Located on the South Coast of California in San Diego County, Oceanside is ideally situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, making it easy to visit many attractions. It is known for its pristine beaches, bustling downtown, and reputation for being the county’s leading destination for foodies. With a strong economy, lower living costs, and safe neighborhoods, Oceanside is perfect for raising a family or even retiring. If you live in the area and want to remodel your traditional space, below are the seven best design-build firms to transform your home from outdated to modern.

Marrokal Design & Remodeling

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

Marrokal Design & Remodeling is a home remodeling contractor that has been providing discerning homeowners with premier remodeling services since its inception in 1981. It specializes in kitchen remodels, custom homes, design-build, additions, ADUs, and aging in place, building transformed spaces in San Diego and surrounding areas. For over four decades in the industry, the firm has assembled a group of innovative, knowledgeable, and award-winning design-build professionals that use current green building practices. 

Since day one, Marrokal Design & Remodeling has strived to surpass expectations and deliver homes that clients have always wanted. It prides itself on being attentive, detail-oriented, and listening to customers’ objectives. Gary Marrokal & Tom Capizzi founded the firm and has been at the forefront of the company’s success. They act as the team’s guiding force and inspiration to serve families the way they deserve.

Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling

12396 World Trade Dr. Ste. 108, San Diego, CA 92128

Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling is a 17-year home design and remodeling company known for its award-winning design solutions. It serves clients in San Diego and beyond, offering design-build, home remodeling, outdoor spaces, ADU, and addition services. Since it opened its doors in 2005, the firm has strived to become San Diego’s premier remodeling company by delivering successful projects beyond clients’ visions. It believes that superior design, project management, and constant communication are keys to standing out from the competition.

Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling takes great pride in having an experienced team that designs perfection. The company started as a small handyman operation when it opened; Sergei Kaminskiy witnessed the firm grow into a full-service design and remodeling company through his hard work, dedication, and commitment to quality services.

Lars Remodeling and Design

5925 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego, CA 92123

Lars Remodeling and Design is one of San Diego’s best local home remodeling contractors. It was launched 31 years ago and has focused on providing home remodeling, ADU, addition, outdoor living spaces, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling services. The firm extends its services throughout San Diego County and has earned a reputation for successfully delivering high-quality projects and working with the best craftspeople. Lars Remodeling and Design is composed of a collaborative team of highly qualified designers, project managers, remodeling professionals, and trade partners.

Each project Lars Remodeling and Design undertakes is personalized to meet homeowners’ individual needs, enabling it to produce results that complement their lifestyles and enhance their daily lives. Jason Larson leads the company as the president and has guided the team to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and artistry in the industry.

House To Home

374 Encinitas Blvd. Ste. B, Encinitas, CA 92024

Established in 2001, House To Home is a home-building and remodeling agency with over two decades of knowledge, experience, and industry foresight, delivering homes that exceed expectations and last. It offers a wide array of services, including design-build, home remodeling, ADUs, and additions, serving the North County San Diego community. Since its establishment, the firm has been passionate about delivering the highest quality products and providing each customer with excellence. It also ensures clients a remarkable customer experience, believing it is crucial for the company’s long-term success.

John Hayes leads the team as the CEO and has 25 years of experience in the construction industry. His construction career started at a very young age, and he has earned a reputation for his keen ability to lead and orchestrate his in-house team and trade partners.

Teknik Design and Remodeling

 4411 Mercury St. #210, San Diego, CA 92111

Operating out of its office in San Diego, California, Teknik Design and Remodeling is a premier remodeling contractor with a reputation for providing clients with peace of mind through its professionalism and guidance at every step. It was launched 22 years ago and has been specializing in design-build, additions, home remodeling, kitchens, and bathrooms. Unlike other contractors, the firm guarantees delivery of projects on time, within the budget, and with utmost care and quality. 

Kevin Tootoonchim, the founder of Teknik Design and Remodeling, has been passionate about building since childhood. While studying construction management in college, he worked for a general contractor, and his love for building intensified. He later launched his own company, and the rest was history.

Catalyst Construction

485 Big Sky Dr., Oceanside, CA 92058

Founded in 2020, Catalyst Construction has been creating dream homes that last. It provides design-build and renovation services, including design-build, ADUs, additions, kitchens, baths, and whole houses. For 21 years, it has served many happy clients in Oceanside, building with quality and integrity. The firm puts its clients as its number one priority. Every work begins with defining customers’ goals, and the team transforms their objectives into reality. Catalyst Construction stands behind its work and takes pride in having some of the most detail-oriented craftsmen in Southern California.

Daniel Hagman owns and leads the firm. His construction career began when he was only 15 when he worked with his father on high-end residential and commercial projects in the bay area. Today, he directs every aspect of the company, from meeting with clients during the pre-design phase to the final walk-through.

First Choice Home Improvements

500 La Terraza Blvd. Suite 150, Escondido, CA 92025

Since 2001, First Choice Home Improvements has been providing the highest quality and most affordable kitchen, bathroom, and remodeling services in North San Diego County. It was formed to let discerning homeowners be involved in real-time with their remodeling projects while helping them make quick and wise decisions to save money and time. By utilizing cutting-edge technology and software applications, clients can view each stage of the remodeling process and receive accurate timelines and estimates. 

Since its founding, First Choice Home Improvements has employed a highly experienced crew dedicated to building and delivering excellence. They are led by Mike Miller, principal and president of the firm. Under his oversight, the company has worked with many satisfied clients and received positive testimonials in which he takes great pride.


  • 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