Anchorage Alaska is growing, and it is growing fast. Residents know why: there’s a booming economy, sublime scenery, and an endless list of exotic things to do for the adventure-minded. You can explore the Chugach mountains, watch amazing sled dog races, all while working as a professional in this thriving, growing town.
Anchorage locals rely on a growing network of contractors; when you are looking to renovate or remodel an existing home, a variety of options are available at the push of a few buttons on your cell phone. And these contractors specialize in Alaska’s climate; they’ll make sure your home has the right materials to survive whatever mother nature decides to throw your way.
Whether you’re a long-time resident looking to renew the beauty of a historic home, or a new resident looking to build a new property, there is a perfect contractor in Anchorage listed here. We’ve hand-picked this list of the top 10 general contractors, noted their achievements, specialties, the areas they serve, as well as their ongoing relationship with clients.
9) Homan Inc.
12741 Iris Way, Eagle River, AK 9957
Behind the success of Homan Inc. is the expertise of Chuck Homan III. Chuck founded the company in 1978, and over the years the Anchorage native has formed a deep understanding of what it takes to build a house suitable for Alaska’s challenging climate. Chuck is a Graduate Master Remodeler, a Certified Aging-in-Place specialist, and a Certified Green Professional.
Homan Inc. can work on any residential and commercial project, whether it’s a ground-up construction of an addition or simple home improvements. Their adaptability when it comes to the style of the home they’re working on makes them good contractors. New constructions will blend, naturally, with the original structure; that new room or kitchen feels like it was inevitable. The kitchen below shows off the refined quality of construction and design that Homan Inc. offers. A pleasing contrast between wood and marble makes the kitchen sophisticated, yet comfortable.
8) Alborn Construction
118 E. International Airport Rd. Anchorage, AK 99503
Alborn Construction has been providing quality remodeling and renovation throughout Anchorage and Juneau for more than 15 years. They offer a range of services: home additions, remodeling, renovation, and even commercial projects. Their construction is durable, yet cost-efficient.
Whether it’s an interior house remodel, home addition or exterior remodeling, Alborn enjoys the diversity of styles that each client finds suitable for their lifestyle. They keep current on the latest trends in architecture and provide a sleek, modern touch to their projects. Their painstaking step-by-step process—a process they came up with themselves—ensures expectations are met and exceeded.
7) Taylored Restoration
8535 Dimond D Circle, #A, Anchorage, AK 99515
Taylored Restoration is a time-tested company; they survived the early 80s recession and weathered Alaskan adversity. Their experience will help your home deal with the complex subarctic climate, and do it with style and grace. They offer home remodeling, but they’re also able to handle quick repairs and can rapidly respond to the damage caused by floods, high winds, and vandalism.
Taylored Restoration makes it a point that every new construction will match the existing structure of the house. The subtle, yet exquisite kitchen remodel in the picture below is an example. Cupboards were removed to expand the ceiling, creating more open space. Meanwhile, the cabinets were refurbished, and a spacious countertop installed to achieve this modern, sleek result. This kitchen is a place where family and friends can have a lively conversation as they prepare to sit down to the evening meal.
6) Hawkinson Construction
7700 Hillside Way, Anchorage, AK 99516
In 1968, Bob Hawkinson established Hawkinson Construction on principles of trust, partnership, authenticity, and ethics. Fifty years later, Hawkinson Construction is still a family-owned business in Anchorage specializing in luxury homes, residential construction, remodeling, and commercial improvement projects.
With projects worth $100k to $15M, their works exude elegance, sophistication, and attention to detail. They work on contemporary luxury custom homes. One of their notable works in their gallery is a custom ‘hobbit house.’ The houses, designed for little people, are inspired by the films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novels. As for remodeling, the kitchen remodel below in Campbell Lake is just one of their stunning projects. The contrast of the misty marble and the rich wood texture brings out the character and style of these gorgeous, natural materials. Hawkinson Construction was featured in the September 2013 issue of Alaska Business Monthly.
5) Sound Contracting LLC
P.O. Box 613 Girdwood, AK 99587
Sound Contracting LLC has been in the industry for over 20 years. They custom-design homes, build new homes, offer comprehensive rehabilitation/renovations/remodels, provide custom woodwork, and they also complete commercial tenant improvements on projects ranging from $10k to $3.5M.
Sound Contracting create homes that are not only livable and beautiful but environmental-friendly. They state that “we are helping to lead the industry in sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint using innovative green technologies and integrating solar and geothermal energies.” They use cold climate building techniques that ensure clients’ homes are energy efficient. Sound Contracting also brings a welcome sense of play to the industry: they nurture innovative, creative ideas that lead to beautiful, productive, spaces. They create homes that flow: you transition seamlessly from your living room to your dining room, finally to the warm comfort of your kitchen.
4) Grayling Construction
7133 Arctic Blvd. Suite 3, Anchorage, AK 99518
Cody Lee & Stacey Dean, Grayling’s principals, and their team have been making and remodeling impressive homes for over 20 years. They create spaces that are beautiful and enhance the homeowner’s lifestyle. Grayling creates sunrooms that let homeowners bask in the sunlight all year round. Complete with a fireplace and heated flooring, this sunroom is something that can be enjoyed in Alaska’s warm and cold seasons.
Grayling Construction focuses on home remodels and home additions. Their dedicated team was named as Anchorage Home Builders Association Builder of the Year in 2012, and Anchorage Home Builders Association’s Golden Hammer Best Remodel of 2014 for the home they featured in the 2014 Parade of Remodeled Homes. They are also a certified NAHB’s Graduate Remodeler, and a Certified Green Professional as well. This means that not only do they have the proper training to remodel houses, but they also use green and sustainable materials to attain a cost and energy-efficient home.
3) Trailboss Solutions
3330 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503
They have awards from Alaska’s Best Kitchens Magazine, they were named Top 500 Remodeler by Qualified Remodeler Magazine: Trailboss Solutions keeps showing the Anchorage community that they’re on their toes, and they plan on keeping the competition on theirs. Trailboss’s founder, Scott Allen, has a thorough background in construction, which includes historic restorations, remodeling & renovations, additions, custom home construction, medical & commercial renovations.
Scott is well-respected in the industry for his professionalism, outstanding work ethic, and his quality of service. Trailboss works with contemporary, modern and traditional style homes. The living area below stands out for its cool, modern, minimalist approach. The redwood floor contrasts with a white brick wall, and the fireplace and simple walls shape an elegant interior. The stark combination of colors and textured surfaces highlight the dark-wooden staircase of this beautiful, calming home.
2) Treeline Construction
6511 Brayton Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507
Treeline Construction was established by Jeannine and Derrick Jabaay in 1999. They offer a range of services that will fit your personal needs–from small to large remodeling and construction–and they have a career-minded and passionate team ready to walk you through their process. Treeline serves Anchorage with better homes that are not only beautiful but long-lasting.
Treeline is a Certified Green Professional that strongly believes in building sustainable projects using recycled and reclaimed materials whenever possible. Their portfolio showcases how their style of construction blurs the line between indoor and outdoor; large windows, wide decks, wooden structure, and well-lighted space.
Their nationally recognized projects have gained praise from numerous magazines and organizations, including a citation on the Top 40 under 40 of 2016 by Pro Remodeler. In 2017, they were a Top 4 Gold Pan Finalist Finalist with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. They were also recognized as Top National contractor for 4 years running from Remodeling 550, and they received the Best Deck of the Year citation in 2013 by Deckorators. Treeline also believes in giving back to the community through projects partnered with the Anchorage Parks Foundation and the Challenge Alaska.
1) Michelsohn & Daughter Construction
3410 Balchen Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517
Your home should reflect your unique character. Michelsohn & Daughter’s principal, Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, strongly believes that, and her firm works hard to fulfill that ideal with every project. Originally founded by Paul Michelsohn in 1977, Michelsohn & Daughter Construction has completed over 300 projects from custom homes to residential and commercial renovations.
With over 30 years of industry experience and a family-owned firm, Karen loves watching a project evolve from a design on paper to the reality of a completed home. Karen is an award-winning, certified designer; thus M&D can handle a wide range of home designs that suit your preference and needs. Their quality of work and classic ageless design made Michelsohn & Daughter Anchorage’s best home remodeler and general contractor. And we’re not the only ones who think so. They were awarded the 2009 & 2016 Anchorage Home Builders Association Builder of the Year. Their luxurious gallery illustrates Michelsohn & Daughter’s style; high ceilings, expansive windows that richly illuminate homes with natural light, and a modern style that blends wood, bricks, and steel.
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