How does one make sure that their home stays relevant through the years, especially in terms of function and style? How do you build a home that can evolve with a growing family or has the flexibility to provide an accessible residence for a person with a disability who still wants some independence? For decades, the best general contractors in Bellaire have helped homeowners answer these questions through construction, remodeling, renovations, home improvement, and maintenance services that have upgraded, transformed, and redefined their spaces to cater to clients’ ever-changing needs.

The builders listed below are professionals who have earned praise from the building and design communities, the industry’s institutions, and most importantly, the clients that they continue to serve. These companies are also well-known for their ability to deliver a wide range of interior designs, custom homes, other kinds of spaces that all represent the individuality of their inhabitants. 

Legal Eagle Contractors, Co.

5008 Locust St. Bellaire, TX 77401

As a full-service general contractor that caters to Southwest Houston’s residential market, Legal Eagle Contractors offers a comprehensive service list. During its three decades of practice, the firm has completed additions, home improvement work, as well as maintenance and repairs. The company’s design-build delivery method also allows it to work directly with clients from the project’s conceptualization stage through to completion. The result is a loyal client base and constant service commendations from the industry’s leading institutions, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Texas Association of Builders. That same organization also inducted its principal builder, Dan Bawden, into the NAHB Hall of Fame. 

In recent years, the firm was named Houston Remodeler of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). The firm has also been recognized annually with the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Award for Excellence, Winner of Distinction. These recognitions are for projects from its home building and remodeling portfolio. This work includes baths, kitchens, and custom homes inspired by traditional, modern, and contemporary designs. 

Memory Builders

P.O. Box 70110, Houston, TX 77270

Construction professional Brent Zuber moved to Texas over ten years ago and established Memory Builders to cater to the region’s residential sector. Zuber’s decades of homebuilding practice allowed him to develop a building method that balances the needs of project owners with the functionality and efficiency of well-built spaces. The resulting work consists of renovation projects and custom homes curated to meet the demands of modern-day living. These projects have also been commended for their quality designs. 

In 2019, for instance, one of its projects won the Best Bathroom Renovation in the  $40,000-$50,000 category, a Star Award recognition given by GHBA. In the past, the same organization also awarded the firm awards under the whole house renovation category and in the home additions category. Projects of the same quality can be found in its high-end interiors portfolio. These spaces often celebrate the light and homey ambiance enhanced by natural materials of wood. Some feature warm and bright palettes meant to make the room appear bigger. Others put emphasis on custom fixtures, metalwork, and finishes that bring a more modern look to these spaces.

Incredible Homes & Renovations (Incredible Homes, LLC)

5814 Winsome Ln. Houston, TX 77057

Incredible Homes & Renovations is a true one-stop-shop design-build firm, as it is the only builder that has a full-time structural engineer, architect, and interior designer that work with its customers from the initial site assessment through to completion of the project and beyond. The firm consistently delivers one of the most productive and commendable building practices in the region with a focus on being the most referred custom home and remodeling company in the region since opening its doors in 1979.

The firm is consistently recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for excellence in service and it is known as the only company in its category to ever receive the coveted Pinnacle award of customer service 3 times while consistently receiving the Award for Excellence-Winner of Distinction every year since 2010. The firm’s portfolio features custom homes/new construction, second-story additions, attic conversions, bath and kitchen remodels, mudrooms, and whole home renovations. For one of its remodeling projects, the firm transforms an old and outdated kitchen into a bright, open space featuring custom-built storage space, modern appliances, custom cabinets, and marble countertops. The kitchen also highlights custom cabinetry and light fixtures, with a heightened accent due to the natural daylight shining through its bespoke windows.

Southern Green Builders

1901 Houston Ave. Houston, TX 77007

Southern Green Builders is a multi-awarded company that launched its operations over ten years ago. The firm’s portfolio features celebrated custom homes and historic renovations. For these projects, the firm has earned some of the most prestigious recognitions in the industry, including the Best American Living Award and the Landmark Award. The firm has also won several Best Prism Awards from the GHBA. As a Guildmaster Member, the firm has been commended for its stellar customer service and business practices that put the needs of its clients first.  

As a general contractor, the company has helped transform living spaces and residential exterior and exterior spaces inspired by the modern, traditional, contemporary, transitional, and classic details. These homes are designed and built to answer the needs of modern lifestyles by relying on the latest materials and technologies. 

Echo Custom Homes

4001 N Shepherd, #117 Houston, TX 77018

Echo Custom Homes is one of the most recent recipients of the GHBA’s Best Prism Awards. The firm was named Custom Home Builder of the Year and it is one of the recognitions that it earned from the organization during its annual ceremony. That accolade is only a part of the firm’s long list of achievements as a builder and a general contractor that first opened its doors in 2016. Under the leadership of Kevin Sechelski and Anthony Johnson, the company continues to grow and dominate the residential market. 

The firm is not only an experienced builder but it’s also trained to help clients from the very first stages of the development process. The firm first lists all the design inspirations and materials that clients might be bringing to the project. Then they inspect the lot or, in other cases, help clients find the best land to build the home. The team then recommends reliable agencies for financing options, to help clients make informed decisions. This comprehensive approach has produced some of the most unforgettable spaces inspired by classic and emerging interior and exterior design inspirations. 

CAM Construction

3801 Kirby Dr. Suite #340, Houston, TX 77098

CAM Construction is one of the most celebrated building professionals in the region and it is repeatedly recognized by institutions in the industry. The firm is a member of the GHBA, NARI, the Texas Association of Builders, and the NAHB. Jeff and Carroll Patrizi leads the firm’s extensive general construction practice that has been serving the industry’s mid-range and high-end markets for over 20 years. With their guidance, the firm’s projects for the commercial and residential industries exemplify their company’s profound understanding of design and building. 

The firm’s diverse knowledge of construction methodologies has produced spaces often featured for their functional, enduring, and stylistically inspiring elements. As a general contractor for the residential market, the firm has caught the attention of publications, such as the Houston Chronicle. These papers, among many others, regularly highlight the firm’s contributions to shaping the region’s residential landscapes. Whether it is for the light and homey materials of traditional and transitional designs or the timeless sophistication of classic and contemporary inspirations, these spaces represent the firm’s impressive range as a builder and a service provider. 

Crafted Custom Homes + Renovations

6113 Aletha Ln. Houston, TX 77081

Crafted Custom Homes + Renovations is an emerging general contracting firm that launched its services in 2018. Curtis Lawson founded the company after completing decades of building practice as principal, owner, and lead builder,  for some of the most respected firms in the region. Lawson is a Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), certifications that gave him the knowledge and opportunity to deliver homes that cater to the most specific functional and structural needs of his clients. Lawson is also a Certified Green Builder (CGB) that allows him to incorporate green building practices into every work.

Custom Homes, renovations, and additions projects dominate the firm’s portfolio. The firm also takes on smaller projects: door replacements, siding installations, decking installations, and other home improvement services. A look at the firm’s portfolio reveals spaces that emphasize its knowledge in a wide array of style inspirations, including farmhouse, rustic, modern, contemporary, transitional, and classic interior and exterior designs. 

Savannah Construction

2508 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX 77005

Savanna Construction’s almost two decades of general contracting practice has produced some of the most celebrated commercial and residential remodeling projects in the region. Its services have delivered custom homes, multifamily building remodels, and subcontracting projects. The family-owned and operated firm is a recognized Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) whose work has been highlighted in the industry’s most celebrated publications. 

Buzz Magazine and Bellair Connect, for instance, featured some of its high-value residential spaces inspired by a wide range of styles. Interiors and exteriors of the same quality and design complexity can be found in its extensive portfolio of high-end spaces. Many of the firm’s projects evoke luxury through the curated selection of color palettes, materials, custom fixtures, and inspirations from old-world craftsmanship. Beyond aesthetics, these spaces are also functional and respond to the demands of modern living.

Yoder Remodels

14800 Memorial Dr, #2512, Houston, TX 77079

Family-owned and operated, Yoder Remodels provides general contracting services that have been commended for a thoughtful, detail-oriented, and client-focused approach. Principal builder Andrew Yoder has been serving the residential market for over a decade and, as a local builder, he has a profound understanding and familiarity with the needs of its project owners, especially in terms of functionality and style preferences. This practice has helped the firm earn prestigious service and customer service awards from the industry’s leading review and testimonials platforms. 

Luxury interiors and exteriors make up a large portion of the firm’s portfolio. It also works with leading interior designers in the industry to complete unforgettable projects. In Bellaire, for instance, the company renovated a luxury modern kitchen. The space features a clean, minimalist interior in contrasting gray and dark palette. That same contrast is recreated in the use of hard and glossy metallic fixtures against the soft and light wood elements. Large, tall windows bring in ample daylight to amplify these playful details. This work perfectly exemplifies the company’s ability to deliver one-of-a-kind spaces that embody the lifestyle and design aspirations of their homeowners. 

DHY Texas Builders

6014 Willowbend Blvd. Houston, TX 77096

DHY Texas Builders offers one of the most comprehensive general contracting services to the region’s residential market. Since the firm’s inception in 2015, it has completed a long list of general contracting and home improvement projects. Aside from the firm’s kitchen and bath remodeling services, it also provides whole-house remodeling. The company is also trained and licensed to complete interior and exterior painting services, roofing, landscaping, deck installation, pergolas installation, hardscaping, garage door installation, garage conversion, as well as gate and fencing installation. 

Yossi Hadad, a general contractor, and Dikla Hadad Berenstein, an interior designer, both founded the company as an answer to the growing demand for multidisciplinary contractors that provide architecture, engineering, and construction services under one roof. The company’s design-build nature allows it to stay with the client from the first stages of project conceptualization until completion. This delivery method helps homeowners make educated decisions in every step of development, but it also provides opportunities for builder-owner collaboration to produce highly detailed, high-quality work. 

IJK Home Construction, LLC

22545 Tomball Pkwy. Houston, TX 77070

Since IJK Home Construction started its building practice in 2008, it has established lifelong relationships with the building community’s leading institutions. As a builder for the residential sector, the firm is an affiliate of the NAHB and the GHBA. Its active membership with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) also allows it to offer the latest in design and general contracting techniques. The firm transforms kitchens and baths into builds that breathe life into the client’s most intimate, functional, and stylistically relevant design ideas.

Danith Keo leads the firm’s everyday practice and applies a hands-on approach to every project. Keo’s decades of practice have helped the firm complete an extensive portfolio composed of ground-up construction projects as well as renovations, remodeling, and additions for the residential market. These homes and their interiors celebrate the welcoming palettes and materials of traditional and transitional designs as well as the classic elegance of European-style spaces.

Dovetail Builders, Inc.

11302 Craighead Dr. Houston, TX 77025

Dovetail Builders is a design-build company established in 1988. The firm’s comprehensive service scope includes custom home construction, home remodeling, as well as repair and maintenance. Through the company’s knowledge of the latest design and building technologies, it also offers green construction options to homeowners who want to incorporate sustainable and energy-efficient elements into their homes. As an established firm that has served a diverse range of clientele and project complexities, it provides consulting services to the market as well.  

The majority of the firm’s clients come from referrals and repeat businesses, a testament to its consistent, quality work that puts emphasis on client satisfaction. As a member of the Texan building community, it has established lifelong relationships with the industry’s leading architects, engineers, and designers who have collaborated with the company for decades. Under the leadership of Chris Fry, the firm has delivered modern, contemporary, transitional, and traditional homes and interior spaces to the region’s most demanding project owners. In recent years, a number of these projects have been featured in Houston House & Home magazine.

Brickhouse Construction, LLC 

31 Chesham Mews, Missouri City, TX 77459

When Texas Association Builders member Brad Krisch founded Brickhouse Construction in 2009, it provided opportunities for homeowners and first-time project owners to curate and transform old and dreary rooms into upgraded and responsive spaces that respond to the demands of modern-day lifestyles. Aside from being functional, these spaces also celebrate a wide range of architectural styles and interior design inspirations.

For one of its remodeling projects, the firm helped a local family update and transform their kitchen area. The firm delivered a traditional-inspired space that hints at the rustic elements of farm-house style interiors. The room, basking in a bright and light palette, serves as a blank canvas where light wood flooring, custom fixtures, sculptural lighting, and natural accents of wood and fabric come together to create a charming ambiance. The home’s nod to contemporary design is evident in its clean, minimalist theme.