Top 10 General Contractors in West University Place, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Legal Eagle Contractors Co.
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(110)
"I love my new kitchen. I had heard from everyone that projects like this last twice as long and cost much more than they are expected to. That was true. But the quality of the cabinetry, the leaded glass work on the fronts of the upper cabinets, and the marble countertops and backsplash made this t...Read more about Legal Eagle Contractors Co.
"I love my new kitchen. I had heard from everyone that projects like this last twice as long and cost much more than they are expected to. That was true. But the quality of the cabinetry, the leaded glass work on the fronts of the upper cabinets, and the marble countertops and backsplash made this t...Read more about Legal Eagle Contractors Co.
Porch Pro Headshot South Star Construction Inc
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(55)
Family owned and operated for three generations. Throughout the years we have tried many adventures along with remodeling such as real estate inspections, insurance restoration, and foundation repair and have decided that remodeling and additions is where our heart is. The vision that drives us is t...Read more about South Star Construction Inc
Family owned and operated for three generations. Throughout the years we have tried many adventures along with remodeling such as real estate inspections, insurance restoration, and foundation repair and have decided that remodeling and additions is where our heart is. The vision that drives us is t...Read more about South Star Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Handyman of Central Houston
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(146)
"Mr. Handyman isn't the guy offering home repair services from the back of his pickup truck. Mr. Handyman is your personal home improvement consultant and a trusted, knowledgeable resource that is part of a leading national service franchise. Our experienced, professional home repair and improvement...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Central Houston
"Mr. Handyman isn't the guy offering home repair services from the back of his pickup truck. Mr. Handyman is your personal home improvement consultant and a trusted, knowledgeable resource that is part of a leading national service franchise. Our experienced, professional home repair and improvement...Read more about Mr. Handyman of Central Houston
Porch Pro Headshot Marwood Construction
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(22)
"Having a luxury home was our all time dream. ‘Marwood Construction’ help us realize our dream by developing a phased restoration plan for a older outdated home in Avalon. We loved the way they conducted the plan design and presented us a 3D drawing of the whole home renovation. We were so excited b...Read more about Marwood Construction
"Having a luxury home was our all time dream. ‘Marwood Construction’ help us realize our dream by developing a phased restoration plan for a older outdated home in Avalon. We loved the way they conducted the plan design and presented us a 3D drawing of the whole home renovation. We were so excited b...Read more about Marwood Construction
Porch Pro Headshot AllPhase Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(15)
"We had our kitchen recently remodeled. The contractor used Paul to make and install our cabinets. Paul was very professional. He was very patient with us. He gave us very good advice on the styles, colors, and types of cabinets that would go best in our kitchen. Paul is a great guy. I would w...Read more about AllPhase Remodeling
"We had our kitchen recently remodeled. The contractor used Paul to make and install our cabinets. Paul was very professional. He was very patient with us. He gave us very good advice on the styles, colors, and types of cabinets that would go best in our kitchen. Paul is a great guy. I would w...Read more about AllPhase Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Solar Direct Developers 832-444-7902
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(14)
"I flip Homes all throughout the Houston Heights area. And I use Alex / Solar Direct Developers for all my projects . I pass all my inspections on Plumbing, Electrical , and Structural inspections, and that gives me piece of mind . You won't go wrong. Great Professional. Sincerely Larry Brown . "
"I flip Homes all throughout the Houston Heights area. And I use Alex / Solar Direct Developers for all my projects . I pass all my inspections on Plumbing, Electrical , and Structural inspections, and that gives me piece of mind . You won't go wrong. Great Professional. Sincerely Larry Brown . "
Porch Pro Headshot Patrick's Painting and Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(15)
"Patrick helped us remodel our kitchen. We didn't have the funds to do a complete remodel but he was able to knock out a wall and enlarge our pantry area, built a cabinet that replaced our wet bar/cabinet area, cut the cabinets to install our new apron sink and update our nasty floors to tile. I'm a...Read more about Patrick's Painting and Remodeling
"Patrick helped us remodel our kitchen. We didn't have the funds to do a complete remodel but he was able to knock out a wall and enlarge our pantry area, built a cabinet that replaced our wet bar/cabinet area, cut the cabinets to install our new apron sink and update our nasty floors to tile. I'm a...Read more about Patrick's Painting and Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Houston Pro Painting & Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(4)
"I've seen James' work over quite some time now, and I've always been impressed by his professionalism and that of his team. Even after a significant event like a flood, where he was being called left and right by different clients, he responded as quickly as he could - the same day - and came out p...Read more about Houston Pro Painting & Home Improvements
"I've seen James' work over quite some time now, and I've always been impressed by his professionalism and that of his team. Even after a significant event like a flood, where he was being called left and right by different clients, he responded as quickly as he could - the same day - and came out p...Read more about Houston Pro Painting & Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Texas home remodeling
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(78)
Home remodeling roofing carpentry flooring tile bathrooms kitchens concrete tree trimming junk/trash removal 24/7 power washing and paving etc commercial work
Home remodeling roofing carpentry flooring tile bathrooms kitchens concrete tree trimming junk/trash removal 24/7 power washing and paving etc commercial work
Porch Pro Headshot Smart Home Tv Mounts
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(13)
At Smart Home Security Inc. we put peice of mind right at your fingertips by using Home Automation. Control your Lights, Locks, Thermostats, And Video Surveillance from your smartphone. We also specialize in Home Theatre and TV Mounting!
At Smart Home Security Inc. we put peice of mind right at your fingertips by using Home Automation. Control your Lights, Locks, Thermostats, And Video Surveillance from your smartphone. We also specialize in Home Theatre and TV Mounting!

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 University Place General Contractors

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We spoke on Tuesday the 18th and scheduled the appointment for Thursday the 20th. Now whether you forgot or whatever I don't know, you did seem a little rushed on the phone. But at least the other 2 contractors came by as they promised, 1 on Wednesday and...

- John Arnold
226173

It was a nightmare working with Alex, I hired him to replace my siding and windows and he gave me an estimate of $36,950 but I ended up with $46,038.74 in charges which close to $10,000 over the estimate. Beware of this company, Alex was so sweet at the ...

- Meggie Kwan
24392

We are building a House now with Solar Direct Developers. Alex has pulled all our permits Foundation has been built and the framing is going up. We are so thankful to have found Alex and his company. We strongly recommend them.

- Bridget Williams
24682

We hired Alex from Solar Direct to build us a home on a lot we purchased near the Galleria inside the 610 loop on Mid lane. We where nervous as we had never been through the process of building a home before. Alex took his time to always explain how thi...

- Al Cole
24384

We had our Home built near River Oaks and Montrose in Houston Texas by Alex and his company. We built for a total cost of $487K and we got appraised by Harris County for 1.8 million . We are very happy with everything , we strongly recommend Alex and his ...

- Bridget Perez
233590

I had my house built with aAlex and everything was absolutely perfect! He gave me a thorough break down of expenses, stuck within my budget and the best thing is that he was under budget and completed the build 6 days earlier than the original project end...

- Kimberly Briones
230348

The review and post by Ben is a fraud. OCSi has never had a customer by that name. It is a competitor trying to discredit this company. I have asked Porch to review, investigate, and remove

- Edward Olsen
167040

BEWARE!!! These guys are crooks! STAY AWAY!!! Horrible work and totally unethical.

- Ben Jacobs
86005

All-Phase Remodeling gets my highest ratings, a 12 on a scale of 1-10. After the tax day flood wrecked my kitchen and bathrooms, Paul built and installed beautiful custom cabinetry. Take my advice and get with Paul whenever you need custom cabinetry and ...

- robert lance
114771

Paul and his subcontractors did all the reconstruction on our downstairs after it was flooded in Hurricane Harvey. We were extremely pleased with the results and would not hesitate in recommending Paul or using All-Phase Remodeling again. Thanks again, ...

- Teresa Fish
19303

Highly recommended. First class workmanship. Looks out for the customer in offering insights for cost effective value-added enhancements.

- Terry Krysl
175221

This guy is rude as they come! I would never recommend anyone to do business with him. I walked into my home right pass my wife and didn't bother to speak or introduce himself. I came in with an impress that we were looking for the "cheapest" cabinets. ...

- Byron Franklin

Everything You Need to Know About West University Place General Contractors

I have General Contractor Services work that I need done in West University Place. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent general contractor projects in West University Place shows that larger general contractor services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: general contractors travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your general contractor services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your general contractor professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated general contractors tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple general contractors throughout West University Place to ensure your project is done right.

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in West University Place?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for West University Place work from General Contractorsbelow:

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

Who are the best General Contractors in West University Place?

We've found 50 general contractor providers that are available to you in West University Place.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some general contractor professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your general contractor services work than others. Talk to multiple general contractors before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for general contractor services work in West University Place, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Buildpro
    • Location: West University Place
  • Solar Direct Developers
    • Location: West University Place
  • Omega Restoration & Remodeling
    • Location: West University Place

All General Contractors in West University Place, TX

Porch Pro Headshot OCSi-Olsen Construction Services Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
(2)
We have been in business for over 15 years with combined construction experience of over 20 years. Insured and backed by a strong referral base. OCSi performs both Commercial and Residential projects. We are happy to meet, discuss and perform your every need to build your vision
We have been in business for over 15 years with combined construction experience of over 20 years. Insured and backed by a strong referral base. OCSi performs both Commercial and Residential projects. We are happy to meet, discuss and perform your every need to build your vision
Porch Pro Headshot Grand Garage Door Repair Houston
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Grand Garage Door Repair Houston is continually striving to be at top of garage door repair service providers across the metro. From the first day of inception, we have been highly dedicated in repairing and replacing all types and models of residential garage doors. Our services are really affordab...Read more about Grand Garage Door Repair Houston
Grand Garage Door Repair Houston is continually striving to be at top of garage door repair service providers across the metro. From the first day of inception, we have been highly dedicated in repairing and replacing all types and models of residential garage doors. Our services are really affordab...Read more about Grand Garage Door Repair Houston
Porch Pro Headshot Smart Choice Remodeling Company, LLC
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Smart Choice Remodeling Company, LLC has provided cutting - edge solutions for commercial and residential. We provide our clients with numerous options that fit your budget. We take pride in being your ONE STOP PROFESSIONALS for all your commercial and residential needs. Our concept started 19 yea...Read more about Smart Choice Remodeling Company, LLC
Smart Choice Remodeling Company, LLC has provided cutting - edge solutions for commercial and residential. We provide our clients with numerous options that fit your budget. We take pride in being your ONE STOP PROFESSIONALS for all your commercial and residential needs. Our concept started 19 yea...Read more about Smart Choice Remodeling Company, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bellaire Garage Doors Services
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Bellaire Garage Doors Services is a renowned garage door service provider that responds to customers on time. Regardless of how challenging your service request is, our team of highly-skilled technicians will deal with it using reliable tools and equipment. Our services include garage door replaceme...Read more about Bellaire Garage Doors Services
Bellaire Garage Doors Services is a renowned garage door service provider that responds to customers on time. Regardless of how challenging your service request is, our team of highly-skilled technicians will deal with it using reliable tools and equipment. Our services include garage door replaceme...Read more about Bellaire Garage Doors Services
Porch Pro Headshot Russell & Smith Mazda
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
We are an independent, family-owned Mazda dealership serving Missouri City, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Bellaire, Stafford, West University Place, Pearland, Manvel and Friendswood, Texas, from our location in Houston. It has been our honor to serve the fine people of Texas with all of their Mazda needs, f...Read more about Russell & Smith Mazda
We are an independent, family-owned Mazda dealership serving Missouri City, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Bellaire, Stafford, West University Place, Pearland, Manvel and Friendswood, Texas, from our location in Houston. It has been our honor to serve the fine people of Texas with all of their Mazda needs, f...Read more about Russell & Smith Mazda
Porch Pro Headshot Bruce K. Smith, M.D.
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce K. Smith is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice since 1990. He received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from Texas A & M University. He served a residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at St. Joseph Hospit...Read more about Bruce K. Smith, M.D.
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce K. Smith is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice since 1990. He received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from Texas A & M University. He served a residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at St. Joseph Hospit...Read more about Bruce K. Smith, M.D.
Porch Pro Headshot Fazio Eliz Soft Wash Stucco
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
The chemicals clean the stucco using 60 PSI Over 3600 stucco homes cleaned Delivering a high standard of excellence and results.
The chemicals clean the stucco using 60 PSI Over 3600 stucco homes cleaned Delivering a high standard of excellence and results.
Porch Pro Headshot Dreamworx contracting
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Handyman services, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel. Interior and exterior painting and More.......
Handyman services, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel. Interior and exterior painting and More.......
Porch Pro Headshot Main remodel and construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Porch Pro Headshot Lone Star Building & Construction Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
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Porch Pro Headshot PLM Remodeling & Restoration
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Porch Pro Headshot Prodigy Roofing & Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas
Prodigy Roofing & Construction is a general contractor from Houston. They offer sunroom construction, roofing, basement remodeling and other services.
Prodigy Roofing & Construction is a general contractor from Houston. They offer sunroom construction, roofing, basement remodeling and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Benark Home Services
General Contractors
Serves West University Place, Texas