Wyoming, also known as the Equality State, is located in the mountain region of the western United States and is home to 585,501 residents. Wyoming’s economy thrives in agriculture, energy, and nature tourism—no surprise given Wyoming’s vast land of 97, 914-square miles and over 24 state parks and historic sites. Additionally, Wyoming is also known for its ski resorts, in Jackson Hole, where Tiger Woods, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, and Charles Schwab own real estate. Owning a home or building a new one has its perks in this natural haven. Rustic, dramatic views are common, as is the desire to have a home fit seamlessly into its stunning surroundings.
Real estate in Wyoming is affordable, despite natural views that would be in high demand in other parts of the country; Zillow states the median home price in the state at $222K. Home prices have been rising in the last 8 years, but rising steadily, with about a 5% increase each year.
Finding the right contractor can be time-consuming; to make that process easier, we have compiled a list of the top 12 general contractors in the state. Here we note their specialties, their achievements, and the styles they offer. Whether it’s a straightforward new build or a complicated custom remodel, you’ll find a contractor to serve your needs—and your neighborhood—here.
12) Dokken Construction
PO Box 812 Thayne, WY 83127
Dokken Construction’s founder, Tyrell Dokken, was exposed to the general construction industry early, growing up with a general building contractor as a father. In 2004, he graduated with a degree in Construction Management and began working as a General Building Contractor in Lake County, CA. After moving to Star Valley, WY, he founded Dokken Construction.
Dokken Construction aims to provide stellar works and become a builder of choice for Wyoming residents. The firm offers whole home remodels, new construction, and home additions that will perfectly fit with the home’s existing structure. An example of this is the basement remodel below.
11) Ace Builders
1345 Broadway, Sheridan, WY 82801
Ace Builders has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Chris Bernard, Ace Builders founder, graduated with a degree in Construction Trades from Sheridan College and went on to establish Ace Builders in 2005. Chris’s dream of becoming a well-known name in the construction industry has, along with a dedicated and skillful crew, motivated all of the firm’s success.
Ace Builders specializes in building and remodeling residential homes. It provides quality work that will improve both the functionality of homes and the lives of homeowners. See this kitchen done by Ace Builders; it exudes a simple yet workable space, which provides both a workspace and great lighting.
10) Gail Construction
3243 Big Horn Ave, PO Box 481, Cody, WY 82414
Since 1905, Gail Construction has been providing quality homes to Cody, WY. Doug Gail, along with Dave Ballinger, oversees the company on both big-picture and everyday scales. Gail Construction offers a variety of services, from new construction and custom homes to renovations and residential remodeling.
A peek at Gail Construction’s online gallery will display the excellent workmanship they put in their works. An example of this is the home interior below, which features a warm and cozy living area. A high ceiling provides a bigger perspective, wide windows allow enough light to keep the room well-lit, and a floor to ceiling brick fireplace keeps the area warm during colder seasons.
9) MC Home Design & Construction
259 S Center St, Suite 203, Casper, WY 82601
Mark Curry’s love for architecture, as well as his extensive background in general contracting, were brought together to found MC Home Design & Construction in 2014. MC Home Design & Construction specializes in home designs, custom home building, home remodeling, and home additions.
Below is a basement addition in Casper, WY. MC Home Design & Construction designed and built this expansive basement. The homeowner wanted an area where her grandkids could spend time when they visit. This 1,500-square-foot basement includes multiple recessed lights, as well as a mini kitchen and bathroom.
8) Blu Sky Builders
P.O. Box 1249, Casper, WY 82602
Blu Sky Builders incorporates the latest home building technologies with sleek modern designs. The firm specializes in green building when it comes to new construction, remodeling, and even commercial projects. Blu Sky creates homes that are energy-efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly. Because of this, they were awarded in 2017 as an Energy Star Certified Home Partner.
Blu Sky Builders’ portfolio features the sleek and modern design offered by the firm. Below is a home interior, which perfectly captures the beautiful Wyoming landscape through its large bay windows and sliding doors. A neutral grey tone was used for the paint, matched by grey-stained wood furniture and floor.
7) Chimenti Contracting
603 Cliff Dr, Dubois, WY 82513
Chimenti Contracting may not change homes drastically, yet the firm completes remodels that will perfectly serve the needs of homeowners. Pete and Sheryl Chimenti have been running the business since 1984. Pete oversees the construction, while Sheryl oversees interior decor. In 2010, the Great Lakes Airlines Peaks & Plains: Western Design featured the firm in its magazine.
Below is a home renovated by Chimenti. Chimenti added a terrace, which serves as an area where the homeowners can enjoy the day and marvel at the rich green scenery that Wyoming offers.
6) Amundson Homes
504 E 21st St, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Since 1987, Dan and Linda Amundson built more than just homes; they’ve built the reputation of Amundson Homes among Cheyenne, WY, with homes that are both beautiful and efficient. Amundson Homes offer custom homes, home additions, and home renovations.
Working in the beautiful state of Wyoming, Amundson Homes builds and remodels homes that will fit perfectly among natural surroundings. Architectural styles vary from ranch, cabin, and traditional. A perfect example of this is the home interior below in Cheyenne, WY.
5) JH Builders
970 W Broadway #216, Jackson, WY 83001
With the combined expertise and leadership of Adam Scott, Andrew Miller, and Mike Wilson, JH Builders has become one of the best home builders in Jackson, WY. JH Builders builds homes that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional, working with homes that adapt to the change in climate. The firm offers a diverse selection of designs from modern or contemporary to Tudor and cabin style.
JH Builders has maintained its membership with the National Association of Home Builders. Below is a stunning creation of JH Builders: an indoor pool with a bi-fold door leads to an outdoor patio, where people can openly enjoy the scenic view of the mountains and lake. This space truly blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living.
4) Mountain Home Builders
970 W Broadway, Suite 200, Jackson, WY 83001
With over 28 years of solid background in the construction industry, founder Pete Walker has what it takes be one of Wyoming’s best home contractors. He founded Mountain Home Builders (MHB) to better serve Wyoming with residential and commercial building needs.
In 2015, the firm was featured in the Custom Builder Magazine for stellar home remodels and custom new homes. One of MHB’s greatest works is this home renovation and the addition of cabin-ranch home in Gros Ventre in Jackson Hole. This 1916 ranch needed the main part of the home reconnected and remodeled. MHB carefully renovated to blend the new addition seamlessly with the 100-year-old lodge.
3) Mill Iron Timberworks
3955 Antelope Lane, Jackson Hole, WY 83002
Mill Iron Timberworks’ founder, John Walker, developed his passion for home building at the young age of 16. Since then, he has been honing his skills in woodwork, details and superior craftsmanship. In 1997, Mill Iron Timberworks was established; it is now one of the leading home builders and remodelers in Wyoming.
Mill Iron Timberworks’ homes look both artistic and homey, offering modern designs that fit surprisingly well into Wyoming’s vast land and abundance of trees. The home below features a modern-industrial living area. With an open floor plan, this home transitions seamlessly from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and on to the other parts of the home. Glass walls allow an abundance of sunlight to keep the room well-lit.
2) Jackson Hole Contracting
1255A Gregory Ln, Jackson, WY 83001
When Craig Olivieri set foot in Jackson Hole, he immediately fell in love with Jackson, WY. Driven by his passion for home building, he founded Jackson Hole Contracting (JHC), a firm specializing in high-end custom homes and home renovations, in 2003. With more than 60 projects completed in Jackson Hole, JHC has the right knowledge and experience when it comes to handling your homes.
The firm’s outstanding craftsmanship and quality of work gained the attention of publications like Homestead Magazine and Range Magazine, which featured JHC in 2015. The firm’s online portfolio is a haven for the eyes, and a wonderful showcase of a variety of styles and homes that the firm has built or remodeled. This home remodeled in Saddle Butte, Jackson, WY, is a combination of cool and elegant. The open floor plan gives enough room for air to flow, accompanied by wide windows that let natural daylight flood the room. A crystal chandelier above the dining table makes for an elegant dining area.
1) On Site Management (OSM)
320 E Broadway, Ste 1A, Jackson, WY 83001
On Site Management (OSM) is a firm headed by renowned Architect Jonathan Foote. With his expertise in the Architecture industry, it is no surprise that OSM offers unique and innovative design solutions for both new construction and home remodels. The firm was recently featured in Mountain Living magazine, and awarded “Home of the Year” by the same magazine.
Founded in 1987, OSM builds aesthetically pleasing homes equipped with the latest home technologies, which still blend seamlessly into Wyoming’s rich greenery. Because of this, OSM mostly uses timber woods and stones in its designs and construction. Take this stunning home interior below; a modern appeal was achieved by blending steel, wood, bricks, and glass. A high wood ceiling houses a delicate chandelier, brick walls create a contrast in texture, and wide expansive windows allow natural light in and perfectly capture the beautiful landscape outside.