GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR
Meschi Construction built our dream house! They actually built the house 2 years before we bought it and without any input from us, but it lives up 100% - especially after we had them come back and extend the deck about 700 sq. ft. Working with Zach & Josh on the deck extension project just confirmed what we had already guessed about their personal commitment, attention to detail, artistry and craftsmanship.
From the start, we took advantage of their willingness to offer great advice and opinions during the design phase as we scoped out the project before quoting. And even though their bid for the project came well under the competitions by over 25%, they were still willing and able to help identify smart ways to trim more by tweaking the project for us. From the start, we found their progress to be very fast, despite weather delays. The team was on time, worked solidly, cleanly, and always left the work area organized and put away until the next day. Zach was consistently available to us, offering to check in at either the start of the day or the end to answer our questions, or if he needed confirmation from us about a change or issue. We even made a fairly large change that required more material and undoing a significant section of completed work and it was met with saint-like patience and zero flack. It was always clear that our happiness and satisfaction were #1 no matter the size of the detail. And even if we weren’t the annoying perfectionists we were, I expect that Zach and Josh cared just as much about getting it right as we did and it definitely shows in the end result - our gorgeous back deck.
We are incredibly happy with the work they did and our experience with Meschi Construction was superb in all aspects. I would recommend them without hesitation for any job, large or small.
Santa Cruz, CA
The Meschis are the most organized general contractors I’ve ever worked with. I used them to build a somewhat complicated $2 million house that had to meet the standards of Santa Cruz’s West Cliff Drive Overlay. They finished within budget and on time. Josh and Zach are extremely knowledgeable and have a great team of efficient workers.
Santa Cruz, CA
Being employed in the construction industry, my wife and I have seen both good contractors, and some bad contractors, and can recommend none higher than Meschi Construction. I can honestly say through personal observation on many, many Meschi Construction jobsites that what goes behind the walls is every bit as professionally built and perfectly executed as what is more readily seen in the finished product; a beautiful home that is truly a pleasure to come home to each day. Meschi Construction represents true quality from initial demolition to finished daily delight in the eyes of my family and guests.
To some, the quality of having perfect corners within a stud wall that you will never see once the sheetrock goes up, or safe, clean, direct electrical and plumbing runs hidden behind your walls that will
never leak, shock, or burn, or a truly well tested waterproof underlayment beneath new tile in a shower that you will never have to worry about, might not be as important or impressive as what you can see on the outside once your project is complete. With my experience in the construction industry, I know that a quality job begins, first and most importantly, with what you can’t see. With Meschi Construction, you can trust that their highest quality of craftsmanship fully extends from the exquisite final painting all the way backward through the project down to the first shovelful of dirt taken before the foundation is laid.
On a daily basis, my family was very well taken care of by Meschi Construction throughout our project. We chose to continue living in our house during our remodel, moving from room to room behind plastic sheeting. At day’s end our entire home was left clean, safe, secure, and comfortable. Each and every Meschi Construction employee treated us daily with respect and care, watched out for our pets, and never forgot that “their jobsite” was actually our home.
Meschi Construction’s project management is beyond compare. I felt completely comfortable leaving my home and my belongings in their capable hands each day. I knew that if a spot decision had to be made when I was not available, I could fully trust Meschi Construction to not only make a good decision, but make the right decision. Not the least expensive option, nor the most elaborate solution, but the RIGHT decision based on their highest sense of quality, value, and pride in workmanship.
Good contractors are hard to find; great contractors are almost impossible. We have called Meschi Construction back again and again for more projects at our home, have highly recommended them to our friends, or neighbors, our business associates, and our families, and will continue to use them and recommend them at any opportunity without hesitation.
Meschi Construction built a home that far surpassed our dreams. It literally took our breath away. Friends come over and marvel at the solid quality of their work. When the winter rains pelt, the surf pounds and winds howl, we feel snug and safe inside. People just don’t build houses like this anymore; that is, no one does except Zach and Josh Meschi. They began with a rock-solid foundation and poured their heart and soul into every detail from floor to roof. They provided input to the architect and added hand-crafted details such as original, hand-hewn fireplace mantels, door archways, and a vaulted great-room ceiling the engineers said couldn’t be done.
Every time I turn around, long after moving into my dream house, I still find details of beauty and care that astound me. My 82-year-old dad toured the house and he, like many old-time woodworkers, declared it an anomaly in today’s world, where too often, houses get built hastily, with thin walls and cheap materials. Meschi Construction took their time, worked long hours, and stayed close by long after the project was completed, because they took old-fashioned pride in a job well done. They made numerous small adjustments in lighting and other systems, saying that they wanted everything to work perfectly for our family. And it does.
More than being the best builders in Santa Cruz County, the Meschis are kind and ethical men. Their rates are fair and they guarantee every nail and tile. They employ craftspeople with whom they’ve worked for years, who are equally reliable and honest. Because they are family men themselves, they understand how our home is our haven.
When we moved to Auburn, my family and I experienced what it’s like to live in a place that nourishes our creativity and wellbeing. The beauty and grace of our home continues to surprise and delight us. We wish the same for all families.
Santa Cruz, CA
I am very happy to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Meschi Construction.
Zach and Josh have done numerous projects for me over the years, and I have nothing but respect for all the aspects of the work they have done for me. They have excellent business skills, design skills, and very importantly people skills, the ability to communicate and explain the various aspects of the job and choices that must be made on a project. They are timely in their work, follow thru on what they say, and get the job done. Also, they are a pleasure to have working for me when a construction project comes up.
I have recommended Zach and Josh to my friends and they also have nothing but compliments. They have an excellent group of sub-contractors they bring to the table when necessary - roofers, mechanical contractors, plumbers, and the like.
Perhaps the important part is the “proof in the pudding”, their work. The most impressive thing they have done for me is a new house construction on Auburn Avenue, on the corner of West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Auburn was a “spec” house, built during a difficult Real Estate period. Zach and Josh’s work was top notch, to the point that we were able to sell the house at a substantial profit, at a time when others were losing their shirts. They have also done the expansion on one of my restaurants on the Santa Cruz Wharf.
Santa Cruz, CA
As a newcomer from the east coast to the Santa Cruz area in July 2013, I immediately understood two very stark realities as I began my ministry as director of the Shrine of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, on beautiful West Cliff Drive: first, I will have plenty of capital improvement projects to keep me busy with numerous buildings spread out over almost 7 acres; and secondly, I had no clue who could help me with this process and most of all, whom I could trust. Because of my life and ministry having a strong spiritual component, I trusted in the Lord to send me someone to help us at our shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus and the carpenter of Nazareth, according to the Gospels. Within no time through a personal friendship I developed I was introduced to Zach Meschi, a young bright contractor with an amazing work ethic, solid in his Christian faith, exemplary family man and very trustworthy in his business affairs. I knew immediately the right man was sent to me to begin project after project at our West Cliff location. Zach is literally a phone call away anytime a new idea or project comes to my mind as he is extremely efficient and responsible. That is truly a blessing in today's society when so many consumers often tell of their "nightmare stories" about builders and contractors. Zach and his family are the exception to that general negative label that can often discourage others from even attempting a project. Zach and I have grown in our relationship as well through our numerous projects as I now proudly feel as a member of his own family.
To Zach and all employees of Meschi Construction, you are a credit to your profession and I publicly thank you for helping the Shrine of St. Joseph improve over these few short years as we make it a welcoming place for people of all faiths and backgrounds. May St. Joseph, the patron of laborers, continue to bless all your great work for many more years to come!
With respectful gratitude,
Rev. Paul McDonnell
Santa Cruz, CA
There are so many things that come into play while doing a remodel and having someone come into your house. In some cases it can be overwhelming and stressful to the environment – like a footprint in a pool of mud! Your presence in our house was more like a silent walk through the woods. There was no disturbance in the emotional environment. We feel like you anticipated so many potentially stressful situations and handled them without us even being aware. Whatever you worked on in this house is beautifully crafted and the physical outcome makes us so happy! Thank you for overseeing the job and for Luis’ work, your work, having the place cleaned inside and out, the flowers, card and gift certificate, the brainstorming with Mark, the genuine concern and thoughtfulness that you bring to the outcome and all the professional expertise. We look forward to the opportunity to spread the happiness and recommend you ANY time.
Mark and Grace S.
Santa Cruz, CA
It is our pleasure to write this reference for Meschi Construction. They recently completed a remodel of our home in Aptos. As everyone knows, living in a home during a remodel is no fun. However, Zach and his crew made it easy to bear. They were very respectful of our privacy thru the entire project and always sensitive to the fact that they were imposing on our daily lives. We were never uncomfortable with their presence. This applies not only to Zach and his crew, but also to the various subcontractors he had working on the project. Zach also took the time to understand what we were trying to accomplish and help us find solutions that satisfied both my wife and I (not always easy). He also made a number of suggestions that gave us a much better result than our original plan.
All work done was of excellent quality. We built our home in 1975 and have lived in it for 39 years. During that time we had various improvements, repairs and additions done. We will say that the work done by Meschi Construction is easily the highest quality of all. Workers showed up on time, did their work and thoroughly cleaned up at the end of each day. And all areas not being worked on were well protected.
Zach and his crew are knowledgeable, thorough and respectful. But the thing we found most remarkable about Zach is his patience and communication skills. He explains everything very clearly, and if there is any change in plans he lets everyone know in a timely manner thereby avoiding unpleasant surprises. Their invoices are clear and every penny spent is backed up with detailed receipts.
Would we use them again? Absolutely!
George and Patsy M.
Meschi Construction has been our 'go to' contractor for several years. As owners of an ocean-facing home, we face severe winter weather that takes a toll. Meschi Construction has continually bailed us out (no pun intended) by keeping our home weather-proof with utmost attention to detail. Zach is fully transparent about pricing, keeps us continually updated on progress, keeps the workplace exceedingly neat and all of their workers are courteous, thorough, hard-working and talented.
We couldn't ask for a better customer-contractor relationship. We will continue to rely on Meschi Construction far into the future.
Doug and Anne S.
Santa Cruz, CA
Meschi Construction did a complete kitchen remodel for us, and we love the results. Zach's attention to detail, ability to schedule the job so it moves along quickly, communication with his clients during the process, and keeping the job site as clean as possible make him an excellent contractor. He had the job completed in under 8 weeks, that includes having the cleaning crew out twice to make sure the kitchen was ready for us to just move back in. We wish we had found Zach sooner, he would have been hired to do some of the other remodeling projects on our house!
Gayle and Richard C.
We first hired Meschi Construction for a major remodel of our kitchen, family room, and deck, and then later for our master bedroom and bath. Both projects were extremely positive experiences. Zach and Josh had great creative ideas and suggestions that helped guide us through the planning stages, and it was a pleasure to work with them. The projects turned out beautifully and were completed on time, which I understand from others is very rare. Their employees were friendly and trustworthy, and the sites were always cleaned each day. All in all, the remodels were easy and enjoyable, and we would not hesitate to highly recommend Meschi Construction to anyone.
Jim and Barbara S.
Thank you so much for building us a superb house! The words that immediately come to mind in describing Meschi Construction are: integrity, meticulous, organized, competent, craftsmanship, good communication, detailed, and respectful.
We were kept well-informed by email or phone throughout each phase of construction. If we sought advice on a design dilemma, Josh weighed in with thoughtful and tasteful options. We had confidence in Josh and his team of sub-contractors because they all take great pride in their work. He holds himself to a high standard and expects the same from everyone he works with.
This is the third custom home we’ve built and by far our best experience. When friends ask us if we would work with Meschi Construction again, our answer is a resounding, “yes!”
Jason and Julie H.
Josh.....It has been a true pleasure working with you. I’ve worked with many carpenters & you are one of the best. During the framing stage my mind was always at ease. I will highly recommend Meschi Construction to anybody I can. Come by anytime to see the finished product.
Santa Cruz, CA
When we decided to re-build our house on the westside a couple of years ago we weren’t quite sure which contractor to use. My husband had been looking around and talking to people in the trade to get an idea about who to call. He received a recommendation to call Meschi Construction. We knew from the outset that Meschi Construction was a good fit for our project. Every aspect of the project, from excavation to final completion, was performed by Meschi Construction. Zach and Josh were incredibly professional and easy to work with. Throughout the entire process, from framing, to interior drywall, flooring, cabinets, and finishes, Zach and Josh were the perfect contractors to work with. While working very closely with Zach, we found him to be incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and organized. Our project really could not have proceeded more problem-free. We are so happy with the house that Meschi Construction built, and highly recommend their services.
Santa Cruz, CA
Working with Josh and Zach Meschi could not possibly have been a better experience. I've been a licensed architect for 30 years now and have designed hundreds of high end custom homes, and I think they are now my new favorite contractor. They asked all the right questions allowing me to author all of the most critical aesthetic details, and also made suggestions that made the project better technically. They are great communicators, easy to work with, truly professional, and above all they build a tremendously high quality product. It was a fun collaboration!
Noel Cross Architects
San Jose, CA
We have worked for Meschi construction Inc. on a few projects over the years. They are by far one of our favorite General contractors to work with. Being a sub-contractor there are only a few General contractors we would recommend, and they are at the top of that list.
Santa Cruz, CA
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