Why Choose Us?

  • Owner run job, personal service from start to finish & beyond
  • The client only pays once; job finished & cost as quoted
  • One project at a time
  • Skilled craftsmen for every aspect of building
  • Years of building experience on the Peninsula give Michael & company an upper hand when problems arise and can find an elegant fix
  • Heavy equipment owner & operator of all tools needed for the project, allowing easier instruction or help when needed, making jobs run timely and efficiently
  • We have been building Green before there was a word for it: solar, geo-thermal, stone, recycled steel, slate; all familiar building materials and ideas
  • Local reputation with sub-contractors & suppliers as a reliable contractor; they count on us as we count on them through the end
  • Fair labor costs
  • Clean, organized job sites
  • Honest, clean & courteous craftsmen & workers on time to job every day
  • Detailed pay schedule of project costs updated weekly
  • Each job receives a picture album & CD of their project from start to finish
  • Over 30 years building experience on the Monterey Peninsula
  • 30 year collection of testimonials

Some Architects We Have
Worked With

International Design Group

Monterey County | jemidg.com

Hart | Howerton

San Francisco | harthowerton.com

Stuart Silk

Seattle | stuartsilk.com

Andrew Batey

Napa County | andrewbatey.net

Orlando Diaz

San Francisco, New York | odada.net

Design Association

San Francisco | sfdesignassociates.com

Contact us for information on more Peninsula based Architects & Designers.

Who We Are

Carmel Builders & Company Inc, building exceptional homes and small commercial projects since 1980. We are a group of skilled craftsmen who have worked side-by-side for years to provide quality, dependable craftsmanship to our clients. Building one project at a time allows us to give our full attention to the one at hand, no other project is more important. Throughout the years, we have earned a local reputation with sub-contractors and suppliers as an honest and reliable contractor they can count on. This respect is returned as we continue to rely on them to follow through until the end. Our experience and mutual respect with sub-contractors allows us to provide the best possible product and services to our client. Owned and operated by Michael Cox, we stand by our product for years to come.

Michael Cox started learning carpentry from his father at the age of 14. By 1973, Michael started crafting furniture and was soon on his way towards construction. Three years later, he worked his way up the construction ranks and built a solid reputation by working for local contractors in the Monterey Peninsula Area. In 1980, Michael started Carmel Builders to preserve the tradition and integrity of craftsmanship he had learned from his father. Michael has been married since 1982, the father of two, grandfather of one, and still loves to get some surf whenever the project allows.

HONESTY | INTEGRITY | EXPERIENCE      Carmel Builders & Company, Inc      831.659.0870