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This article highlights the top kitchen remodelers in Detroit, Michigan. To produce this list, kitchen remodeling firms and general contractors were reviewed to determine capabilities for quality service, as well as their ability to finish a project within a specific budget. Additional criteria were considered to ensure the quality of the firms listed. These include distance to Detroit, professional affiliations, years of experience, list of accolades, customer reviews, and press recognition.
12) Whitelaw Custom Homes
6490 Norham Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Whitelaw Custom Homes is a general contracting firm that completes high-profile projects in the Southeastern Michigan area. Headed by company founder Charles H. Whitelaw III, the company has been providing quality service to its clients for over 30 years. Whitelaw puts emphasis on team-oriented and one-on-one customer approach in every project it handles.
Old world charm and modern convenience go together in the featured kitchen project. The long island offers plenty of storage and has a small shelf where books can be placed. Two sink areas are conveniently available to accommodate multiple tasks and to minimize the clutter. High-end appliances are easily accessible, ready to meet the family’s modern needs.
11) Italy American Construction
8401 N Telegraph Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Italy American Construction has been providing quality general contracting services for over 60 years. Established in 1954, the company has been giving quality customer service with an emphasis on skills and attention to detail.
The firm maintains an active affiliation with various industry organizations, including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry – Southeast Michigan (NARI), Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBA), Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It also has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
This featured kitchen project highlights the traditional style. A large island dominates the center of the kitchen, capable of comfortably accommodating three people. Two sink areas are available to keep clutter to a minimum. The high ceiling allows cooler air ventilation.
10) Birmingham Kitchens & Baths
363 East Maple Rd., Birmingham MI, 48009
Located just 30 minutes away from Detroit, Birmingham Kitchens & Baths has been designing and creating kitchen and baths for over 14 years. The firm’s owner and operator, Joe Sardy, leads his team of professionals with over 30 years of industry experience. The company has been featured in Detroit Home where it has received the “Detroit Home Design Award” in 2015.
The featured kitchen project highlights a traditionally-styled space, perfect for entertaining family and friends. The dining table is conveniently accessible from the kitchen area. The island offers plenty of storage and has a built-in appliance. Light colors of the ceiling, island, and cabinetry give an inviting feeling. The warm colors of the lights complement the white paint, adding to the kitchen’s inviting atmosphere.
9) EB Building Company
400 N. Main St. 2nd Floor Royal Oak, MI 48067
Serving Oakland and Wayne counties, EB Building Company is a residential building and remodeling firm that has been providing exceptional service since 2013. While a fairly new company, it maintains an active affiliation with different organizations, including the NAHB, HBA of Michigan, NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), HBA of Southeastern Michigan, and Habitat for Humanity, where it repurposes any products that can be salvaged. It also has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
The featured kitchen project has a clean and refreshing appearance thanks to its light hues. The island has a sink area and offers plenty of storage. Reflective countertops give the space a sophisticated feel. Recessed lights illuminate the whole kitchen area nicely, complementing the kitchen’s light colors.
8) Detroit Build
1201 N Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
Established in 2001, Detroit Build provides quality remodeling services in the greater Detroit area with the help of its sister company, Whiski Kitchen Design Studio. The firm’s president, Seabrook Satterlund, leads a team of professionals and oversees the company’s daily operations.
As part of its commitment to the community, Detroit Build has existing partnerships with Reclaim Detroit and Habitat for Humanity. The company also ensures that it remains abreast with the industry standards with a builders license, electrical license, and an EPA certification.
Light and dark colors complement each other in the featured kitchen. The wide island has a sink area and can comfortably accommodate five people. White cabinetry offers plenty of storage space. The high ceiling also allows air to circulate.
7) Petrucci Johnson Group
2930 S. Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Petrucci Johnson Group provides custom home building and remodeling services in Oakland County and Metro Detroit communities. Co-founded by Mike Petrucci and Eric Johnson, the company was established with the vision of providing a high level of integrity and professionalism. The company is a member of numerous well-established industry organizations, including the NAHB, HBA of Michigan, and the HBA of Southeastern Michigan.
The featured kitchen project has a modern touch to it. The island has a cooking and sink area, capable of accommodating six people. The cabinet design is simple but has a touch of luxury that goes well with the high-end appliances. Huge windows also offer plenty of natural light while giving a nice view of the outside.
6) Pachota Construction
33790 Capitol St, Livonia, MI 48150
A family-owned business, Pachota Construction has been providing quality residential and commercial remodeling services in the Southeastern Michigan area since 1986. The firm’s owner and president, William Pachota, founded the company with the vision of providing first-class workmanship and exceptional customer service to its clients.
Pachota Construction has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and has been accredited since 1993. It also has connections with more than eight different cabinet manufacturers, as well as seven different countertop suppliers with hundreds of countertop materials to pick from, giving the client a wide range of options for the kitchen remodel.
This particular kitchen project provides a cozy and enveloping feel with its choice of colors. The L-shaped island can accommodate six people and has a sink area to keep clutter to a minimum. Lighting from red pendant lights and recessed lights beautifully illuminate the kitchen area, reflecting in the island’s countertop and in the cabinetry.
5) Kastler Construction, Inc.
425 S Main St., Clawson, MI 48017
Founded by Rick Kastler in 1996, Kastler Construction, Inc. has been providing quality craftsmanship and expertise in the Southeastern Michigan area for over 22 years. The company maintains an active affiliation with the NARI and NKBA. It has also been featured in the Detroit Home Magazine, which awarded it the “Detroit Home Design Award” in 2017.
“Convenient” and “efficient” are some of the highlights of this particular kitchen project. The island in the center can conveniently accommodate up to four people. The spacious area gives the kitchen cooler air ventilation. Natural lighting is also available from various sources.
4) Gordy Oliva Remodeling
26038 Pembroke, Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Gordy Oliva Remodeling is a design-build remodeling and construction firm that has provided services in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties for over 29 years. The company holds a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation from the NAHB. It is also affiliated with various industry organizations, including the NAHB and HBA of Southeastern Michigan, and the HBA of Michigan, which named it “Remodeler of the Year” in 2011.
In this kitchen remodel, the space was remodeled to be more functional. The long island can accommodate up to five people, perfect for small gatherings and social interactions. Two sinks are also available to minimize the clutter and to offer more workspace.
3) Matthew G. Strickfaden and Associates, Inc.
Brittany Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Matthew G. Strickfaden and Associates, Inc. has been providing quality building and remodeling services for over 35 years. Its Chief Executive Officer and owner, Matthew G. Strickfaden, leads a team of professionals with the commitment to building and renovating to the highest standards. The company has been featured in Hour Detroit and was named “Best Contractor” and highest rated “Custom Home Builder” in Metro Detroit by BuildZoom.
“Simple yet elegant” is one way to describe this particular kitchen project. The large island can comfortably accommodate four people and is also an ideal place for social interactions. The soft lighting from the pendant and recessed lights give the kitchen an elegant feel, complementing the kitchen’s sophisticated look.
2) Transitions Remodeling
27260 Haggerty Road, Suite A1 Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Established in 2011, Transitions Remodeling provides quality remodeling services with a focus on creating safe and independent spaces that meet the needs of an aging population. The firm’s president, Barb Baker, has made significant contributions to Southeast Michigan’s building and remodeling industry.
Baker is an active member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Women in Construction, from which she received the Distinguished New Constructor award in 2015. She also served as the President of the Professional Women in Building for the HBA of Southeast Michigan from 2014 to 2016. Baker also holds CAPS and CGR designations from the NAHB.
Transitions Remodeling has been the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions, including multiple inclusions in the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 list and Remodeling Magazine’s 550 list, and a number of design awards from the HBA of Southeastern Michigan. It maintains an active affiliation with well-established industry organizations like the NKBA, NARI, and the NAHB, and has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
1) MainStreet Design Build
555 S Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009
MainStreet Design Build has been providing luxury design-build remodeling services since 1991. Headed by its president and founder Steven Ramaekers with his over 28 years of industry experience, the company has been a multi-year winner of the NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Award and the Detroit Home Design Awards. It has also been featured in several publications, including the American Farmhouse Style, Cottages & Bungalows, Oakland Press, and the Detroit Free Press.
As a trusted company, it maintains an active affiliation with the NARI and NKBA. The company also holds an EPA Lead-Safe Certification, a Certified Remodeler designation from NARI, and a Certified Kitchen Designer designation from the NKBA.
This kitchen remodel challenged MainStreet Design Build due to the lack of an open floor plan. As a solution, the kitchen’s ten-foot ceiling created an opportunity to incorporate all the amenities of an open floor plan. The new island can accommodate two people, ideal for short coffee breaks. Subzero and Thermador appliances are fit for 21st-century living, perfect for the family’s modern needs.
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