The coastal city of Vancouver is a metropolis brimming with life—a concrete paradise that serves as one of the most important cities in the country. According to the Canadian Census it is one of the most ethnically diverse towns in Canada and consistently ranks among the top five cities worldwide in terms of livability and quality of life, making it an ideal nesting spot for families striving for a fresh start or people looking to start anew.

These general contractors make exceptional partners when it comes to building a home; they are the cream of the crop in the Canadian west. A variety of factors were employed to validate their inclusion on the list, including accolades, certifications, and company background.

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.

Clay Construction Inc.

1461 Johnston Rd #206, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z4

Clay Construction is built on the promise of building long-lasting homes that are as visually gorgeous as they are functional. Larry and Candice Clay spearhead the operations of the firm, providing luxury home construction to clients as well as top-notch customer service. Clay’s mastery of building residential structures has led to glowing testimonials over the years: clients repeatedly mention the firm’s commitment to integrity, transparency, and quality. Attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship are also mentioned, the firm brings blueprints to life with sharp accuracy and exquisite workmanship.

The firm’s portfolio includes a diverse collection of residential projects ranging from luxurious Craftsman homes to exquisite contemporary estates. The Kitsilano Classic is an exquisite suburban residence that was completed by Clay Construction. The three-bedroom property is an exemplar of classic aesthetics and modern functionality, and an upscale yet homey radiance emanates from its vaulted ceilings and pristine white trimmings.

Future Living Developments Ltd.

914 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1

Quality service and exceptional craftsmanship are guaranteed with Future Living Developments at the helm of any project. Farnood Ghaffari and his team of talented craftspeople excel in creating residential and commercial spaces that live up to its homeowner’s dream design, structures that are not only visually beautiful but also sustainable and livable. The firm offers custom millwork which allows clients to customize projects to their liking. The full-service construction company has completed more than 250 renovation projects, an impressive feat backed up by a rich portfolio of stunning homes.

Future Living Developments is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Among its list of accolades is the Georgie Award in 2018 for Best Condo Renovation under $250,000. The pictured property is a two-story luxury home constructed by the firm. The exuberant build is fit for homeowners with rich tastes and a lavish lifestyle.

Goldcon Construction

394 – 901 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9

One of North Vancouver’s leading renovation companies, Goldcon Construction’s strong commitment and drive delivers outstanding architecture, rendering the studio a trusted partner in construction and design. The studio takes a collaborative approach with every client. The family-owned Vancouver enterprise makes attention to detail a high priority, putting special care not only on the large scale parts of a structure but also on the minute aspects of the project. Third-party domains have recognized Goldcon’s service and design excellence through votes by former clientele.

Grenor Homes is accredited by HAVAN and CHBA. The studio’s catalog is filled with a variety of residential styles including the luxury estate featured below. This two-story property is a thing of beauty, built in partnership with Graytek and Sarah Gallop Design Inc. The estate’s interior showcases a minimalist white palette and is glamorously furnished. Its exteriors evoke a synthesis of styles: brick, stone, and wood are a grand combination that works wonderfully against its lush green backdrop.

Grenor Homes

#5 18812 – 96 Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 3R1 

The team at Grenor Homes prides itself on building quality homes and relationships. They understand that the home is a very important place, and strive to develop solid client relationships to bring out the best in the project, and personalize the home to the clients needs, and overall project goals. Grenor Homes is consistently praised for its innovation and quality workmanship. Homeowners commend the team’s attention to detail as well as its exceptional project management. Its mastery in the art of construction and renovation has made the firm a must-hire in Vancouver.

Grenor Homes is accredited by HAVAN and CHBA. The studio’s catalog is filled with a variety of residential styles including the luxury estate featured below. This two-story property is a thing of beauty, built in partnership with Graytek and Sarah Gallop Design Inc. The estate’s interior showcases a minimalist white palette and is glamorously furnished. Its exteriors evoke a synthesis of styles: brick, stone, and wood are a grand combination that works wonderfully against its lush green backdrop.

Hasler Homes Ltd.

1345 Wellington Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7K 1L6

Hasler Homes Ltd excels in going beyond client expectations. Owner Greg Hasler is a veteran builder with an impressive resume. The Certified Master Builder had a hand in building structurally sound and aesthetically glamorous homes in the region. Now, his team of talented craftspeople work on custom homes, large renovations, and specialty concrete projects. The company implements green building techniques as well, providing efficient homes that are sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

Hasler’s most recent completed project was Duchess, a 5,600 square foot custom Bone Structure home. The home is Built Green Gold, with a custom wine room, a wok kitchen, all Sub Zero Wolf appliances, among other high end features. The modern structure is simple yet glamorous, a testament to the firm’s level of craftsmanship.

Kemp Construction

269 67 Street, Delta, BC V4L 1M2

“Well built. Every time.” These words are a promise delivered at the completion of every project Kamp Construction project. Owner Steve Kemp’s three decades of field experience and passion for the industry are visibly present in his impressive body of work. The firm builds custom homes as well as residential renovations, indoors and outdoors. Kemp is an advocate for green building and holds accreditations from BuiltGreen and Energy Star and implements NetZero construction methods in their process.

Kemp’s work on the Boundary Bay Beachside residence was recognized by HAVAN and has earned the project an Ovation Award for Best Custom Home Under $1 Million. The property features a main house, a detached coastal shed, and an outdoor pool. The structure’s blend of traditional and modern design is aesthetic brilliance. The main house has a door that opens to the backyard which is perfect for family gatherings and functions. Its classic earth tone palette and pristine shades evoke a timeless suburban charm.

Kerr Construction and Design

1676 W. 75th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2

Three decades in the industry have made Kerr Construction and Design a master builder in the Vancouver construction field. Doug Kerr leads the firm as owner and founder. The company has been commended for a streamlined process that makes building hassle-free. Precise project management and building helped propel the firm to countless awards over the years. Among the accolades in Kerr’s resume are Georgie awards, National Sam Awards, and GVHBA renOVATION Awards.

We’re featuring a quaint craftsman residence with white trimmings and frames and a gray overall palette. The home’s simple yet elegant build reflects beautifully on its gorgeous natural backdrop. The award winning-firm has completed projects in Vancouver as well as adjacent areas in British Columbia. Laneway homes are among the firm’s offerings.

Lower Coast Building Group

4755 Hoskins Road, North Vancouver, BC V7K 2R3

Versatility in crafting luxurious residential properties is the forte of Lower Coast Building Group. The company is divided into four sub-brands, each one handling a different sector: residential, commercial, passive homes, and floor and tiling. Owners Shayne Letford and Philippe Lapointe, and Luke Nevay are industry veterans with a firm grasp of transparency and quality construction. The firm closely collaborates with clients to produce the initial blueprints of their dream homes. The full-service company offers a variety of services ranging from new additions and new builds to renovations. The firm also offers passive home services.

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Lower Coast’s impressive work has earned the firm a 2020 Georgie Award nomination for Best Condo Renovation over $250,000 for its work on the Waterfront Perfection project. The firm has been published by Orange Coast Magazine and Green Space Magazine.

Maredi Home and Properties Inc.

7331 Heather St., Richmond, BC V6Y 4M3

Maredi Home and Properties’s portfolio is filled with remarkable design. The company specializes in completing high end remodels and residential work. Timeless, classic designs are expertly created by the firm under the management of Eddie Chen. His team crafts projects that are visually and functionally beautiful while practicing a level of professionalism that makes the expert general contracting firm a reliable partner in any type of work.

General contracting and interior remodeling are among the services offered by the firm. It also works on home inspections and renovations. Project management is another one of the firm’s specialties, and the firm strictly follows set timeframes and budgets to deliver quality outputs. The firm operates in Richmond, Lower Mainland, and Greater Vancouver. Projects completed by the company usually cost between a hundred thousand to half a million dollars.

Marino General Contracting

1537 West 75th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 6Z7

Homebuilding and renovation is Marino General Contracting’s strongest suit. The family-operated firm has completed stunning contemporary structures and renovations as well as timeless classic homes. Joe Mariello creatively crafts spaces that suit a homeowner’s lifestyle and budget. Industry experts fill the firm’s roster and they are all well-versed in building and collaborating with clients in a professional manner; seamless coordination, quality output, and solid customer service are the results.

The company has received awards from the CHBA National Awards, the Georgie Awards, and the Ovation Awards. And the firm has received awards for projects varying widely in price, ranging from million-dollar house renovations to simple interior bathroom renovations. Marino’s award-winning work has been published by Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Boulevard Magazine, and West Coast Homes Design.

New Vision Projects

4663 55th St., Delta, BC V4K 3P6

New Vision Projects’s stunning homes are beautiful, but they are also sustainable and functional. The Delta contractor provides general contracting and home additions, building residential projects and long-lasting relationships. Danny Christian and Brandon Smith serve as co-founders of the firm, they are both passionate in their craft and gifted workmen and managers. 

Homeowners are invited to participate in a highly collaborative process that consistently results in nothing less than a dream home. Every project is supervised with transparency and completed on schedule and within the budget. Client communities have commended New Vision for its customer service and its renovation work. Reviews for the firm attest to its professionalism, and you can see the results in the featured project. The renovation firm serves Ladner, Tsawwassen, South Delta, White Rock, and Surrey.

Reid Developments Ltd.

West Side Vancouver, BC V6R 1E1

Reid Developments is a versatile firm and you can see that flexibility in the diverse home designs found in its portfolio. The firm holds memberships in the GVHBA and the CHBA and provides residential and commercial services both small in scope and on large scales. Mike Reid and his crew of talented builders consider building trust with clients as a signature of their service. Third-party domains have applauded the firm’s design and service, and client reviews rave about the firm’s quality construction and professionalism.

The beautiful structure pictured is Gravity House, a Vancouver residence with an inverted roof that allows rainfall to flow directly towards its center. The cutting edge design is built with materials that include wood, glass, and stone. Strategic building was employed due to the lot’s unorthodox shape: space was optimized thanks to Reid’s excellent work.

reVISION Custom Home Renovations

202-338 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3X2

Impressive work has always been the calling card of reVISION Custom Home Renovations and it’s one of the region’s top contractors as a result. The firm’s focus is on home design and renovation, and the firm provides those services via trust and transparency. Todd Senft and Kevin Parenteau consistently treat every project with care and attention from blueprints to the final walk-through. The company practices environmentally conscious building and it strives to create structures that are sustainable with minimal impact on the environment.

Winning accolades for outstanding work is common for the firm as it can point to countless awards earned through the years. Those prizes include being a finalist in the 2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence for Best Kitchen Renovation and the 2014 Provincial GEORGIE Award for Best Condo Renovation. One look at the firm’s portfolio is enough proof of its building and design prowess, including the gorgeous home pictured below. 

Schulz Construction

4230 Dollar Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1A6

Schulz Construction offers full-service general contracting and incorporates modern and traditional building techniques to optimize project construction and design. Graham and Niki Schulz spearhead the enterprise’s operations, combining construction and management skills to successfully complete every project. Client testimonials have been overwhelmingly positive. The firm’s design and build services produce quality output, as you will see when you visit its portfolio of projects: a strong collection of aesthetically solid structures.

The classic beach house pictured here exudes a classic coastal vibe with a welcoming atmosphere and an elegant, charming flair. Multiple beams on its main doorway add a functional and visual facet to the property’s façade. Its interiors’ minimalist design combine with the pure white palette and a snazzy modern layout to generate a hip, yet cozy home.

Steric Developments

38325 Fir Street, Squamish, BC V8B 0W9

Steric Developments is a company that aims to build homes as well as long term bonds with clients. From kitchens and baths to exterior renovations, Steric Developments does everything to provide first-rate structures. The firm’s streamlined process involves quality building as well as outstanding customer service and is expertly executed by co-partners Eric Kiauka and Steven Kiauka. The second-generation builders, brothers, and co-partners have developed a strong passion and dedication to their craft fortified by decades of experience in the field and family tradition.

Steric Developments works in the residential and commercial sectors. The firm’s portfolio showcases a diverse collection of structures ranging from traditional residences to trendy homes. Pictured below you’ll find a new build completed by the firm. The contemporary property highlights Steric’s deep understanding of modern construction when it comes to aesthetic value, functionality, and architectural layout.

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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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  • 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