Ranked fifth by Niche on its Best Places to Raise a Family list, North Caldwell provides a quiet rural environment for its population of just over 6,000. Most of the community’s residents own their homes and visitors from nearby towns quickly understand the appeal of this peaceful community. One of the roles of the best custom home builders of North Caldwell is to provide new and existing residents the chance to design, curate, and build their own homes.

The professionals below have helped project owners realize their most ambitious home designs through delivery methods that put a strong emphasis on efficiency, and functionality. The result is timeless architecture. These builders have won awards, they use sustainable methods, and they are consistently featured in leading industry publications.


Millennium Custom Homes

615 W Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Millennium Custom Homes built this modern-farmhouse-inspired residence through a robust selection of materials and a careful framing of light and space. Combining these elements produced an abode perfectly balanced between function and style. Window groupings of varying sizes determine the amount of daylight that accesses the home’s interiors. The same windows visually connect the main areas of the home to the landscape. The contrasting palette of white walls and dark shingles on its pitched roofing add character to the home.

Projects of the same stunning level of quality can be found in the firm’s portfolio, filled with award-winning projects. Established in 2013, the company has been a recipient of a long list of accolades, including the Contractor Award, Best of Livingston, Best Custom Home Builder in New Jersey, and the Home Builder Awards given by Build Magazine.


Vanco Construction

18 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ 07039

Vanco Construction led the construction of this traditional-inspired home in Summit dubbed “Miller’s Masterpiece.” The three-story residence features a full white palette and an interesting asymmetrical structure. The home is dominated by tall window groupings and double-hung windows with dark shutters. The presence of large, cylindrical columns across the exteriors hints at its colonial inspiration. The white and expansive color themes extend to the home’s exterior where daylight freely flows throughout the living spaces. Architect Robert Miller designed the residence with Douglas C. Wright Architects seeing the project through.

The company has been serving the industry for 42 years. Projects inspired by a wide spectrum of architectural styles grace its portfolio. They are proud to be able to deliver the best quality while meeting each and every deadline. Remodeler Magazine, Professional Builder, and Architectural Digest are just three of the many publications that have highlighted the firm’s contribution to the building industry. 


JCL Contracting

657 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

JCL Contracting has produced some of the most iconic homes in the region. One example of its custom home construction work is a luxury residential project that exudes elegance and nostalgia. The structure makes use of natural materials, including wood and stone, to tap back into the homey, warm ambiance of traditional design. Earth palettes can be seen throughout the home’s exterior and interior spaces. Generous daylight coming from its window groupings flows throughout the home. The choice of color and materials allows the space to easily blend in with Glen Ridge’s lush landscape.

Since the firm first launched its services in 1975, it has produced homes inspired by the Tuscan, Tudor, colonial, and traditional architectural styles. These projects have made significant contributions to shaping the region’s stunning residential landscape. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has chosen the firm as the New Jersey Contractor of the Year four times. Better Homes & Gardens also recognized the firm through the publication’s Award for Homes of Outstanding Quality and Value.


Inspired Construction LLC

17 Kennedy Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Inspired Construction has built and transformed many of the most beloved residences in the region. The firm specializes in custom home construction, renovations, additions, and building outdoor living spaces for the mid-range and luxury residential markets. The firm’s ability to deliver work that seamlessly integrates with existing architectural and structural contexts is one of its most impressive attributes. 

As an emerging custom home builder established in 2017, the firm introduces the latest in construction technologies to produce some of the most structurally relevant and architecturally inspiring homes in the region. The company’s comprehensive and contemporary practice can be attributed to the background of its founder, Frank Pazden. Aside from being a licensed engineer, Pazden has experience in designing commercial, industrial, and residential structures. 


RTH Building Co.

86 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042

One of the most iconic custom home transformations that RTH Building Co has delivered in recent years is for an English manor in Osborne Woods. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, the home’s restoration had to be carefully curated and executed. The residence’s historic integrity needed to be preserved through an exterior restoration; a new addition and an interior overhaul were also required. The firm’s collaboration with the clients throughout the process produced a Tudor home designed to answer to the modern-day lifestyles of its inhabitants. 

Founded in 2005, the firm was established as a culmination of founding builder Ryan Hodgson’s two decades of practice. Prior to starting his own company, Hodgson worked in New York and built some of the city’s luxury residential spaces. 


Heritage Manor Homes

86 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042

Homes inspired by traditional, colonial, and classic architectures dominate Heritage Manor Homes’s portfolio. One example of the company’s single-family project highlights the approachable materials and familiar asymmetry of American design. Featured here is a two-story home that taps at that appeal with a traditional large front porch and columns influenced by the Craftsman style. The home’s wood cladding and steeped, shingled roofing is set in the neutral grey palette that this architecture is known for. 

For over 30 years, the company has won commendations from the industry’s building and design institutions. Awards for its single-family custom home projects, renovations that highlight sustainable practices, and relevant accolades were given to many of its custom homes and remodeling projects for New Jersey’s most demanding homeowners. 


Prestige Home Solutions LLC

16 Cambridge Road, Verona, NJ 07044

Prestige Home Solutions’s full-service approach to home building has helped it deliver a diverse range of homes in a range of varying styles, values, and complexity. One great example of its work is a Tudor-inspired home that enjoys the functionality of modern design and materials. The home features exposed wood framework, masonry chimney, steep gabled roofing, a warm palette combination of second-level beige cladding, and dark roofing paired with brick stone walls. 

Principal builder Nicolas Savva personally led this project as well as its many other custom home commissions since the firm’s founding in 1988. Savva’s decades of experience and hands-on approach to construction have helped the company develop a comprehensive delivery method for its custom homes, remodels, renovations, restorations, and additions.