About Us

At Jim Peterson Construction, Inc. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality craftsmanship and friendly service at a reasonable price. Owner Jim Peterson has been a woodworker and home builder in the Santa Barbara area for over 20 years; his business has been in operation since 1996. During this time Jim has become well acquainted with the needs of a variety of customers and building situations. His expertise and investment in the latest woodworking technologies, as well as crew of friendly, knowledgeable carpenters, will ensure that your project runs smoothly. We believe in the quality and integrity of our work. Please read our client testimonials and view our project gallery to see how e have recently been serving the residents in Santa Barbara County.

Our Team

Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Jim graduated from Fresno State University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education, with an emphasis on Athletic Training. After college Jim moved to Santa Barbara where he worked for Dan Ribbens Construction for four years, then Solid Rock Construction for one year. Jim wanted to excel in finish carpentry, so he decided to start his company in pursuit of the finer side of woodworking. Jim seeks the latest technologies to improve his trade, and strives to have an efficient, hardworking crew. Jim enjoys other facets of carpentry including decorative marquetry, wrapping fishing rods, furniture making, and wood-turning.

Fine Homebuilding, article by Jim PetersonClick Here for one of Jim's published articles in Fine Homebuilding Magazine.
"Problem-free Pocket Doors, Hang pocket doors so they work for a lifetime."
By Jim Peterson Issue 264 – January 2017


Della Peterson

Della Peterson - My Wife

Della graduated from Westmont College with a degree in Biology, and went on to become a registered nurse. After working at Cottage Hospital for a few years we started our family and Della stayed home to take care of our three boys. Della came to work with us part time in 2005. Her passion is working with her hands repairing and restoring antique furniture.

Jack Rogan

Jack Rogan

Lead Carpenter

Graduate of Westmont College in Kinisiology, Ran Cross Country and Track for Coach Smelly. Newly Married.

Aaron Morales

Aaron Morales

Lead Carpenter

Has been a Finish Carpenter for 8 years. He graduated from Cal state Northridge with a history degree. His hobbies are snowboarding, surfing hiking.

Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley

Journeyman

Kevin grew up in Ventura, CA, before attending Westmont College. He majored in biology while running cross country and track. His love for carpentry started at a young age when his dad showed him how to make a sword out of wood and he has loved it ever since. He is learning more about the trade of finish carpentry while pursuing his dreams of becoming a fire fighter.

 

Part Time

Reed Peterson

Reed Peterson

Graduated in May of 2016 from Westmont College with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Reed was a pole vaulter on the Westmont Track & Field team. He enjoys dancing with friends, hiking, and working with youth at his church. He is very skillful and a quick learner. He also works part time for Elite Performance & Rehabilitation as a physical therapy aide and is pursuing graduate school in that field.

 

 

Seasonal Help

Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson

Jason graduates in 2018 from San Marcos High School. He Is a mid and long distant runner for the track and cross country team. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, and hanging out with his friends from church. He will be joining the Cross Country and Track Team at Westmont College for the Fall 2018 season. He will be majoring in Business.