Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 06:58 am

Located in San Bernardino County, Upland sits by the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is consistently regarded as one of the best places to live in the area and offers its residents a great suburban feel. It also offers its homeowners a great range of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks and is also a very popular choice for up-and-coming young professionals looking for the perfect home. This list features eight of Upland’s best and leading general contractors. These companies are behind some of the area’s most beautiful renovations and single-family homes. They are recipients of countless awards and showcase stellar portfolios. 

Epic Design Build, Inc.

1232 Monte Vista Ave .,Ste #4, Upland, CA. 91786

Epic Design Build offers an excellent design-build approach that keeps the entire process in-house. This lessens the additional challenge for clients in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors and professionals. The firm has been in business since 2002 and specializes in both residential and commercial projects. It has worked in some of the most sought-after communities in Southern California and is highly regarded for its new custom homes, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, complex renovations, room additions, and unique small scale commercial structures.


The firm is the product of the vision of its co-founders, Maureen Cunningham and Jim Johnson. Cunningham is both a licensed architect and general contractor. She has received numerous local and national awards for her residential designs. Johnson, on the other hand, draws inspiration from over three decades of residential construction experience. 

Ground Up Builders

14545 Victory Blvd #601, Van Nuys, CA 91411


With over 5,000 projects spread across the state of California, Ground Up Builders has received stellar reviews through the years. It is highly regarded for its commitment to various sustainability and green building practices, assuring homeowners of the high efficiency of its work. The company operates out of several offices and has served the entirety of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties. The firm draws inspiration from over ten years of industry experience and is also known for offering its services at highly competitive prices.

Depicted above is one of the firm’s best kitchen remodels. For this kitchen, the firm’s team employed excellent custom cabinetry and designed a large kitchen island that also doubles as a breakfast bar. Some other fine features include its contemporary touches, granite backsplashes, and excellent open concept floor plan. 

Dave Gula Construction

1055 Sullivan St., Upland, CA 91784

Dave Gula Construction is a family-owned and -operated company that operates out of its office in Upland. It is regarded for its great interiors and exteriors, in addition to its home additions and outdoor living spaces. The company draws inspiration from over five decades of industry experience and showcases an exceptional portfolio filled with great garages, landscapes, ground-up work, pools, and kitchens. Since the firm’s inception, it has secured countless repeat clientele for itself and showcases expertise for a variety of architectural vernaculars.

The featured project is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. For this home, the firm’s team opted for slate exteriors and terracotta roofs. It also designed a striking main entrance, flanked with pillars.

Ross Construction

1242 Monte Vista Ave., Ste 17, Upland, CA 91786

Ross Construction operates out of its office in Upland and extends its services throughout the area. The firm offers its clients an outstanding list of general contracting services and has worked in some of the best areas in Southern California. The firm specializes in custom home remodeling, additions, and new construction. At its helm is its founder and namesake, Darin Ross. He established the firm after working for a decade with some of Southern California’s largest high-end custom residential architecture and construction firms. He is well-versed in the design-build process, which reflects itself in the firm’s comprehensive processes.

The project above is taken from one of the firm’s best whole home renovations. It features an excellent open concept floor plan, great lighting and fixtures, and custom cabinetry. Some of its great elements include its built-in shelving, custom island-breakfast bar that also contains excellent cabinetry, clean backsplashes, and custom stove hood. 

R.L. Pruitt Construction, Inc.

163 Enterprise Wy, Upland, CA 91786

Since 1977,  R.L. Pruitt Construction, Inc. has built genuine and unique homes. The company is committed to serving a diverse clientele in Upland and the surrounding areas. With forty-five years in the industry, R.L. Pruitt maintains the highest level of craftsmanship and service with each project.

Owner and president Doug Pruitt leads the construction professionals at R.L. Pruitt Construction, Inc.. He is personally involved with all of the company’s projects. Under his leadership, the company offers superior custom home building and remodeling services. Known for delivering stellar results at competitive prices, the firm makes the construction process faster and more efficient through thorough planning and hands-on management. It is fully licensed, bonded, and insured for clients’ peace of mind. The company cultivates long-term partnerships with top suppliers and subcontractors for the best results.

Their portfolio includes single-family homes with Spanish, Modern and Traditional architecture. Many of its projects feature stunning exteriors with stone-clad pillars, wrought iron railings, and professional landscaping. These homes blend seamlessly into the Southern California landscape with manicured lawns and stone and iron details.

H&H Huehl Construction

120 W. Dayton St., Upland, CA 91786

H&H Huehl Construction’s best projects can be found in Chino, LaVerne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, and Upland. It is best known for its kitchen, bathroom, and office remodels and offers exceptional construction packages. The firm’s team also assists with various handyman services. This includes installing new windows, doors, sliding glass doors, fixtures, and flooring. The company’s portfolio also showcases excellent custom countertops and cabinetry. Depicted below is one of its best works.

For this bathroom, the firm’s team employed a clean and modern design. Its team designed a separate walk-in shower encased in glass, paneled flooring, and a his-and-hers-vanity. The team maximized the space’s natural light, making the room appear larger. 

Taranto Construction, Inc.

1326 Monte Vista Ave #4 Upland, CA 91786

Taranto Construction is best known for its luxury remodeling services and extends its stellar work throughout Upland, Ontario, Cucamonga, and San Bernardino County. Headquartered in Upland, the firm’s portfolio showcases an excellent range of new custom home builds, full remodeling and new additions, and door and window installations. Aside from its residential work, the firm also manages various commercial projects and offers its work at competitive and affordable prices. The firm’s team handles projects regardless of size or scale and credits its success to the talent and expertise of its experienced team.

The project above is a fine example of the firm’s work, and it embodies Taranto’s affinity for modern and contemporary work. It features an excellent custom vanity and lighting. The firm’s team also worked on a glass-encased walk-in shower and great floor work. 

California Modern Home Styles, Inc.

99 N San Antonio Ave., Ste #125, Upland, CA 91786

Regarded as among Southern California’s best and leading general contractors, California Modern Home Styles specializes in kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, and home additions. Its portfolio showcases an affinity for modern and contemporary designs. The firm’s talented and experienced professionals and in-house designers assist clients from inception to completion. This includes 3D imaging and renders, in addition to flooring, cabinetry, custom fixtures, and material selection.

The firm stays up-to-date with the latest building codes and regulations. It assures homeowners that it is present throughout the entire process and emphasizes the importance of close collaboration with clients. Uniquely, the firm has its own showroom in  which clients may gain a better sense of the company’s expertise and go through their personalized cabinetry, tile, countertop, and flooring catalog.