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Bakersfield’s working-class roots as a producer of oil and other power sources likely explain the strong sense of community that exists among its loyal residents. The region’s healthy job market and affordable cost of living give it the cozy, everyday appeal of classic Americana. The city is still dominated by commercial and industrial contractors, but there are a handful of excellent general contractors available in the area that are building the community’s exciting and expanding residential areas.
This list focuses on 14 contractors who specialize in home remodeling, and in putting it together we focused on two priorities: we looked long and hard at the quality of work and the amount of experience. We also considered contractors who specialize in more maintenance-style services, such as roofing, solar panel installations, and window and door replacements but gave priority to the companies with an ability to deliver large-scale projects.
14) Christopher Construction Group
13061 Rosedale Hwy, Ste. G, PMB#230 Bakersfield, CA
With over 20 years of experience in the Bakersfield area, Christopher Construction Group builds large and small-scale projects, specializing in home remodeling and construction. The firm takes pride in its on-site professionals, whether they be one of Christopher’s in-house hires or one of the excellent experts they keep on call.
Christopher Construction Group can’t guarantee that they will provide clients the cheapest rates; they do insist on giving their clients high-quality service at an affordable price. Their sense of integrity demands that they use the best materials for your remodeled home. That honest, forthright approach likely explains the glowing reviews on their social media profiles and other various builder websites. Christopher Construction Group wants it done right because that’s the right way to do it.
13) S.M. Patterson Construction
P.O. Box 21478, Bakersfield CA, 93390
A third-generation builder, constructing homes seemed like second nature to Sean Patterson. His father and grandfather taught him the ropes as a boy and he started out as a home detailer for a local builder. Eventually, Sean learned how to manage the day-to-day operations and supervise home building, leading him to start his own firm in 2009. Sean put his name on the company, and S.M. Patterson makes it clear that they more than just a builder; they uphold the architectural integrity of all of their projects. The firm also points to its stellar customer service. Their partnership with the client always starts at the first meeting.
S.M. Patterson specializes in home addition, renovation and custom homes. They also work with other local firms who are certified professionals in the field so they can provide the best service to their customers. The firm provides their services at an affordable rate, with their prices ranging from $15K to $130K.
Having learned from his grandfather and father, Sean still takes a personal approach to every project.
12) West Coast Constructors
2801 University Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93306-1960
At the age of 23, David Blackhurst achieved his childhood dream of building his own house; it was only a matter of time before he pursued his passion and became a professional general contractor. Today David has 35 years of experience in the business, and his company, West Coast Constructors, is one of the most trusted licensed general contractors in Bakersfield. David still takes a personal interest in every single one of his firm’s projects, completing work on every site, making sure that the work is done the way only he knows how to do it.
The firm takes a special interest in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, but they also do room additions, custom home construction, patio and deck construction, and door and window replacement. All of the other firms that West Coast General Contractors have worked with are certified professionals; in fact, David has done business with them for nearly 20 years.
Those personal connections mean something on both ends, and David enjoys a loyal and continuing relationship with his subcontractors and his repeat customers.
11) Done Right Construction
5501 Narrow Ridge Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Michael Vial, a licensed contractor who has been building and repairing homes for 25 years, founded Done Right Construction in 2002. The firm assures every client that customer satisfaction is not just a priority, but rather their standard. Done Right Construction makes sure that every home they have built and remodeled embodies the homeowner’s desires. They aren’t just building and shaping homes, Done Right Construction wants to improve lives through collaborative design and superior craftsmanship.
In addition to remodeling, the firm also provides residential and commercial construction, as well as general maintenance. Numerous working crews and a fully-staffed office of industry professionals make their wide range of services possible. The firm’s glowing client reviews state that their name truly does say it all. Done Right Construction might not have been in the business as long as their competitors, but their “customers come first” philosophy has made them one of the most trusted general contractors in Kern County.
10) RCH Construction
5701 Eva Way, Bakersfield, CA, 93308
For 38 years, RCH Construction has been offering residential and commercial construction services to the Bakersfield Area. Proudly owned by Jon Rawlins, he will tell you that his firm has completed every kind of construction project there is. They have an in-house design service team that can bring every homeowner’s dream bathroom or kitchen into reality, and they also have an engineer and a build team for ground-up constructions or home additions. RCH Construction provides design and construction services for any kind of commercial construction.
Besides being one of the most long-standing firms in Bakersfield, RCH Construction can achieve their client’s wishes within budget because they offer competitive prices. RCH Construction has done everything in residential construction, from building luxury homes to historical remodeling, so expect them to bring superior craftsmanship to any project. They specialize in complete home renovation, addition, and remodeling.
9) Itani Design Concept
15039 Tribute Way, Bakersfield, CA 93314
Itani Design Concept is a firm that specializes in healthcare interior design, but they also accommodate home renovations and remodeling. The firm was established by Ghina Itani, an accomplished interior designer who is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Ghina is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and while she specializes in interior design, her agile firm services a wide range of residential remodeling needs.
The firm’s residential and commercial designs are frequently featured in Bakersfield Magazine. Ghina also writes a daily column for the magazine, giving design advice to her readers. Itani Design Concept believes that great interiors are born from combining function, form, and beauty. Ghina passionately believes that design influences our behavior on conscious and subconscious levels.
8) Northwest Exteriors, Inc.
11200 Sun Center Dr. Rancho Cordova, California 95670
One of the biggest firms in the state, Northwest Exteriors has over 25 years of professional experience in the home improvement industry, and in 2017, they were named by Qualified Remodeler magazine as the 39th largest remodeler in the nation. The firm’s goal is to provide dependable and quality service for their clients. Northwest Exteriors advocates for energy efficient homes and they specialize in solar panel installation, in addition to energy efficient home renovations and additions.
Northwest Exteriors caters to a wide range of areas in California including Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Marin, Napa, Fresno, Bakersfield, and San Diego. They are certified CertainTeed Master Craftsmen. The firm only accepts projects they can handle so that they can control the quality and maintain the superior craftsmanship they deliver.
7) LS England Designs – Four Seasons
6600 District Blvd Suite B Bakersfield, CA 93313
Family-owned and operated, LS England Designs – Four Seasons has been servicing the Bakersfield area for over 35 years. LS England won the 2012 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, and the firm credits their survival in a competitive market to their commitment to integrity. That commitment to their community is also evident in their approach to the environment: they want to make homes comfortable and functional through eco-friendly energy efficiency. They designed a beautiful home that came in under 500 square feet and received the Kern Green Nomination for Tiny Energy Efficient Homes.
The firm’s owners, Lance and Sue England, have a combined experience of 50 years in the homebuilding industry. That practical expertise in the field has enabled them to build a firm that successfully specializes in home remodeling, enclosure, sunrooms, and much more. Their sustainable creations have been repeatedly recognized in the area and their design even made the cover of Home Improvement and Remodeling magazine. Lance and Sue understand your energy efficiency priorities and can build a beautiful home to meet your green goals.
6) Blue River Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath
120 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
Award-winning general contractor Blue River Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath is a full-service remodeling and cabinet design company based in Bakersfield. The firm claims their edge over the competition comes from the personal touch they bring to all their work, They have made a name for themselves locally thanks to their founder, Annette Mercado. Annette told Qualified Remodeler magazine that she wanted her firm to stand out from all the other firms in town, so she went on talk radio and television shows to teach home improvement tips. Soon enough, Blue River became a household name and she became an industry expert in the Bakersfield area. Her willingness to bring her expertise to the masses paved the way for Blue River to be a runner-up Best Home Improvement Building Contractor for the Best of Kern County in 2015 and 2016. They’ve also participated in the 32nd Annual Bakersfield Home & Garden Show and carried out the renovation of the iHeartRadio break room.
Blue River Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath assures clients that their design process is artistic and innovative. They always take their time in constructing homes because they want to provide a permanent solution to all of the challenges their client has encountered. They make a commitment to all of their clients: there will not be any hidden charges to any renovation they make, and they will remain thorough, honest, and professional throughout the project.
5) Mike and Bob Wattenbarger Homes
9412 Cortona CT, Bakersfield, CA 93314
The humble beginnings of the Wattenbarger family started when their sawmill turned into a lumber store in 1931. Doyle Wattenbarger’s fascination with residential building guided that decision, and his skill and his passion were passed onto his sons, Mike and Bob Wattenbarger, who established their own firm in 1976. Today their firm is one of the most prestigious firms in Bakersfield, and they’ve constructed homes in the best subdivisions in the area such as Olde Stockdale, Stockdale Estate, The Oaks, Laurel Glen, Campus Park, Seven Oaks, Quail Creek, and Tuscan Hills.
Mike and Bob Wattenbarger Homes turn simple houses into luxurious homes because as seasoned professionals they always know what’s best for your home. Expect these builders to handle your project with utmost care because they have experience in dealing with aging electrical and plumbing systems, asbestos, and lead-based paints. Their hard work has been repeatedly recognized and they were named as the runner-up for Best of 2018: Best Home Improvement Contractor and they were the runner-up for Best of Kern 2017: Best Home Improvement Building Contractor.
4) Hardt Construction Services
2900 E. Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, California
One of the industry leaders in Bakersfield, Hardt Construction Services have 30 years of experience under their belt. The firm is a family-owned, full-service company that specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial general contracting. They take pride in their hand-picked team of professionals, a crack team who take joy in their work. The firm has gained a reputation for constructing tasteful, architecturally crafted projects.
Hardt Construction Services is more than capable of doing basic residential services such as home additions, remodeling and renovations, and custom building. Besides their construction services, they also offer full-service interior design and space planning. Their tailor-made designs have caught the attention of many potential clients since they’ve been featured in HGTV magazine and Bakersfield Life magazine. They were also a runner-up for Best Home Improvement Building Contractor at the Best of Kern 2017. Hardt Construction Services takes a team approach to all projects, and that egoless ethic has allowed them to focus on meeting the needs of their clients.
3) Stockdale Kitchen & Bath
4500 Shepard St B-2, Bakersfield, California 93313
In 2005, Bakersfield’s only certified Kitchen Designer General Contractor, Rick Sorci, established Stockdale Kitchen & Bath with the goal of becoming the most specialized kitchen and bathroom contractor in Kern County. The firm’s team has nearly 20 years of experience in the Bakersfield area, so expect them to deliver state-of-the-art service whether it’s just a simple countertop installation or a full-scale remodel. They want to cater to the discerning homeowner who has a penchant for impeccable and elegant designs. The firm uses the finest brands because they believe that their designs are not just for function, but for luxury.
Stockdale Kitchen & Bath want their clients to have a pleasurable and hassle-free experience when they are building with them because they want their service to be as luxurious as their designs. Their quality service and superior design have earned accolades from all over the area, such as the Best of 2018 Best Home Improvement Building Contractor. They were also the runner-up for Best of Kern: Best Home Improvement Building Contractor in 2015 and 2016. Their gorgeous designs have been featured in Bakersfield Life magazine.
If you like to make sumptuous meals in style, let Stockdale turn your kitchen into a place that will please both an interior designer and a French chef.
2) Sorci Construction
309 22nd St., Bakersfield, CA 93301
The origins of Sorci Construction can be traced back 30 years ago to City Cabinets, a family-run cabinet business. This is where young Brian Sorci was first introduced to the building industry and later founded his own design firm in 1987. It is perhaps his early exposure and family background that has guided the firm’s success as one of the most experienced design-build firms in the Bakersfield area. Indeed, Brian’s knowledge extends beyond building into the legal field, and he has often been consulted on legal proceedings for construction cases. His expertise, in conjunction with the 250 years of combined experience between his staff members, is what helps this firm stand out among the rest.
Sorci Construction has received numerous awards, including being named as Bakersfield Life magazine’s Favorite Home Remodeling Contractor in 2007. Their 2016 New American Home was also awarded the Element Design Award. The firm has been at the forefront of the building industry for more than 20 years; they are skilled with every kind of remodeling service.
Brian Sochi has taken the experience he gained as a child working for his family’s business and used that practical knowledge to build one of the most respected and distinguished firms currently operating in Central California.
1) DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
5880 District Blvd Ste 19, Bakersfield, California 93313
Patty and Everett Gray are kitchen and bathroom remodeling professionals and their firm is literally a dream come true, a physical manifestation of their commitment to building aesthetics. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has several awards to its name, including being Best of Kern’s Best Home Improvement Building Contractor in Kern County yearly since 2013. They’ve been part of Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 Remodelers three times, and Remodeling magazine’s 550 Best Remodelers in the Country twice. They have even received the BIG 50 award in 2014 for exemplary business practices.
The goal of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is not to work for their clients, but to work with them because every project is a team effort towards crafting the home of your dreams. The firm’s elegant designs reflect their professionalism and skill. Their experience has garnered them two prestigious Regional Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodelers Industry (NARI). They’ve also been featured in countless publications such as Distinctive Kitchen Solutions magazine and Country Collectibles magazine. Their quality services range from $10,000 to $250,000. In addition to their clean, crisp aesthetics, DreamMaker brings integrity and loyalty to every project. Everett and Patty strive every day to make a difference in their client’s lives by giving them value for their dollars by providing lifetime projects that they will never have to revisit if they don’t need to.
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