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The Best Construction Companies in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


General contractors in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the construction companies that have exceeded the minimum Florida state requirements. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance for your protection, who use only employees verified legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as residential or commercial builders in Lee County FL, including new custom home builders.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Lee County FL

Balfour Beatty Construction
(239) 242-0879
804 Nicholas Pkwy E # 2
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Areas Served: South Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Bonita Springs FL,Lee County FL,North Fort Myers
Services: custom home builders, residential construction company, commercial building

Kingon Custom Builders
(239) 949-1100
24520 Production Cir # 7
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Estero,North Fort Myers,Bonita Springs,South Fort Myers,Lehigh Acres,Cape Coral FL
Services: local builders for all construction needs including residential & commercial

Bowen Construction Company
(941) 964-2351
PO Box 71
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Areas Served: Lee County,Bonita Springs FL,Cape Coral FL,Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Villas FL
Services: local general contractors for residential construction, commercial construction

Idyll Construction
(239) 947-7030
28731 S Cargo Ct # 4
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Lee County,Bonita Springs FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Estero FL,Fort Myers FL,South Fort Myers
Services: new home building, commercial contractors, residential contractors, construction

Murray Costello Construction
(239) 482-2770
8300 College Pkwy # 103
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Areas Served: Lee County FL,Cape Coral FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Fort Myers FL,Bonita Springs FL,Estero FL
Services: general contractors for new construction, custom home builders, commercial building

Dan Hahn Custom Builders
(239) 395-5333
1630 Periwinkle Way # H
Sanibel, FL 33957

Areas Served: Lee County Florida,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL,Bonita Springs FL,Fort Myers FL
Services: construction company for new construction, custom home building

TMD Construction Company
(239) 337-9392
4610 Elevation Way # C
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Areas Served: Fort Myers FL,Lee County,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL,Estero FL,Bonita Springs FL
Services: residential construction, commercial construction, municipal construction

Hammer Construction
(239) 573-0730
611 SE 11th St
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Areas Served: Lehigh Acres FL,Lee County FL,Bonita Springs FL,Cape Coral FL,Fort Myers FL,Iona FL
Services: local construction company for all construction services incl residential, commercial

The Best Construction Companies in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire  


The state of Florida requires general contractors in Lee County FL to be licensed by the state, which requires a minimum amount of experience, and passing a proficiency exam.

But the state license is no guarantee that any particular custom home builder or general contractor in Lee County FL is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial construction companies in Lee County FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified liability and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.


 
Not all general contractors in Lee County can be equally experienced in every specialized area of construction. So find general contractors in Lee County FL based on the specific type of work you need done. Some general contractors specialize as custom home builders in Lee County FL, as design/build contractors, as commercial contractors or for municipal construction. Regardless of the particular construction services you need, there are general contractors in Lee County FL who can perform the kind of construction you want done.

Some General Contractors in Lee County FL Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these general building contractors in Lee County: Balfour Beatty Construction, Murray Costello Construction, Kingon Custom Builders, Bowen Construction Company, TMD Construction Company, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Idyll Construction, Hammer Construction. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in Lee County FL that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Lee County FL 

Step 1: Describe The Construction Work to the General Contractors in Lee County FL
When you talk with general contractors in Lee County, explain what type of construction you need. Be consistent so each of the construction companies can submit an estimate based on the same information.

Step 2: Ask Questions and Take Notes
Before you create a list of possible general contractors for your construction project, ask them some important questions about their technical abilities, experience, and the specifics of your construction project. When the general contractors ask you questions, take notes on their concerns. They may reveal some aspects of the construction that are new to you.  

Ask the general contractors the following questions about their experience, abilities, and methods:

• How long have they been builders in Lee County FL specifically?


• How many other projects have they done that are like yours? (Custom home building versus commercial building, etc.)



• Will the general contractor give you names and numbers of cusomters that you can call as references? (All general contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had customers  references called  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How long will it take them to prepare a written bid once they conduct the estimate?


• Will they show you proof of workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All general contractors in Lee County FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will the general contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All builders in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire legally documented workers.)


• How do they determine pricing? For example is it T&M (time and materials) or a flat price and how are cost overruns handled?



• Will they give you a written contract that details the exact brands of products, model numbers, materials and amounts to be used? Neglecting to show those in writing is a way that seemingly cheap contractors unrealistically underbid others to get your project. Either you're getting poor materials that look bad or will fail. or you request better materials once the job is underway and the cost goes up accordingly.

• What type of written guarantee does each of the construction companies provide and what are the terms?


• Will construction permits be needed? If so, will the general contractors be responsible for getting those or do they leave that to you? Failure to get permits is another way cheap contractors in Lee County are able to underbid legitimate ones. Unfortunately unpermitted work can stop you from selling the property and even make you liable you to big fines and repair costs to get it to code.

• Will they be bringing in subcontractors for your project and if so, what are those company names?





• How often and when will they clean up the work site?
 

When you've chosen the best contractors in Lee County FL for your specific needs, make sure they are registered with the state of Florida. (All general contractors in Lee County FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state registration verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About General Contractors in Lee County FL  


Associations & Licensing for General Contractors in Lee County FL

ABC Associated Builders and Contractors www.abc.org
AGC Association of General Contractors Greater Florida www.agcgreaterflorida.build
ASA American Subcontractors Association www.assaonline.com
FHBA Florida Home Builders Association www.fhba.com
FHCA Florida Hispanic Construction Association www.flhca.org








General Building Contractors Media &Web Resources
Blueprint Magazine
Building Design and Construction
Connecticut Builder Magazine
CONTRACTOR Magazine
Dwell
Environmental Design and Construction Magazine
Fine Homebuilding
Florida Construction News www.floridaconstructionnews.com
Florida Home Builder Magazine http://fhba.com/florida-home-builder-magazine/
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Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine
Homebuilding Florida Design
Home & Design
HOUSE Magazine
Luxury Home
New Old House
Old House Journal
Smart Homeowner
This Old House



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 General Contractors in Lee County FL within the following zip codes:

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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Construction Companies in Lee County FL within the following cities:

Fort Myers Beach, McGregor, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Gateway, South Fort Myers, Estero Island, Fort Myers Shores, San Carlos Park, Buckingham, St James City, North Fort Myers, Tice, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, Suncoast Estates, Iona, Three Oaks, Lehigh Acres, Villas, Estero, Whiskey Creek, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Cypress Lake and Pine Manor