Denver, Colorado is home to numerous architectural styles, as different neighborhoods of the city favor different trends. One of the most popular is the bungalow, seen in almost every neighborhood; part of its appeal comes from its functionality, and the fact that it is easy to build and remodel. Affluent neighborhoods in the city display an inclination toward Victorian homes with modern interiors and industrial furnishings.
In addition to bungalow and Victorian homes, whimsical Tudor homes and grand colonial homes have become common in more rural areas, as these homes offer quiet and peaceful ambiance matching the scenery outside. The median home value of Denver hovers around $424K according to Zillow, but this decreases outside of Denver proper.
Over the years, innovations and modern influences have been added to many houses in the area. The best general contractors in this area successfully stay true to the Denver’s unique home architectural style, while keeping on trend with new designs and technology used in home building and remodeling. The contractors on this list were evaluated for their customer service and quality of craftsmanship, as well as accolades and association memberships.
15) Revolve Design Build
5168 Parfet St. Unit I Denver, CO, 80033
Revolve Design Build builds and remodels in a variety of styles. The firm’s projects range from modern farmhouses and contemporary homes to Mediterranean and Tuscan homes. The diversity in the firm’s skill is well-appreciated by its clients, evidenced in the number of repeat customers.
Revolve Design Build uses the Passive Home Building technique, a rigorous, voluntary set of energy efficiency standards, which are fairly new to America. With this method, homes are built with “envelopes,” which keep outside air from coming into the homes, producing energy-efficient doors and windows. The firm services the Arvada, Berkeley, and Denver areas, providing design/build, renovation, and remodeling services.
14) Kurowski Development Co.
9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 319 Littleton, CO, 80123
Kurowski Development Co. has been in the construction industry since 1976, and its expertise has been recognized both by clients and peers in the industry. The firm’s energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious homes, in addition to its business ethics, have become a client favorite. Backed by an array of awards from Home Builders Association (HBA), Energy Star, Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB), Built Green Organization, Professional Builders Magazine, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, and American Concrete Institute Awards (ACIA), the firm has successfully built a name and reputation as one of the top remodelers in the area.
Kurowski Development Co.’s projects are usually modern colonial homes, traditional style, modern farmhouse, and luxurious Tudor homes accented with warm ambient interiors. Grand fireplaces and intricate cabinetry are also commonly featured.
13) Epic Remodeling and Restoration
6286 S. Newport St. Centennial, CO, 80111
Tim Jennings founded Epic Remodeling and Restoration in 1996. Since then, his company has flourished and has become known as one of Denver’s premier home remodelers. The firm works primarily on colonial homes, luxury bathrooms, classic kitchens, and basement renovations. Located in Centennial, CO., the firm services the Denver Metro areas.
Jennings’s degree in Construction Management, along with more than two decades in home construction and remodeling, has helped him build his company. He is a current member of the Front Range Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The firm’s business ethics and practices have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an accreditation; the firm is also a 203k Certified Contractor.
12) Diamond Homes
3279 S. Santa Fe Drive Englewood, CO, 80110
Diamond Homes has seen tremendous success, thanks to a father and son team working together since 1970. Edward Diamond, a co-founder of the firm, earned his degree with an emphasis in Architecture, Engineering, and Business from the University of Iowa. His career in construction began when he and his late father established Diamond Homes in 1970. The firm services the Bow Mar, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, and Denver areas, and has been accredited with an A+ rating from the BBB.
Diamond Homes works in Denver’s most upscale neighborhoods, building and remodeling luxury colonial homes and Tudor houses, as well as contemporary and French country homes. The firm also renovates historical homes, by updating interiors with new light fixtures and modern kitchen layouts, while preserving the home’s authentic beauty.
11) Cadre General Contractors
Website 2950 S. Fox St. Englewood, CO, 80110
Cadre General Contractors has become one of the most respected home remodelers in the Denver area in its 30 years of operation. With multiple awards from the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence (CARE), American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado Award of Honor, Merit Award, and Architect’s Choice Awards, the firm has proven its expertise and prowess in building and remodeling homes. In addition to numerous awards, Cadre General Contractors has been featured in different publications of Colorado’s Design Magazine, Luxe Magazine, 5280 Home Magazine, and Colorado Homes and Lifestyle.
The firm is led by three partners: Kevin Collins, William Conway, and Mark Drexel. Their hard work and respectful business practices have allowed them to lead the company to success and receive an A+ rating from the BBB. Though the firm’s portfolio includes civic projects an addition to residential, the firm upholds its excellent track record in home building and remodeling, creating customized, luxurious contemporary homes and elegant Tudor houses.
10) Denver Design Build
100 Kalamath St, Denver, CO, 80223
In less than a decade, Denver Design Build has established an impressive portfolio, capturing the attention of different award-giving bodies, as well as homeowners in the Denver area. For its efforts to provide high-quality home building and remodeling services, Denver Design Build received the Denver Business Magazine 2017’s Best of Colorado Awards “Best Homebuilder” for five categories, and became a finalist both for CARE Awards and Homebuilders and Associates in Partnership Awards. In addition to the awards, the firm’s projects are featured in US Builders Review and Denver Business Journal.
Jeff Ayres and Jeff Gate, founders of Denver Design Build, were both experienced industry veterans before they joined forces to to establish the firm. They aim to keep their projects as affordable as possible, as they want to provide the best service at the best price without compromising quality. Denver Design Build services the Bow Mar, Denver, and Edgewater areas.
9) Aspen Builders
9249 South Bdwy, #200-165 Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129
Chris Beasly, founder of Aspen Builders, has more than 35 years of construction management experience. This has allowed him to build a remodeling team of supreme quality and expertise. The firm’s talent in remodeling homes is evident in its projects, as well as in accolades received since its establishment in 2005. Aspen Builders received the 2015 CARE Award from the Remodeler’s Council of Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver, an A+ rating and a Gold Star from the BBB, as well as the Guild Master with Highest Distinction Award.
In addition to its awards, Aspen Builders is a recognized member of NARI and HBA Metro Denver, and is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified firm. The firm generally works on traditional homes with modern interiors, kitchens with intricate cabinetry, and basements remodeled into specialty rooms such as a movie room or wine storage. The firm services the Bow Mar, Castle Pines, and Denver areas.
8) Iris Building Group
8158 E. 5th Ave., Suite 100 Denver, CO, 80230
In its almost two decades of servicing the Denver area, Iris Building Group has completed more than 140 home building and remodeling projects. This impressive feat has been rewarded with several features in Colorado Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Custom Home and Trends, and Colorado Urban Home. Iris Building Group also received an A+ rating from the BBB for its outstanding business values and its relationships with clients.
Devin, Shawn, and Jason Copper’s decision to establish Iris Building Group in 1998 was a gamble, but has paid off; today, the firm has flourished and is regarded as one of the top firms in Denver. Equipped with a team of construction professionals with years of experience, Iris Building Group builds and remodels luxury contemporary homes with modernist interiors, as well as traditional and classic living spaces.
7) Timber Ridge Properties
5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4 Greenwood Village, Denver, CO, 80111
Family owned and operated since 1985, Timber Ridge Properties has been celebrated as one of the top custom home builders and luxury remodelers in the Denver metro area. Luxury remodels start at $250k and can accommodate a variety of materials and styles: from earthy elements like stone and wood, to more sleek and contemporary finishes.
Timber Ridge Properties excels in bringing a ‘luxurious’ feel to any remodel. They are even able to create a sense of magic and relaxation to a laundry room—a space most people think of only as a drab place to complete chores. In 2015, the firm won an award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the NKBA for building a spacious laundry room with granite top counters, custom cabinetry, and lots of storage space.
6) Larsen Development
1361 S. Broadway Suite 102 Denver, CO, 80210
Larsen Development is set apart by its dedication to building and remodeling energy-efficient and eco-friendly homes as well as being an all-inclusive design+build firm. Larsen has received numerous accolades from the HBA Partnership Awards, the HBA Legend Award, the Denver MAME Awards, the CARE Awards, the NAHB, and the Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) National Awards. The firm generally works in modern and traditional homes, depicting luxury and world class quality, and has been featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.
The firm is also a member of HBA and Energy Star, as part of its strong commitment to environmentally-friendly home building and remodeling processes. Since being founded in 2005 by Larry Larsen, Larsen Development has been servicing the Washington Park, Platt Park, Hilltop, Greenwood Village, Bow Mar, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Country Club, and Denver metro neighborhoods.
5) Haley Custom Homes
5211 S Quebec St. Greenwood Village, Denver, CO, 80111
Dan Haley Fuller, founder of Haley Custom Homes, has catered to some of Denver’s most prominent athletes and families. The firm specializes in building and remodeling large-scale homes in a diverse set of styles, from luxury contemporary to an innovative fusion of contemporary and bungalow. The firm is also capable of building and remodeling both traditional and modernist houses.
Haley Custom Homes has been featured in Luxe Magazine, Colorado Homes and Lifestyle, and 5280 Magazine. It was also included in Luxe Magazine’s Gold List and 5280 Magazine Denver’s Top Design. Since its establishment in 1998, Haley Custom Homes has been servicing the Bow Mar, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, and Denver areas.
4) Simmermon Custom Home Builder
825 E. Speer Blvd. Suite 100C, Denver, CO, 80218
Roger Simmermon’s experience in the construction industry gave him a solid foundation on which to found Simmermon Custom Home Builder. As a seasoned estimator and general contractor, Roger applied his knowledge and skills in building his company’s reputation and diverse portfolio. The company has been servicing the Bow Mar, Cherry Hills Village, and Denver areas since 1999.
The firm prides itself on luxury craftsman homes, grand colonial houses, and large Tudor homes. Roomy living spaces, intricate staircases, custom home libraries, and homey interiors are some of the firm’s clients’ favorite signature features. Simmermon Custom Home Builder has garnered a myriad of awards, such as the CARE Awards for its outstanding remodeling projects. Furthermore, the firm is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and a recognized member of the NAHB, NAHB Remodelers, the BBB, and the HBA Metro Denver.
3) Classic Homeworks
3430 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO, 80206
Classic Homeworks has specialized in the renovation of Denver’s older homes since it was established in 1985. Currently led by Kelli Cost, the firm has made a name for itself through remodels of contemporary homes, its modern interiors, and its accessory dwelling units (ADU). Classic Homeworks cares about the Denver community and in this line of advocacy, the firm is a member of the Home Builders Foundation Gifting Committee where they have led wheelchair-ramp construction projects for people with disabilities and financial need.
Classic Homeworks has also received multiple CARE Awards, NARI Regional and National Contractor of the Year Awards, Top 100 Women-Owned Companies in Colorado, and HBA Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards. Furthermore, the firm has been featured in Remodeling 550, Cherry Cheek Lifestyle Magazine, and Signature Kitchen & Baths. In its decades of service, Classic Homeworks has become a recognized member of the NARI, the HBA, the NAHB, the Home Builders Foundations of Metro Denver Accessibility, and has been accredited by the BBB.
2) True North Builders
PO Box 889, Franktown, CO, 80116
Craig Pickrel, the founder of True North Builders, comes from a fifth generation home builder dating back to the 1800s. His lifelong involvement in the construction industry has given him the right tools to lead his company to achieve excellence. The firm has received multiple awards from the CARE Awards for its outstanding remodeling projects. True North Builders is also affiliated with the HBA Metro Denver, the NAHB, HBA Metro Denver Remodelers, and is accredited by the BBB.
True North Builders’ expertise is in remodeling contemporary and traditional interiors. Wooden ceiling beams paired with warm color schemes and floor to ceiling glass windows create a homey atmosphere.
1) Old Greenwich Builders
110 Cook Street Denver, CO, 80206
Old Greenwich Builders has emerged as the best contracting firm in Denver, with its exceptional track record for home remodeling services. The firm has serviced Highlands, Washington Park, Crestmoor, and Lookout Mountains since 1999. Chris Withers, the firm’s founder, holds a marketing degree from Syracuse University, while Cress Carter joined the firm in 2001, bringing 15 years worth of experience in project management and business. Together, they have grown the company into one of the most successful home remodelers in Denver.
The firm has received many awards from HBA Metro Denver Luxury Remodel, the Robert & Judi Newman Awards Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Denver, the HBA Metro Denver Specialty Room award, the HBA Chrysalis Awards, and Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50. The firm also was featured in Modern in Denver Magazine, Colorado Expressions, Colorado Homes and Lifestyle, Professional Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Denver Woman, Upscale Remodeling, and the Rocky Mountain News.