As the real estate market continues to brighten, Vegas has become a remodeling hotspot. Home sales are up, and selling prices, too. With trends like these, Vegas remodeling contractors are on a roll, especially if they can design ace kitchens, which are still the rooms homeowners prefer to renovate. Kitchens are where families gather after school or work and where friends linger over tea. And though they must function, kitchens need to brim with style, especially in a town known for razzle-dazzle.
This list profiles the top 15 Las Vegas kitchen remodelers who create those special places for the upper crust and regular folks alike. Each contractor doesn’t stop at raising ceilings or adding exotic backsplash. They create the homey atmosphere that makes these rooms much more than a collection of cabinets and appliances. Professional standing, scope of project, and innovation were the rating criteria. The number one firm doesn’t just follow trends, it makes them. Without fail, its kitchen designs impressively capture the Vegas high-roller style.
15) Jet Development
Website | 702.474.4489 | 800 N Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89107
After retiring as a building official with the Las Vegas Building Department, John Tucker opened Jet Development in 1991. Almost immediately, the business began to flourish, as Tucker used his extensive industry knowledge and carpentry skills to create one-of-a-kind kitchen remodeling ideas at affordable prices. His wife, Jennifer, joined the team in 1997 and continues to run the shop today.
Jet Development is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). It remodels kitchens and bathrooms for homeowners in Summerlin, Sunrise Manor, North Las Vegas, Winchester, and Henderson. Tucker’s team favors both traditional and modern designs. To this contractor, remodeling a kitchen can mean installing a French-inspired rustic tile backsplash over a professional grade range and placing upholstered stools around a furniture-style kitchen island with drawers for wine storage. For a modern look, Jet Development pairs stainless steel appliances and hardware with metallic white and silver countertops and island stools. Refrigerators and freezers are hidden behind European-style cabinets, and lighting fixtures have metallic accents. Many of Jet Development’s projects have come from repeat clients. The company has received numerous awards for customer service.
14) Fairless Homes
Website | 702.566.0181 | 7340 Eastgate Road, Suite 100, Henderson, NV 89011
Fairless Homes belongs to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). It holds a class B general contractors license and is fully insured. The firm is also multi-functional, performing architectural design and building services for over 20 years. Kitchen remodeling is one of its specialties.
Fairless Homes will convert a traditional kitchen to a contemporary style by replacing mission-style oak cabinets with glossy, textured ones, highlighted by tempered glass backsplash and Quartz countertops. The team likes to install farmhouse sinks and gleaming brass hardware amid painted floors and high-end stainless steel appliances. They are also skilled at creating the illusion of sunlight, with bright-tiled walls and chandeliers.
The team knows how to tame kitchen remodeling costs by installing economical cabinet lines dressed up with granite countertops. A mirrored backsplash and open floor plan make the room feel larger and infuses it with natural light. Fairless Homes serves mostly the Henderson, Summerlin, Anthem, and Las Vegas areas. Its customer service has picked up numerous awards.
13) Tajo-One, Inc
Website | 702.429.0925 | 8133 Desert Jewel Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89128
This Vegas-based firm was started in 2003 by a husband-and-wife team on the East Coast. Andy Steinborn and his wife Nikki had built a sizeable home improvement business by restoring and remodeling colonial homes built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their Tile and Design Studio specialized in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. When they moved to Las Vegas in 2003, they took the business with them. They assembled a small team of highly skilled laborers and perform whole-house makeovers, additions, improvements, and kitchen remodels throughout Winchester, Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, and Summerlin South.
Tajo-One favors contemporary styles with restrained modern themes. Kitchens are sleek and spacious and are fitted with shiny, ebony marble countertops on islands designed as focal points. Color palettes range from neutral to bold, with many contrasts coming from backsplash or custom natural wood cabinets. The team also likes to pair dark cabinets with lighter design fixtures to maintain balance. Finishing touches come from pendant lights in styles ranging from plain black to antique brass.
12. Chermac Builders
Website | 702.732.7601 | 2634 Westwood Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Chermac Builders dates back to 1967, when founders Mac and Chere McGhie opened this firm. It handled residential improvement projects of all kinds. Fifty years later, Chermac Builders remains in the McGhie family. Mac and Chere’s son, Mark, now runs the firm and has expanded its original services to include custom crafted cabinets, lighting upgrades, and universal design. Chermac Builders serves Henderson, Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, Seven Hills, and Blue Diamond.
The team’s kitchen remodels are comfortable and stylish, whether in traditional, contemporary, or modern styles. Typically, the designs will feature dark wood-stained cabinets with a matching custom island and upholstered stools. There is plenty of counter space, and floor plans allow for a sleek, spacious kitchen. A simple backsplash of white or neutral tiles often runs from the sink to the cooking area. Within the past decade, Chermac Builders has specialized in kitchen designs for physically challenged clients. For one client, McGhie’s team reconfigured an island to allow easier access for a wheelchair and added an oven that did not require a pull-out drawer.
11) New Freedom Properties
Website | 702.483.1637 | 7350 Dean Martin Drive #306, Las Vegas, NV 89139
A licensed realtor is the managing principal of this high-end residential kitchen remodeler. New Freedom Properties has been open less than 10 years, but it has quickly gained a following among Sin City’s most affluent clientele. General Manager Todd Volf received a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Montana State University. In 2004, he went to work for one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. – PulteGroup. After a successful matriculation he formed New Freedom Properties in 2009 focusing on residential remodels and delivering a custom tailored service. As the mission took hold, he acquired his real estate license in May of 2014 gaining the final expertise to offer a comprehensive real estate service.
The New Freedom Properties team consists of veteran contractors who had served for the largest home builders in Vegas. Volf’s team serves the entire Las Vegas Valley, including Summerlin, Summerlin South, Sloan, Paradise, Henderson, and Enterprise. It performs general contracting and remodeling, with a focus on kitchen renovations.
The team’s kitchen designs mix contemporary and modern themes, but with restraint. They prefer crisp, geometric lines with no clutter and limited decorative accessories. European cabinets – sleek and frameless — are common choices, especially with white and off-white color palettes. Modern glass panel stair rails accent interesting focal points like custom crafted islands with glossy countertops and lots of space.
10) Widespread Construction
Website | 702.998.7696 | 3125 West Ali Baba Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89118
For more than two decades, Widespread Construction has been a licensed and fully insured premier high-end remodeler. The company was founded by its current CEO, Ian Cutler, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Montana State University. After graduation, Cutler worked with construction crews in Montana and Iowa. He later served as a senior project manager with the now-closed Oakview Construction in Red Oak, Iowa. He relocated to Las Vegas in the 1990s and opened Widespread Construction in 1997.
Cutler’s team has earned an A+ rating with the BBB. It handles interior renovation projects in Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, Henderson, and Enterprise. Designs by this team are dramatically modern with minimalist cabinets, neutral color palettes, metallic fixtures, and subtle elegance. Focal points come from upholstered stools with smart patterns, or glossy, gold pendant lights. Crisp, white cabinets appear beneath shiny laminate countertops, some with gold inlay. Kitchen floors are paved with marble or porcelain tiles. The focus is on natural materials that impart subtle and timeless elegance.
9) Ranieri Construction
Website | 702.376.7980 | 8237 Arch Bay Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Kitchen remodeling designs by Ranieri Construction are so stand-out that the firm was chosen to perform one on HGTV’s show Vacation House for Free. A formally trained interior designer, Stacey Ranieri founded and runs this home improvement business. Ranieri received degrees from New York’s Sheffield School of Interior Design and the Real Estate School of Nevada. After selling real estate throughout Vegas, she opened Ranieri Construction in 1974.
Ranieri is fully licensed. Though she executes many types of residential remodeling, kitchen facelifts are her favorite. Some of Ranieri’s projects have cost between $75,000 and $100k.
For the HGTV show, the firm gutted a cramped and outdated kitchen to open up the space with a modern layout. Blue laminate cabinets, white Quartz countertops, and gray-and-white porcelain floor tiles were installed. Recessed lighting replaced a dropped ceiling with old fluorescent fixtures. Gleaming pendant lights, open shelving, and cabinets with chrome and crystal pulls added a cutting-edge shine. Ranieri has been profiled in Las Vegas Woman Magazine. She has an A+ rating with the BBB, and her firm is EPA Lead-Safe Certified.
8. Renovations of Las Vegas
Website | 702.467.8899 | 9811 W. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Contractor John Compagno and his sizeable crew at Renovations of Las Vegas have been pleasing homeowners in the Vegas metro area for 34 years. Born and raised in Monterey, California, Compagno moved to Vegas after getting married. Compagno opened this firm in 1984, intending to build upon the construction expertise he picked up from his father, a plumber, and older brother, a general contractor in California. Compagno himself had started his own handyman business soon after graduating high school in Monterey. That company eventually became one of Monterey’s busiest home improvement contractors.
Today, Compagno’s staff at Renovations of Las Vegas has grown to about 35 laborers. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured. High-end kitchen remodeling projects make up a large segment of the business, with price tags starting at $150k and going into the millions. The team consistently works in the prestigious communities of Red Rock Country Club, The Ridges, Tournament, Eagle Hills, Seven Hills, and MacDonald Highlands.
7) JKL Development
Website | 702.803.9322 | 12065 Cielo Amber Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89138
JKL Development is licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, home builder, and remodeling firm with close to 25 years’ experience. Its founder is Jeff Lewis, a former executive at two of the country’s most prominent home builders, PulteGroup and Toll Brothers. Lewis graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Product Design. He opened JKL Development in 2008, having known much since he made Vegas his permanent home in 1993. His firm specializes in the same quality craftsmanship and high-end design that Lewis learned first-hand while serving as a project manager and vice president for national contracting companies.
JKL Development has established such an expertise in kitchen remodeling that it was tapped by HGTV to perform a renovation project on the TV show Kitchen Crashers in 2015. Designs by Lewis’s team favor cool palettes of white and gray with square marble countertops, solid white cabinets, and clear glass lantern-style pendant lights. The firm has won numerous customer service awards. It serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Green Valley, Spring Valley, Summerlin, and Summerlin South.
6) Level Builders, LLC
Website | 702.889.9834 | 4070 N. Tee Pee Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89129
Founding Principals Dan and James Kohl are father and son. The Kohls opened Level Builders in 2007, riding on the 10-year success of their affiliate company, Kohl Painting & Drywall. The Kohls are licensed general contractors, fully insured and bonded. Their design expertise had attracted attention from contractors and realtors who serve the Las Vegas metro area’s most affluent communities. The Kohls were even selected to work in the ritzy new Ascaya development of luxury estate that rises 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas Valley floor.
The firm handles residential construction projects of all kinds, from custom builds to kitchen remodeling. Their designs favor the minimalist modern style trending in New York and Los Angeles. Layouts provide ample cooking and entertaining space, with open floor plans and strategic placement of ranges, refrigerators, and prep stations. Extra doses of luxury come from laminated countertops and matching cabinets with high-end stainless steel appliances. White crystallized glass, shimmering metallic fixtures, and domed pendant lights are also common. Elaborate glass backsplashes are used to set a polished tone.
5) One Eleven, Ltd.
Website | 702.324.2691 | 7575 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Eddie Leverett settled into a construction career in Vegas in 2016 when he opened One Eleven, Ltd. He had already run a successful home improvement company in San Diego for almost 20 years. This Las Vegas full design-build company holds licenses in Nevada and California. He studied architecture and design at The Denver Institute of Technology in Denver, and at the New School of Art & Architecture in San Diego, California.
With his formal training in architecture, Leverett handles the architectural designs on which his elegant remodeling projects are based. His designs are distinctive and take inspiration from modern art and architecture. Leverett also specializes in universal design, and for personal reasons; In 2005, he was involved in a motocross accident that left him almost paralyzed. He is adept at designing kitchens that accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
Price tags for remodels by One Eleven, Ltd., are steep, often between $100k and $500k. The firm serves Henderson, Summerlin, The Lakes, North Las Vegas, and Summerlin South. Its BBB rating is A+.
4) Copper Creek Construction
Website | 702.898.7873 | 5980 Topaz Street, Las Vegas, NV 89120
The founder and principal of this Las Vegas licensed contractor has spent decades honing his craft and has the professional certifications to prove it. Blake Burr has been a licensed, bonded, and fully insured contractor in Vegas since 1998. He has earned recognition as a Certified Restorer (CR), Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM), and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP). Burr is certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He has also received two GuildMaster Awards, in 2014 and 2017, from GuildQuality — an organization that celebrates excellence in building, remodeling, and contracting. Last but not least is Burr’s certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICR).
Burr’s team at Copper Creek Construction includes Operations Manager Mark Jamison, who has been a lead carpenter and home improvement specialist in Vegas for over 30 years. The firm serves Las Vegas, Henderson, and Pahrump, specializing in distinctive kitchen remodels. It is known for contemporary designs that pair oak cabinets with sleek counters and granite-topped islands. A special remodel featured dark-stained natural wood floor panels, exposed ceiling beams of cypress wood, and glossy black surfaces.
3) Gramly Construction
Website | 702.259.6659 | 4265 Butler Street, Las Vegas, NV 89129
Since 1998, Gramly Construction has been known to Vegas homeowners as a premier custom home builder and interior remodeler. Mike Gramly is the founder and principal today. Gramly was born and raised in California but moved to Vegas in the 1980s. He learned the construction trade while serving as a laborer for noted Vegas home builder Doug Cornwall.
The firm stands out among Vegas contractors, not only for its large-scale and luxurious residential projects, but also for its expertise in sustainable building. Its building know-how was recognized by the United States Green Building Council in 2011 when the firm became the first in Vegas to receive the Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
The firm is also acclaimed for luxury kitchen remodels that feature custom build cabinetry, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and custom crafted islands. Special projects have featured distressed alder wood with custom stains and countertops trimmed with Calacatta gold marble. Finishing touches come from cozy seating around Grothouse walnut tables and bleached-walnut custom cabinetry paired with Quartz countertops.
2) Christopher Homes
Website | 702.360.3200 | 10161 West Park Run Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Christopher Homes is known throughout Sin City for erecting sprawling estates and producing luxurious remodels in the most upscale communities. The firm was started in 1981 by Chris Stuhmer, who had been in the contracting business while in high school, framing houses and doing plumbing repairs. Stuhmer went on to the University of Arizona and received degrees in architecture and engineering. He has often been credited in the local press with helping to develop the distinctively Vegas style of design and build.
The firm has been honored with more than 150 awards from the building community’s most prestigious organizations. These accolades include several awards from the NAHB and Builder Magazine. Stuhmer and his team have been featured in numerous publications, such as High Rise Life Magazine, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Luxury Las Vegas. Kitchen remodeling projects by Christopher Homes sparkle with rustic stonework and streamlined stainless steel appliances. For a dramatic focal point, the team will fashion a natural stone arch over a range. Though most remodels show a modern strain, the firm has done rustic designs featuring open shelves of reclaimed wood.
1) Merlin Contracting
Website | 702.257.8102 | 6408 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118
This much-publicized Vegas general contractor performs kitchen remodels as glamorous as its ritzy custom home builds. The Jones family has run the firm since it opened in 1989. Founding Principal Steve Jones is also a managing principal of Blue Heron, one of Sin City’s most prestigious homebuilders. Merlin Contracting takes remodeling to the highest levels of design. Many of its projects have been profiled by the national press, including The Chicago Sun Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. The firm pulls off any number of styles, from old world glamour to minimalist modern.
A special kitchen remodel by the firm shows their talent for modern designs that still feel warm and welcoming. It featured ceilings, walls, floors, and cabinets with paper-thin margins. Floor-to-ceiling windows not only flooded the kitchen with light, they also showcased an environment where no imperfections could be hidden. Custom-made European cabinets and Wolf appliances made the kitchen both functional and graceful — the perfect atmosphere for the client’s private art collection.