Consistently regarded as among the best places to live in the United States, Little Rock offers its residents a dense suburban feel with a large portion of its residents owning their own homes. They also enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to visit, making it a popular choice for young professionals and growing families. This list showcases eleven of its best and leading general contractors behind some of its most beautiful homes. These firms were chosen based on their stellar portfolios, outstanding work ethic, and countless industry awards.

Jon Callahan Construction

6706 Lumsden Rd. North Little Rock, AR 72118

Jon Callahan extends its services throughout Little Rock and is best known for its contributions to both the residential and commercial markets. It specializes in home additions, ground-up constructions, and extensive residential remodels. The firm’s team assists its clients from inception through completion and offers its packages at highly competitive prices. It is the product of the vision of its founder and namesake, Jon Callahan, who first began his career in construction working for his father until his passing in 2001. He has also worked with several commercial construction companies in Little Rock before establishing the firm in 2010. Depicted below is one of the firm’s best homes. 

Completed back in 2016, this home cost roughly around $750k. It features an excellent colonial theme coupled with paneled exteriors. Some of its best elements include its signature porches and trellised windows.

Swede Construction, Inc.

17915 Agee Ln. Little Rock, AR 72223

Regarded as among Little Rock’s premier residential custom home builders and remodelers, Swede Construction specializes in every aspect of the residential general contracting process. It is known for its stellar exteriors, kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living projects. Its portfolio also showcases countless impressive decks, garages, and porches. Swede is a family-owned and -operated endeavor and draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience. At its helm is Robin Swede, an experienced builder who ensures that each project the firm manages receives the benefit of her supervision. 

Swede Construction also offers functional space planning. Its portfolio features several impressive entertainment areas and unique media rooms. In terms of design, it can take on anything regardless of scale or complexity.

John Hanks Construction

135 Courts Lane, Little Rock, AR 72223

With over five decades of combined industry experience, John Hanks Construction is a family-owned and operated firm that specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, outdoor living areas, and pools. Its portfolio also showcases an impressive range of extensive home renovations and has secured a solid reputation as being one of the Little Rock metro area’s best and leading residential construction and remodeling firms. It has been recognized in publications like At Home Magazine for its excellent and functional spaces and has curated partnerships with some of the area’s most recognizable architects, designers, and other contractors.

The photo above is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this kitchen renovation, the firm’s team employed a seamless floor plan that connects the kitchen to the home’s dining area. It also designed and installed its excellent custom cabinetry. Some other great features include its custom kitchen island that also serves as a breakfast bar and its overhead lighting.

RQM Homes

603 Sedgefield Dr. Bryant, AR 72022

RQM Homes specializes in ground-up construction and extensive residential remodeling projects. The firm has also worked on several single-family rental and lease properties across Little Rock and countless duplexes. Our editorial team was also impressed by its stellar kitchens and bathrooms. The firm draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and only utilizes the best quality products, materials, and contractors. In terms of design, its portfolio showcases an excellent range of contemporary and traditional themes.

Depicted above is one of the company’s best works. For this, the firm’s team employed an excellent contemporary feel. It opted for shingled roofs and a neutral color palette. It also installed excellent windows and Mediterranean-inspired touches.

Mark Baker Custom Homes

15 Flatrock PT Little Rock, AR 72201

With nearly three decades of industry experience, Mark Baker Custom Homes extends its services throughout Little Rock. It provides its clients with a complete and comprehensive range of residential general contracting services. Some of its best work can be found in the most sought-after communities in Greers Ferry Lake and Lake Hamilton. The firm has also worked on countless vacation homes, as well as hunting cabins. Showcased below is one of the firm’s best works. 

For this kitchen renovation, the firm’s team opted for an open concept floor plan to seamlessly connect it with its living and dining areas. The firm’s team designed and installed granite countertops that make way for a breakfast bar. It also opted for clean wood-paneled flooring and custom cabinetry.

CM Construction, Inc.

2219 South Arch St. Little Rock, AR 72206

CM Construction is a full-service firm that is also regarded for its excellent repair services. The firm has been in business since 2000 when Charles Marratt consolidated a consistent group of skilled and talented craftsmen into a cohesive workforce. Together, they work out of the firm’s headquarters in Little Rock and have curated a reputation for its kitchens and baths. The firm is also known for its excellent cabinetry and custom millwork. Historic preservations, and flooring. CM assists its clients throughout the entire process and works on comprehensive project schedules and budgets, which assure homeowners that all of its work is completed on time and within the agreed-upon budget. 

The photo above is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this kitchen, its team employed wood-paneled flooring and granite countertops to match. Some other great elements include its custom stove hood and uniquely patterned backsplashes.

Rush & Co. Inc.

581 Valley Club Cir. Little Rock, AR 72212

Rush & Co. specializes in home renovations, retains, and kitchen and bathroom remodels. It works all across Little Rock and North Little Rock. The firm describes itself as a “one-stop-shop” due to its comprehensive and highly hands-on process. The firm stays up-to-date with the latest industry standards, assuring clients of the quality of its work. Rush is fully licensed and insured and can take on projects regardless of their scale or complexity. The chosen project below is a great example of its skill.

For this home, the firm’s team opted for a bright and sunny color palette and shingled roofs. It also installed paneled exteriors and trellised windows. Inside, it features contemporary interiors. 

Consolidated Construction, Inc.

2024 Arkansas Valley Dr. Suite 504, Little Rock, AR 72212

Consolidated Construction specializes in both residential and commercial projects. It draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience. Otherwise known as CCI, the firm works all across the state of Arkansas and other states surrounding it. The firm takes pride in the excellent reviews it has received through the years. 

For the above home, the firm’s team used neutral tones and stone exteriors. It worked on custom finishes and touches, in addition to an excellent front yard. Some other fine elements include its clean archways and seamless floor plan inside.

Triple R Improvement

5710 Warden Rd. Suite 6, Sherwood, AR 72120

Headquartered in Sherwood, Triple R Improvement works on both residential construction, renovation, and repair services. It extends its services throughout the areas surrounding it and also works on roofing and restoration needs. The firm has amassed a large percentage of repeat clients through the years. It is noted for its responsiveness and hands-on approach.

The chosen project is a great example of the firm’s work. For this, the firm was mostly tasked with having to work on its outdoor area remodel. The home now features an excellent wraparound porch and paneled exteriors.

Woodell Construction

PO Box 1885, Searcy, AR 72415

Woodell Construction works throughout Central Arkansas and has since become regarded as among its best and leading home remodelers. It operates out of its office in Searcy and credits its success to the talent and expertise of its experienced remodeling professionals and artisans. The firm’s portfolio showcases stellar kitchens and bathrooms, home additions, and outdoor spaces. Some of its best projects can be found in homes in Little Rock, Benton, Conway, Cabot, and Searcy. The firm has been featured in At Home in Arkansas

The remodel above features chambered ceilings and a custom entertainment bar. For this, the firm’s team opted for clean wood paneled flooring. The team also installed custom lighting and fans.

To see more of Woodell Construction’s work, you may visit their website here.