Overview

Austin, Texas, is a city that values individuality and expression. From its support for local businesses (“keep Austin weird!”) to its passionate music scene, Austinites are known for their appreciation of creativity, style, and the arts. This appreciation crops up everywhere in day-to-day life: the businesses that people patronize, the way they spend their recreation time, and the places they live.

Austin has the traditional Craftsman-style homes common to most major cities in America, but it also boasts Spanish, Tuscan, and Mediterranean-style homes. It also has single-family residences that are strikingly modern but designed to blend in with the wide open terrain and to keep residents comfortable in scorching temperatures. The region is full of general contractors in Austin working to create new homes that reflect your style and meet the needs of modern-day life. This list of Austin general contractors — chosen for their creative and award-winning building projects in upscale areas — is useful to anybody in the early stages of dreaming of a new home, or those ready to hire the best general contractor Austin can offer.

Top General Contractors

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Buildworks

Featured Professionals:
Jonathan Kaplan

Address:
214 Sailors Run, Lakeway, TX 78734

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About Buildworks

Buildworks, a luxury builder and remodeler for residential properties throughout Austin, offers custom home design as well as high-end interior remodels, additions, and outdoor living areas. They are affiliated with the Home Builders Association (HBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Committed to sustainable building, Buildworks considers factors like energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor comfort, types of building materials, and site management during the building process. Buildworks specializes in residential remodels and produces Austin homes that are luxurious and elegant, with a National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Award for a Detached Structure.

One home looks more like a hotel or palace than a typical household. It features high ceilings, marble counters in the kitchen and baths, and crystal chandeliers. There is a pool area with outdoor seating, a master suite, and a formal dining room. The home features a deck, a poolside veranda, and traditional fireplaces framed with white and gray swirled marble. A bedroom wall contains a cabinet designed to hold a big-screen TV. Buildworks specializes in cabinetry, with options in wenge, bamboo, walnut, cherry, and rustic alder.

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Texas Construction Company

Featured Professionals:
Royce Flournoy

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Award

Address:
4622 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

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About Texas Construction Company

Texas Construction Company works with some of Austin’s top architects to construct their clients’ dream houses. Founded in 1996 by Royce Flournoy, the company specializes in new home construction and large-scale home remodeling projects. Flournoy gained his interest in building through his grandfather, a well-known local builder who owned a lumber company.

Texas Construction Company has earned eight awards and honors for its renovations and additions, such as a 2014 NARI Contractor of the Year Award for a Residential Addition Over $250k. Their work has appeared in Luxe Magazine, Home Design & Decor, Urban Home, and Professional Remodeler, and on HGTV.

With the collaboration of the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, one of its projects was a contemporary home overlooking Lake Austin. The home is a 2,834-square-foot residence made of glass, hemlock, and stucco. The many windows in each room offer grand views of the scenic surroundings, along with two covered balconies and a small window box designed for reading and reflection. The interior is an open-plan layout with a sunken living room, a wet bar, and a floating, suspended steel staircase.

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Watermark & Company

Featured Professionals:
Jimmy Gallagher
Louis Sanchez

Awards:
Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
2121 Lohmans Crossing, Suite 504-325, Lakeway, TX 78734

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About Watermark & Company

Watermark & Company, an award-winning design-build firm, was founded in 2004. This general contractor in Austin offers everything from architectural services to custom home building, whole-house renovations, room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and interior design.

Watermark & Company is operated by Principals Jimmy Gallagher and Louis Sanchez. Gallagher, a veteran of the US Air Force and a native Texan, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Angelo State University. Sanchez is also from Texas and grew up building his family’s new home alongside his father. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas Tech.

Watermark has earned more than 10 awards through NARI, HBA, and the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). These include NARI Contractor of the Year awards for projects like Best Home Theater & Media Rooms Under $150k, and a TAB Star Award for Best Whole House Renovation Under $200k. One of their whole house renovations in Great Hills features a full entertainment room, high ceilings with wood beams, dramatic stone and tile fireplaces, and library shelves.

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Audino Construction

Featured Professionals:
Mark Audino

Awards:
TAB Central Texas Remodeler of the Year,
Lone Star Awards,
NARI Owards

Address:
7701 Grovedale Trail, Austin, TX 78729

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About Audino Construction

Audino Construction is an award-winning and family-run construction company with more than 30 years of experience providing building and remodeling services in Austin. Remodeling Magazine has named them one of the Top 50 Remodelers in the nation, and in 2001, TAB named them Central Texas Remodeler of the Year. They are affiliated with TAB, HBA, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and NARI, and they also offer aging-in-place and green building design and construction services.

Principal Mark Audino is a second-generation builder who grew up gaining hands-on experience in construction. President of the company is Debbie Audino, who is also Mark’s wife. The company has received over 20 awards and recognitions for its work on residential properties in Austin, such as HBA Max awards for Best Kitchen and Best Bath remodels, and multiple Lone Star awards for Best Whole House Renovation Over $250k. Five awards have been through NARI, for projects like Residential Interior Specialty, Residential Remodel Over $100k, and Residential Exterior Under $100k. Their work has appeared in such publications as Austin Home & Living, Texas Builder Magazine, and Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

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RRS Design Build

Featured Professionals:
Randy and Cara Stringer

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Award,
NAHB Best in American Living Award
TAB Star Award<Chrysalis Award

Address:
10107 Janet Loop, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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About RRS Design Build

RRS Design Build works on kitchen and bath remodels, whole-house remodels, and custom homes. The company is led by Randy and Cara Stringer. Randy grew up learning about the building industry from his father, a prominent builder in Texas. After years of working on multimillion-dollar remodeling projects in San Francisco, he returned to Austin. That’s where he met Cara, the daughter of a New England architect. She grew up drawing blueprints of her dream homes and then improving them based on feedback from her father. She later gained an MBA and a Texas Realtor license.

The company has earned more than 15 awards, honors, and recognitions for its building and remodeling projects, including a 2017 NARI Contractor of the Year Award for Best Residential Addition Over $250k, a Best in American Living Award from the NAHB, a TAB Star Award for the Best Whole House Renovation $250k to $500k, and a Chrysalis Award for Best Detached Outbuilding. Their work has been highlighted in Qualified Remodeler Magazine on multiple occasions.

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Adams Company

Featured Professionals:
Debbie Adams

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
HBA Max Award,
Chrysalis Award

Address:
13740 Research Blvd, Building L, Suite 4, Austin, Texas 78750

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About Adams Company

Adams Company is led by Debbie Adams, who started her career in 1987 when she worked for high-end custom home builder Ray Tonjes. Adams Company specializes in high-end kitchen and bath remodels in north and central Austin and surrounding areas. Debbie is a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Green Building Professional, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist through the National Association of Builders (NAHB). Adams Company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA), Texas Association of Builders (TAB), and The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NAR).

Kitchen remodeling is one of the company’s strengths. In 2016 Adams Company won National, Regional and Local Contractor of the Year Awards through NARI and a MAX award from the local HBA chapter for a $30,000 – $60,000 kitchen. Adams Company has earned more than a dozen awards in the building industry, including one (1) Regional and five (5) Austin NARI awards for Contractor of the Year and a Chrysalis Award in 2017 alone.

Featured on the Adams Company website includes both traditional and modern spaces along with their numerous award-winning projects. The website illustrates their creative and skillful use of materials such as a clear glass backsplash over fabric that can be changed out anytime and their ability to a match a 40-year-old brick façade seamlessly.

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Soledad Builders

Featured Professionals:
Marc and Kelly Molak

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
1004 Mo-Pac Circle #201, Austin, TX 78746

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About Soledad Builders

Soledad has finished more than 100 whole-home remodels and new building projects. The company is a family-run business, committed to sustainability and community service. Its owners are Marc and Kelly Molak. Marc, native to Texas, has experience building since 1989 and holds a degree in construction management from UTSA. He is Green Boots Certified through Austin Energy and a Certified Green Professional through the NAHB, and he has built more than 1,000 houses in the Austin area. Kelly is a second-generation builder who has taught Green Boots classes for several years.

The company is affiliated with the NHBA of Austin, Custom Builders USA, TAB, and the Austin Area Conservation Council. In 2016, they earned NARI Contractor of the Year awards for a Residential Kitchen $100k to $150k and a Residential Exterior over $200k. One of their custom home projects in the Texas Hill Country area was inspired by the Tuscan-style residences in the Italian countryside. It features rich woods and stonework, a grand entryway with a chandelier, tall ceilings with decorative beams, and a gourmet kitchen.

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Avenue B Development

Featured Professionals:
Jeff Bullard

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
904 West Avenue, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78701

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About Avenue B Development

Avenue B Development provides award-winning building, remodeling, and interior design services. They prioritize quality craftsmanship, and their house designs celebrate traditional Texas styles. Owner Jeff Bullard is the current president of Austin’s Chapter of NARI, a NARI Certified Remodeler, and a member of Preservation Austin.

The company has earned more than 20 awards and recognitions since 2011, through organizations like NARI and Chrysalis. Several of their awards are for Entire House projects over $250k and for their work on historic renovations. Their work has appeared in countless publications, like the Austin Business Journal, Professional Remodeler Magazine, Austin Home Magazine, and Urban Home Magazine. Their work has also appeared on KXAN News and KEYE Channel 42 We Are Austin. One of their residential remodeling and addition projects took place in Hyde Park, a National and Historic District in central Austin. The residence was a 1,200-square-foot bungalow, and Avenue B added a second story with a master suite and family room, while modernizing and updating the original interior.

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Austin Impressions

Featured Professionals:
John Gehlken

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
7000 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78731

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About Austin Impressions

Austin Impressions is a full-service, design-build residential contractor providing whole-home renovations, room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and outdoor living areas throughout the Austin area. Owner John Gehlken has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience and has served on the board of directors of Austin’s Chapter of NARI. He has studied meditation, yoga, and tools for conscious living that inform his work as a home improvement contractor; he is able to produce creative answers to building questions and he excels in customer service.

In 2017, Austin Impressions earned two NARI Contractor of the Year awards: one for a Residential Addition $100k to $250k, and one for an Entire House $500k to $750k. In a large-scale interior project in Northwest Hills, the homeowners — two doctors with three teenage children — wanted home improvements such as better flow, more light, and greater storage. Austin Impressions created 10-foot ceilings in the kitchen and living room, opened up several of the walls that blocked off the first-floor rooms from one another, and replaced the back of the house with floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the pool and garden.

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CG&S Design-Build

Featured Professionals:
Billy Guerrero
Stewart Davis

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
402 Corral Lane, Austin, TX 78745

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About CG&S Design-Build

CG&S Design-Build was founded by Clarence and Stella Guerrero in 1957. The company is a family business, and its name reflects it: “CG&S” stands for Clarence Guerrero and Sons. After training for most of their lives, their children eventually purchased the family business from Clarence and Stella in the 1990s. Today, Billy Guerrero is the company’s president and co-owner. Dolores Guerrero Davis is the general manager, and her husband, Stewart Davis, joined the company as an architect in 1994, and currently serve as a co-owner and the head of sales and estimation. This enabled the business to become a full-service design-build company.

CG&S Design-Build has completed hundreds of building projects throughout Austin and is affiliated with NARI, the AIA, NKBA, and the HBA. The company received 24 NARI Contractor of the Year awards between 2014 and 2017 alone: one for an Entire House Over $1M; one for an Outdoor Living Space over $60,000; and one for a Residential Exterior Under $100k, to name a few. In a 1980s home with flood damage,CG&S preserved the exterior’s southwestern rustic charm, but they doubled the kitchen size, added a covered outdoor living space with a full kitchen, and created a master bedroom suite with brand-new windows.

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Camelot Custom Homes

Featured Professionals:
Paul Streeter

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Address:
12400 Highway 71 West, Suite 350-404, Austin, TX 78738

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About Camelot Custom Homes

Camelot Custom Homes, a custom home builder and large-scale remodeling company, began in 2004. It was founded by Paul Streeter, who had his first experience in building as an adolescent in Brighton, England. During his professional career in building many years later, he traveled the world building million-dollar homes, as well as high-rises and hotels for multinational corporations.

The company is affiliated with AIA and NARI, and it operates everywhere in Austin from Travis Heights to the Highland Lakes. Their service area includes some of the finest neighborhoods in Austin like Tarrytown, Rollingwood, and Bee Cave. The company works alongside multiple award-winning and prestigious architecture firms such as Architects Clayton & Little, and Forge+Craft Studios. of its awards and recognitions, Camelot earned a 2017 National Contractor of the Year Award through NARI for an Entire House $500k to $750k.

One project, a 1917 home located in central Austin, required an addition to make room for a growing family and to provide a space for the adults to entertain guests. Camelot built a two-story casita with a 500-square-foot apartment and small garage and deck area. It includes a two-level, steel, screened-in porch; a spiral staircase; and a rooftop area offering views of the Texas State Capitol Building.

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David Wilkes Builders

Featured Professionals:
David Wilkes

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
Texas Star Award
Home Builders Association Remodeler of the Year Award

Address:
5450 Bee Caves, Suite 4B, Austin, TX 78746

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About David Wilkes Builders

David Wilkes Builders is an Austin, Texas, contractor known for high attention to detail. They believe that labor produces elegance. The company is run by David Wilkes, who studied engineering and the built environment at Wolverhampton University, one of England’s most prestigious engineering and construction programs. Wilkes is a member of NARI and a Green Building Professional.
The company has earned more than 20 awards for its building projects. These include NARI Contractor of the Year awards for an Entire House Over $1M; multiple Residential Additions $100k to $250k; and a Texas Star Award for the Best Bathroom Renovation $50,000 to $199k. They also received a 2015 Home Builders Association Remodeler of the Year Award.

One of their custom homes is a modern-style, 2,822-square-foot residence with four bedrooms and three baths. It features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, an open-plan first floor, and a 520-square-foot deck covered in Brazilian Garapa Wood. The deck has a TV built into custom cabinets, as well as a fireplace and views of the city. David Wilkes’ work has appeared in publications like Texas Home Builder, Urban Home, and Western Art & Architecture.

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Corias Homes

Featured Professionals:
Keith, Debbie and Aria Schoenfelt

Awards:
TAB Star Awards

Address:
11701 Bee Caves Road, Suite 230, Austin, TX 78738

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About Corias Homes

Corias Homes is a family business that was founded by Keith and Debbie Schoenfelt in 1982. They currently operate the company with their daughter, Aria, who is also a real estate consultant with her own brokerage firm. Debbie is the president of the company, with a degree in microbiology and experience working as a virologist. Keith has 30 years of experience in building, especially green building practices, and he was one of the first environmental engineers in Texas.

Corias Homes works in collaboration with some of the best architects in Texas to build multimillion-dollar homes that have been honored with nearly 20 awards and recognitions. More than 10 of their awards are TAB Star Awards recognizing custom homes around $3M, and projects like master suite, bathroom, and kitchen remodels in homes $2 to 4M.

Corias Homes look like palaces. A project at Lake Austin features stone floors and walls, luxurious open-plan layouts with high ceilings and tall windows that overlook scenic views, and intricate courtyards with water features. They include outdoor living and seating areas reminiscent of real retreats, elegant dining areas with remarkable chandeliers, and enormous gourmet kitchens.

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Realty Restoration

Featured Professionals:
David Davison

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
Chrysalis Awards

Address:
P.O. Box 10001, Austin, TX 78766

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About Realty Restoration

Realty Restoration was founded in 2001 by David Davison. A member of Austin’s Chapter of NARI, David is also a Master Electrician, Certified Remodeler, and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler with more than 30 years of experience in construction. Christopher Davison, registered architect in the state of Texas, joined the company in 2009 after completing a Master of Architecture from Texas Tech University. The firm specializes in residential design-build projects, in particular renovations.

In 2013, Realty Restoration earned NARI Contractor of the Year awards at the local, regional, and national levels for a $120k residential addition/remodel project. In total, the company has earned over 50 awards through NARI, Chrysalis, and Qualified Remodeler. These include five separate NARI and Chrysalis Awards for Entire House projects at $1M.

In a residential project on Bell Mountain Drive, homeowners sought a more comfortable outdoor living space in their scorching, shade-free backyard. Realty Restoration transformed the backyard and patio into an oasis by covering the space with Douglas fir rafters supported by limestone columns and framed with custom steel handrails. Accent lights decorate the stairway, and they installed an elegant, cut stone fountain wall for the pool.

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RisherMartin Fine Homes

Featured Professionals:
Chris Risher
Jeremy Martin

Awards:
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
TAB Star Awards

Address:
4524 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

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About RisherMartin Fine Homes

RisherMartin Fine Homes is led by Principals Chris Risher and Jeremy Martin. Risher has a lifetime of experience in the building industry, from observing his father build furniture in their home garage at a young age. He studied at the University of Texas, and he is a board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, as well as the immediate past resident of Austin’s chapter of NARI. He was selected as one of Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Builders, and he holds prestigious NARI Certified Remodeler credentials. Martin is a third-generation builder who graduated from the University of Texas with an engineering degree.

Called a “Rising Star” by NAHB, Martin holds a long and impressive list of credentials, including Graduate Master Builder — the highest certification offered through NAHB. RisherMartin has earned over 50 awards and recognitions for its custom homes and large-scale addition projects, including multiple TAB and NARI Awards for Entire Houses and Additions valued at $1M. The company builds custom homes, outdoor living spaces, and additions, and they provide high-end kitchen and bath remodels throughout Austin.

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