Situated among the rolling hills of Piedmont, Greensboro is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of North Carolina. Acting as a common jump-off point to other major cities in N.C., Greensboro is known as “the Gate City.”

Both the city’s busy downtown and quiet suburbs feature vibrant architectural styles from the last two centuries, including Romanesque, neoclassical, gothic, colonial revival, modern, and post-modern.

A big city with a small-town feel, Greensboro is constantly drawing in visitors and residents, which has prompted an increase in home improvement projects, from renovations of historic homes to simple kitchen or bathroom remodels. Executing these projects are highly skilled and experienced contractors. Here, we list the 13 contractors in Greensboro who have created the highest-quality projects, have received the highest customer ratings, and have earned the most awards and press recognition for their work.

If you are thinking about remodeling your home, 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.

12) Lowery Custom Homes

PO Box 49 Madison, NC 27025

A member of the Greensboro Builders Association and the Better Business Bureau, Lowery Custom Homes is a design-build construction company that specializes in unique outdoor and indoor additions both for residential and commercial spaces. For this firm, nothing is impossible when it comes to renovations, for it views problems as opportunities.

The firm’s projects range from pools and spas to outdoor living areas and kitchens. Notably, Lowery Custom Homes is considered an outdoor expert in Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad area, and many areas in western North Carolina. Along with its outdoor projects, the firm also does kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels, and various room updates.

11) AKR Builders Inc.

3924 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27406

AKR Builders Inc. is a general contractor that provides residential and commercial building services. Its residential department is responsible for projects geared towards renovation, such as interior redesigns, exterior improvements, and outdoor living additions.

Its principal, Shane Trent, runs the family-owned company along with a team of designers and contractors. They aim to provide great customer service and a fast project turnaround time. The firm’s decks and outdoor additions have been featured in the 2014 and 2015 Tour of Remodeled Homes of the Greensboro Builders Association.

10) JLB Remodeling and Custom Homes Inc.

5574-D Garden Village Way, Suite 1-2, Greensboro, NC 27410

JLB Remodeling, Inc. is a remodeling, home maintenance,  and custom home construction firm that specializes in home additions. The firm has completed nearly 1,000 renovations in Greensboro and  10 other cities in North Carolina. In its projects, the firm does its own cabinetry and provides handyman services if a client needs a quick fix. Additionally, the company prides itself on being green remodelers who guide clients into transforming their houses into more environment-friendly and energy-efficient homes.

As a member of the Greensboro Builders Association and its Remodelers Council, the firm constantly participates in its annual Tour of Remodeled Homes. JLB Remodeling is also a member of the North Carolina Home Builders Association, the Triad Green Building Council, National Association of Home Builders – Remodelers, and the Better Business Bureau.

9) Brickwood Builders

135A Montlieu Ave. Greensboro, NC 27409

Brickwood Builders is a full-service contractor with a passion for remodeling and renovation. The company was founded by Ed Butler–a leader in the building industry of Greensboro. He served as Chairman of the Greensboro Builders Association’s Remodelers Council in 2010 and won the 2014 Eugene Gulledge Award, which recognizes continuous, outstanding contributions to the Greensboro Builders Association, the building industry, and the community.

The company follows the design-build process in all of its projects, including whole-home renovations, outdoor additions, and room remodels. The firm’s kitchen and bathroom remodels can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $500,000. Brickwood Builders also offers renovations as well as minor improvements or maintenance to accommodate clients with special needs.

Brickwood Builders was featured on the cover of North Carolina Builders Magazine in May 2010 and was a finalist for the Piedmont Business Ethics Award that same year. The firm is also actively featured in the  Greensboro Builders Association’s Tour of Remodeled Homes.

8) CDI Home Builders

1101 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27403

CDI Home Builders specializes in historic home renovation. Its principal, Joe Kupiec, started out renovating Walmart stores. 5 years later, he settled in Greensboro and turned to home improvement, starting with his first project — a 1920’s home that needed overhauling. 18 years later, CDI Home Builders has renovated hundreds of homes in the Greensboro area.

Much of the firm’s work involves renovations of various single-family homes in the suburbs, with prices ranging from 30,000 to over 2 million dollars. The company also builds new homes and offers custom 3D design and rendering services.

7) Booe Building and Remodeling, LLC

P.O. Box 38773, Greensboro, NC 27455

Since 1996, Booe Building and Remodeling, LLC has built a strong reputation for delivering an exceptional remodeling experience. Although the firm offers a wide range of renovation services, it is a top performer in terms of kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, and whole-home renovations.

The firm’s principal, Jim Booe, is a former President of the Greensboro Remodelers Council, Chair of the Tour of Remodeled Homes, and board member of the Greensboro Builders Association. His team of highly skilled and experienced craftsmen has created high-quality homes that are regularly featured in the annual Tour of Remodeled Homes of the Greensboro Building Association.

One of the firm’s most notable projects was a kitchen featured in the 2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes. The project was a complete makeover that involved moving the doorway to the dining room, enlarging the island, and installing a decorative hood over the stove.

6) DLM Builders

843 Winston St Greensboro, NC 27405

DLM Builders is considered a leader in the remodeling industry and has served the Greensboro area for more than 25 years. Owners David and Leslie Millsaps have developed a design-remodel team that can cater to all renovation projects, from concept to project completion. The firm does exterior and interior projects, kitchen and bath remodels, and additions, as well as whole-house renovations.

DLM Builders’ most notable work, the Sweeney-Penn House, received a restoration award from Preservation Greensboro in 2012. The charming craftsman-style home contains about 2,000 square feet of space that includes a large living room, dining room, and three bedrooms. In its renovation, DLM Builders retained much of the original structure of the home, such as the wide front porch with heavy timber columns atop masonry piers.

The firm has participated in every Tour of Remodeled Homes since its inception, and David Millsaps is the current chair of the sponsoring Remodelers Council. DLM also supports Habitat for Humanity as a house-building team member for the biennial Raising Roofs – Builders for Habitat. Nationally certified by NAHB as a CAPS expert in universal design and aging in place, DLM is finding these principles utilized in the Habitat homes as well as in many of its current projects.

5) Wolfe Homes

200-J Pomona Drive, Greensboro NC 27407

Since 1980, Wolfe Homes has been remodeling old homes and building new homes in the Piedmont Triad area’s finest neighborhoods. Principals Jim Wolfe and David Schenck believe that the “secret” ingredient to ensuring that clients enjoy the building process is their commitment to open, honest communication.

The company works mostly on single-family homes and specializes in home additions and kitchen renovations. The firm also integrates modern amenities like green technology in updating old homes. Wolfe Homes is credited as the first contractor to build the first true “green” and ”smart” house in Greensboro. The company’s luxurious homes feature diverse styles, including classic, Italianate, and Mediterranean. Wolfe Homes’ high-end renovations can cost as much as 2 million dollars.

4) Lanier Builders

2618-A Battleground Ave Greensboro, NC 27408

Lanier Builders is a family-owned general contracting business that focuses on home remodeling and historic renovations. Founded by Greensboro native Taylor Lanier in 2000, the company has served homeowners throughout the city and the Piedmont Triad Area. The firm is committed to providing innovative solutions to customers’ problems, whether in kitchen and bathroom remodels or whole-home renovations.

One of the firm’s notable works is the whole renovation of Pandora’s Manor in High Point. Lanier Builders restored and expanded the 113-year-old colonial revival house over the past year and a half. The firm highlighted the home’s period features, such as its tall windows, hardwood floors, and wrap-around porch, while simultaneously incorporating trendy interiors. The home is now a bed-and-breakfast owned by Chicago businessman Ridvan Tatargil.

3) Gary Jobe Builder, Inc.

PO Box 38773, Greensboro, NC 27438

Gary Jobe Builder, Inc. started in 1972 as a residential building contractor. Principal and founder Gary Jobe took up the trade of his father and grandfather. The third-generation builder then ventured into the remodeling business in 2004, offering high-end custom home renovations as well as large additions and updates. His trademark style earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious Grand Award from the 1994 North Carolina Builders’ Awards of Excellence. Jobe is also a former president of the Greater Greensboro Builders’ Association.

The firm stands out as both a remodeler and a custom home builder because of its award-winning design, construction, and renovation of homes. Participating annually in the Tour of Remodeled Homes, the firm’s renovation projects involve different styles and inspirations, from modern houses featuring clean sleek lines, neutral tones, and open floor plans to Southern mansions boasting brick wall exteriors, exquisitely crafted columns, and warm living spaces.

The firm’s work in updating a 1918 home was featured in the 2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes. The project involved building an addition that matched the existing home. The firm successfully added a semi-covered, semi-uncovered porch with a fireplace and fans to create a versatile entertaining space functional for all seasons throughout the year.

2) Kevin Jones Design-Build LLC

620 Guilford College Rd Greensboro, NC 27409

Kevin Jones Design Build LLC has made a name for itself as one of the top remodelers in Greensboro. Remodeling Magazine included the company in its 2013 Remodeling 550 List, which includes other top full-service remodelers throughout the country. The firm specializes in building luxury custom homes and providing high-end remodels and renovations.

Its principal, Kevin Jones, has 12 years of experience in custom renovations,  which has given him great insight into the remodeling process. He applies this insight to ensure that his firm effectively and efficiently completes its projects. Jones and his team average two to three whole-house renovations per year.

The firm is a member of the Greensboro Building Association and a participant in the annual Tour of Remodeled Homes, in which Kevin Jones Design-Build’s best whole-house, kitchen, and bathroom renovations are featured.

1) Southern Evergreen

5415 Old Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro NC 27455

Southern Evergreen is a full-service design-build and real estate firm serving the Piedmont Triad area. The firm’s in-house team offers a variety of services, from residential design to construction.

Southern Evergreen was recognized in Southern Living Custom Builder Program for its quality of craftsmanship. Moreover, the firm’s in-house architecture and design team has been ranked by The Business Journal as a Top 25 firm since 2010.

The firm’s remodels and renovations include everything from bathroom and kitchen updates to large-scale, whole-house renovations. The company also does historic preservation projects. One such project, the 1917 HH Felder House, was recognized as an outstanding project by Preservation Greensboro Incorporated. This preservation project was certified green according to the National Home Builder Association’s National Green Building Guidelines. This is one of the first historic homes in the nation to receive this coveted designation.

The house, originally owned by the president of the Felder-Briggs Company menswear store, blends two architectural styles: craftsman and Tudor. Southern Evergreen did an outstanding job in preserving the house’s shingle siding and prominent brick chimney while improving the home’s energy efficiency by adding insulation, using Energy Star appliances, and rewiring.

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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.

If you are thinking about remodeling your home, 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.


  • 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