Did you know that an average American spends 93% of their daily life indoors? It’s not surprising that there is a constant demand to build better homes and comfy residential spaces. Reports show that from 2015 until the first quarter of 2020, the US recorded over $330 billion in spending for remodeling, renovations, and home improvement projects. In Palos Verdes Estates, answering the need for comfortable living and carefully-designed residential spaces are general contractors that have years of experience in constructing and remodeling homes.

These firms not only offer comfortable living but also ensure modern, enduring, and structurally sound spaces that cater to modern lifestyles. The contractors featured below qualified for this ‘best of the best list’ based on their quality of work, their years in practice, awards, publications, and most importantly, levels of client satisfaction.

Archer Building Group

707 Torrance Blvd. Suite #100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 From its South Bay office, Archer Building Group takes on high-value residential and commercial construction projects. Under the leadership of Benjamin Archer, the firm specializes in residential ground-up construction and remodels as well as commercial tenant improvement work in exclusive locations along high-end coastal properties. Some of these projects were recently featured in well-known industry publications, including issues of Southbay Home magazine.  As a general contractor for the luxury home sector, the firm has completed a long list of excellent projects. One example of its work can be found in Rancho Palos Verdes. The firm was commissioned to transform an outdated Los Angeles Kitchen into a modern space. The result is a minimalist galley eat-in kitchen with two islands. Its flat-panel wooden cabinets, natural stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances are a nod to its contemporary inspiration. A Floating, sculptural light fixture breaks free from its neutral, warm palette, to add a final touch of character to space. 

Bay Cities Construction

23890 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505

Bay Cities Construction offers one of the most comprehensive general contracting services in the region. The firm’s 15 years of services has produced a portfolio that highlights hundreds of projects in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, seismic retrofit, and foundation bolting. To complete these projects, the firm relies on an extensive delivery method that starts with a free consultation. The firm’s design-build nature covers setting budget and in-house building and interior design services. Clients are also presented with a detailed scope of work and project timeline. The firm also takes care of permit processing and other relevant pre-construction paperwork. The company’s detailed delivery method was developed by principal and CEO Alex Rodriguez, MBA. Under his guidance, the firm has completed general contracting works for the region’s high-end residential sector. Modern, contemporary, and transitional homes dominate the company’s portfolio. One example of the firm’s work is a contemporary kitchen that celebrates the minimalist, clean lines of modern interior design as well as the textures and textiles of traditional accents. The combination of materials such as stone, wood, and stainless steel stands out against the bright palette and open-concept layout. 

Buchholz Construction

59 Rollingwood Dr. Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 From Buchholz’s Rolling Hills Estates office, it serves Palos Verdes and other surrounding communities providing consultation, commercial remodeling, custom home building, and home remodeling construction to the areas’ high-end and mid-range communities. Since its inception over 30 years ago, the firm has produced a rich portfolio of traditional, transitional, contemporary, and modern design. The firm is also an advocate for green construction and incorporates sustainable methods into its building process.  Principal Dave Buchholz is a leading figure in the area’s residential building scene. In recent years, his firm won the industry’s commendations and earned the Professional Remodeler Design Awards in 2013, Gold Award, under the Whole House Remodel, over $750,000 category. The firm also took home the 2013 Bronze award for Best Kitchen $50,000 to $100,000 category from Professional Remodeler Magazine

Cavalier Builders Inc

20121 Ventura Blvd. Suite #208, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Family-owned and operated, Cavalier Builders Inc. has served Woodland Hills and the rest of Southern California since 1999. The firm provides construction, remodeling, renovations, and repair service to the residential sector. The combined experience of its diverse team also allows it to take on concrete, roofing, patio installation, and room additions work. Licensed and bonded, the company is a preferred professional that has amassed a long list of loyal clients, one of the factors that makes it a recognized professional by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  The firm’s general contracting portfolio is composed of interiors and exteriors inspired by contemporary, classic, craftsman, transitional, and modern design. For one of its projects, the firm was tasked to transform a dark and dreary kitchen into an open, airy space. The choice of white palette for the cabinetry, backsplashes, ceiling, countertops, and fixtures, amplify its expansive ambiance. The dark-toned wood flooring provides a necessary contrast that adds character to the room. 


909 N Sepulveda Blvd. Suite #385, El Segundo, CA 90245 Create RE’s contemporary design, construction, and remodeling practice is inspired by its goal “to modernize” residences and transform spaces to answer to the lifestyle and functional demands of its modern inhabitants. The firm was established by Sean and Armin Haghi as a hobby until it grew and became what it is today. The firm serves the entire Los Angeles community. In the past, the firm was named among the Best in El Segundo for being one of the leading design and construction professionals that serve the city.  Modern and contemporary kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, and bedrooms can be found in the firm’s extensive portfolio. Some of the most outstanding elements of the firm’s works include sleek and clean lines of contemporary accents combined with the textures, patterns, and textiles of transitional elements. The firm’s background in interior design helps it to curate and select styling and finishing details for a more custom look.

D’Lucci Construction

904 Silver Spur Rd. Unit #351, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 D’Lucci Construction delivers extensive construction and home improvement services to California’s residential communities. The firm specializes in new home construction, commercial tenant improvement, rough framing, hardwood floors, and tile and stone installations, as well as residential renovations and remodeling. The company is also a licensed custom cabinet builder, an ideal complement to its interior work service. The firm’s background as a custom home builder gives it a more detailed perspective when it comes to general contracting, especially when taking on remodeling and renovations.  From mid-range to high-value homes, the firm features a portfolio of works inspired by a wide array of interior and exterior styles. Since it was founded by principal builder Ernie Alvarez aka D’Lucci in 1993, the firm has completed home transformations that deliver contemporary, modern, transitional, traditional, classic, and European-inspired residential spaces in Palos Verdes and its surrounding communities.

Hawkes Custom Homes

539 Loma Dr. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 For over three decades, Hawkes Custom Homes has been serving the sophisticated residential communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Palos Verdes Estates. The firm is a premier custom home builder that takes on high-value work, but it also specializes in remodeling and home maintenance service. The firm was founded by general contractor Tom Hawkes who continues to lead the firm today. Hawkes established his career as a building professional for the entertainment and sports industry before he started his own firm. Today, the company focuses on providing unique residential spaces, some of which have been featured in Variety Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Southbay Magazine. The company collaborates with architects and interior designers to deliver luxury residential spaces that embody the lifestyle needs, functional demands, and stylistic preferences of their owners. Contemporary, modern, classic, transitional, and traditional interiors and exteriors are included in its rich portfolio. Much of this work emphasizes the use of space to provide an ambiance of comfort and freedom. The firm’s use of a light and bright palette evokes an easy flow; its choice of custom fixtures and metal adds personality to each room, completing its signature detailed work.  

Hill Construction (Subsidiary of Aspen General Contractors, Inc.)

21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite #700, Unit #702, Torrance CA 90503 Hill Construction is one of the most established home builders and general contractors in the region. It is a subsidiary of Aspen General Contractors founded by George Hill in 1977 to cater to the Los Angeles residential sector. Specializing in new construction, home renovation, home remodeling, hardscapes, and landscapes, the firm offers a design-build method. This one-stop-shop approach is ideal for homeowners who want to fully transform and curate their homes.  For a remodeling project in Manhattan Beach, for instance, the company redesigned an interior residence to give honor to its surrounding coastal environment and fully embrace its beach house atmosphere. Wood is the most dominant material used, brilliantly deployed in the flooring and custom furniture. Half-vaulted wood ceilings and exposed beams parallel the natural tones of its light wood floors. Visually cutting through these warm elements is the walls’ clean white color palette that serves as a neutral background to the detailed, custom styling. 

LUX Builders & Remodeling, Inc.

1140 Highland Ave. #211, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Lux Builders & Remodeling Inc.’s over 15 years of general contracting experience has helped it establish a network of repeat clients and referrals throughout the South Bay. Principal builder, Sagi Paul, has been in the industry for decades. Paul has a background in design, construction, and management; these skills are evident in its extensive residential building and home improvements portfolio. Some of this work has featured in the industry magazine, the Southbay. One example of its remodeling projects is the transformation of an old, outdated home. The project included the total demolition of the home in order to give it a fresh start. The project also involved the design and construction of a new addition that blends in with the new space. One highlight was the remodeled kitchen. Structurally traditional, it uses a neutral palette for its light brown flooring, white walls, and white backsplashes. These are set against a shade of muted ocean blue for the cabinetry and panels, providing a relaxed atmosphere for the room. Black, metallic fixtures and custom lighting add a semi-rustic and farmhouse ambiance to the interiors.

My Space Remodeling Inc.

12990 Branford St. Suite C, Arleta, CA 91331 My Space Remodeling Inc. offers one of the most comprehensive general contracting practices in the region. The firm’s over 10 years of practice have allowed it to develop a service that provides detailed work in interior and exterior remodeling. Its interior work includes custom remodeled projects for bathroom, kitchen, and room additions. The firm also replaces and installs custom windows and doors. For its exterior work, the firm provides patio enclosures, sunroom additions, tex-coating, painting service, and stucco re-applications.  Detailed, design-oriented, and functional spaces can be found in the company’s general contracting portfolio. Projects like the one featured here showcase the company’s understanding of classic, traditional, and craftsman aesthetics. Every project also exemplifies the company’s ability to incorporate modern and contemporary elements into every project. The results always meet the client’s design and structural needs.

Peninsula Homes Group

1027 Ave. A, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Peninsula Homes Group opened its doors in 2006. It was established by licensed general contractor Tom Frederiksen and experienced construction and remodeling professional Karen Mabli. Frederiksen is in charge of overseeing the technical and management, an expertise that has been fine-tuned for over 40 years of experience in structures, foundations, framing, electrical, and value engineering.  The firm’s design-build delivery method allows it to curate architectural plans and realize these designs during the building process. Since its inception, this turnkey approach has produced unforgettable luxury custom homes and high-end residential interior remodels. Some of its noteworthy projects are inspired by the Santa Barbara style of transitional-Spanish architecture, contemporary design, Mediterannean, farmhouse-industrial, modern, and European-inspired architects.  

Reinhardt Contracting, Inc.

3338 Dalemead St. Torrance, CA 90505 For over 30 years, Reinhardt Contracting, Inc. has been serving the South Bay area as a general contractor, remodeler, new construction professional, residential and commercial builder, and improvements and repairs expert. The firm is led by principals James and George Reinhardt. The firm’s extensive project portfolio highlights interiors and exteriors inspired by the craftsman, transitional, traditional, and contemporary styles. 

The firm’s background in planning and design helps it efficiently coordinate with project architects and engineers to curate and build highly-custom spaces for its clients. Its full-service approach allows it to employ a concept-to-completion delivery method, especially for custom remodels, additions, and new construction work. The firm also delivers project management services and works closely with homeowners associations to adhere to industry-building standards.

Silva Construction

2500 Via Cabrillo Marina, Suite #112, San Pedro, CA 90731 Silva Construction is a design-build company that takes on new construction and architectural work for the commercial and residential markets. Its services include additions, custom remodels, and home improvement, especially for single-family homeowners across the Los Angeles area and surrounding communities. The firm, founded by Dave Silva, has been with the industry since 1977. Coupled with its knowledge of traditional construction, the firm makes use of the latest in building technologies to complete projects, regardless of size or value. Some highlights include an online tracking system and earthquake retrofitting services. As a general contractor, its portfolio features interior remodels. One example of its custom kitchen remodeling projects can be found in Rancho Palos Verdes. The project involved the transformation of the kitchen space and the installation of custom-made white shaker cabinets, subway tile backsplashes, honed basalt perimeter countertops, and industrial pendant light fixtures hovering above its dual-faucet-equipped island countertop made with bookend and honed neolith.

SRL General Contracting Inc.

643 Cypress Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Steve Larkin heads SRL General Contracting Inc.’s everyday operations. Larkin’s over 30 years of building practice is known for its collaborative approach to every project, especially for its single-family construction and remodeling services. Working directly with the project architect and homeowner, the firm is able to complete uniquely designed spaces that have been recognized in recent years by Home Magazine and Southbay Magazine for their contribution to shaping the region’s residential landscape.  Modern, classic European and contemporary architectures and interiors can be found in its extensive portfolio. From high-end homes to luxury interiors, the firm’s projects celebrate the refined taste of old-world aesthetics and the functional structures of modern architecture. One example of its work as a general contractor is a remodel of an outdated kitchen. The firm was tasked to transform the space into a classic, contemporary Italian-inspired eat-in kitchen. The space showcases the stark, contrasting palettes of white cabinetry, white tile backsplashes, and natural stone island countertops. All of those brilliant features are set against the black seating, black perimeter countertops, dark fixtures, and black-framed doors and windows. 

Zigrang Construction Incorporated

2550 Via Tejon, Suite A, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Since Zigrang Construction Inc.’s founding almost four decades ago, the firm has established its reputation among Palos Verdes Estate’s luxury residential community. Under the leadership of Timothy Zigrang, the firm’s work on single-family custom home construction and general contracting are constant features in publications that include Southbay Home Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Garden Design, and LA Architect. Over the years, the firm has earned wins from annual House and Garden awards and home tour showcases organized by the industry.  In Palos Verde’s Via Alcones area, the company was tasked to complete a uniquely detailed home that stands out because of the playful originality of its palette as well as the finishes and elements that define a true Craftsman-inspired architecture and interior design. The concept of the project was based on the elements of historical residences of Pasadena: overhanging eaves, low-sloped, gabled roofing, and wood siding. Inside you’ll find exposed beams, traditional fixtures, wood cabinetry, and polished wood flooring. Other elements lean more on the eclectic and transitional feel and highlight a combination of modern and traditional aesthetics.