Like many Southern California cities, Long Beach is regarded as a great place to live, partially due to its small-town vibe. Ideally situated between bustling Los Angeles and affluent Orange County, Long Beach boasts arts, culture, and a laid back beach lifestyle. Homes in the city are an eclectic mix of historical work, such as Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, and Victorian, and neo-classical, such as ranches and cottages. Among these, Craftsman is one of the most popular styles. Its large front porches and wood detailing are some of its distinct features. These older homes are often found in Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights.
Renovating these charming historical homes is a group of skilled and talented general contractors. Here, we list the top 15 of these contractors based on their accolades, press recognition, and excellent client and peer reviews.
15) KJ Construction & Design
5605 Woodman Ave. Suite #204, Van Nuys, CA 91401
Established in 2002, KJ Construction & Design has performed numerous home renovations and commercial interior remodeling projects. In addition to renovations, the company also specializes in energy efficiency upgrades such as solar panel installation, windows and doors Insulation, and roofing. The company was founded and is currently owned by business partners John Hall and Jack Tibi.
Although a small company, it has become one of the most sought-after remodeling companies in Southern California, mainly for its tasteful designs and excellent customer service. It tailor fits every project to its client’s lifestyles. Modern Scandinavian-inspired bathrooms, natural and cultured marble kitchen countertops, and neutral palettes are often seen in the firm’s remodeling projects.
14) Supreme Remodeling
14545 Victory Blvd. Suite #401, Van Nuys, CA 91411
With over two decades in the business of general construction and remodeling, Supreme Remodeling has become one of the go-to remodeling companies for Southern California residents. Its in-house expert team has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and works with a network of some of the area’s most highly regarded craftsman and contractors. The firm serves the greater Los Angeles area, including Pasadena, Calabasas, Glendale, Rolling Hills, Inglewood, Van Nuys, Westwood, and Long Beach.
The firm was established by business partners Micky Kanian and Patrick Duhan back in 2000. The two aim to bring honesty and reliability to Southern California residents in terms of renovation and remodeling. Duhan has 20 years of experience in hillside construction, and heads the business side of the company. Kanian has 25 years of experience in architecture and construction, and serves as CEO and project manager. The company has been featured in the blog VoyageLA. In addition to remodeling, the company is also passionate about contributing to many non-profit organizations, and supports the LGBT community.
13) Skyline Construction & Remodeling
21777 Ventura Blvd. Suite #242, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Skyline Construction and Remodeling is a general remodeling contractor that prides itself on reliability and versatility in any renovation project. The firm was established in 1997 by general contractor Eric Saida. Eric is known to his clients as a highly involved project manager; ready to assist and manage every aspect of project. He personally evaluates every project the firm does, and is transparent and honest during each step of the process.
For two decades, the firm has revived and updated kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, and whole houses. It has constructed over 6000 projects over that time, and satisfied thousands of clients. Single family homes are its focus for renovations and restorations, including Tudor revivals, ranch homes, and modern contemporary houses. The firm serves Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
12) Southwest Construction & Home Improvement
2729 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
Southwest Construction & Home Improvement is a family-owned and -operated construction company in Los Angeles established in 2004. Its in-house design team works together with a specialized crew to form a seamless transition between design and construction. It has also integrated technology in its construction process, by tracking and giving updates on projects through a secure cloud platform.
The firm specializes in entire home remodels, additions, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, interior remodels, and exterior remodels. It also does new custom home construction. The company caters to mid- and higher-end homes, with projects ranging from $2,500 for small alterations, to $2 million for extensive renovations. It favors traditional designs enhanced by modern amenities.
11) Denali Builders
1702 S Robertson Blvd. Suite #122, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Sam Dahan began his career in construction as a roofer. He soon learned more aspects of building, and, with his wealth of knowledge in both residential and commercial construction, started his own business. In 2003, he established Denali Builders. As a relatively young firm, this full-service residential remodeling company has already successfully served thousands of homeowners in the Los Angeles area. Today, Sam is accompanied by his family and a team of professional builders and designers in providing outstanding construction services
For its remodeling and renovations, the firm turns to modern contemporary style and architecture. Clean lines, monochromatic palettes, and high-end finishes breathe new life into kitchens, bathrooms, and home additions. As a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the firm adheres to the organization’s standards of high-quality work, as well as excellent customer service to all clients. The firm is also a Better Business Bureau accredited business.
10) A-List Builders, Inc.
13935 Chandler Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
A-List Builders, Inc. is a family-owned design-build company built on a legacy started by Jacob Marciano. When he came to the US, he started helping out his neighbors with simple home repairs and maintenance, until he eventually started his own business. He instilled his values of dedication and good honest work in his son, Ben. At 16, Ben was designing projects and obtaining city building permits. By 18, he was working jobs from top to bottom, and a few years later he was an acting foreman on multiple jobs simultaneously.
When his father retired in 2011, Ben started A-List Builders and carried on the expertise he learned. The company is now one of the leading home remodeling companies in Southern California. It offers indoor and outdoor remodeling, energy efficient upgrades, and home restoration. The firm is lauded by its clients for being professional, attentive, and detail-oriented.
This featured project is a complete outdoor living room remodel in Long Beach. A rustic design was achieved through pine wood walls and ceilings. The open layout leads seamlessly to a landscaped backyard and a basketball court.
9) Waconah Construction
2431 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Venice-based Waconah Construction is a residential remodeling company that specializes in luxurious modern contemporary custom homes and renovations. Led by owner Chris Mulhern, the firm remodels homes and condos in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, and Venice. It also does new construction, often in collaboration with architects who share the same vision in modern architecture.
Sleek lines, angular edges, and open layouts are prominent in homes designed by the firm. This upscale renovation of a Palisades home brings together natural elements like wood, paired with industrial elements such as dark metal details and the dark custom fireplace. A grid skylight directly above the stairwell and folding glass walls allow ample light into the open space.
8) Builder Boy
1819 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Long Beach resident Jereme James grew up in a historical 18th century home, where he was exposed early to building, painting, maintaining, and upgrading houses while keeping their classic styles and personalities intact. This appreciation for historical homes inspired him to start his own company geared towards remodeling and historical renovations. He established the Builder Boy family of companies in 1994 to fulfill this dream and to address the growing need for premier remodelers in Southern California.
From doing home renovations exclusively, the firm has expanded into other home maintenance and finishing services. The Builder Boy family of companies now include Paint Boy, Stucco Boy, Cabinet Boy, and Hardscape Concepts. The firm has over 20 years of remodeling experience and a strong team of professional and passionate experts. It ensures the highest quality in its projects by only collaborating with skilled technicians who specialize in their trade and have a minimum of five years of experience.
Builder Boy specializes in new additions, kitchen remodeling, historical renovations, and stucco finishing. It effectively blends pleasing aesthetics with practicality and form in all its residential projects. Builder Boy’s portfolio includes many home styles, such as ranch houses, Spanish Colonial homes, and beach houses. This bright and airy renovation of a beach home is highlighted with ceiling beams for interest and an all-white palette accented with ocean blues and greens.
7) Palatin Remodeling
28720 Road Side Dr., Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Palatin Remodeling is a full-service remodeling company that prides itself on exclusive materials, quality craftsmanship, and impeccable designs. The design-build company has been renovating and transforming Southern California houses for almost two decades. It focuses on large scale remodeling, exterior renovations, and whole house renovations.
The firm was founded by Gil Palatin in 2002. Palatin has been working in the remodeling industry since the 1980s. He started company operations in Los Angeles, and eventually expanded to San Diego. His risk of opening a business during the time of a recession eventually paid off. Now, Palatin Remodeling is a well-known name in custom remodeling throughout Los Angeles County. The firm’s expertise has been featured on HGTV.
The firm specializes in home additions. Whether it’s a sunroom, kitchen, or an expansion of a home, the company’s expert construction produces seamless additions and tailored spaces. An example of this is the featured renovation, which opens up the house beautifully through a wide-open layout and oversized windows. Exposed beams and dark wood accents provide a rustic feel.
6) Luxcess Home by SOD Builders
17337 Ventura Blvd. Suite #304, Encino, CA 91316
Luxcess Home by SOD Builders is a residential general contractor known for its luxurious home remodeling and green building. With more than a decade of experience in the business, it has developed a passion for recycling building materials and green design to minimize environmental impact. This is incorporated into its wide range of home maintenance and home remodeling services.
The firm’s team of highly-skilled craftsmen is led by Oren Dagan. Collectively, the team has an average of ten years’ experience in the trade. The team is composed of home remodeling, design, and home improvement experts who are highly skilled in creating ideal living spaces.
Luxcess Home specializes in lavish and well-appointed kitchens, bathrooms, bedroom suites, and specialty rooms. A full chef’s kitchen, art studios, functional mudrooms, and rustic wine cellars are some of the custom projects the firm has successfully done for its clients. This transitional kitchen is part of a modern upgrade of a whole house. It features exposed beams, warm wood details, and accents throughout for a warm and inviting space.
5) Regal Construction & Remodeling
19537 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
From elegant rustic homes to luxe contemporary residences, Regal Construction & Remodeling has done wonders in term of renovation and custom home building. Its 20 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry has allowed the firm to highly improve itself in design, materials, and construction techniques. The firm is a NARI member and serves Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties.
Seamless room additions, relaxing outdoor living areas, and fully customized special features are some of the firm’s specialties when it comes to remodeling and renovation. It brings neutral palettes to life with unique details in gold, wood, and pops of color. Additionally, the firm utilizes rich textures and finishes for added interest. The firm’s skill and expertise in renovation has been featured in an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters.”
4) Hi-Tech Builders
5435 Balboa Ave. Suite #200, Los Angeles, CA 91316
Hi-Tech Builders is a full-service residential remodeling company serving Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties. The family-owned company was established in 1991, and for more than two decades, it has provided everything from basic repairs to full-scale remodeling. Recently, it has expanded its list of services to include new construction and custom homes. The firm is a NARI member and has ranked among Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500.
One of the company’s strengths is its unparalleled excellence in customer service. This is deeply promoted by the firm’s owner and general manager, David Lachyani. David has been serving the company for more than 12 years. He started working as a demolition specialist, and swiftly climbed up the company ladder. He is passionate about building lasting relationships with his clients, and follows the philosophy of treating their homes as his own. He also leads the firm in regularly donating to the Larger Than Life Foundation, an organization for the support of cancer patients and their families.
The firm specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Its spa-like zen bathrooms, as well as its modern contemporary and country-inspired kitchens, are popular among its clients. The featured bathroom exudes a hotel-like ambiance with its stand-alone tub and huge steam shower.
3) Built To Perfection
22222 Sherman Way Blvd. Suite #202, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Founded in 2000, Built To Perfection has perfected its technique and craft in home remodeling projects within the Los Angeles County area. Its bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas are brought to life by out-of-the-box choices in patterns and colors, as well as warm and inviting open layouts. The small but expert team of the firm is headed by founder and CEO Asher Ben Haim. The firm is a NARI member as well as a Built It Green member.
This design-build firm offers a variety of services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, accessory dwelling units, and 3D design. It also offers mold remediation and water damage repair services. To accomplish all of these, its in-house team collaborates with some of the best craftsmen in design and construction in the state of California. In addition to its dedication to bringing top quality homes and living spaces to clients, the firm is also passionate about paying it forward through sponsorships, corporate donations, and providing time and resources to people in need.
The photo featured here shows the firm’s use of color and intricate custom tiling to liven up a kitchen and dining room combo. Wooden beams in the ceilings and dark wood flooring perfectly complement the stark white aesthetic of the space.
2) Masterworks Construction Services, Inc.
1376-B Coronado Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804
Long Beach-based Masterworks Construction Services has made a name in the California remodeling industry as a highly experienced remodeling company. It specializes in aesthetic remodels, historical preservation, aging-in-place modification, and green building. It also has developed strength in quality customer service, as recognized by four GuildMaster Awards. The company has also been featured in Long Beach Grunion Gazette Business Beat and Long Beach/South Bay Home Improvement Magazine.
The company traces its origins to William Leisy Construction Company, established in 1992 by William ‘Bill’ Leisy. Bill has over 30 years of experience, starting with teaching high school woodworking, carpentry, and drafting. As the company grew, Bill’s initial focus on residential remodeling also shifted. By 2005, the company has expanded its services to include new construction, landscape design, landscape installation, and commercial projects. Bill holds NAHB accreditations such as Certified General Remodeler, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional.
The firm has completed over 200 remodeling projects, ranging from classical architecture like Tudor and Craftsman, to contemporary styles. It also constructs custom sunrooms and pools. This extensive renovation of a 1930’s Laguna Beach bungalow transformed the home into a two-story mid-century modern residence with increased square footage. The home features maple flooring throughout, a stucco fireplace, and custom tile work.
1) Treeium, Inc.
5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite #200, Valley Village, CA 91607
Treeium, Inc. is an eco-remodeling company that services the whole of the California coast. The company offers a unique package focusing on sustainability and the consumer experience. The firm’s innovative ways and high-quality service have been recognized by the national press. It has ranked in Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 for six consecutive years, Remodeling Magazine’s 550 list for three consecutive years, and Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the US. It has also been featured in an issue of Forbes Custom.
The firm’s CEO, Moty Ginsburg, is a veteran in the remodeling industry and aims to fully integrate technology in the remodeling process. His ambition of becoming ‘the Tesla of the remodeling industry’, paired with over three decades in management and construction, makes him a perfect leader for Treeium’s 150-member team of designers and builders. The firm completes over 2000 projects a year, and has an initiative of planting trees for every completed project.
The firm is adept in performing all kinds of renovation and remodeling projects—from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to large additions and whole house renovations. It uses a variety of materials, both new and recycled. It also puts a premium on eco-conscious practices, knowing that a sustainable home carries more value and promotes better health for families.
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