These days, among the many types of home improvement, it is remodeling that has grown the most popular among homeowners. Many are now deciding to give their existing homes a second chance by revamping the spaces in which they live. Luckily, there is no shortage of expert builders who can help homeowners devise ways to refresh their dwellings and abodes.

This list compiles the best general contractors in Petaluma, California. These builders were chosen based on their background, experience, and ability to make the old and dated look new and modern.

Ohana Construction

838 Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma, CA 94952 

Ohana Construction is a family-owned and operated company that offers complete residential and light commercial construction services throughout the Northern Bay Area counties. The firm is owned by Kimo Garrigan, who brings to the firm four decades of experience in the building trades, providing everything from custom homes to small-scale renovations and everything in between.

This kitchen project is an example of the firm’s work on a remodel. The room is bright and airy, thanks to the light fixtures, white paint, and the window situated in the corner of the room. The blue accents on the island are also appealing, as they add a coolness to the intense white. The steel appliances cap off the kitchen’s look, making it classic and modern at the same time.

Carreiro Builders

2989 Wiljan Court, Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Carreiro Builders has been serving the North Bay area for over thirty years with its construction and project management services. The firm’s foundation is one of superior craftsmanship, integrity, and dependability, making its services hassle-free for homeowners and clients alike.

Pictured above is an example of the firm’s work on a residential remodel. The project involved an extensive remodel of the entire house. This resulted in a completely new kitchen complete with all-new cabinets and appliances. Cedar-wrapped windows and maple floors were installed in the kitchen, along with an exterior clear cedar lap siding. Other than changes to the kitchen, master and guest bathrooms were also added to the home.

Tomrose Construction

1270 Petaluma Boulevard, North, Suite A, Petaluma, CA 94952

For Tomrose Construction, the desire to serve is what drives its practice forward. To the company’s principal, William Tomrose, building is more than just a job — it is his passion and his life. His firm is a family-oriented company dedicated to collaborating with clients as well its own crew and staff who have been working with the firm for a very long time.

Pictured above is an example of the firm’s work on a remodel. The challenge for this Corte Madera project was to create a new living space without lifting the house and interfering with neighbors’ views. The firm was able to accomplish this goal by updating the kitchen and living room areas while preserving the character of the dwelling and adding modern amenities. The second stage of Tomrose’s design plan was to make room for an office and playroom, which the firm achieved by excavating under the existing structure.

Giovacchini Construction Inc. 

1370 Industrial Avenue, Ste G, Petaluma, CA 94952

With over 99 years of combined experience in the construction trade, Giovacchini Construction is unmatched in its expertise in construction. The firm is led by president and CEO Vince Giovacchini, who also owns the firm’s sister company, GioCo Termite Control. Together with his expert team of builders, Vince is able to offer comprehensive services in new construction, maintenance, and repair.

This bathroom project is a good example of how to maximize a tight space and make it both functional and beautiful. The room’s bathtub and shower fit snugly into the corner, making the sensation of relaxing in the tub feel cozy and intimate.  When it comes to color, the intensity of the dominant white tiles is dialed down by the splashes of blue and gray. The blue detailing on the floor ties the whole color scheme together, making this bathroom a cohesive, functional space.