Cutting Edge Construction
Santa Cruz, CA.

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Cutting Edge Construction has been in business since 1991. We are a general contracting firm specializing in residential and commercial remodeling.
Over time we have built a reputation for high quality home and business remodels completed within budget and on schedule. Our projects begin with well-defined quotes based on client meetings and plan review. We outline cost details and savings options for all projects and create a product selection sheet as needed to aid the client in the process of choosing finish materials. We recommend product sourcing and design options on an as needed basis.
Cutting Edge Construction creates a courteous and respectful work environment at all our job sites. We understand that daily communication is essential in order to keep the client informed and the job moving forward. Project momentum is paramount. We work diligently to keep all aspects of your project well-coordinated and running smoothly. Weaving labor, materials and subcontractors together to bring the project to a swift conclusion, always keeping a close eye on safety and quality. We provide written change orders in a timely manner.
Cutting Edge Construction is an independent and privately owned and operated company. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded. To summarize, we are a professional firm dedicated to providing a high quality product at a competitive price in a respectful and courteous fashion.




I have been happy to hire and rehire David Hooks Construction to fulfill my remodelling needs many times over the last ten years... The results were spectacular!

- Peggy Borgman

He always told us what was going to happen next and when it was going to occur. He communicates with his subcontractors... He gets them to perform like a well tuned orchestra.

- Larry and Lynn Pearson

Our Team

David Hooks

David Hooks has been building since he was old enough to hold a hammer and not hurt himself. He was raised, along with his five siblings, in a 220 year old rambling farm house in western Massachusetts. This old house was in need of constant attention. His father, Kelly, was forever rebuilding or remodeling one room or another. David literally cut his teeth chewing tooth picks made from Rock Maple – originally milled in the 1780’s – while remodeling a bathroom. From there David moved on to help his dad build a new home which took place from 1979 through 1981. Aside from a wide array of skills acquired from these experiences, David also came away with a solid work ethic. After moving to Santa Cruz in 1983, David continued to expand his knowledge and skills working for other builders and tradesmen. Today he enjoys a strong reputation as a contractor with high standards and attention to detail.


We are always happy to introduce our employees to our new clients. Our confidence in their skills and ability to communicate is often reinforced by the many compliments we receive from our clients. We have built a small but trustworthy team who understands the importance of producing a quality product in a courteous manner. They will always be happy to spend the time needed to explain details to the client.
We have spent years establishing strong working relationships with our well vetted group of subcontractors. These contractors have proven themselves to be courteous, professional craftsmen, who care about providing a high quality product at a fair price. We are proud to be associated with them. We are happy to provide our clients with proof of workers compensation insurance and liability insurance for any of our subcontractors

Our employees are more than warm bodies with hammers. They are skilled craftsman with a keen eye on doing the job right the first time. They take a personal interest in the success of each project. For our team, success is a well-executed remodel and a happy client.

Contact Us

Office Phone: (831) 426-9656

Cell Phone: (831) 566-6010