Best known for being the home of the country’s film industry, Los Angeles is a sprawling city located in Southern California. It is best known for its countless historic landmarks that celebrate Hollywood and its countles. Our editorial team decided to feature ten of Los Angeles’ best custom home builders. These firms were chosen for their impressive portfolios and stellar backgrounds.

Farnsworth Builders

4943 McConnell, Unit E, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Farnsworth Builders takes a design-build approach, which allows it to keep its entire process in-house. The firm extends its services throughout Los Angeles, Malibu, and Ventura County. The firm’s process emphasizes the importance of close collaboration between the architect and builder, as well as transparency with homeowners throughout construction. The firm’s team facilitates homes and spaces on a day-to-day basis and always commits itself to the highest standards. zthe company’s team arranges weekly onsite meetings for clients to keep in touch with the assigned project manager and subcontractors whenever necessary. It further bolsters these with a weekly status report for both the client and architect, in addition to an audit of the production schedule.

Featured here is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in Santa Monica, this modern home showcases excellent outdoor terraces and an open-concept floorplan. The primary living space has wide sliding glass and a concrete hidden door. Some other great details include polished floors, contemporary touches, and a recurring theme of straight lines.

Greenworks Construction and Design

20301 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #222, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Greenworks Construction & Design is there for you throughout the building process, from conception to completion. The firm specializes in large-scale residential remodels and has been recognized for its excellent kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and interior renovations. It extends its services throughout Southern California and is regarded as a leading builder in the region. The firm is a family-owned and operated business that is fully insured and bonded, with coverage up to $12M. The firm employs its own team of in-house interior designers who employ 3D design methods to ensure accurate plans; that process lessens the possibility of major revisions during the process. 

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the project above is a great example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this master bathroom, this project showcases great patterned walls and custom countertops. It also had to work on its cabinetry and design a beautiful and elegant vanity.


1531 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Houck Construction is a full-service contracting and construction management firm. The firm specializes in luxury home building and remodeling and has worked in some of California’s most outstanding communities and neighborhoods. Since its inception, the firm has worked on over a thousand projects. Aside from its residential work, Houck is also respected for its commercial and multifamily projects. The firm is composed of a talented and excellent team of designers, project managers, engineers, carpenters, and builders.

At the firm’s helm is its CEO and founder, David Houck. He has lived in the Los Angeles area for three decades and is well-versed in some of its most popular vernaculars. He has worked with renowned architects and designers, including Barton Phelps, William Hablinski, Michael Berman, and Frank Pennino.

The project above is a great example of the firm’s expertise. On this beautiful mansion, the firm’s team incorporated various modern touches to an otherwise timeless and classic theme. Some of the firm’s best details include its hardwood floors, trellised windows, and pillars throughout the home.

Regal Construction & Remodeling

19537 ½ Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

Regal Construction has been in business since 2008 and offers its clients a comprehensive range of services. It prides itself on being regarded as one of Los Angeles’s premier and leading contractors. The firm is the proud recipient of a multitude of industry awards. Regal adheres to the highest standards and has earned respect for the excellent quality of its work and its meticulous process. Interested clients will receive free consultation services. The firm is composed of a talented team of artisans and professionals. It has also collaborated with several outstanding architects and designers in the area. Regal assists its clients throughout the entire process from start to finish. At the end of construction, the Regal team conducts a final walkthrough with homeowners. 

Featured above is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, this project is among the company’s best ground-up construction projects. The firm’s team opted for granite backsplashes that match its countertops. Its excellent breakfast bar easily connects with its large island.

BAR Design and Construction

19044 Citronia Street, Northridge, CA 91324

BAR extends its projects throughout Northridge and has had the opportunity to work in some of Southern California’s most sought after neighborhoods and communities. The firm has been in business since 1999 and is helmed by Asher Alfasi, who has experience in every facet of the custom home-building process. That includes the smallest details, from painting to major projects like home additions, extensive remodels, and high-end residential homes. Some of the firm’s best projects can be found throughout Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Hancock Park, and Hidden Hills. From hillside projects to beach properties, this company can take on homes regardless of size or scale. 

The company maintains on-site supervision throughout the entire process. It is composed of a talented and experienced team of craftsmen. Its portfolio is an excellent showcase of Mediterranean homes and traditional estates.

Joel & Co. Construction

11693 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Joel & Co. works on everything from remodels to new homes. It offers its clients a complete range of residential general contracting services and is especially respected for its kitchens, bathrooms, and room additions. From time to time, the company also works on commercial projects. The firm takes a highly hands-on approach and is noted for its transparency and its close collaboration with its clients throughout the entire process. It draws inspiration from over five decades of industry experience and can take on projects regardless of size or scale. 

Since the firm’s inception, it has taken on over 5,000 projects. Some of its best projects can be found in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. The firm takes great pride in the large percentage of its clientele list that comes from referrals.

U.S. Home Developers

19737 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #310A, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

U.S. Home Developers works out of Woodland Hills, and it has had the opportunity to service the entirety of the Greater Los Angeles area, including Alta Loma, Chino, Chino Hills, Culver City, Eagle Rock, Marina Del Rey, Newbury Park, and Pasadena. The firm assists its clients throughout the entire process, from inception all the way through completion. The company is also highly regarded for its incorporation of sustainable products and methods. Its portfolio is an excellent showcase of kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions, roofing, and patios.

The featured project is one of the firm’s best general remodels. For this home, the firm’s team employed wood paneled flooring and modern touches. Some of its best details include its custom fireplace, cabinetry, and open-concept floorplan.

ESV Prime Construction Specialists

3330 Barham Boulevard, Suite #103, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Extending its services throughout the greater Los Angeles area, ESV Prime Construction takes great pride in the relationships it has built with clients through the years. The firm provides homeowners with a complete and comprehensive range of general construction services that has allowed them to work on numerous stellar remodeled spaces and all-new custom homes. The firm is led by Ari Sherf, the firm’s president and CEO who personally oversees every phase of the construction process. He has worked on some of the best remodels in some of the most sought-after communities in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and the greater Los Angeles area. Under his supervision, the company has also worked on countless room additions, bathroom remodels, and kitchen remodels. 

ESV has also been repeatedly cited for its great sustainability practices. It often employs various green construction and design methods, ensuring the high efficiency of its work. In terms of design, the firm employs modern and contemporary designs.

Luxe Development

329 N Wetherly Drive, Suite #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Luxe Development offers its clients a full range of remodeling and construction services. It works out of its office in Beverly Hills and extends its services throughout Southern California. The firm maintains affiliations with vital organizations like the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which allows it to stay up-to-date with some of the industry’s best and latest techniques. The firm makes use of an engaging and impressive design-build process, which allows it to keep the entire process in-house. 

Luxe is composed of a talented and experienced team of contractors and project managers. Together, they oversee every aspect of the entire process and maintain great on-site preparation, scheduling, and budget management. Under their leadership, the firm has become known for its bathrooms, kitchens, home additions, and extensions.

AXE Construction

633 S La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

AXE Construction extends its services throughout Los Angeles and is a premier design and construction firm. It is also noted for its stellar development services, and it specializes in ground-up projects, remodels, and design. The company offers its clients a personalized concierge approach, which allows it to better incorporate its clients’ visions and needs. The firm is composed of a talented team of engineers, architects, and designers. It has worked throughout Southern California and is highly regarded for its expertise in an extensive range of architectural vernaculars. 

The firm’s team also assists with permits and overseeing budgets. Its work is often distinguished for its excellent finishes, great interiors, and elegant fixtures. It also notably provides accurate 3D renders and special engineering for a project’s terrain and installations.