Rancho Santa Margarita is a city full of beautiful scenery. Lakes, mountains, and parks surround the area, providing beautiful views from any point in the city. With a beautiful backdrop, there are numerous beautiful home designs built in conjunction with the surrounding nature. Many of the spaces in the city include Colonial, Prairie, Palladian, Craftsman, and Mid Century Modern.

The best general contractors in the area are in love with architecture and the city’s environment. They offer a bevy of services that can accentuate each structure’s appeal and functionality, keeping natural beauty in mind. To help you find the best builder for you, we have created this list of the top five general contractors, looking into the firm’s portfolio, experience, and complexity.

Preferred Kitchen & Bath

24 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Owner Julie Wu established Preferred Kitchen & Bath in 2004. She believes that kitchen and baths provide homeowners the deepest sense of home, and with this belief she leads the company to tackle a diverse list of kitchen and bath projects. Apart from kitchen and baths, her firm tackles projects for different living areas, offering updated designs and floor plans. The company utilizes 3D design, which leads to detailed custom-built floor plans. One of these projects is the picture below, featuring a modern kitchen in Rancho Santa Margarita. The kitchen includes detailing such as clean white lines, raised cabinetry, an extended island, and a farmhouse apron-style sink. In addition, the firm provided a subway tile backsplash to enhance the home’s appeal. 

BuilderWell Construction

9630 Research Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

Since its inception in 2006, BuilderWell Construction has produced numerous remodeling projects. Its director Aloha Moha currently leads the company and has successfully established a large client base with various referrals and repeat clients. A notable characteristic of the company’s process is the focus on longevity. Pictured below is a modern residence the firm completed in 2018 that features contemporary designs and furniture. This project involved remodeling the entire home, but a prominent area is the living room. It has a minimalist modern floor plan with planked flooring, white walls, gray couches, and a floor rug. What gives this living area attention is its direct access to the backyard while being connected to the kitchen and dining area. This offers a dynamic use to the living room with its access to various parts of the home. 

Inspired Remodels

21098 Bake Parkway Suite 100 Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Joe Mueller founded Inspired Remodels in 2003. Since then, this firm has developed into a reliable contractor, becoming a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), using materials it sources, and discovering its own proven installation methodologies. In addition to its remodeling and renovation services, the firm offers custom carpentry services for its clients. Pictured below is one of the company’s renovations projects, featuring a modern kitchen in Rancho Santa Margarita. The project involved improvements to its appeal and functionality. To do so, the firm applied a glazed ceramic tile backsplash along with furnishings such as light-colored granite counters and white cabinetry. The firm also applied black-colored equipment such as a black refrigerator and oven. As a result, the use of classic color schemes led to a modern kitchen floor plan that is functional and appealing.  

Stud Construction

23372 Madero Rd. Ste. K, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Since its inception in 2003, Stud Construction has accumulated a portfolio of various remodeling, renovation, and restoration projects. Under the leadership of Andrei Damian and Radu Birle, the company has developed tactics to make its clients’ lives easier. For example, they incorporated the use of online software and programs that allows the client access to the project itself and monitors its progress and management. 

Pictured below is one of the firm’s remodeling projects in Rancho Santa Margarita. The firm did major renovation work on the great room that included the kitchen and living room. The project included white shaker cabinets and quartz countertops for the kitchen, while the living room redesign included couches, a fireplace, and white shelves.