Tucson is known for its desert scenery and sunny weather. Many of the town’s residents embrace this environment by incorporating natural light into their homes and including sunrooms and patios. These homes vary in designs and styles but often include Revival, Ranch, Mediterranean, Sonoran, and Spanish Colonial.
Many residents have also converted a garage into a studio or built—common additions that people use to improve their lives and homes. The best home addition contractors in the region offer a myriad of design services that can cater to their client’s needs. From transforming floor plans to building from scratch, these firms have the experience to provide quality results that emphasize functionality. Our editors created this list of the top ten home addition contractors, looking into the firm’s portfolio, accolades, and experience.
McCaleb Design & Construction
2102 N Country Club Road, Bldg 9, Tucson, AZ 85716
John McCaleb founded the firm in 1980. Since that time, the firm has received plenty of recognition for its projects in the form of awards and press features. The firm won SAHBA’s Remodeler of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2015. Other awards include the Chrysalis Award Arizona Remodeler of the Year, 2003, and the Chrysalis Award 2011 Regional Winner for Exterior over $100K. The Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and PBS-TV’s This Old House have also featured the firm. These accolades are the result of the styles and designs the firm consistently produces. These styles include takes on traditional, revival, Spanish, and Mediterranean homes. The home pictured below is one of the firm’s notable projects. A modern floor plan with a uniquely designed fireplace produces a striking effect. A noteworthy characteristic of this project is the direct access it has to the patio, creating easy accessibility.
Eren Design & Remodel
55 North Avenida De La Vista, Tucson, AZ 85710
Previous owners Eric and Ellen Schneider established the firm in 1986. Today, Janice Donald is the owner and CEO of Eren Design & Remodel. Donald later took over the company in 2001 and has since produced a plethora of projects from whole home remodeling to home additions. One of Donald’s notable accolades was becoming the president of the Southern Arizona chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry® (NARI) in 2009. In addition, the firm has received numerous awards, including winning the 2008 Remodeler of the Year from SAHBA, and the 2001 Remodeler of the Year from SAHBA. A project that showcases the firm’s experience and design is the home addition project below, featuring unique native-American furnishing. The use of the statue, wall rugs, paintings, and wooden furniture create a traditional look, and the wooden ceiling, beige walls, and maroon flooring accentuate the overall appeal.
Interior Trends Remodel & Design
3227 N Palo Verde Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85716
Interior Trends Remodel & Design offers premier design and remodeling services for home additions, kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and outdoor spaces. Its team of in-house interior designers and licensed builders have an extensive background in the business and can offer customized services from concept to completion. Owner Kathy Nieto currently runs the company. Her background in the industry spans more than four decades, and she has spent much of that time focused on residential remodeling and commercial construction. Aside from residential and commercial projects, Nieto has experience providing plumbing and mechanical services. The firm’s expertise has led to completed projects like the one below—a modern home office. The use of white and gray create the office’s contemporary look; the bookshelves and cabinets enhance the office’s appeal. The room includes two windows that offer natural lighting throughout the office.
3200 S Dodge Boulevard, #2, Tucson, AZ 85713
John Almond is Pro Remodeling’s current president. Since its inception in 1971, Pro Remodeling has grown into one of Tuscon’s most reliable contractors for home remodeling and improvement services. The firm’s design approach distinguishes it from other firms, involving old-school designs applied carefully in a modern setting. The traditional living room pictured here is a good example of the firm’s work. The abundant use of bricks sets the tone; mahogany wood in the furniture completes the effect. A notable characteristic of this project is the presence of yellow lighting. This type of lighting paired with the furniture accentuates the traditional appeal of the room. Projects like this have garnered the attention of various platforms. The Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and PBS-TV’s This Old House have both featured the firm’s work.
11425 N 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85737
Tom and Sue Hayes lead Hayes Construction today. The company is a family-owned firm and has been serving the Tucson area since 1984. Many of the company’s projects revolve around contemporary homes and spaces. The firm’s green-building methods provide plenty of cost-efficient features for their clients as well. The project below is one of the most challenging projects the company has tackled because of its location and property size. Despite these challenges, the firm provided the client with a modern living space. The yellow lighting by the fireplace creates an intimate, yet refined atmosphere. Various windows provide homeowners gorgeous views of the mountains. It is worth noting that the company works with a high number of repeat clients.
150 S. Camino Seco, Suite #103, Tucson, AZ 85710
John Reuter III and Debra Reuter currently run Assurance Builders. John is a third-generation carpenter and has a rich family history in the industry that began with his great grandfather. His extensive background in the business has propelled Assurance Builders into being one of the reliable contractors in Tucson today. The company has been in the industry since 1998 and continues to offer home improvement services to the Southwest region. The firm is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The project below is one of many spaces the firm has showcased in its portfolio. The modern floor plan applies stone masonry to the fireplace, while wooden cabinets and shelves comprise the front wall. Along with this is a sectional sofa in the middle that provides proper coordination between the fireplace and front wall.
Grail Construction, LLC
1308 West Glenn Street, Tucson, AZ 85705
Grail Construction is one of the younger firms on the list. It started providing its services in 2012. Those services include residential, commercial, and tenant improvements. Owner Tim Smith has an extensive background in the business. Before owning his practice, Smith began working as the field superintendent for Farwest Development and Construction, LLC, where he would rise through the ranks and become the General Operating Manager after three years. The project below is one of the firm’s notable projects, the remodel of the Catalina Foothills home. Some challenges included major water damage and disconnected roof rafters. The firm addressed these issues and provided an updated living room and library area. The library’s floor plan has a sophisticated appeal with various bookshelves, desks, chairs, windows, and yellow lighting. All this contributes to a refined room with a view of the outdoor space. Other noteworthy areas the firm worked on include the patio, kitchen, breakfast nook, and sunroom.
East Coast Contractors, LLC
3310 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
Michael Ablin and Richard Lindsay are the owners of East Construction, LLC. The pair established the firm in 2005, and they have been offering a broad range of architectural design services, business consultation services, and other construction services ever since. Its portfolio includes numerous renovation, remodeling, addition, and restoration projects that range in style from modern to traditional. Ablin and Lindsay’s extensive background has paid dividends in the various projects the company has completed. One of those projects is this Western-style office. Wood predominates in the room’s walls and ceiling; the rug, paintings, and mahogany door enhance the traditional theme. The firm provided the office with beautifully framed window views of the mountains and desert.
Desert Earth & Wood, LLC
245 S Plumer Avenue, Ste 15, Tucson, AZ 85719
Pictured below is the Sam Hughes Addition project. The project’s scope involved an existing shed that became the storage and utility room for the new studio. A point of emphasis of this project included special considerations for the studio’s electrical needs and careful elevation designs that meticulously organize the space for equipment placements. The bathroom also received a new design, with the owner requesting an open shower concept. These kinds of projects are common for the firm. Throughout its three decades in the industry, the team has grown exponentially thanks to the application of new design strategies. The company’s president, Tim Barrett, leads the firm today. Since graduating from the University of Arizona in 1976, Barrett has garnered quite a few accolades, receiving the BPI Building Analyst Certification and EPA Lead Abatement Supervisor Certificate. With his experience, Desert Earth & Wood, LLC has maintained its status as one of Tucson’s top contractors.