We begin each new Construction or Remodeling project driven by a single imperative:

What are the homeowner’s needs and how can we help to fulfill them?

The Costa Bella Builders team has been providing General Contracting, new Home Building and Major Remodeling services in the greater Monterey Bay Area for over 30 years.

Our reputation for customer satisfaction and capable project management has been built by nurturing long term partnerships with our clients, subcontractors, Architects, Designers and suppliers.

By creating a team atmosphere, we are able to guarantee close communication and effective planning. The result is the completion of timely, cost effective and beautiful construction projects for our valued clients.

Meet the Costa Bella Builders Team

We take our Planning, Management and Home Building functions seriously. We focus our attention on clear, easy interaction with all of the project team members; striving to maintain gracious and accommodating relations with our clients. This fosters an atmosphere of artistic innovation and ease throughout the selection and building process which ensures optimum results every time.

Jeff Thranow

Owner, Founder

Jeff has been helping people realize their new home building and remodeling dreams in Santa Cruz County for over thirty years. His early training in management has proven useful in his work as a Building Contractor. He has an easy way with people and naturally gravitates toward solutions that combine function and style. Jeff’s hands-on involvement in the design process utilizes his artistic sensibility and satisfies his desire to create beautiful homes.

Jeff and his family enjoy living and working here in Santa Cruz County. They genuinely care about people and have the desire to help them to create stylish homes with lasting value.

Kate Castelli

Owner - Production Manager

After completing her bachelor’s degree at The University of San Diego, Kate spent 3 years honing her business management skills working as a Trustee Administrator. We’re thrilled to have our daughter back in her hometown and happy to benefit from her ‘can do’ attitude and her gracious way of managing our production process. She is in the office regularly; anchoring our management team. When you stop in at our Aptos office, she’ll be happy to assist you.

Vittorio Castelli

Owner - Senior Project Supervisor

Vittorio is a born leader and a gifted craftsman in his own right. After years of working on the crew and taking on more and more responsibility, he earned his valued position as our Senior Project Supervisor.

You’ll enjoy his friendly demeanor and solid reliability. His quick mind and impressive memory make him the perfect person to finesse details and coordinate the many facets of a project with seeming ease. Vitt is a vital member of our home building team and a real pleasure to work with.

Celebrating 30 years of Fine Home Building in Santa Cruz County