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The Best Custom Home Builders in Thousand Oaks, California

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Thousand Oaks is one of the best neighborhoods in California. The family-oriented community sports large, open areas perfect for hiking and biking. Thousand Oaks has been ranked the safest city in the country, and it houses some of the top schools in the state. 

Thousand Oaks is undoubtedly the perfect city for families looking to settle in California. However, its large economy means that housing prices are relatively higher than those of the surrounding cities. As such, finding home building services that fit particular budgets can be challenging. Fortunately, this article lists 10 of the best custom home builders in the city. Although these builders are not based in Thousand Oaks, some of their best projects are found in the city. We considered awards, publications featured, and building experience when ranking these contractors.

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.

10) NewWest Homes

28310 Roadside Dr. Suite #154, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 

Agoura Hills-based NewWest Homes specializes in constructing modular homes for Southern California neighborhoods. Modular homes are prefabricated homes made of “modules,” parts of the home constructed outside the building site. These pre-fabricated modules only need to be installed, which is why modular homes are a cheaper, faster alternative for many home builders. Westlake Magazine featured the firm’s innovative methods as a practical alternative for Thousand Oaks homeowners. The firm still customizes its projects for every client so all of its homes fit the individual homeowner’s lifestyle. 

The firm’s design aesthetic can be split into three categories: contemporary, Craftsman, and traditional beach homes. Perhaps its most popular style is the contemporary home because it’s practical, yet aesthetically appealing. Its facades usually feature clean angular lines and symmetrical windows. These homes are typically smaller, but make good use of the space they do have, and are guaranteed to fit in almost any kind of site. 

9) Pure Builders 

23966 Craftsman Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

Born and raised by a family of builders, Eli Kaspi has always dedicated himself to the home building industry of Southern California. His passion for home building came full circle when he established Pure Builders in 1993. The firm offers modern home remodeling and new construction services. Pure Builders has its own team of in-house architects and designers that can create tailor-made plans for any kind of homeowner. Most of the firm’s clientele are repeat customers who come back for its modern home remodeling services.

The firm creates homes that are trendy and in style. This contemporary home in Studio City is a prime example of the firm’s modern aesthetic. The rectangular home has a minimalistic exterior that leads into sleek modern interiors with creative hanging lights.

8) Superior Home Builders

6569 Cleomoore Ave., West Hills, CA 91307

Ron Azulay established Superior Home Builders in 2004 to create trendsetting homes in the L.A. Metro Area. Azulay personally makes sure that his vision is clear in all of the firm’s projects because clients work directly with him. The firm provides free 3D rendering services and assures a completion date at an early stage. 

Photo courtesy of Superior Home Builders

The firm’s projects are a mix of traditional craftsman homes to modern villas. Superior Home Builders built a Santa Monica home that has a contemporary design with eco-friendly features such as a superior roofing system and state-of-the-art insulation. Exotic design principles are also present, including the symmetrical European wood sliding doors and the open-style architecture.

7) AAA Development

592 Anacapa Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010

Serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, AAA Development provides custom residential and commercial construction solutions. The firm’s expertise can be credited to its founder, Michael Hansen. He has over 23 years of experience in working with all levels of general construction, whether it be small-scale residential projects or large tenant improvements. For this reason, the firm has built a strong portfolio of commercial projects and custom homes and renovations.

AAA Development’s residential projects stand out in that portfolio. One of its most beautiful projects is this 10,000-square-foot Tuscan Custom Villa. The picturesque home drew inspiration from fifteenth-century Italian design principles. Its rustic brick exterior blends perfectly with the lush green surroundings and brings a distinctly European feel to the home.

6) Focil Construction

5706 Corsa Ave. Suite #200, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Focil Construction is a residential general contractor that offers its services to the prestigious Thousand Oaks neighborhood. The firm constructs luxurious quality homes at competitive prices. Along with its unmatched custom home services, the firm offers comprehensive interior design and remodeling services to its clients.

The firm’s custom homes and remodels have polished modern designs. Most of its projects are minimalist in style with a simple color palette. This ranch home in Thousand Oaks is a simple yet posh remodel. Wood furnishing and flooring give a homey rustic flair to the home. Its simple ranch exterior was paired with upscale furnishing and an open concept floorplan to give it a crisp, modern edge. 

5) Schaub Construction 

2955 E Hillcrest Dr. Suite #127, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Thousand Oaks native Dave Schaub grew up in construction sites; his father built custom homes for the community. Schaub learned the ropes of construction and started making floor plans when he was only in high school. This inspired him to establish Schaub Construction in 1984. Now Schaub is a well-known luxury builder who has constructed over 250 homes in Thousand Oaks, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Lake Sherwood, North Ranch, Beverly Hills, and Calabasas. 

The firm’s luxury creations range from single-family homes to grand estates found in exclusive neighborhoods. Its design range varies from contemporary to Mediterranean, which is the most common theme in the firm’s portfolio, likely because it perfectly captures the exotic glamour of tropical California. 

4) Goldenline Construction

6449 Independence Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Internationally renowned Goldenline Construction is a general contractor and interior designer that caters to the Greater L.A. area. The firm prides itself on having a team of experts who have mastered a diverse range of styles for home renovation and construction projects. Since its team is very experienced with construction, the firm is capable of constructing homes with unique features such as subterranean basements and glass walls. 

This modern Venice Beach home showcases the firm’s unique take on tailormade houses. The finished product is a contemporary design with polished monochromatic flair. The gray brick and concrete exterior give a minimalist touch to an architecturally-complex home.

3) Olsen and Homes

504 W Mission Ave. Suite #200, Escondido, CA 92025

Olsen and Homes was established by two renowned luxury builders, Paul Olsen and Dave Maruhnich. The partners have extensive experience in various facets of home construction and are present in every phase of the firm’s projects. Their efforts have led the firm to be featured in trade publications like Architectural Digest, California Homes magazine, and Builder/Architect magazine.

The firm’s portfolio consists of a wide array of designs that range from contemporary to farmhouse. The firm can also service homes that are diverse in sizes, such as single-family homes, beach homes, and haciendas. One of the firm’s most notable projects is the Montecito Beach Hacienda, a luxe vacation home with an outdoor pool. The Tuscan hacienda has round sunrooms on opposite ends to balance out the home’s rectangular facade.

2) Forest Construction

3302 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91362

Forest Construction is the oldest firm on this list with over 70 years of experience and 8,000 residential construction projects. The famed builder has been hired by many notable personalities in the Westlake and Thousand Oaks community. It has even received recognition by national publications like Remodeling Magazine and Qualified Remodeling magazine. 

The firm’s most notable project is a $3.5 million Malibu home located near the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. Inspired by its location, the home was modeled after a rock formation so that it blends perfectly with the recreational park. This one-bedroom home is listed as one of the most expensive houses in the area.

1) JRP Design and Remodel

2649 Townsgate Rd. Suite #600, Westlake Village, CA 91361

In 2001, JRP Design and Remodel was established by award-winning builder Justin Pecikonis to accommodate the Ventura and Los Angeles counties’ home building needs. Pecikonis is a licensed Aging-In-Place Specialist and Universal Design Certified Professional who has received numerous awards. Like its founder, the firm has won a handful of awards, including a 2015 Contractor of the Year and a 2015 Chrysalis award.

Some of the best homes in Thousand Oaks were made by JRP Design and Remodel. This Thousand Oaks renovation is a traditional ranch home with a charming vibe that’s welcoming to everybody. An open concept layout gives the home a contemporary edge. Its clean white walls and sophisticated hardwood flooring exude a luxurious, yet rustic charm.

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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.


  • Jake Gustafson

    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