Many homeowners face a dilemma—they want to love their home, but it doesn't fit their lifestyle.

The prospect of remaking a home can be both exciting and intimidating, and oftentimes when it comes to beginning the process, homeowners don't know where to start.

Here's to a new beginning

Our team members have been improving people's homes—and lifestyles—for 30 years. We're a premier firm in Coastal Virginia that specializes in design and construction for residential remodels and additions. Our staff and expertise can help you navigate the path to where you want to be with stellar service and results.



how do we get there?



It's essential to begin a relationship with good communication and clear expectations. After initial contact is made, we'll plan a time for Jim to sit down with you and hear more about your hopes for your home.



The next step is to meet with our designer who will help you envision your space, giving special thought to layout and selections. We’ll then translate her sketches into photorealistic renderings, bringing your new home to life, and allowing you to “walk” through your new space before work even begins.


Once selections are finalized and a schedule created, it’s time to begin the transformation. One of our Master Carpenters will be your on-sight manager and first point of contact while the work is completed.



The last bit of paint has dried and the final tweaks completed. After all that anticipation, your new space is ready for you. Welcome home.


Are you ready to love your home?

Our President

Jim Benson, the founder and President of Benson Homes, has been part of the Coastal Virginia community for over 30 years. From his earliest days as a contractor he has been about building trust and establishing a connection that a homeowner can draw on for years to come.

Originally a New England native, Jim started out swinging a hammer while studying for his M.B.A. and stumbled upon what would become a life-long passion: providing people with a better quality of life through home renovation. A stickler for quality, he quickly became one of the best in his trade.

Jim is now a Master Builder with decades of experience that have earned him local and national recognition. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife Linda, their five children, and their two grandchildren.



Graduate Master Builder

Certified Graduate Remodeler

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Certified Green Professional

EPA Lead-Safe Certified