Chattanooga is one of America’s most beautiful communities, nestled between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee and situated along the Tennessee River. It is the county seat of Hamilton County and borders Georgia. Residents adore the high quality of living it offers, as it is also one of Tennessee’s most affordable places to live.

If you want to build a house in Chattanooga, do some research and narrow down your options to find the best fit. We’ve done some of that homework for you and compiled a list of some of the best general contractors in Chattanooga.

McCoy Homes

112 Jordan Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421

McCoy Homes, Inc. is a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based full-service General Contractor and Custom Home Builder. Since 1994, it has been constructing custom homes and providing livable luxury to families across Chattanooga. The team incorporates cutting-edge smart home techniques, universal design ideas, and environmentally conscious values into its projects. The firm is Chattanooga’s preferred residential design-build firm; the firm pays attention to the details and is a customer-centered business.

Contractor services, interior design, and remodeling services are all offered by McCoy Homes. Billy and Connie McCoy, a husband and wife team, own the company. Billy has over 28 years of work experience, and his first custom home was built in 1992. Connie, who has the same years of experience as her husband, serves as the firm’s Vice President of Operations. In 2019, the firm was awarded Best of the Best by the Chattanooga Official People’s Choice Awards of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. It was also the winner of the Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC) Awards during that same year.

New Blue Construction

1134 E 14th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408

New Blue Construction is a custom construction and renovation company founded in 2008. It has a track record of success in historical renovation, light commercial build-outs, and new home construction. The firm’s developments are overseen daily by a group of skilled and competent carpenters, painters, foremen, and construction managers. Together, that team focuses on carpentry, architectural woodworking, and finishes.

New Blue quietly celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018, having completed its first decade of artistry and responsibility much as it started: with a small group of committed and dedicated construction practitioners completing every new project with perseverance, competence, and enthusiasm, regardless of size or prestige. Stuart Gaines, LEED GA, CAPS, CGP, founded the firm after a brief stint in print journalism and a more meaningful stint as a woodworker and construction manager. Stuart was the president of Remodelers Council HBAGC in 2014, and he is still on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Cuthbertson Homes

PO Box 21246, Chattanooga, TN 37424

Cuthbertson Construction, LLC is a licensed and insured general contractor specializing in home construction, renovation, water and fire restoration, and light commercial reconstruction and construction. The firm is a licensed and insured contractor in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, having expertise in custom homes, renovation projects, entertainment rooms, and outdoor living areas.

Owner Rob Cuthbertson personally handles each job to ensure quality construction and provide clear communication with customers. Rob has a B.S. in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing an MSc in Major Programme Management from the University of Oxford. He has over 16 years of experience and is a benefactor of Linneman Associates’ Real Estate Finance and Investments Certification (REFAI). CityScope Homes & Design featured the firm’s work in 2021, 2020, and 2018 under Rob’s leadership.

Stanley Construction Company

2024 Albermarle Drive, Hixson, TN 37343

Stanley Construction Company was founded in 1978 by Jim Stanley and his son, Randy. Over the years, the firm has gained a reputation as one of the best building companies in the Hamilton County area. Custom homes make up roughly 60% of its earnings, but the firm also takes on spec homes, renovations, and light commercial construction. Randy Stanley—who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1977 with a degree in Business Administration—currently leads the firm. He is a member of the Home Builders Association’s Associates Council and he is a certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders.

Stanley Construction is also a land developer: the firm has designed and built several distinguished subdivisions in the Hixson area. Lenox Trace townhome community, Windermere, Ivy Manor, Cambridge Pointe, Riverwood, Foxwood, and Hampton Woods subdivisions are among its current and past projects. Stanley Construction is also a land developer apart from being a contractor. It has designed and built several distinguished subdivisions in the Hixson area. Lenox Trace townhome community, Windermere, Ivy Manor, Cambridge Pointe, Riverwood, Foxwood, and Hampton Woods subdivisions are among its current and past projects.


  • 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