Find a home builder in San Marcos, CA

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Find home builders in San Marcos, CA

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Top 10 home builders in San Marcos, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Marcos home builders are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
JDN Construction Inc

JDN Construction Inc

5.0(1)
22+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
Scott H. says, "I am extremely satisfied with the work provided by JDN Construction. What started out as a detached ADU and garage expansion grew to include retaining walls, concrete patio, and a refurbished pool. The expansion of the job was solely due to our confidence and trust in this General Contractor. All of the work looks FANTASTIC! Jeremy knows construction and paid close attention to every aspect of our job. He also provided realistic pricing and had great ideas for completing tasks to save us money. I will definitely hire him again!" Read more
Daniel Hruby Architects, APC

Daniel Hruby Architects, APC

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
Daniel Hruby Architects provides modern residential design services. We strive to create spaces that reflect the needs and emotions of our clients. We respect budgets and timelines and dig deep for solutions that are meaningful, enriching and that will stand the test of time. We look forward to hearing from you!
Whitney Construction

Whitney Construction

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

Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

5.0(1)
Top Pro
28+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, 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
Hulton Development, Inc.

Hulton Development, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
36+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
HULTON DEVELOPMENT, INC. In business for more than 30 years. Hulton Development has built a reputation for excellent construction and highly personalized service. The firm's president and founder. Thomas R. Hulton Erickson, was raised in a family of carpenters. Starting with his Norwegian grandfather. and carrying on through his father and three brothers. The Erickson family has long kept to a tradition of home building. Having recently completed multiple, personal use residences across the country for an international billionaire, the firm is at the forefront of the luxury residential market, building and renovating homes that epitomize hi...
Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling

Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling, founded in 2005, is a renowned remodeling firm based in San Diego, California. With over 14 years of experience, we specialize in transforming spaces into stunning outcomes, from kitchens to bathrooms and even whole home renovations. Our skilled team works diligently to deliver designs that cater to our clients' specific styles and needs. Committed to maintaining deadlines, respecting budgets, and delivering exceptional quality, Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling ensures a home improvement project that exceeds clients' dreams.
Hernandez Roofing

Hernandez Roofing

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
FREE CONTACTLESS ESTIMATES For full roof replacemnts or repairs . A free aerial sktech of your roof dimensions and an estimate along with a free phone roof consultation with one of our specialist over the phone all done before booking an appointment with us in person. Call today !!!! We finance !!
Fuentes General Contracting

Fuentes General Contracting

New on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, CA
I am an general contracting specializing in complete new construction,home building,remoldeling,additions,hartscape,decks and patios,tenant improvements,licenced,bonded and insured for your protection
Rancho Santa Fe Craftsman

Rancho Santa Fe Craftsman

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Marcos, CA
Rancho Santa Fe Craftsman, based in Escondido, California, is a full-service, luxury home builder with over 25 years of experience serving San Diego's most desirable neighborhoods. They specialize in custom home projects, offering unparalleled design expertise, building knowledge, and fair business practices. Their commitment to excellence is evident in their spacious interiors, sumptuous master suites, exquisite details, and professional workmanship, all delivered on time and on budget. At Rancho Santa Fe Craftsman, they believe in complete customer satisfaction from concept to completion.
E. J. Renda Construction Management

E. J. Renda Construction Management

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Marcos, 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.

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 Marcos home builders

Recent success stories from people in the San Marcos 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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