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Throughout Arizona, the kitchen is the center of home life, the space where families congregate before and after taking on the day, the room where food and memories are made. Homes are built around the kitchen, so the kitchen must shine. While kitchen remodeling can seem like a daunting task, the skilled and experienced general contractors and kitchen remodelers on our Phoenix list know the contemporary kitchen well. These firms have proven experience in home remodeling throughout the Phoenix metro area, working on everything from upscale new kitchens worthy of an award-winning chef to updating and refurbishing the small kitchens in Arizona’s many mid-century ranch homes.
Whether you have a budget for your growing family’s much-needed kitchen makeover or you already know that you want to splurge for a premier new kitchen complete with stone kitchen island, custom kitchen cabinets, and high-end countertops, these companies will be able to build the new kitchen of your dreams.
15) MK Remodeling & Design
8051 E. Plymouth, Mesa, AZ 85207
Founded in 2007 and based in Mesa, MK Remodeling & Design is a full-service, family-owned remodeling company specializing in kitchen and bath design and kitchen and bath remodeling. A member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and recipient of an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, MK Remodeling & Design does it all: kitchen design, bathroom design, color and finish consultation, tile and flooring work, architectural and custom lighting, cabinet and countertop installation, and window and door installation.
The company is led by President Mike Gillis, Chief Financial Officer James Gillis, and Design Consultant Kristina Gillis. Mike Gillis entered the residential remodeling industry ten years ago from the business world. Kristina Gillis has a degree in design studies, architecture, and interior design from Arizona State University.
MK Remodeling & Design, whose work has been featured in Kitchen and Bath Design News, also manufactures semi-custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets to fit any project. The company’s exceptional kitchen designs and remodeling projects feature gorgeous kitchen cabinets, built-in bar seating, stainless steel refrigerators, stoves, and hoods, elegant pendant kitchen lighting, and other popular features of today’s best new kitchens. MK Remodeling works throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the wider metro area on projects with diverse budgets, from whole-home remodels, kitchen and bathroom remodels, to finishing touches.
14) Custom Creative Remodeling
8260 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 7, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Winner of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s 2017 Contractor of the Year Award for Residential Kitchen $60,000 to $100k, Scottsdale’s Custom Creative Remodeling is a one-stop remodeling company with its finger on the pulse of the industry, promising to “design with you in mind.”
Members of NARI and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Custom Creative Remodeling is headed by owner and senior designer Praveen Puranam, project manager Art Herrera, and lead designer Anna Drew. The eight-person company, in operation since 2015, also won the 2017 regional Contractor of the Year Award for Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000 and for Residential Bath $25,000 to $50,000. In 2016 the company also won Contractor of the Year Awards for Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000 and Residential Bath Under $25,000.
For its recent NARI-award winning kitchen remodel in Scottsdale, Custom Creative Remodeling transformed a tired space into a “transitional kitchen with a twist of country charms,” using distressed-wood tile, pendant lighting, a farmhouse sink, shaker-style cabinets, and stainless steel appliances to create a stylish, warm, and inviting new kitchen with a large stone island and plenty of breathing room.
13) Pankow Construction
3620 E. Campbell Avenue, Suite D, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Founded in 2005, Pankow Construction’s many remodeling projects around the Phoenix metro area include refurbishing the kitchens of mid-century modern and ranch-style homes, which are ubiquitous in the Phoenix metro area’s historic and upscale residential neighborhoods. Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, Pankow Construction is also dedicated to green practices, recycling about 50 percent of its construction waste. President Rob C. Pankow, who grew up in Phoenix is LEED AP Certified and a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
For a kitchen remodel in one “Modern Ranch,” Pankow created an elegant model for exactly how to give a great old home a contemporary makeover, adding subway tile, quartz countertops, wood floors, pendant lighting over a large kitchen island, and a “bi-fold” door near the kitchen to open it up to natural light.
The company was featured in an episode of the DIY Network’s show “House Crashers” because of its more than 10 years of experience with 3D remodeling, the process of creating three-dimensional computer-generated floor plans that allow clients to visualize their remodeling project in detail before building it in real life.
12) CKBR – Complete Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
4202 E. Elwood Street #20, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Working throughout the Phoenix metro area, Complete Kitchen & Bath Remodeling offers everything from high-end kitchen remodeling to budget-minded kitchen makeovers. Don Wilkerson learned the remodeling trade growing up in Illinois with his family’s construction company and while working for Home Depot Home Services. He moved to Phoenix in 2005, and in 2009 put his more than 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry to work in creating his own company, CKBR in Phoenix, where the company has a Designer Gallery showroom. Serving the entire Phoenix metro-area with kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, and home improvement, CKBR has been honored with a Kitchen Remodel of the Year Award from Scottsdale Living Magazine.
CKBR provides its clients with the must-have kitchen materials and design elements, and its many and varied kitchen makeovers in the Phoenix metro area have often included large kitchen islands as the focal point — a place for the family to gather and talk about the day while dinner is on the stove. CKBR’s kitchen remodels also feature stylish under-cabinet lighting, beautiful custom wood cabinets, expert stone and tile countertops, stainless steel refrigerators and stoves, custom drawers and storage spaces, and elegant pendant lighting.
11) Beautiful Remodel LLC
PO BOX 1762, Gilbert, AZ 85299
Born in South Wales, Steve Price, Beautiful Remodel LLC’s founder, designer, and contractor, has more than 25 years of experience in the remodeling industry, including working on high-end remodeling projects and historical renovations in Great Britain, California, and New York.
Price has worked for many high-profile clients, including the Bechtel and Disney families, Robert Redford, and Robin Williams. Price’s work has been featured on national television, and in publications such as Phoenix Home & Gardens, Home, and Better Homes & Gardens. Though he’s been remodeling since he was twelve years old when he helped his parents refurbish their historic home, Price has a varied background that includes touring with his band Hurrah! and opening up for U2 and David Bowie.
His design and contracting work is similarly varied, but always elegant and eye-catching. One of his most beautiful and unique projects is the “SJ Kitchen,” a modern remodeling project featuring a blue wood island with a pot-filling sink, a dramatic copper hood, grey cabinets, wood floors, and playful orb-lamps hanging over a fun mid-century modern dining room table.
10) Luster Custom Homes + Remodeling
18801 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 240, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
While focusing on remodeling luxury homes in Scottsdale and other upscale areas of the Phoenix metro area, Luster Custom Homes also keeps an eye on sustainability and the latest technology while creating dream-kitchen makeovers.
LEED Certified homebuilding industry veteran Tanner Luster started the company in 2007 after heading the custom homes division of California’s Summerwood Homes for nearly a decade. Since then the company has completed more than 250 jobs in the Phoenix metro area. Among many accolades, Luster Custom Homes + Remodeling has won Home of the Year and platinum awards from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).
Luster Custom Homes + Remodeling creates contemporary kitchens that reflect the room’s varied uses in today’s home as both a gathering place for the family and space where serious culinary creativity occurs. Typically bright and stylish, many of Luster’s kitchen remodels feature large islands with roomy seating, and have essential pot-filling sinks, and plenty of room for slicing, dicing, plating, and eating.
9) AFS Building Group
8550 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85051
AFS Building Group has been involved in kitchen remodeling and creating new kitchens around the Phoenix metro area since 1991. The company has won several Contractor of the Year Awards for their kitchen remodels from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), as well as Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Chrysalis Award for Whole House Remodel Under $250k.
Founders Wayne Griffin and George Brunell each already had more than twenty years in the construction industry when they started the company. Partner Tony Dotolo joined the firm about fifteen years later. Both President Griffin and Vice President Brunell are NARI Certified Remodelers. Additionally, Brunell, who is also the company’s lead project manager, has experience in historical renovation and green building, and has participated in Scottsdale’s Green Building program. A graduate of Penn State University, Brunell currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Phoenix Chapter of NARI.
For one of its award-winning kitchen remodels, AFS showed what it can do with a small kitchen in a condo remodelling project, creating a bright and elegant space with a crystal chandelier and monochromatic colors for an open, airy feel.
8) Kirk Development
340 E. Caron Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
A nationally recognized, highly skilled and experienced remodeling company serving the Phoenix metro area, Kirk Development has been creating new kitchens around the Phoenix metro area since 1978. Among its many honors and accolades, Kirk Development has been named a Contractor of the Year for kitchens, bathrooms, and additions by both the national and local chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The company has been named in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 list, in Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 list, and was twice named Designer of the Year by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Company head Tom Sertich is a past president of the Greater Phoenix NARI chapter, and is a NARI Certified Remodeler, a Certified Graduate Remodeler of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist through the National Home Builders Remodelers Council.
Kirk Development’s varied portfolio of kitchen projects includes the top features and design ideas of today’s new kitchen, including gorgeous stone countertops, useful kitchen islands, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.
7) Apollo Builders
13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A-103, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Apollo Builders started life in Centreville, Virginia, nearly 30 years ago, and expanded to Phoenix in 2005. Since then, founders Tyler and Scott Kestner have become local leaders in home improvement and kitchen remodeling, serving the upscale Scottsdale and Paradise Valley markets. Members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Apollo Builders has been honored with its Contractor of the Year Award, and has also won Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s prestigious Chrysalis Award. The company’s work has been featured in AZ Lifestyle Magazine, and on Phoenix’s Fox and ABC affiliates.
Apollo is particularly focused on using green materials, technologies, and techniques in their kitchen designs and remodeling projects, including cabinets, paint and flooring free from volatile organic compounds (VOC), energy- and water-efficient appliances and lighting, and recyclable and sustainable building materials.
Among the company’s many jaw-dropping kitchen projects, the “Mankosvy Residence” stands out for its clean minimalism and daring playfulness. All sleek and shiny and white save for its large lime-green kitchen island, its lime-green backsplash, and warm wood flooring, the Mankosvy kitchen is unforgettable — sophisticated and eminently inviting at the same time. Working throughout the Phoenix metro area, Apollo Builders works on everything from high-end complete kitchen remodels in premier homes, to smaller budget-conscious kitchen makeovers and home improvement projects
6) Cook Remodeling
100 W. Hoover Avenue #12, Mesa, AZ 85210
A widely recognized leader in Phoenix’s home improvement industry, Cook Remodeling has been remodeling and updating the Phoenix metro area’s kitchens since 1979. Led by husband and wife team Jeff and Janet Cook, the company has been named the “No. 1 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Company” by Ranking Arizona — The Best of Arizona Businesses, one of the Top 500 remodelers in the country by Qualified Remodeler Magazine, and a Phoenix “Remodeling Market Leader” by Professional Remodeling Magazine.
Arizona State University graduate Jeff Cook is a National Association of Homebuilders and Remodelers (NAHR) Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) with more than forty years in the industry. Janet Cook is a NAHR Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and a graduate of the University of Nebraska. The Cooks are also members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The company’s kitchen and bath remodels have been featured in Signature Kitchen & Bath Magazine, and has been honored with a Best Project Over $150k from the Professional Builders Council and a Remodeler of the Year Award from the Professional Remodeling Council.
5) Legacy Design Build Remodeling
7750 E. Gelding Drive, Suite #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Founded in 1988, Legacy Design Build is led by senior managers Stewart Truitt, Ed Feeney, and Mark Dixon, and has a staff with many years of experience in the Phoenix metro remodeling business. The company works on kitchen, bathroom, and whole-home remodeling, as well as home improvement projects in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, and more.
Legacy has won several Contractor of the Year Awards from the local and regional chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), including two for Residential Kitchen under $40,000, and one for Residential Kitchen $40,000 to $80,000. The company has also won Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Chrysalis Award and Master Design Award, and was named to that magazine’s list of the Top 500 remodelers in the country. For one of its recent national award-winning kitchen renovations, Legacy Design Build Remodeling took a galley-style kitchen in Scottsdale and converted it from rustic to contemporary. The wonderful design features white cabinets that brighten up the narrow space, topped with elegant grey stone countertops, which contrast nicely with earthier shades of reddish brown in the beautiful tile and brickwork.
4) Hochuli Design & Remodeling
501 S. 48th Street, Suite 112, Tempe, AZ 85281
Husband and wife design-build remodeling team Scott and Lorrie Hochuli opened Hochuli Design & Remodeling in 2001 and have since completed more than 500 remodeling and home improvement projects in the Phoenix metro area. Working across the Valley in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Mesa, and Gilbert, the Hochulis bring superior design and craftsmanship to their kitchen updates.
Lorrie, with a degree in interior design & space planning, leads the design process and Scott, an Arizona native with more than 25 years in the building industry, heads up the construction phase. Members of the National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Hochuli’s work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine, and Remodeling Magazine.
The Hochuli Design & Remodeling team is particularly adept at solving complex remodeling challenges while keeping the homeowners’ best interests in mind. The team designed and built an amazing kitchen remodel in Phoenix, which won Regional Award Recognition, and was featured in a national magazine. Not to be outdone, the Hochuli’s won 2018 National Award Recognition for an interior staircase remodel in Central Phoenix.
3) Premier Kitchen & Bath
4856 E. Baseline Road, Suite 108, Mesa, AZ 85206
Offering “red carpet remodeling” to the Phoenix metro area out of a 4,000-square-foot showroom in Mesa, Premier Kitchen & Bath is a nationally recognized kitchen remodeler that’s been creating new looks for kitchens since 1994.
A design-build firm with several in-house kitchen designers, the company is headed by president and founder Greg Heden, who has more than 25 years of experience in construction and management. Premier Kitchen & Bath has been named to Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s prestigious Top 500 list of remodelers.
Over its many years in the Valley’s kitchen-remodeling industry, Premier Kitchen & Bath has developed a portfolio featuring sought-after kitchen design ideas, from stone kitchen islands, stylish hoods, stainless steel appliances, and elegant dark-wood cabinets that work perfectly with subdued under-cabinet lighting. True kitchen experts, the folks at Premier are versed in all manner of kitchen design styles, from country cozy to modern minimalist, but to each project they bring an expert knowledge of what is hot and what is classic in the new Arizona kitchen.
2) Republic West Remodeling
8101 E. McDowell Road, Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
A nationally recognized kitchen remodeling team, Republic West Remodeling has completed more than 17,000 remodeling and home improvement projects in the Phoenix metro area since opening in 1995. Co-founder and president Jim Weisman, a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, leads an experienced staff of in-house design and construction professionals.
The company is a three-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Business Ethics Award and has won numerous Master Design Awards from Qualified Remodeler Magazine, which also named Republic West a “Top Metro Leader” and ranked the company No. 89 on its prestigious list of the Top 500 remodelers in the country. Republic West has also won Contractor of the Year Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for kitchens and whole home design. The company has been named a Dealer of the Year by Windows & Door Magazine and one of “Arizona’s Coolest Companies” by bizAZ Magazine.
Republic West has an eclectic portfolio of both large and small kitchen remodeling projects, from the warm and cozy to the sleek and sophisticated.
1) Homework Remodels
4150 N. 20th Street, Suite 201, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Founded in 2005 by local remodeling guru Steve Shinn, Homework Remodels is a highly experienced company specializing in remodeling the Phoenix metro area’s many older homes, including the valley’s representative historic bungalows, ranch-style homes, and mid-century modern gems. Shinn, who also heads Tri-Lite Builders, has certifications from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as a Remodeler, a Kitchen & Bath Remodeler, a Universal Design Professional, and a Green Professional. Shinn has also been the president of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of NARI, which recently awarded Homework the Contractor of the Year Award for a kitchen remodel in Scottsdale — the fifth time the company has won the prestigious honor.
Shinn and Homework have been featured in publications such as Consumer Reports, Remodeling Magazine, Qualified Remodeler Magazine, and Green Builder Magazine, and have been featured on HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck.
Homework’s NARI-award winning kitchen remodel over $150k in Scottsdale’s upscale Gainey Ranch neighborhood is typical of what the company can do for a kitchen, featuring a large stone kitchen island that seats three, a Sub-Zero Wolf refrigerator, and an imported marble backsplash.
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