A major city in Ohio, Cleveland is well known for its economy, climate, and natural resources. Cleveland prides itself in having effective plans for climate change and sustainability and plays a role in the fight against climate change by having more compact communities of green residences. It is also devoted to preserving its historical buildings.
Cleveland’s over 385,000 residents value the city’s comfortable climate and enjoy its vibrant culture. Cleveland’s climate is affected by west-to-northerly winds off Lake Erie. These winds lower summer temperatures and raise winter temperatures. Summers are moderately warm and humid, while winters are relatively cold and cloudy. Residents and visitors do often see snowfall that fluctuates widely and thunderstorms that can bring damaging winds, as well as the occasional tornado.
In addition to contemporary homes, Cleveland is known for its historical, classic homes, Victorian homes, colonial homes, and even small castle residences. Cleveland has many well-qualified building professionals to whom to turn when constructing or renovating a house in the area. Should you ever find yourself in need of remodeling or constructing a new home in Cleveland, below is our selection of quality contractors:
14) CPK Construction
8051 Vesta Avenue, Suite 3 Northfield, Ohio 44067
CPK Construction was started in 1989 as a small carpentry contracting firm. Founded by Chris and Patty Kontur, the company grew into a general contracting firm in 1996. The two founders had strengths that complemented each other: Patty was a business whiz while Chris was an expert in custom carpentry, cabinet making, and contracting. Today, Chris and Patty’s sons Evan and Jonathan help manage the firm.
CPK Construction offers major home renovations, additions, and new construction, with projects typically costing between $75,000 and $1 million.
13) Larry Bloch Builders
26001 Miles Rd Suite 10, Cleveland, Ohio, 44128
A contractor known for its exquisite designs, Larry Bloch Builders is making its mark in the Cleveland, Ohio area. With nearly 35 years of experience, Larry Bloch Builders is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland and the National Association of Home Builders. Satisfied customers especially love the remodeling of luxury properties that the firm is known for.
Larry Bloch Builders offers interior home remodeling, exterior home remodeling, kitchen design and remodeling, bathroom upgrades, entryways, and living rooms, and bedrooms and master suites. Larry Bloch Builders has been featured in publications including Design Build Magazine.
12) Myers Homes
9 Deerfield Drive South Russell, OH 44022
Founded in 1993, Rob Myers and his team have been offering their services to Cleveland and its surrounding areas for 25 years. One of Rob’s early jobs was as a president of a wine company, leading to one of Myers Homes’ specialty services: wine cellar installation- which is modern, with vibrant colors and lights. The firm is an expert in remodeling, custom homes build, general contracting, and home additions and extensions.
Being an environmentally-friendly firm, Myers Homes uses the latest structural and green” materials. Throughout the years, the company has been given many HBA Cleveland Choice awards for design and building. Myers Homes is a member of The American Institute of Architects and American Society of Interior Designers.
11) Makoski Construction
11139 Caves Rd Chesterland, Ohio
Makoski Construction is one of the most competent remodelers in Ohio, with a reputation for quality remodeling services. It is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland (HBA of Greater Cleveland), the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers (NAHB Remodelers), a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and an NAHB Certified Green Professional. The firm has also been featured in magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, 1001 Decorating Ideas, and Builder/Architect. It has won many awards including the Cleveland Choice Awards for the “Judges Choice Award of Excellence.”
Frank A. Makoski, company founder and president, is very hands-on, visiting job sites daily, scheduling the construction process, financing, and personally handling all customer contact. Makoski created a team of carpenters, plumbers, and other subtrades-most of whom have been with him for over 15 years- who are all dedicated to giving their best to each project.
10) Otero Signature Homes LLC
8559 Washington St Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Otero Signature Homes is one of the most well-established and renowned firms in Cleveland. Founder and President Ted Otero holds a civil engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and n MBA from Cleveland State University. He has 20 years of real estate and construction experience in both commercial and residential fields. Otero is also currently President of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Cleveland.
The firm has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Cleveland Choice Awards 2015 Best Overall Renovation under 500K, 2015 Best Specialty/ Entertainment Room, 2015 Best Green Built Home over 4,000 square feet and 2015 Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000. Otero Signature Homes is a member of the HBA of Greater Cleveland and the Residential Energy Services Network. Otero Signature Homes offers remodeling, custom homes, energy efficient homes, home additions, and new home construction.
One of the firm’s memorable projects includes a recent Aurora kitchen remodel. To remodel an outdated kitchen that lacked space, the dining room wall was demolished, dark cabinets were replaced with light-colored ones, a center island provided for the family to use, and chandeliers were installed for a touch of glamour.
9) Colony Homes
4647 Wakefield Run Blvd Richfield, Ohio 44286
Colony Homes was founded in 1999 to build both custom homes and excellent customer relationships. Colony offers to remodel basements and kitchens, and also constructs green homes. With founder Michael Pearl’s over 65 years of experience, Colony has built more than 1,500 homes in the Cleveland area and is considered one of the most reliable firms in the area.
In 1997, the company won the Home Builders’ Association Builder of the Year Award. In 2006, it received the Cleveland Choice Award for Product Design of the Year, and Best Single Family Architecture and Interior Merchandising. Colony Homes is a member of the NAHB and the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland and is an NAHB Certified Green Professional.
8) Petros Homes
10474 Broadview Rd Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Serving the Cleveland area for nearly 35 years, Petros Homes is one of the veteran firms on this list. It was founded in the early 1980s by CEO Sam Petros, who focused on niche land positions in “quality communities with strong, stable appreciation.” Today, Petros has built over 2000 new homes in five counties throughout the Cleveland area and has built a reputation for its high-quality home remodeling and designing of custom kitchens, custom basements, and custom baths.
This firm has been the recipient of multiple awards, including Wiltshire Best Condo, Cluster Home Community of the Year, Town Centre Village–Best Single Family Product Design Under $250, Best Overall Addition–The Four Seasons of Brecksville, and the David Binder Award for Sales Person of the Year. Petros Homes has been featured on cleveland.com as well as in Cleveland Magazine. The company also participated in the 2018 Summer Parade of Homes.
7) Harmoni Designs LLC
2990 Berkshire Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Harmoni Designs LLC is a general contracting firm that offers remodeling, custom homes, architectural and interior design services, and building projects that are eco-friendly and green. The company has a broad array of design and hands-on construction experience with commercial and residential construction, ranging from traditional architectural design styles to high-end contemporary and warm Danish design. A senior-friendly firm, one of Harmoni’s recent notable projects is an Aging-in-Place addition. This was a master suite addition for a senior couple, designed and constructed in such a way to give them the utmost comfort.
Harmoni Designs received the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Heritage Home Award in 2014. It is also a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certified Architect, the State of Ohio Registered Architect, and a Green Design LEED-Accredited Professional BD+C.
6) Regency Developers
2066 S. Taylor Road Cleveland Heights OH 44118
A 29-year-old firm, Regency Developers’ principle when it comes to clients is to listen and be accountable. Headed by Norm Muskal, the firm offers renovations, additions, kitchen, and bath remodels garages and sunrooms. It also constructs apartments and new homes. From 2013 to 2017, Regency has won a place on Angie’s List Award of Excellence.
A recent project of Regency Developers is an attic bathroom installed in University Heights. The bathroom was installed in such a way that it made the most use of limited space, but still used quality tiles and materials, and had a beautiful design with contemporary accents.
5) Latina Design Group
21080 Beachwood Dr. Rocky River, Ohio
Founded by Darla Kurtz and Anthony Latina in 2009, Latina Design Group doesn’t only offer design services, but also custom homes, home additions, extensions, remodeling, and general contracting services. In the past year, Latina has served 17 communities and improved 35 houses.
An A+ Better Business Bureau-accredited company, the 50 years of combined experience of Kurtz and Latina has created expert designs and remodels. Latina Design Group recently received the Ambassador Award from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Anthony Latina has served as President for the Ohio Home Builders Association and the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland.
4) Payne & Payne Builders
10750 Mayfield Rd, Chardon, OH 44024
Payne & Payne Builders are one of the most established and multi-awarded building firms in the Ohio area. The company has been around for 25 years and has won multiple awards, including the 2009 National Custom Home Builder of the Year, the 2012 & 2013 HBA of Greater Cleveland Builder of the Year award, 2010-2015 Cleveland Choice Design Awards, and the 2011 Professional Remodelers of Ohio Remodeler of the Year Award. Payne & Payne offers services including custom homes, drafting, energy-efficient homes, historic building conservation, home additions, home remodeling, house plans, and kitchen design.
Payne & Payne is best known for its aesthetically-pleasing modern kitchens, some of which have touches of blue that reminds of the ocean and gives a Mediterranean vibe.
3) Relief Properties
20728 Carlton Ct, Strongsville, OH 44149-67005
Founded in 2012, Relief Properties has bought, sold, restored, and developed over 100 properties in the greater Cleveland area. Originally a real estate and design-build company, Relief Properties aims to be a one-stop shop for every home need, by offering renovation and custom home services.
Relief Properties has been featured on social media on the Fresh Water website, the Ohio Builder’s website, Cleveland.com, and the Lakewood Alive website. A recipient of many awards, Relief Properties has received the Best Entire Home Renovation and Best Kitchen Renovation awards from the Home Builders’ Association (HBA) in 2017. The company was also awarded the Best Custom Built Home by the Ohio Home Builders Association in 2016, and the High Sales Producer from RE/MAX Executive Club in 2015 and 2016. Notably, the Ohio House of Representatives gave the company High Praise for Property Transformation in 2014. Relief Properties is also a member of the HBA of Greater Cleveland, Ohio, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Association of Home Builders, and NAHB Remodelers.
2) Odell Construction
871 Canterbury Rd Suite F, Westlake, OH 44145
Odell Construction, a family business serving the Greater Cleveland area, prides itself on its years of experience, carpentry, and artisan craftsmanship.
Odell is an expert at remodeling bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and whole homes. Odell also offers 3D rendering, design, custom home bars, home additions, and window installation. This award-winning firm received the 2017 and 2018 Contractor of the Year 1st Place Award. Odell Construction is a member of NARI Greater Cleveland, is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, has an A+ BBB Rating and received a place on Angie’s List 2014-2016 Super Service Awards.
1) Keselman Construction Group
15500 Pearl Rd #361271, Strongsville, OH 44136
Keselman offers remodeling services for basements, bathrooms, and whole homes. It also offers garage building, home additions, home extensions, lighting installation, concrete construction, deck repair, and custom home builds. One of the unique things about Keselman Construction Group is that its team is composed of legal immigrants from Ukraine. Because they are especially appreciative of the fact that they are living in the United States, they feel that every project is special.
A top contractor since 2004, Keselman Construction Group has created over 2,000 projects. The company won the Best of Ohio Homes 2017 award and the Guild Quality award. Keselman is 203K Contractor Certified and is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Keselman won the 2018 and 2017 NARI Contractor of the Year Awards, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Angie’s List Super Awards. The company is a member of the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce and is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified firm.
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