Situated on Florida’s southeast coast, Fort Lauderdale seamlessly combines a dynamic urban lifestyle with stunning natural surroundings. Beyond its picturesque beaches, the city boasts a rich cultural heritage evident in its diverse neighborhoods. However, certain homes require meticulous preservation, modernization, and remodeling to maintain their beauty and functionality. For those that do, this curated list presents the finest home remodelers in the city, each of which has been instrumental in revitalizing the city’s exquisite housing community. These firms are well known for their knowledge, creativity, and dedication to producing top-notch results.

Studio 818 Design + Build Management

1018 NE. 45th St. Oakland Park, FL 33334

Established in 2010, Studio 818 Design + Build Management provides exceptional building, design, remodeling, and expansion services to Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter Island, Palm Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas. It is led by principal John-Paul Micek and creative director Janie Micek, who have over 45 years of combined work experience from before they founded Studio 818 Design + Build Management. At the firm, these experts develop and manage more than 50 designer-spec homes across California and South Florida.

The firm is particularly experienced in working on residential properties and boutique commercial establishments. This featured project effectively highlights Studio 818’s expertise in revamping aging homes. The 60-year-old home, which originally had an all-original Florida ranch style, was gutted to the block, allowing the firm to reconfigure the floor plan and make way for a rebuild and new additions. The updated home features a contemporary design with a new pool, hardscape, and landscape.

Zahn Development, Inc.

3038 N. Federal Hwy. Ste. E1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

With over 65 years of experience, Zahn Development, Inc. has cemented its name as one of Fort Lauderdale’s leading construction firms. The firm offers comprehensive construction, architecture, and interior design services, with particular specialization in custom luxury homes. The firm’s approach combines forward-thinking, contemporary designs with tried-and-true industry practices in order to create its exceptional homes. With a team that takes the time to understand homeowners’ unique needs and desires, the firm consistently exceeds client expectations and ensures that they have rewarding homebuilding experiences.

Showcased here is one notable project completed by Zahn Development, Inc., in which the team creatively remodeled and expanded this modest 1952 home. With their improvements, the home features a mid-century modern design that focuses on creating a seamless, cohesive flow between the indoor and outdoor areas. Several advanced Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified techniques were used for eco-efficiency, as well as the use of stunning yet durable materials. The 2,500-square-foot home now features an airy and cozy ambiance with an organic design inspired by the easy Florida lifestyle.

Complete Home Improvement Group, Inc.

750 N. Dixie Hwy. Ste. A, Hollywood, FL 33020

Since its inception in 2006, Complete Home Improvement Group, Inc. has consistently provided a tradition of excellence to its South Floridan clients. Founded by Sivan Kathein and Maor Kainan, who both manage the Complete Home team, the firm specializes in construction, project development, and construction management. The co-founders guide the team in focusing on exceeding client expectations, combining professionalism and careful attention to detail to deliver exceptional performance and value. This commitment is evident throughout the entirety of the firm’s projects, as noted in numerous client testimonials. 

Remodeling, addition, expansion, and new home construction projects are all featured in Complete Home’s portfolio. This includes the Addison Reserve in Delray Beach, Florida, which is one of the company’s well-known home remodeling jobs. The 7,500-square-foot house features a turf driveway, new customized marble wall slabs, a fireplace with personalized woodwork and limestone, and glass railings. The firm also redesigned and updated the pool area.

Serrano Renovations

1932 NW. 54th Ave. Margate, FL 33063

With a focus on home renovations, Serrano Renovations brings over 20 years of expertise in residential construction. Serving clients throughout South Florida, from Miami to Port St. Lucie, the company highly values excellent customer service and thorough attention to detail. Regardless of size or complexity, it performs every project precisely and with the goal of accurately reflecting the owners’ lifestyle by foreseeing their needs before they are even aware of them.

Serrano Renovations’ outstanding services have led many homeowners to rehire the firm to work on other home projects or recommend it to friends and family. Numerous client testimonials have praised Serrano Renovations’ professionalism, responsiveness, and willingness to help, while others have noted the team’s responsibility and concern for safety. The firm is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-certified, ensuring that its workers and home dwellers are protected and free from harm. The firm is also lead-based paint certified, granted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which safeguards both human and environmental health from hazards.

Innovative Design Build, Inc.

1648 Bel Air Ave. Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33062

Established in 2008, Innovative Design Build, Inc. specializes in renovating and expanding residential properties, community buildings, and commercial spaces. It is known for providing exceptional design-build services that bridge the gap between the two fields. With building relationships as the firm’s core mission, it focuses on open communication, involving clients in every step of the process. The team also prioritizes quality assurance and strives to surpass industry standards. Its passion and transparency have provided clients with peace of mind and timely delivery, leading to countless referrals.

Highlighted here is one notable project completed by the team at Innovative Design Build, Inc. This project’s owners are avid travelers who wanted their home to be inspired by their adventures. Therefore, in working on the home, the firm made it so that the focus point and design inspiration for each room came from the unique objects the homeowners acquired on their travels. Each space has a distinct personality and a unique aesthetic, turning the once-standard townhouse into an eclectic farmhouse.

Burke Contracting, LLC

413 NE. 12th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Burke Contracting, LLC has been serving Fort Lauderdale and its neighboring areas since its inception in 2017. Focusing on residential and commercial construction, it specializes in remodeling, general contracting, new home construction, and addition projects. The firm is known for its commitment to high-quality work, professionalism, and attention to detail, and the team is passionate about not only building exceptional projects but also cultivating lasting relationships with clients. Its outstanding work has garnered attention and earned the firm features in reputable publications such as The Villager, ProPublica, SunBiz, and CNN.

Bradley Burke is the accomplished founder and owner of the firm. He started his construction career as a project engineer for a prominent general contracting firm, honing his skills and expanding his understanding of the industry. Now, with over a decade of industry experience as a certified general contractor, he has established himself as a reputable figure in the field. Burke brings his team a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and abilities, and guides them to better serve their clients.