Top 10 General Contractors in West Islip, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Constructive Design, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(44)
"Please let this serve as a letter of recommendation and a thank you to Constructive Design Inc. and Dan Rummo for all the work that was completed in our home between 2012 and 2017. We had four (4) major projects and two (2) lesser projects completed: 1. Installation of eleven (11) new wooden Mar...Read more about Constructive Design, Inc.
"Please let this serve as a letter of recommendation and a thank you to Constructive Design Inc. and Dan Rummo for all the work that was completed in our home between 2012 and 2017. We had four (4) major projects and two (2) lesser projects completed: 1. Installation of eleven (11) new wooden Mar...Read more about Constructive Design, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot C&D Long Island Contracting
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(43)
C&D is a Long Island based general contracting company. We have been established since 1990. We are a family owned business that strives in complete customer satisfaction We work diligently in meeting time deadlines and answering all clients concerns. Our goal is to Build America up again.
C&D is a Long Island based general contracting company. We have been established since 1990. We are a family owned business that strives in complete customer satisfaction We work diligently in meeting time deadlines and answering all clients concerns. Our goal is to Build America up again.
Porch Pro Headshot Family Home Improvement Corp.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(104)
The skilled professionals at Family Home Improvement Corp. in the Elmont, New York area are ready to take on your next vinyl siding project.
The skilled professionals at Family Home Improvement Corp. in the Elmont, New York area are ready to take on your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot RCF Contracting Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(10)
"RCF just put up a dormer for us. They were excellent. Every step of the way was done by very qualified & respectful men. They did a gorgeous job. You can go to work and leave them in your house. You can trust the whole bunch. I can't say enough about what a beautiful job they did. Charlie and Adam ...Read more about RCF Contracting Inc.
"RCF just put up a dormer for us. They were excellent. Every step of the way was done by very qualified & respectful men. They did a gorgeous job. You can go to work and leave them in your house. You can trust the whole bunch. I can't say enough about what a beautiful job they did. Charlie and Adam ...Read more about RCF Contracting Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot SF Innovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
SF Innovations LLC 315 Skidmore Rd Unit A, Deer Park, NY, 11729 (631) 242-4100 SF Innovations LLC has been in the industry since 2019 and they already have 19 years of experience. They offer Motor repair, Truck repair and more. truck services Wyandanch, NY; Baywood, NY; North Bay Shore, NY; Brightw...Read more about SF Innovations LLC
SF Innovations LLC 315 Skidmore Rd Unit A, Deer Park, NY, 11729 (631) 242-4100 SF Innovations LLC has been in the industry since 2019 and they already have 19 years of experience. They offer Motor repair, Truck repair and more. truck services Wyandanch, NY; Baywood, NY; North Bay Shore, NY; Brightw...Read more about SF Innovations LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Majestic Contracting
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Majestic Contracting has been in business since 1995. We are a company that truly cares about our clients and takes great pride in our work. From general construction to fine finish and paint work, we do it all. We are experts in doors and windows with over 40 years experience in energy efficiency t...Read more about Majestic Contracting
Majestic Contracting has been in business since 1995. We are a company that truly cares about our clients and takes great pride in our work. From general construction to fine finish and paint work, we do it all. We are experts in doors and windows with over 40 years experience in energy efficiency t...Read more about Majestic Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Branch Services
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(8)
Based in Ronkonkoma, Branch Services is a full service restoration, remediation and reconstruction company. We offer expert services in Mold and Asbestos Removal, Water and Fire Damage Remediation, Soot and Smoke Removal, Renovations and Repairs as well and Property Preservation Services for Banks ...Read more about Branch Services
Based in Ronkonkoma, Branch Services is a full service restoration, remediation and reconstruction company. We offer expert services in Mold and Asbestos Removal, Water and Fire Damage Remediation, Soot and Smoke Removal, Renovations and Repairs as well and Property Preservation Services for Banks ...Read more about Branch Services
Porch Pro Headshot Alisha & Ariana Contracting
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(4)
ALL TYPES OF DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, TERRACES, STOOPS, STEPS,WALKWAYS AND SIDEWALK.Interested in having your driveway or patio renovated, improved upon, extended or a new one installed in Long Island or NYC ? Alisha & Ariana Contracting can deliver on cost and on time. We cover all styles of concrete pav...Read more about Alisha & Ariana Contracting
ALL TYPES OF DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, TERRACES, STOOPS, STEPS,WALKWAYS AND SIDEWALK.Interested in having your driveway or patio renovated, improved upon, extended or a new one installed in Long Island or NYC ? Alisha & Ariana Contracting can deliver on cost and on time. We cover all styles of concrete pav...Read more about Alisha & Ariana Contracting
Porch Pro Headshot Capital Craftsmen, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Capital Craftsmen is one of the leading interior specialists in fast-paced New York City as well as builders of luxurious homes and relaxing retreats in the Hamptons and beyond. The company is non-union and privately owned with 25 years of experience and a staff of approximately 50 direct employee...Read more about Capital Craftsmen, Inc.
Capital Craftsmen is one of the leading interior specialists in fast-paced New York City as well as builders of luxurious homes and relaxing retreats in the Hamptons and beyond. The company is non-union and privately owned with 25 years of experience and a staff of approximately 50 direct employee...Read more about Capital Craftsmen, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Chase building
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
General contracting in new york for over 15 years . Professional and honest pricing. Do it once do it right!
General contracting in new york for over 15 years . Professional and honest pricing. Do it once do it right!

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 West Islip General Contractors

158403

You can not go wrong with Dan and his crew. He completed our kitchen, dinette and living room renovation and could not be happier. Unlike most places, they always cleaned up after themselves and never let their mess lying around my house which is greatl...

- Melissa Robinson
88110

Mr. Dan Rummo of Constructive Design is a consummate professional in his field. This is the second and third construction projects he has done for me. Why did I hire him to take on these two projects? Because I could see from the first one (he completely ...

- Ronald Huetter
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!! I have never come upon such a dishonest, outright lying, and unprofessional person. This guy is a wolf in sheep's clothing. We hired him because he seemed to be a nice guy. We have had nothing but grief and aggravation once w...

- lisa hutter
383459

**WARNING CONSUMERS BEWARE** This company has been working in my home for months now. They are absolutely terrible.  No call no show constantly.  Very unprofessional and no regard for the consumer at all. The owner continously gives his word and does not ...

- Roshana Taylor

Everything You Need to Know About West Islip General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in West Islip?

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

  • Ora Construction, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Lex Construction & Development, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • All Hands Home Improvement II Inc.:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many general contractors does West Islip have?

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

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

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

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 West Islip, NY

Porch Pro Headshot SQUARE CONTRACTING
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(16)
Porch Pro Headshot Stellar Performance Auto Collision
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(17)
Stellar Performance Auto Collision is a company with one of the greatest auto body repair works, like painting, dent removal and other in Deer Park, NY area. Call us now! Auto Body, Auto Detailing, Auto Dent, Auto Repair, Repair Service, Auto Detailing Service, Auto Dent Service, Auto Repair Service...Read more about Stellar Performance Auto Collision
Stellar Performance Auto Collision is a company with one of the greatest auto body repair works, like painting, dent removal and other in Deer Park, NY area. Call us now! Auto Body, Auto Detailing, Auto Dent, Auto Repair, Repair Service, Auto Detailing Service, Auto Dent Service, Auto Repair Service...Read more about Stellar Performance Auto Collision
Porch Pro Headshot Exit Realty Long Island
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
William Powers Biography William "Bill" Powers has lived with his family on Long Island his whole life and has been an investor in real estate since 1984. Bill grew up in North Massapequa and graduated from Farmingdale High School. One of six children in a blue-collar family, he learned to work ...Read more about Exit Realty Long Island
William Powers Biography William "Bill" Powers has lived with his family on Long Island his whole life and has been an investor in real estate since 1984. Bill grew up in North Massapequa and graduated from Farmingdale High School. One of six children in a blue-collar family, he learned to work ...Read more about Exit Realty Long Island
Porch Pro Headshot Applied Construction Services Inc
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(15)
Based in Babylon, Applied Construction Services is a general contractor. Offering residential construction, exterior remodeling and more, they were established in the '90s.
Based in Babylon, Applied Construction Services is a general contractor. Offering residential construction, exterior remodeling and more, they were established in the '90s.
Porch Pro Headshot Cavalier Homes, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
(9)
Porch Pro Headshot Assurance construction
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Assurance Construction, Offers a wide variety of clients the chance to have exceptional quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer dedication.
Assurance Construction, Offers a wide variety of clients the chance to have exceptional quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer dedication.
Porch Pro Headshot Westminster Construction Co Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Seeking a wide variety of window replacement options? Look no further than Westminster Construction Co Inc. in the West Islip area.
Seeking a wide variety of window replacement options? Look no further than Westminster Construction Co Inc. in the West Islip area.
Porch Pro Headshot E.Wells construction inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Looking to do some home improvements? Task the professionals at E.Wells construction in Lindenhurst with your next vinyl siding project.
Looking to do some home improvements? Task the professionals at E.Wells construction in Lindenhurst with your next vinyl siding project.
Porch Pro Headshot bryanco general construction
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
we are general contractors no job is to small...
we are general contractors no job is to small...
Porch Pro Headshot ERICKSON CONSTRUCTION CORP.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
We are a 54 year old company started by my father in 1960. We specialize in extensions, dormers, garage conversions, kitchens and baths. We work in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and maintain a perfect record with both Consumer Affairs and The Better Business Bureau. Please call for a free estimate. ...Read more about ERICKSON CONSTRUCTION CORP.
We are a 54 year old company started by my father in 1960. We specialize in extensions, dormers, garage conversions, kitchens and baths. We work in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and maintain a perfect record with both Consumer Affairs and The Better Business Bureau. Please call for a free estimate. ...Read more about ERICKSON CONSTRUCTION CORP.
Porch Pro Headshot TC Kitchen Renovations
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
TC Kitchen Renovations gives you the top quality services that you deserve. For more information about our services and pricing please feel free to call us. Kitchen Cabinet Installation Brightwaters, NY; Baywood, NY; Islip Terrace, NY; Great River, NY; North Great River, NY Cabinet Maker, Cabinet In...Read more about TC Kitchen Renovations
TC Kitchen Renovations gives you the top quality services that you deserve. For more information about our services and pricing please feel free to call us. Kitchen Cabinet Installation Brightwaters, NY; Baywood, NY; Islip Terrace, NY; Great River, NY; North Great River, NY Cabinet Maker, Cabinet In...Read more about TC Kitchen Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot 631 Construction, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Located in Deer Park, 631 Construction is a general contractor that provides home addition, bathroom remodeling, and foundation testing as well as other services.
Located in Deer Park, 631 Construction is a general contractor that provides home addition, bathroom remodeling, and foundation testing as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot P.C. Cellno Contracting
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York
Porch Pro Headshot Matone Contracting Co.
General Contractors
Serves West Islip, New York

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