Remodeling and general contracting work are not simple tasks. They demand intensive logistics, a lot of labor, and a lengthy time period in order for a project to succeed. Fortunately, the Coronado area has a number of general contractors known for reliability and flexibility.

These firms are capable of providing construction work in a wide variety of styles, everything from Craftsman to Contemporary. To come up with this list, of the best general contractors in Coronado, our editorial team shortlisted local contractors and assessed each based by evaluating each firm’s work history, capabilities, and overall quality of work. 

SS Building

3520 Kurtz St., Ste. C, San Diego, CA 92110

SS Building is a general contractor experienced in residential, commercial, and retail construction projects. The firm is capable of a wide range of construction services, everything from remodeling to construction. The firm also takes on more specific tasks, including electrical work and plumbing.

The firm understands the merits of efficiency and practicality in carrying out each project. The bathroom remodeling project displayed in the photo is evidence of this philosophy. The project was built in line with the specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the results were as functional as they were beautiful.

NAU Builders

7529 Draper Ave., Ste. A, La Jolla, CA 92037

In 1985, NAU Builders was established to be a provider of high-quality custom homes all over the San Diego area. The firm is led by two generations of construction professionals from the Nau family. That consistency and longevity explain the firm’s reputation for reliability and consistency. The firm has solidified local ties with clients, industry partners, and other relevant parties in the community.

The NAU portfolio includes a number of striking projects such as the Modern home you see featured here. The home was built in La Jolla where simple Modern design elements are prevalent. The home has an interesting vertical structure combined with a clean combination of wood and concrete.

Coronado Construction

407 N Magnolia Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

Trained in old-world construction techniques and methods, Coronado Construction is a general contractor operating all over Southern California. The firm is capable of providing custom cabinetry, roofing, paving, and various other general contracting services.

The firm has completed major projects all over the area including this Craftsman home with Spanish Colonial home-style elements. The home follows traditional Craftsman shapes and layout but borrows the red-tile roof and exterior tone of the Spanish style.

Nicolls Design Build

1022 C Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

Nicolls Design Build is a design-build firm specializing in premium design projects and intricate craftsmanship. All over San Diego, the firm has completed impressive projects whether remodeled or custom-built. Company president Kraig Nicolls is equipped with over 20 years of experience which was proven useful in the firm’s thorough operations.

The firm’s portfolio is studded with posh and stylish homes including the midcentury home featured here. The home features a beautiful arrangement of intriguing design choices that channel an elegant look without overlooking the need for practicality and functionality.

Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

2878 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. #160 San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego-based Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel has been a full-service architectural, interior design, construction and remodeling company in business since 1975. Over the years, the firm has completed major remodeling and new construction projects in multiple home styles. Murray Lampert DBR services reflect many customer reviews and accolades including the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics multiple times and the GuildQuality awards five times. Clients credit the professionalism and reliability of the Murray Lampert team and praise the beauty of their designs.

The family business has been around for four generations, witnessing the comings and goings of home-style trends as well as the development of the local home style. The whole house remodel of a Del Cerro home is one of the firm’s outstanding projects. Murray Lampert DBR remodeled this midcentury ranch home with the family in mind: it includes a new entry, a family room, completely transformed kitchen, dining room and indoor outdoor living.

Clarke Construction

941 Orange Ave., Ste. #503, Coronado, CA 92118

Clarke Construction is a trusted name in remodeling and construction and has been serving San Diego for three generations. The Clarke family oversees daily operations, which includes general contracting, interior design, and project management. The firm has a strong track record in detailed and bespoke home builds and remodel.

The featured home is a chic Bungalow home in the middle of sunny California. The home has a petite silhouette and close-to-ground elevation that creates a warm and inviting feeling. The courtyard and the gardens that surround the home also match the laidback appeal of the home.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management