Best General Contractors Near Ashburn

Local Home Contractors Near You

For residential remodeling and large-scale home renovations, hiring a General Contractor (GC) can make the difference between a chaotic and stressful home remodeling project and a hassle-free, smooth running experience. A general contractor is the residential equivalent of a commercial construction manager.

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a General Contractor

  • Are you licensed and have general liability and workman's compensation insurance? - to protect both the homeowner and workers against disaster or accident.
  • Do you have client references, industry certifications, and have there been any legal suits against your company? - to judge the quality of work and whether the GC adheres to ethical and moral practices.
  • How long have you been in business and do you guarantee your work with any warranties? - to establish the level of professionalism and what options are available if problems occur after the project is complete.
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements? - to determine what the downpayment, homeowner billing cycle, and how quickly the GC pays its' invoices to subcontractors.
  • Can you describe and compare my project to others you have completed, and what challenges may arise? - will establish insight into the GC's industry knowledge and expertise in resolving problems.

How to Avoid a Scam Getting a Quote

The worst home improvement scams can be avoided by steering clear of contractors that offer a deal that seems too good to be true - in the end, many will use subpar materials, cut corners, or simply do not complete the project as promised. If your contractor has no locally listed business number, states he has materials left over from a previous project that can be used, only accepts cash payments or asks for the entire project costs upfront, it may be best to seek out other general contractors.

Additional signs of a possible fraudulent contractor include: suggests a lender that the contractor knows, using your project as a 'demonstration model', asks the homeowner to obtain needed building permits, and offers you a discount if you refer other customers. Each of these red flags may indicate a general contractor that does not have an established set of reputable projects completed or may be avoiding contractual lawsuits by not leaving a financial paper trail.

Average Cost of Typical Projects

The average cost of a home remodeling project will depend upon the type and size of the project, professional design and/or engineering services, and material, new appliances, and system installations are required. Hiring a construction manager costs about $18,000 by himself, so budget appropriately for everything involved. When looking for home remodeling or renovation experts, contact us to find quality general contractors and service providers in your area.

"Mr. Grady was one of the most professional, friendly, and useful contractors with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work. He exceeded my expectations in every category. This man is more than a simple plaster contractor - he is an artist who is more than fair to his customer. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to have a job done fairly, promptly, and completely."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Kingston PA

"Our contractor made everything happen quickly to get us back into our home after frozen, burst pipes made much our townhome unlivable. He found ways to make our budget go farther and the results looked surprisingly high-end. Within 40 days, in spite of snowstorms, it was 100% done. His patience and creativity went a long way toward helping us deal with a situation that was already difficult, further complicated by my husband's hip replacement surgery in the middle of the process. Did I mention that Justin Childs is also a volunteer firefighter? He knows water damage --and home repair!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Reston VA

"He was willing to negotiate. He was personable and polite. He neat, clean and dressed in a work uniform."

--5.0 star review from Holly L. in Warrenton VA

"Prompt professional and straight forward job was as promised at estimate clean work easy to work with!"

--5.0 star review from Michael M. in Leesburg VA

"If I could give this company 10 stars for customer service, I would. Gary responded promptly to all my questions, anticipated my needs, and covered every aspect of the repair project with professionalism. His workmen showed up as promised and completed the work with excellence. Gary went above and beyond the repair work to help us with our problem. This was a very big job and they handled it beautifully!"

--5.0 star review from Loretta D. in Ashburn VA

"They did great. Ive used them for several projects at my own home and they always do an amazing job "

--5.0 star review from Vicky C. in

"Very responsive and professional!"

--5.0 star review from Bill P. in Vienna VA

"Dollar for dollar, and best contractor we've ever worked with. "

--5.0 star review from Sawyer B. in

"Did a good job"

--4.0 star review from a homeowner in Ashburn VA

"Very competent! Works hard. Keeps the place clean! Very good person! All around outstanding"

--5.0 star review from Farzin G. in Leesburg VA