Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 10:16 pm

Redwood City, located in the heart of the scenic San Francisco Peninsula, is known for its excellent climate and a strong sense of community. The city’s rebuilt center has a 20-screen theater, the Fox Theater, a gorgeous plaza, yearly festivals, and several restaurants, making it one of the most popular cities on the San Francisco Peninsula among locals and tourists.

This list contains renowned design-build firms that can create breathtaking residences while providing various services. Our team chose these companies based on their previous works, accolades, industry affiliations, and press coverage.

Harrell Design + Build

944 Industrial Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Harrell Design + Build is a full-service residential remodeling company based in Palo Alto, California. For35 years, the firm has provided homeowners with creative design, meticulous craftsmanship, and high-quality, personalized service. It was founded in 1985 by Iris Harrell and began with a single employee. Today, the company employs nearly 50, including award-winning designers, architects, and accomplished craftspeople. 

The studio’s hard work has earned numerous business and design awards and attention from the media. Sunset Magazine named Harrell Design + Build among “the best the West has to offer.” It also has affiliations with industry organizations like the NARI Silicon Valley, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and The National Association of Women in Construction, as well as being a recipient of The California Council for Interior Design Certification.

Greenberg Construction

904 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94303

Greenberg Construction is a full-service design and build general construction firm and an extension of the Greenberg Group. Based in Palo Alto, it is a leader with 25 years of specialized experience in construction, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. Greenberg offers top-of-the-line residential and commercial architecture, design, and construction services to provide clients transparency and peace of mind. The firm’s full-service and technology-forward approach allow the team to be an effective one-stop-shop.

As a member of Build It Green, the studio also provides the latest energy-efficient products and services for environmentally-friendly living and workspaces. The long-term benefits to its clients include decreasing their electric bills, increasing their property value, and promoting healthier living. Greenberg is acknowledged by various industry organizations like the Building Industry Association of Bay Area, California Building Industry Association, NARI San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and Energy Upgrade California.

Timeline Design + Build

14401 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Timeline Design+Build is a national award-winning design-build firm in Saratoga, California. It employs a professional staff of architects, interior designers, and craftsmen and has been designing and building distinguished custom and remodeled homes on the San Francisco Peninsula for 25 years.

In addition to having excellent staff and a time-tested process, Timeline Design+Build has established strong relationships with suppliers, subcontractors, city and county building employees, and many others throughout the years. All of these partners respect and understand the firm’s commitment to its clients and are aware of its demanding standards.

Timeline Design+Build is proud to have appeared on the pages of publications like South Bay Accent, Home and Garden Magazine, and Punch Magazine. It is also recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

EBCON Corporation

506 Second Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

EBCON Corporation has served the Peninsula for almost 20 years, building and renovating homes that stand the test of time. It is proud of the superior customer service, quality craftsmanship, and value it delivers for its clients through its design-build, custom homes, remodels, additions, ADUs, and renovation projects.   

The EBCON team comprises accomplished professionals adept in design, planning, construction, and project management. The studio believes in continuous improvement, and its team members routinely hone their skills and study new techniques to continue meeting the high standards of Peninsula homeowners and the changing construction environment in the Bay Area. It is proud of hiring only the best and strategically collaborates with leading trade partners.

EBCON has appeared on the pages of PRO Remodeler Magazine, LUXE Magazine, and Modern Vintage Home and Living. It is also affiliated with industry organizations, including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Hammerschmidt Construction

1574 Country Club Dr., Los Altos, CA 94024

Hammerschmidt Construction, Inc. is a design-build residential renovation company that provides homeowners in Silicon Valley and nearby areas with exceptional design and remodeling services. It was established in 1996 to give its clients value through unique design alternatives, accurate fixed-price bids, creative project management, and exceptional service and warranty support.

As one of the area’s first Certified Green Builders, the firm uses green construction concepts for each house it remodels to improve the appeal, comfort, and ease. Hammerschmidt Construction is also certified in lead abatement, which ensures that all properties built before 1978 are tested for lead, and if detected, that it is contained and removed to safeguard the home’s occupants and job site employees.

Among the honors the firm has received are Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 Award as one of the nation’s Top 50 residential remodeling firms in 2007 and Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 award in 2009 and 2010. Its design and construction works have earned NARI Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 competitions for beautiful design and construction projects that satisfy the client’s needs.

Craftsmen’s Guild

10566 S Deanza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014

Craftsmen’s Guild is a full-service construction firm that designs and builds custom homes and remodels kitchens, baths, and home additions. The company has built dream homes and performed top-quality remodels in the Bay Area of California for 30 years. It specializes in remodeling kitchens, baths, home additions, and the construction of new, custom homes. The firm provides excellent customer service and accountability. 

Craftsmen’s Guild’s unique and quality designs and superb construction have helped the team build a reputation in California as a go-to company for its customers’ construction needs. It has completed hundreds of projects in its long history. Through its many years of experience, the firm has established a profound understanding of the many rules and regulations of each city in the Bay Area. Additionally, it has been a member of the Better Business Bureau since 1991, Master Builders Association, and is Diamond Certified.

Gilmans Kitchens & Baths

2612 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

Gilmans Kitchens + Baths is a full-service kitchen and bath design-build remodeling firm specializing in semi-custom to full custom cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms, and other residential spaces. It provides service directly to homeowners, contractors, designers, and other professionals in the design industry, representing quality semi-custom to full-custom cabinet manufacturers, such as WoodMode/Brookhaven, DeWils, DuraSupreme, and KitchenCraft. 

Gilmans Kitchens + Baths has been in the business for nearly seven decades and currently runs under the ownership of Larry Lowenthal. Through these years, it has been recognized through various honors, including two recognitions during the 2019 NARI Bay Area Remodeling Award under the $250,001 to $500,000 and over $150,000 categories.

Springs Construction

881 Hurlingame Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063

Springs Construction has established its name on technical knowledge, remarkable artistry, and strong project management since 1959. Today, the firm offers a full-service construction office that manages all aspects of construction work for projects from kitchen and bath remodels to more intricate work, such as second-story expansions and new houses.

President Jim Adkins is the third-generation home builder at Springs Construction. After 30 years and building over 400,000 square feet of custom homes in his construction career, his specialty is the modern home that requires each building phase to be perfect, so the next element falls into place. This precision crafting shows just as well in the historic house, where unpainted wood finishes tell the builder’s story. Under Jim’s watch, the firm holds affiliations with multiple organizations, including the California Council for Interior Design Certification, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Better Business Bureau

Future Vision Remodeling

495 E Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Future Vision Remodeling is a construction company with generations of experience and has a proud history of working with numerous homeowners in the Bay Area. Its clients have been with the team for decades and have depended on its quality work for many years. FVR was launched in 2003 and is a construction and remodeling company with a growing family of talented and friendly people clients enjoy having in their homes.  


In addition to its history and experience, the firm is also detail-oriented and offers all types of services for construction and remodeling needs. FVR is licensed, bonded, insured, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau, specializing in total custom remodeling.