Sacramento, California’s capital, is located on the Sacramento and American rivers. Farming, manufacturing, entertainment, clean energy, technology, health care, and a booming housing market contribute to the city’s strong economy. These and more are why this city is the perfect location to live, work, and play.

Below is a list of the top design-build firms chosen by our team. Each was hand-picked after evaluating their experience, portfolio, awards, affiliations, and features.

A+ Construction & Remodeling

3612 Madison Ave. Suite #33, North Highlands, CA 95660

A+ Construction & Remodeling is a design and build firm specializing in General home improvement. The company has been in the business for over a decade and has extensive experience in home renovations and construction. It offers a full range of services, from small design projects to full kitchen and house remodeling, and construction of ADUs. Its hardworking team and its commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of work are evident in every project it completes.

A+ Construction & Remodeling is proud to have been acknowledged by several industry organizations. These institutions include the Better Business Bureau, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The studio also made it to Inc. 5000’s Top 250 list in 2020, and the firm has also been featured in INC Magazine.

MAK Design + Build Inc.

430 F St. Suite B, Davis, CA 95616

MAK Design + Build Inc. is a full-service residential design-build construction company in Davis, California. Although different from what many homeowners are used to, the firm’s design and build methods are more efficient than the traditional approach to home remodeling. Beginning with the client’s wish list and budget goals, its design and production teams work together to move the project from concept through construction in a predictable, schedule-driven manner. The areas the studio serves include Davis, El Macero, Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Woodland.

Running under the leadership of Ken Kirsch, MAK Design + Build is proud to hold affiliations with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and NARI. In 2018, the firm also won two Regional Contractor of the Year awards from NARI.

Creative Eye Design + Build, LEED AP

1125 Wolf Creek Rd., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Creative Eye Design + Build is a design-build company with a niche focus on creative design, creative remodeling, and quality construction services. The company approaches each job with quality, safety, creativity, and professionalism. Since 1997, it has worked with homeowners and business owners to create eye-popping spaces.

What sets Creative Eye Design + Build apart is that clients get their full attention as it strives to perform a limited number of projects at a time. Since its launch in 1999, clients say that the firm brings a lively and personal touch to projects while maintaining excellent communication. Led by Susan Vannatter as president, it is proud to be a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), ASID, and to be an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm.

Benning Design Construction

960 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825

The Benning Design Construction team was carefully hand-picked to include talented, devoted, loyal, and passionate people. Each member has been chosen for their expertise, with all facets of the design-build spectrum represented. The team’s skill set includes interior design, CAD services, digital rendering, pre-construction coordination, budget analysis, construction management, and supervision.

Photo by Stephanie Russo

Each member of the Benning team excels in their area of expertise and is deeply committed to every client and project. Under the leadership of CEO Eric Benning, it maintains a free exchange of ideas throughout each project and ensures that clients are as involved in the process as it is. Through consistent communication from start to finish, Benning Design Construction builds on one another’s strengths, which is vital to creating the superior finished products it is known for.

D&J Kitchens and Baths Inc.

6220 Bellewood Lane, Sacramento, CA 95822

Established in 1981, D&J Kitchens & Baths Inc. specializes in interior remodels, with kitchens and baths taking center stage. Its services include bathroom design and remodeling, building design, custom home bars, home additions, home remodeling, kitchen design and remodeling, outdoor kitchen construction, and custom cabinets. Owner John Otto continues to focus on quality artistry and creating outstanding and lasting projects. The firm employs in-house designers and a highly skilled field team capable of any remodeling project. 

Since its launch four decades ago, D&J has done thousands of remodeling projects in classic Sacramento neighborhoods and has received several Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards. D&J is also proud to be the first remodeling firm in the nation to earn the coveted designation as a NARI Accredited Remodeling Company.


8065 Stone Canyon Cir., Citrus Heights, CA 95610

HOUSEIDEA is a custom home builder, remodeler, and full-service architectural design and build firm in Sacramento. It offers designs of house plans, new home construction, project management, and luxury home construction services for homeowners in Antelope, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, and beyond. 

HOUSEIDEA ’s goal is to help clients design their ideas and build them into their dream homes. It specializes in building green homes and focuses on the efficient use of energy, water, and recycled building materials in luxury single-family developments. It is recognized by industry organizations, including the NKBA, the National Home Builders Association, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The studio runs under the ownership of Valentin Stefoglo.

Eberle Remodeling

7958 Entrance St., Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Established in 1985, Eberle Remodeling is a full-service, design-build, kitchen, bath, and whole-house remodeler serving the greater Sacramento area. The firm’s members are experts in guiding homeowners in remodeling, providing In-house design services, detailed proposals, and a smooth-running construction process.

Kent Eberle is the company’s president and owner. He is a Master Certified Remodeler, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and a Universal Design Certified Professional under NARI. Kent is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Under his watch, Eberle Remodeling is the most award-winning local NARI contractor in design and construction categories, having 54 Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards.

In addition to award-winning results, Eberle Remodeling focuses on the process and the client’s positive remodeling experience. Its homeowner-oriented business practices include a comprehensive design., constant communication with the homeowner, detailed project proposals, and professional, knowledgeable employees and subcontractors.

K Squared Interior Design & Construction

6105 Main Ave. Suite #5, Orangevale, CA 95662

K Squared Interior Design & Construction is a design and build collaboration by licensed interior designer Brenna Krouse and her husband and licensed general contractor Rusty Krouse. Brenna was a designer for numerous home builders and designed spec homes in the greater Sacramento region for nearly ten years before committing full-time to the new family business. Rusty started his construction career in structural steel fabrication. He was a superintendent and project manager for various builders before eventually starting his own company in construction and remodeling. Brenna and Rusty founded the business in 2006 as R.E. Krouse Construction and creatively renamed it in 2012 to its current brand.

K Squared specializes in design, space planning, construction plans, specifications, three-dimensional color renderings of proposed designs, and the building component to make it all a reality. The studio is proud of its unique approach to its process and eliminates the headaches that come with typical contractor practices and methodology. It works with its clients to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible while fully understanding how challenging these projects can be for a family, especially when trying to live in the home during construction.

The Hills Group

6085 Douglas Blvd. Suite #100, Granite Bay, CA 95746

With more than three decades of experience, The Hills Group has been designing and constructing luxury dream homes across Northern California. It is an award-winning, full-service, design-build custom home team who highly values its relationships with its clients, suppliers, and design-building team. The firm’s exceptional notoriety for quality service extends throughout the site selection and planning from design to construction.

The Hills Group’s services include 3D rendering, design, drawings, building design, custom home, consultation, drafting, green building, new home construction, planning, preparation, structural engineering, universal design, and custom homes. Leading industry groups have recognized it for its designs and quality craftsmanship. Some of these are the 2015 Chairman’s Award by the North State Building Industry Association, the 2014 Best Custom Home (over $2 million) by the Building Industry Association for Lilac Lane, and the 2012 Best Custom Home Design in California by the American Institute of Building Designers.

JIL Design Group, LLC

1147 Eastern Ave., Sacramento, CA 95864

Launched in 1983, JIL Design Group, LLC is renowned for delivering real solutions to its clients’ designing, building, and remodeling needs. With a focus on distinctive design and construction, the firm’s team puts it all together. The job is done efficiently, paying close attention to budgets and schedules while ensuring quality and artistry through every project phase. The result is a superior level of trust from its clients and a work of lasting love.

Irit Winston launched her design firm in 1983. She graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in design. Irit is also a professional member of ASID, NKBA, and NARI.

Jeffrey R. Grenz, General Contractor

5150 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite #101-387, Sacramento, CA 95608

Jeffrey R. Grenz, General Contractor, is a design-build firm specializing in custom homes, energy-efficient homes, green building, and new home construction. Founder Jeffrey R. Grenz has been constructing custom homes for more than 30 years as part of a four-generation family heritage building homes in Northern California since the 1930s. From 1996, Jeff’s team built and designed dozens of custom homes and developed several custom communities. His building firm was often ranked in the Sacramento Business Journal’s Top 25 list from the mid-90s through the 2000s. Overall, Jeff has been personally involved in building over 150 custom home projects throughout the region.

As a founding member of an NAHB Builder 20 custom builder group, he was able to share critical skills with peers from 20 non-competing markets across the US. Involved in the sector, Jeff presently sits as the chair of the Custom Builder Council for the North State Building Industry Association. He has served as local president and a director at state and national levels.

Mills Builders Inc

904 57th St., Sacramento, CA 95819

Mills Builders is a design and build contractor based in Sacramento, California. Launched in 1999, the company has created hundreds of projects in Sacramento’s historic neighborhoods. In recent years, most of its projects have been delivered through an in-house, design-build process. The studio’s area of expertise lies in the design and construction or renovation of older homes and in-fill development work, typically accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

Founder Jonathan Mills grew up in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas Austin in 1992. After traveling, working in the fishing sector in Alaska, and building homes in Colorado, Jonathan settled in the San Francisco Bay area with plans to attend architecture graduate school. His foray into graduate school was brief, but he spent years building complex and beautiful homes in the Bay Area and honing his carpenter and project manager skills. In 1999, Jonathan relocated with his family to Sacramento and began Mills Builders Inc.