H.W. Holmes, Inc. is a commercial general contractor in Santa Barbara. We specialize in Santa Barbara Restaurant Construction & Remodels (Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Fast Food & Quick Service), Retail Store Construction & Remodels, and Tenant Improvements.


Santa Barbara Commercial Construction: Restaurant Construction - Pizza Rev, Paseo Nuevo, 12 W De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101Choose H.W. Holmes, Inc. for your next Santa Barbara restaurant construction or remodeling project. We’ve built and renovated many restaurants and bars in the Santa Barbara area –  from local establishments to national chains.

Customer experience is important in the restaurant business. Not only do people want impeccable food but they also want a comfortable and pleasing dining experience. As one of the top restaurant builders in Santa Barbara, our goal is to set you up to make an impression and achieve your business goals. We’ll give your restaurant a warm and inviting ambiance with a personality and character that’s uniquely yours.  Our Santa Barbara restaurant contractors can help with:

New Restaurant Construction – Our Santa Barbara restaurant construction services can save you valuable time and money. We collaborate with regional architects, developers, and designers to build cost-effective restaurants while minimizing project setbacks and delays. We’re also well aware of local building compliance codes and the process of obtaining proper permits.

Restaurant Renovations/Restaurant Remodels – We make restaurant renovations in Santa Barbara easy. Whether you need to expand or reinvent your space, H.W. Holmes, Inc. is here for all of your restaurant remodeling needs. Renovations or remodels can even be completed while your restaurant remains open serving customers.

Our crew consists of some of the finest Santa Barbara restaurant remodeling pros available. We fully understand how integral restaurant design and presentation are to the success of your establishment. We strive to make your visions a reality and can advise on anything from lighting, color scheme, appliances, acoustics, kitchen layout, and architectural components.

It doesn’t matter if we’re building a restaurant from the ground up or reimagining a space to fit your specific needs. Our Santa Barbara restaurant design and construction is a vital ingredient in the recipe for your success.

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Retail Construction - Newbury Park Bike Shop - Commercial General Contractor Santa Barbara AreaA retail store’s design and layout plays an important role in its sales. The crew at H.W. Holmes, Inc. knows that there’s more to our Santa Barbara retail construction than visuals. Optimizing selling power is a huge part of our process. In addition to a store’s facade and exterior allure, we also know its layout and design must enhance the customer shopping experience. Customers must have room to browse products, pick things up, and ultimately buy them – not just pass them by. 

H.W. Holmes, Inc. are Santa Barbara retail remodeling and construction pros. We approach your project just like we’re building a business of our own. It doesn’t matter if we’re building or repurposing a local boutique, constructing a soon-to-be-home of a renowned national retailer, doing an earthquake retrofit or retail build-out – this is about you, meeting your expectations, and putting you on a path to success. Our retail construction in Santa Barbara includes:

New Construction
  • Building new retail sites from the ground-up
  • Interior buildouts and expansions
  • Pre-construction assessment and consultation
  • Communication and collaboration between our crew, developers, architects, property owners, project managers, and retail management.
Retail Remodels & Renovations
  • Store remodels
  • Repurposing of space for rollout of new retail store
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Giant Bicycles Office RemodelH.W. Holmes, Inc. assists both landlords and leaseholders with tenant improvements throughout Santa Barbara County. We are interior remodeling specialists. We’re capable of transforming any space into a space that attracts and retains a tenant. We can also accommodate the specific needs of the leaseholder, helping them further project the image they want their company to have.

H.W. Holmes, Inc. has worked with countless commercial property owners and tenants in Santa Barbara County. We’re the go-to local commercial general contractor whenever there’s an office space, retail store, or restaurant that needs to be repurposed or reimagined. Our tenant improvements in Santa Barbara include remodels/renovations, build outs, interior upgrades, and retrofits.

Let Our Experience Be an Asset To Your Project

The crew at H.W. Holmes, Inc. brings over a quarter of a century’s worth of experience to our Santa Barbara Tenant Improvements. We’re committed to getting your project completed on budget and on time.

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