Top 10 General Contractors in Ridgewood, NJ

Porch Pro Headshot DRIP DRIP PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL & BATH
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(24)
"The entire DRIP DRIP team was more than excellent. They like to get started early in the morning and work late so I had to adjust to their schedule slightly. We remodeled two bathrooms and Jarens leadership made sure all was complete two days before thanksgiving and even though the schedule was tig...Read more
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"The entire DRIP DRIP team was more than excellent. They like to get started early in the morning and work late so I had to adjust to their schedule slightly. We remodeled two bathrooms and Jarens leadership made sure all was complete two days before thanksgiving and even though the schedule was tig...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot PJ Sullivan Exteriors
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(67)
P J Sullivan Exteriors is a full Service Design and Build Company. We specialize in luxury home exterior renovation including roofing, siding and trim, doors and windows, porches and decks, garage doors and gutters and metal work. We embrace and encourage classic designs with authentic materials. ...Read more
P J Sullivan Exteriors is a full Service Design and Build Company. We specialize in luxury home exterior renovation including roofing, siding and trim, doors and windows, porches and decks, garage doors and gutters and metal work. We embrace and encourage classic designs with authentic materials. ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot G & Bloise Remodeling
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(35)
G & Bloise Remodeling provides total interior Home remodeling,renovation and home improvement to all of North Jersey incluiding,Bergen,Passaic,Essex,Morris,Union and Hudson Counties. Looking to give your house new style? Want to add more living space or enhance the value of your home with a new b...Read more
G & Bloise Remodeling provides total interior Home remodeling,renovation and home improvement to all of North Jersey incluiding,Bergen,Passaic,Essex,Morris,Union and Hudson Counties. Looking to give your house new style? Want to add more living space or enhance the value of your home with a new b...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Blue City Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
General Contractor License #62O181 Expires: Nov 12th, 2023 Home Improvement Contractor License #2O78O11-BCA Expires: Feb 28, 2021 Blue City Construction Corp. is a family owned company committed to offering the best service, making everything with excellence and dedication. Our team is focused in ...Read more
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General Contractor License #62O181 Expires: Nov 12th, 2023 Home Improvement Contractor License #2O78O11-BCA Expires: Feb 28, 2021 Blue City Construction Corp. is a family owned company committed to offering the best service, making everything with excellence and dedication. Our team is focused in ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot From The Ground Up Builders LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(8)
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.
Over 30 years experience in Construction/ Building.Specializing in New Construction, Remodeling, Renovations, Additions,Fire Rehabs. Exterior-Framing,Concrete/Masonry,Roofing/Siding,Excavation/Site Prep. Interior- Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling,Finish carpentry,Flooring,Paint.
Porch Pro Headshot touchstone tiling
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(15)
"Ali was very caring, knowledgeable and professional. I would consider him for other jobs in the future. He worked very clean and was quick. One of the better contractors I have worked with in the past 20 years. Highly recommended!"
"Ali was very caring, knowledgeable and professional. I would consider him for other jobs in the future. He worked very clean and was quick. One of the better contractors I have worked with in the past 20 years. Highly recommended!"
Porch Pro Headshot Capital Improvements Group
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(1)
A customer service focused construction company that specializes in interior and exterior home renovations. We are family owned and operated. Located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. We offer quality work at reasonable prices. If you are looking to beautify and boost the value of your home, let us help. Conta...Read more
A customer service focused construction company that specializes in interior and exterior home renovations. We are family owned and operated. Located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. We offer quality work at reasonable prices. If you are looking to beautify and boost the value of your home, let us help. Conta...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot SmartSites - Home Improvement Digital Marketing
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(1)
"Our business is improving, and their positioning tactics are doing wonders. The improved website and overall design for the business have helped strengthen their online presence, leading to more engagement and compliments from customers. As a team, SmartSites continues to bring value to the collabo...Read more
"Our business is improving, and their positioning tactics are doing wonders. The improved website and overall design for the business have helped strengthen their online presence, leading to more engagement and compliments from customers. As a team, SmartSites continues to bring value to the collabo...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Development Restoration llc
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(5)
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
"I recently hire this company for my bathroom renovation I’m really happy whit the job . It came out amazing I love the part that I was always in Communication with them every time picture would be send to my phone before they did Anything I would always recommend this company"
Porch Pro Headshot Vikpal Inc
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
VikPal has been established and registered in the State of New Jersey since 1994. VikPal works performing to code on all commercial, residential or industrial projects of any size with your complete satisfaction in mind. All of our work is inspected and supervised by the owner. Whether you seek t...Read more
VikPal has been established and registered in the State of New Jersey since 1994. VikPal works performing to code on all commercial, residential or industrial projects of any size with your complete satisfaction in mind. All of our work is inspected and supervised by the owner. Whether you seek t...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 Ridgewood General Contractors

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Fantastic work by Brian( clean, detailed and meticulous)

- Paul Chambers
84706

They are always prompt, hard working, honest and sincere. They are very knowledgeable and very experienced. I told them what I wanted to be done and what my budget was. They were able to fulfill all my requests in a reasonable time. They were always up fr...

- adila mustafa
248446

BEWARE! DO NOT HIRE ATLAS SENMAN, HE WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY!!! HE WAS TRUSTED AND PAID $95K AFTER 7 MONTHS ON THE JOB. SAID HE WOULD FINISH IN 3 MONTHS. DID ABOUT 1/3 OF THE CONTRACTED WORK AND TOOK OFF WITH THE REST OF THE MONEY. HORRIBLE QUALITY, NO PER...

- Taher Jitan
252722

I am a Real Estate professional and I used GUB for all my clients work.... They are reliable, hard workers and most important HONEST! I will continue using them for all my clients needs since they are very satisfied with their work....

- giovanna CV
278471

Please stay away from this company. Atlas Senman cannot be trusted. We honestly think he has no idea about construction. We hired him about 5 weeks ago. He told me the job would take him 3 weeks and till this day the job is not completed. My walls ar...

- Adrian Ruiz
67088

bathroom renovation and office construction. job was reduced to accurate specifications and clear milestones. the milestones were met in almost all instances. deviations were explained and remediated in a professional manner

- kevin amin
57426

I have to give the highest rating for Al @ Touchstone! He was on time, He was reliable, He kept me up on how my projects were coming along and he let me know if he found a problem. I have absolute trust in him, and I hope to use him again in the future!

- Gregory Pizzini
57486

We hired Ali(Touchstone Tiling) in 2011 to build out inside of a store for us. He did a great job. Since then I have contracted few other projects to him and as always he has done a good job. John Foroutan

- John Foroutan
57457

Works professionally on a very timely manner and reasonable price. I gladly recommend them :-)

- Masoud Modarrs
152275

Jaren has amazing skills. His tile cuts are precise and smooth on the edges. His helpers are skilled with painting and hanging Sheetrock and installing fixtures. Jaren takes care of the speciality work (electrical n plumbing) and he’s always supervising t...

- Christopher Sands
330925

Jaren Duncan, why did you scam my aunt. She worked extremely hard and saved her money to purchased a house you rip apart. Aunty Kim hired you September 17of 2020, to rewire three room. You agreed to such, your electrical work was good however you destroy...

- Camille Pollard
194408

Jaren took an extra 4 days to complete my project but it’s amazing. The vanity delivery was delayed, his tile crew never showed up for us but Jaren kept me assured that all would be fine and it was. He dug in himself and made sure my master bathroom got w...

- Jade Diaz
206842

Jaren, Nathan and Keith are three wonderful people. They constantly updated us as the project was going along and they were no delays except for the tile, it took a little extra half day to dry and set. Jaren is excellent with his plumbing and electrical

- Jade Diaz
152280

As a General Contractor I have lots of turnover and on my most recent project I had to replace my old plumber. Jaren and his team stepped right in place and we’re able to rough in 3 full bathroom and 1 kitchen within a week!!!! These guys work fast. The w...

- Christopher Sands
152291

KEITH AND JAREN ARE THE BEST!!!! EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE SHORT ONE MAN FOR MOST OF THE PROJECT, THESE TWO ARRIVED EARLY AND STAYED LATE WHEN NEEDED TO GET THE JOB DONE IN A TIMELY FASHION. JAREN RELOCATED PLUMBING AND LIGHT FIXTURES WITH EASE AND COMPLIED W...

- antione franco
330854

My experience with drip drip Plumbing electrician company was not that good. Mr. Jaren Duncan came to my home to do some electrical work that was needed in three rooms everything started off good he gave me an estimate and started to do the work after he ...

- Kim Harvey
237456

John Oneill is focused and committed. Very happy with the shower installation. Jae did the plumbing and electrical and John did the finish work

- Urman Patel
212500

Mainly, I have to praise Keith for his crunch time efforts with my shower installation. Nathan and Keith laid a new pressure treated sub floor before installing the sand bed. The finish work is excellent as well. Jaren, your crew has experience and knowle...

- laura day
278457

Do not trust this company. Liar!!!!!! They changed their company name very often to avoid bad reviews. They will get your deposit and leave you behind! I hired Jaren Duncun, and he left, cannot contact with home via PHONE or TEXT! The room is now messy a...

- Freedom Z
219370

Nightmare! DO NOT trust reviews posted here. See Yelp Buildzoom and NJ Better Business Bureau for REAL reviews! Destroyed our bathroom and carpeting. Lies and takes money and runs!

- Audrey Sullivan
152281

They're second to none when it comes to punctuality and effectiveness. Be prepared for their early arrival. They like to begin at 7am. Grout and tile work is very impressive. He's pretty tough on the crew but he expects perfection and. accepts nothing les...

- Agnes Theresa
278458

Dishonest, liar, and a sad excuse for a human being! STAY AWAY or call the police on him. Hired Jae, Jared or whatever name he decides to go by to take care of a leaking drain pipe. He came in the next day (30min late) started work but in the process brok...

- Duncun Black
298264

I would highly recommend Jarin and David who did all the work at our home. They were courteous, respectful and always on time. They did not leave until the work was done. They were truly professional in all that they did. I would high recommend them.

- Rose Meade
298260

Jarin and David who did all the work for us were outstanding. They were always on time and never left until all the work was done. I would highly recommend them for any work you need done.

- Rose Meade
215189

John, Keith and Nathan are truly hard workers. They showed up on time everyday until the project is complete. Jaren suggested that I replace my cast iron with PVC pipe. 2 bathrooms fully renovated including new plumbing. Good work guys

- walter scott
235505

If you don't want to be completely ripped off after having a horribly shoddy job done by unlicensed, unskilled workers, avoid this company at all costs. I found out that not only did Jaren Duncan scam me out of thousands of dollars, he has done the same t...

- Jessica Damico
215721

excellent job guys. highly recommended and very professional

- walter scott
237112

Jaren Keith and Nathan were phenomenal workers! They took they’re time and kept me in the loop with everything they were doing. My kids love they’re new bathroom it turned out beautiful.. thanks again for the hard work!

- Danielle Wood
192159

NIGHTMARE!!! Ruined our bathroom...damaged our home!!! Do NOT believe reviews on here! Go to Buildzoom and YELP for real reviews. We are the second customer to file formal complaint with Consumer Affairs! Porch did NOT honor their guarantee and have yet t...

- Audrey Sullivan
169301

Jaren gave me a good price and my bathroom turned out beautiful. The guys were professional and easy to work with. I would recommend them.

- Patricia Schiano
320295

had a very good job on my kitchen which they gutted & started from scratch. I was pleased with the results & the Beautiful solid wood cabinets & drawers & lazy Susan. Also the white quartz countertops are great! However, the dust from their cutting the qu...

- Mike Well
277687

Very punctual and organized crew

- Katie Chromwell
323418

Brice is a lying lazy thief! Do not hire him! A con artist! He doesn’t show! Several no calls no shows. His team is sloppy! After he knew I was upset he opted to not show up again at the house. Promised to come early and books times to show but had if any...

- Jessica Brown
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
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
Frequently asked questions about Ridgewood General Contractors

How do I know I am getting a fair price for General Contractor Services work in Ridgewood?

Every General Contractor Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Ridgewood work from General Contractorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different General Contractors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Ridgewood for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the General Contractors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

Will General Contractor Services work in Ridgewood require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re general contractor job is in Ridgewood or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring general contractors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the general contractor performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the general contractor services folks that everything is in order.

How many general contractors does Ridgewood have?

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

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

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Porch Pro Headshot JAMAR WINDOWS & SIDING
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
About Us Professionals You Can Trust. Jamar Home Remodeling in NJ brings over twenty five years of experience to the worksite. We have worked to build a reputation as one of the leading installers of doors, windows and siding in northern New Jersey. We install only quality products, working with m...Read more
About Us Professionals You Can Trust. Jamar Home Remodeling in NJ brings over twenty five years of experience to the worksite. We have worked to build a reputation as one of the leading installers of doors, windows and siding in northern New Jersey. We install only quality products, working with m...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot KBM Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
Verified license
Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more
Rely on KBM Construction when the time comes to hiring a reputable Remodeling Contractor. We are a Better Business Bureau A + rated provider. KBM is licensed and insured serving North Jersey for over 11 years. We offer a wide variety of services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window repl...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Trios Management Corp. - DBA  Trio Services
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
Trio Services is a family owned business since 2000. Our business is NJ licensed and managed by Trios Management Corp. Our business was started with a dream to create a unique company that provided the three main services in the construction business. The Three Main Services are: * FLOORC...Read more
Trio Services is a family owned business since 2000. Our business is NJ licensed and managed by Trios Management Corp. Our business was started with a dream to create a unique company that provided the three main services in the construction business. The Three Main Services are: * FLOORC...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Evans Renovations LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
(35)
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Porch Pro Headshot Toria Construction
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Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Porch Pro Headshot BFI Construction Corp.
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
Verified license
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more
BFI Construction Corp. is a general contractor in New York. They offer storm shelter installation, foundation repair and more. BFI Construction Corp. completed a fencing project in October 2007 in the West Village neighborhood using a permit acquired from New York City; they completed an HVAC instal...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Willis Construction and Management LLC
General Contractors
Serves Ridgewood, New Jersey
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