About eight miles east of Downtown Los Angeles lies the city of Monterey Park in California. The city has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, with publications like Money Magazine ranking the city third in 2017.

Aside from good schools and a growing economy, you will also find that Monterey Park is home to gorgeous homes and mansions that are the stuff of dreams. If you are looking to build or remodel your home in the area, look no further than this list of the best general contractors in Monterey Park, California. These builders were selected by our editorial team based on their background, experience, and ability to improve homes to suit clients’ project needs and desires. 

Pearl Remodeling

6803 Yarmouth Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335

Based in Los Angeles, Pearl Remodeling is a general contractor offering basic remodeling and new construction services to Southern California. The firm is led by cousins Jacob Yaacov and Ron Cohen, who each have more than twenty years of experience in the construction industry. Jacob and Ron ensure their firm’s success by offering top-notch project quality, professionalism, and affordability. 

When it comes to remodeling, the firm has over fifteen years of experience creating dream kitchens. One example of the firm’s work is the Van Nuys Kitchen Remodel. Modern and sleek are the words that come to mind when describing this one-of-a-kind, open-concept kitchen. It features granite countertops with gray veins, shiny gray cabinetry, new steel appliances, and comfy counter seating. In this kitchen, clients can enjoy unhurried meals, or take their food to the adjacent living room for a family movie night. 

Lightning Construction

6047 Tampa Avenue, #303, Tarzana, CA 91356

Lightning Construction is a construction company that specializes in new construction, additions, and complete renovations. The firm is led by CEO Barak Svisa, who has delivered some of Los Angeles and Southern California’s most creative high-end custom homes. Together with his team, Barak ensures that collaborations with clients occur through every phase of the home construction project and process. 

This gorgeous kitchen in Agoura Hills is a great example of the work the firm can accomplish. This kitchen has both a rustic and classic feel, thanks to its washed wood flooring, white cabinetry, and white brick backsplash. The painted blue island adds an accent to the white kitchen, while the wood and metal counter seats give off a gracefully-weathered look, perfect for the kitchen’s finely aged appearance. 

Decor Home Builders Inc.

5567 Reseda Boulevard, Ste #210, Tarzana, CA 91356

Yossef Zaguri, the owner of Decor Home Builders, has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years. Together with his staff, project managers, and on-site workers, Yossef aims to give clients the best remodeling experience from the first initial phone call to the final steps in the remodeling process. 

Pictured below is an example of the firm’s work on a residential remodel. This kitchen is bright and well-lit, thanks to the presence of both natural and artificial light. It features a gorgeous washed wood island with a marble countertop and a unique, polka dot backsplash that adds a great accent to the kitchen wall. To the left of the kitchen is a massive window that lets in both fresh air and views of the outdoors. To complete the well-lit appearance of the kitchen, there are neutral-toned cabinets and shelves, steel appliances, as well as pleasantly earth-toned counter seats. 

Dominguez Construction

1741 College View Drive, Apt #6, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Francisco Dominguez, the owner of Dominguez Construction, developed his interest in home renovation and custom home building at an early age. As a child, he spent his weekends and summers working alongside his hard-working general contractor father on various construction projects. Today, Francisco has taken this passion to his own company, which has almost 20 years of experience helping residential clients, investors, and commercial designers bring their projects to completion with maximum efficiency.

One example of the firm’s work on a residential project is this remodel in Studio City. In order to do new electrical and plumbing work throughout, the firm gutted most of the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home. The kitchen was also redesigned to create an open concept and the firm remodeled every bathroom and bedroom in the house while adding a deck to complete the exterior of the structure. Now, the home features new retrofit windows, trim, recessing lighting, custom cabinetry in the kitchen and each of the bathrooms, and beautiful quartz throughout. The exterior and its stucco were also fixed and painted to match the new windows.  

Elegante Construction and Designs Inc.

4790 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92620

Elegante Construction and Designs is a general contracting and home remodeling company that serves Monterey Park and all of Southern California. In its more than 30 years of experience, the firm has undertaken a variety of new commercial and residential construction projects. Its services include residential and commercial construction, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) retrofit projects, renovations, and interior design and decoration projects including kitchens, bathrooms, custom door and window replacement, custom TV cabinets, and floor replacement services.

When it comes to remodeling, the firm can provide a variety of decorating and designing to suit any bathroom or kitchen in need of updating. An example of the firm’s work is this kitchen remodel. At once warm and rustic, this kitchen is the perfect example of how to use wood and brick in a cohesive manner. The brick fireplace is both a beautiful divider of spaces and a warm accent wall to match the exposed wooden beams in the ceiling. The warmth also extends to the wooden eight-seater dining table and the wooden cabinetry which can be found to the side of the room.