When people think about palm trees and the beautiful ocean breeze, California may be the area that comes to mind. However, Corpus Christi, a beautiful city in Texas, offers these same attractions. In 2016, Corpus Christi had a population of 325,734 and was named the 5th largest port town in the United States.

As Corpus Christi is a coastal city, it has been given the nicknames of “Texas Riviera” and “Sparkling City”. The city also goes by “The Real Windy City”, due to its high wind speeds which are perfect for kiteboarding and windsurfing. In addition to these activities, the city has been host to many artists, as well as movies. One notable movie shot in this area was Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor. Corpus Christi was also home to famous singer and songwriter, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who had a bronze life-size statue put up in her honor. It is called Mirado De La Flor, which translates to Lookout For The Flowers.

In Corpus Christi, there are many different styles of buildings. In one side of town, old Spanish-style buildings stand strong, while on the other, modern downtown skyscrapers and common multi-use offices and retail structures can be seen. One notable structure is the Simon Guggenheim House in Corpus Christi’s Heritage Park. This is a great example of the beautiful Texas Victorian architecture.

The firms that will be talked about in this article follow this same Spanish style with a hint of modern flair and uniqueness. Whether small or large, all pride themselves on having great customer service and treating each home with respect. The firms at the top of this list are ones that not only have memberships in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), but also have been featured in the press or other publications. Many of these firms have also earned awards that recognize their efforts in building homes that aren’t just cozy but are also modern and chic.

10. Buzz Custom Construction

4655 Sharpsburg Rd. Lot 107, Corpus Christi, TX 78410

With over 30 years of experience in the building industry, Buzz Custom Construction prides themselves on possessing vast knowledge in many different types of services. Some of these include home improvements, additions, ground up construction, and general maintenance. Although they specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, the firm also offer installation of doors, windows, decks, pergolas, and exterior siding and trim.


9. Classic Renovations

Website | 361-445-4560 | Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Classic Renovations has more than 58 years of combined carpentry experience. From residential framing and finished carpentry to custom cabinet building, they do it all. Though they mainly focus on bathroom and kitchen remodels, they also offer door and window installations, trim and carpentry installations, and roofing services. These budget-friendly and high-quality projects are done mainly in Corpus Christi, Portland, Rockport, Kingsville, and the surrounding areas.


8. Rock Solid Construction

Website | 361-765-0702 | 7101 Gingerberry, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Owned by a local family, Rock Solid Construction has been in the construction business since 1992. For over two decades, the firm has kept a solid foundation in the Corpus Christi area. As a company exemplified by skilled craftsmanship and dedication to its customers, it strives for high standards, uses only the best materials, gives attention to even the smallest details, and exceeds their clients’ expectations.

Rock Solid offers cost-effective bathroom and kitchen remodels, keeping elegance and personalization in mind as they work quickly and efficiently to install the various and necessary elements. The company also prides itself on offering installations for granite countertops, tiles, and hardwood floors. Rock Solid also specializes in insurance loss repair, and can handle restorations from fire, water, hail, wind, storm, and car impact damage.


7. Hector Remodeling

Website | 361-210-8234 | Corpus Christi, TX 78410

With 14 years of experience, Hector Remodeling is an insured, licensed, and certified construction company that provides solutions to both residential and commercial projects. The company specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, restrooms, whole houses, and commercial facilities. In addition to remodeling, the firm also offers painting, drywall, flooring, siding, and fence services. The company is known for often assisting with small services free of charge, and for giving veterans a 5% discount. The company offers a one year warranty on its services, and use only the best materials, gear, and equipment. Hector Remodeling is a combination of affordable and high-quality.


6. General Contractor Corpus Christi

Website | 361-808-4120 | 2602 Date Palm Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Known as one of the most reliable construction businesses in the Corpus Christi area, General Contractor Corpus Christi possesses knowledge of many types of construction jobs and custom construction projects. The firm also teams up with other companies and crews in the Corpus Christi area, so that they can offer a broader range of  construction services.

General Contractor Corpus Christi is known for being flexible and able to fulfil the needs of their clients. The firm provides high-quality bathroom, kitchen, and general contracting services that can be accomplished on a budget. General Contractor Corpus Christi has over a decade of experience in the Corpus Christi area, and so is aware of the different challenges each town presents, as well as the different styles clients prefer.


5. Trinity Contractors

Website | 361-688-2378 | 2301 Rodd Field Road, Suite B8, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Founded and Owned by Ron Tremblay, Trinity Contractors is known for its integrity, business ethics, attention to detail, creativity, and custom craftsmanship. For over 20 years, this company has earned the reputation as a firm that offers clients premier remodeling services. The firm provides remodeling services on kitchens, bathrooms, and home additions. Most of these projects are referrals from architects, space planners, interior designers, and satisfied clients. Trinity Contractors’ designs are both beautiful and functional, using the latest materials and custom enhancements for storage.

One of the company’s kitchen remodels maximized space by utilizing pull-out cabinets, resulting in quick and easy access to wine bottles and extra dishes. The bathrooms that the firm has remodeled display large showers with a multitude of body sprays, in-shower music, and frameless doors. Trinity works to redesign clients homes exactly how they dream of it looking; turning old rooms into a new guest suite, an office space, or even a home gym.


4. Frazer Construction Company

Website | 361-854-8638 | 333 Bermuda Place, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412

Frazer Construction Company was established in 1976 by Joe G. Frazer, following his carpenter apprenticeship program at Local Union 515, and Phil Bryant. At that time, the firm focused on their role as primary framing subcontractors. The next year, they expanded to include remodeling and additions. These projects consisted of one-of-a-kind kitchens and bathrooms. By May 1984, the firm had expanded to building custom homes. Today, the firm has experience working with both local and out-of-town architects and designers, providing high-quality work for each customer.


3. D & Z Construction

Website | 361- 814-8100 | 3117 Cabaniss Rd., Corpus Christi, TX 78415-5907

Serving Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces and Live Oak counties , D & Z Construction is a member of the Corpus Christi Home Builders Association, the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). D & Z Construction provides customers with custom home building, metal building, and interior finish-outs. Though they work on remodels and ground up construction for both commercial and residential buildings, they don’t limit themselves to high-end remodels. They also provide small, handyman projects such as demolition, miscellaneous carpentry and framing, drywall finishing, and painting. Throughout the construction process, the firm offers quality and reliable services to each of their customers. One of their most recent projects located at the edge of The King Ranch was featured in June 2018 edition of THE BEND MAGAZINE.

The firm is owned by Zack Kirkland and Darren McComb. Both are graduates from Texas A&M University where they earned their degrees in construction science and business. The duo began their construction business by building small projects before expanding into projects that earned them a name in their circle of customers and referrals.


2. PureTree Renovations and Remodeling

2494 CR 33, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

PureTree Renovations and Remodeling has been offering services since 2005, when James J. Maddalone founded the company. For the past 13 years, the company has completed nearly 1,000 projects, spanning from small home repairs to lofty whole house transformations specializing in Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling.  With so many projects, they’ve gained a reputation for being one of the top ranked contractors in the country. By taking pride in their craft, the firm treats each client and project with “White Glove” service, attention to the details with a true commitment to the best interests of the customer.  

PureTree Renovations and Remodeling was recognized by Remodeling Magazine as one of 2018’s Big Top 50 and included in the 2018 top 550 Remodeling contractors list by Remodeling Magazine in the country.  The firm is also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Come visit the PureTree showroom to get inspired for your next project.  


1. Diana Homes, Inc.

14129 Whitecap Blvd., CC. TX 78418

Diana Homes, Inc. was established in 1998 by Diane McGroarty, and serves the Corpus Christi area and North Padre Island. The company specializes in building custom homes, additions, and renovations. The firm is a member of the National Association Of Home Builders (NAHB), the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), and the Padre Island Business Association. The firm was also featured in the 2009 summer issue of Gulfscapes Magazine for their work on a luxurious Portland home.

As a small company, the firm has the advantage of showering each of its clients and homes with one-on-one attention. During each project, the client and the firm work closely to create the perfect design that highlights the customer’s uniqueness. Diana Homes, Inc. always uses high-quality products and has a high level of professionalism.