Affordable ADU Contractor in Ventura County
Adding an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, on properties in California is easier than ever thanks to new laws. Eagle Pride Construction is an accessory dwelling unit contractor knowledgeable in the latest building techniques and ADU trends. We specialize in adding space to properties, including affordable housing in an increasingly expensive market.
What Is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
Also known as a granny flat, accessory apartment, backyard home or secondary suite, ADUs come in three basic forms as self-contained living spaces:
Detached ADU: A stand-alone independent dwelling unit on the same lot of a single-family home
Attached ADU: An addition added to the existing home
Internal ADU: An existing portion of the home is converted into an accessory dwelling unit
Regardless of which type of ADU you choose for your property, our team will help plan your project and manage the entire process, from design to ADU construction.
What Sets Us Apart from Other ADU Companies?
No job is too big or too small for us to take on. We’re familiar with every option for adding more liveable space to your existing house or lot.
A stand-alone ADU on your property is a popular option for those seeking rental unit opportunities or an independent space for extended family. Our contractors work to exceed your expectations while following all local zoning and planning ordinances, allowing you to realize the full benefits of leveraging our expertise in this segment.
Our project management capabilities make us one of the most trusted ADU builders in the area. If you’re looking to provide space for your college student or an elderly relative by expanding your existing home, we can manage a self-contained addition. This can be a significant modification to your home, but we work to ensure the construction process goes smoothly and with as minimal disruption as possible.
Hundreds of clients across Ventura County have benefited from our kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling services. We’ve also expanded our specialties to include garage conversion for when you are not able or do not want to increase the square footage of your property. Finding affordable ADU builders in Southern California has become more challenging, but rather than adding a new structure or expanding, you can utilize your existing space.
Converting a garage requires adding insulation, drywall, and electrical, plumbing and HVAC connections and equipment. We manage the entire project, and in little time, your garage becomes a self-contained living space.
How Does an ADU Contractor Add Value?
If you're still on the fence between a DIY ADU project and searching online for an “ADU contractor near me,” consider that an experienced ADU contractor can be a valuable partner in your project, bringing their expertise, resources, and project management skills to the table to ensure a successful outcome.
Design expertise: An ADU contractor can help you build an ADU that not only meets your needs but also complements your existing home's style and architecture. When you work with a contractor who specializes in building ADUs, they can provide expert advice on everything from layout and space planning to materials and finishes.
Building expertise: There are several logistical and legal aspects to consider when you build an ADU. An ADU contractor has the experience and skills needed to construct a high-quality ADU that meets all building codes and regulations. They can handle every aspect of the construction process, from foundation work to electrical and plumbing installations.
Permits and approvals: Building an ADU requires obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities. An ADU contractor can navigate the permit process with you, ensuring that all necessary permits are obtained before construction begins, which can save you time and the frustrating of trying to navigate this process on your own.
Project management: Despite ADUs typically being smaller structures, building one still involves coordinating multiple trades and ensuring that the project stays on schedule and on budget. An ADU contractor can take care of all these details, ensuring that the project runs smoothly and efficiently.
Access to resources: An experienced ADU contractor already knows the ins and outs of the process and typically has established relationships with suppliers, subcontractors, and other professionals needed for the project. This means they can leverage these resources to provide you with the best quality work at a reasonable cost.
Cost savings: Many homeowners are searching online for an “ADU contractor near me” because they are interested in the financial advantages of adding an ADU to their property. With that in mind, cost is a huge factor for many. An ADU contractor can help you save money by identifying cost-effective materials and construction methods. They can also help you avoid costly mistakes by ensuring that the project is done right the first time.
Increased property value: Adding an ADU to your property can increase its value significantly. An ADU contractor can help you maximize this value by designing and building an ADU that is attractive, functional, and well-suited to your property and neighborhood. A structure that is not up to code and doesn’t complement the rest of your property can be a detriment to the resale value of your home, as well as if you wanted to rent out your ADU.
Eagle Pride Construction has the expertise and experience to be your valuable partner in the ADU-building process.
Let’s Do It the Eagle Pride Construction Way
Our team possesses years of experience, plus the knowledge and skills required of trustworthy ADU contractors. We listen to your needs and ideas to create a reasonable timeline. Our team will do what it takes to keep your ADU project on track and stay focused on every last detail.
Your home will be habitable throughout the entire process. Our team will cover all exposed surfaces for protection and clean the job site at the end of every work day. Plus we can anticipate any challenges to minimize surprises and frustration, and we are great problem-solvers, which allows us to address any challenge. And if you’re relying on our ADU builders, you can trust us to protect your landscaping as well as the exterior and interior of your home from materials and debris.
What Are the Uses of an ADU Conversion?
An ADU conversion custom-built by an ADU contractor is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who want to make use of their extra space. Some of the more popular ADU ideas and uses for an ADU conversion include:
Rental Income: Converting an existing space into an ADU with help from an ADU contractor can be a great way to generate additional monthly income from renting out the space. Whether you are looking to rent it out short-term or long-term, having an extra unit on your property can provide some much-needed financial support.
Separate Living Quarters: Having a separate living area for your teenagers with an ADU can provide them with some privacy and comfort while still being near the entire family.
Home Office: An ADU contractor can help build the perfect spot for setting up a home office if you are running your own business or working remotely from home frequently. This extra space will allow you to take calls and focus on tasks without distractions from family members at home.
An ADU can be an excellent option for those looking to downsize into a smaller home while having the flexibility to rent out the primary home for extra income. Plus, having the ADU on the same lot as your primary residence allows you to stay in the area without having to move.
Guest House: An ADU also makes a great guest house for when you have family or friends visiting. The extra space provides your guests with privacy and comfort while still allowing them to be close by.
Aging Relatives: An ADU is also perfect for older relatives who want family nearby but enjoy their independence. Having an extra unit on the same lot as your primary residence provides them a comfortable place to stay while still allowing them to maintain their autonomy.
Recent Graduates: For recent graduates or young adults just starting out, an ADU is a perfect option to provide them with a place of their own that can be much more affordable than a traditional apartment. Parents can also have their older children closer to home with an ADU. It provides older children with a comfortable space to transition into adulthood without having to move away from home.
Creative Studio: An ADU is a wonderful option for artists or other creatives who need extra space to work on their projects. It provides them the space to pursue their passions without disrupting the rest of the home.
Flex Space: An ADU can be used as a flex space for any purpose. Whether hosting movie nights with friends or setting up a home gym, the possibilities are endless with an ADU conversion.
How Much Does an ADU Cost?
One of the most common questions homeowners interested in internal, detached or attached ADUs is, of course, how much does it cost to build an ADU? The question is simple, but the truth is there are a lot of factors that can affect the ADU unit cost.
In the list below, we will explore some of these key factors that affect the average costs of building an ADU and provide some insight on how to work with a professional builder to achieve your desired outcome while staying within your budget.
The size of the structure is one of the biggest factors in determining the cost. The larger the ADU, the more materials and labor will be required to complete the project, resulting in an overall higher cost.
The design of the ADU can also impact the cost. More complex designs with unique features may require more materials and labor, increasing the cost.
The location of the ADU can also play a role in the cost. Factors such as zoning requirements, permit fees, and utility connections can all vary depending on the location.
Existing infrastructure: If the ADU is being built as an addition to an existing structure or an existing structure is being converted, such as a garage conversion, the cost may be lower because some of the infrastructure (such as utilities) may already be in place. However, if the ADU is being built as a stand-alone structure, the cost of building infrastructure (such as sewer, water, and electrical) may be higher.
The cost of materials can vary depending on the quality and type of materials used. For example, using typically more expensive materials such as hardwood floors or granite countertops will increase the cost compared to using more affordable materials.
The cost of labor can also vary depending on the complexity of the project and the experience of the construction crew.
Permits and fees: Obtaining the necessary permits and paying various fees (such as impact fees) can also increase the cost of building an ADU.
An experienced builder can help you manage ADU costs by guiding you through the planning and construction process to avoid costly mistakes and keep the project on schedule.
Contact the knowledgeable team at Eagle Pride Construction to discuss the scope of your project and get a greater understanding of what you can expect to pay for ADU construction.
Locations We Serve
Eagle Pride Construction serves homeowners throughout Ventura County. Whether you live in the city of Ventura or in the surrounding communities, including Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Ojai, and Oxnard, our ADU contractors can work with you. Our team can expand on your concept or provide options and insights. We build ADUs and remodel properties in Santa Barbara as well.
When you reach out via our contact form, please provide a description of your project and target budget. Also, let us know whether you have plans or need plans created. If you have a timeline, let us know that as well. We’ll find the most convenient, cost-effective way to proceed.
Contact Us Today
Eagle Pride Construction is trusted for high-quality, professional home improvement services. A veteran-owned business, we’re known for exceptional custom design, construction, and management capabilities. Whether you’re looking to build an ADU, add a room, or convert a garage on your property, we are committed to meeting your needs.
Feel free to view our portfolio of past projects to learn more about how we can help with your project. Remember, Every Project Counts! Whether you want to update a room, install new cabinets or closets, or are looking for a reputable ADU contractor, Eagle Pride Construction is here to help. To get started, call 805-765-6719 or contact us online.