Pasadena is a city in California located northeast of Los Angeles. Old Pasadena, situated in the center, is a retail and dining area famed for its Victorian and art deco architecture. The startlingly contemporary Norton Simon Museum exhibits unique European and Asian art and a sculpture park. The Rose Bowl is a sports arena best known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl Game between college football teams.

There are many things to do in Pasadena, making it an excellent place to work, play, and live. Below is a list of the top construction companies serving the area if you’re considering opening a business or building your dream home in this city. Each was chosen by our team for their past projects, awards earned, industry affiliations, and press features.

DPR Construction

88 West Colorado Blvd., Suite #301, Pasadena, CA 91105

DPR Construction is a creative, self-performing general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically demanding and long-term projects for advanced mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education, and commercial industries. DPR’s project portfolio includes large-scale new construction, local tenant renovations, and special projects.

Founded in 1990, DPR is currently led by co-founders Peter Nosler, Ron Davidowski, and Douglas Woods. Under their watch, the company is affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council, Design-Build Institute of America, the Construction Employers Association, and the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. Some of its works have also piqued the interest of the press and were featured by Engineering News Record, Dallas Business Journal, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, and Orlando Business Journal.

PNG Builders

2392 South Bateman Ave., Irwindale, CA 91010

PNG Builders is a high-end general contractor serving major, well-known clients in Southern California. It aspires to be the best, most reputable, and most well-valued firm in its sector. PNG Builders’ employees are qualified specialists in their fields, with the expertise and professionalism to complete projects on time and under budget, enabling clients to flock to the company as a source of the most dependable superintendents and project managers in the market.

PNG Builders has 60 years of experience and specializes in building information modeling (BIM), pre-construction, safety, self-performance, and facilities improvements. Among the sectors it serves are advanced technology, commercial, health care, higher education, and life sciences located across the Los Angeles area.

In 2021, the Engineering News-Record awarded PNG Builders Best Project of the Year, Best Energy/Industrial Project, and a Merit Award in the Healthcare Category.

Eleven Western Builders

2862 Executive Place, Escondido CA, 92029

Eleven Western Builders, Inc. has delivered quality-built construction projects to a diverse group of clients since 1983. Its key members have helped produce some of the most exemplary construction projects. Eleven Western Builders, Inc. is the only commercial general contractor offering the financial stability of a large corporation with the personal touch of a family-owned operation. The firm also helps younger generations develop confidence by training, promoting, and inspiring pride in the industry.

The studio has provided general contracting, retail construction, millwork, and full-service commercial maintenance services to its clients throughout California and the Western United States for nearly four decades. The team is led by Rick Backus, who serves as chairman, and he is recognized by the Associated General Contractors, American Concrete Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

SCGWest Development

18001 Sky Park Cir. Suite LM, Irvine, CA 92614

SCGWest Development, founded in 2012, manages all phases of project completion, beginning with initial location sourcing, planning, and project development. This is accomplished through goal setting, design, construction, and the installation of furniture, fixtures, graphics, and equipment. It has offices in Newport Beach, Houston, and Scottsdale and serves clients in Orange County.

SCG operates under principal architects Kyle Gorman and Brandon Lehman. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Arizona State University, while Brandon graduated from the same institution with a degree in industrial engineering. Under their direction, the firm received honors such as the Best of 2019 Rancho Cucamonga Construction Company, 2019 Orange County Business Journal Top Tenant Improvement Contractors, and the 2020 Orange County Business Journal Largest Tenant Improvement Contractors Award.

Pankow Builders

199 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite #300, Pasadena, CA 91101

Since 1963, Pankow Builders has helped clients through creative problem-solving, engineering expertise, and construction. A pioneer of design-build and integrated project delivery, the firm offers design-build, design-assist, general contracting, and tenant improvement services and specializes in complex projects and work in occupied facilities. Pankow also applies new construction tools, processes, and technologies, such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), BIM planning and execution, virtual design and construction, LEAN delivery, and alternative energy solutions, all in support of its client’s success.

Pankow Builders runs under the leadership of Scott Anderson as CEO and Dave Eichten as president. Scott currently serves on the American Concrete Institute Scholarship Council and is a member of the San Francisco Partnering Steering Committee. Dave is a part of the Advisory Committee at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a board member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region.

One Week Bath, Inc.

6827 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Headquartered in Los Angeles, One Week Bath is an independent bathroom remodeling firm that has thrived in serving Orange County, Ventura, Inland Empire, and all of Southern California. With the innovation of contractor and entrepreneur Matt Plaskoff, the firm’s mission is to eliminate the risk and stress of bathroom remodeling, making overall customer experience and striking design the priority. The studio has completed thousands of exceptional bathroom remodels since its inception in 2000.

Matt has been involved in over 3,700 bathroom remodels since he started his career 30 years ago. Some of those projects were routine, and some were the height of complexity, precision, and pressure. Under his watch, One Week Bath’s process provides everyone involved in the project a sense of accomplishment. Its customers have an easy and enjoyable end-to-end remodeling experience, and its staff takes pride in a well-done job.

Some of the many awards the firm was given include being among The Big and the Bold’s Top 500 in 2020, Qualified Remodeler’s Hip 200 in 2020, and Home Builder Digest’s Best Custom Home Builders in Long Beach, California in 2018.

Romano Builders, Inc.

6308 Woodman Ave., Valley Glen, CA 91401

Launched in 2001, Romano Builders Inc. offers professional construction services, including bathroom remodeling, home additions, home extensions, kitchen remodeling, outdoor kitchen construction, custom homes, deck building, and foundation construction. The company serves its clients with its full attention and perfection to create their dream indoor and outdoor projects, all for an affordable price. Bel Air, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Lakewood, and North Orange County are some of the many areas it works on.

Under the leadership of owner and founder Eli Romano, the company takes pride in its A+ rating under the Better Business Bureau, as well as its affiliation with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Romano Builders’ works have also piqued the interest of the press and have appeared on the pages of renowned publications, including Stabroek News.

Spazio LA

10620 W. Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Spazio LA is a Los Angeles-based award-winning design and build firm specializing in high-end designs and remodels. It is a hands-on team of architects, interior designers, project managers, and builders working together to achieve its client’s dream renovations. As a one-stop shop, the firm assists in every step of the process, from architectural and planning to custom-made finishes and decor. From traditional to modern, Spanish to contemporary styles, Spazio LA is dedicated to providing its design expertise. The studio specializes in complete kitchen, bathroom, home remodeling, design, and construction. Spazio LA’s team is also highly experienced in new constructions, room additions, and exterior remodeling, including landscape and hardscape.

Spazio LA runs under the leadership and supervision of owner Essi Safdie. Specializing in high-end artistry and precision to detail, the homes the studio builds are the envy of the neighborhood and stand the test of time. Its close relationships with reputable suppliers, retailers, and artisans ensure that clients only get top-of-the-line materials and cost-effective methods, which results in more style at less cost. Spazio LA is a licensed and bonded contractor company that constructs all projects up to code and with a five-year warranty.

Concept Renovations, Inc.

15928 Ventura Blvd., Suite #225, Encino, CA 91436

Concept Renovations, Inc. is a family-owned business specializing for over 20 years in projects from residential remodeling to complete home renovations, including new construction. The studio’s services include 3D rendering, basement and bathroom remodeling, countertop installation, home additions, kitchen remodeling, and multigenerational homes. The firm’s experienced staff and project managers will listen and help clients focus on their goals, create a new design or renovation matching their vision, and remove all the worry and stress from the process.

Concept Renovations stands behind its work, quality, brand, and commitment. The team runs under the guidance and leadership of owner Jacob Levy and takes pride in its affiliations with the National Kitchen and Bath Association and Habitat for Community.

Creative Innovation Developers Inc.

1812 W Burbank Blvd., Suite #1032, Burbank, CA 91506

Creative Innovation Developers Inc. specializes in construction and remodeling services. This includes new construction, room additions, general home remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, creative and modern design strategies, site analysis, and permit and zoning applications. Experienced and knowledgeable, the firm’s pool of devoted professionals always exceeds clients’ expectations.

Creative Innovation Developers Inc. is always equipped to walk clients through all the steps of the construction and remodeling process and address any of their questions. It offers stress-free solutions to their projects that fit their needs and manages the home planning and construction process of the client’s dream home from start to finish. Creative Innovation Developers Inc. is led by Ben E. and is among the superior choices when designing, building, or remodeling a home.

United Express Construction Inc.

15500 Erwin St., Van Nuys, CA 91411  

United Express Construction Inc. is a locally-owned construction and solar installation firm based in Los Angeles. With years of experience in solar power system installations and general contracting for residential and commercial markets, the company guarantees top-notch, premium-quality solar panel installation and construction services in Los Angeles and nearby cities. The firm’s services include 3D rendering, basement remodeling, bathroom remodeling, green building, home additions, and new home construction. 

Launched in 2007, United Express Construction Inc. is led and supervised by Amer Duyeb and takes an individual interest in every client. The team provides high-quality services for all its clients and educates them throughout the entire process. 


  • 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