Garden Grove is a city known for gems like the Crystal Cathedral, its historic Main Street, and the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival and he neighborhoods also sport colorful Craftsman style homes. If you check Zillow, homes in Garden Grove range from $500k to $1M. Buying a home is an ideal way to settle in this lovely neighborhood but customizing it is even more exciting.

If you live in Garden Grove or are about to move there, we’ve handpicked the top eight custom home builders in the area who can help you successfully build a custom home. We considered firms that have worked on notable projects and those that have won numerous awards, and we also factored in the experience these firms can bring to your project. If you are looking to build the home of your dreams in Garden Grove, you will find a contractor on this list that will suit your needs.

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.

Top Leader Construction

12570 Brookhurst St., Garden Grove, CA 92840

Top Leader Construction is a Garden Grove-based construction company offering extensive residential construction services. From residential design to custom home building and remodels, Top Leader is a trusted name in the home construction industry. The firm is ever-ready to provide its expertise every homeowner’s project, whether it’s new custom homes or tailored home additions and updates. 

The firm aims to give clients top-notch service and projects at a fair price. Top Leader Construction understands that home building can be a stressful process which is why its team offers to make every step a breeze. Top Leader’s team ensures project success through open and effective communication with the client. Quality craftsmanship and a customer-centric approach are the things one can expect when doing business with Top Leader Construction.

Sun’s General Construction

12866 Main St. Suite #101, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Sun’s General Construction offers Garden Grove homes that combine old-world aesthetics with today’s modern way of living. Under Sunny Nguyen and fellow seasoned professionals’ leadership, the firm is able to perform ground up work and remodeling services for residential spaces and commercial build-outs. Its construction-savvy team works collaboratively through projects to come up with exceptional results. 

Showcasing the firm’s expertise in form and function is a custom home situated on Central Avenue in Garden Grove. A Spanish-inspired exterior of red and earth tones is paired with an interior that welcomes homeowners with tasteful design and furniture. Clients can take a peek at this home and see the firm’s attention to detail and thorough construction capabilities.

Streamline Construction 

23632 Via Fabricante, Suite F, Mission Viejo CA 92691

Streamline Construction has been gracing Orange County with classic elegant homes for over 20 years. Under the leadership of Jason Adams, the firm has been able to set itself apart from other builders by bringing clients excellent homes with outstanding customer service.

One of its projects is a modern farmhouse that blends in seamlessly with the neighborhood’s Spanish, traditional and transitional homes. The home features a polished design from its Dutch custom door to its pro series appliances. Crisp lines and a light, breezy interior give the home a spacious feel.  

SOD Builders 

17337 Ventura Blvd. Suite #304, Encino, CA 91316

SOD Builders is under the attentive leadership of Oren Dagan who has been providing Orange County with classic homes since 2008. Safety is a top priority for SOD Builders. An EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, the firm builds in accordance with safety guidelines both on-site and when working with materials used to build homes.

The firm’s in-house designers, architects, and craftsmen are well-versed in helping clients come up with their fully-customized homes. The firm understands the complexities of building a new home and always presents a detailed outline of the construction process.

MTR Construction 

10842 Noel St. Suite #111, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

MTR Construction is a licensed General Contractor serving Orange County by building the finest custom-built homes. The fascination with home building started early with Michael T. Rose: as a kid, he enjoyed taking apart and building things. While working for some of the biggest names in the US construction industry Rose decided it was time for him to set out on his own. He started MTR Construction in 2007.

The firm, as well as its work, has been featured on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation and Christina on the Coast. These programs showcased the ability of the firm to give old spaces a new, elegant look. They also highlighted the endless possibilities MTR Construction can offer to complete its’ client’s dream home. Looking through its portfolio will show you the meticulous work completed by the team, and the design value of each home.

Best Techs Contracting 

12534 Valley View St., Garden Grove, CA 92845

As a construction firm based in Garden Grove, Best Techs Contracting has a firm grasp of the challenges that the area poses when it comes to homebuilding. Serving both new custom homes and residential remodeling, Best Techs understand the in-depth needs of new home construction. Jason Scheurer is a go-to green contractor on the California Coast. His extensive experience in Net-Zero Energy homes is a result of his innovations in construction.

Best Techs Contracting offers clients a wide range of services, including interior design, home remodeling, and green custom home building. The firm’s projects have been featured in the Huntington Beach Independent, HB magazine, and COAST magazine.

La Placa Construction 

2120 Main St. Suite #230, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Breathtaking is one way to describe this home in Southwest Anaheim; it’s the perfect blend of traditional French elements with hints of modern interior design.

In 1984, Gaetano La Placa started the company with a paintbrush and a hammer. It started with one small room until word spread about his excellent work and soon La Placa Construction became a leading luxury home builder in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. The firm specializes in custom homes, green building, retrofitting, and home additions. 

The skilled team is always keen to help clients achieve the best custom home plan for their needs and lifestyle. Browsing through the firm’s portfolio, you’ll notice the magazine-feature homes the firm has built. Styles ranging from contemporary to French and Craftsman are a common sight. It’s no surprise that La Placa has been featured in publications like California Home and Daily Breeze.

Rellion, Inc. 

16560 Harbor Blvd., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 

Rellion Inc. is a well known in the construction industry for providing homeowners with prime custom homes. The firm provides clients with personal design and custom-home construction that is within an affordable budget and completed schedule. Think Realty, Attom, CALmatters, and The Orange County Register are just a few of the magazines that have featured Rellion Inc.

The firm enjoys working with a diversity of different home styles but believes that elegance often comes out of minimalist designs. A perfect example of Rellion’s elegant taste in construction is this newly built custom home in Costa Mesa. The home radiates a cool coastal luxury vibe with its white, blue, and green decor. 


100 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

HartmanBaldwin is a common name associated with stunning homes in and around Orange County. The firm has been incorporating the industry’s latest home designs with sustainable materials since 1984. The firm is under the management of Bill Baldwin, a seasoned professional in architecture and construction alike. He leads a team of LEED Accredited Professionals who collaborate closely with clients to achieve the best possible results.

Modern and Contemporary designs are a common sight in HarmanBaldwin’s portfolio, although the firm is not limited to these styles. A few minutes away from Garden Grove, a modern gem can be found. The Via Verde residence is a graceful modern design featuring an open floor plan that invites copious light into this lovely space. This home won the firm a Master Design Award from Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

Aside from design and construction awards, the firm has also been featured in publications like the Remodeling 550, Builder magazine, Arroyo magazine, Qualified Remodeler Magazine, and LUXE magazine. 

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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.