Taylor Morrison is a great builder. They are privately owned and tend to have fairly current home designs. They typically target 1st and 2nd move-up buyers in most fo their communities.
Elliott is a great local builder and has been in town for quite a while. They build a quality home, but tend to have very dated floorplans and spec levels as they have not designed new product in several years.
Beazer is no longer building in the Sacramento region, but there are a few remaining new homes of theirs available as well as many resales. They were primarily a first time buyer builder with a more basic spec level.
Depending on which neighborhood you're looking at Elliott and Taylor Morrison would be a good choice. Please let me know if you have any other questions about a new home. As a long time new home executive I'm happy to offer any inside information I can provide.