Los Angeles is a city of glamour, luxury, beauty, and big dreams. All of these elements come together in the large estates and high-end residences built by the best general contractors in the metro area.
To build the lists we looked into government building permit data, customer reviews, awards and accolades, accreditations and memberships, media features and coverage, company profiles and work history, and the project aesthetics of hundreds of residential general contractors in Los Angeles. All seven major factors were scrutinized to determine which contractors should be included in the lists. In the firms below, you will find glowing reviews, solid experience, impressive portfolios, fine artistry, high-end design, and excellent customer service.
Fidelity Builders and Design Inc
4804 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite #253, Valley Village, CA 91607
Fidelity Builders and Design is a general contractor remodeling company that serves Southern California. The firm is led by Shay Chazon, who draws on over 15 years of construction experience in the Los Angeles area in steering his team towards delivering only the best service, using quality products and materials, and employing innovative home-building techniques. The firm offers everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to additions and extensions, as well as painting, foundation repair, roofing and flooring installation, and energy efficiency updates.
The deep blue cabinets of this L-shaped kitchen by Fidelity Builders and Design provide an elegant contrast to the white walls and light gray wood flooring. The stainless steel pull handles match the fridge, oven, range hood, and undermount sink. The blue patterned backsplash provides a pleasing contrast with the white quartz countertops. The center island houses some eat-in space and more space to dine sits close by in the gray wood bench-seat dining area.
Gordon Gibson Construction
3000 31st Suite G, Santa Monica, CA
Gordon Gibson Construction has a diverse background in creating residential estates. The firm has built homes in contemporary and Mediterranean styles in Beverly Park, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air Estates, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu.
The firm is currently managed by joint team: Gordon Gibson, the firm’s founder, who established the company back in 1966, and Jason Maltas, the current company president. The firm states that its focus is to exceed its client’s expectations – whether through renovations or constructing an entirely new custom residence.
For more than 50 years, Gordon Gibson Construction has worked with leading architects, interior designers and sub-contractors. The firm offers a full-service construction plan, from design evaluation and initial recommendations in the pre-construction phase, through continued warranty maintenance and review of all systems after the completion of the project. The firm’s works have been prominently featured in Los Angeles Business Journal, Veranda, Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Luxe Interiors+Designs, California Homes, Metropolitan, and Objekt.
Jones Builders Group
21323 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
The Jones Builders Group have built residential estates in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Santa Monica, and Brentwood for over 15 years, working closely with an elite team of architects and sub-contractors. The firm also provides general contracting services for commercial establishments such as vintage furniture and coastal novelty stores.
Established in 2003 and led by the partnership of Nathan Jones and David Charvet, the firm aspires to build ‘masterpieces’ and not just luxury homes. David, himself a former actor and musician, noted that to him, building is a journey of exploration and creativity. David transitioned from acting to construction to find a fresh avenue for his creativity. Nathan Jones, on the other hand, is an experienced builder.
In their work, the firm promises a personal touch, dedicated commitment, and a desire to be a trusted design partner who can realize a client’s big ideas and high expectations. The firm’s projects have been featured in Malibu Magazine in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Tonight, Wall Street Journal, Radcliffe Report, and Luxe Magazine.
Corr Contemporary Homes
13428 Maxella Ave #816, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Corr Contemporary Homes has been building high-end, custom contemporary estates in Los Angeles since 2007. James Corr, current president and CEO, emphasizes that the firm is experienced in all areas of custom house creation, including renovations. Its team members are involved with clients from conception through post-construction, to ensure that the vision is fully executed. Corr Contemporary guarantees every one of their project is balanced between cost, quality, and will be delivered on time.
The firm, situated in Marina Del Rey, partners with acclaimed modern architects and design firms such as Paul McClean Designs, the Los Angeles Design Group, and the Wold Design Studio, in addition to high-quality suppliers and craftsmen. The firm often builds estates in the areas of Los Angeles, Brentwood, and Laguna Beach.
Once a project is done, Corr Contemporary will deliver a Finish List, a book containing all the design details that went into the construction, to their clients. Corr Contemporary Homes’ projects have been featured in Affordable Architecture, and in “21st Century Houses” which listed the top 150 best houses in the world, for the Blue Jay Way home.
1545 Sawtelle Blvd Suite 22, Los Angeles, CA
Allen Construction, established in 1983, leads the construction of green and sustainable homes in Southern California. In fact, the firm’s founder, Dennis Allen, started building homes because of his desire to use environmental resources more responsibly – such as harnessing solar energy to power homes. Allen himself has taught sustainable design and construction for over 30 years in the University of California Extension Program. The firm committed itself to building energy-efficient, sustainable houses with a strong emphasis on making the environment physically healthy for its occupants.
In addition to their modest, cozy green homes, Allen Construction has also worked on sprawling estates – often in Spanish revival, French, or Tuscan styles.
The construction process begins when the project team meets with the clients, listening intently to understand their objectives and ideas. At the end of the project, the firm will give the clients warranties, maintenance guidelines, and a detailed process documentation of the new house. Allen Construction has received numerous recognitions for its work, including being named the 2018 and 2017 National Contractor of the Year, 2018 and 2017 Regional Contractor of the Year, Best of Independent 2017, and the Santa Barbara Environmental Stewardship Award, among others.
The firm has also been featured in California Home+Design, Seasons Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Living Spaces, Food and Home, and many others.
10. Bradshaw Construction
81335 Thunder Gulch Way, La Quinta, CA 92253
Bradshaw Construction has shown that they work well when given large plots of land to fill. Their sprawling estates – one of which includes a lagoon – have distinct craftsmanship and fully-realized design ideas.
Husband and wife founders, Mark and Kelly Bradshaw noted that is exactly the firm’s best trait: its ability to translate a concept into a structure. The firm puts a premium on combining artisanal skills with proven construction methodologies and client engagement. Their aim is to “realizeactualize” the client’s aspirations. For the Bradshaws, this combination leads to an extraordinary residential creation.
The firm has worked with many of today’s top interior designers and architects, some listed in the Architectural Digest’s Top 100. Their sprawling creations in areas such as La Quinta and Coachella have been featured in the Robb Report (March 2016), Western Art and Architecture, Urban Luxury Interiors, Discovery Life, Palm Springs Life, Luxury of Home, Electronic House, and The Desert Sun.
Builder’s Team Incorporated
8949 W Sunset Blvd Suite 201 West Hollywood, CA 90069
This Southern California-based firm, Builder’s Team Incorporated, has built an impressive collection of variously-styled grand estates situated in Beverly Hills, Point Dume, Bel Air, Pallasades, Chatwood, and Palos Verdes. Licensed in 1986 as a general contractor, the firm specializes in custom-built, residential estates, alongside some commercial projects such as condominiums. The firm often collaborates with top-rated architects and interior designers, such as Dean Larkin Design and Studio B Architects.
The company prides itself on having the best team, including highly-experienced tradesmen and foremen specializing in concrete, framing, and woodwork, among others. Its own president, Sam Kargodorian, is a Civil Engineer and has 35 years in construction management.
The firm’s services, however, do not end when the paint dries. The company provides a two-year warranty on all work, a thorough inspection of the house, a number of information booklets, and thean assurance that all repairs will be addressed quickly.
For their superb work, Builder’s Team has been featured in Home and Style, Curbed, the Robb Report, Intelligent Cities, and Angeleno.
JD Group, Incorporated
1537 Pontius Avenue, Suite B, Los Angeles,
Founder Dan McGhee wanted more integrity and quality in the home building, so decided to start the JD Group Incorporated, established in 1987. The firm, specializing in custom-home construction with top-rated green qualities, can boast of building some of California’s most exclusive estates. The firm’s portfolio spans numerous styles, which include French, Tuscan, Revival, Mediterranean, and contemporary – mostly situated in gated communities in places like Beverly Hills
McGhee emphasizes that the firm puts a premium on building an integrated client experience. In construction, he believes, there is always a balance between the client, the design team, and the builder that must be met to truly make the experience worthwhile. JD Group uses materials with the highest quality, forms long-lasting professional relationships, and creates an enjoyable experience for clients.
One notable service the firm is offering is their dedication to building green-certified, sustainable homes. According to them, a sustainable home makes use of less energy and needs less water and natural resources to run. JD Group offers either a ground-up, sustainable home-building or simple modifications. The firm’s works have been featured in the Robb Report, Collection, Luxe, Modern to Classic, California Homes, Before and After, California Romantica, and the New Classicist.
Tyler Development Corporation
1932 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tyler Development Corporation has built more than a dozen high-end residential estates in California, in Beverly Hills, Montecito, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Barbara, and Malibu, among others, for nearly 40 years.
Ron Udall founded Tyler Development in 1980 with integrity, quality and professionalism in mind, and to date, the firm has completed 275 custom-built, high-end homes. An undoubtedly experienced builder, the firm offers full-service construction management from conception to construction.
Notably, the firm prides itself on being a staunch client advocate. They understand that home-building is one of the biggest investments that clients make, and so the firm ensures that their expectations are met.
Their works have been featured in On Design California, 2013 Robb Report, Architectural Digest, Luxe Interiors and Design, Luxury of Home, LHQ, Home and Living Trends, Estates West, Los Angeles, Metropolitan Home, and Elle Decor. They have also won a 2006 Gold Nugget Award.
KRS Development, Inc
2941 Grace Lane, Suite C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
KRS Development, Inc, founded by Ross Savage in 2007, has built over 10 high-end homes – located in the areas of Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar. Their houses, though compact, are cozy, and accentuated by wood finishing and superb marble work. The white walls and wooden floors – prominent features of most of their houses – compliment each other well and gives a look of clean-feeling and refinement.
KRS Development believes in employing a systematic approach in their planning and building projects – including comprehensive cost and project controls – to bring about impeccable results. The firm also offers budgeting, value-engineering, and planning services.
KRS Construction, Inc homes have been prominently featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Orange Country both in its May and September issues, Locale Magazine O, and Sunset Magazine, among others.
DTK Builders, Inc
2927 Gilroy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
DTK Builders, Inc. owner and CEO David King has more than two dozen years of construction work in California. David, unlike builders who were born into the trade, worked his way up, starting as a laborer, then becoming a journeyman carpenter with an apprenticeship.
In 2002, when DTK Builders, Inc. was officially founded, the results of his years of work and experience began to show. David and his team built a collection of nature-themed high-end residential homes. The firm’s works are airy, have plenty of room for natural light, and make smart use of wooden finishing.
In addition, DTK Builders has worked with renowned architects from firms such as Barbara Bestor Architecture, Rachel Allen Architecture, and Space International, and has been involved in inner city development projects. DTK Builders promises their absolute dedication to the architect’s vision and client’s requests.
DTK Builders readily give back to the community by donating to charities such as Doctors Without Borders, Tree People, Unicef, and Heal the Bay, among others.
Gallo Builders Incorporated
1105 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Gallo Builders Incorporated has an impressive collection of high-end estates they have built over 30 years. The firm prides itself on having an excellent team of craftsmen, whose attention to detail, and use of only the best materials has given them a reputation for quality home building.
The company’s projects range from contemporary stone and steel homes to Mediterranean-inspired houses. Each is a stellar addition to their portfolio. Gallo Builders offers full-service construction, from pre-construction to maintenance service long after the project has been completed.
The firm is a three-time Gold Winner in Luxe magazine, and has been featured on its cover. Their projects have also appeared in View, Dream, Riviera, Western Art and Architecture, and M magazines.
1199 East Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91106
Finton Construction’s founder, John Finton, sought to fill a market gap catering to high-end residential buyers. He wanted to offer a professionally-managed construction service, and for the past 20 years, his firm has been consistently delivering. Finton Construction has built luxury estates in many styles, including Asian contemporary, French Chateau, Spanish Mediterranean, Tuscan, and modern contemporary. These grand homes are scattered throughout various neighborhoods in Southern California – in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Dana Point, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, and Bel Air.
The firm’s projects have graced the pages of Architectural Digest, Luxe, Modern Luxury Interiors, Variety, California Homes, and have been featured in news organizations such as the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sunday Times.
Rightfully recognized for their work, Finton Construction has received numerous Gold Nugget Awards, Awards of Merit for the years 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, has been named the Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report (2008, 2010, and 2012), and was named the Bank of America’s ‘Spokesperson for Building Green’ distinction.
Dugally Oberfeld Inc.
484 S. San Vicente Los Angeles, CA 90048
In 1993, Matthew Dugally and Mauricio Oberfeld began what has become recognized as a high-end luxury home-building company, Dugally Oberfeld Inc. The combined expertise of Matt, with his degree in urban planning and land development, and Mauricio, with his architecture and construction degree, make for a formidable team in planning high-end home builds. The result? Dugally Oberfeld Inc. can boast an exclusive clientele.
The firm’s prowess is also versatile in style. Their estates range from Tuscan-inspired homes to modern contemporary – all situated in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Orange County, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm promises to exceed client expectations.
For their work, Dugally Oberfeld was featured numerous times in Forbes, Luxe magazine, California Homes, LHQ, LA Confidential, California Home Design, OASIS, Curbed Los Angeles, The Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, and The Perfect Home.
Glass Residential Group
2461 Santa Monica Blvd, #522 Santa Monica, CA 90404
The impressive, livable European-inspired chateaus made by the Glass Residential Group are found in Beverly Park, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Newport Coast and Beverly Hills – the West Coast’s most prestigious neighborhoods. T Rob Glass, founder and third generation builder of the Glass family, pioneered the company’s classical European aesthetics, while his son, Josh Glass, continued this trend. John Glass himself was a former chef and wanted to bring his restaurant experience such as maintaining close attention to the finer details and overall guest experience to the firm’s construction process.
Heavily inspired by classical architecture and artisanal craftsmanship, the firm works to place only accurate historical pieces in their estates. As a result, the homes they build aren’t only a delight to live in but also serve as extraordinary displays of high art.
Glass sees to it that his firm is involved with the client from conception to post-construction, offering pre-construction design strategy and insights on material along the way. The firm’s estates have been featured in California Homes, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Space and Grand Tour magazines for their elegant antiquity.
The Top Contractors in LA by Property Value
Below we have further broken down the field by the value of their clientele’s properties. Three subcategories are formed here: More than $6 Million; $2 to $6 Million; and Less than $2 Million. The value of the home is an excellent proxy for both quality and price point. Take a look at the list below to see who is building homes similar to yours.
The Best General Contractors for Homes More than $6 Million
3) Modaa Construction
520 Broadway 2nd Flr, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Modaa Construction is a general contractor headquartered in Santa Monica with an office in Studio City. The firm specializes in both residential and commercial construction, particularly in residential remodeling and additions, custom home construction, and commercial tenant improvements. Each project is led by a LEED AP Project Manager to ensure the firm’s commitment to sustainability in construction. Despite being young in the industry, with only a decade of experience, Modaa’s skill, diligence, and dedication to each project has earned them features in publications such as The Architect’s Newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, the Observer, and Los Angeles Magazine.
Modaa led a complete renovation of a three-story home in the heart of Topanga Canyon. The project is a blissful union between rustic and modern styles, inspired by the canyon on which the property stands. The kitchen has white subway tile, a pro-style range, and subtle wood accents throughout, as well as a striking glass wall that opens onto the balcony. The bathroom and master bedroom have expansive views of the nature surrounding the house.
2) Addition Building and Design Inc.
4335 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 354, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Addition Building and Design is a general contractor and design-build firm established in 1986 by CEO Mike Ross. The company offers one-stop-shop services to new construction and remodeling projects including three-dimensional architectural/structural renderings, interior design, landscape architecture, and expedition of plans and permits. The firm is also an environmentally-conscious company, offering installations of water purification systems, garage electric car chargers, and solar panel lines free of charge. Addition building and Design has earned a regular spot on Qualified Remodeling Magazine‘s Top 500 Companies.
Addition Building and Design built a modern hillside home in Hollywood Hills. The three-bedroom, two-bath home totals 4,200 square feet in floor area. The home also features a three-car garage, an infinity pool, an ipe wood deck, Caesarstone countertops and laminate cabinetry for the kitchen and baths, and hardwood floors throughout the residence.
5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Ste 200, Valley Village, CA 91607
Treeium is a full-service general contracting firm serving Southern California, which specializes in a wide range of home improvement projects, including interior remodel and home energy performance upgrades. The firm is headquartered in Valley Village and has four additional offices in Irvine, Pleasant Hill, Riverside, and San Diego. CEO Moty Ginsburg, a native of Argentina, co-founded the company in 1991 and leads a residential general contracting firm that is well known for its innovative eco-friendly work. The firm is a member of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and a certified BUILD it GREEN Professional. Treeium is also recognized in a number of prominent rankings, including Inc Magazine’s Inc 500, Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500, and the Remodeling 550.
Treeium gave a two-story home in West Hollywood a thoroughly modern remodel. Beige tiles and light-colored hardwood are the choice materials for the floors. The first floor is dominated by the open concept living, dining, and kitchen areas with direct access to the dark hardwood deck and pool. The second floor houses exquisitely-done modern bedroom suites, complete with updated full baths. Great views of the sky above and the surrounding neighborhood can be found from the rooftop deck.
The Best General Contractors for Homes Between $2 Million – $6 Million
3) Advanced Builders and Contractors
19528 Ventura Blvd, Ste 120, Tarzana, CA 91356-2917
Advanced Builders and Contractors is a general contractor and design-build firm based in Tarzana. The company specializes in a range of construction projects from basic home improvements to additions, major remodels, and new construction. The firm offers these services extensively in Malibu and in the greater Los Angeles area. Local publications Malibu Times and VoyageLA, as well as national outlets such as NBC and Elle Decor, have featured Advanced Builders and Contractors and its work.
Advanced Builder and Contractors did the complete remodel of a hillside home in Los Angeles. Inside the beige stucco modern residence is an almost entirely white interior. For contrast, a number of details were installed, including hardwood floors for the stair, bedrooms and living area, off-white streaked marble tiles in the bathroom, and hardwood cabinetry throughout the residence. Outside is a dark wooden deck over the slopes, with glass railings designed to minimize its obstruction to the great view.
2) Kavin Construction, Inc.
3814 Willat Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90232
Kavin Construction, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based general contracting firm established by Michael Kavin in 1975. Kavin started his construction career as a part-time carpenter for a lumber company in Los Angeles before venturing out on his own full-time. His skills and experience not only earned him a contractor’s license, but also a successful stint as an expert witness in construction dispute cases in California. Architectural Digest and The Telegraph have featured Kavin Construction and its work.
Kavin Construction built an exquisite custom two-story home by the sea in Los Angeles. The home features a Spanish Revival structure with a blue-tiled pool in the backyard. Interior highlights include a spacious kitchen, a formal dining room, a double staircase entry, and a custom-built gym.
1) Martins Construction Corporation
1666 Courtney Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Established in 2008, Martins Construction Corporation is a Los Angeles-based general contractor specializing in residential and small commercial new construction, additions, and remodels. Founder and President Robert Martins leads the firm with a strong belief in open and effective communication in the construction process. The company’s values include exceptional craftsmanship, assured use of advanced materials and technologies, and a philosophy of socially responsible building practices. Executing on these values earned the company a number of awards and accolades, including the National Fine Builders Association Award, the Master Design Award, and a spot on the Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500 list.
Martins Construction recently finished a complete remodel of a luxury home in Hollywood Hills. The grand entrance features a set of double glass doors that opens immediately to an modern great room with a contemporary fireplace and starburst chandelier. A modern dining area, kitchen, gym, bathrooms, and bedrooms follow. The master bedroom is notable for featuring another contemporary fireplace and set of double glass doors that provide direct access to the pool area.
The Best General Contractors for Homes Less than $2 Million
3) MY Home Builders Inc.
20720 Ventura Blvd Ste 280, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Based in Woodland Hills, MY Home Builders Inc. is a general contractor that specializes in remodeling, room additions, and new construction for residential clients. Yaron Yashar, principal and co-owner, is in charge of operations for the firm and makes it a point to be present at every project the firm takes on. The company invests heavily in learning and implementing the latest trends in construction technology while complying with safety rules, regulations, and building codes in Los Angeles.
MY Home Builders Inc. led the construction of a new Cape Cod-style home in Pacific Palisades. The residence features a foyer and entry with small columns, stylized garage, large windows, and well-manicured lawn. Additionally, the home has exquisite interiors complete with lovely finishes and furnishings.
2) SPS Builders
2005 19th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
SPS Builders, based in Santa Monica, is a general contracting and design-build firm founded in 2012. Co-owners Chris Pilgard and Michael Scott strive to meet the company’s goal of filling “the need for a flexible method of project delivery that emphasizes the importance of design intent, quality of construction, and client needs.” The experiences and flexibility of SPS Builders has enables the firm to accomplish everything from simple remodels to LEED Platinum buildings.
SPS Builders led the construction of a new residence in Sherman Oaks. The kitchen opens to the living area, giving an open feeling to both spaces. The exterior has both paneling and stucco and the two-car garage was constructed below the living spaces in consideration of the home’s topography.
1) Pacific West Construction Services
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 290, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Pacific West Construction Services (PWCS) is a Hermosa Beach-based general contracting firm that has been serving Southern California since 2000. Principal Robert Martins leads the company and its services focusing on repairs and remodels for residential, commercial, and multifamily clients. PWCS is a recipient of a number of awards including the National Fine Builders Association Award, the Master Design Award, and the Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500.
PWCS completely remodeled a residence in Los Angeles. The project included both the interior and exterior, as well as landscaping for the front lawn. New stucco, siding, windows, and a garage door were installed. The original brick columns and chimney were restored. An unruly front lawn was given a fresh manicured start. Meanwhile, the interior is now updated and ready for happier use by the family.
A full interior and exterior renovation project completed by PWCS brought a drab residence with awkwardly placed walls and way too much carpet into the modern era. The pictured dining area is just beyond the foyer and opens to a spacious living room with nearly a full wall of glass. The green backyard and natural light brighten the modern space that has new hardwood floors and white accent pieces.
The Best General Contractor For Each of Los Angeles’s Neighborhoods
In this section we look at the best general contractors in 10 of Los Angeles’s wealthiest neighborhoods. The firms listed do not need to be based in the neighborhood. These firms are judge base on the homes they worked on in the neighborhood as well as overall. Take a look below to find the best general contractors near you.
The Best General Contractor in Bel Air
Houck Construction Inc.
1531 Pontius Ave Ste 300, Los Angeles, CA 90025
The projects that Houck Construction completes are nothing short of stunning. This luxury general contracting firm does custom design-build work and was started over 25 years ago by CEO David Houck. Despite being in the LA area for decades, David stays true to his native Midwestern values of community involvement, through his support of local nonprofit organizations, and strong work ethic, through his leadership of the the company.
Houck’s phenomenal skill with high-end projects isn’t limited to residential, as the firm has done commercial projects for the likes of Armani and the Long Beach Aquarium. That out-of-the-box experience comes in handy for residential work as the firm’s projects can include bold creative features inspired by their clients from fun neon lighting fixtures to an indoor hammock hanging below a skylight. Houck’s work has been featured in premier publications such as Town and Country, Luxury Home, and Architectural Digest.
The Best General Contractor in Pacific Palisades
2431 ½ Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When looking for a contractor, it can be challenging to find one that really stands out. Waconah Construction caught our eye because of the firm’s use of trademarked process which creates the highest quality standards for clients. The process, known as The 5 Simple Steps™, ensures that the firm clearly understands what the client needs, wants, and dreams about for the project so that upon completion the client is happy with the work.
As a former mechanical engineer who designed jet engine systems, it’s no surprise that founder and CEO Chris Mulhern has such a thorough and process-driven company. With nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Chris leans on his knowledge of the top subcontractors and suppliers in the area so that each custom-built team is the perfect fit for the custom-build project. Waconah Construction’s homes maximize the use of natural light so that when combined with modern design a warm, grounded space is created.
The Best General Contractor in Brentwood
9903 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 626, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
With more than 40 years of experience, CMF Homebuilders is one of the most versatile firm in the area. No matter the style, this firm can meet the desires of any client’s idealized design. Whether it’s a sitting room with dark exposed wooden beams contrasting white built-in shelving or it’s a living area in a modern home that can be opened up with a wall of sliding glass panes onto a luxurious outdoor space, CMF Homebuilders can do it. CEO Barry Chase is a Los Angeles native and understands that in this town reputation matters.
Since each home is a reflection of CMF, Chase leads the firm to complete projects so that clients want to recommend CMF to others. The secret to guaranteeing the highest quality of work is Chase’s “obsessive perfectionist” nature than demands the best out of all of the vendors and tradesmen who work on his projects.
The Best General Contractor in Porter Ranch
Hi-Tech Builders, Inc.
5435 Balboa Blvd Ste 200, Encino, CA 91316
Hi-Tech Builders, Inc. is an Encino-based general contractor that offers multiple construction services, including interior renovation, home remodeling, and new construction. General Manager David Lachyani started at the firm over 12 years ago as a demolition specialist and worked his way up the ladder gaining more expertise and taking on more leadership roles. Today he leads the firm to serve as a one-stop shop for general contracting needs.
Hi-Tech is qualified for any construction job, from simple room upgrades to the construction of an entire home, including landscaping. The firm emphasizes practical and fully functional design because it sees how important it is to maximize a client’s budget to achieve the desired outcomes. Hi-Tech Builders stands out in their commitment to giving back—one percent of every project cost is donated to the Larger Than Life Foundation that works to improve the quality of life for kids who have cancer.
The Best General Contractor in West Los Angeles
1715 Via El Prado #482, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
In 1988, Louie Tangalakis founded Elias Construction. It was the natural next step in a career that started with a job as an apprentice carpenter on job sites in exclusive neighborhoods and moved to working directly under a renowned Beverly Hills architect as job superintendent servicing elite clientele. Elias Construction has been serving exclusive neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area since its establishment and Louie still has the attention to detail befitting of someone who started as an apprentice.
The firm focuses on residential remodeling, additions, and new construction. The firm goes to great lengths to build out high-quality projects—even if the topography is tricky. From grading off a hilltop or building up from steep down slopes to cutting into and retaining an 80 foot hillside, Elias Construction has the crews, the creativity, and the expertise to eliminate any obstacle that stands in the way of building a client’s dream home.
The Best General Contractors in Glendale
Paul G. Lindsey, General Contractor
7352 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042
Paul G. Lindsey got his start as a carpenter’s apprentice right after he finished high school. Over the course of the following four decades, Lindsey gained expertise in the construction industry and eventually started his own general contracting firm. Today his firm specializes in commercial and residential remodel, additions, and construction. While the company does offer design build services, clients are able to bring drawings from outside architects.
Lindsey recognizes that for most people a home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetimes. As such, he works hard to lead the company to prioritize the highest of quality work for the fairest price. The company, based in Tujunga, serves the greater Los Angeles area. The firm is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Additionally, the firm has won Best of Tujunga for the past 10 years.
The Best General Contractors in Hollywood Hills
8560 W Sunset Blvd Ste 414, West Hollywood, CA 90069
When it comes to Hollywood Hills, the only firm to select is Lyons Development. The firm’s work was splashed across the pages of The Hollywood Reporter and The Los Angeles Times: Hot Property and across the internet on Forbes, Mansion Global, Elle Décor Italia, and Decor last year for the $38 million Stanley House that had an interesting interior design partner. Grammy Award-winning rocker and interior design partner—Lenny Kravitz.
Led by founder and CEO Matt Lyons, the firm built the 10,000+ square-foot mansion with features like a 70-foot wide circular swimming pool, a downstairs club complete with a full bar set-up, and walls and walls of glass to showcase the 280-degree view. For 15 years, Lyons Development has run as boutique style firm serving high-end clients. The company integrates green building practices and conservation tactics into its work from the start and aims to deliver clients’ vision with acuity and artistry.
The Best General Contractors in Beverly Glen
Forte Build and Design
3646 Long Beach Blvd Ste 103, Long Beach, CA 90807
Forte Build and Design is a Long Beach-based general contracting and design-build firm serving Los Angeles County. Whether a small kitchen remodel or the construction of a new home, the premier company focuses on consistent, superior results. Forte Build and Design is passionate about helping homeowners create their dream home. Led by CEO Louis Steven Parada Jr, the firm is driven by a process that emphasizes professionalism and reliability.
On a recent project, a double front door opens up to an expansive living room and foyer area. Windows in the dining and living room bring natural light into the space. The highlight of this home isn’t the home itself, it’s the oasis created out back. Complete with a pool, palm trees, an outdoor seating area, and fire pit, this backyard is built to entertain and encourage relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Best General Contractor in Studio City
Joel & Co. Construction
11693 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Residential construction work runs in Joel Patillo’s family and growing up he spent his summers as foreman for his father’s concrete and framing company and his uncle’s electrical and plumbing company. This experience proved invaluable years later when Joel started his eponymous firm, Joel & Co. Construction and took the lessons he learned about “the unfortunate experiences homeowners were having with builders” and decided to do it differently.
Today, the general contracting firms specializes in new construction, custom home building, and commercial and residential renovations, including room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and sustainable eco-friendly construction. He and his team are guided by the same principles Portillo lives by—hard work, transparency, an easy-going attitude, and an attention to detail that puts the clients and their visions front and center. Patillo’s prior experience as a foreman himself helps him to make sure that that the people involved are the right fit to deliver the highest of quality work.
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Greenworks Construction & Design
5042 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Greenworks Construction & Design is a Los Angeles-based, family owned general contracting and design-build firm established in 2009. The firm specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and interior and exterior remodeling, as well as room additions and new construction throughout southern California. One of the ways this company stands out from other LA construction companies is that from design and blueprints to the last clean-up it handles everything in-house.
The firm is a reputable contractor with a portfolio characterized by high-quality craftsmanship, budget-conscious execution, and sustainable construction. Greenworks’ residential sustainability work ranges from smaller projects, like kitchen and bath remodels, to bigger development, like new homes. The benefits to clients to take the sustainability route isn’t limited to eco-friendly metrics, rather materials used in sustainable development are often recycled—which means they don’t end up in a landfill and are cheaper too! Over the years, Greenworks Construction & Design’s work has been featured in the media, including on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation, People.com, and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing L.A.
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Drake General Contractor
13949 Ventura Blvd. #312, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
With over 35 years of experience in custom home building and renovation, Drake General Contractor has built a reputation for delivering high-quality craftsmanship in residential construction. Guided by founder and principal Gary Drake, the firm has built homes for prominent clientele in Los Angeles’ exclusive neighborhoods, including Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air, Doheny Estates, Santa Monica, and Century City. The firm is dedicated to exceeding client expectations with exceptional project efficiency while adhering to the budget and schedule and partnering with the finest subcontractors and communicative project management team.
Gary Drake serves not only as a craftsman but also as a historian and architecture enthusiast. He has reimagined homes originally designed by renowned architects such as Paul R. Williams, Gerard Colcord, and Gordon B. Kaufmann. Drake has extensive knowledge of the history of a classic home. He maintains the best design features and iconic historical elements while renewing the overall design to accommodate the modern homeowner. Drake and his team have earned recognition as experts in various architectural styles common in Southern California, including Spanish, Craftsman, and Contemporary.
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