30+ years of craftsmanship

Creative concepts and custom construction for new homes, remodels, commercial building, etc




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By far the best in the business! We hired John for our master bath remodel, and his work exceeded all our expectations. Highly recommended!
— Michael M.
My husband and I, hired with Borroel Construction for a number of projects over the past years. We’ve been incredibly happy with how they all turned out. First we had stamped colored concrete patios poured in various areas of our property including around the pool, to expand our entertainment areas. It all turned out beautifully! BC also built us a wonderful hidden wine room, accessed through a carved teak door from Bali that was incorporated into the design at our request - functional, energy efficient and unique. Currently he is working on redesigning our bar in tropical hardwood and glass - I am so looking forward to entertaining there! Working with John is such an enjoyable experience, as he is a wonderful collaborator and makes fabulous design suggestions in any number of styles. Best of all, Borroel Construction finishes high quality projects on time and within budget.
— Anne B.
John Borroel is phenomenal. He is a master craftsman; a perfectionist with an eye for design and tasteful detail. We were lucky to find him for a complex remodel project, and look forward to working with him again.
— Catherine G.
Thanks, John - really looks nice!
Appreciate your skilled work!
— R & C



As a design/build contractor, I’m with my clients from start to finish as we work together to transform their vision into reality. Through my proprietary software, I am able to facilitate the project management and communication to give each project the attention it deserves.  We have developed an  approach that offers a more streamlined experience of custom home building — that means less stress and better value for my clients. 



About Me


(aka: Johnny b)

As a high school student in Mission Viejo, John Borroel would spend his after school hours driving through neighborhoods admiring different styles and designs in custom-built homes. He knew then he’d dedicate himself to creative construction. 

He then went on to work alongside esteemed architects and designers in San Clemente and Costa Mesa. Together they worked on various projects in Orange County including custom homes and 6 story apartment complexes. In 1988, Borroel harnessed his design and building skills and became a licensed general contractor. In 1991 he expanded his range to include much of Southern California. 

Borroel went on to design and build over a dozen custom homes in the Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, Big Bear, and Santa Barbara areas—including a 170-acre Thoroughbred farm in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Santa Ynez project consisted of four custom homes, three mobile homes, and eleven barns; this ultimately prompted Borroel to move to Santa Ynez to raise his two daughters.

In 2011, with Borroel at the helm acting as both designer and contractor, the Thoroughbred ranch was transformed into an olive farm for the production of olive oil. The project required the repurposing of barns into a 9000 sq. ft. olive oil mill, tank storage and shipping facility. This encompassed implementing the wastewater treatment facility and, 60,000 gallon emergency fire suppression storage, as well as planting 35,000 olive trees.

Borroel has since completed design and build projects in Montecito, Santa Ynez, and Orange County and currently continues to work on several projects throughout southern California.