649 Los Altos, CA Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new home from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right builder. A home building project is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find a California builder you can trust to bring your vision to life and keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and unexpected challenges, a builder who’s a good fit for your project and personality will make these far easier to handle than a builder with whom you don’t see eye to eye. More 
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
6 miles from Los Altos
Markay Johnson Construction is a General Contractor with over 30 year's experience in commercial, retail, and custom high-end residential construction. At Markay Johnson... Read More
One Sky Homes (408) 335-7515
Passive House / Zero Net Energy design and construction. We specialize in super healthy, comfortable, low energy homes built for the future.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
3 miles from Los Altos
In 1971 I began my first experience building a home at the college I attended, the home was completed on time and on budget and auctioned off that summer and subsequently moved to... Read More
We are known for high-quality work, top-notch customer service and competitive and transparent pricing.
Clarum Homes (650) 322-7069
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
3 miles from Los Altos
Clarum Homes is a sustainable home design and building firm located in Palo Alto. We are California’s leading builder and developer of Passive Homes, LEED certified homes, and... Read More
B.L.Builders, Inc (650) 363-2300
Redwood City, CA, 94061
9 miles from Los Altos
The construction of fine custom homes is what we do best at B.L.Builders, Inc. "You Dream it" "We Build it" Read More
Cupertino, CA, 95014
7 miles from Los Altos
Custom Home Builder and Remodeling Contractor with over 20 years of quality craftsmanship and personalized service. We are a Certified Green Building Professional and EPA... Read More
Stockton, CA, 95212
50 miles from Los Altos
Custom Luxury Home builder With 40 years of experience I know how to bring your project in on time and on budget. We make building a new home a fun experience. Read More
TekHome, Inc. (650) 832-1673
Belmont, CA, 94002
14 miles from Los Altos
TekHome, Inc. is a peninsula based residential builder and general contractor with clients from Hillsborough to Los Altos. We take pride in building dream homes, seamless... Read More
fcbhomes (209) 957-8112
Stockton, CA, 95219
50 miles from Los Altos
Welcome to FCB Homes, a regional home builder based in Stockton, California. For over 25 years, the company has built homes throughout the Central Valley and was recently named... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94124
29 miles from Los Altos
Bespoke Construction takes ordinary homes and transforms them into beautiful spaces that allow your family to flourish and unwind. Our perceptive and transparent construction... Read More
Los Altos, CA,
BSB helps clients build the home of their dreams by bringing their design to life. Most new projects coming directly from satisfied client referrals. We are known for... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
14 miles from Los Altos
Design and Build Residential projects Read More
Oakland, CA, 94602
30 miles from Los Altos
PMB provides services in the Modular Construction Industry. We provide Budget/Build-ability Analysis for Modular and Panelized construction. We provide new modular construction... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94131
31 miles from Los Altos
Equilibrium Houses, built to Passive House (Passivhaus) standards, are currently the most energy efficient homes available. In San Francisco, ENU Construction operates in balance... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
14 miles from Los Altos
For over 35 years, our mission has been to create synergy among our clients, design professionals, subcontractors and employees. This environment has allowed us to set the... Read More
Palo Alto, CA,
5 miles from Los Altos
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What Does a Luxury Home Builder Do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Los Altos, CA market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Los Altos, CA market, and survey the land on which the home 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 Los Altos, 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 home.

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 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 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 homes 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?

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