The city of Murrieta in California is, at its core, a residential town. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Murrieta enjoys a reputation as a commuter town, located strategically at the center of Los Angeles and San Diego. That residential scene in the area has seen steady growth over the past years, with the median home value listed by Zillow at $592,695. If you are looking to settle down in Murrieta, there is no shortage of local builders who can help you create the home of your dreams.

Our editorial team compiled a list of the best custom home builders in Murrieta, California, builders who were selected based on their background and extent of experience, as well as their ability to build to suit the different needs of their diverse clientele.

LFC Construction 

23905 Clinton Keith Road, # 114-182, Wildomar, CA 92595

LFC Construction is a family-owned and operated company with over several hundred projects successfully completed in the span of 22 years. The firm takes a client-centered approach to all its projects, which range from repairs and remodels to entirely new builds. Together with owner Shawn Savage and his team of skilled professionals, the firm considers the client’s complete satisfaction to be paramount, and it works to achieve this goal by offering fast, affordable, high-quality services. 

When it comes to residential construction, the firm offers a full range of services from custom home building to residential remodeling. One example of the firm’s work is this gorgeous custom home, pictured above. With its white clapboard siding and grey-hued roof, the home exudes an air of classic stylishness. Some of its features include a terrace, a two-car garage, a stone walkway, and a lush front lawn that draws in visitors. The home is a beautiful fixture on the street, allowing both its owners and street viewers to take in the home and its elegant surroundings.

Stephens Brothers Construction Inc.

31779 Fallbrook Circle, Murrieta, CA 92563

Stephens Brothers Construction is a family-owned general contracting company specializing in custom homes, kitchen and bath remodels, and room additions. Founded by brothers Joe and Jeff Stephens, the firm offers full services from concept to completion. The firm also holds a finish carpentry specialty license, assuring clients of quality from the rough framing to the finished cabinetry and mouldings.

One example of the firm’s work is this custom home in Temecula. The firm completed this home for the clients from plans and permits up to turnkey finish. The single-story home features a two-car garage and an exterior of mixed material siding. The result is a home that blends well with its surroundings while at the same time standing out to make an impression on viewers.

Stonecrest Custom Homes

40184 Julianne Drive, Murrieta, CA 92563

Stonecrest Custom Homes is a full-service residential contractor specializing in custom homes, room additions, kitchens, baths, and lofts. The firm’s owners have been operating in the area for close to 30 years, while the firm itself has over 20 years of experience. 

When it comes to custom homes, Stonecrest builds single-family homes from initial idea to finished product. The firm has built a reputation for quality construction and customer satisfaction, all of which it achieves through its full-service team that can handle every aspect of clients’ projects. One example of its work is this custom home, pictured above. The home features structured rooflines and a rear door that opens up to a covered outdoor patio. A fenced pool situated beside the home’s landscaping adds a touch of relaxation and recreation to the space.

Empire Built, Inc.

41667 Ivy Street, Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92562

Murrieta-based Empire Built is a custom home building firm serving all of San Diego, including Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, Palm Desert, and the surrounding area. The firm is owned and operated by Bruce Meyer and Chuck Truitt, builders who have over 75 years of combined experience in construction and real estate. Due to the extent of their experience, clients have expressed the utmost confidence in the principal duo’s work, with Bruce and Chuck being consistently praised for being masterminds when it comes to building dream homes. 

One example of the firm’s work is this home in Temescal Valley. Nestled in the prestigious Lake Matthews area, the home features spacious rooms and a garage, all with a marvelous view of the lake. Most of the rooms are painted in a classic white color, while the bathrooms and kitchen are outfitted with granite countertops to add texture and break monotony. Outside, the home matches the climate of its surroundings, channeling the warm Mediterranean through its pitched tile roof.

Peter Van Gaale & Sons Construction, Inc.

35375 Briggs Road, Murrieta, CA 92563

The general contracting firm of Peter Van Gaale & Sons Construction, Inc. is a full-service construction company specializing in turn-key custom residential home construction and remodeling. The firm has been serving the Temecula/Murrieta Valley area for over 50 years, making the firm one of the pillars of the construction scene in Murrieta. And with a strong reputation for quality and excellent craftsmanship, the firm is able to offer complete and ultimate satisfaction to its residential clients.

The firm’s strong work ethic guides every custom home project it takes on. From working on the job site every day to working side-by-side with its subcontractors to ensure all elements of construction come together smoothly, the firm is consistently on top of it all—anticipating problems and coming up with solutions before issues ever happen. The firm’s carpentry offerings are also unmatched. This Wine Country Tuscan house is a great example: it was outfitted with warm wooden cabinets and bookshelves.