From its largest to smallest cities, Tennessee’s rich and diverse Southern culture has long been evident in the state’s plethora of home styles, including colonial, Victorian, farmhouse, and traditional.  However, with the latest improvements in home building technology, contractors are now able to incorporate high-end and modern finishes into these traditional and historic properties, without compromising the history that each property reflects. While some prefer to preserve the state’s Southern history by maintaining traditional home styles, others in the Nashville area are increasingly adopting modern and contemporary home styles. Bringing these styles to life are contractors that specialize in custom home building.

This list features the top 15 general contractors that specialize in custom home building in Nashville. These rankings are based on accolades as well as national and local recognition in various publications. Specifically, these contractors have been recognized for their excellent designs and craftsmanship in custom home building and design.

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

The Dan Company

1148 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 

After a full gut and remodel done by The Dan Company, a local Nashville General Contractor, this East Nashville Home features a natural, light interior designed by Kevin Corn Designs. Bold patterns mix surprisingly well in the living room, balanced by the rustic coffee and side tables. The dining room takes on a more classic tone, softened by woven roll-up blinds that match the wooden chairs. Blue upholstered bar chairs along the gray center island strike a sharp contrast to the white brick backsplash kitchen. More muted blue and gray hues accentuate the master bedroom, which includes sitting areas at the foot of the bed. The double vanity master bath features black and white accents atop gray tiles, with a freestanding tub and a marble-walled glass-doored shower. A floor-to-ceiling shelf in the walk-in closet houses the family’s collection of shoes. A vast library also flanks the work desk in the hallway office, and a more enclosed family room provides a cozy place to relax.

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Daniel Bird leads a team of talented builders in providing additions, full gut remodels, and historic renovations. A seasoned carpenter, painter, plumber, and all-around handyman, Bird established the firm in 2011 to fill the need for honest construction practices. The company, composed of well-seasoned project managers, a dedicated office staff and talented paint and carpentry crews, has since earned the trust of Nashville homeowners for its impeccable project management and execution. Learn more about their work at

Noble Constructors

220 Great Circle Rd. Ste. 120 Nashville, TN 37228

A full-service building company with a team of well-experienced builders and craftsmen, Noble Constructors proudly provides the Nashville area with custom home building and room renovation services. Daniel Brimer, the owner of Noble Constructors, has worked on numerous projects from Kansas to Florida. David Tachek is the frim;s managing partner and leads the custom home building dvision of the the company. Brimer and his professional team help clients through every step of the custom home building process, from pre-construction consultation and design to actual construction.

Recently, the company built a modern home in midtown Nashville. The building’s defining features are its multiple open porch areas, which allow its homeowners to enjoy their beautiful view.

Old Hillsboro Building Co.

237 2nd Ave S. Franklin, TN 37064

Established in 2014 as a land development and construction company, Old Hillsboro Building Company has built numerous residential and commercial properties throughout Middle Tennessee. The company’s team has over 100 years of combined experience in the industry, specializing in building high-end custom homes and luxury renovations. Eddie Miles, owner of the firm, had more than 25 years of experience in renovating luxury residential and commercial properties before he started the company.

With a highly experienced and professional team of builders and project managers, the company’s mission is to provide clients with a luxurious custom home. In addition to building luxury custom homes, the company handles additions and extensive renovations for residential and commercial properties.

Rogan Allen Builders

4106 Sneed Road Nashville, TN 37215

Rogan Allen Builders constructs luxury custom homes throughout the Nashville area. They pride themselves on establishing lifetime relationships with their clients by adopting a hands-on approach, which allows them to work closely with their clients and ensure that their clients’ vision becomes a reality. The company’s architect, designer, and landscape architect not only design and build homes that are aesthetically pleasing, but also ensure the quality of the materials for each custom build in an effort to produce high-quality results that will last for generations.

The firm is known to create design plans that consider the client’s lifestyle and effectively utilize the space of the home. The company also provides its clients with home remodeling and renovation services and offers green building upon the client’s request.

Stone Ridge Custom Homes

1106 Shannon Lane Franklin, TN 37064

Since 2002, Stone Ridge Custom Homes has been one of the premier custom home builders serving Nashville and Williamson County. With over three decades of design and construction experience, the founder of Stone Ridge Custom Homes, Mick Rhodes, is known for his works of art in custom home building. The firm produces stunning results in each project by working one-on-one with the client, architect, and interior designer to ensure that no small detail is missed and to guarantee personal and exceptional service.

One of the firm’s previous custom projects,  the “Stone House,” is a French colonial home with a perfect mix of traditional and modern features, a beautiful stone fire pit, and a luxurious pool.

Bending Chestnut Construction

5750 Bending Chestnut Road Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin-based Bending Chestnut Construction is a full-service general contracting firm that serves Middle Tennessee and Williamson County. Combining their skills in construction and carpentry, Brent Fox and Chris Whidby started the business in 2007. The firm now offers custom home construction as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations, historic restoration, room addition construction, and commercial construction services.

The company works on a variety of home styles, including a luxury country farmhouse, modern, and cottage country. Additionally, the firm’s wide range of services also includes custom barns and equestrian facilities.

Paragon Group

408 Taylor Street, Suite 202 Nashville, Tennessee 37208

For several years, Paragon Group has been building high-quality and energy-efficient homes in Nashville. Having built over 200 homes, the company has been recognized as one of the area’s premier home builders. In 2017, Paragon Group was listed among the top home builders in Nashville by the Tennessean. As a dedicated green builder, the company ensures energy efficiency by using highly efficient materials I and by employing the best practices in green building and design. The managing partners of Paragon Group, Zac Thomas & Brett Diaz strive to be the leader in high-quality new construction homes and developments in Nashville. “Our constant focus on customer delight, innovation and unparalleled quality contribute to our lasting customer and vendor relationships and establishes our commitment to our environment and local communities.”

Though the company is focused on ensuring greater efficiency, they are experts in incorporating green practices into their designs without compromising architectural details and finishes. The firm works on various home styles, including craftsman, bungalows, modern, and contemporary.

Joe M. Staub Building Group, Inc.

152 Fairways Dr, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Established in 2005, Joe M. Staub Building Group has engaged in numerous projects, from custom home building and residential remodeling to commercial build-outs and remodeling throughout the Middle Tennessee area. With a team of well-experienced architects and designers, the company has been involved in many high-end, residential construction projects. In 2007, the company was awarded the Parade of Homes Award Winning Builder. The company works with all architectural firms and interior designers to help them provide better solutions for their clients.

Whether you already have a pre-designed architectural plan,  Joe M. Staub Building Group’s professional architects can help you customize your design plan according to your needs and lifestyle. In addition,  the firm’s team offers clients with free initial design, planning, and estimate consultation.

Davis Properties

6104 Paddock Place Brentwood, TN 37027

Davis Properties has been building custom homes throughout Middle Tennessee since 2002. The company has built homes in some of the most exclusive communities in the area,  including Belle Meade, Oak Hill, Green Hills, and Brentwood. Founder and president of Davis Properties, Justin Davis, has been involved in the industry for a long time. As a second-generation custom home builder, his experience and expertise in custom luxury homes have enabled the company to produce timeless luxury homes in a wide array of styles.

Some of these home styles include “Gentleman’s Farm,” rustic contemporary, English manor, cottage farmhouse, modern luxury, and traditional luxury. Davis Properties is a member of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Ford Classic Homes

390 Mallory Station Road, Suite 100 Franklin, TN 37067

Ford Classic Homes have established itself as one of the premier custom home builders in Middle Tennessee. The firm has constructed timeless luxury homes in the state’s finest neighborhoods and has provided clients with unsurpassed service from a project’s conception to its completion.  A team of seasoned professionals guides each client through each stage of the home-building process. Mike Ford, owner of Ford Classic Homes, has been building homes since 1995 and has been personally involved in the architectural design and construction of each home.

In 2017, the company was the Parade of Homes Best of Show People’s Choice Award Winner. The communities in which the firm builds include Richland Hall, Westhaven, Lockwood Gen and Echelon at Lockwood Glen, Berry Farms, The Grove, and Witherspoon, with homes ranging from $400k to $3M in price.

Grove Park Construction

3128 7101 Sharondale Court, Suite 40 Brentwood, TN 37027

Grove Park Construction has proudly constructed hundreds of luxury custom homes throughout exclusive neighborhoods, including The Governors Club, Windstone, and Hampton Reserve in Williamson County as well as in Belle Meade and Green Hills. Brandon Jenkins, owner of the firm, has a family history of residential construction in Middle Tennessee. His many years of experience in the business allowed him to develop his own reputation for building quality, custom homes.

In 2011, the company received the Parade of Homes Best of Show award. The firm’s projects range from 4,500 to 12,500 square feet and $700k to over $3.5M. The company ensures that each custom home is engineered to the client’s wishes, with some projects even including indoor basketball courts and computer-controlled shower spas.


2221 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204

For over 20 years, Hartert-Russell has specialized in high-end remodeling and new construction projects in Nashville. Since 1997, the company has been a licensed general contractor serving Tennessee residents. The firm takes pride in its state-of-the-art woodworking facility in Nashville, which is dedicated to the company’s custom home building and custom cabinetry services. In 2014, Hartert-Russell won the People’s Choice Award HI Connect and received the Architectural Historic Preservation Award of Nashville in 2016.

As a general contracting firm, Hartert-Russell also provides historic building conservation, home additions, and home remodeling services. The company’s projects range from $1M to $10M.

Botsko Builders Inc.

237 Molly Walton Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075

Hendersonville-based Botsko Builders was established in 1993 by Mark Botsko, a licensed residential and commercial general contractor, an active member and former local director of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee, and a member of the National Association of Homebuilders. The company has received numerous awards, such as the 2003 and 2005 Best in Show-HBAMT Parade of Homes and the Best New Home Award featured in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in 2016. The company is also a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT).

The areas the firm serves include Nashville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Green Hill, Old Hickory, Brentwood, and Franklin. Typically, the price of the company’s projects ranges from $700k to $4M.

Building Company Number 7, Inc.

625 Main St Suite 117 Nashville, TN 37206

Building Company Number 7 started in 2005 as a collaboration of skilled construction industry veterans in Middle Tennessee. The founders’ extensive backgrounds in home building and design have been the company’s key to success in custom home building throughout the greater Nashville area.

The firm proudly serves the areas of Nashville, Belle Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Brentwood, and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. In addition to being a recognized EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor and TVA Energy Star Certified Contractor, the company was also recognized as one of Nashville’s Top 5 Builder/Developers of 2015 as well as one of 2016’s top 50 remodelers in the 2016 Remodeling Big50 Yearbook. Furthermore, the company was selected as one of the Top 500 Qualified Remodelers in 2015 and was named one of 2012’s 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Professional Builder magazine.

Crane Builders

 2931 Berry Hill Dr. Nashville, TN

Crane Builders is a custom home builder and remodeler that serves the Middle Tennessee area. The company was founded in 1987 by David Crane who now works closely with his business partner and son-in-law, Tyler Leuck. Crane Builders is a Certified Graduate Remodeler, Green Professional, and Aging-In-Place Specialist. we are also a two-time National Remodeler of the Year and a seven-time winner of the State Remodeler of the Year Chrysalis Award. Over the years, the company has received numerous accolades, including seven awards from Qualified Remodelers’ Master Design Awards. Also, the firm was the winner of the Best Community Revitalization award in the 2015 Home Awards featured in Southern Living Magazine.

Founded on Christian principles of service, honesty, and integrity, Crane Builders has provided clients with high-quality custom homes and award-winning remodeling services. Aside from its numerous awards and recognition, the firm is a proud member of Remodelers Advantage, NAHB, the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers (NAHBR), the HBAMT, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Castle Homes

5214 Maryland Way Suite 102 Brentwood, TN 37027

Alan Looney founded Castle Homes over 20 years ago. Since then, Castle Homes has been one of the premier custom home builders serving the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, and Williamson County. The company is a proud member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Energy Star, the U.S. Green Building Council, the NAHB, and the HBAMT. The firm is also an HBAMT Certified Builder.

Throughout the years, the firm has received various accolades, including the 2017 HBAMT Parade of Homes Award for Best Home Technology; the 2015, 2012, 2011, and 2009 Toast of Music City Custom Home Builder Award; the 2012 Custom Home Builder of the Year Award; the 2017 HBAMT Parade of Homes award for  “Most Livable”; the 2014 Best of Nashville Best Builder/Developer Award; the first-place winner of the 2018 Greater Nashville House & Home Award on Home Builder; and the 2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners People’s Choice Award for “Most Livable.” Notably, Castle Homes also received the 2014 Cornerstone Leadership Award from the Southern Living Custom Builder Program and 2012 Best in Business Award from the Nashville Business Journal.

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