Top 3 General Contractors in Sarasota, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Owens Construction & Inspection Services LLC
With over 20 years of experience, you can count on us to go above and beyond. From new residential construction, design and remodeling, to delivering thorough and comprehensive home inspections. We're committed to your home as if it were our own. By using state of the art equipment, technology and ...Read more about Owens Construction & Inspection Services LLC
2326 Gull Ln, Sarasota, FL
941-203-0200
Porch Pro Headshot Coastal Roofing
(152)
At Coastal Roofing we are a local family owned & operated business. Our honest high quality work & reputation in our local community as well as references from our customers is what we take in pride in and depend upon as a company. *****We guarantee our work and stand behind every job*****...Read more about Coastal Roofing
2521 Border Rd, Venice, FL
941-484-7663
Porch Pro Headshot Scott W Hines General Contractor  Inc
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
324 S Riverhills Dr, Temple Terrace, FL
813-985-3252

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Porch Pro Headshot Stable Foundation Solutions, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(22)
"Exceeded all expectations by far. Team was professional and always took the time to answer any questions I had. Felt at ease during the entire process. Thank you for an amazing experience and A+ quality work! Would highly recommend this company for any of your foundation needs!"
"Exceeded all expectations by far. Team was professional and always took the time to answer any questions I had. Felt at ease during the entire process. Thank you for an amazing experience and A+ quality work! Would highly recommend this company for any of your foundation needs!"
Porch Pro Headshot SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, 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 American General Construction Of West Florida Inc
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
For 25 years American General Construction of West Florida, Inc. has been dedicated to building not only flawless projects but a completely satisfied client base that does not hesitate to call us a second and third time. We sincerely care about our customers and their projects and understand that t...Read more about American General Construction Of West Florida Inc
For 25 years American General Construction of West Florida, Inc. has been dedicated to building not only flawless projects but a completely satisfied client base that does not hesitate to call us a second and third time. We sincerely care about our customers and their projects and understand that t...Read more about American General Construction Of West Florida Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Brothers Construction
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
Family owned and operated since 1985! We have been a Sarasota, Florida family since 1874! As lifetime residents and a well established family, the Roberts Brothers pride themselves on their reputation and deep commitment to the area and strive to provide only the best of construction services to th...Read more about Roberts Brothers Construction
Family owned and operated since 1985! We have been a Sarasota, Florida family since 1874! As lifetime residents and a well established family, the Roberts Brothers pride themselves on their reputation and deep commitment to the area and strive to provide only the best of construction services to th...Read more about Roberts Brothers Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Split Rock Associates, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(3)
Since 2003, Split Rock Associates has successfully completed many projects for its residential clients in Florida and New York. We provide a full range of Remodel, Design + Build and New Construction services and strive to make the construction process as seamless as possible by offering many in-ho...Read more about Split Rock Associates, Inc.
Since 2003, Split Rock Associates has successfully completed many projects for its residential clients in Florida and New York. We provide a full range of Remodel, Design + Build and New Construction services and strive to make the construction process as seamless as possible by offering many in-ho...Read more about Split Rock Associates, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot R & R Roof Services
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(8)
Roof repair specialists. All types of tile, shingle, and flat roofing systems. We also do re roofs. Serving Florida since 1976. Family owned and operated. Free estimates
Roof repair specialists. All types of tile, shingle, and flat roofing systems. We also do re roofs. Serving Florida since 1976. Family owned and operated. Free estimates
Porch Pro Headshot J & L CONSTRUCTORS LLC
General Contractors
Serves Sarasota, Florida
J & L Constructor, LLC., a minority owned company, is committed to bringing innovation, excellence, and integrity to the building process. Our goal: to provide excellent customer satisfaction by building quality products that incorporate innovative concepts for improving energy efficiency and makin...Read more about J & L CONSTRUCTORS LLC
J & L Constructor, LLC., a minority owned company, is committed to bringing innovation, excellence, and integrity to the building process. Our goal: to provide excellent customer satisfaction by building quality products that incorporate innovative concepts for improving energy efficiency and makin...Read more about J & L CONSTRUCTORS LLC

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

A general contractor oversees building and remodeling projects from start to finish. Their main priority is making sure that a project progresses according to the schedule, is on budget, and that all work is done properly. All other contractors and workers answer to the general contractor and they answer to the client who hired them.

Start by getting bids from different contractors. Bids lay out your expected cost and the extent of the project, including materials, labor, and when the project will be done. If you have a local contractor in mind, feel free to work with them in negotiating the terms of a bid, rather than putting out a competitive bid request. Terms typically outline payment installments, an expected timeline for milestones, and the expected outcome at each phase of the project.

Once you've signed the contract with the general contractor, they bring in the workers and begin on the project. Throughout the course of the project, the general contractor manages all workers and subcontractors. General contractors generally own or work for a company that handles one or two aspects of building and remodeling. Very few do framing, finishing, electrical, concrete, plumbing, and landscaping on their own. So, it's quite common for general contractors to outsource work from other companies. The general contractor handles the hiring of these subcontractors, as well as paying them and their own workers. You only have to worry about paying the general contractor.

Hiring multiple subcontractors for a job might seem more economical, but it would put much of the decision-making on you. What you might save in money may be offset by the amount of time and mental energy you'd have to put into the project. An experienced general contractor knows the ins and outs of the construction business. They understand how to structure a project and work with subcontractors to get projects completed safely, and on schedule. This leaves the day-to-day decisions to someone with more experience.

The licensing rules in some states require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. If the state doesn't require a general contractor in your case, it makes good sense to hire a licensed and insured local contractor.

General contractors live by their reputation. They work hard to build trust with their clients and honor that trust through their management of construction projects. Even if they never lift a hammer during the course of a job, they feel a great sense of ownership of the whole operation.

General contractors usually have a vast knowledge of local building codes. Their understanding of construction and people management helps all subcontractors to work together. They see how each piece fits together to make a completed project. Subcontractors may take a narrow view of their role, which could cause problems for other subcontractors working on the next step. General contractors work closely with their crews, subcontractors, and you to prevent costly miscommunication.

Whether you're hiring a home contractor to build your dream house or searching "general contractors in my area" to oversee a remodel project, you'll be working closely with whomever you choose.

When you get underway with your contractor, you'll begin by sorting out every possible detail. Before work begins, the contractor will work out a project plan with you. The project plan may include determining fixtures, finishes, and furnishings — to avoid any cost gaps in the initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be.

Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. Even if they aren't always available, they should provide you with contact information for a lead person or someone else you can discuss the project with. When possible, visit the job site. This gives the contractor or lead the opportunity to bring up any issues and ask any questions about specifics that weren't covered in the project plan.

It's also helpful to keep a project journal. Write down product order numbers. Jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later. Track any changes to the initial project plan in writing. If unforeseen changes occur, make sure to get a bid change in writing.

Other helpful tips:

  • Check on work as it progresses
  • Pay only for completed work
  • Be a fair customer by paying bills on time, responding quickly to questions, and treating your contractor and their workers fairly
  • Know the workers’ names, and make sure they have what they need
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your contractor from the beginning will lead to a more successful project

Some general contractors charge a flat fee. Most charge a markup, which is a percentage of the overall completed project cost. The markup amount covers their overhead, including advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. The contractor should outline all payments and expenses in the contract at the outset.

Contractors typically ask for a percentage of the total project cost upfront. This initial fee covers the cost of getting the project started, provides workers with their wages for the first phase of the construction, and helps serve as a deposit for the needed materials and supplies. Fifteen percent is a fair and decent initial payment for getting a project started. Most states cap this initial fee at 33%, and a good contractor should have good enough credit to cover remaining up-front costs.

After each phase or "milestone" gets completed, your contract will likely require you to pay more money toward the project. These installments are an expected part of the construction process to cover wages, additional supplies, and materials the contractor may need to continue. Even the most well-off contractor would quickly run out of money to move forward if they didn't include installment payments into their contracts.

A big project is a costly endeavor and a long-term investment. When choosing a general contractor, it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee. Be sure to hire someone that can provide proof of licensing, insurance, and references. Take the time to look into their track record. A good general contractor will leave a trail of stellar online reviews, and when you talk to former clients, they'll have only good things to say. When you enter a project with a contractor, you need a pro you trust with your home, so it’s wise to do your homework ahead of time to ensure a successful outcome.

Begin with a plan that lays out the scope of the remodeling work you want done. By the time you hire a contractor, you should have decided on materials, fixtures, appliances, and other items. If you've decided on any changes to the floor plan, be sure to add the specifics to your plan. The more details, the better. Add everything you can think of, down to the brass pulls for the kitchen cupboards.

Once you have this plan, start talking to contractors to get estimates and formal bids. Ask around for local contractor recommendations at your local hardware store, or go online and read client reviews. Good contractors tend to be very busy, so expect a waiting period from the time you contact them to the time they can start on the project. Be sure to seek out a contractor with experience in the job you need done. If you need a patio installed, scroll past them if they specialize in kitchens and baths.

When speaking to the contractor, make sure you're clear on which parts of the project the contractor will handle and which will go to a subcontractor. Ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and any relevant subcontractors' licenses. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau.

Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure you understand every detail of the contract before signing. Be sure to get the proper permits for your project. A good contractor will be able to talk you through getting permits. In some places, contractors are able to get the permits themselves. Check in with the contractor regularly during the course of the project to avoid errors and miscommunication.

Searching online for "good general contractors near me" or getting referrals from a hardware or home improvement store is a first step to hiring a contractor. Take certain precautions before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on.

Begin by working with a professional architect or designer who's able to provide all the information a contractor will need. A designer or architect can also create the necessary drawings to submit for obtaining a permit. Include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork.

Come up with a specifications list in advance. Write down the details of every element you want placed into the project, from the front door to the floor tiles that you want. Calculate to make sure all your selections fall within your budget and meet your personal requirements.

Make sure your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors, remember that you'll spend a lot of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected situations are bound to come up. Perhaps you didn't consider what style of door handle you want for the master bathroom, or the carpet you selected for the living room is no longer available. These types of situations happen with any project, so do your best to remain patient throughout the construction process.

See to it that your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to and that works with your needs. Get a list of subcontractors they use, and look into their history. Use careful consideration when choosing your contractor for the most successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. They should have both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. An insured contractor will take responsibility for the project and for anything that happens at the worksite. Make sure their insurance covers any subcontractors or that they only work with insured third parties.

Ask for proof of insurance right away. Hiring an uninsured contractor may seem less expensive, but it could cost you down the road. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Depending on the state you live in, if a worker is injured on your property and their general contractor didn't carry the proper insurance, you might be liable for the cost of treating their injuries.

Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage. Some also cover limited injury liability, but these policies have limitations. Even in the unlikely event that your policy covers 100 percent of liability, your premiums would most certainly go up. Contractors insurance ensures that you don't have to cover any costs unrelated to the project completion itself.

If a contractor is reliable, they'll be licensed and carry insurance, and if they don't have a license, no company will insure them. Proof of proper licensing and insurance is a sure sign of a reliable contractor.

Recent reviews for Sarasota General Contractors

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Owens Construction and Inspection Services LLC was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Red Sayles
384201

Owens Construction & Inspection Services LLC was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Utku Ugurtas
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Owens Construction & Inspection Services LLC was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- WILLIAM GEORGE
374497

The inspection was great, I'm very happy with their service.

- Robert Wedinger
367786

They did an exceptional job. I have every intention to use them again. Great service.

- Steve Lalor
364684

The Owens inspectors did a very detailed job!

- David Coleman
364558

Owens Construction & Inspection Services LLC was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Boris Ratner
373574

The inspector did a great job. He answered all of our questions and doubts we had. Very profesional, thorough and knowledgeable. Excelente job.

- Bryan Brock
368158

has a great personality. He was friendly and kind. Most of all very informative.

- Gail Schulstad
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has a great personality. He was friendly and kind. Most of all very informative.

- Elizabeth Williams
368234

did a Great job, I was very happy with the Report. He was extremely thorough.

- Robin Sheldon
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The inspector did a great job. He answered all of our questions and doubts we had. Very profesional, thorough and knowledgeable. Excelente job.

- cathy bayne

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota General Contractors

Who are the best General Contractors in Sarasota?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in Sarasota.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in Sarasota, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • MDE Consulting & Design Inc.
    • Location: Sarasota
  • R.J. LaBadie Construction, Inc
    • Location: Sarasota
  • Done Once Done Right Construction LLC.
    • Location: Sarasota

What zip codes in Sarasota have the best General Contractors?

Below we've listed Sarasota zip codes that have great selections of general contractors:

  • 34235: 2 General Contractors.
  • 34234: 3 General Contractors.
  • 34239: 1 General Contractors.
  • What should I check for once my General Contractor in Sarasota 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 Sarasota, FL

    Porch Pro Headshot MyGreen Buildings
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    We BUILD for people. Our goal is to deliver unique and highly custom spaces that incorporate smart design and important architecture -- using high-performance construction methods, and sustainable practices. We BUILD for People - and our goal is to finish each project with you saying I would hire My...Read more about MyGreen Buildings
    We BUILD for people. Our goal is to deliver unique and highly custom spaces that incorporate smart design and important architecture -- using high-performance construction methods, and sustainable practices. We BUILD for People - and our goal is to finish each project with you saying I would hire My...Read more about MyGreen Buildings
    Porch Pro Headshot Brista Homes Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
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    Brista Homes is a development and construction company that specializes in custom-built homes and remodels in the Bradenton-Sarasota area.
    Brista Homes is a development and construction company that specializes in custom-built homes and remodels in the Bradenton-Sarasota area.
    Porch Pro Headshot Woodstone Construction & Custom Roofing
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    Porch Pro Headshot Altiora Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    Our goal is to provide the latest innovations in medicine and surgery for breast, body, and facial enhancement. We provide all services with care and compassion. Our patient safety and satisfaction will always remain our highest concerns. Our board certified doctors are experienced in all forms of...Read more about Altiora Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
    Our goal is to provide the latest innovations in medicine and surgery for breast, body, and facial enhancement. We provide all services with care and compassion. Our patient safety and satisfaction will always remain our highest concerns. Our board certified doctors are experienced in all forms of...Read more about Altiora Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
    Porch Pro Headshot Lianka Cleaning Service
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    Lianka Cleaning Service is operating its services at Sarasota, FL. If you have any questions don't hesitate to call us now. Office Cleaning Kensington Park, FL Residential Cleaning, Maid Service, Corporate Cleaning , Move Out Cleaning, Exterior House Cleaning Address: Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, 34237
    Lianka Cleaning Service is operating its services at Sarasota, FL. If you have any questions don't hesitate to call us now. Office Cleaning Kensington Park, FL Residential Cleaning, Maid Service, Corporate Cleaning , Move Out Cleaning, Exterior House Cleaning Address: Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, 34237
    Porch Pro Headshot Urbantrend Renovation and Construction LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
    Award winning Residential remodeling and commercial buildout specialist. We also excel in hospitality projects having work for the biggest brand name hotels. Our team of professionals look forward to exceed your expectations.
    Porch Pro Headshot T.Scott Exteriors
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    Our licensed professionals will address and inform you of any hazards while preventing serious damage from occurring later on. We will patch small leaks during the inspection.
    Our licensed professionals will address and inform you of any hazards while preventing serious damage from occurring later on. We will patch small leaks during the inspection.
    Porch Pro Headshot Mod-Zen Construction, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
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    Mod-Zen Construction is a general contractor from Sarasota. They offer new home construction, patio construction and more.
    Mod-Zen Construction is a general contractor from Sarasota. They offer new home construction, patio construction and more.
    Porch Pro Headshot SASI construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Sarasota, Florida
    SASI construction is a local family run construction company. We can take care of any project from a small home repair to a home addition or new construction and everything in between. We provide excellent workmanship at a fair price. Please contact us edit any questions or if you would like an e...Read more about SASI construction
    SASI construction is a local family run construction company. We can take care of any project from a small home repair to a home addition or new construction and everything in between. We provide excellent workmanship at a fair price. Please contact us edit any questions or if you would like an e...Read more about SASI construction
    Porch Pro Headshot Sherwood Professionals Inc.
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    Serves Sarasota, Florida
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    Serves Sarasota, Florida

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