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Find home builders in Santa Ana, CA

Find home builders in Santa Ana, CA

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Top 10 home builders in Santa Ana, CA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Key Point Corporation

Key Point Corporation

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Ken L. says, "I had Simon and his team done multiple jobs for my home and my retail business. Simon provided direct and honest opinions for my home and business projects, on time and schedule, affordable price, and very easy to work with. I felt comfortable with his team because they were very knowledgeable in their work. My customers love the salons that he designs and built for me in Irvine. It was pleasant to have his work done for my home and businesses." Read more
Solutionz Plumbing Inc

Solutionz Plumbing Inc

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Dolores A. says, "Very professional, left area clean. Explained The what and why of work he preformed. He is the plumber I will call if I ever need plumbing work done. Will recommend to anyone who needs a plumber without a second thought. 👍👍👍" Read more
Alvaradomasonry

Alvaradomasonry

4.6Awesome(10)
8 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
David E. says, "Jose fixed my retaining wall. It looks great. " Read more
AM CONSTRUCTION

AM CONSTRUCTION

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Mike D. says, "Amailcar did a very professional job. He finished a difficult electrical job. We reccomend him." Read more
Chanelle's Cleaning/Construction Paradise

Chanelle's Cleaning/Construction Paradise

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Loc P. says, "I worked with Darwin from Chanelle Construction on a complete remodel of a new home purchase that needed a lot of work. Darwin and Patsy met with me to check out the property, discuss what I wanted to be done in the remodeling and provided quick and affordable estimate of the work. This includes everything from flooring (I chose tile), drywall, painting (inside & out), shower bathroom tiling, installing doors, and other details. The project was completed before the estimated date and I was very satisfied with their work, both in timelines and quality of craftsmanship. It was really easy to work with them and they even helped me pick up tile from Floor & Decor since I bought a lot and didn't have a truck. I have recommended them to others that I know for work and everyone has provided me great feedback. " Read more
Pacific Builders Inc.

Pacific Builders Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
A five star construction company
Fix Construction

Fix Construction

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
6 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Eric M. says, "Easy to deal with Good quality and very friendly" Read more
JSL Construction LLC

JSL Construction LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
We have been in business for 32 years and we do all types of construction. from fixing a leak in your roof, to building an adu in your backyard, we also sell solar.
Great Earth Environments

Great Earth Environments

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
With over 30 years experience, Great Earth is listed as among the top 3% of contractors in the US, we offer turn key residential construction with design and build services. We are licensed for all interior and exterior construction. At Great Earth we love turning ugly duckling homes into beautiful swans, small projects or complete tear downs we do it all, from design to construction services.
Legends Homes

Legends Homes

New on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Quality Excellent finish detail Design / Build Complete

Your New Home Construction questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Santa Ana home builders

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Ana area.
Ernesto L.
Last year I wanted to add a bifolding door and remodel of my home, Simon provided me and my wife with great plan options that fits our budget. He took his time to explained with patience, which we took a long time to decide but he respected us and waited. The project finished on time and just the way my wife and I'd expected. Their team are very professional. No doubts to his professionalism.
Key Point Corporation
Nathanial M.
Job: Demolish and replace 3-4' cinderblock retaining wall. Review: Mr. Alvarado and his team are true professionals. The communication and responsiveness was the best I've experienced with any contractor I have hired. Mr. Alvarado is truly skilled at his craft and created a tremendous end-product. Would hire again for any masonry work. Highly recommend.
Alvaradomasonry
Adan C.
Very reliable, honest, hard working. Highly recommended. He helped me to remodel my house: Wall demolition, pluming, electricity, installed new windows and patio doors, etc, etc!
AM CONSTRUCTION
Shailesh C.
Roberto was extremely professional during the entire work from the beginning till completion. He and his team were punctual, detailed, and understood what we wanted in the new bath and closet that were added to our existing home. Being a first-time homeowner we had no clue about how to get started with our project, Roberto helped us navigate through the project needs, approvals, etc. with ease and at a very reasonable cost. We are a happy customer and confidently recommend Roberto for any home project, you can never go wrong with him and his crew.
Fix Construction
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