Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:06 am

At the southeast end of the Great Salt Lake sits Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City. The city is every nature lover and adventurer’s haven, with mountains and desert lakes, rock formations, and beautiful national and state parks comprising its sights and attractions. 

The city is home to more than 190,000 residents, with Zillow listing the median home value of single family homes and condos in Salt Lake City as $440,278. Luckily, for residents looking to have their existing homes remodeled, or have an entirely new home built, we’ve compiled a list of the best general contractors in the Salt Lake City area who can help with all kinds of construction and remodeling needs. 

The top general contractors in this list have been ranked according to their company profile, experience, services offered, customer satisfaction, awards received, and media features and coverage. With these firms’ unique designs and services, and their high levels of quality, clients are sure that their discerning tastes and preferences will be satisfied, whichever firm on the list they choose to work with.

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Blackdog Builders

4376 N Forestdale Drive, Unit 1, Park City, UT 84098

Blackdog Builders, Inc. was started in 2005 on a solid base of more than 30 years of building experience in the Park City and Salt Lake City areas. Since then, the firm has grown and diversified into providing design-build, construction, and management services for residential and commercial projects. 

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Blackdog Builders was named after the firm’s principal Todd Evans’ beloved black labrador, Susie, whose legacy continues with every project Blackdog completes. This legacy is not the only thing the firm carries—in every project, Blackdog brings its certification as a Green Professional from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), ensuring that the homes it builds are not only beautiful, but also energy efficient and sustainable as well. Owing to its certifications, expertise, as well as ability to work with homeowners, design firms, and architects to achieve their vision, Blackdog’s work has been featured in Park City magazine, Western Home Journal, Park Record, and Utah Style & Design

BLU Company LLC

5320 W Wellspark Rd #11, West Jordan, Utah 84081

BLU Company was officially started in 2004, but the firm’s story began over two decades before its founding. In 1983, the company’s owners began to frame homes. After much success, the owners moved to bigger opportunities in California where they took on large custom home additions. Several years later, they moved back to Utah to frame large custom homes and develop land, where they got their start in general contracting. Finally, in 2004, BLU Company was formed and branched into the western U.S. with offices in Seattle, WA; Shelley, ID; St George, UT; and Sandy, UT.  

Since 2008, BLU Company has been channeling its resources toward remodeling, renovations, and additions in Utah and Idaho. The firm is currently helmed by Bruce Saunders, who has 35 years of experience in the industry. Bruce and BLU Company understand that they are remodeling not just clients’ houses, but their homes, which is why they make it their mission to remodel just how clients would like. It is through this operating philosophy that BLU Company has thrived, and continues to thrive through the years. 

Crossbeam Builders

2953 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Crossbeam Builders has more than 20 years of experience in the construction and remodeling business, specializing in design-build renovations, remodeling, and custom home building. The firm operates with the vision of providing a seamless customer experience, which it accomplishes by listening to clients, anticipating their needs, and troubleshooting issues before they arise.

Crossbeam Builders believes that trust and communication are key elements in order to design an efficient project. That is why, in addition to solidifying its processes, the firm extends its trust to the most professional, trustworthy, and “field tested” trade partners throughout the Greater Salt Lake area. As a testament to the firm’s approach, and the resulting work it produces, Crossbeam Builders was recognized as the Remodeler of the Month in August 2020 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Fine Remodel and Construction

1533 E Murray Holladay Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Fine Remodel and Construction has been offering its construction and remodeling services for almost two decades. The firm serves the neighborhoods of Northern Utah including, but not limited to, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Park City, Holladay, Salt Lake City, Herriman, Bountiful and Provo.

Leading Fine Remodel is Mark Blankman, who got his start in the industry in his early teens, working summers for a local construction firm. After high school, Mark discovered he had the ability to run large projects that included whole-home remodels and multi-story hotels, so in 2001, he invested his skills in founding a company of his own and started the now award-winning Fine Remodel and Construction. For the quality of its work, the firm was a finalist in the Remodeler Category of the Best of SLC awards in 2020. It has also been featured in Remodeling magazine, and continues, to this day, to cultivate its reputation as one of the best general contractors that Salt Lake City has to offer. 

Hess Construction

3530 South 6000 West, West Valley City, UT 84128

Hess Construction is a family-owned and operated company, founded over three decades ago by Arden Hess. Arden has an extensive background in the industry, having constructed homes ranging from 1,500 to over 15,000 square feet, as well as completing remodels and additions.

Today, Hess Construction offers many specialties including custom designed wine rooms, craft rooms, cabinetry, shelving, beam wraps, mantels, and more performed by its in-house skilled craftsmen and specialty subcontractors. For its impressive work and portfolio, the firm has won awards such as the “Builders Award of Excellence” for the Park City Area. Hess Construction is also proud to call itself a member of many organizations, such as the Home Builders Association of Utah, Build Green Utah, and The Green Building Center. From concept to completion, Hess Construction welcomes the opportunity to bring all its resources together to help clients build their dream homes.

Ironwood Custom Builders

2825 East Cottonwood Pkwy Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Ironwood Custom Builders is an award-winning, nationally recognized home building and remodeling firm based in Salt Lake City and serving SLC and the surrounding communities. The firm is helmed by Steve Willie and Kelly Anderson, who serve as president and general manager, respectively. Together, the two principals combine almost 60 years of residential construction experience, with both being recognized as leaders in the industry.

Steve got his start in the construction industry in 1976 in New Jersey, before moving to Utah in 1977. Since then Steve has been recognized as one of the top drywall contractors in the state receiving honors in the Parade of Homes for “Best Drywall” and “Subcontractor of the Year” by the nation’s largest production home builder. Kelly has a degree in building construction and is an award-winning Parade of Homes builder, as well as an active board member of local home builder associations. Under their joint leadership, Ironwood uniquely commits to only a select few projects each year, which allows the firm to dedicate the proper amount of time to each and every client. 

Jackson & LeRoy

4980 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Jackson & LeRoy was founded in 2005 on the basic principle that clients deserve more. To realize this goal, Jeremy Jackson and Brandon LeRoy came together to build a company committed to delivering just that. Today, the company continues to believe, at its very core, that it exists to serve clients and enhance lives through building and remodeling the physical edifices that are called homes.

Jeremy and Brandon are the two minds behind the award-winning eponymous firm of Jackson & LeRoy. The two met in their framing class at Brigham Young University, where they were both studying Construction Management/Business. Bringing together their similar extensive backgrounds in the construction industry resulted in a fruitful partnership that has generated not only numerous awards in recent years for the firm, but also a reputation as one of the trusted general contractors in Salt Lake City and its surrounding communities. 

Living Home Construction & Design

2019 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Living Home Construction & Design, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded in 2007 by Christopher Towson with a goal to build comfortable and livable spaces for its clients. Living Home is fully licensed and insured, and specializes in the custom renovation and construction of homes in the Salt Lake and Park City communities.

The firm works on projects of all scales and styles, focusing on quality, sustainable construction practices and superb customer service. As a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Living Home keeps up with high standards of quality in building and remodeling that allow it to stay on top of all of the projects it takes on. As a result, the firm and its work has been featured in publications like the Salt Lake Tribune and Qualified Remodeler magazine.

Northstar Builders Inc.

1059 E 900 S Suite 201, SLC, UT, 84105

Founded in 2005, Northstar Builders Inc. has dedicated 15 years to perfecting its craft through high-end custom home building and remodeling. Having built or remodeled hundreds of homes in the Salt Lake Valley, Northstar Builders has the dedication, understanding, and attention to detail necessary to produce a luxury product of the finest craftsmanship. 

Headed by founder Greg Ross and managing partner Taylor Mulcock, Northstar Builders works on high-end remodeling and construction projects from start to finish, providing its clients with beautiful on-time and on-budget homes. The firm is a member of GuildQuality and the Salt Lake Home Builders Association, and has been featured in the pages of Lonny magazine. 

Renovation Brothers

5788 South 1145 East, Murray, UT 84121

Renovation Brothers is a local family-owned and operated business with over 15 years of knowledge and expertise. The firm was founded by Mike and Peter Karniayenka, two eclectic brothers with a passion for working with their hands.

The firm operates with great integrity, honesty, and exceptional customer satisfaction. With thousands of successfully completed projects comprising its portfolio, the firm is always excited for the next renovation adventure. Renovation Brothers is committed to helping clients successfully complete their project within their budget and with the best quality. Most of all, Mike and Peter are inspired by innovative and revolutionary styles and are very excited to bring great ideas to the state of Utah.

Russell & Co. Construction

2625 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109

Russell & Co. Construction is a construction company that specializes in home building and remodeling. The firm has completed more than 150 remodels, cementing its expertise in building and remodeling homes.

At the helm of the firm is principal Matt Russell. Matt was able to fund his college education by working with remodeling contractors throughout his college years. During his time in dental school, he worked on various remodeling projects throughout Manhattan, including remodeling the Prince of Saudi Arabia’s penthouse. It was then that he realized his true passion was construction, and so in 2002, after returning to Utah, he founded Russell & Co. Construction and continues to offer superior work at a great value to customers throughout the valley. 

Silverado Construction

1308 South 1700 East #203, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Silverado Construction is a local leader in the residential remodeling industry in Salt Lake’s Sugar House, Harvard-Yale, and Holladay areas. Founded in 1990 by Jared Parker, the firm has mastered the crafting of additions, bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor living spaces, complete remodels, teardowns and rebuilds, and any other project clients can imagine.

Jared has an extensive background in construction and remodeling, with his industry experience spanning more than four decades. He has worked in New York City, Ohio, Chicago, Florida, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Los Angeles on some of the most exclusive homes and buildings in the U.S., and in 1990, he worked on the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C. With Silverado Construction, clients are sure to get a passionate team who understands the unique character of Salt Lake City’s East Bench neighborhoods. The firm specializes in the turn-of-the-century and mid-century homes found in this area and bring valuable expertise and decades of experience to each of its clients. 

The Fox Group

2290 Murray Holladay Rd., Holladay, Utah 84117

Based in Salt Lake City, The Fox Group offers complete architectural and interior design plans along with the build/renovations of custom homes. The firm is helmed by husband and wife team, Tom and Cara Fox, who have more than 25 years of combined experience, and a true passion for creating beautiful, timeless homes and spaces, specializing in classic design, millwork and wainscoting.

The Fox Group takes pride in its relationships, making sure client happiness and confidence is a top priority. Along with the firm’s incredible team of the finest artisans and craftsmen, the firm helps clients create a true haven of a home, built with the highest quality and designed to stand the test of time. For its stunning construction and remodeling jobs, the firm’s work has been featured in Utah Style & Design, Martha Stewart Magazine, Rue Magazine, Veranda, The Cottage Journal, and Fine Home Building.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.