Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, is highlighted by a vibrant downtown dotted with buildings of various heights and types. These buildings include schools, historical and government buildings, office buildings, retail shops, and restaurants. Green spaces, including parks and gardens, interspersed between the concrete, with the sea beside the city, balancing out the land with water.
With a population of roughly 190,000, Tallahassee is the 126th-largest city in the USA. Many retirees find comfort in living in Tallahassee, and so homes here are designed for their comfort and safety. The city also has a humid subtropical climate, meaning long summers and short, mild winters, as well as drier springs and autumns. Notably, Tallahassee is the only part of Florida that experiences the four seasons–autumn, winter, spring, and summer.
Tallahassee’s residential buildings are as varied as those of its downtown; ranging from large estates with multiple bedrooms, spacious living rooms, tennis courts, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and even game rooms, to luxury townhomes and more modest homes.
Whether one needs to have a kitchen remodeled, a renovation completed, or an addition constructed, Tallahassee has credible contractors ready to take on the job. Below is a list of the top 15 contractors in Tallahassee, Florida.
15) Trudeau Fine Homes
Website|850.894.8914 | PO Box 13525 Tallahassee, Fl 32317
Trudeau Fine Homes is proud of how they value stylishness in the homes they create and remodel. Regardless of price range, location, or type of house, their homes are constructed to high standards. The firm also values the quality of the homes and makes sure that their projects are quality ones. Established in 1990, the 28-year-old firm offers remodeling and custom homes for valued customers.
Trudeau Fine Homes is a member of NAHB, NAHB Remodelers, TBA, and FHBA. In addition to being hands-on with his firm, founder Mark Trudeau was also one of the directors of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) in 2016 and 2017.
14) 3 Rivers, Inc.
Website|(850) 570-4767 | 4345 Jackson View Dr., Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Established 41 years ago, 3 Rivers, Inc. is the oldest firm on this list. Founded by President Stan Derzypolski in 1977, the firm specializes in interior and exterior home renovations, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, garages, as well as tiny homes. 3 Rivers also offers addition and insurance repairs, design and build “certified green” homes, single family and townhomes, energy use consultations, and professional home design.
Being a reliable firm, 3 Rivers Inc. guarantees to finish projects on time. 3 Rivers has been the recipient of Builder of the Year and Hall of Fame awards from the TBA.
13) North Florida Tile Setters
Website| 850.566.6320 | 9919 Waters Meet Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312
For more than 23 years, North Florida Tile Setters has been serving the Tallahassee area with their kitchen and bath remodelers. The demand for the firm’s services has helped it grow and expand into what it is today.
The scope of North Florida Tile Setters’ services include pools, floors, and whole-home remodeling. They use a wide variety of materials, including wood, tile, ceramic, epoxy, laminate, cork, bamboo, glass block, Tarazzo, rubber, and porcelain.
North Florida Tile Setters is a member of the Tallahassee Builders Association, the Florida Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders. They are also a registered Florida Licensed Contractor and Certified EPA Lead Paint RRP Contractor.
12) McManus Kitchen & Bath
Website|(850) 386-5664 |1241 West Tharpe St Tallahassee, Florida 32303
McManus Kitchen & Bath is an expert in three services: kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and cabinet resurfacing. McManus specializes in gut renovations of kitchens and bathrooms; removing and replacing all tile, cabinets, and fixtures. Rather than creating homes from scratch, McManus specializes in remodeling.
The firm offers bathroom remodeling, plumbing, and design, cabinet refacing and refinishing, flooring installation, kitchen plumbing and remodeling, green building, and sustainable design. Recently, McManus has begun offering a new service of cabinet resurfacing, which allows them to improve the look and function of customers’ kitchens quickly and with less dust and disruption.
The firm caters to seniors in the area who are remodeling in order to prepare for retirement, those who are just starting out and planning a family, and of course, to those who want to simply customize or personalize their space.
11) H&H Construction Services & Restoration Services
Website|850.562.5498 | 5350 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32303
H&H Construction & Restoration Services serves local families by helping them construct and remodel their residences, offers kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, commercial construction, residential construction, and fire and water restoration services.
Owner John Harbin has been a state-certified contractor for the past decade and is currently a certified general contractor. H&H’s construction certifications include Certified General Contractor (Florida CGC 1523544), Certified Residential Contractor (Florida CRC 1327920), Licensed Home Inspector (Florida HI 707), and IICRC Certified Firm.
After nearly 10 years in the business and a goal of being a family-oriented firm, H&H Construction Services succeeds in completing high-quality building projects by visualizing each home and remodel as if a family is already living there.
10) Capital City Builders
Website|(850) 528-8094| 5285 Tower Rd., C-5 Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Capital City Builders, led by Larry Wayne Strickland, specializes in renovating or remodeling, especially after life changes have happened in the homeowner’s’ lives. These can include elderly parents moving in, kids moving out, or simply needing a more functional space. Capital City Builders can make homes safer for senior citizens and kids, and kitchens more useful for chefs. They can also do small projects like new doors and small outdoor spaces.
The firm’s services include small-to-large renovations, major and minor repairs, kitchen and bathroom remodels, downsizing, general home maintenance, fireplace removal, and wood rot repair. Capital City Builders has won Parade of Homes awards and is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Capital City Builders is a Tallahassee building industry veteran, having been in business for the last 36 years.
9) GBGH Construction
Website|(850) 205-7190 | PO Box 3947 Tallahassee, FL 32315-3947
GBGH Construction, a second-generation contractor, has over a decade of experience in the construction industry building new homes and renovating existing homes.
GBGH performs general contracting, project management and consulting, multi-family remodeling, kitchen additions, basement remodels, and commercial construction and renovations. They are also available as a subcontractor for large general contractors on commercial projects. Matt and his team are passionate about innovation, energy efficiency and sustainable design. GBGH builds homes with high-quality products featuring simple, clean designs and minimal maintenance to simplify life. They’ve worked on at least 50 projects in the last 4 years.
GBGH Construction has been featured in Tallahassee Magazine, wxtl.com, and the Tallahassee Democrat.
GBGH has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the 63rd Annual Tallahassee Builders Association’s Parade of Homes, the Gold Winner in the $431,000-$550,000 category, Winner of the 2018 Tallahassee Board of Realtor’s Parade of Homes Gold Award, and the Realtor’s Choice Award for homes $720,000 and up.
8) Dion Builders
Website|(850) 386-5664 | 5350 Capital Circle NW Tallahassee, FL 32303
Dion Builders is a design-build renovation company that has served the Tallahassee area for over 30 years. Dion Builders offers additions, renovations, kitchen and bath remodels, and certified green renovations.
This multi-awarded firm received the 2008 Remodeler of the Year Award (FHBA), the 2006 Aurora Award (Remodeling, Restoration, Historical Rehabilitation), and the 2006 Grand Aurora Award. Dion Builders is a member of the NAHB, NAHB Remodelers, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), and the TBA. Founder Ed Dion, originally a foreman for a contractor before he earned his license, is also the Life Director of the Florida Home Builders Association and is the chairman of several committees.
7) Carpenters Construction Co., Inc.
Website|850-878-0010 |PO Box 14194 Tallahassee, Florida 32317
With 30 years of experience, Carpenters Construction Co., Inc. has grown from a family-oriented business that operated locally from word of mouth to a large remodeler servicing the entire Tallahassee area. The 2016 Tallahassee Parade of Homes Magazine winner, Carpenters has been in high demand for many decades, demonstrated by a large number of repeat clients. Specializing in services for retirees and in green building, Carpenters is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP). The firm can help you create an exciting new bath or kitchen, add a room to your residence, or create additions to your home to make it more accessible, energy-efficient, and functional.
The recipient of many awards, some of Carpenters’ most recent accolades include the 2014 TBA Remodelers Showcase Gold Award for Best Kitchen, the 2014 TBA Remodelers Showcase Silver Award for Best Bathroom, and the 2013 Aurora Award National Award for Remodeling, Rehabilitation or Historical Restoration Bath.
One remarkable project by Carpenters Construction is a wheelchair lift. It has call buttons on both levels to lower or raise it. The door also contains a safety lock so it won’t accidentally open and cause injury. This elevator is especially useful for seniors living in multi-story homes, so they can be mobile without any inconvenience.
6) Gwaltney Construction
Website|(850) 508-2214|2107 Delta Way • Tallahassee, FL 32303
With over 15 years of experience providing quality service to clients, Gwaltney Construction LLC is an expert in creating custom homes, additions, and remodels in Tallahassee and its neighboring areas. They also offer barn and shed design and construction, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, green building and energy-efficient homes, house framing, outdoor kitchen construction, porch design and construction, and trim work. Gwaltney promises the best work for clients through attention to detail; if a client isn’t satisfied, neither will they be.
The firm has proven themselves with the many awards and certifications they’ve obtained. Gwaltney Construction is a 2016 Parade of Homes Winner, in which they received Platinum Winner–Best of Show, Realtors Choice Award for the $800,000–$1,100,000 category, Gold Award for the category over $750,000, and 1st Place for Outstanding Feature–Safe Room. They are also a member of the Tallahassee Builders Association, a Florida Certified Building Contractor, a Georgia Certified Building Contractor, and a National Association of Home Builders Member.
5) New South Homes
Website|(850) 222-0319 | P.O. Box 13798 Tallahassee, Florida 32317
In service for nearly 30 years, New South Homes provides custom home building, renovations, and remodeling. New South Homes’ philosophy is to treat each project as the clients’ personal undertaking.
The multi-awarded New South Homes has received a number of impressive recognitions. These include Builder of the Year, four Remodeler Showcase Awards, eight Parade of Homes Awards, and the Leon County Environmental Award. They are also a Construction Industry Professional (CIP), in the TBA Hall of Fame, a TBA Board Member, and a member of the FHBA 1995 Disaster Assessment Team.
One of the firm’s notable projects includes a remodel of a historic, two-story Victorian home. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, seven fireplaces, and many period architectural appointments. This home remained intact for almost 80 years and was unoccupied for the last 25 years. New South Homes was able to renovate it in a way that brought modern conveniences to the home while preserving its original design and artistry.
4) Worley Construction, Inc.
Website|850-528-0954 |1816 Doomar Drive Tallahassee, FL, 32308
Established in 1990, Worley Construction, Inc., is a full-service custom home building and remodeling firm that specializes in the residential “design building” process, resulting in more control for the owner. WCI’s main focus is on remodeling and custom homes. In 2013, Mark Worley, president of WCI, was inducted to the Tallahassee Builders’ Hall of Fame.
In 2013 he also achieved Florida Home Builders “Big Spike” status. In 2010, Mark Worley concluded his studies with the National Home Builders to gain the Graduate Master Builder, GMB, designation where he is the only GMB in Tallahassee, and one of only 8 statewide.
WCI is the only builder in Tallahassee to be awarded “Best of Show” in the Tallahassee Parade of Homes three times, an unparalleled accomplishment.
WCI assures clients of quality control by contracting a limited number of projects each year where Mark Worley is involved every step of the way from design to final approval by the owner. With every project, WCI places a strong emphasis on client satisfaction, with detailed planning on the front end of the project prior to starting, by considering clients’ budget and preference for aesthetics.
Mark Worley also offers “green building” and “aging in place” solutions through the design-build process and holds both the Green Building Professional, GBP, and Certified Aging in Place, CAPS designations from the National Association of Home Builders.
3) Bill Kimberl Construction
Website|(850) 570-4767 | 4345 Jackson View Dr., Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Headed by the 2017 President of the Tallahassee Builders Association, Bill Kimberl, Bill Kimberl Construction was founded in 2008. The 10-year-old firm specializes in new home construction, remodeling, and home repair and its principles include finishing projects on time and staying within the client’s budget.
Bill Kimberl won the 2012 Parade of Homes Silver Award for Detached Homes for 2001 Ellicott Dr., Tallahassee, FL. Other awards include the Tallahassee Builders Association 2012 Parade of Homes/Florida Green Building Coalition-Highest Coring Home Under 1900 Sq. Ft. for 2001 Ellicott Dr., Tallahassee, FL. His firm also won the Remodeler’s Showcase Award Winner; Gold Award, for Bathroom Remodel under $25,000. Kimberl is a Certified Building Contractor, a Home Inspector, a Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, 1 and 2 Family Dwelling Inspector, a Plan Examiner, and a Stormwater Management Inspector. He is also a member of the National Association. of Home Builders, the Florida Home Builders Association. Remodelers Council, the Green Building Council, and the Florida Green Building Coalition. His firm is an Energy Star Partner and Certified Lead Renovator.
2) Jett Builders, Inc.
Website|(850) 528-8094| 5285 Tower Rd., C-5 Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Jett Builders, Inc. is dedicated to building quality custom homes and additions, as well as remodeling and repair needs, in the areas of Tallahassee, Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden, and Wakulla County, FL. The 14-year-old firm also offers concrete construction and repair, custom cabinets, deck building and repair, demolitions, and door installation and repair. Jett Builders is an environmental expert and specializes in energy-efficient homes, green building and sustainable design.
Among their awards over the years are several Gold Awards in the TBA Remodeler Awards, including one in 2008, three in 2014, and four in 2015. Jett also received the Tallahassee Builders Association Builder of the Year Award in 2016. Principal Brandon Jett is a C.I.P., a State Certified Building Contractor, and the 2016 Secretary & 2017 Treasurer of the TBA. Jett Builders is a member of the NAHB and was secretary in 2016, Treasurer in 2017, and Vice President of TBA in 2018.
The “Gold Award” that Jett Builders received in 2008 for room addition is the result of their notable projects in this field. This includes the modern addition of a master suite, which includes a his and hers wardrobe area, a large walk-in shower, a large floating vanity, his and hers bathrooms, and heated tile floors.
1) Kessler Construction LLC
Website|850.997.4540| 3375-C Capital Circle NE, Suite 200A Tallahassee, FL 32308
Known for the beautiful and modern designs of their remodeling projects, Kessler Construction has been serving Tallahassee and its surrounding areas since 2010. The firm, which is run by the Kessler family, specializes in custom homes, barn and garage design and construction, demolitions, green building, and energy-efficient homes, home additions, and sustainable design. Kessler also takes on interesting projects such as studios and workshops, with designs using all-brick exteriors, white interiors, and quirky details. Kessler follows a systematic process for each project, from pre-construction on-site visits to post- construction warranties.
A multi-awarded firm, some of Kessler’s most recent awards include the 2017 Parade of Homes Gold, the 2017 Realtors’ Choice Award, and the 2016 Consumers’ Choice Award. In 2017, they won the Gold Award for Bathroom Remodel and for Kitchen Remodel at the Tallahassee Builders Association Remodelers Showcase. Kessler is a member of the NAHB, NAHB Remodelers, CAPS, Tallahassee Builders Association, and Florida Home Builders Association. Kessler has been featured in publications including the Tallahassee Democrat, the Tallahassee Woman Magazine, The Famuan, and WFSU.