Located in the North County region of San Diego County, California, Carlsbad is a coastal city known as a fun tourist destination. The city is made up of a variety of neighborhoods, each with varying architectural themes: cottages, bungalows, elegant mansions, and luxury homes.

This list contains ten of the best general contractors behind some of these homes and their remodels. This list was generated and curated by our editorial team based on merit, experience, and past projects.


Classic Home Improvements

600 S Andreasen Dr. Suite A, Escondido, CA 92029

Headquartered in San Diego, Classic Home Improvements extends its services throughout the San Diego area and provides a full range of interior and exterior remodeling as well as new home construction. The firm is also known for its excellent kitchen remodels, home additions, and accessory dwelling units. The firm offers potential clients a variety of services not often present in most firms. Those services include: having an expert consultant to assist clients throughout the entire process, its in-house interior designer to aid clients with product selection out of its Escondido Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom, and in-house specialty subcontractors for any specific challenges that may arise during remodeling. Essentially, the firm is a team of architects, designers, and builders who bring together years of experience to each of its projects. 

The firm is personally led and overseen by its founder Jack Crocker, a licensed general contractor with over three decades of experience in the industry. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the entire construction process and ensures that each of the firm’s homes and spaces receives the benefit of his experiences and expertise. 

Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

2878 Camino Del Rio S Suite #160, San Diego, CA 92108

Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel is an architectural & interior design firm that specializes in whole home renovations, additions, second stories, kitchens/baths, ADU/Granny Flats and outdoor living. Murray Lampert has a holistic approach, able to offer architecture, interior design, 3D Rendering, permit processing and project management, all under one roof. As a fourth generation San Diego family business which has served thousands of homeowners since 1975, Murray Lampert is known for its quality work, unparalleled customer service and the best warranty in the business. While the firm is proud of the full service it provides, listening to clients and designing spaces to meet their individual needs within a reasonable budget is what Murray Lampert does best. With its state of the art design program, Murray Lampert provides high resolution 3D renderings and walkthroughs, including fixtures and furnishings so homeowners can visualize what their remodel will look like.

Featured above is the firm’s work on 621 Avenue in Coronado. Completed in 2017, this home challenged the firm with its interior design, sourcing of finishes, structural engineering, permit processing, and entire remodel. The project featured a new kitchen complete with custom white cabinets, quartz counters, full-height subway tile back-splash, new stainless steel appliances and a sink, a revamped fireplace in its family room, and new bathrooms.

TaylorPro Design and Remodeling

112 Breakwater Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011

Extending its services throughout San Diego, TaylorPro is an award-winning firm that showcases an outstanding portfolio of design and remodeling projects. The firm uses a highly efficient, hands-on process with the aid of a design-build method that keeps all of its projects in-house. That, in turn, has resulted in distinctive designs and successful remodels that have secured a solid reputation for the firm. Its team makes sure that it crafts and designs no two spaces alike, assuring clients the unique quality of their projects. The firm also uses the latest technology and industry techniques. As a matter of fact, it provides an immersive 3D experience through the use of 3D Computer Renderings, CAD drawings and elevations, and color and material palettes.

The featured project above is a fine example of one of the firm’s modern spaces. For this kitchen, its team made use of a recurring theme of straight lines coupled with a neutral color palette. It also opted for clean finishes and minimalist themes. 

TNT Design & Build

3142 Tiger Run Court Suite #108, Carlsbad, CA 92010

With over two decades of experience in the industry, TNT Design & Build services the northern San Diego County. The firm is known to complete all of its projects on schedule and within the agreed-upon budget, enabling it to confidently guarantee that it charges no additional fees throughout the entire process. The firm has completed and delivered some of the area’s most beautiful remodels best testified by its stellar customer reviews. Given its years working around the area, the firm is an expert in some of the local architectural vernacular. At the firm’s helm is Avner Tamari, who has been working in and around the industry since the age of 14. He resides in Carlsbad and personally oversees all of TNT’s projects.

The project above is a full-home remodel of the Satos home. The home has been with the family for over 20 years; today it features an all-new, revamped contemporary theme. Inside, it has refurbished and personalized floors, paint, cabinets, tile, and more. This home took the firm only eight weeks to complete and was constructed with an open floor plan. 

House to Home Remodeling & Design

374 Encinitas Blvd. Suite B, Encinitas, CA 92024

Headquartered in Encinitas, House to Home employs a design-build approach and extends its services throughout North County San Diego. The firm is manned by a team of talented and experienced professional, residential general contractors, all of whom join the firm’s team bringing plenty of individual experience. The firm’s portfolio includes a variety of luxury homes rendered in a wide range of designs encompassing modern and contemporary spaces to transitional and craftsman inspired homes. The firm has also been noticed for its excellent kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces. The firm has worked with some of the area’s most trusted companies, ensuring that its homes are built and designed with only the highest quality products.

The firm was founded by John Hayes IV who previously owned a tile and stone business for many years. He established House to Home in 2001 and has become one of the area’s leading general contractors in the remodeling and building industry.  

Teknik Design & Remodeling

4411 Mercury St., #207 B, San Diego CA 92111

Regarded as one of the San Diego area’s premier design-build firms, Teknik Design & Remodeling specializes in small and large scale remodels and home additions. The Teknik design-build team guides clients throughout the entire process, from start to finish, providing perspective and expertise while keeping their clients in control of their own project. Teknik has established relationships with some of the area’s best brands and often pairs up with them for its kitchen and bathroom remodels. It takes pride in its 5-star reviews, completing projects on time and without frustrating change orders. The firm and its team guide families to what they want through what it calls “The Perfect Remodel Plan,” its very own package composed of just three simple steps.

The project above showcases some of the firm’s best work. It maximizes natural light with an open floor plan, large windows, and twelve foot La Cantina door. The quartzite countertops act as the featured element by choosing simple and bright finishes that draw the eye to the color and movement.

ProPacific Builders

5631 Palmer Way Suite D, Carlsbad, CA 92010

ProPacific Builders is a family-owned and operated company offering its clients decades of industry experience. The firm provides clients with a complete and comprehensive range of both custom home building and remodeling services and assists with every phase of a project. It takes pride in its unique strategic process that enables its team to manage a particular project smoothly. Its team draws inspiration from nearly three decades of experience and provides detailed schematic designs and development plans for each of its projects, giving homeowners a perceptive look into everything involving their new home or space. 

The project above is a fine example of the firm’s work. ProPacific made use of neutral stucco exteriors coupled with wood accents and themes. We think you’ll also enjoy the unique fixtures.

Quality Construction Solutions

801 Vale View Dr., Vista, CA 92081

Operating out of its office in Vista, Quality Construction Solutions is led by its founder Ryan Hutt, an experienced builder known for his fine attention to detail. Mr. Hutt is celebrated for his excellent high-end finish carpentry, detailed cabinet and molding installations, and door installations. Under the firm’s name, Hutt extends his services throughout the county. Together with his team, the firm has secured partnerships with an extensive network of designers, draftsmen, engineers, and material vendors. Hutt personally performs every estimate and oversees each project. 

The space above showcases one of the firm’s modern spaces. For this bathroom, the firm made use of a clean palette coupled with minimalist touches. The limited space was maximized as well. 

Hauser Houses

2647 Gateway Rd. Suite 105-510, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Established in 2006, Hauser Houses specializes in large scale, custom home remodels and additions. It is licensed, bonded, and insured and is manned by a staff of highly skilled and experienced professionals. Clients can expect a hands-on approach throughout the entire process and frequent updates from the firm’s team. The firm is regarded as a premier custom remodeling and home improvement company in the area; it is operated by San Diego native Joe Hauser. Under Mr. Hauser’s leadership, the firm has become an expert in a wide range of themes which include transitional and coastal-inspired spaces.

The kitchen above is an example of the latter design. For this home, the firm’s team borrowed several beach-like elements which they coupled with an inviting palette. Several marble finishes may also be observed.