Who We Are
We specialize in building large custom estate homes throughout the Peninsula, Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz areas. Paul Conrado started the company in 1988 on the premise that collaborating with clients and their design team provides the most conducive method to successfully complete a personalized home. Our unique approach is notable thanks in part to our outstanding staff and talented subcontractors. Our homes are more than just visually stunning. We care about every little detail from intricate molding to energy efficient insulation. We use the latest technology and building science to make sure every last corner of your home is reliable, safe and efficient. From the inside out, we build beautiful homes with long lasting value.
We believe in our unique approach to home building. We have conviction that our roundtable collaborative method to project planning, design development and construction provides the best client experience and creates personalized homes matching their lifestyle. This Conrado business model is an important part of our culture and is the main reason we have so many delighted clients.
We are committed to working as a team – Our collaborative team process ensures that everyone’s expectations and focus is on the same outcome. We believe that developing a relationship of trust and mutual respect is the key to the successful completion of the project. We feel it is crucial for key partners involved in the planning and building of your home to work together. The partners include you, your builder, design team, landscape architect, structural and energy engineers and other appropriate professionals. You and the experienced team work together to gather information, discuss options and help you make important decisions. Throughout the whole project, your team has intimate knowledge of your home’s progress – communicating weekly and often daily keeping your project moving forward. Along with the team in the field, the office staff works together helping you, our employees, vendors and subcontractors.
We are veteran builders who stay on the cutting edge – We constantly study, learn and investigate a variety of fields including new building methods, innovative materials, green design, efficient technologies, legal requirements and construction best practices. We systematically research each product and method so we can custom tailor solutions to fit your needs. From net zero homes to the most effective waterproofing, we are on top.
We allocate our time and resources effectively – We ensure experienced project managers assist you during your home building project. They effectively manage your project paying attention to every minute detail and keep things running smoothly. Our project managers oversee our superior subcontractors and vendors whose work and materials must always meet our high standards.
We thoroughly vet all of our subcontractors – We evaluate each subcontractor with a multi-step process that includes checking references, viewing examples of their work, approving their company insurance and licenses and assessing their historical Conrado performance. Each contractor we use on your project adds tremendous value. Most of the contractors have worked with us for numerous years and we can count on their expertise but we never compromise on consistency or quality.
Since the doors opened in 1988, we have built and remodeled over 80 custom homes and estates in the local area. Our projects range from 2,200 sq. ft. jewel boxes to 16,000 sq. ft. luxury estates. Despite the construction industry’s historic ups and downs, The Conrado Company has endured and thrived due to our passion for building, dedication to creating one-of-a-kind homes without cutting corners or lowering quality standards and continuing sound business practices. We’ve been in business a long time and we continue to be the finest of builders in the area. We are proud of our company, our philosophy, our team and our heritage.