Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California with around 54,000 people. The city is well-known for its agricultural industry and its nice weather, outdoor recreation opportunities, and central location in the Monterey Bay area. Restaurants, cultural attractions, and shopping areas such as Overlook Shopping Center, East Lake Village Shopping Center, and Pajaro Plaza can also be found in Watsonville.

In this guide, you’ll find the best general contractors in Watsonville to help you build your home. Each of the companies we featured on this list has years of construction experience across many structures and designs.

Carroll & Strong Builders

48 Riverside Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. is a Monterey County and San Francisco Bay Area luxury custom home builder. For 30 years, the firm has created some of the most unique projects for clients who have become lifelong friends. Carroll & Strong Builders focuses on general contracting, home remodeling, new home construction, and custom homes in contemporary and traditional design styles. Its main goal is to provide clients with the highest quality of service and exceptional creativity while making the building process enjoyable and exciting.

Heading the firm as president is Jim Carroll. He has 40 years of building custom homes and continues to preserve this level of quality by spending much of his time at each site monitoring the craftsmanship. Jim maintains consistency with the intended design and tracks the schedule to keep the project running smoothly. With him is Randy Strong, the vice president of the firm, who holds a three-decade experience in the construction industry. Through this experience, Randy has mastered his business and artistry in various commercial and residential projects. 

Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. earned the 2015 Top Houses of the Year recognition from the Graniterock Signature of Excellence Awards. It was also featured by Architectural Record (2016).

Hargis Home Improvements

103 Rogers Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Hargis Home Improvements Inc., based in Watsonville, is a general contracting company dedicated to exceeding all expectations through clean, well-planned, well-executed, reasonably priced, and customer-oriented remodeling projects. Under the supervision of owner president Ron Clenton Hargis, it wishes to establish long-term relationships with clients, friends, and relatives.

Hargis Home Improvements has completed over 5,000 projects, ranging from assisting retired customers with minor tasks to rebuilding Santa Cruz County following the devastating 1989 earthquake. It has demolished and rebuilt houses, built several leasehold improvement restaurants, relocated houses to new locations, restored historic landmark buildings, and transformed ordinary spaces into beautiful craftsman-style homes. The company has also remodeled hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms, built many additions, and maintained several properties for its clients with rentals.

Chad Williams Designer-Builder

52 Eucalyptus Dr, Watsonville, CA 95976

Founded in 1980, Chad Williams Designer-Builder is a residential design-build and planning service firm that offers original energy-efficient, sustainable design, and construction of new homes, remodels, and additions. It provides complete design and construction Services with over 40 years of experience. 

Owner Chad Williams is a graduate of the College of Marin and San Diego State College. He was licensed as a general building contractor in 1980 and has planned, designed, built, and  remodeled homes. Chad is also an expert tradesman and has a complete understanding of all materials and practices employed in residential construction. Chad Williams Designer-Builder holds affiliations with the Certified Green Building Professional.

ACC Construction

52 Brennan St #52, Watsonville, CA 95076

ACC Construction is a licensed and insured general contractor with fifteen years of professional kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, plumbing services, and home additions experience. It is a family-owned and operated company founded in 2005 that fosters strong work relations with clients and partners to serve its community.

With Adrian Morales Jimenez’s leadership as principal architect, ACC Construction provides complete remodeling services from the initial design to the finishing touches. It also emphasizes proper planning and development so that it can come to clients with an exact, fair cost estimate to perform the project.

BuiltRite Construction

209 Hames Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

BuiltRite Construction is a Santa Cruz County-based company building custom homes and cabinetry since 1986. It collaborates closely with customers throughout the design and construction processes to ensure that each project is completed to the highest standards. The company produces high-quality new single-family homes and all phases of new construction, such as remodels, additions, and custom cabinetry design, fabrication, and installation. BuiltRite can provide competitive pricing, quality, service, and expert, honest workmanship.

Leading the company is owner Ron Bonnema. He has 30 years of experience in the business and has a proven track record of building and renovating homes of the highest quality and standards. Ron’s range of expertise includes new home construction, kitchen and bath remodel, custom cabinetry, and special projects for the unique details of his clients’ homes.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management