The Manasquan borough includes large and scenic beaches, recreational parks, and an exciting downtown. It’s a diverse town catering to a wide range of interests, and that variety is reflected in its range of home styles. Coastal beach houses, classic Victorian homes, luxury modern houses, and much more are all present. As it is everywhere, it is important to have a general contractor capable of producing quality residential spaces that complement your vision as well as the community it is in.

Our editorial team has created this list of the top seven general contractors in Manasquan after considering each firm’s portfolio, experience, and quality of projects.

Degnan Design Build + Degnan Design Group

2400 NJ-71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Since its establishment in 1986, Degnan Design has taken on an array of projects including design-build renovations, restorations, and remodeling. Its portfolio consists of Victorian, Cape Cod, and European designs using wood, stucco walls, and glass chandeliers. An emphasis on a vintage appeal results in projects like the picture below, a renovated Cape Cod, Victorian living area that features an abundant use of wood. The wood’s traditional rustic appeal pairs well with the flooring, windows, and arches. Mahogany coffee tables, chandeliers, and leather couches complete the effect. A notable characteristic of this room is the direct access to the backyard and patio area. The windows act as an entryway to the yard but also allow natural light to create a vibrant environment. The result is a classic Cape Cod project that’s a fusion of the rustic and refined. 

MAC Builders

3005 Route 88 Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

A family-owned firm, MAC Builders, has accommodated numerous clients, tackling twelve major residential developments with additions, renovations, ground up, and alteration projects. Throughout the building stages, the company aims to be efficient while maintaining an ethical standard that will keep the project sustainable and safe for the client. This has led to a complex portfolio of various designs and styles, from classic ranch-style homes to contemporary coastal houses. 

The project below is one of the simpler contemporary spaces the firm worked on, pairing classic wooden flooring with white walls. The living area integrates the outdoor deck, leading directly to the dock which offers views of the surrounding areas. The sliding doors allow natural light to illuminate the entire living room, providing a relaxed, coastal atmosphere. It’s a simply designed space that’s functional for comfortable living. 

Ingalls Custom Contracting

2307 HWY. 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

Pictured below is one of the renovation projects the Ingalls team completed that features a narrow kitchen extending into the living room. Contemporary furnishing and designs create a modern space finished with wood flooring and white cabinets that complement the modern steel-colored appliances. The firm installed two long islands to maximize the space while incorporating a long countertop at the rear to accommodate the various kitchen tools and amenities. Towards the end of the kitchen is the living room acting both as an extension of the kitchen and as its own living area. Ingalls Custom Contracting provides luxury building via detailed craftsmanship and innovative technology. Its consistent project quality has resulted in the company being a top contractor in New Jersey.

Padula Builders

2430 Highway 34 Bldg. A, Suite 210, Manasquan, NJ 08736

Founder Lou Padula and his team recently received the 2019 Builder of the Year – Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey for its quality artistry and its high level of customer service. Over the years, Padula has fostered various connections with craftsmen, designers, and other contractors that are capable of assisting the team in offering the clients on-schedule, high-quality results. The project featured below is indicative of the years of experience the Padula Builders team has. This completely revamped home features an abundance of wood in its living areas. The main living room is framed by wooden walls that surround the area, along with windows and a stone masonry fireplace. The result is a beautiful traditional coastal beach-style home, featured in Coastal Living Magazine.

Jersey Shore Custom Builders LLC

713 Harbor Road, Brick NJ 08724

Pictured below is the Shore Home III project featuring a complete remodel of a kitchen area that received upgrades such as a multi-level countertop, island cabinets, and a mini dining area. The new design features the use of neutral color tones with white and gray tones in the furniture and appliances for a simple, contemporary finish. These remodeling projects are what Jersey Shore Custom Builders focuses on. As a renovation and remodeling specialist, the Jersey Shore team emphasizes quality with a timeless environment that results in a custom experience personalized for the client. This is made possible thanks to the numerous connections the firm has with other tradespeople and vendors. This group of well-experienced consultants, designers, and builders has produced a deep and diverse portfolio.

Herrmann Construction

52 Taylor Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736

The past three decades have transformed Herrmann Construction into a top contractor on the Jersey Shore area with a well-rounded portfolio of various designs from Victorian to Ranch-style houses. As a full-service builder, Herrmann Construction uses modern construction practices and a meticulous design process. Timeless quality and definitive spaces provide a custom-made home experience that is unique to the client, resulting in a personalized home.

The picture featured above is one of the firm’s remodeled living rooms. It has a Victorian floor plan with classic furnishing and designs. Victorian couches and seats comprise the living area with a traditional tone of beige and white, while wooden furnishing such as the coffee tables and drawers accentuate the vintage setting of the room. Towards the rear of the living room is the kitchen that follows the same theme with wooden cabinets and drawers throughout the space. The result is a classically designed living room featuring traditional furnishing that radiates a classic Victorian feel throughout the house.

HR Design & Build

87A White Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Pictured below is one of the best recreational rooms HR Design & Build has completed featuring characteristics from both modern and traditional concepts. The use of wood for the flooring and walls of the billiard area provides a rustic appeal, while the living space features a mix of wooden flooring with white walls and a classic modern-day design. Paired with these designs are bar stools and a table in the billiard area, and gray couches in the living space. It combines a recreational room with a family living room to incorporate a social space where family and friends can gather around. 

The HR Design & Build team has developed an intricate design process resulting in unprecedented finished results. The firm takes a hands-on approach, overseeing the project’s development throughout each stage. Despite its short time in the business, the company has already developed into one of New Jersey’s top contractors, one that embraces modern techniques and designs and offers the client a unique custom home experience.