Noted for being the capital of the state of Colorado, Denver is a city rich with Old West architecture and historic structures. It prides itself on consistently being regarded as among the best places to live and retire. Our editorial team decided to showcase 15 of the best general contractors in the area, the names behind some of the most stunning remodels in the area. These companies were chosen for their excellent experiences and portfolios.
3430 E 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Classic Homeworks has worked on transforming Denver’s older homes since 1985. It is a full-service design-build firm that focuses on remodeling projects. The firm has grown in the past 30 years and has built a reputation for its integrity, quality service, and excellence. The firm’s president, Kelli Cost, has 25 years of experience in the architecture and corporate industry.
Classic Homeworks has received numerous awards for its impressive projects, including the 2019 Colorado Association of Remodelers in Excellence (CARE) Award from the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver for their historic remodel of Washington Park.
A notable project by Classic Homeworks is a whole home remodeling project in Cherry Creek North that was completed in 2022. The kitchen remodel features a dramatic color scheme to match the rest of the house. A long kitchen island with beautiful, marble countertops that also run the length of the perimeter and backsplash.
1205 S Platte River Drive, Suite GL 100, Denver, CO 80223
FBC Remodel offers its clients an excellent design-build approach. Doing so allows it to keep the entire process in-house, lessening the challenge for homeowners to look for additional subcontractors and professionals. The firm’s team assists throughout the entire process, from inception through to completion. It draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and is especially well-known for its basement finishes, kitchens, bathrooms, and home offices. Interested clients should take advantage of its virtual design consultations.
The project above is a great example of the firm’s work. It spans over 3,000 square feet and was completed in Hillside Terrace. For this home, the firm’s team opted for a beautiful farmhouse theme.
2931 W 25th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
BONSAI offers its clients an outstanding design-build approach, assuring homeowners that it can keep the entire process in-house. The firm is a spin-off of a former company founded in 2008 called “Studio Q4.” It focuses on residential and commercial designs and has had the opportunity to work across Colorado. The firm’s services include remodels, retrofits, restorations, and renovations of historic and existing structures.
Located in Denver, this townhouse was completed in 2018 and included an extensive remodel. It spans over 1,600 square feet and three stories. Originally built in 1977, this project showcases an open concept kitchen and living area.
Cadre General Contractors
2950 S Fox Street, Englewood, CO 80110
Cadre General Contractors operates out of its office in Englewood and assists its clients throughout the entire process. The firm specializes in high-end new builds and remodels and draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience. The firm is personally led by its president and CEO, Rusty Conway. He is experienced in every aspect of the residential general contracting process and also has a background in trim carpentry. Each of the firm’s projects receives the benefit of his supervision. Depicted below is one of Cadre’s most impressive spaces.
Labeled in the firm’s portfolio as the “Flour Mill Renovation,” this project was completed in collaboration with the professionals at ROBB Studio, STUDIO GILD, and Exquisite Kitchen Designs. This luxury loft renovation required a crane and a shut-down of Little Raven Street. It also features a raised kitchen platform and a seamless open concept floorplan.
1385 S Inca Street, Denver, CO 80223
Founded in 1972, BOA Construction extends its services throughout Denver. It is a high-end residential general contractor and works on every aspect of the entire process. BOA Construction is managed and owned by five individuals, who together offer the firm’s clients over 150 years of combined experience. The firm can take on projects regardless of size or scale. In terms of design, the firm is particularly well known for its sleek, contemporary spaces. The chosen project below best embodies the firm’s talent and expertise.
This 6,000-square-foot remodel entailed having to completely demolish an existing structure. Today, the home features a mixture of stone and steel coupled with walnut interior finishes. Some other great details include its custom wine storage, floating stairway, and folding wall assemblies.
12295 Pennsylvania Street, Suite #10 B, Thornton, CO 80241
H&H Builders has been in business since 1998 and extends its services throughout Denver. The firm is a leading expert in the design-build process and specializes in many home styles. It specializes in structural remodeling, which allows the firm to handle any form of a home renovation project. The firm’s team provides comprehensive budget ranges and estimates, which assure homeowners that it will not exceed the agreed price during the process. The firm is the proud recipient of countless distinctions from the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. Remodeling Magazine named the firm one of its Big 50.
The highlighted project is an excellent example of the firm’s expertise. The firm’s team opted for an open concept floorplan that united the living and dining areas. Other great elements include its fixtures, custom fireplace, and finishes.
Timber Ridge Properties
5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Timber Ridge Properties specializes in both custom home building and remodeling services. The firm is particularly respected for its expertise in modern designs, often tailor-fit to accommodate Colorado’s landscape. The firm is family-owned and operated and draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience. The firm takes a highly personalized boutique approach, ensuring that no two homes are alike. Additionally, it has experience in every facet of the process, including construction, design, remodeling and renovation, architecture, finance, and real estate. The firm has been lauded on multiple occasions for its excellent contributions to the industry. Some of its most important distinctions include being selected as one of the Top 3 Home Builders in Denver and several awards from the annual Parade of Homes and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
The project above showcases a rustic theme. The firm’s team employed quartz and marble countertops along with marble backsplashes coupled with white tiles. It also opted for large floor-to-ceiling windows and granite countertops.
Earthwood Custom Remodeling
7072 S Cherry Drive, Centennial, CO 80122
Earthwood Custom Remodeling is a family-owned and -operated business, and it extends its services throughout Centennial and Denver. The firm is led by its owner and president, Kim Coats. Kim draws inspiration from over five decades of industry experience and first established Earthwood as a framing company before expanding it to include residential and structural construction. Since its establishment, the firm has secured a solid reputation for its complete home renovations, new builds, home additions, kitchens, master suite remodels, and basement finishes. The project below is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise.
Completed in Denver, this project entailed having to work on its interiors and large-scale reconfiguration. The firm’s team was also tasked with its basement framing and finishes. Its best details include its trellised windows, hardwood flooring, moldings, and twin kitchen islands.
201 Columbine Street, Denver, CO 80206
Founded in 1999, Kalin Construction works on both extensive residential renovations and ground-up construction work. The firm extends its services throughout Denver and can take on projects regardless of size or scale. The firm is a Direct Buy’s Preferred Contractor. That affiliation allows it to offer its membership discount directly to its customers. Clients can expect cost-efficient approaches and solutions to otherwise challenging spaces.
Bill Kalin leads the firm. He is involved in every aspect of the entire process and has been working in and around the area for two decades. He is respected for his attention to detail and his expertise in various designs.
482 South Broadway, Suite #200, Denver, CO 80209
A2Z Builders is a family-owned and -operated practice that extends its services throughout Denver. It specializes in residential remodeling, kitchens, and bathrooms. Since its establishment, the firm has worked with nearly a thousand clients and maintains affiliations with vital organizations like the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. Doing so allows the firm to stay up-to-date with the best and latest industry techniques. The firm’s team is also familiar with solar energy products, assuring clients of the high efficiency and sustainability of its projects. Interested clients should take advantage of its free in-home consultation work.
A2Z also has its own showroom where clients may collaborate with its team on their new space’s design, and its team also handles material selection and purchases. The firm also conducts a thorough walk-through before handover.
13905 Braun Road, Golden, Boulder, CO 80401
Buildwell is the product of the vision of its founder and leader, Ryan Wither. He was born and raised in Steamboat Springs and studied architectural engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He also studied design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he gained experience working on furniture and industrial design. Under his leadership, the firm has gained a strong reputation for its expertise in various architectural vernaculars. It has also been featured in publications like Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and won accolades from organizations like the American Institute of Architects.
Completed in 2015, this project was completed in collaboration with HMH Architecture + Interiors. It features seamless countertops that lead to a small breakfast bar. The firm’s team also installed custom cabinetry and excellently placed windows that bring in a rich amount of natural light.
659 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Dohn Construction, a small firm with a great hands-on approach, has been in business since 1992. The firm has secured excellent partnerships with some of the area’s best and leading subcontractors and professionals. It has completed projects in some of the most sought-after communities throughout Northern Colorado, accounting for over 10,000,000 square feet of varying projects. Aside from its residential work, the firm has also designed and constructed spaces for the retail, office, senior housing, assisted living, multi-family, institutional, and industrial market sectors. Showcased below is one of the firm’s best.
This loft is located in Denver and spans over 3,922 square feet. It sits on the top floor of an existing mixed-use building, which posed an additional challenge. The finished unit includes an open floorplan with a custom steel staircase, which leads to a roof deck.
5151 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80216
L&D Construction specializes in residential and commercial projects. The firm is also well-known for its accessory dwelling units and its familiarity with a wide range of architectural vernaculars. The L&D portfolio showcases an excellent range of breweries, retail spaces, tenant improvements, new homes, and extensive residential remodels. At the firm’s helm is its president David Schultz. He is a Colorado native who first got his glimpse into the industry from his father, a custom home builder in Colorado for 35 years. His experience also includes working as a superintendent with Spanjer Homes and as a managing member of a real estate investment company.
The project above is a great example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this kitchen, the firm’s team used white shaker custom cabinetry. It also installed white tiled backsplashes, granite countertops, and wood-paneled flooring.
901 Englewood Parkway, Suite #102, Englewood, CO 80110
BRI Colorado operates out of its office in Englewood and is respected for its comprehensive approaches. The firm prides itself on the repeat clientele it has created through the years and its extensive experience in various home styles. The firm has a solid reputation for its stellar kitchens, bathrooms, master suites, and complete whole-house remodels. It has also provided several basement finishes, retreats, and outdoor spaces.
The firm is the product of the vision of its principal, Bill Foraker. He has over three decades of industry experience. He is experienced in every aspect of the design and construction process.