Top 10 General Contractors in Springfield, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Durbin Construction and Repair
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(18)
"I have used Durbin Construction and Repair on numerous jobs, from decks to framing in our basement. Always professional and worth every penny. I would highly recommend Josh for any home repair to remodel. "
"I have used Durbin Construction and Repair on numerous jobs, from decks to framing in our basement. Always professional and worth every penny. I would highly recommend Josh for any home repair to remodel. "
Porch Pro Headshot Treasures & More
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(29)
Treasures & More is a family owned antique store located in Pekin IL.Here you can find vintage antiques and collectible items. We also offer furniture refinishing services. Treasures & More is the perfect place to search for antique treasures. Based In Historic Downtown Pekin; We Also Serve Blooming...Read more about Treasures & More
Treasures & More is a family owned antique store located in Pekin IL.Here you can find vintage antiques and collectible items. We also offer furniture refinishing services. Treasures & More is the perfect place to search for antique treasures. Based In Historic Downtown Pekin; We Also Serve Blooming...Read more about Treasures & More
Porch Pro Headshot Safeguard General Contracting, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(28)
Safeguard General Contracting, Inc. is a full service contracting company specializing in both interior and exterior construction services. We have extensive experience in remodeling and new construction, offering services for both residential and commercial properties. Our staff works closely wit...Read more about Safeguard General Contracting, Inc.
Safeguard General Contracting, Inc. is a full service contracting company specializing in both interior and exterior construction services. We have extensive experience in remodeling and new construction, offering services for both residential and commercial properties. Our staff works closely wit...Read more about Safeguard General Contracting, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Seth Molen Construction Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(7)
Seth Molen is your Springfield, IL roofing contractor. Seth Molen Construction Inc. is a full service roofing company serving Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, and Menard Counties. We specialize in retrofitting residential and commercial roofing systems. We take pride in providing our customers peace...Read more about Seth Molen Construction Inc.
Seth Molen is your Springfield, IL roofing contractor. Seth Molen Construction Inc. is a full service roofing company serving Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, and Menard Counties. We specialize in retrofitting residential and commercial roofing systems. We take pride in providing our customers peace...Read more about Seth Molen Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Buraski Builders, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Buraski Builders is a family-owned and operated business specializing in new home and light commercial design and construction, remodeling, handyman services (no job too big or too small), and home inspections for sellers and buyers. Over the past 30 years, the company has become an award-winning, f...Read more about Buraski Builders, Inc.
Buraski Builders is a family-owned and operated business specializing in new home and light commercial design and construction, remodeling, handyman services (no job too big or too small), and home inspections for sellers and buyers. Over the past 30 years, the company has become an award-winning, f...Read more about Buraski Builders, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Husky Painting & Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Husky Painting & Renovations goal is to deliver the highest customer satisfaction. Starting with our friendly staff that listens to our client needs and with our 5 year workmanship warranty on all our jobs, customers can have peace of mind with their projects.
Husky Painting & Renovations goal is to deliver the highest customer satisfaction. Starting with our friendly staff that listens to our client needs and with our 5 year workmanship warranty on all our jobs, customers can have peace of mind with their projects.
Porch Pro Headshot quality home improvements
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(54)
I have been in business since 1993 and have references for all of the work I do, which includes roofing, siding, concrete, room additions, pole barns, interior remodeling of all kinds, flooring, bathrooms, ceramic tile, painting, etc. The quickest response would be a direct call to me 812-263-1588...Read more about quality home improvements
I have been in business since 1993 and have references for all of the work I do, which includes roofing, siding, concrete, room additions, pole barns, interior remodeling of all kinds, flooring, bathrooms, ceramic tile, painting, etc. The quickest response would be a direct call to me 812-263-1588...Read more about quality home improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Bob Bergen Heating and Cooling
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(44)
"I recommend Bob Bergen to any residence and business. As unfortunate as issues with heating/cooling spaces can be is also how important having such a service as Bob Bergen. The efficacy and efficiency displayed by my serviceman made for a comforting and most welcomed experience. Thank you for being...Read more about Bob Bergen Heating and Cooling
"I recommend Bob Bergen to any residence and business. As unfortunate as issues with heating/cooling spaces can be is also how important having such a service as Bob Bergen. The efficacy and efficiency displayed by my serviceman made for a comforting and most welcomed experience. Thank you for being...Read more about Bob Bergen Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Central Paving & Sealcoating, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(77)
Central Paving & Sealcoating is a family owned and operated company that also operates companies in Indiana and Florida. We have crews able to travel state to state to cover all projects
Central Paving & Sealcoating is a family owned and operated company that also operates companies in Indiana and Florida. We have crews able to travel state to state to cover all projects
Porch Pro Headshot Closs Electric Company Inc
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Closs Electric Company Inc in Decatur, IL offers electrical services to industrial, commercial, and residential properties. Our business is licensed and insured. Upfront pricing is available. We provide 24-hour emergency service.
Closs Electric Company Inc in Decatur, IL offers electrical services to industrial, commercial, and residential properties. Our business is licensed and insured. Upfront pricing is available. We provide 24-hour emergency service.

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 Springfield General Contractors

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Deion is an expert and a true professional. He did outstanding quality work and communicated with me throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him for home renovation services.

- Jessica McPherson
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A++++!!! They were quick, knowledgeable, reasonably priced & helpful! Amazing service!!! They arrived within an hour of us calling & had our A/C fixed the same day!! The price can’t be beat!! I highly recommend!!!

- Maria Kanney
51900

Durbin Construction did a Great job on our room addition. They were prompt and professional and completed job in a timely manner.

- Jeff Still
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Josh did a very professional job installing the fence in our backyard. My husband & I would highly recommend him for anything you need done.

- carolyn glass
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Test review for Durbin Construction

- Michael Warsaw
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Josh is better then people three times his age and can out work anyone at anytime does amazing work thanks josh

- James Benner
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From the pictures they look like they do excellent work, however Josh Durbin came out 2nd week in May to check out a master bath remodel project. He listened, took pictures, measurements, and said he would work something up and get back to me. As we hea...

- Cheryl Davis
5163

Excellent work quality. Very good to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

everything went as planned, but he was about an hour late one day

320548

Does not pay his sub contractors. Lies to homeowner about costs and over charges taking advantage of customer!!!!!!

- John Babcock

Everything You Need to Know About Springfield General Contractors

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Springfield 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 Springfield.

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  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Springfield for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

Who are the best General Contractors in Springfield?

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

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 Springfield, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Calcott Roofing Siding & Contracting
    • Location: Springfield
  • Carroll Construction & Roofing LLC
    • Location: Springfield
    • Been in business since: 1960
  • Eagleview Inc
    • Location: Springfield

All General Contractors in Springfield, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Kustom Worx Construction
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot 309 Construction
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot MathewsConstruction and Property Maintenance
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(1)
We do landscaping and interior exterior finish
We do landscaping and interior exterior finish
Porch Pro Headshot Severson Construction
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Severson Construction, based in Roanoke, is a general contractor. They provide kitchen remodeling, trenching, storm shelter installation and more.
Severson Construction, based in Roanoke, is a general contractor. They provide kitchen remodeling, trenching, storm shelter installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Tom Moore Builders
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot TwoTom Services, Incorporated
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
TwoTom Services is owned and operated by Tom Hanney and Tom Hay. "The two Toms" were born and raised in Springfield and after working in the home improvement industry on the retail side for a combined twenty nine years, we decided to take our passion and talents to the homes of our customers. Starti...Read more about TwoTom Services, Incorporated
TwoTom Services is owned and operated by Tom Hanney and Tom Hay. "The two Toms" were born and raised in Springfield and after working in the home improvement industry on the retail side for a combined twenty nine years, we decided to take our passion and talents to the homes of our customers. Starti...Read more about TwoTom Services, Incorporated
Porch Pro Headshot Rmd General Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Roger Webster Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Borens Floor Covering INC
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Borens Floor Covering INC Springfield, IL, 62702 (217) 393-6953 Borens Floor Covering INC is a professional and reliable flooring contractor in Springfield, IL.The company operates in radius of 70 miles and it's in the business since 25 years ! Carpet Sales, Ceramic Tiles Flooring, Engineered Wood F...Read more about Borens Floor Covering INC
Borens Floor Covering INC Springfield, IL, 62702 (217) 393-6953 Borens Floor Covering INC is a professional and reliable flooring contractor in Springfield, IL.The company operates in radius of 70 miles and it's in the business since 25 years ! Carpet Sales, Ceramic Tiles Flooring, Engineered Wood F...Read more about Borens Floor Covering INC
Porch Pro Headshot Rjs Construction and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Bobby Shaw Property Maintenance and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Springfield, Illinois

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