About us

BETTER BUILT INC. is a construction firm specializing in renovations, additions, and custom home building throughout the Coachella Valley.

Once a small construction firm, BETTER BUILT has grown into a full-service design-build enterprise featuring a beautiful showroom in the hip Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, California. Owner, Mike Yakovich, had a vision of bringing together talented individuals from different modalities and backgrounds to provide customers a one-stop design-build construction experience. In practice, this theme unified the construction business with a full-service kitchen and bath design studio and designer showroom. Each person brings unique perspective relative to past experience ranging from TV, fashion, real estate, architecture, and interior design.

Born and raised in Palm Springs, Mike, often called 'Big Mike', understands the subtle differences of the communities that make up the Coachella Valley. In working with numerous residents Mike saw the need to streamline the process and bring together all elements of construction and design for the benefit of the client. Over the years he has fostered relationships with subcontractors with the same ideals and work ethic. Our goal is exceptional quality and most importantly, happy clients.

It's just better, Better Built.



Residential Remodeling/Custom Homes. We offer design–build services to customers who want the continuity and financial benefit of working with one firm from start to finish. We help ensure each portion of a project integrates and harmonizes with the others — from the building architecture, to the pool area, outdoor rooms and landscape. Whether it's as simple as a room addition or bath remodel, or as complex as building a complete custom home, BETTER BUILT INC. can provide the services necessary for your next project.

Commercial + Hospitality. Our work in this arena includes tenant improvements to restaurants, retail stores, professional offices and strip malls. We’ve also renovated apartments and boutique hotels.


Interior Design

With multiple designers on staff, all with individual specialties, we can offer ideas and solution with a unique perspective to bring your vision to life. We offer design services for a variety of small and large-scale projects.



Architectural Design

Architectural design refers to the actual design and layout of spaces. Form, texture, structure, space, mass, materials and costs must be considered before designing any space. At BETTER BUILT INC. we work through a process that culminates in a design aligned with both your aesthetic preferences and budget requirements.

  • An Alternative Approach to Building and Design. Nobody does it Better.

The Showroom

The showroom offers carefully selected lines of mosaic, tile, wood, carpet, and countertops to ensure a variety of quality products and finishes from which to choose. We are proud to be the authorized reseller of world-renowned Poggenpohl cabinetry for the Coachella Valley. In addition we carry Poggenpohl's sister line, Goldreif and the expertly-engineered appliances offered by Miele.

Our in-house designers can assist with anything from color selection to wall and flooring options, a new kitchen or bath, or a complete interior design package.

Experience installing a variety of product over the years helps us recommend items known to install, appear and wear well. Whether commercial or residential much thought is given to the use and functionality of the space as well as the practicality of the proposed finishes.




  • “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” - John Maeda


“I worked with Better Built on a major renovation and expansion of a mid-century home in Palm Springs.  It was a complex project that entailed both preservation of key architectural elements as well as creating a  seamless connection between the existing home and a new casita.   I chose Better Built because I knew the project would require both design and construction expertise and they delivered.   Everyone who sees the house loves it and Better Built deserves substantial credit for the fabulous outcome.”

- David F.


“Every detail was carefully planned out, and constructed with impressive thoroughness.”
“The BETTER BUILT staff always responded to problems very quickly, and resolved the situation in a professional manner.”

- Robert & Marjorie


We used Better Built for several renovations and are always impressed with their work! Our latest has been a major master bathroom remodel and the finished result came out amazing. We especially were happy with the tile work by Edgar who is a true artist. We have recommended Better Built to many of our friends.

- 5 Star Yelp Review


Mike built my home in the Mesa eight years ago. He turned it from a dark mountain house to a modern wall of glass.  Still holding up well! Mike's energy, attitude and attention to detail earns him my five star rating. Great to work with and seamless with my architect..”

- 5 Star  Yelp Review



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Contact us

Mike Yakovich | Robert Butler

Better Built is a family owned and operated business based in Palm Springs for over 15 years in the uptown area, long before there was an official “ Uptown Design District”.

Miscellaneous Information:
1050 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262