Across the north of the Golden Gate Bridge, behind the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, lies stunning Marin County. A natural beauty, the county has plenty of open space that residents enjoy for a day of hiking, biking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Its neighborhoods are nestled in a variety of environments, including redwood forests, vineyards, coastlines, rolling hills, and mountains. The county offers great weather, excellent schools, and easy access to the Bay Area.
If you are looking for a place in Marin, you should hire a contractor that understands the landscape of the county. Our editors have found 10 of the best custom home builders working in Marin County. These firms were chosen for their expertise, craftsmanship, portfolios, professionalism, and high level of client service.
3419 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804
Since 1972, Kasten Builders has maintained an uncompromising level of quality on each of its projects. Its consistency has been accomplished via the firm’s dedication to clients and team members. Its process emphasizes clear communication, quality craftsmanship, teamwork, and personalized service from the start of a project to the finish. The firm specializes in custom homes and remodeling. It is based out of Point Richmond and it has served Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, and Alameda Counties for more than 50 years. The Kasten Builders is led by president Denny Kasten, who has an established reputation in the construction industry. His skills in trade, time management, and cost-effective solutions have made his firm one of the leading general contractors in the area.
This contemporary home called Magee is a 6,000-square-foot custom home located in Mill Valley. The firm encountered many challenges on this project due to site constraints and the complex foundations required. The project features an exposed formed concrete wall on the first level, copper siding on the second floor, and integral smooth stucco on the third. The clean lines contrast with the rugged terrain but complement the natural environment that surrounds the building.
Sausalito Construction, Inc.
75 Pelican Way, San Rafael, CA, 94901
Sausalito Construction is a custom home builder that has been providing its services since 2001. The firm is managed by Gale Greisen and Don Scheiner, who have a combined industry experience of over 75 years. They lead a team of 45 experienced professionals, each of whom is dedicated to giving clients a pleasant experience and a smooth construction process. This practice includes maintaining constant communication with all parties involved, meeting all project requirements, and obtaining city permits. Combining old-world craftsmanship with the use of current technology, the firm delivers exceptional projects.
Over the past 22 years, the firm has built a portfolio of custom homes in a variety of styles, including traditional, rustic, and modern. During those years, several light commercial projects were also completed. The firm serves areas all over the Bay Area, particularly in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Its work has also been featured in Dwell Magazine and The Ark.
Annadel Builders Inc.
4010 Montecito Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Annadel Builders is led by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited professional Richard Kirby. He has extensive management and working experience with commercial and residential firms in the area. In 2016, he established Annadel Builders Inc. to pursue his passion for high-end residential construction. His firm strives to create high-quality projects that make use of smart technologies and green practices. The firm has completed projects in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Marin Counties.
Annadel Builders believes itself to be a steward for its clients. Kirby and his team provide a dependable service, working in close collaboration with clients throughout the construction process. They are meticulous in their work and ensure that each project follows budgetary guidelines without sacrificing quality. Previous clients praised the firm for its thoroughness, efficiency, and craftsmanship. These reviews name Kirby specifically as a reliable professional and a good communicator, highlighting his hard work and his ability to solve problems.
G Family Construction
1112 2nd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
G Family Construction specializes in high-end residential and light commercial projects. It is a family-owned and operated firm that has an established reputation for quality. It takes a design-build approach that goes hand in hand with its attention to detail, extensive planning, clear communication, and careful coordination. This combination of virtues has helped the company to carry out its projects in an efficient and profitable manner. Thanks to a committed team of more than a hundred professionals, the firm provides clients with projects that are tailored to their needs and preferences.
Its superior quality and craftsmanship can be traced back to the owners’ father James Graham, who became the inspiration and the driving force behind the firm’s methods. Today, his sons, Jon and David, continue his remarkable legacy through a number of projects of various scales and complexities throughout Marin County and the surrounding area. G Family Construction is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is a member of the Marin Builders Association.
Hadley General Contractors
85 Beach Road, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
Hadley General Contractors has been in the industry for over 73 years. Thanks to that experience, the firm builds projects correctly the first time, without cutting corners or seeking an easy solution. Its project approach incorporates three elements: old-world craftsmanship, new-world technology, and transparent planning. These provide clients with a comprehensive process that prioritizes their interests while combining quality construction for their projects. Each home at Hadley General Contractors is built and overseen by industry professionals and project managers who ensure quality every step of the way. Since 1950, the firm has produced over 300 custom homes and thousands of remodeling projects across Northern California.
The featured custom home is located on Stinson Beach. The client wanted expansive views of the ocean, so the firm fitted this contemporary house with large windows and an open space layout. It has a spa, a guest home, and a garden in the front courtyard. The home was built with an L-beam framework as the main structural component with lower breakaway walls at the understory to protect the building from potential floods.
New Dimension Builders, Inc.
205 Camino Alto Suite #140, Mill Valley, CA 94941
New Dimension Builders is a general contracting firm that provides residential and commercial construction services in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm’s outstanding work is the product of its team of talented professionals—long-time colleagues who have been working together for more than two decades. The team’s familiarity with their work and each other explain the firm’s excellent coordination skills and lasting relationships with partners, architects, and craftsmen.
Founder Dirk Von Reuben established the firm in 2007. Perhaps because of his German roots, his firm employs European craftsmanship and green building practices. His holistic approach and attentiveness to each client have brought the firm success for more than 16 years. Von Reuben and his team place a high emphasis on communication and close collaboration with clients to ensure a customized project solution.
Schalich Brothers Construction, Inc.
85 J-Galli Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Schalich Brothers Construction, Inc.’s goal is to build projects through client relationships and excellence in all aspects of the construction. For more than 43 years, these values have been the foundation of the firm’s work, and it has delivered many projects of exceptional quality in the area. The family-owned firm specializes in custom home construction as well as residential and commercial remodels. Its team is made up of long-term employees who strive to provide clients with a streamlined process that results in smooth and outstanding results. Clients praised the firm for its honesty, dedication to deadlines, and its high level of craftsmanship.
This 3,4000-square-foot custom home located in Mill Valley, California is among the firm’s most notable projects. The house, completed in 2015, combines the classic features of a farmhouse design and the intricate modern elements of today. It features a neutral color palette, minimalistic details, an open truss ceiling, and furniture in various styles. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a massive family room, and a lawn.
Floyd Construction Inc.
714 C Street #207, San Rafael, CA 94901
Owner Joe Floyd’s interest in the construction industry began at a young age when his father founded a construction company. Floyd would later graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and establish Floyd Construction in 1978. In its humble beginnings, the firm worked on small-scale remodeling projects and then later expanded to high-end custom homes and additions. It has also completed commercial and landscaping projects. Its work averages one custom home per year—the firm wants to ensure that quality remains a top priority.
Floyd Construction treats clients as its best asset. As a family-owned and oriented firm, working closely with clients allows them to understand their goals and preferences. It maintains an open line of communication and focuses on a well-organized building experience that is rooted in integrity and reliability. The firm provides extensive experience, expertise, and knowledge of construction with a team that has been with the company since the 1980s. Floyd Construction Inc. provides design and builds assistance, sustainable building, permit assistance, project management, and other services in addition to residential and commercial construction.
401 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Suite F, Novato, CA 94949
FP Builders is a Novato-based firm that uses green building techniques and practices in its projects. That approach enables the company to use and conserve the environment and employ a more efficient process that ends in a more durable project. Its sustainable method also aids in the reduction of maintenance, replacement, and energy costs. FP Builders applies this method to all of its custom home construction and remodeling projects. The firm provides design-build, preliminary project value engineering, project management, construction scheduling, and estimating. These services are provided with the utmost level of attention to detail and backed by its complete commitment to quality craftsmanship.
Frank Puliafico founded FB Builders in 2006 after working at a construction company for over 15 years. The experience has provided him with the skills and knowledge to enhance and expand his firm. Under his direction, the firm places a high priority on client service, tailoring its services to their needs and exceeding their expectations. The firm is affiliated with Build it Green and BBB.
Timberline Builders Inc.
26 Hamilton Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Timberline Builders is a construction firm that specializes in new home construction, renovations, additions, and remodels. It also produces its cabinetry in-house. The firm has completed hundreds of projects in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. Its portfolio includes projects of various scales and complexities, highlighting the firm’s versatility and expertise. The firm employs a turnkey process that guides and assists clients while striving for excellence in workmanship, service, and management.
Timberline Builders Inc. was founded in 1989 by president Eric Hughes. His keen eye for detail and his passion for work quickly brought the firm in line with the premier construction companies in the area. He leads a team of talented individuals who work in a collaborative and professional manner to achieve the highest standards of quality. The firm is a member of the Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange.