Top 10 General Contractors in Shakopee, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Basement Authority
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(656)
Innovative Basement Authority is a veteran-founded business established in 2005 servicing Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and are rapidly growing to offer our services in more areas. Team Innovative specializes in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation & re...Read more about Innovative Basement Authority
Innovative Basement Authority is a veteran-founded business established in 2005 servicing Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and are rapidly growing to offer our services in more areas. Team Innovative specializes in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation & re...Read more about Innovative Basement Authority
Porch Pro Headshot Above All Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(81)
"I got an addition from Gene and his crew a while back. I could see the passion in their work and it showed because the job was flawless. I'd 1000% recommend working with Above All Const.Great work and great people"
"I got an addition from Gene and his crew a while back. I could see the passion in their work and it showed because the job was flawless. I'd 1000% recommend working with Above All Const.Great work and great people"
Porch Pro Headshot Lakeland Contractors  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(42)
"Charlie w/Lakeland Contractors helped me get my hail damaged roof fully covered by my insurance company after the insurance company would only cover half of my roof. Charlie advised me on how to get my insurance company to send another adjuster to relook at my roof and they agreed to cover the ent...Read more about Lakeland Contractors LLC
"Charlie w/Lakeland Contractors helped me get my hail damaged roof fully covered by my insurance company after the insurance company would only cover half of my roof. Charlie advised me on how to get my insurance company to send another adjuster to relook at my roof and they agreed to cover the ent...Read more about Lakeland Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(23)
Dornick Construction Company, President, John Dornick, is a life long resident of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The Dornick family resides in the Minnehaha parkway neighborhood of Minneapolis. Dornick Construction's focus is on design/build additions, particularly with kitchen renovations invo...Read more about DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
Dornick Construction Company, President, John Dornick, is a life long resident of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The Dornick family resides in the Minnehaha parkway neighborhood of Minneapolis. Dornick Construction's focus is on design/build additions, particularly with kitchen renovations invo...Read more about DORNICK CONSTRUCTION INC
Porch Pro Headshot RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL EXTERIORS INC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(17)
"Great to work with. They provided a detailed estimate and were very prompt in answering any questions we had. The job was completed on time and any debris that had accumulated was picked up immediately. I'll use them again and would recommend them to anyone."
"Great to work with. They provided a detailed estimate and were very prompt in answering any questions we had. The job was completed on time and any debris that had accumulated was picked up immediately. I'll use them again and would recommend them to anyone."
Porch Pro Headshot Beckman/Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(16)
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you t...Read more about Beckman/Remodeling
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you t...Read more about Beckman/Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Tom Mason Construction
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(7)
"Tom Mason was outstanding. I had ceiling damage from a toilet leak and the sub floor was in bad shape. He came in and gave me a fair quote with a realistic timeline. He and his staff were professional and courteous. Since he was quoting those issues out, I asked him to do the kitchen tile as we...Read more about Tom Mason Construction
"Tom Mason was outstanding. I had ceiling damage from a toilet leak and the sub floor was in bad shape. He came in and gave me a fair quote with a realistic timeline. He and his staff were professional and courteous. Since he was quoting those issues out, I asked him to do the kitchen tile as we...Read more about Tom Mason Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Accent Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(9)
Accent Construction LLC is a contracting company located in Elk River, Minnesota. Founded in 2006 licensed and insured. Accent Construction LLC is specialized in several construction areas. We build New Homes and Remodel existing properties. We cover Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Porches...Read more about Accent Construction LLC
Accent Construction LLC is a contracting company located in Elk River, Minnesota. Founded in 2006 licensed and insured. Accent Construction LLC is specialized in several construction areas. We build New Homes and Remodel existing properties. We cover Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Porches...Read more about Accent Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Kern Company LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Slogan: Kern Company LLC strives for operational integrity and excellence in workmanship at reasonably competitive rates, attending to our customers requests and building needs. Description: Kern Company is a small family owned construction company formed by Kerry Kern. The company has successfully...Read more about Kern Company LLC
Slogan: Kern Company LLC strives for operational integrity and excellence in workmanship at reasonably competitive rates, attending to our customers requests and building needs. Description: Kern Company is a small family owned construction company formed by Kerry Kern. The company has successfully...Read more about Kern Company LLC
Porch Pro Headshot CSC Remodelers
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Established in 2010, CSC Remodelers provides contracting solutions for all exterior projects including roofs, siding, windows, decks gutters and more. We also provide bath makeovers and basement remodels
Established in 2010, CSC Remodelers provides contracting solutions for all exterior projects including roofs, siding, windows, decks gutters and more. We also provide bath makeovers and basement remodels

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 Shakopee General Contractors

63330

My house was hit with the hail storm back in June of 2015, after continuous issues we stumbled across, we have finally finished the exterior of our home. All said and done, the work that was done was outstanding for all that had to be done. On the house t...

- Swerve Eastriver
142001

We had lived with a damp basement for over 20 years. We had tried other approaches and nothing worked until we hired Innovative Basement Systems. They were professional, fairly priced, minimized the disruption and mess to us, and finished on time. We a...

- Mike Norman
56936

Lakeland has completed 5 major projects for us in 2 houses (bathroom and kitchen remodels, bathroom addition, mud room and 3rd stall garage addition). For every project, Lakeland went above and beyond with respect to quality and professionalism. When we ...

- Ben Duckworth
55850

Lakeland Contractors provided the best pricing for finishing my basement, was open and honest throughout the entire process, and did exceptional work. I have many small projects in the future and will go to them first. I would highly recommend Lakeland C...

- Jeff drogseth
56693

Professional, friendly and reliable! Quality work, complete, fast and thorough estimates. I would highly recommend Lakeland Contractors. Knowledgeable from property management services, REO preservation services, remodeling and new home construction!

- chris kawohl
55941

I'm a realtor that's been working with Lakeland Contractors for about 7 years. They are by far my go-to contractors for my clients as well as myself. From major renovations to small projects.. these guys rock!

- Joe Holmes
55870

Friendly and reliable service with Lakeland Contractors! Extremely satisfied with project quality and scheduled completion dates met!!!!! Would highly recommend.

- Ron Fulton
200023

We used Lakeland Contractors to replace the floorboards and railing on our deck. It was a large project of around $25,000. We choose them because they seems to be interested in the job and brought two people to provide an estimate. They have average pr...

- Mark Vangsgard
143383

He is a contractor that likes to use cheap materials and does not pay his subs

- David museus Museus
55083

QUALITY! Above All Constructions work speaks for itself. I couldn't be happier. Everything was a breeze

- Cheryl Theis
166480

Gula worked with my insurance company after the hail storm. It seemed like my insurance company was very tough on them but Dmitriy managed to get us a brand new roof and siding! The installers were quick and very respectful to our belongings.

- Gary Calkin

Everything You Need to Know About Shakopee General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Shakopee?

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

  • Kallerup Construction LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Rich S Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Great Lakes Window & Siding Company:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Shakopee has 13 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 11 pros in Shakopee are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 22 are A-rated in Shakopee.
  • 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.

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

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Shakopee 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 Shakopee, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Becker Building & Remodeling, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(7)
Becker Building & Remodeling LLC builds new homes, remodels existing homes, and provides related residential construction services to Twin Cities area home owners. Rather than dividing attention among many projects, Cary Becker takes on the right number of projects that he can personally manage, ens...Read more about Becker Building & Remodeling, LLC
Becker Building & Remodeling LLC builds new homes, remodels existing homes, and provides related residential construction services to Twin Cities area home owners. Rather than dividing attention among many projects, Cary Becker takes on the right number of projects that he can personally manage, ens...Read more about Becker Building & Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot EC Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
At EC Construction, we understand that a bathroom remodeling job can increase the value of your home in Minneapolis or the surrounding area, so we strive to perform consistently high-quality work that'll stand the test of time. We can work with any sized space and will provide design advice if neede...Read more about EC Construction LLC
At EC Construction, we understand that a bathroom remodeling job can increase the value of your home in Minneapolis or the surrounding area, so we strive to perform consistently high-quality work that'll stand the test of time. We can work with any sized space and will provide design advice if neede...Read more about EC Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Gula Construction
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(48)
"Dmitriy did a wonderful job remodeling our house! It started out with the conversion of the porch into 4 season. After that we really liked how his crew worked. They were professional, clean and the craftsmanship was outstanding! Right after the porch we had him remodel our whole first floor (k...Read more about Gula Construction
"Dmitriy did a wonderful job remodeling our house! It started out with the conversion of the porch into 4 season. After that we really liked how his crew worked. They were professional, clean and the craftsmanship was outstanding! Right after the porch we had him remodel our whole first floor (k...Read more about Gula Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Antonsen Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(79)
Water & Fire Restoration, Storm Damage Repair, Roofing & Siding, Windows & Doors, and Concrete
Water & Fire Restoration, Storm Damage Repair, Roofing & Siding, Windows & Doors, and Concrete
Porch Pro Headshot Showcase Framers Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(1)
We are a General Contracting and Framing Sub-Contracting company, built on passion for the industry, and a solid work ethic that is imbedded into every new trainee. With a combined 28 years of experience between the two owners were ready for just about anything. From new construction to various remo...Read more about Showcase Framers Inc.
We are a General Contracting and Framing Sub-Contracting company, built on passion for the industry, and a solid work ethic that is imbedded into every new trainee. With a combined 28 years of experience between the two owners were ready for just about anything. From new construction to various remo...Read more about Showcase Framers Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Palace Restoration  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Do you need help from a general contractor? Based in Blaine, Palace Restoration has been in business since 2003 offering home remodeling, new home construction, kitchen remodeling, and roofing.
Do you need help from a general contractor? Based in Blaine, Palace Restoration has been in business since 2003 offering home remodeling, new home construction, kitchen remodeling, and roofing.
Porch Pro Headshot KAL CONSTRUCTION INC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Since its foundation in 2000, Kal Construction & Design has Minneapolis Residential Renovations specialized in residential remodeling and construction throughout St. Paul's most iconic neighborhoods. With our talented and experienced craftspeople and builders, we work to update historic environment...Read more about KAL CONSTRUCTION INC
Since its foundation in 2000, Kal Construction & Design has Minneapolis Residential Renovations specialized in residential remodeling and construction throughout St. Paul's most iconic neighborhoods. With our talented and experienced craftspeople and builders, we work to update historic environment...Read more about KAL CONSTRUCTION INC
Porch Pro Headshot Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Great Lakes Window & Siding has been exceeding the expectations of Twin Cities homeowners since 1995. Our number one goal is to provide the best specialty remodeling experience for every homeowner we work with. We believe that the best way to exceed expectations is by offering the highest quality pr...Read more about Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
Great Lakes Window & Siding has been exceeding the expectations of Twin Cities homeowners since 1995. Our number one goal is to provide the best specialty remodeling experience for every homeowner we work with. We believe that the best way to exceed expectations is by offering the highest quality pr...Read more about Great Lakes Window & Siding Company
Porch Pro Headshot JLB Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
We strive to exceed customer satisfaction with our quality craftsmanship. Our team is excited to see your project from start to finish and work with you to make your dreams a reality! Our company is a licensed general contractor through the state of Minnesota, looking to help you build or remodel yo...Read more about JLB Construction LLC
We strive to exceed customer satisfaction with our quality craftsmanship. Our team is excited to see your project from start to finish and work with you to make your dreams a reality! Our company is a licensed general contractor through the state of Minnesota, looking to help you build or remodel yo...Read more about JLB Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
(42)
Porch Pro Headshot Structural Dimensions, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Metropolis Custom Homes LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota
Metropolis Custom Homes, based in Eden Prairie, is a general contractor. They provide foundation repair, bathroom remodeling and other services. Metropolis Custom Homes is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Metropolis Custom Homes, based in Eden Prairie, is a general contractor. They provide foundation repair, bathroom remodeling and other services. Metropolis Custom Homes is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Shelf Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Shakopee, Minnesota

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