La Palma is among Los Angeles Area’s best suburbs to live in according to Niche’s annual rankings. The urban-suburban neighborhood mix makes the city an ideal place for families and individuals who want to enjoy quiet neighborhoods while still having access to commercial and entertainment hubs. It’s not surprising that a majority of the population own their homes. Updating, transforming, and building these residences are the best general contractors in La Palma.

These professionals are locals from the city and the surrounding suburbs who are familiar with the functional and practical needs of the city’s mid-range and high-end residential communities. These builders have been commended for their quality work, years of practice, stellar client ratings, and affiliations with the biggest industry institutions. 

Horizon Construction and Remodeling

614 S Euclid St. Fullerton, CA 92832

Horizon Construction and Remodeling has been serving the region’s residential industry for over a decade. The firm’s custom homes and remodeled interiors can be found across mid-range and high-end communities of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. These projects come from repeat business and referrals: the firm has earned its annual ranking among the industry’s highest-rated companies based on reviews from the leading testimonial platforms.  

Under the leadership of Mark Besnos, the firm maintains its membership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and holds an A-plus accreditation, a testament to its quality service and ethical business approach. These qualities are also present in its diverse work for kitchen, bathroom, and interior and exterior spaces. These projects highlight the firm’s range in a variety of styles, including modern, contemporary, classic, transitional, and traditional. 

SOD Home Group

2485 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614

SOD Home Groups offers a full-service approach to custom home construction and remodeling. Since the firm launched its services in 2011, its end-to-end delivery method and multiple offices in San Jose and Los Angeles have helped the company complete projects across 20 counties throughout California. The firm is also a recognized member of the building community and an active affiliate of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Founder Oren Dagan heads the firm’s everyday practice. In San Francisco, Dagan led a full remodeling project for a residential property’s old and outdated interior spaces. The goal of the builder and the client was to modernize the space in terms of functionality and style. This was possible through optimization and smart use of space, the choice of modern materials, and the deployment of energy-efficient fixtures and details. One of the highlights of this remodel is the use of Acacia hardwood floor and how its deep earth tones exude a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the home. In the living area, old bricks were clad in darker coats to realign the palette and fit it to the home’s new modern look. The fireplace found its place among the darker tones of its textiles and furniture. Learn more about their work at

Streamline Construction

23632 Via Fabricante, Suite F, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Jason Adams has led Streamline Construction through two decades of general contracting practice. The company serves Orange County and specializes in custom construction and remodeling. Its design-build nature embodies its “streamlined” approach that caters to the commercial and residential sector. As a residential general contractor, the firm has completed kitchen and bath remodels, window and door installation, custom cabinets fabrication and installation, electrical services, and other home improvement work. These projects are the consistent recipients of outstanding client reviews. These commendations secured the firm among the highest-rated companies in the region, according to the annual custom service review platform rankings.

For a closer look at one of its projects, this article features the firm’s interior remodeling work. For this commission, the company was assigned to revitalize the Calle La Espalda Residence’s living room. The resulting transformation produced a farmhouse-style space that featured exposed, red-stained wood beams that contrast with its tall, white ceiling dotted with softened lighting. The same palette is mimicked in a lesser intensity and more balanced texture below: light wood flooring, earth-toned carpeting, and wood furniture. All of these features create a warm, homey atmosphere. The touch of the cool contrast of blue seating provides a visual pop to the view. Tall, full-glass windows and glass double doors let in daylight and connect the indoors to the outdoors. 

Dream to Reality Remodeling

18401 Burbank Blvd. Unit #209, Tarzana, CA 91356

Dream to Reality Remodeling is a NARI-affiliated company and a specialized remodeling practice. The firm incorporates the latest modern technology into the designing and building of residential spaces. Itay David Gamliel is the principal builder of the company. Under his leadership, the firm promotes its green construction advocacy, a dedication that is reflected in its work for the market. Energy-efficient, high-performing, and functionally relevant spaces can be found in its kitchen, bath, ADU, additions, and home improvement portfolio. 

For one of the firm’s remodeling projects, it was commissioned to update an old kitchen. The resulting work celebrates the clean and minimalist forms and shapes of modern interiors. Noticeable in the transformation are the dominant details of warm-tinted, light brown, and dark wood materials. The presence of matte and shiny coats of modern equipment, metallic fixtures, and other metalwork is a nod to its contemporary roots. The overall palette—as well as the use of these materials—introduces an atmosphere of timeless elegance with a style and functionality that will stay relevant for years to come. 

Hardey Construction Inc

9551 Westbourne Ct. Cypress, CA 90630

Specializing in residential remodeling, custom home building, and interior and exterior renovations, Hardey Construction provides a comprehensive practice to Orange County’s most sophisticated homeowners. Regardless of size or complexity, principal builder Dan Hardey takes on work that makes use of the latest in construction techniques while incorporating timeless elements of traditional craftsmanship. The firm is also a green builder and applies sustainable methods into its practice. The result is a portfolio that celebrates the best of what the old and the new have to offer. 

One of the most unforgettable projects that the firm completed in recent years was a renovation on a single-family residence’s bathroom and patio spaces. The work included the construction of a new main kitchen, a modern upgrade to its old counterpart that only measured 12’x12’. The removal of an unused rear room gave the firm an opportunity to enlarge the space and install a full kitchen island. The island now hosts a good seating and counter space for preparation and interaction. The space’s interior design combines the sleek and clean elements of modern style and the light and approachable wood materials of traditional design.

Miller & Sons Construction

17595 Harvard Ave. Suite #282, Irvine, CA 92614

From Miller & Sons Construction’s Irvine office and other locations in San Fernando Valley, the firm provides residential homeowners with a wide range of services. Those services include bathroom and kitchen remodels and renovations, room additions, full home remodeling, as well as hardscaping and related exterior work. As an over two-decade-old firm, it takes on projects from a multi-lens perspective and is guided by the latest techniques and trends in construction. Aside from its free consultation services, the company helps clients make informed decisions about their projects through a collaborative building process.

Tod Miller developed the firm’s client-focused approach to building by putting emphasis on builder-client relationships from conceptualization through completion. A highlight of the company’s practice is the outstanding reviews and testimonials from its previous clients, emphasizing the firm’s thoughtfulness and efficiency in getting work done. The results are modern, contemporary, and traditional home spaces that embody the style and functional preferences of their homeowners.

Omega Home Remodeling Inc.

18115 Valley View Ave. #205, Cerritos, CA 90703

Serving the residential communities across all of Southern California, Omega Homes specializes in remodeling and other home improvement services, including roofing, painting, stucco, windows installation, solar panel installation, and insulation. The firm was founded over 20 years ago as a small builder. Today, it is one of the most established general contractors in the area and is accredited by the BBB, a certification that reflects its customer-centric approach to construction. 

The company’s work focuses on mid-range residential general contracting, providing opportunities for homeowners to transform their homes through a quality-oriented and cost-efficient delivery method. Additionally, the firm’s decades of established relationships with industry institutions helped it gain access to traditional financing as well as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for sustainably-built homes. As a result, the firm has produced a portfolio often commended for its projects’ enduring quality, functional designs, and green features. 

United Home Remodeling Inc.

5529 Lincoln Ave. Cypress, CA 90630

United Home Remodeling features a general contracting portfolio that is dominated by projects for the residential and commercial sectors. The full-service company was established over two decades ago. Since its inception, the firm has highlighted an impressive scope and manpower to serve Orange County and the region’s surrounding communities. 

As a residential general contractor, the firm offers remodeling services, rebuilding, as well as custom home construction. The firm’s design-build nature allows it to stay on the project from conception to completion. It also gives clients a chance to get a full picture of the potential of their projects through a showroom that features a wide spectrum of materials, especially for kitchen and bath remodels. Its product inventory includes flooring options, countertops, and other accents and finishes. Design recommendations and layout options are also provided.