Popularly dubbed the “Land of Gracious Living,” Yorba Linda is a small city located in Northeastern Orange County. It is best known as the home city of the late President Richard Nixon, and now houses both his presidential library as well as a museum in his name. As part of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, the city is known for its strong sense of community, high property values, and the city’s bustling commercial and recreational scenes.

The following list features some of the top custom home builders available to Yorba Linda. These were selected through an in-depth research process that factored in each company’s background, portfolio quality, client reviews, industry accreditations, relevant awards received, and the respective principal’s resume. Most of the firms included are based in the adjacent communities of Los Angeles and Fullerton, as project quality was our top criteria.


Briarwood Builders

705 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia, CA 92870

Briarwood Builders Inc. is a Placentia-based firm renowned for turning clients’ visions into high-quality homes. The practice was originally established as a residential architectural firm in Anaheim in 1959 before finding success in Orange County. To date, the company has completed hundreds of residential projects and commercial structures in California and beyond. Key services offered include custom home and commercial building, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home renovations, room additions, and custom retrofits.

The full-service practice is led by president and CEO Joshua James Morris, an accredited builder of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) of California. He is a third-generation general contractor from a family line that includes Aubrey Adams Morris Sr., the founder of the company. Joshua continues his grandfather’s legacy through exceptional craftsmanship, efficient management, and client-driven services, well-rounded qualities that have earned five-star ratings in the area.

Future Construction Group

21450 Golden Springs Dr., Unit 260, Walnut, CA 91789

Founded in 1993, the Future Construction Group is a Los Angeles practice specializing in residential and commercial construction. It is an all-around operation well-versed in all aspects of the trade, from permit processing and blueprint handling to complete builds and remodels. Architecture and interior design services are also available, rendered beautifully by a seasoned in-house designer.

As a proponent of sustainable building, owner Joe Mooers uses energy-efficient methods that lower electricity costs and foster a cleaner home environment. His construction portfolio includes luxury homes, commercial spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, tenant improvements, and more. A sample of his work is the elegant two-story manor attached to this piece. The house stands with a sleek aesthetic complemented by a colorful landscape, which adds to the estate’s overall allure.

Several testimonials in third-party sites commend the company’s proficiency in the field and prompt customer service. Coupled with its ability to develop long-lasting client relationships, it’s no wonder that the firm is ranked among top general contractors in the city.

JD Group Inc.

1537 Pontius Ave. #B,  Los Angeles, CA 90025

JD Group Inc. was established by Dan McGhee to provide custom construction services rooted in quality, integrity, and community. The Los Angeles firm is acclaimed for its fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, backed by quality customer service and a positive building experience. A collaborative process between the team, the client, and the subcontractors ensures accuracy from the budget and timeline to the structure and aesthetic of their projects. Green building is also central to its operations, as the firm is accredited by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Thirty years of exceptional projects have cemented its status as one of the best luxury home builders in California, a feat evident through its strong residential portfolio. Its gallery showcases a broad selection of houses that include traditional hilltop homes, contemporary ranch houses, and unorthodox modern manors. One of its notable projects is The Strand, a multi-story commercial beach residence with a stunning construct that rivals its seaside views.

Neilson Construction

1451 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831

Neilson Custom Homes is a family-owned company based in Orange County. Founded in 1985, the builder’s expertise lies in the construction of custom homes, additions, and remodels. Its building proficiency is complemented by the solid customer service of its in-house staff and trusted subcontractors, who are all dedicated to every project at hand. The team communicates with the owners in a prompt and clear manner to get a thorough understanding of the project and meet demands efficiently.

The firm’s operations are helmed by David Neilson, a seasoned professional who leads skilled craftspeople committed to great work and upstanding service. Exceeding expectations is a constant goal achieved through a quality-focused process that prioritizes attention to detail and workmanship. High-grade materials are used in every project to ensure foundational durability and long-lasting quality. All these traits have earned Neilson Custom Homes many repeat clients and referrals as well as positive reviews that attest to its top-notch construction.

RAD Design Build

4561 Paloma Ln., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

RAD Designs is famed for its ability to create personalized spaces that fit the client’s vision. The Yorba Linda studio is focused on aesthetically beautiful, luxury residential projects. Prior to building, projects are designed using computer-aided (CAD) software with photo-realistic 3d capabilities, which providing an accurate depiction of the structure and, in turn, a smoother project flow. The strong quality of its work has led to mainstream features in Dwell Magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel, further proof of its craftsmanship. 

Robert Adam Dorn, an industry veteran with vast experience in construction and design, leads a team of certified craftspeople well-versed in new home designs, remodels, additions, kitchens, baths, and interiors. The crew walks customers from the planning stages of the project until the post-construction phase and provides design and management assistance in a prompt manner. These seasoned professionals have shown proficiency, passion, and commitment in every aspect of the job, as well as exceptional customer service.