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The 10 Best Custom Home Builders in Culver City, California

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Best known for being a center of film and television production, Culver City takes great pride in being regarded as one of the best suburbs to live in the Los Angeles area. The community provides residents with an urban-suburban mix feel, and a large percentage of the population owns their own homes.

Our editorial team decided to showcase ten of the best custom home builders in the area. Our team chose based on their various awards, their stellar work, and—most importantly—their excellent customer service.


Bar Design & Construction

19044 Citronia St., Northridge, CA 91324

Headquartered in Northridge, Bar Design & Construction extends its services throughout Southern California and has worked in some of the best areas and neighborhoods in Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Hancock Park, and Hidden Hills. The company provides prospective clients with a complete and comprehensive range of design and construction services, allowing it to keep the entire process in-house. The firm’s team works closely with its clients throughout the entire process, from meeting with the architect to the interior designer to working through the bidding process to finalizing the last touches. The firm has been in business since 1999 and is led by Asher Alfasi, a talented professional personally experienced in every aspect of the process.

The firm’s portfolio includes an extensive range of home themes encompassing the most modern and contemporary work as well as timeless, breathtaking Mediterranean homes. The home our editorial team decided to showcase is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. It was completed in collaboration with Dean Larkin Design and primarily features a contemporary design. Our editorial team loved its rough, industrial exteriors and large paneled windows. 


BMV Construction

11606 Washington Blvd. Unit D, Whittier, CA 90606

BMV Construction specializes in both commercial and residential projects. It provides homeowners a great end-to-end client experience and is well-respected for its budgeting, staffing, and on-site organization. The firm draws inspiration from over 15 years of industry experience and can take on projects regardless of size or scale. The firm can manage multi-phase jobs and has also been recognized for its multiple renovations and extensive home remodels. The firm’s talent can best be seen in the photo shown here. 

Completed in Pasadena, this home showcases the firm’s talent for classic Spanish Colonials. For this project, the firm’s team opted for great terracotta roofs coupled with stucco exteriors. They also installed trellised windows and worked on several excellent arches. 


Build 4 You

18740 Oxnard St. #304, Tarzana, CA 91356

With over four decades of industry experience, Build 4 You has worked on some of the best and most luxurious custom homes throughout Los Angeles. The firm knows every aspect of the process and has also taken on numerous accessory dwelling units, retrofits, and extensive remodels. The firm is particularly respected for its detailed, accurate estimates: the firm wants to assure homeowners that it will not exceed the agreed-upon budget. The firm couples that attention to detail with accurate scheduling, which means few or no revisions and ensures all of its projects are completed on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Since its inception, the firm has had the honor of working with some of the area’s best and leading subcontractors, in addition to securing a solid reputation for itself.

The modern Cape Cod showcased here is a great example of the firm’s work. The team opted for various custom finishes and great shingled exteriors. Our editorial team especially loved the color palette and the windows.


ESV Prime Construction Specialists

3330 Barham Blvd. #103., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Extending its services throughout the greater Los Angeles area, ESV Prime Construction takes great pride in the relationships it has built with clients through the years. The firm provides homeowners with a complete and comprehensive range of general construction services that has allowed them to work on numerous stellar remodeled spaces and all-new custom homes. The firm is led by Ari Sherf, the firm’s president and CEO who personally oversees every phase of the construction process. He has worked on some of the best remodels in some of the most sought-after communities in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and the greater Los Angeles area. Under his supervision, the company has also worked on countless room additions, bathroom remodels, and kitchen remodels. 

ESV has also been repeatedly noted for its great sustainability practices. It often employs various green construction and design methods, ensuring the high efficiency of its work. In terms of design, the firm often employs modern and contemporary designs. Learn more about them at esvconstruction.com


Farnsworth Builders

4943 McConnell Ave. Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Farnsworth Builders uses a design-build approach, emphasizing the importance of close collaboration between the architect and builder, as well as transparency with homeowners throughout construction. The firm extends its services throughout Los Angeles, Malibu, and Ventura County. Its team facilitates homes and spaces on a day-to-day basis and commits itself to the highest standards. In addition to these, the company’s team arranges weekly onsite meetings for clients to keep in touch with the assigned project manager, along with subcontractors whenever necessary. It further bolsters these with a weekly status report for both the client and architect, in addition to an audit of the production schedule.

The photo above best showcases the firm’s talent and skill. Located in Ocean Avenue in Culver City, this home showcases modern industrial architecture made from natural wood fused with concrete, stone, and metal. Our editorial team loved the recurring theme of straight lines for this home. You can learn more about them and their projects at www.farnsworthbuilders.com.


Fischer Construction

3272 Motor Ave. Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Fischer Construction typically takes on only six to eight projects a year to make sure that all of its homes and spaces receive the benefit of its team’s talent and attention. It generally operates around West LA, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, the Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, and of course, Culver City. Since its establishment, the company has worked on 74 entirely new homes and 93 extensive remodels. Fischer offers its clients over three decades of industry experience and typically works on projects valued in the millions and spanning from 3,500 to 15,000 square feet. Its excellent work has been featured in publications like Luxe Interiors + Design, Dwell, Builder/Architect, and California Homes. Depicted below is one of the company’s best works. 

Labeled in its portfolio as “Oak Pass,” this home was finished in 2019. It spans 5,300 square feet and was inspired by a refined treehouse. Our team thoroughly enjoyed this home’s vertical grain cedar siding and vertical grain hem fir ceilings. We also loved its custom cabinetry, stonework, and ornamental steel.


GLYNNdesignbuild

120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

GLYNNdesignbuild is a custom architecture and general contracting company that operates out of its office in Topanga. It provides its clients an option: its great and innovative design-build approach or its traditional general contracting services. It has been in business since 2002 and is the brainchild of its founders, Aaron and Britton Glynn. Both of them hold a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and ensure that each of their clients receives the benefit of their individual experiences. The firm’s comprehensive design-build method offers homeowners a single point of responsibility, lessening the trouble and the possibility of having to work on major revisions. GLYNN typically conducts weekly or bi-weekly meetings to work on outlines and discuss any important matters that may arise. That includes cost analysis, feasibility studies, schedule analysis, construction, and construction management.

The firm has graced the pages of countless publications. Some of these include Dwell and Architectural Digest. The project above was completed in Topanga and challenged the company with its extensive structural hillside work. Some of its great details, which we loved, include stucco, dark metal windows, and steel trellises with willow branch shading.


Greenworks Construction & Design

20301 Ventura Blvd. #222, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Greenworks Construction & Design assists throughout the building process, from conception to completion. The firm specializes in large-scale residential remodels and has been repeatedly noted for its excellent kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and interior renovations. It extends these services throughout Southern California and is regarded as a leading builder. The firm is a family-owned and operated business that is insured and bonded, with coverage up to $12M. The firm employs its own team of in-house interior designers who employ 3D design methods to ensure accurate plans; that process lessens the possibility of major revisions during the process. The firm provides detailed proposals and always finishes all of its homes and spaces on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Greenworks’ projects have been featured in a number of publications, as well as on television. Some of its most notable features include being on Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” and HGTV’s “House Hunters Renovation.”

Our editorial team really loved the project above and felt that it best encapsulates the firm’s talent. It features a cutting-edge, contemporary design and is located in Culver Crest. This project broke the record for the highest sale price in Culver City and features breathtaking designer finishes and high ceilings coupled with an open floor plan. It also has smart home technology, five bedrooms with five en-suite bathrooms, and a large formal dining room. 


Reliance Design Build

11500 W Olympic Blvd. Suite 536, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Founded in 2006, Reliance Design Build extends its services throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The firm is a family-owned business led by the Motamedi siblings. Under their leadership, the company has been noticed for its expert construction and its inventive designs. It has secured great relationships with some of the area’s best subcontractors and is noted for its excellent designers, contractors, and craftsmen on its team. The firm assists clients throughout the entire process, from the initial project planning stage to the finishing touches. The firm especially works on great architecture, beautiful interior designs, and uses top-quality materials.

The home above was finished in Culver City. The firm provided an addition and an extensive remodel. We loved its great concrete exteriors, colorful interiors, and modern touches. 


Shenon Construction

1420 N Alta Vista Blvd. Suite #404, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Shenon Construction specializes in both residential and commercial projects. It is licensed, bonded, insured, and it has been in business since 2008. The firm is respected for the great quality of its work and provides its clients with a complete range of services. The firm is led by Tom Shenon, who personally oversees all of the company’s work. Through his vision, the company has become regarded for its outstanding designs. His experience and ideas have also enabled the firm to stay up to date with the latest techniques and methods. The project above is one of our team’s favorite projects from Reliance.

For this home, the Shenon team showed its facility with a classic craftsman theme. We loved its paneled exteriors and shingled roofs. We also enjoyed the great patio leading up to its main entrance and the unique fixtures.

Author

  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as a 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 HomeBuilderDigest, 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