Capitola Builders, LP

About Capitola Builders

Capitola Builders takes an innovative approach to custom home construction. We are truly a fee-based builder. Our clients know exactly what we are being paid and never pay any hidden charges or change order fees. As a client of Capitola, you pay cost for your project plus our set fee, no hidden charges. In fact, we encourage our clients to pay the bills ensuring they know where every dollar is spent during construction and that all bills have been paid.

Our supplier and sub-contractor network is outstanding; many of them have worked with us for 10+ years and are just as committed as we are in quality and timely construction.

Patrick Powers and M.L. Laughlin are the owners of Capitola Builders and have over 65 years of construction experience. Patrick enjoyed working in construction with his grandfather at a young age and after earning a degree in Finance, he began his career with a national homebuilder. M.L. has worked in various areas of construction throughout his career. After many years of owning his own flooring and tile business, M.L. partnered with Patrick and began building custom homes. Together, they will bring these years of expertise to your next project!


What Capitola Builders has to offer:

  • Custom plan design
  • Custom building specifications
  • Budget based on building specifications
  • Local construction lending
  • Title attorney for legal aspects of closing
  • Complete project management
  • Years of construction experience
  • Fee based pricing (you pay cost)
  • Energy efficient construction
  • Green building
  • Light commercial construction