Top 10 General Contractors in Christiana, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Stoltzfus Structures
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(1,518)
Verified license
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Stoltzfus Structures in Ellicott City, MD.
Fantastic vinyl siding services are awaiting you at the highly reputable Stoltzfus Structures in Ellicott City, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot Waterloo Structures
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(672)
Waterloo Structures sells custom-built sheds at affordable prices. Since 1984, our family owned business has been producing high-quality outdoor products that are built to last you a lifetime. Choose from a variety of in-stock sheds, garages, horse barns, and other outdoor structures, or have us cre...Read more
Waterloo Structures sells custom-built sheds at affordable prices. Since 1984, our family owned business has been producing high-quality outdoor products that are built to last you a lifetime. Choose from a variety of in-stock sheds, garages, horse barns, and other outdoor structures, or have us cre...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Basement Waterproofing Nationwide
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(397)
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
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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
Porch Pro Headshot Triton Landscaping
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
The professionals at Triton Landscaping in Douglassville, PA are some of the best in town. Give them a call the next time you need your landscape cleaned up.
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The professionals at Triton Landscaping in Douglassville, PA are some of the best in town. Give them a call the next time you need your landscape cleaned up.
Porch Pro Headshot Pa Basement
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(52)
Verified license
"A huge THANK YOU to PA Basement of Harrisburg, PA. You don't know what this meant to me for your quick service on March 4, 2016. Your speedy service of preventing us from having a flooded basement is greatly appreciated. Your guys were very friendly and on time! I would highly recommend this co...Read more
"A huge THANK YOU to PA Basement of Harrisburg, PA. You don't know what this meant to me for your quick service on March 4, 2016. Your speedy service of preventing us from having a flooded basement is greatly appreciated. Your guys were very friendly and on time! I would highly recommend this co...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot RJ Maillie Jr LLC
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(24)
"Rob remodeled our kitchen and bathroom in 2011 with excellent results. In 2012, he renovated a 1500 sf ft area on the lower level of our home. He provided numerous and valuable recommendations and kept us fully informed as the project proceeded. The finished product exceeded our high expectations. ...Read more
"Rob remodeled our kitchen and bathroom in 2011 with excellent results. In 2012, he renovated a 1500 sf ft area on the lower level of our home. He provided numerous and valuable recommendations and kept us fully informed as the project proceeded. The finished product exceeded our high expectations. ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Home Care Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(23)
Verified license
"I found King Home Improvements to be very good in the following areas 1. Cost effective. 2. Quality of Workmanship. 3. Compliance to Quote - completed project within cost and estimated time. 4. Easy to work with - flexible with additional tasks and modifications requested by customer to original...Read more
"I found King Home Improvements to be very good in the following areas 1. Cost effective. 2. Quality of Workmanship. 3. Compliance to Quote - completed project within cost and estimated time. 4. Easy to work with - flexible with additional tasks and modifications requested by customer to original...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Enhance home improvements Kitchens & Refacing
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(5)
Enhance Home Improvements has over 25 years remodeling experience, We work hand and hand with several designers, investors and homeowners that are in need of our services. We install only the items you choose so you know exactly what your getting! We offer honest estimates, and we do the job right! ...Read more
Enhance Home Improvements has over 25 years remodeling experience, We work hand and hand with several designers, investors and homeowners that are in need of our services. We install only the items you choose so you know exactly what your getting! We offer honest estimates, and we do the job right! ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot ANS Construction
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(2)
Verified license
We are a small company with 20+ years experience. We offer quality work done right, we offer discounts to senior citizens, military both active and retired (proper identification required), and disabled. We also offer flexible payment options. All major credit cards accepted. Free estimates within ...Read more
We are a small company with 20+ years experience. We offer quality work done right, we offer discounts to senior citizens, military both active and retired (proper identification required), and disabled. We also offer flexible payment options. All major credit cards accepted. Free estimates within ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Roberto Carpentry LLC
General Contractors
Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
(14)
I have more then 15 years on the business help people and doing the best work for my clients and I am more then happy to help and other people
I have more then 15 years on the business help people and doing the best work for my clients and I am more then happy to help and other people

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 Christiana General Contractors

9966

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

Our kitchen cabinets were installed on time and look great. Iwould recommend Jamison and Sons to everyone we know!

- Michelle Turner
9801

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Good to keep appointment.

Amazing work..custom cabinetry came out beautiful

- Megan Adams
10198

Mr Jamison and sons did a great job start to finish. Plenty of attention to detail,very clean and courteous. There were many issues to deal with and the finished kitchen brought out their knowledge and experience. Never had a worry or complaint. I'm getti...

- Vince Scarazza
18260

Jamison provided excellent workmanship in building and installing cabinetry on 3 projects in my home. I would recommend their services to anyone.

- Richard Parico
22898
227673

I hired Kin Construction to do a dry wall repair. I m very satisfied with their work and personal interaction. I’ll hire them again as the need presents itself. I’m glad I contacted them!

- Bill Kaelin
97130

High quality work with affordable rates

- James Dohner
217450

No call ,no show for a job on my home....well mannered young man..but could of at least called ..wasted 2 days of my time,now wont answer phone..( Brice)

- Robert Robert
251850

Presents very nice via phone. Well spoken. However, cancelled 3 times with the 3rd time being a no show. First time claimed to be sick. Second time called 5 minutes before supposed to arrive. Third time called in morning and never showed or texted. Provi...

- Desiree Washington
277687

Very punctual and organized crew

- Katie Chromwell
343313

Do not hire!!!!! Biggest mistake of my life. He gave me the lowest quote and i thought i could get my new home to what i wanted. Now it's an unfinished mess. I hired Brice to do a remodel on my home in march 2020. He gave me a contract which I later found...

- Leah Puskarich
238950

Incredible quality of work and overall a very efficient and professional experience! My house has never looked better!

- Jessica Brown
321835

Brice agreed to refund part of our deposit after bailing on a half done kitchen reno. He wrote us a check. IT BOUNCED> DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM.

- Jeannie McMullen
335168

Beware. Hired Evans Renovations to work at my mom’s condo: paint condo, remove and replace carpet floors with laminate floor and a few smaller items. He stated work would be complete in a week – 4 months later the work was not completed. I have numerous t...

- Connie McDermott
240273

Evan's team was very respectful on time did a outstanding paint job Evan's gave me a wonderful qoute best around

- Robert Spence
325818

Outstanding crew , will be recommended

- Michael Johnson
260650

I went with this company to paint my house and install new flooring and I couldn’t be happier. Everything was done within my time frame and they were very accommodating to my budget, not to mention my house has never looked better!

- Anna Brown
198222

Hard work and consistent

- Jesus Bernal
343202

DO NOT HIRE!!!!! Biggest mistake of my life. Brice is not covered under the Porch Guarantee and they should sever any relationship with him. He gave me the lowest quote and I thought I could get my new home to what I wanted. Now it's an unfinished mes...

- Leah Puskarich
258273

Amazing work Brice thank you !!!

- Hannah Wallace
344930

Check out better business bureau reviews of him, yelp and google. DO NOT HIRE> HE IS A CON MAN. He will take your money ask for more and leave your house a mess. He is a liar and a thief.

- Jeannie McMullen
324966
251845

Brice Cubbage repeatedly asked me for money for projects that he said were needed at my home. He was paid over $10,000 and didn't complete even half of the work he was paid for. He made up excuses repeatedly and when I threatened him with legal action, ...

- Danielle Knight
198247

Brice and the guys painted my Garage and were very pleasant when planning/performing the service.

- Mason Jones
236966

The worst experience I ever had with a so called contractor, First and most importantly his insurance is expired and when I questioned Brice about it he said he has two policies and he would send me the new policy # and of course he never did. The scope ...

- Joe Antonelli
321814

Do not use this contractor. Contractor was hired on August 14th, 2020 and paid $9350.00 as half of payment on 2 bathrooms and a kitchen renovation. Work did not begin until August 25, 2020. Labor was inconsistent, poor quality, unskilled and sporadic. C...

- Jeannie McMullen
335170

Beware. Hired Evans Renovations to work at my mom’s condo: paint condo, remove and replace carpet floors with laminate floor and a few smaller items. He stated work would be complete in a week – 4 months later the work was not completed. I have numerous t...

- Connie McDermott
324837

Nice work

- Shakira Cubbage
303984

Hired him to do painting, floor refinishing, hang ceiling fans and install a toilet and vanity. He was very unprofessional. Bad communicator and very unreliable. Only saw him once when we drew up the contract. He never came or called when he said he woul...

- Donna Ferullo
238315

These guys showed up gave me a quote and literally started 2 days later ! Great process all together. my carpet came in late from Lowe’s but these guys still meet our deadline thank you !

- Ryan Foster
Frequently asked questions about Christiana General Contractors

Does the general contractor I want to hire need to be licensed in Christiana?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your General Contractor need to have. There are 7 general contractors in Christiana that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) General Contractors need to have to work on General Contractor Services jobs in PA:

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

    Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Christiana. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Christiana 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:

    • Saviors Custom Carpentry:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 19121
    • On A Budget Decorating, LLC:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 19197
    • Klausmair Construction:
      • Service Area Zip Code: 17505, 17576 and 17309

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

    Who should I hire if I need General Contractor Services in Christiana?

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

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            Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic General Contracting Inc
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            Porch Pro Headshot Jamison and Sons LLC
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            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            The trusted 5-star-rated contractors from Jamison and Sons LLC in the Rising Sun, MD area will help you imagine your ideal living space.
            Porch Pro Headshot Stoic Renovations LLC
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            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            Porch Pro Headshot Evans Renovations LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            "his onsite crew were professional, courteous, and quick to resolve problems. When residual issues arose, they were quick to resolve them. The subcontractors displayed the same calibre of respect and quality."
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            "his onsite crew were professional, courteous, and quick to resolve problems. When residual issues arose, they were quick to resolve them. The subcontractors displayed the same calibre of respect and quality."
            Porch Pro Headshot EA General Contracting LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
            (1)
            Verified license
            EA General Contracting, established in 2002, is a BBB-accredited general contractor that offers West Chester storm shelter installation, framing, home addition and other services.
            EA General Contracting, established in 2002, is a BBB-accredited general contractor that offers West Chester storm shelter installation, framing, home addition and other services.
            Porch Pro Headshot Kin construction LLC
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            Here at kin construction llc we treat our customers like family. We offer a 20% discount to all active or retired military. Kin construction llc appreciates their service
            Here at kin construction llc we treat our customers like family. We offer a 20% discount to all active or retired military. Kin construction llc appreciates their service
            Porch Pro Headshot M. Jay Builders Inc.
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
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            Porch Pro Headshot Price Works
            General Contractors
            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
            Porch Pro Headshot Robert Baney
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            Serves Christiana, Pennsylvania
            Verified license
            30 Years Experience and over 500 custom projects Specializing in Custom New Home Construction Additions, In-Law Suites, All Seasons Rooms Basement Finishing, Remodeling Kitchen and Bath Remodels
            30 Years Experience and over 500 custom projects Specializing in Custom New Home Construction Additions, In-Law Suites, All Seasons Rooms Basement Finishing, Remodeling Kitchen and Bath Remodels