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.

THe Horizon, article on Jim Peterson ConstructionClick Here for An Inside Look at Jim Peterson Construction.
"For over 20 years, Jim Peterson has delivered high-quality carpentry service to Santa Barbara County. " The Horizon, April 2020



Fine Homebuilding, article by Jim PetersonClick Here for an "Inside Look at Jim Peterson Construction"
"Problem-free Pocket Doors, Hang pocket doors so they work for a lifetime." By Jim Peterson, Fine Home Building - Issue 264


Jack Rogan

Annette Gilkeson


Annette has worked in the construction industry as a business owner and bookkeeper for over 30 years. She has been a competitive outrigger paddler and dragon boat racer for 25 years competing in national and international races all over the world. She has two boys, one in real estate and the other is getting his masters degree in architecture.