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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.  more
125
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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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Elite
License # 347812 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, Coulter Construction holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 169 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Feb 23, 2015.  more
$51.7K
Avg project
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169
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Top 10%
102
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License # 722120 (General Building Contractor, Painting...)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Santa Barbara, CA based The Finishing Touch holds a general building contractor, painting and decorating license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 74 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$19.2K
Avg project
value
74
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projects
102
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License # 713248 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Becker Construction Corporation - a contracting professional based in Santa Barbara, CA. Our records indicate they hold a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board and have completed 23 permitted improvements starting in Jun 07, 1990.  more
$11K
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value
23
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projects
100
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License # 961307 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Montes Construction 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 84 building permits associated with Montes Construction.  more
$33.1K
Avg project
value
84
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projects
102
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License # 842087 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Paradigm Building 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 Dec 03, 2014. In total, we were able to identify 17 building permits associated with Paradigm Building.  more
$13.4K
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value
17
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projects
99
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License # 631362 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, Stonegate Construction holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 57 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Nov 03, 2008.  more
$352.7K
Avg project
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57
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projects
103
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License # 395053 (B - GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR)
residential
general contracting
Our business is built on the most precious of all commodities: dedicated and highly skilled people. Our reputation as the top Santa Barbara custom home builder is built from our craftsman and field crews through to our management and office staff, where you’ll find ever...  more
101
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License # 495635 (General Building Contractor, Roofing)
residential
general contracting
5 (1)
E Tack Construction Roofing - a contracting professional based in Santa Barbara, CA. Our records indicate they hold a general building contractor, roofing license with the California Contractors State License Board  more
100
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License # 600319 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
5 (1)
Todd Construction Inc operates out of Santa Barbara, CA and holds a general building contractor license according to the California Contractors State License Board.  more
$11.3K
Avg project
value
36
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projects
96
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License # 445187 (General Building Contractor, Painting...)
residential
general contracting
Sam Pignato C M D Construction Management Development is a Santa Barbara, CA based contractor with a general building contractor, painting and decorating license with the California Contractors State License Board.  more
100
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License # 761971 (General Building Contractor, Electrical)
residential
general contracting
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, Newhaven Builders holds a general building contractor, electrical license with the California Contractors State License Board.  more
109
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projects
Top 10%
100
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License # 395528 (General Building Contractor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Santa Barbara, CA based Casa Construction holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 14 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$26.3K
Avg project
value
14
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projects
100
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License # 944932 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Calisto Plourde Construction - a contracting professional based in Santa Barbara, CA. Our records indicate they hold a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board  more
100
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Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in California

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