Top 10 General Contractors in Vestavia Hills, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Garrett-Guevara Contracting Co.
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
We are a construction company built to cater to the needs of our clients. Garrett-Guevara Contracting Co. is about performance, service, and management.
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We are a construction company built to cater to the needs of our clients. Garrett-Guevara Contracting Co. is about performance, service, and management.
Porch Pro Headshot TFS
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(187)
As the regional leader in foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation and concrete lifting, resurfacing and sealing services, our purpose is to redefine our industry. We see a world where the contractor does it right the first time, uses the highest quality materials, trains their employees to deli...Read more about TFS
As the regional leader in foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation and concrete lifting, resurfacing and sealing services, our purpose is to redefine our industry. We see a world where the contractor does it right the first time, uses the highest quality materials, trains their employees to deli...Read more about TFS
Porch Pro Headshot Precision Services  LLC
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(38)
WELCOME TO PRECISION SERVICES Welcome to Precision Services, where one call repairs all! We service the entire Birmingham AL area & beyond. Call us at 205.807.6319 if anything at your house is in need of repair. Since 1986 we have specialized in Plumbing, Septic Services, HVAC (Heating & air), Elec...Read more about Precision Services LLC
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WELCOME TO PRECISION SERVICES Welcome to Precision Services, where one call repairs all! We service the entire Birmingham AL area & beyond. Call us at 205.807.6319 if anything at your house is in need of repair. Since 1986 we have specialized in Plumbing, Septic Services, HVAC (Heating & air), Elec...Read more about Precision Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Ets Restorations, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(33)
"Very impressed with Charles and his entire crew. Very responsive, professional and fair pricing. We had a full oak tree fall over in the middle of the night. I called ETS Restorations at 10am, Charles was at my house by 11am and the tree was gone by 3pm. Can't get better service than that!"
"Very impressed with Charles and his entire crew. Very responsive, professional and fair pricing. We had a full oak tree fall over in the middle of the night. I called ETS Restorations at 10am, Charles was at my house by 11am and the tree was gone by 3pm. Can't get better service than that!"
Porch Pro Headshot S & S Custom Home Designs, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(11)
S & S Custom Home Designs, Inc. has been providing house plans for home builders and individuals since 1996. We not only design custom homes but we construct them as well giving our company a unique perspective on the needs of the individual and the builder when it comes to attractive, efficient, an...Read more about S & S Custom Home Designs, Inc.
S & S Custom Home Designs, Inc. has been providing house plans for home builders and individuals since 1996. We not only design custom homes but we construct them as well giving our company a unique perspective on the needs of the individual and the builder when it comes to attractive, efficient, an...Read more about S & S Custom Home Designs, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Cedar Cove Enterprises
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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"My husband and I recently moved to Pinson and wanted to hire a local company to build a privacy fence since the chain link fencing that came with the new house was in bad shape and our 5 large dogs would have easily gotten out. Richard and his crew came out and dismantled the old fence and promptly...Read more about Cedar Cove Enterprises
"My husband and I recently moved to Pinson and wanted to hire a local company to build a privacy fence since the chain link fencing that came with the new house was in bad shape and our 5 large dogs would have easily gotten out. Richard and his crew came out and dismantled the old fence and promptly...Read more about Cedar Cove Enterprises
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Foundation & Home Repairs
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot ELM Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Founded in October of 2008 by Elliott Pike, ELM Construction LLC has prospered during one of the most challenging economic environments in modern history. ELM Construction LLC specializes in construction of many types, to include, but not limited to: - New construction custom homes - Reno...Read more about ELM Construction LLC
Founded in October of 2008 by Elliott Pike, ELM Construction LLC has prospered during one of the most challenging economic environments in modern history. ELM Construction LLC specializes in construction of many types, to include, but not limited to: - New construction custom homes - Reno...Read more about ELM Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Cahaba River Trading
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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Much as the old time general store sold a wide variety of goods for the home, Cahaba River Trading sells a wide variety of goods and services for modern home remodeling projects in Birmingham. More importantly, Cahaba River Trading installs everything it sells. We provide window replacements, roof ...Read more about Cahaba River Trading
Much as the old time general store sold a wide variety of goods for the home, Cahaba River Trading sells a wide variety of goods and services for modern home remodeling projects in Birmingham. More importantly, Cahaba River Trading installs everything it sells. We provide window replacements, roof ...Read more about Cahaba River Trading
Porch Pro Headshot Birmingham Home Transformations
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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"I couldn't be more pleased with the service and professionalism! Brian has worked on several projects in my home and I have been beyond satisfied with his craftsmanship! I have referred him to several friends where he continued to extend his skills and left his customers satisfied. I plan on usi...Read more about Birmingham Home Transformations
"I couldn't be more pleased with the service and professionalism! Brian has worked on several projects in my home and I have been beyond satisfied with his craftsmanship! I have referred him to several friends where he continued to extend his skills and left his customers satisfied. I plan on usi...Read more about Birmingham Home Transformations

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 Vestavia Hills General Contractors

34989

Great customer service and quality workmanship! Thanks Brian!

- PK Elliston
34692

Brian works well with his customers to give them what they are looking for.

- Eric Schoonover
34766

Brian Schoonover is a GREAT contractor. He is easy to work with, HONEST, and does a great job. Brian has completed many projects for my home, opening walls, tiling, complete kitchen gut job, built a laundry room, built a storage closet, painted the interi...

- Allison Johnson
31104

Birmingham Home Transformations completed a covered porch for me this summer (2015), and they did an outstanding job. They are courteous, friendly, explain everything so that I can understand it. I am very happy with Brian Schoonover and his crew. In fa...

- Suzanne Brecht
31552

I used Birmingham Home Transformations for a basement remodel. They did quality work and completed the project on time. I would use them again.

- Mike Mullis
47299

They did a great job. Made changes when we asked and very friendly. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

- Barry Hyche
33602

Birmingham Home Transformations owned and operated by Brian Schoonover is an outstanding general contractor in the north-central Alabama area. Brian is very knowledgeable and capable. His background includes industrial production management, and he bri...

- Mark Hart
5131

I found EPG to be of the highest quality... punctual, on schedule, and of the finest workmanship. I also found their agents kept an open line of communication leaving me feeling informed and up to date at all times. I would recommend EPG to any one! 5 st...

179479

prompt and gave me senior discount

- Brenda Hickey
31168

Every year when it starts to get cold we would start having trouble with tubs, sinks, etc. backing up and not flowing. Roots were growing into our field lines. Precision came out & did a full repair which included replacing the 40+ year old field lines...

- Jana Hagan
331703

The Heat went out in my home and Precision Services came out immediately on Christmas Day to fix it. Mr Shawn was courteous and professional.

- Lakesha Yelling

Everything You Need to Know About Vestavia Hills General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Vestavia Hills?

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

  • The Windshield Dentist:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • DSB Contracting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • MES Construction:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many general contractors does Vestavia Hills have?

There are around 48 companies throughout Vestavia Hills to help you with your next general contractor services job.

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

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Vestavia Hills has finished working?

Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All General Contractors in Vestavia Hills, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Nichols Home Services
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(4)
We are a husband and wife handyman team. We can do almost anything you need done no job too big or small.
We are a husband and wife handyman team. We can do almost anything you need done no job too big or small.
Porch Pro Headshot The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(2)
"I can't recommend the Kate Camryn Group enough! They were able to work within my budget to create exactly what I was looking for in my new kitchen. Their workmanship is of the highest quality, and they helped me with things I never even thought of. They are so easy to work with, and they won't d...Read more about The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
"I can't recommend the Kate Camryn Group enough! They were able to work within my budget to create exactly what I was looking for in my new kitchen. Their workmanship is of the highest quality, and they helped me with things I never even thought of. They are so easy to work with, and they won't d...Read more about The Kate Camryn Group, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Mayhall Building Company
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(3)
Over 25 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Licensed and insured. All custom homes and major renovations. Free estimates..
Over 25 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Licensed and insured. All custom homes and major renovations. Free estimates..
Porch Pro Headshot EPG Home Experts
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(2)
"EPG are an excellent group to contact for your home repairs. They put a second roof on my 2 bedroom home; replaced my single back door with a patio door, and poured cement for a 12x10 shed. The work was skillful and in a timely manner. The workers kept me informed on their daily process. The wo...Read more about EPG Home Experts
"EPG are an excellent group to contact for your home repairs. They put a second roof on my 2 bedroom home; replaced my single back door with a patio door, and poured cement for a 12x10 shed. The work was skillful and in a timely manner. The workers kept me informed on their daily process. The wo...Read more about EPG Home Experts
Porch Pro Headshot Burton Training
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
(28)
At Burton Training we get results and we teach you how to keep your results after you have completed our program. We offer personal trainer driven, fat-loss workouts & strategic eating protocols in a safe, fun and high efficiency group-training workout program. By teaching you how to eat strategical...Read more about Burton Training
At Burton Training we get results and we teach you how to keep your results after you have completed our program. We offer personal trainer driven, fat-loss workouts & strategic eating protocols in a safe, fun and high efficiency group-training workout program. By teaching you how to eat strategical...Read more about Burton Training
Porch Pro Headshot JD Landscape and Construction
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
If you need a dependable concrete contractor, please call JD Landscape and Construction at 205-529-6661 and we will provide you with a free estimate on your project. You will find that we are quiet, professional, and very easy to work with; helping you to be rest assured that your job will be well d...Read more about JD Landscape and Construction
If you need a dependable concrete contractor, please call JD Landscape and Construction at 205-529-6661 and we will provide you with a free estimate on your project. You will find that we are quiet, professional, and very easy to work with; helping you to be rest assured that your job will be well d...Read more about JD Landscape and Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Cahaba Exteriors
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Cahaba Exteriors is a family owned and operated local business located in Pelham. We have more than 20 years experience in home renovation. We specialize in exterior renovations including, decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, siding repair or replacement, window replacement, roofing repairs and door repa...Read more about Cahaba Exteriors
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Cahaba Exteriors is a family owned and operated local business located in Pelham. We have more than 20 years experience in home renovation. We specialize in exterior renovations including, decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, siding repair or replacement, window replacement, roofing repairs and door repa...Read more about Cahaba Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot Perfect Work handyman Corporation Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
If you are looking for a contractor to fix any problem in your home well I refer this person "PERFECTWORK HANDYMAN" he is a certified contractor and he can fix anything and cleans up after the job as well and lives right here in Chelsea Station . "NO JOB TO BIG OR SMALL".
If you are looking for a contractor to fix any problem in your home well I refer this person "PERFECTWORK HANDYMAN" he is a certified contractor and he can fix anything and cleans up after the job as well and lives right here in Chelsea Station . "NO JOB TO BIG OR SMALL".
Porch Pro Headshot Real Thorough Contracting Company
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
40 Plus Years Experience Bringing The Best Possible Service & Quality Available. As a family owned business, we recognize the importance of providing the oldfashioned, personalized service similar to that of yesteryear. At Real Contractors, you're not just another customer, you're a valued part of...Read more about Real Thorough Contracting Company
40 Plus Years Experience Bringing The Best Possible Service & Quality Available. As a family owned business, we recognize the importance of providing the oldfashioned, personalized service similar to that of yesteryear. At Real Contractors, you're not just another customer, you're a valued part of...Read more about Real Thorough Contracting Company
Porch Pro Headshot B & Bee Construction
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot Concrete and Harscapes
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Concrete Construction, based in Vestavia Hills, is a concrete/landscape contractor that offers Hardscape construction. Specializing in driveways, retaining walls, outdoor living spaces, patios sidewalks and stairs.
Concrete Construction, based in Vestavia Hills, is a concrete/landscape contractor that offers Hardscape construction. Specializing in driveways, retaining walls, outdoor living spaces, patios sidewalks and stairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Cross Creek Contracting, LLC.
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Cross Creek Contracting, based out of Vestavia, is a general contractor that offers framing, design build services and other services.
Cross Creek Contracting, based out of Vestavia, is a general contractor that offers framing, design build services and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Home Services
General Contractors
Serves Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Straight Line Painting is Painting Contractor and construction company. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!
Straight Line Painting is Painting Contractor and construction company. High quality work for your home is our top priority. Let us take care of your home so you don’t have to!

Latest projects near Vestavia Hills

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Hoover 35226
Demolition
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Demolition work type
concrete walls
Vestavia 35243
Residential Building
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Something else
Residential building project type
Repair concrete driveway
Extent of design prep work
Yes, I have sketches and a basic idea of what I want
Birmingham 35210
Skylight Installation
Start Date
Within a week
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
1
Replace existing or install new
Install a new skylight
Kind of roof
Asphalt or composite shingle
Number of stories tall
One floor
Leeds 35094
Demolition
Start Date
Within a month
Demolition work type
Whole home
Home height
One floor
SQFT of home
Under 1,000 sq ft
Approximate year built
1951-1975
Already have permits for demolation
No, I'd like a pro to handle that