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The Best Construction Companies in Pittsburgh PA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

General contractors in Pittsburgh PA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the construction companies that have met a higher standard than the minimum state, county, or city regulatory standard.

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 Pittsburgh PA, including new custom home builders.

The TOP 10 General Contractors in Pittsburgh PA

PECS General Contracting & Construction

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(412) 466-1128
3131 5th Ave
McKeesport, PA 15132

Areas Served: Allegheny County, Pittsburgh PA, Mt Lebanon PA, Bethel Park PA,…
Services: general construction, building permits, new home builders, commercial construction

Ray Benney General Contractors

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(412) 466-3808
1821 Pennsylvania Ave
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Areas Served: Pittsburgh PA, Carnot-Moon PA, Allegheny County, Mt Lebanon PA, McCandless,…
Services: construction company for custom homes, commercial building, construction permits

ML Stadelman General Contractor

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(412) 670-5496
312 Vine St
Clairton, PA 15025

Areas Served: Allegheny County, Bethel Park PA, Plum PA, West Mifflin PA,…
Services: local builders for all construction needs including residential & commercial

Sipes & Son General Contractor

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(412) 741-6223
202 Henry Ave
Sewickley, PA 15143

Areas Served: Pittsburgh PA, Allison Park PA, Allegheny County, Mt Lebanon PA,…
Services: general contractors, new home builders, commercial construction building

J Hall General Contractors

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(412) 376-0040
2516 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Areas Served: Pittsburgh PA, McCandless PA, Mt Lebanon PA, Baldwin PA, Allegheny…
Services: custom home builders, residential construction company, commercial building

Mascaro Construction Company

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(412) 321-4901
1720 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Areas Served: Allegheny County, Munhall PA, Bethel Park PA, McCandless, Pittsburgh Penn,…
Services: construction company for new construction, custom home building

EL Mapel General Contractors

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(412) 787-1160
1105 Mapel Hollow Rd
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Areas Served: Pittsburgh Penn, Allegheny County, Mt Lebanon PA, McCandless PA, Bethel…
Services: local general contractors for residential construction, commercial construction

David Martin General Contractors

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(412) 793-0458
1001 Stotler Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Areas Served: Pittsburgh PA, Bethel Park PA, McCandless, Whitehall PA, Mt Lebanon…
Services: residential construction, commercial construction, municipal construction

RAS & Sons General Contractors

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(412) 761-2105
215 Union Ave
Avalon, PA 15202

Areas Served: Allegheny County, Mt Lebanon PA, Plum PA, Pittsburgh PA, Bethel…
Services: new home building, commercial contractors, residential contractors, construction

The Best Construction Companies in Pittsburgh PA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of Pennsylvania doesn't require any state license of residential or commercial general contractors in Pittsburgh PA, instead leaving it up to the cities, and for unincorporated areas, the county as to whether or not the industry is regulated, so there is no state standard for competency for new home builders or commercial general contractors in Pittsburgh PA.

But even a city or county license, if required, is no guarantee that any particular general contractor in Pittsburgh PA is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial construction companies in Pittsburgh PA 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 county or city license (where applicable), verified liablity and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Pittsburgh PA

Step 1: Describe The Construction Work to the General Contractors in Pittsburgh PA
When you talk with general contractors in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh PA 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 customers 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 Pittsburgh PA 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 Pittsburgh PA 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh PA for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed by your county or city if such a license is required by law, since the state of Pennsylvania doesn't require any state license of home builders or general contractors.  (All general contractors in Pittsburgh bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their city or county license (if one is required) verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Tips About General Contractors and Construction Companies in Pittsburgh PA

Have A Plan For Evaluating the Builders
There are good commercial builders or home builders in Pittsburgh PA. Feel free to have more than one conversation before moving forward and prepare what you want to cover before hand each time. You'll be happier with the end result when you make the time to properly outline your job and carefully match a builder to your needs.

Write a Description of the Job for the Builders
Write up a paragraph or two (depending on the intricacy of the job) about the project specifics before contacting construction companies in Pittsburgh PA.

Since each general contractor will see the same written specifics, you'll be sure that you are comparing responses on an equal basis. Then you can better judge which construction company gave you the best answers to your consistent description.

Don't Decide Based on Price Alone
It's okay to get a few separate estimates for comparison. But remember, price should not be your only determining factor. The cheap contractors in Pittsburgh PA are usually not the best ones, and a cheap bid often turns out to be the most expensive in the long run due to cost overruns, or poor work that has to be fixed or redone by someone else.

Get it in Writing
Ask builders to give you everything in writing to prevent conflicts later. Ask the general contractors to provide you with a written description of the construction work, pricing and a time frame for completion.

Maintain Great Communication During Construction.
Communication is an often overlooked skill with general contractors. But to maintain a successful working relationship, both parties must make keep one another informed.

If you have doubt about how the project is going, don't jump to conclusions. Instead, call and ask the builder about your concerns. There may be a reasonable explanation for changes or delays.

Commitment In Advance to do a Walk-Through Upon Completion
After the project is finished, return to the agreement you signed and walk through the site with the most senior staff member available at the construction company to compare the results to the particulars in the contract. Bring up any items that differ from what was agreed to.

Resources About General Contractors in Pittsburgh PA

Associations & Licensing for General Contractors in Pittsburgh PA
ABC Associated Builders and Contractors www.abc.org
APC Associated Pennsylvania Constructors www.paconstructors.org
ABCEP Associated Builders and Contractors of Eastern Pennsylvania www.abceastpa.org
ABCCPA Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Pennsylvania www.abccentralpa.org
ABCWPA Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania www.abcwpa.org
ASA American Subcontractors Association www.assaonline.com
BANWPA Builders Association of Northwest Pennsylvania www.banwpa.com
CAOEPA Contactors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania www.caoepa.com
CAWP Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania www.cawp.org
HBACPA Home Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania www.centralpabuilders.com
GCAP General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania www.generalcontractorsofpa.org
KCA Keystone Contractors Association www.keystonecontractors.com
MBAWPA Masters Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania www.mbawpa.org
NAHB National Association of Home Builders www.nahb.org
NEPCA Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association www.nepca.org
PBA Pennsylvania Builders Association www.pabuilders.org
PBCTC Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council www.pabuildingtrades.org
SCA Suburban Contractors Assocation of Pennsylvania www.thesca.net

General Building Contractors Media &Web Resources
Blueprint Magazine
Building Design and Construction
CONTRACTOR Magazine
DwellProfessional general contractors review plans for a new construction building.
Environmental Design and Construction Magazine
Fine Homebuilding
Home
Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine
Home & Design
HOUSE Magazine
Luxury Home
New Old House
Old House Journal
Smart Homeowner
This Old House
Western Interiors and Design

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

16601, 15071, 15095, 15116, 15132, 15143, 15203, 15211, 15219, 15227, 15235, 15275, 15065, 15091, 15112, 15131, 15142, 15202, 15210, 15218, 15226, 15234, 15261, 15064, 15090, 15110, 15129, 15140, 15201, 15209, 15217, 15225, 15233, 15243, 15056, 15088, 15108, 15127, 15139, 15148, 15208, 15216, 15224, 15232, 15241, 15086, 15106, 15126, 15137, 15147, 15207, 15215, 15223, 15231, 15239, 15084, 15104, 15123, 15136, 15146, 15206, 15214, 15222, 15230, 15238, 15082, 15102, 15122, 15135, 15145, 15205, 15213, 15221, 15229, 15237, 15076, 15101, 15120, 15133, 15144, 15204, 15212, 15220, 15228, 15236, 15276, 15024, 15044, 15018, 15037, 15017, 15035, 15015, 15034, 15014, 15031, 15051, 15007, 15030, 15049, 15026, 15046, 15025 and 15045

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Construction Companies in Pittsburgh PA within the following cities:

McKeesport, Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Monroeville, Mt Lebanon, Baldwin, Bellevue, Brentwood, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Munhall, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Swissvale, West Mifflin, White Oak, Whitehall, Wilkinsburg, Collier Township, Elizabeth Township, Hampton Township, Harrison Township, Indiana Township, Kennedy Township, Marshall Township, McCandless, Moon Township, North Fayette Township, North Versailles Township, O'Hara Township, Pine Township, Richland Township, Robinson Township, Ross Township, Scott Township, Shaler Township, South Fayette Township, South Park Township, Upper St. Clair, West Deer Township, Allison Park, Carnot-Moon and Glenshaw