Located in the northern San Joaquin Valley, Stockton is one of the largest cities in California. The city is home to California’s oldest university. The city has received multiple accolades, including being named the Most Racially Diverse City in America by the US News in 2020 and the #4 Most Fiscally Healthy City in 2021. If you are looking to upgrade your space or build your home in this city, our editorial team has compiled a list of the top design-build firms working in Stockton, California. We picked these companies after reviewing their impressive portfolios, their skills, and their years of experience. These top design-build contractors can create beautiful houses while providing a variety of other services.

Gabbert Construction, Inc.

11876 S Lammers Road, Tracy, CA 95304

Gabbert Construction is a fully integrated construction company for homeowners needing quality spaces and plenty of professional experience to create those spaces. Specializing in custom homes and remodeling, Gabbert Construction prides itself on building client relationships throughout Stockton, Tracy, and Modesto. Since 1983, the firm has been consistently recognized within the industry and by the Tracy Press, which honored the company by including it on a list of the Best of Tracy Press in 2009.

Owners Adam and Carl Gabbert lead the firm, with Carl opening Gabbert Construction in 1983 after working in the industry for several years and his son Adam joining in 2008. Together, they have led the firm’s team of craftsmen and project managers in completing wonderful design and construction projects, including this “R” Custom Home, completed in 2005.

Paradise Designs Of California

858 Begonia Place, Manteca, CA 95336

Serving the whole Northern California region, Paradise Designs Of California has been in the construction industry for more than 15 years. It offers a vast array of services, including design, construction, and interior design for residential and commercial projects. It works closely with the clients and the industry professionals to ensure that every corner of the space is up to standard and aligned with the client’s expectations.

Founder and owner Larry Diggs has been building spaces for over 15 years. Diggs leads the firm’s staff and builders, many of whom have been in the construction industry for at least two decades. With the goal of 100% customer satisfaction, Paradise Designs provides the highest quality of builds— whether it is the construction or remodeling of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Phillips Construction Company

2666 West Lane, Suite 100, Stockton, CA 95205

Phillips Construction Company is a design-build contracting firm that provides a single-source and highly-skilled solution for its residential and commercial clients. Its comprehensive residential services include design, renovations, custom homes, additions, and remodels. The firm takes a hands-on approach to the conceptualization and execution of each project to help clients visualize their spaces and make informed decisions. Backed by a team of expert project managers, this approach also helps improve the firm’s accountability and job coordination, which ensures a smooth-running project.

CEO Joe Phillips leads the firm with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. The firm’s teams are composed of dedicated architects and craftspeople who can handle projects of every size and scope. As for its in-house specialties, Phillips Construction offers homeowners a large variety of ceramic tile and granite designs.

Silver Fern Construction & Remodeling

4283 N Wilson Way, Suite 4, Stockton, CA 95205

Established in 1986, Silver Fern Construction & Remodeling is one of the leading design-build companies working in the area—it serves San Joaquin County and the surrounding communities. The full-service remodeling company has completed over 5,000 residential and commercial remodeling projects. Its team of design-build professionals guides homeowners through every stage of the renovation process, from the client’s initial concept through design and construction and post-construction. 

Silver Fern Construction completed this 2015 Retro Red kitchen remodel in Stockton. The mid-sized kitchen features checkered vinyl flooring with a white-gray palette. A farmhouse sink sits by the corner windows—they provide a wonderful view for anyone who comes across the space. With white shaker cabinets and a beige backsplash, the red, retro-style appliances stand out in the tiny space.

EG Custom Construction

2819 W March Lane, Suite B8, Stockton, CA 95219

With a solid track record for quality and customer service, EG Custom Construction has earned its reputation as an industry leader in Central Valley and Tri-Valley. The firm’s team has over 30 years of experience providing home renovation services, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling. The firm offers a one-stop-shop service to clients looking to improve their spaces, everything from large-scale renovations to simple home upgrades, including cabinets, counters, tile, and hardwood.

Owner Edgar Gomez oversees the firm— collaborating closely with every client from project conception to completion and understanding what they need to make the new space customized and more livable than before. The firm’s dedication to delivering high-quality renovation expertise and unrivaled customer service has resulted in an impressive portfolio that has consistently exceeded client expectations.


  • 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