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Brighton Contracting
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Brighton Contracting brings over a decade of Dallas remodeling experience to every project, from single to multi-unit homes. We value their combination of interior, exterior and roof renovation skills.

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Repair Resource
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We like Repair Resource's ability to handle any residential remodeling project, from installing a disposal to constructing a new room addition. Scott Bolin and his team serve clients throughout the Greater Dallas area.‍

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Everyone has that one room they can't wait to renovate. You’re thinking about one right now. It's the reason why the number of home remodeling contractors Dallas homeowners hire is up 7% from last year.

The amount of remodeling companies in DFW is a gift and a curse. There are over 200 home remodelers to choose from — but so many of them are highly specialized. Homeowners end up calling one company for kitchen renovations, a second for bathroom remodeling, a third for a bedroom addition…

Wouldn't it be simpler if one contractor handled all your home remodeling?

We totally agree. That's why we found them for you.

We put our expertise and DFW connections to work and found the best all-around Dallas remodeling contractors available.

The first question most homeowners ask us about remodeling jobs is what to expect from a general contractor.

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Our Criteria

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The Data & Research: Why You Should Trust Us

Last year, HOMR handled a $100,000 whole home remodeling project and built quotes for 2 bathroom remodels per month for our members. We quoted and analyzed more than 50 remodeling proposals line-by-line to create competitive price breakdowns for our members.

We used member data and feedback from these home remodeling calls to analyze some of Greater Dallas' best home remodelers. We combined that information with Dallas residential remodeling contractor data points.

Here are 5 key variables we used to rate Dallas home remodeling contractors:

  • Local Expertise. We prefer a home remodeling contractor with deep Dallas area roots. How long has your general contractor lived and worked in Dallas? Do they understand the current Dallas building code?
  • Service Offerings. Your remodeling company should be able to tackle any project, from a new addition to a bath or kitchen remodel. That way, you take care of every construction project with one phone call.
  • Current ln Demand Status. HOMR likes a remodeling contractor that understands what Dallas homeowners want. Are they up to date on current home renovation trends? Do your neighbors trust them for attractive remodeling service?
  • Pricing Data. Experienced contractors develop good relationships with building suppliers and lumber yards, which leads to better material prices. Their estimates should be competitive and in line with other quality renovators in the Dallas area.
  • License and Insurance Information. Every Dallas home remodeling company should have an active building license, and be able to furnish proof of liability insurance on request.

There are over 200 home remodeling companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. We used our research criteria to narrow the competition down to 2 remodeling companies we recommend.

DID YOU KNOW: Since 2013, Dallas construction spending has grown 75% faster than the national average. The largest increase in spending was on residential and home remodeling projects — primarily driven by bathroom and kitchen renovations.

How We Chose the Best Dallas Home Remodeling Contractors for Most Jobs

Our commitment to making home management simpler means we prefer a contractor who can tackle any home remodeling project. Even though there are some great specialty contractors in the Dallas area, we focused on companies that can handle most home renovation jobs.

We coupled our preference for great all-around remodelers with evidence of quality customer service. We looked for a strong presence of online reviews and customer feedback. We also reviewed all service data and member feedback from HOMR's history of remodeling projects.

HOMR did not consider any service providers that could not provide proof of license or current insurance. We also eliminated contractors without public photos and records of past work.

We also eliminated any remodeling contractor whose prices were 20% above or below the market average in Dallas.

If all else was equal, HOMR preferred service providers with deep roots in our neighborhoods. We looked for companies in demand for repeat service as well as high rates of referral business.

Green Flags 

✅ Long history of Dallas area service

✅ Ability to perform multiple remodeling tasks

✅ High rate of repeat and referral customers

✅ Extensive online review history

✅ Better Business Bureau (BBB) membership

Red Flags

🚫 Little to no presence of job photos online

🚫 Pricing far above or below DFW average

🚫 Demand for full upfront payment

🚫 Inability to provide license and insurance info

🚫 Vague quotes with little to no detail

Our Picks for Home Remodeling Contractors Dallas Can Trust

According to a survey by DEWALT®, more than half of Dallas homeowners (54%) prefer renovation and remodeling over new construction. If you fall into that majority, these are the 2 contractors we recommend.

Best for Exterior Remodel Work: Brighton Contracting

Brighton Contracting is our pick for the best do-it-all home remodeling contractor in the Dallas area. Allan and his team handle exterior remodeling, interior renovations, and all types of roofing projects.

HOMR prefers a GC you can call for anything and everything. Brighton Contracting eliminates hassle and stress from your renovating process — they handle every aspect of the job. One phone call, one point of contact, and one source of information.

Why We Like Them: Allan makes sure his team is diverse and skilled. We haven’t found a Dallas construction or remodeling project they couldn’t handle. Skylight installation, chimney repair, emergency roofing, siding replacement — you name it, they do it.

Non-Negotiables: Brighton Contracting LLC is fully registered and licensed with the city of Dallas and state of Texas, and its insurance is complete and up to date. They have an excellent online reputation and strong repeat customer and referral business.

Best for Interior Remodel Work: Repair Resource

HOMR likes Repair Resource’s versatility as a renovation project provider. “We’ve done one room, and we’ve done full additions,” company owner Scott Bolin explains. “We certainly don’t fit in one little box.”

Repair Resource offers the flexibility of a handyman service with the skill of a fully licensed and insured general contracting company. 

Why We Like Them: “We don’t think any project is too small,” Scott Bolin says. Repair Resource takes on remodeling jobs that bigger companies ignore — serving individual communities is important to them. 

Non-Negotiables: Scott and his team are extremely transparent. Your estimate, timeline and project details are laid out in full with no surprises. We like the amount of information Scott provides his clients.

Featured Partners

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Best for exterior remodelling
Brighton Contracting
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Brighton Contracting brings over a decade of Dallas remodeling experience to every project, from single to multi-unit homes. We value their combination of interior, exterior and roof renovation skills.

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Service areas
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best for interior remodel work
Repair Resource
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We like Repair Resource's ability to handle any residential remodeling project, from installing a disposal to constructing a new room addition. Scott Bolin and his team serve clients throughout the Greater Dallas area.‍

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Highland Park
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Carrolton
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White Rock
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What A General Remodeling Contractor Should Do

We asked some of Dallas' most respected contractors what you should look for in a GC, as well as what to expect from the one you hire.

Roles and Responsibilities of Your GC

Your general contractor must be an experienced project manager that's fully licensed, insured, and knowledgeable about many aspects of home improvement.

A general contractor (GC) is the person responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks of a construction project. A remodeling GC supervises all subcontractors, including plumbers, electricians and HVAC providers. 

TLDR: A GC tells you what’s possible, and manages the right subcontractors to make it happen. A good GC ensures your project finishes on time and on budget.

There are 3 primary types of general contractors:

  1. Standard General Contractor. These GCs have a broad base of knowledge about most jobs on a construction site. Their focus is on the overall function and performance of the remodeling team. A GC is able to lend a hand with most projects and has the connections to schedule subcontractors for specialty work.

Use a standard general contractor for large remodeling projects that include multiple subcontractors — like a kitchen renovation that needs plumbing and electrical work.

  1. Design-Build GC. A design-build general contractor generally works with architects to design a space around your needs. A design-build GC is best suited for a full gut renovation or a large addition project. Their expertise revolves around the flow and function of larger construction projects. 

Use a design-build GC for a new addition to your home, or a complex renovation that requires a new floor plan (going from a closed to open floor plan).

  1. Specialist GCs. Choose a specialty general contractor if your home renovation is highly specific. For example, if you only need your plumbing re-routed, a plumbing specialist is the person to call — a standard GC doesn't have the same highly-focused skill set.

If your remodeling project is highly specialized — only focused on a specific skill set — that’s a great time to use this kind of GC. For example, a GC with specific electrical experience is great for rewiring your kitchen lighting.

Before You Hire a Dallas Remodeling General Contractor

“Do these 3 things before you contact a general contractor,” Scott Bolin of Repair Resource says, “and your life gets so much easier.”

  • Put Ideas on Paper Before Hiring a GC. Scott believes there's no such thing as a bad idea. “If you walk into a meeting with multiple ideas the GC can help you get through the muddy waters and select the best choice for your home.” From there, your remodeler can alter your design around load-bearing walls and other structural concerns.
  • Pick Out Colors and Textures. “Don't expect your GC to be your designer,” Scott says. “A lot of them just aren't good at that, but they're very good with a plan. Color and texture are 2 very important aspects of your design. Have an idea of what you want and I'll definitely follow it."
  • Don't Believe TV Remodeling Prices. “People see these prices on HGTV and Magnolia Network, and they aren't realistic,” Scott explains. “They're getting a ton of free stuff from sponsors and there aren't any labor costs involved. Then they get shocked when they see what things cost in real life.”

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4 Most Popular Dallas Home Renovation Project Types

Dallas homeowners trust HOMR with whole home management because we don’t slouch on our research. Our team looked at the Google search data about Dallas home renovation and remodeling over the last 12 months. We wanted to know what you’re most interested in.

These are the 4 Dallas area renovation projects that you search for and research the most — more than all other remodeling jobs combined!

Additions

Dallas homeowners with mid-century houses are clamoring for additions. DFW homes built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s had smaller layouts. As families and budgets have grown, so has the need for bigger Dallas houses.

A custom addition is the best way to retain your home’s charm but increase its footprint. The most crucial step in planning an addition is making sure it blends with your existing home. From the foundation and siding to exterior finishes and interior materials, every step should be completed with your current home in mind. 

Find an experienced GC that can match every portion of your addition to the existing style of your home. Brighton Contracting’s ability to handle roofing, exteriors and interiors makes them an ideal choice for new addition projects.

Bathroom Remodeling

“Dallas homeowners are asking for bathroom renovations,” Scott Bolin says. He's right — 38% of Dallas homeowners are considering bathroom remodeling projects over the next 5 years.

And why not? Bathroom remodel jobs offer great ROI for your home. In 2022, a bathroom remodeling project in Dallas recouped 48.9% of its cost. That's higher than the national and Texas state averages.

Although more DFW homeowners want bathroom remodeling than ever, the scope of individual projects is shrinking. “5 years ago, people were doing full bathroom renovations,” Scott continues. “Now, it's more like, ‘Let’s paint the bathroom this year, and replace the vanity next year. It's definitely an economy-based change.”

Flooring

It's important to talk about flooring — local real estate professionals say refinishing your floors has a higher ROI than any other remodeling job for Dallas homeowners. Texas homeowners see a 70% return on new floors when re-selling their houses. 

Oak, ash and hickory are popular hardwood floor options in Texas homes. Oak is extremely durable and able to withstand heat without warping. Ceramic tile floors are also popular for similar durability reasons. But it's a third flooring type that's making big waves in the Dallas Fort Worth market — “faux hardwood” vinyl floors.

Vinyl floors are on the rise. “I’ve seen a lot of the vinyl that resembles hardwood going in,” Scott Bolin says. “You don't need to glue it down, there are a lot of great waterproof options, and it's about $5 per square foot. We're putting it in a lot of bathrooms and kitchens."

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen renovation is the second most popular Dallas remodeling project, behind only bathrooms. 37% of Dallas homeowners plan to remodel their kitchen within 5 years.

There are more features to consider in a kitchen renovation than any other remodeling job — your project manager must be handy with countertops, appliances, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, and tile. 

In terms of cost vs. value, now is the best time in over a decade to do minor kitchen renovations. The average small Dallas kitchen renovation recoups nearly 80% of its cost in home resale value. This applies to any kitchen remodeling project under $30,000 in cost.

Conclusion

The current return on investment for Dallas home remodeling projects is higher than it’s been in a decade. That makes right now the perfect time to hire the best home remodeling contractors Dallas can offer.

HOMR recommends service providers like Brighton Contracting and Repair Resource for their versatility and reliability. You need a renovation expert that can handle any job and maintains an open line of communication.

It’s the same way HOMR approaches home management for you. Our 24/7 home concierge service serves your needs as they arise, any time of day. 

And if you like the return that remodeling project gets for your home, you’ll love the ROI that HOMR gives you for just $9/month.

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