The firms on this list have the core competencies to complete these often frustrating, confusing tasks. To construct this list, our team compiled a number of firms within the Bay Area. We then considered each firm’s overall work quality, the awards each firm has accumulated, any press features about the firm, and the work history of each firm; the result is this ranked list of five fantastic contractors.
If you are thinking about remodeling your apartment or condo, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.
1118 Grant Ave., Novato, CA 9494
About Rasmussen Construction
San Francisco-born and Marin County-raised David Rasmussen’s love for his architectural heritage led to the founding of Rasmussen Construction. The firm has been producing topnotch residential and commercial remodeling throughout the Bay area for over 35 years.
Rasmussen’s passion for California’s architectural heritage has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, Custom Home, Arch Digest, and more. It’s not hard to understand why: the firm produces gorgeous projects such as this loft depicted below. This loft’s modern and sophisticated look is the result of a thoughtful combination of carefully chosen art in bright colors and minimalist grays for a background.
Wheeler Design Build
651 Santa Ray Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
About Wheeler Design Build
Family-owned and operated Wheeler Design Build is a full-service contracting firm that specializes in green remodels and new construction. Ezra Wheeler leads the company in its day-to-day operations. Wheeler has a strong background in the construction industry; he is the son of a carpenter and a graduate from Tufts University with a degree in architecture.
Wheeler’s specialization lies in green developments with a modern look. Take this beautiful apartment as an example. This project displays the perfect mixture of wood, concrete, and bricks which creates a posh yet comfortable atmosphere. The apartment also has a smart layout that integrates the entire space from end to end.
PO Box 3508, Oakland, CA 94609
About Integrity Remodeling
Since 2001, Integrity Remodeling has been remodeling Oakland homes with a focus on what its name proclaims as its main focus, integrity. Founder and principal Eli Israel built the company with an astonishing 100% referral rate from design professionals and previous clients. Israel moved to the bay area from Boston, following his love of architectural heritage.
Integrity has an arsenal of a portfolio with projects like this Wildwood Gardens property. The project features a clean atmosphere without any superfluous or out-of-place design elements. The neutral earth tones go together perfectly in this straightforward layout that allows beautiful lighting and an easy flow of movement for residents.
Gordon Reese Design Build
3021 Citrus Circle #170, Walnut Creek CA 94598
About Gordon Reese Design Build
For over three decades, Gordon Reese Design Build has been serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties with award-winning design-build and remodeling services. The firm’s principal and namesake Gordon Reese gained his license in 1984.
Since then, the firm has won awards such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year 2016. It also won the National Winner Universal Design Recognition, the NARI REMMIES Gold Award Residential Open Concept Kitchen, and more. Take a look at the firm’s multi-awarded portfolio projects, and you’ll find stunners like this mid-century condo, featuring glossy, metallic finishes.
1280 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710
About McCutcheon Construction
McCutcheon Construction has been an institution since 1980. Fourth generation Michael McCutcheon started the firm, and he now has 38 years of industry experience. He led the firm to major awards like the Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Entire House, Interior, and Bathroom in 2018, as well as the first spot at Remodeling Magazine’s Full-service remodeler in San Francisco Bay Area and various apartment, and remodeling awards from National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
The firm has also been featured in publications like Luxe Magazine, which took notice of the firm’s extensive portfolio. The firm has an enviable list of interior remodeling projects that often use artistic elements and unconventional shapes and angles to deliver a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.