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The Best General Contractors in Pensacola, Florida

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Situated on Pensacola Bay, the City of Pensacola is home to beautiful white beaches, crystal blue waters, a rich cultural history, and a bustling atmosphere. Its carefully preserved historic neighborhoods and famous Palafox Market filled with local foods and antiques contrast with the high-tech naval aviation of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, stationed here.  

With its rich culture and beautiful historic and scenic attractions, the area truly has a lot to offer. Our researchers combed through extensive data to determine the top Pensacola-area general contractors specializing in home remodeling, home additions, custom new homes, and design-build services. In the firms below, you will find glowing reviews, solid experience, impressive portfolios, fine artistry, high-end design, and excellent customer service.

If you are thinking about building a custom home, 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.

10) Tartan Construction

4051 Floridatown Rd Pace, FL 32571

Tartan Construction is a locally-owned and operated full-service general contracting firm that has served Northwest Florida since 2004. The company specializes in residential and light commercial remodeling, restoration, and home improvement. With decades of experience in the construction industry, the company’s skilled and professional team takes pride in its quality workmanship and diversity of project types, including ground-up construction, additions, historic home restoration, remodeling, and general contracting.

Putting a premium on designing and building top quality homes for each client, the company has earned the trust of many clients in the area. The firm is accredited with the BBB and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors and is a Lead-Safe EPA Certified Firm.

9) O’Connor Construction

4010 N. Davis Hwy Pensacola, FL 32503

O’Connor Construction uses the most innovative and cutting-edge technology to provide clients with high-quality results. For over 40 years, they have remodeled hundreds of homes in the cities of Pensacola, Navarre , Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Pace, and Milton. Their professional team of architects and builders specialize in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms as well as constructing home additions.

From the initial design process to the completion of the project, the company’s team of highly skilled builders guides each client and provides them with outstanding services regardless of the project size, design preferences, or budget constraints.

8) East Hill Building and Design

1273 E Avery Street Pensacola, Florida 32503

East Hill Building and Design has provided clients throughout Pensacola excellent workmanship in a wide variety of home improvement projects since 2008.   Specializing in historic renovations, the firm offers kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, laundry room remodeling, outdoor building, window, and door installation, and home remodels.  

The company’s goal is to help clients transform their homes while staying on budget and on schedule. Owners Steven Shelley and Taylor Longsworth brought many years of experience in the construction industry to the business, and they’ve long been active industry participants. The company has been a member of the Home Builders Association of West Florida since 2012, and in 2018, Taylor was elected President of the organization.

7) Campbell Construction & Company

103 Baybridge Park, Gulf Breeze Gulf Breeze, FL

Campbell Construction Company is a certified general contractor that specializes in building custom homes and performing renovations and remodels on residential and commercial properties. With over 15 years of experience, the team has delivered professional construction services no matter how big or small the project is.  They offer kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, second stories, sunrooms, and whole house remodels. Currently, they have a high-end townhome project coming up to be built in Gulf Breeze proper.

As a full-service remodeling company, they take pride in their hands-on approach and commitment to providing clients with their dream living spaces, by employing a customer-centered philosophy in each project.

6) Parris Construction

3636 N L St Bldg C STE D Pensacola, FL 32505-5201

Established in 2005, Parris Construction is a family-owned and operated business that specializes in design-build, new construction, and remodeling services throughout Pensacola. The company originally started as a home remodeling firm and has evolved into the area’s premier “problem solver,” offering other home improvement services. Their promise is to provide both residential and commercial clients with exceptional construction services, no matter how complicated the problem. Among the residential services they offer are custom home construction, design-build projects, general contracting, home additions, renovations, and construction management.

The company is a member of several organizations including the BBB, the Home Builders Association of West Florida, and the NAHB.

5) Napier Inc.

4300 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL

Established in 1972, Napier Inc. has provided Pensacola and Gulf Breeze clients with professional home remodeling, luxury home construction, custom home building, and new home construction services. Philip Napier, president and CEO of Napier Inc. since 1982, has been one of the premier builders of custom homes in the area. The company’s mission is to deliver the best remodeling or home construction experience, with a hands-on approach that guides each client from the initial planning and design process through the completion of the project.

The firm’s new home builders, custom home builders, and full-service general contractors are all licensed to work throughout Florida, with some of their recent projects located in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.

4) North Hill Renovation

623 N Barcelona St, Pensacola, FL 32501

North Hill Renovation has been a licensed contractor in Florida for over 15 years. Located in Pensacola, the company specializes in the renovation and restoration of period homes throughout the county of Escambia. Their highly experienced team of contractors are skilled in all facets of home remodeling. Their expertise lies in traditional building techniques and the incorporation of new elements into existing architecture – creating a perfect blend of modern and traditional.

The company puts an emphasis on retaining the traditional features and architectural styles of each home it renovates, making sure that each detail mirrors the original look of the home. One of their well-known projects is the Hopkins Boarding House which the company turned into a single family residence with a gourmet kitchen, a luxury Japanese theme bath, and other updated amenities. This project has been featured in the North Hill Tour of Homes and has won the Joyce Turner award. Several of the firm’s projects have also been featured in Pensacola Home and Garden magazine and The Pensacola News Journal.

3) Kyle Watson Homes

4850 Grande Drive Pensacola, FL 32504

Since 1999, Kyle Watson Homes has been one of Pensacola’s most trusted design-build firms. This first-generation business offers high-end general renovations and luxury custom home building services. Owner Kyle Watson has built a reputation for producing innovative designs in each project. The company focuses on a select number of clients at any time, to ensure that a focus on every detail can be maintained.

The firm prides itself on offering impeccable custom designs by the area’s top architects and a selection of European-inspired home designs that combine the Old World with modern architecture. The company is affiliated with the NAHB and the Florida Home Builders Association.

2) Highpointe DBR

913 East Gonzalez Street Pensacola, FL 32503

Highpointe is a design-build-restore firm that serves Pensacola, Bellview, Brent, Gulf Breeze, and surrounding areas with general contracting services. For many years, the company has specialized in home remodeling, home additions, new home construction, historic building conservation, and green building services. Their experienced professionals have extensive experience in all aspects of construction. The firm employs an integrated design philosophy where the owners, designer, and contractors all participate in the design process.

Halley Lovato, president, and owner of the company have many years of experience in insurance restoration work. Highpointe is a member of the Green Building Council and built the Emerald Coast’s first LEED Certified Silver-rated private residence in Gulf Breeze, in 2008.

1) Bontrager Builders Group

223 W. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Bontrager Builders Group is a full-service general contracting firm that has over 25 years of experience in serving clients throughout Pensacola, Bellview, Gulf Breeze, and surrounding areas. For over two decades, they have been one of the top luxury custom home builders specializing in residential construction, luxury remodeling, and commercial construction. Roger Bontrager, the firm owner, started in the building industry as a member of a framing crew, before moving on to master finish carpentry and trim work.  He then earned his contractor’s license and soon after established Bontrager Builders Group.

The company’s first custom home project was a 12,000 square-foot property sporting an indoor gymnasium. This project was featured in the 1995 Parade of Homes and on the front page of the local paper and aired on the MTV show “Cribs” for three months. The firm has also received numerous awards including the 2007 Parade of Homes Dream Home Builder,  2007 Parade of Homes 1st Place Winner, and the 1999 Parade of Homes 1st Place Winner.

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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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If you are thinking about building a custom home, 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.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as a brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at HomeBuilderDigest, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University - Degree in Construction Engineering Management