Cincinnati, known as “The Queen City”, is the third largest city in Ohio, after Columbus and Cleveland. A number of Fortune 500 companies have established themselves in the city, including Kroger, Macy’s, and Procter and Gamble. Cincinnati is also home to several famous and influential persons, such as Neil Armstrong, William Howard Taft, and Steven Spielberg. Several film productions have been made in this lively city, including the 2016 crime thriller film Marauders, and 2011 political drama movie, The Ides of March. Home to major league baseball team the Cincinnati Reds and also to 140 different chili restaurants, Cincinnati is a unique place to live and visit.
In a place where the entertainment is exciting and the economy is growing, more and more families are starting to choose Cincinnati as home. Residents in Cincinnati benefit from the city’s strong job market, good schools and relatively low cost of living. Listed below are the best general contractors in the city, who not only deliver excellent remodeling and construction services but also clearly understand Cincinnati’s culture and lifestyle.
15) Woeste Remodeling, Inc.
7243 Bridges Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Woeste Remodeling, Inc., a family owned business, has been serving the Eastern Cincinnati area, including Anderson, Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, and Milford, for over 20 years. They specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, patio rooms, and home renovations. They take pride in their ability to provide professional and honest home-improvement services to every customer.
Their clients commend their punctuality, diligence and high standards, which are characteristics that make them a successful construction company. Woeste Remodeling, Inc. is an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau, a member of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, and a certified member of the Home Builders Association.
14) Riverstone Construction Services
6295 Maxtown Road, Westerville, OH 43082
Established in 1988, Riverstone Construction Services offers room additions, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling, basement refinishing, exterior facade and interior remodels, as well as involve garage demolitions, additions of master bedrooms, new kitchen island installation and hardwood floor replacements. The company provides home-improvement services across all locations in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Founder Mike Stumpf constantly works to continue to improve his construction services, to achieve customer satisfaction in every project. Riverstone Construction is a certified member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau.
13) Burnett Builders
Website | 513.629.9399 | 3919 Hickory Hollow, Hamilton, OH 45013
A premier home-improvement and custom home builder in Cincinnati, Burnett Builders has been in the business for over 25 years. The company focuses on providing kitchen and bathroom remodels, custom decks, finished basements, new home construction, and room additions. The firm builds in many prestigious communities, including Ross Trails in Ross, Ohio.
Burnett gives its full attention to small details and top-notch quality craftsmanship for every home they build; taking on only three to five projects a year. Burnett Builder is an accredited A+ business by the Better Business Bureau.
12) Brookstone Homes
7203 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45227
Brookstone Homes is a high-end custom home builder with more than 75 years of experience in the industry. The firm produces homes in premier communities throughout Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana, including The Views of Kenwood, Hawk’s Landing and The Enclave at Woodruff. The homes in these areas have a selling price of more than $600,000 and clients who demand the best quality in construction services. Brookstone Homes is driven by its passion for building custom homes of the highest standard, and are committed to providing genuine and professional customer relations.
Recently, the company produced a single-family ranch in Terrace Ridge which was sold for $375,000. The two-story residence is designed with an outdoor pool, walking paths, and green space for young families. President of Brookstone Homes, Shannon Lachenman, a father of four children, knows well what type of home is suited for a family. He is also a former board member of Home Builders Association in Greater Cincinnati. Brookstone Homes is a certified Energy Star Builder, a member of the Home Builders Association, and a Better Business Bureau accredited business.
11) Mark Bradley Homes
2702 Erie Avenue, Suite 205, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Luxury home builder Mark Bradley Homes serves prestigious communities throughout Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and its surrounding areas. Each home built by Mark Bradley receives the same high level of attention to detail and quality of service.
Every Mark Bradley Home is high-quality, featuring classic architectural details and distinctive floor plan designs. Being in the business for 25 years, the company has built over 500 award-winning homes and has earned a number of community awards including Premier Builder Award and Best Product Design.
10) Dallman & Bohl General Contractors (DBGC, Inc.)
1910 Dana Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45207
Dallman & Bohl General Contractors, known as DBGC, Inc., is a full-service general contractor focusing on custom residential remodeling projects, new home construction, LEED homes, and light commercial construction. They have been in the business for 30 years, serving clients based in the Greater Cincinnati region. John Dallman and Billy Bohl have assembled a team of professionals who provide quality service to every customer. Since the inception of DBGC, Inc. in 1987, the company has earned a reputation for its LEED-certified homes that are designed to conserve water and energy.
One of the projects that was highly acclaimed by the Cincinnati Design Awards program was DBGC’s sustainable home owned by the Marcotte Rietz family. The home has environment-friendly features such as barrels that capture rainwater, a green roof on the storage shed and a composting system. DBGC is a rated A+ builder by Better Business Bureau.
9) Robert Lucke Group
8825 Chapel square Ln # B Cincinnati, OH 45249-4702
A first-rate builder of Ohio’s Carriage Hill Community, Robert Lucke Group offers customized homes, home additions/extensions, home remodeling, and pool design & construction. For 63 years, the firm has been committed to building homes that embody the character and culture of Cincinnati locals. Robert Lucke Group offers custom homes starting at $250,000 to upwards of $3 million and has built a reputation as a trustworthy and reliable builder for luxury homes.
Robert Lucke Group has been an active builder for custom home showcase Homearama for over 42 years and is recognized for its design and architectural excellence. The company is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with a rating of A+, a member of the Home Builders Association, and certified Energy Star builder.
8) Toebben Companies
541 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, KY 41017
This multi-million dollar construction and real estate development company consists of three major entities: Toebben Builders, Matth Toebben Construction and Toebben Ltd. Established in 1995, Toebben Builders has been providing custom home building and remodeling services in areas within Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The company builds in three of the most luxurious communities within the Greater Cincinnati area: Country Squire Estates, Squire Valley Landominiums/Patio Homes and Rivers Pointe Estates. Founder Matth Toebben started out as a carpenter in his early 20’s where he mastered the art of working different types of wood. Today, each Toebben home is embellished with handcrafted doors, cabinets, and windows, which has become a Matth Toebben trademark.
Operated by Matth’s sons, John Toebben and Bill Toebben, their company continues to be one of the top builders in the both Cincinnati and northern Kentucky areas. John Toebben is a recipient of the Donald M. Wiedeman Lifetime Achievement Award from Home Builders Association and is the elected president of The Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association Land Development Council. In 2012, the company was given a Tri-State Masonry Institute Architectural Award for Best Masonry Design.
7) Legacy Builders Group
7789 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Legacy Builders Group is a design-build firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They offer custom home building, room additions, basement remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, new home construction, renovations, and interior design. The firm has designed and built some of the finest homes in sophisticated neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Montgomery, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Northern Kentucky, and other surrounding areas. Legacy takes pride in its design-build process, which they call the “Legacy Way” because through this method they are able to demonstrate their ability to handle projects professionally and efficiently.
They value the importance of open communication with their clients so that the Legacy Builders team can precisely capture the vision of every customer for their home. The company is affiliated with several trusted organizations including the Home Builders Association, the Remodelers Advantage Roundtables, and the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association. Legacy’s work has been featured in well-known publications such as Remodeling Magazine, Montgomery Bulletin, and Housetrends.
6) Andrew James Builders
3407 Monteith Avenue, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Andrew James Builders is a custom home builder and remodeler serving the Greater Cincinnati area. Owned and operated by two of the most respected builders of the city- Andrew Riffe and James Van Curen- its goal is to successfully build homes that meet and exceed the expectations of their clients. The company believes that the home is where memories of generations are made, which is the reason why they craft homes with superior quality and detail. With open communication, honesty, and integrity, Andrew James Builders successfully provides award-winning construction and remodels each client. A notable home of Andrew James is River Green, a 3,700+ square-foot home with a selling price of $945,000.
This grandeur home features four bedrooms with three full baths with a first-floor master bedroom veranda and large deck with a scenic view of the Ohio River. Andrew James’ work is incorporated with green building principles, which has earned the company awards from the Greenarama home show, including 2011 Best in Show Master Bathroom, 2008 Best Home Design and 2007 Best Remodel from the Home Builders Association.
5) Ireland-May Ltd
9441 Main Street Montgomery, Ohio 45242-7620
Ireland-May Ltd offers custom home building, home remodeling, and historic restoration services. The firm has built a number of customized homes in Montgomery, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, and Northern Kentucky, as well as other neighborhoods within the Greater Cincinnati vicinity. Ireland-May specializes in constructing residences that showcase modern amenities and state-of-the-art designs. Additionally, the firm is experienced in kitchen and bath remodels, basement finishes, room additions, and whole-house remodel. Ireland-May can confidently handle any type of remodeling project whether big or small.
The company is made up of a team of highly-skilled professionals, most of whom have been with the company since its establishment in 1996. Owner Dan May is a key person in the Ohio building industry and has been an officer of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati for many years. He previously served the HBA of Greater Cincinnati as vice president/treasurer, and second vice president/secretary before he became president in 2013. He has also been a member of the board of directors since 2008.
In 2011, Ireland-May Ltd received the Business of the Year award by the City of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, and the Reader’s Choice “Best Builder” Award on the East side of Cincinnati by the Community Press in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The company has also won the prestigious “Restoration Award” from the Cincinnati Preservation Association.
4) Justin Doyle Homes
6154 Trotters Way, Liberty Township, OH 45011
A proud Certified Green Builder, Justin Doyle Homes builds custom luxury homes for clients in the Dayton, OH, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas. Since the company’s inception in 1976, it has been its passion to help families realize their dream home. Their services are not limited to custom home construction, also being capable of providing home additions and home remodeling services. Justin Doyle Homes has built homes with size ranges of 1,800 square-feet up to 12,000+ square-feet, built either on the client’s purchased homesite or in an existing Cincinnati/Dayton/Northern Kentucky Community.
The firm is one of the few 100% Energy Star Builders in the state of Ohio and is also a certified LEED builder. Constructing sustainable homes is their most recommended service because this type of home gives additional protection during extremely hot and cold weather which is normally experienced by homeowners in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky. The company is experienced in building unique features in every home, including bars, basketball courts, theaters, pools, dance floors, exercise rooms, and more. Justin Doyle Homes is the most awarded builder in Cincinnati with HOMEARAMA® awards including multiple peoples’ choice awards in both Cincinnati and Dayton, and winning “Best Custom Home over 5,000 Square-Feet” in the state of Ohio from the Ohio Home Builders Association in 2018.
3) Hensley Custom Building Group
3283 W 22 SR 3 Loveland, Ohio 45140
Since 1985, Hensley Custom Building Group has built some of the finest handcrafted luxury custom homes in the Greater Cincinnati area. Hensley has continuously strengthened its business partnerships and client relationships, with whom it has served throughout its 33 years in the business. Among all of its services, it specializes in building luxury custom homes and energy-efficient homes, as well as home remodeling and pool house design/construction.
The company allows itself only a limited number of projects per year, to make sure that each home has the complete attention of the Hensley building team. Hensley is committed to providing first-rate quality service to their customers by demonstrating integrity, character, competency, and creativity. One of Hensley’s award-winning works is the Brighton Manor home, which features an open floor plan, signature amenities including indoor/outdoor patios, and a first-floor master bedroom. Hensley made use of the space by building a media room with a large screen TV and a fireplace.
2) Sterling Homes
347 Stanley Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
Sterling Homes is a full-service custom home builder and remodeler based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company has been serving customers for six years in various locations throughout Ohio, including Amberley, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Evendale, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Kenwood, Madeira, Montgomery, Newport, Norwood, and Wyoming. The homes built by Sterling Homes commonly feature transitional, contemporary and traditional styles which are blended in such a way that reflects their client’s personality. Sterling takes pride in its flexibility in building customized residences, from secluded areas with hilltop views, to busy places with suburban streets. Sterling offers kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, as well as historic homes renovation.
Owner Brad Olinger handles the team of well-qualified professionals to ensure that every luxury home they produce meets the highest standard. One of Sterling’s best-known work is the Jefferson, a 4,500 square feet home built in West Chester Township’s Oaks of West Chester subdivision. The home showcases a French country decor with elegant touches of early 20th-century homes. The Jefferson is embellished with bluestone countertops, polished chrome features, and glass doorknobs. Sterling Homes earned multiple awards from Homearama- one of the most anticipated events for home builders in Cincinnati, Ohio-including the 2018 First Place Winner of Best Kitchen, the Best Master Bedroom Suite, and the Best Study/Office/Library.
1) Schumacher Homes
811 Chamber Dr. Milford, Ohio 45150
Recognized as one of America’s largest custom home builders, Schumacher Homes provides award-winning services to its customers nationwide. Since 1992, Schumacher Homes has built over 18,000 customized, sustainable, and high-quality homes across the country in 14 different states, from Pennsylvania to Texas. Schumacher promotes the value of building energy-efficient homes because they understand that this type of home can do more than saving the environment; it also helps homeowners cut down utility costs.
Paul Schumacher, owner, and founder of Schumacher Homes, began his career as a fixer-upper during the ’90s. He found his passion for building custom homes in 1992 when he built his first residential work in a neighborhood in Perry Township, Ohio. Driven by a dedication and an enthusiasm for his work, Paul Schumacher earned the 2017 George S. Dively Entrepreneurship award from the Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio. This award is given to a person or a company that demonstrates substantial growth, leadership, and profitability over the previous five years. Paul is more than a respected builder, but also an inspiring entrepreneur.
Schumacher Homes is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Housing Quality Award, the National Gold Winning Home of the Year, and the Number 1 Design Studio in America Award. Schumacher was also featured in a Fox 8 News Home Builders Spotlight segment.