Admired for its safe neighborhoods and peaceful ambiance, Overland Park has been growing through a competitive housing market that consists mainly of single-family and multi-family homes designed and built by the Greater Kansas City Area’s most prestigious residential general contractors. Their building expertise, craftsmanship, and command over the newest building technology turn architectural concepts into reality.
Our team has curated a list of the best general contractors in Overland Park and the surrounding area, selected based on their accreditations, certifications, professional affiliations, and the recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and features in the press. We have also laid out the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.
Total Home Remodeling
8035 Nieman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66207
For over 22 years, Total Home Remodeling has provided top-quality design and renovations for both interior and exterior of any home. While it is best known for its excellent Marvin Window installations, the company also offers roofing, doors, gutters, siding, painting, interior design, and remodeling. For its designers and master craftsmen, a successful remodel is all in the details. This is why the team takes the time to select the best layout, materials, and furnishings for clients’ homes. The firm’s long list of clients, repeat customers, and ongoing referrals are a testament to its team’s hard work.
Owner Pat Strand has been in the business for 20 years and is a second-generation builder. Under her leadership, the firm has won over a dozen awards, including a Regional Remodel of the Year (REMY), Contractor of the Year (CotY), both in the Regional and National category, and several other National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) awards.
One of the firm’s most notable projects is this mid-century remodel featured above. The challenge was to keep the architecture true to the original 1960s mid-century ranch home while gaining the function of a modern-day home. The major structural change came from removing part of the wall that existed between the kitchen and the dining room. The original hardwood flooring was hidden under carpeting and was restored by local floor specialists.
KC Home Solutions (KCHS)
18901 W. 158th Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062
Nick Shepard, NARI Certified Remodeler, started his career as a laborer on home build sites and eventually worked his way up to a position as the right hand of one of Kansas City’s most premier custom home builders before he founded KC Home Solutions (KCHS) in 2012. Running the company with his more than 20 years of experience has made it a leader in the industry in Kansas City. The Better Business Bureau (BBB)-accredited firm has a wide range of abilities, including custom home construction, home additions, complete basement finishing, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, outdoor kitchens, and living space builds and decks.
The practice has been recognized by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City and media outlets such as KC Homes & Style. It has so far received multiple NARI REMY Awards for its remodels, including the W. Family Whole Home Remodel. The 10,000-square-foot home includes a new kitchen, master bathroom, a complete basement finish, a wet-bar, wine cellar, theater, and three bedrooms. The second floor was completely updated while the exterior addition features an outdoor kitchen/living space with a walk-out deck accessible from the second floor. The home now has three laundry rooms, eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathrooms as well as one indoor, one basement, and one main kitchen.
ALH Home Renovations LLC
4710 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS 66205
ALH Home Renovations is a nationally acclaimed, referral-based, residential design-build company in Roeland Park. It specializes in middle- to high-end design and remodeling, including room additions, kitchens, master bathrooms, and basement finishing. The company exercises an extremely high level of focus on properly educating and guiding each of its clients seamlessly and professionally through each critical phase of a successful home. It also offers 3D rendering, attic conversion, and deck building. It stands as a company with a track record of the highest integrity spanning 21 years since its inception.
Company president Allen Harris has been involved in renovation work since the age of 12 when his father became his mentor in the remodeling business. His main motivation at ALH is delivering unique and personal designs to each invaluable client while maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty by continuing his own education and professional growth in the remodeling industry. Allen, a NARI Certified Remodeler, has been leading the ALH team since 1999.
The firm has achieved honors in the REMY and CotY by the NARI, Master Design Awards, a Chrysalis Award, and Remodeling Big50. Apart from this, it has also garnered praise from Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine and Remodeling Magazine for its exemplary collection of works like the Old Leawood House Remodel.
Reed Fuller Construction
12606 Cherokee Lane, Leawood, Kansas 66209
Reed Fuller Construction is a custom home and remodeling business, specializing in basement, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling; general contracting home additions and extensions, new home construction, and outdoor kitchen construction. Reed Fuller has had his hands in the homebuilding process since he was 18. Before establishing his own firm, he worked as a subcontractor, framer, and carpenter. Reed takes building his homes personally and is involved 100 percent during the building process, from designing plans and working with the clients’ architect to personally supervising their new home and keeping one-on-one contact with the homeowner throughout the building process. Reed’s hands-on approach, combined with his high standards in home building, makes him one of Kansas City’s premier homebuilders.
The firm is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City and NARI, from which it has received a REMY Award. It has also received several awards from the Kansas City Parade of Homes and the Kansas City Home & Garden. It has hit the pages of major media publications including Kansas City Homes & Style and 435 Magazine for its quality home remodels like the Siena Residence, a Mediterranean style home.
15519 W. 84th St., Lenexa, KS 66219
CHC Design-Build specializes in creative upscale custom residential additions, remodels, and new construction. CHC has been acclaimed as a top-tier residential design-build company in the metropolitan Johnson County and greater Kansas City areas since 2001. As a member of NARI, CHC’s commitment to operating its business with integrity parallels its commitment to NARI’s Code Of Ethics.
The firm has built its strengths on a solid foundation of its core values: creativity, quality, and integrity, inspired by its Founding Partner, Principal Designer, and NARI-Certified Remodeler, Kevin Transue. Transue served as Co-Chair of the volunteer Taskforce for Residential Development, tasked by the City of Lenexa’s Planning Commission. On the other hand, CHC’s Business Director and Managing Partner, Judy Transue, utilizes three decades of business leadership experience to keep business operations running smoothly.
CHC has won many NARI REMY Awards for its quality home remodels. The Overland Park “Old World” Whole House Remodel welcomes its visitors by the enticing charm of a Tuscan villa, reproduced using authentic hand-hewn ceiling timbers, wide-plank flooring, classically scaled trim, artfully finished wall and ceiling textures, and arched passageways throughout. Encompassing the entirety of the first floor’s public spaces, the design results are cohesive, timeless, and incorporate design surprises at every turn.
Reliance Construction Group, Inc.
23760 W 82nd Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66227
Reliance Construction LLC is a residential and commercial general contractor that has provided construction and remodeling services including kitchen, bathroom, basement, and room additions since 2012. Apart from that, the company also works on custom home builds, exterior renovations, outdoor living spaces, tile installation, deck building, garage building, general contracting, tenant finish, and commercial projects. Its competence is proven by its NARI and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) membership and BBB accreditation.
Its process begins with an In-Home Initial Consultation where the clients’ ideas are discussed and the team gives their input with additional ideas as well as on the budget and feasibility of the project. Next, the team puts together a detailed project proposal scope. This process involves detailed action items and allowance amounts for items that are selected by the client. Once the proposal and scope terms are agreed upon, the Reliance team proceeds with planning phases and timelines. Reliance’s team stays in constant communication by appointing one individual to be the client’s liaison and project manager throughout the entire project.
The firm has been awarded Remodel of the Year twice by NARI due to its exemplary collaborative and service-oriented approach to design and construction. Prominent among its residential designs is this new addition project, which features a champagne color palette, complemented by wood accents.
Shawnee, KS 66216
Earthway’s team of professionals, led by Matt Schrader and Matt Zenisek, brings 40 years of industry experience, sustainable practices, and innovative design and construction expertise to its clients’ home remodeling and home improvement projects. Earthway provides general contracting services through a sustainability lens. From conceptualization to the final touches, Earthway’s experienced crew strives to deliver high-quality workmanship and easy-to-understand plans.
As a Class A General Building Codes Contractor, NARI Certified Remodeler (CR), and Green Certified Professional (GCP), Earthway offers a turnkey service wherein its team handles the ordering, schedules, and issues. All of its subcontractors have been screened to ensure their work meets its high standards of quality. Its team is knowledgeable in building codes, permits, and required inspections to help you save time and money. By managing the construction schedule accurately, Earthway can make deadlines more attainable and provides an efficient and well-managed project through design, construction, and completion.
The practice is a Home Performance With Energy Star Certified Building Analyst, BPI Certified Building Analyst, and is Healthy Homes Certified. An excellent example of its craftsmanship is a contemporary cabin remodel in a large mountain-style open concept home. The inviting space features wooden flooring, beam detailing, and a stone fireplace.
5940 Reeds Road, Mission, KS 66202
ReTouch is a professional remodeling contractor with a built-in design-build relationship. The firm’s in-house architect is very active in the entire process, especially working as a custom home builder and major room additions. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling is another specialty of ReTouch, carried out by its quality subcontractors and partner Licensed Master Plumber.
The company is recognized by NARI and the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. It applies a “consultative” approach to a project rather than a “competitive” approach. This means the client works with a design and production team that is cooperating to develop the budget, scope, and design that best fits the needs of the client.
Lance McCarthy started his own deck-building company his senior year of high school, and that company evolved over the next decade into what is now ReTouch. He became licensed as a Class A General Contractor in 2003 and has been focused on building and improving the company so it will serve its clients better each day. The team includes a number of highly talented design professionals including Joel Perry, a licensed architect; Kelly Van Elders, a licensed landscape architect, structural engineer, interior designer, and others. Together they produced a dynamic home, the 6616 Residence, which features wide glass windows oriented towards the sceneries of nature surrounding the home.
Built by Design
9393 W 110th St, Suite 500, Overland Park, KS 66210
Built by Design is a full-service construction company specializing in interior remodeling projects throughout the Kansas City area including Lenexa, Leawood, Overland Park, and Olathe. Built by Design has been making homeowner’s dreams a reality for more than 16 years in the KC Metro. In that time, it has perfected its process from beginning to end to provide its clients the Built by Design Experience where the firm offers free consultations to get to know the client and keeps possession of the designs until a contract is signed, then the floor plan and elevations are shared with the clients.
Dave Schmidt and Mike Schwartz had a mutual dream of owning their own remodeling business. They decided to leave their corporate jobs behind and establish Built by Design, LLC in 2004. Their team’s superior craftsmanship and attention to detail recently earned a prestigious NARI Remodel of the Year Gold Medal for a master bath project, as well as a Silver Medal and “All-Star” designation for a kitchen remodel. Built by Design also received the “Remodel Of The Year” silver medal in Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine. As a member of NARI, Built by Design built quality home remodels such as the Overland Park Master Room Addition.
Aldrich Contracting Company
9801 West 106th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Aldrich Contracting Company specializes in home remodeling for the Kansas City metro area. Aldrich Contracting offers remodeling services ranging from kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and master bedroom remodels to remodeling basements and adding patios, decks, sunrooms, and home additions. Aldrich Contracting Company has over 18 years of experience and is a member of the BBB and Kansas City NARI. The family-owned and operated home remodeling business has consistently worked with repeat and referral customers, proof of its great service.
Dave and Celia Aldrich both graduated from Kansas State University, Dave with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management and Celia in interior design. She later returned for her Master’s degree in Architecture with an emphasis in Gerontology.
One of the firm’s finest works is a main floor remodel that features a large transitional open floor plan with light wood flooring and beige walls. New custom cabinets were installed and some of the client’s appliances were reused. While doing the kitchen, the firm’s team also worked on the family room. Stone was added to the fireplace, and kept the existing wood bookcases but darkened them. The master bath was also remodeled, with the team running all projects concurrently. The remodeled kitchen quartz countertops, brown backsplash, stone tile backsplash, and a peninsula.
Hurst Construction, Inc.
750 Cheyenne Ave., Kansas City, Kansas 66105
Hurst Construction, Inc. is a general contractor with a focus on creative, contemporary, and challenging projects in the residential remodeling, new construction, and commercial renovation markets. Hurst was built upon a deep understanding of the complexities of construction and skill-based craftsmanship. Since 2002, it has provided design services within its pre-construction offerings and regularly collaborates with local architectural firms and designers who have expertise in the execution of both traditional and modern designs. If clients already have a designer selected, the Hurst team is happy to work with them as well. Hurst also has three team members, including owner Ian Hurst, with architecture degrees, which gives it the flexibility to assist with drawings and offer design-build services. Hurst believes that building, renovating, and remodeling custom homes means being a part of shaping people’s everyday experiences. It understands how integral quality, function, and beauty are too personal spaces made for rest, relaxation, and enjoyment.
Hurst Construction is experienced in the execution of both traditional and modern designs. It builds homes from the ground up. With more than 20 in the industry, its team has built homes throughout the area ranging in scope and scale, from 1,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet, including the Patterson Residence.
7117 CEDAR PRAIRIE, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Catalyst Construction offers complete construction services and is licensed as a residential general contractor, master electrician, master plumber, and master HVAC contractor in both Kansas and Missouri. Catalysts can be involved only peripherally as consultants or handle projects from start to finish doing every task in between. It has 11 years of experience in building entire homes from the ground up so any project is within its realm of expertise. It can perform the work utilizing its own in-house labor or seek out the best prices from its contacts with the area’s best subcontractors.
Joe Cook began his work in the building trades in the mid-1990s. He began by mastering the application of fine finishes on custom trims, cabinets, floors, and walls. Having run a successful painting business, he continued to expand his building vocabulary to include all crafts including framing, trim, electrical, and tile work while remodeling some of the more luxurious homes in the Mission Hills and Country Club Plaza neighborhoods. His work has been seen in Architectural Digest and on the Parade of Homes tour of Kansas City. Alongside Travis Brungardt, they have developed the firm’s portfolio of home remodels and additions that include the Mohn Residence, a three-story arts and crafts home.
Holthaus Building, Inc.
3601 W. 154th Street, Leawood, KS 66223
Since 2006, Holthaus Building has constructed more than 60 luxury custom homes in the Kansas City area and has completed countless home remodeling projects as a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. Holthaus Building also offers home remodeling services, including whole-house remodeling, home additions, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement, and lower level finishing, and outdoor living areas. It partners with the Kansas City area’s most talented architects, designers, and craftsmen to provide exceptional quality and craftsmanship. The firm designs and constructs luxury custom homes from the $600,000s and up, and can also build on lots or properties already owned by the homeowner.
Jay Holthaus earned his BS Civil Engineering degree from Kansas State University then worked as a Superintendent at Holthaus Builders Inc for 10 years before starting Holthaus Building. He is on the job site every day and personally oversees every project. Homeowners communicate directly with Jay throughout the design and construction of their custom home or home remodeling project, ensuring that the completed project meets or exceeds their needs and expectations.
Holthaus Building’s portfolio includes a mix of French Country projects such as the Overland Park Custom Home.
KC Builders & Design, Inc.
16220 Foster Street, Overland Park, KS 66085
KC Builders & Design has specialized in new residential construction, remodeling, and basement finishing since 1997, with over 400 projects completed. Owner Kelley Babb has operated the firm on three main factors since its establishment: its commitment to customers, its consistent quality, and its personal approach. The firm has a commitment to building homes as well as trust and relationships with its clients. It goes out of its way to show knowledge and passion to its homebuyers. Each customer is guided throughout the entire homebuilding process, from well before construction begins until long after move-in day.
A testament to the firm’s skill in design is this 3,091 two-story square-foot home that features a great room open to kitchen and hearth room each with a fireplace, a large covered patio, a three-car garage, additional bedrooms/office, and ¾ bath on the main floor with hardwood floors. The second floor has a large master with a gorgeous en suite and double vanities with vanity seating. The home’s formal dining room also features a wine bar. All bedrooms have generous walk-in closets.
16081 Bradley Dr., Olathe, KS 66062
Costain Construction is a custom home builder and remodeler in the Kansas City metro area. It also has all the resources and expertise to coach its clients through the entire building process and teach them how to be their own General Contractor, also known as the Owner-Builder. The company knows the construction process and what it takes to build their own home. It can take care of the paperwork and details, obtain plans, engineering, permitting, bids from subcontractors, and material selection. The firm advises the client throughout the entire building process and actual construction. Clients can enjoy designing a custom floor plan as Costain starts with a blank sheet of paper and works with them to create a one-of-a-kind design, or they can bring Costain their plans from an architect or draftsman.
Jim Costain, the owner, worked as VP of Sales at Gentiva Health Services for nine years before founding his own company. He has led Costain in tailoring each building process to the individual needs and budget of the client. His team creates a home building strategy for each homeowner wherein the team designs features and a layout around the clients’ needs so that the finished product functions best for them. One of its most notable works is this three-story modern Mediterranean custom home that features stone detailing and arched passageways.