Located by the Hudson River, Hoboken is a city full of vintage establishments with rustic designs. The Hudson River provides residents with views of the river along with the high-rise skyline of downtown New Jersey. The location is perfect for outdoor activities—cycling, jogging, and sightseeing—encouraging people to integrate the outdoors into their lifestyle.

The results are residential areas that vary from high-rise building-type houses to traditional structured homes. The best general contractors in the area provide the necessary upgrades for these homes, whether that’s a simple update or a whole new remodel or renovation. Our editorial team has curated this list of the top five general contractors in the area, looking into each company’s service offerings, portfolio, and overall experience. 

Hudson Home Improvement, LLC

50 Harrison Street, Suite PH 455, Hoboken NJ 07030

Since 2008, Hudson Home Improvement has taken significant strides to establish itself as a top firm. Under the leadership of Joe Shoback, the firm won back-to-back awards for the 2017 and 2018 New Jersey National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year. A reason for the team’s success is the in-house services it provides, ensuring that the client is able to work with the team for the entirety of the project. 

Shoback and his team have developed a strong portfolio of contemporary projects that includes living spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms. The picture below features a modern bathroom project in Jersey City. A notable characteristic is the material of the shower booth creating a brick design paired with tiled flooring. This combination complements the gray and white palette of the bathroom, resulting in a refined finish. 

Avid Construction Services 

300 Observer Hwy, Hoboken, NJ 07030

A firm licensed by the state of New Jersey, Avid Construction Services offers a variety of services:  plumbing, electrical, flooring, carpentry, and more. This array of services has resulted in a portfolio that features diverse designs. The Avid team is a one-stop-shop, allowing clients to work side-by-side with the team, resulting in accurate, quality results.

Pictured above is one of the open-concept kitchen projects the team has completed. It features a simple choice of furnishing with white cabinetry, black countertops, a white island, and modern appliances. The result is a straightforward, structured kitchen that is both functional and efficient. 

Rhino Development

530 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

A dedication to quality and value has always been the cornerstone of Rhino Development. The firm combines creativity and resources in a way that transforms concepts into reality. Over the years, the firm has provided an array of services that lead to consistently successful projects. The result is a portfolio of numerous high-rise residences that includes modern, rustic detailing, including brick exteriors with a contemporary interior floor plan. An example of this is the project featuring the Garden Street Residence.

It radiates a rustic appeal thanks to the brick exterior, fitting for the neighborhood the home is in. Inside, the modern floor plan includes contemporary furnishing along with open-concept areas. A notable characteristic of this house is the inclusion of outdoor spaces. Despite its high-rise look, the firm provided the client with a garden area, promoting a diverse living environment. 

Hoboken Kitchen & Bath

2 14th Street Suite ph32, Hoboken, NJ 07030

With a gallery featuring numerous sophisticated projects, Hoboken Kitchen & Bath has put together a portfolio of impressive modern designs. Over two decades of experience in the business, along with working with experienced craftsmen, the firm has organized a process that focuses on quality, dedication, and durability. Specializing in kitchen projects, the project is one of the best that the firm has completed.

The Long Bar Kitchen project features a massive floor plan with a minimalist concept meshing traditional and modern furniture. Aside from the mahogany furniture and white cabinetry, a noteworthy aspect is a connection to the yard that provides natural lighting and scenery that significantly improves the kitchen’s look. 

Mex Construction

458 6th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Featuring an intimate, contemporary kitchen, Mex Construction provided intricate detailing while managing appropriate furnishing that efficiently uses the floor plan that results in a functional kitchen. With numerous cabinets and a kitchen island, the area includes an outdoor extension, providing plenty of natural lighting.

The firm has been in the business for a decade, and it continues to update the client-first process it has become known for. The firm has completed 78 projects, projects that have led to numerous client referrals. This firm is quickly rising to the top.