decisions. Best in town!

- Ruby Nails
349994

Complete con artist. Ran off with money and materials and doesn’t answer calls now. Save yourself from this guy.

- Ryan Lamielle
317859

Our experience with this company was extremely disappointing! We were promised a quality job and we did not get what we paid for. We were lied to by the owner of this company. He said he would stand by his work and after numerous attempts to contact hi...

- Daniel Miltenberger
14495

Outstanding service, from Jason (owner) to Sean who came out and fixed our hot water heater. Sean went well above and beyond the call of duty to light our HWH, which needs a new ignition. He was professional, of course, but it was his perseverance to get ...

- Deb Thompson
16998

Definitely not licensed as marketed.

Everything You Need to Know About Sanford General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Sanford?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Sanford that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Sanford or NC. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Capitol City Homes:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • David Jobe Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Rdu construction and Painting LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

General Contractor Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to general contractors available in Sanford?

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Sanford has 50 general contractor professionals that can help you with your general contractor services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific general contractors-pros in Sanford.

Will General Contractor Services work in Sanford require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Sanford or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

All General Contractors in Sanford, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Gray Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Although I specialize in landscape and lawn maintenance, we also do almost any handyman service and do them professionally and properly. We're not what you would call a "jack of all trades master of none" because we are not generalists, we are proficient and well versed in all trades. We're reness...Read more about Gray Enterprises
Although I specialize in landscape and lawn maintenance, we also do almost any handyman service and do them professionally and properly. We're not what you would call a "jack of all trades master of none" because we are not generalists, we are proficient and well versed in all trades. We're reness...Read more about Gray Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Electrified Movers
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
We have a small moving company; Been in business more than 10yrs. We provide moving services for office, commercials, houses, apartments and local and long distance moves. Also we do haulings, demolitions and furniture removal.
We have a small moving company; Been in business more than 10yrs. We provide moving services for office, commercials, houses, apartments and local and long distance moves. Also we do haulings, demolitions and furniture removal.
Porch Pro Headshot Personal Access Solutions, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
We help people retrofit their home (including additions) that allow them to use their home more easily. We focus on allowing people to live in their homes regardless of age, ability and/or diagnosis. We provide installation of barrier free showers, bathroom remodels, ramps, automatic door openers, s...Read more about Personal Access Solutions, Inc
We help people retrofit their home (including additions) that allow them to use their home more easily. We focus on allowing people to live in their homes regardless of age, ability and/or diagnosis. We provide installation of barrier free showers, bathroom remodels, ramps, automatic door openers, s...Read more about Personal Access Solutions, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Mid-Carolina Contractors &Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
(2)
High end Renovations are our specialty
High end Renovations are our specialty
Porch Pro Headshot EJS Homes Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
New Construction, Remodeling and Renovations Storm damage - water /fire /smoke / mold Inspections / structural
New Construction, Remodeling and Renovations Storm damage - water /fire /smoke / mold Inspections / structural
Porch Pro Headshot G2 Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
General contracting, with a focus on remodeling of bathrooms and tile work. Residential and commercial.
General contracting, with a focus on remodeling of bathrooms and tile work. Residential and commercial.
Porch Pro Headshot Fisher Encapsulation Services, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
To address any moisture issues in or around your home or business.
To address any moisture issues in or around your home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Bryant Built Homes
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Howell Builders Inc
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Wicker Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Baywood Builders
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Jay Brent Smith Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
We couldnt be more pleased with the job Brent Smith and his crew did in building our new home. The entire J. Brent Smith Construction team is professional and attentive. We really appreciated how involved Brent was personally. He will roll his sleeves up and get in there when he needs to; he is much...Read more about Jay Brent Smith Construction
We couldnt be more pleased with the job Brent Smith and his crew did in building our new home. The entire J. Brent Smith Construction team is professional and attentive. We really appreciated how involved Brent was personally. He will roll his sleeves up and get in there when he needs to; he is much...Read more about Jay Brent Smith Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Pullen Contracting Services
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina
Full contracting services including * Drywall installation & repairs * Decks & porches * Additions & garages * Interior trim * New Home Construction * NC Licensed General Contractor
Full contracting services including * Drywall installation & repairs * Decks & porches * Additions & garages * Interior trim * New Home Construction * NC Licensed General Contractor
Porch Pro Headshot New Classic Builders
General Contractors
Serves Sanford, North Carolina

Latest projects near Sanford

Recent projects booked on Porch
Sanford 27332
Demolition
Start Date
Within a month
Demolition work type
Whole home
Home height
Two floors
SQFT of home
1,000-2,000 sq ft
Approximate year built
1991-2005
Already have permits for demolation
No, I'd like a pro to handle that