Bend, Oregon is often referred to as the “Outdoor Playground of the West.” Its unique topography and proximity to the pristine beauty of the surrounding wilderness make the city an outdoorsman’s paradise, and people flock to Bend seeking adventure. There is no shortage of activities within the city as well. It’s been listed as one of the most underrated cities for brewers and it hosts several entertainment venues.

Residents and tourists alike feel that Bend, Oregon is possibly one of the nicest small towns in the United States. If you have thought about moving to this quaint community, it’s best to be ready with all the knowledge you can find to make the best of your home investment. Knowing the best general contractors working in the area is a great place to start.

Neil Kelly Inc

Bend Design Center, 190 NE Irving Avenue, Bend, OR 97701

Neil Kelly Inc. is a veteran general contractor in Bend with over 70 years of active service in the area and a workforce of over 200,000 employees. The firm has finished thousands of projects for various clients during its tenure in the industry. Neil Kelly is also known for green construction, and many of their projects earn LEED certification.

The firm values community, service, innovation, and environmental awareness, and the staff’s main goal is to satisfy its clients. It does so through thorough planning, problem-solving, and constant coordination with the client as well as their building partners. The firm promises to relieve clients of risk, stress, and hassle—all the client has to do is enjoy the end result.

During its impressive tenure in the industry, the firm has also collected multiple awards across different categories for builds and remodels. Most recently, it was dubbed the 2017 NARI Regional Winner in 3 different categories of renovation.

PGC Building + Design

62980 Boyd Acres Road, Building F, Unit 3 Bend, OR 97701

PGC Building + Design is an award-winning general contractor working in Bend. The firm focuses on custom homes and high-end remodels and additions. They have specialized in high-end residential construction since 2006. The firm promises to deliver uncompromising value for its clients by delivering the highest quality result possible and doing so with stellar customer service.

The scope of their work extends from Bend, Oregon to Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Tumalo, Awbrey Butte, Tetherow, and Broken Top. The firm has earned a reputation for efficient, eco-friendly, and high-quality services. The firm approaches each project with carefully observed deadlines and accurate assessments so it can assure its clients that their builds will be delivered with the least amount of hassle. The firm provides quality construction, craftsmanship, efficiency of design, and superior customer service in its building process.

Pacwest Builders

170 SW Scalehouse Loop, Bend, OR 97702

Pacwest Builders is a high-end general contractor that specializes in custom, luxury homes and remodels. For over 15 years, it has served its area delivering high-quality, luxury homes. Principal Spencer Williams leads the firm.

Pacwest has a specialized system in place for their custom home or remodelong projects. Its in-house team of architects, designers, and engineers assures clients that the firm will be hands-on and involved in their project from the design stage through to construction and follow through. Each team is composed of experts in their field so clients can be confident that the project will be completed in a timely, professional manner, and always within budget.

Norman Building & Design

1016 SW Emkay Drive, Bend, OR 97702 

Norman Building & Design was established in 1977. Its founder and lead designer, Jim Norman, has had a lifelong passion to create exceptionally beautiful and functional homes. With his firm, he has also developed a way to satisfy the desires of each of his clients.

The firm specializes in rustic-style luxury homes and remodels. The firm houses its own interior design team that streamlines the process of designing and building to deliver quick, quality builds to clients. The firm is careful to ensure that all the client’s requirements are met from budget and design down to build and supply quality. Norman Building & Design’s meticulous approach has allowed them to build homes that meet or even exceed luxury standards.

Steve Bennett Builders

611 SE Business Way, Bend, OR 97702

Steve Bennett has operated Steve Bennett Builders in Bend since 1995. He has been building high-end custom homes on the west coast since 1980. Steve is a born-and-raised Oregonian. Steve himself is a 3rd generation Bend resident. With over 25 years of experience building custom homes in Central Oregon, he knows every detail necessary to navigate the building process and can guide you through the unique challenges you may face in our local planning departments, the Central Oregon climate, and in selecting and gaining access to the finest tradesmen and subcontractors. Most recently, his firm was nominated for Best Local Home Builder in 2019.

Steve Bennett Builders is a low-volume, “boutique” custom home builder which means you deal directly with the owner, Steve Bennett, and you get a very personalized experience. He will personally be on your job site every single day. Steve has a reputation in the community as one who builds relationships first with the subcontractors performing the work, second with his clients. He is recognized in the construction industry as a “hands-on” professional, specializing in the teamwork approach. His expertise in all facets of construction will ensure your new home investment. Steve has developed personal relationships with the most accomplished architects, interior designers and specialty subcontractors across the Northwest and we know their strengths and capabilities. He can offer you his expertise in selecting the best team to work with on the design and execution of your unique vision. Steve coordinates directly with the tradesmen and subcontractors in order to make sure the job is done right, on time and on budget.

Steve takes the physical aspect of building the home very seriously, but he cherishes the long term relationship that evolves with his clients. Steve makes a commitment to this relationship as a forever stand – as long as his clients own their home, Steve will be available.

The Finisher General Contracting

P.O. Box 154, Bend, OR 97709

Ron Brown, otherwise known as The Finisher, began his general contracting firm in 2012, but he has been an active contractor since 1994. He has a vast amount of experience in the professional world as a white-collar worker in the medical and finance industries. His background has turned him into an expert communicator and a skilled craftsman.

His firm handles remodels of all kinds, including individual forms of rustic furniture. What’s distinct about his work is his preference for reclaimed pieces of old barnwood—he turns them into works of art. His practice has allowed him to offer his services for a lower cost both for the client and the environment.

His background in business, communication, and craftsmanship has given him a reputation for quality service and outstanding efficiency. His firm handles each project with careful attention to be sure that the needs of each client are met.

Stillwater Custom Homes

70 SW Century Drive, #100-481, Bend, OR 97702

Bart Mitchell, owner of Stillwater Custom Homes, has had over 27 years of experience in the general contracting industry. He has extensive knowledge and business management and the construction of custom homes. His firm has also provided high-end remodel jobs for its clients.

Clients will be in direct contact with Bart Mitchell if they choose to work with Stillwater Custom Homes. Clients are promised that high involvement to give them what they need with the least amount of stress possible. Stillwater Custom Homes adopts a cost-conscious attitude and business-minded approach. The firm’s top priority is to maintain clear communication with its clients so that each project is completed successfully.

Buffalo Ridge Builders

2020 NE Linnea Drive, Suite 241, Bend, OR 97701,

Buffalo Ridge Builders is a general contractor based in Bend and managed by Aaron Pibble. Pibble is a veteran in the construction industry: he has over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. His personable style of business as well as his commitment to deliver works that always go beyond acceptable has garnered him over $33 million worth of projects in various sectors.

Buffalo Ridge Builders challenges itself to raise the bar in construction and to strive to continue innovating and improve the way they do business. The firm employs a streamlined workflow for its clients that involves a lot of careful planning, scheduling, and assigning the right people to the job. The firm adheres to strict quality control standards to ensure that each build exceeds expectations.

Larraneta & Co.

Larraneta & Company Fine Home Builders, 62576 Eagle Road, Bend, OR 97701

Larraneta & Company is a general contractor, but the firm would rather call itself a full-service company dedicated to providing professional building services to its clients. It is a firm made up of owners, architects, designers, subcontractors, and builders—all dedicated to building your designs and creating exceptional buildings.

The firm has been active in the construction industry of Oregon for over 30 years. It takes a traditional approach to its projects and it specializes in custom homes with rustic finishes. Each project is highly personalized based on a client’s certain needs, budget, and priorities. Larraneta & Company holds its clients in high regard and believes in the value of honesty, integrity, and commitment as they continuously seek to deliver outstanding customer service.

Kaiser Home Builders

320 SW Century Drive, Suite 405-112, Bend, OR 97702

Kaiser Home Builders describes itself as a multidimensional construction firm known for very focused customer engagement, attention to detail, and high-quality standards.  The firm’s strong work ethic and straightforward approach to finding solutions have led to its success. It values traits such as integrity and transparency, and, as a result, the firm has a reputation for being trustworthy, reliable, and cooperative with customers.

The firm makes transparency and communication a priority. Its detailed system of documentation keeps its clients informed of all expenses incurred for their projects, as well as regular updates to keep clients informed and free of stress.

The firm’s management holds everyone in the firm to high standards and keeps everyone accountable for providing premium quality service and results. It is the goal of the firm to ensure that each of its projects is achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner—relieving stress from its clients—and guaranteeing an enjoyable building experience.


  • 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