Quality People Create
A Quality Company

Since 1994, we’ve fostered a culture of quality among our crew, partners and subcontractors.

  • Pete Testorff
    Founder

    Pete knows that being a contractor is more than swinging a hammer. So, he put himself through college working construction, taking a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Jose State University in 1992. His leadership infuses the company with an awareness of effective best building practices and dedicated customer service.

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  • Marcelino Martinez
    Super

    Marcelino has a 2 year associates degree in architectural drafting. He has over twenty years experience in construction building houses, commercial buildings, warehouses, hotels and offices. He has extensive knowledge regarding foundations, framing, waterproofing, roofing, door and window installation and is excellent with finish work. He has experience running crews of up to 50 people and is an adept problem solver.

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  • Mario Sabatino
    Project Manager

    Our all-purpose player, Mario’s an adaptive thinker who’s been tackling tricky challenges for us since late 2004. A commercial tenant improvement specialist, he’s savvy about all kinds of facilities from restaurants to clean rooms.

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  • Dustin Biliske
    Project Manager

    With us since way back in 1998, Dustin’s our Sergeant at Arms. A thoughtful problem solver, he’s our go-to guy for large, complex, tough projects. Onsite, he’s an organized task-master who remains even-keeled and maintains his cool head under fire.

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  • Jeff Swain
    Project Manager & Estimator

    Building Performance Institute Certified, Jeff has achieved the highest level of training of all of our crew. A construction geek, he’s been on the team since Y2K. Always interested in learning something new, he’s our resident building envelope expert. With an eye for details, he’s the guy you want helping you pick out tile and paint colors.

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  • Roque Toledo
    Project Manager/Journeyman

    A multi-faceted journeyman, Roque fills the position of rough framing specialist on our roster. Possessing extensive skills in all aspects of the construction industry, he attacks every challenge, large and small, with his signature laugh. He’s been bringing his dedicated work ethic to Testorff jobsites since 2010.

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  • Tim Wolf
    Super

    Tim has been with Testorff Construction for a total of eight years and brings with him 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Originally a framing specialist, he has evolved into someone who is not afraid to get his hands dirty pouring concrete, hanging drywall, or roofing a house. Tim demonstrates efficiency and excellence from the smallest remodel to some of our largest commercial jobs.

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  • Kierstin Testorff
    VP Finance

    Originally from North Lake Tahoe, Kierstin moved to Santa Cruz in 1988. She is the Vice President and Office Manager at Testorff Construction. She brings with her over 25 years experience in management, accounting and payroll. Before coming aboard the family business in 2000, she worked extensively in accounting positions for high tech, medical, and sports wear companies. She loves music, photography, snowboarding, the beach and hanging out with her kids.

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  • Chris Barrera
    Project Manager

    Chris Barrera joined the Testorff team after working for 3 years in the fields of drafting and project management. He acquired the skills while serving in the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard. He brings a wide variety of experience to Testorff Construction, with hands-on experience in handling multiple projects at one time. His main focus here at Testorff is project management, client relations, and business development. Always with an eye on the big picture, customers feel reassured their best interest is at hand when dealing with him.

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A Culture of Quality

Since 1994, we’ve fostered a culture of quality among our crew, partners and subcontractors. Our reputation is built on craftsmanship, exceptional service and professionalism.

We’re more than just a bunch of hammer swingers. Over the years, we’ve built a stable crew by understanding that loyalty goes both ways. We invest in our people by providing training and opportunities to pick up new skills and knowledge. In addition, we’re one of the few contractors that provide health insurance and retirement benefits.

One of the key pieces of information our founder picked up in business school, is that it takes about 3 years before an employee starts to produce dividends. We strive to avoid the revolving door endemic of the construction industry. As a result, when clients come back to us years later to put an addition on their house, they’re working with the same knowledgeable crew who originally built their home.

With decades of experience under our belts, our crew frequently draws on each other’s knowledge. There’s a constant cross-pollination of new techniques, materials, procedures and ideas. This lets us move our players around, substituting and trading them as the needs on projects shift. At every step, our Project Managers oversee and maintain quality and consistency.

We put teams together best suited to your project. From our Project Managers to the specific subcontractors we choose. Our roster of talent is deep. We have developed long-standing relationships with design and construction specialists that have lasted for years.

Meet the team members who get it done. All day. Every Day.

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  • LEED Platinum Home Certification

    The United States Green Building Council awarded the first LEED Platinum Home Certification to our project on the west side near Swift and Delaware – the highest possible rating in LEED certification.

  • Santa Cruz Green Building Award

    We earned the 19th annual City of Santa Cruz’ Green Building Award in 2009, for a home built near the UC Santa Cruz campus.

  • Aptos Chamber Of Commerce

    The Aptos Chamber of Commerce presented us with their Beautification Award for infrastructure work that had been an eyesore for many years.

  • Santa Cruz Green Building Award

    We picked up the 38th annual City of Santa Cruz’ Green Building Award in 2012, for our LEED-Certified home on the west side of Santa Cruz.