Our Mission

Associated Construction has been in the business of building for 80 years and 3 generations. It runs in our blood, and we love what we do. Our projects are found throughout the Santa Barbara area and we are well known and respected within the community. With hundreds of satisfied customers, our methods are guaranteed and our team is a well-oiled machine. From new construction to remodels, custom luxury homes to ADUs, each project is handled with meticulous attention to detail. We meet you where you are at and build the home you want. Contact us today for help with your kitchen remodel, bath remodel, and new construction projects in Santa Barbara. 

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Full Service

Full service means we do it all, in-house, so your search for the best general contractor in Santa Barbara is over. ‘Keep it simple’ is our motto and you can expect lower costs and higher quality. Our clients say our attention to detail and honesty is refreshing and our consistent quality results create trust and ease. We walk you through the process every step of the way. No more wondering or stressing about benchmarks or costs. 

We have spent years cultivating trusted relationships and our Santa Barbara general contractors are the best in the business. We cherish the bonds that have built countless houses and you will be blown away by the professionalism and productivity we meet every single job with. We do it all, and we love what we do. 

Full Service

Full service means we do it all, in-house, so your search for contractors is over. ‘Keep it simple’ is our motto about our company and this one-chef-in-the-kitchen management style translates into lower costs and higher quality. Our clients have remarked upon our attention to detail and honesty but what they like the most is their ability to lean-back, kick their feet up and watch us get the work done.

Experienced in all phases of construction, our customers are secure that we’re the guy for the job because we specialize in all the things. We’re not going to say we make remodeled bathrooms and new homes materialize in a big puff of sparks and smoke but that’s how our clients say it feels.

Just like magic.If real-world grit and a little bit of pixie dust fits in with your construction goals, let us know because we’re the closest thing to a fairy godmother on the California central coast.

About Shane Downs

On any given day you can find Shane Downs in the workshop with dirty boots, a smile on his face and his hands busy. He has a casual, friendly air about him, while taking what he does seriously. Shane was born to be a builder, His great-grandfather passed down his knowledge and now, 80 years later, Shane continues to carry that torch for his family. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Shane knows this town and what his clients want.  

Things have come a long way since his family first got into business. Shane and his team are dedicated to innovating and streamlining new processes as well as giving the same great service they have always been known for. You get all the perks of a family run business with their years of strong relationships, connections and experiences with the execution and efficiency of a large company full of fantastic employees, systems and clear communication. 

Shane has forged a trusted team of foreman, carpenters and vendors that have been with the company for years. Associated Construction is dedicated to creating long lasting, beautiful builds that don’t just meet standards but exceed expectations. We are not just building and remodeling houses. We work hard to create the home of your dreams. Contact us today and see what makes us Santa Barbara’s best general contractors.