Arlington—known to visitors for its abundance of tourist attractions—is also an excellent area to live and work. Arlington’s proximity to D.C., easy accessibility, high-quality residential areas, and top-tier workforce have all drawn a diverse variety of companies and residents, helping the community to expand and prosper.

If you’re looking to remodel your home and give it a refreshed look, below is a list of the leading remodeling contractors serving Arlington. Our editorial team handpicked these firms after evaluating their portfolios, awards, industry affiliations, and press features.


7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A180, McLean, VA 22102

BOWA specializes in luxury renovations that include everything from kitchens and primary suites to whole-house and condo remodels. The firm emphasizes exceptional client experiences and outstanding client advocacy. BOWA’s design-build professionals take homeowners through every stage of the renovation process, from the initial concept of the project through architecture and construction and beyond. More than 80% of the firm’s projects each year come from returning clients and referrals. 

BOWA’s client-first approach to remodeling has earned BOWA an unprecedented level of loyalty and trust. It serves clients throughout the Greater Washington area and Virginia’s Horse Country. The firm is recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Winn Design + Build

6723 Whittier Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

WINN Design + Build is a full-service residential design-build company specializing in whole house renovations, additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and exterior and interior remodeling. WINN serves clients around the Washington area and it offers them a custom modular division. Leading the firm as owner and CEO is seasoned expert Michael Winn, who has been in the business for over 26 years.

WINN Design + Build’s work has piqued the interest of the press. It has been featured by Connection Newspapers, American Farmhouse Style, Dwell, Home & Design Magazine, and Builder Magazine. It was also the recipient of multiple awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Metro DC, including the 2021 Grand Prize for Entire House under the $750,000 to $1M category, as well as the 2020 Contractor of the Year Grand Award and Residential Kitchen Award in the $100,000 to $150,000 category.

Atlas Moran Construction

4754 1st Street N, Arlington, VA 22203

Founded in 2011, Atlas Moran Construction is an award-winning design-build firm specializing in high-end remodeling. It offers a full suite of custom home remodeling and building services, including design-build, new construction, and remodeling. Sean Moran leads the company with over 19 years of experience. He is a Certified Renovator in the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, a Green Certified Professional, and a Class A Building License holder.

Whether it is a renovation, remodeling, adding-on, or starting from the ground up, Atlas has the experience, technical capability, and design sensibility to execute its clients’ dream projects. The firm is design focused, committed to sustainable building practices, and the staff is up-to-date in the latest building sciences and technologies. The studio also takes pride in its industry affiliations, including those with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Professional Remodeling Organization Mid Atlantic, the U.S. Green Building Council, and GuildQuality.

Foster Remodeling

7211 Telegraph Square Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Foster Remodeling Solutions is a design-build remodeling firm founded in 1983 by David Foster. It has earned a reputation for quality remodeling and that reputation was built via hundreds of satisfied customers. The company believes its proven standardized process keeps its clients coming back time and time again. On every project, the firm ensures a successful result by carefully planning a detailed path from the first consultation.

David Foster leads foster Remodeling Solutions as president. David earned his construction management degree from Northern Virginia Community College and he has been in the business for nearly four decades. Under his watch, the company is proud to be recognized by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and GuildQuality. Some of the firm’s work has also appeared on the pages of Qualified Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Sun Gazette, and Arlington Magazine.

Merrill Contracting & Remodeling Incorporated

863 N Harrison Street, Arlington, VA 22205

Merrill Contracting & Remodeling is an award-winning full-service design-build firm that has been serving Northern Virginia since 1987. It has earned a reputation for being a friendly, well-run, highly professional, and trusted remodeler and is a remodeling company that consistently provides exceptional client service while creating outstanding projects. Every member of the Merrill team is dedicated to creating a remodeling project clients will love and ensuring a relaxed, worry-free, and enjoyable remodeling experience from start to finish and beyond. That includes providing homeowners with an on-time and within-budget guarantee, as well as its signature warranty that covers materials and artistry after the remodeling project is complete.

Merrill Contracting & Remodeling runs under the ownership of David Merrill, a member and past Metro DC Chapter president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. David is a NARI Certified Remodeler and an EPA Certified Renovator who has been in the business for over three decades. Under his watch, some of the firm’s exceptional projects have been featured by Washingtonian Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine.

Bowers Design Build

6715 Whittier Avenue, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22101

Bowers Design Build is one of Northern Virginia’s most respected design-build firms, inside and outside the industry. Whether clients want a whole house remodel, a major addition, a new master suite, or a rejuvenated kitchen, Bowers has the time-tested processes and relationships it takes to make the remodeling experience the best in the business.

Leading the Bowers team is founder and CEO Bruce Bowers, who has been in the construction business for most of his life. His grandfather and father were construction experts, and he opened his first construction company at age 18. Bruce works alongside John Coburn, Jr., who serves as the firm’s president. John is the past president and chairman of the board of the Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) Mid-Atlantic Chapter, a professional industry association. His management background with several large corporations is a tremendous asset to Bowers’ clients. 

Under Bruce and John’s watch, Bowers Design Build has appeared on the pages of Arlington Magazine, Remodeler Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Spaces, Professional Remodeler, and Washingtonian.

Alair Homes

3033 Wilson Boulevard, #E-119, Arlington, VA 22201

Alair Homes is an award-winning custom home building and remodeling firm helping individuals and families enjoy happier, healthier, more productive, and more comfortable lifestyles. The firm’s goal is to be completely unified with its clients in achieving an incredible product and doing so on time and within budget. The seasoned experts behind the company do this with transparency, thorough planning up front, and truly superior management systems that lead to executing seamless projects.

Through hard work and unparalleled professionalism, Alair Homes was recognized with the 2021 NARI National Contractor of the Year Award for Basement Renovation Under $100,000, the 2020 NARI Metro DC Contractor of the Year for Residential Home Addition in the $100,000 to $250,000 category, and the 2020 Green Home Choice Award Platinum Level. The firm has also been acknowledged by the National Association of Home Builders, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, GuildQuality, and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Arlington Designer Homes, Inc.

4719 24th Road N, Arlington, VA 22207

Arlington Designer Homes is a custom home design-build firm specializing in green, energy-efficient homes. The firm is the first company to certify homes at the gold level in Arlington and Falls Church City and to participate in the Arlington County Green Home Choice Program. Arlington Designer Homes is led by Bill and Andrew Moore. The firm is an Energy Star Builder with a mission to build for how its clients live.

The company has been in the business for nearly four decades and it has received several honors that testify to the quality of its work. These awards include the Best Green Builder and Honorable Mention awards granted by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association from 2018 to 2020. Arlington Designer Homes also appeared on the pages of renowned publications, including The Washington Post and ARLnow.

Paradigm Homes

11230 Waples Mill Road, Suite 140, Fairfax, VA 22030

Paradigm Homes is a full-service Design/Build firm established by Tim Winter. With over 25 years’ experience, Paradigm Homes has consistently done everything with excellence. Working with Paradigm Homes, you will be certain that your project will be on time, on budget, and that you will love 100% of your home, or they will make it right! Paradigm Homes has served many homeowners and has played a crucial role in reinventing older communities for today’s home buyers. Having a hand in creating the place a client calls home and where they’ll make memories means a lot to them. In working with Paradigm Homes, their whole team will know who you are, your vision, and how to make the process of your project be as seamless as possible.

A true, Design/Build firm, Paradigm offers you access to their experienced architects, designers, and talented project management team to ensure the end result exceeds your expectations. After over a decade of hard work, Paradigm Homes has been a top vote-getter for Best Builder in Arlington by Arlington Magazine for the past five years. They also maintain affiliations with the National Association of Home Builders, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Bianco Renovations

11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360-A72, Fairfax, VA 22030

An award-winning company with over 19 years of experience in the remodeling business, Bianco Renovations specializes in home additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Bianco is one of the most experienced remodeling firms in Northern Virginia and is proud of its achievements and the level of success it has established since its founding. 

The studio recognizes that the measure of its success is its customers’ satisfaction, which is seen in the way it continues to grow and thrive via referral customers. Bianco Renovations provides a high level of honesty and superior craftsmanship that consistently surpasses the industry standard. It is all made possible through the skills of its seasoned team and the leadership of Katherine Droguett as president and Alex Rodriguez as lead designer.

Bianco Renovations has been recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry, GuildQuality, and the Better Business Bureau.

Sorensen Homes

12652 Lake Ridge Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

Since 1950, Sorensen Homes has been devoted to providing homeowners with exceptional quality and unparalleled service. From the first meeting through the delivery of the project, the firm’s principals are involved in every aspect of the journey to ensure the client’s complete satisfaction in constructing their custom-built home. Frome customizing home plans to creating an entirely new design, Sorensen Homes is equipped to help a client realize the dream of building on their own lot.

Holly, Collin, and Trent Sorensen co-own Sorensen Homes. The firm received the 2007 Monument Award of Merit for its work on The Westhaven at Meadows at Bristow, granted by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association.

Ideal Construction & Remodeling

8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 900, McLean, VA 22102

Ideal Construction and Remodeling is a family-owned design-build remodeling company dedicated to client satisfaction and quality artistry. As a local full-service home remodeling general contractor, the company serves as a one-stop-shop for the home remodeling, home renovation, and home improvement needs of homeowners in Northern Virginia, Washington, and Southern Montgomery County, Maryland.

Ideal Construction and Remodeling runs under the ownership and supervision of Mohd Awne Jarrar. Since its launch over a decade ago, various industry organizations have recognized the studio’s exceptional work. These organizations include the Northern Virginia Building Industry Associated, Home Builders Associated Virginia, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Better Business Bureau.


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