Santa Barbara, CA

remodeling & Home Improvement Contractors

BuildZoom / Licensed Contractors / Santa Barbara

Contractor licensing in Santa Barbara is regulated by the California Contractors State License Board. There are 2,247 licensed contractors based in Santa Barbara and many more licensed contractors in the metropolitan area who are available to work in Santa Barbara. On average, a contractor in Santa Barbara has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from clients. We’ve analyzed and ranked each for your convenience - you can browse the top-rated using the links below.

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Top Contractors in Santa Barbara

License # 881364 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
5 (4)
Barton Construction Inc in Santa Barbara is a licensed, full service construction company experienced in all aspects of building including new home, remodels, room additions and kitchen and bath remodeling & commercial work. Certified DIRTT installer. Barton Constructio...  more
125
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License # 906535 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Carroll Construction Company, Inc. is a Santa Barbara, CA based contractor with a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Mar 23, 2015. In total, we were able to identify 280 building permits associated with Carroll Construction Company, Inc..  more
$14.9K
Avg project
value
280
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projects
Top 10%
113
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Elite
License # 503300 (General Building Contractor, Concrete)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Allen Construction, built on experience, artistry and professionalism, has been delivering award-winning residential and commercial projects since 1983. As a pioneer in the green building movement, our qualified experts are more than craftsmen – they are progressive thin...  more
109
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score
Elite
License # 909146 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
5 (3)
Founded in 1981, Jamie Nelson Construction, is an established leader in high-end residential construction, renovation, restoration, and custom millwork, serving clients, architects, and designers throughout California. Our creative Team of long term employees, from cabine...  more
109
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score
Elite
License # 954984 (Painting And Decorating)
residential/commercial
painting
5 (3)
Xtreme Painting & Decorating Inc - a contracting professional based in Santa Barbara, CA. Our records indicate they hold a painting and decorating license with the California Contractors State License Board  more
109
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score
Elite
License # 804045 (General Building Contractor)
residential
plumbing
Lewis Plumbing Inc. operates out of Santa Barbara, CA and holds a general building contractor license according to the California Contractors State License Board. We were able to verify 7 building permits associated with Lewis Plumbing Inc..  more
$2.1K
Avg project
value
7
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projects
108
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Elite
License # 880473 (Roofing, Sheet Metal)
residential
roofing
Martin Roofing Co is a Santa Barbara, CA based contractor with a roofing, sheet metal license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Apr 15, 2014. In total, we were able to identify 21 building permits associated with Martin Roofing Co.  more
$5.4K
Avg project
value
21
Verified
projects
108
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Elite
License # 850951 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, Juan Perez Builders holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 2 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Nov 30, 2009.  more
$150K
Avg project
value
2
Verified
projects
106
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Elite
License # 260984 (Roofing)
residential
roofing
Santa Barbara, CA based Derrick's Roofing holds a roofing license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 6 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$22.2K
Avg project
value
6
Verified
projects
106
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Elite
License # 662554 (Painting And Decorating)
residential
painting
At Danis Painting Co., we are committed in providing our residential clients with the most professional and superior results in our industry. Every one of our employees are properly trained before starting any project. We cut no corners with our services and only use th...  more
106
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Elite

Projects in the Neighborhood

2,247
contractors in Santa Barbara
BEFORE YOU HIRE
Here are some of the rules, regulations, and laws governing contractors in California

When do you need to hire a licensed contractor in California?

In California, any remodeling or construction project that exceeds $500 (labor and materials), requires a contractor to have an active license with the California Contractor State License Board (CSLB).

How important is contractor licensing in California?

The CSLB is one of the highest rated licensing boards in the US. Applicants are required to pass a written board exam and prove at least four years of prior, relevant work experience. In addition, the CSLB requires all license holders to maintain at least $2,500 in operating capital and provides you with a range of other consumer protections.

Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in California

Contractors in California are required to carry workers' compensation insurance if they have employees and proof of liability insurance with the cumulative limit of $1 million for licensees with five or fewer persons, and an additional 100,000 for each additional member over five, not to exceed $5 million total.

Financial recourse when hiring a contractor in California

All licensed contractors in California are required to maintain a bond, which provides you with financial recourse in case they perform defective work or violate license regulations. If you feel as though you have been taken advantage of, you should leave feedback on the BuildZoom's contractor profile and file a complaint with the CSLB.

What else should I know before hiring a contractor in California?

California contractors are required to submit their fingerprints to the board, which are then checked against criminal records held by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to obtaining a valid contracting license.

How is the BuildZoom score calculated?

The BuildZoom score is based on a number of factors including the contractor's license status, insurance status, verified work history, standing with local consumer interest groups, verified reviews from other BuildZoom users and self-reported feedback from the contractor.

Why you should hire through BuildZoom

When it comes to major construction work or even minor alterations to your home, hiring the wrong contractor could result in incomplete or defective work. You may even find yourself dealing with huge liability claims. BuildZoom does the homework for you and helps you hire the right contractor.

You should get several bids before hiring a contractor

The California State License Board recommends getting at least three written bids before hiring a contractor. Do not automatically accept the lowest bid - an abnormally low bid may indicate the contractor made a mistake and is not including the same work quoted by their competitors. We've made the bid collection process extremely simple (and free). Just click here to get started.