Top 10 General Contractors in Union City, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot Corniel Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(110)
WALDY A CORNIEL Corniel Construction LLC Corniel Construction LLC Residential, Commercial, and Industrial. Fully licensed, bonded and insured. We are experts at everything from new construction and remodeling to rebuilding damaged structures. Co-Ops, Condos, Lofts, Office build outs, Remodeling, Ren...Read more about Corniel Construction LLC
WALDY A CORNIEL Corniel Construction LLC Corniel Construction LLC Residential, Commercial, and Industrial. Fully licensed, bonded and insured. We are experts at everything from new construction and remodeling to rebuilding damaged structures. Co-Ops, Condos, Lofts, Office build outs, Remodeling, Ren...Read more about Corniel Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JP PLUMBING
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(26)
"Jaren Keith and Nathan were phenomenal workers! They took they’re time and kept me in the loop with everything they were doing. My kids love they’re new bathroom it turned out beautiful.. thanks again for the hard work!"
"Jaren Keith and Nathan were phenomenal workers! They took they’re time and kept me in the loop with everything they were doing. My kids love they’re new bathroom it turned out beautiful.. thanks again for the hard work!"
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Garage Door Service
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(69)
Porch Pro Headshot Integrity construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Get in Touch Since breaking into the industry in 2000, Integrity contruction llc has been recognized as a dependable contractor. We’ve provided clients with a wide range of services for all their needs. Whatever you have in mind, our professionals work to bring your dreams to life. Contact us to rec...Read more about Integrity construction LLC
Get in Touch Since breaking into the industry in 2000, Integrity contruction llc has been recognized as a dependable contractor. We’ve provided clients with a wide range of services for all their needs. Whatever you have in mind, our professionals work to bring your dreams to life. Contact us to rec...Read more about Integrity construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot James' General Construction
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(12)
James' General Construction can cover all siding and masonry needs.We also specialize in home renovations (kitchen, bathrooms, basements).Please call us today and we will come take a look at your project and provide you with a free estimate. Thank you!
James' General Construction can cover all siding and masonry needs.We also specialize in home renovations (kitchen, bathrooms, basements).Please call us today and we will come take a look at your project and provide you with a free estimate. Thank you!
Porch Pro Headshot Development Restoration llc
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(5)
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
Porch Pro Headshot all city construction and consulting group
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(1)
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
"My experience with All City construction was amazing they are very clean when working they protected all my valuables and did amazing work in my apartment on Park Avenue. I asked for a high end paint job but i was not expecting for the paint job to exceed my expectations."
Porch Pro Headshot OSMAN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC     (201) 893 -4318  (201)844-0788
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
(1)
"We BERGEN COUNTY HUDSON COUNTY NJ 076652 07093 07010 6210 park ave west new york new NERAL HOME & REMODELING CONTRACTORS For extensive projects involving multiple rooms, or for projects that don't easily fall under another specialty, a general contractor is exactly what you’re looking for. And it’...Read more about OSMAN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC (201) 893 -4318 (201)844-0788
"We BERGEN COUNTY HUDSON COUNTY NJ 076652 07093 07010 6210 park ave west new york new NERAL HOME & REMODELING CONTRACTORS For extensive projects involving multiple rooms, or for projects that don't easily fall under another specialty, a general contractor is exactly what you’re looking for. And it’...Read more about OSMAN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LLC (201) 893 -4318 (201)844-0788
Porch Pro Headshot Silent Skill AutoHaus LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Silent Skill AutoHaus LLC is an auto body shop located in North Bergen, NJ. We offer auto customization, vinyl wrap, interior and exterior auto services, and paint protection film. Call us now! Exterior Vinyl Wrap; Ceramic Coating; Ceramic Pro Guttenberg, NJ Paint Protection Film, Car Detailing Serv...Read more about Silent Skill AutoHaus LLC
Silent Skill AutoHaus LLC is an auto body shop located in North Bergen, NJ. We offer auto customization, vinyl wrap, interior and exterior auto services, and paint protection film. Call us now! Exterior Vinyl Wrap; Ceramic Coating; Ceramic Pro Guttenberg, NJ Paint Protection Film, Car Detailing Serv...Read more about Silent Skill AutoHaus LLC
Porch Pro Headshot ARI GROUP INC.
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
ARI Group is a general contractor from New York. They provide foundation testing and foundation repair as well as other services. ARI Group completed an HVAC installation in August of 2006 using a permit received from New York City.
ARI Group is a general contractor from New York. They provide foundation testing and foundation repair as well as other services. ARI Group completed an HVAC installation in August of 2006 using a permit received from New York City.

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 Union City General Contractors

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LICENSED, BONDED & FULLY INSURED We at Osman General Constructions, LLC has been constructing, renovating, and remodeling homes for over 30 years in the Northern New Jersey area. Our experience and great reputation indicate why we are such a well tru...

- osman construction paulo 201 893-4318
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Builder contractor remodeling We BERGEN COUNTY HUDSON COUNTY NJ 076652 07093 07010 Google Maps https://maps.google.com/ Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.6210 park ave west new york new NERAL HOME & REMODELING CON...

- Alex Pablo
117973

I had the front of my Brownstone painted real nice by NYCHICC. It was all under 3K. K. De Leon

- Miguel Morales
117974

I had my whole apt remolded for Under $3,500.00 in NYC i Would recommend them to everyone

- Miguel Morales
152280

As a General Contractor I have lots of turnover and on my most recent project I had to replace my old plumber. Jaren and his team stepped right in place and we’re able to rough in 3 full bathroom and 1 kitchen within a week!!!! These guys work fast. The w...

- Christopher Sands
235505

If you don't want to be completely ripped off after having a horribly shoddy job done by unlicensed, unskilled workers, avoid this company at all costs. I found out that not only did Jaren Duncan scam me out of thousands of dollars, he has done the same t...

- Jessica Damico
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Jaren, Nathan and Keith are three wonderful people. They constantly updated us as the project was going along and they were no delays except for the tile, it took a little extra half day to dry and set. Jaren is excellent with his plumbing and electrical

- Jade Diaz
330925

Jaren Duncan, why did you scam my aunt. She worked extremely hard and saved her money to purchased a house you rip apart. Aunty Kim hired you September 17of 2020, to rewire three room. You agreed to such, your electrical work was good however you destroy...

- Camille Pollard
278458

Dishonest, liar, and a sad excuse for a human being! STAY AWAY or call the police on him. Hired Jae, Jared or whatever name he decides to go by to take care of a leaking drain pipe. He came in the next day (30min late) started work but in the process brok...

- Duncun Black
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Jaren took an extra 4 days to complete my project but it’s amazing. The vanity delivery was delayed, his tile crew never showed up for us but Jaren kept me assured that all would be fine and it was. He dug in himself and made sure my master bathroom got w...

- Jade Diaz
152216

The entire DRIP DRIP team was more than excellent. They like to get started early in the morning and work late so I had to adjust to their schedule slightly. We remodeled two bathrooms and Jarens leadership made sure all was complete two days before thank...

- Christopher Sands
278457

Do not trust this company. Liar!!!!!! They changed their company name very often to avoid bad reviews. They will get your deposit and leave you behind! I hired Jaren Duncun, and he left, cannot contact with home via PHONE or TEXT! The room is now messy a...

- Freedom Z

Everything You Need to Know About Union City General Contractors

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Union City has 1 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Union City are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 12 are A-rated in Union City.
  • 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.

How many general contractors does Union City have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Union City to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 12 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

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

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 Union City, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot PASS CONSTRUCTION  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Based out of New York, Pass Construction is a general contractor that offers exterior remodeling, kitchen remodeling, trenching and more. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them.
Based out of New York, Pass Construction is a general contractor that offers exterior remodeling, kitchen remodeling, trenching and more. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them.
Porch Pro Headshot Fabs Home Improvement  & Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Fabs Home Improvement and Renovations provides whole home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in all 5 NYC boroughs and New Jersey. We make it easier to create a more beautiful & functional home by walking you through each step of the renovation process; by coordinating and supervising ...Read more about Fabs Home Improvement & Renovations LLC
Fabs Home Improvement and Renovations provides whole home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in all 5 NYC boroughs and New Jersey. We make it easier to create a more beautiful & functional home by walking you through each step of the renovation process; by coordinating and supervising ...Read more about Fabs Home Improvement & Renovations LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Wilson Construction llc
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
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Porch Pro Headshot SESMA Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Bi-lingual Family-Owned Business Fully Licensed and Insured More than 13 Years of Experience High Attention to Detail with Every Project Personalized Approach Competitive Rates All Work is Guaranteed
Bi-lingual Family-Owned Business Fully Licensed and Insured More than 13 Years of Experience High Attention to Detail with Every Project Personalized Approach Competitive Rates All Work is Guaranteed
Porch Pro Headshot BFI Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more about BFI Construction Corp.
Porch Pro Headshot Toria Construction
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot N.Y.C. Home Improvement Construction Corporation
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
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Porch Pro Headshot Farhat Construction & Design
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey
Porch Pro Headshot Willis Construction and Management LLC
General Contractors
Serves Union City, New Jersey

Latest projects near Union City

Recent projects booked on Porch
Jersey City 07307
Demolition
Start Date
Within a week
Landscaping service needed
Fence, shed, deck or other outdoor structure construction
Outdoor structure project type
Demolition or removal
Already demolished
No, I need demolition work, too
What to remove
Fence
Jersey City 07307
Skylight Installation
Start Date
Within a month
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
1
Replace existing or install new
Replace existing skylight
Kind of roof
Built-up tar and gravel
Number of stories tall
Three or more floors