About Us

For more than 30 years, I have been actively engaged in the building industry. I started from the ground up, working for a local general contracting firm as a laborer. I continued to expand my skills, working my way up to journeyman carpenter and, eventually project superintendent. During this period of employment, my team built high-end residential projects and on occasion, large commercial developments. We focused on foundations, framing, exterior siding and finish carpentry. I supervised subcontractors in all manner of trades including plumbing, electrical, cabinetry to concrete finishing and more. I have developed an excellent working relationship with city and county building inspectors. They know my reliability and projects are not held up due to not passing inspection.

In 1996, I became a licensed general contractor, qualified under the strict California code. I started my own firm and have specialized in residential projects in the Santa Cruz area. All of my projects are executed on an actual cost plus fee basis. This allows me to employ highly skilled, experienced people. The subcontractors I hire for your project are a proven group, both reliable and capable. Both my permanent crew, who work on everything from framing to finish, as well as my subcontractors, will provide the best quality work for a fair price.

My business operations are conducted using American Contractor software for accounting functions, Microsoft Projects for scheduling, and Microsoft Office. I employ a professional bookkeeper to perform most accounting and administrative functions and close out the year. Additionally I am a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Since 2003, I have participated in the Open Architecture Tour, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity. The five homes I have built that have been featured in this event are the Wallace residence designed by Thacher & Thompson, the Junod residence designed by Stephanie Barnes-Castro, the McEvoy & Worsencroft beach house designed by Thacher & Thompson, the Stone residence designed by Gary Garmann and the Lindstrom residence designed by Thacher & Thompson.

I have received Green Building awards for projects in the City of Santa Cruz, as well as the first Green Building award ever presented by the City of Capitola.

I hope you will call on my previous clients. They will confirm that I will do my best in terms of cost, quality and timeliness.

Sincerely,
Jon Badeaux

Awards

City of Santa Cruz Green Building Award
City of Capitola Green Building Award

Testimonials

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WoodMaster
Relationship: a cabinet maker who Jon has hired on some of his projects
Project Date: Nov -0001

I've work for about 75+ contractors in the past 27 years. Working for a contractor as a sub, you kind of see how he/she runs their business...anything from working with all their subs and employees, t... Read More

Vince Barabba
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2014

I have been involved in the design and building of 6 homes. Jon Badeaux is by far and away the most effective and creative builder I have ever worked with. What is most impressive is the manner in w... Read More

Molly McGarvey/ Bay Plumbing Supply & Sh
Relationship: Plumbing Supplier (Bay Plumbing Supply, Santa Cruz)
Project Date: Apr 2015

This contractor is beyond easy to work with. As supplier, he and his staff of professionals, have the highest integrity. Jenny, in his office, is very knowledgeable and assists his clients though the ... Read More

janebadeaux
Relationship: Married to the guy.
Project Date: Nov -0001

Jon and I have remodeled 3 houses together since 1998, the first of which was the Bain Avenue project. His overriding goal is always to have a great end result: satisfied clients with a beautifully bu... Read More

Pam Aguilar
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2009

We have worked with Jon twice in the past seven years on two remodeling projects, and working with Jon and his highly experienced crew was a complete pleasure both times. He finished our projects on ... Read More

William Rennie Boyd Architect
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Nov -0001

As an architect practicing in the Monterey Bay area for over 26 years, I have worked with quite a few local builders. Though many are talented, conscientious and hard-working, John stands out as someo... Read More

jbbhofacre1836
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2010

Jon Badeaux built our house and everything was perfect. We couldn't be happier. I'm and architect and I've worked with Jon on numerous projects. All the clients are happy with his work and have high r... Read More

mseaver999
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2012

We had an exceptional experience working with Jon Badeaux as our contractor and are extremely pleased with everything about our new home. Jon is a great person to work with - calm, easygoing, positive... Read More

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