Best Demolition Companies in Detroit, MI

Finding a quality demolition contractor in Detroit, Michigan to demolish a house, garage, or commercial building is simpler with Hometown.  We connect homeowners and business owners with pre-screened demolition companies that are licensed, insured, reliable, and affordable. Request an estimate for your project today.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Since 1989, Debuck Construction has provided reliable and affordable demolition services for commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout Southeast Michigan. We can tear down and remove a house, garage, barn, light commercial building, and more. Contact us for a free estimate.

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(248) 579-0387
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Serving Detroit, MI

Offering complete residential and commercial demolition services, Decommissioning Services LLC is your full-service wrecking solution. We’re fully licensed and insured with decades of combined experience in the demo & excavation industry. We specialize in house demo, commercial/industrial wrecking, tank removal, structural, and asbestos testing & removal.

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(313) 230-4063
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Serving Detroit, MI

For more than two decades, Demolition Man has proudly offered residential and commercial demolition in Southeast Michigan. We can do it all from interior strip-outs to total commercial building demolition. It’s our mission to provide the best quality service at the best price possible. Give us a call to learn more and receive a free estimate.

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(313) 324-6424
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1900 Waterman St, Detroit MI 48209

Residential and commercial demolition service based out of Detroit, MI. Offers environmental services as well.

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8824 Alpine St, Detroit MI 48204

If you’re in the greater Detroit area and you’re in need of quality demolition services you can count on, look no further than Joy Demolition! They can provide residents and commercial customers with a huge array of demolition and excavating services.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Pool Busters is a family-owned business that specializes in swimming pool removal. If you are tired of dealing with a pool that is in a constant state of repair, we can help! We are the pool removal experts that work hard to exceed your expectations from estimate to removal.

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(248) 266-2166
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21950 Hoover Road, Warren MI 48089

Comet Contracting serves local, state, and federal government entities. Their services include project pre-development, pre-construction, renovation and new construction, demolition, dredging, sewer lines and utilities construction, and more!

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7821 Telegraph Rd, Taylor MI 48180

Serving all of the Metro Detroit area out of Taylor, MI, Pool Town offers any and all pool and spa services, including above and in-ground pool removal, liner replacements, openings and closings, installation, and more.

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10068 Island Lake Dr, Taylor MI 48180

RA Housing Preservation Specialists serve Taylor, MI and nearby communities, offering superior construction, demolition, and general contracting services to both residential and commercial customers.

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601 Beaufait St, Detroit MI 48207

Farrow Groups approaches each project with a personal touch and understanding our clients unique needs. We have a fleet of heavy equipment and operators to work swiftly to complete your project. We specialize in demolition of structures, buildings and houses.

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320 E 7 Mile Rd, Highland Park MI 48203

Adamo Demolition has a proven track record of 50+ years in the industry, thousands of satisfied customers and partners across the U.S. and Canada. We are laser focused on all things demolition. We handle a large scope of projects including but not limited to, complete and partial demolition, site decontamination, facility decommissioning, asset management and recovery.

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7310 Woodward Avenue, Suite 700, Detroit MI 48202

We are a minority owned company that believes in the importance of providing proven results the first time around. We have experience in building restoration, construction engineering, demolition, and so much more.

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9455 W Fort St, Detroit MI 48209

Signature Services is a locally owned and operated demolition company in business since 1999. We offer a complete line of excavation and demolition services including foundation removal and land development.

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13840 Intervale St, Detroit MI 48227

We are a local demolition and dismantling company that specializes in commercial and industrial wrecking services. We are equipped to take on the most difficult projects. With the man power, skill and experience of Detroit Dismantling you can be sure your project will run according to plan.

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35110 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights MI 48310

We’re equipped to handle all of your demolition needs. The experienced crew at Wisneski Grading is dedicated to getting the job accurately and on time. We’ll go the extra mile for our customers to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Contact us today to see how we can help out with your residential or commercial wrecking project.

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16970 W. Warren, Detroit MI 48228

When it comes to construction and contracting, Professional Contracting & Consulting Inc. has been proving time and again that we are the professionals you can trust. We offer a number of engineering and architectural services for businesses and private individuals alike. Not only that but our demolition services are second to none.

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4036 Biddle Ave., Riverview MI 48192

Pro Excavation & Demolition Inc. has decades of experience in the demolition and excavation fields. During this tenure, we’ve built a positive reputation with our prompt response times and getting thing done right the first time. So whether you need a water main installed or commercial building demolished, trust the experts at Pro Excavation & Demolition Inc. 

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525 Golf Crest, Dearborn MI 48124

Berkshire Development has been an industry leader in the area since 2009. They specialize in demolition services and offer customers the highest quality work at the lowest possible prices.

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11400 Baraga St, Taylor, Taylor MI 48180

We proudly serve Metro Detroit offering a broad range of key services for residential and commercial clients. Contractors Cement and Construction is an experienced demolition provider offering structural demo, concrete removal, commercial building demo, and more.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Rae Excavating LLC is located in Walled Lake, MI. As specialty general contractors, they perform a variety of services, perfect for both residential and commercial projects, including demolition, excavating, and landscaping services.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Davenport Brothers Construction has a workforce that understands the importance of proper technique and equipment. We offer professional demolition, underground utility construction, and concrete services. Our work is done on time and within  budget.

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Serving Detroit, MI

We are a company with a reputation for quality services and were recently rated one of the top 5 demolition and wrecking contractors in the US. Come see what our services could do for you.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Duro Construction is committed to quality service and excellent results. In business for over 25 years, we ensure top-of-the-line craftsmanship and constant craftsmanship to reach the desired result. We specialize in excavation, demolition, grading, and cement work.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Dki Inc has years of experience in structural shoring, concrete removal, demolition, and floor removal. They satisfy hundreds of clients annually by providing quality demolition, safety, and exceptional service. They specialize in large scale commercial projects and light industrial work.

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Serving Detroit, MI

We are a demolition and excavation company serving Wayne County and the surrounding area. Our team of professionals along with our fleet of heavy equipment allow us to tackle any project, no matter the size. We make a commitment to providing solutions to our customers on time and on-budget.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Get the attention your demolition or excavation project deserves at Ken Jackson Clean Up, Inc. We believe that no job is too big or too small and our range of services reflects that commitment. Not only will we complete your projects in a timely manner, but we'll treat you with the respect you deserve. We also offer dumpster rental services sure to surpass your expectations.

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Serving Detroit, MI

For expert residential & commercial demolition services, Able has you covered! We’re a full-service wrecking provider serving SE Michigan since 1995. Our highly-trained crew and friendly staff will ensure the job is done right and at a competitive rate. We specialize in house demo, commercial building wrecking, partial, structural, interior, deconstruction, and more!

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Serving Detroit, MI

Since 1975, Bedient Construction has been offering a wide variety of services to Rochester Hills, Michigan and surrounding areas. They provide residential and commercial customers with excavating, grading, and demolition services, among others.

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32136 Loomis Drive, Farmington MI 48336

Since 2010, the team at CKM Excavation has been serving homeowners, business owners, contractors, project managers, and more in Farmington Hills, MI and the greater Detroit area. They specialize in demolition, excavating, grading, construction, and moving and storage.

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Serving Detroit, MI

For more than 40 years, Bush & Son have been setting new bars when it comes to professional grading, demolition, and excavating services. Established in 1973, they are family owned and operated, and they treat each and every customer like family.

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Serving Detroit, MI

We provide commercial demolition and construction services. As a fourth-generation family-owned company, we perform construction management, design/build, and general contracting services with care and efficiency.

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15940 Doris St., Livonia MI 48150

McGowan’s Construction, Inc. is committed to their customers, working tirelessly to deliver on their promises with each project they take on. They specialize in construction, including additions and remodeling, but they also provide demolition services, too.

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Serving Detroit, MI

For more than 15 years, Dean Marine & Excavating, Inc. has been serving Mount Clemens, MI and the Metro Detroit area. As a full service contractor, they’re able to provide all types of services, including excavating, demolition, marine construction, and more.

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5741 Roosevelt St, Detroit MI 48208

Serving all of Michigan since 1963, Direct Construction Services, LLC has earned a reputation for their site work expertise, integrity, and high quality services. We specialize in demolition, excavation and construction for residential and commercial projects. We're well-equipped to ensure the job is completed efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Nobody knows swimming pools better than Acme Pool Specialists.  We install and repair... and we have the equipment and know how to properly demolish and remove as well. Contact us for a quote to remove any size pool.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Anderson Excavating is a full-service excavation and site work contractor. We deliver all types of landscaping products and can haul up to 40 yards. We specialize in mass excavating, grading, asphalt and concrete demolition.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Lee Industrial Contracting is a full-service company offering a wide variety of services, like demolition, foundations, electrical, machine moving, pipefitting, fabrication, controls/robotics, and HVAC.

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Serving Detroit, MI

When time and money are of the essence, trust International Construction to get you the services and equipment you need fast. Located in Chesterfield, MI, they offer demolition, excavating, construction, landscaping, grading, and similar services.

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Serving Detroit, MI

Palazzolo Concrete Removal proudly serves Macomb and surrounding Michigan communities. They are concrete removal experts and also perform swimmimg pool demo, excavation and more. Request your free concrete demo or pool removal estimate today!

Demolition Info for Detroit, MI

What are the requirements to obtain a demolition permit in the city of Detroit?

It depends on whether you or the contractor pull the permit application. If you file the application, the following steps are required:

  • Show proof that you own the property or structure
  • Provide a notarized copy of your signature
  • Show proof that all of your utilities have been (or will be) shut off prior to the demolition
  • Obtain approval from the Zoning and Structural Division and City of Detroit Department of Public Works Street Maintenance and Traffic Engineering Sections
  • Have your application processed at the Building Permits Counter
  • Pay all the necessary permit and application fees at the time you file the application

What steps are required if the contractor I hire applies for the demolition permit?

If you wish to have the contractor you hire complete the permit application process for you, the following will be required:

  • They must be able to show proof that they are an approved City of Detroit Wrecking Contractor, along with proof of licensing in the State of Michigan
  • A copy of the owners notarized signature must be provided
  • Approval must be obtained from the City of Detroit Street Maintenance and Traffic Engineering Department
  • Proof of clearance from your utility company must be provided
  • Application approval must be obtained at the city Zoning and Structural Division
  • The application must be processed at the Building Permits Counter and all fees must be paid at this time

What is the Process For Whole House Demolition, Garage Demolition, or Commercial Building Demolition?

  1. Request an estimate or estimates from licensed and insured Detroit demolition contractors. Demolishing a home, garage, or commercial building is not a simple project and requires the expertise of a professional demolition contractor to guide the process. During the estimate site visit, interview the contractor for qualifications, references, EPA certifications, and the process the demolition contractor would follow to knock down and remove the building.
  2. Apply for demolition permits and approval from local government authorities. Depending on your location, demolition permits may be required by the city, county, and/ or state. Your local municipality may also have regulations related to notifications, noise, hours of demolition, disposal of the debris, etc... Your hired demolition company should be well informed about local regulations and will often pull the permits on your behalf.
  3. Utilities need to be properly disconnected. Utility companies for gas, water, and electricity need to be contacted. All utilities need to be properly disconnected or terminated at the source prior to demolition. Again, this may be handled by your hired demolition company, but clarify upfront with the contractor all of the services that are provided.
  4. Older homes or buildings need to be inspected for hazardous materials like asbestos or lead paint prior to being demolished. If your home or building contains hazardous materials, proper procedures for abatement need to be followed. Your hired demolition contractor may offer this service or sub contract it to an environmental remediation specialist.
  5. Safely tear down the building. For one to three story structures like a shed, garage, or a home, demolition of the structure is usually achieved using large hydraulic equipment like cranes, excavators and/or bulldozers.
  6. Removal and disposal of demolition debris. Debris will be loaded onto trucks or into roll off dumpsters for hauling to recycling centers or landfills. Discuss the options of salvaging and recycling demolition materials with your hired demolition contractor.

How do I know if a Detroit demolition contractor is properly licensed and insured?

For Detroit demolition companies listed on Hometown Demolition Contractors, we've done the initial homework for you.  At the time a contractor is listed, they provided the appropriate state license (if required by your state) and liability insurance.  Select the name of a demolition contractor you're interested in to see more information, including a list of verified credentials for that contractor.

Hometown's screening process means the contractor produced a valid Michigan license (if required) and insurance certificates at the time of the screening, but it's possible that the status of the license or insurance could have changed in the meantime. So, it's a best practice to ask to see evidence of license and insurance certificates at the time of your estimate.

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Demolition Service Location

Detroit, MI 
48205, 48228, 48227, 48219, 48224, 48235, 48212, 48234, 48221, 48203, 48238, 48213, 48204, 48210, 48209, 48239, 48223, 48214, 48237, 48206, 48236, 48207, 48220, 48202, 48215, 48240, 48230, 48201, 48225, 48208, 48229, 48211, 48217, 48218, 48216, 48226, 48222, 48231, 48232, 48233, 48242, 48243, 48244

Useful Tips for Michigan Demolition

You can apply for a demolition permit online.

Include the application number on all documentation, which should comprise of:

  • A copy of the Contractors Wrecking License (Detroit only)
  • Electrical, gas, and water/sewer disconnection certifications
  • Asbestos report (one of the following):
    • DEQ/LARA Intent to Demolish form
    • Asbestos Report from a Licensed Abatement Contractor or Emergency Order Declaring Imminent Danger

After completing your online permit, you must email [email protected] or fax the BCC Building Division (517) 241-9308.

NOTE: Check with your demolition contractor first to make sure that they won’t be handling the permitting process for you! This is often the case, but not always, so perhaps this is something you’d like to check with the contractor during the initial quoting process.


You (or your contractor) must notify MIOSHA of any demolition or asbestos removal.

In the state of Michigan, when removing or encapsulating friable asbestos-containing material, you must provide project notification specifying the intended date of removal, and you must do so 10 days prior to starting.

Generally speaking, your contractor will handle this, but always double check with them. If they ask you to submit this information, fill out this form and mail it to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Asbestos Program or DEQ. (You cannot submit this form electronically.)


Your contractor must be licensed in the state of Michigan.

In order to perform demolition in Michigan, a contractor must have a demolition license.

For more licensure information, contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing at (517) 373-8068.


Consider renting a dumpster if you’re in charge of debris disposal.

Although demolition providers will often include the cost of debris hauling and disposal in their quote, they don’t always handle it for you. If they don’t, renting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of all the demolition debris.

Whether you’re a first-time dumpster renter or a seasoned veteran, check out Hometown Dumpster Rental to find the perfect provider for your project. We have great educational resources to ensure you get the best deal, too. Check out our Dumpsters 101 guide, or learn more about pricing.

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