Known nationally for its college football scene, Columbus also teems with culture and business. It serves as home to several theaters and museums, and offers a continuously-growing business scene filled with a bustling millennial workforce. Despite this, however, the cost of living in Columbus is relatively low compared to other metro areas, making it an ideal place in which to live or to visit. The area is filled with several historic neighborhoods, thus making classic colonial- and ranch-styled homes a regular sight. Italianate and American Foursquare-styled homes are also highly popular, especially around Columbus’ famous German Village and the university district.
This article provides a look into the 13 best general contractors in Columbus; companies that are behind some of the area’s most beautifully remodeled spaces and newly constructed homes. These companies were chosen based on merit, client reviews, media presence, and skill. In addition, their previous projects were taken into account, along with their history and experience.
13) Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
6589 Huntley Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
Cornerstone Construction & Remodeling, Inc. provides room additions, basement finishing, kitchen remodeling, attic conversions, bathroom remodeling, and garage conversion services. It offers its services at a competitive price, and assures its clients of its team’s reliability and high-quality craftsmanship through a one-year workmanship guarantee. In addition to all of its aforementioned services, the firm also offers custom paver patios, new home construction, interior and exterior painting, roofing, and drywalling.
The company specializes in modern, colonial, and traditional designs, as can be seen in the chosen photo, which serves as an example of one of its more contemporary takes on the classic colonial style. Here, the firm showcased its woodwork through the exposed beams and flooring. The firm has had its work recognized by several awards. It most notably won a Contractor of the Year (CoTY) award in 2013 for its kitchen work in the $40k and below category.
12) All In Wood Construction, Inc.
2836 Fisher Rd., Columbus, OH 43204
All In Wood Construction, Inc. specializes in custom cabinetry and millwork, and is well known for its skill and craftsmanship. Its in-house team of designers produce numerous intricate works, including detailed crown moldings, custom hand-carved cabinet doors, and other custom-made pieces. The company provides general contracting and project management services, and shares good relationships and partnerships with several of the area’s best architects and building authorities. All in Wood Construction specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor living projects, and is equipped and experienced to handle both full-scale remodels and ground up construction.
Led by founder Tom Jacobs, the firm was established in 1983 and is manned by a team with a combined experience of over one hundred years. Together, they have built and remodeled beautiful European-themed homes as evidenced by the chosen photo. The firm’s projects are often distinguished by its generous use of French, Tuscan, and Mediterranean themes. This can evidently be seen in this project with its rustic metallic accents, high ceilings, and neutral color palette.
11) DL Custom Construction
Website | 614-554-1349 | 438 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43214
DL Custom Construction takes on both commercial and residential work, specializing in home additions, garage installations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and entire house remodeling. It provides its clients with an online system, which owners can use to access information and updates regarding their new home from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Furthermore, the company takes pride in its excellent craftsmanship and its ability to handle projects of any size.
Many of the company’s projects feature traditional themes, as exhibited in the chosen photo. Here, the firm utilized a neutral palette to complement the marble countertops and simple wood paneled flooring. It installed a center island to bring the room together, and to make the most out of the space.
10) J. Holderby – Renovations
Website | 740-936-3003 | Sunbury, OH 43074
J. Holderby provides entire home renovation services, and specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and flooring by their master craftsmen. It extends its services throughout North Columbus and Delaware County, and is known for its sleek modern and contemporary designs. Its portfolio showcases a gallery of modern versions of otherwise classic and traditional designs; such as farmhouses, ranch homes, and colonial-themed rooms. It draws inspiration from metallic elements and palettes, depending on their projects, they apply amazing balance and symmetry.
The pictured project is an example of the firm’s bathroom remodels. Here, the firm once again used a more contemporary theme, and emphasized the modernity of the room through its choice of lights and metallic elements.
161 West Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Amidonian offers entire home remodeling, but is best known for its bathroom remodels and upscale fireplaces. In addition to its remodeling work, it also provides shopping and design consultation services, which offer clients assistance in picking out furniture and accessories for their new home through several of the firm’s partner vendors. The Amidonian design team works hand-in-hand with each client, providing them with portfolios complete with floor plans, color schemes, idea booklets, and samples. For its outstanding work, the firm has been named the Best Renovation Contractor for the third straight year in a row by the Delaware Gazette.
Clients looking for more concrete examples of the firm’s work may visit one of the firm’s home tours. Its principals, Roxan and Charlton Amidon, open some of their homes upon request to give clients a better idea of their design and style. One of these homes is their Victorian Italianate, which was built in 1871. The home features an outdoor kitchen, nine unique fireplaces, five distinctive sinks, a two-story deck, and an arbor.
8) The Bellepoint Company
720 Lakeview Plaza Blvd. Suite A, Worthington, OH 43085
The Bellpoint Company is a family-owned business best known for its exquisite designs reminiscent of beautiful French country architecture. It was proudly and very recently hired by Evans Farm, an up-and-coming new community in Lewis Center just a few minutes away from North Columbus, to become one of its custom home builders. The Bellepoint Company is led by its founder Samuel Teitt, who first started his career in home building through working for a local builder for eight years. While there, he would oversee the construction of over 40 homes before finally setting his sights on establishing a firm of his own. He now runs the firm with his wife Jennifer, who manages the design team and oversees operations, and his brother Andrew, who handles construction.
Together, the three have led their team into remodeling and constructing some of the area’s most beautiful spaces. The company’s portfolio provides a look into several luxurious rooms, often with a touch of European design and modern vibes. It has worked on contemporary farmhouses, upscale Tuscan-inspired living rooms, and inviting French kitchens.
7) P&D Builders
59 Greif Pkwy. Suite 100 Delaware, OH 43015
With over five decades of industry experience, P&D Builders offers custom home building and entire home remodeling services. It maintains a direct relationship between its clients and its principles to ensure that each project receives the utmost attention necessary. P&D Builders has a fulltime in-house roster of skilled residential design professionals, and offers interior decorating services, banking and loan support, and full warranties. It also assures its clients that each of its homes are individually Energy Star inspected, tested, and certified. As a testament to its skill and craftsmanship, the firm is the proud recipient of several Parade of Homes awards, for both its interior and exterior work. In addition, the firm has had the chance to work with ABC’s hit reality TV series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The firm’s portfolio is a display of numerous unique spaces and transitional and ranch-inspired rooms. It also shows skill towards constructing craftsman themed houses, in addition to bungalows and modern farmhouses.
6) Winkelman Design
390 Richards Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Winkelman Design offers kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, basement finishing, patio and deck installation, and custom area construction services. It also works on smaller-scale projects, and has taken on minor maintenance work, but is capable of handling long term and large-scale work such as crafting and creatively executing ten-year plans for clients hoping to stage their renovations. The firm has been remodeling homes in Columbus for over three decades, and is the remodeler behind some of the beautiful and older homes of Clintonville, Upper Arlington, Bexely, and Worthington. Being a small firm, it assures its clients that each of its projects receives personal attention, with its principal, Leo Winkelman, directly overseeing and supervising each home.
A carpenter by trade and designer by profession, Leo has nearly four decades of experience and is well-versed in both period architecture and contemporary design. He has worked on solar homes and has supervised the construction of entire subdivisions prior to his establishment of the firm.
5) Shrock Premier Custom Construction
234 West Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842
Shrock Premier Custom Construction was founded in the 1960s by Melvin Shrock, who in 1984 would hand down ownership of the firm to his son. Since its inception, the firm has been serving Central Ohio, and is best known for its fine custom homes and remodeling services. It takes pride in its skilled team of in-house designers, millwork specialists, certified welders, professional builders, and excavation operators. Given the efficiency of its team, the firm rarely subcontracts any of its work. As can be seen in its portfolio, the firm has worked on an extensive range of designs. It has constructed charming French kitchens, colonial spaces, and contemporary rooms.
The chosen photo is an example of one of its exquisite kitchen remodel projects. Here, the firm utilized designs similar to classic French architecture, and highlighted its woodwork through emphasizing the rustic vibe of the room. Furthermore, it made use of an earthy palette to keep the space both warm and inviting.
4) Hope Restoration & General Contracting
3492 Millikin Ct., Columbus, OH 43228
Manned by a team of 12 highly-skilled craftsmen, Hope Restoration & General Contracting takes pride in being the area’s only full-service design-build firm within Columbus and Central Ohio. It offers custom home building, carpentry, painting, masonry, remodeling, concrete, and roofing services, and assures its clients that all of its projects are warrantied. It boasts of its talented staff comprised of experienced and skilled builders, some of whom have had the privilege of working on noteworthy historic restorations such as the renovation of the Ohio Governor’s Mansion.
Going through its portfolio, you can find a rich array of luxury custom homes and extravagantly renovated spaces. The firm specializes in Victorian, Tudor, and European styles, and has worked on several entire home renovations of intricately designed estates. It has also taken on more modern approaches and has remodeled several traditionally-themed spaces into more contemporary rooms.
3) Ohio Property Brothers
Powell, OH 43065
Ohio Property Brothers specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and is considered to be a premier residential remodeling contractor in the area. They offer granite fabrication and provides its clients high-quality custom-made cabinetry installed by its team of skilled professionals. Led by brothers Brian and David Hayes, the firm’s work is often distinguished by its excellent granite work and its signature woodwork. Furthermore, it builds in an extensive range of styles and designs and is known for making the most out of each space it works with.
This is evidenced by the chosen project. With this kitchen, the firm maintained several modern elements such as the hammered stainless steel farmhouse sink and the modern pendant lighting, but brought out its contemporary vibe through the newly installed countertops with dark acacia wood wood flooring.
2) Dave Fox Remodeling
3505 W Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Founded in 1982, Dave Fox Remodeling is a full-service design-build remodeling firm that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, entire house renovation, room additions, and basement finishing. It is the proud recipient of numerous CoTY awards, most of which recognize the firm’s historical renovation, kitchen, home addition, and bathroom work. It is also a four-time winner of the Home & Garden Show Exhibit Showcase Award. In addition, the firm has made it onto the pages of Remodeling Magazine. Award-giving bodies first took notice of the firm in 1986, and it has since won at least one award each year..
As exhibited in the chosen project, the firm shows a particular skill for European architecture. In this room, the firm generously utilized French designs through its use of chandeliers and chambered ceilings, as well as several modern and contemporary notes. This project also shows an inclination towards a Mediterranean theme, which is heavily evident in the company’s portfolio.
1) JS Brown & Co.
1522 Hess St., Columbus, OH 43212
Established in 1978, JS Brown & Co. utilizes is a full-service custom residential remodeling company best known for its craftsmanship, designs, and award-winning showroom. Headquartered in Grandview Heights, the firm is led by its namesake Jeffery Brown, a respected builder with over 40 years of industry experience. He has had the honor of being named Remodeler of the Year and has been recognized by Remodeling Magazine as one of the nation’s top 50 remodelers. Under his leadership, the firm has been distinguished with numerous awards throughout the years, mostly for its entire house remodeling projects. He is aided by his team of 27 skilled professionals with certifications ranging from Certified and Certified Master Remodeler, to Universal Design Certified Professional and Master Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer.
Its portfolio showcases an extensive gallery of craftsman and Cape Cod-inspired homes. The chosen photo is an example of one of its contemporary colonial works. With this space, the firm brought out the more modern elements of the room through its choices in furniture. The timeless colonial theme, on the other hand, was brought out through the cabinetry and finishes.