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Commons & Burt Builders is a recognized leader in building custom homes on the Central Coast. Owner’s Stephen Burt and Owen Commons has over thirty-five years of experience and more than one hundred projects to their credit. Their success in building unique homes reflects their commitment to craftsmanship, integrity, and communication with clients, architects, and engineers. Stephen and Owen are firm believers in a hands-on approach to maintaining quality throughout the building process. They supervises their crew of experienced professionals on a daily basis, bringing their personal attention to every aspect of the building process.

We have had the opportunity to work with Commons & Burt Builders on 4 different projects. Our contracts included extensive renovations to two existing homes, the ground up construction of an artists weaving studio and most recently they completed a wonderful new home for our family.

In every case the skill and workmanship of their team was superior and the opportunity to work with Steve was a complete joy. Mr. Burt was always extremely responsive and managed the projects with efficiency and success.
Jean and I would never hesitate to recommend Folger and Burt as excellent contractors.
— Aptos, California

When building a home, navigating the many choices and decisions can be an adventure. Stephen Burt and Owen Commons are friendly and knowledgeable guides through the wilderness of fine home building. They have a reputation for promoting good communication and trusting relationships with his clients, which has ensured excellent home-building experiences since 1975.

Commons & Burt Builders’ mission is to provide a cost-efficient, high-quality building to the client’s satisfaction. This is why Commons & Burt Builders is considered to be among the foremost builders in the region.

Clearly the “Best” decision we made when building our dream house was to hire Steve Burt as our general contractor. We did hear and continue to hear horror stories about our friends’ building projects which just reconfirms how lucky we were to have Steve and his team helping us along the way.

Steve is a pro who can visualize and has the experience to see the project through from the beginning to the end. His experience allows him to anticipate the challenges and solve them throughout the project. From the beginning, Steve was a huge asset to our architect and to the complications of the planning process when dealing with the county permits process along with the many other areas we had to deal with. Steve brought in the best subs we could have asked for. We enjoyed seeing them on a daily basis. They got the work completed on time and budget with his direction and management!

Steve has a calm, reassuring, and positive attitude, a competitive pricing structure, plus he’s just a terrific person to deal with when taking on projects. Although he built our main house, we’ve had him complete many smaller projects for us with the same quality results of the big job!
— Soquel, California