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After ten years of being employed by other general contracting and development firms, I began Landmark Construction, determined to provide a more personal and value oriented service. Over the last 12 years, I have earned a strong reputation for honesty, thrift, as well as in-depth product and design knowledge. It is my contention that any construction project is only as good as the person supervising it’s execution, which is why I am personally manage every project. My clients hire me to provide expert advice and money management, including the ability to obtain the best value for improvements to their investment.

Brett Bronstad

Principal & Founder



What my clients have to say:


Our renovation of a 1915 Craftsman, that basically had to be redone, is still (6  years later) the talk and the pride of our neighborhood downtown. His work is impeccable.  His job sites are as clean as any I have ever seen, and he is always responsive. His "extra'" costs were never a surprise, and he always gave us options.   When things happened that surprised us both, he actually shared the cost of the "over-runs" I have built one house and remodeled 3 others, and never have I seen this kind of fairness.
His work is top notch.  Brett is easy to work with, has creative ideas, and worked well with my architect/designer who was, in her own right, a little quirky.  I strongly and un-hesitatingly recommend him. I cannot imagine ever doing any work in SB and not having Brett run the show. He's honest, hard working, a perfectionist, and a realist.   You can't ask for anything better.

- Stewart and Marilyn Lonky



We couldnʼt be happier with Brettʼs attention to detail, careful management of our budget constraints and the quality of construction. Brett stayed in contact with us every week to let us know how construction was progressing. It was not uncommon for him to call us to let us know ways we could alter the design slightly that would ultimately enhance the finished project. In fact, because of Brettʼs design acumen, I was able to have Brett’s assistance in designing many aspects of our homeʼs interior, obviating the need for an interior designer or kitchen designer. His management of our budget not only allowed us to finish our project “on budget,” but we actually ended up with a higher quality finished project than what was called out for on the architectural plans. At every step, Brett tried to find ways to reduce cost and then offered us a choice of a cost savings, or taking that extra money and using it for higher quality finishes.

- Sharon Goldberg


Landmark Construction has been a pleasure to work with throughout the construction process of our client’s custom, contemporary residence in Hope Ranch. Brett Bronstad’s professionalism at all times allowed for a seamless process from start to finish, and allowed our firm to focus solely on the design of the home. His attention to every detail and desire to build the “perfect” project is not often seen in the world of construction. No matter the issue, Landmark Construction always presented a thoughtful and design-conscious solution, while keeping financial concerns in mind. And most importantly, Landmark Construction was able to deliver a completely custom, glossy magazine-worthy home at a budget that would make any client happy.

- Jason Kalman

Partner, Magni Design


Brett is always my top recommendation in Santa Barbara for any client who is looking for a someone who excels in service, value and efficiency. Itʼs great to work with a builder who can accommodate the cost of creative freedom, and still make the budget. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

- Jerry Goodman

Ketzel & Goodman Architects


Brett is very knowledgeable concerning architectural styles, authentic materials, fixtures, hardware, etc. Without being ridiculous about it, he agonizes over the myriad details that must be done right to have a house feel good, while being true to the chosen architectural style. He is also an absolute stickler regarding quality of construction. Every door in the house has a perfectly uniform reveal, and will sit in any position without swinging either way . He has been wonderfully patient at educating us and helping us reach consensus on the myriad choices that make a home personal.

One of the best aspects of our experience has been the absolutely open and honest way all financial matters have been handled.

If we were ever to build again, we would wait as long as it took to work with Brett.

- David and Louise Cannell

As an Architect one of the many joys of the profession is working with a contractor who also shares and exhibits the same passion to respect the nature of design, to instill quality and maintain focused attention to detail. Brett Bronstad performed amazingly on a recent Ranch remodel/new construction of a private wine estate for our client in northern Santa Barbara, California.
I was very impressed with Brett’s performance on this project and look forward to the opportunity to work with him in the near future. I would highly recommend Brett for any project where a client is concerned about quality, attention to detail and working within a budget.

- John Kamus, AIA

President | CEO


Brett built our house in 2009, and we really had a great experience. We lived out of state and relied heavily on his care and attention to detail. He not only brought the project in on time and on budget, but Brett's knowledge of both design and value engineering were well beyond a typical builder. He implemented many great details that exceeded our expectations. We would definitely hire Brett again, and recommend him as someone with the utmost integrity.

- Gary and Della Furukawa

This is to offer my wholehearted recommendation of Brett Bronstad as an accomplished artisan and builder. I have worked with Brett for more than twelve years and I have always been more than pleased with the quality and artistry of his work.
Brett has an excellent eye for classical scale and proportion. He has exquisite taste in material and color selection and he is passionate in the pursuit of authentic detailing. He has an architectural historianʼs love and knowledge of traditional architecture.

- Gordon Brewer, AIA LEED AP


I have worked with Brett and Landmark Construction since 2006 on various projects ranging from small residential additions to larger, more complicated multi-building complexes.
In each of these projects, regardless of size, Iʼve been impressed with Brettʼs determination to create the best possible project for his client, providing the highest possible quality for that particular budget.
Brett has an attention to detail and authenticity of design that is uncommon among contractors.
I describe Brett as a “clientʼs advocate”, not just a contractor, in that he really strives to provide his clients the best final product for their unique set of circumstances and goals.

- Patrick Marr, AIA PE


Landmark Construction and Brett Bronstad was such a pleasure to work with during construction. His knowledge of the permitting process in Santa Barbara took all the headaches out of construction for me. From start to finish, Brett had wonderful and creative suggestions and was able to execute them with ease. He always respected that the owner had the final decision, but always had ideas to enhance my project without adding to the cost.

I would use him again without hesitation and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a builder who really takes care of his client.

- Lyn Proctor


Brett Bronstad and his team at Landmark did a phenomenal job on our recent collaboration in Santa Barbara. Working remotely from New York meant our relying heavily on his ability to execute without much oversight. His attention to detail and hands on approach greatly facilitated the progression of this project and ultimately created a home fabricated with the highest standards related to construction and materials available. It truly was a pleasure to work with them.

- Tim Klesse, Klesse Architects AIA


I found my experience working with Brett to be most enjoyable, inspiring and professional. He is not only experienced and efficient, but also highly creative, detail oriented and cost conscious as well. He is able to handle complex and high pressured projects smoothly and within time and budget constraints. I would work with him again anytime.

- Audrey Chen, LEED AP 

Kamus & Keller Architecture and Interiors


Brett understands to produce a higher quality product, that his motivation must translate to and course through a complex web of sub-contractors all the way to skilled trades people. Working with Brett has been very satisfying, as I came to realize I was part of a team that genuinely cares about our work and will do whatever we can to achieve perfection.

- Lane Goodkind, Landscape Architect


I have worked with Brett Bronstad and Landmark Construction since 2006. He has remodeled 2 of my homes and in both cases he has exceeded all of my expectations.
Brett has a thorough understanding for project cost and timelines, and I was always pleased to see that the home sight was kept tidy even when we were in the midst of major construction. I also rely on Brett for design consultation. Everything from picking paint colors to overall design and flow of the home; Brett nails it. He is the whole package and I strongly refer him to friends, family and valued clients.

- Melissa Birch


I have worked with Brett on several projects in the last few years, and have never come across another GC with as much ability and determination to achieve perfection in the field. He is a tireless champion of balancing cost while sparing no detail in the finish. It is my opinion that any client would be lucky to have a builder who cares as much as this Guy.

- Paul Ramsey

General Contractor