Milwaukee has a wide range of home styles, from bungalows to ranches, but many of its most beautiful homes are located along the lake’s shoreline and overlook it.
Based on the quality of the projects they have completed, we have compiled a list of the best bathroom remodeling contractors in the city. In addition to the quality and scope of their work, we considered awards, press coverage, and clientele when determining the ranking.
S.J. Janis Company, Inc.
11501 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
SJ Janis Company is an award-winning builder providing residential improvements to the greater Wisconsin area since 1951. Kitchens, additions, bathrooms, family rooms, exteriors, and historical renovations are among its projects. The firm is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers.
Accomplishing numerous projects with diverse designs allows the team to make each project unique. As a result of this exceptional service, the company received several NARI Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards and GuildQuality GuildMaster Distinctions. SJ Janis Company is the only company to receive a Milwaukee/NARI Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Award each year since the award program’s inception in 1981.
Story Hill Renovations, LLC
12040 Feerick St., Unit F, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Jack Golatke, the founder of Story Hill Renovations, has always admired the charm of historic homes. They constantly challenge themselves, along with his business partner, Tom Mainville, to enhance the function of these areas while maintaining their original period style. Story Hill Renovations strives to make the often-difficult transitions of remodeling as smooth as possible. Story Hill Renovations is among the top 10% of NARI members in professional certifications, owing to its precision to detail and excellent craftsmanship.
The firm has specialized in kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, and whole home remodeling for its clients since its founding in 2004. In 2012, Story Hill Renovations won two Wisconsin Remodeling Awards (WRA) and was also involved in three episodes of the DIY Channel series Made in Milwaukee, featuring local remodeling projects. It is also a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry – Milwaukee Chapter, Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, and GuildQuality.
MKE Design Build
3775A S. Packard Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235
MKE Design Build was founded on the professional and educational backgrounds of Tom Gies and Michelle Swier in the construction industry. Swier and Gies are highly skilled professionals with extensive design and construction experience.
The firm has only been on the scene since 2015, but it has already won awards and established strong industry connections. It has received the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Award from NARI, the 2019 and 2021 National Contractor of the Year Awards, the 2022 Regional Contractor of the Year Award, and Gold Awards. In addition, the firm is a member of NARI and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
The chosen featured bathroom remodel was a NARI 2018 Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year awardee. The project earned the Silver Award for the category Residential Bath from $25,000 to $50,000.
Cream City Construction
3112 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53208
Since 1997, Cream City Construction has been building homes in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Todd Badovski and Jim Grote, the company’s founders, have a combined 50 years of experience. Despite being in business for a while, the founders have chosen to keep the company personal and intimate. The firm creates country-style homes with brick-lined walls and subtle European-influenced accents that give the facade a cozy feel.
Cream City Construction specializes in all aspects of remodeling, including kitchens and bathrooms, additions, and whole-house remodels. The majority of its projects are repeat business or referrals from clients who were pleased with the personal service and high-quality craftsmanship they received on their project.
Cream City Construction’s remodeling projects have won awards like the 2016 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for Best Bathroom Remodel and Historic Kitchen. Its functional and polished designs have won a basement remodeling challenge in HGTV’s show Bang For Your Buck. The firm’s works have also been featured in media such as the Milwaukee Journal and Journal Sentinel.
5916 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, WI 53209
Since 2007, COR Improvements has provided exceptional general home contractor services in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, specializing in bathroom and kitchen remodels. It is a fully licensed and insured firm specializing in residential construction, design, and renovation services.
Maretes Hein, the company’s owner, founded My Girl Tuesday in 2007, intending to provide smaller, handyman-type services. She renamed the company COR Improvements in 2010 to better reflect the company’s expanding scope of construction, design, and renovation services. Maretes knew the team was bound for greater things as their expertise and reputation grew.
COR Improvements was a 2021 Top Choice Milwaukee Finalist by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was featured in publications like Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Business Journal. It also holds affiliations with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan Business Association, National Association of Women in Construction, and Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.
Brillo Home Improvements, Inc.
5315 N. Lovers Lane Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53225
Mike Bovee, Bob Quigley, and Guy Lipovsek are more than just business partners; they are childhood friends who share a passion for home construction. Brillo Home Improvements comprises certified remodelers and certified kitchen and bath remodelers who are eager to improve Milwaukee one house at a time. Brillo started as a small roofing company in 1977. Today, the company’s specialization has grown to include all aspects of home remodeling, including kitchens, baths, and attic conversions.
Brillo Home Improvements is a full-service residential and commercial remodeling company that serves the greater Milwaukee area, including Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties. It specializes in home improvement, which includes space planning and design, kitchen and bath remodels, additions, attic conversions, window and door replacement, and lower level remodels.
Looking through the firm’s portfolio will motivate homeowners to make improvements to their homes. Brillo’s wide range of styles ensures that there is something to suit every lifestyle. The Milwaukee NARI Wisconsin Remodelers Award and M Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award have been given to the team to recognize their excellence in home remodeling and customer satisfaction.
JM Remodeling & Construction, LLC
7701 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209
JM Remodeling & Construction, LLC is a full-service remodeling firm that specializes in residential and commercial renovation and restoration. Since 1990, the company has proudly served Southeastern Wisconsin, offering high-quality services like custom carpentry and other services for kitchens, bathrooms, dormers, and additions.
Under the direction of owner James Meldman, the firm provides continuing education opportunities for its employees to improve their service quality and knowledge of current industry trends and technologies. Because of this commitment to continuing education, the firm received several Wisconsin Remodelers awards in 2016.
JM Remodeling & Construction holds memberships with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Better Business Bureau, National Roofing Contractors Association, Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), GuildQuality, and Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.
Sazama Design Build Remodel, LLC
635 S. 70th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214
Sazama has quietly strengthened relationships with clients, communities, and industry associates for over 30 years. It brings together the people and products needed to turn dreams into well-thought-out, enjoyable living spaces. Don Sazama is a multi-talented person who has worked as a restaurant owner and a Master Carpenter. He founded Sazama Design Build Remodel in 1987 to combine his interests in business and design and broaden his knowledge of carpentry and architecture. The company has completed over 700 homes, received 11 awards from Milwaukee Home and Living Magazine, and was featured in a special article on luxury living in BizTimes Milwaukee.
Sazama Design Build Remodel creates modern and exquisite homes and has worked with several prominent firms, including Ivy Interiors and the award-winning landscape designer Ginkgo Leaf Studio. It also specializes in large remodels, such as additions and bathroom and kitchen renovations.
J&J Contractors LLC
6600 Schoolway, Greendale, WI 53129
J&J Contractors has been reimagining the homes and lives of its clients in Southeastern Wisconsin since 1983. It specializes in exterior and interior home improvements ranging from roofing to full home remodels, windows, siding, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. The materials used by the company are of the highest quality to match its artistry, and they are installed following manufacturing specifications.
J&J Contractors is an award-winning remodeling company, holding memberships with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, GuildQuality, Metropolitan Business Association, and the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Under Jason Cyborowski’s leadership as president, the firm is also Better Business Bureau accredited, Vinyl Siding Institute certified, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certified, and Shingle Master CertainTeed.
Design Group Three, LLC
5050 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Design Group Three, founded in 1989, is a design-build firm that combines the best of both worlds with in-house architects and builder teams. In addition to new home construction, it also specializes in remodeling, green building, and historic building preservation. Because the firm’s architects and builders collaborate closely, the architect’s original vision will not be compromised.
Design Group Three’s list of recognition is not trivial. It was named Milwaukee Magazine’s Readers Choice in 2018 and ranked 311 on the top 500 of Qualified Remodeler Magazine in 2015. It has also received a bronze and gold award from the 2011 WRA awards, a gold award from the 2013 WRA awards, and placed third in the NKBA Dreams to Reality Competition for the Residential Kitchen category.
S63 W13131 Janesville Rd., Muskego, WI 53150
Callen Construction is a family-owned and operated remodeling company that serves the counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, and Kenosha. Its committed design-build team has been instrumental in transforming the lives and homes of thousands of Wisconsin residents since 1986.
Callen Construction was founded in 1986 by Phil Callen and his brother Tom. The company quickly grew from an exterior home improvement firm to an award-winning home improvement and interior remodeling company serving some of the most affluent clients in the area. Phil is proud of the many long-term relationships with remodeling clients. He vows that when clients choose Callen Construction for their remodeling investment, they will be rewarded with a high-quality project that they will enjoy for many years.
Callen Construction has received two awards in the NARI Milwaukee-sponsored 2019 Remodeler of the Year Awards and was also recognized with Bronze Awards in the Residential Kitchen $30,001 to $60,000 and Residential Bath Under $25,000 categories.
Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource
528 Wells St., Suite B, Delafield, WI 53018
Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource is an award-winning remodeling company dedicated to establishing relationships and providing quality craftsmanship to homeowners throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Bartelt is an industry leader committed to delivering an exceptional remodeling experience with in-house experts and a long history of working with trade partners.
Since its founding over three decades ago, Bartelt has specialized in lower levels, kitchens, exteriors, whole houses, sunrooms & porches, commercial, electrical, additions, bathrooms, custom homes, and custom cabinetry. It currently operates under the leadership of Rick Bartelt, who began in the construction sector at 12 years old, assisting his father, Ronald Bartelt, on project sites during weekends, holidays, and summer vacations. He persisted in learning about carpentry, and in 1984, Rick and his wife Chris started the firm.
The company has won local, regional, and national industry awards, including two 2016 Regional Chrysalis Awards and a 2017 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) award presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
W226 N918 Northmound Dr., Ste. 100, Waukesha, WI 53186
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley, Wisconsin, is one of the state’s largest full-service restoration and remodeling companies. It is a leader in insurance restoration and general contracting, with expert knowledge in water, fire, mold, storm damage, and specialty construction services. Beyond state lines, the firm is backed up by a national franchise and a large loss division that specializes in commercial insurance restoration.
Paul Davis has over 300 offices, over 1000 estimators, and 1300 project managers who have completed over two million projects. This skilled and experienced network is known for its innovative construction solutions, superior craftsmanship, strong industry partnerships, and ability to transform chaos into calm in the aftermath of disasters.
Aside from providing restoration and home repair services, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling also does home remodeling projects. From this, it has been awarded America’s Top Remodeler, Better Business Bureau Torch Award, CotY Remodeling Awards, The Mayor’s Award for Business Excellence, Mid-Market Growth Award, and Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards.
130 W. Mineral St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Hometown Building prioritizes the satisfaction of every customer as a family-owned and operated company. Because the company has been locally owned since its inception in 1978, it understands and proudly serves Wisconsin residents and homeowners. It provides a wide range of residential and commercial construction and improvement services to its clients, including new construction, three and four-season sunrooms, additions, remodels, kitchens, baths, built-in storage, and everything in between.
Hometown Building has 40 years of experience and is backed by experts who can help achieve addition and remodeling goals with comfort and ease. Matthew Jones and his wife, Geralyn Heckel Jones, own it. Matthew, Geralyn, their son Jeremy Jones and a team of seasoned professionals continue an exceptional tradition of quality. They owe part of their success to their employees Jay Snowden and Joe Martinez Ortiz’s dedication and are proud to have them as a part of the Hometown family.