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Situated in Northwest L.A.’s inland valley, Oxnard is a cozy beach town that has evolved into a suburban district housing some of the country’s wealthiest residents. This populous city in Ventura County has a variety of neighborhoods with a range of styles. Coastal homes are found on every corner of beach towns, but Oxnard’s neighborhoods go beyond the typical seaside designs.
Whether you are looking for a Mediterranean vacation home or a modern sustainable house, Oxnard has a neighborhood to suit every homeowner’s taste. This list will highlight the 15 best custom home builders in Oxnard, and they all have a diverse portfolio that promises plenty of options. These builders were selected based on the strength of their portfolio, their achievements, and the breadth of services they offer. Not all of these builders are located in the area, but they all serve Oxnard and some of their best work can be found in the city. Awards received and profiles in prominent publications are also highlighted in the article.
401 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010
Established in 2007, AAA Development constructs custom homes that put architecture at the forefront. The firm has invested in a number of impressive architects and pairs every customer with the candidate that best fits their aesthetic. Founder Mike Smith’s 23 years of construction experience has rendered him capable of handling small and large-scale residential projects. He has passed on his knowledge and reliable contacts to his firm.
The majority of the firm’s works are modern homes that have angular façades. Clean lines and geometric shapes are common characteristics of an AAA Development home. The home pictured shows an eclectic mix of materials and styles. The blend of wood and metal accents gives it all an intriguing texture.
963 E Main St., Ventura, CA 93001
Southern California’s leading homebuilder, Allen Construction, has been constructing energy-efficient homes since 1983. The firm started with a small headquarters in Santa Barbara and it has now expanded to three offices in West Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura. There are also four divisions that specialize in estates, remodeling, and small projects.
CEO Aaron Pick makes it a habit to maintain a healthy working environment. That nurturing culture has pushed his team to construct award-winning homes across the state. Some of its most recent accolades include a 2018 National Contractor of the Year Award for an Entire House over $1,000,000 and a Best Residential Remodel Over $2 million from the Santa Barbara Contractors Association.
Allen Construction is responsible for some of the finest estates in Santa Barbara. This Pacific Rim inspired home is one of the firm’s standout projects in the area. A combination of industrial and earthly themes, the 4,795 square foot home has unique features not found in other Allen Construction projects. The homeowners wanted to establish a connection between the outdoor and indoor living spaces of the home. A unique “lazy river” that circles the home connects the home to its outdoor space. It leads to the infinity pool and is surrounded by a tropical landscape that frames a gorgeous view of the California mountains.
144 Oxnard Ave., Oxnard, California 93035
Oxnard-based Campbell Construction offers every kind of residential construction service from whole home renovation to custom homes. President Philip Campbell has led the firm for all of its 18 years. He ensures that each project is consistent with the Campbell Construction design portfolio. Its portfolio boasts palatial Mediterranean estates that make for great vacation homes. Not only are the firm’s homes gorgeous, they are also environment-friendly. The firm’s building practices have been certified by the Built Green Santa Barbara organization.
One of its standout projects is the contemporary green home pictured below. The Greentree project was featured because it is different from Campbell Construction’s usual custom home projects. Its unique façade is reminiscent of an industrial greenhouse as the open floor plan is enclosed by a glass ceiling. The modern interior is similar to a warehouse that has exposed metal ceilings and clean concrete walls. Its minimalist aesthetic centers on industrial elements, making for a unique futuristic look.
1888 Moonshadow Cir., Camarillo, CA 93012
Design-Build Cheney Builders was established by Shaun Cheney in 2011 to service Ventura, Santa Barbara, and West LA Counties. As a local builder, the firm is in touch with the best local agencies in the area. One of the firm’s specialties is its fire rebuilding services. The firm has experience working with insulating concrete form blocks, a fire-resistant block that’s denser and lighter than normal. The firm also installs fire-resistant vents, removes exposed lumber, and uses fire-resistant material.
Besides durable homes, Cheney Builders also has a diverse portfolio that consists of Tuscan, Spanish, Contemporary, and French designs. This modern villa has classic Tudor architectural elements present in its tall windows, narrow hallways, and stucco exteriors. The interior’s warm color palette and marble finish is also a classic nod to Tuscan design. One of its modern features is an indoor pool accented by a fountain and mini-gym.
Craig Young Construction
960 E. Ojai Ave, Suite #101, Ojai, CA 93023
Like many craftsmen, Craig Young’s start in homebuilding was influenced by his family, but his grandfather’s unique training is unlike any other. Young would read out floor plans to his blind grandfather who would give him specific instructions on how to execute every step. Despite being blind, his grandfather’s amazing memory guided Young through every floor plan they completed together. His grandfather’s training inspired Craig to apply for a general contractor license and establish his own firm in 1988. Today, Craig Young Construction is known for the upscale homes found across Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles County.
The firm was featured in the New York Times for a modern home project, but most of its projects are inspired by Spanish designs. This home is very simple, but the firm’s focus on small details elevates that simplicity to a new level. Above the outdoor fire pit, a mosaic picture of an orange farm sets the tropical theme of the home. The shades of yellow and orange evoke a warm summer atmosphere in this Spanish brick home.
3365 Somis Rd., Somis, CA 93066
Established in 1949, Forest Construction is a Ventura County institution with over 8,000 residential and commercial projects constructed. In its 70 years of service, the firm’s management has always been strictly family, starting with Founder John Forest Rice who passed down the company to his son, Jim Rice. Rice remains as CEO with son-in-law Ernesto Sepulveda serving as president. Both ensure that the firm only works with the best designers, craftsmen, and subcontractors in the area.
The firm is one of California’s most decorated home builders. Nationally, it’s been consistently named on Remodeling magazine’s Top 100 Remodeling Companies and Qualified Remodeler magazine’s Top 500 Home Builders. It has also been voted Favorite Contractor by the readers of The Ventura County Star newspaper.
Mediterranean estates with Tuscan interiors are common sights in the firm’s portfolio. The home pictured is one of its luxurious homes in Ventura County. Classic Mediterranean features, including a simple pastel stucco exterior coated with stone detailing, are present. The grandiose architecture is what gives this estate its luxurious flair.
Integral Design and Construction
950 County Square Dr. #116, Ventura, CA 93003
An architect by training, Walt Philipp found an interest in construction when he started working for a general construction company after college. This inspired him to establish his own firm, Integral Design and Construction. The firm specializes in upscale custom homes and some of its works are found in prestigious communities like Oxnard Shores, Ventura Keys, Pierpont Beach, and Hollywood Beach.
Single residential homes and villas are found in the firm’s diverse portfolio. A mix of modern and Mediterranean designs are the common and consistent theme of Integral Design and Construction. Its founder’s architectural background is clearly reflected in this project. The simple façade is accented by angular porches and a clean white exterior. Overlooking windows provide an open layout and its bright lighting gives the space a clean, bright atmosphere.
1792 Callens Rd. Suite D, Ventura, CA 93003
For the past 20 years, Mark Smith has constructed 70 homes in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. His firm, MSI Construction, showcases Smith’s expertise in creating Mediterranean and Ranch inspired single-family homes and beach houses. The firm’s Oxnard Shores projects have Spanish design influences that are a perfect fit for the coastal neighborhood. But its portfolio boasts a variety of homes with different styles that all have the signature tropical California aesthetic.
This Kingston custom home illustrates how the firm blends traditional designs with the coastal look of its neighborhood. White and warm neutral colors everwhere and that palette is perfect for the serene beach setting of the home. The textural designs, like the embedded sun on the back door, give the home a unique coastal aesthetic.
17337 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
S.O.D. Builders is a full-service construction company that services residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Luxcess Homes by S.O.D Builders creates custom homes and renovations that are both luxurious and functional. Founder Oren Dagan has prior experience in construction management, construction, and renovation. The S.O.D. Builders team has an average of 10 years of construction experience. The firm has also been making an effort to integrate green building into its projects. Selective demolition, proper material management, and eco-friendly materials are some of the green initiatives now included in the firm’s building process.
From grand custom homes to small home remodels, expect the firm to deliver luxury projects tailor-made to the lifestyle of every homeowner. This Calabasas Estate is an example of the firm’s consistently elegant projects. Spanish influences are found throughout the home, most notably in the backyard Tuscan pool design. This home also has environment-friendly features such as a solar panel energy system.
14545 Victory Blvd. Suite #401, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Supreme Remodeling is an all-around contractor that can execute hillside construction, complete home remodeling, and provide new construction. Although it primarily serves Los Angeles, the firm extends its services to Ventura County. Founder Patrick Duhan’s 20 years of experience in hillside construction is perfect for Oxnard’s coastal terrain. The complex engineering that goes into hillside construction is ideal for the diverse geography of the city.
Most of the firm’s creations are Mediterranean or Tuscan, but there are also some modern homes in its portfolio. Supreme Remodeling’s creations embody the easy Southern California cool style that’s found in every neighborhood. The classic tiled roof and plain exterior are the firm’s go-to designs, and it consistently delivers a polished product.
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