Top 10 General Contractors in Winter Haven, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Tailor Me LLC
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
Mission: At Tailor Me, we are committed to revolutionizing your home and outdoor spaces with a distinct mission. Our core expertise spans roofing, solar energy, and outdoor kitchen services, where we strive to set new standards in quality, durability, and sustainability. Vision: Envisioning beyon...Read more about Tailor Me LLC
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Mission: At Tailor Me, we are committed to revolutionizing your home and outdoor spaces with a distinct mission. Our core expertise spans roofing, solar energy, and outdoor kitchen services, where we strive to set new standards in quality, durability, and sustainability. Vision: Envisioning beyon...Read more about Tailor Me LLC
Porch Pro Headshot The Honey Do Crew LLC
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(163)
"if ur looking for someone to redo your kitchen, or any room in ur house honestly, CALL HONEY DO CREW!! u will not be disappointed. janet and brian are great and the entire crew is kind and great to be around"
"if ur looking for someone to redo your kitchen, or any room in ur house honestly, CALL HONEY DO CREW!! u will not be disappointed. janet and brian are great and the entire crew is kind and great to be around"
Porch Pro Headshot Restore Rabbit
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(69)
We know firsthand the impact water damage can have on your home, your life, and your family. We specialize in returning your home to the safe, dry haven you love… all with the least impact to you and your family. We work directly with the insurance company to ensure your job is done correctly and o...Read more about Restore Rabbit
We know firsthand the impact water damage can have on your home, your life, and your family. We specialize in returning your home to the safe, dry haven you love… all with the least impact to you and your family. We work directly with the insurance company to ensure your job is done correctly and o...Read more about Restore Rabbit
Porch Pro Headshot Scott W Hines General Contractor  Inc
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(40)
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
SCOTT W. HINES GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC. or short "HINES G.C." is a premier home renovation and remodeling company able to do any work that you can possibly need to your home from your foundation to the peak of your home and we are located in Tampa, Florida, and provides high quality affordable produc...Read more about Scott W Hines General Contractor Inc
Porch Pro Headshot AWS Roofing Services  Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(41)
"Excellent communication, excellent crew and office staff. No regrets in selecting AWS. Price was very fair and in line with two other estimates. I was also very satisfied with products used including Kennedy Skylites. Five man crew was able to remove old shingles and OSB decking and install new...Read more about AWS Roofing Services Inc.
"Excellent communication, excellent crew and office staff. No regrets in selecting AWS. Price was very fair and in line with two other estimates. I was also very satisfied with products used including Kennedy Skylites. Five man crew was able to remove old shingles and OSB decking and install new...Read more about AWS Roofing Services Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Decorative Finishes LLC
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(13)
"August 2017 -First of all I wanted to mention how nice and pleasant Charles was to work with. We had six other proposals to re-do our pool deck and he gave us the best price. We fill that he did a professional job and was very particular of the end result as if it was his own pool deck. We have had...Read more about Decorative Finishes LLC
"August 2017 -First of all I wanted to mention how nice and pleasant Charles was to work with. We had six other proposals to re-do our pool deck and he gave us the best price. We fill that he did a professional job and was very particular of the end result as if it was his own pool deck. We have had...Read more about Decorative Finishes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot FL Construction
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(18)
"He came over to talk about the job shortly after I called requesting the visit. He started the project the next morning and finished the next morning. Great work and very quick response. I plan to to call him the next time I have a project that needs done. "
"He came over to talk about the job shortly after I called requesting the visit. He started the project the next morning and finished the next morning. Great work and very quick response. I plan to to call him the next time I have a project that needs done. "
Porch Pro Headshot SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(23)
Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Solar Shield Industries, Inc. has been in business since 2000, providing homeowners all over the state with gorgeous, high-quality lifetime steel roofing systems. We have now expanded our offering to include fully insulated vinyl windows! Our goal is to provide A more complete energy efficient sol...Read more about SOLAR SHIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Porch Pro Headshot Evangelisto Construction
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(18)
"We hired Evangelisto Construction to do a fairly large partial home renovation project. Work involved removal/replacement/texturing of several walls, removal and filling of mobile home drywall seam covers throughout, removal of popcorn ceilings and adding knock-down texture throughout, cabinet remo...Read more about Evangelisto Construction
"We hired Evangelisto Construction to do a fairly large partial home renovation project. Work involved removal/replacement/texturing of several walls, removal and filling of mobile home drywall seam covers throughout, removal of popcorn ceilings and adding knock-down texture throughout, cabinet remo...Read more about Evangelisto Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Paintmen & Company
General Contractors
Serves Winter Haven, Florida
(9)
"First let me tell you that I was coordinating this job from NJ. I had a friend who would check in and open the door for the painters. Other than that it was based solely on trust and the fact that they were referred . Let me just say they did not disappoint. In fact every phone call was professi...Read more about Paintmen & Company
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"First let me tell you that I was coordinating this job from NJ. I had a friend who would check in and open the door for the painters. Other than that it was based solely on trust and the fact that they were referred . Let me just say they did not disappoint. In fact every phone call was professi...Read more about Paintmen & Company

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 Winter Haven General Contractors

199991

You’re wife asked me for the estimate for the mold remediation and I gave it to her. She then said you’d write up the estimate that night and give it to me the next day. That happened twice. YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU COULDN'T GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE. Quit arguing...

- Regan Evers
394048

There is more than one owner to honey do crew. Brian Williams is no longer able to provide the quality at which we are best known for please use your discretion when hiring my business. I can be reached at for any further questions or concerns. brianwill...

- Brian Williams
143551

This company is falsely advertising themselves. The Honey Do Crew LLC is NO LONGER able to get referrals on Angie's List, (member.angieslist.com/me…) or Home Advisor (they don't come up at all in a search!) , and has complaints filed with the Florida De...

- Pam Sonego
32122

Brian and his crew did outstanding work on our exterior, replacing siding, soffit, fascia and gutters . Their craftsmanship is great and the pride in their work really shows.

- John Koren
199922

Owner went out to give me an estimate , knowing I was on a time line, I still had to call every day asking for the estimate for my insurance company. Time was of the essence and I’ve yet to receive a written estimate or a return phone call. Even after bei...

- Regan Evers
151497

Brian, Janet and crew are amazing... I highly recommend making them your first call when you need a job done right.

- Joe Stevenson
93747

These people race their vehicles dangerously up and down my street. They are destroying the grass in the retention pond area. Not very professional.

- Laura Osborne
178866

Office staff is amazing. Thank you for being so personal.

- Craig Deshner
152866

Great company, they are professional, show up on time and their work was excellent!

- Joe Dray
151815

thanks for the great work done at my moms house! i appreciate it!! will recommend you guys

- Jesse Morgan
151467

If you want a job done right I would call Janet and Brian. My kitchen turned out even better then I imagined. They take pride in their work. I definitely would recommend this great team!

- Peyton Scott
3632

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

They were great! Very professional, prompt and polite. Even completed a few extra chores at no charge

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  • 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.
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Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Winter Haven?

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

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    All General Contractors in Winter Haven, FL

    Porch Pro Headshot Nationwide Roofing & GC LLC
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    (16)
    Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Nationwide Roofing & GC LLC was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowed us to ...Read more about Nationwide Roofing & GC LLC
    Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Nationwide Roofing & GC LLC was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowed us to ...Read more about Nationwide Roofing & GC LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Mitchell Construction and Remodeling, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    (6)
    At Mitchell Construction we believe in "Quality Redefined" Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We are a professional State certified Building Contractor licensed and insured. State Certified License #CBC1257850 We are not "handymen" Handymen are not licensed by the state (professional l...Read more about Mitchell Construction and Remodeling, Inc.
    At Mitchell Construction we believe in "Quality Redefined" Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We are a professional State certified Building Contractor licensed and insured. State Certified License #CBC1257850 We are not "handymen" Handymen are not licensed by the state (professional l...Read more about Mitchell Construction and Remodeling, Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Premier Technology Systems
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    (3)
    Sinkhole Repair (Compaction Grout, Chemical Grout and Underpins), Residential and Commercial Construction & Remodeling Services, Cabinets & Countertops, Cosmetic Restorations, Riprap (Erosion Control), Concrete work, Painting
    Sinkhole Repair (Compaction Grout, Chemical Grout and Underpins), Residential and Commercial Construction & Remodeling Services, Cabinets & Countertops, Cosmetic Restorations, Riprap (Erosion Control), Concrete work, Painting
    Porch Pro Headshot Swimming Pool Enclosures Screen Repair J&P HOME IMPROVEMENT
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    (2)
    "Great service. On time and did a very nice job putting in new screens and pressure washing the pool cage. It looks like brand new. Jennifer was a true professional from start to finish. Would highly recommend "
    "Great service. On time and did a very nice job putting in new screens and pressure washing the pool cage. It looks like brand new. Jennifer was a true professional from start to finish. Would highly recommend "
    Porch Pro Headshot David Talbott Inc
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    David Talbott Inc is a quality-focused business serving the Lake Hamilton area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. Residential Remodeling: David Talbott, Inc. is a State Certified Building Contractor located in Polk County, Florida. Our knowledg...Read more about David Talbott Inc
    David Talbott Inc is a quality-focused business serving the Lake Hamilton area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. Residential Remodeling: David Talbott, Inc. is a State Certified Building Contractor located in Polk County, Florida. Our knowledg...Read more about David Talbott Inc
    Porch Pro Headshot Prince Land Services, Inc.
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    Prince Land Services, Inc. Is a locally owned and operated family business. Bruce Prince founded Prince Land Services, Inc. in 1989, both of his sons have grown up working alongside him, while gaining valuable knowledge in the industry. Today, Ian Prince is taking the reigns as Vice President maki...Read more about Prince Land Services, Inc.
    Prince Land Services, Inc. Is a locally owned and operated family business. Bruce Prince founded Prince Land Services, Inc. in 1989, both of his sons have grown up working alongside him, while gaining valuable knowledge in the industry. Today, Ian Prince is taking the reigns as Vice President maki...Read more about Prince Land Services, Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Upz & Downz Renovations
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    We're a small company that is just starting out with the first year business.. We have about 5 employees with all different work aspects.. We can basically do anything inside & out.. Flooring, home remodeling, home Renovations, demoing, painting, etc..
    We're a small company that is just starting out with the first year business.. We have about 5 employees with all different work aspects.. We can basically do anything inside & out.. Flooring, home remodeling, home Renovations, demoing, painting, etc..
    Porch Pro Headshot Willatd Allison cleaning
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    We take pride in our work and keeping our customers happy. We specialize in deep cleaning as well as standard cleaning.
    We take pride in our work and keeping our customers happy. We specialize in deep cleaning as well as standard cleaning.
    Porch Pro Headshot ProCraft Construction of Central Florida
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    State Certified Residential Contractor. We specialize in Additions and Remodeling.
    State Certified Residential Contractor. We specialize in Additions and Remodeling.
    Porch Pro Headshot flow
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot ACH Renovation Pros
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot Constructionatitsbest
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida
    Porch Pro Headshot One - of - a - Kind - Landscaping
    General Contractors
    Serves Winter Haven, Florida

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