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Best Custom Home Builders in San Diego

Wardell Builders is the leading custom home builder in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding San Diego area, and we’re proud to have been declared as 2023’s Best Custom Home Builder in California by Bob Vila, in addition to having won numerous awards for home remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and other services. We specialize in building luxurious new homes, and renovating or remodeling existing homes. Give us a call to get a free estimate on your next project.

Custom Home Builders - San Diego

We Build Custom Homes in San Diego County

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in luxury & custom home building, award winning design, and home construction services off of the pacific ocean, in the San Diego community, so you can trust us to create your dream home for you. We use the latest technologies and materials to ensure that your home is built with strength and durability that will last for generations. The Excitement is Building!


Custom Homes Built in San Diego


Years of experience and Knowledge


Home Remodels in San Diego


Awards and Accolades

The Best Home Builders in San Diego, CA

Luxury Custom Homes and Home Remodeling in San Diego

Collaborate with an Interior Designer On Your Dream House

Custom Home Building

We provide quality custom home design and construction services for any size project you can dream up. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch craftsmanship and customer service to all of our clients.

Encinitas New Home Builders

Kitchen Remodeling

Our kitchen remodeling services include everything from kitchen cabinet installation to countertop installation. We’ll design your dream kitchen with the best appliances, finishes, and features available.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling​

We offer bathroom remodels which allow you to upgrade your existing bathrooms or create an entirely new one. We offer a full range of options from fixtures and flooring to cabinetry and hardware.

Benefits of Choosing a New Home Build in San Diego

Room Additions

Our team of highly skilled professionals can create a custom space that meets your exact needs. We’ll design an addition that looks and feels like it has always been part of the original home.

Outdoor Additions

Full Home Remodeling

Full home remodeling can add significant value and comfort to a residence. It often involves replacing or updating fixtures, floorings, walls, and other aspects of the home for an improved look and feel.

Garage Conversions

Home Improvements

Our experienced team of builders ensures customer satisfaction by using the highest quality materials and up-to-date building techniques to create lasting results.

Award-Winning Process

The Luxury Home Building Process

We start the design build process by having you share your vision and dreams for your new house during your free consultation. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that we understand the finer details of what you are wanting in a custom home, and how we can achieve your dreams. We also take into consideration all of your needs, from home styles to energy efficiency and other preferences you may have for you San Diego home.

Once the design and plan are finalized, our team of experienced general contractors will start the work to construct your custom home. We’ll handle getting any necessary permits, in addition to taking care of any additional work that needs to be done. We work with your expert designer or architect to translate your vision into reality. So trust us with your numerous projects to ensure the design process comes into fruition perfectly.

Why Choose Wardell Builders

Award-Winning San Diego Home Builder

Our experienced team of luxury home builders received numerous awards and accolades from reputable companies like The National Building Industry Association, National Association of Home Builders, Bob Vila, Houzz, and more!

Best Custom Home Builders Award

Outstanding Quality & Modern Design

We know how to build luxury homes in San Diego that make use of the latest materials and technologies in order to ensure quality that can last for generations. Our clients, architects, and interior designers love the systems we have developed to track and communicate the vitally important details and timing of your project throughout the process.  This is just one examples of what separates us from the rest. We also strive to make sure that your home design is unique and perfectly suited for you and your needs with our industry leading design build services.

Eco-Minded Solutions

We prioritize using eco-friendly and energy-efficient solutions to help reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint. We also take into consideration ways to enhance the natural beauty of your property by utilizing renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, wind turbines, or geothermal systems to keep San Diego clean.

Customer Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We want to make sure that our Southern California customers are beyond satisfied with the process and results of their custom homes, which is why we take extra care when it comes to the details and make sure that everything exceeds your expectations.

Award-Winning Homes

We’re proud to have been named the best new home builder in not just San Diego but all of California by Bob Vila, and we continue to receive awards for our outstanding work in the construction industry.

Family Owned Business

Wardell Builders is a family owned business based in San Diego, so you can trust that we are committed to our customers and their satisfaction. We strive to make sure that every custom home we build is built with quality, beauty, and craftsmanship in mind. Our experienced team is more like a family, who truly cares about each of our clients. We have fathers, sons, daughters & brothers working together on our team. We retain many employees for their entire careers. We know the families of our employees and have for many years. There’s a great deal of support, cohesion, interaction and trust throughout the company.

Superior Construction Management

Our experienced team of general contractors and project managers will handle every detail of the home-building process, from start to finish. We make sure that all work is done properly and on time, while also ensuring quality San Diego construction management practices. Our job site supervisors will make sure that all safety protocols are followed and that all materials are of the highest standards. We offer a variety of homes including mid century modern homes. We strive to exceed customer expectations with our attention to detail and commitment to excellence in every project.

We're Proud Of Our Work

Home Builds and Remodels

What Our Clients Say


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We have had such bad experiences with other companies, but Wardell is so different! Barry is such a great guy and makes the remodel process great! He is honest and up front. I would highly recommend Barry and Wardell Builders!​

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Have had an opportunity to learn about Wardell for the last few years. They have a great product and work ethic. Ownership is dedicated to service and their team.

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I worked with Barry Fennell, director of remodels at Wardell Builders. Barry is extremely competent in what seems to be just about everything. He is also very-hard working, honest, kind, pleasant, detail-oriented, and has a great sense of humor. Barry came in to redo and complete a remodel that another general contractor had botched and more or less abandoned. it was a complicated situation and not one that most other contractors would take on.

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If I could give Wardell 10 stars, I would. In a previous remodel working with a different company, we had a terrible experience - so we were quite wary when we decided to remodel our new house. Terry Wardell and his team were so professional and accommodating in all respects - they couldn't have made us feel more confident in our choice to hire them. Our superintendent was attentive and was always several steps ahead of what was going on so everything was done in a very timely fashion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We offer complete home remodeling services for all sizes of projects. Whether you are looking to update your kitchen or completely redo an entire home, we have the experience and expertise to get the job done.

Custom builds are typically more expensive than buying a pre-existing home, due to the extra effort and cost associated with making sure that the house is built exactly to your specifications. However, custom builds offer the advantage of being able to create a unique home that is tailored specifically for you and your needs. The home will fit the property perfectly, taking into consideration, views, trees, neighbors, etc…

At Wardell Builders, we pride ourselves on our customer service, award-winning designs, and eco-friendly methods. We make sure that all of our projects are completed with the utmost care and attention in order to ensure that you get the perfect custom home that exceeds your expectations.

The cost per square foot for custom homes in San Diego varies depending on a variety of factors, such as the size and complexity of the project, where it is being built, and other considerations. Give us a call to get an accurate estimate for your custom home!

The timeline for building a custom home in San Diego can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project but typically takes about 1-2 years from start to finish. This includes time for permits, design & construction, and final inspections.

When designing a custom-built home, there are many factors to consider. These include the size and layout of the home, required features, material selection, budget constraints, and energy efficiency requirements. It’s important to have an experienced team of builders and designers who can help you make sure that all details are taken care of for a successful project.

Wardell Builders can provide an estimate for your project quickly. We have a team of experienced builders and designers who can give you an accurate quote within 3-6 weeks of receiving all of the relevant information we need, such as the size and complexity of the project, where it is being built, and other considerations. Give us a call to get started!

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Make your dream home a reality

Wardell Builders knows the importance of turning your dream home into a reality. Our experienced team of San Diego, California builders will take you on a journey to bring your ideas and visions to life, from luxurious estates to cozy cottages! We’re here to support you every step of the way as you plan for your new home construction project.

Whether you’re looking for a custom home builder or home remodel for your home in Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Point Loma, San Marcos, Del Mar, La Jolla, or other popular locations near San Diego, CA – our team of experienced custom home builders can help make your custom home projects a reality.

Contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our home remodeling, new construction, or home maintenance services or to schedule a free initial consultation. We look forward to helping you, The Excitement is Building!

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