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


General contractors in Sarasota 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 Sarasota County FL, including new custom home builders.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 General Contractors in Sarasota County FL

Core Construction Service of FL
(941) 355-5150
5381 Desoto Rd
Sarasota, FL 34235

Areas Served: Sarasota Florida,Sarasota County FL,Fruitville FL,Venice FL,North Port FL,Fruitville
Services: new home building, commercial contractors, residential contractors, construction

Howell Construction Group
(941) 349-6939
1746 10th Way # A1
Sarasota, FL 34236

Areas Served: Gulf Gate Estates FL,North Port FL,Sarasota County FL,Venice FL,Sarasota FL,Laurel FL
Services: local builders for all construction needs including residential & commercial

Lei Construction Inc
(941) 953-2600
130 N Tamiami Trl
Osprey, FL 34229

Areas Served: Venice Florida,Sarasota County,North Port FL,Sarasota FL,Sarasota Springs FL,
Services: local construction company for all construction services incl residential, commercial

Frieler Construction Inc
(941) 751-3636
2024 Princeton St # A
Sarasota, FL 34237

Areas Served: Gulf Gate Estates FL,Sarasota Springs FL,Venice FL,Sarasota FL,North Port Florida
Services: general contractors & construction company for new construction & building

Balfour Beatty Construction
(941) 474-1408
2201 Placida Rd
Englewood, FL 34224

Areas Served: North Port Florida,Sarasota FL,Sarasota County FL,South Venice FL,Sarasota Springs FL
Services: custom home builders, residential construction company, commercial building

SPC Construction Group
(941) 342-8258
6222 Tower Ln # B9
Sarasota, FL 34240

Areas Served: Sarasota County FL,Venice Florida,Sarasota FL,North Port FL,Sarasota Springs FL,
Services: construction company for new construction, custom home building

Southern Cross Contracting
(941) 927-1919
6000 Deacon Pl
Sarasota, FL 34238

Areas Served: North Port FL,Bee Ridge FL,Fruitville FL,Sarasota County FL,Sarasota Florida,
Services: residential construction, commercial construction, municipal construction

West Florida Contractors Inc
(941) 906-8554
551 Golf Links Ln
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Areas Served: Sarasota County,North Port FL,Sarasota FL,Venice FL,Sarasota Springs FL,South Venice
Services: local general contractors for residential construction, commercial construction

Ramate Construction
(941) 906-9281
6504 Superior Ave
Sarasota, FL 34231

Areas Served: Sarasota County FL,Fruitville FL,Sarasota Springs FL,Venice FL,North Port Florida
Services: general contractors for new construction, custom home builders, commercial building

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


The state of Florida requires general contractors in Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota County can be equally experienced in every specialized area of construction. So find general contractors in Sarasota County FL based on the specific type of work you need done. Some general contractors specialize as custom home builders in Sarasota 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 Sarasota County FL who can perform the kind of construction you want done.

Some General Contractors in Sarasota County FL Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these general building contractors in Sarasota County: Balfour Beatty Construction, West Florida Contractors Inc, Lei Construction Inc, Ramate Construction, Core Construction Service of FL, Howell Construction Group, Frieler Construction Inc, Southern Cross Contracting, SPC Construction Group. Other construction firms, home builders and general contractors in Sarasota County FL that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask General Contractors in Sarasota County FL 

Step 1: Describe The Construction Work to the General Contractors in Sarasota County FL
When you talk with general contractors in Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota County FL for your specific needs, make sure they are registered with the state of Florida. (All general contractors in Sarasota 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 Sarasota County FL  


Associations & Licensing for General Contractors in Sarasota 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/
Home
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 Sarasota County FL within the following zip codes:

53139, 34232, 34223, 34240, 53402, 34286, 34290, 34231, 34289, 53108, 34230, 53405, 34243, 53185, 34276, 53182, 34242, 34274, 34241, 34234, 34239, 34236, 34235, 34291, 34278, 34275, 34284, 34293, 53404, 34292, 34285, 53105, 34228, 53408, 53406, 53177, 53403, 34295, 34237, 34229, 34277, 53126, 34238, 34233, 34288, 34224, 53167 and 34287



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

South Sarasota, Venice Gardens, Desoto Lakes, Southgate, Sarasota Springs, North Port, Osprey, Vamo, North Sarasota, Siesta Key, Kensington Park, Fruitville, South Venice, Gulf Gate Estates, Plantation, Bee Ridge, Sarasota, Nokomis, Venice, Ridge Wood Heights, Englewood, Laurel, Meadows, South Gate Ridge, Longboat Key, Warm Mineral Springs and Lake Sarasota

 

 

 

 

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Consumers use the Prime Buyer's Report to avoid the scam, fraud, and businesses with low customer satisfaction.

Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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General Contractors in Sarasota County serving South Sarasota, Venice Gardens, Desoto Lakes, Southgate, Sarasota Springs, North Port, Osprey, Vamo, North Sarasota, Siesta Key, Kensington Park, Fruitville, South Venice, Gulf Gate Estates, Plantation, Bee Ridge, Sarasota, Nokomis, Venice, Ridge Wood Heights, Englewood, Laurel, Meadows, South Gate Ridge, Longboat Key, Warm Mineral Springs and Lake Sarasota

 

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