Las Vegas brings to mind images of nightlife and extravagant lifestyle, famed 24-hour casinos and five-star hotels. But the city offers more; upwards of 600,000 Americans call Las Vegas home. The city is within the stretch of the Mojave desert. Those who are looking for a luxury retreat will find solace in the city thanks to its secluded positioning.

This also means that homes are designed to blend accordingly to the desert. Modern- and Spanish-style of homes are prevalent, allowing comfort while maintaining glamour. Zillow lists the median home value at $272K, which is on the lower end for a major cosmopolitan area.

In this list, Las Vegans will find 13 of the best general contractors that will take care of the remodeling.  Firms on this list are sorted based on the merit of their awards, accolades, and portfolios. These firms will provide the best remodeling service for Las Vegas homebuilders.

12) Western Trades

4357 Corporate Center Dr 400, North Las Vegas, NV 89030, USA

After acquiring his degree in Construction Management at the Brigham Young University, Dave Walnum founded Western Trades. Over the years, the firm has completed over a thousand home renovations. The firm prides itself on customizing each project for its clients, rather than having a portfolio of preexisting templates.

One of the firm’s best renovations is a Spanish bungalow. The firm laid out superlative stonework throughout the home’s facade and paired it with an umber roof. Unlike most bungalow homes, this featured work is slightly elevated. However, the firm maintained the symmetrical and low-rise structure necessary to classify the house as a bungalow. French-type windows with arched tops accentuate the solid background of the stone walls. The warmth and elegance provided by the stonework and structure make this home an elegant oasis for its owners.

11) General Building Dynamics

7815 Sunnyside Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89123

General Building Dynamics is built on over 40 years of construction experience, 20 of those in the Las Vegas area. Founder Michael Nagle and his team provide a full range of engineering and construction services. The firm works on residential buildings, but also on commercial buildings, as well as healthcare facilities and casinos.

The firm remodels with precise estimates in mind. An example of a completed project is the Bungalow pictured above. This suburban Las Vegas home is symmetrical, with Earth tones throughout. Palm trees and carefully-placed foliage complement the natural ambiance of the home, which is a perfect fit for the suburban Las Vegas lifestyle.

10) Reliabuilt Construction

5840 W. Craid Rd. Suite 120-252 Las Vegas, NV 89130

Reliabuilt Construction has been servicing the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson areas for over 30 years, and generally works in in Spanish and colonial styles. The firm offers a wide range of general contracting services, but specializes in patios, balconies, and decks.

Patio with deckchairs outside modern house at dusk

In the home featured above, the company remodeled the patio of a Spanish-style home, using pale-toned stone in the floor. This created an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Deep brown chairs complement the warmer indoor design. What makes this project unique, however, is the elegant wooden roof. Carefully-designed beams protect the entire patio. The roofing also complements the Spanish motif of the home.

9) HR Builders

4905 Buckskin Mayres Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89131

Hailed as the only general contractor on the Las Vegas Top 100 Diamond Business Awards by the Diamond Pages Las Vegas Business Directory, HR Builders is one of the city’s most respected firms. The company is lead by Haim Rozen, who runs the business mostly through referrals.

HR Builders specializes in remodeling, renovations, and home additions; its working style primarily uses craftsman and traditional elements. On some projects, however, the company also gives homes a modern touch. In the project featured above, the company used shades of white and sharp-edged furniture to give a contemporary feel. Bright, colorful accents fit with the modern-leaning ambiance.

8) Kingdom Home Remodel

3042 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Kingdom Home Remodel is the most recently established firm on this list. The firm was founded at the beginning of 2017, but has already made waves in the local remodeling industry. The firm has been given an A rating by the Better Business Bureau, and has already completed dozens of home remodeling projects.

The firm generally uses common Las Vegas architectural styles such as Bungalow, Spanish, and colonial. The home on 8311 Farm road, featured above, exemplifies the team’s talent.

7) Element Building Company

1671 W Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite 100, Henderson NV 89012

Element Building Company is an all-around construction company in Las Vegas Valley. While the firm is based in Henderson, many of the company’s projects are located in Las Vegas. The firm offers a full range of construction services in both single family homes and condominium units. Having served the area for over 20 years, Element Building Company’s is one of the most trusted contractors in the area. Its accomplishments have been recognized by the National Association for Home Builders.

The company specializes in sleek and modern designs. Element Building often uses Earth tones paired with gray metallic schemes. Minimalist appliances and furnishin g add to the sleekness of the kitchen design above. The L-shaped kitchen island is a unique touch and is elegantly integrated into the space. The island also doubles as a dining chair on the other side, creating a seamless transition between the dining and kitchen areas. The floor-to-ceiling window with thin bezel allows the full view of nature, as well as plenty of natural light.

6) Tajo One

8133 Desert Jewel Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Tajo One has been serving the Las Vegas area for over 20 years. Andy Steinborn was a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but switched careers in the 1970s, and built his career on remodeling homes from the 1700s and 1800s before moving to Las Vegas.

Tajo One completes elegant, stylish, and contemporary remodels. In the kitchen remodel pictured above, the company transformed a typical suburban kitchen into a luxurious, contemporary one. A monochromatic ambiance is achieved through the use of marble and wood. The kitchen island and the parallel breakfast bar are the highlights of the design; the company managed to transform the kitchen creatively without altering the layout. In addition, Tajo One provided the homeowners with a kitchen they can feel more comfortable using.

5) Ranieri Construction

8237 Arch Bay Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Stacey and Tasha Ranieri are the only female principals on this list. For over 40 years, they have been entrusted by the citizens of Las Vegas to care for their homes. The Ranieris built their business slowly through word of mouth. Stacey has been given a full-length feature by the Las Vegas Women Magazine.

Ranieri Construction’s portfolio is an interesting take on mid-century contemporary design. In doing home remodeling, the company prioritizes practicality and function above all. To illustrate, the company did an impressive full remodel of a Southern Highlands home. The firm gave the kitchen above new life by using soft and muted colors. Gray tones accentuate the countertops, and the company installed a kitchen island and additional cabinets to maximize the functionality. This contemporary remodel sets the standard on both practicality and style.

4) Meridias Realty Group

1600 E Desert Inn, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Meridias Realty Group proudly considers itself an innovator of the Las Vegas real estate market. Founded by Michael Hutchings, the firm aims to integrate property buy-and-sell, renovation, new construction, and interior design. Meridias aims to perform above the status quo by including buyers and sellers in the construction process.

Modern and Spanish homes comprise the majority of the company’s portfolio. The company did a full remodel on a condominium unit at the highly-coveted Veers Towers, remodeling the unit to make the space appear more open and airy. Shades of blue and green complement the soft colors the running throughout the living room. Personalized ornaments and unusual furniture populate the space elegantly, and all details are placed to maximize the floor-to-ceiling view.

3) Christopher Homes

10161 Park Run Drive, Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89145

With over 30 years of experience in the building industry and over 1,700 luxury projects completed, Christopher Homes is one of Las Vegas’ most highly-regarded general contractors. The company has gained multiple awards such as Silver Nuggets Awards, Best in American Living Awards, and The National Sales & Marketing Awards.

The company focuses on modern luxury homes. A compact single family home steals the spotlight as a featured work. This home is a bold architectural statement; three concrete columns of varying thickness are the boldest feature of the home; the sharp lines contrast with the custom garden, filled with Nevada greenery. Christopher Homes used varied material to add texture and depth to the home’s exterior. With all of its diverse and interesting details, this home is an elegant and contemporary take on a modern and luxurious Las Vegas home.

2) Bugbee Custom Home Builder

8635 W. Sahara Ave 550, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Bugbee Custom Home Builder traces its root to the vision of Scot Bugbee’s father. Robert Bugbee had an idea to start a contracting company in 1952, when Las Vegas only had 24,000 residents. In 1977, Robert started the company with Scot, who has served as president ever since. Bugbee Custom Home Builder primarily focuses on new construction projects but also provides remodeling services.

Bugbee worked on a new construction project for a minimalist home filled with sharp details and simplistic furniture. What sets this home apart is the slanted ceiling. In turn, this design gave the space a more dynamic and vigorous atmosphere.

The company’s success and subsequent prominence landed the firm in major regional circulations such as the Las Vegas Review Journal and Trends Ideas.

1) Merlin Contracting

6408 S. Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89118

For over 30 years, Merlin Contracting has been the go-to contractor in Las Vegas. The company has worked on over two hundred homes, ranging from $1M to $25M. The company has featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Philadephia Inquirer. The business is operated by Bart and Steve Jones, third generation Nevadans. The Jones family’s involvement in construction started in 1931, when they settled in Nevada to help build the Hoover Dam. Decades later, brothers Bart and Steve continued the legacy after finishing their respective degrees.

The company is well-known for custom home building, but also completes splendid remodeling projects. In the image above, a condominium unit in the heart of the city has been transformed into a more vibrant and elegant space. This luxurious project is 3,000 square feet of colorful detailing and unusual embellishments. Gold finishing matches the elaborate decorations and furniture. This penthouse also has a panoramic view of the Las Vegas sky, and is a reflection of Las Vegas’ youthful and glamorous lifestyle.