The kitchen, said to be the heart of the home, has evolved over the years from a place of food preparation to a place of stylish self-expression. Last year, Americans spent around $67B on kitchen products alone, and several TV shows focus solely on kitchen remodeling ideas and projects.
Atlanta is a home to bustling commerce and modern trends, historic and new architecture, and Southern cuisine and hospitality. It’s no surprise that dozens of Georgia contractors are honored each year for their creative and impressive work remodeling kitchens in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This is a list of some of the most recognized building companies that work on single-family residential kitchen remodeling projects in and around Atlanta. They were chosen for the awards their kitchen remodels and renovations have received through prestigious organizations, for the high-quality work they do in upscale Atlanta areas, and for the experience, affiliations, and credentials of their teams.
Top Kitchen Remodelers
Silver Oak Remodel
3605 Presidential Parkway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30340
About Silver Oak Remodel
Chosen for its high number of kitchen projects in popular neighborhoods, Silver Oak Remodel has worked on home remodel projects in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Druid Hills, Chastain Park, Johns Creek, Avondale Estates, and Sandy Springs, among other locations.
The company describes a new kitchen as “one of the most exciting and dramatic renovations” in the entire household. Kitchens, the center of most family and recreational gatherings, should be beautiful and functional, a source of convenience and also of pride. Each remodel project comes to life under the supervision of a project developer, designer, project manager, account manager, and customer service representative, plus an assigned superintendent who oversees large projects.
Silver Oak establishes the optimal team for each remodel project during a pre-construction meeting, after the company has an understanding of the homeowner’s unique preferences. The company asks the homeowners if they plan to stay in the house long-term, if they are a single-cook household, and if those preparing meals need easy access to other rooms in the house, perhaps to supervise children while cooking, and so on. The company aims to design kitchens not just for today, but rather for what each homeowner’s future requires.
Platinum Kitchens and Design
Mike and Leslie Karp
5965 Shiloh Road E, Suite D, Alpharetta, GA 30005
About Platinum Kitchens and Design
According to Platinum Kitchens & Design, the kitchen is the new family room. The company is owned and operated by husband-and-wife pair Mike and Leslie Karp, who bring to the industry 16 years’ worth of experience in kitchens in the Atlanta area. Leslie, CFO, says: “So many people prefer to stay in these days and want to transform their homes into an inviting retreat to share with family and friends.”
Michael, an Atlanta native and musician, started Platinum Kitchens in 2006. Leslie’s interest in design began when she observed her father’s architectural work and poured through her mother’s art history book collection. She studied furnishings and interiors at the University of Georgia and studied abroad in London, England.
One of the company’s notable renovations was for a family who needed home improvement while also saving on kitchen remodeling costs. As part of a contest for a $20,000 kitchen makeover through news/talk WSB radio, Platinum Kitchens provided kitchen renovation services to contest winner Mishael Porembski. Porembski is the founder of Team Hot Widows, which promotes exercise and activity as a coping method for the loss of loved ones. Platinum Kitchens brought her home kitchen up to date, added wood fixtures and kitchen storage space, and freshened it up with a warm color palette and glass doors to let in natural light.
NARI Contractor of the Year Award
4185 Etcetera Lane, Cumming, GA 30041
About Raymac Remodeling
Raymac Remodeling is best known for its work on bath remodel projects, but it is singled out here for its award-winning kitchen, which received a 2011 National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Contractor of the Year Award for a residential kitchen under $40k. The company has also earned Contractor of the Year awards through NARI for a residential interior $100k and over, two residential interiors $100k and under, a home theater and media room under $150k, and several high-end bath remodels.
The company, established in 1998, is run by friends and co-owners David McDonald and Ramon Frangi. McDonald is a NARI-Certified Remodeler, originally from Australia, whose upbringing gave him experience in construction as well as business. Frangi, an Atlanta native, developed an interest in remodeling during childhood, when he worked alongside his father during school breaks. As Raymac’s lead carpenter, he supervises job sites in person, manages on-site staff, and communicates with clients.
In addition to its NARI award-winning kitchen, Raymac has worked on kitchen remodels in and around Atlanta, including Marietta, Dawson, Roswell, Buford, Suwanee, and Sandy Springs.
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
NARI Jerry McDaniel Award for Educational Excellence
3976 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350
About Construction Ahead
Construction Ahead operates in upscale Atlanta neighborhoods. The company has received multiple NARI Contractor of the Year awards for best kitchens: one an honorable mention and the other for a residential kitchen over $100k. For nine years straight, the company was rated GuildMaster with Distinction or Highest Distinction. Between 2006 and 2010, NARI singled it out for outstanding service as a director and through the Jerry McDaniel award for Educational Excellence. Remodeling Magazine listed it in their Big 50 for teamwork.
The company’s team has a combined 30 years in the building industry. It is led by founder Austin Foster, who graduated from the University of Georgia with a landscape architecture degree. He is joined by his mother, Rachel Foster, who brings with her eight years of professional experience working for Coca-Cola and several years of experience working for an international consulting firm. Clay Gienger, born in Atlanta, studied industrial design at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and brings 10 years of experience working in architecture and IT. The final team member is Sarah Jordan, who studied interior design at Ball State University and worked for Ethan Allen as a design consultant before becoming the design manager for Construction Ahead.
The company has worked as a kitchen remodeler in Dunwoody, Oakhurst, and Duluth, as well as in prestigious Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Brookhaven.
The Counterpoint Group
119 Smokehill Lane, Woodstock, GA 30188
About The Counterpoint Group
The Counterpoint Group has received awards for kitchen remodels, but it is also singled out for its seasoned staff. Created in 1999, The Counterpoint Group is an Atlanta general contractor that began specializing in kitchens and baths in 2004.
Owner Marc Tyson has 33 years of construction industry experience, 15 in commercial work and the other 15 in residential. He studied electrical engineering at Southern Technical Institute. John Gum, current member of The Counterpoint Group, was the operator of KitchenWorks for 18 years. Gum joined The Counterpoint Group in 2013 and brings with him many years of experience in both design and business, not to mention a degree from George Washington University.
Kitchen & Bath Concepts
11444 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30076
About Kitchen & Bath Concepts
Kitchen & Bath Concepts has been offering home remodel services in the state of Georgia since 1986, with a focus on bathroom and kitchen remodels. The company works in Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Milton, Johns Creek, and East Cobb.
Kitchen & Bath Concepts has completed hundreds of remodel projects and received dozens of awards through the NKBA, as well as from the Calla Awards, Subzero Wolf, Chrysalis Awards, Dupont Corian, Corsi Cabinets, Holiday Kitchens, and SEN Design. The company has also been recognized in Signature Kitchen and Bath Magazine, Country Home Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Women’s Day Kitchens and Baths, and many more. Kitchen and Bath Concepts has participated in the Atlanta League’s Tour of Kitchens and the Atlanta Decorators’ Showhouse, and provided the kitchen for the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve.
In 2008, the company won the grand prize for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ Kitchen of the Year contest. Jim Meloy, former president of the Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee Chapters of NKBA, transformed the 120-square-foot kitchen into a breakfast area and bar, and added a home office with an audio-visual system. The dining room was turned into the new kitchen, with easy access to the pool and backyard. The homeowners sought an “old Hollywood” ambiance, achieved through stainless steel, dramatic lighting fixtures, and striking shades of red and black.
Atlanta Building Co
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards
P.O. Box 948, Grayson, GA 30017
About Atlanta Building Co
Atlanta Building Co is run by John Southwell, a native Georgian and Atlanta resident since 1973. With 35 years of experience in residential and commercial building and home remodeling, his work is estimated in total at over $500M in construction projects. He has held leadership positions with several construction agencies and is a licensed residential and general contractor in the state of Georgia and a licensed real estate broker in the state of Georgia. He is also a certified EPA remodeler and is certified by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Southwell holds credentials as a Master Certified Remodeler and a Universal Design Certified Professional from NARI, along with a Certified Professional Home Builder designation from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. The company operates in affluent counties like Jackson, Barrow, DeKalb, Fulton, and Cobb, and its work has received multiple Contractor of the Year awards through NARI, including a 2010 award for a residential kitchen under $40k and a residential kitchen between $40k-$80k.
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
Chrysalis award for Best Kitchen
Sandy Springs, GA
About Harbour Towne
Harbour Towne Construction serves clients throughout upscale metropolitan Atlanta, including areas like Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Roswell, East Cobb, and Alpharetta. Since its beginnings in 1979, the company has won several building industry awards, including five Contractor of the Year awards from NARI, one for the Southeast Region, and a Chrysalis award for Best Kitchen. The company has been featured nine times in publications, from Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle to Better Homes and Gardens and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.
Harbour Towne Construction was affiliated with the Planning Commission of the City of Dunwoody, where Dwyer served as a member; the Community Council for the City of Dunwoody, where Dwyer served as a chairperson; and the Code Enforcement Task Force. Dwyer attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University and is a former president of Atlanta’s Chapter of NARI. He currently serves on its board of directors, and he holds EPA lead-based paint and Earthcraft House certifications.
Jill D. Weber
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Award for Kitchen of the Year,
Decora Best Kitchen Design National and Regional Awards
Atlanta Home Builders Association Gold Awards
NARI Contractor of the Year Award in the Southern Region
Alpharetta, GA 30022
About Kitchen Connections
While Kitchen Connections provides award-winning home remodeling, design, kitchen and bath cabinetry services, it focuses on kitchen remodels in Atlanta. It was chosen for its award-winning and distinguished owner, Jill D. Weber, who has over 20 years of experience in the building industry and personally oversees each project herself.
Weber founded the company in 2002 and has since received several awards in both kitchen and bath categories. Among them are the 2005 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Award for Kitchen of the Year; the 2004 National and Regional Awards from Decora Best Kitchen Design; the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Atlanta Home Builders Association Gold Awards for two kitchens and a bath remodel; and the 2005 NARI Contractor of the Year Award in the Southern Region for a kitchen between $60k-$100k. A home she worked on in Duluth received an international award through Trends Magazine as one of the Top 50 American Kitchens.
Weber is a licensed residential contractor in the state of Georgia and a NARI-certified remodeler. In 2006, she was president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and she is a founding member of the Westye Independent Designer Group, which educates and supports independent designers in metropolitan Atlanta. She frequents the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase on an annual basis to keep up with the latest building trends.
Atlanta Design & Build
H. Dale Contant
Atlanta Service Excellence Award,
Remodelers Doing Great Stuff Award
1631 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
About Atlanta Design & Build
Atlanta Design & Build has received numerous awards, honors, and recognitions for its work on home remodels and additions in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Of the company’s design-build services, its kitchen projects are some of the most praised. Between 2007 and 2017, the company received fifteen Contractor of the Year awards through NARI. They have received Atlanta’s Top Residential Remodeling Contractors recognition annually 2006 to 2017 by Atlanta Business Chronicle and 2018 Best of Houzz in the Customer Service category.
In Marietta, a recent Contractor of the Year award-winning kitchen required installing a 10-foot and an 18-foot steel beams to remove load-bearing walls from the 1990s-style floor plan to create the now open design. The kitchen added custom cabinetry with several separate cabinet work centers, a walk-in pantry with a stylish, easy-access barn door and incorporated a fully-functional island with a 9’ 3” x 5’ one-piece solid slab of Colonial Gold granite as the room’s new focal point.
Atlanta Design & Build is a full-service design/build firm that has provided the northern suburbs of Atlanta with quality remodeling services since 1996. Dale Contant, president and principal owner, has over 40 years of experience in construction, design, and technology. He has served in leadership roles with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at the local and national levels. He is a recognized Wellborn Professional Contractor, and an NKBA member.
The staff’s professional credentials include certifications through NARI as Master Certified Remodeler, Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Certified Remodeling Project Manager, Universal Design Certified Professional, and Certified Lead Carpenter. The company’s proprietary HomeStyle® System ensures their client-centered approach for each project of listening to client needs and desires and transforming each space to fulfill them.
Renewal Design + Build
Peter and David Michelson
Professional Remodeler Magazine Best of the Best Design Award
124 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
About Renewal Design + Build
Renewal Design + Build is a general contractor in Atlanta specializing in custom design-build projects. It is known for its award-winning home remodels on baths and kitchens. The company, started in 2001 by brothers Peter and David Michelson, operates in a number of trendy, prestigious, and historic neighborhoods in metropolitan Atlanta, like Candler Park, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and Druid Hills.
Renewal has won three Contractor of the Year awards for kitchen projects through NARI, two OBIE awards (named after the obelisk shape of the award) for remodeling a kitchen at $50k and over, six Chrysalis awards for kitchen remodels, and a 2009 Best of the Best Design Award for a kitchen through Professional Remodeler Magazine. Renewal has also received seven recognitions for its work in historic preservation through the City of Decatur’s historic preservation commission, and for its environmentally conscious building methods. In 2005, the company earned Earthcraft’s Renovator of the Year award. The Atlanta Business Chronicle rated it third-place Residential Remodeler in 2017.
Sub-Zero and Wolf National Kitchen Award
807 Church Street, Decatur, GA 3003
HammerSmith is mainly known for its prized Atlanta kitchens. The company was founded by Warner McConaughey, a Stanford graduate whose work has been acknowledged by Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle — which rated the company as the 9th Residential Remodeling Contractor. The company’s kitchens have been featured for 17 years straight on a Junior League Tour of Kitchens and recognized in 150 publications, articles, and awards.
One of its kitchen renovations—in McConaughey’s own residence— earned the 2006/2007 first place prize National Kitchen Award through Sub-Zero and Wolf. The kitchen, part of a 1928 residence located in historic Druid Hills, was chosen from among 1,650 other kitchens. Largely energy-efficient and primarily industrial in style, it features oak wood floors, cherry kitchen cabinets, Italian soapstone counters, a walk-in pantry, a kitchen island, and a wine bar and wine refrigerator.
Another kitchen received the 2015 Kitchen of the Year Awards, featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. This Druid Hills renovation involved carefully dismantling a historic property in order to bring it back to life, while simultaneously respecting its 100-year legacy. The project required gutting the former kitchen and removing the adjoining walls to double the room’s square footage. His team inserted decorative beams on the ceilings to keep a feeling of the past. The beams, the most intricate details in the kitchen, define the room.
Small Carpenters at Large
NARI Contractor of the Year Awards,
Best of the South Design Award,
QR Master Design Awards,
Remodeling Design Award
884 Lake Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
About Small Carpenters at Large
Small Carpenters at Large is an Atlanta design/build firm that works in upscale neighborhoods like Virginia Highlands and Buckhead. Danny Feig-Sandoval, state licensed contractor, certified remodeler (NARI) and Earthcraft Builder, started the company in 1980. He got into building with a degree in urban studies from Georgia State University, and much of his artistic inspiration comes from a journey he took through Europe and the Middle East before beginning an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Lead Architectural Designer Amanda Johnson joined the company in 2001 with a degree in architecture from Clemson University.
Multiple times, Atlanta’s chapter of NARI has named Small Carpenters at Large the Contractor of the Year for its work on single-family Atlanta residences in upscale areas like Medlock Park, Lenox Park, and Morningside. The construction company has won over 50 awards since its origin, primarily for home remodeling projects on baths, basements, and kitchens.
In 2016, 2006, and 2005 the company was a NARI Contractor of the Year winner. The company also earned Chrysalis awards in 2008 and 2005. In 2005, they won Best of the South Design Awards and a QR Master Design Award. In 2015, Atlanta Home Improvement named the company the Best Remodeler for Intown Atlanta.
Mosaic Design Build
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award,
Professional Remodeler Design Silver Award,
Chrysalis Regional Award,
Atlanta Home Improvement Best Before and After Competition Awards
Contractor of the Year Award,
2014 Atlanta Home Improvement Best Before and After Competition – 2nd Place-Kitchen
2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30341
About Mosaic Design Build
Chosen as first place for the quantity of its awards for high-end kitchen remodels, Mosaic operates with a skilled staff throughout upscale Atlanta areas. Founder Rick Goldstein started out as a carpenter. Today, he is a registered architect with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.
Mosaic is an award-winning design-build firm with over 30 years of experience serving Atlanta. Mosaic’s team has credentials as a NARI-certified remodeler and universal design specialist, an NKBA master certified kitchen and bath designer, and a certified Energy Star Builder. The company also has an EPA Lead-Safe certification and an EarthCraft certification for new homes and for renovation. Mosaic serves around 60 areas throughout Atlanta, including prestigious Brookhaven, Buckhead, East Cobb, Chastain Park, Midtown, Morningside, and Sandy Springs.
The company has received more than 30 awards for excellence in design, construction, remodeling, and customer service. It received seven awards for kitchens: a 2009 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, a 2012 Professional Remodeler Design Silver Award, and a 2012 Chrysalis Regional Award, each for a kitchen remodel over $100k. The team has also earned a 2014 Atlanta Home Improvement Best Before and After Competition 2nd Place Award for a kitchen and a 2011 Award for a 1st Place Kitchen; a 2012 Contractor of the Year Award for a residential kitchen between $80,001-$120k; and a 2009 Chrysalis Award for a kitchen over $100k.