Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:06 am

At the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, just eleven miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles is the city of Pasadena, California. Although known primarily as the “City of Roses” for its famous New Year’s Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, Pasadena has lots more to offer: from historical museums to hiking opportunities to some of the most prestigious intellectual institutions in the country.

As a bustling city, Pasadena is home to more than 140,000 people. Zillow lists the median home value of single-family homes and condos in the city at the staggering price of $877,475. Lucky for those wanting to build a new home or remodel an existing one, we’ve compiled a list of the best general contractors in Pasadena that can help homeowners achieve the home of their dreams. 

The top general contractors in this list have been ranked according to their company profile, experience, services offered, customer satisfaction, awards received, and media features and coverage. With these firms’ unique designs and quality work, clients can be sure that their discerning tastes and preferences will be satisfied.

Arrowhead Remodeling & Design 

18345 Ventura Boulevard, ​Tarzana, CA 91356

Arrowhead Remodeling & Design is a family-owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. As a licensed, insured, and bonded company, as well as a Better Business Bureau-accredited company, Arrowhead performs all home construction, remodeling, and repair needs.

More than just a remodeling company, Arrowhead strives to transform its clients’ living spaces into the homes of their dreams. The firm does this by offering a one-stop, hassle-free service that takes care of projects from conception to execution: including planning, management, licenses and inspections. With friendly and efficient project managers, Arrowhead does its best to minimize the clients’ costs, project timeline, and issues encountered during the remodeling process. And because Arrowhead is a leading construction company, it provides full construction and facilities-related services, from sustainable building to the latest in construction technology for clients across various markets.

Chelsea Design + Construction 

4529 Angeles Crest Highway Suite 103, La Canada, CA 91011

Chelsea Design + Construction has over 20 years of experience serving clients in the Los Angeles area, from Pasadena to Pacific Palisades and everywhere in between. The firm is composed of owner Mark Snashall and his highly-skilled team of builders, designers, collaborators and problem-solvers. 

Many of Chelsea’s employees have been with the firm for over a decade, and all are committed to making each Chelsea project experience a positive one. Whether clients are building a custom residence or looking for a full-service design/build solution, Chelsea Design + Construction can take ideas and make them tangible, livable and sustainable. The firm’s work is a testament to what can be accomplished with teamwork and expertise, and because of this, some of Chelsea’s work has been featured in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens, Arroyo Magazine, and Beautiful Kitchens.

Eden Builders 

19528 Ventura Blvd. #242, Tarzana, CA 91356

For over a decade, Eden Builders has been offering its new home construction and remodeling services to the Los Angeles County area. With all its years of experience, Eden Builders can handle any residential project, whether a dream home upgrade or a renovation of a fixer-upper.

Under the leadership of Ron Litman, the firm’s owner, Eden Builders strives for perfection and client satisfaction. Ron himself is a licensed contractor with a passion for architecture and home design. His aesthetic and vast experience as a home remodel/addition contractor are a powerful combination that allows him to apply his expertise on any project Eden Builders takes on. Because such a process results in many satisfied clients, the firm has had no need to advertise, with much of its work coming from referrals. 

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build

300 S Raymond Ave. #18, Pasadena, CA 91105

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build is a fully integrated architecture, construction and interior design company specializing in high-end remodels, additions, historic restorations, and new custom homes. The firm is currently headed by Bill Baldwin, who has been working in the architecture and construction industry for 35 years and has built an impressive list of notable clients and significant projects.

The firm is unique in its offering of energy-efficient materials for sustainable building. This is made possible through Bill’s certification as a Green Building Professional. The firm has received numerous local and national awards for design/build excellence, including The Grand Prize Design award from Remodeling Magazine. It has also been featured in Remodeling Magazine, Builder Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Qualified Remodeler, and has appeared on HGTV’s Restore America.

Navarro Construction

3579 East Foothill Blvd. Suite 259, Pasadena, CA 91107

Navarro Construction has been building and remodeling homes since 1991. Since then, the firm has seen hundreds of projects from inception to completion both on time and within the budgets. 

Alfred Navarro comes from a long lineage of builders, and he uses his expertise to head this firm. Under his leadership, Navarro Construction ensures its projects are completed with exemplary craftsmanship to achieve complete customer satisfaction. In the past, the firm has been the recipient of awards such as the “Best of Pasadena-Best Home Remodeling,” and the “Best of Pasadena-Best Interior Designer,” from The Pasadena Weekly. Its work has also been featured in Signature Kitchens & Baths, American Dream Homes, Decorating Magazine, and California Home + Design

Open Hand Remodeling Co.

556 South Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite 101, Pasadena, CA 91105

Open Hand Remodeling Co. was founded upon the dream of one man: to provide honest home remodeling services to the Southern California community. Danny Mizrahi fulfilled this dream by founding Open Hand Remodeling Co., where he still pursues his vision today. 

As a design/build firm, Open Hand is able to complete every part of clients’ home remodeling projects. Clients can trust Open Hand to be honest, efficient, and affordable; the firm works with clients’ schedules and budgets to execute a remodeling project that brings clients’ ideas to life. The firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is a member of GuildQuality, which speaks to its ability to achieve customer satisfaction. Best of all, the firm knows how to give back to the Los Angeles community through its city youth organization, Heart of Los Angeles. 

Roger Perron Design and Construction

3171 Los Feliz Blvd. Suite 306, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Roger Perron Design and Construction is a Los Angeles-based design/build company specializing in elegant, affordable home design, and full-service construction company for all types of remodeling, additions and custom new homes. 

The firm is headed by Roger Perron, whose father was also a prolific home builder and chairman of the Home Builders’ Association of Worcester County. With building in his blood, Roger is experienced in just about every kind of home construction project, from new construction to any kind of home remodeling, including hillside construction and correction of earthquake damage. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and glowing testimonials from many satisfied clients, Roger Perron Design and Construction continues to cultivate a reputation for excellence in design/building for 39 years and counting.

United Firm Construction

3860 Edgeview Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107

United Firm Construction is a second-generation, family-owned and operated construction company located in Pasadena, California. Established in 1981, the firm has earned a reputation for its competent and skilled craftsmen who collaborate with architects and owners to build quality projects and lasting relationships. 

In adherence to its founding principles of honesty, integrity and an unyielding devotion to quality, United Firm Construction is committed to hands-on job site management, clear and accessible communication and unrivaled customer service from beginning to end. Pictured below is the firm’s historical renovation of a property in Pasadena. This early 1900s Historic House was fully gutted and restored to its original details. United Firm Construction was able to restore the home to its former glory by balancing a knowledge of traditional building techniques and modern advancements in building technology.