Carlsbad is well-known for its oceanfront beaches and boasts one of the nation’s most visited children’s parks. In addition, the city has a great culinary heritage with a diverse selection of dishes and wines, which most tourists sample on a food tour or while driving around town on a rented electric scooter.

There are many things to do in the city, making it an excellent place to work, play, and live. If you’re considering building a home in the area, this list features some of the leading design-build firms serving Carlsbad. Our team chose each firm after assessing their works, awards, affiliations, and features.

Marrokal Design & Remodeling

9474 Kearny Villa Rd. Suite #205, San Diego, CA 92126

Marrokal Design and Remodeling was launched in 1981 on the values of integrity, quality, and service. It has stayed true to those principles for over 30 years as it has thrived within the San Diego community and helped many clients achieve the full potential of their homes.

The firm’s services include exterior renovations, kitchen remodels, bathroom and master bedroom remodels, family rooms, room additions, and outdoor living spaces. More than these offerings, its teams of designers and builders are highly trained to listen to the clients so they can expertly turn their vision into a reality.

Key members of Marrokal Design and Remodeling’s design team are now certified as Aging in Place experts, allowing it to add this remodeling specialty to its roster of services. With its results speaking for themselves, the firm has garnered many awards over the years, including being the 2021 Contractor of the Year Winner for Residential Interior $250,001 to $500,000 and Residential Kitchen $100,001 to $150,000.

Lars Remodeling & Design

5925 Kearny Villa Rd. San Diego, CA 92123

Lars Remodeling & Design has served clients across San Diego County for three decades with its design-build services. It is a collaborative team of highly-seasoned designers, project managers, remodeling professionals, and trade partners recognized as some of the most dedicated, skilled artisans in San Diego. 

The company is one of the very first San Diego remodeling companies to become a National Association of the Remodeling Industry Certified Remodeler. As such, Lars’ President, Jason Larson, has consistently taken a local leadership position in maintaining the industry’s highest standards of professionalism and quality. Staying current within the remodeling industry enables the team to provide clients with added value through its knowledge of the latest trends, technology, and legalities associated with building permits, regulations, and codes.

Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

2851 Camino Del Rio South, Suite #310, San Diego, CA 92108

Launched by Murray Lampert in 1975, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel specializes in residential remodeling, home renovation, and construction. The firm’s services include 3D rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), space planning, custom homes, and construction drawings. The company has built relationships with San Diego homeowners for four generations and has become one of San Diego County’s most trusted home remodelers.

CEO Gregg Cantor served as the former director of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, former Vice Chairman of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, and is a resident expert of the San Diego Approved Home Pro Show. Under his watch, the company has piqued the interest of the press for its works and was featured by Home & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, The Mortgage Reports, PR News Wire, and Times of San Diego.

Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen

12147 Kirkham Rd. Poway, CA 92064

Since 1984, Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen has collaborated with well-recognized, leading industry manufacturers to provide its clients with custom, high-quality projects. It ensures that the superior products that the clients have chosen with care are correctly installed and guarantee their satisfaction with its exclusive five-year artistry warranty.

The team is proud of Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen’s long-standing reputation for creative design and outstanding service. Led by owner George Abi Habib, this family of professional designers, project managers, artisans, and support staff have decades of remodeling experience, offering San Diego homeowners a comprehensive design-build expertise. The company is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), NARI, and an A+ rating recipient from the Better Business Bureau.

Classic Home Improvements

600 S. Andreasen Dr. Suite A, Escondido, CA 92029

Classic Home Improvements (CHI) is a full-service remodeling firm serving San Diego homeowners. Presently ranked as one of the highest remodeling companies in San Diego, CHI commits to outstanding customer service and unparalleled artistry. The firm provides free-written estimates for roofing, windows, concrete, decking, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling.

Jack Crocker leads the studio and owns In House Supply Company and Classic Custom Homes. Before establishing Classic Home Improvements in 2011, Mr. Crocker served as the past division manager for RCR Companies and market manager for SelectBuild. The firm has received several honors under his leadership, including being Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 Winner from 2013 to 2018 and the NARI Committed to Excellence Award for 2012 and 2013.

Specialty Home Improvement

243 S. Escondido Blvd. Suite #308, Escondido, CA 92025

A properly executed remodel project is an experience that the clients and their families will remember, savor, and cherish for a lifetime. Specialty Home Improvement’s mission is to provide its clients with value, comfort, and convenience through personal, caring service and an award-winning remodel process.

As an established San Diego North County business since 1993, the studio has the homes of thousands. Its reputation as a community-involved, professional, and responsive organization continues to drive the team toward its goal of being the standard by which all others in its local industry are measured.

Specialty Home Improvement was consistently awarded from 2010 to 2013 during the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Contractor of the Year Awards for Best Bathroom Remodel between $30,000 to $60,000 and Best Interior Residential Specialty Remodel.

Creative Design & Build

9275 Trade Pl. Unit H, San Diego, CA 92126

Creative Design & Build was founded in 2018 after working with the biggest construction companies in Southern California. The studio’s 15 years of experience have molded the studio into one of the most skilled teams in designing, building, and remodeling. Today, the company is the leading home remodeling and addition services provider in San Diego County. 

Lior Scott sits as Creative Design & Build’s CEO and has been part of the team for four years. Under Lior’s watch and supervision, the firm also provides roofing, hardscape, flooring, and interior as well as exterior painting services for homeowners in Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Diego, Escondido, Del Mar, National City, Imperial Beach, Ramona, Alpine, Pine Valley, Potrero Lake, and San Marcos. The company is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

House to Home Design Build Remodel

374 Encinitas Blvd. Suite B, Encinitas, CA 92024

House to Home Remodeling & Design is its clients’ home building and remodeling customer-centric solutions partner. With 25 years of knowledge, experience, and industry foresight, the company provides a seamless design-build experience and finished space homeowners love coming home to. Its passion and desire for excellence allow the team to deliver the highest quality product and consider the customer journey in the experience it provides.

CEO John Hayes’ vision and focus on excellence have led to a successful 25-year career in helping homeowners undergo home design builds and home remodel projects. He provides positive, professional, and exceptional service each time. House to Home has steadily grown in size and reputation because of John’s keen ability to lead and orchestrate project teams among his 25 in-house employees and 250 trade partners. This gives him an edge over the competition because of his insights and coordination of people that work best together to ensure a smooth customer experience.

TNT Design & Build

3142 Tiger Run Court, Suite #108, Carlsbad, CA 92010

TNT Design & Build, San Diego North County’s renowned design and build company, prides itself on solid customer relations, a commitment to quality, and an undying pursuit of excellence. This focus has helped the studio become North County’s leading home remodeler. The company has been in the business since 2008, specializing in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, outdoor living spaces, and ADUs.

Owner Avner Tamari has worked in the construction sector since 14, learning essential techniques and beautiful design. With commitment and dedication to the construction industry, Tamari began TNT Design and Build almost two decades ago.

South Pointe Construction

23 Corporate Plaza Dr. Suite #150, Newport Beach, CA 92660

South Pointe Construction is a full-service design-build firm specializing in residential new construction, remodels, and additions. This Orange County-based studio was named one of the top custom home builders in the U.S. for three consecutive years for its dedication to quality and service, creative designs, and ability to foster relationships with clients that last beyond the delivery of their project. From concept to completion, the company stands by its homeowners, offering ongoing support as they settle in and make the house their home.

Serving homeowners across Southern California, South Pointe Construction is run by Gavin Sermon, who has 14 years of experience in the business. Gavin holds a construction management degree from Brigham Young University in Idaho.