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Top 10 home builders in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco home builders are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
AMP Electric

AMP Electric

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Ramon G. says, "Quick and professional." Read more
Wcss Construction

Wcss Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Kyvan N. says, "I rarely write reviews but I felt I really had to in this case. Haim is amazing and wcss is fantastic to work with.  Daniel and his team delivered before schedule on on my new deck with multiple layers of weatherproofing and waterproofing. I could not be happier with the results!!! I would not hesitate to continue to work with Haim and the folks at WCSS again for the many projects to come!" Read more
Green Galaxy Builders, Inc.

Green Galaxy Builders, Inc.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Gregory K. says, "Professionalism, Knowledge of Construction, Following Through, Understanding of best practices and building products such as SIPs that reduced cost, time, and increases performance and efficiency." Read more
MC Construction Ca.

MC Construction Ca.

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are a dedicated team that takes pride on what we do, serving from the east to the bay area, bathroom remodels, cabinets installing, Doors Windows, flooring, Rough framing, drywall, siding, water proofing, kitchen cabinets, etc.
CNA CONSTRUCTION

CNA CONSTRUCTION

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I love rough and finish Carpentry
Buzzer 9 Developmment

Buzzer 9 Developmment

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Attention to Detail Creative Problem Solvers who work for clients interest Knowledge and expertise of the entire home building process we are not just framers or foundation guys - we help people create dreams.
Cal Bay Solutions

Cal Bay Solutions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Taylor R. says, "Great guy" Read more
VSA Construction

VSA Construction

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
VSA Construction, founded in 2018 and based in San Francisco, CA, is a family-owned business with over 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction sector. The company has an extensive portfolio encompassing residential and commercial constructions, remodels, and Victorian restorations. Additionally, they are experts in foundation earthquake retrofitting, ensuring buildings are compliant with San Francisco Soft Story Ordinance. They also undertake public works projects within the city. Their team's expertise extends to specific projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodels, window repairs, and electrical work.
Bay Area Mold Pros

Bay Area Mold Pros

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Bruce Construction, located in San Bruno, California, is a renowned residential remodeling firm heralded for its expertise in kitchen and bathroom renovations in San Francisco and San Mateo County. Known for their timely, budget-friendly services and commitment to customer satisfaction, the firm has earned recognition as a top ten general contractor by The Prime Buyer's Report. It maintains an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Loza Construction Inc.

Loza Construction Inc.

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are competitive with a focus on quality and customer service .

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?

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