Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:25 am

Consistently regarded as one of the best places to live on the East Coast, Providence offers its residents a broad range of job opportunities, exciting entertainment, and safe neighborhoods.

The cost of living here is affordable, and the area also offers students plenty of options for higher education. Residents here enjoy a great mix of urban and suburban, with a variety of home styles. This list showcases seven of the city’s best general contractors.

Behan Bros., Inc.

975 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI  02842

Behan is one of the area’s leading contractors and offers its clients a comprehensive range of construction services. Headquartered in Middletown, Behan has been in business since 1973 and adheres to the highest standards. The company specializes in both general contracting and construction management and has secured a solid reputation for itself. From luxury homes to extensive home renovations, the firm can take on projects regardless of size or scale. It works with some of the area’s best industry specialists, producing timeless work. 

For the private residence shown here, the firm’s team added a new kitchen as part of an extensive renovation. The firm also designed an outdoor lounge with a bluestone patio, as well as an infinity pool and pool house.

Pariseault Builders, Inc.

25 Sharpe Dr., Cranston, RI 02920

Now on its fourth generation of builders, Pariseault is a family-owned and -operated business that extends its services throughout central Rhode Island. It was first established in 1946 by father-and-son duo Raymond and Bud Pariseault. Operating out of its office in Cranston, the firm is noted for its attention to detail and masonry. The firm is also regarded for its specialized knowledge of an extensive range of architectural styles and ability to take on projects regardless of size or scale. Aside from its residential work, the firm is also highly regarded for its medical, academic, commercial, restaurant, and historic projects. Showcased here is one of the firm’s best private residences.

For this project, the firm was tasked with an extensive interior renovation. Its team created a floor plan that allows easy access between rooms. The renovation also includes an interior ramp, a new garage, a refurbished kitchen, and vaulted ceilings throughout.

Site Specific

141 Gano St. Providence, RI 02906

Site Specific utilizes a design-build process that keeps the entire process in-house. The company is composed of an experienced team of general contractors and construction managers, who together have built an extensive portfolio. Site Specific operates in the heart of Providence and offers its clients a seamless method that combines architecture, design, and construction. The firm specializes in residential, commercial, educational, cultural, hospitality, healthcare, and retail projects. Its portfolio also displays an impressive gallery of historic preservation projects. 

Showcased here is an example of the firm’s residential work. For this home, the firm’s team provided extensive interior renovations, delivering a modern living space with contemporary touches. The team renovated the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Spagnolo Homes

22 North St., Warwick, RI 02886

Founded in 1995, Spagnolo Homes is a full-service general contractor operating out of its office in Warwick. It is led by its founders, Bob and Cherine Spagnolo. Under their leadership, the company has been repeatedly recognized for its services. It takes great pride in the stellar reviews it has received through the years. Bob comes from a family of tradesmen and first started working in the residential market as a teenager. Cherine recently retired but offers the firm’s clients excellent project management skills. A glance at the firm’s portfolio shows a wide variety of spaces rendered in numerous architectural styles.

Depicted here is one of our favorites from the firm’s portfolio. For this extensive home renovation, the team applied a contemporary style, adding paneled walls and lighting, as well as a custom breakfast bar.

Nation Wide Construction Corporation

1296 Park East Dr. Woonsocket, RI 02895

With over seven decades of industry experience, Nation Wide Construction is one of Rhode Island’s premier general contracting firms. It has completed projects throughout Massachusetts. The firm maintains affiliations with organizations like Associated Builders and Contractors. In addition to its residential work, the firm’s projects demonstrate its expertise in mixed-use, commercial, and office renovations. The firm’s portfolio displays various retrofits and affordable housing work. The company is also known for its efforts in urban and community redevelopment.

The firm has a track record of completing projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. In terms of designs, The company’s portfolio depicts a broad range of traditional and craftsman-styled homes. Our editorial team loved its color palettes, custom finishes, and cabinetry.

King Realty Associates, Inc.

34 Davis Rd., North Scituate, RI 02857

Otherwise known as KRA, King Realty Associates draws inspiration from over four decades of industry experience and is a family-owned and -operated firm. It is particularly noted for its windows, doors, and siding, as well as kitchen and bath remodels. The firm operates out of its headquarters in North Scituate and maintains affiliations with vital brands like CertainTeed, Therma-Tru, and Harvey Building Products. KRA extends its services throughout Rhode Island. KRA assists its clients from start to finish and can handle a wide range of designs. The firm is a proud member of the Rhode Island Business Association (RIBA) and prides itself on its great reviews. 

In its residential remodeling work, the firm provides assistance in design and project selection as well as installation. The company has an eye for finishing touches and uses only the best appliances.

Cordeiro’s Construction Inc.

3 Liberty Lane, Bristol, RI 02809

Cordeiro’s Construction is a family-owned and -operated business that extends its services throughout Rhode Island. It offers its clients a broad range of high-quality construction, renovation, and restoration services, including custom homes and kitchen and bathroom remodels. It operates out of its office in Bristol and has been in business since 1977. The firm is led by a long-time resident Daniel Cordeiro. Under his leadership, the company has completed countless projects across the East Bay and Aquidneck Island areas of Rhode Island. In 2005, his son DJ took charge and now manages the company’s day-to-day and on-site operations. 

The project shown here is one of our editorial team’s favorites from the firm’s portfolio. For this extensive kitchen renovation, the company opted for wood flooring, custom cabinetry, and a custom island that provides storage.