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From a sheep ranch in 1867 built by a dentist and entrepreneur, Burbank has come a long way as it steadily developed into the media capital of the U.S. It is the hub of the entertainment industry, housing movie production studios and television stations, including the Warner Bros Lot, NBC Lot, and the Disney Animation Studios. Work opportunities in these companies, as well as an easy commute to downtown Los Angeles, make living in Burbank ideal. Both charming Spanish Mediterranean homes and sleek contemporary residences can be found in the Rancho Equestrian District and Burbank Hills.

If you are looking to build your new home in Burbank, here are the top contractors that can make your dream come true. These contractors serve many other neighborhoods like Glendale, Encino, and North Hollywood, adding to their experience and versatility. Our team ranked these contractors based on their portfolio, work history, principals, and overall capability of building a home in the city. 

If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Coastal Builders

14010 Captain’s Row, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Brothers Dustin and Dallas Rutherford started Coastal Builders in 2003 with the aim of offering reliable, high-quality construction to the Los Angeles area. The 16-year-old design-build firm can do new home construction and renovations with a full package of services ranging from pre-construction value engineering consultation to the building and construction management phase. Its bi-monthly critical path schedule charts the progression of the project and its budget, minimizing errors and setbacks. Additionally, the firm practices sustainable techniques and methods in each construction project. Construction debris is recycled as much as possible. 

The company builds and renovates in the Los Angeles metro area as well as nearby cities and suburbs, including Santa Monica, Calabasas, Burbank, Encino, and Van Nuys. Its homes are often contemporary in style, characterized by sleek lines and angles, neutral palettes, and open layouts. The featured home uses creative lighting to bring out the best features of the home while the wood finishes against white concrete give a sophisticated and modern look. 


MCR Construction

903 East Verdugo Ave., Burbank, CA 91501

For over 30 years, MCR Construction has been building in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets in Southern California neighborhoods. This Burbank-based general contractor has extensive experience in custom-built homes, historic home renovation, and commercial tenant fit-outs. It has contributed greatly to Hollywood host Mario Lopez’s community enhancement project in Chula Vista, as well as worked with Paul Adams, the Project Director of Architecture and Engineering Design for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

The firm promotes lessening cost without compromising quality. By employing its own finishing carpenters, welders, masons, and other subcontractors, costs are kept to a minimum. It also provides its own ‘Cost Plus’ contracts to further reduce cost, but the firm assures building at a low budget does not mean less creativity. Its homes are rich in detail, from stucco walls and Italian wall sconces, to intricate tiling. The firm favors traditional homes styles like Mediterranean, Spanish, and Italianate. 


Precise Home Builders

6925 Canby Ave. Suite #103, Reseda, California, CA 91335

General contractor and custom home builder Precise Home Builders has been serving the Los Angeles area since 1987. Over three decades, it has built a diverse portfolio that includes high-end remodeling projects such as kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. Also part of its services is custom home building, with homes seen on the coveted streets of Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, North Hollywood, and Sherman Oaks. 

The firm has received raving reviews from past clients. Residents praise it for its effective communication, professionalism, and positive and straightforward attitude throughout the process. The firm’s clear understanding that client satisfaction is the life-blood of the business has pushed it to success. It has received recognition for excellent customer service, as well as a spot on the Rachael Ray Show featuring a kitchen remodel demo. 


Goldenline Construction

6449 Independence Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

A strict timetable and a reputation for finishing projects on schedule make Goldenline Construction a favorable contractor for many homeowners. Being on schedule helps minimize extra cost and ensures top quality services. Pairing this ability with inventiveness and ingenuity, Goldenline Construction has earned the trust of many Californians in building their dream home. This general contractor and custom home builder serves the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Burbank, Woodland Hills, Reseda, Thousand Oaks, and Venice. 

Goldenline’s custom homes are defined by their luxurious interiors and modern exteriors. These homes can be valued up to $10 million, depending on materials, location, and style. The firm favors modern contemporary designs and layouts, such as this home in Venice. While the grey exterior look simple, the overall form of the home elevates it among its neighbors. 


Martins Construction

1666 Courtney Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Award-winning Martins Construction has been renovating and building homes and businesses in the greater Los Angeles Area since 1995. The company highlights its exceptional craftsmanship, its use of advanced materials and technologies, and its philosophy of socially-responsible building practices. The firm has ranked in Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Remodelers in the nation in 2018, and has won a Master Design Award from the same publication.

The firm builds in many Los Angeles County neighborhoods, including Hollywood Hills, Culver City, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, and Encino. From Spanish style villas to modern contemporary homes, it has a wide-ranging capability of building in any style. A member of Build it Green, it also utilizes green building techniques and sustainable methods in constructing new homes and upgrading old ones. 


Hartman Baldwin Design/Build

300 S. Raymond Ave. Suite #18, Pasadena, CA 91105

For 30 years, Hartman Baldwin Design/Build has worked with California homeowners to create bespoke and tailor-fit homes for any lifestyle. It has become a prominent builder in upscale suburbs including Claremont, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, and Chino Hills. Headed by founder Bill Baldwin, the Pasadena-based firm is a fully-integrated architecture, construction, and design company, so clients can expect a seamless process, with every service being provided by one source. In addition to custom homes, the company also offers remodels, historic renovations, and additions.

Photo courtesy of Hartman Baldwin Design/Build.

Its impressive work has landed it on the pages of trade publications like Architectural Digest and Builder Magazine. It has also caught the attention of Hollywood A-listers, including famed TV writer Shonda Rhimes, who hired the firm to renovate her Los Angeles Italianate villa. Other recognitions of the firm include Best Design of the Year by Remodeling Magazine and the Gold Nugget Grand Award by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. HGTV’s Restore America has also featured the firm’s work. 

Another expertise of the firm is creating sustainable and eco-friendly homes. Its team of LEED-accredited architects, interior designers, project managers, craftsmen, and artisans incorporate sustainable practices in every home without sacrificing tasteful design. The firm has also built numerous homes in cities outside of Burbank, such as this contemporary masterpiece in South Pasadena.


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This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration


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If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.