Builders since 1980, General Contractor since 1988, Boa Constructor Green Building and Design has been serving the Santa Cruz area with quality and integrity. We are a comprehensive green building and design company, specializing in residential remodels, additions, kitchens, baths, new homes and granny units (ADU’s) and strawbale construction.
We specialize in…
Building naturally assumes a home has integrity that goes beyond personal preference. Whether remodeling or building from the ground up, sustainable building and design modernizes, clarifies and upholds the vernacular of a house, implementing natural design principals & resource saving technologies to create a defined vision for the life of a building.
As Green Builders we are responsible for maintaining integrity while creating healthful environments. In order to do this we tend building sites responsibly by deconstructing instead of demolishing, reusing whenever possible and by minimizing waste. We use nontoxic materials, reclaimed and certifiably harvested wood, recycled materials, products with low embodied energy and nontoxic composition. These practices cultivate healthful working environments for homeowners as well as employees.
New Construction allows you to maximize the use of green building materials, principals and technologies throughout your project to create a comprehensive environment of interlocking systems that maximize comfort and minimize cost of living for you and the planet.
Long term economic performance of a building is defined by how the built environment functions, efficiently heating and cooling itself without complicated technologies, longevity of the active systems installed in the house and how a home can grow in time to incorporate the needs of families without expensive cosmetic remodels. Additions are a great opportunity to apply natural principals to your house.
Kitchen and Bath Remodels
Most homes are in need of, or can be improved by, the remodeling of kitchens, baths, laundry rooms and more open floor plans to create better use of space and more graceful living.
Decks and Trellises
We use nontoxic materials, reclaimed and certified sustainably harvested wood, recycled materials, products with low embodied energy and nontoxic composition.
We are available as Green building educators and demonstrators. We are guest lecturers at Cabrillo and DeAnza Community Colleges. One of our customers offers monthly tours to the public of their solar strawbale home. Please contact us to schedule a tour.
As experts in Strawbale building, we are available for “Bale Raisings” and preparation.
Re-inhabit your revitalized home with our comprehensive interior design and green building makeovers.
When you treat a building as a living system, taking cues from the larger living system it is a part of, spaces heat and cool efficiently, maintaining comfortable consistent temperatures using minimal energy with simple technology. Enhancing a house’s performance with energy and water efficient products and renewable energy technologies provide shelters that return a greater long term economic performance.
Referred by SCCG member Michael Hartrich
Michele and Debrae are absolute professionals who are reliable, extremely responsible, honest, and overall people of integrity. We are so delighted to have had Boa Constructor as our contractors for our solar straw bale home. Everything went smoothly from the timeliness to the sub-contractors to the sustainable material choices. Michele and Debrae are experts through and through. They are also extremely talented artistically. We highly recommend Boa Constructor without any hesitation; you will be hard pressed to find contractors and designers of their caliber!
Michele and her crew did an extensive kitchen and family room remodel on the home we had just purchased and we couldn’t be happier with the results and the overall experience. Michele was accessible and collaborative throughout, kept us on track, offered excellent design suggestions, and stayed on top of our budget and timeline. If we had a question, Michele responded to phone calls and emails within a day. Her crew was wonderful and very talented, as were the subcontractors. Their work is excellent and we wholeheartedly recommend Boa Constructor.
We hired Boa Constructor to help us with a green remodel and addition 3 years ago. We chose to work with Boa based on their expertise with green building practices, impeccable references, and most of all, the great crew. We really appreciated the open, easy communication and professionalism with which Michele led the project. The Boa crew was respectful, responsible, hard working, and a lot of fun! Boa helped us with green options and decisions at each step and the project came in on time and on budget. Boa Constructor is a trustworthy and reliable builder. Quality work, quality people.