Considered the third-largest city in Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita comprises four unincorporated communities each with its own separate identity. That fact reflects itself in the firm’s housing and architectural landscape with homes here varying from modern and contemporary to classic California Spanish homes.

Our editorial team has compiled ten of the best custom home builders, builders responsible for some of the most beautiful homes in Santa Clarita. These firms were chosen after we considered a number of firms in the area: we looked at factors like work history, professional affiliations, press features, and the overall merit of company portfolios.

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.

Arzuman Brothers

11336 Camarillo St. Suite #201, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

A trailblazer in the California luxury home construction scene, Arzuman Brothers provides its clients with the option of ground-up construction or choosing among its latest high-end plans. The firm also pre-sells its luxury homes under construction throughout various prime pockets of Los Angeles. Not only is Arzuman Brothers the builder, but the company also operates as the architect, designer, principle, and brokerage. This gives the firm an unparalleled advantage over the buy/sell process which allows the company to acquire land to build in highly sought after areas and also provide high-quality service to the new home buyers. The firm uses a design-build approach and is manned by a team of experienced professionals. The firm also offers a full range of interior design services and has worked on over 300 projects since its inception. Most of the firm’s projects adhere to modern and contemporary architecture, distinguished by the Arzuman team’s infusion of traditional wood and masonry elements.

The featured project is located in Studio City. Inside, it features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Spanning over 3,498 square feet, it includes a gourmet kitchen complete with a spacious large island and custom cabinetry, a full walk-in pantry, and a family area. Oak floors coupled with exterior porcelain tiles line its entertainment area in the backyard, while two large sliding glass windows lead to a pool and spa area.

Bellagio Design Build

19336 Calvert St., Tarzana, CA 91335

Bellagio Design Build is an expert in a variety of residential projects and is known for its cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency. The firm is led by Shawn Rabbani, who has been in the industry since 1982 and worked on hundreds of homes. Under his leadership, the firm makes use of a highly hands-on approach. The firm keeps the entire process in-house and avoids the use of subcontractors and “middlemen,” ensuring that each of its projects receives the firm’s complete attention. The firm is well-versed in Californian architecture, which consists of Spanish colonials and revivals and the occasional craftsman home.

We loved one of its Spanish revivals. This home features traditional terracotta roofs, stucco exteriors, and a neutral color palette with hints of earth tones. You’ll notice custom finishes and millwork and a unique porch framed by two arches.

D.P. Builders

PO Box 800099, Santa Clarita, CA 91380

Three decades ago D.P. Builders was founded by Dale Peterson who has led the form into establishing a solid reputation for innovative solutions and a complete range of construction services. Aside from its residential work, the firm has also taken on numerous projects for the entertainment industry and is known for its expertise in building recording studios and television facilities. It has since become one of the area’s best firms in the audio/video facility construction niché market. Manned by a team of talented professionals and craftsmen, the firm has also received generous praise for its excellent large-scale remodels and the expertise in old-world architecture that made those remodels possible. It has since built an outstanding client list that spans from coast to coast, and the firm assists its clients from inception all the way to completion.

We loved this French Country themed home. It features clean and plain stucco exteriors coupled with striking curved windows and doors. The home also features high roofs and several metal finishes.

Diditan Group

5632 Van Nuys Blvd. #305, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Established in 2001, Diditan Group is a local luxury home builder and developer who serves the entirety of the Los Angeles metro area. The group specializes in residential developments, finance, and real estate investments providing all services under one roof. The firm makes use of a boutique-style approach and has worked on numerous one-of-a-kind custom homes and multi-unit projects. The firm incorporates its clients’ lifestyles into its designs and works closely with each of them throughout the entire home building process. At the firm’s helm is Arie Abekasis, who brings a rich background in fashion, custom home building, lucrative investments, and selling of luxury homes. To know more about Diditan Group, you can visit their website at

The featured project is a contemporary home that showcases stucco exteriors complete with fine, varnished wood finishes. Numerous floor-to-ceiling windows and doors welcome guests and light alike, and a number of beautiful patios and a spacious rooftop provide plenty of social gathering space.

Forza Construction

25243 Ave. Tibbitts, Valencia, CA 91355

Forza Construction extends its services throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. Its process is highly client-oriented and allows the firm to handle multiple projects. The firm has secured close partnerships with some of the area’s best subcontractors and fellow builders. Aside from its residential work, the firm also takes on tenant improvement and commercial projects, having a division solely dedicated to working on such projects. The firm consistently delivers on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

The featured project is an example of one of the firm’s modern homes. Forza opted for minimalist features coupled with wood and concrete. The home features a number of unique fixtures and multiple floor-to-ceiling windows and entrances.

Lucy Development Co.

17835 Ventura Blvd. #108, Encino, CA 91316

Lucy Development specializes in all aspects of commercial and residential construction. It offers a full range of services and has collaborated with some of California’s best architects and designers. It has established a solid reputation for itself for its luxury custom homes and commercial building projects spread throughout Southern and Central California. It is a single-source building firm, which means to say that it handles every facet of construction from design inception all the way to completion. The firm also assists with pre-construction services: obtaining and working on permits, conceptual planning, and value engineering. During construction, the firm’s team takes extra care, sticking to budgets while providing high-quality work. The firm achieves these results through close supervision and only working with the area’s best subcontractors.

The firm provides its clients with a detailed walkthrough to address any concerns a homeowner may have. The firm also provides thorough warranties and an emergency 24-hour number for any air-conditioning, electrical, and plumbing issues that may arise.

Norris Construction

PO Box 55786, Valencia, CA 91385

Using a design-build approach, Norris Construction extends its services throughout Southern California. The firm specializes in both custom home building and remodeling and is manned by a team of expert builders, project managers, designers, and architects. The firm has worked on over 110 new homes since its inception, in addition to 72 remodels and 13 commercial projects. The firm has been in the industry since 1979 and specializes in a wide variety of designs. The Norris portfolio features several modern and contemporary projects as well as Spanish colonial and Mediterranean inspired homes.

Our editorial team fell in love with this home. The Norris Construction team made use of an open floorplan to emphasize the home’s sleek, modern architecture. It features several large, open entertainment spaces, spacious windows and entryways, and unique fixtures.

Root Construction

17216 Saticoy St. #180, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Root Construction specializes in ground-up construction, residential remodeling, and the occasional commercial construction project. The firm is led by its founder Matt Myers, who oversees day-to-day operations and ensures that each project that the firm takes on receives the benefit of his two-decades of experience. Clients can expect a smooth, in-house process with a high regard for communication throughout design and construction. The firm only works with a handpicked selection of talented subcontractors, some of which have been with the firm for nearly two decades. The firm sports a portfolio filled with luxurious modern and contemporary homes. Some of these homes have been featured in Traditional Home, Contemporary Houses, and Architectural Digest.

Located in Beverly Hills, the featured project above was completed in 2004 and spans over 5,000 square feet. The firm was tasked with building a minimalist rectangular-shaped home finished with both wood, concrete, and even a few glass walls.

Structure Home

21860 Burbank Blvd. Suite #110, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Structure Homes offers its clients over two decades of industry experience and is comprised of a team of talented designers, project managers, dedicated personnel, and an outstanding construction team. The firm takes care of a project from start to finish and assists clients with every aspect of design, planning, and feasibility, and project management. The firm also provides excellent post completion customer services, financial planning, and uses environmental-friendly materials. In fact, it employs several green building and sustainability efforts into each of its projects and takes extra efforts to lessen its carbon footprint. The firm employs an operating system called “Structure Source:” a compilation of a project’s details from architecture and design to construction. Several of its clients to come back from time to time for remodels and improvements, and the “Structure Source” system has proven vital for crafting new and improved technologies for a previous project.

The project above is a California Mediterranean, drawing inspiration from the glamorous Spanish homes of the 1920s. It spans roughly 5,500 square feet and features an elegant entry courtyard, a private garden, family rooms, and a floorplan which incorporates indoor and outdoor spaces.

Victory Builders

25574 Rye Canyon Rd., Santa Clara, CA 91355

Victory Builders makes use of a design-build approach: it keeps its entire process under one roof. Its portfolio showcases custom homes, large-scale remodels, room additions, patios, decks, and landscaping projects. The firm has also delved into the commercial market and has worked on several build-outs, tenant improvements for warehouses and offices, and has maintained contracts for private and managed facilities. The firm works closely with its clients to work out timeframes and always finishes on time and within the agreed upon budget. The firm’s work can be recognized by its masonry and stucco exteriors. The firm is an expert when it comes to craftsman, transitional, and other traditional designs.

We really loved one of Victory’s transitional designs. For this home, its team displayed its flair for masonry and stucco work. The shingled roofs and simple, clean windows finish the effect.

About Our Rankings

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.