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Outstanding Home Improvement Contractors in 2021

Are you ready to give your home a fresh look for the season? Now is the perfect time to brighten up the look of any room.

By: Sylvia Slezak | Jun 2021

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Whether you are wishing to add another room to your home, remodel your bathroom or kitchen, brighten your home with new flooring, or refresh your walls with new paint, you may want to consider leaving it to the professionals to make your wishes come true. While some projects are easy to do without the need for specialty tools, other projects, like flooring or room additions, require knowledge, experience, and even licensing and permitting. Those projects are best left to the professional home improvement contractors.

Our list of Outstanding Local Business Award (OLBA) recipients are being recognized for their contribution to their customers and their local community. They are custom-home builders, flooring experts, construction and concrete specialists, landscape design and installation professionals.

Ashton Custom Homes - San Antonio, TX

Since 2001, a luxury custom-home builder, Ashton Custom Homes has been building dreams in the affluent communities of San Antonio, that include Boerne, New Braunfels, Helotes, and other nearby towns. In 2020, Brian Box added his lifelong friend, Jeff Jerman, as a Partner to expand the overall wealth of knowledge and dedication to quality into Ashton Companies. Both Brian and Jeff share their true passion in the home building industry while implementing their core values of excellence, presentation, integrity, and completeness into every project.

Residential and commercial renovations from bathroom remodeling to kitchen remodeling. Ashton’s services include whole room remodeling, home demolition & clean up, additions, patios, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, custom outdoor wet bars and more. Awards received include the 2017 Parade of Homes™ President's Award, Best Outdoor Living Space, Best Interior Design, and Best Landscaping; and in Belle Oaks the 2021 Parade of Homes™ Overall Best Floor Plan Award.

Jason Brown Wood Floors - Abingdon, MD

Jason Brown Wood Floors is a member of the National Hardwood Flooring Association and has earned a reputation for superior service and a commitment to excellence in every project the team completes. Jason Brown never subcontracts out work like many floor contractors do. Owner, Jason, personally selects products that he stands behind, and is present on most job sites. Servicing areas include Baltimore, Bel Air, Fallston, Towson, Hunt Valley, and all of Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Cecil County, and Anne Arundel County.
Jason is so committed to the level of quality in his craftsmanship, that some of this clients stated that they thought he was going to spend the night with the wood, just to keep it company and ensure it was prepped and ready for installation in the morning. This is the level of commitment that can be expected from Jason Brown Wood Floors.
Jason Brown has been recognized by Hardwood Floors Magazine: 40 Under 40 Award and voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award (2010, 2013, 2015, 2017).

Company’s services include hardwood, vinyl flooring, hardwood floor refinishing, hardwood floor installation, hardwood accessories, staircase installations and sanding, custom hardwood, installation & maintenance of all commercial flooring; installation: standard, diagonal, pictured frame borders, herringbone, basketweave, parquet, and custom inlays.

J.G. Williams Construction - Schertz, TX

Providing concrete services to San Antonio since 1990, J.G. Williams Construction is a concrete contractor specializing in large scale commercial concrete design and construction, and complex general and residential work. Owner Guillermo has been working in the concrete construction industry for more than thirty years. He started as an estimator prior to taking on the challenge of forming his own licensed, bonded and insured, family and minority-owned firm.

J.G. Williams Construction’s services include commercial concrete, general concrete, residential concrete, concrete trench coring and filling, stamped concrete, colored concrete, concrete sidewalks, concrete patios, concrete driveways, and room additions.

Masterworks Construction Services, Inc. - Long Beach, CA

William Leisy started his own construction business, William Leisy Construction Co., in 1992 which transitioned into a full-service construction business of Masterworks Construction Services, Inc. in 2005. Through Bill’s vision of creating relationships with clients based on integrity, quality, trust and client satisfaction, the company has expended beyond its initial residential remodeling focus. The company’s services include architectural design and structural engineering, residential remodeling, additions, kitchen and bathroom renovations and remodeling, historical restoration, new construction, commercial tenant improvements, landscape design and installation, green building practices, and aging-in-place home modification.

Masterworks is certified as a “Green Professional” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and takes pride in implementing as many green features into the construction project as possible. Green features include the use of farmed timber for framing, energy-efficient lighting, energy-efficient windows, recycled insulation products, natural flooring products, low/no VOC paints, on-demand water heaters, resource-efficient landscaping or solar panel installation. Masterworks proudly supports the “Rebuilding Together Long Beach” organization. In addition, in good-condition used and surplus materials are donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore building materials retail outlet. showcases thousands of incredible businesses in more than 300 industry categories that are located in over 100 major U.S. cities. The Outstanding Local Business Award (OLBA) is given to locally-owned and operated businesses in recognition of their services to the local community and have met all of the Criteria listed on

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