Laguna Hills has been regarded as one of the best places to live in California for decades. This Orange County city provides residents with excellent neighborhoods and a comfortably dense suburban feel. While residents value the small-town atmosphere, they also enjoy the big city amenities Laguna Hills has to offer.
This list is a showcase of 15 of the best general contractors in the area. They were chosen for their experience and their great portfolios. Our editorial team also enjoyed going through their extensive backgrounds and reading some of their best features in various prominent publications.
Project Build Construction and Interiors
23046 Avenida de la Carlota Suite 600, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Project Build Construction and Interiors specializes in both residential and commercial services. The firm extends its services throughout Orange County and the areas surrounding it. Project Build Construction and Interiors is regarded as one of the area’s leading general contractors, remodelers, and aging-in-place specialists. It’s especially well known for its excellent kitchen and bathroom remodels, roofing, home additions, and flooring. They have recently added interior design to their list of services.
Project Build Construction and Interiors is also a proud woman-led firm: Maria Nicholson, a talented and experienced professional, is at the helm. She got her first glimpse into the industry after having enrolled in architecture classes at the University of Santo Tomas back in the Philippines while simultaneously visiting the construction of their own home back in the suburbs. Nicholson oversees each of the firm’s projects and maintains a highly hands-on approach to all aspects of the process. She advocates for safe environments for the elderly, which is reflected in the firm’s superb aging-in-place services.
The photo above shows one of the firm’s best projects completed in Laguna Woods. The project entailed an extensive home remodel featuring a chic contemporary theme. The firm also had to fix a plumbing leak in the master bathroom and worked on several restorations, including drywall, kitchen cabinets, painting, tiles, and flooring.
La Tour Builders Inc.
23362-G Via Fabricante, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
La Tour Builders provides its homeowners with complete and comprehensive services and works on both residential and commercial projects. The firm extends its services throughout Orange County and has been repeatedly noted for its stellar work—work it achieves through reasonable and accurate costs and estimates. Aside from single-family homes, La Tour Builder’s portfolio depicts a great range of offices and restaurants. Although it can take on projects regardless of size, scale, or aesthetic, the company is particularly noted for its excellent talent for modern and contemporary themes. The firm even sells, designs, and installs its own custom windows and doors which come with lifetime warranties. The firm is composed of a talented and experienced team.
Located in Newport Beach, this project—possibly the firm’s best—includes wood-paneled elements and finishes. The firm also installed several unique overhead studio lights, a stellar open floor plan, and various transitional touches. We especially loved this kitchen’s unique island and minimalist cabinetry.
Epic Interiors & Construction Inc.
22822 Granite Way Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Epic Interiors & Construction has been in business since 2008 and provides a full and comprehensive range of new construction and remodeling services. The firm specializes in room additions, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, flooring installation, and water damage repair and provides that work throughout Orange County. The firm is known for its transparent bids and takes great pride in its stellar reviews and multiple industry distinctions. The firm maintains affiliations with important organizations like the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and showcases expertise for an extensive range of themes.
The project above best embodies the company’s talent and expertise. It was the firm’s second project with this client and challenged the company with the home’s extensive update. The firm removed several walls to open up the space and better incorporate the home’s various active rooms. The firm also opted for white subway tiles and custom LED lighting.
Mr. Build Construction
18100 Von Karman Ave, Suite #850, Irvine, CA 92612
From kitchen and bathroom remodels to new home build-outs, Mr. Build Construction services Orange County and the greater Los Angeles metro area. It uses a transparent and highly hands-on approach coupled with competitive pricing. The firm provides clients with free initial consultations and quotations that it adheres to throughout the entire process. Doing so ensures that the firm does not go over budget nor exceed the projected schedule. The firm is family-owned and operated and has been in business since 1979. It maintains affiliations with industry organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and works with only the area’s best and most experienced professionals and subcontractors. It also adheres to the highest standards, which has led it to be featured in prestigious publications such as Luxe Interior + Design.
The firm’s expertise is best showcased in the project above. Its team opted for a stellar transitional design for this home and made use of various custom touches. It also worked on exposed beams, clean paneled flooring, as well as a great open floor plan. We also loved the rich amount of light in its various spaces.
Elite Living Construction
28062 Forbes Rd. Suite D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Headquartered in Laguna Niguel, Elite Living Construction is best known for its excellent kitchens, bathrooms, and room additions. A full-service company, Elite is known for its whole-house remodels. The company draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and is well-respected for its comprehensive planning, engineering, and consultation work. It works throughout Orange County and has become known for its ability to take on challenging spaces through the use of only the best materials. The firm also uses innovative techniques and takes great pride in its ability to entirely transform outdated spaces.
Its skill and talent can best be seen in the bathroom below. Of all the firm’s projects, our editorial team raved the most about the project. We loved its uniquely patterned tiled flooring and separate walk-in glass shower. Our other favorite elements include the rich amount of ambient light in the space and its great fixtures.
Framework Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
19634 Ventura Blvd. Suite #301, Tarzana, CA 91356
Framework Construction specializes in every aspect of the general contracting and remodeling process. It has been in business for the greater part of over four decades and extends its services throughout Southern California. The firm is especially known for its kitchen, bathroom, backyard, and roofing remodeling work. Interested clients can take them up on a free initial consultation which includes a free quote. They can expect a one-stop-shop approach, lessening the challenge for them in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors. And the staff is noted for their approachability and friendliness. The firm is also well-known for its stellar project management services.
The project above was completed in Culver City. it features a great contemporary design with various transitional touches, which our editorial team really enjoyed. It also features great overhead lights, a clean granite island, and an excellent backsplash.
Ground to Gable Inc.
23151 Alcalde Suite C-8, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Operating out of its office in Laguna Hills, Ground to Gable extends its services throughout Orange County and its surrounding areas. It specializes in residential remodeling and offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of services. The firm has become known for its sophisticated design and unique touch. Its transformations revamp outdated spaces without compromising their integration into a home’s overall design and theme. The firm offers its clients over two decades of experience—the experience you can see in the firm’s rich portfolio filled with exquisite interiors and exteriors.
Some standouts include its kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. This gorgeous remodeled bathroom features soft blue, gray, and white tones. This project is the main bathroom in a whole house remodel of a beach home in a gated Laguna Beach community. Ground to Gable Inc. was able to reconfigure the existing bathroom into a luxury bath with a steam shower, decorative lighting, and a large vanity area.
Bourke Construction Inc.
816 Manzanita Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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.
The home remodel above included a minimalist transitional feel and features great wood elements. For this project, the company’s team maximized the space given to them and provided numerous custom touches and finishes.
OC Home Restoration Inc.
133 Baker St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
With over three decades of industry experience, OC Home Restoration is a skilled firm with a complete range of renovation services. It is available for its clients 24/7, supporting its great hands-on approach. The firm is also well-known for its excellent scheduling and accurate estimates, assuring clients that it completes all of its spaces within the agreed-upon timeframe and budget. The firm assists homeowners throughout the entire process and also works with only some of the area’s best professionals. That includes numerous talented plumbers, electricians, and wood flooring experts. Aside from its residential work, OC has also taken on countless malls, airports, restaurants, and multi-unit housing projects. Some of its most notable commercial clients include McDonald’s, Mimi’s Cafe, and IHOP.
Depicted above is one of the firm’s best projects. It features stellar granite flooring, clean custom cabinetry, and a uniquely designed slate wall. The firm also deployed various art deco touches and opted for large glass windows to bring in a rich amount of ambient light.
ACM Construction Builder
23342 South Pointe Dr. Suite K, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Established in 1988, ACM Construction Builder is a fully licensed and insured construction company. It uses a great design-build approach, allowing it to keep the entire process in-house and maintain a great hands-on approach. The firm works throughout Orange County and is composed of a talented and experienced team of professionals. Together, they have worked on countless ground-up construction, multifamily structure, residential, custom homes, additions, second-story construction, and Seismic Retrofitting projects. The company’s stellar portfolio includes a diverse range of architectural designs.
Given the changing scene due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the firm also provides its homeowners with great online access. That virtual access allows clients to track the progress of their new homes closely throughout the duration. They can also keep in check of materials and budgets. The software is also quite useful in terms of organizing architectural meetings.
Verona Kitchen, Bath, Flooring
24801 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Verona is a premier remodeling company that has been in business for over two decades. It caters to the needs of the residents of Orange County and takes great pride in being one of its best residential remodeling contractors. As its name suggests, it is particularly respected for its kitchens and bathrooms but its expertise when it comes to other interiors and extensive home remodels is also quite strong. The firm often works on a project’s cabinetry, flooring, and carpets. It also has its own showroom, which provides clients with excellent clientele selections and materials for their new spaces. The firm has two showrooms that are both equipped with great kitchen and bathroom displays.
The kitchen above was one of our team’s favorites from the company’s portfolio. It features high wood-paneled ceilings and unique lighting. We loved its great finishes and the contemporary theme reminiscent of classic Japanese minimalism.
30211 Avenida de las Banderas Suite #200, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Extending its services throughout Southern California, FBR Construction has secured an excellent reputation for its outstanding extensive renovations and remodels. The firm also offers great emergency services, which include everything from planned maintenance to emergency response. All of the company’s projects come with a one-year structural warranty for both its residential and commercial work. Its workmanship comes in a lengthier package with a five-year warranty. FBR has over three decades of industry experience and takes great pride in its stellar and outstanding clientele reviews.
The project above is an example of one of its traditionally designed kitchens. It features geometrically rigorous and clean elements. Those clean lines are further coupled with great countertops and custom cabinetry.
M&J Star Construction
23482 Peralta Dr. Suite D1, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
M&J Star Construction specializes in building and remodeling commercial, residential, and restaurant projects. It also provides excellent property management services and operates throughout the counties of Orange and South Los Angeles. With over two decades of industry experience, M&J has secured a solid reputation for itself and has been repeatedly cited for delivering the highest levels of quality, artistry, and customer service. The staff comprises experienced and talented professionals who have a collective experience of nearly eight decades. They assist each of the firm’s clients throughout every phase of the process, which entails project planning, design, and construction. M&J Star Construction commits itself to executing each client’s vision, to considering every aspect of their lifestyles and needs into its plans.
The project above best showcases the company’s talent and expertise. Our editorial team loved its openness and clean finishes. We also enjoyed writing about its custom staircase and great breakfast bar.