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Georgia is a state rich in premium kitchen remodelers. Many of the kitchen remodelers in this list are industry veterans, winning awards like Contractor of the Year and distinctions from magazine titles like Atlanta Home Improvement. Most are also members of established remodeler groups like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Admittedly, kitchen remodeling in an area like Georgia can be expensive due to its cost of living. However, remodelers on this list are willing to work with clients and their budget, so that a quality project can still be attained. These firms have all been evaluated on their portfolios, craftsmanship, and customer service, as well as accolades and associations.
15) Hodge Design & Remodeling
205 Pine Valley Dr., Athens, GA
At 20 years old, Hodge Design & Remodeling is a NARI remodeler and a NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. Larry Hodge, the firm’s owner, firmly believes in keeping one’s word, a principle by which he runs his firm. Aside from serving clients to the best of its ability, Hodge makes sure to fix mistakes made when they arise and believes in a no-excuses policy.
One of the firm’s memorable project is the “Good Hope Kitchen.” This kitchen was completely gutted, and was designed and remodeled by Hodge. Designer custom cabinets were installed and painted a coffee color, while flooring was made of long plank LVT. The tile backsplash of the kitchen is made up of Capella Ivory.
14) Sterling Works
260 Howard St. NE #6, Atlanta, GA 30317
Kitchen remodeler Sterling Works’ main objective is to get things done right the first time around. For Sterling, the praise and thanks it receives from clients make the hard work worth the sacrifice. The firm also caters to clients’ requests by focusing on details and asking questions related to their personal lives and lifestyles. These include if clients wants to entertain in their new kitchen, if they would rather have breakfast nooks for family gatherings, or if they cook from scratch. From this, the firm can create the best kitchen customized for the client’s needs.
Sterling Works is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NARI, the NKBA, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders, and the Home Builders Association of Georgia. Principal Philip Trapkin is a native of Decatur and has been serving his fellow Georgians since 1997.
13) Home Forge Remodeling
111 New St., Suite A, Decatur, GA 30030
Home Forge Remodeling was founded in 2004 and has remodeled kitchens in Atlanta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Chamblee, and Decatur, among others. The firm distinguishes itself in its speed; it can complete kitchen remodels in three and a half weeks, so clients can resume cooking and dining as soon as possible. The firm has been featured nine times by the Atlanta Junior League of Kitchens. It is also a member of the NAHB, Greater Atlanta Builders, and HBA of Georgia. The firm is especially proud of having won the “Best in Atlanta” award from the Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine. Home Forge constructs and remodels kitchens in various designs, including French country, craftsman, and farmhouse.
Like many founders, CEO Bruce Meller studied business. He holds a degree from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. He opened his own remodeling firm upon moving to Atlanta. The firm survived during the recession, even though it was only three years at that time—something that Meller attributes to his passion for serving clients. Meller has served as part of the National Level Finance Committee of the NKBA for the 2011–2013 term.
12) DB Atlanta
8735 Glen Ferry Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30022
DB Atlanta was founded in 2007 and has since completed 646 projects. Aside from Atlanta, the firm also serves other cities in Georgia like Alpharetta, Berkeley Lake, Decatur, and Roswell. Founder Robert Hames, who holds a degree in Architecture, is proud of his firm’s innovative design-build approach. With 30 years of experience in the industry, he has built over 200 homes, including both small starter homes and award-winning homes in high-end neighborhoods like The Manor, Edinburgh, and St. Regis. The firm is also a member of the HBA of Georgia and the Greater Atlanta HBA. DB Atlanta is proud to be a one-stop shop, offering various services like architecture, engineering, conceptual layouts, and fixture shopping assistance to its clients.
One of DB Atlanta’s kitchen remodels is a transitional kitchen in Alpharetta. The project featured an open concept floor plan, with white kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, and gray backsplash with framed herringbone accents.
11) JD Kitchens
4515 Canton Rd. Bldg 400, Marietta, GA 30066
JD Kitchens, founded in 1995 by Vicki Damico, specializes in custom projects within Metro Atlanta. JD Kitchens is a winner of NARI, NKBA, and CoTY awards. It also won 2015 Contractor of the Year for the Southeast United States. The firm subscribes by the belief that it exceed every client’s expectations—and customers have nothing but praise.JD Kitchens also offers baths, room additions, sun rooms, sun porches, basements, and screen porches.
The firm is particularly proud of its Moonshine collection, which includes kitchen remodels that are modern and aesthetically pleasing. The firm notes that this line uses ultra-modern, ergonomic, and minimalistic styles.
10) Small Carpenters at Large
884 Lake Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
Small Carpenters at Large (SCAL), a design/build residential remodeling company, has been renovating homes throughout intown Atlanta since 1980. SCAL has won an impressive number of awards since its establishment. Among the prestigious awards the firm has received is Contractor of the Year from the NARI Atlanta. This award was given for the firm’s portfolio, which includes projects on single-family Atlanta and Decatur residences in neighborhoods such as Virginia Highland, Grant Park, Medlock Park, Inman Park, and Morningside. Small Carpenters was also NARI Contractor of the Year winner in 2005, 2006, and 2016, and won Chrysalis awards from 2005 and 2008. In 2015, the company was also named Best Remodeler for Intown Atlanta by Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine.
One of the firm’s award-winning kitchen renovations involved a kitchen that lacked storage space and character, with few upper cabinets. The kitchen also felt removed from the breakfast and living areas, with a dropped ceiling and an island with columns on each end. Small Carpenters removed the columns and elevated the ceiling for a more well-lit and airy space. Storage space was also added. The firm painted the cabinets white, put a crackled glaze subway tile, marble quartz countertops, an apron front sink, and bridge faucet to complete the project’s classic look.
9) Copper Sky Renovations
1155 Zonolite Rd. Suite A2, Atlanta, GA 30306
Jim Walker, owner of Copper Sky Renovations, is passionate about renovating old homes, especially craftsman and Victorian-style homes. Aside from kitchen and bath remodels, as well as historical renovations, Walker also specializes in master additions, second story additions, decks, screened-in porches, full house remodeling, and historical renovations. The firm has been doing renovations in the Atlanta area for 15 years. Copper Sky begins its process by interviewing clients: the firm asks clients questions like how many people cook and work in the kitchen, how the client cooks, who else uses the kitchen, if the kitchen is used for entertaining, and how important is a easy cleanup for client. Copper Sky then works with client’s budget in remodeling the kitchen, be it a small and homey kitchen, or a more luxurious, spacious one.
In 2018 alone, Copper Sky Renovations reaped a handful of awards, including the OBIE Remodeler of the Year and Gold Award for Kitchen Over $50K, Gold Award for Bathroom over $25K, Gold Award for Addition, and Basement over $75K. The OBIE Awards are given by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Copper Sky Renovations has also been featured on websites like Curbed Atlanta.
8) Kitchen & Bath Concepts
11444 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, GA 30076
At 33 years old, Kitchen & Bath Concepts is one of the more established firms on this list. The firm remodels kitchens and bathrooms in areas including Roswell, Marietta, John’s Creek, and the Atlanta Metro Area. The firm has been featured in publications such as Signature Kitchen and Bath Magazine, Country Home Magazine, Women’s Kitchens and Baths, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Trends, and Kitchen & Bath Design News. The firm has also participated in several events like the Atlanta Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens and the Atlanta Decorators’ Showhouse.
It has also received awards from prestigious organizations like Sub Zero, National NKBA, the GA Chapter of NKBA Calla Awards, Designs of Distinction, Chrysalis Awards, and magazines like Signature Kitchen and Bath Trends and Country Home Magazine, among others. Principal Jim Meloy is a former president of the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee of the NKBA.
7) Chestatee Kitchen & Bath
6222 Hwy 53 E. Suite 200 Dawsonville, GA 30534
Serving the cities of Dahlonega, Dawsonville, and Gainesville, Chestatee Kitchen & Bath is owned and run by Kimberly Warren and her husband William. Kimberly is a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and William is a licensed general contractor with over 20 years of experience. Their firm is a member of the NKBA and specializes in cabinetry, countertops, tile, and hardware, as well as in interior design. Some of the firm’s most notable accolades include having its designs published in Trends Atlanta Georgia magazine in 2009 (Vol. 24 No 8) and Atlanta Home Improvement in October 2011. Kimberly judged in the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Kitchen of the Year in January 2012.
If a client does not have their own contractor, Chestatee offers a convenient ‘turnkey project option’ service. The firm also works proactively with its clients to help them create the best kitchen within their budget.
6) Glazer Construction
2270 Marietta Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318
Glazer Construction has been providing remodeling services to the Atlanta area for nearly 40 years. Owner and president Randy Glazer learned the principles of the industry from experienced carpenters and design professionals. A member of NARI and NAHB, Glazer Construction is able to offer its high-quality remodeling services at affordable prices.
The firm has won distinctions like Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine’s Honorable Mention and Best Kitchen from the Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine in 2014. Glazer also received a designer award from the Viking Range Designer of Distinction last July 2017. One of Glazer Construction’s works was also recently featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
5) HammerSmith, Inc.
807 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030
At 25 years old, HammerSmith, Inc. has proven itself with its list of accolades and impressive portfolio. Warner McConaughey, founder and president, is a veteran leader in remodeling and a firm believer of green practices. One of the main principles of his firm is that it practices sustainability and is a non-smoking company. HammerSmith also gives back to society via the city’s parks, schools, and communities. It is an EarthCraft certified remodeler.
HammerSmith has won first place in the Sub-Zero Wolf Bi-annual Kitchen Award. It is also the four-time Grand Prize Kitchen Winner of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle. Its work has also been extensively chronicled by the media; some of its most famous media features are in esteemed titles like Atlanta Business Chronicle, Elle Decor, Better Homes, Women’s Day, and Forbes.
4) Kitchen Connections
9370 Stoney Ridge Ln., Alpharetta, GA 30022
A 19-year-old firm, Kitchen Connections completes kitchen remodels that allow clients to have the kitchen of their dreams. This firm specializes in cabinetry that allows clients to fully use the storage in their kitchens. Kitchen Connections owner Jill Weber was the 2005 NKBA President for the Georgia Chapter. She is both a NARI Certified Remodeler and a GA State Licensed Contractor. Her firm was also the winner of the 2005 NARI Region II Contractor of the Year in Kitchen: $60,000-$100,000 and also won an International Award as one of Trends Top 50 American Kitchens in 2013. Other awards include the Decora National, Regional and Local Kitchen of the Year, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Kitchen of the Year, Calla Award for Best Small Kitchen.
Kitchen Connections is successful thanks to Weber’s hands-on approach. With more than two decades of experience, she makes sure that she stays on top of each project, and is engaged in each from start to end. Weber also ensures that she attends the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show annually so she’s always updated on design trends.
3) Renewal Design Build
124 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
Specializing in the renovation of older homes, Renewal Design Build was founded by Peter Michelson in 2001. His brother, David, joined the business in 2004 and became the President. The siblings are fourth generation contractors. Renewal Design Build has won many Chrysalis Awards, including the 2013 Kitchen Remodel in the $50,000-$75,000 (National Co-Winner) and $75,000-$100,000 categories. It also won the Best Kitchen awards from 2009 to 2012.
Renewal has built many impressive modern kitchens in various styles, from modern craftsman to loft kitchen. The winner of the Southeast Regional CotY Award for Best Residential Kitchens, for example, is a modern craftsman model in Decatur. Renewal has made the room more spacious without adding footprint. Renewal’s Morning Countryside projects is one of the most striking kitchens of the firm due to its combination of simplicity and beauty. The kitchen may be done mostly in metallic minimalist aesthetic, but it is kept warm with coats of white paint, indoor plants, and furnishings.
2) Weidmann Remodeling
1875 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 1310 Roswell, GA 30076
Famous in Georgia for its exquisite designs, Weidmann Remodeling has been serving the North Metro Atlanta area for three decades and expanded its operations to include the Lake Oconee area in 2014. The co-owners, Bill and Dan Weidmann, both hold engineering degrees and pride themselves on attention to detail. The firm won NARI Southeast Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards in 2019 for Best Resdential Interior $75,000 to $150,000 and in 2018 for Best Residential Addition $100,000 to $250,000. Weidmann has also been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Atlanta’s Top Remodeling Contractors every year since 1997.
One of its award-winning projects is a remodel that was done last year. It involved a reconfiguration and expansion of the main floor that provided better flow in the home, while providing a direct physical and visual connection from the kitchen through the family room to outdoor living beyond. The result was a minimalist aesthetic, with clean lines and many windows.
1) MOSAIC Design & Build
2358 Perimeter Park Dr. Suite #300, Atlanta, GA 30341
MOSAIC Design & Build has a knack for combining form and function in its projects, as well as using environmentally-friendly and sustainable procedures. This firm makes sure that it attains energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and comfort by using advanced technology. CEO and owner Rick Goldstein has more than three decades of design and construction experience, and is a registered architect. The firm also makes sure to give back, and is active in community-building. It has provided financial and in-kind assistance to groups like Atlanta Community Food Bank and Chastain Park Arts Festival, supporting food for the underprivileged, as well as the arts sector. MOSAIC won the Professional Remodeler Design Silver Awards in 2012 for Kitchen Over $100,000 and Residential Specialty Item. It also won the Chrysalis Regional Award in the same year for Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000 and Residential Specialty Item.
One of the kitchen projects that MOSAIC is proud of is the Buckhead property. In this kitchen remodel, the old cabinets were replaced with new ones. A new island was put in the kitchen, and a large window was installed over the sink, making it easy for users to see the garden whenever they cook or do the dishes.
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