The city of Grand Rapids is one of Michigan’s most vital cities with culture and history going hand-in-hand with modernity. The city is situated with family-friendly neighborhoods and public centers, making Grand Rapids an exciting place to live in. General contractors are necessary in providing key construction services in building, remodeling, and maintaining these homes.

This list features the best general contractors in Grand Rapids. These firms have the awards and the lengthy experience that prove its quality and consistent work. To come up with this list, our editorial team has gathered a number of local contractors and assessed each based on a set of criteria measuring each firm’s work history, capability, and overall quality. 

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Berghuis Construction

3485 Daffodil Dr., SW Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Berghuis Construction is a general contractor and home builder known for upholding the virtues of integrity and honesty. The firm has a straightforward vision of building and maintaining homes with hassle-free procedures and practices. Josh Berghuis currently serves as the leader of the company and its operations all over the West Michigan area. He has more than a decade of experience working in the industry. Under Josh’s leadership, the firm has carefully built a reputation for being a trusted contractor by emphasizing client-based referral systems, organized communications, and transparency. 

The firm has completed multiple projects featured in the local Parade of Homes, a 60-year tradition that showcases the best in new home construction and renovation. The featured project here displays a Midcentury home with a modern gray one-story vinyl house exterior. Berghuis revitalized the age-old charm of the home and translated it to modern standards. 

Christin Homes

8244 Freska Lake Dr., NEComstock Park, MI 49321

Founded in 1997, Christin Homes is an award-winning custom-home builder and general contractor serving West Michigan. The firm exalts a quality-over-quantity approach as demonstrated by top-notch craftsmanship and ecologically conscious practices. The Christin Homes team, led by Owner Chad Christin, has a thorough understanding of Grand Rapids and its industrial nuances. Christin is equipped with more than two decades of industry experience.

The Christin Homes portfolio includes impressive residential projects, including the featured Fairbanks Estates. The home has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, maximizing the usage of space and functionality of the home. It was built in collaboration with Lorenzo & Co. and Studio M. This home won the Best Curb Appeal in the $700k to $750k price range for the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes. Christin Homes’ trophy cabinet also includes two awards in 2015 for Best Interior Elements and Best Kitchen in the $450,000 to $550,000 price range.

Creekside Companies

3672 Chicago Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426

As a 2017 Home Builders Association Awards of Excellence recipient, Creekside Companies is an outstanding general contractor and remodeler based in Hudsonville. The firm brings unparalleled integrity and quality to each project. This keen-eyed attention to detail and precision is brought by Doug Butterworth. He came from a family of construction professionals, which gave him a unique perspective in the industry. Butterworth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Creekside leadership team.  

Creekside-made homes are built with time-tested practices and detail-oriented craftsmanship. The firm has transformed cookie-cutter and depleting homes time and time again. The firm understands the need to upgrade the home without erasing its history and sentimentality. The photo featured here shows a Colonial home with interesting modern configurations, including an elevated porch.

Cutting Edge Builders

6804 Old 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Cutting Edge Builders is a provider of proper craftsmanship and innovative remodeling solutions. The firm offers quality work from Grand Rapids to Lakeshore. Cutting Edge also offers a worry-free experience in construction and seamless production. Doug Kleinheksel, a 20-year construction veteran, leads the firm in its operations. He studied business in Western Michigan State University and worked in the finance industry for five years prior to working in construction. Kleinheksel’s business acumen and versatility enables the firm to be unique. The firm has tight relationships with the local community, the customers, and construction partners. Cutting Edge understands that true craftsmanship in the framing stage is the backbone of high-quality build-outs. This keen attention to detail is evident in the firm’s design-build portfolio, which shows its careful and thorough process for each project. 

Diephuis Builders

622 Steketee NE, Ada, Michigan 49301

Diephuis Builders is an award-winning general contractor, remodeler, and home builder doing business all over Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. The firm amassed major industry awards, including several awards from the Home and Building Association (HBA) of Greater Grand Rapids including the prestigious HAP Award. Its founder and company president, Daniel Diephuis, is a construction professional equipped with more than 40 years of industry experience. He also serves as the National Director of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is a Past President of HBA of Michigan. Under his supervision, the firm has worked on a number of home build outs and remodels with strong considerations for sustainability and efficiency. The firm has a rich portfolio of complex homes in various styles and scope. These builds range from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet and styles from cabins to Contemporary.

Engelsma Homes

0-237 Steele St. Ste. B, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

West Michigan’s Engelsma Homes is a general contractor operating for more than 20 years.  Dan and Jason Engelsma take charge of the company operations. Dan came from a family of builders and has more than two decades of industry experience. Jason takes care of the marketing of the business, connecting the firm to its target audience effectively and building long-lasting relationships with business partners. The Englesma family keeps a close look at the construction process, which enables each project to fit the individual needs of homeowners. Engelsma also uses proven technology and time-tested building practices to ensure each project is consistent and of high quality.  

Looking at the firm’s portfolio is a sightly treat. The firm has worked with multiple design styles, including a unique take on the Craftsman home. This project is a massive home standing in a 50-acre land.

Kenowa Builders

5313 Cristo Dr. NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Committed to consistency and integrity, Kenowa Builders has provided custom home building and remodeling services in the Grand Rapids region since 1968. The firm was started by Dave Visser, a local industry professional. His son-in-law, Wally Wyma eventually took over the company. After years of assuming the leadership position, Wally passed the torch to his sons Cory and Nick Wyma, third-generation builders. 

Kenowa is a name synonymous with a high-level of design performed in a timely manner. The firm uses building science for optimizing the building performance and innovative construction techniques for efficiency. The family business garnered multiple awards including the 2015 Best Full Home Renovation and 2016 Best Kitchen from the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes.

Mike Schaap Builder

12969 Greenly St., Holland, MI 49424

Mike Schaap has one of the most interesting backgrounds in the construction industry. He studied to become a pastor in college, but gravitated towards the craft of construction. Schnapps founded Benchmark Wood Studio, a custom Millwork, furniture, and cabinetry. Later on, he established his namesake company for general contracting and home building projects. The firm is a decorated construction company operating at a high caliber. Coveted industry awards such as Architectural Design’s 2017 Gold Award and 2018 Awards of Excellence in Best Remodeled Project and Interior Design. 

The firm’s reputation is centered around its strong capability to build finely crafted homes. As seen in the pages of  Beautiful Homes, Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids, Great Lakes Design, and Professional Builder magazine, the firm has a strong track record for design and execution. The home featured in the photo is a tasteful rendition of the French style. The home has a combination of deep blue and gray colors, which evokes a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere.

Morris Builders

143 Courtland St., Rockford, MI, 49341

Morris Builders is a trusted design-build expert in service to the Grand Rapids area for more than 30 years. The firm is adept at performing remodeling, design-build, and auxiliary services. Morris has a thorough process to ensure the smooth flow of the job. The firm has universal design or aging-in-place credentials as well as Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule certification. Morris also uses 3D design rendering services to better illustrate each project. Company President Kirk Morris began his career in the construction industry with a firm that specializes in Frank Lloyd Wright reproductions. Later on, he worked in remodeling and more complex projects. He accomplished major projects that garnered some industry awards, including the Chrysalis Award.

The Morris portfolio is an interesting mixture of various home styles. A whole house remodel of a 3,000 square-foot Farmhouse in Alto is one of the firm’s finest works. The firm was able to modernize the home without losing the charm of this 170-year-old property.

New Urban Home Builders

6883 Cascade Rd., SE Ste. B, Grand Rapid, MI 49546

New Urban Home Builders is a general contractor accustomed to making definite partnerships with local architects, interior designers, and craftsmen. The firm won the NAHB Best in American Living award in 2018, testifying to its high-level of workmanship. Scott Branc, company principal, is actively involved in the development of the local construction industry in Michigan. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids and President of the NAHB 20 Club chapter. Branc played a major role in the advancement of the company in the local construction market, pushing the envelope of design and craftsmanship. 

The firm has a delightful arsenal of luxury custom homes personalized for customers. These homes range from Contemporary to Farmhouse, and even Eclectic home styles. The featured project is the award-winning home dubbed as Cascade Modern. Done in collaboration with Architect J Visser Design and Interior Designer Rock Kauffman Design, the home has a modern luxury feel. 

Scott Christopher Homes

620 3 Mile Rd. NW Ste. A, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

When it comes to superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service, Scott Christopher Homes is one of the most recognizable names. The firm offers West Michigan nothing short of extraordinary services and experiences. The firm has conducted new home builds, cottage build outs, remodels, and home maintenance. In these pursuits, the firm gathered distinctions, including 2015 Detroit Home Awards and other home-building awards. The firm has more than 35 years of industry experience performing numerous projects that individually fit the demands and expectations of Michigan homeowners. Scott Christopher Homes has a strong portfolio of Modern, Craftsman, and Traditional homes that are finely-detailed. 

A modern home located on a North Michigan Lake, dubbed as Restful Homestead, is one of the firm’s best works. The project shows maturity in its subtlety and modernist touches. Function and usability are also on top of the home’s design considerations. The home layout was designed with expansiveness and comfort in mind.

Snowden Builders

3000 Ivanrest Ave. SW Ste. A, Grandville MI, 49418

Under the tutelage of Bob Snowden, third-generation builder in the family, Snowden Builders creates deluxe luxury custom home build outs and timeless remodels. Bob is a strong figure in the industry, leveraging on more than 25 years of experience. He was featured in various television shows for interviews and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Bob’s leadership enabled the firm to operate at the level that it operates now. The firm’s quality and consistency earned multiple HBA Awards of Excellence in various categories including the coveted Spirit Award. The Snowden family keeps the business tradition of providing top-tier quality and equally compelling customer service at the helm of its operations. Through this way, the firm has worked on impressive projects, such as the Meridian craftsman villa featured here. This project has a massive structure, but kept focus details on texture and material use.

Thompson Remodeling

241 Finney Ave. SW Ste. 4, Grand Rapids, MI 4950

Thompson Remodeling is a general contractor equipped with about four decades of experience. The firm is grounded in the Grand Rapids neighborhood with the husband and wife team of Pat and Sandie Thompson, who founded the firm in 1980. Many years later in 2008, their son Ben Thompson took over the company leadership. Ben has more than 20 years of experience, doing complex remodeling and design-build projects. Thompson has a track record of putting projects on schedule and on budget. To guarantee the quality further, the firm has a standard two-year limited warranty. 

Homes built and remodeled by Thompson are carefully and  thoroughly constructed. Unsurprisingly, the firm won major awards, including  Professional Remodeler magazine’s Gold Design Award in 2016, NARI Regional Contractor of the Year awards, Chrysalis Awards, and GuildMaster Award in 2013. 

Your Homes LLC by Tim Schollaart

4322 Central Pkwy. Ste. A, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Tim Schollaart, Former Board of Director member and Vice President of Grand Rapids HBA, founded Your Homes to provide quality construction services all over Michigan. He grew up watching his father, one of West Michigan’s best carpenters, work on countless projects. Tim takes care of the day-to-day operations along with the sales. Your Homes has offers full-custom homes, semi-custom homes, and remodels. The firm has a no-nonsense approach to construction and design and has a strong relationship with industry partners and customers. Your Homes has amassed multiple awards in home building and remodeling services. The firm knows how to make tasteful homes with extraordinary attention to detail and perfect execution.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.