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Atlanta is known as a metropolis that hosts one of the nation’s largest airports as well as the head offices of several major companies and organizations, including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and CNN. As the cultural and economic center of Georgia, Atlanta has some of the state’s best restaurants, hot spots, and entertainment options. However, Atlanta is also canopied by dense trees, which make up 28% of the city’s space. This makes Atlanta the perfect place for those in search of a home that can provide both rural and urban living.
This duality is evident in the city’s houses, which are often a combination of country and contemporary styles. Other popular home styles in Atlanta include prairie boxes, country Victorians, craftsman bungalows, ranch houses, and colonial homes. There are also several extravagant Tudor- and Cape Cod-style houses in areas just outside the city.
Building and renovating Atlanta’s beautiful homes are talented general contractors, of which the top 15 in the area are listed here. These firms were chosen and ranked based on awards, media recognition, client reviews, skills, the range of services offered, and, of course, the quality of the homes they have remodeled.
15) Bridgette Boylan Interiors
4006 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 100, Norcross, GA, 30092
With over three decades of experience, Bridgette Boylan Interiors has designed and remodeled more than 300 homes in the Southeast U.S. The firm’s array of services includes whole-house remodeling, specialty remodeling, and commercial remodeling. Through establishing trade partnerships and providing strong builder support, Bridgette Boylan has cultivated effective, long-lasting relationships with several builders.
The firm’s founder and namesake, Bridgette Boyland, proudly leads the company’s team of talented women, some of whom have been with the company for more than 12 years. The firm’s portfolio is a rich showcase of colonial, French, and Tuscan designs. Bridgette Boylan’s work is also recognizable for its signature vaulted ceilings and distinct entryways.
The firm’s excellent work has been featured in the Atlanta Women’s Business Chronicle, Builder Architect Magazine, and the Best of Inside Gwinnett Magazine.
14) CastleHaven Construction
1662 Broughton Court Dunwoody, GA, 30338
CastleHaven Construction specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling services in addition to outdoor living spaces and home addition work. The firm’s designs often involve colonial and modern styles that emphasize the team’s cabinetry and woodwork. CastleHaven utilizes a layered, multi-phase construction process to ensure that each project is completed by its initial target completion date. This process prioritizes design development before moving onto pre-construction and construction.
The firm’s work has been featured on My Home Improvement and on HGTV’s Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers. CastleHaven is led by Adam Pollock, who first began his building career in 2002 after remodeling homes that were up for reselling. After working on numerous whole-house remodeling jobs, he opened a small handyman service shop called Fix-It-4U, which eventually evolved into CastleHaven.
13) Summers and Sons
1700 Montreal Circle Tucker, GA, 30084
Established in 1971, Summers and Sons is a full-service general contractor now on its third generation of builders. It was originally founded by Roy Summers, whose father ran a successful contracting company in the 1920s. His father’s business inspired Roy to establish Summer and Sons. Now led by Roy’s sons, Fred and Jeff, the firm specializes in major renovations, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, outdoor living spaces, and aging-in-place work. Both Certified Graduate Builders and Remodelers, the brothers have been recognized for their excellent home additions, historic restorations, and universal designs, which have earned them several industry awards.
Some of these accolades include a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence, a regional National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Award and a City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission Award. As shown in the photo here, the firm’s work often features long and wide windows and a generous use of modern, colonial themes.
12) Atlanta Building Company
P.O. Box 948 Grayson, GA, 30017
Atlanta Building Company was founded and is currently led by John Southwell—a proud Master Certified Remodeler with more than three decades of experience. Prior to his establishment of the firm, Southwell spent many years working for some of the largest and most respected companies in the area. With experience in both residential and commercial remodeling, Southwell has completed projects that are now worth over $500M. He founded the firm with the aim of handling projects of all sizes and budgets and strives to extend the firm’s services throughout Georgia. Southwell and his team specialize in whole-house remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, attic conversions, and basement finishes.
The firm’s portfolio showcases a rich array of modern farmhouses, colonial themes, French designs, and elegant Tuscan rooms. For its excellent work, the firm has received several CoTY awards, including a regional CoTY accolade for its kitchen work in 2011.
11) Bires Remodeling Inc.
5154 Lake Carlton Road South Loganville, GA, 30052
Since 2004, Bires Remodeling has been a leading remodeling firm in Atlanta known for its excellent customer care and highly personalized renovation services. The firm specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement finishes, and build-outs, luxury cabinetry, and home addition projects. Bires Remodeling is led by Dean Bires, who founded the firm with the goal of providing the highest level of attention and best customer service. As a result, the firm was one of the 139 firms throughout the entire nation to be recognized with a Guildmaster Award in 2010 for its outstanding customer satisfaction ratings. It is also a proud Environmental Protection Agency Certified Lead-Safe Contractor and industry partner of the American Society of Interior Designers.
As shown in the photo here, the firm demonstrates excellent skills and craftsmanship in its execution of modern, colonial themes as well as simple yet elegant French themes. For this work, the firm has graced the covers of Beautiful Kitchens & Baths—a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication.
10) Glazer Design & Construction
4167 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA, 30342
Proudly named as one of Atlanta’s Top 25 remodelers by the Atlanta Business Chronicles, Glazer Design and Construction boasts an extensive background in whole-house remodeling, renovations, and new home construction. The firm has also completed several commercial remodeling jobs and prides itself on the various awards it has won throughout the years. Some of its accolades include a Best in Bathrooms Award from Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine’s “2014 Before and After” contest as well as features in Jezebel Magazine and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle. The firm is led by Randy Glazer, who first began his career by “flipping” homes. A member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), the firm is known for its contemporary and art deco designs, as seen in the photo here.
During its spare time, the firm extends pro bono services and has collaborated with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Sunshine On A Ranney Day. It has also donated to and supported foundations such as the American Cancer Society, Camp Twin Lakes, the Scleroderma Foundation, Coralwood Foundation, and the Special Olympics of Georgia.
9) Revival Construction
1991 Rockledge Road Atlanta, GA, 30324
Revival Construction was founded in 2000 with the goal of restoring some of the most beautiful historic homes in the Atlanta area constructed prior to World War II. The firm was founded and is currently led by Wright Marshall—a Georgia native who grew up passing by historic streets lined with homes built by some of Georgia’s most iconic architects. This piqued his interest and would later inspire him to pursue his passion for architectural history by establishing Revival Construction.
Marshall further contributes to the field by serving as a member of the board of directors of several preservation societies, such as the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the Southern Architecture Foundation, and Cherokee Garden Library. Under his watchful eye, the firm has won several CoTY awards and has been published in several renowned magazines, including Qualified Remodeler and Remodeling Magazine.
The firm’s portfolio shows its extensive array of styles and designs. Together with his team, Marshall has remodeled numerous revivals, Tudor-style manors, Lake house-inspired homes, and colonial houses.
8) HammerSmith, Inc.
807 Church Street Decatur, GA, 30030
HammerSmith Inc utilizes a design-build approach and prides itself on the various times it has been recognized in the industry throughout the years. Its work has been on the pages of ELLE Decor, Forbes, and Jezebel Magazine. In addition, the firm has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as PBS Network’s The Inspired House and This Old House. The firm is the proud recipient of more than a hundred local, regional, and national Chrysalis and CoTY Awards for its excellent kitchen, bathroom, and whole-house remodels.
One of the firm’s most remarkable projects is its NARI-award winning, historical restoration of the home from the Academy Award-winning film Driving Miss Daisy (1989). The firm’s founder, Warner McConaughey, is a hands-on principal who ensures that each project he and his team take on receives the benefit of experience. He oversees and manages each home they remodel from start to finish.
The firm’s portfolio provides a closer look into the extensive styles they have worked on. As shown in the photo here, McConaughey and his team’s designs are often distinguished by their excellent command of French and Tuscan themes. The firm has also worked on contemporary and art deco homes, as well as modern takes on the classic Mediterranean style.
7) Atlanta Design and Build
1631 Canton Road Marietta, GA, 30066
Originally known as Sun-Fun Remodeling Inc., the firm was founded in 1996 by H. Dale Contant. It began as a small firm that worked primarily on outdoor remodeling projects like decks, screened porches, and three-season rooms. It would later expand and establish a reputation as a leading remodeler that specializes in kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, whole-house renovations, additions, and specialty remodeling services. It attributes its success to its creative in-house design team and its unique HOMEStyle™ Remodeling Process, which involves thoroughly getting to know each client prior to starting the design process to make sure that each client’s needs and lifestyles are reflected into their new space. Under Contant’s leadership, the firm has received numerous awards for its excellent work. Some of its most recent accolades include several CotY awards from the Atlanta chapter of NARI, including 2018 Best Residential Kitchen over $150k, Best Residential Whole House over $1M, and Best Residential Bathroom $25k-$50k.
A proud Master Certified Remodeler, Contant has served as an officer in National NARI for 5 years culminating as Chairman of the Board and also holds a Certified Remodeling Project Manager and Universal Design Certified Professional certifications. With more than 40 years of industry experience, he has an excellent eye for design and craftsmanship and collaborates closely with his team actively taking part in the remodeling process. Atlanta Design & Build has been featured in prestigious recognitions of publications like Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000, Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 and Top 550, and Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500.
6) Weidmann & Associates, Inc.
1875 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 1310 Roswell, GA, 30076-2269
Within five years of its inception in 1989, Weidmann and Associates were hailed as one of the 15 largest firms in the area. It quickly made a name for itself and to this day is still considered a well established and respected remodeling firm in the Atlanta market. Founded by Bill Weidmann, the firm is now currently led by his brother, Dan, who is a Certified Remodeler and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. He joined the firm in 1995 and has since been a vital figure in the firm’s active participation with the NARI. Dan has served on several of the NARI’s committees and served one term as its president for the organization’s Atlanta Chapter in 2008.
The firm’s work is characterized by its craftsman and contemporary designs. Weidmann and Associates’ projects often feature hints of the firm’s luxurious woodwork, custom cabinetry, and exposed beams. Together with his team, Weidmann has been recognized with several awards and recognitions, including the NARI Service Excellence Award, a 2016 CoTY Award for its bathroom work, and several features in Qualified Remodeler and Professional Remodeler. The firm is also a proud recipient of Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 Award.
5) Cruickshank Remodeling
1079 Alco Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA, 30324
A boutique firm with a full range of remodeling services, Cruickshank Remodeling is an award-winning firm that utilizes a highly-systemized design-build process. Called the “Cruickshank Care” method, this detailed procedure includes protocols regarding ensuring thorough job site cleanliness, establishing boundaries and clients’ privacy throughout the entire construction process, and providing a two-year warranty for labor and materials. All of the firm’s projects are assigned with a full-time superintendent to better streamline the Cruickshank method. Further, on average, all of its projects cost at least $150k. Manned by an experienced and industry-recognized staff, the firm was founded and is still led by Brad Cruickshank—a Certified Graduate Remodeler with a formal education on both engineering and architecture. He has served three terms as president of the NARI Atlanta Chapter and has led his team to great heights.
The firm prides itself on having been recognized with nearly all of the remodeling industry’s biggest awards, including numerous CoTY Awards, Chrysalis Awards, and several features in prestigious publications, such as Qualified Remodeler, Professional Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine.
4) Home ReBuilders Design Build
2120 Plaster Bridge Road Atlanta, GA, 30324
Consistently ranked as Atlanta’s largest renovation firm for the past decade, Home ReBuilders Design Build specializes in whole-house renovations, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, attic and ranch conversions, and small custom projects. It boasts of a showroom hailed as one of the area’s best, with materials provided by national suppliers. Manned by a team of experienced and qualified professionals, the firm was established in 1981 and has been recognized in the industry throughout the years for its excellent work. A proud recipient of numerous CoTY and Chrysalis Awards, the firm is skilled in an extensive range of designs.
The photo here showcases the firm’s excellent custom cabinetry and woodwork as well as its outstanding command of the Mediterranean and Tuscan styles. This project features trellis windows, a custom-made bathtub, and a luxurious shower area.
3) Renewal Design-Build/ Alair Homes Decatur
124 S. Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA, 30030
Alair Homes is a trailblazing firm in the remodeling industry known for its stellar work and numerous awards. It operates several franchises across the country and has established a strong presence for its excellent craft. It provides its services in Atlanta through its extension in Decatur, which is led by Peter and David Michelson. Prior to their merge with Alair Homes, the Michelson brothers ran a firm of their own under the name Renewal Design-Build, with which they were hailed with numerous Chrysalis and CoTY Awards. The firm’s work has been published in several publications, including Professional Remodeler and Remodeling Magazine. As fourth-generation builders, both brothers are experienced and well-versed in a vast number of designs. Their most recent projects under Alair include homes with modern, craftsman, and rustic themes. In addition, the brothers’ portfolio features farmhouses and bungalows.
Both Peter and David first got into the building industry after helping out in their family’s business while they were growing up. Peter was a former carpenter and was responsible for first establishing Renewal. David, on the other hand, is an executive board member of the Atlanta NARI chapter and worked on numerous high-end commercial projects before joining Peter to run Renewal and, eventually, Alair Homes Decatur.
2) Mosaic Design + Build
2358 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 300 Atlanta, GA, 30341
With more than three decades of experience, Mosaic Design and Build is owned and led by Rick Goldstein—a registered architect who worked for several years as a carpenter designing and constructing each project he took on. This would eventually inspire him to establish Mosaic Design + Build. Since then, Goldstein has led his team in remodeling some of the area’s most beautiful and luxurious homes. Under Goldstein’s leadership, the firm has been recognized numerous times with several Chrysalis, CoTY, and GuildMaster Awards for its excellent craft and customer services. It has also been published in My Home Improvement Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, and Qualified Remodeler multiple times, with each of the publications commending the firm as one of Atlanta’s leading firms.
The firm is mostly known for its sprawling craftsman homes and exquisite modern interiors, which are often accented with art deco themes. The firm’s projects are distinguished by its exposed beam work and floor-to-ceiling windows.
1) Handcrafted Homes Inc.
505 Boulder Way Roswell, GA, 30075
Established in 1976, Handcrafted Homes provides custom homework and remodeling services throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. The firm is led by its founder, Judy Mozen—a Master Certified Remodeler and Green Certified Professional who has also served terms as a board member and president of the NARI. She proudly advocates for women in the home building industry and has led her team to win numerous national, regional, and local awards. As an EarthCraft Builder and Remodeler, Handcrafted Homes strives to incorporate sustainability and energy efficiency in each of its projects. Under Mozen’s watchful eye, the firm has won multiple CoTY awards for its specialty rooms, interiors, and whole-house remodels. The firm’s team has worked on a wide range of designs, including lake homes, contemporary rooms, bungalows, craftsman houses, and historical restorations.
The photo here showcases the firm’s excellent modern bathroom work. Here, there is a generous use of ambient light through the use of neutral tones and large, open windows.
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