Idaho has one of the most active home markets; home values have gone up 17.3% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year. Idaho’s capital, Boise, is also attracting more homebuyers, and as demand grows, home buyers and owners are challenged to find contractors and remodelers that can help them attain the homes of their dreams within their budgets. Kitchen renovations are particularly useful in a competitive house market. Remodels can be a good investment, as they increase a home’s value.
This kitchen remodelers on this list were chosen based on their awards, certifications, designs, and customer service. Many of the firms are members of associations like NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) of Idaho and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and all are capable of completing projects that will meet and exceed their clients’ expectations.
15) Boise Kitchen Cabinets and Design
Website | 208-481-8153 | Boise, ID 83709
A specialist in kitchen remodeling—particularly custom cabinetry—Boise Kitchen Cabinets & Design serves the areas of Boise, Eagle, Meridien, and Nampa. Owner and principal Ernie Sams is an expert in construction management and subcontracting.
The firm’s featured remodel is in southwest Boise. While the structure of the kitchen was not changed, the firm’s modifications to the kitchen changed the look and feel of the space completely. The kitchen now has white cabinets, as well as beaded door frames, artisan designed tile backsplashes, and granite countertops. The firm also installed an elegant cabinet in the dining room, made to hold a china set.
14) Elite Empire Construction
Website | 509-808-9506 | 4333 W Lennox Loop, Coeur D’Alene, ID 83815
Elite Empire Construction has been serving northwest Idaho since 2004, but the firm has been in business for three generations. Elite Empire Construction aims to remodel kitchens that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The firm allows clients to be as hands-on as possible; designing the kitchen becomes a collaborative process between contractor and client.
The firm’s featured project is a remodel in Coeur D’Alene. The kitchen was redone to be both more spacious and more functional, and the firm installed a breakfast nook. Elite Empire also added custom cabinets and stone counters. The result is a minimalist, light-hued kitchen with furnishings that stand out, such as a hanging lamp installation, as well as pops of color softening the immaculate look of the remodel.
13) Cutting Edge Kitchens
Website | 208-344-3404 | 5032 W State St., Boise, ID 83703
Founded by Ben Kalkman in 2012, Cutting Edge Kitchens serves the Treasure Valley, McCall, Twin Falls, and Sun Valley areas, and has completed hundreds of kitchen remodels. Cutting Edge is proud to offer high-end kitchen countertops made from quartz, marble, travertine, and granite—in which Idaho is rich—and works closely with every client, giving them options to ensure that they are able to remain within their budget.
The firm also provides premier backsplash, flooring, and cabinetry for clients seeking to build quality kitchens. Cutting Edge Kitchens generally designs kitchens that are spacious, white-themed, and minimalist, but the firm also works in rustic and craftsman styles.
12) Millennial Inc.
Website | 208-237-9226 | 12221 Drew Way, Pocatello, ID 83202
Established in 1999, Millennial Inc. serves the areas of Chubbuck, Pocatello, Blackfoot, Firth, Groveland, Moreland, Riverside, Bellevue, Hailey, and Sun Valley. Millennial Inc. believes in making projects as client-centered as possible, and discusses clients’ dreams and ideas before beginning the design process; the firm believes that clients should surround themselves with what they love.
Millennial has been recognized for its service and achievements and won the 2016 Parade of Homes Best Kitchen. The firm’s kitchens are varied in style, and range from minimalist—with mostly light tones—to craftsman, with earthy, wooden furniture.
11) Clearwater Construction
Website | 208-944-3138 | 453 Russet St Twin Falls, ID 83301
Father and son team Jeff and Ben Tyler have been in the construction industry for over two decades, and have served the Ketchum, Sun Valley, and Boise areas since 2006. The two attribute their firm’s success to a founding principle: everyone involved in its operations is viewed as family—employees, potential customers, customers, and community members. The firm goes the extra mile in meeting both its clients’ and employees’ needs.
Clearwater Construction works in a variety of kitchen styles. The calico hickory kitchen has wooden cabinets, flooring, and island, whereas the country chic kitchen has white cabinets and drawers made of aged wood. The firm’s pure white kitchen design has all-white cabinets, drawers, ceiling, and floor. The firm is also experienced in constructing ADA-compliant kitchens, able to accommodate those with physical disabilities.
10) CK Rogers
Website | 208-376-4878 | 1185 W Grove St., Boise, ID 83702
CK Rogers, in operation for nearly two decades, was originally a custom home builder, but has long been constructing kitchens to great acclaim. Each kitchen is personalized for its client, to ensure that every want and need is met. Principal Clint Rogers is a third generation tradesman. His family’s background and love for working with their own hands led him to pursue the same field.
The firm’s hard work was rewarded in 2015 when it won the Best Overall Home in the Spring Parade of Homes, Category 4. The firm’s kitchen remodels are usually minimalist and modern, with mostly steel and white furniture set among pops of color such as aqua and lemon yellow.
9) CCH Design and Remodel
Website | 208-573-1037 | 496 E Red Rock Dr., Meridian, ID 83646
CCH Design and Remodel has provided its services to the Boise, Eagle, and Garden City areas for nearly 15 years. The firm has won the prestigious 2017 NARI of Idaho Contractor of the Year, making it one of the most trusted firms in the area. Principal Mike Hill is a proud native of Idaho and holds a degree in Construction Management. His remodeling firm focuses on customer service and generally works in the craftsman style, with wooden cabinets, flooring, and classic design.
One of the firm’s most noteworthy projects is a farmhouse kitchen in southeast Boise. What was once a dark and dingy kitchen was transformed into a bright, spacious room with white walls and cabinets, as well as interesting elements like the steel lamps hung over a navy blue island. Modern steel appliances were also installed.
8) Messina Construction
One of the premier custom home builders in Coeur d’Alene, Messina Construction has constructed grandiose estate and private resort homes since 1995. The firm has also become known for its excellent remodeling services. The firm has won awards such as Builder of the Year, Company of the Year, and Best of the Parade of Homes Show for Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Floor Plan, and Interior Design.
Principal Tom Messina oversees every project and makes sure to personally answer every question a client might have. Messina Construction generally completes craftsman-style kitchen remodels, with wood cabinetry and flooring. Yellow lights and simple accents complete the classic look.
7) Stronghold Remodeling
Website | 208-345-7154 | 704 E United Heritage Ct. Suite #202, Meridian ID 83642
Stronghold Remodeling has been servicing the Boise, Eagle, and Meridian areas for over four decades. The firm, founded by Jim and Joan Stephens, is currently run by Tony Olivo. The firm specializes in kitchen remodels, but is also able to complete bathroom remodels, additions, outdoor living spaces, and garage and storage spaces. Stronghold works closely with clients throughout the process to ensure that the final project will fit their needs and will stay within their desired budget.
Stronghold Remodeling has been named one of the Regional CotY Winners for Residential Kitchen Over $120,000. The firm also won the Residential Addition $100,000 to $250,000 category.
6) Ethos Design & Remodel
Website | 208-713-1104 | 500 S 8th St., Boise, ID 83702
Ethos Design+Remodel is the first-ever sole woman-owned remodeling contractor company to receive the prestigious NARI of Idaho 2017 Contractor of the Year. Principal Sarah Cunningham is a proud Boise native. She previously worked as Design Consultant, Sustainable Materials Specialist and Project Manager with Neef’s Creative Ventures in Boise, where she represented the firm on the NARI board as both Secretary and Vice-President of the board of directors. These experiences informed her standards as a Remodeler.
Ethos Design+Remodel has also won many other awards, such as the NARI 2017 CotY Photo Awards (1st Place Residential Kitchen & 2nd Place Residential Bath), and the NARI 2017 Buzz Awards: 1st Place Print Ad & 1st Place Social Media Campaign. Sarah was published in the book, “Making Livable Places” a Boise State University publication, writing about revitalization of Boise’s Bench area. Sarah is inspired by the built environment and how it impacts the quality of our lives as well as our impact on the built environment.
As Ethos is driven by creative design expertise, its kitchens are generally modern and innovative. Some of the firm’s kitchen designs are colorful and eclectic, with bold schemes, however, they pride themselves on being responsive and collaborative designers, creating design inspired by their clients and not being limited by one design aesthetic or another. This results in a final product that truly represents their clients’ style and needs. Their clients are often heard referring to their finished project as “a work of art”. Charming, sunny and bold designs can be seen in the featured photo, such as the yellow-splashed hexagon tile in the kitchen backsplash and blue accent stripe in the linoleum floor.
5) Renaissance Remodeling & Renovation
Website | 208-384-0591 | 4220 N Osage St., Garden City, ID 83714
Renaissance Remodeling & Renovation president Chad Vincent began as a carpenter in the family business. Vincent gained industry experience, remodeling many homes, before eventually founding his own firm. Vincent is also a former President and Treasurer of the NARI Idaho Chapter.
For almost two decades, Renaissance Remodeling has remodeled hundreds of homes in the greater Boise area. The firm is named for its belief that every remodel is like a rebirth—remodeling is about changing the way one lives, not just the external appearance of a home. Renaissance’s kitchen remodels tend to be classic—even earthy—as the firm generally works in wood and marble, in craftsman and traditional styles.
The firm won the Remodeling BIG 50 Award from Remodeling Magazine. This is the national award for the Top 50 remodelers for exemplary business practices, management skills, community service, design, and craftsmanship. Renaissance was also a two-time finalist nominee for the BBB Integrity Counts Award in Boise.
4) Gammill Construction
Website | 208-376-7828 | 1612 N 6th St., Boise, ID 83702
Established in 1975, Gammill Construction was originally a custom home builder and became a full-fledged remodeling firm in 1980. The firm has contributed significantly to its local industry and founded the NARI of Idaho. The firm has also won many notable awards and was the NARI Remodeler of the Year from 2012 to 2016. Gammill Construction has also been featured in established Idaho publications like Idaho Statesman.
Principal Tim Gammill has earned impressive accolades such as the NARI designation as a Certified Remodeler (CR). Gammill holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Idaho, and worked for Hummel Architects, Boise’s oldest architectural firm, for almost a decade before founding his own firm.
3) Creekside Construction
Website | 208-666-1111 | 10075 N Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835
Creekside Construction is a family-run remodeling firm headed by identical twins Dave and Derek Adams. The twins inherited the firm from their stepfather, founder Brent Baldwin. Communication is of utmost importance to the firm, and it makes sure that it has clear lines of communication with every client. The firm also values builds of the highest quality and only accepts eight to ten home builds per year.
Creekside Construction received the 2014 and 2015 People’s Choice Award from the Parade of Homes for its kitchen remodels. The firm’s kitchen remodels have consisted mostly of classic designs, with many craftsman and traditional elements. The firm has also completed classic kitchens, accented with rustic elements like succulents, vintage clocks, and candle holders.
2) Selle Valley Construction, Inc
Website | 208-263-1808 | 401 Bonner Mall Way Suite I, Ponderay, ID 83852
Founder Scott Scriber holds a degree in biology, but early experience in the construction industry allowed him to foster a passion for building. After working as a biologist, Scriber returned to the construction industry as a carpenter and project manager, and, at his wife’s urging, established his own remodeling company.
Selle Valley Construction is Bonner County’s only registered Master Builder. The firm is known for beautiful design work; its kitchen remodels are mostly modern and contemporary, with pops of color combined with classic elements such as wooden furniture. The firm’s kitchens have been featured in publications like Small Homes Magazine, Houses Magazine, Sandpoint Magazine, Mountain Living, and Architect Magazine. The firm was the first NAHB Silver Certified Green Home in North Idaho. It was also awarded the title of Best Construction Company by the Bonner Daily County Bee in 2016.
1) Keilty Remodeling
Website | 208-378-1168 | 4678 N Marylebone Place, Boise, ID 83713
Keilty Remodeling prides itself on its repeat customers; the firm has had 60 repeat clients in the past 12 years. The firm values collaboration with clients to ensure that they receive their dream kitchen. Principal Chris Keilty joined the company in 1998 and is a former President of the NARI Idaho chapter. Keilty believes that the relationship between a client and remodeler should be built on trust.
The firm’s list of awards is impressive; it won the 2014 NKBA National Award for Universal Design, the 2010 National Contractor of the Year Award, National NKBA winner in 2010, and a National NKBA Award in 2006. Keilty has also been featured in many publications, including the Idaho Statesman, Treasure Magazine, Qualified Remodeler Magazine, KB & B Magazine, and Remodeling Magazine.