Indiana – known as the Crossroads of America – is found at the heart of the American Midwest. The small state has more interstate highway than any other state, hence its name. Indiana’s gentle landscape is dominated by flat fertile lands, rolling hills, man-made reservoirs, and several lakes. Most tourist attractions found in Indiana feature adventures in nature: favorite locations include Wyandotte Cave, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, and Elkhart Quilt Gardens.
Hoosiers are known for being friendly and hospitable; it’s a great place to raise kids. Communities in Indiana are occupied by middle-income families who own homes that were built in the 1990s. Soon younger families will be purchasing and inheriting these homes, and as they do, they will be looking to redesign and remodel these homes to suit their lifestyle.
In this list, we’ve ranked the best general contractors who provide high standards of custom home building and remodeling services, firms capable of creating innovative, state-of-the-art designs that are also affordable on a range of budgets.
15) Werk | Building Modern
| 933 N Layman Ave – Studio 1, Indianapolis, Indiana
Werk | Building Modern is a custom home builder and a remodeler in Indianapolis recognized for creating and transforming homes into more modern-artistic spaces. Clients from Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, and other nearby areas frequently request their services. The company works on residential and commercial projects; more specifically, they do custom home building, room additions, and interior remodeling.
Werk | Building Modern are the builders for well-known architects HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles. Werk | Building Modern is owned by Chris Short, a certified LEED partner who is affiliated with prestigious organizations including American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indianapolis and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. One of the company’s outstanding projects featured in multiple online publications is their 2016 Broad Ripple Bungalow project. The home is a combination of modern living space designed to appear like an art studio. The bungalow is available for rent on Airbnb.
14) Keith Construction
| 3113 Dunn Rd, Freedom, IN 47431
Keith Construction is a remodeler based in Freedom, Indiana; they serve much of Southern Indiana, including Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Indianapolis. The firm offers home-improvement services that include kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions, and other repair services. Owner Trent Keith is a licensed general contractor who gained knowledge and skill through his early experience with an Amish construction crew. Today, Keith Construction is part of a larger company known as T&H Kieth incorporated which provides both construction and real estate services.
The company was recognized with the Herald Times #1 Readers’ Choice Award. Recently, Keith Construction worked on a kitchen remodel that had a price range of $50,000 to $75,000. The kitchen features a black and white modern design accentuated by a unique wood piece attached to the ceiling. Consider taking a look at their website: it features more pictures of the wood piece and other projects.
13) Hamilton Homes
8501 Bash Street, Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Since 1987, Hamilton Homes has been providing custom home building and remodeling services throughout communities in Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, Westfield and Indianapolis. The firm is one of the few builders in the city that are able to renovate homes to fit the lifestyle of persons with disabilities.
Hamilton Homes does historic homes conservation, new home construction, commercial construction, and remodeling. All their projects are distinctive and original, and they offer a fair and fixed pricing. Hamilton Homes team also has the resources to make the best windows and sliding doors. Its owner, Richard Hamilton, has nearly 50 years of experience in the construction industry. He is also a recognized member of Builder Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) and of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
12) Dorfman Design Builders
| 827 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Dorfman Design Builders is a design-build firm owned by the present executive director of NARI’s Central Indiana chapter, Larry Dorfman. His company provides numerous services including room additions, whole house remodeling, and new home constructions in neighborhoods all over Central Indiana. With a strong team ethic, Dorfman Design builders are committed to delivering the highest quality of customer service even as they continue to build hundreds of homes.
They frequently improve outdated homes by adding modern and contemporary touches to suit the lifestyles of younger families. A great example of one of his projects is a home in Willowgate: remodeling work was required for the sunroom, the great room, and the kitchen. Fascinating improvements made to all three by the Dorfman Design Builders won multiple awards including the 2004 Indiana Remodeler of the Year and 2003 Regional Contractor of the Year from National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). In 2009, the company was the national winner for Best Kitchen within $50,000-$100,000 categories in a competition hosted by Qualified Remodeler.
11) Selective Homes by Chad and Dad
5100 Anderson Road, Newburgh, IN 47630
With over 40 years of experience in custom home building and remodeling, Selective Homes by Chad and Dad is one of the preferred builders of Newburgh. The company extends their services to neighborhoods within Indianapolis and Evansville. They install of their work with energy-saving features that help homeowners cut down on utility bills by as much as 50%. Most of the company’s works are single family new home constructions, but they happily provide excellent kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions and home renovations too. They can handle projects that cost up to $500,000. They also do commercial renovations and insurance repair.
The president of the firm is Chad Van Zillen, a second-generation builder in his family. He makes sure that his team of professionals work on the site every day so that the company can produce impressive homes with award-winning standards. Just last year, Selective Homes by Chad and Dad received a Home of the Year Award from the South Indiana Builders Association (SIBA) 66th Annual Parade of Homes. It is a bungalow-style home in Pine Valley, Fort Wayne with a size of nearly 2,000 square-feet that features contemporary interior design.
10) Fireside Homes
| 21920 County Road 45, Goshen, Indiana
When families in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan are in search for home remodeling services, Fireside Homes is one of their top choices. This company provides new home construction, remodeling, and renovation services in exclusive communities near Goshen. Since 1985, under the leadership of Tim Miller, Fireside Homes has built over 650 homes and has developed 24 communities with more than 1,200 home sites within Elkhart County.
A respected member of the Builder’s Association of Elkhart County, Fireside Homes earned multiple Elkhart County Parade of Homes Awards for Best Interior Design, Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Exterior, and Best Overall Design. Fireside Homes’ notable works commonly feature traditional and farmhouse exteriors complemented with modern and contemporary interior designs.
9) Heartwood Custom Homes
| 1132 S Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
Heartwood Custom Homes is a Home-A-Rama award-winning construction company based in the suburb of Carmel. Couple Jeff and Wendy Langston own the business, and they are committed to delivering excellent project management in their building process; they want to create the homes their clients always dreamed of. By offering a comprehensive home building and remodeling service, their clients are spared the trouble of hiring outside services. From land development to site-planning, to architectural drafting, and finally to construction management and interior design, Heartwood Custom Homes can provide it all. It is the company’s mission to build beautiful living spaces for everyday living.
Among their best Home-A-Rama works is a single-family home in Westfield built in 2014. Its exterior design features multi-planed roof lines and a wide front porch with columned support. Upon entry, the living space greets visitors with tall ceilings, wide porches, and a wide gallery foyer. Heartwood Custom Homes’ impressive works earned multiple awards from BAGI.
8) Hallmark Homes, Inc
| 433 E 53rd Street, Anderson, IN 46013-1722
Hallmark Homes are one of Indiana’s most trusted custom home builders and remodelers serving neighborhoods within greater Indianapolis. Since 1992, the company has built over 2,000 homes making families feel happy to own a place in the Hoosier State. Indianapolis Business Journal ranked them Indiana’s #1 Custom Home Builder. Many clients rely on Hallmark Homes’ competency to provide new home constructions, home remodeling, custom home building, and other services.
The company owner is Paul Schwinghammer, a certified green professional and an aging in place specialist. With affiliations from prominent builders’ associations – including NAHB, BAGI and Indianapolis Builder Association – most families in Indianapolis prefer and recommend Hallmark Homes services.
7) The Lifestyle Group
| 6230 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
The Lifestyle Group is a remodeling company that has completed thousands of projects in less than 20 years. They specialize in remodeling work that includes home, bath, kitchen, and basement remodels. The company has provided these services to homeowners in Central Indiana since its establishment in 1998. To date, The Lifestyle Group has served over 1,462 families.
This remodeling company has finished 2,512 projects in less than 2 decades and its owner has received several awards and recognition from multiple organizations. CEO Geoff Horen has served as the Mayoral Appointment to the Board of Contractors for the City of Indianapolis since 2013. In 2014, BAGI named him as the Remodelers Council Remodeler of the Year. He was a former president of the BAGI Board of Directors, as well. His company has been listed as one of the country’s top remodelers by popular nation-wide magazines including Top 500 by Qualified Remodeler Magazine and Big50 by Remodeling Magazine.
6) Case Design/Remodeling
| 99 E. Carmel Dr. Ste. 100, Carmel, Indiana 46032
Case Design/Remodeling constructs and remodels homes in neighborhoods in Hamilton, Carmel City, Marion County, and Noblesville. It was established in 2003 by Mr. Larry Greene. The company gives outdated homes updated, traditional interior designs; they transform outdoor living spaces into something more inviting: an accommodating pool or garden area where families can spend time together.
Case Design has been featured in multiple magazines including Remodeling Magazine, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, and many more. They have earned a number of awards, including the Silver Award from Professional Remodeler Design for Outdoor Living under $100K. The company was also listed among the Professional Remodeler’s America’s Top Remodelers List in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
5) Carrington Homes
| 8250 N 600 W, Suite G, McCordsville, IN 46055
Established in 1992 by the McIntyre family, Carrington Homes is a custom home builder and remodeler in Indianapolis. The company offers custom home building, remodeling and commercial construction in areas within Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, McCordsville, Noblesville, and all of Central Indiana. In 20 years Carrington Homes completed 200 custom homes and home improvement projects in wealthy communities.
Their homes feature Traditional, Colonial, Ranch and Farmhouse exteriors; their favorite interior designs are usually French and Victorian. Having the ability to produce homes that require excellent craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail are attributes of what it means to be among the best builders in Indiana. Carrington Homes has earned the BAGI distinction Builder of the Year.
4) John Eaton Custom Homes and Remodeling
| 1101 N. Central Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202
John Eaton Custom Homes and Remodeling provides services in the Greater Indianapolis area. The company specializes in custom home building, the whole house remodels and additions, kitchen remodeling, and finished basements. The company is owned by John Eaton, a licensed general contractor who has broad knowledge and experience in his field.
John’s completed projects often feature ranch colonial and contemporary designs. The company has won a number of awards from Home-A-Rama; they gave him honors for Best Landscaping, Best Master Bath, Best Exterior, Best Outdoor Living and Best Lower Level.
3) Williams Custom Art Builders
| 16362 Valhalla Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060-4429
Another Home-A-Rama Award winner is William Custom Art Builders; they build homes with a price range of $550,000 to $2,000,000. The company provides remodeling and home addition services and commercial building in areas within Hamilton, Marion and Boone Counties. The styles of the homes vary from Traditional to Rustic. Many clients choose William Custom Art Builders for their patient, detail-oriented approach to guiding their customers through the step by step building process.
The Villas is their Home-a-Rama entry in 2006. It was given multiple awards for Best Of Show, Best Master Suite, Best Lower Level, Best Interior Design and Best Kitchen.
2) Hoss Homes
| 11825 Broadway Street, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Founded in 1975, Hoss Homes builds custom homes in different areas of Central Indiana and its surrounding neighborhoods. The company also provides interior remodeling, whole home remodeling, home additions, and restoration services.
The company’s CEO, Steve Hoss, has high standards for home designs since he creates his own designs during his free time. What makes him different from many other builders is that he strives to discover new methods for a better building process. One of his projects, the Viking Meadows, won Home-a-rama awards in 2007 for Best Interior Design, Best Kitchen and Best Master Bath.
1) Hamed Homes
| 10808 La Cabreah Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Celebrating 40 years of experience in building and remodeling homes in several communities, Hamed Homes is one of the highly recommended general contractors all across Central Indiana. The company also extends their services to communities in surrounding all of Allen County, Indianapolis, and even subdivisions in the state of Ohio. Hamed Homes specializes in custom home building, home remodeling, and home additions. The projects they work on range in size from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet with common features such as kitchen center islands, floor to ceiling stone fireplaces, custom cabinetry and tall glass double doors. These residential projects can be viewed on their website in a 3D virtual walkthrough.
The firm is now owned and operated by Al Hamed, Jr., a 2nd generation builder. With his knowledge and experience in running a home building and remodeling company, Hamed Homes continue to build and transform homes that impress. The company has achieved multiple awards including several People’s Choice Awards from Parade of Homes, 2017 Readers Choice Awards from Fort Wayne Newspapers and was listed among the winners of 40 under 40 business leaders by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly in 2017.