About Neilson Construction

We are professional builders specializing in custom homes, additions and remodels. We are family owned and have been in business in Orange County since 1985. Neilson Construction is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. We understand that whether you are looking to do a small bathroom remodel or build your dream home from the ground up, your relationship with your builder is very important. We strive to make your project run as smooth and stress free as possible.

In this competitive industry we make every effort to go above and beyond the standard expectations. We pay attention to every detail, strive to satisfy our customers' needs, and emphasize high quality materials and workmanship. We use only the best subcontractors that have worked with us for many years. They are talented, professional, and respectful of our customers and their homes.

Neilson Construction has built a reputation on completing projects on time while keeping the job sites clean and safe. We stand behind our work even after projects are completed. This is why we have many repeat customers and are highly recommended by all of our clients. As many prospective clients tell us - our reputation speaks for itself.


Benefits of Neilson Construction's exceptional construction management skills:

  • Professionally written estimates & proposals
  • Scheduling & timely completion of projects
  • Detailed project management & supervision
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experienced craftsmen
  • A positive and "can-do" attitude

Professional Affiliations

Jim McCann is an architectural designer who Neilson has been working with since 1985. Jim can help you with a new kitchen or bathroom layout, adding-on and remodeling to create a great room, a complete custom home, and everything in between.


Eric Neilson, Kitchen and Bath Remodel

“I am a very satisfied customer. My house remodel went exactly as planned. The plan retained the charming interior of the 1922 original while brining everything up to date and adding the space we needed. Please put me in your book as a satisfied referral.”

“David Neilson has a command over his projects and cares for each detail as if it was his own home. There is no question Neilson Construction has raised the bar on professionalism, quality, craftsmanship and let us not forget cleanliness.”

“I will and have recommended Neilson Construction to anyone that wishes to have a true professional complete their project.”

“I can’t tell you how pleased I am with my project you did for me. I am so enjoying it, and the workers were great.”

“Work was done in a completely professional manner with a constant concern for getting the job done as quickly as possible. I would recommend this company for anyone wanting to go first class.”

Kitchen & Bath Remodel by Eric Neilson

“They are very professional contractors. They will provide a complete work specification outline before work commences. Very cooperative when working with an interior designer and accommodates any changes one would request. They keep you informed on a daily basis of the progress of the project. We have worked with many different contractors over the past years and Neilson is head and shoulders above all others. Would never consider working with another contractor.”

“This company is by far the most efficient and professional group we have ever had the pleasure of working with. They were punctual and the job was completed ahead of schedule. They were very professional. The materials used were all high end and/or custom made and their finishing work is outstanding. I would highly recommend that to anyone no matter how big or small the job.”

“I've never remodeled a kitchen before and have heard nightmare stories about contractors ripping people off and not doing a good job.I was so happy with the work Neilson Construction did at my house. The first face to face contact I had with the company was with Eric Neilson who came to my home to discuss the project in order to provide a quote.I was so impressed with the ideas he provided that I had never considered. I implemented most of what he suggested and am so glad I did. The quote was very thorough and precise. The only add-ons to my fee were due to change orders that I requested as we went along. They were so accommodating and were so easy to work with. Once construction began, I had a project manager, Mark, to work with. He was awesome. I've never worked with a more professional, tidy and punctual crew. Keeping my house clean during the entire process was of utmost importance. They actually vacuumed the work area every day before they left for the day. There were different types of crews here on different days (i.e. demolition, drywall, tile, granite installation, painters, cabinet makers etc.). Every crew was amazing. Very friendly, easy to communicate my desires with, extremely clean and experts at what their specialty was. David Neilson, president of the company, also was involved and aware of every step in the process which was also greatly appreciated by my husband and me. If we ever need a construction company again for anything, I will call Neilson without hesitation. No need to look elsewhere. They're totally trustworthy and extremely fairly priced.”

Kitchen & Bath Remodel by Eric Neilson

“David was incredible! He made sure all the work was completed correctly. His crew was always on time, always cleaned up, always polite. Davids standards of quality of work were as high as mine!!! Great price, great communication skills. Awesome customer focus. Great company and crew. We highly recommend them.”

“Great. Fast & reliable. Detailed, quality.”

“We have used Neilson Construction since 2000, when they built our custom home. They were the General Contractors for the entire project, from demolition, pool construction, garages, main home, guest house, and landscaping. We have used them ever since whenever we have any repairs, modifications and general maintenance. All of their employees and subcontractors are neat, clean, polite and prompt. The construction areas are cleaned up daily and most importantly the work is done on time. We have been very satistified with all our dealings with Neilson Construction. They are good honest people and I would highly recommend Neilson Construction to anyone looking for quality with their project.”

“We first met the Neilson Brothers at our old house where they did minimal work but were always helpful in pointing us in the right direction. When we moved into our new home, we got a few quotes, some higher, some lower. We chose Neilson Constructions because David and Eric (the Neilson brothers) seemed incredibly trustworthy and informed.

This turned out to be true. Both David and Eric throughout the whole process were responsive, helpful, and FUN. They also had great design ideas. They have become great friends.

One of the reasons that this company is so good is the various contractors that work for the Neilson's. The cabinet builder, tile installation, plumbers, electricians were the best I have ever come across. I say this after remodeling three homes so I know what I am talking about.

The painters were the absolute best. You have to see the attention to detail that all these guys have that make them all so professional.

The quality of their work is beyond what we expected. They follow up on any problems and they respond immediately, even now a year later.

These guys take pride in their work and it shows. I would HIGHLY recommend David and Eric Neilson. You won't find better contractors.”

Kitchen & Bath Remodel by Eric Neilson

“Experience was incredible. Having never done a remodel, I was leary especially hearing all the horror stories about contractors. It started off kind of funny when Eric stepped through the ceiling during the estimate. He was very sorry and I figured how this was handled would tell me alot about the company. Well, Neilson didn't disappoint. Their guy was out early the next morning and did a bang-up job. This theme carried through the entire project. Steve was our project manager and he was great. Any minor detail was covered and he gave me his cell number for any question. One of my requirements was to use Scane Cabinets, who is not the regular cabinet maker for Neilson. No problem. They worked with Matt Scane and everything turned out wonderful. Another requirement was to use Jade Range in Brea. Again, no problem. Steve and his crew picked up the range and installed it perfectly. All of their contractors were excellent. It was nice they all spoke English. Neilson Construction is fast, reliable, and high quality. My wife especially liked the fact that they were clean. She was impressed as well.”

“The Neilson Contractors, were highly competent, professional, courteous, attentive and prompt. For the extent and quality of their work, we consider the price to be very reasonable and less than we had expected to pay.”

“From the start of the architect designing the project and getting permits etc. to the construction of the porch and painting all the trim and fogging stucco....the project was excellent! we are VERY happy with the results.”

“They were very professional and punctual, they responded right away.”

“Excellent workmanship. Professional sub contractors. Prompt & expert repair.”

“On a scale of one to ten, I give Neilson Construction a twelve. I had very high expectations, and Neilson Construction not only fulfilled my expectations, the completion of the project was better than I had ever imagined. What concerns I raised with the General Contractor (Steve) were always explained and most often I agreed after the discussion. The few reasonable responses I made requesting otherwise were always handled with a "No problem". They always showed up on time, were friendly, and professional. The showcase of the project was the one-of-a-kind wet bathroom.”

“Neilson, estimate was slightly higher than others we received, but it was worth every penny. Work was finished in accordance to the schedule we agreed upon at the beginning of the project. Workers were friendly and meticulously clean.
Even our neighbors commented on how great the crew was. I have already recommended Neilson to our friends.”

“Neilson was wonderful to work with. Expectations were managed and the weekly meetings helped with the progress of the project. Neilson completed the work 3 weeks ahead of schedule.”

Kitchen & Bath Remodel by Eric Neilson

“Excellent and professional.”

“They worked cohesively to get the job done in a timely manner. Each day before they left, the crew cleaned up and left things as neatly as they could. I NEVER had a day when someone was supposed to show up and they didn’t. I have heard horror stories about other contractors, who could never be reached by phone and would schedule appts, and not show up. I had the Neilson's cell phone numbers and numbers for major crew who I could contact. They were very responsive and very easy to contact and deal with.

For smaller jobs, we had less wait time. They still were extremely organized and stuck to our budgeted amount and time frame. They were very conscientious of noise, dust, and debris. They always cleaned up and were easy to deal with.

When my daughter accidently ran into our garage, they came over on a weekend to shore up the broken beam and make sure we were structurally sound until the actual construction work could be started.

I can recommend Neilson Construction without hesitation. Their work has always been sound, and they stand behind it. Their cost will not be the lowest bid, but they stick to their bid-and the work that they do is well worth it. Also, I like the weekly meetings, so you know what to expect and know what is expected of you. I was always given ample time to find fixtures, plumbing, granite, flooring....I have liked everyone they employ and contract out to for electrical... I have found these people to be competent, polite, timely, and efficient. I would be happy to talk personally with anyone who needs further information.

Everything went very smoothly!

They are a great company to work with!”

Kitchen & Bath Remodel by Eric Neilson

“All the sub-contractors did excellent work , came on time and cleaned up after. The contractor knew his job and made some good suggestions. We were very pleased with Neilson Construction and the way our job was handled.”

“Workers arrived on time. Project was done on tine, Job was clean each day at end of work, Overall work done very well.”

“Very satisfied company followed through. Met all commitments and promises.”

“This firm is top notch skilled at what they do and they back up their work. They are very honest and pleasant. They were very thoughtful of me.”

“It went extremely well. The house was built from start to finish in 9 months. David Neilson was professional and detail oriented. The site was very clean and the sub contractors were great in their works and on time.”