Mitchell Cartwright Builders

Santa Cruz Construction Guild  14 Year Member

Mitchell Cartwright Builders

Mitchell Cartwright Builders is a General Contractor Specializing in Commercial and Residential Custom Building and Remodeling and Serving Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties.


3688 Tranquility Court
Santa Cruz, California 95062



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Mitchell Cartwright Builders

Updated on January 04, 2024

Referred by Talmadge Construction

We Handle Everything, Whether it’s New Construction or Remodeling of Your Home or Business, Additions, Kitchen or Bathroom Renovations, New Decks, Patios or Window Replacements and Even Fix-it and Maintenance Work.

We are a Team of Professional Craftsman and Work With a Network of Trusted and Pre-qualified Trades People and Suppliers. Client Satisfaction is Our Number One Goal.

We are a Certified Green…

We Handle Everything, Whether it’s New Construction or Remodeling of Your Home or Business, Additions, Kitchen or Bathroom Renovations, New Decks, Patios or Window Replacements and Even Fix-it and Maintenance Work.

We are a Team of Professional Craftsman and Work With a Network of Trusted and Pre-qualified Trades People and Suppliers. Client Satisfaction is Our Number One Goal.

We are a Certified Green Building Professional & EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm.

  • Residential & Commercial Custom Building & Remodeling
  • Kitchens, Bathrooms and Additions
  • Interior and Exterior Renovations
  • Project Management
  • Timely Service
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Sustainable Building Practices

Mitchell Cartwright is a lifelong Santa Cruz local with over 25 years of experience in the local building trades.

I like to cultivate business relationships with my clients that incorporate a higher level of empathy for their projects. Remodeling can be especially intrusive and even traumatic for people. Noise, dust and inconvenience are the norm in this industry. Always being conscientious, treading lightly, working clean and keeping the noise and dust to a minimum means a harmonious job and happier clients.

That also means treating every project as if I were doing it for myself, at my own home. Doing it right the first time, not cutting corners and minimizing mistakes and unexpected changes that often lead to cost overruns and delays.

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Mitchell Cartwright Builders Reviews

What They Say
Laureen Yungmeyersays

March 10, 2017

Mitch is the utmost professional! I hired Mitch for a large tenant improvement project for my State Farm Insurance office in Kings Village. I receive compliments on a regular basis on what a beautiful space we have —I owe it all to Mitch. From the beginning of the design of the project to the very end he kept me informed every step of the way. The bid was very detailed–left nothing out–and came in on budget. I was amazed at how tidy and clean my space was every evening when the crew left. I highly recommend Mitch for anyone who wants a true manager handling the project—a man with integrity and pride in workmanship.

Dan Voskoboynikov

December 03, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with Mitch on the remodel of our new restaurant Suda, in the Pleasure Point neighborhood of Santa Cruz. The project came out great. He worked well with our designers, and managed an army of electricians, HVAC guys, plumbers, carpenters, painters, etc. We felt confident we had the best guy on our team, and I would recommend him to anyone! thanks Mitch – Next project, Harbor Cafe!!

Pat Whitney

December 03, 2012

Mitchell and crew resolved several significant maintenance issues for us. The work was beautifully executed, on time and within budget. He also made several excellent suggestions which enabled us to eliminate unseen issues that might have caused additional future damage. Mitchell is a highly personable professional who demonstrates pride in all that he and his team do. It was a pleasure to work with him!

Chris Ow

June 21, 2012

I have worked with Mitch on several projects including commercial building improvements and residential improvements. The workmanship was outstanding down to every detail. Mitch recently completed a three tier stairway and deck at my home. I have since had several licensed contractors over to the home for parties and each one of them commented on how well the deck/stairs were built. The commercial projects came out beautiful and I receive positive comments regularly. Mitch provides a thorough and accurate assessment of the project, provides detailed proposals and completes his projects on time and on budget. Mitch is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him to anyone considering a construction project.

Austin Shaw

June 16, 2011

Mitch was not only proffesionel, detail oriented and well versed on craftsmanship, but he’s also a joy to work with. He actually listens to what the client wants and works with them to find the best solution. His rates are reasonable and he’s been spot on on his bids. I would highly recommend him on indoor AND outdoor work.

John and Regina Kelbertsays

June 06, 2011

Mitch installed new trimwork (casings, baseboards) on our recent remodel as well as installing interior doors and cabinets. It was an extensive job (entire house) with lots of detail work. He exceeded in every way making sure things were done correctly and beautifully. His work ethic and attention to detail are above and beyond the “typical” contractor. If you want something crafted with care and beauty, we highly recommend Mitchell Cartwright Builders.

Brett & Heather

November 20, 2010

Mitch is an expert craftsman who treats your project as if it were his own. He manages to address all the little details that make the difference between good building and great building, and he does it while staying within budget and running on-time. We are repeat customers ourselves and recommend Mitch to anyone for a residential remodel project.

Gregor Magnusson

October 25, 2010

Mitch and team installed our Kitchen and Laundry room cabinets and did a great job. Precise and on schedule.

Bill Comfort

October 25, 2010

It has been my pleasure to work with Mitch Cartwright on four different projects.

  1. Deck support and railing replacement in which the supports under the deck and a portion of railing were damaged by fungus. Mitch replaced the supports and blended in new trimming and railing that had to be replaced as part of the replacement.
  2. Diagnosing, locating and fixing a leaking pipe that intermittently caused damage in the house. Mitch identified the source of the leak, fixed it, and coordinated the sheetrock and texturing.
  3. Replaced single-pane with double-pane windows: Mitch contracted with several window providers to obtain the best prices and quality and then replaced the windows and re-trimmed them.
  4. Localized termite work: Mitch carefully removed the trim, and after the treatment, did an excellent job of replacing it.

Mitch is very trustworthy, cost conscious, clear-thinking, careful, shows excellent attention to detail, and is an outstanding communicator. His contracts are extremely clear and easily understood.

As an engineer I ask lots of questions. Mitch clearly understands and explains his choice for a particular approach and methodology on a project.

I highly recommend Mitchell Cartwright Builders and I will certainly choose him for my next project. Based on my experience, I would gladly ask him to build a house for me.

Bill Comfort, Aptos

Anna Sheklow

October 25, 2010

I have known Mitch for almost 15 years now and honestly, anyone who hires him will not be sorry. Mitch is not only one of the most ethical and reliable contractors I know, but he is organized, clean, and efficient. Even though it seems hard to believe, he really does make remodeling as enjoyable and painless as possible. It is so difficult sometimes to even get an estimate from a contractor, however, with Mitch, he will be the first one to respond and the first one to follow up. To top it all off, his work is unbelievable. As you can see from his pictures, his work is high quality and absolutely beautiful. Great guy, amazing work, and very happy customer!!


October 25, 2010

Mitch’s vision, combined with his meticulous attention to detail, resulted in a backyard beyond our expectations. We had an idea of what we wanted but Mitch took it up a notch providing expert guidance, excellent craftsmanship and fine detail.

We couldn’t be happier with our deck and the increased family time we now spend in our backyard enjoying it.

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