French country home in Nokesville by Golden Rule Builders - view of entire home with gardens and lawn
New Home Build, Front Exterior, Custom New Home Construction, Golden Rule Builders

Innovation. Integrity. Trust.

For more than 30 years, Golden Rule Builders has been northern Virginia’s builder of choice for new home construction, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, home additions, and more. Throughout the years we have remained committed to offering our clients an unparalleled experience. We do this by implementing forward-thinking building practices, using top-grade materials, hiring quality people, and ensuring great communication with our clients.

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling / renovation provides a terrific opportunity to optimize use of space, add new functionality, and enhance the beauty of your home; all while adding value to it. The kitchen designers and construction experts at Golden Rule Builders will work closely with you to help you plan, design, and build the kitchen of your dreams top to bottom!

Traditional Kitchen Remodel in Stafford - Golden Rule Builders - Kitchen remodel / renovation, Large, white granite counterspace for lots of food prep, numerous white cabinets for storage, an electric stove with a beautiful stone pressed backsplash behind it and a large air vent above it, and a large island with an attached sink
Elegant Master Bathroom Renovation - Golden Rule Builders - Bathroom remodel / renovation, a view from the beautiful master bathroom that contains, double vanities, a large walk in closet, large bathtub with a chandelier above, and a big walk in shower, all looking into the master bedroom

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling / renovation provides a terrific opportunity to optimize use of space, add new functionality, and enhance the beauty of your home; all while adding value to it. The bath designers and construction experts at Golden Rule Builders will work closely with you to help you plan, design, and build the bathroom of your dreams top to bottom!

Home Additions

Home Additions are a great opportunity to add room for your aging parents and add square footage to your home! The Home Additions designers and construction experts at Golden Rule Builders will work closely with you to help you plan, design, and build the Home Addition that best fits your needs!

Home Remodel and Addition, Golden Rule Builders

Are you thinking about a remodeling project or new home construction?

Let’s talk!

Our team is standing by, ready to answer your questions!

Forward-Thinking Building Practices: Eco-Friendly, Living / Aging in Place, and More

In our minds, the perfect home is one that fulfills all of the homeowner’s wants and needs without detriment to the environment. We strive to design and build stylish homes that functionally maximize comfort while remaining eco-friendly.

Eco-Friendly Builder: Sensible Green and Energy Efficient Homes

We specialize in eco-friendly Sensible Green and Energy Efficient building practices, and we are a Zero Energy Ready Home partner.

Golden Rule Builders, Inc., green building energy efficient eco-friendly home builder

Living / Aging-in-Place Universal Design

We also specialize in “Living / Aging-in-Place” Universal Design, where we focus on safety, comfort, and accessibility for people of all ages and ability.

Gary Sinise Foundation Home, a Universal Design / Aging In Place, Kitchen

Top-Grade Materials

We have developed relationships over the years with manufacturers of quality materials and products across the building spectrum. Visit our Design Center Showroom to take a look up-close.

Quality Employees

From labor to leads, our team is comprised of folks who are not only excellent at their jobs, but who are also excellent at life. All have passed background checks, take pride in their work, and know that they don’t just work here; they are part of the Golden Rule Builders family.

Client Communication

Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could stay informed about the status of your project at any time, and communicate directly with the right team members for any stage of your project? We use a tool called JobPilot that does just that. When you become a client of Golden Rule Builders, you’ll have access to real-time information, and you’ll be able to communicate with your team throughout the building process.

Golden Rule Builders, Inc.
Based on 29 reviews
Megan Haas
GRB has been a delight (not a word usually used during home renovations) to work with from start to finish. They are as dedicated to having the job done correctly and beautifully as I am. Sounds cheesy, but they bring you right into the family. Professional, committed and genuine. Already sign on for another project!
Response from the owner: Megan! We so appreciate your trust in us and your review and looking forward to completing another project for you and the family.
Golden Rule came to my rescue. I had a horrible first builder who did nothing right and cut every corner. Thankfully he quit and I found Golden Rule. They basically rebuilt my house and were wonderful to work with. I was very hands on and they rebuilt this house and turned it into a masterpiece. I absolutely love it now and would highly recommend them.
Response from the owner: Liz,Thank you for your Review. We're so appreciative in your trust and that we could help you through this journey, and for it to be an even better result for you. Happy New Year to you!
Duane Hostetler
If you are looking to have a project done, GRB is a place where you will feel loved, respected, and cared for!As a fellow contractor who came here to learn what GRB could share with me, I highly respect and recommend the team at GRB for your next dream project!Sincerely, Duane H
Response from the owner: Duane,Thank you so much for your kind words. That means a lot to us. Best to you and your business.
Tim Porch
We were looking for a good quality contractor to help us with our remodel and Golden Rule Builders was the answer. First of all, Jeff Nolte came out and listened to our vision and his team came up with a plan. Cindy helped with designing and helping with selections and showed us what we can do. Production started on time and finished within the timeline.Our Lead was Matt McCarthy and he really made the process bearable. He listened to us and made changes as necessary. His assistant was John Mullins. He was professional and explained what was going on. Bottom line is that they exceeded our expectations. The quality and workmanship was world class. Also, their partners were professional as well.We are very satisfied with the outcome and look forward to other projects in the future. We would highly recommend Golden Rule Builders for your next project.
Response from the owner: Tim, we so appreciate your trust in us and the GRB Team. Your space is turned out amazing and the functionality of it makes life so much better. Happy to be part of this project for you and your wife. We look forward to serving you in the future.
Stevi Dorsey
Golden Rule did an amazing job on our basement renovation. We are so happy with the final result. I would recommend them to anyone. In fact I did before the job was even complete. Gold Rule Builders made the renovation a great experience.
Response from the owner: Thank you Stevi! So happy to hear this and really appreciate your willingness to share your experience with others.
Vic O
For over 20 years, I have been a client/customer of GRB. They have consistently delivered excellent results.We recently contracted with GRB to renovate our kitchen when a major water leak caused extensive damage. We couldn’t be happier with the final result, and it was delivered in record time. We knew from other home improvement projects that GRB has done for us their focus on quality would result in excellent workmanship, but this time their help with the kitchen design and product selection exceeded our expectations. We were really impressed with GRB’s design center where both Dennis and Cindy did their magic. They both provided excellent suggestions. Their input and advice was instrumental in creating the look, feel and functionality that made the finished product top notch. We were also impressed with Matt McCarthy, the project manager that GRB assigned. Matt kept the project moving and got us into our kitchen in record time. We were relieved to have our kitchen back after months of inconvenience caused by the water damage. Matt kept me in the loop each day with text messages and phone calls. If we had questions, he responded quickly. He was always polite and courteous to both my wife and me. During the build out, Matt and GRB’s carpenters offered suggestions along the way that really improved the final result. We found that just making small changes can make a big difference in the look and feel of the final result.Thank you GRB for another terrific project!
Response from the owner: We are truly honored to be part of the solution you needed! Your kitchen is beautiful and your selections show that. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for trusting GRB.
Kathy Howard
Golden Rule built my house 13 years ago and I couldn't have been more pleased. The quality of the work, the professionalism and their integrity was exceptional. For this reason I chose them to do some upgrading and remodeling and looking forward to working with them again.. The planning stage has been very successful.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Kathy! We do appreciate your kind words and being able to work with you again. Honored that you have chosen GRB!
Joey Robinson
Very good builder
CD Leonard
Always helpful and has gone out of their way to provide information and help ensure we make decisions that lead to what we describe as our end goal
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your Review. We appreciate the time you took in this and hope to be part of your dream project.
John Intihar
I highly recommend Golden Rule Builders for your new custom home or remodeling project. The team at Golden Rule Builders in knowledgeable, honest and friendly. From the in-house design team to the highly skilled construction team, Golden Rule Builders will exceed your expectations.John Intihar, Construction Management Professional
Response from the owner: Thank you John! We appreciate the feedback and the kind words!
Don Sampson
Golden Rule Builders provided outstanding service from start to finish! It was very helpful to have "one-stop shopping" with in-house design help, architectural work, and construction. GRB was truly custom in that they took a floor plan we gave them and turned it into our home. They listened to our preferences, and tried to accommodate us in every way. We highly recommend GRB!
Response from the owner: Don, thank you so much for your kind words! We truly have loved working with you and Nancy on making your dream home come true. Such wonderful memories for us at GRB!
David Griffith
We had our kitchen remodeled from "builder grade" to Gourmet Kitchen. We contemplated it for 3 years working with GRB off and on until the plan came together perfectly. It included taking out an entire wall and putting in a hidden beam to open up the gathering space. This was 2009. Today, 2019, 10 years later, we are STILL so happy we remodeled with Golden Rule Builders. They are fantastic. If you're gonna do it, go ahead. Don't wait. You'll miss years of enjoyment. We're so glad we did. I must say.We continue to enjoy the Kitchen and we entertain large groups ~40+ people with great joy being had by all. Thanks, GRB, for 10 years of joy made possible by people like you. Still going strong.
Response from the owner: Hi David!Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy that you are still happy after all these years! It was a joy to work with you and hope we have the chance to help you again in the future.Kind Regards,Team GRB
Andrew Neider
Great place to work for great company to have a house built by
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Andrew!
Donna Anders
My husband and I are greatly looking forward to working with this company.
Response from the owner: Thank you, Donna!
BJ Jeffries
GRB built our home almost 2yrs ago and it’s been nothing but great joy dealing with this staff. Every step of the building process was perfect !The Christians - Thank you GRB
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved working with you!!!
Ramy Hanna
Best service amazing team
Response from the owner: Thanks so much, Ramy! And thank you for all of your awesome contributions!
Cheryl Kinsey
I love working with Bethanny Dye at Golden Rule Builders. I'm a designer and I've worked with her on several kitchen and bath projects. Her ideas for room function are invaluable and she is a joy to work with!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind rating and review, Cheryl!
Mark Jenkins
Golden Rule has a very professional staff. I would highly recommend stopping by and looking at there show room
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind rating and review, Mark!
Paradigm Solutions
Golden Rule did a great job of refurbishing our main floor powder room. New tile flooring, custom vanity cabinet, vessel sink, Kohler plumbing fixture and Toto toilet along with a new exhaust fan! Great people, ethical, clean, dependable - it's worth paying a little more to gain piece of mind and a job well done!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind rating and review, Dennis!



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