Often referred to as the “Brick City,” Newark, New Jersey is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Because of this history, Newark is home to an exquisite and diverse range of architecture and design. Several art deco buildings can be found all across the city, along with skyscrapers that date as far back as the 1930s. The city is also home to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, which is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in the country.
Newark is primarily divided into five wards, each of which features particular architecture. For instance, one ward contains historical buildings, while another is composed of business-style buildings. This list features the top 15 contractors responsible for creating beautiful homes throughout Newark’s five wards.
13) Perspective Contracting, LLC
235 Main Street Suite 104 Madison, NJ 07940
Perspective Contracting is a full-service general contractor that specializes in renovation and remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and attics. The firm has provided masonry, carpentry, and painting services for both commercial and residential projects. With projects typically costing $5k to $100k, the firm proudly guides each of its clients through the entire construction process. The company’s portfolio is a showcase of contemporary designs with sleek finishing touches.
12) G & Bloise Remodeling
Belmont Ave Haledon, NJ 07508
With over 25 years of experience, G & Bloise Remodeling has been providing excellent craftsmanship. The firm primarily specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement renovation, and multi-room remodeling. G & Bloise Remodeling’s designs emphasize contemporary and traditional themes and feature some of the firm’s custom woodwork.
8 W 25th Street New York, NY 10010
NYKB is a premier, full-service home contractor based in Manhattan that extends its services throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. The firm has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has worked on nearly 2,000 homes. Manned by a highly-accomplished and lauded team of interior designers and contractors, the firm provides a wide range of services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom countertops and cabinetry, smart home renovations, and whole-house renovations.
NYKB specializes in renovating complete homes, such as apartments and townhouses, and prides itself on its precise and diverse designs, which range from lustrous marble countertops to rustic brick finishes.
10) Alleva Construction Inc.
258 First Street Hackensack, NJ 07601
Founded in 1987, Alleva Construction is a premier design-build firm that specializes in home remodeling, renovations, restorations, and additions. The firm also works on smaller-scale projects, such as home improvement services and repairs. Owned and led by Michael Alleva, the company began with Michael working jobs for homeowners throughout northern New Jersey from the back of his truck.
Since then, the company has become a well-respected firm in the area, with Alleva himself eventually earning the title of Certified Graduate Remodeler and proudly serving as a member of the New Jersey Builders Association’s Board of Directors. The firm is also a Certified Green Company and builds energy-efficient homes.
9) FDP Builders
P.O. Box 531, Florham Park NJ 07932
FDB Builders is a full-service general contractor that provides both remodeling and custom home building services. The firm has provided home additions and exterior renovations of decks and porches, as well as full interior remodeling services. The company’s previous projects include kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling, as well as fireplace refinishing and millwork.
FDP Builders’ founder, Frank DiPasquale, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Remodeling Industry and the Building Trade Association. The firm was recognized as one of the top contractors in North America in 2015 and was hailed as Contractor of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
8) RWC Windows, Doors & More
686 Passaic Avenue West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Established in 1959, RWC has been serving clients for over five decades. With partnerships with some of the nation’s leading suppliers, the firm uses only the best quality materials to complete window and door installations as well as kitchen and bathroom remodels. Headquartered in West Caldwell, RMC serves the entire tri-state area. Comprised of a dedicated team, the firm handles every detail of a particular project. From tiles and fixtures to colors and finishes, RWC’s team meticulously sifts through every phase of construction and collaboratively works with clients to achieve their desired outcomes.
A proud Energy Star certified firm with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the firm has been featured on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Remodeling Firms list.
7) SEI Construction, Inc
110 Myrtle Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
SEI Construction opened its doors to Westfield and its surrounding areas in 1987 and has since been providing remodeling, addition, and historic restoration services. Founded by Mike Rizzo, the firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has received the Big 50 Award from Remodeling Magazine. The firm also provides a unique remodeling experience by offering its BuildClean Dust Control System, which minimizes the spreading of dust in a home by nearly 90%. However, the firm is probably best known for its historical renovation work.
Rizzo and his team pride themselves on bringing something new to a home while maintaining its historical features. They achieve this through repurposing as much material as possible to preserve a home’s aged look. They then implement the latest technology into the home without compromising the overall harmony and feel of the house.
6) Showcase Kitchen & Bath
438 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Originally known as the Construction Service Company, Showcase Kitchen and Bath is a premier, full-service remodeler that has been serving central and northern New Jersey for over 80 years. Now on its third generation of home builders, the firm is known for its exquisite, European-style interiors. The firm has been ranked in the top 300 of Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s annual Top 500 list for 17 consecutive years. Decorated with numerous national and local awards, the firm has also won Suburban Essex Magazine‘s Best of Essex Award seven years in a row.
Showcase attributes its success to its design-build structure. In addition to having an in-house design team, the firm also provides rich product selections. From fine handcrafted cabinetry to porcelain tiles and stone mosaics, the firm offers its clients only the finest materials.
5) MCW Carpentry LLC
127 Brighton Avenue East Orange, NJ 07017
Established in 1994, MCW Carpentry is run and owned by Matthew C. Weiss–a Certified Graduate Remodeler, Builder, and Green Professional. Weiss’ journey in the building industry began in the 70s while helping his grandfather in his cabinetry store. Later, Weiss would work for a leading carpenter-remodeler, with whom he would handle high-end remodeling projects throughout Essex County for the next 10 years. It was through this experience that Weiss learned the skillful art of restoring historic homes’ interiors and exteriors without compromising their original designs.
Now on their 24th year in business, Weiss and the firm have earned various awards through the years. They were most recently awarded the Award of Excellence Winner in 2014 by the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey and have had the honor of being named Remodeler of the Year in 2009 and 2010 by the National Association of Home Builders and the Community Builders and Remodelers Association of New Jersey, respectively.
4) Millennium Custom Homes
615 West Mount Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039
For over three decades, Millennium Custom Homes has been providing outstanding quality services throughout the New Jersey area. Led by Graduate Master Builder and Remodeler Phil Calinda, the firm’s outstanding work has earned them features in publications such as Qualified Remodeler, the Herald News, and the Randolph Reporter. The firm has also been recognized as the Best Custom Home Builder in New Jersey by BUILD Magazine and was named Builder of the Year by the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association in 2017. Calinda himself had the honor of being inducted into the Remodeler Hall of Fame by the New Jersey Builders Association earlier this year.
In addition to its building services, the firm also provides consulting work. This involves a member of the team assisting a client in looking for the perfect home. As for its remodeling services, the firm is glad to step into a project at any stage of the building process–be it a premade home in need of fixing or a soon-to-be-owned home a client may want to revamp over time.
3) Joseph Episcopo & Sons, Inc.
374 Millburn Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041
Since 1958, Joseph Episcopo and Sons has been serving the New Jersey Area with its award-winning work and services. With over 60 years worth of experience and three generations of home builders, the firm has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 500 builders by Qualified Remodeler magazine. In addition, the firm has also earned a Big 50 Award. The firm prides itself on its highly-skilled team and loyal client base. Having remodeled hundreds of homes, Episcopo and Sons specialize in renovations and home additions. The company also provides excellent masonry work and custom carpentry.
Although the firm builds in various designs and styles, the firm’s portfolio mainly includes colonial homes. Elegant and luxurious, the firm’s colonial estates infuse modern technology with classic hardwood finishes.
2) JMC Home Remodeling
12 Ludlow Road Parsippany, NJ 07054
Founded in 1977 by John MacDougall, JMC Home Remodeling is an award-winning firm that has been named Contractor of the Year twice by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The firm has also been named one of the leading building companies in the nation by Professional Magazine. JMC is proud to say that over 75% of its clients are repeat customers and come from referrals.
MacDougall, who was a former apprentice for several firms prior to his establishment of JMC, personally oversees each project–no matter the size. This hands-on approach extends even to the most minor home repairs and is maintained to ensure that each client has only the smoothest possible home remodeling experience.
1) Creative Design Construction, Inc.
204 Livingston St. Northvale, NJ 07647
Creative Design Construction is a multi-award-winning design-build firm that serves both New Jersey and New York. Known for its pristine, contemporary, and eclectic, sometimes colonial, designs, the firm has received numerous Sam Awards from the New Jersey Builders Association and Chrysalis Awards. The firm has garnered several accolades from the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey. Further, Creative Design’s unique and outstanding work has graced the pages of various publications, such as Good Housekeeping; Bergen Magazine, from which the firm has been recognized with several awards; and Qualified Remodeler.
In addition to interior remodeling, the firm also provides whole-house renovation services, including basements and outdoor living constructions. The firm has worked on glorious backyard gazebos and Tuscan-style wine cellars and has even transformed basements into posh game rooms.
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