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The Best Apartment and Condo Interior Contractors in Oakland, California

September 16, 2019 5 Min Read

Remodeling apartment and condominium interiors is not an easy task. Various challenges always seem to come up in the process of updating the interior of multi-unit dwellings, including the hassle of coordinating with the building management, keeping up with the latest design trends, and other fundamental difficulties in putting together a well-developed interior.

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.

Rasmussen Construction

1118 Grant Ave., Novato, CA 9494

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.

Project by Rasmussen-Construction

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

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.

Project by Wheeler Design Build

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.

Integrity Remodeling

PO Box 3508, Oakland, CA 94609

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.

Project by Integrity Remodeling

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

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.

Project by Gordon Reese Design Build

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.

McCutcheon Construction

1280 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710

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.

Project by McCutcheon Construction

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.


  • Brooke Adams

    Brooke is a Deputy Editor at San Francisco Architects with around five years of professional experience as a writer and editor in the construction and home improvement space. Her expertise covers a wide range of topics including addition construction, home remodeling, and landscape design. Brooke has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and she also brings extensive experience as a project manager for a top construction firm, overseeing multi-million dollar projects. Additionally, she is certified in LEED and OSHA safety standards. Expertise: Addition Construction, Home Remodeling, Landscape Design Key Highlights: Over 5 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Deputy Editor at San Francisco Architects Education: Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Certificates in Public Relations and Social Media

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