Winston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County of North Carolina,  has an estimated population of over 528,000 and is the third-largest urban area in the state of North Carolina. The city has a lower than national average unemployment rate and benefits from a fairly low cost of living. It also has a lower median home cost compared to North Carolina—making it an appealing place for starter families to settle down. It hosts a number of educational institutions that make it a great place for families with kids.

If you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina City, this is a list of the top general contractors in the area, the builders that will help you turn the dreams you have for your family into a reality. All you need is your list of priorities and goals for your dream project and to select the best firm for the job.

Icon Custom Buildings

2655 Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Icon Custom Buildings takes cramped, uninviting, and poorly functional spaces and makes them usable, welcoming, and lovely. The firm’s philosophy is simple—the right renovation has the ability to convert any living space into something delightful and functional.

The firm specializes in home renovations. The team’s experience stretches back to the 1990s. During its time in the industry, the firm has been featured in a number of industry publications. The firm tackles each project with integrity, originality, and character; it handles its clients with clear communication, transparency, and respect.

The firm believes that it has the ability to seek out the hidden potential in otherwise neglected spaces. Through the expertise of owner Charles Hicks, the firm is able to use these forgotten spaces as opportunities to provide quality service and excellent builds.

Ricci Builders

7632 Crossing Ridge Drive, Belews Creek, NC 27009

Ricci Builders is an award-winning general contracting firm in North Carolina. It won the 2020 and 2016 Parade of Homes Gold Award and the 2007 Parade of Homes Silver Award. It has also earned Energy Star awards for its sustainable construction and green building. All homes are Energy Star Certified and Ricci Builders built the first NAHB Green home certified to the Emerald level in North Carolina.

Principal Ron Ricci puts sustainability, comfort, and quality in extremely high priority in each of his firm’s builds. The firm puts a high value on attention to detail and it has earned itself a reputation for delivering quality works for exceptional value without sacrificing concern for the environment. The firm is accredited by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, the National Association of Home Builders, and the North Carolina Association of Home Builders. The firm is also listed as a partner on the Energy Star website, is a Master Certified Green Professional, an Accredited Master Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

D. Stone Builders

2904 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

D. Stone Builders has an impressive 40 years in the industry. Since 1982, the firm has been active in building excellent homes and providing renovations and additions. The firm has built a reputation for great homes, excellent customer service, and a strong attention to detail. And the firm has also built an effective network of subcontractors, suppliers, and developers to provide work on each building job.

The firm specializes in building high-end family custom homes. D. Stone Builders’s passion is to construct dream homes for its clients and deliver nothing short of excellence.

Sonoma Building Company

6220 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023

Sonoma Building Company is a powerhouse firm in the North Carolina construction industry. It has an impressive number of industry awards, and it has consistently received recognition since 2008 from the Parade of Homes and the North Carolina Home Builders Association.

Rick Tozier, Sonoma Building Company’s principal, has a solid reputation for integrity, reliability, and uncompromising professionalism. His firm delivers both quality and value and does so with impressive consistency. The firm achieves its goals via its reliable network of architects, designers, and trade professionals to deliver the best possible results for its clients. Rick Tozier leads the firm and guides clients with understanding, patience, and clarity as they collaborate to build their dream home.

The firm specializes in renovations and home construction. In each of its projects, Sonoma Building Company uses its expertise and experience to inform project management, architecture, and construction. And each project is founded on the trust built between the firm and its clients to achieve their builds with the least amount of stress possible.

Walraven Signature Homes

6629 Linville Ridge Drive, Oakridge, NC 27310

Matthew Waraven, owner of Walraven signature homes, is a well-known name in the North Carolina construction industry.  He has developed a reputation for being one of the most respected builders in his area, and he is well-known for his dedication to the local community, his exceptional work ethic, and his high standards.

His passion for residential construction fuels his firm to deliver super quality craftsmanship and customer service. His firm has built numerous homes throughout the area. For a relatively young general contractor, Walraven has already developed a reputation for quality work and the uncanny ability to help clients searching for creative ways to implement their dream homes in the most effective way possible. It’s the goal of the firm to meet and exceed the home-building expectations of all its patrons.

Lael Homes

2665 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012

Lael Homes, formerly known as Lael Building Group, has one passion: to build beautiful custom homes and carefully remodel well-loved homes. Lael Homes has tackled all sorts of jobs, big and small. For decades, it has excelled in delivering quality customer experiences and excellent builds.

The firm puts a strong emphasis on the relationship between builder and designer to deliver quality output. The husband and wife tandem work together to achieve beautifully designed, well-constructed homes. Kelly is an experienced interior decorator and Andrew has over 300 custom home builds to his name has given them authority in the construction industry of North Carolina.

Their process starts with creative problem solving so they can address potential issues as early as possible. And the firm is adept at finding creative solutions to deliver excellent results. The firm takes a hands-on approach to the building process and ensures that the stressful ordeal of constructing a home is enjoyable instead.

Their remodeling repertoire includes all domestic spaces: kitchen, bathroom, and family spaces. And they also excel at building custom homes. Above is one of their best projects—a kitchen remodeling project that features a unique mix of traditional and modern design.

Miller Building and Remodel

550 Beauchamp Road, Advance, NC 27006

Miller Building and Remodel has a very simple, yet powerful promise to its clients—commitment. The firm has been in the industry for over 35 years. It started as a one-man firm in the 1980s but has now expanded to multiple teams providing opportunities for a number of talented people. Miller Building and Remodel pursues innovation and improvement in all aspects of its business in order to achieve results that go beyond any client’s expectations.

Miller Building and Remodel delivers high-quality builds and delightful customer experiences. On each build, the firm makes it a goal to maximize its client’s investment and deliver complete satisfaction. 

ADAMS DesignBuild

2414 Lake Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

The members of ADAMS DesignBuild understand the excitement and exhilaration that comes with building a new home or renovating a house. These are huge investments that craft the spaces that will be at the center of its clients’ lives. The firm is an industry veteran that has accumulated over 50 years of experience working in the industry.

In its tenure in North Carolina specifically, the firm has constructed homes and performed remodels in exclusive and high-end subdivisions and catered to clients of all sorts. The firm promises to go the extra mile to exert its efforts to build projects for its clients that exceed their expectations. Brent Adams, principal of ADAMS DesignBuild makes it the firm’s commitment to develop meaningful customer relationships and provide excellent communication and service.

Their scope of work has included several fine neighborhoods such as Bent Tree Farm, Buena Vista, Country Club Estates, Mill House place, Graylyn place, Wellsprings, Shamrock Estates, Shallowford Crossing, Weatherford, Ardmore, Washington Park, West End, and Bermuda Run. The firm has also worked on several homes and remodels like the pleasant kitchen remodel you see here.

Custom Homes by Hamrick

5723 Country Club Road, Winston Salem, NC 27104

The staff of Custom Homes by Hamrick understands that building a house is possibly the biggest investment anyone can make. It is the firm’s goal to give dedicated service and the highest quality craftsmanship so its clients can make the most out of their investment. They use their years of experience in the industry to seek out cost-effective solutions and deliver affordable homes without compromising quality. And its team of excellent builders has the knowledge and skill to realize the vision of the home clients want and need, then turn those desires and needs into a reality.

The firm’s success is the result of the dedication and skill of its talented staff as well as the attitude they adopt. Don Hamrick, principal of the firm, has collected a group of extremely talented individuals that the firm believes makes them unrivaled in the competition. The firm also works closely with a design consultant at EnergyStar to create innovative and sustainable solutions to its clients’ needs. For the firm, beauty is more than skin deep. The firm believes in the value of utility and fine craftsmanship to create beautiful, lasting, and practical homes ready to fit a family.

Atlantic Builders

959 N Peace Haven Road, Ste 134, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Atlantic Builders is a custom home builder and general contractor based in North Carolina and founded in 2017. It’s a very young company that has already achieved an impressive reputation for quality builds and craftsmanship. It is regarded as one of the most reliable and trusted renovators in Winston Salem and it has completed several projects in this area. 

Atlantic Builders wants to simplify the home building process as much as possible. The firm maintains a very hands-on relationship with its clients from the start of the process to the moment the client moves in. The firm aims to make both the building process comfortable and stress-free and the building itself as comfortable and usable as possible. The firm puts a great deal of emphasis on efficiency. They have a knack for fast-tracking negotiations, supply acquisitions, and arrangements with subcontractors. The firm maintains that every home is different and unique and therefore needs careful attention to detail to succeed. The firm is very hands-on and ensures that they are helping the client in each step of the build process. Atlantic Builders offers its unlimited advice to give its clients the knowledge and confidence they need to believe that their project will be successful, well-crafted, and within budget.