About Us

Since 1999, Elite Construction has been building and remodeling homes that our clients love to be in, while maintaining a level of professionalism that makes them even more comfortable.
In the process, we’ve built ourselves a company that has grown continuously every year. We’ve also built a 5-star reputation on Yelp and Houzz and we have a long list of satisfied clients, who refer us over and over again.
A Certified Green Builder and member of the National Association of Remodelers Inc (NARI), Elite Construction has received awards from Best of Houzz, The Sentinel, Good Times, and the City of Santa Cruz Green Building award.  Our work has been published in Remodeler Magazine, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and featured on HGTV.


EricEric Lamascus – CEO

After 20 Years in the high tech automation industry working for some of the world’s largest companies, Eric had the idea of  combining his early vocational training in carpentry with his professional and managerial experience, to create a truly unique construction company.
Dedicated to delivering the highest quality work in an efficient, organized manner, and to providing a stress-free customer experience in the process.
Eric pursues ongoing continuing education through NARI, Remodelers Advantage, and Qualified Remodeler.  He also makes plenty of time for mountain biking, coaching little league baseball, and enjoying life with his wife, 2 daughters and 2 sons.


CraigCraig Yates – Partner / Construction Manager

Born and raised in Gisborne New Zealand, Craig completed a demanding four-year apprenticeship program in his native country, where construction standards are high, and workers are known for their obsessive dedication to excellence.
Craig brought these values to Santa Cruz, where he inspires us all every day.  Craig is creative, hardworking, honest, and a generally great guy, who brings a rare combination of meticulous craftsmanship and easygoing, casual style to every project.
An avid surfer, a rugby fan and a devoted family man, Craig spends many of his off hours at the little league fields with his wife and 2 sons.


David-BensonDavid Benson – Design / Sales Manager

A native of South London, David attended Hull University in England, and immigrated to the US in the early ‘90s.  A former licensed contractor in California, David is a talented and detail oriented designer. His refined aesthetics, impeccable Old World work ethic and atmospherically high integrity are apparent on every job.
Off the job David enjoys the good life, hanging out with his son and daughter hiking, biking and surfing.