Schmidt Schmidt & Schmidt Construction, INC. is a family owned general contracting firm evolving from 56 years and three generations of operating in the Southern California Area. In 1949, M.L. Schmidt General Contracting was started by Bruce’s father. Bruce left M.L. Schmidt’s contracting firm in 1975 to start Schmidt and Schmidt Construction in Santa Barbara/Ventura. Lee (Beau) Schmidt, Bruce’s son, stepped into the company as a partner in 2000.

Schmidt & Schmidt Construction specializes in new construction, design, remodeling and structural remedial work, both in residential and commercial settings. We have extensive hillside construction experience and the equipment to do elaborate foundation systems, retaining systems and caissons. We also have specialized in exposed, distressed beam work, and other custom finishes, such as rock work, Venetian finishes, natural grotto pools, outside living areas, cabanas, etc.


For over twenty-five years, Schmidt and Schmidt have specialized in insurance repair work: fire restoration, earth settlement, etc. In the process of serving our customers and meeting their needs, we have had to learn the language of the “insurance policy”, and how to interpret those “grey areas” of coverage to our clients benefit. We have found in too many cases adjustors make arbitrary decisions regarding the limits of coverage. In times such as these adjustors are covering numerous losses and too often unaware of local building costs. Being a construction company that specializes in custom, architectural finishes, we fully understand what it takes in quality, service and cost to rebuild a custom home.

Schmidt and Schmidt also offers consulting and recommendations with regard to toxic materials and allergens. Bruce Schmidt’s Master’s degree in Environmental Health and Toxicology from U.C. Berkeley also gives the company an awareness in building related health issues (i.e. mold, allergies, toxic glues and adhesives, etc.).

Over the years, Schmidt and Schmidt Construction has designed and built numerous houses in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo while also working with many of the local notable architects and designers. The firm prides itself on its attention to detail in building many period style homes (French Cottage, Classic Spanish, Hacienda style and Craftsman to name a few). Over the years of working in the community we have established relationships with the best vendors and subcontractors the community has to offer, including those specialists and suppliers from outside the area.

Schmidt & Schmidt Construction carries full Liability Insurance, Workers Comp and is Bondable as necessary. References are available upon request.
email: - license #: 519195
103 N. Nopal St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - ph: 805-698-3360 - fax: 805-884-4911