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Support Black-owned general contractors and contracting firms

At Sweeten, we value every clients’ vision for their home. And we value our shared vision for a better, more just, and inclusive world.  

Many Americans are now wondering how they can best effect change. One way is to hire professionals from groups who have historically been overlooked, and provide opportunities to those who have had to work harder to succeed. 

Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and up to $50,000 in renovation financial protection—for free.

Please consider supporting the following Black-owned general contractors on Sweeten’s platform. We heartily stand behind these contractors’ work. 

Sweeten General Contractor Saladin | NYC

1920s house remodel

Danielle Brooks

General contractor Saladin co-owns his contracting firm with business partner and project manager, Maisha. They joined Sweeten back in 2018. Servicing all of New York City, Saladin can complete full-service gut renovations, additions, basements, and decks. Additionally, their firm specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels.

Maisha is also featured in our 5-part series on women general contractors. At Sweeten’s annual awards ceremony for their contractors, the firm earned the 2019 Breakout Performance Award. Sweeten featured two of their projects on the blog: Kyli and Luke’s 1920 home remodel (top image), and updating the brownstone of actor Danielle Brooks of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (bottom image). Click here to read reviews and see more of Saladin’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Darrell | Washington D.C.

Kitchen with large island and white marble counter

Kitchen with marble countertops and light gray countertops

Based in Lanham, MD, Sweeten general contractor Darrell provides homeowners with service in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. His 25 years of experience includes general contracting, architect referrals, and light creative support. He brings attention to detail for every project he works on. Darrell has completed two Sweeten renovations since joining in 2021. Click here to read reviews and see more of Darrell’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Kimberly | Atlanta

Atlanta bath remodel

Sweeten general contractor Kimberly is the owner of a design-build firm in Atlanta, a one-stop shop for architectural design, construction, landscaping, and interior decor services. She has experience in full-home remodels, in addition to commercial outfittings. Kimberly understands the current economic climate and works with clients to provide financing options when needed. She is also featured as one of Sweeten’s woman-owned firms in a 5-part series on women general contractors.

Her clients give her five stars, and maybe even more importantly, have reported that they intend to use her company for future projects. Kimberly completed a Sweeten bathroom remodel which was featured on our blog (bottom image). Click here to read reviews and see more of Kimberly’s work. 

Sweeten General Contractor Pat | New York

Collage of renovationsNew York-based contractor Pat has been with Sweeten since 2017. His firm provides general contracting, architect referrals, light creative support, and millwork. They are also family-owned and operated. Sweeten homeowner Jueul J. noted, “They are a very reputable and dependable company. Their workmanship is excellent and their attention to detail is very comforting. I really appreciate how neat and clean they are. I highly recommend them.” Click here to read reviews and see more of Pat’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Carlos | Dallas

Bathroom with free-standing tub and walk-in shower

General contractor Carlos has been with Sweeten since 2020. With an all-around 5-star review, his firm has succeeded in putting a smile on each of their homeowners’ faces. Focusing on the Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant areas in Texas, Carlos provides general contracting, architect referrals, and light creative support. His primary goal is meeting the customers’ needs and building strong relationships. Melinda S. notes her “project went very smoothly. They handled a difficult and picky customer very gracefully.” Click here to read reviews and see more of Carlos’s work. 

Sweeten General Contractor Gerald | Virginia (Washington DC area)

Bathroom with herringbone shower tile

Refinished outdoor deck and siding

Sweeten general contractor Gerald can be found remodeling homes in the Northern Virginia area, specifically Arlington County and Fairfax County. With 15 years of construction experience, his services include general contracting for whole homes, exteriors, kitchens, bathrooms, or basements. Projects range from small to large, including installing Ikea cabinets and home additions. Gerald helps his clients with permits, board approvals, architect referrals, and light creative support. Click here to read reviews and see more of Gerald’s work. 

Sweeten General Contractor George | NYC

ADA compliant bathroom

With 30 years of general contracting under his belt, general contractor George has been with Sweeten since 2017. He services New York City, including the Bronx. He offers light creative support to general renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and customized millwork. Leila G. who worked with George on a project noted: “Any unexpected challenges—and there were a few—were handled patiently. George was tenacious in overcoming any obstacles that presented itself.” An ADA-compliant bathroom remodel (top photo) for Debbie’s father was featured on our blog, Sweeten Stories. Click here to read reviews and see more of George’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Greg and L.A. | Dallas

black owned general contractor

Dallas remodeling

Partners in their second-generation company, Greg and L.A. have been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 30 years. They take pride in all of their projects, saying “We care for our clients’ homes and businesses like they are our very own.” They have experience in general contracting, interior design, and landscape architecture. From bathrooms and kitchens to closets and living rooms, this dynamic duo can do it all. Click here to read reviews and see more of Greg and L.A.’s work. 

Sweeten General Contractor Daren | New Jersey

dining room remodelbathroom remodel

General contractor Daren runs his family-owned design-build firm out of Montclair, New Jersey. He has been part of Sweeten since the beginning of 2018. Daren’s renovations are primarily in the Bergen and Essex County areas providing all aspects of residential design, interior architecture, renovation, custom millwork, and construction project management. Yael L, a past client of Daren’s said: “They do not cut corners and they follow their proposed budget. They spend as much time as needed to truly understand what you are looking for and deliver it with smiles. I was happy to see them every day, and my kids even missed them when they were gone.” Click here to read reviews and see more of Daren’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Dexter | Atlanta

Atlanta bathroom remodelAtlanta kitchen remodel

Covering remodeling projects in the Atlanta area, general contractor Dexter joined Sweeten in 2020. In addition to interior renovations, his services include storm, fire, and water damage restorations, roofing, and deck building. Dexter shared his expertise in Sweeten’s Atlanta home remodel cost guide and our blog post on navigating hidden renovation costs in the area. His past client Shannon S. shared a review of Dexter’s work: “All of my questions were answered along the way and he made great suggestions based on his expertise.” Click here to read reviews and see more of Dexter’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Kelin | Dallas

Sweeten general contractor Kelin works in the Dallas area on remodeling homes, offering additional services like landscaping and custom finishes. While he has a network of architects he can refer to for projects that require one, Kelin also has an eye for creative design. Isaac, one of his clients, hired Kelin for a few projects, including one property that needed to be remodeled from the ground up after Hurricane Harvey. “He is very thorough and does not cut corners,” praises Isaac. Click here to read reviews and see more of Kelin’s work. 

From Dallas and Atlanta to Washington DC and NYC, these vetted professionals showcase expertise and dedication. To work with one of the Black-owned firms, post your project at Sweeten and bring your renovation to life.

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Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog, Sweeten Stories, for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation with Sweeten.

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Black-owned general contracting firms can be found in Dallas, Atlanta, New Jersey, NYC, New York, and Washington DC/Virginia. They are vetted Black general contractors providing services in construction, full-home remodels, kitchen and bathroom remodels, outdoor renovations, architect referrals, and custom millwork. Their experience can be reviewed through testimonials and past work.

Serving New York City, Black general contractor Saladin provides services from full gut renovations to home additions. He specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels. 


George is a Black general contractor who has worked with Sweeten since 2017. His company provides light creative support, customized millwork, and general renovations.

Serving Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, Black general contractor Darrell has 25 years of experience. Darrell offers entire home or single room remodels, additions, architect referrals, and light creative support.

Serving Atlanta, Black general contractor Kimberly owns a design-build firm in Atlanta. Kimberly and her company offer architectural design, construction, landscaping, and interior decor services. She is experienced with full-residential and commercial remodels. 


Dexter is a Black general contractor serving the Atlanta area and has worked with Sweeten since 2020. Dexter’s services include interior renovations, roofing, deck building, and restorations due to storm, fire, and water damage.

Serving Westchester County, New York, Black general contractor Pat runs a family-owned and operated business. He specializes in interior home renovations, architect referrals, and millwork.

Serving the Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant areas in Texas, Black general contractor Carlos offers services for general renovations, architect referrals, and light creative support.


Black general contractors Greg and L.A. have run their company for more than 30 years in Dallas. This team manages general contracting, interior design, and landscape architecture.


Kelin is a Dallas-based Black general contractor offering services for home renovations, landscaping, custom finishes, and architectural referrals.

Serving New Jersey, Black general contractor Daren mainly provides services in the Bergen and Essex County areas. His services include all aspects of residential design, interior architecture and remodeling, and construction project management.

A general contractor is an expert who organizes and oversees construction for homes and businesses. Depending on the state the contractor works in, they may carry a license. Some general contractors may complete construction work themselves, while others may hire subcontractors to complete construction work. General contractors often help secure construction permits, recommend finishes and materials, and find solutions for challenges that arise during construction. 

Before finding a general contractor, gather details about your project. List the spaces you are remodeling and their square footage. Do you need plumbing or wiring work? What materials will you use? Are you doing a gut renovation or a rip-and-replace? Depending on these details, you may also need an architect or interior designer. Use your project details to find an expert who has experience doing similar projects. Always work with a licensed contractor where required. Renovators can use a service like Sweeten, which matches homeowners with vetted general contractors, offering input and support, for free.

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