Top 10 General Contractors in Slidell, LA

Porch Pro Headshot Blue-in const.
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Hello my name is Tim I've been in constructing industry for over 35 years. We started off as a framing company. In the last 7 years we have specialized in building sheds,Decks, fencing, gazebos, pergola's and all sorts of miscellaneous carpentry work. We usually do not require any money until the...Read more about Blue-in const.
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Hello my name is Tim I've been in constructing industry for over 35 years. We started off as a framing company. In the last 7 years we have specialized in building sheds,Decks, fencing, gazebos, pergola's and all sorts of miscellaneous carpentry work. We usually do not require any money until the...Read more about Blue-in const.
Porch Pro Headshot Sylve Services llc.
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(41)
"Sylve and his crew did excellent work for a great price. He installed a french drain for us over two days in Tangle wood subdivision. The first day was right before Tropical Storm Claudette and just the trench his team dug made a HUGE difference in our backyard drainage. After today's major downpou...Read more about Sylve Services llc.
"Sylve and his crew did excellent work for a great price. He installed a french drain for us over two days in Tangle wood subdivision. The first day was right before Tropical Storm Claudette and just the trench his team dug made a HUGE difference in our backyard drainage. After today's major downpou...Read more about Sylve Services llc.
Porch Pro Headshot Intrepid Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(13)
"I can't say enough about Intrepid Builders. From the day we signed the contract to the day we went to closing, intrepid Builders did what they said they would do and my project came in on time and on budget. I would highly recommend them."
"I can't say enough about Intrepid Builders. From the day we signed the contract to the day we went to closing, intrepid Builders did what they said they would do and my project came in on time and on budget. I would highly recommend them."
Porch Pro Headshot Olver Enterprises LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(14)
We are a remodeling and design company . The owner Chas olver won the southeastern regional design award from the CTDA for tile design in bathrooms. We remodel homes, do insurance restoration work, install and repair all types of flooring including sanding and finishing of wood floors . We do work f...Read more about Olver Enterprises LLC
We are a remodeling and design company . The owner Chas olver won the southeastern regional design award from the CTDA for tile design in bathrooms. We remodel homes, do insurance restoration work, install and repair all types of flooring including sanding and finishing of wood floors . We do work f...Read more about Olver Enterprises LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Colmex Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
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Our Mission is to serve our clients with the professionalism exceeding their expectations by providing QUALITY, INTEGRITY, DEPENDABILITY, SAFETY, HONESTY and EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE from concept through completion. This is our commitment to our clients as we serve as a PARTNER FOR BUILDING SUCCESS!. T...Read more about Colmex Construction LLC
Our Mission is to serve our clients with the professionalism exceeding their expectations by providing QUALITY, INTEGRITY, DEPENDABILITY, SAFETY, HONESTY and EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE from concept through completion. This is our commitment to our clients as we serve as a PARTNER FOR BUILDING SUCCESS!. T...Read more about Colmex Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Georgia Mechanical Inc
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(42)
We cover the Buford Georgia, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain region. Georgia Mechanical Inc concentrates on: heating and cooling upgrading, residential oil furnace renovating and engineering of residential electric boilers. Buford, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain are wond...Read more about Georgia Mechanical Inc
We cover the Buford Georgia, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain region. Georgia Mechanical Inc concentrates on: heating and cooling upgrading, residential oil furnace renovating and engineering of residential electric boilers. Buford, Suwanee, Flowery Branch and Chestnut Mountain are wond...Read more about Georgia Mechanical Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Bad Boys Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(16)
Leave your messy drywall needs to the top-rated professionals! For a job done right, Bad Boys Construction in Shenandoah earned a 5-star rating.
Leave your messy drywall needs to the top-rated professionals! For a job done right, Bad Boys Construction in Shenandoah earned a 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot AZ Home Improvements Co Inc
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(17)
A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in the Terrytown, LA area boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in the Terrytown, LA area boasts an excellent 5-star rating. Call them today to learn more about their vinyl siding service offerings.
Porch Pro Headshot Canda Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
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Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at Canda Construction in Presquille. Give them a call today and book a service.
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at Canda Construction in Presquille. Give them a call today and book a service.
Porch Pro Headshot G Temple Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(6)
Enhance your home's interior with a pristine carpet installation from G Temple Construction in Port Sulphur, LA.
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Enhance your home's interior with a pristine carpet installation from G Temple Construction in Port Sulphur, LA.

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 Slidell General Contractors

130527

Tim and his crew were very friendly and easy to work with. They showed up on time, did a wonderful job on budget on my renovation job. I will definitely be contacting Tim for future projects and recommend him to my friends and family.

- Casey Louque
198280

Great job.under budget

- Tim Blouin
48933

Justin and his crew are extremely kind and very professional! It has been a pleasure working with Intrepid Builders and the work done is utter than expected!!!! Way to go!

- Brett Piazza
15800

Highly recommend. Fair pricing and very quality work on all your home repair project needs.

- Harold D
14245

Super fast and efficient work! Great price and will use his services again.

- Gertrude Romeo
17707

On time and made the best out of my situation. Would recommend..

- Ed Raymond
12928

Bad Boys contribution is reliable, fast, responsive, clear and exceptionally great at the jobs they perform. Very good details and pricing are estimated within 48 hrs of your request.

- Mateo Carreno
12910

Hello my name is Owenda and a family member told me about Bad Boys Construction. I had a house I was renting on S oakridge ct in New Orleans east one years ago. Me and my husband wanna to sell the house and needed a contractor to redo the inside the house...

- Owenda Nadal
52170

Bad Boys construction did a wonderful job on transforming my plain bath/shower to a beautiful tiled shower with built in bench. They definitely be back to do more work for us.

- LaWanda Carr
15832

Readily available, personable, and efficient. Did a good job on several projects, big and small.

- darden lvx
22374

Adrian with Bad Boys Construction has been the only contractor that has done everything he said he would. Adrian and his crew replaced my roof in 2 days and I look forward to working with him on more projects.

- Sam Williams
13562

Adrian did a fantastic job on the remodeling of the floors and exterior of my home. He was very honest and did everything he said he would do. Under budget as well!

- scott bruce

Everything You Need to Know About Slidell General Contractors

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

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

  • JACOBS SERVICES ENTERPRISE LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 70112
  • Barkemeyer Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 70435
  • Morgan's Handyman Construction Services:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 70085 and 70831

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

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Slidell?

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

  • BC&I:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • HMD Contracting LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Lamulle Construction Llc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How does invoicing/payment work for most General Contractor projects in Slidell?

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All General Contractors in Slidell, LA

Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Home Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(1)
"Hired them to remodel my home. First off let me start by saying my house was flooded and destroyed they came and ripped out old sheetrock and floor , installed new tile and walls and a custom shower! Came out awesome! Will definitely recommend in the future."
"Hired them to remodel my home. First off let me start by saying my house was flooded and destroyed they came and ripped out old sheetrock and floor , installed new tile and walls and a custom shower! Came out awesome! Will definitely recommend in the future."
Porch Pro Headshot Cook Homebuilders, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Considered one of the best carpet installers in January 2018, Cook Homebuilders offers a variety of carpet flooring options that are perfect for your home or business.
Considered one of the best carpet installers in January 2018, Cook Homebuilders offers a variety of carpet flooring options that are perfect for your home or business.
Porch Pro Headshot Eco Energy & Solar Solutions, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(86)
The vinyl siding professionals at Eco Energy & Solar Solutions in Arabi, LA can help you complete any task in a jiffy.
The vinyl siding professionals at Eco Energy & Solar Solutions in Arabi, LA can help you complete any task in a jiffy.
Porch Pro Headshot Benny’s Painting & Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
My target is Quality and professionalist all my jobs are % 100 approved by the customers satisfaction!! Our business relies in our customers satisfaction !! Thank you for choosing.. Benny’s painting & Remodeling LLC
My target is Quality and professionalist all my jobs are % 100 approved by the customers satisfaction!! Our business relies in our customers satisfaction !! Thank you for choosing.. Benny’s painting & Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Couvillion's Carpet Cleaners
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Couvillion's Carpet Cleaners is professional carpet cleaning company in Slidell, LA! We provide Carpet Cleaning Service on affordable price. Call us now for more information. Residential cleaning service, House cleaning service, Home cleaning service, Residential cleaning company, Carpet cleaners, R...Read more about Couvillion's Carpet Cleaners
Couvillion's Carpet Cleaners is professional carpet cleaning company in Slidell, LA! We provide Carpet Cleaning Service on affordable price. Call us now for more information. Residential cleaning service, House cleaning service, Home cleaning service, Residential cleaning company, Carpet cleaners, R...Read more about Couvillion's Carpet Cleaners
Porch Pro Headshot Sylve services  LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Sylve services LLC. in Abita Springs.
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Sylve services LLC. in Abita Springs.
Porch Pro Headshot Lamulle Construction Llc
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(34)
The professionals at Lamulle Construction Llc in Tickfaw, LA are ready and willing to tackle your difficult vinyl siding projects.
The professionals at Lamulle Construction Llc in Tickfaw, LA are ready and willing to tackle your difficult vinyl siding projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Ultimate Siding Gutter
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Make sure your windows are functioning properly all year long with repair services from Ultimate Siding Gutter in Lawtell, LA.
Make sure your windows are functioning properly all year long with repair services from Ultimate Siding Gutter in Lawtell, LA.
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Southern Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
The vinyl siding professionals at Elite Southern Solutions in Barataria, LA can help you complete any task in a jiffy.
The vinyl siding professionals at Elite Southern Solutions in Barataria, LA can help you complete any task in a jiffy.
Porch Pro Headshot Northshore Custom Homes
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
BSD Construction, based out of Mandeville, is a general contractor. They offer accessibility construction, framing and more.
BSD Construction, based out of Mandeville, is a general contractor. They offer accessibility construction, framing and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Edgewater Builders
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
(2)
Porch Pro Headshot CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING SERVICES LLC
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Porch Pro Headshot Drain Surgeon, Incorporated
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana
Tag Line: here tomorrow for what we do today Specialties - 24 hr. service - here my whole life - have been plumbing since 1977
Tag Line: here tomorrow for what we do today Specialties - 24 hr. service - here my whole life - have been plumbing since 1977
Porch Pro Headshot cohenconstructionllc
General Contractors
Serves Slidell, Louisiana

Latest projects near Slidell

Recent projects booked on Porch
Slidell 70461
Residential Building
Modular home
No
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2
Land status for the home
I already own the land
Interested home styles
Ranch, Modern
Approximate budget for the custom home
$200,000 - $250,000
Time expected for the home to be completed
3 - 6 months
Slidell 70460
Residential Building
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
replace existing windows (7) and sliding patio door. Home is 30 years old
Extent of design prep work
No