Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 06:01 am

Being so close to Denver International Airport, Fort Collins often sees numerous visitors coming to enjoy local recreational activities, diverse cultural attractions, vibrant nightlife, and family fun. For those living in Fort Collins, or interested in moving to the area, we have created a list of the best home remodelers in the area. These firms follow the lead of skilled and veteran leaders, professionals dedicated to creating stunning spaces. They have also been acknowledged by industry associations and publications over the years for their mastery of their craft.

Associates in Building + Design, Ltd.

4803 Innovation Drive, Suite 1, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Associates in Building + Design, Ltd. (ABD) provides services rooted in integrity and the passion to meet the needs and values of clients. Its veteran team works to exceed expectations and improve quality of life through design-build solutions. In doing so, the team works closely with clients to ensure that everything meets their vision. Each plan is tailored to maximize the potential of every space and fit the homeowner’s lifestyle. ABD’s dedication to quality and its clients has allowed it to achieve success throughout the years, particularly through accolades and publications. It has won a number of awards, including a place on Qualified Remodeler’s list of Top 500 Remodelers and the title of Regional Winner for Rooms under $100,000 at the Chrysalis Awards.

Founder Bob Peterson serves as a consultant, while his daughters, owner Heather Schreiner, and head of construction Alison Schreiner serve at the forefront of ABD’s operations. Peterson used his experience from working on residential and light commercial projects to found the firm in 1990, just a few years after entering the construction industry. Over the years, he held numerous positions in institutions like the Northern Colorado, state Colorado, and National chapters of the Home Builders Association (HBA). Schreiner, on the other hand, has experience in the interior design and construction process, which she uses to improve ABD’s performance and help tailor plans to client budgets. Her knowledge also allowed her to earn a certificate in interior design and a Certified Graduate Remodeler designation from the National Home Builders Association (NAHB).

Freestone Design-Build

222 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Husband-and-wife duo Scott and Cheri Freestone founded Freestone Design-Build in 1996 to improve the quality of life for homeowners in Colorado. Scott uses his experience as a Colorado native to ensure homes are designed to fit their location and to meet client needs. He has 30 years of experience working on hands-on custom tile and remodeling projects. Meanwhile, Cheri comes from a family of strong and creative women, giving her the skills to produce numerous nationally-recognized designs. She focuses on bringing fresh design ideas to the firm, taking inspiration from local farmer’s markets and her youngest son’s sporting events.

Freestone Design-Build works on the belief that the construction process should be as positive as the result. It incorporates the “who” into each project, underscoring the importance of getting to know its clients. As a family-owned firm, its principles feature quality craftsmanship, a strong work ethic, and great customer service. Over the years, the firm has been repeatedly recognized for its work. Freestone Design-Build has received the  Readers’ Choice Best of NOCO Awards from NOCO Style Magazine, and its work has been featured in Digital Journal and MarketersMEDIA.

Armstead Construction, Inc.

375 E Horsetooth Road, Building 4, Suite 102, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Armstead Construction has been serving residents in the Northern Colorado area since 1991, bringing them custom home services tailored to their individual needs. Each home the firm has worked on uses designs focused on craftsmanship, quality, and customer value. Company president Jeff Schneider involves himself in projects to ensure the firm can consistently meet industry standards and client expectations. He is most involved in finalizing plans, creating budgets, selecting materials, and finishing up construction. Publications like The Coloradoan and Reporter-Herald have acknowledged both Armstead Construction, Inc. and Schneider’s success and efforts in recent years.

As a home remodeler, Armstead Construction specializes in design-build/remodel and green construction projects. This master bathroom in Denver is part of the firm’s remodeling portfolio, featuring a standalone tub and a large shower. Armstead Construction, Inc. transformed the bathroom’s previously awkward and cramped layout into something more spacious and modern. From a design typical of the 1990s, the space now features an open concept and a transitional layout.

Rudkin Contracting, Inc.

6440 County Road 44, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Established in 1982, Rudkin Contracting, Inc. is the oldest firm on this list. It functions as a design-build general contractor and provides a wide range of construction solutions to clients in Colorado.  The firm takes care of all aspects of each project, from design to construction to project completion; it works to provide complete service and support throughout the process. Each structure Rudkin Contracting, Inc. has worked on uses a design that prioritizes sustainability, energy efficiency, strength, and integrity. 

Rudkin Contracting, Inc.’s experience in the industry gives it the ability to understand how to best meet the needs and expectations of clients. Client testimonials show consistent positive experiences, both with the firm and the results. Reviews commonly commend Rudkin Contracting for its creative approach to redesigning homes that are also cost-effective. One of the firm’s clients shared that the firm was able to stay within budget while satisfying a desire for extravagance and high-end touches. This client also mentioned that the firm managed to solve any issues without increasing the overall cost.

Renovative Resource

117 East Mountain Avenue, #225, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Renovative Resource handles projects of different scales, everything from small bathrooms and custom home construction. Its team works on projects based on trust and transparency, believing that collaborating with clients ensures positive results and experiences. Clients remain involved throughout the project through updates and feedback. Renovative Resource works with several professional trade partners to meet client requirements, expectations, and needs.

Founders Steve Suchy and Francis Clair remain at the forefront of operations, personally involving themselves in each project. Suchy began his career by building simple decks and small projects with his brother; his passion for the work led him to work with some of Northern Colorado’s top design-build firms. He takes charge of Renovative Resource’s daily operations and client relations. Clair, on the other hand, worked with BC Marble and Granite for nearly two decades as the lead installer before becoming a co-founder of Renovative Resource. His main role is project management.


  • Shahe Demirdjian

    Shahe is an Editor at General Contractors with around four years of experience as a writer and editor in the construction space. Shahe has always had a huge interest in commercial/residential construction and real estate. On top of his experience at General Contractors, he has two years of experience as a Construction Partner Specialist at BuildZoom and six years of experience as a licensed real estate agent. In his work, he takes advantage of his expertise to take complex technical jargon from those realms and transform them into accessible, engaging content, blending his business administration expertise with a degree from Arizona State University with his experiential insights. Expertise: Architecture, Home Design and Build, Home Remodeling Key Highlights: Arizona Real Estate - Licensed Salesperson Education: Arizona State University - Bachelors in Business Administration