Ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Place to Live in Tarrant County, the residential area of Southlake has a lot to offer in terms of housing, access to good public schools, employment opportunities, and an overall high standard of living. Helping residents and new inhabitants get settled and feel at home are the best general contractors in Southlake.

These professionals help homeowners customize and curate spaces that respond to their most personal needs in terms of function and style. These builders are award-winning and regularly featured in the industry’s leading publications. The same builders constantly get the top spots when it comes to rankings of the highest-rated builders in the region.

USI Design & Remodeling

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

USI Design & Remodeling was tasked with the revival and transformation of a 1999 traditional home’s kitchen, pantry, and breakfast room. The resulting spaces took away the old one’s flawed layout by opening up the kitchen to enjoy the contemporary airy, open plan of today’s interiors. Through a design-build delivery method, the company led the architecture, design, and construction stages of the work. The final product pays tribute to its traditional roots through nostalgic custom fixtures, dominant wood elements, and a warm palette of subtle and dark browns. The traditional dark wood kitchen also features marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, white backsplashes, and recessed-panel cabinetry. 

Detailed living spaces and thoughtfully curated homes can be found in the firm’s 25-year portfolio. Smart Touch Interactive and D Magazine featured some of these projects. In recent years, the Texas Association of Builders recognized some of the firm’s remodels with a long list of awards, including a Remodeler of the Year Award.

Key Residential, Ltd.

PO Box 2870, Grapevine, TX 76099

Key Residential interprets designs and transforms them into built spaces that embody the client’s style aspirations. Its portfolio includes kitchen and baths, interior and exterior living spaces, dining, study, and bedrooms that put emphasis on customization and functionality. For this detail-oriented work, the firm is a recognized general contractor in the industry. Qualified Remodeler, for instance, featured some of its projects. In recent years, the company also earned the 2020 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for the Residential Interior category. In the same year, it also won the Chrysalis Awards Residential Specialty in the over $50K Regional Category.

The firm’s services in high-end remodeling and construction is a specialty that has been developed since its inception in 2010. The firm’s presence in the industry is recognized by leading institutions, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Signature Home Services

1201 Hillview Drive, Keller, TX 76248

Signature Home Services is a design-build remodeling company that offers home improvement services to its high-end clients. The firm also offers interior design work that allows it to deliver customized and detailed spaces to meet a variety of style and layout demands. One example of its work is a remodeling commission for a family room. The space is set in a cool gray palette found throughout the space, including its tall ceilings and carpeted flooring. Enhancing this expansive ambiance are wide, full-glass windows and clerestory windows. Soft textiles and textures give the space a homey, welcoming feel. 

Living Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, and Professional Remodeler featured similar spaces that celebrate the combination of contemporary minimalism and traditional nostalgia. These projects are a part of the firm’s extensive portfolio, which has been growing since the firm’s inception in 1995.

Alair Homes Dallas

2801 Westminster Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205

Alair Homes Dallas has locations throughout the country. Its Dallas locations have been serving the residential market for over 15 years. The firm is one of the major remodelers that specialize in full home transformations as well as kitchen and bath remodeling, to name a few. One of its major remodeling projects was for a historic Swiss Avenue home. Featuring the timeless forms and details of Mediterannean architecture in its exteriors, the home also provides interior spaces inspired by the natural materials of farmhouse design. For the kitchen space, for instance, the exposed beams on the ceiling and wood flooring are a charming contrast to the white-dominated color theme. The home also includes custom fixtures, especially for its artisan pendant lighting that hovers above the center island countertop. The overall design redefines the allure of old wood kitchen spaces.

Projects of this quality and design make the company a celebrated firm in the region. Its most recent accomplishment is winning the 2021 Regional CotY Award for Residential Kitchen over $150,000 category.

J Martin Company

1540 Keller Parkway, Suite #108-139, Keller, TX 76248

Transitional, traditional, contemporary, and rustic interiors and exteriors are featured in J Martin Company’s general contracting portfolio. An example of its work is a minimalist bathroom remodel that puts emphasis on the complementing warm palettes. Natural elements of wood and stone tiling provide a smooth and glossy finish to the space. The focal point of the room is a unique tabletop basin sink that produces a vibrant amber glow as a contrasting element to the darker tones around it. The full-glass door that leads to its walk-in shower structurally divides but visually connects the main spaces of the bathroom, a feature that is true to its style’s contemporary inspiration. 

Aside from its quality interiors, the firm’s 44-year-old practice has also been recognized for its sustainable design and green construction. The firm’s energy-efficient spaces, for instance, adhere to the industry’s most stringent standards. This practice allows the firm to maintain its Green Energy Star certification.

RHR Builders

2140 E Southlake Boulevard, Suite #321, Southlake, TX 76092

Since RHR Builders first launched its services in 1984, it has become one of the highest-rated contractors in the region. Testimonials from clients emphasize the firm’s ability to translate their design ideas into reality. Through its experience in general contracting and its interior design practice, the firm’s portfolio highlights interiors that come in a variety of styles. Additionally, the firm is well-versed in transforming outdoor spaces that turn old and obsolete structures into modern and high-end areas for entertainment and lounging. 

The firm’s consistent delivery makes it a worthy member of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). An example of its work that exceeds industry standards is an exterior renovation project that made use of the natural materials of wood, stone, and steel to deliver a space that exudes hospitality and warmth. The outdoor lounge is meant to provide an open-air environment for the client’s guests and family members. The use of custom finishes and fixtures enhances the character of the space. 


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management