Small, secluded, and once considered a sleepy suburban area in San Fernando Valley, Calabasas has grown into one of the most sought after communities in California, thanks to the resurgence of celebrities living in the area. It is also perhaps best known for its luxurious homes and extravagant gated communities.
It provides its residents with picturesque views, an award-winning school district, and several recreational parks. This list compiles 15 of the best general contractors behind some of the most beautiful homes in Calabasas. They were chosen based not only on merit, but also on their respective portfolios and backgrounds.
Arrowhead Remodeling & Design
18345 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
Established in 2016, Arrowhead specializes in every facet of the process and regards itself as a “one-stop shop.” This means that it assists its clients with every phase of the construction process, including planning, management, obtaining permits, and inspections. It extends its services throughout Los Angeles and is particularly regarded for its affordable and competitive pricing. Arrowhead is a family-owned business that is well known for its excellent kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living spaces, and home additions. It is led by its founder Eli Mizrahi. He is an experienced professional who has worked on an extensive range of designs ranging from contemporary, European, and modern themes, as well as some of the area’s most popular architectural vernaculars.
In the project featured here, the firm’s team opted for clean wood-paneled floors. It coupled this with custom cabinetry and clean countertop finishes. For the small kitchen island, it added built-in storage for added convenience.
15928 Ventura Blvd. Suite #225, Encino, CA 91436
Concept Renovations is a full-service design-build firm that operates out of its offices in Encino. It specializes in every facet of the residential remodeling process, from one-room remodels to entire house renovations. It is composed of a talented staff of professionals and project managers. It draws inspiration from over two decades of experience and uses a hands-on approach, ensuring that homeowners’ lifestyles and needs are properly met. Concept Renovations is a family-owned endeavor and services the entirety of Southern California. It completes all of its projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. It also works with an extensive variety of designs, ranging from modern and transitional spaces to traditional and popular Spanish Colonial themes.
For this kitchen remodel, its team used uniquely patterned backsplashes. Several studio-like overhead lights can also be observed, custom cabinetry, and an open floor plan. For the kitchen island, it opted for a large granite countertop.
19528 Ventura Blvd. Suite #242, Tarzana, CA 91356
Eden Builders takes great pride in its stellar reviews and specializes in new home construction, accessory dwelling units, large-scale home renovation, kitchen, and bathroom projects. It offers potential clients free estimates and delivers all of its projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. The firm is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and typically works on projects at $25k minimum to cover its comprehensive insurance rates. It carries more than $1M in liability insurance. Eden has been in operation since 2006 and assembles a team of experienced and valuable professionals for each of its projects, assuring a client’s needs will be addressed by particular experts. The firm additionally uses a highly communicative process, emphasizing the importance of client participation.
The company has also secured relationships with some of the area’s best artisans. Because of this, it has also become known for its excellent masonry, roofing, and tiling. Its portfolio also depicts an excellent craft for painting and detailed carpentry.
Flat Rate Remodeling
26500 Agoura Rd. Unit #102-406, Calabasas, CA 91302
Flat Rate Remodeling takes its name from its pricing methods. It offers its prices at “flat rates,” meaning to say that its estimates do not increase or fluctuate throughout the entire process, ensuring the accuracy of its financial plans. It services the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura and provides potential clients with free consultations. The firm is licensed, bonded, and insured and assists its clients throughout the entire process. It has also taken on several commercial spaces and is regarded for its sustainable processes. The firm typically uses energy-efficient products, particularly insulated windows and doors, natural tankless water heaters, solar panels, and wireless generators.
The project above best showcases one of its bathroom remodels. It provides a complete range of services that encompass design and actual remodeling. These also come with installation work.
Green Renovation Group Inc.
18340 Ventura Blvd. Suite #223, Tarzana, CA 91356
Founded in 1981, Green Renovation provides home improvement services throughout the areas of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and Orange County. It has secured an outstanding reputation for its large-scale remodels, bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, and home additions. The firm uses the most innovative and creative techniques, such as state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology. This allows clients to better visualize their future spaces and reduces the need for any revisions during the process. Since its inception, the firm has secured relationships with some of the area’s best professionals as well as its clients. As its name also suggests, Green Renovation often infuses various sustainability methods into its projects.
The project above best depicts the firm’s kitchens. Given that kitchens are typically the busiest part of a home, the firm often uses dynamic and functional floor plans. It is particularly noted for its excellent tile backsplashes, refaced cabinets, and granite counters.
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 great kitchens, bathrooms, 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.
In the master bedroom above, the firm’s team opted for large trellised windows to allow in a rich amount of natural light. It also mainly used a palette of earthy tones coupled with lush elements, such as the granite touches by its custom fireplace. Several unique fixtures can also be observed.
21021 Devonshire St. Suite #205, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Mega Builders extends its services throughout Los Angeles and specializes in custom home construction, whole home remodeling, and home additions. The firm specializes in every phase of the process, which allows it to oversee a project from start to finish. It also maintains affiliations with various vital industry organizations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and has had the privilege of being featured several times in multiple publications. Some of these include several features in The Los Angeles Times and Remodeling magazine. It was also covered twice in Better Homes & Gardens. Mega’s portfolio is an excellent showcase of various modern and contemporary projects.
The project above best embodies the firm’s work. For this home, its team opted for an open concept floor plan that easily connects the various active rooms of the project. The living space features high ceilings, as well as large glass windows and a contemporary theme.
MY Home Builders
20720 Ventura Blvd. Unit #280, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
With more than two decades of industry experience, MY Home Builders specializes in the development, new construction, and remodeling work of residential projects. It extends its services throughout Los Angeles County and is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. The firm is well-versed in both the area’s popular architectural vernaculars and its local building safety rules and ordinances. MY Home also uses only the latest industry technology and techniques. This allows for an infusion of various sustainability methods into its work, ensuring the high efficiency of its projects. The firm is client-oriented and often stresses the importance of close client cooperation. It offers interested homeowners a free consultation and free estimate and can take on a project regardless of size or scale.
In the kitchen remodel featured here, the firm maximized the limited space and managed to craft a functional area. It features inviting granite countertops, various custom cabinetry, and wonderful backsplashes.
Preferred Home Builders
21204 Vanowen St., Canoga Park, CA 91303
Founded in 1996, Preferred Home Builders is a premier remodeling firm that extends its services throughout Los Angeles. It takes great pride in the excellent reputation it has established for itself through the years and has also taken on projects located in Ventura County and the West Valley area. The firm is composed of a dynamic group of designers, project managers, builders, and craftsmen, who together have been regarded for their great attention to detail and skill. It specializes in home remodeling and renovation projects and is particularly regarded for its home additions and new home construction work. Preferred Home primarily uses a design-build approach, meaning to say that it prefers to keep the entire process in-house. This lessens the challenge for homeowners to look for additional subcontractors and entrust everything to the company.
The project above best exemplifies its skill in designing bathrooms. In this project, its team created a walk-in shower encased in glass. It also primarily opted for a modern Asian motif, as seen in the small details of the project.
23966 Craftsman Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
Pure Builders draws inspiration from over two decades of working in and around the area. The firm has been in business since 1993 and primarily uses a design-build approach. Eli Kaspi, its founder, personally leads its team of specialists. Throughout those years, the company has established itself as a reliable partner in home remodeling and construction. It has been recognized for its excellent kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and ground-up construction work. Pure Builders begins its processes with close consultations with its designers to better understand their clients’ needs and ideas in terms of transforming their spaces. This allows it to increase the value of its clients’ homes. It also infuses environmentally friendly products throughout its process for the sustainability of its homes and spaces. Its team assists its clients with the nitty-gritty, as well as the core elements such as plumbing, electrical, and lighting. Under Eli’s leadership, the firm has become a referral-only business that has secured relationships with some of the area’s best architects, designers, and permit specialists.
The project pictured here best shows the firm’s expertise in creating luxury kitchens. For this space, its team opted for wonderful granite countertops, unique fixtures, and custom cabinetry. It also uses large glass windows, so as to allow in a rich amount of ambient light.
Regal Construction & Remodeling
19537 ½ Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
Regal Construction has been in business since 2008 and offers its clients a comprehensive range of services. It prides itself on being regarded as one of Los Angeles’ premier and leading contractors. In addition to this, it is the proud recipient of a multitude of industry awards. Regal adheres to the highest of standards and has become regarded for the excellent quality of its work as well as its meticulous processes. Interested clients may avail of its free consultation services. The firm is composed of a talented team of artisans and professionals. It has also collaborated with several outstanding architects and designers in the area. Regal assists its clients throughout the entire process from start to finish. By the end of construction, its team conducts a final walkthrough with homeowners.
In the project above, the firm used a transitional design with hints of classic craftsman elements. It opted for rustic lighting coupled with a large trellised entryway. Wood-paneled floors can also be observed, as well as beautiful custom cabinetry.
10620 W Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Spazio LA is a Los Angeles-based award-winning firm that is best known for its excellent use of the design-build approach. Specializing in high-end designs and remodels, Spazio LA is composed of a talented team of architects, interior designers, project managers, and builders. These professionals allow the company to keep the entire process in-house. This lessens the challenge for clients to look for additional subcontractors when working on a particular project. The firm describes itself as a “one-stop shop” and assists its clients with everything, from planning and design to custom-made finishes and decor. It leverages the latest industry technology and techniques, such as working on realistic 3D renders. The firm’s methods emphasize the importance of using the best materials while implementing cost-effective processes, assuring clients that it not only comes up with the best designs, but also takes into consideration their respective budgets.
Pictured here is one of the firm’s complete home remodels in La Canada. This two-story home challenged the firm with everything from installing new hardwood floors throughout the house and painting to designing a new floor plan. The project showcases a master bedroom complete with a walk-in closet, as well as a master bathroom with a rebuilt fireplace, freestanding tub, and enclosed shower and toilet room. For its kitchen, the firm’s team opted for a modern design coupled with custom shaker cabinets in charcoal and white, bronze fixture, and quartz countertops. Learn more about their work here: www.spaziodesignsla.com
STS Construction Services
1140 S Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
STS Construction operates out of two offices in Los Angeles and Seattle. It was first established in 2000 back in the latter city and has since become a leader in waterproofing, remodeling, envelope remediation, and micro-housing projects. It also services the entire San Fernando Valley area and has become known for its excellent work and processes. It can take on projects regardless of scale and complexity and works on a space from conception to completion. Additionally, it adheres to the highest standards and is noted for its specialization in providing an extensive range of themes.
The firm’s floor plans are noted for their functionality, as well as their timelessness. Its processes, on the other hand, emphasize the importance of minimal disruption throughout the entire construction, allowing for clients to continue their lives seamlessly despite an on-going remodel.
Terra Home Remodeling
23875 Ventura Blvd. Unit #204B, Calabasas, CA 91302
Terra Home Remodeling extends its services throughout Southern California and specializes in every aspect of the home remodeling process. It is a family-owned and operated business with some of its best projects located in the prime communities of areas, such as San Fernando Valley, LA County, and Orange County. The firm specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and room additions. It can take on projects big or small and has worked on an extensive range of designs. Terra is perhaps best known for its sustainability efforts and commitment to working on environmentally friendly homes. Its projects often feature solar systems, cool roofs, tankless water heaters, artificial grass, heating, and air conditioning to name a few.
The kitchen above is one of the firm’s best projects. It features a modern and minimalist design, with its team crafting only a small breakfast bar right next to its elevated main kitchen area.
Woodmasters Kitchen & Bath
22900 Ventura Blvd. Suite #205, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Woodmasters is best known for its excellent remodeling and general contracting services. It manufactures custom carvings upon request and also has the ability to work on various details and finishes regardless of complexity, from sleek high-gloss contemporary to rustic distressed. It works with a highly collaborative approach and emphasizes the importance of working closely with its clients throughout the entire process. The firm also stays up to date with the latest developments in the industry and consistently opts for innovative and creative techniques. Aside from its residential projects, it has also taken on several retail shops, offices, restaurants, and hotels in the Los Angeles area.
Woodmasters typically renders its projects in contemporary, modern, and traditional themes. In the project showcased here, it came up with an open concept floor plan allowing for a seamless blending of the home’s active areas, namely its living room, dining, and kitchen.