Fremont is a gem. The city has a rich history that dates back to the eighteenth century, when the Mission San José was founded. The city, clearly, is also invested in the technological future that the San Francisco Bay Area is giving to the country – and the planet – right now. More than a thousand tech firms operate in Fremont, and Elon Musk’s cutting edge company Tesla operates a factory there.
A recent study conducted by WalletHub ranks Fremont as the nation’s happiest city, and it’s easy to see why: its suburban atmosphere makes everyday life delightful, while granting access to one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the world. Residents live in a well-planned city, and the striking Colonial and French-style homes evoke the best of historic California.
You will find, on this curated list, the fifteen best general contractors in Fremont. These firms have the experience and expertise to renovate a historic Bay Area home, and they can design build a home to meet the latest in green-building standards. Fremont is a great place to call home, and these home builders are the reason.
14) A. Tamam Construction
Website| 408-478-3111 | 3909 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
Amos Tamam’s 22 year-old company serves both Northern and Southern California through offices in Fremont and Northridge. Tamam’s 40-man team handles remodeling and general contracting jobs.
The firm focuses on contemporary and modern styles of homes. Bold and straightforward structures go hand-in-hand with an asymmetrical facade. Neutral and Earth tones blend the homes into the California landscape. The company puts a high priority on functionality: open spaces that accommodate gatherings, for example, are prevalent features of their works. And their exemplary landscaping highlights the California terrain that shapes these gorgeous homes.
13) Lemon Remodeling
Website| 408-883-0191 | 437 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110
Lemon Remodeling is a general contractor based in San Jose, but maintains a significant presence in Fremont. The company knows the neighborhoods of the Northern California Bay Area on both architectural and social levels. They developed a referral program that invites previous clients to tag their friends, family members, and neighbors, and this friendly approach has led to a broad, loyal community network that Lemon quite literally built.
Lemon loves minimalism. Large, vertical cabinets present simple but bold lines, and organize space stylishly. The kitchen island presents itself, simply, as a kitchen island, and the utensils that are exposed are the utensils that you actually use in day-to-day living. This is a kitchen for cooking meals, and that emphasis on simplicity is an aesthetic end unto itself.
12) Future Vision Remodeling
Website| 877-699-5487 | 1999 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95112
Future Vision Remodeling is a contractor and design-build firm that has been serving San Jose and the Bay Area for 14 years. Shawn and Roy Bendor incorporate multiple styles in their design. Contemporary elements meet the Mediterranean. Modern homes meet art deco. They want to envision and reenvision, and then they engender and create and shape.
The company builds posh, minimalist homes, and they create the personal through the ornamental. Featured below: a San Francisco signature home with an open floor plan. This simple layout expands your feeling of space. And that’s not just a feeling. The space also maximizes the practicality of the home as the owner can accommodate more people at once. Large glass doorways increase the appeal of the home as it blends the exterior and interior of the home.
11) Home Healing Renovations
Website| 510-491-0494 | 702 Harrison Street Unit B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Home Healing Renovations is a general contractor based in Berkley, but serves Alameda and Contra Costa counties as well. The firm is led by twenty year veteran Jason Johnson. He has been in the industry for 20 years, and he makes sure that the firm maintains accreditations with the Better Business Bureau and its Diamond associations as well.
The firm builds exceptional modern homes. Sharp lines and basic rectangular forms frame the bold facades. The off-white painting stimulates saturated modern tones to create experimental motifs reinforced throughout the home. Multiple levels provide more living and gathering areas to the home. Flat roofing and lean windows complete the modern theme of the home.
10) Shefer Builder
Website| 510-571-0060 | 3599 Pennsylvania Ave, Fremont, CA 94536
Shefer Builder is a Fremont-based, family-owned general contractor. Yani Shefer leads business operations, and for over 20 years, he and his firm have served over 15,000 Californians.
The company deals in picturesque modern designs. High-quality marble and granite carve out the space, while sharp lines and untapered shapes frame that space with visual grace. The lavender accents and the soft lighting concealed on the back of the bathroom mirror, below, brings a balanced ambiance. Lavender shades complement, yet soften the masculine energy of the room. This design philosophy is evident in other works of Shefer Builder: sharp lines and minimalist ornaments provide a strong, mature style.
9) California Construction Center
Website| 800-519-6531 | 1729 North 1st St, Unit 10313 San Jose, California 95112
California Construction Center brands itself as an all-in-one renovation and construction company. The firm offers a wide range of general contracting services, including free 3D design imaging. They serve a large swath of California, from Los Angeles County to the San Francisco Bay.
Their work is characterized by contemporary, modern design. Take, for example, this mid-century contemporary living room. This stylish, functional space incorporates unusual shapes and figures, while inscribed storage spaces display unique decorations and frame the fireplace. The company did not shy away from using columns: they used them to divide the living and dining area. Not one single piece feels unintentional.
8) Brother & Brother Builders
Website| 888-412-2632 | 1630 Oakland Rd, A211 San Jose, CA 95131
Family-owned Brother & Brother Builders has been in business for more than 10 years. The company has an office in San Jose and another in Walnut Creek. The San Jose office handles Bay Area clients; Walnut Creek takes care of Northern California patrons.
The company creates astonishing contemporary projects. Most of their works are characterized by the use of white. Other earth tones provide balance so that these gorgeous whites will not overpower the space. That color play is, in turn, further heightened by masterful stonework. In the featured work below, the company optimizes the shower through an engraved cubby hole. The drainage is also cleverly concealed through a thin metallic cover that runs horizontally through the shower. The unique wooden sink counter adds warmth to the space.
7) Dynamic Construction Group
Website| 510-996-8720 | 43176 Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA 94539
NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) for 2015 Dynamic Construction Group is a Fremont native, operated by Tracey Greenwell. They have been serving the San Francisco Bay Area cities for over two decades. The company’s name is inspired by the work philosophy of dynamic thinking and problem-solving.
The company makes traditional homes that highlight family living. Warm colors and neutral tones prevail in their designs. In a featured kitchen remodeling, the company used marble tops with a light wash to put a contrast with the dark wood accents used on the shelves. The Mocha flooring with vertical cuts add a rich texture framed by clean lines. To maintain the practicality and efficiency of the kitchen, the firm used multiple hanging shelves and cabinets.
6) Sami and Sons Remodeling
Website| 408-770-9455 | 1 North Main Street Suite #6 Milpitas, CA, 95035
For 26 years, Sami Dadon and his family have been serving Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. The company uses the latest 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to enhance the walk-through experience of their clientele. The family offers remodeling and general construction services through their Milpitas office.
The company builds modern style homes. Here we can see monochromatic colors dominating an entire bathroom. Dark marble countertops and an oval mirror create a sense of luxury, while light marbles accents and a white bathtub bring elegance to the space. The vertical cuts of dark tiles on the floor is a subtle addition to make the space appear larger. The glass shower enclosure is stylish and practical.
5) Barrios Wagner Builders
Website| 408-287-4886 | 534 Horning St, San Jose, CA 95112
Humberto Barrios and Mark Wagner are protégés of Chris Donatelli, a well-known San Jose builder. When Donatelli retired, Barrios and Wagner came together to continue his legacy. The two recruited Donatelli’s former staff and boldly carried on. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. The company has won a NARI META Gold Award in two different categories last year, and the Silver award in the year before. Their team is comprised of certified, experienced professionals.
The company employs Traditional, Bungalow, and Colonial styles, all of which you can see in their thick portfolio. In a particular feature the firm tastefully remodeled a contemporary bathroom. Some visual decisions were made to maximize the space. Verticular tiles, mirrors, and lights enable an illusion of a larger space, and vertical storage spaces reinforce that spaciousness.
4) Greenberg Construction
Website| 844-349-4411 | 904 Industrial Ave in Palo Alto, CA 94303
Greenberg Construction is a construction and remodeling firm based in Palo Alto that serves Fremont as well. The firm has been recognized as one of the Top 1000 Remodelers for two years. In addition, the firm is duly certified by NARI, the California Building Industry Association, the Building Industry Association-Bay Area, among others. Founder Maor Greenberg – who studied Structural Engineering in Israel – shaped the company until 2013.
The company is fluent in contemporary and traditional homes. Low elevations and asymmetrical composition define most of the work. Light colors and neutral accents create soft edges. In this featured Fremont work, light shades of blue create a welcoming atmosphere. Tortilla wood tones complement the overall design. The woodwork makes the space more inviting, and directs our attention to quirky ornaments.
3) HomeTech Construction
Website| 800-861-7432 | 111 N Market St, STE 300 San Jose, CA 95113
Innovations in technology come with a lot of benefits: HomeTech Construction uses 3D and VR technology to render realistic, detailed images of what you can expect from your new build. The firm serves the Bay Area and is based in San Jose.
The firm is known for contemporary work. This home is accented by Cacti and California sagebrushes, and the slanting roof at the edge of the home gives a creative twist to the flat roofing. Large windows provide a contrast in texture from the wooden panels and layered brickwork, which allows natural lighting to lend ambiance to the home. A large chandelier adds flamboyance inside and outside the home. This home is a mysterious, inviting piece that blends into the stark California terrain.
2) Green Bay Remodeling
Website| 855-889-9963 | 1170 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520
Green Bay Remodeling is a general contractor based in Concord, but serves Fremont homes. Despite only being founded in 2014, the company has quickly come to be regarded as one of California’s best. The company has been listed as high as 119th of Inc 5000; the list includes the most promising private American companies in the nation. The company was recently nominated to San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 companies. Avichai Hazan was able to achieve a 3,314% 3-year growth and $5.7M annual revenue last year.
Contemporary and Colonial styles of work are the specialty of the company. Low elevations and timid colors characterize the Green Bay portfolio. Storage and cubby holes ensure that the space is practical as well as stylish.
1) Starburst Construction
Website| 408-448-1328 | 1207 Redcliff Dr, San Jose, CA 95118
Starburst Construction is one of the most prominent general contractors in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area. It has been featured in periodicals such as California Modern Home Magazine and Gentry Home Magazine. The company is lead by Phil and Cindy Carey, and under their direction the firm has garnered a variety of awards from NARI.
The company promises to extend a large catalog of design. They cite Tuscan Villa, Craftsman, Victorian, contemporary and French influences in their design arsenal, which makes the company’s portfolio unique. In a featured work, the company creatively shaped a living space to given the impression of living outside and inside simultaneously. Natural lighting and a spacious layout create the impression of the outdoors, while cozy colors and playful ornaments invite us into this warm, comfortable space.