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Merit Abatement Inc

1. Merit Abatement Inc

667 Hawkeye RdMacclenny, FL 32063

(904) 259-8471
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2. Champion Home Builders Inc

1915 SE State Road 100Lake City, FL 32025

(386) 755-3073

From Business: Founded in 1974, Homes of Merit specializes in the design and construction of factory-built, modular homes. It employs more than 300 engineers and construction pr…

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First Coast Mobile Home Sales

3. First Coast Mobile Home Sales

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BBB Rating: A+

3909 W Us Highway 90Lake City, FL 32055

(386) 752-1452

I got three homes from them and never had an issues they always took care of us

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4. Open Heart Group Homes

1580 E Duval StLake City, FL 32055

(386) 752-6813
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5. Jim Taylor's Home Imprvmt

(1)

2995 212th StLake City, FL 32024

(386) 965-5131

I called Jim Taylor's Home Improvements to my home to install some tile flooring. While in the middle of this project I asked Jim if he knew of any …

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Home Services at The Home Depot

6. Home Services at The Home Depot

215 SW Home Depot DrLake City, FL 32025

(386) 361-3457

From Business: Home Services at The Home Depot is the top choice for home installation & repair services in Lake City, FL. Our local installers will do the work for you. Schedul…

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7. Log Home Guys

295 NW Commons Loop Ste 115-300Lake City, FL 32055

(866) 306-1697

From Business: We design custom LOG homes and LOG Cabins complete with engineered blueprints. Providing products and services nationwide.

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8. Norton Home Improvement Co Inc

3367 S US Highway 441Lake City, FL 32025

(386) 752-3331
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9. Hometown Homes

650 SW Main BlvdLake City, FL 32025

(386) 755-2826
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10. Royals Mobile Home Sales & Service Inc.

4068 W Us Highway 90Lake City, FL 32055

(386) 754-6737
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11. Corbett's Mobile Home Supply

230 SW Deputy J Davis LnLake City, FL 32024

(386) 752-6221
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12. Martin Home Builders Inc

Lake City, FL 32056

(386) 752-3115
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13. Erkinger Home Builders Inc

248 SE Nassau StLake City, FL 32025

(386) 754-5555
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14. Royals Homes

BBB Rating: A+

4068 W US Highway 90Lake City, FL 32055

(386) 754-6737
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15. Florida's Finest Home Set Up

5801 SW State Road 47Lake City, FL 32024

(386) 755-6441
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16. Norris Mobile Home Movers

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Branford HwyLake City, FL 32055

(386) 752-3871

I would not recommend Ronnie Norris to move any mobile home. He was constantly late for our appointments. I was put on the backburner whenever he h…

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17. Arthur Rutenberg Homes at Preserve at Laurel Lakes

227 SW Bellflower DrLake City, FL 32024

(386) 243-8961

From Business: Discover the elegance, craftsmanship and lasting value expressed in every home we build, with one of our franchised homebuilders throughout Florida and in North C…

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18. Maronda Homes

120 SW Timber Ridge DrLake City, FL 32024

(386) 752-0404
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19. Claytons Home Repair

3589 134th PlWellborn, FL 32094

(386) 963-5866
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20. B & B Homes New Home Builders

23883 County Road 49O Brien, FL 32071

(386) 935-4371
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21. Hendricks Home & Roofing

15231 SW 92nd StLake Butler, FL 32054

(386) 496-2740
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22. Florida Wholesale Homes of Live Oak Inc

7434 County Road 795Live Oak, FL 32060

(386) 362-1171
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23. Wayne Frier Mobile Home Park

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12788 Us Highway 90Live Oak, FL 32060

(386) 330-2567

Signed a contract, put down a deposit and then was called two days later saying the company would not honor said contract. Wanted much more money th…

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24. T & S Mobile Home Service

15159 Foxridge TrlSanderson, FL 32087

(904) 259-5469
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25. Innovative Home Builders

BBB Rating: A+

234 NE 1st AveHigh Springs, FL 32643

(386) 454-3174
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26. DW Johnson Home Improvement

18325 116th PlLive Oak, FL 32060

(386) 776-1767
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27. Wolfe Home Improvements

4929 Jerry Johns RdMacclenny, FL 32063

(904) 259-3934
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28. Drees Homes

5520 Huckleberry Trl SMacclenny, FL 32063

(904) 259-1421
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29. Home Inspections of North Central Florida

21125 NW 132nd LnHigh Springs, FL 32643

(352) 538-5888

From Business: Home inspections. Wind mitigation reports. 4 point inspections. Docks and SEA wall inspections.

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30. Innovative Home Builders

16745 NW 252nd TerHigh Springs, FL 32643

(386) 454-7103
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Helpful Reviews 
Sparks Construction
josh9235 rated
Mr Carey

Josh Sparks impressed us from the very start. We had checked out about 10 different general contractors when the time came to build our new house. We narrowed it down to 5 and submitted a plan to each of them. Josh's response was not only timely, but extremely organized and detailed. He took the time to give us a personal, itemized bid - not just a generic copy of options available in his houses like so many other builders did. He was easy to talk to and worked with us to stay within our budget. We had worked with general contractors before and knew of personal horror stories from friends. Our experience with Josh was smooth throughout the entire experience. He is professional, reliable and honest. His work crews displayed the same degree of courtesy and professionalism as he does. We stopped by the site nearly every day, not to check on things, but because we were so excited and anxious to watch our dream house coming to life. Everyone was pleasant and went out of their way to ensure we were happy with the quality of their work. They took great pride in the job they were doing. The details and quality they put into that house are what made our dream come true, and exceed our expectations. I highly recommend Josh to anyone looking for someone with honesty, integrity and talent to build them their dream home."

Jim Taylor's Home Imprvmt
horse1 rated
Their Terrific!

I called Jim Taylor's Home Improvements to my home to install some tile flooring. While in the middle of this project I asked Jim if he knew of any companies that installed wheelchair ramps or did other ADA adaptions (As I desperrately needed some performed.) To my surprise (and good fortune), I found out that they also performed this work as well. They have since installed a wheelchair ramp for me and done other ada adaptions in my home. Their prices where reasonable and their service was verry personable. Thanks for restoring my faith in Home Improvement contractors as I have had bad experiences in the past.

Bryan Zecher Construction Inc
starr.stidham rated
Bryan is amazing

We had Bryan build our house this year 2013. We fell in love with one of his model homes. Bryan was always there to answer all our questions along the way, day or night. I would definately recommend Bryan. His work is of very high quality and very reasonable on price.

Did You Know?

There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.

A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.

In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.

Common Jobs

There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.

No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:

  • Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
  • Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
  • Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
  • Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
  • Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
  • Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses

Licensing

Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.

Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.

Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.

General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered. 

Trade Associations

A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:

  • Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.

Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.

Hiring a General Contractor

No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.

Finding general contractors

The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.

If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor. 

Budget

Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.

Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

Prioritizing Safety

As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.

Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.

Financial safety

Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse. 

Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.

Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.

Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.

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