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San Antonio is one of the major cities in Texas. As the state’s second-largest city, San Antonio is a melting pot of different cultures. The city also takes pride in its Military City status, being home to Fort Sam Houston and other facilities. In recent years, San Antonio has welcomed new demographics and communities. The changing and developing landscape of the city keeps things exciting and in-fashion.
The same balance of heritage and openness for change is evident in the homes of San Antonians. Many homeowners want to update the features and aesthetics of their homes while keeping the unique vintage appeal. The skilled remodelers in this list have proven time and time again that the preservation of old and embracing of new is possible. Most of these contractors have decades of experience and multiple industry awards to prove expertise in the field.
To come up with this list, our editorial team studied a number of local remodelers. We assessed each contractor based on their industry background, previous work experience, familiarity with the locality, and overall work quality.
Bordeaux Luxury Homes
PO Box 591100, San Antonio, TX 78259
Bordeaux Luxury Homes is a professional remodeling company servicing the Texas Hill Country and South Central Texas. Bordeaux is a prominent name in remodeling, bagging major awards including the 2019 Summit Award for Best Remodeled Project. It was the 15th time Bordeaux garnered the prestigious Summit Award.
Rick Montelongo takes charge of the company operations. He is known for his commitments to industry and non-profit organizations. Montelongo is a former president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA). He also ventures in real estate as an investor and trainer. Montelongo’s impressive resume afforded him the GSABA Builder of the Year Award in 2010.
The firm offers home additions, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and home improvement services. Bordeaux emphasizes the smooth transition of the remodeling process. In each project, Bordeaux considers the lifestyle and design preferences of homeowners. In the featured project, the firm put a premium on comfort and warmth. The home achieves a cozy ambiance without sacrificing style.
BRC Remodeling Group
1512 Nolan St., San Antonio, TX 78202
As the winner of the 2016 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Residential Interior Award, BRC Remodeling Group is a time-tested name in the remodeling business. Vernon Bryant leads the BRC team in its operations. Bryant acquired an Engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Shortly after graduating, he ventured into the residential construction market. Bryant found success in the field through his professionalism, service response, and work ethic.
BRC’s service scope covers kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and interior and exterior works. The firm’s award-winning portfolio includes this elegant interior work shown in the photo. BRC made use of all square footage. The firm used carpeting, wall art, and lightweight furniture to give the space more breathability. BRC’s choice of using Earth tones and neutral colors also helped ease the atmosphere of the home.
Clear Choice SA
5139 N LOOP 1604 WEST, Ste. #105, San Antonio, TX 78249\
Under the leadership of Jana Ward, Clear Choice SA has been serving the communities of North and Northwest San Antonio for over two decades. Ward is a prominent figure in the local community as a home remodeling expert. She frequently appeared in News 4 San Antonio’s San Antonio Living show. Her meticulous attention to detail and her impressive track record propelled Ward’s reputation. She also manages Jana Ward Interiors, an interior design and custom furniture company.
Clear Choice’s expertise involves home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and interior design. In Clear Choice’s long years in the industry, the firm won numerous awards such as the prestigious GSABA Grand Remodeler of the Year award. The company’s ability to communicate to the homeowners and desire to provide the best customer service to sustain the firm’s ongoing success. The firm actively includes the clients in the preparation of the project and San Antonians love this aspect. 75% of Clear Choice’s clients are either repeat clients or referrals.
The photo displays the Stockl Home, one of Clear Choice’s best residential remodels. Clear Choice unified the chic aesthetic and Transitional design. Clear Choice combined elements of wood, marble, and velvet to achieve the look.
Haven Design and Construction
P.O. Box 701665, San Antonio, TX, 78259
Haven Design and Construction is the construction firm of husband-and-wife Armando and Jana Valdez. The couple’s story began when they met at a mutual friend’s birthday celebration. Armando and Jana’s common profession helped the two get closer. It didn’t take longer than five months for the two to get married and eventually start Haven Design and Construction. The firm’s young and upstart energy is key to its success. Haven won the coveted NARI Contractor of the Year award for 2018 and 2019, along with dozens of other residential project awards. Haven also won the prestigious American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Legacy of Design award in 2018 and 2019.
Prior to their first meeting, the two had individually gained success prior to their marriage. Armando began his career as a custom home builder and remodeler after serving in the US Army. He is also experienced in the real estate industry, having served as the Operations Director of a local property management company. Jana is the Principal Interior Designer of Haven. She earned a degree in Interior Design from Georgia Southern University.
Haven’s award-winning portfolio also hit the pages of HOME, Design & Decor, and San Antonio Magazine. The firm is often praised for its outstanding kitchen and bath works. The featured project is a remodeled home in Fossil Creek. For the project, Haven predominantly used neutral tones and deep dark colors. The contrast tastefully channels a luxurious vibe. The firm transformed the entire living space from the master bedroom to the kitchen, dining area, and even the walk-in closet. The master bath acts as one of the highlights of the projects. Haven made sure that the bath is equally functional and gorgeous through a tasteful layout and positioning of the bathroom fixtures.
7915 Mainland Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78250
Founded in 1984, KM Builders has been known for providing well-designed remodeling projects all over San Antonio. In the years of company operations, Keith Moehle prioritized value rather than the volume of works. Moehle is a remodeler, home builder, and a radio host. His daughter Morgan later joined the company as the Marketing Manager. KM has won multiple awards including the 2020 NARI National Award for a Residential Addition. The firm’s family-led appeal helped KM build trust in the community.
KM’s portfolio of whole house interior remodels display the firm’s versatility and flexibility. The firm doesn’t shy away from any project no matter how small or large. The Taylor house, one of KM’s remodeling projects, is a case study of function and comfort. The home has large storage spaces, pantry, and multiple cabinetry. Every nook and corner of the house contributes to the practicality of the home. The use of wood and wooden tones give a comforting and calming feeling. The marriage of two characteristics defines this home.
Shaw Company Remodeling
11943 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78247
An enterprise of over 20 years, Shaw Company Remodeling helps San Antonio homeowners improve and recalibrate their homes. Shaw offers remodeling, additions, outdoor living works, and custom cabinetry. Eric Shaw, a construction veteran of 30 years, assures that his team of remodeling professionals are trustworthy and customer-focused. Shaw has set up the company to be artisanal and personal. The mom-and-pop appeal of the company also contributed to the positive reviews from previous clients. All things considered, it is unsurprising that the firm has achieved the highest rating of the Better Business Bureau and has a high repeat customer rate.
Shaw moves its remodels through a streamlined process. It begins with a consultation with the firm’s in-house designer. The remodels have flexible financing options. The firm’s track record in remodeling is supported by the dozens of positive reviews left by previous clients.
Urbano Design & Build LLC
7744 Broadway Ste. #103, San Antonio, TX 78209
Urbano Design & Build is known for their luxury home remodels and custom home projects. The Urbano family has multi-generational ties with the construction industry. Lori Urbano, the firm’s founder and principal, was inspired by her father’s construction works in Laredo. Over 20 years ago, Lori began working construction projects in San Antonio neighborhoods. She built and remodeled commercial, historical, and residential properties throughout the city.
The Urbano team is experienced in premium home development and remodeling. The firm has worked in affluent San Antonio neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and the Dominion. With over 20 years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry, Urbano has remained committed to her brand of unique craftsmanship, designs, and creativity to help clientele, both residential and commercial, make their individual visions become reality.
2161 NW Military Hwy., Ste. #202, San Antonio, TX 78213
Under Mike and Molly Sowry’s tutelage, Virtuoso Builders has been serving San Antonians for about three decades. Virtuoso won over locals and colleagues in the industry with its award-winning craftsmanship. The firm won 15 GSABA Summit Awards in various remodeling categories from 2009 to 2018 (Total of 21 through 2019). Virtuoso also garnered an Honorable Mention of Mid-Century Modern Design Contest from Remodeling Magazine. The magazine only awarded this title to four remodelers across the country. Pro Remodeler Magazine and San Antonio Business Journal also honored Virtuoso with business-related accolades.
The husband-and-wife partnership of Mike and Molly Sowry is central to the firm’s hands-on approach. Mike makes sure that he is always on the frontlines of construction work as often as he can. He is a member of the GSABA Board of Directors and the Builder 20 Club. Molly takes care of the day-to-day aspect of the business. She is the key person in Virtuoso’s well-adored customer service.
Despite the awards, Virtuoso maintains a personal and customer-first mindset. Virtuoso offers a comprehensive warranty that includes a one-year workmanship guarantee and two to ten years of limited warranty.
Virtuoso’s arsenal of whole home remodels is transformative not only in terms of aesthetics but also in technical terms. The Oak Hill house in the photo is one of the firm’s major remodeling projects. The 1960 home was tricky to update since the homeowners didn’t want to lose its old charm. Virtuoso designed the home to feel up-to-date without losing its vintage appeal. The company also sorted out the old wirings and plumbing of the home.