Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 03:00 am

Sunny spaces in California are the perfect setting for eco-friendly homes that encourage organic living. The firms on this list represent the best general contractors in Capitola. These firms are known not just for their craftsmanship, but also for incorporating and strongly advocating for green building practices. This artisanal sustainability is projected in residences that blend in with their beachfront surroundings.

Aside from their artistry, our editorial team included these firms for taking sustainability seriously and maintaining affiliations with highly industry organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). 

Lewis Design Build Remodel

216 Mount Hermon Road, EBox #268, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Lewis Design Build Remodel is a 15-year-old firm that goes the extra mile to be innovative. Thriving on repeat businesses, this firm has built a portfolio that highlights its specialties in a wide variety of residential projects including decks, fences, kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. The firm makes sure that its team members always have formal training in every aspect of construction.

This modern minimalist kitchen in Scotts Valley, featured here, is a great example of the firm’s work.

Costa Bella Builders

8032 Soquel Drive, Ste. C, Aptos, CA 95003

Close communication and effective planning are the main components of Costa Bella Builders’ highly collaborative process. For over 30 years, this firm has provided clients in the greater Monterey Bay area with general contracting, new building, and major remodeling services rendered through sustainable green practices. The team’s careful attention to detail and material selection is most visible in this new winery estate in Happy Valley. Its kitchen is rendered in a farmhouse style that highlights its sculpted hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, countertops with tile surfaces, and a smooth lighting design that blends with natural lighting. Projects like these highlight the firm’s history of crafting award-winning designs that have helped the firm gain honors like Best Contractor and Best Green Business.

Talmadge Construction Inc.

8070 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

Quality workmanship happens when an award-winning company like Talmadge Construction combines a team of creatives in a firm that has over 25 years of practice and focuses relentlessly on client satisfaction. That approach has allowed the firm to build a portfolio of luxurious builds that reflect California’s sparkling ambiance. The firm has a history of winning various awards like NARI’s Contractor of the Year award. This large modern bathroom with a luxurious bathtub set before a window view of San Francisco is an example of the firm’s approach to minimalist design. With an alcove tub space that features large marble slabs, this bathroom has more than a touch of high-class elegance.