Top 10 General Contractors in Wilmington, DE

Porch Pro Headshot Basement Waterproofing Nationwide
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Basement Waterproofing Nationwide is a locally-owned and family run business, specializing in making wet basements dry and safe in the surrounding Maryland area. We waterproof basements, repair cracks, bowed walls, reinforcing walls and much more. BWN is not a dealership or franchise limited to cert...Read more about Basement Waterproofing Nationwide
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Basement Waterproofing Nationwide is a locally-owned and family run business, specializing in making wet basements dry and safe in the surrounding Maryland area. We waterproof basements, repair cracks, bowed walls, reinforcing walls and much more. BWN is not a dealership or franchise limited to cert...Read more about Basement Waterproofing Nationwide
Porch Pro Headshot J.W. Tull Contracting Services LLC
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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From a family legacy of craftsmen, locally born and raised Owner/Operator Jason Tull will partner with you to design, then oversee all aspects of work to deliver an honest, reliable, quality result that adds value to your home or business. The J.W. Tull Contracting team of professional craftsmen is ...Read more about J.W. Tull Contracting Services LLC
From a family legacy of craftsmen, locally born and raised Owner/Operator Jason Tull will partner with you to design, then oversee all aspects of work to deliver an honest, reliable, quality result that adds value to your home or business. The J.W. Tull Contracting team of professional craftsmen is ...Read more about J.W. Tull Contracting Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot All in one Property Maintenance
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(2)
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
Porch Pro Headshot GRANT CONSTRUCTION
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(4)
GRANT CONSTRUCTION.....SINCE 1976 - Licensed & Insured....Respected & Referred. Call today for a free estimate for all your home imrovement needs. Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors..... Additions, Decks, Remodeling, Repairs. Grant Construction is a full service contracting company with nearly fo...Read more about GRANT CONSTRUCTION
GRANT CONSTRUCTION.....SINCE 1976 - Licensed & Insured....Respected & Referred. Call today for a free estimate for all your home imrovement needs. Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors..... Additions, Decks, Remodeling, Repairs. Grant Construction is a full service contracting company with nearly fo...Read more about GRANT CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot access labor service
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(34)
Access Labor Serviceis a temporary employment agency that supplies personnel for; construction labor, demolition labor, disaster clean up labor, warehouse labor, and other general labor. We also supply personnel for certified road flagging, equipment operators, carpenters, electricians, and other sk...Read more about access labor service
Access Labor Serviceis a temporary employment agency that supplies personnel for; construction labor, demolition labor, disaster clean up labor, warehouse labor, and other general labor. We also supply personnel for certified road flagging, equipment operators, carpenters, electricians, and other sk...Read more about access labor service
Porch Pro Headshot Nationwide Construction, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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Damaged drywall isn't always beyond repair. Consult the experts at Nationwide Construction in the Elkton, MD area, who can fix dents, cracks, and even holes.
Damaged drywall isn't always beyond repair. Consult the experts at Nationwide Construction in the Elkton, MD area, who can fix dents, cracks, and even holes.
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Living Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Affordable Living Solutions is dedicated to customer satisfaction and quality. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations and provide affordable quality products. If you are looking to have your Air Conditioner or Heater Serviced or Replaced, but do not want to be overwhelmed by big companies an...Read more about Affordable Living Solutions
Affordable Living Solutions is dedicated to customer satisfaction and quality. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations and provide affordable quality products. If you are looking to have your Air Conditioner or Heater Serviced or Replaced, but do not want to be overwhelmed by big companies an...Read more about Affordable Living Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Hart General Contracting LLC
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at Hart general contractors in Port Deposit, MD. Give them a call today and book a service.
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at Hart general contractors in Port Deposit, MD. Give them a call today and book a service.
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic General Contracting Inc
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Dynamic General Contracting Inc. is a Licensed and Insured Business we are proven of excellence in dsigning and managing several building and construction projects in Pa. No matter the size of your project. We will plan,construct and maintain your project.Effective planning is crucial to the success...Read more about Dynamic General Contracting Inc
Dynamic General Contracting Inc. is a Licensed and Insured Business we are proven of excellence in dsigning and managing several building and construction projects in Pa. No matter the size of your project. We will plan,construct and maintain your project.Effective planning is crucial to the success...Read more about Dynamic General Contracting Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Just Painting by Mike
General Contractors
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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"Our history with Mike has spanned >8 years and the jobs have varied in size/scale. Due to space restrictions, I can only detail 5 of the jobs. Across all of the jobs with Mike, the family has probably spent >$7000. 1) In October 2006, we had shopped around for an exterior painter for our half-si...Read more about Just Painting by Mike
"Our history with Mike has spanned >8 years and the jobs have varied in size/scale. Due to space restrictions, I can only detail 5 of the jobs. Across all of the jobs with Mike, the family has probably spent >$7000. 1) In October 2006, we had shopped around for an exterior painter for our half-si...Read more about Just Painting by Mike

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 Wilmington General Contractors

164117

They were very professional and did a great job building my room addition. Thank you Porch.

- Mike Kope
10500

We have used Just Painting for at least 8 years now and cannot be more satisfied and thankful that we found Mike. He has completely repainted our house inside and out, and painted a second house nearby that we rented inside and out as well. His work has b...

- Joseph C. Sweeney
109364

We have used Nationwide Construction for numerous remodeling apartments and homes most of the homes were at 100 years old in Elkton MD the work the performed was amazing I would recommend to anyone including family. They were extremely professional and w...

- Patricia Williams-ruch
66185

Best price in DE and MD area. Finished the job before given timeframe and cleaned everything after jobdone. I am very satisfied what they did to my house

- Ron Lokoff
97717

This company is a corrupt, horrible, and lying company. They are not trustowrthy and will take your money without doing proper work. They never apply for a required permit from the county even though they should. They replaced my stucco to siding for my h...

- Khizar Alvi
98128

This is so call company not even register in Delaware until Oct,4 2017 .They had been doing in legal business in Delaware. just for info

- Khizar Alvi
67995

One star because none wasn't an option! Permits were never pulled, work done was not to code. We were told everything was ready for drywall....no intention of getting inspections done. ALL plumbing and electric "work" that was done has been removed and co...

- Shannon Culp
80649

David fixed my garage door within 30 mins after calling ASAP. Also gave me 3 months service warranty. I recommend using ASAP for garage door problems

- Eran Tomina
81073

amazing service. We called last minute on a Sunday and someone was here in 30 min or less. He fixed our door and gave us an unbeatable price. Highly recommended.

- Haddon doors
80634

Had Joe come out to my home to take a look at my garage door as I just moved into my new home and the garage wasn't working (it was old & wasn't used by the previous home owners). I wanted to replace it with a new one but was so confused due to having so ...

- Porter Bens
80633

Immediate appointment, on time, explained my options and fixed my door within the time frame he gave for appointment. Professional and honest.. thank you ASAP!

- Porter Bens
80635

I called to set an immediate same day appointment. They sent me DAVID. Hes very professional and help me understand what went wrong with our garage door. He was quick and did a very good job. I will always recommend this company to my friends and family....

- Porter Bens

Everything You Need to Know About Wilmington General Contractors

How do I know that I found the right General Contractor in Wilmington for my general contractor services project?

Finding the right general contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about General Contractor Services in Wilmington so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right general contractor in Wilmington:

  • Are they properly licensed? Wilmington has 5 licensed General Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 1 pros in Wilmington are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 5 are A-rated in Wilmington.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the general contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple general contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What zip codes in Wilmington have the best General Contractors?

Below we've listed Wilmington zip codes that have great selections of general contractors:

  • 19802: 1 General Contractors.
  • 19805: 1 General Contractors.
  • 19804: 2 General Contractors.
  • Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Wilmington?

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

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

      All General Contractors in Wilmington, DE

      Porch Pro Headshot Colonial Construction Co. Inc.
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Porch Pro Headshot Garage Door Repairs Franklinville, NJ
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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      When your home's exterior needs a little TLC, reach out to the skilled vinyl siding experts at Garage Door Repairs Franklinville, NJ in Elkton, MD.
      When your home's exterior needs a little TLC, reach out to the skilled vinyl siding experts at Garage Door Repairs Franklinville, NJ in Elkton, MD.
      Porch Pro Headshot Jenkins Supreme CLG SVC LLC -(310) 957-4022
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Jenkins Supreme CLG SVC LLC is cleaning company based in Wilmington, DE. Do not hesitate to call us now, we do it all. professional janitorial cleaning, professional Janitorial Company, professional Janitorial Service, local janitorial company, local Janitorial service, licensed Janitorial Service, ...Read more about Jenkins Supreme CLG SVC LLC -(310) 957-4022
      Jenkins Supreme CLG SVC LLC is cleaning company based in Wilmington, DE. Do not hesitate to call us now, we do it all. professional janitorial cleaning, professional Janitorial Company, professional Janitorial Service, local janitorial company, local Janitorial service, licensed Janitorial Service, ...Read more about Jenkins Supreme CLG SVC LLC -(310) 957-4022
      Porch Pro Headshot Wilmington Builders & Contrs
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Wilmington Builders & Contractors offers general contracting, remodeling, and handyman services to the Wilmington area. Call us today!
      Wilmington Builders & Contractors offers general contracting, remodeling, and handyman services to the Wilmington area. Call us today!
      Porch Pro Headshot PSDtoWordPressExpert
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      PSDtoWordPressExpert is counted among the top-notch companies in the world and offers the best WordPress website development/conversion/migration and other web services to the global clients.
      PSDtoWordPressExpert is counted among the top-notch companies in the world and offers the best WordPress website development/conversion/migration and other web services to the global clients.
      Porch Pro Headshot Cleveland Inc.
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Porch Pro Headshot RFS Enterprises Inc
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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      Porch Pro Headshot Latham Construction Group
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Latham Construction Group is a general contractor that provides exterior remodeling and green building as well as other services. They are located in Newark.
      Latham Construction Group is a general contractor that provides exterior remodeling and green building as well as other services. They are located in Newark.
      Porch Pro Headshot VUFINDER
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Looking to do some home improvements? Task the professionals at VUFINDER in Kingstown, MD with your next vinyl siding project.
      Looking to do some home improvements? Task the professionals at VUFINDER in Kingstown, MD with your next vinyl siding project.
      Porch Pro Headshot Radius Construction & Design LLC
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Porch Pro Headshot Diamond State Development Corporation
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Porch Pro Headshot RASUL'S
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware
      Porch Pro Headshot Closet Classics-Michael Doyle
      General Contractors
      Serves Wilmington, Delaware

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