The following list ranks the best kitchen remodeling contractors in Vermont. The criteria used include the firm’s catalog of projects, the backgrounds of both the company and principal, the prestige of awards earned, accreditations, certifications, customer feedback, and press appearances.
The field of contractors in Vermont ranges from general contractors to exclusive kitchen and bath remodelers. A large number of companies have numerous awards and accreditations, and most of the firms are accredited by major national builders’ associations.
15) H.J. LeBoeuf and Sons
149 Pine Cone Lane New Haven, VT 05472
Established in 1888, H.J. LeBoeuf and Sons is one of Addison County’s oldest construction firms. The general contracting company has been featured in periodicals such as Business People-Vermont, the Sun Community Post, and Vermont Biz. It is a member of the Vermont Green Building Network and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA).
One of the firm’s most noteworthy projects was its work on the Vergennes Opera House. Recognitions received throughout the firm’s impressive century-long existence include Vermont’s Going Green Award in 2017, the Vermont Centennial Business Award, Second Place for Residential Renovation over $100K in the 2002 Better Homes Awards, and Third Place for Luxury Home in the 1999 Better Homes Awards.
14) Pete Conrad Construction
93 Elizabeth Court Sunderland, VT 05250
Pete Conrad Construction is a custom home builder and renovation firm based in Vermont. Its eponymous owner, expert craftsman Pete Conrad, serves as the principal. The firm’s project costs range from $20k to $10M. Peter Conrad’s specialties lie in kitchens, baths, roofing, new homes, built-ins, additions, and general remodeling, as well as repairs of and new log homes. The company has been featured in Stratton Magazine.
The featured project shows the firm’s masterful use of wood in kitchen construction. Overhead drawers, cabinetry, and counters are constructed out of quality lumber. Countertops have a smooth granite surface. This kitchen project exudes an artisanal ambiance.
13) Conner and Buck Builders
P.O. Box 248, 16 Main St., Bristol, VT 05443
Conner and Buck Builders is a Vermont company that has been in the construction business for 30 years. The firm’s co-founders, Larry Buck and Chris Conner, aim to deliver top caliber work, as well as foster long-lasting relationships with their clientele. Among the firm’s services are residential renovations and new home construction.
Conner and Buck Builders won the 2016 Fine Homebuilding Best Remodel Award and Merit Award 2015 Efficiency Vermont Award. Its projects have appeared in Fine Homebuilding Magazine and Taunton Idea Book. The firm is also a member of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
12) Patterson and Smith Construction
P.O. BOX 1209 515 Moscow Road Stowe, VT 05672
Patterson and Smith Construction was founded by Cleveland Patterson in 1991, with Shapleigh Smith joining shortly thereafter. Ownership of the company was passed down to Patterson’s son Chapman in 2003. The firm specializes in constructing custom kitchens, with rustic elements a common theme in the firm’s work.
The company has received honors from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Vermont – the 2009 Excellence in Architecture for its Pool House in Stowe and the 2015 Honor for Excellence in Architecture for its Simple House in Stowe. Patterson and Smith Construction has also been featured in American Builders Quarterly and New England Home Magazine.
11) Crowley Construction
154 Brentwood Drive Colchester, VT 05446
Crowley Construction was established by Gary P. Crowley in 1985. It specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling and addition. The company has been a staple of the local Home Builders Association home show for a decade. Crowley mostly operates in the Chittenden County area.
The firm’s work has been featured multiple times in Remodeling Magazine’s annual Top 50. It was awarded Remodeler of the Year in 2015 and 2006 by the HBRA. The firm also won the Burlington Free Press Readers’ Choice Award for Best Remodeling, as well as the Best Construction Company award from 1999 to 2002.
10) Haven Design + Building
374 Snipe Ireland Rd., VT 05477
Erica Ell and Ned Gaston both have 30 years of experience in the business and specialize in construction, restoration, and renovation. With the duo at the helm, Haven Design + Building is one of the firms that thrives in the Vermont construction landscape. Haven provides semi-custom cabinetry and offers full-construction services to its clientele.
The company has accreditations from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm’s certifications include Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP).
9) Newschool Builders
PO Box 494 Waitsfield, VT 05673
Newschool Builders prides itself on combining old-school fundamentals with new-school vision. With a remarkable leader at the helm, followed up by a dedicated team of skilled craftsman, the company consistently delivers.
The firm has appeared in the pages of Fine Homebuilding, Central Vermont, and The Valley Reporter. It is a member of the HBRA of Northern Vermont. In 2013, the association honored the company with the Best Residential Renovation $251,000 – $400,000 Better Homes Award.
8) Sisler Builders
56 Park Street, PO Box 605, Stowe, VT 05672
Steve Sisler started Sisler Builders in 1983. The firm’s expertise lies in building high-end custom homes and luxury renovations. They also do custom woodworking projects that can’t be found anywhere else, such as unique doors, complex staircases, personalized furniture, and must-have mud rooms. The company is one of the regional leaders in thermal efficiency. The firm prioritizes its relationships, noting that lasting relationships with both clients and employees are equally as important as the construction work.
Sisler Builders has appeared in Vermont Magazine, Stowe Guide and Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Remodeling Magazine. It is certified by the NAHB, HBRA, Building Performance Institute, Efficiency Excellence Network, and Vermont Green Building Network.
7) Donald P. Blake Jr. Inc.
59 Old Creamery Road, Unit 1, Morrisville, VT 05661
Donald P. Blake Jr. is both the name of the company and the owner of a Morrisville-based firm. The eponymous owner carries over 40 years of construction experience, expertly utilizing new construction, renovation, and property management skills to build new and existing projects.
The firm’s finished projects range from mountain retreat cottages to modern suburban homes. Its work has been featured in magazines such as New England Home, Stowe Guide and Magazine, and Design New England. In 2017, Donald P. Blake Jr. Inc. was ranked #15 in the Vermont Business Growth Awards Top 25.
6) Red House Building
Suite 5 & 6, 382 Hercules Drive, Burlington, VT 05446
Red House Building offers custom home construction, renovation, and historic restoration. The company is headed by Chris Quinn and Dunbar Oehmig. The firm has an exclusive Home Services division that acts as a support team for clients, offering assistance should small issues arise after a project’s completion.
Red House has won several recognitions including the HRBA’s Better Homes Award in 2010 for two categories—Residential Renovation Over $400,000 and Environmental Excellence Award. It has been featured in the New York Times, Trendwatch Burlington, Vermont Magazine, Vermont House and Home, and Fine Homebuilding. The firm’s accreditations include the Preservation Burlington and US Green Building Society.
5) Great Northern Construction Inc.
199 Church St # 101, Burlington, VT 05401
Great Northern Construction (GNC) boasts a well-decorated resume with over a decade’s worth of recognition to its name. The award-winning firm has received multiple honors from the Better Homes Award Ceremony, including the Bob Schwartz and Dixie O’Connor Remodeler of the Year Award and numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards for Best Kitchen, Bathroom, and Residential Renovations.
GNC’s work has been featured in Builder/Architect Magazine, Vermont Homestyle Magazine, Shelburne News, Business People/Vermont, and Remodeling Magazine. It is a member of the NAHB, HBRA, and Rebuilding Together in Greater Burlington.
4) McKernon Group
381 New Road, Brandon, VT 05733
Jack McKernon and Kevin Birchmore started McKernon Group in 1987. The full-service design/build company specializes in custom homes, renovations, and additions, as well as small commercial projects. It is an environmentally-responsible company which utilizes energy audits, spray foam insulation, and solar energy saving projects. It serves Vermont and upstate New York.
McKernon Group has been featured in various forms of media. It appeared in the TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was featured in North Country Living Magazine, Vermont Trend Watch, Vermont Magazine, Ski + Ride, and New England Home. The firm received the Chapman Historic Preservation Award and multiple Excellence in Housing Awards. It is a member of the HBRA of Southern Vermont.
3) Roundtree Construction
5450 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven, VT 05472
Roundtree Construction was founded in 1973 by Dan Morris, a Princeton graduate of architectural studies. It specializes in renovations, additions, and historic restoration, and operates largely in Addison County and Chittenden County. The company also offers full-service cabinetry work and millwork shop.
It has been featured in New England Home, Fine Homebuilding, Vermont Builder, Vermont Magazine, Homestyle, and Vermont Builder+Architect Magazine. Roundtree is a member of the NAHB, HBRA of Northern Vermont, and the US Green Building Council.
2) Sterling Homes
1037 Hinesburg Road, Suite A South Burlington, VT 05403
Sterling Homes is one of the top firms in Vermont in terms of green building. Bart Frisbie, principal of the firm, has been a major proponent of environmental awareness and applies green building to the firm’s work. It is a member of the Efficiency Excellence Network, which guarantees that the company’s staff is masterfully trained when it comes to professional energy services.
Among the firm’s chief memberships are the HBRA, NAHB, National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The firm was the first recipient of the T. Wayne Kondor Builder of the Year Award. Its environmental work also earned the firm two Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence Awards.
1) Peregrine Design/Build
49 Commerce Avenue Unit A1 South Burlington, VT 05403
Peregrine Design/Build is the best kitchen remodeler in Vermont thanks to its extensive resume. The firm is a member of the HBRA and has received numerous awards from the Northern Vermont leg of the association including Best Single Family Home Remodel and Best Commercial Project in 2016, Best Residential Remodel in 2015, and Best Luxury Home in 2014.
The firm has graced the pages of Fine Homebuilding Kitchens and Baths, Kitchen and Bath Planning Guide, and Custom Home and has been featured on HGTV. Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named the firm’s principal Tim Frost Remodeler of the Year in 2007. Peregrine’s excellent portfolio, accolades, and accreditation are proof enough that the firm belongs at the top of the list.