Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 06:49 am

Located just east of Phoenix, Tempe is a college town best known for being the home of Arizona State University. Not surprisingly, it’s a popular hub for young adults, often playing host to concerts and comedy shows. It provides its residents a suburban feel, as well as several restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Homes here are also quite affordable, with most residents owning their own homes. This list showcases five of the best general contractors in the area behind some of Tempe’s best residential spaces. These firms were chosen based not only on merit but on their respective portfolios and experiences. 

Five40 Remodeling LLC

4700 S Mill Ave. Suite #5, Tempe, AZ 85282

Operating out of its office in Tempe, Five40 Remodeling provides prospective clients a full and comprehensive range of residential renovation work. The firm is licensed, bonded, and insured enabling it to work on select commercial projects. Five40 specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling but is best known for its large-scale home renovations. It can also help out with smaller projects such as painting, flooring, and carpentry work. The firm has been in business since 2015 and first started out as a simple handyman service before growing into the full-service company it is today. It makes use of only the best materials available and can work on any project regardless of complexity. It has also had the opportunity of being featured on the show “Garage Rehab with Richard Rawlings.”

For the project above, the firm’s team designed a contemporary kitchen. It designed clean custom cabinetry and paired it with wood-paneled flooring. Unique lighting can also be observed together with brick backsplashes, gold finishes, and great overhead lighting. 

Gryphon Roofing and Remodeling

2128 E Cedar St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Gryphon Roofing and Remodeling specializes in both commercial and residential projects. The firm is particularly well-known for its extensive renovations and its work in a variety of home styles. The firm can take on projects regardless of size or scale and typically takes on roughly 1,200 projects annually. The firm maintains affiliations with various companies that provide a great line of materials, ensuring the quality of its work. Interested clients may avail themselves of the firm’s free estimates—these free consultations give the team a better understanding of their prospective customers’ lifestyles and needs. Some of the firm’s best work can be found not only in Tempe but also in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, and Ahwatukee.

In the project above, the firm’s team opted for simple and clean cabinetry and unique overhead lighting. It also installed granite countertops as well as a large kitchen island. The firm also installed a great backsplash. 

Hochuli Design & Remodeling Team

1835  E 6th St. #16, Tempe, AZ 85281

Hochuli utilizes a comprehensive design-build approach and extends its services throughout Arizona. The firm has been in business since 2001 and has become particularly well-regarded for its great kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and extensive remodels. It has also had the opportunity to work on various interesting and unique projects such as wine cellars and custom entertainment rooms. 

The firm is led by husband-and-wife duo Scott and Lorrie Hochuli. Scott provides the firm’s clients with over two decades of experience in every phase of the remodeling and renovation markets. He is an Arizona native and makes sure that each of the company’s projects receives the benefit of his experience. Lorrie, on the other hand, offers over a decade of experience in interior design. She is experienced in an extensive range of themes and has secured the company’s stellar reputation for a comprehensive approach to homebuilding.

The firm is no stranger to acclaim. It is the proud recipient of numerous awards and has been featured in several publications, including
Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine and House 2 Home Showcase Magazine. The firm also maintains affiliations with vital organizations such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Holtzman Home Improvement

1625 W University Dr., Tempe AZ 85281

Headquartered in Phoenix, Holtzman offers a complete and comprehensive range of interior remodeling and home improvement services. It is a family business that has built lasting relationships with its clients throughout its years in the industry, which has resulted in multiple repeat projects. The firm emphasizes the importance of direct communication and conducts regular site visits with its superintendents to keep homeowners involved throughout the entire process. The firm uses the latest remodeling program Faztimate, which allows clients to approve all of its selections and track the progress of the project with daily pictures and notes. The firm also provides clients with a personal online project calendar and a five-year warranty on all of its work. 

The project above best showcases the firm’s expertise. For this bathroom, the team designed a custom and separate shower area closed off by glass. An elevated bathtub off to one area can also be observed. The firm’s team also crafted and installed unique slate backsplashes, as well as several unique fixtures. 

Reef Builders

228 S Clark Dr. Suite #102, Tempe, AZ 85281

Reef Builders is a full-service remodeling firm that employs the design-build approach. The firm specializes in residential and commercial construction all throughout the greater part of Phoenix Valley. The firm’s team is comprised of designers, project managers, and craftsmen who bring years of experience and talent to the firm that enables it to come up with innovative and creative solutions for its clients. Reef takes great pride in how the majority of its projects come from repeat clients and referrals. It adheres to the highest standards and commits itself to high-quality craftsmanship. Co-owners Brandan J. Millan and Timothy Russo lead the company. They are both graduates of Arizona State University and natives of the area who to this day live locally.

The project above was completed in Phoenix back in 2017. It features an open concept floorplan and was converted to showcase a ranch theme. For this project, the firm’s team worked on creating a large kitchen island at the very center of the room. It also installed light wood flooring, shaker cabinets, and various quartz countertops coupled with brick red backsplashes.