With nearly 180,000 residents, Newport News has a well-networked suburban feel and exceptional access to shopping, dining, and cultural offerings. The town is renowned for its scenic location along the banks of the Hampton Roads harbor and its quick access to tourist destinations such as Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, and the mild climate, reasonable cost of living, and high employment also add to the city’s appeal. 

In this curated list of the best general contractors in Newport News, we have chosen firms based on their depth and construction expertise and provided samples of their finest work.

Criner Remodeling

11836 Fishing Point Dr., Suite 100, Newport News, VA 23606

Established in 1977, Criner Remodeling serves the areas of Newport News, Yorktown, York County, and the Peninsula, focusing primarily on whole-house renovation, luxury kitchen and bath remodeling, and room additions. Initially launched as a one-person operation by founder Robert Criner, the firm is now backed by a full team of highly qualified experts committed to delivering an outstanding construction experience. The team approaches every project as a streamlined ten-stage process that is formulated to remain stress-free for the client. From consultations and design agreements to construction and beyond, the firm is dedicated to keeping a meticulous eye for detail. 

Over the decades, the firm has gained wide recognition for its impressive works, including the 2020 Master Design Gold Award from Qualified Remodeler. From outdoor spaces to whole-house remodeling, Criner has a team ready to engage fully in the project, including the Yorktown remodeling effort shown above. A bump-out addition, this high-function project included expanding the master bathroom and adding walk-in closet — a stylish design that increased both footprint and flow of the home.

Hatchett Design Remodel

11725 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606

Hatchett Design Remodel has perfected its process through continuous learning and improvement, with an impressive sixty-one years of construction experience across the Hampton Roads region. With its rich history spanning three generations, the company remains family-owned and dedicated to customer satisfaction, placing exceptional focus on client collaboration throughout the four-part remodeling process to drive success. From initial consultation to warranty fulfillment, this team of experts strives for incomparable quality. 

The Merry Point project featured here is a testament to the firm’s dedication to meeting every client’s needs. Once an outdated space, the home now boasts multiple fresh living areas, improved utility, and an eye-catching sunroom with a Widow’s Walk.

Sturdevant Construction

708 Gum Rock Ct., Suite A, Newport News, VA 23606

Established in 2002, Sturdevant Construction provides quality construction services across the Hampton Roads area, offering full-spectrum services such as custom-built residences, kitchen and bath remodeling, and home additions. The firm continually strives to deliver the highest quality material and reliable workmanship, with innovative designs that match each client’s personality and lifestyle. This level of dedication has earned the firm a well-deserved reputation for quality and numerous client referrals.

One of the team’s notable projects includes this custom-built home. A blend of open concept and classic features added to this ranch’s warmth, with rich-toned wood flooring, dark cabinetry, and textured wall accents that provide timeless elegance.

McDrake Enterprises

5719 Arrowhead Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

McDrake Enterprises is a family-owned firm that has provided general contracting services for over a decade. With a combined fifty years of industry experience, the managing owners agilely prioritize open communication with clients and are committed to direct collaboration through every step of the process. The McDrake team of highly dedicated professionals value integrity above all, applying honesty and expertise to guarantee a smooth construction experience.

The firm’s commitment to customer satisfaction is evidenced by its notably impressive portfolio and client-referral rate. In the Virginia Beach remodel featured here, the team transformed a kitchen by adding warm flooring deep-toned wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and brick backsplash — all accenting the existing home and increasing its value.

Sage Custom Contracting

5731 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Suite 3, Yorktown, VA 23692

The Sage Custom Contracting management team brings 126 combined construction experience to the table. Based in Greater Hampton Roads for over a decade, the firm specializes in custom residential construction and renovation, offering a complete range of services, from consultations to design and build. The company was founded on the philosophy of fully understanding a client’s vision and bringing it to reality successfully. Over the years, the firm has upheld this commitment through its comprehensive, time-tested building solutions and the team’s critical eye for detail.  

Sage remodeled this featured kitchen with an eye toward both form and style. The sleek minimalistic look is paired with modern elements and then warmed by wooden cabinetry, light wood flooring, and a stylish white granite countertop — yet another dazzling renovation in the Sage portfolio.