Atherton is a small city that blends modernity with rural life. Despite its upscale residential landscape, the city is an ideal spot for both personal and professional purposes. Though not as big as its sister communities, the city has its fair share of commercial bustle. The neighborhood’s busy retail, real estate, and office markets make establishing a business easy, and its entertainment scene has a dynamic selection for thrill and chill seekers alike.

Property owners looking to build might want to review this list of some of the top general contractors in Atherton, California. These companies specialize in residential construction and remodeling, and a few provide some commercial construction as well. These names stood out from a long list of firms after our editorial team exhaustively examined each company’s history, the backgrounds of the principals, their client feedback, their industry accolades, and the quality of their work.

Bay Builders & Remodeling, Inc.

800 Charcot Ave, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95131

Bay Builders and Remodeling, Inc. is known for its strong craftsmanship and quality service. The firm’s operations span the Greater Bay Area, Southern Peninsula, South Bay, and Lower East Bay. The design-build and general contracting studio’s operations are led by Shawn Zaguri, who leads a team of licensed general contractors well-versed in professional and integrity-based service. The San Jose custom home builder has completed a number of projects across the state, ranging from ground-up constructions to kitchen and bath remodels to accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

The featured residence is a new construction project located in Southern California. The two-story house was built with an open concept and designed with upscale finishes. A few notable aspects of the million-dollar abode include a wading pool, an outdoor kitchen, crown molded ceilings, lavish chandeliers, and a glass wall system.

De Mattei Construction Inc.

1794 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

De Mattei Construction is a general contractor and custom home builder that operates in Silicon Valley. Since 1985, the firm has proven itself as a reliable construction partner when it comes to custom homes, residential remodels, and commercial construction. 

The leadership of CEO Mark DeMattei, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects’ national and San Francisco chapters, continues to propel the company to new heights. One of his projects, a California residential remodel, won a remodeling award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2019. De Mattei is also a preferred builder as named by Sunset Magazine for its showcase of innovative Sunset Design Houses.

The Modern Farmhouse pictured is a De Mattei Construction project completed in 2018. It was built by the company in partnership with JAS Interior Designs at a total project cost of around two million.

Future Vision Remodeling

495 East Brokaw Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Future Vision Remodeling is one of South Bay’s most preferred home builders and remodelers. For over 25 years, its detail-oriented process and a vast selection of services produced many projects throughout the state. That includes Palo Alto bedroom remodels, mid-century kitchen remodels, and garage conversions in Santa Clara.

Roy Bendor heads the current operations of the multigenerational practice. He works with new and long-time clients alike and continues to forge relationships through solid craftsmanship and professional service.

Function and style are both present in this new construction project by Future Vision Remodeling. The modern residence, a part of the Woodland Hills community in Los Angeles, has a low ceiling matched with smooth hardwood floors. The interiors have a sleek white palette with hints of darker tones. Contemporary fixtures and classic decor brighten up the space and create a welcoming atmosphere. 

K.C. Customs Inc.

132 Gilman Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

25 years have fortified KC Custom, Inc.’s status as one of the top custom home builders in the Bay Area. Its commitment to crafting great homes never wavers, a core mission tethered to the values of integrity, quality, and efficiency.

The company’s owner, Kevin Capps, strives to build dynamic houses on inspiring properties. His firm’s creative design expertise and long-lasting construction, rounded by efficient customer service, all played a part in the firm’s current standing. Every residential project in the builder’s catalog elevates living conditions through functional and aesthetic excellence, and each one is tailored to the owner’s vision.

This Saratoga Custom Home is a luxury house built by the firm. Completed in 2018, the San Francisco property features a modern minimalist entryway flanked on both sides by a grassy lawn. The two-story abode has mixed sidings with a gray and bright orange palette that pops amidst the lush terrain. Large glass windows on both levels allow natural light during the day, adding a sustainable aspect to the structure.

LAR Construction & Remodeling

3535 Ross Ave #206, San Jose, CA 95124

LAR Construction and Remodeling is a prominent name in Greater San Francisco’s building-related circles. The San Jose builder, led by CEO Sharon Rouimy, specializes in general construction and new development contracting. The firm’s key services include new construction, remodeling, room additions, painting, roofing, hardscaping, patios, and decks.

The company’s reputation as a dependable construction partner led to many projects. Since 2001, LAR Construction has completed over 2,500 remodeling projects across the state. One such property is this complete residential remodel in Morgan Hills. The single-family dwelling has simple amenities and a standard design; both its practicality and beauty shine in the minute details.

Level Up Home Remodeling Inc

2033 Gateway Pl #584, San Jose, CA 95110

Level Up Home Remodeling is a trusted name in the Bay Area when it comes to quality projects provided on budget and on schedule. The company was started in 2010 as a design-build firm for residential properties. Elli Hillel Benizri and Nir Yanir Alkobi, the firm’s co-founders, prioritize comfort, function, and style in every project. The scope of their work includes luxury kitchens, bathrooms, new additions, and remodels. Two notable features include sustainable building and updating old houses to keep up with modern times.

Completed in 2019, the featured Los Altos custom home exudes a blend of lavish design and low-maintenance properties. The new construction project, at a cost of two-million, also combines timeless elements with modern visual charm. It has a large open space for comfortable living, crafted to fit the owner’s lifestyle and preference.

SOD Home Group

152 North 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Since its inception in 2011, SOD Home Group has been building long-lasting projects that elevate people’s way of life. The firm, led by CEO and contractor Oren Dagan, fosters a positive building environment that provides hassle-free service to the homeowner. The company’s innovative solutions helped put the company on the map and its all-around service has yielded numerous awards from clients in Los Angeles, San Jose, and over 20 counties across the state.

Design-build services were rendered for this contemporary home in San Jose. The original structure was demolished to accommodate a new property with a fresher design. Function and leisure play key roles in the new home’s layout, which includes an extended entertainment space from the living room to the kitchen to the outdoors. An inviting ambiance emanates from the modern design, which also includes sustainable elements such as new appliances that reduce energy consumption.

Via Builders, Inc.

4600 El Camino Real #209, Los Altos, CA 94022

For over 30 years, Via Builders made a mark in Los Altos as a quality-driven builder with exceptional service. Its projects shine with high-end appeal due to a streamlined process that optimizes every aspect of the job. Every project begins with thorough planning and design before transitioning to project entitlement and permit processing. Construction then follows, with post-construction touches available after the project is done.

The firm’s founder and president, Ralph Saviano, is a second-generation builder well-versed in residential and commercial construction. To date, his firm has completed over 400 projects in California, most of which are custom homes. These houses come in a variety of styles ranging from upscale vineyard houses to modern suburban abodes.
The P Residence in the East Bay Area is a two-story classic home in Brentwood. Its rich beige exteriors and interiors provide a solid canvas for the elegant design of the house.

Visionary Home Remodeling Inc.

1580 Oakland Road Suite C103, San Jose, CA 95131

Visionary Home Remodeling specializes in residential building and design and aging-home conversions. Its name captures the essence of its business—to bring the client’s vision of a dream home to life. That goal is consistently achieved through constant collaboration with customers and efficient project management. 

The Silicon Valley practice, run by Kfir “Tom” Muller and his team of licensed contractors and experts, is a major player in Silicon Valley since 2004. Quality building is a priority from the beginning whether the project is a small-scale remodel or a ground-up build. That’s the reason the firm is such a high-rated contractor among California homeowners, who cite the company’s customer service as one of the best in the area.

The featured project is the Modern Tech Mountainview residence in California. This single-level house, completed in 2020, was built in a farmhouse style infused with contemporary tech elements. It has an open floor plan with sliding doors that open to a grassy backyard. Clean colors are prevalent throughout the house with coconut cream tones for the walls and sleek white baseboards.