Located along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Sierra Madre spells out paradise at home. With its serene neighborhoods and lush greenery, the sparse suburban municipality is one of the best places to live in Southern California.

Like the beautiful, green valleys that frame the municipality, Sierra Madre also features state-of-the-art, beautiful custom homes. If you’re looking to settle down here, check out our list of the best custom home builders in Sierra Madre, California. These top contractors were evaluated based on the number and quality of their projects, the styles they’re most known for, and most importantly, the construction process of building your dream home.


Richard Smith Development

124 N 1st Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006

With over 25 years of experience in almost every aspect of development, Richard Smith is known for providing top-notch quality service to a diverse set of clients, with projects ranging from residential, commercial, and all the way to industrial real estate. 

Richard has worked closely on several new custom home projects built from the group up in San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area, often working closely alongside all the different subcontractors to make sure everything is up to standard. Smith Development is known for building select high-end custom residences throughout the area, characterized by their distinct Mediterranean French style.  

Their most notable project as of late is a French Villa mansion located in the heart of Arcadia. The 25, 000 sq. ft. property is lined by hundred years old oak trees and features 7 suites, 8 ½ bathrooms, a library, a gym, living room, family room, dining room, playroom, a 4 car garage, and the cherry on top, an elevator for ease of access. This masterpiece has an excellent floor plan, built using only high-quality materials to maximize the potential of this stunning home. 


Epic Design Build

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

Epic Design Build is committed to crafting beautifully designed spaces that are both functional and energy-efficient. With design and construction services in-house, Epic always strives to meet the needs of the customers and specializes in providing a seamless process from initial meeting to complete project. They are known for crafting timeless, environmentally-friendly buildings that clients — and the planet — will appreciate more and more for the years to come.

Since 2002, Epic Design Build, Inc. has made a name for itself around Southern California, providing premium architectural, design, and construction services to residential and commercial clients. They are notable for their diverse portfolio of designs that combine the perfect blend of efficient and thoughtful layouts with stunning visuals. One such example would be the modern Coye residence pictured here. Built deep into the site on a hill, half of the ground floor is subterranean and as such is insulated by the landscape. This also improves the views of the surrounding properties and makes the property feel much larger than it appears from the front. Additionally, the high ceilings and large windows make for great ventilation in the SoCal weather and provide amazing natural lighting that highlights the best parts of this custom home and it’s surrounding landscape.

Based on BuildZoom’s scoring system, Epic Design Build, Inc. is among the top 5% of California’s licensed contractors and is among the best general contractors in the area according to GC Magazine this 2021.


Courtney Construction

110 East Montecito Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024

With 24 years of experience and hundreds of successful projects under their belt, Courtney Construction pride themselves on delivering only the highest standard of quality and professionalism when it comes to creating spaces with great attention to detail.

They offer a variety of services from general construction to building your dream custom home. Their seasoned team of dedicated project supervisors and skilled craftsmen, coupled with their very own millwork and furniture fabrication shop in Sierra Madre, all collaborate closely to bring to life the adaptive reuse and historical rehabilitation of private and public spaces. 

Pictured here is the English Regency, designed by Tichenor & Thorp Architects and constructed by Courtney Construction. This California traditional home has stark attention to detail that makes it truly stand out — from the detailed millwork in the cabinetry all the way to the home’s very stonework.  Courtney Construction is known for combining their broad range of skills in order to build an inspiring home, inside and out. 


Tipping Custom Homes

911 S Primrose Ave, Suite P Monrovia, CA 91016B. Entry

Building your dream house is a very personal ordeal, and up and coming Tipping Custom Home (formerly Tipping Development) takes pride in truly understanding that. They specialize in building condominium-style communities and your dream single-family home in San Gabriel Valley, Southern California. 

Their process for building custom homes and remodeling luxury houses involves a 5-step plan, beginning and ending with the client’s satisfaction and tastes at the forefront. They are most known for their Mediterranean Ranch style, the prime example being this light and airy villa pictured here which features a thoughtful floor plan that adopts the best of Mediterranean-style homes.

Ranked as #1 in Houzz in the Pasadena area and with a BuildZoom score of 108, Tipping Custom Home provides a 5-star guarantee in crafting your dream home. 


Acadian Development, Inc.

241 East Grandview Avenue Sierra Madre, California 91024

Hands-on and with 40 years of experience, Acadian Development, Inc. provides the greater Los Angeles Area the highest level of service and quality needed for constructing the home of your dreams. 

Right from the get-go, they work closely with the project owner to ensure everything meets their expectations. They are mostly characterized by their Spanish Modern style as exemplified in their Pasadena project pictured here. It’s sleek, modern, but leaves a lot of room for life as seen in the elegant earth tones provided by the wooden paneling and bricks, and the beautiful windows that let all the wonderful greenery of the neighborhood in. 

They are unmatched in their level of professionalism where they form collaborative partnerships with the customer, architects, and design team to bring your vision to life. They have customer satisfaction as their top priority, making sure you get what you need within your budget.