Known as the County of Presidents, Norfolk County is a place most notable for being the birthplace of four Presidents of the United States. Beyond that, however, it is also a city remarkable for its natural beauty and livability. In fact, Norfolk County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts and many of its communities are residential suburbs of the neighboring city of Boston. Overall, the area is quaint, with bustling businesses and entertainment areas for those looking to stay awhile.

If you’re planning on building your new project in the area, we’ve gathered a list of the best general contractors in East Norfolk County, Massachusetts. This list was compiled based on the contractors’ experience, the complexity and quality of their projects, and of course, their recognition in the field. 

New England Design & Construction 

103 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120

New England Design and Construction is an award-winning Luxury Design Build Firm, born from a collaboration of bright, passionate, and creative individuals who believe that well-designed and constructed spaces can lift spirits.

The firm accomplishes this with a unique process including a complete Architectural Design Process that enables the team to know all fixtures, appliances, and materials prior to starting the construction. The team spends a considerable amount of time planning out every part of the project including the budget, schedule, and meticulous design that fits your style and needs, in order to reduce hassle and costs. Its NEDC’s great work has been recognized with awards such as the 2018 GuildQuality ​Award in Service Excellence ​with Distinction ​in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, the 2017 PRISM Awards Silver Winner for Best Remodeling/Restoration under $250,000, and the 2017, 2020, and 2021 Gold Contractor of the Year Award through EMNARI.

For its thoughtful work in remodeling, it has also been featured in Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500, Remodeling Magazine, and the Boston Business Journal’s Fast50.

One example of New England Design & Construction’s work is this basement remodel. This project incorporates living space, storage, an exercise area, and a kid’s play area, in the well-lit, spacious basement perfect for family hangouts. The rear entry was also re-imagined with a lovely staircase and mud-room area to transition between the living floor and the basement area. 

TruDesign Company Inc.

35 Emeline Rd., Weymouth, MA 02189

TruDesign Company Inc. is a skillful team that prides itself in its excellent craftsmanship with a specialization in residential construction. Its goal with its design-build process is to create a safe, healthy, energy-efficient, and comfortable space for every client and their family.

TruDesign stays true to its name and is dedicated to helping clients design their dream kitchen, room, or even house. It provides complete renovation, new construction, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling services with the help of its creative team of design-build experts that guarantee to transform your home into a place worth living in. This thoughtful work has been recognized by clients as testified by the stellar reviews received by the firm and service awards from third-party websites.

When it comes to building, TruDesign is most notable for creating lovely modern and contemporary spaces. One striking example is the kitchen of the Quincy Home featured below. This contemporary kitchen is accented by a beautiful pop of color from the cobalt blue kitchen island, complemented by the burnt orange tile backsplash. Every part of this kitchen is well-built, with modern fixtures that keep the place looking fresh and sleek.

Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc.

59 Rear Rockland Street, Hingham, MA 02043 

Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. prides itself on being a competitive, affordable, and dependable general contracting firm that provides a high level of customer service. For over 35 years, the company has been the home builder of choice in the South Shore Boston area, with plenty of satisfied homeowners.

The company mainly deals with large-scale renovations, bathrooms and kitchens, custom built-ins, decks and porches, and outbuildings. With every project, it strives to provide a customer-conscious service that has earned the company its strong reputation for master workmanship that is long-lasting and high-quality. Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. works with great local architects, subcontractors, and lumber yards with whom the company has built a long-term relationship with. 

The firm’s great work ethic has earned the company many repeat and referral customers, which serve as testimonies to the skill and thoughtfulness of Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc. One example of that is this classic dining room with a wine fridge. This dining area was tailor-fit for the homeowners’ needs, decorated with an elegant neutral palette. 

Kennedy Carpentry, Inc.

18 Copeland Street, Quincy, MA 02169 

Based in Quincy, Massachusetts, Kennedy Carpentry, Inc. proudly serves the Boston, Metro West, and surrounding communities since 1987. Its experience provides it the expertise it has to provide great general contracting services to families in the area. It has knowledge in every aspect of the building and remodeling process and works with skilled architects and engineers that allow it to provide quality craftsmanship. 

Through the years, it has built a reputation as a detail-oriented, on-time, and on-budget construction firm that easily adapts to the shifting conditions of the work environment. It is a licensed Home Improvement Contractor and Massachusetts Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Better Business Bureau A+ business. Its founder, William Kennedy is a trained carpenter with more than 30 years of building and remodeling experience that provides him with the flexibility needed in the construction industry. 

One example of its projects is the South Shore Contemporary Renovation. This quaint and lovely kitchen is accented with well-crafted cabinetry and fixtures that complement the beautiful dark wood flooring and kitchen island.

Hawthorne Builders, Inc.

78 Old Country Way, Braintree, MA 02184 

An experienced South Shore home remodeling contractor, Hawthorne Builders guarantees high-quality services. It specializes in residential home additions, renovation and remodeling, and new home construction of all types, and through the years, it has helped many homeowners navigate complex issues through all types of construction projects. 

When it comes to building, it offers professional, reliable services with a commitment to high-quality workmanship, reliability, and customer satisfaction. It works with local architects and directly with the homeowners on design and planning to ensure that each project is tailor-fit to meet the client’s needs and tastes. One such example of that is this kitchen renovation. The powder blue walls, the warm hardwood floors, and the dark granite countertops make a classic kitchen perfect for Hawthorne’s iconic American Foursquare style structure. 

Altitude Builders, Inc.

373 Washington St., Weymouth, MA 02188 

Altitude Builders, Inc. is a dependable remodeler and renovator that provides top-notch solutions at competitive rates. It focuses on improving the functionality of its clients’ property and increases its appeal all while complying with the highest industry standards.

When it comes to building homes, it offers its services at fair and reasonable prices that make building with Altitude Builders, Inc. worth it. It offers remodeling, house addition, roofing service, painting service, custom home builds, and woodworking and custom cabinets that go through a well-rounded construction process. It understands that remodeling and building your home isn’t exactly the easiest feat so it does its best to ensure that you won’t have to worry anymore. 

A prime example of the type of work that Altitude Builders creates is this Boston project pictured here. This classic, farmhouse-style home features dark wooden accents contrasting the creme color of the house. It is a well-built home with fine details that make this home the cozy space that it is.

Final Pick Contracting

44 Baxter St., Quincy, MA 02169

Final Pick Contracting is a full-service remodeling expert that has served more than a thousand happy customers. Whether it is a few touch-ups around the house or a major overhaul, the company is here to provide thoughtful solutions to your construction needs.

For its fantastic work, Final Pick Contracting has received many positive reviews from previous clients. Over the course of its 25 years in the business, it has completed more than 2,000 projects, giving it the edge of knowing the lay of the land and the best techniques to ensure that your project turns out the way you want it to. A glimpse of its work is the Milton Remodel. This classic white kitchen displays white marble countertops lined with grey metallic fixtures that give the room a clean look.

Wade Construction & Remodeling Inc.

25 Millett Ave., Weymouth, MA 02190

Wade Construction & Remodeling is a reputable builder in the Weymouth & Quincy area that provides all manner of general contracting services, including but not limited to home remodeling services, additions, garages, and even building dream homes from the ground up. In every project, it seeks to reinvent each client’s space with custom-made designs that fit their needs and specific style. One example of that is this lovely kitchen remodel below. It has a unique mosaic backsplash that serves as a unique contrast to the rest of the white kitchen space. It is a simple addition to a contemporary kitchen that gives the room a bit more spice, fitting for the heart of the home. 

Liam Neary Construction

531 Pleasant Street, Weymouth, MA 02190 

Liam Neary Construction is a licensed and insured home construction company that provides remodeling, additions, deck building, and new home construction services with a precision that only comes from decades of experience. 

The firm’s owner William Neary has had a rich career in building and remodeling Irish pubs around the United States while also doing custom work on furniture and cabinetry. Through the years, Liam Neary Construction was established and expanded to all types of construction services for both residential and commercial clients. One such example of that is this kitchen built in Bedford. The design was created by the homeowner, including the fixtures and color choices. Liam Neary Construction provided the handiwork when it came down to executing the client’s vision, and including the installation of white cabinets, quartz countertops, strip lighting on the upper cabinets, and even under the cabinet lighting. 

Greater Boston Bath & Kitchen

517 Whiting St., Hingham, MA 02043

Greater Boston Bath & Kitchen is a general contractor most notable for being the general contractor of choice in the Greater Boston area, especially with its reputation for building rooms with modern elegance and timeless designs. It provides a number of services beyond kitchen and bath builds, which include basements, painting, siding, roofing, masonry, additions, and even aging-in-place. 

Since 1995, it has been building great homes for families in the area and has done so with remarkable craftsmanship that builds with consideration for the balance between form and function. One stunning example of that is this unique bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The firms painted the walls a sleek black and included wood-patterned floor tiles as an accent to give the room a modern appeal. The fixtures as well are very modern yet still added to the room’s timeless design, especially with the elegant bathtub providing a stunning view from the white paned windows.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management