A city in Orange County, Dana Point is home of the Dana Point Harbor and many eclectic boutiques. The city attracts numerous people for its whale and dolphin-watching and surfing scene in Doheny State Beach and Salt Creek Beach.

These attractions influence the neighborhood lifestyle with many taking advantage of the ocean scenery and environment. Knowing this, the best general contractors in the area offer various services with an approach that caters to the unique landscape. To help you find the best contractor for you, our editorial team curated a list of the 14 best general contractors in Dana Point, looking into the firm’s portfolio, years in the business, and complexity of its projects. 

Elite Living Construction

28062 Forbes Rd. Suite D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Elite Living Construction has over ten years of experience working with new construction and renovation projects. It is a one-stop-shop that offers an array of services ranging from home remodeling, bathroom renovations, custom cabinets, countertops, flooring needs, kitchen, expansion, home addition, etc., all within the client’s budget. A stress-free timeline is available for the client to ensure a quality finish that is affordable and timely. 

Featured is the custom kitchen and cabinetry project in Laguna Hills featuring a refined modern finish. Dark brown cabinets include a glossy finish, complementing the gray countertops and steel refrigerator. White walls surround the area with numerous ceiling lights, providing a contemporary finish and brighter atmosphere. It is a dated custom kitchen that meshes sophisticated dark colors with simple designs, keeping its detailing refined and straightforward. 

O’Grady Homes

34212 Pacific Coast Highway Suite C, Dana Point, CA 92629

Located in Monarch Bay is a modern luxury residence that includes amenities like a swimming pool, outdoor decks, patios, and a wine cellar. The house is situated by the coast, offering views of the ocean and other neighboring areas. A notable aspect of the home is the integration of outdoor spaces to numerous indoor spaces. The bedrooms include their own outdoor deck, while the living room, kitchen, and dining area have access to the patio and swimming pool. 

Founder Chris O’Grady and his team have provided numerous residences in the Orange County area for 25 years. It offers various styles ranging from contemporary, traditional and Tuscan. The firm applies a meticulous approach, guiding its client in each phase of design, planning, and construction. It aims to provide personalized service for its clients to ensure client satisfaction.

Mark R Eggen Construction

34145 Pacific Coast Hwy. #325, Dana Point, CA 92629

This custom kitchen featured below is part of a custom home in Monarch Point. The residence features classical furnishing and a traditional finish, evident in the kitchen area. Bleached wood is the primary material applied to the cabinetry to go along with the brown marble countertops and bleached, colored flooring. A traditional ceiling lamp accentuates the vintage design of the area and offers a refined finish .  

Mark R. Eggen Construction Inc. has provided a detailed approach to its clients. For 30 years, the firm has assisted its clients in every aspect of the project extending to the selection of properties, architects, and interior designers. It forms a reliable team catered to each client, offering complete services from home building, renovations, and kitchen and bath projects.  

Hollis Construction

26006 Vista Dr. East, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

For 35 years, Hollis Construction has served Southern Orange County with emphasis on quality and reliability. Its portfolio focuses on projects with simple detailing and a straightforward design. The firm uses wood, marble, and stones as primary materials for its furniture, enhancing the simplicity of its projects. Below is the Roberston Job project featuring an array of wooden furniture with different color tones. The cabinetry has a light wood palette compared to the dining seats that have a darker color. The firm included blue-colored cushions on the dining seats to provide a unique contemporary look, along with the blue curtains and ceiling lamp for a personalized touch.  

Steve Foster Construction

26939 Camino De Estrella., Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Steve Foster Construction has over 30 years of experience in the industry, having worked for numerous well-known companies. The firm has worked for Disney, Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, Gap, and Bath & Body Works. Aside from these companies, the firm has produced traditional residences with classic furniture such as mahogany cabinetry and stone masonries.

The feature project below is the Laguna Niguel remodeled kitchen that includes mahogany cabinetry and seats and marble countertops. A unique traditional ceiling lamp provides a bright atmosphere in the area, which is a much-needed aspect with the dark furniture of the kitchen. A piece of furniture that contrasts the wooden furniture is the blue and gold stovetop offering a unique finish to the kitchen. 

Tuscany Builders

PO Box 6214, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

Situated in Placentia, California, this modern kitchen project features the use of dark cabinets and dark granite to achieve a jet black contemporary look the client was looking for. Stainless steel appliances, white flooring, and gray undertones finish the modern design.  

Tuscany Builders is an award-winning firm dedicated to offering clean, livable spaces with style and quality. The firm provides an intricate plan that includes budget and project details integrating existing and new designs. Its portfolio consists of an array of projects featuring Tuscan homes, Mediterranean residences, contemporary kitchen remodels, and landscaping. Its meticulous detailing has established itself as a top firm in the area. Learn more about their work at www.tuscanybuildersca.com.

Pridemark Contractors

54 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618

Since 1987, founder Rick Henricksen and his team have applied a hands-on approach to all its projects. Rick’s extensive artisan experience has led the firm to become a leading firm in high-end custom construction and has completed over 168 luxury residences and estates in Orange County. The firm has numerous connections to many prestigious architects, designers, and engineers, helping them achieve the level of quality they provide for the clients. 

A notable project the firm completed is this luxury estate featuring a sophisticated atmosphere with its refined furnishing. The residence is well-lit with numerous ceiling lights and chandeliers in the living areas and includes large open spaces for indoor and outdoor living. A feature worth mentioning is its outdoor space offering views of the ocean along with a swimming pool and large courtyard area providing a relaxing environment.  

Vogue Kitchen and Bath

32932 Pacific Coast Hwy. No. 8, Dana Point, CA 92629    

The feature project below is a contemporary living area with an Asian-inspired finish. Modern furniture makes up the majority of the living space with white couches, wooden shelves, and gray cushions. The Asian theme comes in with the unique black furniture by the tiled fireplace along with the two plants in the middle of the room. A bar area and pool table are included in the room to provide a social setting. 

The team at Vogue Kitchen and Bath is a dedicated staff of designers and contractors to provide its clientele with personalized service and customized designs. Its different departments have well-experienced people leading the team with over 20 years of experience and have assisted the firm in establishing itself to offer premier design and remodeling services. 

Dunne Brothers Construction

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

This project is a contemporary kitchen project the firm completed. The firm installed classic furniture with wooden cabinets, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The use of wood provides a traditional designed kitchen but offers a contemporary finish with the home’s layout. A detail worth mentioning is the kitchen windows providing views of the mountains, offering more scenery to the area. 

Dunne Brothers Construction’s goal is to provide its clients with a long-term investment for their homes. Aside from remodeling and renovations, the firm offers numerous handyman services ranging from window repairs and installation, deck building and repair, wood and tile flooring, and interior and exterior painting. With these services, it offers clients a stress-free process with affordable pricing. 

Madison Co. General Contractors

4682 Del Prado Suite 230, Dana Point, CA 92629

Founded in 1983, Madison Co. General Contractors has established itself as a leading firm in Orange County. The firm focuses on building custom luxury homes for clients with a discerning taste and vision. It has a trusted network of professionals who assist the firm in providing quality residences in a timely manner. Aside from luxury houses, the firm offers other designs from contemporary, transitional, traditional Provence, farmhouse, and Cape Cod.

The feature project below is the open-plan modern residence featuring contemporary furniture and a sophisticated design. The house integrates indoor-outdoor living using floor-to-ceiling sliding doors leading to outdoor decks, the patio, and the courtyard, including amenities like a bar area, outdoor dining, and a wine refrigerator. The home consists of views of the ocean and river, offering more scenery for the client. 

CDI / John Clarke Construction

108 Chiquita, San Clemente, CA 92672

Offering contemporary and traditional projects, CDI / John Clarke Construction completed this modern living room using contemporary furniture and rustic designs. Typical gray couches and white seats fill up the space, but the stone walls and vases provide a unique look to the area. All this provides an intimate setting, combining a modern and rustic design. The firm provides its clients with an efficient process with well-experienced people. The team offers rough sketches to determine necessary adjustments to convert into a blueprint for building. From kitchen, bathrooms, and custom homes, the firm combines quality materials and craftsmanship to offer the best results for its clients. 

RHC Design and Consulting

34145 Pacific Coast Hwy. #332, Dana Point, CA 92629

RHC Design and Consulting is a leading firm in Dana Point, offering various services ranging from interior and exterior design, landscape design, and general construction. It provides a variety of styles for its clients working with traditional, contemporary, Victorian, and Meditteranean residences. It has produced numerous neighborhood homes but also completed large estates and spaces.

The photo below is a contemporary living room the firm completed, which features direct access to the patio area. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors separate the two areas but offer an ocean and sunset view. The patio acts as an extension from the living room, providing a social setting, but can offer an intimate setting when closing the sliding doors. The room’s design is a simple contemporary look using bright furniture in a refined layout.

Nikel Construction

P.O. BOX 4181, Dana Point, CA 92629

A family-owned business, Nikel Construction has been serving the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Inland Empire areas. For ten years, the firm has a deep understanding of quality craftsmanship through a dedicated work ethic to guarantee its clientele with the best results possible. Its portfolio features numerous contemporary and traditional projects, focusing on kitchen, bathroom, and whole-house remodels. The new kitchen below features a revamped design, new lighting, and flooring. A warm wooden tone makes up the kitchen cabinetry which pairs well with the marble countertop and vinyl flooring. The simplicity of the project offers an opportunity for the client to maximize their home space and add more furnishings and designs in the future. 

RCL Construction – Kitchen & Bath

34281 Doheny Park Rd. Ste. 2178, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

RCL Construction’s portfolio features a bevy of kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. Below is one of the firm’s contemporary kitchens featuring numerous cabinetry and modern appliances. The cabinetry the firm provided maximizes the kitchen’s space without the use of a kitchen island. The cabinets vary in size from small pull-out cabinets to larger and taller cabinets for bigger appliances. Its overall design is kept simple with white color for both the marble countertops and cabinetry. 

Since 1994, Clay Lewis and his team have been serving Orange County, focusing on kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Prior to RCL Construction, Lewis worked for various local craftsmen, giving him sufficient experience to establish his own firm. Other than kitchen and baths, the firm provides different services ranging from carpentry, tile installation, plumbing installation, electrical installation, slab fabrication, etc. 


  • 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