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Located on the southeastern coast of Virginia is the state’s most populous city—Virginia Beach. With the longest pleasure beach in the world and the annual Neptune Festival, the city is visited by more than 500,000 people every year. The beautiful beach also hosts annual surfing championships and beach soccer tournaments. Owning a home in this engaging city is like having a front row seat to the best movie.
Throughout Virginia Beach, historic homes are a common sight. The city also features a diverse range of architectural styles—from English cottages to Coastal-style homes. Here, we compiled a list of the top 15 general contractors and remodelers in Virginia Beach. These contractors specialize in home remodeling, have won numerous awards, and service a variety of home styles. Whether it’s a simple new build or a complicated custom remodel, you’ll find a contractor on this list who can serve your needs.
15) Whitney Construction
2246 Beech St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Since 2007, Whitney Construction has been serving the Virginia Beach area. The firm’s founder, Richard Whitney, had more than a decade of construction expertise prior to establishing Whitney Construction. The firm specializes in kitchen, bath, and outdoor remodeling as well as new home construction.
Whitney Construction’s portfolio showcases the firm’s versatility in home remodeling and home building. It has also built some of Hampton Roads’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified homes.
One of Whitney Construction’s most notable projects is an outdoor space in Virginia Beach. The firm installed a concrete pool with a tanning ledge, mosaic inlays, and an artificial waterfall—providing an escape without the hassle of leaving home.
14) 757 Kitchen Remodeling
1444 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Serving Virginia Beach with one of the finest approaches to kitchen remodeling, 757 Kitchen Remodeling is quickly becoming a go-to contractor for many. The firm’s portfolio features several projects, including transformations of outdated kitchens into functional, eye-catching spaces. The firm’s portfolio also demonstrates 757’s impressive versatility in kitchen design and layout.
The photo here is the firm’s remodel of a stunning, modern kitchen in Virginia Beach. The kitchen features clean, sleek lines along with a combination of neutral and bold colors. The open floor plan allows easy access to each of this upgraded kitchen’s amenities.
13) Harmony Kitchens & Remodeling
1300 Diamond Springs Rd. Suite #302, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Harmony Kitchens & Remodeling is a premier home remodeler that aims to provide Virginia natives every residential construction service—from minor renovations to major constructions. The firm offers these services for a variety of home styles, which are featured in Harmony’s portfolio. The firm’s excellence in remodeling has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
One of the firm’s most notable works is a kitchen remodel in Virginia Beach that features a harmonious blend of lines and patterns. A colored tile backsplash is a great contrast to the kitchen’s white theme, while a pop of blue adds dimension and life to the overall layout.
12) JB Design & Remodeling
2260 W Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA
JB Design & Remodeling has been serving the Virginia Beach and surrounding areas since its inception. The firm specializes in single-family homes with a specific taste for Transitional, Modern, and Minimalist styles. With 24 years in the business, the firm has completed several projects and has more than 1,000 satisfied clients.
Among the multiple projects featured in the firm’s portfolio, one of the most notable is an oceanfront kitchen remodel, which stands out due to its open floor layout with clean transitions from one space to the other. The kitchen acts as this home’s centerpiece, and its layout is perfect for small gatherings or parties.
11) J.M. Froehler Construction
2251 W Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
J.M. Froehler Construction has been beautifully transforming and reinventing homes throughout the Southside Hampton Roads since 1979. Matt Froehler developed his skills and interest in home remodeling and building early in life. With his brother Mike Froehler, a certified green builder and a certified aging-in-place specialist, Matt leads J.M. Froehler Construction in creating the finest homes in Virginia Beach.
J.M. Froehler Construction offers custom home and home remodeling in a wide variety of home styles, including Modern, Traditional, and Coastal. The firm typically handles projects that range from $30k to $3 million. Regardless of the style or price, all of the firm’s projects are completed with the same expertise and standard of quality.
A 2017 custom kitchen remodel done by J.M. Froehler perfectly illustrates the firm’s capacity to remodel old spaces into inviting spaces. Most notably, the simplicity of the kitchen highlights the rattan stools.
10) Bayshore Remodeling
3101 Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite #113, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
With an in-house kitchen and bath designer, Bayshore Remodeling turns ideas into visions, and with skillful craftspeople, those visions turn into homes. Tony Ellis is equipped with 35 years of remodeling and construction experience, which enabled him to lead a team of industry experts to transform houses into homes.
Bayshore’s architects and designers make new additions and renovations look seamless against the existing structure of the house. The firm’s online gallery features several projects that demonstrate Bayshore’s stellar process of building and remodeling homes.
One of the most notable projects in the firm’s portfolio is a shabby-chic kitchen remodel in Virginia Beach. A mix of blue, pink, and gray hues gives this home a charming and cozy feel. A modern and sleek kitchen counter acts as an eat-in kitchen and conversation area.
9) Caruana Homes
2952 Summerhaven Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
For more than 40 years, Caruana Homes has been building and remodeling homes in the most sought after and well-developed neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. The firm’s owner, Gary Caruana, has extensive knowledge of what it takes to build beautiful homes that meet homeowners’ lifestyle needs. Among the firm’s services are additions and renovations, kitchen and bath remodels, screened-in porches, and sunrooms.
Caruana Homes is one of the few home builders in Virginia that builds barrier-free homes to accomodate the needs of people with disabilities. The firm creates clean and refreshing home designs with a special focus on Traditional and Transitional styles. Caruana Homes has participated in numerous HomeAramas and has won multiple People’s Choice and Critics Choice Awards.
One of the firm’s most notable remodels is this elegant kitchen, which is kept simple with a mixture of white and clear wood finishes. The open floor concept creates an easy transition from one space to the other and allows more room for small gatherings.
8) Crumley Group
1728-106 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Since 1985, Scott Crumley has led a team of skilled craftsmen to build award-winning custom homes and complete excellent kitchen and whole home remodels. Though most of its portfolio features Traditional-style homes, the firm offers a wide variety of home styles while ensuring that each project meets its client’s needs.
One of the firm’s most notable projects is this kitchen, which features Modern- Transitional-inspired designs. The enormous kitchen island can act as both a prep space and an eat-in kitchen table. This updated kitchen setup makes cooking sumptuous meals virtually stress-free.
7) Benson Homes
1630 Donna Dr. Suite #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Since its inception in 1983, Benson Homes’ talented team has been improving homes and lifestyles. Jim Benson, the firm’s founder, started swinging hammers in New England while finishing his MBA degree. A stickler for quality, Jim has led Benson Homes to become a premier design-build firm in Virginia Beach.
An energy- and cost-efficient material, wood is often used by the firm to give spaces a classic look. For instance, in the project here, the firm used varnished wood and dark palettes to give the reading room/library a sophisticated feel. The luxurious ambiance is topped off with a sailing ship-shaped chandelier.
6) T.R. Builders, Inc.
732 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite #105-A, Newport News, VA 23606
One of the few female-owned construction firms in the state, T.R. Builders has been transforming homes throughout Virginia since 1993. Founder Missie Reed’s attention to detail and hands-on service are why clients continue to choose the firm. From small remodeling projects to major constructions that can cost up to $3.5 million, the firm treats each project with the same amount of professionalism. The firm’s numerous awards from the Peninsula Remodelers’ Council and GuildMaster demonstrate T.R.’s excellence in home remodeling.
One of the most notable projects in the firm’s portfolio is this makeover of a beach cottage. A relatively small space was reimagined into an open floor concept home. The home was adorned with fine details such as a clean drum chandelier, polished wood floor planks, and simple furniture. A hanging bull dolphin highlights the coastal vibe of the space.
5) Garnett Construction
205 Shirley Rd., Seaford, VA 23696
With five Grand Awards and four Merit Awards from the Peninsula Remodelers’ Council and recognition as the 2016 Remodeler of the Year, Garnett Construction has demonstrated its commitment to using an impeccable construction process to create high-quality projects.
One of the firm’s most notable projects is an extensive remodel of a waterfront home in Virginia. The home’s second and third floors boast an open floor plan with simple yet elegant designs. Garnett Construction also remodeled the home’s kitchen into a gourmet kitchen with a Craftsman-inspired design. The bathroom features a double-sink vanity, walk-in shower, and separate tub. The home’s third floor includes an entertainment area complete with a large playing area, comfortable seats, pool area, dining area, and small kitchen/wet bar.
4) Jerry Harris Remodeling
1327 Poindexter St., Chesapeake, VA 23324
Since 1985, Jerry Harris Remodeling has been providing timeless home remodels all across Virginia’s beautiful coast. With a focus on great quality, the firm has been included in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 remodeling companies since 1998. Recently, the firm was listed as the 337th (out of 100,000) remodeling firm in the U.S.
Clean lines and refreshing details make up this renewed living space. The firm expertly added glam to this living area and kitchen by combining elements of neutral palettes; vintage, classic, and chic furniture with a rustic flair; and accents of blue to add a pop of color.
3) KDW Home
1828 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Marvin Daniel established KDW Home with the aim of marrying design with functionality. By traveling extensively, Daniel remains up-to-date on the latest trends in home design and building. Helping Daniel run the firm is a talented designer, W. Brian Pilgrim, who has been designing homes in the coastal area since 1984.
The firm offers clients a seamless combination of aesthetic design and technical design expertise, which includes Modern, Coastal, Contemporary, and French styles.
In 2016, KDW Home won the SubZero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest for a Shabby-Chic kitchen design with a rustic touch. The home features an open floor concept accompanied by tall bay windows, which allow natural light to flood the room. Two caged-candle chandeliers hand above the kitchen island, and two polished wood beams run across the room’s ceiling to add definition and depth against the room’s white palette.
2) Hatchett Design/Remodel
520 S Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Hatchett Design/Remodel has been serving Hampton Roads since 1959. Equipped with creative in-house interior designers and skilled craftspeople, Hatchett Design/Remodel turns visions into realities. Aside from aesthetically pleasing designs, the firm incorporates green building practices into its home building process. Due to these practices, the firm is EPA Lead-Safe certified and is a Certified EPA Lead Renovator.
Hatchett Design/Remodel specializes in single-family homes with a particular focus on Modern an Traditional home designs. The firm has won more than 25 Peninsula Remodeler’s Council awards due to its excellence in home remodeling, which is evident from the firm’s portfolio. Among Hatchett Design/Remodel’s many home remodels, a custom kitchen remodel in Virginia Beach stands out. Its clean and chic details are highlighted by the addition of two island chandeliers.
1) VB Homes
1209 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
With more than 30 projects across Virginia Beach, VB Homes is undeniably one of the most prominent contractors in the city. Chris Ettel, who has more than 28 years of field experience in home remodeling, founded the firm in 1988. Specializing in the Traditional and Coastal home styles, the firm adds a distinct touch to each project it conducts. In 2015, VB Homes received the Honor Award in the Residential Development category from the Virginia Beach Design Awards.
One of the firm’s most notable works in Virginia Beach can be found on the North End oceanfront VB Homes completely remodeled the exterior and interior of this 5,000-square feet home. Giving the home a unique touch is the home’s custom mahogany portico at the front entrance. The firm took advantage of the home’s oceanfront and positioned the great room and kitchen on the top level. Warm wood flooring runs throughout the home, while hues of cream, white, gray, and blue envelope the house.
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