Riverside County’s construction industry experienced a dramatic increase in revenue during the Millennium Boom that continues to inspire optimism for local builders. The county’s road to recovery was the result of a huge population shift from urban areas like Los Angeles to nearby bedroom communities. At present Zillow’s data shows that the median home value in Riverside has gone up 4.8 percent this past year, reaching $400,500, and a forecast that predicts a rise of 2.8 percent in 2019.
The county’s residents enjoy their suburban way of life, with all of the heady pleasures of Los Angeles just down the road. Rather than a bustling metropolis of towering skyscrapers, it is home to sprawling hills and a scenic mountain range. Many of Southern California’s oldest historical landmarks such as the Beaux-Arts styled Riverside County Courthouse, the Riverside Fox Theater, and the renowned Mission Inn can be found here.
A majority of Riverside’s residents own their homes, and similar architectural influences such as Spanish, Colonial, and Queen Anne can be observed in the county’s single-family and multi-family residences. Additionally, most of the builders that serve the area are well-versed in modern, contemporary, and European-styled homes.
The list below highlights the best custom home builders in Riverside. The rankings are based on the firms’ quality of work, the scope of their projects, the experience of their principals, certifications they have earned, professional memberships maintained, and the accolades that they have won.
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.
9) Empire Built, Inc.
Website | 951-461-2260 | 41667 Ivy St. Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92562
Empire Built builds quality, cost-effective custom homes in Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino County. The firm’s process starts with presenting its clients with a standard floor plan: they can choose or suggest specific design features for both interiors and exteriors to achieve a personalized result.
Bruce Meyer and Chuck Truitt are both engineers and designers by profession, drawing from their decades of experience in engineering and conceptual drafting. From concept to completion, clients can rely on the expertise of this partnership to transform their ideas into reality.
Some of the firm’s ranch, Tuscan, and Spanish-style residences can be found nestled on the hills of Tenaja, while others are located in areas overlooking Riverside’s most pristine lakes.
8) Legacy Custom Homes
Website | 949-679-7086 | 1000 Quail St. Suite #220, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Legacy Custom Homes offers a free design consultation service, and their dedicated team provides clients with a fast, efficient planning and submittal process. The next stage of the process involves creative collaboration among its crew of architects, engineers, and designers to help clients realize their personalized vision.
The firm is family owned, established in 2013. Bill Jackson, the principal, is a fourth-generation builder, and he has been in the industry since he was 16. His past experiences in construction and real estate development provided him with the skills and credibility to start his own company, partnering with his brother to establish what is now Legacy Custom Homes.
The company boasts a rich portfolio of high-end custom homes that showcase contemporary and traditional styles. Its ranch, modern, Colonial, and Spanish-inspired buildings can be found along the coast of Southern California’s Orange County.
7) Carrington Construction
Website | 855-552-8495 | 26540 Adams Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
Carrington Construction is a Murrieta-based general contractor and real estate developer. From site acquisition through construction completion, the company’s team of licensed contractors, lead-based paint certificate holders, electricians, and plumbers is ready to meet the needs of Southern California’s most sophisticated clients.
The firm holds multiple memberships in the industry’s biggest organizations, including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Kitchen+Bath Association, and the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California. Additionally, the firm’s business practices have earned its place in local associations like the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce.
Most of the firm’s projects are centered on a room or whole house remodeling and renovations, but the team is also well-versed in constructing custom-made houses inspired by American and Spanish residential styles.
6) Joud Construction Company, Inc.
Website | 951-734-2723 | 1485 Pomona Rd. Suite G, Corona, CA 92882
Joud Construction Company offers its clients personalized attention and craftsmanship, boasting a team that has the skills and expertise to coordinate complex and multi-discipline developments. These characteristics allow the company to cover a wide variety of building services such as the modernization of older properties, as well as the new construction of residential, commercial, and renovation projects.
The firm’s rich project gallery showcases fine and elegant homes inspired by Colonial, Spanish, Tuscan, and French styles. That gallery proves what the company of builders and designers can offer: quality and quantity. Additionally, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized it as a Lead-safe Certified Firm, a testament to the firm’s advocacy for environmentally-safe builds.
Yousef Audi, the company’s current president, focuses his goals in providing high-caliber construction to its clients. This dedication can be seen in his firm’s high regard for quality assurance. For every stage of the construction process, the team conducts a detailed quality checkpoint, and one phase can only move on to the next after it passes an assessment.
5) RBC Construction
Website | 951-306-2600 | 871 W 4th St. Unit A, Beaumont, CA 92223
RBC Construction’s founder, Ron Bierma, came from a family of builders and has been providing general contracting and custom home building services for three generations.
The firm understands that building a home is a huge investment, so it ensures clients a comfortable and stress-free experience at every stage of the construction process. Additionally, while the firm has an in-house team to cater to its clients’ designing and building needs, future homeowners have the freedom to hire their own architects to turn their creative visions into reality.
A high percentage of the firm’s projects showcase varieties of Spanish-style residences, including Spanish mission and Mediterranean, and the firm also regularly handles modern and contemporary designs as well.
4) Capital Construction
Website | 951-677-8625 | 41558 Eastman Dr., Murrieta, CA 92562
Capital Construction is a full-service general building and engineering company that specializes in kitchen remodeling, cabinet and countertop replacement, and custom home building. Aside from its impressive project scope, it maintains a number of important professional relationships with local and state government agencies, as well as its familiarity with permitting and filing procedures.
The firm believes that building a dream home doesn’t have to break the bank, and its approach to construction ensures a highly-personalized, unique, and affordable home building package by giving the clients the opportunity to make layout, size, and design decisions. The result is an ideal design that is faithful to the client’s specifications and budget.
The company’s high-value projects can be found in many cities of Orange County, with contemporary, Spanish, French, and ranch-style buildings dominating its custom home building portfolio.
3) MLA General Contractors, Inc.
Website | 760-801-1602 | P.O. Box 733 Bonsall, CA 92003
In over 40 years of operation, MLA General Contractors has built more than 400 homes in Southern California, and their clientele comes from the counties of San Diego, Orange, and Riverside. As a general contractor, the firm offers expansive services that include residential construction, home remodeling, as well as building commercial spaces and apartment complexes.
The firm has been a family-owned business for over 40 years and its ability to handle a wide scope of projects without compromising quality can be attributed to founder Mike Amos’s expertise in both traditional and advanced methods of construction. Additionally, the firm’s carefully chosen team of builders and designers are equipped with the most innovative and technologically-advanced methods of building custom homes. The gorgeous results are environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient homes.
Take a look at the company’s rich portfolio of Tuscan, Spanish, French, and contemporary buildings, the products of this team’s innovative combination of technology and tradition.
2) Bohler Builders Group, Inc.
Website | 626-790-9224| 440 E Rte. 66, Glendora, CA 91740
Founder David Bohler is a familiar face to many fans of the home makeover television show “ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The young principal was a star renovator on the show for over six years until he returned home to Glendora to establish the Bohler Builders Group (BBG). But David’s on-camera career did not end there.
In the firm’s first year, one of BBG’s most notable projects was featured on Energy House Calls, a web series that highlighted the firm’s stunning design and renovation methods on a Pasadena hot plate house called “Plate 38 Restaurant and Bar.” David also became a lead builder for NBC’s “American Dream Builders,” and FOX’s “Home Free and Utopia.” Currently, he is on his second season of the show, “Nate and Jeremiah By Design.”
Many of BBG’s homes and remodeling projects have rich elements of a wide variety of inspirations coming from the Spanish, French, ranch, farmhouse, and modern styles.
1) CA Construction
Website | 951-781-8055 | 981 Iowa Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
CA Construction has been serving public and private clients of Southern California since 1990. The firm has a rich portfolio of commercial and residential projects, thanks to efficient collaborations between its teams of builders and construction management professionals.
The firm’s residential division offers design and construction services to homeowners who are looking to renovate existing houses or build new residential buildings. CA Construction’s years of experience have helped them establish a solid reputation as a top builder, earning recognition from the United States Congress and the California State Senate.
Some of the firm’s projects have been homes with historical relevance, and others are inspired by Spanish, French, and traditional-styled residences built on hillsides and hilltops in the region’s rural and urban neighborhoods.
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