While many visitors come to enjoy Oxnard’s tranquil golden sand beaches on vacation, locals still come to feast on its strawberries in a variety of forms and dishes at the annual California Strawberry Festival. This makes for an ideal beach outing for both residents and visitors alike. The area offers a serene environment with hiking trails, great ocean and mountain views, diverse communities, and safe neighborhoods. 

Overall, Oxnard is a lovely place to live or relax. Surrounded by panoramic views of the ocean and mountains, having your own place in this Southern California haven is nothing short of the ideal. However, building a home requires precision, intensive planning, and the right people. This article highlights six of the best design-build firms in Oxnard, California, that can assist you in realizing your dream projects. These firms were chosen for their professionalism, craftsmanship, and customer service. Their diverse backgrounds and professional teams have earned them a stellar reputation for creating exceptional projects and exceeding client expectations.


AAA Development, Inc.

401 Mobil Ave. STE. 9, Camarillo, CA 93010

Working closely with clients is an important part of AAA Development, Inc.’s process. The firm recognizes the value of contractor involvement in the early stages of the design and strives to assist clients in making informed project decisions. Its hands-on and collaborative approach ensures that each project is tailored to the specific goals and priorities of the clients. 

For over 12 years, the firm has specialized in luxury custom homes, residential remodeling, and commercial construction. It has completed over a  thousand projects in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties in various types and sizes. Owners Mike Seay and Mike Hansen both contribute years of diverse and extensive experience to the firm. With them at the helm, clients can rely on their skills, hands-on approach, and ability to handle projects in a guided and comprehensive manner. Whether small or large, residential or commercial projects, the firm has established itself as among the most trusted firms in the area.


Forest Construction

3365 Somis Rd., Somis, CA 93066

Forest Construction, founded in 1949, is a respected and leading firm in Southern California. Its strong reputation stems from its long history of serving the area and the trusting relationships it has developed with clients over the years. With over 8,000 projects completed and seven decades in the industry, the firm has consistently provided its services with a passion for quality service, communication, and craftsmanship.

Ernesto Sepulveda now leads the firm; he began working there while studying for his Bachelor of Arts in Business at The Master’s University. Even before taking over he learned from and was mentored by former president Jim Rice, who on his own has extensive experience in the industry. Sepulveda’s keen interest in new technologies and innovative solutions in architecture and design is among the leading influences behind the firm’s growth. With professionals each expert in their respective fields, the family-owned firm has sustained and maintained its great reputation of the business. Regardless of size and complexity, each project at the firm is done with utmost care and commitment to quality materials and client needs.


Nicodemus Construction & Development

3301 West 5th St., Oxnard, CA 93030

Nicodemus Construction & Development is a general contracting firm that specializes in residential construction, which includes custom homes, remodeling, and addition. Owner David Nicodemus, who has been in the industry for more than 30 years, started his career as an apprentice in the carpenters union. His hands-on approach to each project allows the firm to develop an efficient working relationship and collaborative environment with clients to address all aspects of the construction. 

With its strong work ethic and industry knowledge, the firm has received glowing reviews from its clients over the years. Most of them provide great emphasis on the firm’s professionalism, reliability, and ability to follow through with the project’s budget and schedule. The firm completed the construction of this new home in the Ventura foothills. The project included wider hallways and an open floor plan. The expansive windows installed provide great scenic, ocean views as well as natural lighting, making the home feel more light and airy.


Integral Design & Construction

950 County Square Dr. #116, Ventura, CA 93003

Details are an important part of the construction process for Integral Design & Construction, which has extensive experience in custom home construction and design. Owner and president Walt Philipp graduated from the University of South California with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1974. He initially worked at a contracting company providing assistance and preparing plans. His experience and interest in construction compelled him to establish his own firm, which he did in 1983 after obtaining a State of California General Contractor’s License.

For over 39 years in the industry, the firm has attributed its success to its ability to create designs and construction that are accurate and tailored to the client’s preferences. Philipp’s meticulous attention to detail and trusted relationship with clients, engineers, and subcontractors have helped the firm establish a reputation for expertise in design, construction, and customer service in Ventura County.


Cheney Builders

350 North Lantana St., Camarillo, CA 93010

Cheney Builders values the importance of flexibility and good relationships with everything involved in its process. The design-build firm specializes in custom homes and fire-resistant homes, drawing on its organizational, efficiency, and collaborative skills to ensure that each project is successfully delivered with the best results. With projects in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, clients can rely on the firm’s long history in the area, familiarity with the planning and construction process, and knowledge of the landscape and terrain.

In the project featured, the firm has completed a rebuild of a home that was one of the first that burned down in the Tea Fires in Santa Barbara. The Montecito Contemporary was rebuilt using fire-resistant materials, which include Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) block on the exterior walls. The blocks reduce the structure’s vulnerability and are energy efficient as they help heat enter or exit the structure, keeping inhabitants cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


Craig Young Construction

960 E. Ojai Ave. Suite 101, Ojai, CA 93023

Craig Young Construction is dedicated to providing clients with transparency, open communication, and a memorable partnership during the home construction process. The firm values each client’s satisfaction and strives to deliver projects of the highest quality in all aspects. The firm specializes in home construction, remodeling, and renovation, as well as commercial construction. 

Owner Craig Young began his career in the construction industry by reading each detail of a project for his blind grandfather. In that practice, Young has learned the value of paying close attention to detail and understanding the client’s goals in order to ensure that each project is completed exactly as they intended. Throughout his 48 years in the business, he has been personally involved in projects, supervising many tasks, and has given the firm established relationships with clients, architects,  and subcontractors.