Top 10 General Contractors in Hartford, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Spaces LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
Spaces LLC is the market leader in providing residential, commercial, and industrial services throughout Connecticut. We offer experienced remodeling, remediation, cleaning, and other maintenance services for your home, office, or industrial space. We stop at nothing to deliver unrivaled maintenance...Read more
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Spaces LLC is the market leader in providing residential, commercial, and industrial services throughout Connecticut. We offer experienced remodeling, remediation, cleaning, and other maintenance services for your home, office, or industrial space. We stop at nothing to deliver unrivaled maintenance...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Ziggy Home Improvement
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(76)
"I am a contractor with 30 years experience but was overwhelmed with work so I hired Brian. Hiring him was a godsend. He installed a deck and I thought it would take 4-5 days but they got it done in a day and a half. He was wicked professional, total pro and the work looked great. I thought he was s...Read more
"I am a contractor with 30 years experience but was overwhelmed with work so I hired Brian. Hiring him was a godsend. He installed a deck and I thought it would take 4-5 days but they got it done in a day and a half. He was wicked professional, total pro and the work looked great. I thought he was s...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Mainville Construction & Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(29)
Verified license
"Ron and his guys did a great job with our kitchen remodel. We had a few hiccups as in any remodel but Ron and his crew reacted quickly and got the job done right. We are extremely pleased with the final outcome."
"Ron and his guys did a great job with our kitchen remodel. We had a few hiccups as in any remodel but Ron and his crew reacted quickly and got the job done right. We are extremely pleased with the final outcome."
Porch Pro Headshot Sunrise Construction
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(20)
"Alex he has done a number of jobs for us. Some of them have been pretty complicated, installing window whose size is no longer made. He has always done great work from start to finish. He is very talented and professional and the final project has always looked great. He sticks to his project bid a...Read more
"Alex he has done a number of jobs for us. Some of them have been pretty complicated, installing window whose size is no longer made. He has always done great work from start to finish. He is very talented and professional and the final project has always looked great. He sticks to his project bid a...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Seaside Restoration
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(13)
Seaside Restorations owner Thorsten Wohlstrom is a master carpenter with 32 years of experience. We have hundreds of new home construction, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, renovations, and fire and water restorations under our belt. We Estimating with leading industry software for exact pricing of...Read more
Seaside Restorations owner Thorsten Wohlstrom is a master carpenter with 32 years of experience. We have hundreds of new home construction, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, renovations, and fire and water restorations under our belt. We Estimating with leading industry software for exact pricing of...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot FT2 Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(72)
General Contractors dedicated to excellence to assure the absolute best performance in every trade in construction.
General Contractors dedicated to excellence to assure the absolute best performance in every trade in construction.
Porch Pro Headshot Forand Remodeling LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(6)
Verified license
Forand Remodeling LLC was established in 1975. We are a licensed home improvement contractor located in Manchester, CT that services the surrounding area. We offer the following services: -bathroom remodeling -kitchen remodeling -carpentry -decking -doors -windows -drywall -water damage restoratio...Read more
Forand Remodeling LLC was established in 1975. We are a licensed home improvement contractor located in Manchester, CT that services the surrounding area. We offer the following services: -bathroom remodeling -kitchen remodeling -carpentry -decking -doors -windows -drywall -water damage restoratio...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Sotac LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(5)
Verified license
Sotac LLC is a full service remodeling, renovation and repair company that has become the go to in the greater Simsbury area for high quality craftsmanship adjusted to meet your specifications and needs, regardless of the extent of the work you need done. As a family-run business, we are committed t...Read more
Sotac LLC is a full service remodeling, renovation and repair company that has become the go to in the greater Simsbury area for high quality craftsmanship adjusted to meet your specifications and needs, regardless of the extent of the work you need done. As a family-run business, we are committed t...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Silver GATES Construction Llc
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
We at Silver Gates Construction are proud to be in the business of home remodeling. We take care to provide our clients with the best possible services at the most affordable cost on the market We are fully licensed and insured and we offer a one year warranty on any job we do. Your satisfaction ...Read more
We at Silver Gates Construction are proud to be in the business of home remodeling. We take care to provide our clients with the best possible services at the most affordable cost on the market We are fully licensed and insured and we offer a one year warranty on any job we do. Your satisfaction ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Emekor Forecleanix
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(2)
General Contracting & Property Preservation Services. At Emekor Forecleanix, we pride ourselves in providing top-notch property preservation and general contracting services. Our team of hard-working professionals is committed to excellent customer service and quality work. We specialize in foreclo...Read more
General Contracting & Property Preservation Services. At Emekor Forecleanix, we pride ourselves in providing top-notch property preservation and general contracting services. Our team of hard-working professionals is committed to excellent customer service and quality work. We specialize in foreclo...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 Hartford General Contractors

16647

Danny Levesque built our sun porch and did an excellent job! His work was so good that I recommended him to my Mother-in-Law.

- Heather Theriault
16645

Daniel Levesque has performed all of my Framing & Carpentry work for the past 27 years. Dan has a great work ethic and performs with excellent quality within a more than reasonable time frame. I would highly recommend Daniel Levesque LLC for any of your r...

- Daniel LaVallee
13137

Dan has helped me with all my home repairs. Replaced windows and door. Built a great deck for me and my family. Also put addition on a friend's house. Get workman's ship fast and easy....he did all the work. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone.

- sue morelli
11830

Daniel Levesque LLC delivers an excellent quality product while performing in the most efficient time frame. Dan was a huge asset in the construction of our new home. Between his great knowledge and skills, we could not have asked for a more satisfying ex...

- Jaime Therriault
12577

Dan is an excellent carpenter who can handle whatever you need done, and it will be done professionally and in a timely fashion. I've known Dan for many years and have seen him complete a wide array of jobs, and he really is one of the best carpenters you...

- Ryan O'Connor
235128

Thor is a capable, flexible and skilled craftsman. He took on a challenging job in the hottest days of summer and worked doggedly in the heat to get this job done.

- Gregory E
235130

The kitchen project looks awesome! Seaside Restoration installed new cabinets, counter with under-mount sink, and hooked up a new dishwasher.

- Mary S
235129

Thorsten was easy to work with and scheduled/completed work quickly. He converted my family room ceiling to a cathedral ceiling complete with recessed lights and wood beams.

- Mark D
11977

From foundations to cabinetry Sunrise Construction is my go-to contractor for my 1840s Greek Revival. They have done everything for me: drawing up detailed plans for submission, electrical work, plumbing, roofing, sheetrock, Corian installation, gutters,...

- DJ Joba
11650

Amazing work. Alex has been outstanding in all of the projects that he has done for us over the years. His craftsmanship is like no other and he comes to us immediately if there are any issues or problems that arise.

13108

Alex, the owner of Sunrise Construction, came highly recommended to me by my interior/exterior decorator. I had him do several projects around my house and found him to be highly competent and meticulous at the same time. I plan on having him back to ...

- Eric Lupoli
11656

We hired Sunrise Construction to do major upgrades and renovations to our Historic Victorian Cottage in Manchester, CT. Their quality of work, professionalism, and craftsmanship are unequaled. If I were to need any other construction work in the future I ...

11686

I have know Alex for seven years. He has done a number of home improvements projects for us. He laid down three rooms of red oak floor boards and installed red oak trim in those rooms. Alex also laid a red oak flooring on a landing. I had some rot in s...

- Roger Carchrie-Feltus
71251

We were thrilled that Sunrise Construction took off our old porch and replaced it with a new porch made of composite material. They were very helpful with ideas for improvements. The work was flawless. Alex and his crew maintained a very high level of ...

- Wendy Fusco
11826

Alex is a pro. Easy to deal with, reliable and delivers impeccable quality. He has a ton of experience and it shows in his work. I trust him to do anything and recommend him to all of my friends. All-around great guy too!

- Jason Kass
15931

Alex was professional and his quality if work speaks for itself. He turned our tiny lake house kitchen with a bungalow feel in to a vaulted kitchen that opened up the house and dramatically changed the lighting in the living areas. More importantly to ...

- Matthew Hendel
11726

Visionary, great attention to detail, great communication about the whole project, reliability, would recommend and would definitely call for all construction needs!

- m jewel
72693

We are extremely satisfied with the quality and workmanship of our new porch and patio constructed and installed by A1 Home Improvement. There was great attention to detail in every aspect of the project from planning through building, including the clea...

- Adam Kitza
46161

I went with A1 based on their reviews online & the portfolio I saw and I am so glad I did! They have been wonderfully attentive and the work itself is top notch!

- Eileen Bailey
57419

A1 Home Improvement did an excellent job replacing all the siding on my house as well as repairing my damaged roof. Brian and his team were very efficient and were able to stay within my desired budget. My home looks as good as new!

- WebPro Paul
78657

Very prompt, thorough, knowledgeable and clean. All of the work done on our home was done in an extremely professional manner.

- Andre Thibodeau
42242

I had two layers of roofing that Brian removed and replaced. Everything was perfect and I haven’t had a problem since.

- Dale Blauvelt
88590

Brian was very communicative throughout the entire process and his attention to detail helped to turn our vision into a reality. We are very satisfied with our new bathroom and we will be using him again for any future home improvements.

- Brent LeGunn
63825

Our experience with A1 Home Improvement was above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend their services if you are planning on performing any upgrades to your home.

- Steven Nemiroff
80749

I hired A1 to renovate my bathroom. Brian did a great job with using my ideas and suggestions and the finished product was far greater than I had initially envisioned. I will be using A1 for future home renovations!

- Andre Thibodeau
33030

Brian did a great job fixing my deck and gutters. He just put a window in and it looks fantastic. I am extremely satisfied with the work done and would definitely use him again in the future!

- Cheryl
Frequently asked questions about Hartford General Contractors

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

Many general contractors provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Hartford. Browse through a sample of the General Contractors in Hartford 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
  • CARLSON WELDING AND FABRICATION LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 06119
  • D.B.Carpentry,LLC.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 06103 and 06085

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

How many general contractors does Hartford have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Hartford to help you with your next general contractor services job.

  • 6 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

What should I check for once my General Contractor in Hartford has finished working?

Every general contractor services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any general contractor services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with general contractor services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the general contractor to describe what they did. Whether your general contractor services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your general contractor services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the general contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

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Porch Pro Headshot Richard M. Bourgoin
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(7)
Verified license
"Rick and his guys renovated my kitchen and installed beautiful custom windows and doors. They did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier. Most of the work took place while I was not home and the guys were trustworthy, polite and did quality work that's is so hard to find. I highly recommend R.M. ...Read more
"Rick and his guys renovated my kitchen and installed beautiful custom windows and doors. They did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier. Most of the work took place while I was not home and the guys were trustworthy, polite and did quality work that's is so hard to find. I highly recommend R.M. ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Levesque, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
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"Daniel Levesque supplies a professional and quality build. His job knowledge and professional ethics are an asset to his timely results. I would highly recommend Daniel Levesque LLC to anyone, no matter what your building requirements are. Gary K."
"Daniel Levesque supplies a professional and quality build. His job knowledge and professional ethics are an asset to his timely results. I would highly recommend Daniel Levesque LLC to anyone, no matter what your building requirements are. Gary K."
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Home Repair & Landscaping LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(3)
Verified license
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Porch Pro Headshot Ferro Home Improvement LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
(2)
Verified license
""If anyone is researching for home or business general repairs and improvements, handy man fixit jobs, etc. you can end your search and start your list. Paul Ferro, of Ferro Home Improvement, has an array of talents that he uses to create your visions. In the many years I have used his company he...Read more
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Porch Pro Headshot C Sharp enterprise LLC
General Contractors
Serves Hartford, Connecticut
C Sharp enterprise LLC Is a Company located in Connecticut. We install, tear down and relocate pallet racking, Shelving.
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Porch Pro Headshot Home Care Services, LLC
General Contractors
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Porch Pro Headshot Appointment On Demand Inc.
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Skylight Installation
Start Date
I'm flexible
New installation or repair
Install a skylight
How many skylights to install
2
Replace existing or install new
Replace existing skylight
Kind of roof
Asphalt or composite shingle
Number of stories tall
Two floors