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This list features the top 15 kitchen remodelers in Arizona. The entries include top-tier custom home builders and remodelers that have maintained a consistently impressive reputation in the industry. The article also covers a wide spectrum of designers and builders who incorporate classic, traditional, modern, contemporary, and other emerging styles into the kitchen remodeling projects they take on.
The rankings you’ll see here are based on a number of criteria, including the quality of the kitchens that a firm produces every year, its work history, client reviews, and most importantly, the awards and affiliations that it has earned.
15) Premier Kitchen & Bath
4856 E Baseline Rd. Suite #108, Mesa, AZ 85206
Premier Kitchen & Bath offers its clients the red carpet experience in remodeling. From start to finish, the company is responsible for selecting, procuring, delivering, installing, and securing warranties for every product required for the project. Premier ’s ten-year labor warranty reveals the firm’s faith in the quality of its service, and its focus on customer satisfaction even after project completion.
The company is a multi-awarded business, winning the 2014 and 2016 Top Qualified Remodeler spot. It has also been recognized by Ranking Arizona, The Best of Arizona Business. Its exceptional business practices warrant its A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and its practices in remodeling and customer service have secured its affiliation with the Kitchen & Bath Alliance (KBA).
After working more than a decade in the trades, Greg Heden founded the company in 1994. Since then, he has relentlessly stream-lined the firm’s remodeling process. The company’s extensive kitchen remodeling portfolio is a manifestation of this emphasis on the aesthetics of efficiency. The kitchen projects in their portfolio celebrate a clean, minimalist balance of contemporary and traditional.
14) Sierra Remodeling & Home Builders Inc
1840 S Hwy. 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Since Sierra Remodeling & Home Builders’s was founded in 1982, it has followed through on its mission to provide every client with the “highest quality products and services at the most economical cost.” The company works directly with its customers, walking them through every stage of remodeling, from concept to completion. By following a thorough ten-step process, the firm and its clients collaborate to create a dream project, then transform that dream into reality.
Howard Richter, the company’s principal, brings an extensive background in construction to the company. While he is equipped with traditional skills, he has also incorporated technology into the firm’s home-building and remodeling process. The firm’s efforts have been recognized by the BBB, and it has secured Second Place in Best of The Vista in 2016 under the Remodeling Category, and the Re-Bath Top 10 Overall Franchise Performance Award as well.
The company makes use of a 20/20 design and bath software, as well as a 3D Home Architect Design program that produces computer-generated layouts. Allowing clients to virtually visualize the remodeling work at its completion helps them fully customize the project according to their design and functional needs. Be it transitional, contemporary, modern, or craftsman, the firm has the right team of designers and builders to handle your remodel regardless of its size and complexity.
13) Kirk Development Company
340 E Caron St., Phoenix, AZ 85020
Founded in 1978, Kirk Development Company has established a strong reputation in the remodeling industry. Over the years, it won multiple Contractor of the Year designations from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodelers Council.
The company’s awards and affiliations are testaments to its quality of work and designs. Under the leadership of Tom Sertich, this full-service design/build firm that has the accreditation and manpower to provide a complete set of plans and specifications for any type of remodeling project. While the firm has an in-house architect to answer to the design and style specifications of its projects, clients are given the freedom to employ an outside architect.
Wooden elements dominate many of the firm’s traditional kitchens, with clean, classic, and inviting aesthetics that give observers a comforting sense of nostalgia. The charm of the polished hardwood, the brown wood cabinetry, and the marble countertops blends perfectly with the functional, stylish features of modern, stainless-steel kitchen appliances.
12) Urias Custom Remodeling
1455 W Liddell Dr., Tucson, AZ 85704
Urias Custom Remodeling is a multi-awarded and multi-affiliated firm that was officially established in 2003. As a member of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) and the NAHB, the company has secured multiple recognitions from the organizations, including the 2009 and 2019 Judges Choice Award and the October 2012 Remodeler of the Month.
The company’s award-worthy kitchen remodeling and home addition projects are not the only reason why it is an in-demand firm in Tucson’s residential markets. One of the firm’s goals is to allow customers to transform their dream remodels into practical reality through an on-time, on-budget construction process. This focus on a client-friendly approach has been recognized by the BBB with an A-plus accreditation.
Traditional kitchens fill the firm’s remodeling portfolio, with each project highlighting classic designs with a modern twist: marble countertops, wood cabinetry, crisp, white tiles, and metallic kitchen appliances. When all these elements come together, they create an atmosphere of timeless comfort seamlessly combined with modern practicality.
11) Luster Custom Homes
18801 N Thompson Peak Pkwy. Suite #240 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
LEED-accredited professionals head Luster Custom Homes, a luxury custom home builder and remodeler that has been serving Scottsdale’s residential markets for over a decade. Tanner Luster, firm president, has over 12 years of custom home building experience. Luster is an Arizona native who started his career in California. He returned to his home state and founded the firm that same year. Since then, he has established his own reputation as one of Arizona’s leading green builders.
In 2015, the NAHB and the HBA of Central Arizona respectively recognized the firm the Custom Home Builder of the Year and Custom Home of the Year. The firm also earned a spot as the 2014 and the 2011 Certified Green Builder. Additionally, the firm is Arizona’s first and only builder that was honored winner for the 2012 Gold Certified Custom Home competition.
The firm’s luxury kitchen works often celebrate the elegance of the craftsman and traditional, with the contemporary hints of the transitional. The alluring simplicity offered by modern designs is also showcased in the firm’s portfolio. Clean white interiors contrast with the dark, thin silhouettes of the firm’s modern kitchens.
10) Interior Trends Remodel & Design
3227 N Palo Verde Ave., Tucson, AZ 85716
It was in the ‘80s when Kathy Nieto formed a partnership with Kathy Lyle, fusing their experiences as a builder and a designer to establish a remodeling company. This dream firm soon made its name in Tucson’s building industry. Interior Trends Remodel & Design has stayed loyal to its principals’ goal to create a full-service “concept to completion” design and remodeling firm. Today, the firm is an active player in the industry, a company that boasts affiliations with huge organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Aside from its constant press features in the Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden Magazine, the company regularly contributes to the publication themselves. Most of these articles showcase its home, kitchen, and outbuilding projects, as well as stories about the “Kathys” that relate how they successfully conquered this male-dominated industry.
One of the firm’s interesting home remodeling projects is a classic coastal-designed kitchen. The kitchen’s interiors are set in cool shades of blue and white, exuding a relaxing beach ambiance. Its open space creates a calm, spacious atmosphere that effectively transforms the fun, inspiring, and comforting vacation-themed space into a place where homeowners can spend memorable cooking and dining moments with family and friends.
9) Renovations Home
142 S Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ 86303
From renovations to construction, Renovations Home is a leading Arizona company that has completed hundreds of works throughout the state. Among these projects, two have won the Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence, one in 2018 as the Regional Best for Residential Specialty Item over $50,000, and another in 2013 for a Bath Remodel under the $40,000-$60,000 category.
Tom Reilly founded the company in 1983 in Prescott, a few years after he earned his degree in Architecture. He started his career working for his father’s firm and taking on projects with other construction companies. Today, his company is a BBB-accredited business and a GuildQuality Member. Additionally, his expanded network in the field helped him become a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.
The firm’s designers are well-versed in creating spaces inspired by the Craftsman, traditional, contemporary, and eclectic kitchen styles. Many of these projects make use of natural materials that revolve around an earth-toned color palette. Additionally, the presence of wooden elements, such as stylized and custom-made cabinetry, handcrafted dining sets, and artisan kitchenware add individuality to the remodeling projects the firm takes on.
8) Arizona Designs Kitchens and Baths
2425 E Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719
Two Certified Kitchen Designers (CKD) founded Arizona Designs Kitchen and Baths in 1989. Since then, principals Michael and Janice O’Brien has been serving the region’s most sophisticated homeowners, helping them transform their homes into practical, aesthetically pleasing spaces.
While the firm specializes in supplying and designing cabinetry and countertops, it is a full-service remodeler that can breathe life into the most complex, demanding ideas of what a dream kitchen should be. Over the years, industry publications and organizations have recognized the firm’s design and remodeling projects, awarding many of them with recognitions such as the 2014 Great Design Magazine’s First Place, and the Best Show for Small Kitchens, and the First Place award for Large Kitchens category. In 2015, the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine also chose the company for a second and third place recognition for the Small and Large Kitchen categories.
One of the firm’s award-winning kitchen remodeling projects was for a mid-century home. From a small, low, eight-foot ceiling, the room was transformed into an airy, spacious quarter that highlights bold, stylish industrial elements. The renovation involved opening the room to an adjoining living space and adding more attention to the ceiling. The floating shelves set in stainless steel, the dominant steel-faced cabinetry, and white counters, establish the motif of chic-industrial craftsmanship.
7) Republic West Remodeling
8101 E McDowell Rd. Suite #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Republic West Remodeling owns one of the most extensive portfolios in Arizona’s building and remodeling industry, making it a leading provider of functional and valuable living spaces for Scottsdale the Phoenix Metro area’s homeowners. Since 1995, it has completed over 17,000 kitchen and bath remodels, home additions, outdoor spaces, and whole house renovations.
These achievements can be attributed to the efforts of its founder, Jim Weisman, who made the award-winning company what it is today. In 2010, the firm was the Contractor of the Year, in the Interiors Under $100,000 category. In the same year, it won the Bronze award for the Qualified Remodelers Master Design Award in the Under $200,000 category. Ethical standards, quality work, and honest communication have allowed the firm to earn the trust of its customers, winning the company not just an accreditation from the BBB, but also multiple Ethics Awards.
Traditional, modern, and contemporary kitchens are prominent in the firm’s remodeling gallery, a portfolio that displays the firm’s scope of architectural and remodeling skills. Many of the design elements present in its projects are set either in natural colors or dominated by clean lines and white, minimalist interiors.
6) Homework Remodelers
4105 N 20th St. Suite #210, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Homework Remodelers may be a newcomer in the industry, but it is already a top-tier firm that has elevated to the top of the industry through talent, quality service, and a loyal customer base. The company’s rapid growth can be attributed to a strategic referral system that brought the founder’s old customers from his previous home improvement business.
Principal Steve Shinn’s prominence in the industry instantly boosted the firm’s credibility as a preferred and trusted builder in the region. Shinn is the current Chairman of the Board of NARI’s Greater Phoenix Chapter. Additionally, he served as the organization’s president in 2011, 2015, and 2016. For five years from 2011, he won the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards for multiple categories in the area of home remodeling.
One of the firm’s most notable remodeling projects was a 1938 Spanish Revival bungalow kitchen, a work that won the firm the much-coveted 2018 NARI CotY Award. Because of the kitchen’s rare value, the firm’s crew focused on keeping the stylish, historic charm of the project while incorporating a few modern-day touches. The result is a classically elegant kitchen designed to answer the practical needs of its owners while retaining its old-world charm.
5) Legacy Design Build Remodeling
7750 E Gelding Dr. Suite #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Legacy Design Build Remodeling has been serving the Phoenix area since 1998. Over its years of operation, it has earned its place as a respected remodeler in the industry, a success that can be credited to its high-quality work and impressive project portfolio.
The company is affiliated with Dreamstyle Remodeling, a renowned remodeler headed by the same principal, Larry Chavez. The firm is a member of NARI and it is a BBB-accredited business. In terms of industry-recognition, it joins the ranks of the most multi-awarded companies in the state. In 2010, the firm earned the National Chrysalis Award, the Entire House Over $1 million Award, and the Award for Exterior Over $100k categories. In the same year, it also won the Award for Residential Kitchen, $80k to $120k category.
The company offers a variety of home additions, extensions, and remodeling services that cover residential indoor and outdoor spaces. One of the highlights of the firm’s portfolio is a rustic kitchen remodel that won the 2013 local and regional CotY Awards. The finished kitchen now has outstanding features such as exposed beams and an alluring faux-stone finish. The flooring, wall-brick cladding, and ceiling make use of a spectrum of brown and other natural colors, creating a cozy, earthy ambiance.
4) McCaleb Design & Construction
2102 N Country Club Rd., Bldg. 9, Tucson, AZ 85716
Integrity, vision, and perfection: these are the three qualities that perfectly describe how owner Eduardo Corte envisions McCaleb Design & Construction today and in the far future. When it was founded in 1981, it set itself on a mission to “shatter the myths and horror stories that plague the remodeling industry.” To do this, the firm focused on a client-centered approach to construction and remodeling.
The company’s philosophy has set standards for quality and reliability. Today, the firm is a seasoned awardee, winning recognition from the most respected institutions in the industry. One of its recent accomplishments is a 2015 SAHBA Remodeler of the Year award, and that wasn’t the first time the firm brought home that particular distinction. In 2012, NARI also recognized the firm with the CotY Award for Best Residential Kitchen, in the over $120k category.
The firm’s multi-faceted approach to design can be observed in its kitchen remodeling works. One of its most appealing projects, for instance, is a rustic-styled space that makes use of wooden and natural elements in its aesthetics. Its natural colors and interiors exude a comfortable, earthy atmosphere. The firm creates sacred common rooms for family and friends to break bread and share wine.
3) Eren Design and Remodel
55 N Avenida De La Vista, Tucson, AZ 85710
A highly qualified team has sealed Eren Design and Remodel’s position as a competitive player in the design and remodeling industry. Janice and Terry Donald took over the company in 2001. Janice is Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), a member of NAHB, SAHBA, and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). She was also the former president of the NARI Southern Arizona Chapter. Terry, on the other hand, is a second-generation builder who has been in the industry for years.
It was in 1993 when the company had its first taste of success; it won the Professional Builder and Remodeler’s Best in American Remodeling Award in the kitchen category. As for more recent achievements, one of the highlights came in 2012 when the firm won the SAHBA’s Remodeler of the Year. Just a few years before that, a similar award was given by the organization. In 2008, it earned the Gold Award as a Qualified Remodeler in the year’s Remodeling Design Awards for Green Remodeling.
The firm recreates beautiful, functional kitchen spaces that fit the clients’ taste and lifestyle. Contemporary, modern, traditional, and Craftsman styles, among others, can be seen in the firm’s impressive portfolio. But its eclectic kitchen remodels are the true stunners. One of the firm’s eclectic-styled projects was curated mixture of visual and textural design elements. Its unique, personalized vibe reflects the homeowner’s appetite for rich colors, design versatility, and visually stimulating elements.
2) Apollo Builders
10345 E Desert Cove Ave. Suite #2, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
When Tyler and Scott Kestner founded the company 30 years ago, they pursued a goal: providing an ideal construction and remodeling firm. They felt such a firm should offer solid craftsmanship and extraordinary service. Together, they brought the firm into being, and its success surpassed the most demanding expectations of the residential market. The fruits of their labor can now be seen through its laundry list of industry affiliations, awards, and magazine features.
Fox 10 Phoenix, ABC 15 Phoenix, AZ Lifestyle, Southwest Savvy, the Washingtonian, and the Washington Times have all featured the firm’s remodeling and construction work, celebrating the company’s indoor spaces and its principals’ outstanding story. The company has also been a recipient of the CotY Award and the Chrysalis Excellence for Remodeling. In the industry, the firm is an active member of NARI, NKBA, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
The firm’s highly detailed, extensive work includes contemporary, modern, farmhouse, transitional, and traditional kitchens and home additions. The firm’s expertise in incorporating old and modern designs in its remodeling projects, and the firm’s knowledge in constructing functional spaces make it a preferred builder for some of Arizona’s most sophisticated clients.
1) Cook Remodeling
100 W Hoover Ave. Unit #12 Mesa, AZ 85210
What started out as a small home improvement service provider has now become a nationally-recognized remodeling firm that serves Arizona’s residential markets. When Jeff Cook founded the company in 1979, he spent his first few years passing out flyers door-to-door. The company slowly established a loyal customer pool, and that small group soon grew into a high-value client base. Today, NARI, NAHB Remodelers, SAHBA, NKBA, and the BBB recognizes the firm as one of the leading players in the industry.
In 2017, the firm’s focus on design, customer service, and technical innovation helped it win the Build Magazine’s Industry of the Year Award. For multiple years, the company has been named one of Top Ten Remodeling companies in Arizona by the Best of Arizona Businesses for its kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Numerous features in the Signature Kitchen and Bath Magazine’s 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 issues introduced the firm’s top-tier design, remodel, and building projects.
Most of the firm’s kitchen remodeling projects are in the traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles. These works blend the sleek and minimalist look of the modern design trends while combining the elegance of the old world craftsmanship. This harmony between the best of both worlds transforms an ordinary room into an inviting, engaging space. The result is a space with balanced proportions, exquisite materials, and appealing visual elements.
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