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The Best Dutch Colonial Builders in the US

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The Dutch, who settled in New York in the 17th century, have continued to have a heavy influence on home styles in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and the style remains a mainstay in the local architecture scene. Gambrel roof, dormers, covered porches, and a Dutch door characterize the typical Dutch Colonial home.

Building this type of home calls for detailed, professional work. Many contractors offer general work; only a few can deliver the complex needs of building or renovating a historic home. To help you choose the right firm, we’ve curated a list of the top 25 builders who specialize in building Dutch Colonial homes. Our editorial team considered accreditations, certifications, professional affiliations, and the recognition these firms have received in the form of industry awards and press. We also took into account overall experience, client reviews, and the range of services offered. For a home built with your needs and desires in mind, and built in keeping with the highest industry standards, get in touch with one of the best Dutch Colonial builders in the US.

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Andrew Roby

2000 W Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28208

Andrew Roby specializes in building custom homes and restoring historic homes. Andrew Robicsek started the firm in 1950. Soon he hired Glenn Haston to build the Roby family business. In 1976, Haston bought the firm, and it has been under the intensive leadership of three generations of the Haston family. Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte Magazine, and Charlotte Home + Garden Magazine, (among others) have all featured the firm’s exceptional homes and skilled team.

Our editorial team was particularly taken with a warm country retreat Andrew Roby Signature Homes built. The clients came to the firm hoping to build a large vacation home that could entertain multiple guests and family members. The end result is this expansive, inviting, and spacious home that retains a mountain-cabin charm despite its size. The firm completed the home in collaboration with Don Duffy Architecture & Susan Dudley Design. This Mountain House living project won the 2015 Lake Norman HBA Best of the Lake Awards for New Construction and the 2016 MAME Awards for Best Custom Home.

Beacon Construction

231 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, FL 33480

Beacon Construction is a Florida-based firm that has been offering residential construction for more than two decades. The firm has worked on projects for Harvard University, Tufts University, and Cambridge City Hall. Michael Conville has been in the luxury real estate business for more than 25 years. Establishing Beacon Construction in 1986 came out of his affinity for building custom homes. Since then, the business has grown its clientele list, and those customers hail everywhere from Boston to South Florida.

Looking through the firm’s project gallery, clients can see the exquisite and various home styles that Beacon Construction has built, including a number of Dutch Colonial homes. In the Dutch Colonial estate we decided to feature, you’ll notice classic Dutch Colonial elements that have been artfully fused with Mediterranean and Tuscan elements.

Bob McGrath Construction

2784 Janitell Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Bob McGrath’s eager, enthusiastic, and earnest attitude has allowed him to lead Bob McGrath Construction successfully. Throughout the firm’s service, McGrath and his team have refined their skills in construction as well as the business processes. The firm continues to deliver timeless, high-quality homes across Colorado. Its remarkable construction expertise has won the firm a couple of Excellence for Historically Compatible Residential Renovation and New Construction awards.

Bob McGrath Construction has had experience building homes that include the Spanish Colonial and French Tudor styles. One of its outstanding projects is this gorgeous Dutch Colonial home. The beautiful classic was given a fantastic refresh through remodeling and adding open spaces to adapt to a more modern style. Spaces were reconfigured, walls were opened up, and the entire home optimized. Yet the home still remained faithful to its architectural style and maintained the original’s integrity.

Debcan Construction

153 Central Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Debcan Construction has maintained a high standard of building custom homes in Westfield for years. The firm specializes in all aspects of construction, including planning and constructing custom homes, renovations, and additions. The firm’s well-versed team of builders provides a polished and organized construction procedure.

Because of Debcan Construction’s expertise in the industry, it has cultivated a longstanding relationship with its industry partners. Whether it’s a new home or an extensive renovation, Debcan Construction’s main goal is to make the whole experience professional and seamless. On its impressive list of completed projects are a number of beautiful Dutch Colonial homes.

Encore Construction

103 Main ST., Dennisport, MA 02639

Encore Construction has been deeply committed to providing exceptional work and unparalleled service since 1995. The firm was founded by Dale Nikula who has a rich background in construction and leadership. In 2019, Dale announced the promotion of Kathy DeMeyer to firm co-owner. The firm’s expertise includes custom home construction, renovation, and historic building preservation. Because of its impressive work, it has been featured in many magazines and has been a recipient of numerous industry awards.

Encore Construction Company’s accountability and efficiency as a single point of contact for construction is a reason why many repeat clients prefer their services. One of its featured projects is this classic Dutch Colonial home located in Cape Cod. The firm partnered with D. Michael Collins Architects to design and build the new home. The Dutch Colonial home is designed to fit its great location and picturesque surroundings. Encore’s team successfully collaborated to bring a sophisticated interior—and clean exterior—to life.

H&Y Construction Inc.

831 Federal Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804

H&Y Construction offers clients general construction and custom home building services. Bill Hoadley is the founder and current Vice President of H&Y Construction. Hoadley founded the company in 1987 and has continued to work on the growth of the firm’s employees and clientele. Its expertise in construction and quality workmanship has been one of the main reasons why clients come back and seek its services again and again.

Take a glimpse at this beautiful Dutch Colonial home along the Long Island Sound. The owners of this new home sought the expertise of H&Y Construction to refresh the beauty of their dream home. The home has a coastal-inspired interior set off perfectly by the classic historical Dutch Colonial style exterior.

Hawthorn Builders

97 Chapel St. Suite #3, Needham, MA 02492

Ryan McDonnell and Mathew Roth co-founded Hawthorn Builders. Each leader shares a rich background in custom home construction and real estate. McDonnell and Roth were in real estate when they decided to start Hawthorn Builders in 2005. The firm has appeared on the pages of New England Home, Boston Magazine, and Dwell Magazine. The firm has also received awards from the International Furnishings and Design Association and National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Its portfolio displays a rich variety of projects: bathrooms, kitchens, custom spaces, and custom homes. We fell in love with this charming Dutch Colonial transitional home: it fuses the vintage look of a Dutch Colonial home with sleek transitional design and does so while providing a cozy, comfortable interior.

Highgate Builders

95 Revere Dr. Suite H, Northbrook, IL 60062

Highgate Builders have provided Illinois with specialized design and construction services since its inception. It focuses on giving clients schedule-conscious and detailed work. The firm has built homes in the northern Chicago suburbs and Michigan. LUXE Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, and any number of additional publications have featured Highgate Builders’s excellent work in its previous issues.

Modern meets traditional in this beautiful Glencoe custom home. Every part of this work produced by Highgate’s skilled craftsmen screams luxury. Highgate Builders has received copious positive feedback from clients whose expectations have been exceeded by the firm’s team.

Horizon Builders

201 Defence Hwy. Suite #202, Annapolis, MD 21401

George Fritz has been a hands-on leader since founding Horizon Builder in 1982. Through its excellent services, the firm has built and developed a majority of Mid-Atlantic’s estates. The firm’s passion and pursuit of innovation have laid the foundation for its success. Fritz has an extensive background in building structures that integrate a number of different disciplines, including moisture dynamics, enclosure detailing, and geothermal system design. That extensive knowledge allows the team to prevent any building complications and construct a home built in keeping with the highest standards of craftsmanship.

We loved this charming home: it embodies the Dutch Colonial style. This custom home sits on the beautiful McLean, VA landscape. Prior to the construction of this dream home, Horizon Builders modified a few of the building’s blueprints to save a large hickory tree that the owners loved. The firm built the house in accordance with the owner’s preferences while still meeting county requirements. And Horizon Builders creatively built the home to house Fairfax County water runoff pipe requirements behind the beauty of a back patio, and even put a generator behind the potting shed. The project was completed in collaboration with Harrison Design, Victor Shargai & Associates, and Arentz Landscape Architects.

JK Development Group

89 N Main St. Suite #206, Andover, MA 01810

JK Development Group is one of Massachusetts’s outstanding construction and real estate firms. Joshua Kelly founded the company with the goal of providing honest, high-quality service. Kelly is a licensed architect with over 18 years of experience working with well-respected international firms in Boston and New York. His work revolved around being an architect, construction manager, real estate developer, and technical consultant.

The firm ensures that its clients are always an active partner in a project’s process, from concept to completion. JK Development Group specializes in a broad range of services including architectural design, construction management, general contracting, interior design, and more. Clients are welcome to check their portfolio and browse through the firm’s completed projects: they range from kitchens to whole homes like this striking Dutch Colonial shingle-style home.

Kathryne Designs

12413 Ventura Ct. Suite #100, Studio City, CA 91604

Kathryne Dahlman leads and oversees the operation that bears her name. Her rich background in design has earned her a reputation as a leading designer for both residential and commercial projects throughout the US and Europe. The firm has had the opportunity to display its expertise by designing the kitchen of the Getty House in Los Angeles. Aside from its architectural design expertise, the firm offers space planning, design development, and construction services.

This Santa Barbara Dutch Colonial home is a great example of the team’s skill. Since it sits on a coastal city, the design of this home incorporated a few coastal elements with its historical look. Kathryne’s works have appeared in California Homes, Southern California Homes & Gardens, Valley Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Traditional Home, House & Garden TV, and more.

Madi Mali Homes

8625 College Blvd. Suite #101, Overland Park, KS 66210

In 2003, Madi Mali Homes was born: a design-build firm specializing in custom home building and interior design services, providing those services across the state of Kansas and beyond. Principal Troy Moore is behind Madi Mali Homes’ award-winning projects, whose interest in design started when he was nine-years-old. Offering a boutique-style and transparent building process, the Builder/Client relationship, with mutual respect and the desire to create something amazing, is what he values most.

Publications like Kansas City Homes & Style, INKC Magazine, The Hills Magazine, and appearances on HGTV have highlighted the firm’s expertise in building and furnishing custom spaces. Looking through the firm’s portfolio, you can see unique spaces that range in style from Modern to Dutch Colonial. Because of its exquisite work, the firm has been the recipient of numerous design awards in Kansas City. You can find out more on their website here.

Miller Marriott Construction

249 Pawling Ave. Suite #201, Hartland, WI 53029

Miller Marriott Construction is a Hartland-based firm offering new construction, real estate development, and renovation services. The firm offers timeless designs fit for every landscape. The firm presents clients with a variety of pricing options to fit their desired project plan. Aside from architectural and construction expertise, the firm also offers custom cabinetry, custom window casing, and in-house finish carpentry.

The firm collaborates with its clients in the design and construction of their homes. Miller Marriott’s team wants every home it builds to reflect the client who has commissioned it. Miller Marriott Construction specializes in a number of home styles, and Dutch Colonial homes are a frequent feature in its portfolio. Take a glimpse at this charming Dutch Colonial-inspired lake home in Okauchee. It features the beauty and simplicity of a Dutch Colonial home and a panoramic view of the tranquil lake.

Markay Johnson Construction

8679 Sandy Pkwy., Sandy, UT 84070

Markay Johnson Construction is one of the leading construction and real estate firms across America and across the planet. Markay Johnson presents clients fresh and luxurious home ideas, and the firm builds them with meticulous craft. Markay Johnson and Ashley Johnson have been creating and building exceptional homes since 2001.

The firm’s work has been recognized with awards from prominent industry entities like the Greater Salt Lake Homebuilder’s Association. Markay Johson has copious experience working with a diverse list of clientele. One of its part clients includes the late Larry H. Miller, a businessman and former owner of the Utah Jazz.

Orchard Hills Design and Construction

332 Springfield Ave. Suite #207, Summit, NJ 07901

Orchard Hills Design & Construction is a New Jersey-based firm specializing in custom home construction and historic building preservation. The Orchard Hills portfolio is home to numerous works ranging from home renovations to custom home construction. These homes display the diverse style selection that Orchard Hills specializes in. One, located in Summit, illustrates a classic Dutch Colonial-inspired style.

The firm’s goal is to provide luxurious homes at an affordable price. It aims to build with excellent craftsmanship using unique designs and high-quality materials. To provide seamless service, its team of professionals works closely with clients and the design team to execute the agreed-upon plan smoothly.


7 W Athens Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003

Pinemar is an award-winning firm offering custom home construction and remodeling services located in Philadelphia. Kyle Lissack’s passion for home construction started when he was a young boy. Lissack, together with his step-father and grandfather, would often walk job sites among the dilapidated 18th and 19th-century homes found in Society Hill and Rittenhouse Square.

Pinemar is capable of building new homes with a rustic and historic design. The firm can also remodel aged homes to adapt to modern living conditions. The firm’s list of high-end homes includes a wide range of home styles, including Dutch Colonial homes. Because of its crisp craftsmanship, Pinemar has won numerous industry awards and built great working relationships with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and more.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Builders

157 Route 137, E Harwich, MA 02645

Polhemus Savery DaSilva specializes in a number of services including site selection, architecture, construction, interior design, and more. The award-winning firm has been offering the same quality of service since 1996. PSD’s projects are led by over 50 skilled craftspeople.

One of PSD’s most striking works is a seaside custom Dutch Colonial home. The firm’s scope of work included architecture, landscape architecture, and construction. The Pleasant Heights home sits along Pleasant Bay, one of Cape Cod’s most striking saltwater estuaries. The area is rich in diverse types of homes from beach houses to large shingle-style mansions.

The clients had a few landscape requests, requests that the firm efficiently incorporated in its work. Preservation of large trees and property placement was one of the client’s major concerns. The firm designed and constructed the home with the utmost care and consideration for the client’s vision and what works best for Pleasant Bay’s picturesque view.


232 Cockeysville Rd. Suite B200, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Since opening its doors in 2005, Smithouse has kept up a high standard of home construction. The firm’s services go beyond the industry’s benchmarks and provide clients with a one-of-a-kind construction experience. Artistic design and dynamic construction proficiency have built Smithouse’s reputation among its clients. The firm’s team of professionals is ready to help clients whether it’s an online or on-site appointment.

Take a glimpse at this charming Dutch Colonial renovation. The Ruxton Dutch Colonial home is one of the firm’s favorite projects. Smithouse fully transformed the house, exterior and interior. The firm worked with SM+P Architects to complete this project. Remodeling Big 50, The Baltimore Sun, and Baltimore Magazine have all featured the firm’s work and its excellence in building custom homes. The firm also received the Contractor of the Year award from the National Association of Remodeling Industry.

True Building, Inc.

1064 Myra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Design/build firm, True Building has been one of the Greater Los Angeles area’s leading custom home specialists since 1999. Matt Allen has been involved in the construction scene for more than 20 years. His experiences and knowledge led him to start True Building, Inc. and provide customers the best quality of workmanship. Aside from residential work, True Building also offers light commercial new construction for projects under 4 stories.

One of True Building’s projects included a Mid-Century Dutch Colonial home renovation. The modern home, located in Hollywood Hills, benefitted from the firm’s renovation of the classic home’s interior. True Building remained faithful to the original design of the home while incorporating modern interior elements.

VAS Construction

20 Old Kings Hwy., S Darien, CT 06820

Vincent Sciarertta founded Vas Construction in 1983. His father, Severino Sciarretta, helped him develop his love for construction. Through the years, Sciarretta pushed and polished the firm to become the most sought after in Connecticut. The firm has brought countless beautiful homes to life. Vas Construction has appeared in a number of publications including Dream Kitchens & Baths, Beautiful Baths, Renovation Style, and Cigar Aficionado.

Vas Construction’s portfolio displays a diverse selection of home styles from modern to Dutch Colonial. This Tokeneke Trail project is among the firm’s most notable works. The home features the vintage look of a Dutch Colonial home with all the comforts of a modern-day home. The firm integrated the classic look with contemporary style for its interior design.

w.b. builders

3812 W 51st St., Minneapolis, MN 55410

w.b. builders began constructing homes in 2003. Scot Waggoner and Tim Brandvold lead the dynamic team of w.b. builders. Each member of the firm contributes to the success of the firm’s undertaking. w.b. builders offers clients an easy process for every project, a process that starts with a consultation followed by the team’s brainstorming of ideas. After the designs are approved, construction begins and the team ensures that everything is completed on time and within budget.

w.b. builders specializes in custom homes and home renovations. The firm provides a wide range of home-styles from Mediterranean to Tudor. The w.b. team displayed its exquisite craftsmanship skills in renovating this Dutch Colonial home. Its modern elements are folded seamlessly into the classic architecture. Clients can check out the firm’s portfolio for more projects like this.

Whitlock Builders

8101 Tower Point Dr. Suite #100, Charlotte, NC 28227

Hubert Whitlock established Whitlock Builders in 1957. Since then, it has been the firm’s commitment to construct homes with excellent craftsmanship and timeless beauty. Its projects can be seen adorning the Carolina Piedmont area. Scott Whitlock is a second-generation leader who currently manages Whitlock Builders. Under his leadership, the firm has produced magnificent homes and received countless recognitions throughout the years.

Whitlock Builders’ portfolio is the physical memory of its long history in the area working with high-profile architects to create unforgettable custom homes. The firm’s projects include the renovation of a 1930’s Tudor home and a new farmhouse construction. This Dutch Colonial renovation in Myers Park is just one more stellar example of what the firm is capable of.

Windhill Builders

16 Market St., Ipswich, MA 01938

Windhill Builders is a Massachusetts-based construction firm specializing in custom homes, renovations, design-build, and green building. Shawn Cayer founded the company to serve his community with integrity and excellent workmanship.

The firm practices sustainability by incorporating energy-saving materials in each home. Those materials include insulation, high-performance windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems. Green homes perform better and last longer than homes built with regular materials.

A majority of the firm’s work revolves around renovating historic and classical homes. A perfect example of this is the Johnson-Thompson house renovation. This gorgeous work earned the firm a 2017 feature in This Old House magazine and the 2015 Chrysalis Award for Historic Renovation.

Wright-Ryan Homes

10 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101

Founded in 1984, Wright-Ryan Homes has become one of the nation’s leading home construction firms. The firm is a product of Tom Wright and John Ryan’s passion for providing excellent construction services. Over the years, Wright-Ryan Homes has earned awards from the AIA, the American Wood Council, as well as LEED certification from the USGBC. Its LEED Accredited Professionals ensure that its sustainability projects meet USGBC’s LEED standards.

Working closely with architects and designers allows the Wright-Ryan team to provide accurate results on both remodeling work and ground-up construction. The firm’s diligence is reflected in its diverse, impressive work portfolio. Wright-Ryan Homes, in collaboration with Bolton & Associates, completed this charming Airy Family Home. The firm retained the classic exterior design while providing elegance in the interior. The home features an art studio above the garage, a perfect haven for the accomplished Maine artist who dwells here.

Zahn Builders, Inc.

443 Douglas Ave. Suite #40, Holland, MI 49424

The award-winning firm, Zahn Builders, continues to be among Michigan’s leading home construction specialists. Tony Zahn is a Holland-native. He grew up admiring generational homes along the shore of Lake Michigan. These homes were made to last, to be passed to future generations. That architectural legacy is what inspired Zahn to start a firm that serves Michigan with homes that are built for generations to appreciate.

Zahn Builders partnered with Sears Architects and Patsy Burnham Design to complete this Dutch Colonial home splashed with a coastal theme. The Tunnel House was built by the firm for the Zahn family. It features a classic architecture by Sears Architects melded with the comforts of a modern interior by Patsy Burnham Design. The Tunnel House pays homage to the smaller tunnel which was part of the original 1940’s cottage that stood in the area. Due to its exquisite construction, the firm is a constant recipient of AIA Awards and has been featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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