Surrounded by Long Beach on its west and south and Bellflower on the north, Lakewood is a suburb in Los Angeles that offers its residents a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Its population is primarily young professionals, and most of its residents own their homes.

This list is a compilation of the best general contractors in the area, the firms behind some of Lakewood’s most beautiful spaces and remodels. They were chosen based on their experience and portfolios. Each firm provides its own unique array of specialties and portfolios. 


7 Point Construction

201 Covina Ave., Suite #4, Long Beach, CA 90803

7 Point Construction specializes in a comprehensive range of services that encompass designing, building, and providing maintenance for residential and commercial projects. The firm draws inspiration from years of industry experience and is capable of handling projects regardless of size and scale. Serving the whole of Southern California, the firm is licensed, insured, and bonded and is respected for its unique ideas and innovative approaches. 7 Point is particularly noted for its excellent interiors and client assistance throughout the entire process. The firm also specializes in electrical builds, from custom designs to standard lighting, and is also capable of taking on emergency services and repairs. 7 Point Construction primarily employs a design-build approach, allowing it to oversee every part of the process and eliminating the pressure of finding additional subcontractors. The firm handles the smallest of details such as material selection, purchasing, and installation.

Showcased above is one of the firm’s best remodels. Completed in Long Beach, this project features a mid-century theme. The firm’s team opted for large glass doors and windows to bring in a rich amount of ambient light and give the home a spacious feel. Dark wood-paneled flooring can also be observed as well as several custom finishes. 


Baum Construction and Development, Inc.

2900 Fidler Ave Long Beach, CA 90815

Headquartered in Long Beach, Baum Construction and Development offers a complete range of custom home building and remodeling services. The firm offers its clients three exclusive benefits: it pays homeowners $200 for each day it exceeds a project completion date, it guarantees a budget, and it cleans the entire home and site once a project is finished. Clients can also expect to enjoy complimentary interior design service via a session with one of its best interior designers as well as a free initial consultation with its contracting professionals. So it comes as no surprise that the firm has secured a stellar reputation for itself. The firm’s work has been featured on various television networks, including ABC, CBS, and Fox News.

Baum Construction and Development is family-owned, and led by Michael A. Baum and his son, Chris. Michael has been working in and around the industry for over four decades and is the mind behind the construction of over $1 billion worth of residential and commercial developments, including over 4,000 homes and remodels. Under the father-son leadership, the firm uses a highly hands-on approach that emphasizes the importance of client collaboration. Together with their team, Michael and Chris provide walk-throughs and accurate estimates and ensure that each of the firm’s projects receives the benefit of both their experience. Aside from its excellent interiors and exteriors, the firm’s portfolio also showcases an impressive amount of period restorations. 


Builder Boy

1819 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

Founded in 1994, Builder Boy offers its clients a full range of general contracting services. The firm is composed of a talented team of experienced and talented craftsmen and tradesmen specializing in home renovations and new construction. Together, they have become particularly well-known for their excellent new additions, kitchen remodels, bath remodels, custom cabinet builds, and installations. The firm has also worked on several historical renovations and maintains various licenses. All of the firm’s technicians have at least five years of experience in their specialized fields and work all across Southern California. The firm’s family of companies includes Paint Boy, Stucco Boy, Cabinet Boy, and Hardscape Concepts. Each division is overseen and staffed by different teams and licensed professionals. At the firm’s helm is founder Jereme James, an experienced professional with a background in building, painting, maintaining, and upgrading houses. 

The photo above was taken from the firm’s Elder home renovation and depicts the kitchen. The lower area of the Elder home remodel needed upgrades; as a solution, the Builder Boy team opted for an open concept floor plan. The firm removed a wall between the kitchen and the living room to allow more light into the space. New carpentry was also installed as well as a new island with plenty of storage, appliances, and a brighter color palette.


CoverAll Construction

8132 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90241

CoverAll Construction is a full-service construction firm that specializes in both commercial and residential projects. The firm commits itself to the highest standards and it has secured long-term relationships with both clientele and expert craftsmen in the area. The firm offers project planning, competitive pricing, and service delivery that consistently sticks to the agreed-upon budget and adheres to the strictest schedules. CoverAll has been serving the Los Angeles area for the past 15 years, particularly Lakewood, Torrance, San Pedro, Long Beach, and other surrounding areas. It is locally owned and operated and provides flexible appointments and 24-hour emergency services. The firm insists on using the best materials available as well as various innovative techniques. 

The project above was completed in 2017 is situated by a beach. It spans 1,500 square feet and the project challenged the firm with transforming and renovating the entire two-story home. The result is this excellent space which features brushed nickel lighting paired with stainless steel appliances. A straight line motif can also be observed, as seen in its choice of straight-lined white furniture, countertops, and cabinetry. 


De Sisto Construction Inc.

2451 Lewis Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

De Sisto Construction offers its services at competitive prices and specializes in both commercial and residential markets. The firm is highly hands-on and assists from pre-construction to close-out. It is a family-owned and operated company, capable of taking on projects regardless of size or scale. De Sisto Construction makes sure all of its clients receive all of their budgeting and scheduling needs, allowing them to get a grasp of their new spaces throughout the entire process. That method also allows them to maintain an efficient and cost-effective budget, lessening the possibility of any major revisions. The firm has been in business since 2001 and is well-respected for its excellent ground-up, whole-building interior, and exterior construction, as well as its single-room remodels and makeovers. It recently established a new division dedicated to assisting California developers and property management companies in the renovation and enhancement of apartments and also focuses on soft story retrofitting.

The firm’s team handles everything from planning and obtaining permits to adding finishing touches. Its portfolio displays an excellent variety of accessibility upgrades, perfect for clients looking into aging-in-place remodels. J. David De Sisto, the firm’s founder, maintains a personalized approach and oversees all of the firm’s work. 


Kaplan Construction

1400 E 28TH STREET. Signal Hill, CA 90755

Kaplan Construction provides general contracting services for both residential and commercial construction. The firm extends its services throughout  Long Beach, Belmont Shore, Signal Hill, Naples, and San Pedro. Since its inception in 1991, the firm curated an excellent clientele list for itself. It’s composed of a talented team of highly skilled professionals. Together they provide services at competitive prices and specialize in an extensive range of architectural themes. The firm takes great pride in having more than 80% of its projects from repeat clients; the company has provided service to some of these clients for more than three decades. The firm is no stranger to recognition and has had its work featured in publications like This Old House and Orange County Home.

The project above best encapsulates the firm’s expertise. Located in Belmont Heights, this project challenged the firm with its large-scale remodel. It features a timeless Spanish Colonial theme and showcases various warm and inviting spaces.  


Morey Remodeling Group

2501 E 28th St, Signal Hill, CA 90755

Established in 1982, the Morey Remodeling Group specializes in every aspect and phase of the remodeling and renovation process. The firm has been praised for its excellent kitchens, bathrooms, and home additions, as well as its whole home remodeling packages. It offers potential clients complimentary consultations for any project and can provide those meetings virtually. The firm maintains affiliations with several vital industry organizations including the National Association of Home Builders, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Building Industry Association of Southern California. The firm is also a Certified Green Professional, ensuring that all of its homes are environmentally-friendly and highly sustainable. The firm is no stranger to recognition and has had the privilege of being awarded in prestigious events like the Master Design Awards.

The space above embodies the firm’s work. The team employed a transitional theme and a neutral color palette. A small breakfast bar serves as both a nook and a divider, creating a wall for the quaint dining space in the photo. Several unique fixtures and wood-paneled flooring complete the charming effect. 


PA General Construction

435 E Market St, Long Beach, CA 90805

As its name suggests, PA General Construction offers a full range of general contracting services and primarily specializes in commercial and residential construction management. The firm has worked all across Southern California, particularly Diamond Bar, Malibu, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, and Orange County. The firm emphasizes the importance of client participation and prioritizes crafting an easy-to-follow process. The process has produced countless high-end and luxurious projects. The firm’s portfolio is a showcase of home additions, large-scale remodels, restorations, and repair services. Its kitchens and bathrooms stand out in particular. Typically, the PA team assists with everything, including replacing cabinets, countertops, flooring, and paint or crafting new designs entirely from scratch.

In the project above, the firm opted for a palette of blue and white with various hints of color. It also crafted several trim finishes. The firm’s team also installed unique color windows and fixtures. 


R Remodeling

6745 Washington Ave #175 Whittier, CA 90601

Operating out of its office in Whittier, R Remodeling offers an extensive range of services encompassing all aspects of interior renovations. It is best known for its excellent kitchens and bathrooms and offers these services at competitive prices. The firm is also well known for its exceptional home additions, garage conversions, patios, decks, and solar roofing. Since its inception, it has been recognized multiple times by various award-giving bodies. Its team is talented and friendly: they are available for a quick chat with clients any time throughout the entire process. It has an excellent understanding of every aspect of design and provides various financing options. All of the firm’s projects are completed on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

When it comes to design, the firm’s portfolio is a gallery of various transitional and contemporary spaces. It depicts several classic farmhouse-inspired living areas as well as the latest modern architecture. In other words, the firm is capable of taking on any project, regardless of design and complexity.


TMK Construction

1777 Center Court Drive N. Suite #600 Cerritos, CA 90703

With over three decades of industry experience working throughout Southern California, TMK Construction provides homeowners with a full range of custom home building and construction services. From home additions and exterior remodels to pool and spa installations, the TMK team can handle projects regardless of size and complexity. Together they have helped the firm garner a name for its excellent attention to detail and expertise. The firm extends its services throughout Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, and San Diego County. The firm also offers potential clients free consultation services. The firm is a qualified green builder and often infuses various environmentally-friendly techniques into its projects, ensuring their sustainability and efficiency.

The firm uses the best earth-friendly materials and appliances. Doing so allows for homeowners to lower their utility bills and reduce maintenance. As for its designs, the firm’s portfolio includes an extensive range of varying luxurious designs.