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About Us | Nelson Construction - Santa Barbara, CA

As a trusted home construction contractor, Nelson Construction is a locally owned and operated company with almost 20 years of experience in the construction industry. We guarantee unmatched customer service throughout all of your home construction projects. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with the finished product!

Owner and operator Dennis Nelson is a Santa Barbara native with a passion for the community and its members. As a husband and father, he cares about how the community looks and feels and always makes sure the building integrity of the construction during every project is top notch. Dennis has worked the building and construction industry for over 25 years and has owned and operated Nelson Construction since 1996.

Dennis loves challenges and solving problems for his clients at an affordable price. This is why he chooses to be a builder in his own hometown. Helping the homeowners in the area are his true passion and he loves to make it show in the work he does.

For all your home construction needs, trust the professionals at Nelson Construction to get the job done on time, on budget and to your satisfaction. Nelson Construction creates dream homes in Santa Barbara, CA and the surrounding areas.

Testimonials:
"Dennis Nelson wasn't my first choice as a contractor to build my house at 4865 Vieja Drive. He wasn't even on my list. But, when a contractor I liked wasn't able to do the work he recommended Dennis as the best contractor for my project. After meeting him, talking to a good friend who had used Dennis a few times and seeing his most recent residential project I was sold and never looked back. Dennis was always on the job and available anytime I needed to meet with him. His terrific crew was conscientious and competent and the sub-contractors he used were all equally competent. And the job was finished on time and on budget."
Jack Maxwell, Pacific Investment Property Group.

"Our experience with Nelson Construction was extremely positive. Dennis and his staff are highly qualified and competent, and made our construction project their priority. Dennis was on-site on a daily basis and available at all times. He provided many custom touches that enhanced the form and function of our project. We enjoyed working with Dennis and his staff and look forward to our next construction project."
Gayle and Craig Cummings, Santa Barbara.

"Dennis Nelson recently completed construction of a guest house at our home in Hope Ranch. We could not have been more pleased. His work quality was excellent, the project was completed a week ahead of schedule and all costs were at our agreed upon levels.
Having been in the home building business ourselves we felt very confident that we had seen the best contractors California had to offer. However, we were wrong and Dennis turned out to be the best we have ever dealt with.
His attitude is superb and his relationships with his subcontractors was excellent. All segments of the project were completed according to the time phased work plan presented to us in advance; this, in spite of a particularly rainy Fall.
We would recommend Dennis for any construction project, big or small, and are confident that anyone who uses him will be as pleased with the outcome as we have been.”

Gary and Norma Byrne

"I am a retired residential developer from the Silicon Valley. My wife and I met Mr. Nelson in 2003 when I was looking for a contractor to ultimately build my dream home in Montecito.
As a professional in the building business I have built over 2900 homes in my career, and it was important that I find a building partner that could be flexible, react quickly and create my dream on budget and on time.
I hired Mr. Nelson to first remodel a home I acquired to live in while my property was designed. This was a test to see if Mr. Nelson could meet my plans for both Budget and Timeliness.
Mr. Nelson and his group of professional subcontractors exceeded my expectations .For it is not just his group but his ability to get good bids, manage subcontractors, and plan for needed items to be on site in a timely manner that gets a big project done.
I am open to have prospective clients contact me with any questions, but to put it simply, I have absolute confidence that you won’t find a more professional and exceptional Construction manager than Dennis Nelson."

Doug Haynie, 355 Ortega Ridge Rd. Montecito, California

"Working with Dennis has been a wise decision for our family. He does outstanding work, in a timely manner, does his best to work within a budget whenever possible, and is completely transparent regarding finances. He cherry picks his team and they are the best, and Dennis goes the extra mile to guarantee satisfaction. We give Dennis and his team our highest recommendation, and we are repeat customers!"
With gratitude, Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, #1 New York Time Best Selling Author of "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules"

"When we discovered our home had wood rot, mold, and termites, Dennis Nelson came to our rescue with his top-notch team of professionals. They did everything required to reconstruct our home exceeding all of our expectations .Dennis has an innate ability to take complex issues and create simple reliable solutions. He is easy to work with and conducts himself as the consummate professional .He comes highly recommended by us."
Michael Pomije, President, Santa Barbara Speakers Bureau


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