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Like its name, Sunnyvale is a place in Santa Clara County where the sun seems to always shine. The homes that are seen in this area have various styles that reflect their owners, with many residences tending to have numerous windows and glass doors that take advantage of the sunlight.

The contractors on this list have solid reputations for building quality homes, while still keeping their team’s safety in mind along with each client’s interests. Thanks to such work ethic, these firms have been known to attract repeat clients who are familiar with them and their work. 

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.

Kramer Construction Inc.

987 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, CA 94022

Kramer Construction Inc. is a firm that’s been building homes since 2001. Since that time, the firm has already built 200 single-family custom homes, in shingle, prairie, colonial revival, and bungalow styles. One great example of the firm’s notable works is a two-story Spanish home that stylishly blends with its desert-like landscape surroundings. In addition to building unique homes that reflect the area’s surroundings, the firm is also able to create automated smart homes. These eco-friendly homes follow LEED green building certification requirements.

The firm is led by principal Jim Kramer, who has several decades of experience as a custom home builder.


Davis and Associates 

1292 Kifer Rd. #805, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Davis and Associates is a design-build firm known to specialize in ground-up custom home construction, additions, and remodels. Established in 1998, the firm has a team of highly-experienced craftsmen, who are also specialty contractors and suppliers sharing the firm’s commitment to providing high-quality products and services. In addition to construction services, the firm also does interior design to help complete the home’s interior details and finishes.

One example of the firm’s high-quality projects is a Dutch colonial house with a cool blue palette and distinguishable stone masonry work—designs that reflect the residence’s forest surroundings. Some of the homes built by Davis and Associates can be seen in Menlo Park, Jamestown, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View.


Gehrels Custom Homes 

2453 Palm Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061

A firm capable of creating well-crafted homes, Gehrels Custom Homes creates single-family homes that usually exhibit modern, traditional, and ranch styles. One notable example of these projects is the Raincloud house in Sunnyvale. Like its name, the residence plays with a light color palette that easily mirrors the colors like that of rain clouds hovering below an early morning sun.

Gehrels Custom Homes is also known for coding additions, interior/exterior renovations, and kitchen and bath remodels. During these projects, the firm prioritizes the safety of its team while still being productive for its clients. Among its team is principal Jason Gehrels, who is known for never falling behind schedule. In addition to his punctuality, Gehrels is also known for his efficiency and good communication skills.


Greenberg Construction

904 Industrial ave., Palo Alto Ca 94303

A firm that was included in U.S. Building News’ Best of the Best California issue, Greenberg Construction is known to do new construction work along with remodeling and solar installation. The firm is a member of Build It Green and provides some of the best integrated energy-efficient products and services. Greenberg Construction is also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Even though the firm was recently established in 2010, the team has over 25 years of experience in residential building in the San Francisco Bay area but mostly focuses its work on Sunnyvale. One great example of the firm’s work is a two-story award-winning home with spacious rooms in Sunnyvale. 

Currently, the firm is handled by founder and CEO Maor Greenberg, who is a member of several industry organizations including the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), the NARI Silicon Valley chapter, the NAHB, and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).


VIA Builders 

4600 El Camino Real #209, Los Altos, CA 94022

Established in 1985, VIA Builder has a sterling reputation as a Bay Area firm specializing in custom home building projects. One of its most notable projects is a Spanish eclectic-style home. Exhibiting stucco walls and wide windows that allow in streams of natural light, this simple yet uniquely-crafted home also has an entry staircase that shows off minimal and colorful designs to balance against the home’s warm color palette. Another great example of the firm’s most recent work is a Mediterranean home found in the East Bay Area. Though it has a simple style, it has an elegance that makes it a beautiful addition to the East Bay.

In addition to building wonderful homes such as this, VIA Builders was also featured in Builder/Architect Magazine, in which its responsible work ethic was highlighted. As a firm that values client services above all, VIA Builders offers post-construction visits to remedy any problems or flaws.


AK Construction

385 Woodview Ave., #250, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Previously known as a finish carpentry and remodeling firm, AK Construction was established by Andy Kwitowski as a design-build firm in 2003. The firm also offers custom home construction, land development, and multi-family construction. Though it is a firm that has only recently been established, it has been creating distinguished work that has attracted repeat clientele. 

One great example of the firm’s work is a 2,610 square foot colonial revival home in Sunnyvale. Though a relatively small property, the project was perfect for a single family. Possessing numerous windows and glass doors leading into the backyard, it has a balanced sense of openness and the snug comforts of home. 


Bridgford Construction

2380 South Bascom Ave. Suite #100, Campbell, CA, 95008

Before Bridgford Construction began building residential projects throughout the San Francisco Bay area, it was a simple handyman service. Before long, it gained a following of clientele, many of whom became repeat customers. The firm specializes in new traditional, ranch, and Dutch colonial styles.

A great example of these projects is a transitional home built in Sunnyvale. Its most prominent feature is the patio set below a dark wood pergola. Bridgford Construction also offers remodels, additions, interior design, and project management. 


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