The Village of Indian Hill is home to some of Ohio’s wealthiest communities. It has been named “The Best Place to Raise a Family” in Robb Report’s annual rankings.

It’s not surprising that the city is also home to some of the most beautiful residences in the region. Maintaining, building, designing, and transforming these homes are the best general contractors in the Village of Indian Hill. These professionals have years of multi-awarded practice and are affiliated with the industry’s leading institutions. The companies listed here hold the highest review and testimonial ratings from their mid-range and luxury residential clients.  

The English Contractor & Remodeling Services

6017 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Multi-awarded company The English Contractor & Remodeling Services caters to the region’s mid-range and high-end residential clients. Much of its notable work has helped the firm establish its presence in the building community. In 2020, the firm earned the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) award for its works in interior remodels. The same organization consistently awarded the company with similar recognition for years. Cincinnati Magazine, MSN, and Yahoo! Finance also featured and documented some of the firm’s biggest projects and milestones. The company has also been an invited guest on HGTV in recent years.

One of the firm’s most unforgettable projects was for a remodel of a century-old home in Cincinnati. It was a challenge to maintain the traditional design roots of the home while upgrading its materials and finishes in terms of function, durability, and style. The firm aimed for a transformation while making sure that the new spaces paid respect to the home’s overall architectural and interior design concept. Wood is the recurring element throughout the newly remodeled interior, set in a white palette against the dark tones of window frames and sills. Custom light fixtures and ambient lighting shine above the stained wood flooring. Its white countertop blends in with the clean backsplashes and white cabinetry.

Neal’s Design Remodel

7770 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Neal’s Design Remodel 50 years of service has produced multi-awarded and iconic residential spaces in the region. For years, the company has consistently won NARI’s various CotY awards as well as accolades from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NJBA). The firm’s design-build delivery practice gives clients the opportunity to work with the same team from concept to completion. The company’s services also include project coordination, general contracting, and full-scale design work for the residential industry. 

The firm’s portfolio is composed of projects for additions, basement spaces, laundry rooms, outdoor spaces, bathrooms, and kitchens. These projects come in a wide spectrum of styles and value, exemplifying the firm’s range as a builder, craftsman, and designer. Modern, transitional, traditional, contemporary—or even a mix of two or three styles—provide customized spaces for the firm’s most demanding clients. The company also helps project owners make informed decisions about the choice of materials, quality fixtures, color palettes, and other interior and exterior details. 

Legacy Builders Group

7789 Cooper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242

Legacy Builders Group is a design-build company that takes on complex and structurally challenging projects for the residential sector. The firm’s impressive scope covers a variety of custom home building, remodeling, additions, as well as structural change services. These projects—as well as the firm’s contribution to building the region’s residential landscape—have been featured by a number of publications, including Qualified Remodeler and Remodeling Magazine.

The firm’s over 15 years of practice under the leadership of founders Chris Otte and Bill Haussler has helped it establish networks and affiliations with the industry’s most respected institutions, including the NKBA and the Home Builder Association (HBA). The company’s full range of expertise allows it to provide home transformations that address the functional and style needs of homeowners. As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), for instance, the firm helps create spaces that address the needs of aging households and build homes that will grow with their users for generations to come. Well-trained in a variety of interior design and architecture, the firm’s work is inspired by the classic, traditional, and contemporary styles.

Michaelson Homes LLC

411 Main St. Milford, OH 45150

From Michaelson Homes’s Milford office, it delivers luxury residential contracting services that cater to the high-end communities of East Side Cincinnati. The firm’s extensive portfolio includes classic, mid-century, modern, transitional, and contemporary spaces from its renovations and new construction work. As a design-build company, it provides a concept-to-completion approach, including the processing of construction documents and permits. Aside from its general contracting work, it also delivers custom cabinetry and furniture to complete many detail-oriented, signature interiors. 

The firm is a lifelong member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and HBA. During its two decades of existence, the company has won the trust and loyalty of the region’s residential market. Service awards and stellar feedback on the leading online review platforms emphasize the firm’s efficiency in design and execution, as well as its on-schedule delivery. The firm’s consistent practice of quality has helped it gain a number of clients from referrals and recommendations.

Crapsey & Gilles Contractors, Inc.

8887 Glendale-Milford Road, Loveland, OH 45140

For almost four decades, Crapsey & Gilles Contractors has been providing a full-service general contracting practice to the Greater Cincinnati area’s high-end neighborhoods. The company is an active member of the building community and is affiliated with NAHB and HBA. Its nature as a luxury builder has given it opportunities to deliver spaces that exude sophistication through the timeless elements of design. 

For a mid-century remodeling work, for instance, the company explored the role of light, space, color, and texture to deliver high-end living spaces for a contemporary home. These spaces are set in a dominantly white palette against accents of dark lines and grey hues. Popping out are saturations of red, purple, and orange that add character to the home. Softening the visual impact of the space are light brown wood materials and soft textiles.

John Hill Construction

123 South Second St. Loveland, OH 45140

Since its inception in 1997, John Hill Construction has delivered unforgettable homes that celebrate a wide spectrum of design inspirations. Many of the firm’s projects embrace the dialog between the structure and its landscape. For instance, located in lush, green foliage dotted with tall trees, one of the firm’s works highlights a design meant to take advantage of picturesque views of the outdoors. 

Visually and structurally blurring the line between the interior and the exterior spaces are full-glass sliding doors that easily access outdoor decking. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls also give other main areas of the home the same breathtaking views. Natural daylight accessed through these transparencies easily flows throughout this open-layout home. The interior’s light earth-tone palette amplifies the warm and bright atmosphere. Its airy, open ambiance is further enhanced through its high ceiling that features exposed, stained wood beams. Adding a sense of character to the space is a fireplace in natural stone masonry.

Manning Contracting

3883 Virginia Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Manning Contracting has been designing and building mid-range and high-end spaces since 1986. Its decades of practice have helped it establish its place among the region’s most highlighted builders. Cincinnati Business Courier, Hyde Park Moms blog, and the Cory M. Carlson podcast featured the firm’s projects as well as its contributions to the industry’s residential and commercial market. Principals Nic and Suzy Manning personally lead the firm’s everyday practice.  

As a residential general contractor, the firm has completed work that derived inspiration from new and emerging styles, including traditional, transitional, and contemporary. In Indian Hill, the firm delivered an addition and remodeling project that put the spotlight on the light and comfortable elements of traditional interior design. The kitchen space, more specifically, is dominated by a clean white palette for its cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. Countertop base cabinets that appear in matte blue tone and playful notes of color. The choice of wood seating in cream upholstery for the eat-in kitchen’s dining area softens the space.

Hensley Services LLC

4025 Red Bank Road, Unit A, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Catering to the communities of East Cincinnati, J. Hensley Services delivers a wide range of general contracting, remodeling, and home improvement services to the region’s high-end clientele. The firm is an emerging professional with a portfolio that highlights projects of high value, especially for its custom building and interior remodeling. For a Tudor residence in Hyde Park, for instance, the firm was tasked with the design and structural transformation of its interiors that included the family room, bedroom, and bathroom spaces. 

One of the challenges of remodeling this luxury home was to make sure that the new design remained faithful to its manor home’s existing architectural context. Aside from the luxury fixtures and other design accents, the company focused on keeping the warm and sophisticated atmosphere of the home by exploring the warmth of wood materials, as well as the soft textiles and interesting patterns of transitional design. The results are interiors that celebrate the elegance of classic soft furnishings, sculptural light fixtures, and high-end finishes.

David Bauer Custom Homes

PO Box 96 Blanchester, OH 45107

David Bauer Custom Homes opened its doors over four decades ago. Since its inception, it has produced highly-commended residential general contracting projects for the region’s mid-range and high-end sectors. For its client-focused method, the firm maintains A-plus certification from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It is one of the highest-rated contractors, as recognized by the industry’s leading reviews platforms. Its years of practice have helped it develop a delivery method that takes advantage of the latest in design and building technologies. That includes 3D imaging, planning, and rendering, so clients can have a visual representation of their future spaces before breaking ground.

The result of the firm’s modern delivery method is a long list of interior and exterior spaces that feature traditional, transitional, and mid-century designs. For a Holy Village basement addition and remodel work, the firm redefined the warm elements of rustic interior design. The resulting space provided a comfortable space for lounging and entertainment. The room’s chosen palettes and materials exude comfort through soft textures and a light palette and celebrate the beauty of wood craftsmanship.


  • 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