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The Best Custom Home Builders in Stockton

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Stockton, California, at the center of the San Joaquin Valley, is home to diverse home styles, from Spanish Revival to Lakeside. These styles reflect part of Stockton’s history—the Spanish and Mexican periods, the influences of which are still present today. Houses in the area often feature a blend of old and new. Though the city is not particularly large, housing prices sit at around $300k due to residents commuting into San Francisco.

Below, you will find a list of the best custom home builders in Stockton, chosen as the best in their regional industry. These rankings are based on the custom home builders’ years of experience, a number of awards received, and customer reviews.

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.

8) Steckler Construction/Steckler Builders

1050 Heartland Dr., Manteca, CA 95337

Steckler Construction is a general contracting company but provides custom home building services through Steckler Building, its sister company. Based in Manteca, the firm has been serving Stockton and other areas of the Central Valley and the East Bay Area since 2004.

The firm’s president, Mike Steckler, is a hands-on leader, ensuring that every task is completed with the highest quality of workmanship and attention to detail. Most of the company’s work uses Contemporary, Bungalow, and Traditional home styles. Some of the unique features of these homes are granite bathroom tiles, travertine flooring, wooden cabinets, and marble kitchen countertops.

7) Gabbert Construction

11876 S Lammers Rd., Tracy, CA 95304

Gabbert Construction is a custom home builder and general contractor based in Tracy, on the north side of San Joaquin County. The company has been providing construction and remodeling services to the Central Valley since 1994. This family-owned company, led by Carlton Gabbert, generally builds in the range of $500k. From bathroom remodeling to luxury estate construction, Gabbert Construction is able to work in many different styles.

The firm is particularly skilled in building traditional and craftsman homes featuring unique driveways, earth-toned stone walls, wide porches, bay windows, gabled roofs and wood furnishing to match the brown shades of the walls and roof.

6) Custom Homes by Miller

6346 E Eight Mile Rd., Stockton, CA 95212

Custom Homes by Miller has been providing custom home building services in Stockton, Acampo, Lodi, and the surrounding areas since 1972. The firm has produced some of the largest and most beautiful homes located in private and secluded neighborhoods. The firm generally builds in Tuscan and Spanish styles and can customize the details of the homes based on the owners’ preferences. In addition to its impressive exterior facades, interiors created by Custom Homes by Miller have an elegant and majestic appeal.

Examples of the company’s outstanding works include the Morada Project, the RD Residence and the MN Residence, which can be viewed on the firm’s website. Common features spotted in these spectacular homes include uniquely shaped brick walls, arched doorways, tall Grecian columns, travertine flooring, marble countertops, wooden cabinets, and intricate metal staircase railings. Custom Homes by Miller is a company dedicated to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

5) Phillips Construction Company

8130 Lorraine Ave., Suite #326, Stockton, CA 95210

Phillips Construction Company, founded in 1988, is led by Joe Phillips, a successful businessman with in-depth knowledge on residential and commercial construction from his many years of service in the industry. Clients from the East Bay, Central Valley, and Sacramento Area repeatedly engage his custom home building services, thanks to his ability to exceed customer expectations. With a team of skillful artisans and efficient project managers, the firm can build any type of home, from a $100k Traditional Farmhouse to a $1.5 million Georgian hillside home.

Among the company’s notable projects is a custom Adobe Revival located in the Central Valley. At the end of the driveway is a magnificent porch designed with marble steps and tall white columns on each side similar to the columns of the Pantheon. Upon entering the house, a spacious entryway greets its guest, leading them to the warm and inviting living room. This part of the house features wooden shelves, marble floors, oversized sofas, a Persian rug, and antique decors that blend perfectly to create an eccentric elegance.

4) Florsheim Homes

1701 W March Ln. Suite D, Stockton, CA 95207

Florsheim Homes is a family-owned business offering custom home building services in communities from Merced to Stockton, CA and Reno to Carson City, NV. The company has been serving the Calaveras Place Stockton community for over 35 years. Usually, the homes built in this area by the firm are traditional and craftsman homes with sizes below 3,000 square feet, which have three to five bedrooms and cost less than $350k.

The company is led by Randy Bling, who has 16 years of experience in the industry and who holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the California State University in Fresno. Bling unites his crew to work diligently in building high-quality custom homes by creating innovative floor plans with contemporary architectural elements and state-of-the-art home building practices.

3) Caresco Homes

3350 Deer Park Dr., Suite C, Stockton, CA 95219

Sophisticated design, uncompromising quality, and consistent customer satisfaction are the three main priorities of Caresco Homes in building every custom home project. Many clients from Woodbridge, Manteca, Stockton and other areas in the Central Valley choose Caresco Homes for its ability to construct a variety of distinctive architectural designs that surpass standards and exceed customer expectations. Under the leadership of the Carruesco brothers, Mike and Doug, the company has completed over 1,000 homes since its establishment.

Craftsman, Tuscan, and Spanish/Adobe Revival are just a few the styles in which the firm is able to work. One of its notable projects is a Spanish Revival Bay home built in 2017, featuring cream-colored stucco walls and reddish-brown terracotta roof tiles. Overall Spanish theme of this house is sustained inside the home by antique-European home decorations, as well as furnishing complemented by the dark wooden floors and cabinetry.

2) The Grupe Company

3255 W March Ln., Suite #400, Stockton, CA 95219

The Grupe Company is a full-service custom home builder and property management company serving areas such as Lodi, Waterford, Sacramento, and Stockton. Homes built by the firm can be found in its own developments, such as Spyglass Lake, The Pointe, and Windmill Park. Since 1965, the company has been beautifying Stockton neighborhoods by crafting gorgeous homes, enhancing energy-efficiency, and creating innovative designs. The firm is owned and operated by the Grupe family, which strives to build the reputation of the company as one of Stockton’s leading homebuilders and developers in the area.

One of the firm’s exceptional work is a single-family Traditional home located in Lodi, CA. Inside the house, a combination of modern amenities and transitional designs create a young and elegant look.

1) FCB Homes

 10100 Trinity Parkway,Stockton, CA 95219

For over 30 years, FCB Homes has been serving private communities in Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca, among other areas in the Central Valley. The company is well-known for its ability to build new and customizable homes that have timeless designs and are built with high-quality materials. The firm was listed by the San Joaquin Magazine as one of the best home builders in the area in 2018 and was Lodi Chamber of Commerce, 2018 Company of the year. Working with a team of expert architects, interior designers, craftsmen, and contractors, FCB Homes successfully craft impressive homes that serve as landmarks in every community in which they are built. Not only do these homes boast beautiful designs and functional floorplans, they are incredibly energy efficient as well.

Typically, FCB Homes build houses that are less than 4,000 square feet, ranging from three to six bedrooms and two to five bathrooms. Most of the company’s works feature Traditional, Spanish Monterey or Cottage home styles. Interior styles vary from modern and contemporary to traditional.

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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.


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    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