Mountain View is a popular tourist destination between San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is an excellent place to unwind and reconnect with nature. The vast river is great for water sports lovers, and the area is home to several migratory species. Downtown Mountain View is best for bookworms and coffee enthusiasts.

Mountain View is also a great place to settle. If you are looking to build your dream home in the area, our editorial team has listed the best design-build firms below. These companies were chosen for their expertise, press features, and awards.

Harrell Design + Build

944 Industrial Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Harrell Design + Build is a full-service, Employee Owned, design-build residential remodeling company based in Palo Alto, California. For 38 years, the firm has been focused on providing Bay Area homeowners with innovative design, meticulous craftsmanship, and high-quality, personalized service. Iris Harrell founded the company in 1985; it all began with a single employee. Today, Harrell Design + Build employs nearly 50, including award-winning designers and accomplished craftspeople. 

Currently leading the firm is Lisa Sten, who has guided private, commercial, and public-sector clients with architectural designs and construction objectives. She holds an interior design degree from Paier College of Art in Hamden, and a B.A. from Boston College. She is recognized as a Certified Interior Designer (CID), a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP), and a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP).

Hammerschmidt Construction, Inc.

1574 Country Club Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024

Hammerschmidt Construction, Inc. is a design-build residential remodeling firm providing creative design and remodeling services to homeowners in Silicon Valley and surrounding communities. Since 1996, it has created value for its customers by providing innovative design solutions, accurate fixed-price quotations, exceptional project management, and exemplary service and warranty support.

John Hammerschmidt leads the company as CEO, a landscaping and construction graduate from California Polytechnic State University. John is an EPA Contractor, a Certified Green Building Professional, and a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. Under his watch, Hammerschmidt Construction is acknowledged by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Build it Green, Better Business Bureau, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Los Altos Chamber, and California Garden & Landscape History Society.

Gridley Company

122 Orchard City Dr, Campbell, CA 95008

A woman-owned business is rare in today’s remodeling business, but the idea was virtually unheard of in 1976, when founder, Linda Gridley, set out to launch a firm that would offer homeowners a better home remodeling experience. Through the years, hundreds of homeowners have experienced the Gridley difference, with repeat and referral clients constituting about 80% of its business.

In addition to providing clients with the choice of having their projects designed and built using “green” building methods, Gridley Company prioritizes environmental responsibility. It pays special attention to all projects to energy efficiency by using environmentally responsible building products, recycling, and disposing properly of construction materials, avoiding using environmentally irresponsible building materials, and down to the mileage of its trucks and other vehicles.

Gridley Company is a proud member of the NARI Silicon Valley, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Downtown Campbell Association, Remodelers Advantage Roundtables, Habitat for Humanity, and the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.

CAGE Design + Build

P.O. Box 6030, San Jose, CA 95150

CAGE Design Build is an award-winning residential design, remodeling, and construction firm located in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. It specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling, home additions, and space planning.

Founders David Wampler and Kelly Funk have remodeled Silicon Valley homes together since 1996. They have established their notoriety and award-winning results on a solid foundation of professionalism, integrity, and quality. As well-seasoned experts who love what they do, David and Kelly are committed to their clients and devoted to seeing each project through to the end.

CAGE is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the Better Business Bureau.

Fernandez Designs & Builders Inc.

2188 Ringwood Ave, San Jose, CA 95131

Fernandez Designs and Builders is a full-service partner for its clients’ building design, construction, and remodeling needs. From custom home designs and new home construction to home additions, basement construction, geotechnical reporting, and a lot more, the company is equipped to be a go-to design, construction, and remodeling team for various needs. From its in-house design, structural engineering, and energy calculations through all construction elements and driving a project through completion, the firm takes the stress out of turning the homeowner’s dreams into reality. 

For 35 years, the studio has never compromised quality or its reputation by offering its clients only the finest level of services. The company runs under the leadership of Doug Fernandez as CEO. Under his watch, Fernandez Designs and Builders is a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Silicon Valley.

Schiller Construction

2249 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043

Schiller Construction Inc. serves Mountain View and surrounding areas with its design, ADUs, custom homes, remodels, and specialty area services. With years of being in the business, the firm is proud to be affiliated with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.

In 1988, Clarke E. Schiller II started Schiller Construction Inc. in Palo Alto, California. Clarke ran the business for four years with his first employee, Brian McCole. In 1992, Brett Schiller joined the firm to help with business activities, and the rest is history. Over the past 30 years, the studio has worked tirelessly to gain its reputation as a respectful, honest, and committed construction company. 

Keycon, Inc.

495 North Whisman Rd, Suite 400, Mountain View, CA 94043

Keycon, Inc. is a Bay Area design and build remodeling contractor and general contractor for remodeling, additions, and whole house construction. Keycon specializes in Eichler homes, as well as contemporary, transitional, and other home styles. Other services include kitchen and bath restoration, ADUs, whole house remodeling, new construction, and repairs. 

Serving the Bay Area for 30 years, the studio began as Key Construction and has eventually earned a reputation for reliability and quality service. Ron Key incorporated Keycon, Inc. in 2006, and today, the studio is known as the Bay Area’s leading Eichler remodeling contractor. Keycon, Inc. is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.

Bridgford Construction Inc.

2380 S. Bascom Ave, Ste. 100, Campbell, CA 95008

Established by general contractor Chris Bridgford in 2007, Bridgford Construction has thrived from a small family-run remodel firm to a design and build company that can handle any size project. Over the last 15 years, the firm has developed an entire staff of designers, field employees, subcontractors, and other design professionals. The company’s years of experience have allowed the team to design, build, and rebuild the home clients have envisioned as smoothly as possible. 

Bridgford Construction’s services include design-build, home renovations, additions, custom homes, exterior renovations, pool builds, bathroom, and kitchen remodels. Since its launch a decade ago, its goal has been complete customer satisfaction while always providing transparency and clarity regarding timelines, costs, and expectations.