One of the best places to live in the Midwest, Columbus is known for its low cost of living and its diverse job market. It is an expansive city composed of excellent neighborhoods. Our editorial team decided to showcase 13 of the best residential general contractors, the names behind some of Columbus’s most beautiful homes and spaces. These firms were chosen for their excellent projects and extensive backgrounds.
Romanelli & Hughes Custom Home Builders
148 W. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Offering over five decades of industry experience, Romanelli & Hughes Custom Home Builders extends its services throughout Central Ohio. The firm operates out of its office in Westerville and offers its clients a complete range of residential general contracting services. The firm is the proud recipient of countless awards from vital organizations like the Builders Industry Association (BIA) and Columbus Business First’s Top-rated Custom Home Builders list. Some of the firm’s work can be found in the most sought-after communities of Dublin, Powell, Westerville, Worthington, New Albany, and Delaware County.
Showcased above is one of the firm’s best. For this home, the firm’s team made use of a modern farmhouse theme. The team opted for paneled exteriors, trellised windows, and brick finishes.
3 Pillar Homes
50 S. Liberty Ste. 200, Powell, OH 43065
3 Pillar Homes has worked in and around Columbus and received copious stellar reviews. At the firm’s helm is its founder and president, Zenios Michael Zenios. He first gained experience at an early age working in his father’s construction business on the Greek Island of Cyprus, where he learned every aspect of the building trade from master craftsmen. Today, his firm primarily gets its clients through word-of-mouth referrals and specializes in a wide range of home styles.
Since the firm’s inception, several of its homes have formed part of the area’s annual Parade of Home. Under Zenios’ leadership, the firm takes pride in their constant evolving tailor-fit processes to streamline the custom home build process while focusing on homeowner satisfaction.
537 Brice Road, Columbus, OH 43068
Founded in 1979, Diyanni Homes has worked on over 2,500 custom homes and operates out of its office in the heart of Columbus. The firm offers its clients a highly hands-on approach, in addition to comprehensive master plans. That means few revisions throughout the entire process. The firm is respected for its excellent multi-generational plans, as well as its modern and ranch-themed homes. The company also has its very own design studio, where clients can choose from the firm’s materials and custom cabinetry, as well as a range of other finishes.
The featured project showcased the firm’s Sandelwood design. For this project, the Diyanni team employed excellently exposed beams and a clean color palette. Some other details include the shingle roofs and modern farmhouse elements.
59 Greif Parkway, Suite #100, Delaware, OH 43015
P&D Builders has worked in some of the best communities throughout Delaware, Plain City, Lewis Center, Sunbury, Columbus, Galena, and Powell. The firm was founded in 1962 by Richard E. Dillon, an experienced builder who makes sure that each of the firm’s projects receives the benefit of his experience. Under his supervision, the firm has completed over 1,500 homes since its inception and provides its services at highly competitive prices. P&D also retains its very own professional in-house residential design staff, which allows it to keep the entire process within the firm. Doing so lessens the challenge for homeowners in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors.
The highlighted project is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. This modern farmhouse showcases beautifully paneled exteriors and wood touches. Some other great features include its landscaping and brick finishes.
3763 Attucks Drive, Powell, OH 43065
Compass Homes extend its services throughout Powell and Columbus. The firm offers its clients a complete list of residential general contracting work and specializes in a wide range of home styles. Compass has Certified Green Professionals on its team, assuring homeowners that all of its spaces are designed and constructed with the best and latest green design practices and techniques. All of its homes are also highly efficient and environmentally friendly. Since the company’s establishment, the firm has also been distinguished with several MAME Awards.
Located on Grenoble Road in Upper Arlington, this four-bedroom home has four and a half bathrooms and a finished basement. The Compass Homes team also had to design a family room, a playroom, and a full gourmet kitchen, which includes custom glass cabinetry, a tall wine refrigerator, and an under-counter beverage refrigerator with an ice maker. Some other great elements include its study, coffered ceilings, and built-in shelving.
American Heritage Homes
11143 US-23, Lockbourne, OH 43137
American Heritage Homes is among Ohio’s premier custom home builders, and it has been in business since 1995. Its service area extends into around 16 counties surrounding Columbus. The firm personalizes its methods for each of its projects, assuring clients that it designs and builds no two homes alike. Interested clients may avail of one of its 40 unique floor plans but can also extensively redesign these plans to better fit their needs. Leading the firm are its principals, Bill and Gary, who are both involved in every build. They are joined by the firm’s team of qualified in-house draftsmen.
The firm’s projects are often distinguished for their gable details and spacious porches. It is also known to add modern touches to traditional home styles like farmhouses and Craftsman-inspired homes.
5087 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Schumacher Homes traces its history to its founder Paul Schumacher: he first started working in the industry in the 1990s buying and renovating fixer-uppers in Canton, Ohio. He continued restoring and selling these homes before finally deciding to establish a firm of his own. Today, the firm is one of the largest custom home building firms in the area, and it offers its work at highly competitive prices. Since its establishment, the firm has worked with over 20,000 families across the country. Schumacher is the proud recipient of the National Housing Quality Award and the National Gold Winning Home of the Year from the National Association of Home Builders.
The depicted project is the firm’s Charleston design. It contains four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The home spans around 2,400 square feet. One of its most impressive details is its kitchen, which is equipped with plenty of counter space and a large island.
7140 N High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
With over three decades of industry experience, Cua Builders extends its work throughout Central Ohio. The firm is composed of an award-winning team of professionals, who together can take on a range of projects regardless of size or scale. The firm is an active member of the BIA, which allows it to stay up to date with the best and latest residential construction techniques. In terms of design, its portfolio features an excellent range of homes rendered in some of the most in-demand architectural themes.
The picture here features the firm’s work on Evans Farm. Completed in 2019, this home spans around 3,649-square-foot of space with an additional 3,075 square feet of outdoor areas. Inside, it has four full bathrooms and five bedrooms.
1211 Chesapeake Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
Matrka Group draws inspiration from over four decades of industry experience and operates out of its office in Columbus. The firm provides its clients with a complete list of residential services and is the product of the vision of its founder and principal, Mike Matrka. He has been working in and around the industry for the greater part of 40 years. Under his leadership, the firm has created an excellent portfolio for itself composed of luxurious interiors and exteriors reminiscent of timeless European architecture and the latest modern themes.
The project above is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this project, the firm’s team designed an elegant pool framed by bricks. Some other great elements include its trellised windows and wrought-iron finishes.
Corinthian Fine Homes
6045 Memorial Drive, Dublin, OH 43017
Located in Dublin, Ohio, Corinthian Fine Homes offers its clients over two decades of industry experience and it has had the opportunity to work in some of the best communities throughout Central Ohio. These communities include Dublin, Powell, New Albany, Upper Arlington, and southern Delaware County. The firm has had is a masterful on-site full-service builder. Its firm’s team assists its clients throughout the entire process and has established a strong reputation for itself. Aside from its custom homes, the firm is also known for its home additions, remodeling, and insurance restorations.
The project featured here is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this modern home, the firm designed and installed floor-to-ceiling windows as well as some charming chandeliers. Some other great elements include its dark wood-paneled flooring and custom cabinetry.
8624 Industrial Parkway #4, Plain City, OH 43064
Coppertree Homes services the entirety of Columbus and is well-known for its ground-up construction and renovation work. The firm has been in business since 2004 and is the product of the vision of Bob Gardner. He expanded the company in 2008 and its team is now composed of a talented staff of contractors who together have over 150 years of experience in the construction, purchasing, estimating land development, and design sectors.
The firm describes itself as a “pure custom builder” because it crafts floorplans from scratch rather than offering clients premade designs. It is also a boutique home builder and focuses on an average of 16 homes annually.
116 Mill Street, Gahanna OH, 43230
Since its establishment in 2004, Stonecliff Homes is a full-service custom home builder that works closely with its clients throughout the entire process. Unlike most builders that begin with a base price with basic features, Stonecliff offers its clients a list of the features included in its custom homes. Its team has nearly 200 years of combined experience and specializes in a wide variety of popular architectural vernaculars. Some of its best projects can be found in Evans Farm and Beulah Park.
Clients hoping to build on their own lots but remain undecided may want to consider the firm’s land acquisition services. Currently, the firm has homes being constructed in Delaware, Lewis Center, Ostrander, Sunbury, Pickerington, and Canal Winchester as well as properties available in Plain City.
Christopher Custom Homes
2957 Headleys Mill Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Christopher Custom Homes has built buildings in and around Central Ohio for the past four decades. The firm is known for its cost-effective approaches and for completing all of its spaces on time and within the agreed-upon budget. The firm is an active member of the BIA and the NAHB, which allows it to learn the best and latest industry techniques. In terms of designs, it often constructs traditionally inspired homes like Dutch Colonials and farmhouses.
The pictured project is a great example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this classic farmhouse, the firm’s team installed several coned roofs and completed it with a beautiful wrap-around porch.