Florida is located in the southeastern region of the United States and is known for its nice beaches, warm weather, and diverse culture. The state boasts a strong economy, an excellent education, and a thriving tourism industry. From the vibrant energy of Miami to the laid-back atmosphere of the Florida Keys, Florida offers a wide range of opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

The list below features the area’s leading general contractors if you want to build a residential space in Florida. Our team selected these firms after evaluating their portfolios, backgrounds, awards, industry affiliations, and press features.

Triplepoint Design Build

6400 1st Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

For discriminating homeowners who choose to make their homes a true reflection of their taste, nothing is more important than selecting a qualified builder. One of the award-winning design-build remodeling firms in the Tampa Bay Area is Triplepoint Design Build.

TriplePoint Design Build transforms outdated living spaces into a client’s dream home. It specializes in full-service, design-build, high-end remodeling, and new home construction services. The firm tailors every project to each owner’s needs, wants, and wishes. These projects combine functional floor plans with dramatic design elements and features that enhance the homeowner’s unique lifestyle.

In 2019, the firm was given the 2019 Platinum Design Award for the Whole House Remodel. In 2018, it was recognized during the National Contractor of the Year Awards. TriplePoint is also NGBS Green Certified, a LEAD SAFE Certified Firm of the Environmental Protection Agency, and is affiliated with Professional Remodeler Market Leaders.

KGT Remodeling

1045 Collier Center Way Unit 10, Naples, FL 34110

After 45 years of home renovation background with renowned builders like Centex Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, and Toll Brothers, Greg and Theresa Ulrich launched KGT Remodeling in 2005 with the belief that the home is the most important place in our lives and should be the place to relax and enjoy family and friends. It is an award-winning design-build company serving Naples and the surrounding area. The company is a licensed home building and remodeling contractor offering permit-ready plans, construction drawings, and design and remodeling expertise.

Backed by its five-point promise of complete customer satisfaction, KGT is committed to excellence in each stage of its remodeling project or home addition. It holds affiliations with 550 Remodeling, the Collier Building Industry Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Women’s Council of Realtors, and the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Some of KGT Remodeling’s projects have also appeared in Naples News and Spotlight News Magazine.

Starr Custom Homes

4330 Springmoor Dr E, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Starr Custom Homes is an award-winning design-build custom home company in Jacksonville, Florida. It combines all the elements needed to bring its clients’ inspiration to life, including exceptional design, substantial experience, and most importantly, the clients remain at the center of it all.

Certified Building Contractor Shawn Starr is the studio’s owner and president who earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in health care administration from Jacksonville University. Under Shawn’s watch, Starr Custom Homes was given the 2022 Laurel Awards and the 2021 Upscale Homebuilders. It is also proudly recognized by the National Association of Home Builders, Northeast Florida Builders Association, Florida Home Builders Association, and GuildQuality.

Progressive Design Build

27180 Bay Landing Dr Unit 3, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Launched in 1989, Progressive Design Build is a premier design-build remodeling company in Southwest Florida, serving Lee and Collier County residents with optimal standards in customer service. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, it specializes in whole house remodels, exterior renovations, room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and outdoor kitchens or living spaces. Its gold standard of excellence is defined by a unique culture and core values upheld by its founder and president, Mike Spreckelmeier.

The firm leads each project with care, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence. Also a recipient of several local, regional, and national honors, Progressive Design Build’s expert team of artisans is carefully selected from the area’s best, with each one dedicated to helping clients remodel their living space for a lifetime of enjoyment. Many of the firm’s clients will even leave town, trusting its entire remodeling project to their reliable, capable hands.

Smarter Remodeling

9218 Cypress Green Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Backed by years of industry experience in general contracting, the team at Smarter Remodeling knows how to get the job done and how to get it done right. The company cares about its clients and always goes the extra mile to ensure their satisfaction. Led by Fabian Videla, it works with its clients to ensure that their home, office, or store is perfect.

Launched in 2000, Smarter Remodeling has sourced some of the most skilled subcontractors in the market over the years. Not every subcontractor can be part of the firm’s experienced trade network, as they must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and undergo extensive training before being in the network. This ensures Smarter Remodeling’s customers that everybody working at their properties upholds the same values it has cultivated for years. It has also made them even better by providing continuing education in their trade, teaching financial skills that allow growth, and building a business that will last.

Strobel Design Build

2716 6th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Founded by Don Strobel, Strobel Design Build is a company built on the principles of distinctive, creative design, and superior-quality craftsmanship. Since 1984, these principles have guided the company to create solutions tailored to meet its client’s unique vision and needs, as well as to bring them to completion with the highest level of service and building quality. 

Strobel Design Build specializes in luxury home remodeling, ensuring its clients experience a smooth and seamless design-build experience. Its team currently consists of artisans with 120 years of combined experience, and over 80% of its employees hold at least one national certification. As an active member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Strobel Design Build constructs the dreams in people’s lives. 

Sport Nobles Construction

1585 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32210

Sport Nobles Construction is a general contracting firm specializing in high-end residential remodels and new construction. Since 1998, the company has constructed homes and built relationships in Northern Florida. The foundation of that relationship is its simple, deep commitment to providing a positive building experience centered on a complete dedication to the client and their home. The firm knows that a unique custom home should only be made by building a lasting relationship with the client.

Sport Nobles leads Sport Nobles Construction as its president; he has 20 years of experience in construction. He realized he had a passion for construction when he was a child and started building a professional foundation by working for various contractors as a teenager and young adult. Under his watch, the studio has become affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, the Florida Home Builders Association, and the Northeast Florida Builders Association.

Sandifer Design Build Remodel

4788 Hodges Blvd Unit 102, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Founded in 2005, Sandifer Design Build has years of remodeling experience in the Northeast Florida area. It starts by listening to the homeowners’ needs and wants regarding each project. The firm then creates the design based on these specifics and their budget. Whether clients are remodeling a small bathroom or building a new custom home, their satisfaction is the company’s number one priority.

Owner Nick Sandifer is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in real estate finance, appraisal, and feasibility. Under Nick’s leadership, Sandifer Design Build holds affiliations with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), NAHB Remodelers, NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, Florida Business Association, and Northeast Florida Business Association. 

CenterBeam Construction

577 College St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Launched in 2007, CenterBeam Construction is a fully licensed, woman-owned contracting firm that is` dedicated and passionate about historic renovations. It is a full-service building contracting company serving residential, multi-residential, and commercial clients in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area, emphasizing landmark properties. The firm was established by co-owner and contractor Christina Starmer, and it has earned a reputation for historic design principles for the modern-day client. 

The company fosters a drama-free and clean job site, with projects under constant review to navigate issues with the least disruption. This is important when dealing with historic home renovations, leading to highly personalized service as the firm’s hallmark.

CenterBeam Construction has been recognized for its inspired design and green building techniques. It has also been nominated to participate in the Annual Tour of Homes over six times and has been recognized for being the Best of Service multiple years in a row.

Cutting Edge Innovative

2030 S Douglas Rd Ste 211, Coral Gables, FL 33149

Since 2011, Cutting Edge Innovative has provided South Floridians with streamlined construction services. CEI was launched by a larger home development company, C&C Building Investments, to simplify the process and counter the hassles of general contracting. 

Carlos Guerrero, the CEO of both companies, saw his new venture pay off quickly. CEI is now a well-known remodeling and commercial firm, but it still offers new home custom homes to interested clients. Because of positive reviews from repeat clients, the company has evolved to become one of the most respected firms in South Florida.

CEI maintains a balance between the design and construction processes, fully understands how the design of a space will affect a family, and ensures the construction is thorough and safe from the start. Each client receives a detailed schedule, an elaborate action plan, and weekly check-ins with project supervisors.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management