West Virginia is a landlocked state, bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and Maryland from the east and northeast. Due to its location, it makes for one-third of the Tri-State Area, sharing the spot with Ohio and Kentucky. Its accessibility makes it an ideal place to settle down or own properties.
West Virginia’s local residents are treated to an assortment of nature scenes: the Appalachian mountains – a prime tourist spot for mountain-enthusiasts, the New River, farms, Blackwater Falls, and natural-forming caverns. West Virginia, with its quiet way of life and natural wonders, invites people looking for a Southern-style life.
In this list, we look at the 12 best general contractors in the area. In the state, houses vary in sizes but they all sport a similar theme – Old Americana, homey, and surrounded by lush mountains and clipped landscape. These general contractors we have selected specialize in renovating spaces and home additions. To complete the list, we weighted their credentials and awards, looked at client reviews, and considered their technical building expertise.
12. Buffington Builders
P.O. Box 134 Leon WV 25123
With more than 10 years of experience, Buffington Builders has built a reputation for dependable services and quality builds. The company does new home construction, additions, bath renovations, and kitchen remodels, including special projects such as metal roofing and excavation. Buffington Builders is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Owner Conrad Buffington holds a Business Degree from the West Virginia State University and has spent his childhood working at carpentry and construction sites with his father. In 2008, he established Buffington Builders to realize his passion for construction. With him are his team of skilled and highly-seasoned construction veterans. Buffington notes that each of his employees was chosen based on their dependability, honesty, and quality workmanship.
The company has completed an array of construction projects for clients residing in various neighborhoods around Kanawha, Putnam, Mason, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties. Buffington has a trail of positive reviews from clients, and as a testament to the quality of its work, the company continues to thrive from repeat business from previous clients and their referrals.
11. Sun Comfort, Inc.
PO Box 4513, Charleston, WV 25364
Sun Comfort, Inc., tucked in Charleston, West Virginia, provides a wide breadth of residential and commercial construction services including new home construction, vast remodeling, and retail construction projects. Sun Comfort’s edge is its fast-paced but efficient process. Work begins as soon as the clients agree to the details, and the rest of the construction steps quickly follow. The company’s project handling comes with full-service attention to all the construction phases.
As a general contractor, the firm takes on all managerial work, crew hirings, permit procurement, designs, plumbing, and electrical systems. In addition, Sun Comfort assures that its employees are highly-trained, efficient and strongly committed to the completion of client projects. Sun Comfort primarily serves Charleston, Hurricane, Logan, and the surrounding areas.
10. Seven Gables Construction
3431 Sweenysburg Road, Mt. Hope WV 25880
Seven Gables Construction’s technical expertise spans both the residential and commercial industries. A general contractor of more than 34 years, clients are assured high-quality builds and craftsmanship from the foundation, up. Seven Gables ensures clients a meticulous and efficient construction process.
The firm has done bathroom remodels, major home additions such as a garage in Beckley, mini storage construction, and home construction in Mount Hope, West Virginia. However, the company’s true edge lies in their technical expertise. Seven Gables has completed civic projects including bridge construction for the National Park Service, several bank remodels, and even retail restaurants including Subway and Dunkin Donuts.
9. Secure Construction
3431 Sweenysburg Road, Mt. Hope WV 25880
Secure Construction is a local, dependable general contracting firm based in West Virginia. The firm has been serving the Tri-State Area – also known as West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky- for more than 16 years. Secure Construction specializes in exterior home remodeling, craftsmanship, and home remodels.
The company is skilled in renovating medium-sized traditional homes, and provides services to both small and large-scale projects – from simple window replacements to more complex home remodels and thermal imaging. As a testament to its service quality, the company was called the Best in Tri-State Area by the Herald-Dispatch Newspaper in 2014. Secure Construction assists the client in more ways than one. In addition to its typical home construction, the company also provides several payment options to its clients.
8. North Central Construction
Hedgesville, WV 25364
North Central Construction has been in operation in West Virginia since 1989. Gregory Drabnis is the current president with Jon Drabnis aiding him as the Vice President. Their home office is in Hedgesville WV. with an office in Clarksburg WV. The company has completed an array of residential and light commercial construction projects in the northern neighborhoods of West Virginia – including turnkey homes, kitchen, and bathroom remodels. The company’s team, led by John Drabnis, specializes in custom home building, quality remodeling, and home additions. Drabnis’ construction team boasts quality, experience, and a good reputation.
After more than 20 years of operation, North Central has remained committed to clients’ satisfaction, specifically wanting to ensure that clients have an enjoyable atmosphere. The firm mostly works with traditional homes, bungalows, and 2-story residential units. Drabnis’ team also offer smaller renovation projects involving deck repair, molding, bathroom remodeling, and roof repair, up to larger projects such as garage building, home additions, and exterior renovations.
7. JC Smith LLC
210 W. Burke Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
JC Smith LLC is a top-rated, preferred residential and commercial general contractor, serving various neighborhoods in West Virginia. JC Smith, founded in 2009, was a result of a collaboration between husband and wife John and Chrissy. John focuses on Production, Estimating and Consulting while Chrissy handles the Administration, Accounting, Investments, Operations, IT, and Human Resources.
JC Smith serves the Tri-State area and has completed more 700 traditional new home construction and 1,000 residential projects. The company also serves clients requiring historical renovation, disaster restoration (fire, sewage, and water), large-scale home additions, and unique basements. JC Smith has also completed several government construction contracts.
Notably, the firm maintains a 24/7 operation for any home construction emergency. The company is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a member of the National Association of Home Building.
6. DuPaul Construction
126 East Burke Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Backed by a plethora of positive reviews, more than 30 years of construction experience, and full-insurance capabilities, DuPaul Construction makes for one of the best residential general contractors in West Virginia. Owned by Vincent DuPaul, the company is by far one of the area’s most experienced contractors, having done countless renovations, remodels, and major residential additions – all varying in scale and scope. DuPaul’s team is skilled in working with traditional residential houses and creating home additions such as decks and complete remakes of existing living rooms. A particular favorite of the firm is basement remodeling; the firm has completed several basement remodeling projects, turning them into home gyms, wet bars, home theaters, hobby rooms, and laundry rooms
DuPaul serves clients in the neighborhoods in Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepard’s Town. DuPaul is also a member of the Builders Trade Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and has A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
5. Classic Contracting
1403 8th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
Classic Contracting has been in the general contracting business since 1983 and has completed countless residential and commercial projects in the Tri-State area. Though the company has become known to the community for its work in restoring damaged-homes, such in the case of fire, smoke, and water, there is a wide breadth of construction services the company also offers. This includes general contracting, new home construction, additions, and commercial construction services.
Classic Contracting continues to be family-operated, managed by the Ward family – Gary Ward founded the firm, with his son, Chase Ward, who recently joined the company. Classic Construction’s work mostly involves traditionally-styled homes. Classic Construction, in conjunction with its high quality, maintains a network of professional suppliers able to provide them with the best materials.
4. Almost Heaven Construction
8 Hanna Lane Morgantown, WV 26505
Almost Heaven Construction is a leading residential general contractor based in Morgantown, West Virginia. The firm collaborates with top architects and interior designers, and can also refer clients to real estate agents, attorneys, and financial institutions.
The company has completed numerous remodels and custom home construction in Preston and Marion Counties to this date. Founded in 2007, Elijah Byers wanted to build a general contracting firm that would not only create high-quality, but also ensure clients a satisfying experience. This two-prong commitment led to countless referrals and steady business for the next ten years. In addition to home construction, Almost Heaven also provides post-construction maintenance and construction for commercial build-outs. Almost Heaven is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
3. RC General
PO Box 6856, Charleston, WV 25362
In Charleston, RC General Contractor is an award-winning general contracting firm that has worked on more than 100 commercial and residential projects in the area. Tom Reece and Greg Casdorph founded the firm in 1997, and together have more than 50 years of construction experience. Reece and Casdorph are backed by a skilled workforce who have combined thousands of hours in building experience.
Over the years, the company’s commitment has led to several awards and recognitions. In 2007 and 2010, the firm earned the Best Builder in the Valley in Kanawha. The Home Builder Association also awarded the firm with Best Single Family Home – Class II in 2009, Best Residential Remodeling in 2008 and 2006, and the first runner-up for a commercial remodeling project in 2004.
The firm is affiliated with various building industry professionals including the Contractors Association of West Virginia, the Kanawha Valley Builders Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Home Builders Association of West Virginia. Also a leader in safety, every RC job site has safety procedures in place. The company’s safety programs are compliant with all the local, state, and federal safety laws. RC also provides OSHA inspections conducted by safety consultant.
2. Rising Sun Construction
6000 Coombs Farm Drive, Suite 206A, Morgantown, WV 26508
Rising Sun Construction is a general contracting firm specializing in new home construction and renovations that maintains sensitivity to the environment. Owned and operated by Chris Bailey, a master woodworker who holds a degree in Fine Arts from West Virginia University, the company maintains its commitment to quality building and aesthetically-pleasing homes by using natural materials such as wood and stone.
The team behind the work is skilled in design services, sustainable building, timber frame construction, custom kitchens, custom decks, and exterior woodwork. Due to the company’s high-quality builds and beautiful works, as well as it reliability and reachability, the company has an excellent reputation among homeowners. In 2015, the Home Builders Association awarded the firm the Builder Member of the Year award. In addition, Rising Sun is a certified Lead-Safe Remodeler, Structural Insulated Panel Installer, and a Deep Energy Retrofit Specialist.
1. Steorts Home Design and Construction LLC
206 Chase Dr, Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
Steorts Home Design and Construction sets itself apart with its strong commitment to quality, sustainable building, stellar reviews, and recognition. In 1995, Steorts started building and developing homes in the mountains of West Virginia. Over time, the firm expanded to provide energy-efficient home construction, historic building, handicap-friendly projects, pool house, and home addition services.
Steorts’ project team’s commitment to quality building and expert craftsmanship landed them positive reviews from clients, as well as industry recognition. Steorts Home Design has received several residential construction awards, including the Best Single Family Class VI Award and the Best Residential Remodeling Class IV from the Home Builders Association West Virginia in 2017. The Charleston Newspaper also voted the company as the Best Builder on the Valley in 2016. The company, which mostly works with traditionally-designed and contemporary homes, serves the areas of Teays Valley, Charleston, Huntington, Saint Albans, Scott Depot, Fraziers Bottom, Hurricane, and Jefferson.
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