As Austin suburbia becomes more densely populated, townhouses and condos are becoming an attractive option for people who want to live closer to the heart of this fascinating city and everything it has to offer. While some will opt to buy new units, others might want to consider renovating an existing apartment to suit their taste and lifestyle. If you are looking to renovate a condo kitchen, add an additional room, or transform it entirely, here are seven contractors that can help you. This curated list features design-build firms and general contractors that were chosen based on a number of variables, including accolades, press features, the number of completed projects, variety of services, and their demonstrated versatility in architecture and design.
6) NIS Construction
7600 Chevy Chase Dr., Austin, TX 78752
NIS Construction is a general contractor, remodeler, and builder serving the major metros of Texas. With 20 years of experience, the firm has developed an effective and dependable process for commercial construction. It does ground-up work, multi-family renovations, roofing, paving, painting, masonry, siding, parking lots, and virtually all aspects involving commercial construction. It also does work for industrial, retail, and restaurant markets.
The firm completes multiple project types for apartment complexes and condominiums like clubhouses, outdoor amenities, and fitness features. Its interior remodeling can be seen not only in Austin but also in San Antonio and Dallas. It incorporates sustainability and green elements in the design, development, and construction of its projects. Some of the buildings it has worked on include 5Fifty Apartment Homes in San Antonio, Springfield in Ballpark Way, Arlington, and Azure Urban Living in Dallas.
5) Contractors Inc.
101 Tradesmen Dr., Hutto, TX 78634
Contractors Inc is a Crane Renovation Group company specializing in multifamily interior and exterior renovation, restoration, system upgrades, maintenance services and project management. A recognized market leader, the company serves the Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-South regions with a goal to grow its footprint nationwide.
Since 1999, Contractors Inc has completed over 60,000 projects and grown rapidly as a result of quality workmanship, a strong base of subcontractors, and forming lasting relationships with clients. Contractor’s Inc provides a local, personalized presence for each customer, but also has the resources and financial backing to take on all sizes of projects, with the latest technology to better define scope and ensure the most accurate pricing.
Contractors Inc is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association and the National Apartment Association.
4) Gage Multifamily Services
1920 South Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704
Gage Multifamily Services is a general contractor that specializes in renovations and remodels of multifamily homes. From outdoor amenities like pools and patios to multi-room and multi-unit upgrades, the firm can work on any part of apartments, duplexes, and townhomes. Its services include interior and exterior renovation, catastrophe reconstruction, and site amenity upgrades. The firm is headed by brothers Richard and Robert Trepanier and maintains offices in Austin and San Antonio. The firm is also a member of the Austin Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association.
The firm’s work is often defined by modern layouts and luxurious materials and finishes. Its work on multiple units in Creekside Apartments produced contemporary spaces in soft tones. It took the outdated 1980s style out and incorporated sleek lines and clean layouts for 192 units.
3) New Creations
11716 Big Trail, Austin, TX 78750
Roy Faust was born and raised in Austin. He was exposed to the construction industry early: as a child, he helped remodel his father’s rental properties. After getting his degree in Marketing from Lamar Univesity, he worked in construction management and sales. He continued to learn extensively about the industry for the next seven years. He then fulfilled his dream of having his own company, like his dad, when he established New Creations in 2006.
The firm started with small projects like countertop replacement jobs, but New Creations quickly evolved to much larger and more complicated projects including complete home, apartment, and condo renovations. These projects included structural work like adding and removing walls, complete interior redesigns, and layout changes. The design-build company is also proud of its 125 five-star ratings across multiple third-party reviews, as well as numerous positive client and customer testimonials. The firm achieves complete client satisfaction with its experienced team of engineers, architects, and designers who have been working with the firm for more than a decade.
2) David Wilkes Builders
5450 Bee Caves, Suite 4B, Austin, TX 78746
Bespoke homes and a high-level of craftsmanship defines every project from David Wilkes Builders. Its decorated 20-year history serving the Austin metro area is made possible by collaborations with award-winning architects and interior designers. The firm is known for its luxe condo interior renovations and high-end home remodeling. Founder David Wilkes sets the company’s high standard in custom projects, having graduated from Wolverhampton University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment, one of England’s most respected engineering and construction programs.
The company’s works have earned local and national recognition from the leading organizations of the remodeling industry. Its bathrooms have earned national Chrysalis Awards while its kitchens, additions, and whole homes have received regional National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) – Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards. The firm has also earned top prizes in The Best In American Living Awards by the National Association of Home Builders. Its excellence in construction is further proved by gorgeous magazine features in Luxe, Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, House Transformed, and Austin Home.
In the past decade alone, the firm has worked on eight buildings along the Austin skyline and 63 units have been carefully crafted by the firm. One of these is this luxury condo in the Four Seasons Residences in downtown Austin. It exudes sophistication and elegance in every finish and material. The firm created the condo to be a reflection of the homeowners—a philanthropic couple from New York. Bronze and glass panels, hand-painted silk-papered ceilings, leather mosaic walls, floating wood walls, patterned wood floors, and fiery dimensional ceramic tile decorate this upscale home. It’s no surprise the project won national and regional COTY Award Winner in 2014.
1) Tier1 Group
400 Broad Way, Leander, TX 78641
Tier1 Group is an award-winning general contractor and home builder that excels in a variety of residential services. Since 1996, it has built homes through strategic alliances with premier architects and subcontractors. In its pursuit of construction excellence, the firm has won prestigious recognition, including the Chrysalis Awards, Best of American Living Awards from the NAHB, multiple Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders, and Max Awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.
The firm is led by founder and owner Bill McHugh. Bill is regarded as a leader in the Texas construction industry. This fourth-generation builder has earned important designations from leading organizations, and he’s a recognized expert in all facets of residential remodeling. He is also a Certified Graduate Remodeler, a Master Certified Green Professional, and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. Bill has also served on the National Green Build subcommittee in Washington D.C. and as president of the Austin Home Builders Remodeling Council for five years.
The firm is well-versed in remodeling single-family homes, condo units, and apartments. Its services include interior and exterior remodeling, kitchen and bathroom redesigns, additions, and universal accessibility. This remodel of a 3500-square-foot condo in downtown Austin won a 2014 Star Award for Best Whole House Renovation. The firm created a configuration to incorporate new finishings. Outdated bamboo flooring was replaced with an engineered wood that highlighted the colors of the walls. In the master bedroom, a floating wall acts as a focal point and creates more closet space.
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