Lakeland, FL397 General Contractors near you

Where do you need the general contractor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Lakeland General Contractors

Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lakeland.

PDS Flooring And Trim, Inc.
4.6
from 235 reviews
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
Lois E.
Verified review

I am a RE/MAX realtor and Johnny was one of 3 contractors I called to do an estimate for one of my VIP clients. He was EARLY to the appointment, was very knowledgeable, detailed and clear in his advice and estimate and gave me such a level of confidence that I will be calling him to do an estimate on the floors in my home. Well done!

  • 9 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Gilles O.
Verified review

He came in and done the electrical work that we needed done in a timely fashion. We ask him to do more work then he had quoted and done it. We had emergency general work to be done on Saturday and he did it with much of issue. He is reliable and does good work. The thing he should improve is the punctuation of the start in morning.

  • 5 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
Robert V.
Verified review

Guys came out to hang a ceiling fan in 2 story living room. They brought out scaffolding, put down pads underneath and were very courteous and professional. They completed the job on time and even cleaned up after themselves (sadly something many contractors forget nowadays)

Top Pro
G Force Innovations
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan P.
Verified review

General household repairs

Top Pro
Donald F. Smith & Associates
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsey L.
Verified review

Donald was AWESOME!!! I have worked with a lot of contractors and he's at the top of the list! He worked efficiently the whole time, was courteous when I needed to take a call and came prepared with everything we needed to complete the work. Even when we ran into a challenge, he was persistent until it got done. Definitely, hire him for your next job!!!

Top Pro
MMM HANDYMAN LLC
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina H.
Verified review

Marco of MMM Flooring did a great job. He was flexible in scheduling and adjustments of the work I needed done. The quality was very good and the price was right. I have dealt with many contractors and even handymen/women over the years--some of which do work that needs to be fixed. I hired Marco to fix numerous things in my condo that were messed up by others. I was afraid I would never find a good contractor again. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. He has a great attitude and is easy to work with. He didn't argue with what I wanted done, like some "experts" have done. Thank goodness!

Fin International LLC
4.7
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs H.
Verified review

Hands down one of the best experiences with contractors I’ve had. Nestor was amazing to work with as he kept our happiness his number one priority. Nestor and his team worked tirelessly to meet my insanely short deadline and never compromised the quality. He completely transformed our 1970’s house into a beautiful Pinterest worthy home!!

ABS Construction LLC
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Karen E.
Verified review

As a new homeowner to a 1925's craftsman cottage in Historic St Pete, I had more than a few items to "tune" up. One of which was a garage that had been badly deteriorated by termites and neglect. I was not ready to tear it down but wanted to see if it could be salvaged. I met with several contractors - most of which didn't want to take it on. Ray accepted the challenge! He was very detailed with his proposal so that I understood my costs and kept me in the loop as the project was under way. I think it ended up being quite a bit more than he had expected, but he held to his quoted price and we worked through additional requirements as they came up outside of the initial scope. He was timely, and his workmanship is excellent. The only thing I would have done differently would have been to arrange for a dumpster, but did not expect the amount of debris to be as great as it was, and spent extra $$ on clean-up. Thanks Ray - will use you again!

Top Pro
Rechul Construction Co.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex V.
Verified review

Hire this company for your general handyman jobs. I had an exterior door adjusted and weatherstripping replaced. The quality is excellent and the price is fair. John, the owner, is a friendly well mannered guy with years of experience. He seemed organized and he takes pride in his work. Go with this company!

A&G General Services USA
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

I just wanted to leave few words about the shopping experience we had with Nelson. Our project was a complete repainting and reflooring of our house plus few other minor improvements. While we did not award this project to Nelson and his team I want to say thank you to him for being very thorough with the project, answering all of our question and providing competitive quote. He was very professional and helpful with all of our requirements and he was out first choice out of 4 contractors to do this project. Thank you and good luck. Steve

Top Pro
Protrades
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jewel R.
Verified review

Did a great job! And was very respectful. Sometimes you hire contractors and their so rude but Russell wasn'the at all. Even didn't mind one of my cats stalking him most of time 😉

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell P.
Verified review

Juan was absolutely fantastic to have. He painted the entire inside of out Home, the garage door, front door, and window shutters for us. All was done with absolute professionalism. Also, we had to move his start date multiple times because of other contractors taking longer than expected and he was always open and willing to be flexible with us. Thanks again!!!

Top Pro
Specialty Home Services
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin F.
Verified review

Steve is one of the most trust-worthy and kind contractors I think you can find. I always felt that he was out to help my wife and I get the final product we were looking for with our kitchen paint job, with never an ounce of pressure to make decisions outside of our timeline or our budget. He was always extremely flexible and helpful in our entire process. He was also very sweet to my wife and I and put up with our picky, Type-A nature at the end. We kept asking for little things to be fixed or adjusted and he just kept coming back and doing it saying that he was only happy if we were happy with the final product. He even installed new cabinets that we bought and wanted to add to an empty space in the kitchen. He painted the entire kitchen and all existing cabinets as well as the new cabinets. There were no unpleasant surprises either - all good things. We trusted him to also be in our house when we weren't there and he always respected that. His pricing was great as well and came with a five-year warranty. I would recommend him to anyone.

Top Pro
Jeff Malan
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothy R.
Verified review

I hired Jeff to install two fans that another contractor could not do. The first fan had so many wires attached that Jeff had to test them all and determine where they were going. Then he took the old box out and put in a new one. He ran into several problems but he did not give up! Then , moving to the second fan. this one had even more issues. My ceiling was damaged by Irma and the contractor that fixed my ceiling closed up the hole where the ceiling fan was. Jeff had to make a new opening and install a new box. Then, there was a part missing and Jeff went to his truck and fashioned the missing part out of what he had in his truck. Then he put it together and started the fan but it was wobbling, so, Jeff took it apart and started over. Jeff tested out every part of this fan until he had it up and working perfectly. He does not give up at all. He will find a way to make it work. I would highly recommend him to do the projects that you have to do. You will not be disappointed!!!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elvita B.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with this contractor. He did excellent work.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jay I.
Verified review

I worked with Yohan on my kitchen and three bathrooms. Yohan offered me a wonderful rate for my countertops, better than any other contractor or company. And every time I called him for a question or a change in our order. He was very happy 2 help and accommodate. I'm very thankful for his calmness and his professionalism. I would definitely recommend this contractor to all of my friends. Very professional on time and very good price. Quality needs everything to me and he is all about quality. Five star rating and more. If you want to call me for a review my phone number is 727 488 6366 Jay. My countertops look great and really impressed at his work.

Top Pro
Luxe Interiors
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lou T.
Verified review

Rafeek is amazing. He did a wonderful job. If you are looking for assembly line work - this is not the place. Rafeek is truly an artist/designer - he is meticulous in the work he does. He installed a lovely mosaic backsplash for me with a tile and compartment boarder - the cuts are perfectly matched. He even accompanied me to the store to ensure I had exactly what would be needed. He was very neat and incredibly knowledgeable. I love my kitchen. If you have the time to allow for an exemplary job that cannot be topped,my recommendation could not be higher for this gentleman. He will take his time to ensure the work is excellent and nothing less. You get the best of both worlds, a designer and a contractor.

Mastercraft Remodeling
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

I just hired the Contractor - so far so good.

PTAH HOMES, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shakiel H.
Verified review

Probably the most pleasant and dedicated contractor I ever hired. Pedro’s mission is to make sure your job is done well and according to the way you like it. He is also very responsive to your texts and calls; addressing any concern you may have before, during, and even after the job. I am set on hiring him for all my local jobs.

Reel Contractors, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

We hired Reel Contractors to complete tile installation on our kitchen backsplash. I was impressed by their previous project photos & results. They truly do great, detailed work. I was impressed with how quickly and accurately they completed our job. They made sure we were completely happy with what they did. The job looks great and I would highly recommend Reel Contractors for your tile work. You won’t be sorry.

  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Roger F.
Verified review

Lew Frye has been helping us as our General Contractor on our Church remodel project. The project is coming along just great with Lew's help and support along the way. Lew Frye not only carries the word Integrity in his business name (Integrity Builders) but I have come to know Lew as a man that lives his life as well as runs his business with great Integrity. We will diffently consider using Lew Frye and Integrity Builders with any future building that we may do!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Actual Requests

See other requests for general contractors in Lakeland

Need a General Contractor

Tampa, FL

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bedroom(s)
  • Details
    I think my room has water damage to the outside wall of the house.
  • $65
    Average price

Need General Contracting for a Sunroom Home Addition

Hudson, FL

  • Project type
    Addition to home
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (sunroom)

Need a General Contractor

Bradenton, FL

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Kitchen, Bedroom(s), Dining room
  • Details
    I am looking to have a backsplash installed in the kitchen; install a mirror wall and trim on a small wall in dining room and put up wallpaper on one wall in the bedroom.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.