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With beautiful mountains and snow, several ski resorts, and five national parks, Utah has much to offer to both locals and tourists who want to experience the Beehive State. Utah’s beautiful landscapes and mountain views inspire locals and visitors to build new homes and renovate existing homes in the state. These homes are built in various styles, including Victorian, Period Revival, Early Modern, and Post-War Modern. Another common style is the Pioneer architectural style, which was introduced to Utah by Mormon settlers and is recognizable by its rectangular shapes and uniformly spaced windows.
While choosing among the state’s beautiful locations to build a new home may be difficult, we have made finding a great contractor in Utah easy. Here, we provide a list of the top 15 best general contractors in Utah, based on the firms’ awards, certifications, building styles, areas served, and professional affiliations. So whether you’re a long-time resident wanting to refresh your home and take advantage of the state’s beautiful scenery or you’re a newcomer wanting to build a new home, there’s a contractor on this list for you.
15) Premier Remodeling
1035 W Gentile St, Layton, UT, 84041
When Luke Watkins established Premier Remodeling, he had one goal in mind: to develop a distinct design and make the remodeling process a unique experience for each client. The firm offers modern and traditional designs for kitchen, bath, and whole-house remodels; home additions; basement finishing; and new custom builds.
Premier’s stellar home transformations have earned the firm a spot in Qualified Remodeler’s 2018 Top 500. One of the firm’s most notable projects is the home and kitchen remodel featured in the photo. The firm focused on building an open space to create a seamless transition from the kitchen to the dining area.
14) Ideal Kitchen & Bath
1297 W. 635 S. Orem, UT, 84058
Ideal Kitchen & Bath (IK&B) is a local and family-owned kitchen and bathroom remodeler in Utah. Owners Scott Linton and Clay McNeel brought their passion for excellent home improvements to life when they established the firm in 2015.
The firm’s online portfolio is filled with impressive kitchen remodels, as in the photo here. By removing the plain yellow cupboards and beige tile floorings, IK&B transformed the space into a modern and inviting kitchen. The cupboards were repainted, and a white tile backsplash, as well as granite countertops, were added. Tile floors were replaced with polished wood floors, three suspended lights were installed, and wooden stools were added.
13) Choice Builders
491 S. Main Street, Suite 201, Cedar City, UT 84720
As a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Builder, a U.S. Green Building Council member, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified builder, and a member of the Iron County Home Builders Association (HBA), Choice Builders proves that it is a trusted and qualified remodeler and builder.
The founder of Choice Builders, Roger Thomas, developed his interest in the building industry early in his life. Soon after serving in the U.S. Navy, Thomas worked for a home design-build company in Arizona. His long career in homebuilding culminated in the establishment of his own company in 2015. Choice Builders now provides Utah with enduring homes that are built with the latest technologies.
12) Alexander Design Build
6410 N Business Park Loop Rd, unitG1, Park City, UT, 84098
Wanting to give clients the best mountain living experience possible, second-generation Utah builder Jared Rakisits founded Alexander Design Build (ADB) in 1999. Originating from Park City, the team understands the challenges and advantages of living in the Park City area and uses this knowledge to build high-quality homes.
ADB boasts an impressive portfolio, of which the Quarry Mountain home featured in the photo here is one of the most notable. The bay windows simultaneously capture the scenic mountain view while flooding natural light into the room, and the table, chairs, beams, and shelves are all made of wood materials.
11) Scott Denton Homes
2419 Creek Drive, Park City, UT, 84060
Scott Denton’s simple interest in woodwork grew into a general contracting business now known as Scott Denton Homes (SDH). Focused on building and remodeling homes that will capture the clients’ visions and enhance their way of life, SDH ensures that every project is functional and aesthetically pleasing.
A perfect example is this 4,300-square foot home in Park Meadows, which was renovated by SDH in 2012. The firm conducted a total transformation, from new cabinetry and walnut flooring that highlights the impressive antique and art decor of the home to a central fireplace that was hand-hewn and sculpted by a local artisan.
10) Jorgenson Builders
560 E. Main St, Midway, UT, 84049
As a third generation builder, building is essentially in Jake Jorgenson’s blood. After graduating with a degree in construction management, Jorgenson worked for a national home builder and discovered his love for building high-end homes. His experience in building multimillion-dollar homes led him to establish Jorgenson Builders in 2008.
Jorgenson Builders ensures that each remodel or renovation is a unique reflection of the homeowner(s). The firm treats each project with the same professionalism and care, regardless of the project’s size. Jorgenson Builders’ online gallery showcases the firm’s exceptional work, such as the McDonald residence shown in the photo here. The clean interior structure, wooden ceiling, polished wooden floor planks, and grand brick fireplace exude simple sophistication.
9) Blackdog Builders Inc.
PO Box 982755, Park City, UT, 84098
With knowledge obtained from 25 years of construction experience, Todd Evans is committed to completing excellent residential and commercial projects in Park City and Salt Lake City.
Established in 2005, Blackdog Builders has since completed several projects, some of which have been featured in publications like the Western Home Journal. The firm has maintained good relationships with the Park City Area HBA and Build Green Utah. Blackdog Builders is also a Certified Green Professional. This ski home renovation in Old Town, Park City included a complete gut and remodel with new wiring and plumbing, as well as new exterior and interior designs.
8) Peterson Builders
4794 E 2600 North, Eden, UT, 84310
Awarded as the 2015 Business of the Year by the Ogden Valley Business Association and the recipient of the 2014 People’s Choice Award from the Parade of Homes, Peterson Builders is clearly providing excellent services. The firm’s long history in the remodeling and building industries, which dates back to 1976, is one of the reasons why Peterson Builders is such a trusted home builder in Utah.
Peterson Builders is a family-owned company founded by Lynn Peterson. Lynn and his sons, Jason and Ben, lead the professional team at Peterson Builders in providing excellent workmanship and homes that are both livable and durable. The photo here is an example of interior work completed by Peterson Builders. This living space looks cozy and simple yet elegant with its polished wooden floors and frames. The bay windows let in natural light and allow the room’s occupants to enjoy the outdoor scenery.
7) Living Home Construction & Design
2019 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84115
Christopher Tawson and his team at Living Home Construction & Design aim to build comfortable and livable spaces. The firm specializes in custom home building and custom renovations across the Salt Lake and Park City areas. The company’s continuous drive to find functional and aesthetic solutions to complex problems has earned Living Home the 2016 Chrysalis Award and acknowledgments from magazines like the Utah Style & Design and Qualified Remodeler Magazine.
Living Home’s online portfolio features a variety of home designs and architectural styles. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a beautiful holiday home. The firm greatly attributes their success to their keen attention to detail and their well-kept communication with their clients.
6) Fine Remodel & Construction
1533 E Murray Holladay Rd, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117
Mark Blankman’s interest and passion for home building developed early in his childhood. After many summers working for local construction firms, he established Fine Remodel & Construction in 2001. Because of its expertise and hands-on care, the firm has received the Chrysalis Award and was recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry as the 2015 Contractor of the Year regional winner.
Among the firm’s award-winning projects is the modern interior remodel of a home in Salt Lake City. A complete remodel of the living room, kitchen, laundry nook, and the master suite was conducted. The open floor plan creates more space and allows the residents to appreciate the artistic decor of the home.
5) Maywood Custom Homes & Remodeling
637 Warm Springs Dr, Kaysville, UT, 84037
Kent Fisher is passionate about building the best homes. His extensive background in home construction started in 1977 when he worked for a prestigious custom home builder. After refining his skills and earning the proper education for the construction field, he founded Maywood Custom Homes in 1985. Maywood’s exceptional creativity and professionalism have earned the firm several awards, including Best Builder, Best Architectural Design, Best Kitchen from the Parade of Homes.
The firm’s gallery demonstrates Maywood’s high-quality work and creativity. The photo here is the second-story remodel of a home in Fairway Circle. Wooden beams were added to the ceiling, a chandelier replaced an old ceiling fan, and the previous wall was torn down and transformed into an indoor balcony. A dark wooden shelf was installed, and decorative objects were introduced.
4) Ironwood Custom Builders, Inc.
2825 East Cottonwood Pkwy, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Steve Wille’s professional experience in home improvement started way back in 1976 when he worked for a construction firm in New Jersey. He moved to Utah and started Supreme Drywall in 1995 before moving on to building and remodeling homes and founding Ironwood Custom Builders in 2008. He was later joined by an award-winning professional, Kelly Anderson, and they now lead Ironwood together.
Ironwood Custom Builders completed a sublime basement addition for the Steinmann residence, as shown in the photo here. This rustic-inspired wine cellar features a diversity of materials—from the dark wooden shelves and ceiling and white tile flooring to a stone accent with a Steinmann logo at the end of the cellar.
3) PJ Builders
8343 N. Silver Creek Rd, Park City, UT, 84098
Cited in publications like Western Home Journal, Utah Style and Design, Professional Remodeler and Park City Magazine as well as being awarded by Park City as the Best Contractor for five years, PJ Builders proves that it is one of Utah’s experts in custom home building and remodeling. Growing up in with a family that are engineers and builders, Pete Olson’s long history with home building began early in his childhood. Pete studied civil engineering in California and then moved to Park City, Olson founded PJ Builders.
PJ Builders did stellar work renovating a 100-year-old home in Old Town, Park City. Aside from the renovation and remodeling, a kitchen and second-story addition were completed. A Southern architectural style was incorporated in the design, as reclaimed, old-face oak boards were used to rebuild the home, while new technology and first-class materials were used for the amenities.
2) Magleby Construction
1291 West Center St, Lindon, UT, 84042
Wanting to raise the bar of the home building industry, Paul Magleby founded Magleby Construction and has since led the way in Utah’s home building industry. His professionalism has earned him countless recognitions from the NAHB, and he was later given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Utah HBA.v Paul has since transitioned the company leadership to his son, Chad Magleby, who serves as President and CEO, continuing the long-standing tradition of the family-owned business.
Magleby Construction’s Remodel Group did amazing work turning an Alpine home’s dated living area into a modern and fun space for the family to enjoy. The walls were completely repainted a white color, wooden floors and beams were incorporated to contrast with the white interior, and two windows were added to maximize the view and allow natural light to illuminate the room.
1) Jackson & LeRoy
4980 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117
Jeremy Jackson and Brandon LeRoy’s 23 years of combined experience and knowledge culminated in the establishment of Jackson & LeRoy in 2005. Not long after, the firm established itself as a premier remodeler and custom home builder in Salt Lake City.
It is no surprise that Jackson & LeRoy’s astonishing works have received countless recognitions from the Qualified Remodeler, Utah Style, Professional Remodeler, and Utah Business, as well as multiple awards from the Parade of Homes.
Jackson & LeRoy teamed up with renowned architect Greg Tankersley, interior designer Rochelle Warner, and landscape architect Mike Kaiser to transform a run-down 1904 Tudor house in Salt Lake City into a stunning home.
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