About the contractor
Specializing in all phases of home remodeling to new homes. Fully Licensed & Insured In PA and NJ. Deal directly with owner from beginning to the end of your project, we do not use sub-contractors. Angie List Member & A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau.
Joe Ritchie General Contractor & Builder operates out of Philadelphia, PA and holds a Additions, Bathrooms, Kitchens,... license according to the Pennsylvania contractors license board.
We were able to verify 46 building permits associated with Joe Ritchie General Contractor & Builder. Check out their permit history below to see where they have worked and what type of work they have done in the past. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of every project they have completed; just the projects we have been able to verify with the local permit authority.
Joe Ritchie General Contractor & Builder has a BuildZoom score of 146 and is rated in the top 1% of 125,106 contractors in Pennsylvania. They also hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
August 11, 2014 - 7143 Glenloch St, Philadelphia, PA
Remove and replace existing pent roof in (kind/only). damaged framing to be replaced. new sheathing and shingles. violation 443145 is a housing violation.
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 554945
August 11, 2014 - 9306 Wissinoming St, Philadelphia, PA
Remove shingles and re-shingle roof.
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 554942
August 11, 2014 - 9308 Wissinoming St, Philadelphia, PA
Remove shingles and re-shingle roof.
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 554936
June 12, 2014 - 2817 Hargrave St, Philadelphia, PA
Remove rotten and damage wood from water. rebuild with like in kind material. new window and storm doors no exterior and exterior doors. permit application in response to unsafe violations. to comply violation, completed work is to be inspected and approved as an appropriate repair to each violation. no engineer's report submitted. licensed contractor to assume responsibility of work. no other work this permit. separate permits required for renovation. contact streets department for dumpster and/or footway closure permits.
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 542712
April 23, 2014 - 2824 Willits Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Install 14 x 18 deck in rear. applicant agrees to limit the construction to comply with ez permit standard for decks, dated february 2011. deviation from the standard will result in revocation of this permit and imposition of further penalties. maximum area of deck not to exceed 216 sf.
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 530111
April 23, 2014 - 2824 Willits Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Install 14x18 deck in rear per ez permit standard for decks dated february 2011
Type: Zoning permit | Permit #: 530110
April 11, 2014 - 3534 Byrne Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Roof replacement (shingles).
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 530090
November 22, 2013 - 164 N 02nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Remove old roof install new rubber roof
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 507820
July 29, 2013 - 9340 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Roof replacement,shingle (sfd)
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 485967
June 5, 2013 - 3353 Elliston Cir, Philadelphia, PA
Install new concrete retaining wall.front yard
Type: Alteration permit | Permit #: 474950
Reviews of Joe Ritchie General Contractor & Builder
Remodeling Advice 11 answers
When you are hired on a larger project, do you typically provide some form of warranty on work performed? What does the warranty typically include?
Yes, but for each project it varies. I give my customers depending on the project 5 to 10 year workmanship warranty. Most products I use also have there own warranty, for example TimberLine Life Time shingles so I pass that information on to you as a homeowner. The only work I don't guaranteed it... Read full answer
Hello, I am thinking of adding hardwood floors to my home, but I have two boys aged 7 and 10. Obviously there's a lot of wear and tear on my floors, so I am looking to find attractive, durable, preferably low-maintenance hardwood flooring. Is there such a thing? If so, roughly how much should I expect to spend per square foot? Thanks!
Bruce hardwood flooring has alot of products at a cost of about $5.00 sq ft not installed. You are much better using a hardwood floor instead of these laminated floors because in 15 years, you can always sand & refinish natural hardwood floors. These other products are hard to repair and the life... Read full answer
Whenever a contractor goes to a job where the materials are needed to be provided or recommeneded, is that easier for the contractor? Or is it better for the homeowner to be prepared for the job and have the materials selected and purchased before they bring the contractor in?
Alot of time we prefer to buy materials and lumber from our suppliers because we have faith & trust in the material we use that it is a high quality. Sometimes homeowner buy cheaper material and if there is a problem it can't come back on us. My company supplies and we stand by the material which... Read full answer
Wondering how many doors my home should have.
I have a threshold height difference issue in my kitchen. The house was built in the 1950's & has asbestos tile under 1/4 inch plywood. I have removed 2 layers of vinyl that's on the plywood but I can't take up the plywood for obvious reasons. The problem is with just the plywood, the kitchen floor is about 1/4 inch higher than the hardwood floor that it transitions. With 1/4" Hardi board, mortar, & tile I think the height difference is too great. Any ideas to make the difference less? If it matters, I believe the bottom layer is concrete because that is what it was in the bathroom.
Foundation is more important, without a strong foundation there is no sense to worry about anything else because foundation is the most important part that is why when we build a house we start with the foundation. Read full answer
Definitely a great idea to hire a local contractor. I feel like a smaller local contracting business takes pride in there work and most like to work off of referrals from previous customers so they go the extra mile to make homeowners happy with job. Also hiring a smaller contractor that is local... Read full answer
Hi, I'm wanting to build a new home. I'm curious: What types of subcontractors are needed to build a home?Asked on July 24, 2014 by Susannah
I know some, such as framing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical... What other types of contractors are needed when building a brand new custom home?
When building a new home there are many phases that go along with it as far as architect,surveyor, sitework, foundation, framing, roofing, electric , hvac, plumbing, designing and dealing with township license & inspections for your zoning & build permits. It is always best to do your homework... Read full answer
Has anyone tried putting ridgid insulation on the exterior of an existing home to boost its insulation value?
If so, was another vapor barrier needed?
What siding did you put over the new insulation?
did the energy costs go down enough?
You can install rigid insulation on the exterior of your home without needing to use another vapor barrier. Also some rigid insulation comes with a foil vapor barrier. I use certainteed brand siding. It will help with energy cost. Read full answer
Key Business Information
- Status: Active
- State: Pennsylvania
- Type: Additions, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Basements, Remodeling, Roofing, Concrete
- Date Issued: 6/2/2009
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