Modesto attracts those looking for the balance created by a culturally rich city center that’s surrounded by quiet residential neighborhoods. It is surrounded by natural beauty and is close to iconic locations such as Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco. Modesto is also known for its arts scene — museums, galleries, theaters, and concerts are plenty in this city. 

As its central valley location and pleasant weather continue to attract visitors and homeowners alike, homes in the city are constantly being renovated to accommodate the growing population. This list presents the top general contractors capable of providing the best construction services around. These contractors were selected by our team using a comprehensive set of criteria including awards, press, versatility in styles and services, number of projects, and overall good standing in the community.

Adrian Construction

3424 Oakdale Rd., Suite #2, Modesto, CA 95355

Local construction company Adrian Construction specializes in all varieties and phases of home remodeling and new construction. Within a decade of its establishment, it has become one of Modesto’s go-to general contractors. The company is owned by Donovan Adrian, a fourth-generation almond grower and an experienced builder. He possesses more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry and also owns a tile and stone company. Reviews for the company frequently mention Adrian Construction’s professionalism and excellent work. It is highly rated among third-party rating websites and has a high referral rate from past clients who share the company’s friendliness throughout the collaborative process. It is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating for its professionalism and customer service. 

Featured here is one of the company’s bathroom remodels. Stark white tiles, marble countertops, and a light gray wall balance each other in a modern-styled space. 

DAC Remodeling

20058 Bloss Ave., Hilmar, CA 95324

Along with beautiful homes and stunning living spaces, DAC Remodeling has built a reputation for sustainable high-quality construction services across Modesto and Merced areas.  Established in 1980 as David Anderson Construction, it has evolved into a premier remodeling company providing remodeling and renovation services as well as handyman services. A member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), it adheres only to the highest standards of craftsmanship and professionalism in all its projects.

The firm is led by Dave Anderson. His impressive career spans more than twenty years in construction and remodeling. He oversees a full staff of designers and carpenters and also handles some projects himself. He also possesses a number of significant certifications such as Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and Certified Green Professional.

Gary B. Lewis Construction

1708 Walnut Blossom Way, Modesto, CA 95355

Gary B. Lewis has been remodeling the greater Modesto area as a general contractor since 1982. He has worked on dozens of custom high-end homes and commercial buildings across Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, and the rest of Central Valley. Past clients praise Lewis for helping put their signature in their homes and for his hands-on management from design and planning to construction and final finishing. Customers also like his easy manner and attentive listening that, for them, makes the whole process a joy to go through. 

Gary Lewis completely remodeled this downtown Craftsman home. Although the 1940’s house was updated to accommodate new materials, its old charm is still evident in its layout and design. This project is evidence of Lewis’ ability to combine the old and new for different kinds of spaces throughout a home.

Jaureguy’s Design & Construction

436 E Main St., Turlock, CA 95380

For decades, Jaureguy’s Design & Construction has made a name for itself in the luxury design and construction business. This 31-year-old firm has a driven team of interior designers, builders, craftsmen, and installers that utilizes the design-build framework in creating outstanding custom homes, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and other specialty rooms. It also provides interior design services, combining these with its building process to match projects with any lifestyle. The company is led by three partners: John Jaureguy, Sharon Jaureguy, and Eric Jergenson.

Clients often start their collaboration with Jaureguy’s Design & Construction with a consultation in their showroom in Turlock. As a one-stop-shop for all things remodeling, its showroom boasts everything from the latest fixtures, designs, and layouts for home renovations as well as sample results of finished projects. Whether the client already has a set of plans for their project or is starting from scratch, the company is ready to provide premium services in design and construction.

Realty Design Associates

334 S Yosemite Ave., Suite B, Oakdale, CA 95361

Oakdale-based Realty Design Associates is a general contractor working primarily in custom home projects. Established in 2016, this small but experienced firm combines expert interior design and custom finish work with skilled craftsmanship and general contracting services to provide exquisite homes to residents of Oakdale and Modesto. Leslie Osanger leads the company’s team as CEO and Principal. Coming from a family who ran a construction business, Leslie was no stranger to remodels and ground-up projects. In 2008, she decided to become a general contractor to offer full spectrum design-build services. She is joined by Heather Chripczuk, a finance and interior design professional, and Ray Jones, who leads the team in anything custom, from cabinetry and millwork to specialty media. 

Realty Design Associates transformed this Modesto ranch home into a luxurious abode. The complex project was accomplished in two phases. It took out the dividing interior walls to give the home a fresh open layout and elevated the ceilings for a bigger space. It also installed a spectacular chef’s kitchen, new picture windows for abundant natural light, and a unified living space for everyone to enjoy.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management