The Santa Cruz Hub of
Construction and Home Improvement
The Santa Cruz Construction Guild is your entry into our local Santa Cruz construction community. We are local builders, trades people as well as building and home improvement suppliers who have worked here in Santa Cruz for many years. Many of us know each other; we have worked together, referred work to each other, and called on each other for help with projects over the years. We are local and want to build our community.
Many of us work by referral only and do not advertise. You don’t build up a strong referral base for your business overnight. It takes a solid track record over a long period of time to earn the trust of customers. We all know our reputation depends upon the quality and cost of our work. Our members can be found within the drop-down menus ‘Santa Cruz Contractors’, ‘Find Members By Trade’, and ‘Alphabetical Trades’ located above.
See the comments about the members. You can get a good sense of our members by reviewing the comments left on their member page by their customers.
Our local members offer the Santa Cruz community a full spectrum of services. Our members are ready to help you with your remodel, addition, new construction, and home improvement needs. Just click on any one of the categories listed in the column to the right, and you will find the person to assist you in meeting your building needs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact us via the Contact Us icon at the top right of the page.
The Santa Cruz Construction Guild is your local high-value referral network for all your construction and home improvement needs. LET’S KEEP IT LOCAL!
Our 2012, 2013 and 2014 Santa Cruz Little League Banner in Harvey West Park
Local Guild News
Richard Singer – Best Carpenter….again!
Solar Technologies – Runner Up for Best Solar
Suns Up Solar – Runner Up for Best Solar
Boyd and Sons – Runner Up for Best Construction Company
Medina Project Construction Company – Runner Up for Best Contractor
Good Times cover story Back in the Black feature Guild member Gordie Schwartz and Dovetail Construction.
“The Great Recession had a profound effect on my business,” says local builder and member of the Santa Cruz Construction Guild Gordie Schwartz. “My gross receipts used to average around $1.3 to $1.4 million, we typically do less than half that now. I used to have between six and eight employees. I generally have three, maybe four, guys working these days.
“My average project size used to be $300,000 to $500,000,” he adds, “but nowadays, we do a lot of $50,000 to $150,000 projects. On the plus side, I’d say that we’ve become more efficient as a company—a necessary adaptation for survival in this climate.”
Schwartz also has a sense that things are improving.
“At least for me, the process is slow,” he says. “We’ve been busy, but there’s very little sense of security still, and the projects are much smaller than they used to be. Am I more optimistic? I suppose so, but five or six years of a difficult economy has been pretty draining. All in all, I think things are moving in the right direction, but I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet.”
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The Santa Cruz Construction Guild (SCCG) is based upon personal referrals and trusted working relationships. There is nor fee or commission on any jobs that result from connections made via this web site. The only cost to members is an annual membership fee. It is the philosophy of the SCCG that members meet all legal obligations of current license laws, as well as be insured. It is up to the customer to verify the status of any license, bond or insurance of any member of the SCCG before hiring or doing any business. See our About This Guild page.