Virginia Beach, VA General Contractors

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Axis Global Enterprises

1. Axis Global Enterprises

BBB Rating: A+

2824 Shipps Corner RdVirginia Beach, VA 23453

(757) 857-4777

From Business: Axis Global Enterprises, Inc. is an 8a certified, SDVOSB full-service General Contractor, specializing in providing Construction and Integrated Security Technolog…

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3. Wel Vant Construction

BBB Rating: A+

4858 Shell RdVirginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 855-7710

From Business: Wel-Vant Construction & Remodeling has been serving the Tidewater area since 1987. We strive to create a living space that is beautiful, functional, and practical…

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Mr Handyman of Virginia Beach

4. Mr Handyman of Virginia Beach

BBB Rating: A

800 Seahawk Cir Suite 122-aVirginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 689-2900

From Business: Mr. Handyman is a professional handyman service. Our technicians have at least 10 years experience, are uniformed, in company vehicles, insured and bonded.

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5. American Interior Contractors

2608 Wildcat LnVirginia Beach, VA 23456

(757) 228-5998

From Business: American interior COTRACTORS Inc. Commercial drywall.

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6. Marjos Complete Remodeling Service

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BBB Rating: A+

550 First Colonial Rd Ste 307Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 425-2284

I had Marjos do my kitchen in my log home. The owner gave me three computer print outs to choose from. We made our decision and the rest was wo…

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8. The Window Man

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BBB Rating: A+

1902 Virginia Beach BlvdVirginia Beach, VA 23454

(757) 273-9251

Couldn't have gone smoother. I called, they came the same day. 3 weeks later I had windows. I am a happy camper

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9. Westar Roofing Corp

BBB Rating: A+

2516 Squadron CtVirginia Beach, VA 23453

(757) 368-4199

From Business: Westar Roofing Corporation has specialized in commercial roofing since 1995. The company engages in projects that range in scope from 1,000,000 square feet to sta…

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13. Tidewater Building Group

BBB Rating: A+

500 Croatan Hills DrVirginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 478-5192

From Business: Tidewater building group is a licensed and insured class a building contractor. License # 2705152231. We are located in virginia Beach. VA and provide service thr…

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14. Mike's A-Z Handyman

BBB Rating: A

3705 Middlewood CtVirginia Beach, VA 23456

(757) 602-5548

From Business: Commercial & Residential Million dollar insured! Electrical, Drywall, Flooring, Fixtures, Painting, Odd Jobs * Adjustments * Bathrooms * Cabinetry * Drywall & Doo…

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Bop Home Improvement

15. Bop Home Improvement

166 S Rosemont RdVirginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 305-5090

From Business: At B.O.P. (Business of Pride) Home Improvement, we know the ins and outs of all types of renovations, going above and beyond to give you the functional, yet styli…

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Murray Home Improvements

16. Murray Home Improvements

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Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 236-9044

My new roof looks amazing! The guys did a great job. Will definitely contact them for our next home improvement project!

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17. LRD Roofing & Associates LLC

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3048 Damascus TrlVirginia Beach, VA 23453

(757) 285-2704

I needed 2 skylights replaced so I called LRD Roofing. Neil came the next day and was so nice. he answer all my questions and gave me all the diff…

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Revision Home Improvements

18. Revision Home Improvements

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1088 Elloree CtVirginia Beach, VA 23464

(757) 575-0176

I recently had the pleasure of having our kitchen remodeled by Revision Home Improvements. I was most impressed with the professionalism, affordabil…

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Home Services at The Home Depot

19. Home Services at The Home Depot

3352 Virginia Beach BlvdVirginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 302-7172

From Business: Home Services at The Home Depot is the top choice for home installation & repair services in Virginia Beach, VA. Our local installers will do the work for you. Sc…

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20. Skanska Usa Civil Inc

295 Bendix Rd Ste 400Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 420-4140

From Business: Tidewater Skanska, based in Virginia Beach, Va., is a subsidiary of Skanska USA Civil, one of the top construction firms in the United States. Skanska USA Civil i…

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21. Affordable Property Services, Inc

170 Ship Shoal WayVirginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 633-0867

From Business: All types of home repair and improvements Hanyman Service Painting Carpentry doors Floors Plumbing repairs

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22. JUS -4- U, Inc

3521 Silina DrVirginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 414-4374

From Business: We offer you the "Best in Quality" and the most "Reliable in Service" when it comes to your home improvement needs! Our Handyman services are just a notch above t…

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23. JR Contractors

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 581-4151

From Business: We are a family owned and operated business. We offer quality service at an unbeatable price. We will beat all competitors' estimates! We offer a 10 year labor wa…

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24. Pioneer Builders

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 390-0390

From Business: Pioneer builders takes pride in offering OUR customers superior service and the highest quality of craftsmanship. We Don't leave the JOB until OUR customers are 1…

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25. Mike's Electrical Service

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4920 Cleveland StVirginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 497-5982

Monday I called Mike and a few other companies to get an estimate for some new recessed cans in my kitchen. After comparing the estimates and checki…

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Bill Peters Inc.
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26. Bill Peters Inc.

BBB Rating: A+

Serving the Virginia Beach Area.

(757) 377-7782

From Business: Established in 1982, Bill Peters, Inc in Virginia Beach, VA provides quality home construction and remodeling services at reasonable rates. We are committed to ex…

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27. Peninsula Roofing Company Inc.

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BBB Rating: A+

Serving the Virginia Beach Area.

(757) 847-5927

I couldn't be happier with the quality of work as well as the owners commitment to a quality job. I will recommend them to anyone who asks.

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Ram Jack Foundation Solutions
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28. Ram Jack Foundation Solutions

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88 Butler Farm RdHampton, VA 23666

(757) 315-8977

Just used RamJack for the second time and the work went as proposed. No issues/problems. What more can you want? Thank you!

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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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