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Residential Remodeling Contractors In Philadelphia

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Compare the Services of Licensed General Contractors in Philadelphia


If you have a home improvement project, remodel, or new build, you will probably want to compare the services of a licensed home residential contractor in Philadelphia. Whether your project requires a building contractor to build up or out, or a home improvement contractor to update your house, you should know how the GC will work with you. This includes subcontractors, building permits, and day to day management.

If you are considering the remodel of your current Philadelphia home or office space, it is most likely a good idea to get the advice of some professionals. Not only should you do this for the planning stage but also for the actual construction. Most people understand the value that an architect or designer brings to the former process but underestimate how valuable a general contractor (GC) is for the latter. Here is a quick rundown on what a GC does and how they do it:

What exactly does a GC do?

In the simplest terms, a general contractor – known as a GC in the industry – oversees the entire construction portion of a remodeling project. In general, once the plans are finalized by the designer and approved by the the home or office owner, they are handed over to the GC for implementation.

In particular, they have many duties. For example, they will hire and manage all of the subcontractors on the job and coordinate their onsite activities. In addition, the GC serves as the first level of quality control. To this end, they must not only satisfy the homeowner but also the inspectors from the local building department.

The GC also acts as an intermediary between the project owner and the subcontractors. If these are any problems or the owner decides that they want to change something, the information is communicated to the GC who then formulates a plan to make it happen.

Typically, the GC also handles all ordering and billing procedures. The owner chooses what they want in terms of materials in the design stage and then the GC takes over. The bottom line is that the homeowner gets to deal with one point of contact throughout the remodeling project.

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Home Fixology Philadelphia, PA General ContractorsHOME ADDITIONS

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DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR DESIRED ADDITION

Whether you have your own plans and drawings or you need a full service project.

ADDITION PROJECTS

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Update Your Bathroom

Whether you have small or large bathroom. Change of floor plan options.

BATHROOM PROJECTS

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KITCHEN REMODELING

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Renovate Your Dream Kitchen

Whether you have small or large kitchen. Change of floor plan options.

KITCHEN PROJECTS

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BUILDING GARAGE

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Building attached or standalone.

Build a new garage with or without plans and drawings.

BUILDING PROJECTS

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FLOORING

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Repair or Install New Flooring

Install flooring throughout the home, have a repairing or re-finishing project.

FLOORING PROJECTS

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ROOFING

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Roofing install or Replacement

Whether you need to completely replace, or you just need to repair or install.

ROOFING PROJECTS

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Install New, Repair or Replacement

Whether you need brand new fencing installed or looking to repair and replace.

FENCING PROJECTS

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PAINTING

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Interior or Exterior Painting

Whether you need to paint the whole house or have a specific interior painting goal.

PAINTING PROJECTS

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During the construction process


All of the choices have been made and the plans are finalized. What happens next? First, the GC – preferably two or three! – will provide you with a cost estimate. Once the budget is determined, the designated GC will get approval for the project from the local building authority.

Then, he will hire the appropriate trades, schedule their work and pay them after collecting the funds from you. In general, his fee will be incorporated into their bills so you will not pay him separately.

During the actual construction, the best GCs will visit the site regularly but are not usually onsite all of the time. There is just no need – the subcontractors know what they are doing and it is the GCs job to simply inspect the work after the fact.

It is also their responsibility to coordinate the activities of each of the subcontractors so that they clash as little as possible with each other. Throughout the project, the GC will also implement any changes that the homeowner wants instituted.

At the end of the project, the contractor will perform a walkthrough with the owner. It is at this time that the project owner will inspect the work and express any concerns. A “punch list” describing these problems is created and the GC will see that they are remedied.

Final payment is withheld until a final walkthrough is completed and the homeowner has no further concerns. Furthermore, the best general contractors in the Philadelphia area will follow up on the completed project in two or three weeks to see if the owner still finds everything about the completed project is satisfactory.

How to evaluate the Philadelphia Contractor


The first thing to look for in a GC is timeliness, organization and accuracy. These are obviously difficult qualities to assess in a person you do not know. Still, the way they handle themselves during the bidding process is n excellent indicator of how they will act if they actually awarded the job. The best GCs will arrive on time, be prepared with all of their paperwork and follow up in a timely manner. As a potential client, you should settle for nothing less.

Once the choices of GCs have been narrowed down to just two or three, the owner should be thorough in their checking of the GCs credentials. This task entails more than making a few calls to the references provided by the general contractor.

Although reference checking is an important step, the project owner should also be sure to contact the Better Business Bureau, their town’s Chamber of Commerce as well as the local building department to check on the reputation of the GC. Time spent on this process at the very beginning will reap huge rewards later on in terms of both lowered costs and lessened aggravation.

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Delaware Valley: Greater Philadelphia: Southeastern Pennsylvania Near By Cities

The Delaware Valley is composed of multiple counties in southeastern Pennsylvania including southwestern New Jersey. It also encompasses a county in northern Delaware and one county in northeastern Maryland. This area around Philadelphia has a population of over 6 million, and is the region’s major commercial, cultural, and industrial centers.

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Camden
Woodlynne
Gloucester
Millbourne
Yeadon
Wyoming
East Lansdowne
Colwyn

Brooklawn
Collingswood
Oaklyn
Darby
Pennsauken
Golden Triangle
Lansdowne