About Cynthia Bennett & Associates

Established in 1981 as a kitchen and bathroom design specialty firm, Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc. has brought industry-leading residential design to hundreds of families in the San Gabriel Valley.

Since inception, Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc. has evolved into all areas of residential design, construction and architecture, including custom homes, green/energy efficient remodeling projects, interior design (window treatments, flooring, and furniture), and more.

More than 40 years after being established, the company is now led by Cynthia Bennett’s daughter Carolien Fehmers, also a licensed general contractor. CBA continues to live up to its reputation as a leading design firm in the San Gabriel Valley that is recognized nationally. To date our design firm has remodeled and rebuilt more than 950 homes and additions throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Our design and construction firm has received many accolades, including being listed as a Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s list of “Top 500 contractors in the U.S.” for multiple years. It has also been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top 100 Woman Owned Businesses in Los Angeles” for the past ten years. Projects done by Cynthia Bennett & Associates, Inc. have been seen in numerous Showcase Houses and featured on the Pasadena ASID’s Home Tour for twenty-five years. Most recently in 2021, Cynthia Bennett & Associates was voted Pasadena’s best in the Pasadena Weekly magazine.


  • It’s hard to believe that I’ve been enjoying my new kitchen for almost a year now. I am so pleased that we made the choices that we did, and, of course, having your skillful crew to bring it to fruition. We have received so many compliments on the more open modern look. You and your staff deserve another big THANK YOU! The construction phase was very smooth. Having a time line present allowed for our preparation as well as anticipation of each phase. All of the subcontractors were tops in their craft along with being pleasant and accommodating.

    Edison and Fanny Griffin
  • We are very, very happy with the results. The kitchen is terrific! Our friends are all surprised at the transformation. Yet, it all seems to fit comfortably with the 1923 house. There is nothing trendy or jarring about it. The master bath is also wonderful. We have already commended your firm to others who are considering a remodel.

    Steve Rountree
  • The remodeling of our family room by Cynthia Bennett and Associates went totally according to plan with total transparency. The job was completed on time, and the process was painless to Janet and me. It was pleasure dealing with people who were professional and knew what they were doing and had a great artistic sense.

    David T. Woodley, MD
  • We enjoyed working with Cynthia, Carolien and their staff. They had good ideas, accepted our thoughts and carried out the design plan. The meetings were planned so that we had time to go over the stone, or lighting or other things before we met. They respected our choices to use furniture we had and combined those with new pieces. They checked over and over on the progress of building our new home and did a great job on the drapes and blinds. They were pleasant to work with and we highly recommend this firm.

    Pasadena Client
  • Love it! Unlike remodeling horror stories, you brought us in on-time and on-budget. As you you know we were reticent when starting this project. But Cynthia led us through the planning step by step. Then the project managers led us through the construction phase. We are so glad we did the remodel and most especially that it was Cynthia Bennett & Associates.

    Dr. Richard Pezner and Dr. Sandy Chan
  • Both bathroom remodels and the bedroom updates are everything we hoped for and more. Exquisite! Thank you for the caliber and quality of your work – from design through completion.

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson
  • We are very pleased to recommend Cynthia Bennett & Associates. We had the good fortune to work with CBA on a major renovation when we moved into our home. They were punctual (after an initial meeting, preliminary plans arrived within a matter of weeks); Cynthia and her staff were available for review of plans to make changes, and very receptive to our ideas; CBA served as the general contractor, so we did not have to worry about finding subcontractors. Plus, despite substantial demolition, the work area was always left in clean condition at the end of each day. We are very satisfied with the finished product.

    Randy and Judy Wilson
  • I am continuously amazed at how much I LOVE my kitchen. Some friends had a cooking class for 10 people here the other night. The chef/teacher was thrilled with our kitchen and there was a place for everybody to work. Love, love, love my kitchen.

    Marveille Karahadian


It’s time to design and build the home of your dreams

Cynthia Bennett & Associates is the right choice for your design/build project. Our vast experience and innumerable thrilled customers serve as a reliable predictor to your own project.

Contact us today by calling 626-799-9701 or by completing the contact form below. A CBA team member will reply as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in Cynthia Bennett & Associates.