Just south of Portland is the lovely city of Lake Oswego, Oregon. It was once the heart of Oregon’s iron industry before it became the affluent suburb that it is today. It’s a lovely little city surrounding Oswego Lake that offers residents a dense suburban feel. It even has many restaurants, shops, and green parks perfect for people looking to stay awhile. 

If you’re looking to build, remodel, or renovate your home in this quaint city, here’s our list of the best general contractors in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This list was curated based on their years in the business, the company’s track record, the quality of their projects, and of course, their recognition in the field.

Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes

17428 S.W. Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

For 32 years, Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes has been turning clients’ dreams into a reality. It does everything from new construction, whole house renovations, and kitchen or bath remodels. In every project, the team strives to create lasting relationships with the clients. It is renowned for the quality craftsmanship and the outstanding service the team provides to each client, which often goes beyond the expected. 

The company started as a custom woodworking shop specializing in interior finish carpentry. With its detail-oriented skills honed from this craft, it has developed into the award-winning design-build company that it is today. It has earned awards such as the 2019 Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award for Residential Interior from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), along with being one of 2019’s Top 500 Remodelers and Lake Oswego’s Small Business of the Year for 2019. 

Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes is accredited with the NAHB, NKBA, and the NWSID and its thoughtful work has been featured in this year’s Oregon Home Magazine. Taken from the company’s portfolio is the Lake Grove Kitchen & Bathroom project pictured here. It was inspired by the growing needs of a young family. The project is a whole-house remodel with a master suite addition and a new roof truss system. To keep everything looking elegant and seamless, Metke used finishes that are a lovely mix of marble look quartz, butcher block, and fun modern tiles. Learn more about them at www.metkeremodeling.com

Leitner Construction

5 Centerpointe Dr. Suite #400, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Leitner Construction is a Lake Oswego-based general contractor with a seasoned team of residential remodelers dedicated to completing projects within budget and on schedule. For two decades, Leitner Construction has primarily served clients through working on existing homes by creating additions, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, and even whole-house remodels. 

The company is owned by Tim Leitner and Jill Leitner. Tim’s values of integrity, quality, and service are the driving forces of Leitner Construction. Meanwhile, Jill was raised in a construction family and has been immersed in the industry her whole life. She has developed a keen eye for design and detail. Together, the pair lead Leitner Construction in achieving excellence in every project. The company is also known for its good service, as evidenced by the number of positive reviews regarding the team’s good work. 

Leitner Construction is accredited with the NAHB and is a Lead-Based Paint Renovation (LBPR) Contractor. Its projects have also been featured in the Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes in 2014. An example of its work is this Portland home remodel. This home’s new kitchen sports reclaimed beams, custom cabinets, quartz countertops, and a stylish, rustic accent that gives the structure a distinct character.

MCM Construction, Inc.

5621 Willow Lane, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

For 30 years, MCM Construction has been helping clients with all types of residential remodeling. In every project, the team works closely with the clients to create thoughtful design solutions that fit their style and is within their budget.

The company was founded by Tim Mather in 1991 with a dream to create a superior general contracting enterprise that delivers solutions that stand the test of time. Tim has over 30 years of experience in the industry and since college, he had developed a leaning towards the arts, and his family’s business nudged him towards the construction industry. This combination gives MCM Construction its edge in design-build expertise that balances artistic sensitivities with technical skills.

MCM Construction is accredited with the NAHB, AIA, and the HBA, ensuring that it knows what it’s doing when it comes to remodeling your home. One example of MCM’s work is the Hill project featured here. It’s a Portland house remodel where the team opened up the floor plan to increase efficiency and flow. 

Sinclair Construction

470 2nd St. Suite A, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Sinclair Construction is a locally owned and operated general contractor with years of meaningful experience in the industry. Sinclair builds new homes and custom builds, specializing in cutting-edge design and sustainability. Sinclair Construction aims to provide clients with a stress-free collaborative home building and remodeling experience. The team does this by always upholding a high level of integrity and professionalism throughout the process.

The company is led by Lou Pacino who has a 20-year background in construction management, new home construction, home remodeling, customer service, and quality control. He keeps a good working relationship with the most qualified architects, subcontractors, and vendors in the Portland area to bring the client’s dream to fruition. He is also a licensed building inspector in the state of Oregon with multiple certificates in exterior envelope and green building practices with an emphasis on modern building practices and sustainability. 

One example of Sinclair Construction’s work is this contemporary kitchen. The company utilizes clean finishes and unconventional window placements to give a modern touch to this beautiful home. 

Wieldy Construction

15875 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite #1672, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Up and coming Wieldy Construction is a luxury remodeling company, backed with over 10 years of experience in the industry that helps it provide a broad range of services to the Portland area. It creates beautiful spaces that reflect each homeowner’s unique style, as well as budgetary and functional needs. It does whole house renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, additions, ADUs, basement and attic conversions, and deck installation. 

Over the years, Barbara Butaeve, Wieldy Construction’s principal, has built a strong reputation for grounded advice, tasteful design ideas, and above all, high-quality construction service. She has a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Design, giving her the edge in having a deep and extensive knowledge of various building materials and techniques with keen artistic sensibilities. 

Pictured here is Wieldy’s Tuscan Villa project in Portland. The original home was built in a Mediterranean style in the ‘70s and the goal was to breathe new life into it with modern finishes. The result was a lovely mix of the old and the new, with earthy touches that reflect the owners’ love for nature. 

Ziebart Construction

16869 S.W. 65th Ave. Suite #246, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Ziebart Construction offers affordable design-remodel services to residents across Lake Oswego. This boutique remodeling firm creates kitchens, bathrooms, and basements at a mid-range price point that reflects every client’s need and lifestyle.

Ziebart Construction is a family-owned business. Founder Matt Ziebart comes from a family that has been building dreams for the last three generations. Since he was young, he has been under the supervision of his father who has helped him build communities out of barren land. Eventually, he found himself in the same line of work and he takes pride in serving his customers well. In every project, he and his team seek to treat the client and the home with the utmost respect to ensure satisfaction.

One example of Ziebart’s work is this entryway and living space. It’s a welcoming area, accented by a dark wooden floor that blends well with the home’s rustic theme. 

Russ Construction & Remodeling

14302 N.E. 9th St., Vancouver, WA 98684

Focusing on projects in Lake Oswego and the surrounding region is Russ Construction & Remodeling. It is a trusted general contractor with a knack for residential projects, particularly kitchen and bathroom remodeling, repairs, remodels, and restorations. In every aspect of the job, Russ Construction & Remodeling has made it a goal to provide only the highest quality of craftsmanship. 

When on the job, Russ Construction & Remodeling values integrity, interaction, as well as being punctual and economical in building a client’s dream home. The team starts with an exact project cost with precise material allowance as well as a clear scope of work for the project. In every stage, they keep a clear line of communication to ensure precision and efficiency. And above all, Russ Construction & Remodeling works to save each client time and money.

One example of the company’s projects is this modern kitchen remodel with wooden accents, blending the natural with sleek design choices. The result is this clean, bright kitchen with glossy finishes, keeping the kitchen looking fresh. 

Oregon Trail Remodeling

PO Box 241, West Linn, OR 97068

Oregon Trail Remodeling was founded by Jeremy Parsons and Marc Lisak, combining their experience in construction and business. The company was built with the goal of providing quality construction at reasonable prices, all the while meeting the demands of both the site and the client.

Jeremy has a background in Business Management, having had ventures in food and other service business before beginning his own remodeling company in 2002. In 2009, he joined forces with Marc Lisak who was raised around construction since he was a small child. Together, they created Oregon Trail Remodeling. The team’s commitment towards providing good customer service on top of a job well done is backed by many positive reviews, highlighting the quality of Oregon Trail Remodeling’s work as well as its professionalism.

Pictured here is the Burruss Full House Remodel, one of the company’s good projects. The remodel resulted in a home that elegantly blends natural details — like the wooden ceiling and patterned floorboards — with a contemporary design. Each room has some sort of wooden or stone accent that contrasts beautifully with the clean white theme, giving the home a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Eslinger Homes

16869 SW 65th Ave. Suite #11, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

For over 40 years, Eslinger Homes has been building top-quality houses for the people of Oregon. It specializes in elegant designs that maximize space, with carefully selected materials, and superior craftsmanship.

Eslinger is a family-owned company led by Chad Eslinger, who believes that building a home can be one of the most personal and complex transactions you will ever do. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the work that goes behind it which is why Eslinger Homes strives to partner up with the homeowner to help the project run smoothly, from planning to the day you move into your new home. Throughout the years, the company has stayed and established a niche within the local community as the top-quality builder to go to. 

One stunning example of Eslinger’s work is this eclectic Custom Lake Oswego Residence. The living and dining space takes full advantage of the amazing view of Oswego Lake with its jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling windows. The details like the wooden ceiling, the open floor plan in the living space, and the very choice of materials all add up to create an artfully made modern home with great attention to detail. Learn more about their work at https://eslingerhomes.com/

Charles Maloney Building Co., Inc. 

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Charles Maloney Building Co., Inc. is a company that strives for perfectionism. This keen attention to detail is exactly what sets it apart from other contractors as it offers a level of attentiveness needed to fulfill the client’s full request, exactly as they want it. 

The company was founded by Charles “Chuck” Maloney, a local contractor who has been building and remodeling homes for over 25 years in the Lake Oswego area, giving him the edge of knowing the lay of the land better than anyone. His business has grown over the years mostly due to word of mouth and referrals — great proof of just how much clients trust and rely on his team’s good work. 

One such example of the interior remodel featured here. Everything about this room spells out elegance and great craftsmanship. The patterned ceiling, the choice of color, and even the very layout of the room give this area a lovely, romantic atmosphere.