Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:49 am

Arcadia is one of the best places to live in California. The city has a median home value of $1,068,800 and is filled with elegant, suburban homes. Some of these homes have been built or remodeled by the firms on this list. While some of the contractors we’ve listed here have built projects that led to features in industry magazines, others have been honored with prestigious awards and are associated with organizations like the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and are LEED-certified professionals.

All of the firms in this list also have years of experience to accompany a work ethic that involves quality workmanship, effective communication, and efficiency in the field. All of them, in other words, are more capable of building beautiful new homes or providing innovative renovations. 


Bade Construction

77 W. Las Tunas Drive, Suite #202, Arcadia, CA 91007

Milt Bade founded Bade Construction in the 1960s. As a professional with a keen awareness for real estate, Bade has been recognized in a number of locations including the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, other parts of the Los Angeles and Orange counties, and throughout the Inland Empire. The firm’s stellar reputation has led to collaboration with a number of colleagues to build residential, commercial, and industrial projects. After 50 years of consistent professionalism, Bade Construction has built hundreds of successful projects.

The Mary Ellen Avenue residential project, featured here, included a collaboration with Lucinda Bailey Interior Design’s excellent designer and space planner, Lucinda Bailey, an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Currently, Bade Construction is managed by Susan Bade Hull—a graduate of Claremont Mckenna College and Los Angeles’ Loyola Law School and a certified Green professional by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

California Home Builders & Remodeling Inc.

3430 Wrightwood Dr., Studio City, CA 91604

A 19-year old firm, California Home Builders & Remodeling Inc. is known to be a groundbreaking company that services clients in the Los Angeles and Orange counties. Over the years, the firm has gained enough experience to help several new and repeat customers redesign kitchen or bathrooms and remodel homes. A great example of the firm’s work is a kitchen remodel in Arcadia. A mid-sized, transitional u-shaped kitchen, it has light wood and beige flooring and an island with white marble countertops.

It also houses an undermount sink, gray shaker cabinets, white stone backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances that balance out the room’s airy theme. The firm provides a wide range of services in addition to kitchen remodeling, including solar panel installation. 

Chelsea Design + Construction

4529 Angeles Crest Highway, Suite #103, La Canada, CA 91011

Established in 1996, Chelsea Design + Construction has worked in tandem with visionary collaborators and imaginative clients. After years of honing its experience, this highly capable team has built a reputation for building custom residences, shaping extensive home remodels, and providing historic renovations for clients living in high-end neighborhoods. These include residences from Pasadena to the Pacific Palisades.

The firm’s most notable work might be St. Albans—a San Marino home in the Tudor revival style that gained a new bathroom and kitchen remodel and had its rear façade renovated to include new windows and trellises to highlight the exterior spaces. With elegant projects like these, the firm has been featured in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Arroyo, and Beautiful Kitchens. 

Gruber Home Improvement

1503 Highland Oaks Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006

Established by Darin Gruber in 2010, Gruber Home Improvement is able to design new spaces and custom kitchen cabinets. After years of honing its experience in the field, the firm has gained a reputation for being exemplary and reliable professionals. The firm keeps its business small in order to consistently provide a high level of customer service and overall quality. Because of the obvious high-quality products the firm creates, Darin Gruber has become one of the most trusted contractors in the area. Currently, the firm is led by Darin’s wife Wendy and his son Alex Gruber who continue to keep the firm on its toes to honor his legacy and to aid the firm’s current, tremendous growth.

Among the firm’s many great projects, its most notable one is the Banyan property in Pasadena. Originally a 1,900 square foot house, the firm added over 600 square feet, reconfigured the floor plan, and built a new two-car garage alongside the addition of many other features that encompassed the kitchen all the way to the garden.

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build

300 S Raymond Ave #18, Pasadena, CA 91105

A 36-year old firm, HartmanBaldwin Design/Build extends its services to the San Gabriel Valley, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. After several years in the industry, this full-service architecture, construction, and interior work firm has built up a reputation for specializing in large-scale renovations and additions, historic restorations, and luxury homes that are sustainable and energy-efficient. Because its projects come out of its years of experience, the firm has won several awards. These include three of the Claremont Architectural Commission’s 2015 Excellence in Design Awards and Pasadena Weekly Readers’ 2018 Best Home Remodeler of the Year award.

In the same year, the firm was included in Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 list of the Big 500; it ranked third in California and 15th in the U.S. The firm has also been featured in publications like Luxe, Architectural Digest, Arroyo, Builder, and HGTV’s Restore America. Take note of the firm’s elegant Marengo Residence. A modern contemporary home, the firm’s design focused on creating creative transitions between adjacent spaces while still incorporating a more minimalist and modern look. 

 Precise Home Builders

6925 Canby Ave. #103, Reseda, CA 91335

Established in 1987, Precise Home Builders is a veteran firm providing clients from Los Angeles County with several home services. These services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, new construction, and backyard construction. The firm has worked with some of the best vendors, tradesmen, city inspectors, architects, and designers, all of whom have helped the Precise Home team create quality designs that are energy efficient.

These beautiful homes have led to long-lasting relationships with fellow industry professionals and clients who praise the firm mostly for the efficiency and effective communication it fosters during projects.

Tipping Custom Homes

911 S Primrose Ave, Suite P, Monrovia, CA 91016

Established in 2012, Tipping Custom Homes not only builds custom homes but also provides home remodeling and multifamily developments. The team is best known for being professional and organized—traits highlighted by the firm’s five-step process. The team and their clients go through every project step: designing, budget planning, and building. With this work ethic and years of experience, the firm’s portfolio is filled with a plethora of beautiful homes in a variety of different styles including the Mediterranean, prairie, traditional, transitional, ranch, and contemporary styles.

Check out this Mediterranean residence in Arcadia. With a spectacular entrance hall, this ultra-luxurious and spacious home presents sophistication and elegance that extends from the metallic-toned home theater to the entertainer’s backyard.