Austin’s vibrant charm comes from its bustling live music scene, innovative tech culture, and diverse culinary offerings. It’s a city that celebrates its natural beauty—the serene lakes and expansive hill country—while maintaining a dynamic, youthful energy reflected in its progressive arts and robust university communities. The list below lists eight of Austin, Texas’s best design-build firms. They were chosen for their awards, their years of experience, and their extensive, impressive portfolios.


Realty Restoration

8410 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78729

Realty Restoration, a distinguished remodeling firm based in Austin, is known for its design+build proficiency, offering comprehensive renovation solutions with a focus on timely and cost-effective practices. Established in 2001, it has earned a reputation for exceptional architectural quality, serving not just Austin but the larger Central Texas region. Realty Restoration’s principal, David Davison, a Master Electrician with over three decades of experience, brings invaluable expertise to the firm.

Accredited by Austin NARI and National Kitchen & Bath Association, among others, the firm upholds the highest standards of quality. This commitment to excellence has been recognized by numerous awards, including multiple National NARI Contractor of the Year Awards. It has been featured in well-known publications like CultureMap Austin and Austin Monthly Magazine. Ultimately, Realty Restoration seeks to offer satisfactory results and true transformations that will stand the test of time.


CG&S Design-Build

402 Corral Lane, Austin, TX 78745

Established in 1957, CG&S Design-Build has evolved from a family-run construction business into an acclaimed residential remodeling firm based in Austin. Over the course of 65 years, it has demonstrated a commitment to hard work, loyalty, and delivering the highest quality product, growing into a nationally recognized company with an extensive project portfolio. Led by Co-Owner and General Manager Dolores Davis, and Owner and Principal Architect Stewart Davis, the company remains committed to its original values and strives for perfection on every project. That commitment has been recognized with numerous Austin NARI awards.

CG&S Design-Build offers a unique, all-in-one service with architects, construction teams, and interior design specialists operating under one roof. Ensuring a holistic approach to the design-build process, the firm delivers high-end home design from idea to finished product, constantly striving to exceed expectations by creating truly exceptional homes.


Remodel Boutique

3402 Lakeside Drive, Austin, TX 78723

Celebrating 15 years of distinguished service, Remodel Boutique, founded by Michelle Flores and Kristen Harper, offers bespoke concierge home renovation services. This Austin-based, women and minority-led firm is staffed by a team of skilled artisans, designers, architects, and project managers dedicated to transforming residential and commercial spaces. Remodel Boutique takes pride in collaborating with employees, partners, vendors, and the community to fulfill each client’s specific needs, elevating their space to match their specific dreams. 

Notable achievements include numerous Austin NARI awards and a National/Regional CotY Award, further underlining its commitment to excellent craftsmanship. Remodel Boutique’s work has been showcased in publications like Qualified Remodeler and Tribeza Magazine, giving testament to its remarkable status in the home renovation field. Backed by years of experience and a passion for creating unique spaces, Remodel Boutique truly encapsulates the essence of personalized, high-quality renovation.


KRDB

916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702

With 22 years of architectural excellence under its belt, KRDB, founded by Chris Krager, stands firmly committed to making modern design accessible. Based in Austin, the firm envisions the built environment as a catalyst for transformation and inspiration. By imbuing space with the resonance of art, it seeks to heighten consciousness and enrich the community’s life, whether it is a modest dwelling, a local park, or a grand town hall.

KRDB’s distinctive approach combines design and construction, focusing on modern structures that inspire. Featured in publications such as The New York Times and Dwell, the firm has etched its mark in the domain of modern architectural design. Its notable achievements include an AIA Merit Award and affiliations such as AIA, LEED AP, and AICP, demonstrating its strong commitment to sustainable practices.


Build 512

7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 100W, Austin, TX 78757

Established in 2016, Build 512 is a premier residential design-build firm dedicated to transforming houses into cherished homes. Specializing in home renovations, additions, kitchen and bath remodels, and swimming pools, it carries a decade-long legacy in the world of design, remodeling, and construction. The company’s mission revolves around a deeply-rooted passion for design and a firm commitment to helping clients realize their dream spaces.

Under the leadership of Tony Villarreal, a graduate of the University of Texas at Brownsville, the firm extends its operations with the understanding of the sacredness of a home, always highlighting the transformative power of a custom design. Accredited by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and Austin NARI, the firm takes pride in having been recognized as a 2022 Grand Award Winner by NARI and a 2023 Regional CotY Award Winner for the Entire House category in the $250,000 to $500,000 range.


Dawson-Lupul

8140 N. Mopac Expressway, Building 3, Suite 116, Austin, TX 78759

Founded in 1995, Dawson-Lupul is a renowned firm with over 27 years of experience in custom home building, additions, and remodeling. The firm’s unique culture of shared ideas, values, sensibilities, and goals, has created a bond with clients through clear and consistent communication. Its close management and stringent inspection of the construction process ensure demanding specifications are met and each home is built in alignment with client desires.

The firm’s quality control, cost management, and building processes are based on Principal Mark Dawson’s fluid knowledge of architecture and application, built over years of hands-on experience in construction and architectural drafting. With a law degree from the University of Alberta and over 20 years of experience in real estate investments and construction, Co-Principal Dean Lupul adds expert value in developing company processes and real estate valuation.

Dawson-Lupul holds memberships with the National Association of Home Builders, the Texas Association of Builders, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.


Together Design & Build

6000 S Congress Avenue, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78745

Founded in 2020, Together Design & Build is a general contracting firm renowned in the ATX area for its impeccable services. It is exceptionally proficient in remodeling interiors, including kitchens, bathrooms, and full home remodels. By providing comprehensive 3D designs, the firm enhances its clients’ visualization of the final result, making their dream designs tangible and attainable. The firm’s in-showroom one-on-one client support ensures personalized assistance, contributing to a seamless remodeling experience. 

Co-owned by Ido Pistiner and Roi Mazor, the firm’s leadership brings in the requisite expertise to deliver top-notch design and build solutions that meet and exceed client expectations. Adding to its credentials, Together Design & Build is a proud National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) member, highlighting its commitment to upholding high standards in design and remodeling practices. Through continuous efforts, it strives to transform spaces, one project at a time.

Author

  • 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