619 Orinda, 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, US 94025
31 miles from Orinda
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 
A one stop shop for building a custom home or cabin, Tanamera offers in house architecture, design and budgeting-construction teams to simplify the building process.
Palo Alto, CA, US 94306
32 miles from Orinda
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 
Clarum Homes (650) 322-7069
Palo Alto, CA, US 94306
32 miles from Orinda
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 
Ironwood Builders (707) 695-9002
Forestville, CA, US 95436
50 miles from Orinda
Artisan contractors in Wine Country. Custom carpentry from foundation to finish. Fine woodworking and custom cabinetry. Read More 
B.L.Builders, Inc (650) 363-2300
Redwood City, CA, US 94061
29 miles from Orinda
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, US 95014
40 miles from Orinda
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 
TekHome, Inc. (650) 832-1673
Belmont, CA, US 94002
26 miles from Orinda
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 
Oakland, CA, US 94602
6 miles from Orinda
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, US 94124
16 miles from Orinda
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 
San Francisco, CA, US 94131
17 miles from Orinda
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 
Berkeley, CA, US 94709
5 miles from Orinda
MacLeod Design & Construction, established in 1995, is an award winning full service residential design/build firm located in Berkeley, CA. We are owned and operated by Ian... Read More 
fcbhomes (209) 957-8112
Stockton, CA, US 95219
46 miles from Orinda
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 
Los Gatos, CA, US 95032
46 miles from Orinda
Design and Build Residential projects Read More 
Danville, CA, US 94526
13 miles from Orinda
Our mission is to build homes and home improvements with the finest quality construction and master craftsmanship with an explicit attention to detail. Read More 
Blu Homes (888) 228-8081
San Francisco, CA, US 94104
14 miles from Orinda
Founded in 2008, Blu makes beautiful green homes suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and institutional buyers. Blu’s breakthrough computer modeling, unique use of... Read More 
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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 Orinda, CA market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Orinda, 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 Orinda, 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home builders: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & 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 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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