Top 10 General Contractors in Utica, NY

Porch Pro Headshot New Frontiers, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(17)
"My old furnace died a few days after Christmas. New Frontiers was able to come in during the holidays on short notice to remove my old furnace and replace it with a new one. It was so easy to deal with New Frontiers. They were friendly and professional. I was even able to with my credit card ...Read more about New Frontiers, LLC
"My old furnace died a few days after Christmas. New Frontiers was able to come in during the holidays on short notice to remove my old furnace and replace it with a new one. It was so easy to deal with New Frontiers. They were friendly and professional. I was even able to with my credit card ...Read more about New Frontiers, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Dixon Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(19)
A full general contracting service company which provides quality workmanship at affordable prices. For over 14 years we have been servicing clientele in Upstate New York and its surrounding areas. Client satisfaction, quality production and meeting deadlines is our main priority. In addition, we...Read more about Dixon Home Improvements
A full general contracting service company which provides quality workmanship at affordable prices. For over 14 years we have been servicing clientele in Upstate New York and its surrounding areas. Client satisfaction, quality production and meeting deadlines is our main priority. In addition, we...Read more about Dixon Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Kucel Contractors, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(18)
For over 72 years, Kucel Contractors Inc in Gloversville, NY has provided high-quality construction work. We complete both residential and commercial projects. Our team is trained in safety and always gets the job done efficiently and within budget. As a family-owned company, we take pride in our wo...Read more about Kucel Contractors, Inc.
For over 72 years, Kucel Contractors Inc in Gloversville, NY has provided high-quality construction work. We complete both residential and commercial projects. Our team is trained in safety and always gets the job done efficiently and within budget. As a family-owned company, we take pride in our wo...Read more about Kucel Contractors, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Wells Services
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
We Do: Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Home Repairs, Doors, Windows, Decks, Sheds, Sheet rock, Painting, Trim Work, Plumbing Water & Sewer, Toilets, Faucets, Water Heaters, Septic Tank Pumping, Portable Restroom Rentals, Drain Cleaning, Pipe Video Inspections, "GIVE US A CALL , WE DO MORE."
We Do: Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Home Repairs, Doors, Windows, Decks, Sheds, Sheet rock, Painting, Trim Work, Plumbing Water & Sewer, Toilets, Faucets, Water Heaters, Septic Tank Pumping, Portable Restroom Rentals, Drain Cleaning, Pipe Video Inspections, "GIVE US A CALL , WE DO MORE."
Porch Pro Headshot Foley Builders, Inc
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(9)
Foley Builders is committed to building an efficient and functional home for you. As the exclusive Woman-Centric home builder in New York's Mohawk Valley and Old Forge Areas, we are trained to design homes and home improvement projects to meet your lifestyle needs. Foley Builders meets and exceeds E...Read more about Foley Builders, Inc
Foley Builders is committed to building an efficient and functional home for you. As the exclusive Woman-Centric home builder in New York's Mohawk Valley and Old Forge Areas, we are trained to design homes and home improvement projects to meet your lifestyle needs. Foley Builders meets and exceeds E...Read more about Foley Builders, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Taylor Construction and General Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(50)
Roofing Contractor: Shingle Roofs, Metal Roofs, Flat Roofs, Repairs and Replacements. Emergency Repairs.
Roofing Contractor: Shingle Roofs, Metal Roofs, Flat Roofs, Repairs and Replacements. Emergency Repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Darrow Construction
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
Established in 2001. Darrow construction specializes in Remodeling and Additional living spaces. Feel free to look me up on @Facebook. Offer free Advice and Estimates
Established in 2001. Darrow construction specializes in Remodeling and Additional living spaces. Feel free to look me up on @Facebook. Offer free Advice and Estimates
Porch Pro Headshot home improvement
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(14)
Porch Pro Headshot CC&D Construction
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(3)
Specializing in interior home improvements and repair... Including but not limited to: kitchens, baths, flooring - tile installations, hardwood, engineered - electrical - plumbing -drywall - finishing work - custom moldings and trim -painting interior and exterior -general handyman work/repairs - si...Read more about CC&D Construction
Specializing in interior home improvements and repair... Including but not limited to: kitchens, baths, flooring - tile installations, hardwood, engineered - electrical - plumbing -drywall - finishing work - custom moldings and trim -painting interior and exterior -general handyman work/repairs - si...Read more about CC&D Construction
Porch Pro Headshot D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar
General Contractors
Serves Utica, New York
(3)
"Simon has built me the most beautiful and original porch that I can think about. We reviewed lots of designs and magazines on the subject and came up with the general principles of what I love and what I hate the most in a porch. The result is a porch which is elegant, integrates well in the surrou...Read more about D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar
"Simon has built me the most beautiful and original porch that I can think about. We reviewed lots of designs and magazines on the subject and came up with the general principles of what I love and what I hate the most in a porch. The result is a porch which is elegant, integrates well in the surrou...Read more about D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar

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 Utica General Contractors

51319

Excellent service start to finish with affordable prices.

- Melissa Fassett
51267

I have worked with Chris on several projects within my own home as well as several clients' homes. He does very nice work for a very reasonable price. He's always been very communicative and very honest with me. I'd highly recommend him.

- Jay Groah
51249

Calling CC&D was the best move I ever made with my home. After getting ripped off by another contractor, I found myself with only half a house. Chris and his team are perfectionists and professionals. Not only did they fix what the other contractor mes...

- Evan Sandler
143371

I gave him $2500 to do some work at my Lake House. Unfortunately, after excuses and promises...he never delivered on the work that he would do for me. I asked him to give me the $2500 back...after 11 months and countless calls...he still has NOT given me ...

- Diane Cristiano
283277

While Jeff is a very pleasant person and probably does good work, the amount of time it takes for him to complete a project is beyond unacceptable. We hired him last August 31 to put up a fence around our pool. Eleven months later, the posts are in, but ...

- Rayna Schneider
226717

This man is an evil no good for nothing, that preys on the elderly, or anyone with money for that matter. He will ask for money down do a couple of things to make it look like he actually knows what he's doing, until it comes time to produce new material ...

- Marychristine Thurston
254360

He is a THIEF. I paid 6000 downpayment 3000 mid project Another 2000 And he stole my Home Depot Credit Card and spent 7000 And he did nothing at all He is violent too. I am afraid if this guy! If something happens to me or to my house in Little Falls ...

- Marcela Etchebeherr
182321

Poor communication, not timely, didn't follow through on committed timelines, and never called to say when timelines were changing.

- Jessica Manna
158540

I hired Jeff Luke last March to do major renovations to my new house. Luke insisted on receiving a large part of the cost if project up front in order to buy all the supplies needed. Luke said that the project would be finished in 3 weeks. I said more ...

- john lisa
226718

This man is an evil no good for nothing, that preys on the elderly, or anyone with money for that matter. He will ask for money down do a couple of things to make it look like he actually knows what he's doing, until it comes time to produce new material ...

- Marychristine Thurston
10124

New Frontiers did an outstanding job turning my dusty old basement into a fully finished space, complete with new walls, floors, windows and updated electrical work. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and worked efficiently. In a matter of days, they c...

- Aaron Goldman
1805

The quality and craftsmanship were excellent. They were professional, very organized, and made me feel like part of the project by keeping me updated on their schedule, materials they'd be using, and other aspects of their jobs. They're prices were also c...

- Rob T

Everything You Need to Know About Utica General Contractors

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

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

  • Saviors Custom Carpentry:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 19121
  • Centoreandson:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 13486 and 13402
  • JVA Construction Services LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 13021 and 13030

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

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

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Utica 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.

Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Utica?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Utica ready to help you with your general contractor services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top General Contractors on Porch:

    • S & L Contracting CNY,LLC
      • Mather Building & Renovations
        • S & S Renovation and Renewal

          All General Contractors in Utica, NY

          Porch Pro Headshot John's Cleanouts And Property Preservation, Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Based in Rome Ny, John's Clean-Outs and Property Preservation, Inc is a highly rated company offering exceptional Junk Removal , Clean Outs, and Various property Preservation services to the residential, Commercial and Banking Industry.
          Based in Rome Ny, John's Clean-Outs and Property Preservation, Inc is a highly rated company offering exceptional Junk Removal , Clean Outs, and Various property Preservation services to the residential, Commercial and Banking Industry.
          Porch Pro Headshot GHJ Construction Co.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          (1)
          Growing up in the Adirondacks, our family was always involved in camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. The scenery was beautiful and the area was well known for its great camps. Log homes and camps were quite common and I built my first log home at the age of 5 with a miniature set of Lincoln log...Read more about GHJ Construction Co.
          Growing up in the Adirondacks, our family was always involved in camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. The scenery was beautiful and the area was well known for its great camps. Log homes and camps were quite common and I built my first log home at the age of 5 with a miniature set of Lincoln log...Read more about GHJ Construction Co.
          Porch Pro Headshot Jared Conbeer Construction LLC
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          We are a high end company that strives for quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Everything we build is functional, long lasting, plumb, level, square and pleasing to the eye. We use mathematics, read instructions, incorporate some common sense and, keep an orderly job site. This enables ...Read more about Jared Conbeer Construction LLC
          We are a high end company that strives for quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Everything we build is functional, long lasting, plumb, level, square and pleasing to the eye. We use mathematics, read instructions, incorporate some common sense and, keep an orderly job site. This enables ...Read more about Jared Conbeer Construction LLC
          Porch Pro Headshot K D A contracting
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Hello , My name is Kurt Amrhein I am insured and have a business licenses. I do small and large jobs ,painting ,minor fix-its around your home. Customer satisfaction is what I strive for,,,, If your not happy I'm not happy !!!
          Hello , My name is Kurt Amrhein I am insured and have a business licenses. I do small and large jobs ,painting ,minor fix-its around your home. Customer satisfaction is what I strive for,,,, If your not happy I'm not happy !!!
          Porch Pro Headshot Concrete Carving and Design
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Concrete Carving and Design is a licensed StoneMakers dealer (www.Stonemakers.net), Some of our featured products include: Stamped, hand carved, and hand colored patios and walks. Looking for a beautiful, completely customizable alternative to regular stamp create? Tired of looking at cookie cutte...Read more about Concrete Carving and Design
          Concrete Carving and Design is a licensed StoneMakers dealer (www.Stonemakers.net), Some of our featured products include: Stamped, hand carved, and hand colored patios and walks. Looking for a beautiful, completely customizable alternative to regular stamp create? Tired of looking at cookie cutte...Read more about Concrete Carving and Design
          Porch Pro Headshot Walls Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          All, except roofing.
          All, except roofing.
          Porch Pro Headshot A.R. Builders & Property Management Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Our company provides both residential and commercial building services. We specialize in remodeling, including cabinet, window and flooring installation, painting, trim work, and siding. We also build new homes and additions. We value quality work and excellent customer service - the fact that we...Read more about A.R. Builders & Property Management Inc.
          Our company provides both residential and commercial building services. We specialize in remodeling, including cabinet, window and flooring installation, painting, trim work, and siding. We also build new homes and additions. We value quality work and excellent customer service - the fact that we...Read more about A.R. Builders & Property Management Inc.
          Porch Pro Headshot J & E Contracting and Demolition
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          J & E Contracting and Demolition provides quality commercial and residential construction services to clients throughout the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas. Since 2009, we’ve provided professional assistance throughout each step of the construction process, from design and estimates to the com...Read more about J & E Contracting and Demolition
          J & E Contracting and Demolition provides quality commercial and residential construction services to clients throughout the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas. Since 2009, we’ve provided professional assistance throughout each step of the construction process, from design and estimates to the com...Read more about J & E Contracting and Demolition
          Porch Pro Headshot Zangrilli contacting inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          As builders , we take pride in our projects. We know homeowners want the job done right so they too can take pride in their home.
          As builders , we take pride in our projects. We know homeowners want the job done right so they too can take pride in their home.
          Porch Pro Headshot Amy Lefevre Interior
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Located in New Hartford, Amy Lefevre Interior is a decorating company that provides landscaping lighting, space planning, interior decorating, and closet organization.
          Located in New Hartford, Amy Lefevre Interior is a decorating company that provides landscaping lighting, space planning, interior decorating, and closet organization.
          Porch Pro Headshot Cole James Contracting
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, additions, decks, patios and garages.
          We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, additions, decks, patios and garages.
          Porch Pro Headshot Rob Luckina Construction, Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Porch Pro Headshot Charles Kotary Jr. Construction Inc.
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York
          Porch Pro Headshot Badger Construction
          General Contractors
          Serves Utica, New York

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