Find a home builder in San Diego, CA

Find home builders in San Diego, CA

Find home builders in San Diego, CA

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Find home builders in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 home builders in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Diego home builders are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dakini Engineering General Contracting

Dakini Engineering General Contracting

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Julie F. says, "Responded quickly and produced estimate the same day!" Read more
Pylon Designs

Pylon Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I'm thrilled to introduce myself as your potential partner in creating the home of your dreams. With 15 years of experience in architecture design and four years of running my own business, I've cultivated a deep passion for home design that I bring to every project. Working with me means embarking on a collaborative journey where your vision and aspirations are at the forefront. Here's what you can expect when you choose to work with me: Passion for Home Design: Home design isn't just a job for me; it's my passion. I approach each project with enthusiasm and creativity, ensuring that your home reflects your unique style, needs, and persona
Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

5.0(1)
Top Pro
28+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Henrik R. says, "'m Danish living in California. At the moment I am working with Todd Verwers for the third time on a complete remodel of my home in Palm Springs. I have only one word to say about Todd: Genius !! Oh... and one more: The nicest person you will ever want to meet. We had 12 people for a cocktail party last night. All doors open, fire places going, the house lit like a jewel box, people moving in and out, the flow fantastic because of……. YOU! I love my house. Henrik Rasmussen & Bruce Benzler" Read more
E. J. Renda Construction Management

E. J. Renda Construction Management

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We are a construction management company. We have over forty years in the construction industry. We help that need to ave money on their home improvement projects. We negotiate the best price with our network of licensed and insured tradesman. We schedule the work and supervise the workmanship. In addition we locate and recommend building materials for the project. We charge a fee for our service and have been saving our clients between thirty and forty percent on their projects. Many people that have used our service can not say enough about us.
Stephen Martinez And JR Roofing And Construction

Stephen Martinez And JR Roofing And Construction

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I enjoy what I do. Analyze and solve problems. Do repairs and Installs once. Taking on multiple problem jobs and coming thru. Making people happy with good repaires and improvements on their homes. Looking back and saying, " that looks 👍 good!"😃 Doing it right and having self satisfaction in a job well completed.. helping out..
Bsmart Construction

Bsmart Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We are a design-build construction company in helping clients build there dream home.
Whitney Construction

Whitney Construction

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Hugo says, "They’re professional, knowledgeable, clean, quality work. " Read more
HLLK Architects

HLLK Architects

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
HLLK Architects is a full-service architecture firm based in San Diego, California. Our work covers a wide range of scales and project types from custom residential to large commercial projects. We believe that architecture has the ability to create a sense of place, represent an individual's or organization's values, and enhance the lives of its inhabitants. Every client and every project are unique. We strive to provide thoughtful design solutions using a collaborative design process. We pride ourselves in creating inspirational spaces that capture the unique lifestyle and environment of San Diego.
Yute Construction Company

Yute Construction Company

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We are a full service construction company specializing in providing professional services for our clients. New homes, remodeling, room addition and roofing services.
Armstrong Builders, Inc.

Armstrong Builders, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
41+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Armstrong Builders was originally established in 1983 and has remained one of San Diego's top quality builders since. We are an award winning Design-Build construction company. I, Tom Armstrong have been in the construction and remodel business since I was a carpenter's apprentice the age of 15 and a journey man by the age of 18. I am proud of what I/we do, Love what I/we do and most importantly, I/we are proud of proud of allof our projects and the great freinds we have made over the years. I/we have design/built and built from other's plan, some of San Diego's finest and most beautiful remodels, Additions, Remodels, Custom Homes and mulit-f...

Your New Home Construction questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do house builders near me cost?

The average cost to build a house is $155,000 to $416,000, not including the land or lot. Building a custom home costs $100 to $155 per square foot, depending on the location, size, finishes, and customizations. Prefab or modular homes cost $80 to $160 per square foot to build using a pre-designed floor plan.

How long does it take to build a house?

Building a home takes 6 to 12 months on average, including obtaining the permits, drawing the architectural plans, and construction. Bad weather conditions, changing finishes, or a shortage of laborers and subcontractors can increase the overall building time.

What do new home building contractors do?

Custom home builders and general contractors manage the entire house building process, and adhere to zoning regulations and building codes. The best home developers do the following:

  1. Consults with the customer to plan their new home.
  2. Estimates the total cost of materials and labor.
  3. Hires and manages dozens of subcontractors such as architects, carpenters, plumbers, and roofers.
  4. Schedules and coordinates the subcontractors' work.
  5. Oversees the construction process from start to finish.

Do you need a realtor when building a home?

Real estate agents are not required when building a new home, but they can help with contracts and negotiations on upgrades. Plus, realtors can provide information about a neighborhood or city and connect you with lenders and home inspectors to make the process seamless.

Where to start when building a house?

Here are the steps and what you need to know when building a house:

  1. Figure out the house style wanted and start looking for land.
  2. Create a budget and get feedback and estimates from home builders near you.
  3. Purchase the plot of land.
  4. Hire a new home builder or general contractor to build and manage the project.
  5. Develop the architectural plans.
  6. Get the required permits and inspections.
  7. Consider purchasing insurance to cover the project.
  8. Start the construction.
  9. Schedule the final inspection before moving in.
  10. Finish by landscaping the lawn.

Who do I hire to build a house in my area?

Custom home builders and general contractors build houses. Custom home builders have an in-house team of contractors from start to finish, while general contractors hire and manage dozens of subcontractors. Both choices are common and have similar fees of 10% to 20% of the project cost.

To find the best home builders in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from home developers to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions should I ask local home builders?

Ask the following questions before hiring home building contractors.

  • How long have you been in the home building business?
  • What types of homes do you build?
  • Will you work with me to create a floor plan?
  • How many similar homes like mine have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio, or can you give me the addresses of houses you've built?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager, and will you use subcontractors?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Is landscaping included?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for San Diego home builders

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Nuns M.
The sisters’ rooms are better insulated in the new building so not as many of us have gotten sick. The insulated walls keep us warm from the mountain air.
Hubbell and Hubbell Architects
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