Santa Monica, California is considered one of the best areas to live in Southern California. People relocate to Santa Monica to be near the beach, live a more relaxed lifestyle, and take advantage of world-class amenities. In recent years, many tech companies, from startups to online giants, have relocated to Santa Monica. Growing demand for employees has been a driving force behind housing expansion, the rate of new construction, and price increases.

This article lists some of the best multifamily contractors in Santa Monica, California. These firms were selected based on their extensive knowledge, experience, expertise, and portfolios.

W.E. O’Neil Construction

909 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #400, El Segundo, CA 90245

W.E. O’Neil Construction has been in business since 1925, showcasing its people as its most valuable asset. Over the years, the firm has earned its reputation as a market leader, with a long list of satisfied clients and projects spanning from Connecticut to California. Backed by a highly-skilled and dedicated staff, the firm has consistently utilized innovation and automation in its operations, ensuring a smooth and seamless construction experience for its clients. It has remained committed to the core values instilled by founder William E. O’Neil, including building solid relationships with its clients, suppliers, and trade partners. The company combines tried-and-true methodologies with new technology and building processes. The company’s superior quality and professionalism allow it to go above and beyond its clients’ demands. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Next on Lex, a mixed-used development located in Glendale, California. The project encompasses a 494-unit apartment complex and a ground-floor retail space. It features four structures arranged on a raised pedestal, with three levels of underground parking. Above the five-level concrete construction are five levels constructed of wood. A pool, two spas, a fitness center, outdoor BBQs, and a fire pit area are among the amenities.

Pankow Builders

199 S. Los Robles Avenue Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91101

Pankow Builders has served Oakland, Berkeley, Pasadena, San Francisco, and Santa Monica clients since 1963 by providing creative problem-solving, engineering skills, and meticulous construction management. The firm offers a comprehensive set of services to cater to each client’s unique demands. Services include design-build, design-assist, general contracting, and tenant improvement services. The firm believes that its success comes from its commitment to excellence and customer service, utilizing cutting-edge construction and management practices that directly benefit the customer. The company offers extensive experience and technical knowledge. It has the flexibility to give its clients a wide range of alternatives for resolving constructability challenges and allowing them to try out new ideas.

The firm provided preconstruction and construction services to build the Village at Santa Monica, a 324-unit residential and retail complex along Ocean Avenue with a three-level, below-grade parking garage. This three-acre property is in Santa Monica’s Civic Center, next to the City Hall and Courts, hotels, commercial facilities, and a projected garden park.


555 First St., San Fernando, CA 91340

Bernards is a globally-recognized, award-winning, interdisciplinary commercial builder founded in 1974. Based in Los Angeles, the firm has a broad reach with four regional offices around the state. In its 48 years of experience, the firm has established an impressive portfolio of projects for school districts, colleges, universities, developers, corporations, healthcare organizations, entertainment venues, and government agencies. The firm’s extensive network of repeat customers, including USC, Caruso Affiliated, Rose Bowl Operating Co., and Six Flags Magic Mountain, is proof of its ability to exceed client expectations. The company’s expert team draws on the knowledge and skills of specialists in operations, virtual design and construction, sustainability, estimating, and administration.

In the project featured here, Bernards renovated the Lincoln Apartments, a 631-unit apartment building, to update it from its original mid-century design to 21st-century sustainability, comfort, safety, and ADA accessibility requirements. The project features a new, 5,000-square-foot leasing center and clubhouse. Amenities include a resort-style pool with underwater music, cabanas, a fire pit, a rooftop entertainment deck with spectacular views, a two-floor fitness center with outdoor workout space, an internet café, and a central green for community gatherings on three vacant lots.

Sierra Pacific Constructors

22212 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Sierra Pacific Constructors is a general contractor with a well-deserved reputation for completing high-quality construction projects on time and within budget. Since its start in 1980, the firm has remained committed to keeping every commitment to its clients, earning their satisfaction and exceeding expectations. Its impressive portfolio showcases over 3,200 successful projects and an 85% repeat client rate, a testament to the company’s efficiency, expertise, and quality. With a yearly contract revenue of over 134 million dollars, per job bonding capacity above 100 million dollars, and a workforce of 93 individuals, the firm is confident in its ability to deliver exceptional projects on time and within budget. 

The Century Towers in Los Angeles is a perfect example of the firm’s superior quality. The project features twin 28-story towers overlooking the Hillcrest Country Club’s groomed landscape and Rancho Park’s renowned golf course. The luxury residences are of varying sizes and feature open floor plans with floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include 24-hour guard-gated security, concierge services, valet parking, a swimming pool, tennis courts, putting green, fitness center, sauna, and newly updated lobbies.

Shangri-La Construction

660 S Figueroa St. Suite 1888, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Shangri-La Construction is a general commercial contractor and construction management firm in Southern California, specializing in multifamily residential and hotel hospitality projects. Founded in 2008, the firm provides a comprehensive variety of services, from preconstruction to design-build, for renovation and new construction projects, always taking the most cost-effective approach. Its impressive portfolio includes a wide range of exceptional projects that demonstrate the company’s ability to deliver high-quality craftsmanship, inventive building solutions, and impeccable professionalism. The Hotel Figueroa renovation, the Freehand Hotel, and the 1133 Hope Apartments are just a few of the notable projects completed by SLC.

Featured here is the Crest, a cluster of 112 apartment homes in the center of Long Beach’s downtown district. The Crest has a 180-space garage, engaging retail experiences, a private rooftop sky lounge with a club, a plunge pool, a fitness facility, and ocean and city views. A new pedestrian rainbow bridge and elevated park, which connects residents to one urban experience after another, is right in front of them.

McCormick Construction

2507 Empire Ave., Burbank, CA 91504

Founded in 1914, McCormick Construction is a general construction firm specializing in corporate and creative office, entertainment, education, interiors, retail, multifamily residential complexes, and mixed-use and hotel projects. The firm provides a single-source solution for its clients by meticulously handling every project phase from start to finish. The company’s integrated services include preconstruction, design-build, seismic strengthening, preservation, modernization, and LEED-certified services. Over the years, the firm has remained committed to delivering quality artistry, on-time completion, cost control, and safety to ensure each project accurately reflects the client’s vision. With offices in Burbank, San Diego, and Las Vegas, the firm has helped construct an advanced corporate real estate infrastructure in California and the Western United States.

The Talaria Burbank in Burbank, California is one of the firm’s most renowned projects. The building has 241 multifamily units spread across five levels, with two basement parking levels and a Whole Foods Market on the main floor. This mixed-use property also features cutting-edge amenities, including a fitness facility, private spa facilities, and a business center. It is powered and heated by solar energy, and the area is pedestrian-, bike-, and hybrid/electric vehicle-friendly.

West Builders

5601 W. Slauson Avenue Suite 140, Culver City, CA 90230

Established in 2003, West Builders, Inc. was founded to serve the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas. The firm’s founding partners bring a combined 85 years of building experience. The firm has an impressive portfolio of successful projects worth over 1.7 billion dollars and totaling 21,000,000 square feet. The firm’s focus is on creating visually pleasing and functional spaces to cater to clients’ unique needs. Its integrated, client-focused services allow a personalized, hands-on approach to ensure no detail is missed. The firm has two locations, in Southern and Northern California.

The Legacy in Beverly Hills, California is a testament to the firm’s impressive work. The firm provided design-assist services for constructing this new, 35,000-square-foot, four-level development, including ten condominiums and a basement parking garage. It features 22,000 square feet of one- and two-bedroom units with high-end finishes.

DPT Construction

19201 Parthenia St. Unit #B, Northridge, CA 91324

DPT Construction is a multidisciplinary company with extensive expertise in hotel renovation, commercial retail, tenant improvement, institutional, restaurant, and residential construction projects. The firm handles each project with an integrated, hands-on, and personalized approach from start to finish, collaborating closely with owners and contractors to make clients’ visions a reality. Under the leadership of David Daoud, President and CEO, the firm consistently strives to achieve excellence as it expands its reach. The firm has built an excellent portfolio and a strong reputation for the highest standards, dependable performance, and the ability to provide its clients with exceptional service.


With its client-focused processes, the firm ensures a smooth and seamless project delivery that makes the experience enjoyable for clients. In the project featured here, the firm completely transformed the outdated Serrano Apartments with a fresh look. The new design features a contemporary design using light colors that create a bright and airy feel.