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General contractors tackle a variety of projects. These firms offer kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, and new construction. In a populous city like Del Mar, it can be challenging to find the contractor best fit for different clients. Here, our editorial team reviewed each of the firm’s projects, timeline, budget, and of course quality.
The firms were chosen based on the years of experience, style of projects, and quality of their work. This list compiles the ten best general contractors in Del Mar, California.
Berg Construction Group
803 Santa Rosita, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Berg Construction Group started in 1985 and has completed numerous remodeling, home additions, and custom home projects. While the firm excels in residential projects, it also offers commercial, retail, and institutional services, giving the firm a competitive edge and an array of accreditations. From bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, and exterior design, the firm keeps a simple yet contemporary style for a comfortable home experience.
In 2018, the firm completed the Pt. Loma Kitchen designed for family gatherings. The kitchen starts with the great room and extends to the dining area and living room, mixing bright and dark furniture. The space is designed to create a comfortable space for a simple lifestyle using every day, modern designs.
Cross Construction, Inc.
For over three decades, Cross Construction, Inc. has provided several contemporary and coastal designs to Del Mar clients. The firm understands that the features of a house contribute to the entire atmosphere of a home. It seeks to provide a balance of indoor and outdoor living using contemporary furniture to create a stylish, personalized living experience. Cross Construction specialized in large remodels, custom new builds and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
In 2019, the firm completed a kitchen remodel for a bungalow beach house that provided large spaces, designed for family and guests to enjoy. Cross Construction worked with interior designer, Morgan Mullen, the founder of Mullen Design Co., to transform an outdated kitchen into a more modern space. Using natural and neutral color tones, the firm created a beach house feel with custom cabinetry and wood flooring. Simplicity in the kitchen set the tone of comfort for the rest of the home.
David Brandsen Construction Inc.
11136 Socorro St., San Diego, CA 92129
David Brandsen reaches a large variety of styles for each remodeling project. The firm’s styles of expertise range from traditional kitchens to Victorian dining areas, contemporary office spaces, and high-class decks. With each project it takes on, the firm produces unique designs with care, catering each project to reflect the clients’ individual lifestyles.
The firm completed this Victorian-style remodel that involved a blend of modern features with a classic twist. The living room featured is an example of elegant blending two distinct styles. It includes traditional paintings, pillows, a coffee table, and a fireplace with traditional touches. Mixed in with the furniture is the space’s laying and furniture, including modern lamps, sleek black cabinetry, and its couches. Though a small area of the home, the uniquely combined design is done right and provides a lasting impression.
Edwards Contracting & Mgmt.
1625 Alvarado St., Oceanside, CA 92054
Edwards Contracting & Mgmt. provides remodeling and custom homes with a luxury atmosphere. From Hollywood homes to apartment remodeling projects, the firm likes to incorporate eye-catching features to provide a memorable experience for family and guests. This custom home in Hollywood is one of the higher-priced projects the firm has completed. Using a price of over $2,000,000, the remodel included a large pool, multiple living rooms, a courtyard, bar, and views of the area. To add to its high-end aesthetic, the remodel included different aesthetics for different parts of the house.
The dining area has a contemporary lounge feel, the living rooms have a coastal and traditional atmosphere, and the courtyard became a more intimate setting with dim lights. While this firm created this home with multidimensional features, it was able to balance the complexity of it with grace.
1121 Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
As an award-winning firm with over four decades of experience, the firm has completed various projects from numerous remodels, historical restorations, apartment remodels, and some commercial establishments. Many of its projects either have a contemporary or a traditional Mediterranean design.
While the firm’s most frequent designs are very different, the firm has proven that they can be blended together eloquently to create a unique space.
This kitchen remodeling project takes both designs into one room using white cabinetry, white marble countertops, and contemporary seating. The traditional features include the golden ceiling lamp and mahogany cabinetry in one area of the room, which functions as a bar. The entire kitchen is surrounded dominantly by white designs, but the classic features add a nice color and style contrast to the kitchen, giving a unique look.
1260 Via Vista Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Leising Builders is a veteran in the business with over three decades of experience. Its projects go back to classically designed homes with many wooden structures including wooden beams on the ceiling and mahogany furniture. The Leising team’s diverse portfolio led to its numerous accreditations in the building industry. The Pettersen Residence, in which the firm combined two distinct styles, is one of the prime projects the firm completed.
It has a villa-esque presentation to it with the dark wooden beams on the ceiling, the brick walls, and the wooden furniture. Its layout and structure after a traditional villa vacation house including contemporary finishes as accentuating details. As for the exterior, it purely consists of a classic villa home with a patio and fireplace that complements the black couches and seats.
Pacific Blu Construction
12615 Futura St., San Diego, CA 92130
Pacific Blu Construction elevates contemporary living with high-end furniture. Often, its projects begin with a simple structure and include aspects such as wall-mounted furniture to add depth and complexity to the house’s design. This firm handles many projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home office spaces and more. They aim to create a comfortable aesthetic with original designs enhanced by high-class furniture.
One of the firm’s larger projects to date is the Presidio Terrace Manor. While manors are usually associated with large spaces and state-of-the-art furniture, Pacific Blu Construction designed this 11,500 square foot manor simply yet using candle chandeliers, exotic paintings, and building a wine cellar. Along with this, the manor’s kitchen and living room are spacious, inviting family and guests to relax. A unique feature about the kitchen is the bookshelves that are in between the hallway, adding a unique take on traditional placement of bookshelves.
ProPacific Builders, Inc.
5631 Palmer Way Ste. D, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Starting in 2006, ProPacific Builders Inc. has been providing remodeling services and, occasionally, custom homes. Although the firm has been in the industry for roughly 15 years, the team at ProPacific professionals has over two decades of experience. The firm focuses on creating contemporary and coastal style projects, creating many spaces with a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing look.
The featured Carlsbad kitchen remodeling project demonstrates the firm’s style with sleek black countertops, white cabinetry, a mosaic pattern to add a touch of complexity, and ceiling windows that give the kitchen different feels at different times of day.
REMOCA General Contractors
16903 Avenida de Acacias #6, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
REMOCA General Contractors started in 2010 but has already completed an array of styles for its clients. The firm’s primary focus is to create for its clients a sophisticated aesthetic. From kitchens, to bathrooms, to guest houses, the firm includes a contemporary furniture collection that elevates each home’s look and feel.
The firm takes inspiration from other establishments and applies it to its projects. This guest house project in Santa Fe takes inspiration from hotel rooms, allowing the client’s guests to have their favorite hotel amenities in a cozier space. The design, unique from the main house, offers a luxurious experience for the guests, including contemporary furniture such as a chair and desk, some lamps, and some wall-mounted artwork. It also has a flat-screen TV and large bed.
Silver Sparrow Homes
San Diego, CA 92102
Established in 2002, this firm creates high-end residential new construction and remodeling projects ranging from contemporary to Victorian-style homes. The firm specializes in maximizing available space, no matter how small. Although many of its projects do have a sizable space, the firm always ensures that every part of the area contributes to the functionality and atmosphere of each home.
One of the more sophisticated projects the firm completed is the remodeling project in Del Mar, California. The feature displays the entire ground floor living space from the library room to the dining area. The library room includes a grand piano, TV, and fireplace. It also consists of a ladder for the bookshelves, which adds to the unique feel of the home. Near the library is the kitchen and two dining areas–one for more formal gatherings and one with a casual set up. To add to either dining space is the kitchen with a long island and five seats. To contribute to its contemporary and cozy look, views of the home’s surrounding nature and neighborhood flood its vast windows.