Rockville—located in central Montgomery County—is one of America’s top small cities for work, play, and life. Rockville homes are in high demand as first-time home buyers, professional couples, small families, and empty nesters seek to build in this flourishing area.

Locals looking to build their dream house won’t have to look far to find excellent general contractors. Rockville’s contracting firms have exceptional expertise and a strong community presence.

Rockville residents will find some of the best custom home builders in the area on this list. These companies have received numerous awards and media coverage and established strong reputations in their respective communities.

FineCraft Contractors

104 Summit Hall Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Finecraft Contractors has been providing some of the best custom home projects in the area since its inception in 1985. It provides remodeling services and is proud to have received several Contractor of the Year (CoTY) and MBIA awards over the years. Its work has appeared in The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, and Qualified Remodeler, which recognized the company as one of the nation’s top remodelers. Founder George Papaheraklis leads the team with a guiding philosophy: “ART,” or “Aesthetically Reimaging Together,” which epitomizes Papaheraklis and his team’s close cooperation with each client to ensure that the new space will meet their clients’ expectations.

The firm has worked on various inventive, modern, and farmhouse-inspired spaces and provides each client with a portfolio of designs. The image below is a small sample of the firm’s eclectic work. Finecraft used neutral colors with hints of light tones to give the space a one-of-a-kind feel.

Mitchell & Best Homes

1686 E Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Mitchell & Best has been committed to bringing the highest level of quality and competence to every aspect of its operation as a home builder in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington since its inception in 1975. From customer relations to the overall construction process to green building measures, the firm is dedicated to offering its clients a positive home building experience.

Mitchell & Best has received over 60 Monument Awards, including Best of Show and Lifetime Achievement Awards, and has been named “Builder of the Year” by the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. It has also been labeled “The Best Home Building Experience in North America” as the Avid Cup winner.

Bob Mitchell has been leading the company since its inception, and he has been vital in creating the company’s stellar reputation as a luxury home builder in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor. His legacy in the sector speaks volumes, and it all begins at Mitchell & Best.

Meridian Homes

4938 Hampden Lane, #330, Bethesda, MD 20814

Founded in 1996, Meridian Homes specializes in developing custom homes and remodels for its clients in Rockville, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Arlington, Potomac, Washington, and McLean. Clients attest that the firm’s proactive service and attention to detail are noticeable as soon as the first conversation.

Jonathan and Michael Lerner—who co-founded Meridian Homes and continue to run the company—are involved in each of the firm’s remodeling or custom home construction projects. From design and budget planning to post-occupancy inspections, everyone involved in the home will provide clients with curiosity, professionalism, and an intuitive understanding of their desires.

Meridian Homes also holds memberships with the National Association of Home Builders and the Maryland Building Industry Association. The firm is also a recipient of numerous awards, including the 2019 MBIA Montgomery County Custom Builder Awards: Gold Award for Renovation in the Over 2,000 Square Feet category.

Chadsworth Homes

1010 Rockville Pike, Suite 601, Rockville, MD 20852

Chadsworth Homes was founded in the early 1990s and has since worked with people displeased with their old cluttered house, their lack of storage, or even those who just want a better space. Chadsworth is a lean and green building machine that belongs to builder-buyer cooperatives, which allows them to buy raw materials and start negotiating subcontractor pricing on par with the mega’s. That’s important because overhead costs are high right now for both mega-corporations and boutique builders.

Leading Chadsworth Homes is Tom Byrne, a graduate of Montgomery College with a construction associate degree. The firm belongs to several professional organizations under his leadership, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and the Custom Builders Council. It is also an ENERGY STAR Partner, dedicated to saving its custom home buyers energy and money.

Mid-Atlantic Custom Homes

11611 Old Georgetown Road, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852

Mid-Atlantic Custom Homes, founded in 1979, brings more than 37 years of homebuilding experience to homes in Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Clients consistently praise the firm for its highly customized approach, which ensures that the details are just right, including exceptional comfort, savings, and value through its Energy$mart program.

Mid-Atlantic Custom Homes was founded in 1979 by Roger Lebbin to develop residential, commercial, and industrial properties. He has been responsible for creating and developing various real estate projects, from concept to delivery. Through Roger’s leadership, the company was awarded by the Maryland Building Industry Association the Developer of the Year Award in 2010, 2012, and 2013. It also holds affiliations with the National Association of Home Builders and is ENERGY STAR-certified.

JEFFCO Development

11119 Arroyo Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

  JEFFCO Development, founded in 1985 by Jeff and Rena Robins, is committed to bringing projects that exemplify the care and consideration that went into their creation. The firm serves the DC area with dignity and dedication to its clients unlike any other, specializing in all facets of commercial and residential development, including custom builds and renovations.

Jeffrey Robins, the company’s founder, has trained vice presidents Josh Robins and Shaun Aschenbach to take the company to greater heights. JEFFCO is fortunate to work with incredibly talented and loyal people, many of whom have been with the firm for decades. It is the firm’s policy to only work with people whose work and sincerity it can personally vouch for.

JEFFCO Development holds memberships with the National Association of Home Builders, NAHB Remodelers, the Better Business Bureau, the Maryland Building Industry Association, and it is an NAHB Certified Green Professional.

Ambition Custom Homes

24331 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg MD 20871

 Ambition Custom Homes is an award-winning residential custom home builder, remodeler, and general contractor serving Montgomery County, Maryland, and the surrounding area. The firm takes a hands-on approach, working closely with clients from the initial design process to the completion of the project and even beyond delivery. 

The firm also promises to incorporate practicality into every elegant and well-thought-out space it creates to truly work for the clients’ and their families’ lifestyles. ACH affirms that this work requires a collaborative effort and will work closely with each homeowner to guarantee that these elements are integrated into the project. Ambition Custom Homes is also proud to use sustainable materials and advanced building techniques to improve energy efficiency and air quality. Green initiatives and tried-and-true building practices are used to create a safe and healthy environment.

With over 20 years in the residential construction sector, Jason Dubin established ACH in 2017. Before and after his time at Hofstra University and the University of Maryland, he worked his way up from a hands-on laborer to project management positions. To stay highly immersed in the intricate construction industry, Jason and ACH are proud members of the National Association of Home Builders and the Maryland Building Industry Association local chapter for Home Builders and Remodelers.

Wexford Homes

2600 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Suite 620, Rockville, MD 20852

  Wexford Homes LLC has been a well-respected home builder in the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Washington community since 1979, proudly serving the entire Washington metropolitan area. It specializes in home construction, general contracting, and custom residential home services and can manage everything from custom homes to custom-designed additions to existing homes.

Doug Stein—a second-generation builder with Washington family roots—leads the company. Doug attended Bethany College and has been building homes in the Washington area and coastal Georgia since 1979. His memberships in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), the Custom Builders Council (CBC), and Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association allow him to stay current and active despite an environment of constantly changing trends in the home building industry.

Rivers Edge Builders

1682 E Gude Drive, Suite 301, Rockville, MD 20850

Rivers Edge Builders is a Rockville-based company specializing in constructing new luxury homes. The firm feels is one of the few firms capable of creating premium residences of the highest quality that can live up to the expectations of the seasoned luxury home client. The company’s process is deliberately developed to provide total transparency in its budgets, project management systems, and warranty service, all while using only the most qualified professionals to deliver the highest quality building.

An eighth-generation Montgomery County Marylander, managing partner Carter Willson began working in the home building industry for his father, renovating several historic homes in the community. Carter is also a co-founder of Renewing Montgomery, a communications initiative to improve the dialogue among homeowners, neighbors, and homebuilders on home construction and remodeling in established neighborhoods. He currently serves on the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association Board of Directors.