Ventura is considered one of America’s most desirable places to live. Combining spectacular climate, friendly locals, and a beautiful coastline, Ventura is a city for people who enjoy outdoor beauty. Aside from having scenic views, the city is also known for various sports, more than 800 acres of green space, and a state-of-the-art aquatic center. Ventura is simply a wonderful place for families to live in where 60% of locals own their own houses, most residences here carry a median value of $527, 200, and there’s a wonderful range of designs.

This list names the Ventura contracting firms capable of crafting projects that cater to the client’s wishes while taking Ventura’s scenery into consideration. Some contractors on this list have decades of field experience; others have created stunning homes that have gained the attention of publications like Malibu Magazine, Elle Decor, and the LA Times. Others have also been named top remodelers by Remodeling Magazine and Qualified Remodeler. 

AAA Development, Inc.

401 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010

AAA Development, Inc. is a 13-year old firm that services all of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. The firm provides clients with various residential and commercial services including general contracting, remodeling, and construction management. With its knowledgeable workforce, the firm is capable of crafting projects that present elegance and practiced workmanship in a range of styles, including Tuscan, modern, Craftsman, and contemporary. Aside from crafting beautiful homes, AAA Development, Inc. is also known as a leader in the Greater LA region for helping restore, rebuild, and integrate new technology to protect local communities against fires and other natural disasters. Currently, the firm is managed by president Michael Hansen who has a solid, 23-year background in the construction industry.

Allen Construction

963 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001

Allen Construction has been working in the Santa Barbara area for three decades. Over time, it has become known as a firm that provides responsible and high-quality construction. The firm has put down local roots and expanded to other areas including West Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura. Among its many projects, its most notable one is the Rodney Walker Ojai remodel. A rustic mid-century modern home built in the summer of 1959, this home gained a new nearly bulletproof roof with mechanically fastened PVC on the large, flat roof planes to replace its old leaky roof. The home’s interiors were also renovated. One bathroom now features a solatube for natural light while the other houses an eye-catching chandelier. The kitchen features new cabinets and countertops and reflects the owner’s avant-garde design aesthetics. Aside from the different updates provided throughout the home, one of the project’s new concrete slabs also exhibits the owner’s handprints right next to her childhood prints. Thanks to projects like this one, the firm has been featured in the Santa Barbara Independent, the Pacific Coast Business Times, Qualified Remodeler, California Home Magazine, and Architectural Digest. In 2019, the firm was also included on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 where it took the 61st rank; that same year it took the 19th spot in Remodeling’s Remodeling 550 list. In the same year, the firm was also honored with the Pro Remodeler Design Award and the Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. 

Cheney Builders

1888 Moonshadow Circle, Camarillo, CA 93012

Cheney Builders is a design-build firm that provides residential and commercial general contracting services. Though it was established in 2011, its owner and president Shaun Cheney brings over 19 years of experience to every project. Over the years the firm has expanded other services in addition to crafting new custom luxury homes. The firm is known as an experienced fire rebuild contractor and also is knowledgeable in choosing budget-friendly fireproof materials. These services have been provided to clients around Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. Clients have seen the firm’s work on luxurious homes in a variety of styles including the French country, contemporary, Spanish colonial revival, and Tuscan. 

Clear Construction

6255 Inez St., Unit 1 Ventura, CA 93003

Design conception, custom drawings and rendering, finish carpentry, custom cabinetry and furniture production: Clear Construction is able to offer its clients a broad spectrum of services. And that includes new construction, remodeling for kitchens, baths, and large renovations, woodworking, and maintenance. Since its establishment in 2017, the firm has completed several projects for clients around Ventura and Los Angeles. One of these projects includes the notable Mar Vista family residence. A once completely chopped up house, this home has now been renovated to feature an open floor plan with custom finishes and molding. Meanwhile, the kitchen, wet-bar, den, and custom cabinetry bring a traditional warmth to the living space. To keep this traditional feel consistent, the home’s exterior was painted with the original brick’s white-wash. The firm has built several elegant homes like this and has gained recognition from industry publications like Elle Decor and LA Times. 

Craig Young Construction Company

960 E. Ojai Ave. Suite #101, Ojai, CA 93023

Established in 1988, Craig Young Construction Company has become known for specializing in high-end quality home construction which includes remodels, renovations, and even equestrian facilities, landscaping, pools, site development, and commercial buildings. Aside from being a group of dedicated professionals striving for high-quality results, the firm is also well-known for exhibiting exceptional customer service alongside continuous client communication. This firm is currently managed by owner Craig Young who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Young first began building custom homes where he worked on concrete and framework. He later expanded his work to concrete and framing jobs on more complex custom homes built by other high-end contractors around Ojai, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and central coastal areas.  Due to his guidance, the firm has worked with enough clients to create different homes with various spectacular designs that include the Spanish, Mediterranean, modern, cottage, and Craftsman styles. 

EGN Builders Group

5000 Parkway Calabasas, Suite #308, Calabasas, CA 91302

Recognized as one of Greater Los Angeles’ leading home remodelers, EGN Builders Group offers home remodeling, new construction, and complete commercial construction services. These services are completed by experienced professionals who have helped the firm create several beautiful projects around the Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since Erick Estrada established the firm in 2018, EGN has provided kitchen and bath remodeling, room additions, ADU conversions, and new construction projects. 

Forest Construction

3302 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91362

With over 70 years in business, Forest Construction has gained a reputation as a family-owned and operated veteran contractor skilled in crafting everything from room additions and remodels to new luxury home construction. From Malibu and Santa Barbara to Santa Monica, this firm has helped over 8,000 homeowners and commercial property owners in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties. They have also been featured in industry publications like Remodeling Magazine recognized as one of the top remodelers in the U.S. and the Ventura County Star where it was voted as Favorite Contractor by its readership for many years as well as Qualified Remodeler where it held consistent ranks within its national list of the “Top 500” builders.

La Aldea Construction

213 Stanford St., Santa Paula, CA 93060

La Aldea Construction is most known for being a luxury home builder that has been serving clients in the Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties since its establishment in 2009. Over time, it has extended its services to include complete home renovations, additions, and construction management alongside new construction projects that portray classic elegance and custom craftsmanship. Among its many projects, its most notable might be this charming Westlake Village home. A one-story residence with a Spanish revival façade, its interior boasts a mix of modern and traditional features highlighted by a row of minimalist skylights. With luxurious projects like the Westlake Village home, the firm has gained several repeat customers over the years. This team of experts is guided by founder Fernando Contreras who has been working in the construction industry for 31 years. 

MSI Construction

1792 Callens Rd, Ste D, Ventura, CA 93003

Founded by Mark Smith on the principles of creating high-quality work while providing exceptional personal service, MSI Construction is a firm that has finished more than 70 homes. Though the firm was established in 2011, it has over 20 years of industry experience. Thanks to this, MSI Construction has completed various projects as small as single bath remodels and as large as country estates—elegant and luxurious projects that have helped the firm cultivate long-standing relationships not just with its clients but also with its employees, subcontractors, and suppliers. 

South Land Remodeling

15021 Ventura Blvd., Suite #488, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

South Land Remodeling has been in the industry for over 20 years. During that time, the firm has built its reputation as one of the only five-star general contractors in Los Angeles. As one of the industry’s leaders, South Land Remodeling provides clients with various general contracting services including whole home remodeling, room additions, ADUs, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and landscaping. Because of its work and reputation, South Land Remodeling has been featured on HGTV, Daily Light, Gannett, Heavy and more. It even made an appearance in Martha Stewart. With the recognition it has gained over the years, the firm has gathered enough clients to build thousands of large and small home-improving projects. One great example of these numerous projects is this featured transitional living room remodel in Studio City. The firm is supported by a team of craftsmen known for their professionalism and exceptional customer service. 


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management