With more than 11.69 million residents as of 2018, Ohio is one of the most densely populated states in the U.S. Residents of and visitors to Ohio enjoy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, northeast Ohio’s wineries, and several national parks.
Because of its vastness, finding the perfect contractor in Ohio can be challenging. To ease your search, we have created a list of the top 15 best general contractors in Ohio. We noted their specialties, achievements, and construction style, as well as the areas they serve.
Whether you’re looking to renew the beauty and improve the functionality of your home or to start fresh with a new property, there is a contractor in Ohio listed here!
15) Renovations Unlimited
1933 Harrisburg Pike Grove City, OH 43123
Certified as a Lead Carpenter, a Master Remodeler, a Universal Certified Design Professional, and a Business Industry Association (BIA) Graduate Remodeler, Renovations Unlimited provides Columbus and central Ohio with full-home improvement services. The firm has been recognized as Contractor of the Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and BIA for seven consecutive years.
Renovations Unlimited expresses its creativity by incorporating several colors and textures into their projects and using polished wood, rough finishes, weathered wood varnishes, upholstered furniture, and delicate pendant lights that vary in shape, design, and color.
14) Andrew James Builders
3407 Monteith Ave., Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Andrew James Builders (AJB) provides its homeowners with high-quality, energy-efficient homes. In recognition of its beautiful residential home improvements, the firm was featured in the 2013 issue of Trend Homes Magazine and the June 2011 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.
AJB has completed a couple of historic home additions and remodels, including a 1920’s Tudor-style home on Tweed Avenue in Cincinnati. The firm skillfully maintained the home’s Tudor style while incorporating modern fixtures and furniture. A caged, suspended, ambient light was installed to highlight the grey, granite countertop of the kitchen island, which was accented by polished wooden chairs.
13) Brentwood Builders
100 Parkview Lane, Cedarville, OH 45314
Established in 1979, Brentwood Builders’ services have expanded into three divisions: remodeling, commercial building, and residential building. Currently, the firm offers kitchen and bath remodels, whole-home remodels, and home additions. Most of the firm’s works feature modern and contemporary styles. For example, the kitchen remodels in the photo below exudes a modern style with its sleek, simple, and cool tones. The white and silver colors reflect light well, making the kitchen look clean and inviting.
Brentwood’s president, Joe Harkleroad, is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Miami Valley NARI, and the Home Builders Association of Dayton. For its excellent work, Brentwood Builders has received six Contractor of the Year Awards from Miami Valley NARI and the 2014 Remodeler of the Year Award from Dayton NARI.
12) Odell Construction Inc.
871 Canterbury Road, Suite F, Westlake, OH 44145
Odell Construction Inc.’s success in remodeling is deeply rooted in its decades of experience in the construction industry. Named as the Contractor of the Year by the NARI in 2017 and 2018, Odell strives to maintain an excellent reputation among its clients.
Odell offers a range of services, including kitchen and bath remodeling, basement finishing, home additions, exterior, and interior renovations, and custom cabinets and millwork. A peek into the firm’s online gallery reveals how the firm treats each project with great attention to detail.
Newly remodeled master suite in NE Ohio. Odell totally gutted and re-framed the master bedroom, closet, and bathroom to make way for this custom renovation that included a marble tile walk-in shower, and a plethora of functional storage.
11) Collamore Built
2015 W. Fifth Ave. Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43212
Aware of the difficulties in finding good contractors, Justin Collamore founded Collamore Built to provide Ohio residents with high-quality remodeling. Collamore Built specializes in transforming idle spaces into lively rooms and areas. In recognition of its remodeling standards, the firm received the 2018 Contractor the Year Award from the NARI.
The recessed ambient lights, granite kitchen island, polished wooden floors, red brick wall, and suspended industrial lights make the kitchen renovation in the photo below feel like a bar at home. In this German Village remodel, Collamore skillfully incorporated several different yet complementary texture and color combinations.
10) Remodeling Designs
3720 Benner Road, Dayton, OH 45342
Twenty-eight years since Erich Eggers established Remodeling Designs, the firm has become one of the most recognized remodeling companies in Ohio for its high remodeling standards. Although the firm has already received several awards, Remodeling Designs continues to improve its craft by earning certifications from professional associations. The firm is a Certified Graduate Remodeler, a certified kitchen and bath remodeler, and a certified remodeling project manager. Moreover, the firm has been recognized in Remodeling Magazine.
The firm is especially skilled in building and/or remodeling sunrooms. The sunroom in the photo below showcases expansive windows that allow light and warmth to flood the room. Moreover, the large windows allow residents to enjoy the scenic view of the garden. The high ceiling adds to the room’s spacious ambiance.
9) Finish Line Building
6295 Maxtown Rd. Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43082
Two decades since Andy Hrynkow and Dan Custer founded Finish Line Building, the firm is now one of the leading remodelers in Ohio. Andy realized his passion for home building after working for remodeling and custom building companies, while Dan developed an interest in how things are put together at a young age. This interest flourished as Dan attended drafting classes and worked for a local home builder.
One of Finish Line Building’s most notable projects is an award-winning barn renovation, which earned the firm the Contractor of the Year Award from the NARI in 2012. The building was transformed from an old, dark, and unusable barn into a fully functional art studio. The renovation included installing a higher ceiling to allow for cool airflow and incorporating wide windows to let in natural light. Moreover, a full bathroom was built on both the first and second floors, and the barn was painted with a light-reflecting color.
8) R.B. Schwarz Inc.
12944 S. Woodside Dr. Chesterland, OH 44026
Composed of a professional and detail-oriented team, R.B. Schwarz was founded by Robert Schwarz—a certified remodeler whose expertise is renovating and remodeling historic homes across Ohio. Through the years, Robert’s award-winning works have earned him the respect of several colleagues in the industry.
R.B. Schwarz is a member of the NARI and is a Lead-Safe Certified Firm according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The firm has earned several recognitions from the NARI as Contractor of the Year and Professional Remodeler of the Year.
The photo below features one of R.B. Schwarz’s bathroom renovations. The luxurious space includes a vent-free fireplace next to a freestanding tub. The floors are made of porcelain tiles, and the room is adorned with an elegant chandelier, candles, and curtains that complement the space’s overall ambiance.
7) Dover Home Remodelers Inc.
29341 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070
Dover Home Remodelers Inc. is one of the leading design-build contractors in Northeast Ohio. Founder of Dover Home Remodelers, Jim Orr, has an extensive background in carpentry. The firm offers a wide array of home construction and renovation services, such as whole-home remodeling, attic conversion, kitchen and bath remodeling, and even custom home building.
The photo below features Dover’s transformation of a kitchen into a crisp and functional area. Custom-painted cabinets were constructed with hidden storages to take full advantage of the space, and new chandeliers were installed to keep the kitchen and dining areas brightly lit. The contrast of wood and granite surfaces completes this chic design.
6) Griffey Remodeling
5730 Westbourne Ave. Columbus, OH 43123
Griffey Remodeling understands that each client has a different character and style. Twenty-seven years after its establishment, the award-winning firm has earned multiple Contractor of the Year Awards from the NARI and Gold Awards from the BIA and has obtained memberships in professional associations.
Implementing innovative designs, the firm creates spaces that are both functional and beautiful. The photo below features one of the firm’s projects—a home renovation with a contemporary-style open floor plan. The minimal walls and divisions, as well as the high ceiling, create an open space in which cool air can flow. In a creative move, the firm installed an aquarium on the kitchen counter to enhance the luxurious feel of the space.
5) Neal’s Design & Remodel
7770 East Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249
Neal’s Design & Remodel has been serving Greater Cincinnati for four decades. To deliver great work, the firm teams up with some of Ohio’s most seasoned designers to ensure that projects are completed in an efficient manner and with the highest standards.
The phenomenal backyard renovation featured in this photo was completed in Bridgetown. The homeowners wanted a space where guests could eat, have fun, and enjoy the scenery. To address these desires, Neal’s transformed the dull backyard into an outdoor party area.
The house deck was remodeled to match the brick facade of the house, an outdoor kitchen was built, and two incredible concrete pools were installed. This particular project was hailed as the 2016 winner of the NARI Local Contractor of the Year Award.
4) Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling
4197 Research Blvd., Beavercreek, OH 45430
Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling (GDBR) is recognized as one of the largest home builders and remodelers in Dayton and its surrounding areas. Since its establishment in 1987, founder Greg Thompson has consolidated a team of highly experienced and professional experts.
GDBR is a constant recipient of Contractor of the Year Awards from the NARI, the Eclipse Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau, and the Contractor Connection Award of Excellence.
The photo below demonstrates GDBR’s artistic and imaginative capabilities. In this project, the firm transformed a simple bathroom into a luxury space, specifically with the addition of a crystal chandelier above the tub and a mosaic wall, which adds a pop of color and flair to the white and black interior.
3) Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers
3505 West Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235
Since 1993, Dave Fox has received multiple Contractor of the Year Awards for bringing fresh and breathtaking transformations to Ohio’s neighborhoods.
The president of the firm, Gary Demos, and his team know how to turn a dull, old room into a modern, sleek space. With their high ceilings, crisp designs, and expansive windows, the firm’s projects reflect serenity. Not only are the firm’s projects aesthetically pleasing, but also durable. The photo below features one of the firm’s home addition projects in Hilliard. The room serves as both a warm, cozy sunroom and an inviting, spacious hallway.
2) J.S. Brown & Co.
1522 Hess st. Columbus, OH 43212
For the past four decades, J.S. Brown & Co. has remodeled thousands of homes in Central Ohio. Jeffrey Brown, the founder of J.S. Brown & Co., developed his skills in home construction by watching his father build their family home. Years later, his skills turned into a passion for turning old areas into functional and beautiful spaces.
In its projects, the firm often incorporates recessed lights, polished wooden floors, and contrasting colors. Regardless of size or style, J.S. Brown treats each project with the same care and professionalism.
One of the firm’s projects, a home addition in Upper Arlington, is notable for its stunning master suite, bathroom, and closet, as well as its kitchen and home gym additions. The home looks like a real-life dollhouse, with pastel colors, fancy mirrors, varnished drawers, expansive windows, and soft lights.
1) Hurst Remodel
6909 Engle Rd. unit #1, Middleburg Hts., OH 44130
Eager to become the best home remodelers in the Cleveland area, Patrick and Daniel Hurst founded Hurst Remodel in 1997. Two decades later, they’re still leading the game, continuously finding ways to leverage their passion for remodeling to improve homes and the lives of homeowners.
One of the firm’s most notable projects was a surprise home remodel for Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews’ brother and sister-in-law. The home was remodeled to become more functional in order to accommodate the couple’s growing family.
Improving lives can simply mean improving spaces. Hurst Remodeling knows this best. The firm’s portfolio demonstrates a concurrent strive for elegance and simplicity. For its stunning work, Hurst Remodeling has received several prestigious awards from the NARI, including Contractor of the Year.
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