Austin originally became popular mostly for its music scene, for those who come to the city will see live musicians performing all over the place, from the parks to the corners of the streets. Now, however, the city is also known for its many museums, ballet centers, shopping areas, and outdoor spaces. Visitors to the city can choose among a wide range of activities, including paddling the lake, visiting a celebrated history museum, exploring a sculpture garden, and ziplining through Hill Country. For those who are interested in life in Austin, we have created a list of the best remodeling contractors in the area. These firms are particularly skilled in their ability to update old homes while preserving unique characteristics from whatever time period during which the home was built.
402 Corral Ln. Austin, TX 78745
CG&S Design-Build was founded by Clarence and Stella Guerrero in 1957, and they spent the first few years after the firm’s founding teaching their children the carpentry and bookkeeping trades in order to help the business grow. With this effort put into continuous expansion and improvement, CG&S quickly became known as a reliable and high-quality remodeling firm in the Austin area. Currently, Dolores Guerrero Davis serves as the firm’s president, while her husband Stewart Davis acts as the co-owner and vice president. Their firm offers services in renovation, architecture, construction, and interior design.
One notable project by the firm, the Clean & Classic project, features a home that underwent renovation after a pipe burst in the master bath and flooded the master suite. CG&S initially consulted with the homeowners to repair and renovate the bath, but the homeowners ultimately took the incident as an opportunity to remodel the entire home. The scope of the remodeling project included implementing a dining space, an open kitchen with an island, access to the backyard through a central living space, and an additional upstairs master suite. Everything was completed while maintaining features characteristic of a 1940s home.
Tier1 Group, LLC
400 Broade Way, Leander, TX 78641
Tier1 Group works with skilled professionals in the construction industry to provide clients with high-quality services. These services include consultations, new construction, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, outdoor living, and universal design. In working on projects, Tier1 Group emphasizes close communication with clients to ensure that each decision made throughout the project is an informed one.
The Barton Creek Interior Home Remodel project was a total home makeover that the firm completed. Tier1 Group began by removing all of the sheetrock, clearing out the existing insulation, and eliminating the fireplaces. They then replaced this with a self-contained unit, and installed LED lighting and path lighting. All of the common spaces in the home feature natural wood and stone floors, while the exterior uses stone, slurry covering, and new stucco with trim details. The driveway was also expanded to address drainage and water concerns.
Realty Restoration, LLC
8410 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78729
Realty Restoration, LLC provides remodeling, design-build, and new construction services to clients in the Austin area. The firm’s team of skilled craftsmen offers clients comprehensive renovation solutions that properly accommodate the set schedule and budget. The firm is currently under the co-leadership of David Davison and Christopher Davidson. David, who has over 30 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry, is a Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) and a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR), and specializes in design-build residential renovations, home additions, and new construction. Christopher, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), spearheads the design aspect of the firm’s projects.
Hidden Hollow Drive is a project the firm completed in 2019. The clients at this home contracted Realty Restoration to update their house after their children moved out. One of the highlights of the home is the renovated kitchen area. Previously closed off to adjacent rooms, the kitchen is now part of a continuous space with the dining and living rooms. The open-concept kitchen was implemented to make the space more functional for entertaining visitors, allowing the clients to interact with guests in the adjacent rooms as they prepare food. The boundaries between the kitchen, living room, and dining room are large-cased openings that contribute to the open atmosphere throughout the space.
Camelot Custom Homes Inc.
12400 Hwy. 71 West, Suite 350-404, Austin, TX 78738
Camelot Custom Homes is co-run by Paul Streeter and Clara Oliver. Streeter began building residential and commercial projects—including hotels, airports, and homes—in 1977. In his current leadership of the company, he mainly works on budget management, customer service, quality control, and client communication. Oliver, on the other hand, serves the role of the chief project hunter and architect liaison. She has more than 25 years of experience doing interior design, landscape design/installation, and sales and marketing.
The Bridle Path Remodel project is an award-winning Austin-based project completed by the firm. Before the remodel, the property was a 1948 Central Austin house that needed to undergo renovation in order to rework the floor plan and modernize the flow. In their renovation, Camelot Custom Homes added over 1,500 square feet of additional living space, specifically through the addition of a second story and of a semi-attached accessory dwelling unit (ADU). This project was the winner of the 2018 Austin Contractor of the Year Award.
4361 South Congress Ave. 104, Austin, TX 78745
Skelly Build provides residential and commercial renovation services to clients in the Austin area. Specifically, the firm works on additions/builds, renovations, historical homes, and condominiums. Skelly is made up of a team of project managers, materials managers, estimators, and an operations manager, and they collaborate with engineers, interior designers, and architects to complete their projects. To ensure customer satisfaction, clients of Skelly Build are always given a thorough walkthrough of the construction process, as well as a rundown of the firm’s services to help clients finalize their plan.
One of the firm’s notable projects is a Lake Austin Home renovation project. The work included the remodeling of the kitchen, the primary and powder bathrooms, the laundry room, the exercise room, and the fireplace. The kitchen underwent a full-gut demolition, with an end result that features matte touch custom cabinetry, a 12-foot sliding glass door, a large island with storage on both sides, and a calacatta-polished quartz countertop with waterfall edges. The primary bathroom also underwent a full renovation, which resulted in the implementation of additional storage space, an exterior shower, and a floor-to-ceiling glass door with a gold handle and bracket features. Meanwhile, the two powder bathrooms now have vanity installations, custom floating countertops, and new flooring.
Q Construction Solutions
2006 West Koenig Ln. Austin, TX 78756
Q Construction Solutions is a general contracting firm with a specialty in completing kitchen and bathroom projects. Its services include construction management, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, addition/conversion, wall and space reconfiguration, full renovation, and new construction. On all of these types of projects, the firm uses an integrated and streamlined approach in order deliver results on time without sacrificing any quality.
To deliver the best services to its clients, Q Construction Solutions partners with a talented array of investors, agents, landlords, and managers, as well as working closely with the clients themselves. The firm is considered among the premier general contractors and remodelers in the Austin area, since its reconfigured spaces implement beautiful and sophisticated finishes while adhering to all industry standards.
Soledad Builders, LLC
1004 Mo-Pac Cir. #201, Austin, TX 78746
Soledad Builders offers luxury custom home building services to clients in the Austin area. The firm teams up with experienced architects and designers to ensure its work embodies what clients expect of their homes. Clients are also heavily involved in the process; the firm sends daily updates to them at all stages of the project, from choosing materials to creating the structure. Quality craftsmanship is put at the center of the firm’s process, which allows Soledad Builders to produce spaces that are both beautiful and comfortable.
The Finley Mid-Century Remodel project features a 1954 home that Soledad Builders worked to update while preserving its original design. Most notably, the firm added extra storage space and several multifunctional spaces to the home, which was done to make it easier for the homeowners to structure their busy lifestyles. There is also a new master suite and a revamped dining room that includes a built-in buffet, dry bar, and home office.
New Creations Custom Kitchen and Bath
11716 Big Trl. Austin, TX 78750
New Creations Custom Kitchen and Bath was created to bring first-class remodeling experiences to clients seeking kitchen and bathroom remodeling or whole house renovation projects. Under the leadership of Roy Faust, the firm’s principles are based on keeping homes clean, ensuring strong customer service, and completing projects with quality craftsmanship. The firm’s work has been acknowledged with awards like the Thermador Regional Kitchen of the Year award.
To achieve its goal of providing exceptional service, New Creations Custom Kitchen and Bath works closely with clients on all of its projects. This allows the firm to understand and respond to feedback promptly and clearly, while always adhering to industry standards. The firm is also careful to minimize interfering with clients who live inside their homes during the duration of the project. To accomplish this, construction zones are sealed off, the air is filtered, and the site is thoroughly cleaned after each day of work.
David Wilkes Builders
5450 Bee Caves, Suite 4B, Austin, TX 78746
David Wilkes Builders is led by father-daughter pair David and Catherine Wilkes. David is a graduate of Wolverhampton University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment, where he learned how to work with multidisciplinary elements when remodeling homes. Additionally, David is a green-building professional with expertise in environmentally sound practices. Catherine, who is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), has learned about remodeling largely through observing her father’s work. In her work, she aims to combine traditional, contemporary, and innovative approaches to remodeling projects.
Under the leadership of David and Catherine, the firm works based on the principle of providing highly individualized services to each client; each of the firm’s projects is tailored to the unique needs and lifestyles of the client. This effort has earned the firm awards like the Greater Austin Home Builders Association Custom Builder of the Year and Construction Manager of the Year awards, which were both received in 2019.
2506 S Lamar Blvd Unit 2, Austin, TX 78704
Revent Builds is made up of craftsmen who have grown up working together, which means that their teamwork has become seamless and always produces quality results. The firm’s available services include new home construction, home remodeling, home additions, and bathroom and kitchen remodeling.
The 1940s Zilker Home Remodel project, which was completed by Revent Builds, features a home that the homeowners wanted to update while maintaining the characteristics unique to the time during which it was built. The homeowners also wanted to incorporate contemporary design elements, modern technology, and energy efficiency. Before the remodel, the property had two separate houses that had been combined into one home, which resulted in an awkward floor plan. Revent Builds, therefore, had to do some structural enhancements to the foundation and framing, such as repurposing the existing kitchen into a new utility and mudroom. The firm then added a new master bath that is reinforced with a pier and beam foundation for the new freestanding pedestal tub. Also, some areas in the home were newly walled off, while in other areas new doorways were added to create a better flow throughout the home.
You can learn more about the home on their website here.
3736 Bee Cave Rd. Austin, TX 78746
Canyon Construction remodels and builds custom homes by capitalizing on the extensive knowledge and experience of its team of seasoned professionals. In order to minimize the need for bringing in multiple service providers, the firm offers a wide range of services to its clients. This helps ensure that the project proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
Specifically, each project begins with a consultation. Canyon Construction has its general contractors meet clients to discuss and understand their ideas and needs. A team of designers, architects, and engineers then come together to conceptualize the home and begin to figure out the exact design. Once the design is finalized, the firm begins constructing the home, and clients can keep track of this progress through the firm’s online portal. Canyon Construction then brings the client in for a final walkthrough of the home.
Audino Construction, Inc.
7701 Grovedale Trl. Austin, TX 78729
Audino Construction, Inc. has been serving the Austin area for the past 30 years. Its company mission is to provide high-quality projects that are delivered on time and within budget, which it does by partnering with highly skilled architects and interior designers. The firm has worked on a variety of project types, from small specialized projects to large complex projects, and from home interiors to home exteriors.
Mark Audino serves as the principal of Audino Construction, Inc. He typically works on sales and project estimation, though he also visits the job site to ensure quality and professionalism are maintained across each project. Working alongside Mark are his family members: wife and firm president Debbie Audino, daughter and office manager Nicole Crenshaw, and son and project manager Dustin Audino. This team of family members are firm believers in continued education, so they are always working to stay updated on the ways that science and technology are changing the industry. Doing so allows the firm to keep up with the latest building technologies and materials.