Top 10 General Contractors in Westfield, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Universal Roofing LLC
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(766)
Universal Roofing is a family-owned business that has been serving Central Indiana since 1986. We are a quality-driven company that offers services from minor repairs to full roof and siding replacements. By providing the highest quality work for our customers, we hope they will feel proud to refer ...Read more about Universal Roofing LLC
Universal Roofing is a family-owned business that has been serving Central Indiana since 1986. We are a quality-driven company that offers services from minor repairs to full roof and siding replacements. By providing the highest quality work for our customers, we hope they will feel proud to refer ...Read more about Universal Roofing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Shane C. Construction
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(205)
We have been in business for almost 29 years, providing outstanding masonry & construction services to homeowners in central Indiana. We specialize in all your brick, stone, block, and concrete needs. Have an A rating on Angie's List, along with super service awards.
We have been in business for almost 29 years, providing outstanding masonry & construction services to homeowners in central Indiana. We specialize in all your brick, stone, block, and concrete needs. Have an A rating on Angie's List, along with super service awards.
Porch Pro Headshot renovationPLUS
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(58)
"Installation of Grab bars in a shower and next to a toilet. Removal of old toilet and installed a new toilet. Also, installed a bar and sprayer with a conversion switch. John and his assistant were awesome to have working in my father n laws house. They did a great job on the project offering h...Read more about renovationPLUS
"Installation of Grab bars in a shower and next to a toilet. Removal of old toilet and installed a new toilet. Also, installed a bar and sprayer with a conversion switch. John and his assistant were awesome to have working in my father n laws house. They did a great job on the project offering h...Read more about renovationPLUS
Porch Pro Headshot WALLACE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(52)
"I met with Marc and his foreman and they were both prompt and on time as well as very helpful and honest in regards to what they found on the exterior of my home. I would recommend them to anyone that is interested in a new roof, gutters, or siding!"
"I met with Marc and his foreman and they were both prompt and on time as well as very helpful and honest in regards to what they found on the exterior of my home. I would recommend them to anyone that is interested in a new roof, gutters, or siding!"
Porch Pro Headshot Tuttle Construction Services Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(36)
"I had bathroom walls replaced and retiled due to water damage. Nick was very professional, gave me a reasonable estimate and kept me up to date on the progress of his work. He always cleaned up each day. I am very please with Tuttle Construction and would use them again and recommend the company to...Read more about Tuttle Construction Services Inc.
"I had bathroom walls replaced and retiled due to water damage. Nick was very professional, gave me a reasonable estimate and kept me up to date on the progress of his work. He always cleaned up each day. I am very please with Tuttle Construction and would use them again and recommend the company to...Read more about Tuttle Construction Services Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Kjs Handyman Service LLC
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(20)
"We had KJ's Handyman Service help us with several projects, ranging from the addition of an outdoor covered patio to Fence repair to general "handyman" work. The team was responsive, fair, quick to help and reliable."
"We had KJ's Handyman Service help us with several projects, ranging from the addition of an outdoor covered patio to Fence repair to general "handyman" work. The team was responsive, fair, quick to help and reliable."
Porch Pro Headshot DGC Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(12)
My business is small enough to care about every client but large enough and capable of your larger remodel/addition projects. We understand your home is an investment and a home. So we pride ourselves on quality work for your investment while respecting the fact that it is your personal space. We w...Read more about DGC Contracting LLC
My business is small enough to care about every client but large enough and capable of your larger remodel/addition projects. We understand your home is an investment and a home. So we pride ourselves on quality work for your investment while respecting the fact that it is your personal space. We w...Read more about DGC Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Gallery Construction
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(36)
Gallery Construction has been improving the homes of Indiana's residents since 2011. We pride ourselves on doing beautiful work and creating a stress-free experience for our clients.
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Gallery Construction has been improving the homes of Indiana's residents since 2011. We pride ourselves on doing beautiful work and creating a stress-free experience for our clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Maple Road Construction  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(38)
The name Maple Road is rooted in Indianapolis history. Before it was known as 38th street, the grand thoroughfare supporting the east and west travel of the Mapleton Fall Creek and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods was known as Maple Road. In honor of this historic landmark and the businesses and famil...Read more about Maple Road Construction Inc
The name Maple Road is rooted in Indianapolis history. Before it was known as 38th street, the grand thoroughfare supporting the east and west travel of the Mapleton Fall Creek and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods was known as Maple Road. In honor of this historic landmark and the businesses and famil...Read more about Maple Road Construction Inc
Porch Pro Headshot HandyCharlie.com
General Contractors
Serves Westfield, Indiana
(2)
HandyCharlie.com contracting services is dedicated to superior quality repair, maintenance, and home improvement services in the Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties. Driven by a commitment to 100% satisfaction, as your professional handyman we take the time to complete each and every task with the...Read more about HandyCharlie.com
HandyCharlie.com contracting services is dedicated to superior quality repair, maintenance, and home improvement services in the Indianapolis & Surrounding Counties. Driven by a commitment to 100% satisfaction, as your professional handyman we take the time to complete each and every task with the...Read more about HandyCharlie.com

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 Westfield General Contractors

100190

John is my go-to contractor for my real estate clients and my own house projects/repairs. John is extremely knowledgeable and no job is too small or big. He and his team will always complete the work the right way - no short cuts or shoddy work/materials....

- Lisa McCord
91168

I hired John to complete repairs from an inspection report for a pending home sale. John completed all repairs on time, to specification, and even found an area where the inspection was incorrect, not needing fixed, and saved me over $400. I will definite...

- James Harris
82075

Had work done on a 30 year old bathroom. Complete restoration. Everything looks fantastic and would highly recommend.

- Daniel Noble
9150

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Very good value.

John did an outstanding job renovating our condo. His prices are reasonable and he got right to it without any delays. I hire a lot of handymen, renovating houses, and really renovationsPlus is head and shoulders above the rest.

- D S
87736

We used Renovation PLUS for several projects and they did a wonderful job...We put our trust and faith in them and they succeeded. We kept going back to them time and time again...They did our siding, shingles, ceiling repair, fireplace, backsplash and ti...

- Tim & Ivy Donlan
100717

I hired John Babcock & RenovationPLUS to reside my 1960s home, which had the original wood siding. His team was fast, pleasant and did an excellent job. They added house wrap, replaced columns and soffits, added some insulation where needed, and made beau...

- Valerie Nadi
7733

Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment. Very good value.

RenovationPlus performs great work. Professional and courteous staff. I have worked with them on multiple projects and they complete the work as promised.

- Andrew Swanson
101851

We have had renovationPLUS do several smaller jobs for us, but additionally, they also completed a basement renovation after a flood we had. They did an outstanding job in a timely manner at a very competitive price. We will continue to work with renova...

- Lisa Kuhn
5669

John and crew were very easy to work with. I had many projects related to getting my house ready to list for sale, and John was able to take care of each one in the time we had and at a reasonable price. If you have a home project, John can handle it.

- Caroline Emmert
87699

We have used RenovationsPLUS for a few projects, but this was definitely the largest. We asked John to quote painting the outside of our home. When John was looking at the work, he advised that we had some damage to gutter boards. We were aware of this...

- Cheryl Early
35072

My experience with revovationPlus was great from the initial meeting to the follow up calls into completion. The team really went the extra mile and made our experience seamless, which is really unheard of in the construction business. John and his team ...

- Joseph Vrska
5940

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

Very professional, cleaned up after themselves and were very respectful of our time. A I highly recommend renovation PLUS

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    • 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.
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    All General Contractors in Westfield, IN

    Porch Pro Headshot Hoosier Boy Home Improvements
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (28)
    Get your windows replaced by Hoosier Boy Home Improvements in Rabbit Hash, KY and bring a whole new look to your home.
    Get your windows replaced by Hoosier Boy Home Improvements in Rabbit Hash, KY and bring a whole new look to your home.
    Porch Pro Headshot Maximus General Contracting LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    With the right general contractor, getting your home the upgrades you’ve always wanted can be seamless, affordable, and even enjoyable. As a home remodeling company, that’s what our construction professionals at Maximus General Contracting strive for with everything we do. From home additions to ext...Read more about Maximus General Contracting LLC
    With the right general contractor, getting your home the upgrades you’ve always wanted can be seamless, affordable, and even enjoyable. As a home remodeling company, that’s what our construction professionals at Maximus General Contracting strive for with everything we do. From home additions to ext...Read more about Maximus General Contracting LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Elk Roofing, LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (13)
    Since 1968, when Ed and Lu Kostrevic founded Elk Roofing, we have been one of the most trusted and referred roofing contractors in Indianapolis. We handle roofing problems of all sizes and types. We focus on not just the quality of services we provide and the products we use, but also on giving our...Read more about Elk Roofing, LLC
    Since 1968, when Ed and Lu Kostrevic founded Elk Roofing, we have been one of the most trusted and referred roofing contractors in Indianapolis. We handle roofing problems of all sizes and types. We focus on not just the quality of services we provide and the products we use, but also on giving our...Read more about Elk Roofing, LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Fentress Builders, Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    At Fentress Builders, we build more than homes, we build relationships. Since 1967, we've been Indiana's premiere residential and commercial restoration and remodeling experts. Fentress Builders is there when it comes to the largest in remodeling services, to the smallest in details of your home or ...Read more about Fentress Builders, Inc
    At Fentress Builders, we build more than homes, we build relationships. Since 1967, we've been Indiana's premiere residential and commercial restoration and remodeling experts. Fentress Builders is there when it comes to the largest in remodeling services, to the smallest in details of your home or ...Read more about Fentress Builders, Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot Jason's Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (4)
    I have owned my own carpentry business for 23 years. I enjoy doing every thing there is to do in carpentry work. Custom tiling bathrooms and kitchens.
    I have owned my own carpentry business for 23 years. I enjoy doing every thing there is to do in carpentry work. Custom tiling bathrooms and kitchens.
    Porch Pro Headshot ERS Mechanical
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (20)
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    Porch Pro Headshot Primetime Animal Removal
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (11)
    Primetime Animal Removal is available 24-7 for any wildlife removal.
    Primetime Animal Removal is available 24-7 for any wildlife removal.
    Porch Pro Headshot DeRo. Bros. Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    (1)
    DeRo. Bros. Construction is a veteran owned small family business looking for new customers. Offering quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and a great incentive program. We are insured.
    DeRo. Bros. Construction is a veteran owned small family business looking for new customers. Offering quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and a great incentive program. We are insured.
    Porch Pro Headshot Carmel Blinds & Shutters
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    Window Pros is Carmel window treatments source. We help you obtain the perfect solution for your window covering needs. We are specialists in custom drapery, shading systems (including motorization), shutters and blinds.
    Window Pros is Carmel window treatments source. We help you obtain the perfect solution for your window covering needs. We are specialists in custom drapery, shading systems (including motorization), shutters and blinds.
    Porch Pro Headshot BA Construction
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    We are a small, locally owned renovation company. We specialize in home remodeling and basements. We have over 30 years experience and the expertise to get the job done right the first time. We offer free in-home consultations for your convenience.
    We are a small, locally owned renovation company. We specialize in home remodeling and basements. We have over 30 years experience and the expertise to get the job done right the first time. We offer free in-home consultations for your convenience.
    Porch Pro Headshot Carmel Garage Door Repair in Indiana
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    Every service related to your entire requirements for motor for garage door from trained technicians, call at (317) 218-9376 for Carmel Garage Door Repair.
    Every service related to your entire requirements for motor for garage door from trained technicians, call at (317) 218-9376 for Carmel Garage Door Repair.
    Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repair Westfield IN
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    At Garage Door Repair Westfield IN, we are true specialists & offer high level quality service for garage door. We have best techs to handle any brand at reliable rates. Do not forget to call at (317) 399-1679 when your garage door broke down.
    At Garage Door Repair Westfield IN, we are true specialists & offer high level quality service for garage door. We have best techs to handle any brand at reliable rates. Do not forget to call at (317) 399-1679 when your garage door broke down.
    Porch Pro Headshot James Taylor Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana
    James Taylor is a general contractor that provides green building, storm shelter installation and other services. They are based in Carmel. James Taylor is accredited by the BBB.
    James Taylor is a general contractor that provides green building, storm shelter installation and other services. They are based in Carmel. James Taylor is accredited by the BBB.
    Porch Pro Headshot Mooney construction Llc
    General Contractors
    Serves Westfield, Indiana

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