Top 10 General Contractors in Batavia, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Hector and sons
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(2,016)
Todo lo de remodelacion
Todo lo de remodelacion
Porch Pro Headshot Apex Exteriors Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(436)
Verified license
The staff at Apex would like to thank you for taking the time in getting to know us. We are an exterior company that specializes in residential restorations and association services. We service the Northern Illinois & Chicagoland regions. Our highly trained crews will always keep your satisfaction a...Read more
The staff at Apex would like to thank you for taking the time in getting to know us. We are an exterior company that specializes in residential restorations and association services. We service the Northern Illinois & Chicagoland regions. Our highly trained crews will always keep your satisfaction a...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Windows Direct
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(372)
In 2005, the replacement industry was changed forever. A management team with over 30 years of experience in offering the absolute highest quality service & product decided to join forces as opposed to competing against one other in the window, door, siding, gutter and insulation industry. Many year...Read more
In 2005, the replacement industry was changed forever. A management team with over 30 years of experience in offering the absolute highest quality service & product decided to join forces as opposed to competing against one other in the window, door, siding, gutter and insulation industry. Many year...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot DESIGNfirst Builders
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(298)
DESIGNfirst is an all-inclusive design/build firm in Chicago, dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and how important it is to work with a home remodeling company you can trust. That...Read more
DESIGNfirst is an all-inclusive design/build firm in Chicago, dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and how important it is to work with a home remodeling company you can trust. That...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Honea Construction
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(123)
Honea Construction brings our multi skilled approach to your home customized to what you want provided. We specialize in all types of interior remodeling. From small jobs to full remodels each customer gets the same direct and personal service. You will receive a free in home consultation when you c...Read more
Honea Construction brings our multi skilled approach to your home customized to what you want provided. We specialize in all types of interior remodeling. From small jobs to full remodels each customer gets the same direct and personal service. You will receive a free in home consultation when you c...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Dream Home Services, Inc.
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(44)
Verified license
Dream Home Services is a remodeling company offering the finest in complete home remodeling, construction and restoration services since 2008. We offer quality work and competitive prices, paying close attention to customer's needs, making sure that they are fully satisfied with our work without fru...Read more
Dream Home Services is a remodeling company offering the finest in complete home remodeling, construction and restoration services since 2008. We offer quality work and competitive prices, paying close attention to customer's needs, making sure that they are fully satisfied with our work without fru...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot soja construction
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
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"Im happy to had a very good experience working with Soja Construction. They have replaced roof on my house and garage. Very fast clean and professional. Whole project was done in one day which is amazing."
Porch Pro Headshot Reficiency, Remodeling and Energy Solutions
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
"Reficiency quoted our bathroom remodel after a few companies gave us pretty high numbers. They came in at a fair price and did a great job. They were very helpful and nice to work with. Will use them again for our mechanical services!"
"Reficiency quoted our bathroom remodel after a few companies gave us pretty high numbers. They came in at a fair price and did a great job. They were very helpful and nice to work with. Will use them again for our mechanical services!"
Porch Pro Headshot DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Orland Park
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(77)
Verified license
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been a full service interior residential remodeling company since 1991. We guide you through the entire process; from initial design and planning, to formulating an appropriate budget, product selections and complete installation. We are a privately owned and ope...Read more
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has been a full service interior residential remodeling company since 1991. We guide you through the entire process; from initial design and planning, to formulating an appropriate budget, product selections and complete installation. We are a privately owned and ope...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Joseph Wangler Custom Constr
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
(13)
"I am an architect. I have known and worked with Joe Wangler for 25 years. Here’s what I know: Whatever a client can imagine, and whatever I can create just won’t matter if a builder can’t see the vision and align all of the forces needed to realize it. Joe has built some of the best work I have eve...Read more
"I am an architect. I have known and worked with Joe Wangler for 25 years. Here’s what I know: Whatever a client can imagine, and whatever I can create just won’t matter if a builder can’t see the vision and align all of the forces needed to realize it. Joe has built some of the best work I have eve...Read more

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

It may seem more economical to hire several subcontractors rather than one general contractor for your building project. Some state licensing rules even require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. Even if this isn’t a state requirement in your case, it often makes sense for homeowners to hire a professional, licensed, and insured general contractor for certain projects. A general contractor will know the ins and outs of the business, and will work with subcontractors whom they trust to get the work done efficiently, safely, and on time.

General contractors know that their business can be made or broken on their reputation. They will work hard to get your project done on time, orchestrating the work of subcontractors so that

the whole project turns out just as planned. While it may be tempting to skip hiring a

general contractor in favor of hiring many subcontractors for lesser initial cost, you may end up spending more in the long run in addition to the time and headache involved in coordinating the work of subcontractors. Hiring a general contractor you can work closely with throughout a project can help you avoid potentially costly—and maybe even dangerous—miscommunication down the road.

First off, sort out every possible detail in advance using a detailed project plan—including details like specifications for fixtures, finishes, and fittings—to avoid cost gaps in the contractor’s initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be. Stay in close contact with the project lead, and try to meet with them every day to stay on top of progress, troubleshoot any issues, and avoid costly miscommunication. If possible, try to be on-site at the start of each day. Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. It also makes sense to keep a project journal to write down product order numbers, jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This type of journal can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later in the project. Similarly, be sure to track any changes to the initial project plan in writing (this is usually called a “change order”). If unforeseen changes are required, make sure your contractor offers a bid for the change in writing. (You can specify that changes be made in writing in your original contract.) Other tips:

  • check 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 get-go will lead to a more successful completed project in the end.

Some general contractors charge a flat fee, but most general contractors get paid a percentage

of the overall cost of a completed project which is called a “markup.” This amount covers their overhead, which includes advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. Remember that contractors will ask for a percentage of the total cost of the project up front in order to get started. But make sure this is no more than 15 percent, which is a fair and decent amount to start most home projects. Most states cap this up-front percentage at 33 percent, and a good contractor should have enough credit to cover other up-front costs.

A big remodeling project can be a costly investment. It’s a long-term investment in your home, so it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee when choosing a general contractor for your remodel. You’ll want to hire someone can provide proof of licensing, insurance, references, and a worthy track record. 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 upfront for a successful outcome.

Start with a detailed and specific plan including the scope of the remodeling work you want to have done, what materials you want to use, and specifications for any fixtures, finishes, and appliances. 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 contractors’ reviews (but take these with a grain of salt because they tend to skew toward people who are unhappy with a project versus those who were satisfied with the end result).

Be sure to interview at least three contractors while bearing in mind that you will be relying on this person to bring your project in on budget and on time. A good contractor will likely be very busy, so expect a waiting period for quality workmanship. Choose a contractor with experience in the type of job you require. Ask for proof of licensing and insurance along with any relevant licenses for subcontractors. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau. Be clear about what work will be done by the contractor, and which parts will go to a subcontractor. Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure to get the proper permits for your project. Stay in close contact with the contractor to avoid errors and miscommunication. After all, a successful remodeling project depends on hiring a good contractor.

Take proper steps before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on. Start by

working with a professional architect or designer who can not only provide permit drawings, but also provide all the information a contractor will need to offer an accurate and realistic cost and time estimate. You’ll need to include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork. Come up with a specifications list in advance in order to pick finishes, appliances, fittings, and fixtures that will fall inside your budget and meet your personal requirements. If you work with a professional architect or designer and have a complete set of plans and specifications for your project, as the pro for the names of a few builders to send your plans for pricing.

Make sure your contractor is licensed and insured. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors remember that you will be spending quite a bit of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected extras are bound to come up. Make sure your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to, and that works with your needs. Choose your contractor wisely for a successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. It may be less expensive to hire an uninsured contractor, but consider the potential cost down the road. When you hire an insured contractor, they take on responsibility for the build and anything that happens at the worksite. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage during your remodeling project, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage, but these policies have limitations. Be sure to hire a contractor that carries both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. A good general contractor takes responsibility for their reputation. Offering proof of both proper licensing and insurance is a sign of a contractor’s general reliability. Contractors must have a license in order to obtain insurance. Reliable contractors are likely to do an excellent job the first time in order to retain their license. Work that is not up to contract standards may lose a contractor their license. Be sure to ask for proof for insurance. Hiring a contractor with the proper insurance saves you money down the line in lots of different ways. Never be tempted by what looks like a bargain.

Recent reviews for Batavia General Contractors

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Hilton Designs AKA Hilton Contractors (Kevin Hilton & Destinee Alena Hilton) out of Batavia, IL was hired to remodel an already finished basement. Was to paint walls, ceiling, add wood vinyl floor, build bar, paint existing cabinets and pour epoxy counter...

- Kelly Pineda
188977

Do not use these people. They are scammers. Starts out great, but goes down hill from there. They are messy, don't show up on time and make promises they then charge you double for. I had to have someone come in and fix all their work.

- Amy Quartuccio
221603

Hilton Designs did the painting of the cabinets and backsplash on this project. I GM and designed the entire project myself. I had my own contractors for countertops, flooring, electrical, plumbing, painting walls, and carpentry work and yet he took credi...

- Amy Chang Caballero
192471

I too was scammed by these people. Did not show up on time. Represented work they could do, but in reality could not. Walked off on the job and left uncompleted. I have had to hire a plumber to repair damages. Plumbing connections were actually put i...

- Mark Dupre
215493

Fully satisfied with Hilton Designs and the work they did on my home. I will recommend them out and will be using again!

- Amy kroger
222306

I hired Reficiency to remodel my kitchen about 6 months ago. They were extremely knowledgable and provided me with amazing design renderings and detailed scope costs. I was very impressed because I worked with bad contractors in the past and was very nerv...

- Jennifer Pilcher
222276

Reficiency remodeled my kitchen 2 months ago. They were very fast and had a great team. They completed the project on time and stayed within my budget. I will hire them again when I have enough saved for my next project!

- Bill Williams
222275

Reficiency was incredible with their efficiency and quality of work. Their estimate was right on budget and everything went to plan. Very knowledgable and helpful with any questions I had!

- Tom Jensen
233577

Reficiency did a great job on my home service needs. It was a bit of a logistical problem for other companies to have a plumber, electrician, and other trades come in at once to fix my home. Reficiency did it all within the week and got my house back in s...

- Adam Backman
51550

Joe has done numerous construction tasks for me over the years. He has never let me down. He is timely, professional, very knowledgeable and the pricing is fair. He never drops the ball as the crews arrive when scheduled and get the job done. He has a vas...

- howard barnett
51668

Joe did our extensive home remodeling project, and I can say with confidence that there is no better builder out there! His vast knowledge of the building process ensured that every issue with renovating our 100-year-old home was addressed and resolved. H...

- Naomi Himel
65389

I have worked with Joe on several remodeling projects and wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Joe has a keen eye for design & architecture. Very thorough and we couldn't be happier with the house addition that Joe did. His crews were clean and courteou...

- Kevin Pratt
53041

We are repeat customers of Joe and plan to use him for all our remodeling projects. He is extremely respectful of your families needs, budget, provides excellent communication and his crew is punctual and respectful. Joe was very knowledgeable of curren...

- Julie Jackson
160296

I recently hired them to help me with my claim. Everything was explained very well to me before we file a claim.They negotiated over 18 thousand for me and I m very happy with the estimate. Now I m just waiting to start construction process, to have my ne...

- Lillian Banke
158727

Great company

- grace kubicka
Frequently asked questions about Batavia General Contractors

I’m searching for General Contractors servicing my zip code in Batavia.

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Batavia. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Batavia below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful general contractor services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Incredible Builders Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60117
  • Dupage Insulators, Inc:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60653
  • Richardson and Sons Construction:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 60134

If you weren't able to find the right general contractor company that services your Batavia zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Batavia.

General Contractor Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to general contractors available in Batavia?

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Batavia has 50 general contractor professionals that can help you with your general contractor services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific general contractors-pros in Batavia.

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

Every project differs, but you should ask any general contractor for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any general contractor services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for general contractors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your general contractor project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the general contractor to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

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Porch Pro Headshot Cardinal Construction Corp
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Serves Batavia, Illinois
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"We used Cardinal Construction to do our Home Remoldeling. They were on Schedule, Professional and Communicated with us until our home was completed. We will recommend this Company to our family and friends."
"We used Cardinal Construction to do our Home Remoldeling. They were on Schedule, Professional and Communicated with us until our home was completed. We will recommend this Company to our family and friends."
Porch Pro Headshot Collins Construction Group Inc
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot Thom Gravel & Excavating Inc
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Serves Batavia, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot Brooke Nemeth Design's (Nd3)
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"I can't tell you how great Brooke was to work with! I just moved into a house and needed a whole bunch of patio furniture. I ordered an 8 piece sectional, a chair, and a chaise - and needed it put together ASAP for a party. When my delivery was delayed, Brooke was extremely understanding and acco...Read more
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Porch Pro Headshot Hilton Design Group
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Serves Batavia, Illinois
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"We Hired Kevin and Destinee to Remodel our kitchen in Geneva. I am happy to say out of all the contractors I have used in the past, I am grateful I have met these two! They did a more than good job on my kitchen and even threw in a light fixture for me with no cost. That is what I call going above ...Read more
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Porch Pro Headshot Vela Remodelers
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Porch Pro Headshot Smaglianteservice
General Contractors
Serves Batavia, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot Restoration Techs
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Serves Batavia, Illinois
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