Testimonials

Brett Schuman and Heather Leal

  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Master Bathroom Remodel
  • Window and Door Replacements
  • Project Management
  • Outdoor Shower, Decorative Fences, Gates and Driveway Arbor

“Mitch is my idea of the perfect contractor. He 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. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience working with Mitch!”

– Heather Leal, Aptos

Bill and Mary Comfort

  • Window Replacements, New Skylights
  • Termite/Dry-Rot Repairs, Deck Reconstruction and Reinforcement
  • New Membrane Roofs, Rooftop Waterproof Decks
  • Project Management

“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

Faye Levinson and Joe Vela

  • Waterproof Tile Decks and Siding Repairs
  • Termite and Dry-Rot Repairs
  • New Decks, Stairs and Railings

“We were very pleased to have Mitch Cartwright do some remodeling for us at our home in Aptos. Having discovered both dry termite rot and damp termite rot, we needed a portion of our outside deck replaced and fortified; in addition, the front step walls and railings needed replacement due to termites. Mitch and his very able crew planned all the work to current code, did the work in a timely fashion, and left the area as clean as if no one ever came to tear and replace wooden areas.

The subcontractor he contracted to do tile work on the deck was great as well. We certainly would recommend his company to others.”

Fay Levinson and Joe Vela, Aptos

Michelle Kraft

  • Bedroom and Bathroom Remodels
  • Accessory Unit Construction

“I have known Mitch for the past seven years and highly recommend him for any construction project you may be planning. I first met Mitch when he was my project manager for my two bathroom and bedroom remodels while he was working with Jeff Talmadge. He was always prompt, professional and organized. We had a timeline and he was able to complete all goals in a timely fashion, even when there were some unexpected glitches on the way. I have also worked with Mitch since then on several more projects. Once again, he was reliable, professional and competitive in pricing.

I was fortunate to have met Mitch when I did because he has proved to be a person you can count on.”

Michelle Kraft, DPM, Aptos

Diana Adams

  • Master Bathroom Remodel

“I wanted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the fine job Mitchell Cartwright Builders did on the design and remodel of the master bathroom in our home. We had been living with a 1970’s style bathroom for twenty years and had been remodeling our house as we were able to for nearly fifteen of those twenty years. The master bathroom was the last room in the house to be remodeled, and it was a challenge!

Mitch Cartwright, not only did a beautiful job on the remodel, but helped us redesign the bathroom to make it more useable and much more beautiful than we ever imagined it could be. I highly recommend the quality of his workmanship, his attention to detail, and the prompt manner in which he got the job done. I would not hesitate to call him again, should we need any further construction work in the future.”

Diana Adams, Santa Cruz

Michael Pitt

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Multiple Bathroom Remodels
  • Commercial Restaurant and Bar Remodels
  • Tenant Improvements

“I am proud to refer to Mitch as “my contractor”.  I have worked with many contractors in the past but due to his consistent dependability, craftsmanship, communication and comprehension of every unique project I have given him, Mitch has become my go-to builder.  His crew is top notch as well; skilled, personable and respectful of the job site. I never have to worry about them leaving a mess or acting anything less than professional.  I highly recommend Mitchell Cartwright Builders for any job; repair or new construction.”

Michael Pitt, Santa Cruz

Christopher Ow, Ow Family Properties

  • Commercial Remodeling
  • Tenant Improvements
  • New Custom Redwood Decks

“Mitch has performed several tenant improvement projects for me at an existing shopping center. I have been impressed with the prompt and professional manner in which he addresses the project from the bid process, communication, construction management and workmanship quality. Every job Mitch has performed for me has been on time and within the original budget. I am very confident that Mitch will provide me with knowledgeable advice and deliver an outstanding finished product.”

Chris Ow, Scotts Valley

Michael Castro

  • Framing and Finish Carpentry

“Mitchell dealt with complex framing and finish work professionally and handled customer service excellently, which resulted in a great product produced at a reasonable price. Thank you”

Michael Castro, Santa Cruz

Jillian Matejcek

  • New Custom Redwood Decks

“We hired Mitchell to build a new deck for us at our home.  It was quite a big project and turned out so beautiful!  I could tell by watching all the progress of the job how strong and well built everything was, no corners were cut.  Its very hard to find someone willing to go the extra mile in construction and bend over backwards for you at the same time.  Mitchell is a perfectionist and he makes sure that all his work is of the highest quality.”

– Jillian Matejcek, Aptos

Diana Brown

  • New Custom Redwood Decks
  • Home Repairs

“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.”

– Diana Brown, Scotts Valley

Gregor Magnusson

  • New Kitchen and Utility Room Cabinets

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

– Gregor Magnusson, Watsonville

Gigi and John Kelbert

  • Remodeling and Repairs
  • New Kitchen Cabinets
  • New Interior Doors and Trimwork

“Mitch is a rarity in Santa Cruz – a superb craftsman with an impeccable work ethic.  Mitch did all of the trim work in our remodel this spring, installed doors, window casings, floorboards, kitchen cabinets, door hardware, etc.  His attention to detail, knowledge, and craftsmanship shined through.  Highly recommend him for any building project – big or small.”

– Gigi Kelbert, Aptos

Patricia Whitney

  • Remodeling and Repairs
  • New Rooftop Waterproof Decks
  • Window and Door Replacements

“Little did we know when we inherited our parent’s beach house how much work had to be done! So much deferred maintenance! We interviewed several local contractors to get a clear list of the repair priorities. From that first meeting, Mitchell Cartwright presented a thorough, professional analysis of what projects should be considered and helped us to better assess priorities. Timetables were consistently honored and the work was beautifully done. If any unforeseen issues arose because of the age of the house, he contacted us immediately with a diagnosis and suggested remedies – particularly significant because we live out-of-state. We remain very happy with the quality of the work and the professionalism of Mitchell and his staff.”

– Patricia Whitney, Seattle WA

Tracy and Ken Zimmerman

  • New Rooftop Waterproof  Concrete Deck
  • Patio Door Replacement
  • Remodeling and Repairs

“We hired Mitch to upgrade a deck that was quite involved. No one else would do it, or do it the way we wanted it done. He listened and took care of the contacts and scheduling. He was very aware of our space and time. He always stayed in touch with us to make sure we were happy. He is very ethical and a true craftsman. We are so happy with the result that we will hire him to do more work at our home. He is a great find in Santa Cruz.”

– Tracy Zimmerman, Aptos CA

Kandis Porter

  • Renovations and Repairs
  • New Cabinetry

“Mitch and his team rock!  They helped me make various improvements to my newly purchased home in Santa Cruz.  The renovations included (but weren’t limited to) electrical work, plumbing,  building out new closets, and custom design/ installation of a new wine bar.  Mitch always went out of his way to accommodate my schedule and produced the highest level of quality.  I recommend Mitch to everyone and look forward to working with him again in the future!”

– Kandis Porter, Santa Cruz CA

Will Hahn

  • Renovations and Repairs
  • Design-Build New Decks

“My wife and I first hired Mitch to handle repairs for our new home after the inspection. Mitch provided us with a straight forward proposal that was thorough, accurate, affordable, and clearly delineated. His proposal is a best practice that other general contractors should be following. Our home repairs required a lot of different skills from roofing and exterior refinishing, to HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Mitch has experience in spades and he surrounds himself with a high quality team.”
“Mitch and his crew are consummate professionals, who did exceptional work while not disturbing my one year old son’s nap schedule. This was truly amazing customer service. Mitch treated our home and our family like these were his own, which is not what I have observed with many other construction companies in town. Mitch helped identify the best options for each repair, which frequently resulted savings for me (compared to estimates from other contractors). For example, Mitch found a very inexpensive solution to a rather complicated issue with our front entryway that literally saved me thousands of dollars. He even suggested installing a hot water on demand system in our kitchen, which my wife loves – and he gave me credit for the idea. What a great guy! ”
“After doing a fantastic job on the primary repairs, I hired Mitch to redesign and rebuild our deck. He spent a lot of time to draft an exquisite design, submit the permit application, build the deck, and finish it off with a custom wood stain. The deck turned out great thanks to Mitch’s meticulous attention to every detail. Neighbors and people walking down our block always comment on how beautiful and unique the deck is. I have even seen two people drive back down our street to catch another glimpse of Mitch’s craftsmanship. With stunning results like this from a general contractor who is competent, friendly, and affordable, you better believe I will hire Mitch for all future work. I highly recommend Mitch to anyone looking for an honest and skilled local contractor.”

– Will Hahn, Santa Cruz CA