Denver, Colorado, is widely regarded as an exceptional place to live, offering a unique combination of natural beauty, a thriving cultural scene, and a high quality of life. At the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Denver provides residents unparalleled access to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. Meanwhile, the city’s diverse neighborhoods offer a mix of historic charm and modern amenities, and its strong economy, excellent schools, and robust healthcare system also contribute to a fulfilling lifestyle. For those who are lucky to live in this beautiful city and are seeking expertise to guide them through updating their home, here are Denver’s eight best design-build firms.

Classic Homeworks

3430 E. 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Classic Homeworks is an award-winning residential design-build remodeling firm based in Denver. Since its founding, the firm has garnered recognition for its commitment to preserving the integrity and charm of the city’s distinctive architecture while transforming spaces to meet the needs of modern urban living. The firm has received numerous awards for this dedication, including multiple Contractor of the Year Awards from the Front Range Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and a ranking as one of Colorado’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies by ColoradoBiz Magazine. It is also affiliated with reputable organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB), NARI, and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. 

Classic Homeworks is led by President Kelli Cost, who brings project management skills and an extensive architectural background to the table. She and her team are driven by a passion for preserving classical residential architecture and creating beautiful, functional spaces for homeowners.

FBC Remodel

1205 S. Platte River Dr, Ste GL 100, Denver, CO 80223

FBC Remodel, formerly The Finished Basement Company, is an esteemed design-build firm recognized for its exceptional residential design and remodeling services. Since it was founded over 20 years ago by Patrick Condon, the company has grown from a one-person operation to a renowned firm with over 40 employees. This growth has helped FBC Remodel hone its expertise in understanding clients’ needs and creating spaces that truly enhance their lives. 

FBC Remodel’s collaborative design-build process adheres to industry standards, resulting in superior spaces that are tailored to individual lifestyles. This commitment to excellence is reflected in the numerous accolades the firm has received, including the prestigious Chrysalis Award and local honors from NARI.

Christie’s Design/Build Remodeling

315 Park Ave Unit C, Fort Lupton, CO  80621

For nearly 25 years, Christie’s Design Build Remodeling has been dedicated to delivering exceptional home remodeling services to homeowners in the Denver Metro area. With the goal of providing a stress-free experience, it ensures transparent pricing and streamlined processes for its diverse range of clients. Whether homeowners are seeking a minor renovation or a complex room addition, Christie’s team of professional contractors delivers the same level of quality service and craftsmanship. The company’s experts also work closely with clients throughout every project phase, from the initial design to the final build. 

The company is led by Owner and President Steve Christie, who holds a BS in Business Management and certifications in Accessibility, Aging in Place, and Remodeling. His expertise and experience contribute to the company’s success in delivering exceptional remodeling solutions. Under his leadership, Christie’s Design Build Remodeling is affiliated with reputable organizations such as NARI, BBB, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), reflecting its commitment to industry standards. In 2021, it was also featured in the esteemed 5280 Magazine

H & H Builders LLC

12295 Pennsylvania St., Ste. 10 B, Denver, CO 80241

H & H Builders LLC is a renowned design-build company that specializes in residential structural remodeling. With a strong emphasis on quality and innovation, it offers a comprehensive range of services, including additions, pop tops, whole house remodels, and kitchen renovations. As a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence, it has established itself as a leader in the industry. This reputation has been further solidified by the firm’s features in publications such as Remodeling Magazine

H & H Builders is led by President John Happel, a seasoned professional with remodeling certifications and extensive credentials in structural engineering. He and his team are dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and personalized service to their clients. This team holds a number of notable certifications, including being EPA Lead-Safe Certified, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and accredited by the BBB. 

Timber Ridge Properties

5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Timber Ridge Properties is renowned as Denver’s finest luxury custom home builder and an expert in luxury remodeling and home enhancement. Its experienced team specializes in creating refined entertainment areas, custom home theaters, state-of-the-art kitchens, wine cellars, and outdoor living improvements, offering clients the opportunity to transform their living spaces according to their vision. Led by Operations Manager Dusty Wise, who brings a remarkable creative eye for home design, Timber Ridge Properties is dedicated to crafting extraordinary living spaces for its clients.

Timber Ridge Properties has received many awards for its work, including the prestigious 2015 NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Peak Award and the 2014 Denver Luxury Custom Home Builders Award. The company’s commitment to excellence has also been recognized in publications such as The Denver Post, which featured the firm in 2019.  

BONSAI Architect-Led Design+Build

2931 W. 25th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

BONSAI Architect-Led Design+Build is an innovative architectural firm specializing in sustainable residential and commercial design. Established in 2013 by Josh Oqueli, it combines architecture and construction to bring meticulously designed and expertly crafted projects to life. Still the firm’s principal today, Josh Oqueli offers over 19 years of experience and a passion for high-quality architecture in order to drive the company’s success. Oqueli and his team of talented individuals have effectively established BONSAI Architect-Led Design+Build as a small but formidable force in the industry. 

Affiliated with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), BONSAI Architect-Led Design+Build upholds professional standards and building practices in all of its projects. The firm also holds architectural registration in Colorado and residential contractor licenses in several municipalities, further ensuring compliance and expertise in its operations. The firm has garnered recognition for its outstanding work, including being named the Design/Build Firm of the Year and receiving various awards for sustainable architecture and historic rehabilitation projects. 

Active Design & Build

6501 E. Belleview Ave, Englewood, CO 80111

Active Design & Build is a trusted and licensed general remodeling contractor in Denver, Colorado. With a focus on full-spectrum residential home remodels, it has built a reputation for delivering high-quality projects through open communication and transparency. Partnering with reputable local contractors also ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget. Active Design & Build operates in various neighborhoods in the Denver metro area, including Platt Park, Denver University, and Washington Park.

Led by Dustin Krueger, the company’s creator, founder, and production manager, Active Design & Build brings a wealth of experience and dedication to its projects. Krueger’s background in economics and finance, along with his military service as part of the Navy’s elite Seabee Engineer Reconnaissance Team, provide a solid foundation for the company’s success. With his passion for building sustainable and impactful projects, Krueger’s leadership drives Active Design & Build’s commitment to creating enjoyable and exciting spaces.

Dohn Construction

659 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Dohn Construction is a highly regarded general contractor serving the Colorado Front Range construction market, from Northern Colorado to the Denver Metro Area. With over three decades of experience and an impressive portfolio of residential construction projects, it has established itself as a respected industry leader. Dohn Construction maintains affiliations with notable organizations such as the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and the Associated General Contractors Northern Colorado.

Led by President Doug Dohn, who has over 30 years of experience, the company’s success can be attributed to his expertise in construction management and dedication to quality control. Dohn also actively engages in community initiatives, serving as the President of the Board for the Food Bank for Larimer County and supporting organizations like UniverCity Connections and the Rio Grande Bike Team.


  • 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