Located in Orange County, Fountain Valley takes great pride in being consistently regarded as one of the best places to live in California. Residents benefit from its well-maintained streets and parkways, dozens of parks, a wide range of recreation programs for all ages, great weather throughout the year, and overall quality of life.
Business is also thriving in this part of California, providing a great urban-suburban feel to the place. With most residents owning their own homes, remodels and renovations are constantly in demand. This list showcases ten of the best general contractors behind some of Fountain Valley’s best homes and spaces. They were chosen based on their various distinctions, as well as their numerous features in several publications.
16560 Harbor Blvd., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Extending its services throughout Southern California, Rellion DBI utilizes a stellar design-build approach that integrates architectural design, interior design, and budgeting into one great process. This has enabled it to deliver all of its spaces efficiently and cost-effectively. Throughout its years in business, Rellion has acquired, developed, and redeveloped hundreds of real estate properties throughout the country. The firm can take on projects regardless of scale or complexity and has had the privilege of being featured in a multitude of publications. Some of these include DesignOC, CALmatters, CNN Money, and the Los Angeles Times. At the firm’s helm is Lin He, an experienced professional who first got his glimpse into the industry back in 2008 when he started his career in real estate. Under his leadership, the firm has become a premier builder, developer, and real estate investor in Southern California.
This project showcased best embodies the firm’s talent and expertise. Its tiled backsplashes and minimal finishes display the firm’s capability for extraordinary detail. The home also features a large kitchen island completed with granite countertops.
SOD Home Group
17337 Ventura Blvd. Suite 105, Encino, CA 91316
SOD Home Group provides its clients with a complete and comprehensive range of custom home building services and is well-respected for its expertise in a long range of architectural themes. It is an end-to-end firm that has been in business since 2011 and has been lauded on multiple occasions. The firm operates out of its offices in Los Angeles and San Jose and extends its services throughout 20 counties in California. SOD often infuses various innovative and modern techniques into its projects, always assuring clients of the superior quality of its work.
Completed in Los Feliz, this project is an excellent example of the company’s expertise. It features great overhead fixtures and clean wood paneled flooring. It also has an open-concept floor plan and tasteful transnational couches. Learn more about their work at www.sodhg.com.
Green Works Construction & Design Inc
20301 Ventura Blvd. #222, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Greenworks Construction & Design assists throughout the building process, from conception to completion. The firm specializes in large-scale residential remodels and has been repeatedly noted for its excellent kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and interior renovations. It extends these services throughout Southern California and is regarded as a leading builder. The firm is a family-owned and operated business that is insured and bonded, with coverage up to $12M. The firm employs its own team of in-house interior designers who employ 3D design methods to ensure accurate plans; that process lessens the possibility of major revisions during the process. The firm provides detailed proposals and always finishes all of its homes and spaces on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Greenworks’ projects have been featured in many publications, as well as on television. The company’s expertise and craftsmanship have been on full display in episodes of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” and HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation.
Our editorial team loved the bathroom remodel above so much that we decided to feature it in this article. Some of its best elements include its separate walk-in shower encased in glass, as well as its floating sink and large seamless mirrors. It also boasts great fixtures and a unique granite accent wall.
2431 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Operating out of its office in Venice, Waconah Construction specializes in distinctive luxury home building and remodeling. It particularly focuses on high-end contemporary designs and works with every phase and aspect of the process. The firm’s team assists homeowners from start to finish and utilizes a concierge-style approach, assuring clients that they can expect close contact with the firm’s team during the process. Waconah extends its services throughout Southern California and is distinguished for its great use of minimalist touches and wood paneling. This can be best seen in this featured project.
Completed in the Pacific Palisades, this project entailed an extensive home renovation. It depicts a great contemporary retro-style design and showcases deep wood finishes and elevated lines. Some of its other excellent details include crisp whites and contrasting woods and were completed in collaboration with Architecture 350.
23632 Via Fabricante Suite F, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Streamline Construction offers a full list of residential construction services and employs a design-build approach. In addition to its custom home building, the firm also provides kitchen and bathroom remodeling services and custom cabinetry and commercial construction. Working throughout the entire Orange County area, Streamline is led by Jason Adams, who personally oversees every project. The firm provides its in-house designers and is known for its custom millwork and woodwork. The Streamline portfolio showcases an extensive range of sleek, elegant contemporary, and transitional designs.
Pictured above is one of the firm’s best extensive kitchen transformations. Completed in Coto de Caza, this project challenged the firm with its extensive remodel and showcases what the company’s team dubs an “organic modern.” It features great porcelain countertops as well as a glazed ceramic wall tile for a clean and fresh feel. It also has beautiful custom-made cabinetry.
Bourke Construction Inc.
1039 S Armstrong Cir, Anaheim, CA
Founded in 1996, Bourke Construction extends its services throughout Orange County. It is led by its founder and namesake Ed Bourke, who has over 35 years of industry experience. Under his leadership, the firm is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and maintains affiliations with various important organizations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Clients can expect free and no-obligation estimates in addition to several potential discounts. The firm also maintains a great and open communication process, ensuring homeowners that their lifestyles and needs are better incorporated into their new spaces. Aside from Laguna Hills, the company has also worked on some of the best areas in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cypress, and Dana Point.
Showcased in this article is one of the firm’s best remodels. It features high ceilings and large windows, allowing in a large amount of natural light. Most impressive is its custom fireplace lined with brick finishes and a neutral color palette.
Hi-Tech Builders, Inc.
5435 Balboa Blvd. Suite #200, Encino, CA 91316
With more than two decades of industry experience, Hi-Tech Builders adheres to the highest standards and offers very competitive prices. The firm is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and is particularly noted for its kitchen, bathroom, and new home construction work. It has also performed several specialty works such as sunrooms, patios, pools, and other outdoor entertainment spaces. Hi-Tech has been regarded numerous times for its excellent work and has had the privilege of being named among Qualified Remodeler’s annual Top 500 list of the country’s best remodeling companies. The firm is led by David Lachyani, a builder with more than a dozen years of experience. He first started out as a demolition specialist before slowly working his way up the company ladder and eventually becoming its owner.
Sifting through the company’s portfolio, it is clear that the firm is capable of taking on projects regardless of the complexity of the design. This home shows one of the firm’s best kitchen remodels. It features gorgeous backsplashes, tiled flooring, and excellent custom cabinetry.
Lion Builder Construction Inc.
777 W 19th St. Suite W, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Founded in 2007, Lion Builder Construction offers a full range of residential and commercial construction and remodeling services. It takes charge of every aspect of a project from start to finish and has its own in-house designers for clients hoping to keep the entire process under one roof. After having constructed its very first home in Newport Beach, it has since expanded its horizons and now serves the entirety of Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and Maricopa County in Arizona. The firm emphasizes the importance of using each space it crafts to ensure the overall efficiency of each home it builds. Its portfolio provides insight into an extensive gallery of designs, mostly homes rendered in contemporary and modern themes. The firm can also build specialty rooms for clients with specific needs, like a children’s playroom. Further, it coordinates all architectural services and works closely with each of its clients in obtaining permits and submitting all necessary forms.
The firm completed this project in Newport Beach. It was finished in 2016 and challenged the firm with having to tear down its ceiling to rebuild its entire entrance, family room, and kitchen. The kitchen itself features cabinets made from Belgium white oak that were later stained. For this entire project, the firm worked in collaboration with Marisa Miller Design.
Great Earth Environment
360 E 1st St. #290, Tustin, CA 92780
Great Earth Environment is a family-owned and operated firm that operates out of its office in Tustin. It works throughout Orange County and has secured an excellent reputation for working on some of the most beautiful spaces throughout Southern California. The firm has been in business since 1979 and is regarded for its great interiors and exteriors. It is known for its ability to infuse its client’s visions into their new spaces through working closely with them throughout the entire process. The firm is personally led by its principal Neil Spain, a talented professional who makes sure that each of the company’s spaces receives the benefit of his rich experiences. He guides homeowners through each step of the process.
This kitchen remodel pulled from the firm’s portfolio is a prime example of the firm’s creative skillset. It showcases great stone masonry finishes coupled with unique, exposed beams. Stellar granite countertops emphasize the interior color palette and unique fixtures and other finishes set this home apart as elegant yet homey.
Remodel Experts Inc.
3134 Mira Vista Way, Corona, CA 92881
Headquartered in Corona, Remodel Experts offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of general contracting services. It is composed of a talented team of award-winning team designers and builders. Together, they have delivered timeless and clean livable homes and spaces. It is regarded for its great hands-on approach and is known for its stellar kitchens, bathrooms, and home additions. It begins its process with an extensive initial interview to get a better idea of their needs and vision. It then proceeds to provide a list of options and set up a budget and project timeline, which it sticks with throughout the entire process. This meticulous process has resulted in both aesthetically pleasing and functional work.
This featured project displays the firm’s careful design decisions to help open up the space. A large window taking up most of one wall opens up the space and focuses attention on the unique chandeliers and breakfast bar. The firm chose unique backsplash patterns and clean wood-paneled flooring to complement the kitchen’s custom cabinetry and enhance the space.