California’s 7th largest city, Long Beach, combines a diverse urban atmosphere with a relaxed, coastal lifestyle. As one of Southern California’s rising coastal cities, Long Beach offers various beach amenities that go hand-in-hand with the city’s impressive art scene. That combination has attracted a number of young professionals to the area. Many of them prefer to rent $2000 apartments rather than buying a $600,000 home.
So we thought it might be a good idea to list some of the best contractors who handle condo and apartment interior work. The firms on this short, but exclusive list are managed by trustworthy teams recognized for an outstanding work ethic complemented by the firm principals’ years of experience in the industry. These firms also hold certifications with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Build It Green, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the EPA. With such certifications adding to these firms’ credentials, some of these firms have also been recognized by awards from NARI and Qualified Remodeler. Other firms on the list have been acknowledged by local magazines like Long Beach Register, Long Beach Magazine, and Everything Long Beach.
Built to Perfection, Inc.
22222 Sherman Way, Ste. #202, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Recognized for its home remodeling and addition projects throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, Built to Perfection, Inc. has completed a plethora of projects over its 18 years in the business. The firm has gained the experience that helped its team grow. As a result, the firm has been commended for the timeliness of its work, its attentiveness, and the effective communication it fosters between team and client.
Currently Built to Perfection, Inc.’s team is guided by founder and CEO Asher Ben Haim. Clients will be guided by the combination of Asher’s experience and the team’s skill and work ethic, but Built to Perfection, Inc. also further assists its clients via a showroom where clientele can browse various styles to find the right fit for the client’s design ideas and budget. With the combination of the firm’s resilience, its principal’s experience, and the team’s professional work ethic, it’s hardly surprising that Built to Perfection, Inc. has been recognized by Qualified Remodeler as one of the Top 500 Remodelers.
Harding Design and Construction
4040 E Vermont St., Long Beach, CA 90814
As a firm that has been around for 12 years, Harding Design and Construction has gathered enough experience to construct homes with quality craftsmanship that exhibits both beauty and function. Its residential projects across Long Beach are stunning, yet energy-efficient and sustainable. The company holds certifications from organizations like Build It Green, Energy Star, the EPA, Efficiency First, CalCERTS, Energy Update California, and the National Comfort Institute. Its carefully crafted homes have helped the firm gain recognition from publications like Long Beach Register, Los Angeles Times, Everything Long Beach, Long Beach Business Journal, and Grunion Gazette.
One great example of the firm’s impressive work is a whole house remodel in Los Altos that included remodeling a kitchen and two bathrooms, refinishing floors, removing non-permitted overhangs and a carport, and removing the sunroom and converted into a laundry and water heater storage. The kitchen best portrayed the home’s new retro/contemporary style; it was designed around the blue corner dinette. A wall was removed and a flush beam installed to create an open floor plan completed by an inviting bar. And it all ties together quite nicely thanks to the blue accent wall and teal stacked subway tiles that maintain the dinette color scheme throughout the kitchen.
Signal Hill, CA
Since 1991, Kaplan Construction has been providing construction services for home and business owners in Long Beach, Belmonte shore, Signal Hill, Naples, and San Pedro. As a business that thrives on referrals, 80% of Kaplan Construction’s projects come from repeat clients. The company has provided services to some of those clients for more than 25 years. Many of these repeat customers praise the team’s professionalism and courtesy during the construction of these projects.
Aside from its work ethic, Kaplan Construction is also known for its ability to execute complicated designs. The firm has been recognized by magazines such as This Old House, Orange County Home, and The Long Beach Historical Society.
Masterworks Construction Services
1376-B Coronado Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804
A general contracting firm with a team of professionals who all have a minimum of four years experience in construction, Masterworks Construction Services has been around since 1992. During those years, the firm was able to provide various remodeling and building services for residential and commercial structures in Orange county. One of these notable projects is a condo remodel in Newport Beach. A standard 1960s condo, the home was converted into an iteration of a Spanish Villa; the kitchen included earth-toned, custom tile work, concrete countertops, and custom cabinets. The entryway to the kitchen, meanwhile, takes the form of handmade, curved sculpted glass that completes the home’s classic elegance.
Projects like these helped the firm gain recognition from publications like Grunion Gazette, Long Beach, and South Beach Home Improvement. Over the years, the firm has also became affiliated with NARI, BIA, and the NAHB which also granted the firm its green professional certification. Currently, the firm is headed by company president Bill Leisy who has over 30 years of construction experience. That storied experience includes teaching high school woodworking, carpentry, and drafting before he became a partner in a scenic design company in 1985.
MRI Construction & Remodeling
2736 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803
An emerging firm in Long Beach, MRI Construction & Remodeling was founded by Max Volkman. Max began his construction career as a laborer for a small general contractor. Eventually he started provided framing alongside an assortment of other trades. Prior to opening MRI Construction & Remodeling, Volkman also gained experience doing jobs as a superintendent, project engineer, and project manager. Altogether Volkman has over 17 years of construction experience. Volkman’s record of overseeing more than 250 projects that amount to $10 million worth of construction continues to guide him as he creates tomorrow’s projects.
His years in the business has given him the expertise to create bespoke projects, such as this modern kitchen remodel. An L-shaped island topped by white marble goes hand-in-hand with the room’s equally pristine color palette. The kitchen’s glass windows provide a borderless appearance and further enhance the room’s streamlined style. Aside from providing elegant kitchen MRI Construction & Remodeling also provides bathroom and whole-house remodels.