Ridgewood was the original settlement for the Leni-Lenape Indians before the Dutch colonies followed. By 1853, Ridgewood was a village built around a train station. Today Ridgewood is known to be one of the best places to live in the U.S. with median residential prices of $697,400. With its comfortable setup and close-knit community, it’s a great place for families who wish to put up their own homes in a peaceful suburban neighborhood.

In this list are just some of the best custom home builders in Ridgewood. The firms on this list have been chosen for their ability to craft homes with classical and traditional styles that add modern twists to their designs. These skills are supported by years of experience in the industry and years of service to Ridgewood clients. 

Danmar Construction

157 Midwood Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

A 15-year old firm, Danmar Construction is known throughout Bergen County and Northern New Jersey for providing quality work for commercial and residential projects. Over time, its work has expanded into various additional services: custom homes, additions, renovations, and even landscape design and installation for both residential and commercial projects.

Among its various work, its most notable might be a traditional home with a two-door garage and balconies that look out over the street. Its covered entryway makes for a grand welcome.

Galarza Builders Inc.

290 South Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

An experienced and capable team, Galarza Builders is a firm that specializes in modernizing homes. From small to big projects, the team draws its talents from 18 years of industry experience and a passion for the practice. This expertise shines through its new construction projects, as well as its interior and exterior remodeling of single-family homes.

The firm works in a variety of styles, including traditional, colonial, and contemporary. One great example of its work is this colonial home in New York. Its blue vinyl sidings and covered entryway create a comfortable and snug ambiance for a small home. 

Homestead Builders, LLC

780 E Saddle River Road, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

A firm that has been around for 39 years, Homestead Builders has completed hundreds of projects. These projects include new homes, renovations, alterations, and even historical restorations.

By working with local architects and designers who bring the same attention to detail Homestead Builders has polished throughout the years, the firm is capable of combining traditional designs with modern ones that bring these homes to a different level of beauty. 

Kevo Development

265 Main Street, New Milford, NJ 07646

Kevo Development’s homes showcase lavishness from the outside all the way to the interiors. With its team of creative designers, developers, and contractors, Kevo Development combines 20 years of experience with unique home design ideas to craft homes in various styles including Tudor, French, and traditional. While its exteriors present a certain flamboyant beauty, the firm is also experienced in crafting luxury kitchens and baths, home theaters, custom wine cellars, and outstanding amenities.

Among its many projects, its most notable one is a palatial French-style estate in Saddle River. With a bar, wine cellar, home theater, and a swimming pool, it’s the perfect home for owners who enjoy entertaining guests. 

Exclusive Homes

8 Round Hill Rd., Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Exclusive Homes is the result of a group of highly experienced and passionate professionals. These professionals come from various fields and present that expertise through timeless homes. Company owner Tommy Trill highlights this passion and expertise. As a professional who has been in the industry years before the inception of Exclusive Homes, Trill provides a sharp eye for details—the result of years reviewing architectural plans and making appropriate enhancements.

His daughter Tana brings her background in the creative and marketing fields and quite a few fresh ideas. The firm’s portfolio emphasizes highly decorative styles including the French chateau and the English eclectic. 

Prominent Builders & Design

243 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Prominent Builders & Design is a firm that maintains a high level of coordination and supervision within its team. This approach to work has been the same for over 25 years and it’s the same for both residential and commercial new builds or renovations.

Alongside a design-build process that involves all stages—consultation, planning, and design to project management—Prominent Builders  Design provides its clients a ten-year homeowners warranty. This warranty is provided for all residential new construction.

DM Roze Design/Build, Inc.

Ridgewood, NJ

DM Roze Design/Build Inc. takes on every stage of a project. From tedious budgeting to design and building, the firm gives its clients 10 years’ worth of flexible expertise that is most evident in the different home styles it has completed.

Currently, its portfolio highlights residences in the modern, ranch, contemporary, and traditional styles. Among these is this notable Modern Ranch home. The design itself is spacious, airy, and takes on a palette of light colors that almost mimic light itself, making for a relaxing space.

K&B Home Solutions

529 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

K&B Home Solutions makes a deep, thorough inspection at the forefront of its design and build approach. This high attention to detail continues through an eight-step transparent work method that emphasizes constant communication with the client to produce an accurately designed home.

As a 14-year old firm that sets high standards for its team and the projects it completes, it serves as a full-service design-build firm that offers every professional needed when completing a unique home just like the contemporary, modern, and traditional homes seen in the K&B Home Solutions portfolio. 

RTH Building Company

86 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042

Top-tier architects or designers, referral and repeat clients are the base clientele of this firm famous for crafting mostly traditional homes that carry modern twists. RTH Building Company has been doing this work for over two decades with an in-house crew of varying professionals. Over time, the team has gained mindfulness that’s evident in the home’s clean lines, balanced door and window layouts, and an organic flow that leads from one room to the next.

This design approach has been recognized with the 2019 Best of Montclair Awards in the Home Builder category. The Nolan Tudor, an English manor in Montclair is one project that exemplifies the firm’s signature design style. A blend of historic architecture and modern, sophisticated living, the residence has an open floor plan with a high fashion design. Its renovated interior and restored exterior meanwhile is the signature of a design that combines the old with the new.

RTJ Construction LLC

269 Idaho Street, Paramus, NJ 07652

For over 24 years, RTJ Construction has been praised for its outstanding customer service. This reputation is most recognized by clients in Paramus Bergen County in New Jersey where the firm’s track of professionalism, quality craftsmanship, and dedication is evident in its list of referral-based clients and an A+ rating with consumer affairs and the BBB. Currently, its portfolio is full of impressive homes in styles ranging from contemporary to traditional. One great example of its capabilities is the rebuild of a historical home in Ridgewood.

Designed by architect Jim O’Brien of Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors, the rebuilt home—previously a mess of styles—was transformed into an American Farmhouse that matched the neighborhood ambiance. The interiors and exteriors were designed by RTJ Construction which also included backyard amenities like the pool, a luxurious jacuzzi, and outdoor grill areas. The custom interior meanwhile has other high-class amenities like its own gym on the second floor which hangs over a three-car garage where a sauna is also located. Projects like this one have been recognized and featured in a number of publications, including DesignNJ.