Known as one of Oregon’s largest cities, Hillsboro is regarded as one of the best places to live in the state. It offers its residents various award-winning urban planning and affordable living, as well as an urban-suburban feel. Much of its population is composed of young families and professionals. 

The list below showcases ten of its leading general contractors behind some of its most impressive remodels and residential spaces. The list below is curated based on their various experiences and stellar portfolios. 

Mountainwood Homes

8324 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Beaverton, OR 97008

Headquartered in Beaverton, Mountainwood Homes provides services throughout the Beaverton area, including a full range of interior and exterior remodeling and new home construction. The firm is known for its excellent kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home additions, and custom homes. The firm offers potential clients a variety of services that most firms do not. Mountainwood Homes is respected for its stellar take on the design-build process. The firm is a team of designers and builders who bring numerous years of experience to each project. The photo below showcases one of the company’s best projects.

Located in the heart of Hillsboro, Canyonwood features a rustic barn theme and various excellent transitional elements. Other compelling factors include reclaimed wood, stone, steel finishes, and a two-story great room with an upstairs loft with built-in guest bunks.

Hammer & Hand

1020 S.E. Harrison St., Portland, OR 97214

Hammer & Hand was founded and established by two Reed College graduates, Sam Hagerman and Daniel Thomas, who began as historic residential remodelers in Portland. They have since grown the firm to expand and establish an office in Seattle. Under their leadership, the firm has secured partnerships with some of the area’s leading architects, leading to various vital partnerships. The firm has won a multitude of awards and press features. Most recently, the firm was recognized with a 2018 Gold Nugget Award and a feature in Builder Magazine.

The firm’s team assists its clients throughout the entire process and takes on projects regardless of size or scale. Showcased below is one of the firm’s best works. It has an open concept floor plan, overhead lighting, and a large custom kitchen island. Its choice of tiled backsplashes and paneled flooring also prove impressive. 

Cornerstone Builders, Inc.

7721 S.W. Cirrus Dr., Spc. 30-C, Beaverton, OR 97008

Cornerstone Builders utilizes a comprehensive design-build approach. It utilizes a hands-on method, which assures its clients of the quality of its spaces. The firm operates out of its office in Beaverton and is composed of an award-winning team of remodelers. They utilize 3D digital models, which allow for accurate renders that lead to little or no revisions throughout the entire process. The company’s team is known for its exquisite attention to detail and craftsmanship. 

Showcased below is the firm’s Amberwood project. This extensive home remodel won the firm a 2019 Contract of the Year distinction from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Pacific Northwest. Its white-on-white tones, marble finishes, and custom cabinetry are striking. 

Green Hammer

721 NW 9th Ave. Ste. # 195, Portland, OR 97209

Green Hammer is a design build firm and certified B-Corp based in Portland, Oregon. Green Hammer creates buildings that promote health and protect the planet. Founded in 2007, the firm’s multidisciplinary team of designers and construction experts are innovators and leaders in creating inspiring, zero energy homes and buildings that create long-term value and positive impact.

Green Hammer’s deeply collaborative process results in spaces that engage and delight while evoking a deep connection to the natural world. Green Hammer’s passion for sustainability allows the company to deliver homes, buildings and communities of the highest craft, comfort and performance within the smallest of ecological footprints. As a B Corp Best for the World Honoree and Real Leaders Award winner, Green Hammer believes business can be a force for good.

Showcased above is the firm’s work on the Sunset residence. It is a zero-energy home located in West Linn. Its best elements include a private outdoor courtyard, triple-pane windows, steel panels, and wood accents.

Straight Line Design & Remodeling LLC

9645 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Beaverton, OR 97005

Straight Line Design & Remodeling assists its clients from inception through completion and has been in business since 2010. Otherwise known as Straight Line D&R, some of the firm’s best work can be found in some of the most sought-after communities in the greater Portland area, which includes Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, and Gresham. The firm is regarded for its expertise in the design-build process and is the proud recipient of a multitude of distinctions. It has been featured in various publications like Oregon Home Magazine

The photo below best depicts one of the firm’s best projects, completed in just ten weeks. This project cost roughly $54,000. It entailed an extensive attic conversion and features new skylights, an entertainment area, and various modern touches. Learn more about them at

Paradise Construction

7060 SW Rood Bridge Rd Hillsboro, OR 97123

Paradise Construction offers its clients a comprehensive range of custom home, addition, and outdoor services. Its architectural design, engineering, and meticulous craftsmanship are evident. The firm can take on any project, regardless of complexity, and it can alter a space without compromising the integrity of the entire project. The firm has extended its services throughout Portland and other nearby areas, enabling it to build upon its excellent clientele list.

Pictured below is its work on the 187th addition, which entailed 943 square feet. This project gave the firm the opportunity to take on the challenge of doubling the size of the home. It features a revamped living space, master bedroom, master bathroom, and master suite. 

Keith Green Construction Inc.

3045 SW 207th Ave, Aloha, OR 97003

Headquartered in Aloha, Keith Green Construction offers a wide range of construction and roofing services. It has extended its services throughout the area since 1993 and has worked in some of the best areas in the Portland metro area. Composed of a talented and experienced team of professionals, Keith Green Construction is also known for its great home additions, eco-friendly roofing, siding and roofing repairs, dry rot repair, bathroom remodels, and decks. Pictured below is one of the firm’s best works.

This photo depicts one of the firm’s best bathroom remodels. For this space, the firm’s team opted for large glass panels to enlarge the room, as well as clean tiled finishes. It contains unique features as well. 

Ziglinski Construction

2955 SE River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Ziglinski Construction operates from its headquarters in Hillsboro and extends its services throughout the area, as well as Beaverton and Portland. It is known for its general contracting services, in addition to its extensive remodels and floor installations. The team’s talent and experience, as well as its commitment to the highest standards and attention to detail, prove impressive. 

Fully licensed and insured, Ziglinski is a small company that ensures each of its works is crafted through the collective experience of its professionals. The firm can take on projects of varying size, from minor upgrades, like new doors or siding, to large-scale projects like new roofing or renovation.

Interested clients may receive a free quote with zero obligations. The company’s portfolio demonstrates its expertise for an extensive range of architectural vernaculars.  

US Best Construction and Remodeling LLC

2459 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy #412, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Founded in 2018, US Best Construction and Remodeling LLC extends its services throughout Hillsboro and is regarded for its wide range of general contracting services. Since its establishment, it has curated a strong clientele list, primarily composed of long-term relationships with repeat clientele, as well as partnerships with some of the area’s best subcontractors. The firm’s process emphasizes the importance of open communication with its clients throughout the entire process. This enables it to create accurate designs that represent its clients’ needs. 

The firm’s portfolio depicts a broad range of modern and contemporary spaces. It also showcases an affinity for transitional designs. Its custom cabinetry, finishes, and love for large, open spaces are evident in its works.  

Western Oregon Builders

128 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Western Oregon Builders is a small firm that operates from its office in Portland that is regarded for its expertise in both residential and commercial spaces. Its strong attention to detail, in addition to its iron railings, painting, and decks prove impressive. Its portfolio also depicts a wide range of interiors rendered in a variety of architectural vernaculars. The firm has been in business since 1995 and services the greater Portland and Washington area. It assists its clients from start to completion. 

The photo below depicts one of its best accessory dwelling units. For projects like these, the firm’s team oversees everything, including obtaining the necessary permits and material and product selection. For the latter, clients may even visit the firm’s showroom where the company sources its own items. 


  • 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