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I’m Marc Susskind, owner of MS Builders. I’m proud to have been featured in Fine Homebuilding as the builder of their 2012 Best Home of the Year. New home construction and remodeling is what I’ve been doing for the past 20 plus years.

MS Builders

We specialize in…

  • New Construction

  • Green Building

  • Additions, Remodels & ADUs

  • Cost Effective Planning

  • Kitchen Remodels

  • Bathroom Remodels

About MS Builders

  • Responsible, reliable, responsive
  • Attention to detail from start to finish
  • Expertise in green building techniques, & products


Marc Susskind and his team at MS Builders enjoy working locally on all aspects of residential remodels and new construction. Marc has been building for the past 20 years and has been a licensed general contractor since 2001, the year he founded MS Builders. He maintains excellent relationships with local subcontractors, suppliers, architects, designers, planners and building inspectors. MS Builders and his crew are well-respected and liked by their clients, who regularly refer them to new projects. They are honored to be able to build locally and can often be found biking to work.

As a general contractor and project manager, you can expect Marc to be organized, realistic and informative. He will keep in close contact with you from beginning to end to ensure your project progresses in the most efficient and professional manner possible. In addition, he is “on the tools” with his personable and skilled crew on each job and thus has a hands-on approach to managing and communicating with clients and subcontractors. You will receive information and suggestions about green building aspects, choices of appropriate materials, ways to save money and innovative strategies to meet your goals.

Remodels ultimately come with surprises, sometimes fortuitous, sometimes challenging. MS Builders is experienced with problem-solving around all aspects of construction and are able to resolve tricky situations with creativity and confidence.

Marc and his crew also enjoy building  Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as an ADU. or a ‘granny unit’. These are a great way to create extra living space on your property.

Whether you desire a kitchen or bathroom remodel or something more extensive, MS Builders has the experience to estimate costs and offer guidance. We have repaired foundations, lifted houses, added second stories and completed large interior and exterior historic restorations, skillfully blending existing and new construction.

Contact Info:

MS Builders
Marc Susskind

115 Redwood St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: 831-246-1551


Contractor License Number: 803841

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M.S. Builders came highly recommended and exceeded my expectations. I was especially impressed with Marc’s level of organization and clarity of communication. He kept me well informed of the work schedule, including what decisions I needed to make and when, and provided immediate responses to my questions via email, text and phone. Marc helped me understand some of the more complicated aspects of the project with infinite patience. He was also sensitive to our costs and invoiced us regularly which helped us stay on budget. Marc has a unique combination of skills rarely found in a contractor – he is an excellent communicator, fair and respectful managing sub-contractors, well organized, and a highly skilled and creative carpenter. I thoroughly enjoyed working on our kitchen remodel with Marc and his team from start  to finish. They cared about our overall satisfaction and kept the job site clean at the end of each day. They even got us back into our home ahead of schedule! We love our new kitchen more than we could have imagined. Thank you M.S. builders for such a positive experience.

Marc and his crew at MSB did a fantastic job of building a novel and technically challenging house for us. The end result is incredibly well-constructed, such that our friends who are builders and architects regularly comment on the quality of workmanship. The process of building a new house was intense, but Marc helped make it enjoyable. He was highly organized, kind, patient and calming despite the demanding deadlines and rapid pace of construction. He choose subs who did great work and were also great to work with. We loved MS Builders, our architects loved them and our neighbors loved them too. We’ve recommended MS Builders to friends and family and would happily work with them again.

We couldn’t be happier with our remodel experience. Our project rebuilt the garage, added a second story, and at some point touched every room in our house. Marc and his crew were professional, pleasant, and so good at what they do. Marc sets clear expectations from the beginning, is quick to respond to calls or emails, and is just plain easy to work with. His crew understood the end result we wanted and made design suggestions along the way that greatly improved the finished space and even reduced the cost in some areas. They were flexible with the changes and worked very quickly. Beyond their top-notch building and organizational skills, the care with which they approached the project was uncommon. They treated our house and yard with respect, and cleaned up at the end of every workday so that our family (with three young kids) would be safe. And what a cheerful group! They kept the process as sane as possible, and are incredibly friend ly — not an easy combination to find. The kids miss having the crew around, so we’ll probably have to stop by Marc’s future projects just to watch a bit. Thanks for a great new living space!

3 Customer Testimonials
  1. christopher cole says:

    Marc is the most conscientious builder I have had the pleasure to work with. Great people skills and always goes above and beyond contracts to make customers 100% satisfied. Top notch.

  2. jeff edge says:

    Edge Painting has painted several of Mark’s projects. It is nice to work with a top notch crew, We can always count on a good working environment and quality workmanship. I would personally recommend Ms Builders for your next project.

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