Building a home is a challenge in itself, but remodeling can come with its own unique set of challenges. Oftentimes, when homeowners make the investment to work with their existing home, they need a contractor they can trust, not just to get the job done, but to get it done well.

Below is a list of the best general contractors in Northern Bergen County, New Jersey who have the knowledge and experience to execute good remodels, additions, and builds. They were evaluated based on their background, experience, and ability to cater to homeowners and their specific construction and remodeling needs. 

Creative Design Construction & Remodeling

204 Livingston St., Northvale, NJ 07647

Creative Design Construction & Remodeling is a design-build firm that offers new construction and renovations as well as construction management services to clients in New Jersey and New York. As a one-stop shop, the firm comprises an in-house design team, build teams, and a cabinet department. The firm even has its own showroom, where clients can get a glimpse of the work the firm does.

This luxurious bathroom is an excellent example of the firm’s work. Built and designed for a homeowner who wanted modern amenities combined with a serene, spa-like atmosphere, this master bathroom features everything from an oversized shower enclosure to an oval freestanding soaking tub and private restroom facility. The entirety of the room and its fixtures are dipped in gold: the floor to ceiling white marble tile has gold veins running through the surface of the tile. This feature is paired perfectly with a bronze mosaic feature wall behind the his and her vanity areas. A gold crystal chandelier, vibrant gold fixtures and cabinet hardware, and simple gold mirrors are small details and accents to the room that help bring everything together.

MS Warraich Associates

700 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 311, Oradell, NJ 07649

MS Warraich Associates is a creative construction company with a reputation for consistently building beautiful dream homes for its clients. The firm was awarded “Best New Custom Home in 2021” and “Best Remodeler of the Year in 2020,” among other notable awards, by The Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey. The firm is driven by two things: its passion for its craft, and the desire to always achieve or surpass customer satisfaction. With these goals, MS Warraich is able to establish a practice with a focus on ground-up new constructions, additions, and major renovations. For all residential needs, the firm has its clients covered.

This featured kitchen was part of a new construction on an existing foundation. The room is laid out in an open concept, with the cozy living area just beside the kitchen. The kitchen includes an island and nice white-painted cabinetry. A white countertop also adorns the bar-like area, while barstools provide comfortable seating where residents can enjoy the meals prepared in this clean kitchen.

ECS Custom Homes

285 Pascack Rd. Suite 5, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

ECS Custom Homes specializes in new homes, whole home remodeling and additions, and residential renovations. The firm has spent over a decade working with clients to find solutions to their design concerns and has also been working to deliver superior work to its residential projects. ECS Custom Homes is run by husband and wife team Mike and Nora, who bring to each project a blend of attention to detail, organization, planning, and style.

Below is an example of Mike and Nora’s work on a residential project. This project, completed in 2016, features a complete transformation of a raised ranch. The goal was to come up with a design that was European-inspired and a floor plan that was open. The kitchen in particular is bright and airy, thanks to the skylights above and the room’s open concept. The white color palette is refreshing and clean, adding even more to the room’s brightness. The unique brown backsplash also matches the smooth brown flooring. Overall, the matching colors and tones reflect a well-conceived design concept that is echoed throughout the home. 

Uzeiri Construction 

305 Island Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430

Recognized throughout Northern Bergen County, Uzeiri Construction is a premier home building and remodeling company led by its namesake Kreshnik “Nick” Uzeiri. The firm was founded in 1995 with the goal of creating a company built on a reputation for reliability. Today, the firm is proud to say that most of its business is generated by referrals from satisfied customers.

An example of the firm’s work is pictured below. This kitchen has a traditional design that follows a logical arrangement of amenities, from oven to stove to sink. The off-white color palette of the cabinetry goes with the classic white tile backsplash while the window to the side offers a break in the design, letting in some light and air. The island at the center of the room, with its dark-toned legs and seats, brings in a lovely contrast to the room’s brightness. Overall, the room sports a nice, classic look and is perfect for cooking and dining. 

Sterling Ridge Contracting 

15 Shadyside Rd., Ramsey, NJ 07446

Sterling Ridge has completed over 150 custom new homes and countless addition/renovations since its inception in 1987. The firm currently focuses on custom new homes as well as whole house renovations and additions, and is dedicated to surpassing the satisfaction of its referral-based clientele, who are the firm’s greatest source of business.

This whole house remodel in Ridgewood is an example of the firm’s work on a residential project. The exterior featured all new pre-finished custom color cedar shake siding, a new exterior trim package, new roofing, copper roof accents, and railings at the master balcony. The contrast of the blue siding and freshly painted white trim really makes every detail stand out at the gorgeous house.

RJT Custom Builders 

67 Woodcrest Dr., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Based in Bergen County, RJT Custom Builders has been constructing and remodeling new baths, basements, kitchens, and additions since 2006. Owned by Robert Tell, the firm is proud of its referral-based clientele and believes that the best salesman is word of mouth. 

Featured is an example of the firm’s work on a residential project. This kitchen renovation was part of a major home renovation project. The room sports a rustic and warm feel, thanks to the rug and the wooden and metal counter seats. The steel appliances also complement the white cabinetry, with the tile backsplash adding some texture to the walls of the kitchen. Overall, all these elements come together to bring a harmonious atmosphere to the room, a quality which also gives a glimpse of how harmonious the rest of the home is.

MLCurran Construction 

65 North Maple Ave., Park Ridge, NJ 07656

MLCurran Construction was founded out of its owner Mike Curran’s dedication to mastering his craft of finish carpentry. Although he specializes in this practice, his firm is a fully licensed and insured construction company that is more than capable of taking on all residential construction needs of clients. The firm is there throughout the process, guiding and working with its clients throughout all phases of construction.

This project, located in Westwood, New Jersey, is an example of what the firm can accomplish. The project involved a full gut renovation, including an addition of an entirely new second story and attic. An addition was also included at the rear of the house to create an eat-in kitchen. The complete overhaul of the home was completed in 2019, resulting in a very pleasing result for both the contractor and the client. 

Vercelli Construction 

65 Railroad Ave., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Vercelli Construction is a full service construction company specializing in creative designs, impeccable craftsmanship and specialty trim work. Prior to starting his own company, owner James Vercelli worked as a commercial and residential carpenter for 10 years. Today, the firm shares a long history and experience in the Ridgefield Park area, holding a reputation for providing superior service to its clients. 

This featured kitchen is an example of the kind of work the firm can do. Bright and airy, this kitchen’s best feature is its well-lit quality, owing to its many windows and exquisite chandelier. The brightness extends to the room’s color palette, with white being a classic choice for the room’s cabinetry and countertop. The pop of blue afforded by the counter seating is not at all out of place, instead adding to the cohesion of colors and the overall cool tone of the room. 

Woodcliff Builders, LLC

25 Wyandemere Dr., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Woodcliff Builders, LLC proudly offers all of Bergen County its building and remodeling services. The firm has an extensive background in building, and is committed to creating a final product that clients will cherish for years to come. For the firm, earning a good reputation entails a daily cultivation of communication and trust between contractor and client. 

This featured room is laid out in an open concept plan. The kitchen and dining areas are adjacent to each other, allowing for ease of movement from one space of the area to another. In the kitchen, wood dominates the finishes, resulting in a warm-toned kitchen and dining area. The reds of the sofas and rug also complement the material of the kitchen, extending the feeling of warmth to the living area.