Known for its warm and sunny weather throughout most of the year, Scottsdale is generally regarded as an excellent place to live, particularly for young families. It has an abundance of safe suburban areas, good schools, and is noted for its low crime rate. Because of its location between mountains and beach areas, nature lovers are in for a treat. Its neighborhoods are also a great reflection of the ideal climate and perfect outdoor living areas.
Homeowners have a variety of locations to choose from depending on their lifestyle. This list compiles 15 of the best general contractors in the area behind some of Scottsdale’s best homes and remodels. They were chosen based not only on merit but also on their previous projects and experiences.
6607 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite H-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Camelot Homes is an award-winning firm with over five decades of industry experience. Unlike most of the builders and remodelers in its area, the firm is a native Arizona builder, now in its third generation of builders. Aside from its luxurious custom modern homes, the firm is also known for its desirable communities. These neighborhoods adhere to particular themes set for them and best showcases the firm’s excellent command of a variety of architectural styles. Its modern work, however, may best be seen in its portfolio for the “Adero Villas.” In this particular community, the firm often works on homes with large patios complete with spectacular mountain views, beautiful and seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, and spacious great rooms. Camelot has been recognized for excellence numerous times. Its most notable accolades include Builder of the Year from the Home Building Association (HBA) of Central Arizona and several Gold Nugget Awards in various categories including Home of the Year. The firm also maintains affiliations with organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and it has also been featured in magazines like Ranking Arizona.
The project above best showcases the firm’s work. For this contemporary space, it opted for granite countertops along with several custom woodwork. Unique fixtures can also be seen coupled with minimalist touches.
14746 N 78th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Founded nearly four decades ago, Cullum Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder and remodeler best known for its excellent and complete range of services. It has had the privilege of working in some of the Valley’s best and most prestigious neighborhoods. Its handpicked in-house team of architects, project managers, construction managers, artisans, and selections team commit themselves to a higher standard in adherence to the firm’s principles. Cullum Homes extends its services throughout the northeast greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. It takes pride in the multitude of recognition it has received throughout the years. Most recently, it was named by NAHB as its National Custom Home Builder of the Year for 2018. It has also been featured in So Scottsdale, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Phoenix Home & Garden.
The firm was first established by duo Rod and Kim Cullum as a home-based business. Cullum Homes now has several departments all focused on delivering a complete and comprehensive experience for its clients. These include site selection, architecture, design, and construction management, to name a few.
15270 N 83rd Pl #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Regarded as one of the area’s leading construction and remodeling firms, AFT Construction takes pride in what it deems its “finer” touch when it comes to its projects. It is well-versed in the ins and outs of every phase of construction and has extensive knowledge of working throughout Arizona. The firm also has its designers, architects, project managers, construction staff, and support personnel to maximize the design-build approach. The firm keeps the entire process in-house, thus removing the challenge that sometimes comes for clients to look for subcontractors for their new spaces. AFT is a leader in using modern techniques to deliver a high-quality project. It is also very budget conscious and is known to work with a homeowner’s account to avoid extra costs.
Featured here is a firm’s project in North Scottsdale. This custom build spans 8,300 square feet and is located in Estancia, a guard-gated luxe golf community. This transitional home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also has the ultimate outdoor entertainment area complete with a barbecue and grill setup as well as an infinity pool looking out into the Arizona landscape.
2875 W Ray Rd. Suite 6-187, Chandler, AZ 85224
In business since 1982, Tri-Lite Builders is an award-winning home remodeling company best known for upscale and functional design, build, and remodeling. It is operated by a team of experienced and talented professionals who work seamlessly together and assist its clients from start to finish. The team guides the firm’s clients every step of the way to keep the entire process hands-on and seamless. The firm maintains affiliations with industry organizations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and utilizes only the latest technology and techniques. Its design team also creates 3D computer renderings to show its clients accurate and excellent proposals.
The featured project above is one of the firm’s award-winning bathroom remodels. This master bathroom includes a free-standing tub, an accessible shower, higher-end finishes, and a generous amount of extra storage space. It also features fabulous granite countertops sitting atop antique white cabinetry.
Holtzman Home Improvement
1625 W University Dr. Suite #112, Tempe, AZ 85281
Headquartered in Phoenix, Holtzman offers a complete and comprehensive range of interior remodeling and home improvement services. It is a family business that has built lasting relationships with its clients throughout its years in the industry, which has resulted in multiple repeat projects. Further, it emphasizes the importance of direct communication and conducts regular site visits with its superintendents to keep homeowners involved throughout the entire process. It utilizes the latest remodeling program Faztimate, which allows clients to approve all of its selections and track the progress of the project with daily pictures and notes. To further bolster this, the firm also provides clients with a personal online project calendar and a five-year warranty on all of its work.
Holtzman Home Improvement is no stranger to recognition. It has been featured in Qualified Remodeler as among the country’s best remodelers in its annual Top 500 list. It is also the proud recipient of several industry awards. The firm is especially noted for its excellent kitchens and bathrooms, which it offers at competitive prices.
Eagle Luxury Properties
8425 N 90th St. Suite #2, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Founded in 2000, Eagle Luxury Properties distinguishes itself for having built and remodeled luxury properties in Arizona’s most desirable communities. At its helm is founder Jim Audiss, who first owned and operated The American Lumber Company in Arvada, Colorado, and grew it into a $30 million enterprise before selling it and transitioning to working on luxury homes. Each of the firm’s projects receives the benefit of his experience, with him overseeing every aspect and phase. Under his leadership, the firm has become a trailblazer in the local industry and has been regarded for its excellent craftsmanship. It is also lauded for its excellent designs and expertise in a variety of architectural themes.
One of its best works is featured above. For this space, Eagle Luxury Properties opted for rustic themes through the use of exposed beams, a warm color palette, and stucco finishes. Our team also loved the custom finishes and lodge-like inspiration.
Caine & Company
8040 E Morgan Trail Suite #25, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Caine and Company offers comprehensive services for kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and entire-house remodeling work. It delivers the highest level of craftsmanship and provides clients a complete range of services. It is recognized for its thoughtful designs, creative solutions, and excellent customer services. Additionally, the firm’s work is regarded for not only its aesthetics but also its enduring quality. The firm is manned by a team of experienced professionals who have a collective experience of over seven decades in the design and construction of residential projects. It also maintains affiliations with various important industry organizations like the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and NARI.
Showcased above is a transitional home renovation completed in 2018. This project cost its homeowners just roughly around $200k and consists of a beautiful transformation of both its kitchen and bathroom. It features luxurious custom cabinetry, unique fixtures, and as seen in the photo above, excellent backsplashes.
Fratantoni Luxury Estates
9811 E Bell Rd. Suite #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Fratantoni Luxury utilizes a design-build approach and is acclaimed for its complete range of services and a team of talented and experienced professionals. It also takes pride in having its own in-house team of architects, builders, and interior designers. The firm extends its services throughout Arizona and has had the honor of working in some of its most prestigious areas and with some of its most beautiful homes. It has gained a reputation for its craftsmanship and ability to work on any architectural theme, despite its complexity. Its portfolio showcases a wide range of designs from contemporary to Spanish. Additionally, its team is known for its excellent attention to detail, and personally ensures that nothing is overlooked and that a client’s visions are incorporated into its work.
At the firm’s helm are its founders Sam and Josie Fratatoni, who have been Valley residents for the greater part of five decades. They run the firm together with their three children, who also play their own vital roles in the firm’s processes. Their sons, Angelo and Vince, work in not only the company’s operations but also The Fratantoni Group, a separate real estate firm the family owns. Their daughter Jessica, on the other hand, runs the business’ online home decor store, Fratantoni Lifestyles, and also their interior design firm, Fratantoni Interior Designers.
8408 East Shea Boulevard Suite 101 Scottsdale AZ 85260
E&S Builders is a custom home design, build, and remodeling company that has worked all over Arizona and extends its services throughout the area. Jason Easterly personally leads and oversees the firm. He is a builder with over two decades of experience and comes from a family with a rich history in construction that has greatly influenced his expertise and skill. He also has a strong background in management, real estate, and finance. Under his leadership, the firm has become known for its excellent work and its fantastic customer services. It achieves this through open and honest communication and full transparency.
Pictured above is one of the firm’s best remodeling work. Located at Sutton Drive, Scottsdale, the project makes use of several transitional elements through the combination of rustic materials and wood. For this home, the firm’s team also made use of an open floor plan and several unique fixtures.
16424 N 91st Bldg 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Regarded as one of the area’s best boutique builders and remodelers, Patterson Homes specializes in an extensive array of designs from modern contemporary homes to traditional estates. It is manned by an award-winning team of specialists led by Ryan Patterson. All team members commit themselves to tailor each home to the lifestyles and needs of their clients. It has worked in some of the best neighborhoods and luxury homes in Scottsdale, Arcadia, Paradise Valley, and Phoenix. Their collective efforts have enabled the firm to be recognized for its excellent services and expertise for custom home build-outs, home additions, and large-scale renovations and remodels. The firm is affiliated with various brands and organizations, which have helped it grow into the company it is today.
Its portfolio depicts a gallery of excellent whole home remodels from bathrooms, kitchens, large entertainment areas, and master bedrooms. It is capable of taking on any home improvement or revamp project no matter what the challenge. Oen of its best remodels is seen in the project above. For this kitchen, the firm’s team used counters to create a sort of divider for the area and opted for granite for both the countertops and the island. It also utilized a hipped overhead stove vent hood and several other custom finishes.
228 S Clark Dr. Suite #102, Tempe, AZ 85281
Reef Builders is a full-service remodeling firm that utilizes the design-build approach. It specializes in residential and commercial construction all throughout the greater part of Phoenix Valley. The firm’s team is comprised of designers, project managers, and craftsmen who bring years of experience and talent to the firm that enables it to come up with innovative and creative solutions for its clients. Reef takes great pride in how the majority of its projects come from repeat clients and referrals. It adheres to only the highest of standards and commits itself to high-quality craftsmanship. Co-owners Brandan J. Millan and Timothy Russo lead the company. They are both graduates of Arizona State University and natives of the area who to this day live locally.
Both principals see to it that each of the firm’s spaces and homes receive the benefit of their individual experiences. Under their watchful eye, Reef Builders has become accustomed to a variety of interesting designs. These are best showcased by the featured project above. For this space, the firm’s team opted for clean finishes, exposed wood beams, and custom cabinetry.
4 Gen Homes
12251 N 32nd St. Suite #2, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Servicing Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, 4 Gen Homes specializes in custom home building and luxury remodeling projects. From selecting the perfect lot location to designing architectural features, and through construction, the firm is led by its owner David Mikes. He first established the firm to work directly with clients in designing, crafting, and remodeling their dream homes. He holds a degree in marketing from Arizona State University and first gained experience working in multiple phases of the custom home building and remodeling process including residential concrete and asphalt, landscaping, tile and stonework, flooring, and design. With his help, the firm’s team utilizes a secure process that has produced consistent results, helps streamlines each project, and minimizes costs.
The firm’s remodeling projects upgrade and enhance the overall look and feel of a home. With nearly three decades of experience remodeling high-end homes throughout the Valley, the firm takes into consideration the space’s existing conditions and the structure in which it is placed. This enables it to make sure that a revamped space does not stick out and maintain a harmonious flow in terms of the overall design.
2040 S Alma School Rd. Suite 1-476, Chandler, AZ 85286
C&C Finishes specializes in every aspect and phase of the home remodeling and improvement process. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, fine flooring, and woodworking. It is led by Cole Schnaible and Leonhard Copeland. Schnaible is a Phoenix native who first gained experience in the industry through his family’s flooring business. He met Copeland through a mutual friend in 2009, and they collaborated on a number of projects. In 2013, they founded the firm, which offers a full range of construction and renovation services. Copeland is the firm’s expert contractor. When working on specific projects the team is usually assisted by Cole’s wife, Pamela, a leading interior designer in Scottsdale.
The project above is an excellent showcase of the firm’s work. For this space, it made use of an open floor plan coupled with various transitional themes. Large clean and tiled floors may be observed, as well as several wooden elements. The contrast of the dark cabinetry and marble countertop adds interest to the space.
Beacon Rock Custom Builders
7522 E McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Servicing Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Phoenix, Beacon Rock Custom Builders offers design-build services for new home construction as well as select remodeling services. It is a family-owned company that draws inspiration from decades of experience and provides its clients with personalized services. Its portfolio includes an excellent gallery of high-end homes rendered in a wide range of exciting and unique designs. Beacon Rock first started out building custom homes in Washington for over two decades before moving operations and expanding to Arizona back in 2007. It has since worked on many exciting projects from extensive renovations and additions to multi-million dollar custom homes. It also takes great pride in being recognized in the area, most recently as Phoenix’s Home of Distinction.
The project above is located in Scottsdale and is an excellent example of the firm’s work. Completed in 2017, this renovation cost roughly around $150k and consisted of the transformation of an outdated 1950’s era home into an open, beautiful, and functional space. The team opted for a transitional style throughout the entire home.