Aurora is known as one of the best places to live in Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, the city is known as the “City of Lights,” being one of the first in the nation to illuminate its street with electric lights. The city contains various parks, coffee shops, and restaurants from which both locals and tourists can choose. 

If you plan to build a home or open up a business in Aurora, check out the list below, which includes some of the best general contractors in the area. They were chosen based on their backgrounds, experiences, press features, affiliations, and awards.

J&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.

3682 Prairie Lake Ct., Unit E, Aurora IL 60504

J&J Construction is an award-winning home remodeling company serving the general Chicagoland area. Established in 1992, it offers a wide array of services, including bathroom and kitchen remodeling, room additions, three-season rooms, and sunroom screened porches. The company has become known for delivering the best remodeling experience. Its team of remodeling professionals has the experience and expertise needed to bring the unique version of its clients to life.

Since its inception, J&J Construction has established a reputation as a trusted remodeling firm. Under the leadership of its president, Joseph Censullo, the company delivers excellent project executions that are delivered on time and within the budget. It manages everything from design work and product installation to any necessary work along the way.

J&J Construction has been recognized with the Big 50 Customer Service Excellence Award and chosen by Qualified Remodeler as one of the Top 500 Remodelers in the nation. J&J Construction is also accredited by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau (BBB), and GuildQuality.

Tranquility Builders

10119 Clow Creek Rd., Suite A, Plainfield, IL 60585

Established in 2004, Tranquility Builders is an exceptional general contracting company that services Naperville and the surrounding Chicagoland area. It is a family-owned and operated custom home builder, remodeling, new construction, and general renovation contractor. It offers a wide range of services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, home updates and improvements, basement finishing, granite countertops, and tile work.

Tranquility Builders is led by its main principals, Beverly Totsch and James Totsch. Beverly completed her education at North Dakota State College of Science and has eighteen years of experience in the building industry. James earned his degree in business administration and management from Blackburn College. His thirty-seven years of experience have contributed to the growth of the company.

Tranquility Builders prides itself on its integrity, honesty, and dedication to its diverse clients. Its works were recognized through honors, including five Houzz Awards in 2018-2022. The company is also certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, and the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.

L. Martinez Construction

4S115 Curtis Ave., Warrenville, IL 60555

Headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois, L. Martinez Construction is a building and remodeling contractor serving commercial and residential clients. The company manages various services ranging from general contracting, custom home, structural engineering, project management, site planning, operation, new construction, home additions, home extensions, and home remodeling. The company is committed to its philosophy to build homes with the highest quality, provide the best customer service, and maintain a relationship based on trust and integrity.

L. Martinez Construction is founded, owned, and operated by Lionel Martinez, who has been in the home building industry for twenty years. He has a background in structural engineering, which gives him substantial knowledge of the home building process from its inception to completion. He is committed to ensuring the highest standard of finished products.

L. Martinez Construction is certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Reliable Quality Construction Inc.

0S271 Town Rd. Suite A, West Chicago, Illinois 60185

Established in 2016, Reliable Quality Construction is a general contracting firm that provides work ranging from general contracting design-build, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, windows, doors, decks, and new homes. With thirty years of combined experience, the company helps its clients through the entire process, from the design and preconstruction phase to completion. It only employs the best in the industry, and its contractors have extensive experience and knowledge in their industry. 

Mark Parker and Wayne Bearden co-founded reliable Quality Construction. Mark joined the construction industry after graduating from college. He has comprehensive experience in custom home building and has drafted unique home plans. In addition to being the company’s COO and chief architect, Mark is also a project design specialist and on-site operations manager.

Reliable Quality Construction ensures that its remodeling or construction projects are high quality and durable for years to come. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has been the recipient of the 2022 Best of Houzz Award for Service.

P&M Renovations, Inc.

2020 Calamos Court Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563

Founded in 1997, P&M Renovations is a home remodeling contractor that specializes in quality custom kitchen, bathroom, basement remodeling, and entertainment areas. The company’s attention to detail and customer satisfaction is unrivaled in the industry. The company strives to bring its clients quality and innovative home remodeling solutions and stands by its work with a commitment to give its customers the best experience and final product. 

Mike Wurl, founder and owner of P&M Renovations, has forty years of experience in kitchen design and remodeling, coupled with his expertise in custom cabinetry. He leads a team of skilled professionals committed to providing the best quality of workmanship in every project. 

Over the years, the company has been recognized by different award-giving bodies for its excellence in the craft. It has been awarded the Best of Houzz Service Award from 2013 to 2021 and is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Cut Masters Construction

962 Berry St., Elburn, IL 60119

Established in 2009, Cut Masters Construction is a small-scale, full-service interior remodeling company serving Aurora, Batavia, Elburn, Farmington, Geneva, Kaneville, Lafox, and beyond. It offers services ranging from kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basements, additions, cabinet finishing, and millwork. The company prioritizes quality craftsmanship, integrity, and honesty. At Cut Masters, each step is executed professionally, from preconstruction to scheduling job-site work to completion.

Cut Masters Construction is led by David Spohn, who has been in the residential building industry for fifteen years. He has extensive experience in carpentry, woodworking, code enforcement, building department procedures, designing, managing, negotiating, and teaching. David started as a laborer, and having learned the value of hard work, strives to provide its clients remarkable projects and unrivaled customer service. With its years in the business, Cut Masters Construction is honored to be awarded the Best of Houzz Service Award from 2014 to 2022.

MG Bros Construction, Inc.

1295 Jarvis Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

MG Bros Construction is a general home remodeling company that provides new home building, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, home additions, renovations, remodeling, windows, siding, and other services. Founded in 2004, the company provides the skill and high quality of craftsmanship brought about by its years of experience. Its team delivers the highest quality results and unrivaled service while ensuring that it exceeds clients’ expectations for their home construction projects.

Greg Kawula, founder and CEO, began working in the construction industry after finishing high school. He started his own construction company after learning the aspects of home improvement. Greg was recently named a recipient of the 2018 Pro Builder’s 40 Under 40 Award.

As a leading general contractor in Chicago, MG Bros has built a reputation as one of the most trusted remodeling companies in the business. In 2020, The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) awarded the company in recognition of their outstanding design for single-family custom homes. It is also the recipient of seven Houzz Awards from 2015 to 2022 and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Shiffler Builders, Inc.

25 North Ave., Naperville, Illinois 60540

Shiffler Builders, Inc. is an established full-service remodeling company that provides services including constructing exterior kitchens, outdoors, bathroom, additions, door and windows, interior details, and historic renovations. The company works closely with architects and reliable subcontractors who strive to deliver excellent quality projects and are completed on time and within budget. Shiffler has built a  reputation for excellence and quality, which it has maintained for one hundred years.

Shiffler Builders was founded in 1910 by Charles Shiffler. Today, the company is led by its current owner, Steve Shiffler, a fourth-generation builder. He is committed to providing the clients with quality craftsmanship, exceptional service, honesty, and professionalism.

Shiffler Builders is one of the oldest and most trusted home remodelers that has been in the business for 111 years. Award-giving bodies have recognized the firm for its dedication and commitment to excellence. It has been awarded five consecutive Houzz Awards for Service from 2017 to 2022.

Barriere Construction

4915 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Established in 2013, Barriere Construction is a third-generation Energy Star certified home builder that works tirelessly to create exceptional homes in the great Chicago suburban area. It offers home remodeling, home additions, restoration, architectural design, custom home builders, new home construction, and multigenerational homes. Its custom homes exude an extraordinary sense of luxury, built with exceptional craftsmanship. Each home built comes with every efficient staple, such as eco-seal, thermal barriers, tankless water heaters, and sealed ducting.

Barriere Construction is led by its president, Adam Barry, who earned a degree in accounting and business management from the College of    DuPage. With seven years of experience in the building industry, he leads a team of highly skilled professionals to deliver quality homes that will stand for years to come.

Since its inception, the company has been honored to receive three Houzz Awards for Service in 2018, 2020, and 2021. It has been accredited by the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, EPA Certified Indoor Airplus Qualified Homes, Better Business Bureau (BBB), and is an Energy Star Partner.

Guerrero A. Construction Corp.

731 Sunset Dr., Naperville, IL 60540

Established in 2002, Guerrero A. Construction Corporation has been building homes of every architectural style. It offers various services that include new homes, interiors and exteriors, commercial, basement remodel, kitchen, bathroom installation, attic renovation, home addition, deck, and garage remodel. The company provides quality building and fair pricing with fifteen years of experience in the industry. 

Guerrero A. Construction is managed by its president, Gabriel Guerrero, who oversees the firm’s daily operation. He provides technical support to a team of skilled professionals who strive to produce quality results. The company also builds custom homes, from large-scale to smaller family homes.

Various industry-related organizations have recognized Guerrero A. Construction since its founding. It was the recipient of the Houzz Award for Service from 2018 to 2020 and is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).


  • 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