A look at some of the best general contractors in Houston

Many property buyers and sellers might want to consider the short- and long-term benefits of homeownership. For instance, there are several advantages to evaluating the houses for sale in Houston with an eye toward the future, as you could take advantage of significant rewards from investing in a property. This metro's housing market appears to be recovering, which is reflected in recent data.

The Memorial Examiner reports that total sales of single-family houses hit a five-year high in June 2012. In fact, real estate prices rose in many areas across the city during this period.

"We see the strength of the Houston housing market as a direct reflection of improving consumer confidence in the local economy as a whole," a local real estate expert told the news outlet.

A variety of factors typically influence the price of homes in a city, including a market's housing inventory and the interest rates offered by banks and lenders. Additionally, the quality of the service provided by local businesses can impact the cost of houses.

Contracting firms can provide valuable options to local residents, as these businesses' work crews can perform renovations to properties. This maintenance can help property owners enhance the value of their homes, which may benefit both buyers and sellers.

Houston features several contractors who stand out among the area's building professionals, and BuildZoom, a website that connects these experts with customers, recently named some of the metro's top firms.

More than 45,000 licensed Houston contractors were analyzed by the BuildZoom ranking algorithm, which accounted for several variables including customer feedback, license status and social metrics.

Take a look at the two of the top contractors on BuildZoom's list.

Ultimate Constructors
Ultimate Constructors received a perfect score from BuildZoom, and specializes in retail, office and roof construction. This 5-year-old company serves residential and commercial property owners, as its team is capable of completing various renovation projects. It emphasizes commitment and quality with every endeavor, so you're likely to receive excellent service any time you contact Ultimate Constructors.

Majestic Dream Homes
Create your dream home with support from Majestic Dream Homes. This local business strives to offer a simple, stress-free experience that takes the guesswork out of home maintenance projects. Property owners often enjoy step-by-step guidance through renovation plans with assistance from the Majestic Dream Homes staff.