Flush with extraordinary neighborhoods and a thriving downtown scene, Indianapolis remains an affordable city to live in despite its large size. It boasts industry and art; history and innovation; home, work, and play. The day-to-day commute is easy and public transit is continuously improving. Homes in Indy are also diverse. There are plenty of desirable neighborhoods whether you’re looking to build a new custom home or buy one to have it renovated. 

On this list, we curated the best design-build firms that can help you in achieving your dream home in Indianapolis. These contractors were selected by our team using a comprehensive set of criteria that includes awards, press, versatility in styles and services, number of projects, and overall good standing in the community. 

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

BBG Construction

15034 Declaration Dr., Westfield, IN 46074

Named the Indy A-List Best Remodeler, BBG Construction is a residential and commercial design-build company catering to the needs of customers all over the greater Indianapolis area. Its unparalleled and prompt service has produced great results in planning, design, new construction, and renovation. Its team of top professionals handles and manages all aspects of the construction process in-house while also collaborating with trusted subcontractors in minimal stages to produce the best products. 

BBG Construction is led by company founder Benjamin Davis. Aside from heading the day-to-day operations of BBG, Benjamin also serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity – Hamilton County. Under his leadership, BBG completes work for custom homes and residential renovations ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodels to stunning additions. Featured here is a room addition in a home in Zionsville. Expansive windows, a high wood ceiling, and painted brick make the space airy and welcoming. 

Case Design/Remodeling Indianapolis

99 E. Carmel Drive #100 Carmel IN 46032

Design-build expert Case Design/Remodeling has been serving Central Indiana for almost two decades with bespoke residential remodeling projects. It operates from three convenient Indianapolis locations—Carmel, Zionsville, and Meridian-Kessler. Its team of 40 employees is made up of project developers, project managers, craftsmen, and certified kitchen and bath designers. With its multi-talented staff and multiple locations, the company works with minimal outsourcing, making the process easier and more efficient for clients. The firm is headed by president Larry Greene, who spent more than 17 years in construction and business management before establishing the Case franchise in 2003.

An example of the firm’s outstanding work is the whole home remodel of a Meridian-Kessler Cape Cod home built in 1935. Case transformed the entire first floor into a wide-open and welcoming space. Some notable features include an addition of a powder room, an open kitchen, and lots of built-in storage throughout.

Central Construction Group

8481 Bash Street, Suite #1500, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Central Construction Group has been serving Central Indiana for a little over a decade with total home renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom remodeling, design-build, and room addition services. It aligns its services to the standards of trusted organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). This trusted design-build firm also offers a five-year workmanship warranty so clients are assured of high quality and service in every project. 

CCG is run by principals Brian Oltmanns and Stephanie Larmor. Brian has a degree in Building Construction Management and has served as president of the company since 2009. Stephanie Larmor is an interior designer who studied in an NKBA-accredited program at Indiana State University. From space planning to material selections and finishing coordinations, she is a go-to person for helping clients achieve their design dream. 

One of the firm’s beautiful addition projects in the Meridian-Kessler area includes this expansive kitchen remodel. Multiple storage pull-outs were incorporated into the design along with under-cabinet lighting, skylight, and decorative detailing on the cabinetry.

Connor & Company

1489 N Harding St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

From a small painting and finishing business established by William ‘Bill’ Connor in 1979, Connor & Company has evolved into a national award-winning company capable of providing a diverse range of construction services for homes and businesses. This full-service contracting firm specializes in design-build, commercial services, residential handyman services, and restoration. It has been recognized by Professional Remodeler, Qualified Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine through awards and rankings. It has also earned NARI COTY Awards over the years. 

As the company continues to grow, Bill Connor also continues to further his career in the construction industry. He has earned a number of certifications such as Certified Remodeler, Graduate Master Builder, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist — making him a  well-rounded remodeling expert that clients can trust. He and his team are dedicated to complete client satisfaction. They create a design and action plan that has produced some of the best restorations, remodels, and home additions throughout the Indianapolis area. 

Corinthian Fine Homes

2121 E 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Over two decades of design-build expertise makes Corinthian Fine Homes one of Indianapolis’s go-to contractors for residential remodels and renovations. It focuses on great design brought by deep collaboration with its in-house design team and clients. The company is run by second-generation contractor Rob Froehlich. He directs a team of industry experts with over 125 years of experience in design and construction. He also possesses important professional certifications such as Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Professional 

The company has earned a number of accolades such as Chrysalis Regional Awards, MAME Awards, a Master Design Award from Qualified Remodeler, and a Pro Remodeler Design Award. It has also been featured on Indianapolis Monthly and Sophisticated Living. This award-winning lakehouse renovation brought great satisfaction to the homeowners. An open floor plan allowed for entertaining while enjoying the beautiful views of the lake. Stained beams accent the newly painted kitchen and family room and all bathrooms were also remodeled. This project earned a 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award for Whole House Remodel under $30k. 

Custom Living

5335 Winthrop Ave. Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Indianapolis residents and businesses have benefited from the distinctive designs and construction work of design-plan-build firm Custom Living. Its project portfolio includes interior remodels, additions, custom homes, and commercial construction—all completed by its 17-strong team of expert professionals. In addition to providing in-house design and construction management, Custom Living also collaborates with outside architects and interior designers as a building partner. It has completed over 600 jobs throughout Indianapolis and nearby areas. 

Tom Lazzara established Custom Living in 2009 following his career as a prominent home builder, Pulte Homes. After his experience of remodeling his own home, he found a passion for remodeling homes and decided to dedicate his company to both custom homes and tailored remodels. The company does everything from kitchens and bathrooms to additions and basements. Custom Living completed this elegant entertainment space in the basement of a home in Prestwick Lane. Stark white walls and tiles serve as the backdrop for open shelves and brass vintage fixtures. The expansive wet bar area is perfect for serving drinks to guests and family.

DK Design Build

Indianapolis, Indiana 46032

DK Design Build is a proud woman-owned and family-operated company producing custom residential design and construction work for Greater Indianapolis. This design-build firm offers thoughtful and creative space planning and design coupled with quality construction, across a wide spectrum of architectural styles. It works with classic silhouettes and home styles while utilizing the latest building techniques, technology, and materials. Since its establishment 15 years ago, the company has continued to build its business on excellent client reviews and continuous referrals. 

Design and construction couple Debra and Roger Klinger run DK Design Build. Debra started the company and has over 15 years of building experience. She specializes in spatial planning, creative solutions, and the selection of unique materials within budget. Roger serves as the construction manager. He keeps schedules on task and tradesmen in order. He is eagle-eyed for ensuring the highest quality workmanship. Together, the Klingers foster a friendly and accommodating atmosphere for clients to feel at ease throughout the project process. 

G.A. Herzog Construction

890 Ironwood East Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112

From a small company specializing in handyman services, G.A. Herzog Construction has quickly grown to be an established Indianapolis design-build firm in the remodeling business. Established by George Herzog in 1994, the company has proven to be outstanding in technical construction and design services as well as in providing enjoyable and stress-free environments for its clients. It has earned high praise on third-party review sites for its quality workmanship, collaborative nature, and respectful treatment of every home. 

The firm is known for its custom kitchens and bathrooms as well as its general remodeling and renovations. G.A. Herzog Construction also does fire and water restorations attic and basement finishes, and second-story additions. It is adept in all styles: Craftsman, Farmhouse, Tudor, mid-century modern, transitional, and contemporary. 

Gettum Associates

4984 W Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142

Award-winning design-build company Gettum Associates is recognized as one of the top names in residential construction and remodeling in Indianapolis. Clients come to the company for its technical expertise and customer service excellence. Many of its clients often hire the firm for multiple remodeling projects and testify to its professionalism and work ethic. The company has earned numerous accolades from the BAGI — more than any other member of the organization. It is also part of Remodeling’s Big 50 Hall of Fame. 

Founder Phil Gettum is a New York native who moved to Greenwood to work at his uncle’s home building business. In 1987, he branched out and started Gettum Associates—continuing the family legacy of outstanding construction and making a name for himself along the way. He is an NAHB, IBA, and BAGI member as well as a multi-certified building professional. He is a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, and Certified Green Professional.

Gettum Associates does everything—from simple refreshes of kitchens and bathrooms to multi-room remodels to whole house renovations. Its remodeling projects have been featured in Remodeling Magazine, Metal Homes Digest, The Star-News, Better Homes and Gardens, and Indianapolis Monthly.

Gradison Design+Build

6330 E 75th St., Suite #156, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Indianapolis company Gradison Design+Build is a legacy rooted in construction. As a product of four generations of family-owned construction businesses, it has the skill and expertise to create everything from kitchens and bathrooms to whole houses. Today, its leaders are brothers Mark and Joe Gradison, fourth-generation builders who are experienced in architecture, earthmoving, utility contracting, and concrete. They direct everything from distinctive floor plans to architectural details to eye-catching color palettes. 

Over the decades, the company has been voted one of the best custom building and remodeling companies in the Indianapolis area. It has won the Builder of the Year Award from BAGI and has ranked in Remodeling’s Big 50. Attention to detail, use of quality materials, and experienced on-site management remain at its core. Clients work intimately with Gradison’s in-house interior designer while also meeting with specialists in tiling, cabinetry, flooring, and other services to better design and build their dream home.


150 Vista Park Way, Avon, IN 46123

Jon Guy’s building career started early; he built his first homes during his high school building trades class. He went on to work as a laborer and vice president for one of Indy’s prominent home builders before starting his own firm in 2003. The Guy Corporation is a full-service design, build/remodel firm that embodies Jon Guy’s valuable experience throughout his 33-year career. It operates on his philosophy of honor and integrity in collaborations with clients and trade partners. Functional, state of the art designs and superior materials and craftsmanship define the company’s work. 

In 2017, GuyCo led the first-ever Indianapolis Monthly Dream Home Remodel. The company transformed an outdated mid-century modern Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home into an updated masterpiece. The new black and white palette infuses drama into the once beige home. The brick detail on the fireplace was retained while wall-to-wall windows and soaring ceilings considerably open up the home. The basement became part gallery, part lounge, and part studio. Upstairs, GuyCo built a gym, gaming center, indoor basketball court, laundry room, and office space. 

The Lifestyle Group

6230 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203

In 1998, Rich Horen was in the midst of remodeling his home when he faced some of the worst scenarios a client and homeowner can have in improving a home. Because of this experience, he wanted to develop a better way of building and establish a company that embodies all the best traits of an effective general contractor. The following year, he started The Lifestyle Group — a design-build company that has exceeded every client’s expectations of a great remodeling experience through its use of innovative technology, a permanent staff of skilled craftsmen, and its one-stop showroom and design center. 

Over the years, The Lifestyle Group has completed more than 2500 projects in Indianapolis and surrounding suburbs. It has been nationally recognized as one of the country’s top remodelers in Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50, Professional Remodeler’s Top 100, and Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500. It has also been named National Remodeler of the Month by the NAHB and BAGI Builder of the Year. 

Steve Gray Renovations

7111 Fremont Court, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Transparency, trust and thoughtful collaboration — these make up the foundation of design-build company Steve Gray Renovations. Established in 2005, it is known throughout Central Indiana for its innovative kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor spaces, and whole house renovations. Through its three core values, it has earned the trust of many homeowners and industry peers. It has also earned recognition as part of Remodeling’s Big 50 as well as features in Sophisticated Living, Indianapolis Monthly, Indianapolis Star, Ferguson Enterprises, and Professional Remodeling. 

Steve Gray runs the company using his decades of experience in construction that started in his late teenage years. As he worked his way through his career, he has earned leadership positions along the way and has helped homeowners trust the remodeling industry through helpful insight in the media. He and his wife Deanna oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and are always ready to give expert advice and hands-on help from start to finish. 

A perfect example of the company’s work is the extensive renovation of Steve’s family home. This Mid Century Modern piece was part of the 1959 Indianapolis Home Show. While an iconic home, it needed to be updated for the current era while still maintaining its original charm. Steve completely transformed the first-floor area, opening up the layout and making it the perfect entertainment space. On the lower floor, a home office, yoga room, a bar area, and a sauna were created to make use of the expansive space. 

Stilwell Remodeling

1464 E 77th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Indy-native Joe Stillwell’s valuable experience in construction stems from his diverse career in design and construction. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Earlham College, Stilwell worked as a carpenter trainee for three years, then started a remodeling business in 1989. While his first company didn’t do so well, he continued to work as a construction manager and started anew in 1998. He also has added certifications to his name such as Certified CAD Designer (Chief Architect®) and Certified Graduate Remodeler from the NAHB.

Today, Stilwell Remodeling has a sterling track record of projects all over Indianapolis and nearby suburbs. As a designer and remodeler, it offers a complete range of in-house services for all kinds of residential remodeling. Clients recommend the company for its high attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship. These qualities are evident in this beautifully-remodeled bathroom in a rustic style. Reclaimed wood beams perfectly frame the tub area while floor-to-ceiling tile covers the large shower area. 

T. Morgan Construction Inc.

11951 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46229

Husband-and-wife team Tim and Shani Williams run T. Morgan Construction with the aim of providing turnkey design-build solutions to the residential needs of the Greater Indianapolis area. Prior to forming the corporation, Tim had been operating his construction company as a sole proprietor for several years. His company grew and he hired like-minded professionals to join him; the company currently employs seven full-time staff and two part-time employees.

T. Morgan Construction is proficient in a wide range of project types, from simple remodels and facelifts to extensive whole house renovations. It is consistent in completing every task from framing to finish trim in an accurate and expedient manner. More than 90% of the work is done in-house. This way, it can control the quality better and maintain projected timelines. T. Morgan Construction is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.