Situated in the middle of Orange County along the Santa Ana River, Santa Ana is the county’s largest and most populous city. It is rich in history and a central hub for much of the economic activity in southern California. The firm is an ideal place to live thanks to its safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, and diversity. If you reside in the area and want to give your outdated space a makeover, below you will find the 10 best design-build firms to help you modernize your home.

Burgin Design • Remodel

1701 E Edinger Suite B1, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Founded in 1989, Burgin Design • Remodel is a design-build firm building quality projects and expressing its creativity after being inspired by clients’ dreams. The firm specializes in a wide range of services, including kitchens, bathrooms, home remodels, room additions, historical home remodels, and universal aging-in-place. The firm extends its services to discerning homeowners in Orange County and Southern California and has earned a reputation for its award-winning works. For over three decades, the firm has maintained a dedicated team committed to guiding and supporting customers through the remodeling process from start to finish.

Burgin Design • Remodel runs under the direction of Brad Burgin. He is the company’s president, and he has a background in carpentry and continues to offer custom woodwork. Under his supervision, numerous media outlets have featured the firm, including Qualified Remodeler.

APlus Contracting Inc.

401 E La Palma, Anaheim, CA 92801

APlus Contracting is an Anaheim-based residential and commercial construction and design firm that has been crafting exemplary, functional spaces since 1992. It specializes in design-build, home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and custom cabinetry. The firm serves families across Orange County. During its 30 years in the industry, the firm has steadily grown to be one of the largest design-build companies in California. The firm takes great pride receiving many referrals from previous happy customers.

APlus Contracting operates under the oversight of Alex Tabrizi. He is the company’s president and CEO and remains committed to continuing his family’s legacy of excellence. APlus Contracting Inc. is the only company to have been awarded “The Best of Orange County Award” in the Best Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist and Window Replacement category in the same year.

Opulent Design Build

9471 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618

Opulent Design Build is a premier design-build company operaging in Irvine, California. It specializes in custom homes, remodels, home renovations, commercial, and real estate development services. It serves clients across Orange County. Since its inception in 2000, the firm has taken the complex home remodeling process into an experience every homeowner will enjoy and love. It prides itself in employing dedicated experts that personally handle every aspect of the design, permitting, and construction project process.

As a one-stop design-build company, Opulent Design Build is committed to bringing ideas to life while keeping them within budget and on time. Edward Hodges is the CEO; he has over 20 years of experience in real estate development. He is an accomplished and well-respected expert in custom homes.

Builderwell Remodeling

9630 Research Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

After 16 years in the business, Builderwell Remodeling has become an established and well-respected local contractor transforming homes and spaces in Southern California. It offers a wide selection of services, including design-build, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, whole house remodels, outdoor living spaces, room additions, commercial services, and interior design. The firm takes pride in consistently delivering high-quality projects at a relatively low cost and keeping schedules on time. Behind every great project is an extraordinary team of professionals who are highly skilled in their trade.

Camilla Tafreshian is the CEO of Builderwell Remodeling; she has been at the forefront of the company’s success. Since the firm’s inception, the team has demonstrated unparalleled talent and outstanding project management, both vital to achieving customer satisfaction. The firm is affiliated with AGC California and NARI.

Inspired Remodels, Inc.

21098 Bake Parkway, Suite 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Since 2003, Inspired Remodels has been providing quality solutions for big and small projects. It is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, offering design-build, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, whole home remodels, flooring, interior and exterior painting, custom built-ins, and electrical services. For 19 years, the firm has built many inspiring spaces for homeowners in Orange County. It uses the finest materials and employs proven installation methods to ensure the quality of clients’ projects.

Inspired Remodels understands that home renovation can be stressful for busy families. So it works with industry-leading professionals to assure homeowners that their homes are in good hands. Joe Mueller oversees every project. He has always been committed to helping families build their dream spaces and strives to provide solutions at prices clients can afford.

Signature Design Center

329 N State College Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92806

Operating in Orange County and Los Angeles, Signature Design Center is an award-winning design-build firm specializing in residential, commercial, kitchen, and bathroom design. The firm opened its doors in 1986 and it has focused on quality, integrity, and service since day one. The firm started as a small kitchen shop in Anaheim with only three employees. But with a commitment to excellence and outstanding customer service, it has grown into one of the leading firms in the area.

Signature Design Center is a Certified Lead EPA Firm and a member of the Better Business Bureau. Today, the firm partners with many local designers. Fred Jarrah owns and directs the company and he has always had an eye for creating luxury spaces. He has experience teaching at a California interior design program, and he has lectured at UCLA.

Battres Construction

3202 W Warner Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Battres Construction is a family-owned design-build company specializing in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, ADUs, interior design, and room additions. The firm was established in November 2008,  and it has since earned a reputation for being Southern California’s contractor of choice. The firm has built several projects for some of the most discerning homeowners and demanding professionals. It is passionate about guiding clients through every step and going the extra mile to ensure results that exceed expectations.

As a premier design-build contractor, Battres Construction ensures projects are delivered on time and within budget. Israel Battres owns the company; he oversees every project. He is known for his keen attention to detail and for keeping his promise to provide clients with the best experience possible.

Orange County Construction

7341 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite B, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Headquartered in Garden Grove, Orange County Construction is a design-build construction company serving families in Orange County. The firm was established 37 years ago and it has since focused on providing design-build, home remodeling, ADUs, kitchen remodeling, room additions, and new home construction services. Since its founding, the firm has set the bar high, setting industry standards for customer service. Orange County Construction provides quality construction at an affordable price and aims for customer satisfaction when it comes to everything it does.

Keith Daigneault leads the team; he owns Orange County Construction. He values respect, discipline, and honesty. He is a hands-on leader and likes to check on site and spend time with clients personally to answer their questions and give them great ideas for their projects.

Craig Beinlich Construction

1421 N Wanda Road, Suite 120, Orange, CA 92867

Craig Beinlich Construction is an Orange County-based general contracting company with an excellent reputation for building quality and excellence. It offers a multitude of services, including design-build, room additions, large-scale remodels, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, custom homes, outdoor living areas, and complete exteriors. Since the firm’s inception, it has been clients’ one point of contact for everything and it has delivered projects of all sizes. The vast majority of its business comes from client referrals—a testament to its excellent reputation and its commitment to customer satisfaction.

Craig Beinlich owns Craig Beinlich Construction. Throughout his construction career, he has completed hundreds of remodels and he is known for his quality work, personalized service, and exceptional follow-through.

ORICON Design & Build

2109 South Wright Street, Suite #A, Santa Ana, CA 92705

ORICON Design & Build is a licensed design-build contractor designing functional spaces that meet clients’ specific needs. It opened its doors four years ago and serves discerning homeowners throughout Orange County. The firm specializes in kitchens, living spaces, bathrooms, exteriors, whole home remodels, and room additions. ORICON Design & Build works with clients on every detail of their remodel projects to ensure a smooth and remarkable experience. Every project is managed by a team of fully qualified professionals with a variety of backgrounds.

ORICON Design & Buildis owned by Travis James Simon and Steven James Dickman. Travis also functions as a project designer and he has been a carpenter and builder for over 20 years. His passion for building and woodworking led him to various projects in custom homes and, eventually, to contracting. Steven started his career in the construction industry framing houses in his home state of Kansas. He has been in California working as a contractor, builder, and project manager for the past 15 years.


  • 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