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.

Eric Lamascus

Eric Lamascus – Founder / CEO

After 20 years in the high tech automation industry working for some of the world’s largest companies, Eric decided to combine his early vocational training in carpentry and his professional and managerial experience to create a truly unique construction company. He is 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.

Craig Yates

Craig 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 every day.  Craig is creative, hardworking, honest, and an all-around great guy, who brings a rare combination of meticulous craftsmanship and easygoing, casual style to every project. An avid surfer, rugby fan and devoted family man, Craig spends many of his off hours at the Little League fields with his wife and 2 sons.

Alison Stanford

Alison Stanford – Design and Sales

A Bay area native, Alison was born in San Francisco, attended the University of Davis, received a degree in Interior Design, and ultimately her ASID credentials. In addition to her design background, she trained as a pastry chef in Switzerland and has traveled extensively throughout the globe further increasing her knowledge and passion for all things architectural.  Alison spends her leisure time hiking, running, and enjoying all of the great outdoor activities that Santa Cruz county offers!

Ian Butler

Ian Butler – Project Manager

Ian began his love of the construction trade at a very young age.  His Grandfather and Father were both professionals and shared their wisdom and skills with him.  After receiving a BA in History and Social Studies from Western Washington University, he felt called back to the construction business and decided to start his own company which he managed successfully for almost 10 years.  He and his family decided to move Santa Cruz to enjoy our lovely weather and spend more time exploring outdoors.  He is currently working towards his certification as Project Management Professional (PMP).