Located in Orange County, Mission Viejo is primarily considered as one of the largest master-planned communities in the United States. Although there are a number of offices and commercial enterprises in the area, it is primarily a residential city. It is best known for its tree-lined neighborhoods and distinct Spanish architecture.

This list compiles ten of the best custom home builders in Mission Viejo. They were chosen based not only on the merit of their recently completed projects, but also their work history, their professional affiliations, and previous projects. Several of these firms offer unique services that only they or a handful of other firms are able to provide. These are the companies behind many of the area’s most recognizable homes.

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.


Anthony Everett Development

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd. Suite D2540, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Anthony Everett Development offers a full range of luxury custom home building services and are general contractors as well. This comes as no surprise as the firm is led by Robert Rodgers—a licensed general contractor with decades of experience—who ensures that each project the firm takes on receives the benefit of his supervision and knowledge. He is also a realtor and a licensed broker. The company handles everything from architecture and conceptual design all the way to general contracting and project management. The firm also works on whole house remodels, room additions, and home “makeovers.” The firm infuses several sustainability practices into its homes and is known for its green energy systems, particularly in communities like Covenant Hills. The firm services the entire Orange County. Additionally, the firm offers extensive accounting services and provides a full database of contracts, invoices, checks, and releases for homeowners upon completion.

This Modern Mountain Luxury Custom home is nestled at the base of the Sherwins in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Designed by Robert Rodgers of Anthony Everett Development, it greets you with a metal roof, iron beams, metal columns with stained cedar siding adding to the stunning Architecture. The interior combines modern features but does not lose the comfortable feel homeowners find solace in.  Dual masters with soaker tubs, designer Kitchen with White Viking appliances, alder cabinets with quartz waterfall wrapped island make cooking an experience.You can visit their website for more information  about Anthony Everett Development.


Blue Ribbon Design-Build

26741 Portola Pkwy. Suite 1E #515, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

As its name states, Blue Ribbon employs a design-build approach. With over five decades of experience, the firm extends its services throughout Orange County and has secured a reputation for its distinct designs and excellent craftsmanship. Aside from custom homes, it also works on room additions and extensive residential remodels. Its designs often emphasize functionality as well as energy efficiency: its homes are crafted with the industry’s best products. The firm provides free estimates and assists homeowners through its extensive range of home maintenance services, even after project completion.

The project pictured below is a craftsman bungalow. The firm’s team opted for stucco exteriors and a neutral palette. It also used tiled roofs and several clean and classic columns, in addition to trellised windows and curved entrances.


Briarwood Builders

705 E Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia, CA 92870

Established in 1959, Briarwood Builders extends its services throughout Orange County and works on both residential and commercial projects. It specializes in ground-up construction work in addition to kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, large-scale renovations, and custom retrofits. It also assists with every phase of construction, from site evaluation to obtaining valuable certificates and permits. The firm maintains affiliations with several noteworthy industry organizations. These include the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

The firm’s portfolio depicts a gallery of modern and craftsman homes, with the featured project being an example of the former. For this home, the team used a palette of blue and white with generous splashes of wood and stone. The firm also employed stucco exteriors and exposed woodwork.


O’Grady Homes

34212 Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite C, Dana Point, CA 92629

Extending its services throughout Orange County coastal region, O’Grady Homes offers a full range of custom home building services and also takes on projects in the best areas around Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Corona Del Mar. It utilizes a highly streamlined and efficient process that enables it to complete projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. This further results in stunning and beautifully crafted homes, as seen in its portfolio which displays the firm’s expertise for both modern and traditionally inspired homes. The firm is led by its founder Chris O’Grady, a builder with nearly three decades of custom home building experience. He provides his team with expert guidance throughout every phase of design, planning, and construction and personally oversees each project that the firm takes on.

Under his leadership, the firm maintains affiliations with several noteworthy organizations which include the National Green Building Standard, EnergyStar, and the National Association of Home Builders. The chosen project features one of its Spanish revivals. For this project, it made use of stucco exteriors, slanting roofs, and several unique beams. It also opted for classic curved archways, in addition to one-of-a-king fixtures and custom finishes.


Opulent Design Build

9471 Irvine Center Dr. Suite #150, Irvine, CA 92618

As its name implies, Opulent employs a design-build approach and services the entirety of Orange County. It provides a full range of general contracting services and handles project management, permitting, and engineering. The firm employs the latest green building techniques and is known for its excellent customer service. The firm’s processes allow it to control costs, rendering them more than equipped to deliver projects on time and within budget. Manned by an experienced team of designers and builders, Opulent has also worked on several large-scale development projects and was the company behind the completion of multiple 600-unit spaces. The firm is also distinguished for its kitchens, its luxurious entrances, and its brilliant master bedrooms and bathrooms.

The featured project depicts its more modern and contemporary work. Fusing wooden and metallic elements, the firm came up with this surprising, inspiring container-style home. The team used straight lines and seamlessly infused a small wall dedicated to plants, successfully giving the industrial lines a welcoming, organic feel.


Shoreline Construction

630 S El Camino Real Suite B, San Clemente, CA 92672

Headquartered in San Clemente, Shoreline Construction has been serving Orange County with its custom home projects and large scale renovations since 1991. It also works on hardscape designs and custom remodels. Led by Taylor Helm, the firm’s team is comprised of a group of experienced professionals and technicians. One thing that sets the company apart is the online dashboard system it provides its clients. Through this software, homeowners can access information about their in-progress projects from anywhere and any time on their computer or smartphone.

The firm’s design portfolio displays a gallery of Spanish revivals and sleek contemporary homes, as you can see in the project we’ve chosen to highlight. For this home, the team added several stucco and wooden elements to give the building a more transitional appeal. It also made brilliant use of two corners for glass windows and an innovative, yet cozy patio.


Streamline Construction

23632 Via Fabricante Suite F, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Streamline Construction offers a full list of residential construction services and employs a design-build approach. In addition to its custom home building, the firm also provides kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, as well as custom cabinetry and commercial construction. Working throughout the entire Orange County area, Streamline is led by Jason Adams who personally oversees every project. The firm provides its own in-house designers and is known for its custom millwork and woodwork. The Streamline portfolio showcases an extensive range of sleek, elegant contemporary and transitional designs.

The firm’s best work is in the picture below. This inspired fusion features several classic farmhouse themes combined with modern elements, thus its refreshing, transitional appeal. Its entrance comes in the form of a custom Dutch door. Inside, a paneled foyer area with crisp white walls and large glass doors provide views of the home’s backyard.  It has three bedrooms and bathrooms, with two of those bedrooms being masters. White oak flooring, designer lighting, and fans complete the effect of this innovative home. The firm also worked on the home’s landscaping and worked with a very open front and backyard complete with entertainment spaces perfect for guests.


Stud Construction

23372 Madero Rd. Suite K, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Stud Construction provides luxury design-build services using a highly collaborative process between homeowners and its team. Stud is known for its attention to detail and its craftsmanship. And it has earned a reputation for its ability to stick to an agreed-upon budget. The firm provides extensive remodeling services and offers clients a communication software that allows them to access their project’s progress via the firm’s website: clients can view the complete project timeline. And the software invites them to approve and change requests, submit or view any documents, and communicate with anyone on the team.

The featured project depicts one of the firm’s contemporary projects. Note the team’s use of a black-and-white palette and the subtle hints of blue and brick elements. The opted for a recurring theme of straight lines, unique fixtures, and the use of a few farmhouse details.


TM Grady Builders

1294 S Coast Hwy. Suite D, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Founded in 1986, TM Grady Builders provides luxury custom home building services. It infuses several sustainability practices into its projects and has had its work featured in several publications. Most notably it was named as among Luxe Interiors + Design’s annual Gold List earlier this year. It also maintains affiliations with several vital industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders, the Building Industry Association, and the American Institute of Architects.

The firm’s portfolio showcases a gallery of Contemporary, Traditional, Craftsman, Cape Cod and Spanish colonial-inspired homes. The featured project is one of its Spanish Revivals and exemplifies the team’s excellent workmanship. TM Grady Builders made use of terracotta roofs, extensive custom stonework both inside and out, large windows and door systems, and several unique fixtures including the elegant, yet inviting custom entry doors.


Tuscany Builders

PO Box 6214, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

With over three decades of experience, Tuscany Builders is a family-owned and operated business that offers an extensive range of custom home building and interior work. Its portfolio showcases several kitchens, outdoor facilities, home theaters, and pools. Aside from ground-up construction work, it also works on extensive remodels, architectural designs, and 3D renderings. As for its designs, the company specializes in a variety of mostly European-inspired themes. From ornate Italian spaces to luxurious Mediterranean style rooms, the firm is known for its exquisite craftsmanship. Tuscany has also taken on numerous modern and contemporary themed homes: the firm is not interested in limiting itself to one particular home style. This flexibility comes as no surprise as Dino Presutto, the company owner, holds three license classifications as a general contractor, tile/stone contractor, and plumbing contractor. He is also a licensed general contractor in the state of Arizona

The chosen project depicts a Tuscan home designed and constructed by the firm. Take a look at the dramatic gated courtyard, the detached garage, and any number of custom stone details.

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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.