Redwood City is a community in the San Francisco Bay area located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With its fair climate and vibrant downtown area, many find Redwood City the perfect place to live. Its diverse communities offer everything from estates and mansions to quaint single-family homes and apartments. This well-rounded community attracts tech workers, young professionals, and families annually.
To maintain and upgrade your home in Redwood City, finding a great general contractor is key. Our team curated this list of 15 contractors based on their specialties and capabilities, number of projects, awards and certifications, and the value and quality of their projects. We also considered the firms’ years of services and client testimonials, as well as the backgrounds of their principals.
Baron Construction & Remodeling
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Saratoga-based general contractor Baron Construction & Remodeling has dedicated the past six years to providing superior general contracting and construction services to its clients across the Bay Area. From residents to business owners, the company’s clients commend it for its professionalism, technical expertise, and friendly service. It offers a whole range of construction services, including new construction, custom homes, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, interior and exterior painting, and roofing and waterproofing systems.
The company is led by Mike Baron, who has served as manager and designer for more than three years and continues to develop the company according to the latest trends. Baron Construction & Remodeling has completed a number of successful projects in Redwood City. One example is this full house remodel featured here. A beautiful, neutral palette acts as a base for the open plan layout and modern touches. Baron completely redid the kitchen, living room, and master suite.
10566 S Deanza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
Craftsmen’s Guild is a family-owned and operated boutique design-build firm operating from Cupertino. Founded by the Amini brothers, the firm is committed to embodying collaboration among the members of its team — craftspeople who all have expertise in architecture, construction, and design. Precise procedures coupled with a keen understanding of every home project direct the company to success in each project. With more than 30 years in the industry, the company has built more than 300 new homes and over 500 projects.
The firm specializes in designing and building custom homes, along with remodeling kitchens, baths, and home additions. These projects can be seen across cities in the Bay Area, including Redwood, Atherton, Menlo Park, Cupertino, and Los Altos. Featured here is a Redwood City project that features pops of red throughout. The full home renovation included a new modern kitchen and a spacious living room.
CSI Custom Homes
1755 E Bayshore Road, #27A, Redwood City, CA 94063
A Better Business Bureau (BBB)-accredited company with an A+ rating, clients can be assured that CSI adheres to the highest standards of business ethics and client relations. The team is strong in open communication with clients, and all of the firm’s employees exercise a very hands-on approach in all stages of the process—from designing to building.
The firm is run by principals Todd Blocker and Mike Maldonado. Todd brings over 30 years of experience in home building and construction project management. He started his career as a carpenter for an area home builder. Over the years, he has mastered and honed his craft and gained valuable experience in technical aspects of construction as well as in budgeting, estimation, and supervision. Mike has also spent more than 30 years in the construction industry and is known for his precision craftsmanship, attention to detail, and ability to deliver superior customer service. He started as an apprentice straight out of high school and has been building ever since.
Future Vision Remodeling
495 East Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA 95112
Future Vision Remodeling is a San Jose general contractor that prides itself on its excellence, timeliness, cost transparency, project site management, and complete customer satisfaction. From classic to modern styles, the company demonstrates flexibility in creating timeless homes according to exacting standards. Clients will appreciate the company’s efficient project management from beginning to end as well as its sound advice for remodeling concepts catered to each individual taste.
The company’s full suite of services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, backyard enhancements, and pool hardscaping. In this whole house remodeling project, the FVR utilized wood and stone textures to enhance the space. This notable wall detail made of wood plank and stone tile for the fireplace gives the bright, open space warmth and texture.
Gehrels Custom Homes
2453 Palm Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Gehrels Custom Homes promises only the finest in quality construction to residents of Redwood City and the rest of the Bay Area. Its work is defined by timely execution, design efficiency, and exceptional construction techniques. It provides construction management and design and build services to meet every client’s needs and exceed their expectations. The firm has been under the care and leadership of Jason Gehrels and his family. Gehrels has been involved in the construction business for over 40 years and brings time-tested expertise to every project. Gehrels Custom Homes is accredited by the BBB and has earned an A+ rating for its business ethics and standards.
The company is proficient in a wide range of residential projects, including additions, interior and exterior renovations, and kitchen and bath remodels. It can do everything from simple updates of fixtures and finishes to complete re-configuration and space optimization. This Redwood City full house remodel shows the company’s exquisite workmanship, specifically through the fireplace and the skylights in the great room.
745 Warrington Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063
GR8WORK Builders has served its hometown of Redwood City with tailored residential construction solutions since 1977. The company operates according to three time-honored principles: superior craftsmanship, constant communication, and impeccable attention to detail. Its knowledgeable team customizes each remodeling project to meet the individual needs of each homeowner. The firm completes construction work for whole house renovations, additions, kitchens, and bathrooms. Additionally, it is adept at new home building and green building.
GR8WORK Builders founder Bob Rosenberg is a New York native who moved to the Bay Area to start a business in construction. He mastered the basics as an apprentice in the Carpenter’s Union, and was trained under master carpenters from Finland, Sweden, and Germany. He possesses highly acclaimed certifications, such as Master Certified Remodeler and Universal Design Certified Professional from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and Certified Green Building Professional from Build It Green.
904 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Greenberg Construction touts itself as a one-stop-shop for design and construction services to residents of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Its over 25 years in the business has produced top-of-the-line projects in new construction, remodeling, and renovation. It is dedicated to serving clients the best from start to finish, following strict deadlines, and using the highest quality materials.
The company is a recognized leader in the local green building industry and is active in a number of organizations dedicated to green building, including Build it Green, USGBC, Energy Upgrade California, California First, and AllianceNRG. The company offers the latest energy-efficient products and services for environmental friendly living and workspaces.
Greenberg designed and built this full home remodel in Redwood. A more traditional style was used, with custom wood cabinets and marble countertops in the kitchen and warm-toned hardwood floors.
1574 Country Club Dr., Los Altos, CA 94024
Hammerschmidt Construction is an award-winning residential remodeling contractor that has been providing design and remodeling services to San Francisco Bay Area homeowners since 1996. Its integrated team delivers a seamless process for every project, from permit acquisition and design concepts to planning and construction. Its success is bolstered by 20 years of construction and project management experience and additional specializations in green building. The Los Altos-based company does small scale renovations, additions, and full house remodels.
Third-generation contractor John Hammerschmidt grew up in the Central Valley with the dream of becoming a farmer. His diverse career in the Bay Area includes selling irrigation systems to Napa wineries and managing field operations for two landscaping firms (including his own) and two construction companies. His work helped him evolve as a leader in traditional and sustainable construction, making him a trusted contractor for many.
944 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Harrell Remodeling is a full-service design + build residential remodeling company based in Palo Alto. It prides itself on being a ‘contractor for life’ for many Bay Area homeowners, as it completes multiple jobs for many of them throughout the years. This is a testament to the trust it has built within the Bay Area community. The firm has also earned numerous accolades for business and design, including a national award from Qualified Remodeler, NARI META Awards, and features in Sunset Magazine.
Its powerhouse team of design and construction professionals is led by CEO Lisa Sten. A Boston College alumna, her design excellence has been recognized multiple times with local and regional NARI awards, National CotY awards, National Chrysalis Awards, NKBA, and other professional design associations. She is a Certified Remodeler and Universal Design Certified Professional under the NARI.
The company’s service area encompasses the Silicon Valley, Mid-Peninsula, and Bay Area cities and communities. In Redwood City, Harrell created this unique Napa-style outdoor living space. The company effectively addressed the busy family’s need for a relaxing and open space for entertaining family and friends.
2905 Carolina Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Since 1997, Harwood Remodeling has been creating one-of-a-kind living spaces for families in Redwood, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Los Altos, Portola Valley and Woodside. As the main point of contact, this general contractor has forged long-term relationships with some of the finest architects and designers in the Bay Area to deliver the best in design-build services. Owners Smitty and Tambi Harwood head the company and its projects with exceptional project management and planning skills. The duo operate on the belief that form and function should always go together to achieve a well-built home and, in turn, achieve customer satisfaction.
The company is skilled in tackling all types of projects, from kitchen and bathroom remodels to whole house renovations. It is also notable for its green and sustainable building practices. Harwood Remodeling is a Certified Green Building Professional, a member of Build It Green, and a member of the NARI.
For more information, you can visit their website here.
151 W. 3rd Ave. Suite #1, San Mateo, CA 94402
From teardowns and rebuilds to interior remodels and reconfigurations, JPM Construction has become one of the go-to contractors in the Mid-Peninsula region for all things construction. It possesses years of experience completing dozens of residential construction projects and has the skill to work on both historic homes and new residences. It offers a design-build approach through which the firm takes care of everything, from obtaining permits and customizing a home plan to constructing and finishing the final product.
JPM Construction understands that remodeling and renovations mean a seamless transition from the old to the new. It has consistently done this in projects like building additional stories on a structure, adding basements, restoring historic homes, and more. This Redwood City home remodel embodies this seamless process and look. The open floor concept facilitates a better flow of movement throughout the house and connects all the spaces smoothly.
3031 Tisch Way, Unit 110, San Jose, CA 95128
Lavan Construction is a family-owned and operated company based in San Jose. It touts itself as a small local company with large-scale experience capable of providing clients with time-tested expertise and hands-on tailored solutions. Established in 1982, it uses its decades of industry experience in both domestic and international markets to provide all kinds of remodeling projects across the Bay Area. Its unique blend of leadership utilizes expertise in construction contracting, design, and management from Fortune 500 companies.
Lavan consistently exercises honesty, transparency, and integrity to bring satisfaction to clients no matter the project. This way, it can give proactive and exceptional customer care through effective communication and trustworthy relationships. Additionally, the company has its own design lab and showroom where clients can start planning their dream home using the latest technology and design trends. The company is notable for its kitchen and bathroom remodels, whole house renovations, and accessory dwelling units.
Established in 2005, Nueva Builders of Foster City offers a highly collaborative approach to creating innovative living spaces. Its experienced and talented roster of staff and subcontractors has demonstrated skill and expertise in design and construction. They work closely with each client so homes reflect the owners’ desires and needs. It has gained the trust of many over the years through its creativity and proven project management skills.
The company is led by founder Jeff Cretcher. He left his 20-year career in media and software development to pursue his other passion—building and renovating. He is trained and certified in green building techniques. Additionally, his company is a BBB-accredited business with an A+ rating and a member of Build It Green.
Nueva Builders specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels and room additions. Featured here is a Redwood City kitchen makeover. Hints of red are used against a clean palette of white and neutral colors. The large kitchen island serves as a prep area and dining area.
881 Hurlingame Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063
Jim Adkins solidified a sterling reputation in custom home building and residential renovation through his more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of project types. His resume includes more than 400,000 square feet of projects with specialties in modern home construction and green building. He leads 50-year-old company Springs Construction and instilled the values of experience, dedication, and craft in his team of professionals. The majority of its business comes from referrals who praise Springs for its reliability for being on time and on budget.
The company’s commitment to fine craftsmanship, technical construction expertise, and solid project management has earned it a Diamond Certified Award. It also maintains active memberships and accreditations from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Build It Green, and the NAHB as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.
Springs Construction builds and renovates all over the San Francisco Bay area. It manages all phases of construction work for projects, from kitchens and bath remodels to complex work like second-story additions and new homes.
Timeline Design + Build
14401 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Residents of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have benefited from the exceptional design and construction services of Timeline Design + Build since its inception in 1990. Timeline Design+Build is an award winning design+build custom home building company. From architecture to interior design to custom building, the company provides clients everything they need to build their dream home through one source. Timeline Design+Build specializes in custom home building in Los Altos, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, and Woodside as well as surrounding areas. Timeline’s clients include Silicon Valley executives, engineers, tech workers and venture capitalists. It has also been recognized with awards from the NARI and NKBA for its classic and innovative designs for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and basements.
Timeline built this 4,500-square-foot custom home in Los Altos reflecting classic prairie style architecture. It features a light tower over the stairs to the walk out basement as well as metal roofing, custom shingle siding, and radiant heated floors.