Ann Arbor, Michigan is home to the University of Michigan, a prestigious public university well-known for its research activities. Coming to Ann Arbor, you get to experience globally inspired cuisines, one-of-a-kind shopping, and world-class arts and culture. You’ll find something daring, authentic, and unexpected in Ann Arbor. Creativity and innovation are important components of what makes Ann Arbor unique.

The same inventiveness and originality extend to the city’s evolving built landscape. For anyone looking to build in this desirable town, we have compiled a list of the best general contractors in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Rochman Design-Build

2204 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Rochman Design Build is a nationally recognized, award-winning Ann Arbor design-build firm that has been providing clients with unique and inventive renovation solutions since 1989. They are a multiple award-winning firm with over 30 years of experience in the sector and have been nationally recognized with NARI and Guildmaster awards. The firm’s strength rests in the relationships it develops with its clients, beginning with Gary Rochman’s personal engagement with each customer. Gary Rochman, the principal architect, has vast experience as an architect, structural engineer, and woodworker. He is also known for his involvement in and attention to each project. 

Shown here is an example of the firm’s work, a kitchen remodel with modern, French-style finishes. This project demonstrates the firm’s attention to style and detail. The company specializes in modern designs with clean finishes, and focuses on medium to large residential remodeling and home addition projects. The results are spaces that reflect the homeowners’ lifestyles with both function and beauty. 


Meadowlark Design + Build

3250 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Meadowlark Design+Build has been an award-winning, full-service residential contractor since 2004. The company generates excellent architecture and design and builds custom houses, remodels, additions, kitchens, home exteriors, and other residential building projects. Kirk Brandon and Doug Selby first created and maintained a woodworking company in Ann Arbor during the early and mid-1990s, honing their passion for exquisite craftsmanship, and have been expanding on their skills since then. They are now aided by a highly skilled design group of architects and other design specialists and provide unparalleled craftsmanship.

Meadowlark is dedicated to providing an outstanding customer experience with an emphasis on creating relationships built on open communication, honesty, and respect. Whether building a custom home or remodeling an existing home, they follow a proven process that has been perfected over the years. The goal is not only to deliver the beautiful, healthy, and sustainable home their clients are dreaming of but also to make sure the process is enjoyable from start to finish.

This featured project proves Meadowlark’s ability to deliver exceptional projects that capture what the client envisions. With a fixed budget and a yearning for an open-concept plan that would accommodate large gatherings of friends and family, they came to Meadowlark who made their vision come to life. Two-toned cabinetry in both white and ocean blue adorned with matte black hardware draws attention to this bright and airy kitchen. From floor to ceiling, Meadowlark created a beautiful and functional kitchen and dining space that provides a relaxed and inviting feel for the clients.


DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

2333 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Building relationships and amazing spaces since 2004, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is run by two couples with strong affiliations in the community. Lee and Brenda Willwerth and Matt and Marsha Calus are deeply motivated by the belief that homes are where relationships are formed and lives are enjoyed to the fullest. They strive to create homes with unique and functional environments to enhance lifestyles. They are also members of NAHB and NKBA. The firm’s gallery photos and before-and-after pictures show its attention to excellent workmanship.. They have an extensive portfolio of completed work in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

DreamMaker’s portfolio includes interior renovations of single-family homes, focusing on bathrooms and kitchens, as illustrated in the photo here. The client sought a truly custom kitchen that would suit the contemporary and eclectic décor of their home. This had to be a lively setting for entertainment, with lots of angles and movement. This new area’s focal elements are the large-veined island countertop and matching, full-height backsplash. The island is made of two full slabs of Cambria and is a truly one-of-a-kind diamond shape with plenty of storage for optimal convenience.


Acheson Builders

1483 Newport Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

With more than 30 years of experience building custom homes and remodeling interiors in the area, Acheson Builders is highly regarded for its craftsmanship and keen eye for design. Firm principal Jim Acheson was recognized early on for his vast experience in the field as well as his exemplary skills. Small remodel projects and custom cabinetry were so carefully and skillfully done that Acheson’s customers began spreading the word of their services.

An example of their work clearly showing their prowess with New Traditional homes is this whole house remodel on 2nd Street in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side. The historic home was remodeled with more modern finishes that still preserve some of its original characteristics. The bright, open kitchen shown here is a beautiful balance between metals and woods. It is outfitted with white cabinets and butcher-block countertops, while the island is topped with marble.


Ann Arbor Remodeling

5275 Sutton Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Ann Arbor Remodeling has been a well-known, full-service remodeling company serving the greater Ann Arbor area since its establishment in 2013. Every expert working under Justin Kolic’s leadership is dedicated to creating unforgettable modern and new traditional spaces for every customer they encounter. It is clear from their portfolio of completed projects that they place a strong emphasis on providing a fantastic experience for their clients, which can be accomplished by maximizing the practice of core values such as effective communication, high quality workmanship, and a team culture. Despite being relatively new to the industry, they have already done a number of projects in Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Dexter, Salem, Saline, and Whitmore Lake. 

Featured above is their work on a first floor remodel on Burr Oak. To achieve the client’s open concept floor layout, a structural wall had to be removed. This allowed the kitchen layout to be expanded into a long shape with improved flow into the dining area and living room. The team increased the size of the kitchen island and installed larger windows with more seating. Because of the larger window size and the removal of walls, ambient light now reaches all of the living spaces on the first floor. For additional kitchen storage, a large pantry was specifically created.


Acclaim Construction

4150 Scio Church Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Accreditation by the EPA and BRAG are milestones that have distinguished Acclaim Construction’s more than 30 years of experience in the Ann Arbor area. Since 1988, Acclaim’s team of professionals has specialized in modern home finishes. The firm does custom renovations and new builds, offering their vast knowledge of build processes. Well recognized for their proficiency in building, the team is also equipped to do intricate woodwork. Their knack with modern and rustic-style homes is partly thanks to their extensive and versatile woodworking shop for fabricating custom cabinets and custom trim from various types of wood. 

Acclaim Construction’s portfolio clearly demonstrates the firm’s skill in integrating custom woodwork with more modern components. In the project shown here, engineered flooring was used to keep the floor stable throughout expansion and contraction cycles. The most up-to-date appliances were installed, and the  kitchen was further spruced up with new paint and cabinet hardware. Neutral tones, bright shades of white, and blues were employed throughout the space to create a clean, smart, and cool effect.


Qualified Construction Corp

4706 Product Dr, Wixom, MI 48393

Qualified Construction, a family-owned firm since 1984, is a trusted group of build specialists with a high level of competence and expertise in minimal modern finishes. The company’s impressive work etiquette is supportive of the clients’ needs. Qualified Construction believes no project is too great or too small, and its team is equipped with all the skills needed to deliver excellent work. They employ a seasoned design staff trained to make the most out of kitchens, bathrooms, decks, and concrete work, with competitive pricing.

As the photo here shows, Qualified Construction has established that a largely white motif can never go wrong. This design concept is especially well-suited for rooms where cleanliness is critical. A soothing gray and white color scheme sets the tone for the entire home. Patterned walls and flooring help to differentiate the zones.


JMJ Residential Construction

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

JMJ Residential Building has been providing construction and remodeling services in the area for over a decade. JMJ Residential, founded by Josiah Shurtliff, has gained a reputation as a preferred building firm by specializing in finished basements, kitchens and baths, wood and composite decks, pergolas, porches, and three-seasons rooms. Every year, the company completes approximately 80 projects for satisfied consumers. The firm’s skilled team has also accumulated over 100 years of combined experience.

Featured here is a basement apartment and office suite in one. Plenty of lighting and minimalist elements keep the space open and airy. It has a full kitchen, a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and a dedicated space for work. A neutral palette is maintained with pops of color throughout.


Construction Design Services, Inc.

6310 Werkner Road, Chelsea, MI 48118 

Pioneering with 35 years of experience in the industry, Construction  Design Services offers quality workmanship with acute attention to detail in the building and renovation of commercial and residential properties. Over the years, the firm has built a team of dedicated, driven, and committed professionals that have served numerous clients in Michigan. Aiming to fulfill the needs and dreams of clients, Construction Design Services provides a wide range of services and expert knowledge in the entire build process, resulting in a large portfolio of completed projects with varying project requirements.

Construction Design Services has handled numerous comprehensive renovations and remodels, such as the project shown here. The team enhanced the space’s lighting and created an artistic interior. The new room is a marked contrast with the old, thanks to the addition of varying patterns and textures and stunning pops of color. The living area was brightened with a light palette on the walls and ceiling to create a modern, comfortable, relaxed, and relaxing space. It now has a cleaner appearance, incorporating a lounging area and other furniture.

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