295 Santa Cruz, CA Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new home from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right builder. A home building project is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find a California builder you can trust to bring your vision to life and keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and unexpected challenges, a builder who’s a good fit for your project and personality will make these far easier to handle than a builder with whom you don’t see eye to eye. More 
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
34 miles from Santa Cruz
Markay Johnson Construction is a General Contractor with over 30 year's experience in commercial, retail, and custom high-end residential construction. At Markay Johnson... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
32 miles from Santa Cruz
In 1971 I began my first experience building a home at the college I attended, the home was completed on time and on budget and auctioned off that summer and subsequently moved to... Read More
Clarum Homes (650) 322-7069
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
32 miles from Santa Cruz
Clarum Homes is a sustainable home design and building firm located in Palo Alto. We are California’s leading builder and developer of Passive Homes, LEED certified homes, and... Read More
B.L.Builders, Inc (650) 363-2300
Redwood City, CA, 94061
36 miles from Santa Cruz
The construction of fine custom homes is what we do best at B.L.Builders, Inc. "You Dream it" "We Build it" Read More
Cupertino, CA, 95014
24 miles from Santa Cruz
Custom Home Builder and Remodeling Contractor with over 20 years of quality craftsmanship and personalized service. We are a Certified Green Building Professional and EPA... Read More
TekHome, Inc. (650) 832-1673
Belmont, CA, 94002
41 miles from Santa Cruz
TekHome, Inc. is a peninsula based residential builder and general contractor with clients from Hillsborough to Los Altos. We take pride in building dream homes, seamless... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
19 miles from Santa Cruz
Design and Build Residential projects Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
19 miles from Santa Cruz
For over 35 years, our mission has been to create synergy among our clients, design professionals, subcontractors and employees. This environment has allowed us to set the... Read More
Los Altos, CA,
29 miles from Santa Cruz
BSB helps clients build the home of their dreams by bringing their design to life. Most new projects coming directly from satisfied client referrals. We are known for... Read More
Urban West (408) 399-4950
Los Gatos, CA, 95030
18 miles from Santa Cruz
Urban West is a real estate development and investment firm adopting and implementing a design, community and environmentally conscious approach to each project we engage. ... Read More
Boyd & Sons Construction (831) 345-9869
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
6 miles from Santa Cruz
Boyd and Sons Construction helps you turn your ideas for a new home, a home remodel, or an addition to your existing home into reality. We have four generations of experience in... Read More
Silicon Valley Remodeling (408) 665-0615
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
19 miles from Santa Cruz
Are you thinking of remodeling a specific aspect of your home, or even better, a complete remodel? With our sophisticated designs, construction expertise, and commitment to good... Read More
Palo Alto, CA,
33 miles from Santa Cruz
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
27 miles from Santa Cruz
In 1979 Paul Doble started Doble & Son Custom Homes, Inc., which today specializes in managing your residential construction and remodeling projects from the planning and design... Read More
Carmel, CA, 93922
31 miles from Santa Cruz
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What Does a Luxury Home Builder Do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Santa Cruz, CA market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Santa Cruz, CA market, and survey the land on which the home will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. They also obtain the necessary permits.

A good builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on Santa Cruz, CA zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality home.

Builders are responsible for ensuring that the home building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom home builders also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective home builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some homes you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find custom home builders, luxury home builders and modular home builders on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Santa Cruz, CA new home builders. You can also look through Santa Cruz, CA photos to find a home you like, then contact the builder who worked on it.
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