• Garden Courtyard Enriches Girls Inc Program

    Garden Courtyard Enriches Girls Inc Program

    Young Construction, in conjunction with Central Coast Real Estate, assembled a team of trades to create a new garden courtyard at the Girls Inc. site in Santa Barbara. Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that facilitates activities for local girls, will use the new garden space to focus educational programs on the value of healthy living through improved nutrition. Phylicia Bulmer, owner of Organic Soul–a vegetable garden design, installation and maintenance business–conceptualized the garden project. Young Construction provided supervision, labor and materials, along with donations of material and labor from Karl Funk Construction, Construction Plumbing, Wilson Landscaping, All-Around Landscape Supply, and Hayward Lumber. Since the completion of the project, the girls at Girls Inc. have planted a variety of fruits and vegetables, […]

  • Funk Zone Gates Receive Santa Barbara Beautiful Award

    Funk Zone Gates Receive Santa Barbara Beautiful Award

    Santa Barbara Beautiful celebrated its 50th year of honoring locals who beautify our city. The event took place at the Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West, a past SBB award recipient and a sublime location for the special event. The celebration was a momentous time filled with appreciation for those who help create and enrich Santa Barbara’s unique beauty and charm. Young Construction is honored to have been part of SBB’s golden anniversary and to have been presented with the Hugh Petersen Award for Art in Public Places, acknowledging the Anacapa Project Gates located on the 00 Block of East Yanonali Street. The recipients for this award included: Principal Artist – Project Designer Anthon Ellis, AB Design Studio, Inc. […]

  • AIA Tour Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology

    AIA Tour Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology

    Young Construction welcomed members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to tour the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST) project. The tour was led by Bob Young, and Mark Macy, Principle Architect. The thirty architects who were in attendance learned more about the architectural design approach and rationale of the project. The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST) project, is envisioned to be a live/work artist community located in downtown Santa Barbara. SBCAST is an “Art, Science and Technology Live-Work Center”.  SBCAST consists of 9 studio dwelling units with shared work, equipment and storage spaces.  The site is a mid-block parcel that is relatively narrow (60-80 ft.) and deep (200 ft.). Local building […]

  • New Team Members Join Young Construction

    New Team Members Join Young Construction

    Please join us in welcoming two new team members to Young Construction. Bryan Szal will be taking on the role of Lead Estimator and Tony Ramirez as a Project Manager. Bryan is originally from New Jersey and has been a Santa Barbara resident for the past 15 years. Bryan has made a career in estimating. He brings with him a technological background and extensive estimating experience after having worked for a number of successful companies in Santa Barbara. Bryan is certified in Green Building by the National Association of Home Builders.       Tony is native to Santa Barbara and attended SBHS. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in construction management in 2001, and […]

  • Congratulations to a Beautiful Couple

    Congratulations to a Beautiful Couple

    Mike Evans, our Project Engineer and Ali Ernst, we wish you both a wonderful journey in your new life together.  

  • Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology

    Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology

    The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology is underway along Garden Street, between Haley and Ortega Streets. This is a very exciting project for Santa Barbara as SBCAST is envisioned as a world-class, multi-disciplinary design center and a cultural arts asset and destination in the community. The new center will support both education and public outreach components to further public understanding of art, science and technology, in a creative environment. Some of SBCAST’s operations will include design, development, and exhibition space. Infrastructure and tools will support work in New Media Art, Industrial Arts and Design. The space will consist of living facilities for up to nine artists/scientists/technologists. Several high tech tool rooms will be provided for working participants, […]

  • Upscale Hostel in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

    Upscale Hostel in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

    If you’ve frowned upon lodging in hostels, this new location might change your mind. The Wayfarer is a new upscale hostel located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and provides an affordable place to stay for traveling friends, students, groups, or families. The Wayfarer has a collection of private and shared rooms, plenty of storage space, premium bedding, HD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and offers a wide amount of amenities, such as a community kitchen, free breakfast and a spacious outdoor pool. The location of the Wayfarer is centered on the Urban Wine Trail, three blocks from the beach, and one block from classic State Street making it very convenient to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer.

  • Italian Grocery and Deli Relocates After Nearly 40 Years

    Italian Grocery and Deli Relocates After Nearly 40 Years

    Tino’s Italian Grocery re-opens its doors in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. This past year Young Construction had the privilege of working with the Tino’s family in establishing their new location at 210 W. Carrillo Street. The much loved deli has a long history in Santa Barbara and has been a cherished part of the lives of many members of the community. Valentino “Tino” Ziliotto established the business in 1947 and had only moved the Deli to one other location since, which was on De La Guerra Street where it operated for nearly 40 years. Many would agree that Tino’s makes the best Italian sub sandwiches in town, and we are happy to know that the family promises to […]

  • Interesting Economic News From Our Partners at Procore

    Interesting Economic News From Our Partners at Procore

    Construction’s economic future is set to continue improving through the course of 2015. Not only are economists and industry experts optimistic, but so are small business owners in the construction sector. The majority say they are positive about their business’ outlook in the year ahead, according to a report by small business insurer, Hiscox. 2015_Construction_Forecast_PART_1 (1)

  • It is a great honor to be presented with the 2014 Santa Barbara Contractors Association Members Choice Award, a recognition that promotes excellence within SBCA membership. The Young Construction team is proud to be held in high esteem by its peers and we look forward to continuing to form lasting professional relationships in the upcoming year.