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McFadden Design Group
Sabino Residence

“I have had the pleasure of working with Cole on many residential and commercial projects over the last several years. As a designer, my expectations are always met and executed with great attention to detail. He is easy to collaborate with which helps the project run on time, within budget and fulfills the client’s vision. Cole is on the jobsite as a hands-on contractor and available to myself & the client at a moments notice - a huge bonus to us all. He always makes sure the site is organized, clean and secured. We have several years-long projects, which is a testament to his professionalism, work ethic and commitment.“   

-Sarah McFadden

“My husband and I started working with Cole Brancati and Brancati Construction about two years ago, on our personal residence in Hope Ranch.  He impressed us so much that we brought him on to help us tackle a new ranch purchase in Los Alamos. Cole was very respectful of cost on this new project and finished on time and within our budget.  We have just renovated two bathrooms in our personal residence with Brancati Construction and plan to do a kitchen remodel and reconfiguration of the internal flow of the home. It is something that we avoided for the first eight years of ownership because we had not found the right person to take our home to the next level. We are pleased to give Cole our future business based on his ability to show up to work consistently, communicate clearly, and meet our expectations and budget.”

-Kendra & Don Sabino 

“We recently ran into someone that knew Cole Brancati, and told them what a fan we are of his.  They said, “wow, if you are still talking AFTER the job, then you MUST have had a good contractor!”  I couldn’t agree more. We have renovated 5 houses now, and this last one with Cole was the easiest, breeziest — and we got amazing results. Cole’s attention to detail is a dream come true for a perfectionist like me, and his eye for design was a real value add when making those decisions that you inevitably run into along the way.  Most importantly though, his professionalism is unmatched in this industry. We hit a few speed bumps along the way (of course, because there’s no such thing as a construction project with no surprises), and instead of letting them derail the project and ruin our relationship, Cole was able to quickly come up with solutions. Lastly, every member of his crew is a true gem, especially his sweet dog Luke that let my baby boy crawl all over him.  We’d gladly hire Brancati Construction again for any project in the future.”

Five Stars!  

-Jen Boulden & Maximo Morrone

“Cole – having you around these past few months has been wonderful.  You are a true gentleman and indeed an artist of your craft.  We hope you will stay in touch with us.  If there is ever anything we can do for you, please let us know.  Best of health & happiness.”


"Cole Brancati was very professional, from quote to completion.  Our project was well coordinated, completed on time, and the quality exceeded our expectations."

Rusack Vineyards

-Steve Gerbac, Winemaker 

- Anonymous

“Cole is a highly competent craftsman.  He handles all projects efficiently and cheerfully.  He has been a real pleasure to work with.”  

- Louise LaMothe and David Kaplan

My wife and I recently purchased a home in Santa Ynez and wanted to have it remodeled before moving in.  We interviewed several contractors but eventually settled on Cole (Brancati) because we felt he could offer the quality of work we wanted within our budget constraints.  As with most construction and remodel projects, ours ended up being 150% over-budget; but, I can honestly say most of that was due to our ever increasing demands and changing work orders.  Even while spending much more than we anticipated we couldn't be happier with the work he did or our finished home.  The value added was greater than the cost.


Cole is a working contractor and perfectionist, and it shows in his work.  I have had work done on other homes in the past (both remodel and new construction) and this was the first time the punch out list was practically nonexistent.  His team of workers and subcontractors are competent and professional.  They work hard, including overtime and weekends to bring the project in on time.  As noted above, we had many work order changes, and he would always try to find ways to reduce costs and expedite the work so we could move in on time.  The finished product was practically turnkey.  Tv's, internet, water, etc.. were all hooked up and ready to go.  The only thing left to us was the laborious task of moving clothes and furniture (which even he helped with).


Throughout the entire project Cole was always accessible, promptly responding to questions and concerns.  He was honestly available whenever we needed him.  He was also very transparent, opening his books and going over expenses whenever we had questions.  


I would (and have) highly recommend Cole (Brancati Construction) with absolute confidence that whomever works with him will not be disappointed. 


                                                                                                           -Seth G.


"We hired Brancati Construction to build a pergola on our patio. They gave us a comprehensive proposal; were very responsive to our concerns and suggestions during the project; kept us informed of progress and scheduling of subcontractors; ensured that the site was kept clean; and finished on schedule. We are delighted with the result, and will definitely use Brancati Construction for our next project."



Cole heard that we were planning a modern, sustainable house in Santa Ynez, and he called me with interest in working on it. I explained that as the owner / architect I would be managing the construction, but I would be glad to get his prices on various trades, beginning with framing. Cole was game, and we ended up working with Brancati Construction for a fair amount of the work. Cole understands details and craft, which is a pleasure, he is quite business-like, and his team is professional and easy to work with. We recommend Brancati Construction highly for thoughtful, carefully built construction.

Sarah Graham and Marc Angélil
agps architecture

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