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…

Home Remodeler tears down Motel to build new!

As a home remodeler in the New Bern area – we’re used to working in existing homes, but this new home build actually began as a Motel. From motel to cleared land to a new home – check out how it went down!

Back in March of 2022 we started tearing down the old Trent Motel in Pollocksville, NC. The Trent Motel had seen better days and had not been restored after flooding from Hurricane Florence in 2018, so even though the Motel was such a great memory for so many in its heyday, it had to go.

Dirtworks took care of taking down the building piece by piece for us and getting the site cleaned up and ready for a new build. We actually had 2 new builds – but that’ll be a post for another day.

This home features vinyl siding, paintable shutters painted in Farrow & Ball Pigeon and brass hardware. We love the way it turned out. Stay tuned for photos of the inside!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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The land is ready for the new build!
Working hard on the new build!
Completed House by Bender Remodeling
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