Top 10 General Contractors in Rochester, MI

Porch Pro Headshot Kopke Remodeling & Design
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(292)
Verified license
Founded in 1993 in St. Clair Shores, MI, Kopke Remodeling & Design has become known in Southeast Michigan as a trust-worthy company that offers great quality and workmanship at a fair price. We have a "Lifetime Guarantee" on everything we do, and we have since the day we opened. In 2013, we moved to...Read more
Founded in 1993 in St. Clair Shores, MI, Kopke Remodeling & Design has become known in Southeast Michigan as a trust-worthy company that offers great quality and workmanship at a fair price. We have a "Lifetime Guarantee" on everything we do, and we have since the day we opened. In 2013, we moved to...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot All-Around Handyman Services
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(28)
"I've hired All-Around to do several jobs: install 2 ceiling fans and repair kitchen cabinets. All of the worked was done professionally and on time. The professionals that worked there were on time and knew what they were doing. "
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"I've hired All-Around to do several jobs: install 2 ceiling fans and repair kitchen cabinets. All of the worked was done professionally and on time. The professionals that worked there were on time and knew what they were doing. "
Porch Pro Headshot Kelray Construction  llc.
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(9)
Verified license
"We had Kelray Construction replace our roof including tear off also had attic insulation blown in. We are very satisfied with the job they did. They showed up at scheduled time and day. We had all the work done and cleaned up same day. Left nothing behind.. very happy. I would recommend Kelray Con...Read more
"We had Kelray Construction replace our roof including tear off also had attic insulation blown in. We are very satisfied with the job they did. They showed up at scheduled time and day. We had all the work done and cleaned up same day. Left nothing behind.. very happy. I would recommend Kelray Con...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Kuby Building Co
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(15)
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more
Kuby Building Co is a full service design/build firm that strives to bring back old world craftsmanship one home at a time. We incorporate new technology, state of the art building practices and products into all our work. Everything done by Kuby Building Co comes with a lifetime guarantee that it w...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Andrew Helka Construction
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(7)
"I hired andy to install handrail system for my home. The did an excellent job . They paid attention to minute details . They work very patiently and always ready to work with us. They are definitly one of the most friendly and professional carpenters. I will hire them again for any project which I ...Read more
"I hired andy to install handrail system for my home. The did an excellent job . They paid attention to minute details . They work very patiently and always ready to work with us. They are definitly one of the most friendly and professional carpenters. I will hire them again for any project which I ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Miracle Home Improvement, LLC
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(10)
""Miracle Home Improvement does absolutly meticulous work, prompt, on time, perfect quotes, workmanship, clean up and I recommended Ken and his firm to many people if they need assistance. He will doing more work at my home this spring. A fine young man and crew....OUTSTANDING!"
""Miracle Home Improvement does absolutly meticulous work, prompt, on time, perfect quotes, workmanship, clean up and I recommended Ken and his firm to many people if they need assistance. He will doing more work at my home this spring. A fine young man and crew....OUTSTANDING!"
Porch Pro Headshot CONTINENTAL BUILDING CO
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(6)
Verified license
Based in Rochester Hills, Continental Building Co is a general contractor. Providing accessibility construction, renovation and more, they were established in 1989. Continental Building Co is accredited by the BBB.
Based in Rochester Hills, Continental Building Co is a general contractor. Providing accessibility construction, renovation and more, they were established in 1989. Continental Building Co is accredited by the BBB.
Porch Pro Headshot M E Burns Cpa
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
Our company provides accounting services since 2010. Call us today to help you with your taxes! Local Accounting, CPA, Local Accounting Company, Local Accountant, Accounting & Taxes Falcon Estates MI;Estates Of Pine Creek MI;University Square MI;Foxboro MI;Brookedale Woods MI Accounting, Accounting ...Read more
Our company provides accounting services since 2010. Call us today to help you with your taxes! Local Accounting, CPA, Local Accounting Company, Local Accountant, Accounting & Taxes Falcon Estates MI;Estates Of Pine Creek MI;University Square MI;Foxboro MI;Brookedale Woods MI Accounting, Accounting ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(12)
"I had too many home projects to do so i called FreshStart. After the first job, i had them nail my entire to do list. We are very pleased and they worked hard. Cant wait to see my project showcased on here. Well done gentlemen."
"I had too many home projects to do so i called FreshStart. After the first job, i had them nail my entire to do list. We are very pleased and they worked hard. Cant wait to see my project showcased on here. Well done gentlemen."
Porch Pro Headshot Ardelean & Sons Construction  989-666-3372
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
(7)
"Bruce was very courteous and professional business person. Very detail and honest regarding the price for the project. I will be referring my neighbors to your business for their home improvements repairs!! Thank you for striving for excellence in your business!"
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"Bruce was very courteous and professional business person. Very detail and honest regarding the price for the project. I will be referring my neighbors to your business for their home improvements repairs!! Thank you for striving for excellence in your business!"

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 Rochester General Contractors

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We highly recommend Andrew Helka Construction! The owner, Andy, was recommended to us almost 12 years ago. Since then, he and his crew have done numerous construction projects in our home. With Andy's many helpful suggestions, our kitchen was completel...

- Cheryl Pitschel
143576

Mike is a 5 star professional, going above and beyond normal expectations. I feel confident in recommending him to all my friends.

- Gloria Bowen
153041

Had serious issue with gas fireplace, Mike responded and completed repairs at a fair price and to our total satisfaction. He also returned to check and repair another unrelated issue on the fireplace with no additional charge. Professional, courteous and...

- Neil Greig
143898

Did a variety of jobs (curtain rods, dry wall repair, caulking, board replacement) very well. Friendly, knowledgeble service leaving no mess behind. Would highly recommend them.

- Rita Robak
66663

We just had a gate rebuilt and stained. Job well done! Also, All-Around Handyman has done several small jobs around our business for us and has always been reliable and done a good job.

- Kari Livingston
65533

No surprises and handled all our requests and questions with true professionalism. I would highly recommend them and will use them again!

- Nancy Howard
148333

We had some insulation added to a bathroom wall and around window and ceiling areas of basement. Mike and his crew member were on time, worked efficiently, and cleaned-up afterwards. I was pleased with their work, and expect to use their services again fo...

- Barbara Frasier
60244

Very satisfied with work. Plan to use again.....very pleasant to deal with all who worked on my project.

- Donna O'Connor
327736

Mike Hubbard has a Top Drawer team. The two gentlemen came to the house just a couple days ago to replace a "wind worn" exterior wall vent that leads to the stove. They were friendly, competent and worked well together as well as with me. They had to ma...

- Tony Cruz
66021

Very professional and polite. Great work at reasonable prices.

- Duane Lewis
30338

Mike was great with scheduling the estimate and meeting him went great, but it's a week after he came out and I haven't heard from him.

- Laura Hutchison
145548

Removed/replaced front door that was a difficult challenge and installed exterior shutters. Was on time, courteous, and cleaned up area. Would recommend.

- Debra Melody
151258

I needed some repairs done to our bedroom ceiling after the roof had leaked and damaged it. Mike quickly responded to my request for a quote. He showed up right on time and was careful to cover everything in the room and lay tarps on the floor between t...

- David Benedict
152471

We needed work on our older home, and were referred to Mike Hubbard of All-Around Handyman Service Co. With one call we got a quick response from Mike and estimates on all the jobs. Mike said, "We do everything". That's what we wanted...one call/one c...

- Marti Seymour
56669

Mike did great. Fair price, on time and clean. I will call him again!

- Patty Kulesa
65930

Very professional, polite and efficient. Reasonable prices. Very happy with the work.

- Duane Lewis
58359

I had an excellent experience with Mike. He did widening of a doorway, installing marble sills and installing 370 ft of base molding. He was prompt and professional and the work was of highest quality. I have plans for more projects to be done and woul...

- nadine rounds
145280

Great job by Mike, removing old deck and rebuilding it. I’m very pleased!

- Lester Sr. Day
61597

Working with All-Around Handyman Services was a pleasure. Mike gave excellent recommendations for my bathroom project, and his staff delivered an excellent outcome of the job. I would definitely refer and use All-Around Handyman Services for any future ...

- Tanya Traylor
151892

Mike (All-Around Handyman) managed the project expertly, timely and was very clean. He was also very prompt in responding. A noteworthy attribute is that he communicated well and fulfilled his commitments timely. If he was going to be delayed or there ...

- Bob Hoffman
68187

All-Around Handyman services came out after the first call to give us a free estimate for outdoor leaking faucet work. They repaired the faucets quickly and they aren't leaking anymore! They were the first company that returned calls promptly, showed up w...

- Ann Cendrowski
79748

We had out upstairs bathroom fans re- vented to the outside. The work was done quickly, professionally and at a reasonable price.

- Dan Burns
148647

I needed to have several different repairs and renovations done. Mike and Jeff were always prompt and courteous. They did the work efficiently and the quality of their work is outstanding. Upon completion of the work, they cleaned up everything so there w...

- Marie Zampachova
Frequently asked questions about Rochester General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Rochester?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Rochester that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Rochester or MI. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Choice Home Improvement:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Autumnwood Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • R K L Construction LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many general contractors does Rochester have?

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

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

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

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 Hometown Plumbing
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Serves Rochester, Michigan
(21)
Serving the tri-county area for over 30 years. Family owned and operated.
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Porch Pro Headshot Autumnwood Construction
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Porch Pro Headshot Kristjan painting remodeling
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Porch Pro Headshot L & R Homes Inc
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Serves Rochester, Michigan
Specializing in new construction, we offer many desirable building sites, flexible floor plans, and an abundance of the most sought after amenities. Either your site or ours, come see what L&R Homes can do for you.
Specializing in new construction, we offer many desirable building sites, flexible floor plans, and an abundance of the most sought after amenities. Either your site or ours, come see what L&R Homes can do for you.
Porch Pro Headshot John A Ruskus Contracting
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
Verified license
Specializing in complete home remodeling including Interior Painting, Drywall Finishing, Also all Plaster, and Faux Finishes. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions.
Specializing in complete home remodeling including Interior Painting, Drywall Finishing, Also all Plaster, and Faux Finishes. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions.
Porch Pro Headshot Weinberg Construction
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
Been doing it a long time. Word of mouth for decades as I try for high quality. Can send photos of recent jobs if wanted. From complicated framing to kitchens and baths, layouts etc....
Been doing it a long time. Word of mouth for decades as I try for high quality. Can send photos of recent jobs if wanted. From complicated framing to kitchens and baths, layouts etc....
Porch Pro Headshot Allen's LLC
General Contractors
Serves Rochester, Michigan
To help as many people in life as possible
To help as many people in life as possible
Porch Pro Headshot LeafTracts
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Serves Rochester, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Bridgewoodhomes LLC
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Serves Rochester, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Leyton Building LLC
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