Sioux Falls is filled with surprises. The biggest city in South Dakota has plenty of spots that take people to different parts of the world. An example is the Shoto-Teien Japanese gardens. The city also has plenty of restaurants offering a range of international cuisines. It has French bakeries offering macarons and Italian restaurants offering Cioppino pasta. The city also hosts the biggest festivals in the US. 

All these activities are enjoyed by lucky residents. Helping Sioux Falls residents build a lovely home are the general contractors on this list. Most of these contractors are members of the ​​Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire. Many have been featured in the Argus Leader. Each has outstanding portfolios showcasing their expertise in building homes. These contractors specialize in a range of different home styles including contemporary, traditional, and transitional.

Deffenbaugh Homes

6200 S Old Village Place, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Deffenbaugh Homes is a proud luxury custom home builder. Established in 1999, the company has extensive experience in different home styles including traditional architecture and one-of-a-kind designs. As an expert custom home builder, the firm creates individualized designs tailor-made for its clients. Based in Sioux Falls, the company serves clients in several locations including Old Orchard, Arbors Edge, and Twin Oaks. Aside from building custom homes, the company offers home additions, remodels, and restoration services. The firm also specializes in roofing, installations, and repairs. 

Deffenbaugh Homes’ fantastic designs have been featured in Argus Leader and It has received several recognitions including the 2020 Top of Market Award from CLB Network. The award recognized the company’s excellence in customer service, craftsmanship, and the use of superior materials. 

The firm’s abilities can be seen in the  Dalston Circle project. Mixing traditional, rustic, and contemporary styles, the firm created this unique home that stands out from the rest. It uses creative lines and materials to shape extraordinary spaces within the home. High ceilings, a spacious balcony, and numerous windows are just some of the inviting features.

Jarrod Smart Construction

820 E. Amidon Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Founded in 2004, Jarrod Smart Construction has ties with a number of professional institutions. It is a Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders. It is also a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, a Certified Graduate Remodeler, and a Certified Graduate Builder. Offering outstanding custom home, addition, and remodeling services, the company has built impressive projects featured in a range of different publications, including Sioux Falls Business,, and Argus Leader. 

Jarrod Smart Construction takes on both residential and commercial projects. A great example of its residential projects is the Coastal Modern Lake Home. This stunner has two floors—its main living area is located on the second floor, taking full advantage of the gorgeous waterfront view. The blue and white color scheme is a signature of the coastal home style. Its features include the spacious balcony facing the water and the staircase leading to the shore. 

In building homes, the company employs expert craftsmen knowledgeable in various styles. Aside from coastal houses, they construct transitional, Tudor revival, and rustic homes. The firm’s expert services are available in Sioux Falls, Pine Lakes Addition, Rowena, and the surrounding areas.

Hjellming Construction

27081 Mueller Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

For Hjellming Construction, customer satisfaction is their number one priority. It’s one of the reasons why its clients have trusted the firm for over 60 years. Established in 1962, the company is armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience resulting in exceptional services. Some of the outstanding services the firm offers include home remodeling and new construction. The homes it completes are inspired and durable. As a LEAD Safe-certified firm, it creates safe and healthy spaces for families. 

The firm’s excellence in the industry has been recognized by countless awards collected over decades. It has been a Sioux Empire Home Builders Association Parade of Homes winner 20 times. Its stunning projects come in a range of styles including traditional and contemporary, and these homes have been featured in Argus Leader and A sample of the firm’s excellent new construction projects is the modern farmhouse above. The house features a spacious terrace in front of the home. It has a rustic feel with the combination of wood, stone, and shingle in the exterior façade. Window shutters add an extra stamp to the farmhouse style.

Amdahl Construction Co.

711 S Marion Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Amdahl Construction lets its projects speak for themselves. Its fabulous contemporary custom home, remodel, and addition projects have collected several awards from reputable institutions. The firm has received the Award of Excellence from the Parade of Homes 15 times.

One recipient of the Award of Excellence from Sioux Empire Parade of Homes is the Vintage School House project. This new construction project is unique in the sense that it makes one feel like it is a restored home. This contemporary home was given a vintage feel through small details—like the hardware used in the kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures. The outstanding millwork, vintage lighting fixtures, and the contrast between white walls and dark wood floors enhance the unique appeal of the space. This award-winning home was completed thanks to the company’s established connection with professional industry partners.

Amdahl Construction Co. has been serving Sioux Falls and the surrounding area for more than 40 years. It is a proud family-owned company highly recommended by many of its clients. It is also a proud member of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire and NAHB.

Creative Building Corporation

217 W 77th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Creative Building Corporation builds homes with functional grandeur. An expert in contemporary and modern homes, the firm creates living spaces that provide comfort, function, and style. One of the leading home builders in Sioux Falls, the company offers exceptional services to clients across the entire Midwest. Established in 1996, the firm is equipped with more than two decades of experience in remodeling, design-build, and custom homes. The company guarantees clients value for their money and satisfactory results. 

A sample of the company’s incredible construction projects is Vegas Views. Completed in 2012, this stunning home earned multiple recognitions including the Gold award in the Entire Home Remodel category from the BALA Awards. The project showcases the firm’s excellence in constructing modern luxury homes. Situated in Sunrise Mountain, the company took full advantage of the stunning Las Vegas views by including balconies, large windows, and an outdoor pool overlooking the skyline. A slide was added to the pool for maximum enjoyment and the ultimate resort living experience. This project has been featured in KDLT News. 

Creative Building Corporation’s other projects have been featured in the Argus Leader.

Boulder Creek Custom Homes

1401 S Hyannis Port Lane, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Operating for over a decade, Boulder Creek Custom Homes specializes in a variety of services including exterior renovations. It applies its expertise in modern, traditional, and shingle homes to these renovation projects. Clients rave about its roofing services as well. It is a certified metal roofing installation firm, one of the best in Sioux Falls. Its proven specializations in renovation, roofing, and general contracting services result in numerous client referrals. It offers its services to clients in Sioux Falls and those within its 300-mile radius. 

Boulder Creek Custom Homes creatively uses a combination of materials to create one-of-a-kind homes. Showcasing this creativity is the stunner above. This modern house imaginatively combines cedar plank sidings and LP SmartSide siding with Pella Lifestyle series windows to create unique textures in the house. When combined with the cable railings made by the homeowner, the home became a stand-out in the neighborhood. 

Boulder Creek Custom Homes is a member of the HVA of the Sioux Empire, the Better Business Bureau, and South Dakota Retailers.

Cosand Construction

4412 N Hillcrest Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD

Founded in 2013, Cosand Construction has been in business for nine years, making it the youngest firm on the list. Nine years, however, is more than enough to showcase the firm’s outstanding services. A general contractor and subcontractor, the company has shown incredible skills in remodeling, commercial carpentry, and residential construction. Specializing in carpentry, the firm’s expertise goes beyond typical framing. It offers outstanding rough and finish carpentry as well as specialty installations. 

A 2016 Fall Parade of Homes Award of Excellence winner, Cosand Construction’s portfolio features a variety of home styles. Its projects feature craftsman, farmhouse, and contemporary styles. Part of its incredible portfolio is 29th Street Home. Located in Sioux Falls, the project involved the demolition and reconstruction of an existing house. During the construction process, the company made sure to offer several options so the homeowners could build their dream homes. The house uses a combination of green and brown colors, seamlessly blending with the greenery around it. This charming home was featured in the Fall 2020 Parade of Homes.

Cosand Construction further solidified its industry credentials through affiliations with the BBB, NAHB Remodelers, and the HBA of the Sioux Empire. Its team members are OSHA trained, showing the company’s dedication to safe construction practices.

Coacher Construction

320 S 2nd Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Member of the HBA of the Sioux Empire, Coacher Construction is an expert remodeler. Serving clients in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, the firm thoroughly understands the needs and feelings of its clients. The company offers stress-free services whether it’s a whole house, a kitchen, a basement, or a bathroom remodel. Established in 2004, the firm’s goal is to create functional and stylish spaces that suit the client’s lifestyle. To further provide personalized services, the company offers in-home consultations. The firm then constructs a detailed proposal including a timeline and budget. 

Included in the firm’s proposal is its list of accomplished projects that builds client confidence. That portfolio includes the Vault Kitchen Remodel. The project features a modern kitchen with a gorgeous kitchen island and a granite countertop. The island’s unique shape matched with the ceiling beams creates interesting lines in the space. Hardwood floors combined with stainless steel appliances create a contrast that further peaks interest. 

Many clients testify to the firm’s competitive services. Always exceeding expectations, this company has been named by many clients as their contractor for life.

Falls City Construction

400 S Main Street, Humboldt, SD 57035

Based in Humboldt, Falls City Construction offers services to Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. The firm is a remodeler and general contractor that excels in remodeling and restoration. It understands that homes need to be updated based on changes in people’s lives. As clients grow and evolve, the company is ready to build homes that evolve with their homeowners. 

Established in 2012, Falls City Construction employs a turnkey process that removes stress from its clients. From pre-planning to completion, the firm works with clients to ensure a rewarding construction experience. Member of the HBA of Sioux Expire, this licensed and insured South Dakota contractor knows the local building codes. The firm has established partnerships with excellent suppliers and subcontractors ensuring a smooth construction process. 

Exemplifying the firm’s expertise in kitchen remodels is the gorgeous modern kitchen above. It features stainless steel appliances, subway tiles as a backsplash, and white and blue cabinetry. Unique lighting fixtures serve as interesting accents that add sophistication to the space.

Homes by Hawk

501 Cedar Drive, Harrisburg, SD 57032

Established in 2001, Homes by Hawk turns ideas into reality. It builds ideal homes that are functional, one-of-a-kind, and affordable. Its main goal is to build homes that are satisfying and fulfilling. The process for achieving this goal is simple; it talks to clients and listens intently to fully understand their vision. Then, its excellent team members bring in their creativity to the mix. Whether it is a custom home construction, a home addition, or remodeling, there’s something unique in all its projects. 

The company serves several areas in Harrisburg, including Sioux Falls, Rowena, and Valley Springs. The firm watches projects like a hawk from pre-construction to completion—quality is the consistent result. A sample of the firm’s work is this lovely two-story home. This house uses a modern white and gray color scheme that is easy on the eyes and blends well with the neighborhood. The driveway leads to two garage doors and the front door. A patio is constructed at the back for the homeowner’s outdoor relaxation. 

Aside from new construction and remodels, the company is an expert in floor plans, foundation construction, and installations.

Shoemaker Construction

2353 S Woodbine Lane, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Shoemaker Construction operates under the creative mind of Justin Shoemaker. In the industry for over 20 years, Shoemaker has extensive experience in building and renovating custom homes. The company currently offers a wide variety of services including general contracting, basement and bathroom remodeling, home extensions and additions, and project management. Its extensive list of services reaches a range of communities including Brandon, Sioux Falls, Tea, and Harrisburg. 

The company’s goal is to build homes clients can be proud of. As an experienced builder, it produces unique homes of superior quality. The company pays great attention to detail in building these homes. It believes that securing a project is an opportunity to build a happy home that people want to live in. 

One of these homes is H Residence. In front, most immediately notice the unique shaped roof and bay window. The transitional home is two stories in height, with a giant window that stretches to the second floor. This allows natural light to enter the home and provides a warm and bright atmosphere.