Known as the Granite State, New Hampshire is more well-known for its refreshing green scenery. People enjoy hiking in the White Mountains, going for scenic drives through White Mountain National Forest, and spending time in New Hampshire’s abundant lakes.
New Hampshire boasts architectural designs from 17th-century Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian houses. With such diverse styles sought after by New Hampshire residents, It is not surprising that there are many home building firms that thrive in the state. Finding the right contractor can be time-consuming; to make that process easier, we have compiled a list of the top 10 general contractors in the state. Here we note their specialties, their achievements, and the styles they offer. Whether it’s a straightforward new build or a complicated custom remodel, you’ll find a contractor to serve your needs–and your neighborhood–here.
9) Gray Construction
88 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862
Bob Gray, owner of Gray Construction, comes from a long line of home builders; starting from his great-grandfather, who began home building in the 1900s. In 1989, Bob Gray, together with his father, Robert Gray, established Gray Construction. Their stellar work and fair pricing earned them a good reputation, which helped their business grow to what it is today.
Gray Construction offers a range of services from custom homes, ground-up construction, custom additions, and custom home remodeling. Because of the outstanding service the company provides in New Hampshire, along with Maine and Massachusetts, it has maintained memberships with several professional organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (NHBA), the New Hampshire Home Builders Association (NHHBA), and Seacoast HBRA.
8) Ridgeview Construction
132A North Rd, Deerfield, NH 03037
Shane Carter founded Ridgeview Construction in 2006, with the desire to develop a finer way of building and remodeling homes. Ridgeview believes that homes should follow and adapt to changing surroundings and environmental awareness, and as a result, offers sustainable and green building solutions.
Professional Organizations including the NAHB, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) have offered commendations to Ridgeview Construction. In addition, the firm has been featured in publications such as The Forum and Granite State Builder magazines.
7) CMG (Cedar Mill Group)
334 deer Meadow Rd, Webster, NH 03303
Geoff Martin’s career in home building and remodeling started in 1987 when he became a self-employed carpenter. He went on to become a part of Morse & Martin, Inc., until in 2007 when he established Cedar Mill Group, a full-service Design/Build firm specializing in residential remodeling and custom home building.
Cedar Mill Group (CMG) is constantly introducing new ways of blending new building products and technology with tried and true construction practices to maximize a home’s full potential. Professional affiliations include NAHB and NHHBA, with special designations through NAHB of CGP (Certified Green Professional), CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler) and CAPA (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), along with RAR (Remodelers Advantage Roundtables.
6) Old Hampshire Designs
263 Main St, PO Box 746, New London, NH 03257-0746
Taking advantage of New Hampshire’s beautiful lakes and green scenery, Old Hampshire Designs, contrary to its name, provides new construction and refreshed homes with the latest technology. Old Hampshire Designs serves NH with conventional construction, hybrid construction, and commercial construction, and incorporates timber frame/Timberpeg in their woodworks.
Old Hampshire Design’s stunning homes were featured in publications such as The Ultimate Lakeside House, Upper Valley Home Improvement Guide, and The Face of Custom Home Building. The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH (HBRA of NH) awarded Old Hampshire Designs with the Cornerstone Award, the AIA NH awarded the company an Excellence in Architecture Design Award, the and the HBRA of NH awarded the company Best in Show.
5) Hayward and Company
153 Pease Rd, Meredith, NH 03253
Coming from a long line of homebuilders and remodelers, Principals Mike and Julie Hayward took on the family business and continue to flourish its legacy. From its birth in 1971, Hayward and Company has become a premier design/build firm across New Hampshire and its neighboring states.
In addition to being the recipient of the Cornerstone Award and the Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award, the company is a member of the NAHB, the HBA of New Hampshire, the NAHB Building System Council, and the Lake Region Builders & Remodelers Association. The company recently completed the construction of a sunroom featuring wide bay windows to bring in sunlight year-round and capture the view of the lake.
4) Northcape Design Build
3 Alpine Court PO Box 549, Sunapee, NH 03782
Forty years of home building along Lake Sunapee and throughout New Hampshire built a strong reputation for Northscape Design Build. Northcape Design Build’s Principal, Brett Cusick, graduated with a degree in Engineering, then worked in Boston for a world-class engineering firm prior to joining the building industry. Cusick has extensive knowledge of home design and building.
Over the years, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire has awarded Northcape over 33 “Best of Show” Cornerstone Awards. Northscape’s extensive portfolio includes such projects as a recent interior build featuring a timber frame and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace that serves as the heart of the dining and living area.
3) Cormack Construction
East Madison Rd, Madison, NH 03849
Gordon Cormack’s fascination for home building started when he began working as a carpenter’s apprentice. In 1972, Cormack decided to build his own business, and nearly 46 years later, it has become one of New Hampshire’s most successful construction firms. Cormack Construction is a LEED-certified firm and is associated with organizations such as the NAHB, the HBRA of New Hampshire, AIA of New Hampshire, and the HBRA of White Mountain.
The company’s excellent quality of work has earned it several Cornerstone Awards from the NH Home Builders Association. Its extensive portfolio highlights the quality and creativity the company incorporates into its projects. A recent home remodels showcased refinement in simplicity with its white walls, glass doors that let natural light in, and wooden accents.
2) Cobb Hill Construction
206 North State St, Concord, NH 03301
Cobb Hill Construction’s long history in the home building industry was not an overnight success; it took Jerry Kingwill many years to grow his construction firm into one of the best in New Hampshire. Cobb Hill began building and restoring the beauty of homes in 1986 and has since been the choice of many clients for new builds, renovations, and additions.
Offering diverse design and home improvements services, Cobb Hill has maintained memberships with professional organizations such as the NAHB, the AIA of New Hampshire, the HBA of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cobb Hill specializes in historic renovations. A notable example of recent work is the 1836 New Hampshire Governor’s Mansion, also known as “The Bridges House”. Cobb Hill’s careful restoration brought the home into pristine shape while preserving its historic value.
1) G.M. Roth
12 Murphy Dr, Unit G, Nashua, NH 03062
Gerry Roth’s extensive background in home remodeling has been a solid foundation for the growth and success of G.M. Roth. Roth is an NAHB-Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and Certified Graduate Builder. His leadership and skills have brought G.M. Roth great success, earning the company such awards as the 2018 Top 500 builders in Qualified Remodeler magazine, the 2018 Guild Master Quality Award, and numerous NHBRA People’s Choice and Cornerstone Awards.
Since 1986, G.M. Roth has been providing home improvements that make living spaces more enjoyable. A recent renovation included a bathroom that was totally transformed from an old and outdated bath into a sophisticated chic bath. A previous alcove tub was replaced with a free-standing tub, walls were repainted, and a chandelier replaced the old spotlights.