A beautiful beach, a perfect climate, and great waves for surfing characterize everyday life in Huntington Beach. Surf City has a lot in store for those looking to immerse themselves in the diverse lifestyle it offers. Walking through this vibrant city, one can marvel at both newly-built and historical homes and structures. Some were built as early as 1898. Over time, even well-built historic homes need to be upgraded to catch up with changing lifestyles. At some point, most people opt to have their homes redesigned, reimagined, and remodeled. Remodeling is a great way for a homeowner to freshen up a house and is often necessary for a home to remain functional.
Maintenance and renovation of historical interiors are a concern for many residents. Finding the right contractor to renovate a home can be difficult and time consuming. To make that process easier, we have compiled the best general contractors in Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas. On this curated list, we’ve noted their specialties, their achievements, and the styles they offer. Whether it’s a straightforward new build or a complicated custom remodel, you’ll find a contractor to serve your needs—and the needs of your neighborhood—here.
Chris Riggins Construction
3111 2nd Ave. Suite 6, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Chris Riggins Construction is a design-build and remodeling firm serving Orange County with reliable construction since 2006. Founder Chris Riggins developed his passion for construction at a young age. He founded Chris Riggins Construction on his personal values of giving attention to detail, integrity, and hard work in every project. The firm is an active member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce, and the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.
The firm has worked on a variety of remodeling projects in Orange County ranging in size, style, and demands. One of its stunning complete-home remodels is the featured Huntington Beach home, which displays a refreshing beach theme from its kitchen to its dining and family areas. The project met the client’s requests and exceeded expectations.
502 30th St. Unit A, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Gonterman Construction is one of Orange County’s leading luxury custom-home builders and home remodelers. The firm started building and renovating homes in the area in 1996. Since then, it has built a reputation as a reliable and premium residential builder. Jason Gonterman leads Gonterman Construction’s team to its success.
The firm’s work has been featured several times in Interiors California, Modern Luxury, and Kitchen Remodeling magazines. One of its stunning kitchen remodels is found on Park Street in Huntington Beach. The newly renovated kitchen looks nothing less than stunning with its elegant yet subtle finishes. It features a well-lit and spacious kitchen with a large dine-in island.
Horizon Construction & Remodeling Inc.
614 South Euclid St., Fullerton, CA 92832
Since 2007, Horizon Construction & Remodeling Inc. has been addressing Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino construction and remodeling needs. Under the direction of Owner Mark Besnos, the firm has been able to grow its clientele and business during the last few years. Its team of goal-oriented craftspeople aims to deliver homes constructed with the highest quality and the latest innovative building techniques. Its building operations and works have been recognized by NARI and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and earned the firm an EPA Lead-Safe Certification.
One of Horizon’s latest renovation projects is a kitchen in Huntington Beach. It exhibits an appealing coastal inspiration and a custom-made island. The owners also enjoy the open floor plan as a result of removing walls. More than just remodeling homes, the firm gives back to nature. Horizon offers its clients a chance to plant a tree with each project. For every completed renovation project, the firm will plant a tree and send its clients a digital certificate of their contribution to the environment.
Lion Builder Construction
777 W. 19th St. Suite W, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Lion Builder Construction is a Costa Mesa-based firm specializing in home additions, remodels, and general contracting services. Omri Mizrachi is a hands-on leader who has supervised countless projects in Orange County since 2007. Mizrachi strives to meet excellent standards and exceed client expectations. Dwell magazine has featured the firm’s work on a Bel Air home remodel.
Take a look at this Royal St. George home in Huntington’s neighboring city. The home remodel involved tearing down the ceiling and replacing it with a higher ceiling, which led to the renovation of the entrance, kitchen, and family room. The kitchen is designed and built for maximum space usage and storage. The kitchen cabinets were made out of Belgium white oak and stained with a dark wash. Lion Builder Construction worked on this project in collaboration with Marisa Miller Design.
Opulent Design Build
9471 Irvine Center Dr. Suite #150, Irvine, CA 92618
Since 1991, Orange County has enjoyed the trustworthy and reliable service Opulent Design Build provides. It is a leading firm in offering design-build services for commercial, custom-home, and home-remodeling projects. Eddie Hodges brings more than two decades of profound real estate experience to the team. He is a Harvard Business School and Pepperdine School of Law graduate, as well as a real estate licensed professional.
As a member of the AIA and International Code Council, clients can ensure that their homes are not only aesthetically pleasing but also safe to live in. Opulent’s in-depth and skilled team provides clients a seamless, worry-free home remodeling process, and it shows based on the firm’s numerous positive client testimonials. The firm understands that each neighborhood has its own unique permitting and site challenges, which it takes care of for its clients to ensure their experience is hassle free. One of its complete remodels is a stunning modern home located in Corona Del Mar. This contemporary home offers great style using modern, high-end materials — from the wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to the beautiful built-in fireplace.
Pacific Coast Builders, Inc.
2127 S. Hathaway St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Pacific Coast Builders is a general contractor that has provided outstanding service in Orange County for more than 20 years. Its expertise and experience in both residential and commercial projects have built its reputation as a respectable, reliable builder. Owners Steve McKay, Craig Flanagan, and Matt Gross are joined by a team of skilled craftspeople who stand behind every successful project. The firm specializes in general contracting services for home remodeling, new home construction, and additions.
As a CAPS certified firm and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Pacific Coast Builders aims to provide aesthetically pleasing, durable homes. Its portfolio is filled with luxury home remodels, including the featured Huntington Beach home, which displays a modern and graceful look. Pacific Coast Builders provided remodeling and addition service to give this home a refreshed appearance. The charming American Farmhouse is made possible through a series of design-build processes. The team carefully designed a contemporary home while its team of builders seamlessly brought it to life. It features notable elements like an upscale La Cantina patio door, cedar fence and gates, and a stone-fired brick pizza oven.
16560 Harbor Blvd., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Rellion is a premier developer, builder, and real estate firm in Southern California. As a design-build firm, Rellion has the ability to provide complete solutions from architectural and interior design to new home construction and remodeling developments. Founder Lin He is often quoted as the “authority on the residential real estate investment market.” He has a skilled and talented hand when it comes to remodeling homes—skills and instincts that he shares with his team.
Rellion has transformed several homes in Orange County, including the featured living room found in Huntington Beach. The firm gave it a tropical and modern style with an open-floor layout. But excellent work rarely goes unnoticed. The firm has been featured on Bloomberg and CNN Money, as well as in Los Angeles Times, Think Realty, The Orange County Register, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters.com, and the Housing News Report. This can be further appreciated by visiting the firm’s portfolio. A majority of its projects flaunt an elegant and modern appeal.
576 Wald, Irvine, CA 92618
SeaPointe Construction started serving Orange County in 1986. The full-service design-build firm has since provided the neighborhood with specialized home construction and remodeling work. Andre Shore is the hands-on president of the firm who has led a majority of the firm’s projects. SeaPointe Construction is made up of award-winning and adept craftspeople who are experienced in creating delightful spaces. The firm’s mission statement revolves around creating homes with PRIDE: passion, respect, integrity, dedication, and excellence.
The firm has found a place on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Remodelers list of 2020, as well as 2018 Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 Remodelers list. SeaPointe has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Orange County Magazine, Kitchen & Bath Design News, and Pro Remodeler Magazine. SeaPointe Construction completed the renovation for the featured home’s kitchen and great room in Huntington Beach. The firm created an open concept so the kitchen flows seamlessly to the dining room and living area. The kitchen displays a built-in beverage refrigerator, a pot filler by the range, and custom stonework.
Tony Valentine Construction
2435 East Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite 2, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Tony Valentine Construction, originally established as H.C. Valentine, began serving Corona Del Mar in 1984. President Tony Valentine is a third-generation builder who took over the family business. His immense knowledge in construction was passed on to him by his grandfather and father. The firm has completed more than 200 custom estates and home remodels in Orange County.
Tony Valentine Construction’s portfolio is a reflection of its thoroughness in crafting designs and building homes. One of its noteworthy projects is the Aerie luxury condominium in Corona Del Mar. It is a collaborative work with Brion Jeannette Architecture featuring an exceptional design that takes advantage of the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. California Homes, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Robb Report Home & Style have all recognized the firm for its work.
17901 Von Karman Ave. Suite 600, Irvine, CA 92614
Treeium is a design-build firm known for its contemporary homes built through sustainable practices. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has built itself a blue-ribbon reputation for its environmentally conscious efforts and cutting-edge design. The firm is spearheaded by CEO Moty Ginsburg and President Meir Barzilai. In 2018, the San Fernando Business Journal named Ginsburg as one of the “Most Influential Leaders” in the Valley Area.
With five offices across California, the firm is able to serve more clients and add diversity to its works. Take a look at the featured modern kitchen and home renovation project in Orange County. Its newly renovated kitchen with an open concept and plenty of space is perfect for gatherings and entertaining. Projects like these have found their way into magazines such as Qualified Remodeler Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, Forbes magazine, North American Builders Magazine, California Home & Design, and Inc. 5000.