About Hawkes Custom Homes

Trust, Integrity, Respect, Commitment are all values that are ingrained into the fabric of Hawkes Custom Homes.

Throughout the past two decades, Hawkes Custom Homes have been building fine custom homes throughout the Los Angeles area. We have been fortunate to work side by side with world-class architects and designers allowing us to build custom homes for the most discerning clients.  Because of these relationships, we have worked diligently to refine our building process to produce high quality homes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Trust is foundation of our relationship with our clients. We have an open-book policy. Our clients have access to all the documentation, subcontractor, and vendor information involved in their project. This transparency helps bolster the trust between us and our clients. Our commitment begins long before we build your home. We are involved at the beginning of the design process working together in a collaborative manner with architects, designers and engineers to add our expertise to guide the project to meet our client’s budgetary needs. We handle all aspects of pre-construction services including budgeting and scheduling. Our hands-on approach during the build process insure our quality homes will have the attention to detail necessary. Each project has a dedicated project manager and superintendent working together to communicate on a daily basis with our clients. Our goal is work together as a team. If we do this our clients win. Thankfully we have been successful at achieving this goal and we are proud that we have our reputation and friendships to show for it.

We couldn’t build beautiful homes if we weren’t surrounded with the highest quality architects, designers, employees and craftsman in the area. We have an extensive network of “A class” subcontractors and suppliers that are essential in creating a beautiful home. In addition, we have our own staff of artisans, including carpenters, cabinetmakers, and painters. Having our own employees allows us to manage quality and schedule when our sub-contractors are busy servicing other builders.

Owner Profile

Tom Hawkes has been building homes for the past 30 years all throughout Los Angeles. He began his journey on the West Side of Los Angeles where he honed his skills as a builder under the guidance of LA’s top architects and designer. He worked extensively with clients from the entertainment and sports industries where he gained the trust of his client to maintain the confidentiality of their relationships. Over 15 years ago, Tom started building in the South Bay as a superintendent for Moloney Development. He gained local experience building beautiful homes on The Strand, Sand and Hill Sections of Manhattan Beach. During this time he also established key relationships with the area’s highest quality architects, designers, and subcontractors. Tom is also actively involved in the community as a volunteer and coach. His relationships with all the families helped him build a successful building company. Tom’s laid back personality coupled with his  extensive building knowledge learned over 30 years plays a significance part of who Hawkes Custom Homes is today. The building process should been fun and enjoyable for everyone involved.


Custom Home Builder | Remodeling | Home Maintenance

Manhattan Beach Hermosa Beach Palos Verdes


Custom Homes – We have extensive experience building fine custom homes. We pride ourselves on our discerning eye for detail. Our passion for building is evident in every detail of our homes. We thrive on taking on challenging projects that require the highest level of ingenuity and craftsmanship.  Although we have built home all over the Los Angeles area we now focus our time building in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes.

Remodeling – Remodeling homes have a special place in our hearts because this is where it all started for our company. We have over 20 years of experience remodeling across the South Bay and have perfected our process. Some of the major problems when you are trying to start a remodel is finding the availability of architects, builders and subcontractors to handle your work. Most of them are too busy, or just don’t want to take on a project that small. We have found a solution to that problem by hiring a staff of employee’s that can handle every aspect of the remodel. This not only gives us full control on the quality but lowers the cost and increases the flexibility of the project.

Our process is simple. We first start with a site meeting to discuss project objectives. We will take these idea’s back to the office and create a design with in our house design team or work with an existing design you have from a local architect. We will then create a budget and schedule. After all these factors are in place, and we received approval from the owner, we will begin the project.

We know that remodels can be challenging, but with our staff of craftsmen, project managers, and superintendents we can make the process more enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our high level of communication and customer service and we will be with every step of the way to truly transform your home into the home you always dreamed of.

Home Maintenance – Over the years, we have always stayed connected with our clients and encourage them to give us a call for anything they need help with. We have found that there is a demand for a concierge maintenance service that can handle the small things that you don’t have time to deal with. We tailor a maintenance plan for clients that our permanent or part-time residences.

A lot of our new customers have found that it is hard to find a handyman that is available when you need something done. With our services, we can be there when something goes wrong. If your refrigerator goes out or you have a leak, we can have someone on our team that can be there that same day.

If you are interested in learning more about our Maintenance service, email



Hawkes Custom Homes

General Contractor | CSLB # B991033

Phone: 310-502-5946