Best known for its gorgeous New England cityscapes, Stamford sits thirty miles outside of New York City. It provides its residents with an urban-suburban mixed feel, with a large portion of its population owning their own homes. Stamford contains exciting bars, entertainment, restaurants, and parks. 

This list showcases ten of the area’s leading general contractors. These firms were selected based on their portfolios, backgrounds, and accolades. 

Dibico Construction

264 Selleck St, Stamford, CT 06902

Dibico Construction extends its services throughout Stamford and surrounding areas. The firm provides a wide range of luxury home renovations and custom build-outs. Since the firm’s inception, it has secured a solid reputation, which it obtained through its hands-on approach. This has enabled it to build strong relationships and partnerships with numerous clients and some of the area’s best subcontractors. The firm has been in business since 1991 and is composed of a talented in-house team of professionals who have helped the firm become an award-winning company. Its excellence is evidenced by its ability to receive ten wins during the 2018 Home Building Industry Awards. 

Some of the firm’s most impressive renovation services include its bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. It it talented with home additions and has taken on various specialty rooms like mudroom remodels, home cinemas, and private ice rinks. 

Karp Associates

16 Cross St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Operating out of its office in New Canaan, Karp Associates provides a range of renovation and custom home building services. It is also regarded for its construction and property management work. With over three decades of industry experience, Karp has established itself as a premier construction firm across New England and consistently receives superb reviews. 

Its work has also been featured in a variety of publications, including Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, New England Home, and Professional Remodeler. It is also the recipient of Builder of the Year distinctions from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County. 

Showcased below is one of the firm’s best projects. The firm’s team opted for an open concept floor plan that opens out to its outdoor patio, as well as contemporary touches. 


Davenport Contracting

78 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Davenport Contracting offers an enormous range of custom home build-outs and renovations, as well as home care and management. It draws inspiration from nearly four decades of industry experience and has worked in some of the best areas in Connecticut and New York. The firm provides comprehensive preconstruction estimating and budget services. Its expertise in the design-build approach lessens the burden on homeowners to look for additional subcontractors during the process.

Located in Riverside, this project entailed an extensive renovation in collaboration with Russell Piccione Design & David Vayda Associates. The firm’s team opted for timeless stone and clapboard colonial elements. Other exceptions elements include an engineered Bulthaup kitchen complete with a pantry and wet bar. 

The Tarzia Group

1455 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905

The Tarzia Group is a fully licensed and bonded firm that has worked in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Weston, and Wilton. With over three decades of industry experience, the Tarzia Group offers a comprehensive range of services, from construction and renovations to project management. The firm is led by Nicola Tarzia, its founder. He is a master builder and holds six Connecticut licenses. Under his leadership, the firm has become regarded for its kitchens and bathrooms. 

The photo below best depicts the firm’s talent and expertise. It features strong transitional elements and a warm color palette. Its custom kitchen island and bright overhead lighting prove warm and inviting.  


Wiser Home Remodeling

72 Grove St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Wiser Home Remodeling draws inspiration from over six decades of industry experience. Since its inception, it has completed 4,000 homes and spaces. It has worked in and around Westchester and Fairfield Counties and is family-owned and operated. 

The firm is currently led by Derek Tacon and its third generation of builders. Under his leadership, the firm has become known for its windows, doors, kitchens, and baths, and home maintenance solutions. The firm has been featured in a variety of publications like Qualified Remodelers, which has consistently named the firm among its Top 500 companies. In 2018, it ranked fortieth. 

Showcased below is one of the firm’s best works and includes transitional elements. Our editorial team loved its paneled flooring, barn-inspired doors, and clean finishes. 

Hoffman Contracting

59 Grove St Ste 1G, New Canaan, CT

Hoffman Contracting is a nationally regarded firm that draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience. It commits itself to the highest standards and is regarded for its exterior renovations, home additions, interior remodels, kitchens, and bathrooms. Its excellent basement refinishing work, outdoor patios, and pools prove impossible. The firm utilizes a comprehensive design-build model, which permits it to oversee each aspect of the process. All of its projects come with an on-site manager who regularly conducts site visits and updates homeowners regarding progress.

The company has a high national ranking, and for the past twelve years, it has consistently been named one of Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 companies. It takes on projects regardless of scale or complexity. 

Executive Craftsman

135 Bentwood Dr, Stamford, CT, 06903

Regarded as one of the area’s leading construction and remodeling firms, Executive Craftsman is meticulous and enjoys working with complex spaces. It is well-versed in each phase of construction and has extensive knowledge of working in Connecticut. The firm has designers, architects, project managers, construction staff, and support personnel to optimize its approach. It is a leader in utilizing modern techniques to deliver a high-quality project. It is also budget-conscious and known to work diligently with homeowners to avoid extra costs.

The firm is led and overseen by its owners and principals, Steve Lanefski and Johel Solano. Together, they ensure each individual benefits from their expertise. Under their supervision, Executive Craftsman has completed over one thousand projects since its inception almost thirty years ago. 

Guiltec Development

1766 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06905

Offering a comprehensive range of construction services, Guiltec Development is an expert in new home building and large-scale remodeling. The Guiltec staff is a talented, experienced group of professionals with nearly two decades of experience. It possesses the skills and expertise to work on any home improvement project.

Under their collective supervision, the firm’s methods and processes create new spaces that meet a client’s needs by incorporating their respective visions into their designs. Its best work is demonstrated in the photo below.

Completed in 2019, this project took nine months to complete and spans over 11000 square feet.  It features four floors and a total of seven bedrooms. Some of its finest elements include its large outdoor space and various entertainment areas.

Kramer Lane Construction

425 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Kramer Lane Construction has received outstanding reviews for its kitchens and bathrooms. The firm attributes its acclaim to its meticulous methods and its detail-oriented nature. The firm’s kitchen services include computer-aided designs, as well as cabinetry, hardware, countertops, fixtures, and custom lighting. Its bathroom projects typically entail custom natural stone, walk-in showers, and soaker tubs. Throughout its years in service, it has also taken on a multitude of whole-home remodels, interior and exterior renovations, and home additions. 

The photo below is a striking example of the firm’s kitchen work. It has an airy open floor concept paired with elegant classic finishes. Its intricate cabinetry, large kitchen island, and clean finishes make it an inviting 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