A builder that you can trust, servicing New Bern, Pollocksville, Jacksonville and more.

Kitchens, bathrooms, additions, decks… we’ve got you covered.

As a local, established builder based in the Pollocksville, NC area, Bender Remodeling strives to meet Eastern North Carolina’s construction needs, and have been in the business since 2001; whether you need a kitchen remodeled or an entire home renovated, we’re dedicated to doing it right the first time.

Here’s our story.

On September 5, 1999 Tropical Storm Dennis came on shore for a 2nd time with torrential rain. Ten short days later Hurricane Floyd hit with devastating wind and more rain. Much of eastern North Carolina was flooded. For one week New Bern sat as an island due to all major roadways being under water. Many people lost their lives and their homes.

Jack Bender had just recently retired  and was working 5 days a week heading up Carpenters for Christ. When the water receded, Carpenters for Christ sprang into action doing “mud outs” (removing river sediment from inside homes). Over a two year period they helped restore 24 homes, all with volunteer help.

Over the two year period Jack bought a tool trailer, hundreds of tools, and a “Big Red Truck” to tow with. When the work started to slow Jack realized retirement was not for him and began considering what to do next. As his father pointed out- he now owned the tools, the trailer, the truck, and had the knowledge and talent to reconstruct. The next logical step was to go into business for himself as a general handy man.

In May of 2001 Jack Bender Construction was created. The next two years the business grew to several employees and two crews. As the job sizes grew so did the need for a North Carolina General Contractors License. In November of 2003, Jack passed the test to receive his license.

In the summer of 2007, the job requests grew to needing an unlimited contractor’s license. After accomplishing the unlimited contractor’s license, a steel company contacted us and shared their desire for us to become their authorized builder for our area. We are now proud to offer Rigid steel buildings to our customers. We are always looking for ways to better suit our customers and grow. We currently work in five counties with multiple employees. Our jobs range from rot repair and simple door replacements up to new custom homes. Our commercial division offers church, school industrial and retail services.

In August of 2016 the decision was made to change the corporation name to Bender Remodeling, Inc.  We feel this decision better reflects and helps us advertise what we do best.

In 2018, Hurricane Florence devastated our hometown of Pollocksville, NC and every city and town that we usually work in – New Bern, Kinston, Jacksonville and others… if you live here, you know this destruction firsthand. Our families also suffered the loss of our houses in historic flooding and wind damage, and our neighbors and customers over the years suffered as well. Yet again, we feel we have been given the opportunity to serve our community as a contractor and as neighbors to push back darkness and bring some sense of restoration to those that have lost so much. We are actively doing just that, one day at a time.

As we continue to grow we will never forget our roots. We were born out of a mission field and strive to do God’s Work, God’s Way!

Why us?

The Tools And The Know-How

Our projects tend to range from small repairs to new home and commercial construction; chances are, we’ve been there, and know how to best meet the needs of your project.

Extensive Experience

We’ve been doing this a while; we’ve been in business 15 years, and the combined experience of our carpenters exceeds 100 years.


We strive to do what’s right and serve our customers well, from giving realistic timeframes to completing the job on budget and on time.

What We Do

  • Renovations

  • Additions

  • Kitchens

  • Bathrooms

  • Patios & Decks

  • Porches

  • Garages & Carports

  • Steel Buildings

What We’ve Been Up To…

What’s in this year for 2024? I can tell you one thing – it’s not grays and sleek designs. Check out this list of home trends for 2024.

  1. Woodgrain Millwork

We’re kicking it back to the early days where woodworking, and intricate wood designs are making a comeback. And honestly, why did it ever go away?

2. Brass Accents

I have to admit. For years I was against all things gold. Why would anyone ever want that? What goes around, comes around, because now I’m in love! My personal favorite? Unlacquered Brass.

3. Vintage Furniture

This one plays off of the woodgrain millwork. Many are wanting that wholesome feel from long ago. And let’s face it – vintage furniture was made better.

4. Statement Tiles

Using a statement tile in a shower is a great way to add character and help break up the monotony up a plain white shower. I’m loving bold, rich hues.

5. Mixed Metals

When I was remodeling my kitchen back in 2019, I was in love with so many metals. Black? Yes. Copper? Yes. Brass? Yes. And I wanted them all – so I did. And it looks fantastic and not builder-grade feel with everything matchy-matchy.

6. Intimate Dining Areas

I saw this as a trend and thought – why was this not a thing? Yes to the intimate family dinners. Yes to having friends over for dinner. Just, yes.

7. Wallpaper

I know a lot of you are probably cringing right now. Wallpaper? Really? But hear me out. Wallpaper has come a looooooong way. Patterned wallpaper is a great way to add visual interest to a space – whether it’s a room, wall, or inside a bookcase. And, since it is a trend, use a removable kind – so when you’re over it, easy peasy to remove.

8. Exposed Staircases

Exposing staircases is a great way to open up an area and make it feel bigger. Plus open staircases give you another way to add character and customize your home. Newel posts, spindles and banisters host so many options to make it YOU.

9. Bold Hues

Neutral had its time to shine. While it’s nice and needed in some areas, some areas just need a dose of color with bolder hues. Paint is a great inexpensive way to make a statement.

10. Cozy Spaces

Personally, I don’t love sleek, modern minimalism. There’s a time and a place, but my home isn’t one of them. Give me a cozy room, fireplace roaring, and loved ones beside me – that’s the good stuff.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with the trends for 2024? Let us know in the comments below!

Bender Remodeling, Inc.

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