Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines takes great pride in being regarded as one of the best places to live in Florida. The community provides its residents with a great urban-suburban mixed feel and its own extensive array of coffee shops and parks.

Our editorial team has compiled a list of the area’s 10 best custom home builders. Our editorial team chose these firms for their experience, their excellent portfolios, and their impressive skill sets.

Schachne Architects + Builders

10101 SW 40th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Schachne Architects & Builders works with a variety of design styles—from the most intricate and traditional, such as traditional and colonial, to the latest contemporary and modern styles. It provides a full range of design services, and assists homeowners throughout the entire process, from start to finish. The firm is a full-service in-house architecture, interior design, and construction company that specializes in custom homes, house additions, interior-exterior remodels, and commercial office design. A large portion of its work can be found spread across Broward County. It draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and is regarded for its excellent cost-effective, energy-efficient methods. Displayed below is one of our personal favorites from the firm’s portfolio. 

The pictured project is an excellent example of the firm’s expertise and spans around 2,450 square feet. It features a stellar modern theme and sits in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. For this project, the firm’s team had to work on upgrading the entirety of this space that now showcases three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. 

Landmark Custom Homes

17025 Stratford Court, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

With over two decades of industry experience, Landmark Custom Homes provides a complete and comprehensive range of services. It is respected for its timeless luxury custom home building processes and has had the opportunity to work in some of the best neighborhoods in Southwest Ranches, Weston, Davie, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The firm takes great pride in the countless distinctions it has received over the years. Most recently, the firm was awarded the 2019 Best of Southwest Ranches Award. In terms of design, the firm’s portfolio depicts an excellent and extensive range of architectural vernaculars.

At the firm’s helm is its president, Rick Bell. He draws inspiration from nearly three decades of industry experience and has worked throughout South Florida. He oversees each of the firm’s projects personally and leads its talented team of experts. 

Pinecrest Construction

13326 Southwest 28th Street, Davie, FL 33330

Headquartered in Davie, Pinecrest Construction is a full-service general contracting firm that specializes in custom-built estates and extensive remodeling work. The firm’s team draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience and oversees everything from start to finish. It is also respected for its great project planning and management. Interested clients may avail of its free consultation services and can expect its team to tailor fit their processes for their specific needs and lifestyles. The firm’s team also assists with working on permits and selecting experienced subcontractors for their work.

Pinecrest is personally led by its owner, Steve Gonzales. He has been working in and around the industry for the greater part of three decades. Since then, he has overseen over a hundred custom homes and over 120 remodeling projects throughout Southern Florida. 


4801 S University Drive, Suite 136, Davie, FL 33328

With nearly three decades of industry experience, Cianci specializes in new construction, home additions, extensive renovations, and remodels. Aside from its residential work, the firm has also taken on couples estate, commercial, retail, and light industrial construction projects. The firm has completed these projects throughout Florida. Its portfolio depicts homes and spaces completed in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Alachua, and Marion Counties. The firm achieves this by operating out of two offices in Davie and Gainesville. Composed of a talented and experienced team of professionals and contractors, the firm can take on projects regardless of scale.

Located in Weston, the project pictured here showcases the firm’s work on an elegant Tuscan Country estate. For this project, the firm’s team was tasked with extensive remodeling and additions. They had to demolish an existing residence. Some of the most noteworthy elements of the final product include its own exercise room, hand-painted Italian tiles, and a great study. 

Hart Homes

420 SE 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hart Homes draws inspiration from nearly three decades of industry experience and extends its services throughout South Florida. Since its establishment, the firm has completed over a thousand homes and is well-known for its meticulous attention to detail. The firm’s team assists its clients throughout the duration of the entire process and it is an expert in a wide variety of architectural themes. Hart operates out of its office in Fort Lauderdale and its fantastic portfolio includes homes rendered in the Victorian, Mediterranean, American Colonial, French Countryside, modern contemporary, and Key West style themes. 

The firm has been in business since 1987. It has worked in some of South Florida’s most affluent neighborhoods. These include locations like Las Olas Isles, Rio Vista, East Victoria Park, Southwest Ranches, and neighborhoods along the east coast of Broward. Our editorial team was impressed by the firm’s craftsmanship.

ECO General Contractors & Builders

1720 Harrison Street #11D, Hollywood, FL 33020

Offering a full and comprehensive range of construction services, ECO Home Builders is an expert in new home building and large-scale remodeling. The firm is capable of addressing and working on any home improvement projects. The ECO staff is a talented, experienced group of professionals with years of combined experience. The firm specializes in both residential and commercial project types and is also sought after for its outstanding home repairs. As its name suggests, the firm strives to incorporate various green and sustainable practices into its work, practices that have consistently built highly efficient spaces. Our editorial team was impressed by its ability to take on projects regardless of scale and its comprehensive assistance throughout the entire process.

The firm also takes on extensive restorations and waterproofing work. In terms of design, the firm does not limit itself. It has a diverse portfolio with a variety of spaces from the most traditional and classic themes to the latest modern architecture. Its remodels are celebrated thanks to the team’s ability to fit new spaces into the home’s original theme. 

Ark Residential

2601 E Oakland Park Boulevard, #203, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

Operating out of its office in Fort Lauderdale, Ark Residential is an award-winning firm. The firm provides a complete and comprehensive range of services, in addition to numerous architectural vernaculars. Since its inception, the company has worked on countless projects throughout some of the best areas in Florida, including Coral Ridge, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hillsboro Beach, and Hollywood. At its lead is its founder, Sean Tanner. Thanks to his vision, the firm delivers high-quality projects and has had the opportunity to work with countless industry experts. The project below best embodies the firm’s expertise.

Located in W Tradewinds, this project was built in an excellent modern design. It sits in the quaint town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and features an excellent recurring theme of straight lines. Our editorial team was especially impressed by its unique fixtures, large glass windows, and wood accents. 

Rapid Construction

12240 Southwest 53rd Street, Suite 502, Cooper City, FL 33330

Rapid Construction extends its services throughout Florida and is experienced in every phase and aspect of the process. Aside from its residential work, the firm is also noted for its great commercial rehabilitation work and preservation services. The firm can take on projects regardless of size or scale and has worked on countless major renovations, roofs, and custom build-outs. The firm operates out of its office in Cooper City and is known for providing cost-effective solutions to otherwise complicated and challenging spaces. The firm takes pride in its repeat clientele and the long-term relationships it has with some of the area’s best subcontractors.

Our editorial team was impressed by the firm’s stellar portfolio. We loved its modern, transitional spaces. All of the company’s projects come with a guarantee through full-service property rehabilitation and property preservation elements. 

Saad Remodeling

18191 NW 68 AVE Ste#104, Miami Lakes, FL 33015

Saad Remodeling works out of its office in Miami Lakes and specializes in every aspect of the process. The firm specializes in both residential and commercial work and has also completed a wide range of spaces in countless architectural themes. From small to large projects, the firm’s team contains all the skills necessary to complete any type of project. Interested clients may avail of its free estimates. Saad is locally owned and operated and draws inspiration from nearly three decades of experience. It adheres to the highest standards and specializes in home additions, large-scale remodels, and new home construction work. The photo below is an excellent example of its work. 

For this project, the firm’s team opted for a great Spanish Colonial theme. It features a warm color palette and stucco exteriors. We also loved its rustic transitional touches and clay terracotta roofs.