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The Best Custom Home Builders in Rancho Cucamonga, California

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A moderately sized city in California’s Inland Empire region, Rancho Cucamonga is a perfect location for people who want a quiet, relaxed lifestyle that also includes plenty of sun. Perhaps because of the climate, many of the most beautiful homes in this area have been built in the Mediterranean, Italian or Spanish styles. 

The firms on this list have experience building high-end homes across a range of styles. Some of these companies also provide remodels and even construct light commercial projects. Every single one of these firms is supported by a team with a solid work ethic, led by principals who possess several years of construction experience. 

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.

6) Advantage Builders

876 N. Mountain Ave. Suite #200 Q, Upland, CA 91786

A firm that does projects throughout Southern California, Advantage Builders Inc. provides a number of services to complete the look and feel of an upscale custom home. These services include room additions as well as kitchen and bath remodeling.

Advantage Builders Inc. knows California terrain. In fact, for over 20 years the firm has been providing these services to everything from mountain cabins to beach homes. One great example of the firm’s work is this two-story Mediterranean style home that features large glass windows that allow light to flow into the rooms. Advantage Builders Inc. is also capable of doing light commercial construction including tenant improvements and the restoration and reconstruction of historical and vintage homes and buildings.

Currently, the firm is headed by Danny Napolitano. A contractor who has been in the business for over 25 years, Napolitano has hands-on experience in constructing foundations, concrete finishing, rough framing, stucco, and tile installation.

5) RL Pruitt Construction 

163 Enterprise Wy., Upland, CA 91786

RL Pruitt was founded by Reginald Pruitt, and today Doug Pruitt is leading the way into the twenty-first century. For 45 years, RL Pruitt Construction has worked for a diverse clientele in the Inland Empire area including Rancho Cucamonga. Recognized for building homes while remaining within budget and making optimal use of space, RL Pruitt Construction consistently creates notable homes like the one you see below.

Though it carries a simple style, this Mediterranean-style home exudes elegance. RL Pruitt Construction is also experienced when it comes to Spanish revival style homes. Aside from building custom homes, RL Pruitt can also provide home remodels, including great rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, home theaters, outdoor living spaces, and exterior facilities.

4) Dave Gula Construction

1055 Sullivan St., Upland, CA 91784

Dave Gula Construction has been in the construction industry for more than 40 years. It has been repeatedly recognized as one of the finest home builders in Upland. The firm has a knack for finishing homes on-time and under budget. Dave Gula Construction also provides indoor and outdoor remodeling, room additions, and outdoor living spaces. 

One great example of the firm’s custom home building abilities is this Italian renaissance style home. The home has a simple, yet elegant facade, that perfectly frames the exquisitely designed and executed glass doors and windows. You can see in this project that the team retains an awareness of both the demands of the project and the needs of the client. The firm is led by father and son duo Dave and Jeff Gula. 

3) RBC Construction

871 W 4th St. unit A, Beaumont, CA 92223

RBC Construction thoroughly understands modern lifestyles and current design preferences in custom home building. Though based in Beaumont, this 11-year old firm is a residential and commercial general contractor that provides numerous residential building services for clients in the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire. The firm is most known for its custom home building abilities but this third-generation building firm is also recognized as an innovative remodeler that provides kitchen remodels to room additions and whole home remodels. This firm has a network of local architects, interior designers, engineers, and trade contractors. With such a network, the firm was able to build spectacular homes like a gorgeous contemporary pueblo style home. Though its actual design is a marvel on its own, the residence also features an open floor plan that includes glass walls that open up onto a gorgeous pool area.

Projects like these can be credited to the team’s talent but also to CEO and president Ron Bierma’s experienced, steady hand. Bierma’s career as a builder started in 1995 when he worked for his father doing demolishing and cleaning before eventually moving up to framing and siding. Eventually he worked in Coachella Valley where he framed 6,000 to 12,000 square foot custom homes in BIGHORN, Bighorn Canyons, The Vintage Club, Toscana Country Club, and the Reserve Cub. 

2) Epic Design Build 

1232 Monte Vista Ave Suite #4, Upland, CA 91786

Founded in 2002, Epic Design Build provides architecture, interior design, and construction services for residential and specialized commercial projects. The company excels at new construction along with complex renovations, room additions, and kitchen and bathroom remodels. These spaces are described by clients as beautiful yet functional while still being environmentally friendly. A great example of these upscale homes is a contemporary custom home in Claremont. Set on a hillside, this residence’s earthy palette mixes well with the hillside vegetation and gently hints at the home’s durability. Yet more proof of the firm’s ability is its work on one client’s 140-year old historic home. During the process of rebuilding this historic house and adding a new structure, the team was praised for excellent communication with its clients.

Epic Design Build was co-founded by Maureen Cunningham and James Johnson. Cunningham and Johnson each have over 28 years of experience in design build projects. Most recently, Epic was awarded the 2017 Claremont Architectural Commission’s Award of Excellence for design and construction of a local business. Recognized for combining quality structures with award-winning designs, the team combines good leadership, expert knowledge of construction and creative and thoughtful designs.

1) Cornell Custom Construction

5670 Schaefer, Ave. Ste H., Chino, CA 91710

Serving Southern California for over 25 years, Cornell Custom Construction is recognized for the many new luxury homes it has built over the years. The firm has built residences in Orange County, South Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernadino. Twenty of these homes were built in one guard gated luxury community. These unique homes varied in size from 6,000 sq. ft up to 12,000 sq.ft., and all of them were custom built for different clients with different styles and finishes. The firm has built across a range of sizes and styles over the years—everything from 4,000 square feet to over 13,000 square feet—and in the Tuscan, Spanish Colonial, and Craftsman styles that suit California’s sunny and warm climate so perfectly. Some of these high-end homes were also built for sports stars, affluent business owners, and inspirational speakers.

Though the firm is already known for building homes for numerous high profile clients, Cornell Custom Construction’s reputation was firmly established after it won multiple awards for a 13,000 sq ft home they built in 2002. This home was built on a two-acre property with layers of retaining walls and a guest home.

Toby Cornell is a third-generation builder who grew up in the trades and took over the company 22 years ago, after his father Thomas Cornell decided to move out of the area. More recently, Cornell Custom Construction also started building commercial sites for clients who want higher end products than most commercial contractors can provide. He attributes this to his luxury home roots and being able to bring that detail-oriented mindset to the commercial division.

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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.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as a brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at HomeBuilderDigest, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University - Degree in Construction Engineering Management