Called ‘Bluff City’, Memphis is best known as the home of rock n’ roll, Elvis, and the Blues. Along with its lively music scene, Memphis has an architectural landscape that tells its history and hints at its future. Today, Memphis is one of the largest distribution centers in the US and is among the nation’s largest inland river ports. Diving into the residential scene, the city has many beautiful and memorable neighborhoods. One of its most interesting neighborhoods is Midtown, known as Memphis’ funky, artsy area and the most diverse neighborhood in Memphis.
Memphis has many interesting and unique homes. One such home is the Captain Harris House. Built in 1898 by real estate developer Frank Trimble, this Queen Anne-style home is the largest and second oldest home in eclectic Cooper Young. It is also the most colorful, and exhibits eye-catching pastel colors.
In Memphis, the median home price is $84,600. Currently, Zillow sites the East Memphis Colonial Yorkshire as the most expensive neighborhoods, where the median home price is $123,200.
This list highlights the best general contractors in Memphis Tennessee; those who have the ability to quickly finish projects that harmonize with the neighborhood’s style and keeps the home’s original look. In addition, these firms produce quality work that that is often featured in popular industry publications or local newspapers.
If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.
13) Bennett Construction Company
For 36 years, Bennett Construction Company has kept its A+ BBB accreditation by delivering high level workmanship, honesty, fairness, dependability, and service. As a remodeling contractor, the firm specializes in bathroom, kitchen, and interior remodeling, along with home additions such as sunrooms and garage renovations. These homes usually exhibit the modern, eclectic, or craftsman styles.
Founded in 1975, the firm is a member of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WTHBA). It was established by Jerrel Bennett, who graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, majoring in construction technology. Throughout the years, he developed a keen ability to communicate with customers and discuss their ideas. During his projects, he works with his clients to design an addition or renovation that that compliments the entire structure, while staying true to the neighborhood’s style.
12) Lucius Home Improvements
2874 Price Drive Suite #2, Bartlett, TN 38134
Back in 1982, Lucius Home Improvements was known as Lucius Roofing. Like its name, the firm offered roofing services and kept a high-status reputation as a leader in the mid-south’s roofing industry for 30 years. Soon, however, founder David Wayne Lucius expanded his business to offer a wider variety of home improvement services.
Today, its most notable work are room additions. Once such project was a recent sunroom built an elegant traditional style with furnishings that play on the eye-catching gold and cream colors. In addition to holding an A+ accreditation with the BBB, Lucius Home Improvements is also an Energy Star partner.
11) Heritage Builders
8569 Cordes Circle #2, Germantown, TN 38139
Heritage Builders offers design/build services for homeowners in the Memphis and Germantown areas, including remodeling, home additions, and new construction. It is a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA), the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), the National Home Builders Association (NHBA), and Remodelers Advantage. Though the firm has built many notable projects, one of its most eye-catching is an elegant open kitchen and living space. Intended to brighten the home, the project used cedar posts and beams to support the new structure, and bring more warmth and a natural feel to the wide, open space, while creating a comfortable, relaxing environment.
The firm was founded by Greg Mitchell, who established the company in 2004. The firm soon gained the reputation as a leading design-build remodeler, contractor, and renovation company in Memphis. Mitchell received an education in architectural design, along with years of hands-on construction experience. To top off his education and experience, he is also gifted with the ability to help clients through tough decisions; from complicated structural concerns, to seamlessly blending a project’s design into the houses’ original look.
10) Swift Tradewell and Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 770300, Memphis, TN 38177
Swift Tradewell and Company, Inc. has a team of passionate craftsmen who demand excellence from themselves, and have proved this year after year- some for more than 30 years. As expected from such a team, many of the company’s clients come from referrals or are repeat customers. The firm is a member of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) and the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA), and specializes in roofing, renovations, and custom homes. These homes often exhibit the farmhouse, colonial, or ranch styles and can be seen in Memphis and the Mid-south area
The firm was established in 1976 by founder Swift Treadwell, III. Treadwell grew up working with his father, and is currently responsible for the day-to-day business operations. After graduating college, he began working on a full-time basis coordinating construction projects. Over the years, he worked as a project manager, an estimator, and a job supervisor.
9) Mike Murphy Builders
7895 Players Forest Drive, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38119
A general contractor who has been in business since 1976, Mike Murphy Builders builds homes in Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville. For over 40 years, the firm has built homes with dedication, loyalty, and commitment. This firm is a member of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WTHBA).
Founder Mike Murphy started his building career in 1976, and opened Mike Murphy Builders in 1979. Ever since, he has been peppering the Memphis area with beautiful homes. With an appreciation for fine architecture and detail, he dedicated his life’s work to developing the best approach for each property. One of the firm’s most eye-catching work is a renovation in East Memphis featuring a light, mint-colored palette that gives the room a cool and snug feel.
8) Keith Allen Custom Homes
P.O. Box 383318, Germantown, TN 38183
With over 35 years of experience, Keith Allen Custom Homes provides a variety of services, including custom homes builds, renovations, and home additions, in East Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and Fayette County. The firm is a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), and the NAHB 20s Club.
The firm was founded by Keith Allen, who holds degrees in both Construction Management and Real Estate Development. He is a member of NAHB’s 2018 remodelers council and was a past chairman of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) Professional Builders Council, as well as past president to the West Tennessee Home Builders Association. Currently, he is an active member of the Builder 20 group.
7) Collins Construction Co.
985 Reddoch Cove, Memphis, TN 38119
Built to last, Collins Construction Co. has been around for nearly 40 years. Due to its lengthy time in Memphis, it is a firm trusted by many homeowners. A family-owned and -led company, Collins Construction Co. is known to have superior attention to detail, and distinctive craftsmanship that exhibits the passion each builder brings to every project. To exceed its clients’ expectations, the firm collaborates exclusively with architects, interior designers, and subcontractors who possess commitments to quality equal to the team’s. These professionals include architect David Anderson, Fleming Associates, Charles Shipp, Will Hunt, Kelly Shannon Kirk, and Doug Enoch. The firm also has an in-house design and planning team that works with the homeowners.
Collins Construction has been featured in magazines such as At Home, Mid-South Magazine, and Builder. The firm is also an original member of Southern Living’s Custom Builder Program, an exclusive collective of custom home builders selected for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace and commitment to their clients.
Collins Construction was founded in 1975 by Rick Collins. His career began with selling building products in Memphis. In 1971, he joined Boyle Development Company, where he developed commercial properties and residential communities throughout Memphis. In addition, he was the vice-president of Fogelman Brynes and Doggett, a Memphis-based construction company. Here he gained additional experience in multifamily and commercial development.
6) Johnny Williams Construction Co.
Germantown, TN 38139
A full-service design/build firm that prides itself on being family oriented, Johnny Williams Construction Co. was established in 2002 and specializes in new construction, custom homes, remodels and additions. These houses often display farmhouse, cottage, and southwestern styles. One notable project included a kitchen remodel that was highlighted by a warm brick fireplace.
This firm was founded by Johnny Williams, who has over 30 years of experience in custom home building and renovating. In 2008, Williams was awarded the Special Feature award for building the only certified Green home during the Vesta Home Show. In 2010, he was awarded the People’s Choice award for the most liked home in the Vesta Home Show. In addition to its founder winning such awards, the firm was also featured in Midsouth Magazine and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), and the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WTHBA).
81 Tillman Street, Memphis, TN 38111
Formed in 2011, RKA was the product of the love for building and the desire to provide clients a better experience. The high-end homes the firm builds can be seen in Chickasaw Gardens, Harbor Town, Collierville, Fayette County, and the Poplar Avenue corridor, through which neighborhoods have higher home values.
RKA specializes in building and renovating high-end homes that exhibit the modern, english tudor, colonial revival, or english modern styles. Annually, the firm completes ten new home constructions, and 20 to 30 renovations. The firm is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WTHBA), and NAHB Remodelers. RKA has been featured in magazines such as Memphis Daily News and Memphis Magazine. The latter featured RKA’s work on an East Memphis Home that exhibited the English Regency design. This home was renovated by one of Memphis’ prominent architects, Oscar Menzer, and was updated to take the home’s classic brick design to a more distinctive english Regency look; defined by a refined and restrained classicism.
4) The Dave Moore Companies
PO Box 1683, Collierville, TN 38027
Since its establishment in 1986, The Dave Moore Companies has held fast to constructing high-quality custom building projects, while focusing on teamwork, solid quality construction, and customer service. This firm is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the BBB, and the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WTHBA). In 2017, The Dave Moore Companies was named as “Memphis Most Favorite” in the Best Home Builder category.
The firm was founded by Dave Moore, a member of the the National Association of Home Builders’ 2018 remodelers council, who has the proven track record of an accomplished builder and contractor. Moore has won a number of awards, including the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA)’s First Place award for Quality Craftsmanship for projects over $250k and $450k. Moore’s projects are usually known for their distinct elevations and designs, as well as the stunning details and craftsmanship. Often, his work is sought out by local award-winning planners and designers.
3) Tim Disalvo and Company
2640 Faxon Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
An expert home builder, Tim Disalvo and Company specializes in high-quality renovation and new construction. For over 30 years, the firm has been known as a multifunctional home renovation service that spearheaded a successful record of building great homes for homeowners in Memphis. An A+ accredited business in the BBB, the firm was featured in many publications, including Fix Magazine, RSVP, and At Home. Recently, Fix Magazine featured Tim Disalvo and Company for a renovation project. After three months of working, the once all-grass backyard was converted into a rustic outdoor entertainment space. Here, it was possible to cook dinner, entertain guests, watch big games, swim, and warm up by the fire.
Tim Disalvo and Company possesses a streamlined process of providing expert opinions and effective communication with its clients. Founder Tim Disalvo grew up in the building trade, working as a general contractor building new homes, custom homes, and commercial projects. As a craftsman, Disalvo has ten years of hands-on experience in framing, master trim carpentry, tile setting, and painting.
2) Salvaggio Group
7734 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
Serving Germantown and Memphis, Salvaggio Group is comprised of a father and son team who are professional builders skilled in different fields of construction. Thanks to their distinct skill sets, the firm has the ability to service construction needs that range from the renovation of existing homes to the construction of elaborately designed custom homes. In addition to residential work, Salvaggio Group also offers medical construction and land development solutions.
Salvaggio Group was featured Fix Magazine’s 2014 issue in which founder Tony Salvaggio and his own 75-year old home were discussed. In the same year, the firm was also included in the 2014 Faces of the Mid-South, in which the Salvaggio’s 70 years of experience in the construction business was highlighted. In addition, Memphis Business Journal included Tony Salvaggio in the Top 40 Under 40 list. The firm also has a membership in the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA,) and is a lifetime member of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce.
Founder Charles Salvaggio established the firm in 1994 with his sons Tony and Jerome. He is a member of the MAHBA, and was a former member and chairman of the Tennessee Licensing Board for Home Remodelers. Over the years, he was also a partner and builder in the development of over 100 homes in Strathmore, Collierville, and Germantown.
1) David Clark Construction
1352 Cordova Cove, Germantown, TN 38138
Since 1942, David Clark Construction has been known as one of the premier builders of quality homes in Memphis. For the Clark family, building isn’t just a job; it’s a tradition. Started by John C. Clark Jr. and joined by son John Clark, III in 1971, by 1999 the third generation- David Clark- had joined the business, and has continued the legacy of building quality homes.
David Clarke Construction is a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA), the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm was also included in Professional Remodeler Magazine’s 2014 Forty Under 40 list and Professional Builder Magazine’s 2017 Forty Under 40 list. In 2013 and 2017, the firm won the Vesta Home Show, and in 2012, it was awarded Builder of The Year by the Memphis Area HomeBuilders Association. The company has been featured in publications including Builder/Architect, Memphis Daily News, RSVP, and FixIt Magazine.
David Clarke Construction was recently featured in an article that highlighted Tammy Oliver’s kitchen renovation in her East Memphis home. The project included floor pegs, separate towers for refrigerator and freezer, and a white farm sink.
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