Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 06:51 am

University Park is an upscale neighborhood that features luxurious houses surrounded by shopping boutiques, natural parks, and relaxing cafes. Many residents enjoy the diversity of homes this area offers. However, as years go by, all homes require updates necessary to accommodate changing lifestyles.

Now that homeowners are spending more time inside, they are slowly realizing the different overhauls they need. Remodeling homes not only updates their physical appearance, but also adds value and marketability. This list compiles the best general contractors in University Park, Texas. These contractors are chosen based on their years of experience, services offered, and recognitions received. For a home renovation that meets design and quality, take a look at the following companies.

Servant Remodeling

11550 Plano Rd. Suite #126, Dallas, TX 75243 

Rob Jackson built his career from working in a cabinet shop to founding Servant Remodeling in 1987. Since its inception, the firm has been providing DFW with full-service general construction needs. Jackson brought together a team of skilled craftspeople working through countless award-winning homes. A few of its services include interior and exterior remodeling, as well as home additions.  

Servant’s portfolio is filled with remodeling projects displaying its first-class general construction services. Take, for example, this airy and inviting kitchen space, which was transformed from a cramped and dull kitchen. The firm opened up the area to bring in more natural light, make it more accessible, and improve the overall style. 

Pedigo Construction Group LLC

1100 Summit Ave. Suite #108, Plano, TX 75074

Pedigo Construction Group LLC is a Texas-based general construction firm led by Colin Pedigo CR, CRPM. He is joined by a team of builders who are experts in crafting award-winning projects at a fair and transparent price. In 2016, Pedigo’s expertise in the business led to Professional Remodeler’s magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 award. Its works have also been published in various magazines, such as Professional Remodeler, Dallas Architects, and D Home.

The design-build firm specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and home additions. A majority of its clients praise the firm’s efficient and seamless work as well as its remodeling expertise. One of its kitchen transformations is called Forest Cove. The owners wanted an updated and open kitchen space. The team responded to this by opening up space and creating an accessible and well-lit area. It displayed a new look while seamlessly blending in with the existing areas of the home. Key elements of this update included new custom cabinets, appliances, lighting, and quartzite countertops.

Graf Developments

1750 Empire Central Suite A, Dallas, TX 75235 

Graf Developments is one of Texas’ longest-serving general contractors since 1982. Bruce Graf is a third-generation builder with a wealthy background in construction. As a certified remodeler, Graf is well-versed with the different aspects of the field. Its excellence in remodeling homes has been mentioned in Texas Home, Dallas/Fort Worth Building Savvy, Better Homes & Gardens, and HGTV.

The firm’s works are distinguished by its ability to turn outdated spaces into areas of productivity. A perfect illustration of this newly updated Sheff kitchen space. From a bland and narrow kitchen, the firm opened up the area to promote navigability. The well-lit kitchen also receives an abundance of natural right through large windows and open space. Other elements of this renovation include a new kitchen island and cabinetries that blend with the home’s existing structure. 

Thomas Development + Construction

4516 Lovers Ln. Suite #325, Dallas, TX 75225 

When it comes to complex remodeling works, Thomas Development + Construction has the skills and knowledge to do the job. Matthew Thomas is a seasoned builder at the helm of the firm. His various building experiences have helped him to develop his team and its processes. Since its inception, the company has served Dallas and nearby cities with top-notch services.

Looking through its portfolio, contemporary and modern is the most common style the firm specializes in. Just like in this featured kitchen project. It displays a sleek and modern look through its use of materials like steel, glass, and contrasting white and black hues. As a result of its design excellence, the firm has been recognized with many industry awards and press features. A few of its projects have been published in
Dwell, Architectural Digest, 360 West Magazine, and D Home

Blackline Renovations

5210 McKinney Ave. Suite #200, Dallas, TX 75205 

Chris Black is a certified remodeler and Certified Green Professional (CGP)™ leading Blackline’s team. His background in remodeling works has helped refine the services that his team offers. These skilled builders are familiar with a variety of services, from simple indoor renovations to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Various Contractor of the Year awards coupled with its other recognitions continues to prove the firm’s proficiency with general construction. 

The University Park transitional home featured here is just one of the firm’s award-winning renovations. Blackline Renovations transformed this cramped and gloomy interior into a well-lit and spacious home. An open floor layout was made to promote a larger area and for natural light to penetrate the entire home. To give a more refreshed look, the firm applied color combinations of white, blue, brown, and hints of gold for an upscale finish. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) awarded this home with the 2020 Regional CotY Awards.  

USI Design & Remodeling

2100 N Hwy. 360 Suite #1603, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 

USI Design & Remodeling started its services in 1983 and has slowly expanded its services to cover a larger general construction market. The firm is under the leadership of Chris Chumbley and Gordon Zoellner who have led the team’s growth and design-build services. USI Design & Remodeling is adept at turning old homes into new and valuable spaces. 

The award-winning firm has completed many home renovations in and around Dallas. Its works range in size, style, and scope. One of its notable home renovations is this Southlake family room remodel. It displays a warm interior with a rustic-chic living. The team expertly designed a brick wall that houses the fireplace and storage cabinets, exposed trusses, and a cool interior tone. 

Key Residential

PO Box 2870, Grapevine, TX 76099 

Key Residential is an award-winning firm specializing in whole home remodels and home additions. Kevin Key founded the firm with more than 25 years of experience building and remodeling homes in Texas. As a CGP and a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), he ensures that each project meets industry standards. As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), and NARI, the firm upholds quality construction. 

Its portfolio is filled with projects ranging from traditional to contemporary homes. For this award-winning home addition completed in 2011, the firm carefully added a detailed cabana, gym, and outdoor kitchen. Its design excellence has been recognized with ARC Best Addition, NARI CotY Residential Addition, and Chrysalis Award for Outdoor Living.


17819 Davenport Rd. Suite #135, Dallas, TX 75252 

Botond Laszlo, CR, CKBR, GCP is the founder and president of MHM LIVING, an award-winning luxury design and build firm based in Dallas, TX. His passion for architectural design combined with a desire to create innovative, functional spaces constructed with quality while elevating the client engagement experience led him in 2004 to establish Marvelous Home Makeovers (MHM) a design/build firm in Dallas. MHM received numerous ‘green’ awards and other recognitions since 2012 from organizations such as National Association Remodeling Industry (NARI). The company remodels residential projects of all sizes and is known for projects with timeless elegance and crisp, clean lines. The firm’s services include renovations for the whole house, kitchen, living, and bath. MHM has been an integral part of North Texas’ housing industry; Botond served as president of the Dallas Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) 2018-2019. In addition, the team’s craftsmanship has made its way into publications, including Luxe, D Magazine, D Home, D CEO, Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, Pro Remodeler, and more.

After 17 years in the business, Botond realized that he and his team were renovating more than just houses – it is truly about transforming a space to make a difference in clients’ lives. A well-planned design impacts how one feels and how one lives in that space. It was time to evolve the firm’s name to reflect the firm’s philosophy and brand essence which has been the backbone of the business since the beginning: Striving to make a difference in people’s lives by building genuine relationships with clients and partners, delivering pristine craftsmanship and exceeding expectations. In 2021, MHM evolved into MHM LIVING. The unwavering focus and passion for understanding our clients’ needs, paying the finest attention to detail, and finding joy in providing a bespoke client experience continue. This beautiful home remodel represents sophistication at its finest: a living area exuding elegance throughout with clean, crisp lines and a great outdoor view.