Known to be one of the best places to live in Virginia, Chesapeake homes have a median value of $290k. Many young professionals and families put down roots in this tranquil suburb. Our editorial team has listed the best contractors in the area that are able to give these homes a solid foundation and a personal finish. The majority of the firms on the list have been in the industry for several decades, giving them the advantage of possessing field knowledge that creates quality results.

Some of the firms are also affiliated with industry organizations such as the Tidewater Builders Association (TBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). With their experience and connections, these firms are capable of crafting beautiful new homes, transforming homes into elegant spaces, adding ADUs (accessory dwelling units), and putting together additions and remodeling work that can add value to a home. 

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

All In Builders

234 Valleau Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502

All In Builders has been serving clients in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. During this time, the firm has honed its skills when it comes to providing residential projects, including designing and building new homes and renovating or remodeling interiors/builts ins, additions, bathrooms, and kitchens. All In Builders carries an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a testament to its high quality of work.

The full-service remodeling and construction company has an impressive portfolio. Among its many projects, one of its most notable is a remodel that includes a gorgeous two-way fireplace centered between two living spaces, beautiful crown molding, lots of doors and windows that let in natural light, and sleek wood flooring. 

American Contracting Services, LLC

4536 Bruce Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Found in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, American Contracting Services, LLC is a professional home remodeling company that offers experienced planning assistance and follows through with detailed results. Since its establishment in 2011, the firm has provided all levels of building and remodeling. It is especially adept at additions, garages, interior and exterior home renovations, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Aside from offering start-to-finish solutions for every project, American Contracting Services also offers full-concept design services. It is a fully licensed and insured “class A” building contractor with a five-star rating based on customer testimonials. 

Among the firm’s projects is a breathtaking addition with high wooden ceilings and walls, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, French doors, and wood flooring that ties it all together.

Caruana Homes Inc.

2952 Summerhaven Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Referrals from past clients make up a big part of this firm’s client list. A residential builder for more than 40 years, Caruana Homes Inc. has been serving clients from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake with a variety of services including the building of new homes, additions and renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, ADA universal homes, screened-in porches, and sunrooms. These projects have brought the firm a number of awards, including The Virginia-Pilot’s “Best Of” Reader’s Choice award, Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Tidewater Builders Association (TBA)’s Homearama People’s Choice and Critics Choice Award.  

Gary Caruana manages this veteran firm. Possessing years of industry experience, Caruana has built several award-winning homes that can be found in the most sought-after communities. Included in the firm’s extensive portfolio is this luxurious symmetrical two-story brick home with aesthetically pleasing windows, multi-directional roof, and uniquely shaped gables. 

Hatchett Design/Remodel

520 S Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

In 1960, Hatchet Design/Remodel started as a siding and roofing company. Soon after, it evolved into one of Virginia’s premier remodelers, capable of providing a number of services, including kitchen and bath remodeling, additions, home repairs, and sunrooms, as well as light commercial projects. The firm is led by company President and CEO Donald L. Hatchett. A second-generation builder, Hatchett served as president for the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association, the Peninsula Remodelers Council, and Tidewater Remodeler’s Council. Over the years, the firm’s work has won a number of awards, which include two Builder of The Year Awards, the Remodeler of the Year Award, the National Remodeler of the Month Award, and several PRC Merit Awards. 

With such honors, its portfolio exhibits several exceptional projects such as the Hunting family’s sunroom addition. The firm used the exterior wall of the house to create the interior wall of the sunroom. The sunroom’s exterior walls consist of French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing ample natural light. 

J.M. Froehler Construction

2251 W. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

For more than 30 years, J.M. Froehler Construction has been a recognized expert in residential construction for clients in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. Aside from innovative design concepts and strict attention to detail, the firm also exercises a structured line of communication that ensures a smooth start-to-finish process. This line of communication comes in the form of an online app where supervisors keep clients informed of day-to-day activities and a schedule from tradesmen and deliveries to meet project timelines. 

Operated by brothers Matt and Mike Froehler, the firm has a five-star rating based on numerous customer testimonials. In addition, it is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and EarthCraft House.  J.M. Froehler Construction specializes in custom-home and commercial construction, as well as residential and commercial renovations, remodeling, and additions. 

Featured from its portfolio is a kitchen remodel that transformed the space into an open concept, as well as gave it a modern facelift, including new custom cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, and lighting. 

K.M. Cash Remodeling

439 South Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Since 1989, K.M. Cash Remodeling has been designing and building top-quality living spaces. These days, the firm is most recognized for remodeling services provided to clients around Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Moyock, and Suffolk. In addition to its remodeling and renovations work, K.M. Cash Remodeling also builds pool houses, home offices, and garages, as well as provides attic conversions, flooring, roofing, and fencing. 

Among its many projects is a kitchen remodel that exhibits white cabinets with silver knobs, a white tile backsplash, granite countertops, and a large island where guests can mingle. 

Raymond Key Commercial & Residential Contracting, LLC

4014 Tanglewood Trail, Chesapeake, VA  23325

Raymond Key Commercial and Residential Contracting, LLC is a team of class-A contractors operating in Virginia and North Carolina since 1981. Its hard work and professionalism have gained the firm projects over 80,000-square-feet in size and budgeted over $15 million. As a firm that has a high number of experienced contractors, it is capable of providing clients pre-construction, design/build, general construction, and green building services, including new homes, custom remodeled or renovated homes, millwork, land acquisition, and land development. It has worked with the Department of Neighborhood Preservation in Virginia Beach and has participated in numerous neighborhood revitalization projects throughout the Greater Tidewater region, as well as surrounding areas and North Carolina. 

The firm has completed thousands of projects, including this spectacular single-family, two-story, low-maintenance brick home. 

Schneider Construction, LLC

259 Granby St., 2nd Floor – #15, Norfolk, VA 23510

Whether it’s a new primary residence, an addition for extra space, or a total custom renovation, Schneider Construction, LLC is best known for practicing superior quality and workmanship. The firm designs, builds and remodels high-value homes in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The firm’s clients experience creative design solutions for modern or traditional styles in urban, rural, or oceanfront settings. Schneider Construction has several professional certifications and designations from well-known establishments including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Owner and Master Builder Jim Schneider grew up building houses with his father and uncle. He brings the strong work ethic, attention to detail, and artisanship he learned from his family to every project. 

The featured waterfront new customer home was given a “shabby Scandinavian” design based on the desires and preferences of the client. It has an open-floor plan that offers oceanfront views from every side of the home, giving this primary residence a vacation feel.

Stafford and Son Builders

1016 Old Canterbury Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Affluent neighborhoods in Virginia Beach include Broad Bay Point Greens, Church Point, Alanton, Old Donation Farms, Little Neck, Chesapeake Beach, Croatan, and High Court. As a veteran with 35 years of experience in the industry, Stafford and Son Builders has created a reputation for building quality homes in these neighborhoods. Over the years, the firm’s portfolio has included new custom homes, additions, renovations, kitchens and bathrooms, and screened-in and open porches, as well as commercial renovations. Stafford and Son Builders is led by Tom Stafford, an award-winning Homearama builder capable of building homes with the latest amenities. The firm has an “A” rating based on numerous customer reviews.

The featured custom-built property is a prime example of a Stafford and Son Builders large-scale project that requires immense attention to detail and has myriad moving parts that require extensive industry knowledge and expertise.

The Remodeling Company

2106 Aluminum Ave., Hampton, VA 23661

The Roofing Company has been around since 1998. A GAF Master Elite, the firm provides not only a full range of roofing services but also specializes in the preservation of historic homes and structures. One of its most notable projects is its restoration work on the Peterson Reed House. A beautiful Victorian home in the Hampton historical district, its restoration involved an entire slate roof installation alongside the replacement of the internal gutter system and the crafting of elaborate exterior details. Exceptional work that presents the firm’s keen eye for details is credited not just to a highly skilled team of professionals, but also to the owner and company president, Brian Chalsma who was also the former president of the National Slate Association.

One of its most notable projects is its restoration work on the Peterson Reed House. A beautiful Victorian home in the Hampton historical district, its restoration involved an entire slate roof installation alongside the replacement of the internal gutter system and the crafting of elaborate exterior details.

Tidewater ProBuild

1980 Northgate Commerce Parkway Suite #6C, Suffolk, VA

From the initial design concept to the final product, Tidewater ProBuild provides clients from Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and the surrounding Hamptons Roads with highly personalized home remodeling, home repair, and exterior home solutions. With experience in remodeling both simple and lavish homes, Tidewater ProBuild has been featured on HGTV network where the team’s ability to build aesthetically pleasing and livable designs has been well illustrated. Timely and punctual, the crew is known to provide exceptional customer service that accompanies the firm’s ability to keep to the project’s budget while producing quality results. 

As shown in the featured project, Tidewater ProBuild can transform outdated, cramped areas throughout a house into modern, open spaces, utilizing every inch of real estate. 

VB Homes

1209 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

For more than 32 years, VB Homes has provided clients around Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake with new home construction, remodeling, and home addition services. Since its establishment, VB Homes has been recognized for offering quality workmanship, materials, and design-build services that have been featured in publications such as Inside Business, Remodeling Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine. In 2019, the firm also won the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Contractor of the Year Award for an entire house project. Such recognition was gained thanks to the team’s combined 150 years of industry experience. 

The team is managed by company President Chris Ettel. With more than 28 years of industry experience, Ettel is a member of the Board of Directors for the Tidewater Builders Association and is also chairman of the Tidewater Builders Association Remodeler’s Council. 

The featured bay colonial customer home offers the beauty of a colonial-style exterior with all of the modern technologies and amenities on the inside.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.