Home renovations pose many construction project challenges, but they can easily be overcome when working with a builder who can provide creative solutions to address the problems that arise—while staying on time and on budget. Finding a contractor that carries these qualities is an essential first step to ensuring a home remodeling project is executed as smoothly as possible.
Our team has curated a list of the best general contractors in Culver City, California, selected based on their accreditations, certifications, professional affiliations, and the recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and features in the press. We have also laid out the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.
ESV | Prime Construction Specialists
3330 Barham Blvd. Suite #103, Los Angeles, CA 90068
ESV | Prime Construction Specialists, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Ari Sherf, a second-generation contractor. He is an experienced house renovation and remodeling specialist in the Los Angeles, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and the greater Los Angeles area. For more than 20 years, clients have relied on him to provide room additions, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, custom home building, and accessory dwelling units (ADU) construction.
The company has extensive expertise in doing big structural changes for home renovations. This was demonstrated in its remodel of a 50-year old home, which included a new construction of a 1200 Sq. Ft. ADU. It resulted in an open-concept and modern update to the space. During a kitchen remodel and garage conversion, the kitchen was modernized and the garage was transformed with new flooring, lighting, and more. For another project, it upgraded an old kitchen by adding new cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, as well as a new island. From beginning to end, Ari and his team maintain open communication with clients. They are consistently professional, staying on schedule and on budget. Ari also works with clients to revise the scope of their remodel to get it within their budget. Learn more about them at www.esvconstruction.com
Greenworks Construction & Design
20301 Ventura Blvd. Suite #222, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Greenworks Construction and Design, Inc. has more than 20 years of experience providing expert home remodeling services in the Los Angeles area, including exterior and interior remodeling, roofing, painting, room additions, and new home construction. The company offers its clients free consultations and financing as well. Its in-house labor and staff combine traditional concepts and modern innovation for every home makeover project. Under the leadership of Omri Moalem, the company has done complicated procedures for its remodeling projects from structural engineering, foundation work, complete demolition, to insulation and drywall, and framing.
His crew provides assistance through the whole process: design, details, fixtures, choice of tiles, and space design. Omri’s team removed walls for a project that converted the kitchen and dining room to an open concept and had the entire kitchen demolished and re-designed along with the laundry area and bathroom. The existing flooring in the kitchen and dining room was replaced and the electric panel was upgraded. The team completed the same work for another project, but also added a full master bed and bath, new lighting, interior, and exterior doors and windows, remodeled the fireplace, and updated the whole house from top to bottom, transforming it from a Ranch-style home into a contemporary residence. The crew stays within budget without compromising quality, even for a project that included a new sewer line, and replacing termite-damaged beams in the kitchen ceiling, which was done in ten weeks.
High Touch Remodeling
10917 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
For more than 15 years, HighTouch Remodeling has been a family business that specializes in roofing, windows, painting, additions, whole home remodeling, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. The company is a recipient of the Kitchen Design Ideas Kitchen of the Month Award and the Caesarstone Dream Design Competition Winner. With accreditation from the Designer Society of America and GuildQuality, High Touch Remodeling finishes projects on time and on budget, despite unforeseen overages, and continues to make sure that the work is enduring.
Guy Nofar, the owner, is onsite to supervise projects every day and communicate with clients to ensure he understands what they want. He also has an in-house designer who stays involved to give clients valuable advice. Guy and his team did a complete remodel of a master bathroom, installed recessed lights in the living room, dining room, and bedroom, and carried out a painting job. For another project, they remodeled a master bathroom, kitchen, entryway, and living room including the fireplace.
High Touch Remodeling is experienced, professional, and trustworthy. One of its clients had a shower pan leak that caused water damage to the foundation of their house and rotted several floor joists. The entire shower had to be demolished and the floor joists repaired. A new shower was framed and reconstructed. The rest of the bathroom was also remodeled with new floor tile and walls repainted.
3814 Willat Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
Kavin Construction is one of Los Angeles’ premier residential new home construction and remodeling companies, holding certification from the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC LA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Lead-Safe company. With 47 years in business, Kavin Construction has built a solid reputation for its attention to detail and a strong focus on client satisfaction, as well as its repeat clientele transactions and new referral relationships. It is skilled in managing multiple subcontractors and meeting deadlines, having worked with its seasoned subs for decades. For each project, the company provides full supervision from its foreman, supervisor, and owner.
The firm’s portfolio of custom homes, full-house renovations, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects encompass a wide range of styles. From Spanish and Mediterranean homes to modern farmhouses and craftsman residences, the company is capable of providing the best in style and detail. Its work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Telegraph, Sunset, House Beautiful, InStyle, and West Los Angeles Living.
Lux Builders & Remodeling
1140 Highland Ave. Suite #211, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Lux Builders & Remodeling brings over 15 years of experience as an established general contracting firm certified by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and GuildQuality. It specializes in residential construction and remodeling, servicing all of Los Angeles County.
Its outstanding portfolio of home remodels features a new construction of a 3600-square foot home in LA. This custom home features custom woodwork, a gourmet kitchen, dining room, family room, six bedrooms, and five bathrooms. Its wide lot allows for a flowing floor plan: from the dining room, it flows to the custom kitchen and through into the living room, and finally through the folding doors system into a large and secluded backyard perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Lux Builders also built a large storage area above the detached garage, and home automation. Lux Builders was involved in all stages of this project right from the beginning with the architectural design to construction.
The company also did a complete home remodel in which all the bathrooms were redesigned and an addition was added to the master bathroom. The clients chose porcelain slabs, which Lux Builders installed on the shower walls to create a seamless finish. In the living area, a load-bearing wall was removed to open up the kitchen, living, and dining room. Floors were also raised to level out the area.
329 N Wetherly Dr. Suite #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Luxe Remodeling is a licensed and bonded General Contractor, specializing in residential remodeling projects and accredited by the NKBA. Established in 2004 by Oren Levy, the EPA Lead-Safe Certified company tailors each project to meet the unique needs of its clients, while striving to surpass their expectations. Its team of professional contractors oversees and manages each project effectively through on-site preparation, on-time scheduling, budget and cost management, quality craftsmanship, and consistent client communication.
The Luxe team demolished an entire home, rebuilt two bathrooms, re-floored most of the house, added new stairs, finished the upstairs room, installed HVAC, and completely rewired and replumbed the whole house—all in a span of three-and-a-half months. All problems that popped up in the process were handled and solved quickly. In another project, the client requested Luxe to have their floors and walls done, add windows, complete paint texturing throughout, and replace their lighting. The end result was a more open and modern home.
Luxe also remodeled an entire kitchen, which involved installing flooring, hooking up the washer and dryer, and upgrading the ceiling. Luxe also completed a total remodel of a master bathroom in which the team removed walls, replaced the tile, toilet, sink, and other fixtures, and stripped down the shower. They completely rebuilt the bathroom and shower while staying within the set budget and time frame.
Regal Construction & Remodeling
19537 ½ Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
Since 2008, Regal Construction & Remodeling has grown into one of the leading members of the industry, serving the Los Angeles county area with certification from the BBB, Energy Star, and NKBA. Its elite team of experts has been refined over many years and provides clients with thorough, thoughtful and creative solutions to every challenge.
The company completed an upgrade of a home that included interior and exterior painting, patching and fixing of drywall and stucco, lighting upgrade, new gutters, roof, doors, replacing the floors, and fireplace remodel. The crew was precise with the marble and tile work and ensured that the plumbing, electrical, and glass fixtures looked great and functioned perfectly. For another project, the company performed a total gutting of a kitchen, added a new powder room and closet in the front hall, and repaired incidental plumbing issues elsewhere in the home.
The company provides high-end quality work for bed and bathroom remodels as well. For instance, in one project, the crew expanded the width of the shower and tiled it to the ceiling, added a tiled bench, two shower heads and a custom shower door. It customized a vanity with two sinks and a dressing table. The team proceeded to add crown molding, a new bedroom window, expanded the closet with added lighting, and customized a three-track sliding door. All projects are completed on time, within the budget, and in perfect condition.
Reliance Design Build
11500 W Olympic Blvd., Suite #536, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Reliance was launched in 2006 by two brothers with a talent for expert construction and a passion for inventive design. The family-owned business carries a firm belief in providing the best quality work for its clients. Its years of experience in the field allow it to offer its clients a comprehensive experience from the initial planning to the finishing touches, and everything in between. The company specializes in construction, architecture, and interior design accredited by NARI and NKBA.
Throughout the entire life span of a project—from the initial meeting, design consultations, and permitting, to the demolition and construction—Reliance comes up with multiple options and makes adjustments to fit the clients’ needs. It created a fresh new layout with an additional bedroom, finished basement, open kitchen, and breathtaking details to make the home featured here a match for its naturally beautiful environment. Reliance also gutted and rebuilt a roughly 400-square foot detached room for a client that entailed moving and installing new walls, lights, electrical outlets, plumbing (including two sinks and a washer and dryer), multiple doors, air conditioning, and a dry bar. Reliance also takes extra precautions to guarantee every detail is executed with the utmost care. For example, during kitchen demolitions, the Reliance crew puts in plywood countertops as a base for garnet and reinstalls the sink to minimize the trauma of construction.
10620 W Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Spazio LA is a Los Angeles-based, award-winning design and build company that has specialized in high-end designs and remodels since 2005. Essi Safdie, the chief designer and CEO, has a background in painting, sculpting, as well as designing high fashion jewelry lines. With her extensive insight in art and design, she leads a hands-on team of architects, interior designers, project managers and builders who work together to build dynamic homes in a range of styles.
The company completely transformed this three-story house in La Canada, from painting the interior and installing new hardwood floors throughout the house, to a new floor plan on the top floor and master bedroom and bathroom area. The modern kitchen features new custom shaker cabinets in charcoal and white, bronze fixtures, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and backsplash. The master bathroom and walk-in closet were expanded giving the master bedroom a more spacious look. The new master bathroom features a rebuilt fireplace, freestanding tub, enclosed shower, and toilet room.
Spazio LA handpicks materials and details to match its client’s style. Its Northridge kitchen remodel is an excellent example of this as the kitchen design was tastefully done with custom flat panel cabinets. A walnut finish was used for the upper cabinets and a dark blueish gray color for the lower cabinets. The countertops and backsplash, on the other hand, were decorated with a Vadara quartz surface. Learn more about their work at www.spaziodesignsla.com.
1424 4th St., Suite #501, Santa Monica, CA 90401
SweisKloss is a full-service design-construct firm, specializing in building design, interior design, and construction. While working as a designer at a small architecture firm, Abeer Sweis acquired the technical knowledge and business skills to build her own company. In 1998, she started her own design firm, and in 2006 she partnered with her husband Jeff Kloss, a licensed general contractor, to create the construction side of the company. The firm is currently a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Santa Monica Certified Green Business. It is also affiliated with the USGBC and NKBA.
One of its most prominent projects is the renovation of a home originally designed by Fredrick Monhoff in 1949. The biggest challenges SweisKloss encountered were the small size of the house and corner lot, the many angled walls of the original house design, and creating a redesign that was sensitive to the original architecture. Indoor-outdoor flow both to the patio and the den on the other side was created with the use of folding doors and large windows, and by carrying the tile from the interior living space out to the patio and spa area. The hall, typically simply a circulation space, ties together the spaces in the new addition and accentuates the intersection of the new and existing angles. Learn more about them at www.sweiskloss.com