1,568 Lake Forest, CA Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right home builder. Constructing a new house is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders you can trust to bring your vision to life, as well as keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and challenges, a Lake Forest, CA home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
15 miles from Lake Forest
Spinnaker Development is the premier general contractor/builder in Newport Beach. We specialize in the new construction of high end single family homes in both Newport Beach &... Read More
SeaCountry Homes (949) 274-8632
We offer fresh, top-notch homes in the prime neighborhood of Rancho Mission Viejo. Work with our design staff to create a beautiful home and leave the building to us.
Irvine, CA, 92618
5 miles from Lake Forest
Grady-O-Grady Construction & Development is a full service, luxury & certified green sustainable custom home builder based in Orange County, CA. For over twenty-seven years we... Read More
Rising above South County's luxury home building industry is Monarch Custom Building & Design, an Orange County home builder specializing in custom homes and remodeling in the Monarch Beach area.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
11 miles from Lake Forest
At Christiano Homes we are committed to building excellent quality custom homes and remodels. Our priorities are quality construction, attention to detail, building your home... Read More
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
50 miles from Lake Forest
Wardell Builders' uncompromising quality and attention to detail landed the family-owned business the National Custom Home Builder of the Year Award as well as the BIA Custom Home... Read More
ORANGE, CA, 92868
15 miles from Lake Forest
Horizon Construction & Remodeling provides a vast range of services for all of your construction and renovations needs. While home construction and remodeling can be exciting,... Read More
J. Kramer Corp. (949) 466-1533
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
9 miles from Lake Forest
J. Kramer Corp. construction has been in business since 1990 and offers precise custom home building and remodeling in South Orange County specializing in modern, contemporary,... Read More
Encino, CA, 91316
50 miles from Lake Forest
Boswell Construction is a full service general contracting company who is dedicated to developing partnerships with our clients through the identification of each client’s... Read More
Escondido, CA, 92029
50 miles from Lake Forest
Whether your project is a multi-million dollar home or a kitchen remodel, Hulton Development offers a commitment to excellence and style that differentiates us from most... Read More
Root Construction (888) 963-7668
Van Nuys, CA, 91406
50 miles from Lake Forest
Root is a dynamic family-owned and operated Green Design-Build company with over 15 years experience in the construction industry. We specialize in modern design, new... Read More
Mola Builders Inc (714) 924-3137
Huntington Beach, CA, 92618
5 miles from Lake Forest
I have been serving the construction and development industry for over 20 years. Since 1985 working for the family business I contributed to many landmark developments through out... Read More
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
10 miles from Lake Forest
Monarch Development has a team of professionals that have dedicated their careers to the custom home building industry. With over 30 years of experience, we can provide our... Read More
RM Homes (949) 677-4213
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
6 miles from Lake Forest
RM Homes has over 30 years experience in building unique and very high quality custom homes and major remodels in Orange County CA. We have built exquisite homes in Laguna Beach,... Read More
ACMIP (818) 519-5580
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
22 miles from Lake Forest
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Los Angeles, CA
43 miles from Lake Forest
We are a custom home builder and designer known as Cambridge Homes. We have more than 69 years of professional experience in the building industry. Quality of design,... Read More
Corona Del Mar, CA, 92625
12 miles from Lake Forest
Established by Tony Talisse in 1987, Talisse Construction, INC and (DKB) custom home showroom have quickly become one of the leading remodel and new construction contractors... Read More
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What do new home builders do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Lake Forest, CA market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Lake Forest, CA market, as well as survey the land on which the house will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. They also obtain the necessary permits.

A good builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on Lake Forest, CA zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality house. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home builders: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

Builders are responsible for ensuring that the home-building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom and luxury home builders also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some houses you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find custom home builders and luxury home builders on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Lake Forest, CA new home builders. You can also look through Lake Forest, CA photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Corona and Fullerton.
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