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The following list discusses Rhode Island’s top tier kitchen remodeling contractors. Firms on the list were ranked based primarily on the quality of their kitchen project portfolios, but we also looked company histories, the number and prestige of awards received, the certifications and accreditations earned, and had a good look at client reviews.
Companies on this list range from dedicated kitchen remodelers to general contractors with a strong specialization in kitchen remodeling.
15) Cypress Design
15 Dexter Rd., East Providence, RI 02914
Cypress Design places a strong focus on its kitchen and bath remodeling services. The firm’s owner and Operation Manager Jennifer Voll has a lot of experience in the construction business and is responsible for the firm’s innovative approach to its projects.
A number of accreditations are on the firm’s resume including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the Rhode Island School of Design, the Rhode Island Builders Association, and Top Knobs Design Board. The modern kitchen pictured above uses wood construction and light colors to generate an elegant, yet hospitable atmosphere.
14) Kitchen and Countertop Center of New England
125 Esten Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860
Established about ten years ago by Joseph Pakuris and Edward Keegan, The Kitchen and Countertop Center of New England (KCCNE) is the self-proclaimed “#1 Provider of Countertops, Cabinets, and Full Remodels with On-Site Granite Yard” in Rhode Island. The claim is plausible, as the firm uses in-house granite for every construction project it tackles. Its co-founders have backgrounds in sales and in-home design and they use that experience in the planning and execution of each job they accept.
KCCNE is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Our selection from the firm’s portfolio combines features of a high-end luxury kitchen and a residential family space. The result is stylish, yet utterly practical.
13) Kitchen Magic
4243 Lonat Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064
The brainchild of Jost Fleck, Kitchen Magic began as a cabinet refacing company in 1979. Today, the kitchen remodeling empire operates in nine states and, since 2013, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley for 7 consecutive years. It is a member of the NKBA and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
We were drawn to the crisp, deep mahogany tones of this Kitchen Magic project. This design is just one of the reasons the firm was named #1 Kitchen Remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 in 2018.
12) B.R. Arnold Construction Co.
2 Tews Ct., Newport, RI 02840
B.R. Arnold Construction Co. has been building and renovating homes for more than four decades. Owner Brian Arnold produces quality work and has collected a group of experts in construction and restoration that has been operating in Newport County since 1973. The firm’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, Builder Architect, and Rhode Island Monthly.
Projects done by B.R. Arnold evokes a nifty, contemporary vibe. Its diverse portfolio displays homes that have cross-generational appeal. The firm’s staff has a talent for bringing classic styles into juxtapositions with fresh ideas. The results are always comforting and intriguing.
11) Sixteen On Center
41 Eagleville Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Based in Tiverton, the small local firm Sixteen On Center has been operating since 2004. Todd Strunk has served as president since its inception. The firm has worked on quite a few colonial homes, but its catalog displays a wide spectrum of styles when it comes to kitchen projects. You can find out more about Sixteen On Center’s work in Rhode Island Monthly’s Home Design and Boston Globe Magazine.
We especially enjoyed this quaint kitchen. The wooden floors, cabinetry, and the granite surfaces: the classic, cozy atmosphere is both highlighted and rendered modern by this inviting decor.
10) Legacy Construction Services
782 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818
Legacy Construction has been operating for more than 12 years. Owners Eric Costantino and Brad Ayres have done hundreds of projects with the firm, producing a rich work portfolio. The company is accredited by the NAHB and the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA). The firm won the 2013 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award and it has been featured in General Contractors Magazine.
Pictured above you’ll see a center island that doubles as a dining table, complete with an exquisite granite countertop. The kitchen radiates tranquility thanks to the predominate white palette and smooth wooden floors. The window and skylight are perfectly coordinated with the lighting elements to reinforce the motif of calm.
9) DiStefano Brothers
433 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879
DiStefano Brothers is one of the premier construction firms in Rhode Island. In 2015, it placed among Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50, an annual index recognizing the best remodelers in America. They have also recently won the Providence Journal Readers Choice Award, Best Home Contractor, Repair and Remodeling Company. The firm maintains memberships with NAHB and RIBA. Peter DiStefano, owner of the firm, captains a talented team of craftspeople & Designers.
A neutral color scheme and minimalist design give this DiStefano Brothers kitchen a charm rooted in simplicity. The lines and angles of the long center island and the pillar are thrown into relief by the minimal decor and the light wooden floor.
8) Apex Kitchens & Baths
767 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Apex Kitchen and Baths has been a contractor in Cranston for three decades. Apex has its own cabinetry brand, Wood-Mode, voted by interior designers as the top cabinetry brand in America. Wood-Mode’s line includes residential and commercial cabinetry and countertops as well as various additional kitchen amenities. Projects by the firm have been featured in Newport Life Magazine, Southern New England Home, and USA Remodeling Trends Magazine.
We were drawn to this space’s wide, wall-covering windows, which invite natural light to flood this kitchen during the day. The cabinets and counters are from the firm’s Wood-Mode line. Rustic lighting fixtures hang above the center counter, reinforcing the kitchen’s subtle emphasis on old-fashioned simplicity.
7) Suburban Renewal
470 Old Baptist Rd., North Kingstown RI, 02852
Specializing in historical renovations, Suburban Renewal is one of New England’s most enduring firms. Jeremy Sherer serves as the principal of the company. He’s been in the construction field for more than three decades and brings that extensive experience and impressive portfolio to the firm’s work.
Suburban Renewal has been featured in The Providence Sunday Journal. The firm’s recognitions include the Rhode Island Monthly Design Award, the Rhody Award for Historic Preservation, the Builders Choice Grand Merit Award, and the Providence Preservation Award.
6) Davitt Design Build
4 Frank Ave. Suite #1, West Kingston, RI 02892
Davitt Design has been in the industry for more than three decades and has received a total of 60 awards including a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence, a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award, and a Master Design Award. Principal Matt Davitt is a Certified Master Builder and is locally and nationally recognized. Accreditations include memberships in the NAHB and RIBA.
The firm has been featured in publications like Fine Homebuilding, New England Home, Coastal Living, and Qualified Remodeler. A good example of their work is pictured above: note the gorgeous hardwood floors and the pops of red; it’s the playful functionality that has made the firm an award-winning enterprise.
5) Baud Builders, Inc.
1167 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879
One of the top contractors in Rhode Island, Baud Builders reached its current heights under the leadership of principal David Baud, who has been the firm’s president since 2004. The firm received the National Contractor of the Year Award in 2015 and has been featured in the Providence Business News.
Baud Builders’ certifications include Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Green Professional, and Certified Graduate Remodeler. It is a member of NARI, NAHB, and RIBA. Baud is also an active member of the NAHB’s Builder 20 Club “The Craftsmen,” an association of construction business owners who meet bi-annually to discuss each other’s work.
4) Modern Yankee Builders
3433 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864
Founded by Joseph Cracco in 2000, Modern Yankee Builders is a professional remodeling company with a strong portfolio of kitchen construction projects. One look at its exceptional interior and exterior residential work and you’ll understand why the firm has received so much attention. Yankee has received several certifications including Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), and Certified Green Professional (CGP).
Modern Yankee Builders is a member of the NAHB, RIBA, the Remodelers Council, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Its catalog of honors includes Master Design Awards and Chrysalis Awards. Several publications have highlighted the firm’s work including Professional Remodeler Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly.
3) Kirby Perkins Construction
210 Old Airport Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
For 30 years, Kirby Perkins Construction has been a prominent presence in the Rhode Island construction field. Owner Jerry Kirby has been involved in over 500 projects. The firm specializes in historic renovations and received top honors for its work including the Doris Duke Preservation Award for its renovations of the Quatrel Mansion in 2014 and the Edgehill House in 2014. And the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission recognized their work on the Newport Art Museum in 2006.
The company is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Preservation Society of Newport Country, The Association for Preservation Technology, The Newport Historical Society, and The American Institute of Conservators. It has been featured in 2016’s Boston Design Guide for its restoration of a historic Newport home. Fine Homebuilding Magazine has repeatedly featured the team’s work, including in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, and 2007.
2) Sweenor Builders, Inc.
12 High St., Wakefield, RI 02879
Over the course of 25 years, owner Jeff Sweenor built the Sweenor Builders into a top construction company by building quality projects and strong client connections. The firm is a member of the NAHB and RIBA, and its work has been highlighted on the pages of This Old House Magazine, Providence Business News, and Ocean House Magazine. This Old House TV also brought their work to the screen.
The company has received several recognitions including the Rhody Award, the Best in American Living Award (BALA) from the NAHB, Best Custom Home Builder by Home Builders Digest in 2018, and was a Custom Home Builder of the Year Awards finalist in 2018. It is also a Certified Installer for Andersen’s Windows and Doors.
1) Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath Design + Build
139 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02888
Arguably the best kitchen remodelers in the state, the staff at Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath employ their collective talent to deliver quality projects to each client. The firm was founded by Steve St. Onge in 1989, and taken over by Tanya Donahue in 2018. Having been with the company since 2009, Tanya brings over 25 years of construction project management in the new home building and remodeling industry to every project. The firm maintains memberships in NKBA, RIBA, NAHB-Remodelers Council, NARI, and Bath and Kitchen Buying Group. The firm is also certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a LeadSafe Contractor.
In 2018 alone the firm received a NARI CotY Gold Award, a NARI CotY Regional Award, a Chrysalis Regional Award, and a National Kitchen and Bath Award. Publications such as Remodeling Magazine, Providence Business News, and Architect Magazine have featured the company’s work. Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath has been a renovation stalwart for the past 30 years and is poised to remain a powerhouse for the foreseeable future.
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