Located just out of the borders of New York City, Southern Westchester offers both visitors and residents a diverse array of entertainment, dining, and cultural happenings. It has various award-winning restaurants, festivals, and commercial venues and various excellent communities. This makes it a popular choice for both families and professionals. 

This list is a showcase of nine of Southern Westchester’s best and leading general contractors, curated based on their experiences, outstanding portfolios, and stellar experiences. 

Legacy Construction Northeast

10 New King St, Suite 208, White Plains, NY  10604

Legacy Construction has worked on projects all across the northeast and operates out of its office in White Plains. It is a family-owned and operated business that has been in business since 2005. It is led by its founders, brothers Chris and Tom Yaroscak. They both hold degrees in construction management and offer the firm’s clients over five decades of industry experience, from which their homeowners benefit. Under their leadership, the firm implements the optimal industry techniques, which include Building Management Systems, as well as energy-efficient sustainable designs, geothermal heating and cooling, and thermal barriers. 

Since the company’s inception, the firm has received multiple industry accolades, and it has been featured in publications like LUXE Magazine. Its portfolio depicts a wide range of modern and traditional spaces. 

Murphy Brothers Contracting

416 Waverly Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Murphy Brothers Contracting specializes in both commercial and residential construction projects. Founded in 1979, Murphy is headquartered in Mamaroneck and is regarded for its excellent mid-rise multifamily build-outs, interior renovations, and equestrian facilities. The firm is also known for its exceptional construction management work and has worked in some of the most sought-after communities in greater Westchester, lower Hudson Valley, and the southern Fairfield region. The company maintains affiliations with various important organizations like the Business Council of Westchester, as well as both Larchmont and Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce.

The firm is a recipient of a multitude of HOBI Awards. The photo above best showcases its talent and expertise. Labeled in its portfolio as “Dream Home,” this project sits in Armonk and was completed in collaboration with the professionals of Goewey DeMasi Architects. It was awarded with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) certified Gold Level rating.

Sunrise Building & Remodeling

510 North State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Operating out of its office in Briarcliff Manor, Sunrise Building & Remodeling provides its clients with a comprehensive range of residential services. It has been in the industry for two decades and has been featured in a multitude of publications, including Better Homes and The New York Times. The firm is also a member of the Westchester Builders Institute and is affiliated with Sunrise Solar Solutions, assuring homeowners of its energy-efficient and economical spaces. The firm assists homeowners throughout the entire process, from conception through completion. It is regarded for its excellent additions and renovations. Uniquely, the firm offers in-house carpentry, cabinetry, framing, and trim work. 

Depicted above is one of the firm’s best projects. Its excellent wood beams and light fixtures, as well as its large custom kitchen island and paneled flooring, prove impressive.

Dawkins Development Group

206 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603

Dawkins Development Group works in both the commercial and residential markets. It specializes in new construction projects, in addition to remodeling, roofing, and restoration work. It can also perform handyman services and assist homeowners closely throughout the entire process. Its team is regarded for its strong attention to detail, in addition to its excellent twenty-four-hour emergency services. The firm also maintains affiliations with numerous important industry organizations. Some of these include the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and NAHB. The firm has been in business since 1999 and offers potential clients free estimates.

The photo above best showcases the company’s talent for bathroom remodeling projects. Often, the company utilizes modern designs, but in the photo above, one can see the firm chose a more transitional theme. Its separate walk-in shower encased in glass and warm color palette were especially striking. Learn more about their work at www.DawkinsDevelopmentGroup.com.

Gerety Building and Restoration

5 Linda Ln, Katonah, NY 10536

Gerety Building and Restoration utilizes a highly comprehensive design-build process that lessens the need for homeowners to look for additional subcontractors and artisans. Since its establishment, it has been decorated with a multitude of industry accolades and draws inspiration from over four decades of experience. It has also worked on several high-end historic home restoration projects and has received outstanding reviews. Its team utilizes a seamless modern design methodology that has resulted in exceptional projects. 

The photo above was taken from its bathroom portfolio and is a superb example of its talent and expertise. For this project, its team designed and created a separate walk-in glass shower and attractive slate backsplashes, with a custom vanity and excellent lighting. 

Top Drawer Luxury Home Builder

719 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Operating out of its office in New Rochelle, Top Drawer Luxury Home Builder is regarded for both its residential and commercial projects. It provides its interested and potential clients with free estimates and is noted for its comprehensive approaches. Its kitchens, bathrooms, and custom millwork prove especially striking. Its portfolio also depicts extensive renovations and ground-up construction work. The firm employs custom cabinetry and exclusive merchandise. Its portfolio depicts a wide range of unique spaces it has designed and crafted solely for the company’s clients. These include spas, entertainment spaces, and basement conversions. 

The firm delivers exceptional spaces at highly competitive prices, and it completes its projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Its portfolio showcases a wide range of traditional and transitional spaces. 

Justino Contracting Inc.

650 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Extending its services throughout Westchester County, Fairfield, and various boroughs spread throughout New York, Justino Contracting is a full-service general contractor. It offers renovation expertise for a wide variety of property types. The firm draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and offers its services at highly competitive prices. It is an end-to-end general contractor, which assures homeowners that it can manage projects regardless of size or scale and that it handles everything itself, without additional subcontractors. This project evidences the company’s design talent.

For this home, the firm was tasked with its extensive interior renovation. Its open concept floor plan and transitional touches prove stunning. It also opted for wood beams and arches to connect the project’s various active spaces. 

Cum Laude Group, Inc.

122 Westmoreland Ave, White Plains, NY

Cum Laude Group extends its services throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties and operates out of its office in White Plains. It offers its clients a specialization for each aspect of the entire process. The firm has its own steel and cabinet shop, assuring homeowners each home is designed and crafted to be unique. The firm can take on projects regardless of size or scale. Its portfolio depicts a wide array and gallery of contemporary and modern spaces. It also showcases an affinity of traditional work. 

For the home above, the firm’s team opted for a modern theme. Previously, it had been a plain colonial house that challenged the firm with its extensive gutting and interior renovations. Now, the home showcases geothermal heating, wide-plank-rift-sawn white oak flooring and flush molding throughout. The home was completed in collaboration with Ed Parker of Alisberg Parker Architects and Lauren Williams of Lauren Jayne Design. 


4768 Broadway, Unit 231, New York, NY 10034

QualiTruction is an expert in both commercial and residential spaces and operates out of its office in the heart of New York. It offers interested clients free consultation services and provides them with extensive and accurate plans. This allows for little to almost no revisions throughout the entire process. The firm is the brainchild of its founder and owner, Dtenny Reever. He is an experienced principal, with a background working in high-end residential and light commercial construction. Under his leadership, the firm has curated a reputation for its functional, exquisite spaces.

The photo above showcases one of the firm’s full home remodels. It features an excellent modern and contemporary design. The photo in particular depicts the home’s bathroom, with granite tiles and luxurious ambient lighting. 


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management