Firmly at the center of what used to be called “The Great American Desert,” Lincoln, Nebraska has evolved, grown, and shifted into something wonderful its founders couldn’t have expected, something that subverts coastal stereotypes about the American Midwest. What used to be the little town on the prairie has grown to a population of nearly 300,000. It has a thriving nightlife and shows off its history in a number of fascinating museums. In 2000 it was designated a ‘refugee-friendly’ city: it has a significant minority population from Vietnam, Sudan, and Iraq, among others.    

With such a rich, surprising history, it’s not a surprise that Lincoln’s construction industry focuses on remodeling rather than new construction. But whether your family has been in Nebraska for three generations, or you moved into town last month, there is a contractor here for you. We’ve taken a hard look at the industry in Lincoln, and we ended up with 14 of the best. Our criteria: achievements, the range of specialties, and of course the reputation that the contractor has with past clients.

Whether you’re looking to renew the beauty of your older home, or looking to start fresh by building a new residence from the ground up, there is a contractor on this list for you!

14) Neighbors Family Homes

8240 Eastwood Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506-7338

Established in 2003, founder Max Neighbors wanted to offer Lincoln remodeling and custom building at an affordable price while still making their projects durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Neighbors Family Homes is a proud member of professional associations like the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Better Business Bureau gave them an A+. Although Neighbors offer spec homes and custom homes, they also specialize in providing a home, kitchen, and bath remodels.


13) Nate’s Custom Renovations

3015 N 75th St Ct Lincoln, NE 68507

Homeowners often doubt the transparency and reliability of contractors these days, but that didn’t stop Nate Bahm from building a business that puts integrity at its core. Nate takes risks, and that courage brings ideas to life. What sets Nate’s Custom Renovations apart from other competitors is their “9 Point Promise.” This is an organized list of what to expect, what Nate and his team promise to deliver when you trust them with your home.

Nate is a Certified Graduate Remodeler and a Certified Aging-in-place Specialist. His company ’s projects have been featured in the 2016 Remodeling’s Big 50, 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes, and founder Nate Bahm was featured in the 2016 Strictly Business magazine in Lincoln. With a team of detail-oriented, credible professionals and an excellent quality of service, Nate’s Custom Renovations may be the right contractor for your needs.


12) Artz and Sons  

6801 Bucks Circle Lincoln, NE 68523

With more than five decades in the building industry, rest assured that Artz & Sons will make your home their priority. Artz & Sons specialize in custom home building, custom remodeling, and home remodeling services with styles that are tailored to your own preferences. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and the company is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders.

Artz and Sons provide hands-on service to each client to ensure that they’re updated with the remodeling process from the initial planning to when the project is done. Artz & Son knows the building industry like the back of their hand.


11) Bielenberg Builders

2550 Wemsha Ct Lincoln, NE 68507-3387

Jeff Bielenberg knows that their work should represent a client’s vision and character. Working with a detail-oriented, knowledgeable, reliable, and friendly team, Bielenberg Builders promises to serve you with topnotch work. Their stellar performance and customer care have allowed them to maintain excellent relationships with professional associations including the Remodelers Council of Lincoln, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the HBA of Lincoln and they are accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.

They’ve recently participated in the 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes. They can build duplex homes, they do commercial construction, and they perform residential home remodeling. The styles vary from before traditional, Tudor, to rustic. Bielenberg Builders strives not only to meet a client’s expectations but to exceed those expectations.


10) Carlson Projects

3421 S. 7th St., Suite B Lincoln, NE 68502

Greg Carlson has long been known as the guy who can fix anything. He made that reputation the foundation of Carlson Projects: his passion for solving complex problems led him to start the business in 1995.  

His team of goal-driven professionals is ready to give you quality workmanship and make the whole home remodeling process a trouble-free experience. Carlson Projects has not only earned an A+ rating and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau but they have great testimonies from previous clients too.

Carlson Projects offers kitchen/bath remodeling, home additions, home restorations, and they even do roofing. Whether it’s a large or small-scale project, Carlson Projects is more than ready and happy to lend a helping hand.


9) Murray Custom Homes

6201 S 57th St, Suite G Lincoln, NE 68516

Matt Murray’s family had been in the construction business for more than four decades, and he started Murray Custom Homes to expand the family business and serve the community of Lincoln as well. They build beautiful custom homes and provide high-end remodels.

Murray Custom homes pride themselves in practicing quality standards, their speed of service, and finishing touches that put a cherry on top of each remodel project. Their work ethic has led to affiliations with the HBA of Lincoln, and certifications such as the RWC New Home Warranties and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification.

Murray Custom Homes keeps up on the latest trends in architecture and construction in an ongoing effort to prove that they are one of Lincoln’s leading contracting firms.


8) Russell Remodeling

3601 Calvert Street, Ste 17, Lincoln, NE

Brian Russell started Russell Remodeling as a one-man remodeler. His determination,  his passion for his work were inexorable; today he has a team that continues to grow. Brian cares for his business the way he cares for the homes he handles. Russell Remodeling is a member of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln, and they have been accredited A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Working relentlessly to refine their skills, the company is becoming one of Lincoln’s leading contracting firms when it comes to custom home building and remodeling.

They’ve recently participated in the 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes. One of their most notable projects was a complete home remodel of a home built in the early 1800’s. The positive, excited feedback they regularly receive from clients is evidence that they value customer satisfaction and beautiful homes.


7) Kinning Design Build

5401 Rebel Dr Lincoln, NE 68516-9440

Three decades in the industry has made Kinning Design Build one of Lincoln, Nebraska’s finest design/build firms. Not only do they build stunning custom homes, but they also offer home remodeling and home additions that will restore the beauty of your beloved living spaces.

Mike Kinning started the building industry in 1979 and he has remained a member of HBA of Lincoln. Mike also serves as one of HBA of Lincoln’s Board of Directors, and he is on the Nebraska State Home Builders Association Green Build Council. Kinning DB has also been accredited by the BBB with an A+ rating.

Kinning Design Build’s dedicated, organized, and efficient team offers no less than what their clients deserve, and previous clients can’t stop raving about their work. Kinning aims to make home a place where people can make great memories.


6) Reese Construction

4718 Cooper Ave Lincoln, NE 68506-4336

Reese Construction is a family-owned construction company founded in 1984 by Herb and Katie Reese. Reese Construction makes customers’ needs and satisfaction a priority. They have memberships and accreditations with professional organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, National Association of Home Builders, and Remodelers Council of Lincoln.

Herb has also taken his remodeling to the next level by earning the Certified Graduate Remodeler and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist certifications. Reese mostly works in residential family home remodels with styles varying from contemporary, modern, traditional, to coastal. Reese Construction has built homes across Lincoln, Nebraska, and serves its surrounding neighbors as well.


5) Willet Construction

5143 S. 48th St. Lincoln, NE 68516

With a desire to serve Lincoln with top-quality service and exceptional craftsmanship, Rick and Marcia Willet established Willet Construction in 1995. Willet focuses on remodeling, providing work on living spaces, kitchens and baths,  deck renovations, room additions, and sunrooms.

Willet Construction’s continuous stellar service received an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, and they maintain memberships with credible associations like the HBA of Lincoln, the Remodelers Advantage, and they recently participated in the 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes.

The positive feedback they have received from customers is a validation of the quality work and outstanding customer care provided by Willet Construction.


4) Reynolds Design Remodel

2406 J St. Lincoln, NE 68510-3024

Roger Reynolds established Reynolds Design Remodel when he saw the need for a quality remodeler, with a keen eye on detail, superior craftsmanship, and excellent customer service. Since then the Reynolds Design Remodel Company has been working hard, earning client’s trust and building a reputable name for their company as a result.

Not only do they offer remodeling construction, but they also offer a design service that seeks to replicate the feel of a well-tailored suit for every client. They were awarded the 2018 Design Award from the Professional Remodeler Magazine. Pam Magner, Reynolds’ general manager, is a certified kitchen & bath designer,  and she is also a certified Lead-Safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Reynolds Design Remodel work mostly on residential remodeling and offer a variety of styles including rustic, modern, traditional, transitional, and classic. The homes they’ve remodeled, and their satisfied customers, both attest to the ability of Reynolds to handle any project and deliver great results.


3) Rezac Construction

140 N. 1st Street, Suite A Lincoln, NE, US 68508

With over 40 years of professional experience, Mike Rezac is a trusted remodeler in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rezac Construction was born in 1975 with the goal of delivering top of the line quality and reliable service.

Because of their outstanding craftsmanship, they’ve been awarded the 2013 Better Business Bureau Ambassador of Integrity and membership with the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. Rezac Construction wants their clients to relax while they build a home that will suit each client’s’ personality and taste.

Their working styles vary from modern, contemporary, to traditional.  Whether it’s a big or small project, Rezac Construction will make it a priority to build a living space that will promote productivity, and a residence that you will look forward to calling home.


2) Fulton Construction

3639 N. 39th St. Lincoln, NE 68504

Our homes represent who we are. Fulton Construction knows that, and they know that even the smallest of details can make a huge difference. Steve Fulton, a Nebraska native started the company, and it has quickly become Nebraska’s leading residential construction company.

Steve served as the former president of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, he is a member of the Nebraska Green Building Council, as well as the Remodelers Council of Lincoln and he is a National Home Builders Association Life Director too. He is also the recipient of many professional awards, including Outstanding Alumni (Milford campus) and Distinguished Alumni of Nebraska Community Colleges Award.

For more than three decades, Fulton Construction has provided beautiful custom homes and performed revitalizing remodel construction with clients throughout the state of Nebraska. Their outstanding customer care topnotch quality building has earned Fulton Construction the Nebraska Builder of the Year and the Better Business Bureau A+ accreditation. They also hold numerous professional association memberships, including the Nebraska Green Build Council, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, and they possess a National Association of Home Builders’ Green Professional Certificate. Their homes have also been featured in the 2016 & 2018 Parade of Homes Tour of the HBA of Lincoln.


1) Goode Guy Construction

P.O. Box 6817 Lincoln, NE 68506

Scott Goode’s relationship with remodeling and construction started when he worked for a remodeling company during his youth. He witnessed that company lose business as they lost focus on the quality of their service. Scott Goode wanted to be a part of something different, so he started Goode Guy Construction. He wanted to make excellent service a personal priority. Scott’s constant reminder to do the right thing–to never compromise work– is the family name he put on the business.

20 years in the business later and they’re still living by their principles of honesty and integrity, to serve their clients by living up to standards that consistently exceed the highest expectations. With over 7000+ projects across Nebraska and Iowa, Goode Guy Construction has been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s 2016 Ambassador Award. The award recognizes Goode’s exemplary ethical business practices. Good Guy Construction offers whole house remodeling, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, and historic renovations. Their style varies from traditional, modern, to contemporary. Goode Guy Construction makes it a point that your home remodel will represent you, and will be a perfect fit to your own taste. They’d be glad to give you a “no games, no gimmicks, no gotchas” bid on your renewed home.

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