Located adjacent to Los Angeles, Simi Valley offers residents a small-town feel complete with picturesque views of the mountaintops. Unsurprisingly, with its proximity to fresh, clean air, Simi Valley has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the beautiful suburbs of Ventura County.
Here you’ll find a short, sweet list of the best custom home builders in the area. These builders have been evaluated based on the awards and recognition they have received, their industry affiliations, their years in business, and the overall quality of their projects. These firms have demonstrated their expertise in building on Simi Valley’s varied topography, a hilly terrain that requires the skills of veteran builders. These featured contractors have also built some of the city’s most impressive, luxurious homes.
1565 Calle La Cumbre, Camarillo, CA 93010
Amendt Construction 30 years of experience in the business has repeatedly proven the company’s expertise in custom home construction and remodeling. Monte Amendt, company founder, has decades of experience in building and remodeling mid-range to high-end homes throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara. Under his leadership, the company has completed many stunning properties and has earned five-star reviews from clients, who vouch for the team’s dedication and attention to detail.
One of Amendt Construction’s projects is this Camarillo estate. The project consisted of the addition of a new guest home and a pool pavilion as well as a total interior remodel. The traditional home exudes timeless elegance, with a beige color palette and stone accents throughout. Other classic elements include a drop ceiling design and crown molding.
3365 Somis Rd., Somis, CA 93066
For three generations, Forest Construction has been a family-owned construction company serving the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1949, the company has made a name as one of the South/Central Coast’s leading builders and has consistently ranked among the Top 500 Builders in Qualified Remodeler Magazine. The company has also been voted Favorite Contractor by the Ventura County STAR readership for many years.
Forest Construction was founded by John Forest Rice. After a seven-year break from the industry, the company was reopened by John’s sons, Jim and Joe. Under Jim’s leadership, the company has remodeled over 8,000 homes, successfully carrying on the family legacy.
Among its collection of projects is this Spanish-style estate in Somis. The home features a 19,000-square-foot residence, a garage, a gymnasium, and a separate 3,000-square-foot guest house with an attached garage.
3719 Elkhorn Ct., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Mike Iverson’s 15 years of experience as a framer in the tract housing market gave him the skills and knowledge needed to establish Iverson Construction in 1973. Years later, his son Brian joined him in the business and took full control of the company in 2012. Since its founding, the family-owned business has built a solid reputation as one of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties’ most reputable custom home builders. Today, the company specializes in custom home construction, residential remodeling, and commercial property development.
One of the firm’s projects is a Cape Cod home that features wood shake shingles, light hardwood flooring, and an open concept floor plan. The kitchen contains a huge eat-in island, white cabinets, and glass tile backsplash. The cozy home also includes an indoor-outdoor seating area with a brick fireplace that matches the living room fireplace.
Metro Builders and Remodeling
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Metro Builders and Remodeling is a general construction company serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The company touts years of industry experience with all types of construction projects for residential clients. From kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom backyards, roofing, painting, and room additions to custom home construction, the Metro Builders and Remodeling team provides quality workmanship and service, leading to numerous five-star reviews from satisfied clients.
In Los Angeles, the company constructed a mid-sized contemporary home featuring a white exterior with a tile accent wall, which also matches the interior color palette. The trendy home also features a backyard pool, an open concept floor plan, a modern fireplace, and a master suite balcony with a spacious seating area and skylights.
RT Abbott Construction Inc.
543 Country Club Drive #205, Simi Valley, CA 93065
For many years, RT Abbott Construction has strived to deliver high-quality homes and superior craftsmanship to its clients. This unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction has built the company’s reputation as one of Simi Valley’s premier builders. The company enjoys high client-referrals from architects, designers, and prior customers who attest to the company’s excellent design services and construction workmanship.
Throughout the years, many of RT Abbott Construction’s projects have been featured in a number of publications, including luxe interiors + design, California Homes, and Gray Pacific Northwest Design.
Founder Roy Abbott’s experience as part of the Army’s 82nd airborne regiment has taught him to always strive for the highest standards. This attitude has shaped the foundation of the company and has clearly transformed the firm’s projects into something spectacular. One of those spectacular homes is this contemporary custom home in Chautauqua. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and doors surrounded by zinc stucco, and with gorgeous walnut flooring, doors and paneling, the home is simply the essence of elegant architecture.