At Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc., we have made a commitment to build beauty and soul into every one of our projects. These are just a few of the custom details our craftspeople and the skilled local artisans we work with incorporate into the wonderful homes we build. For more information on any of these details, please contact Paul Rose at

Exposed Concrete Floors

Our concrete floors, finished in a wide variety of acid-washed patina stain colors, eliminate much of the costs of other floor finishes and reduce the carbon footprint of a structure. We can add hardwood or stone inlays and coordinate custom concrete countertops, window sills, and stair treads. Polished ultra high density concrete is another technique which creates an exceptionally durable and visually striking feature in your home.

 Old World Thick Walls

Our thick wall systems provide a unique opportunity for an old world look in your home. Additionally, the beautifully deep window and door openings offer a comfortable and charming solution to extra seating and storage space.


Specialty Wall Finishes

We work with artists who specialize in old world  and earthen plasters, paints, and other rich textural finishes. With their help, even your walls can be a work of art.


 Artisan Details

The local artisan craftspeople we work with can create custom pieces for your home of all styles and uses. From highly detailed metal light fixtures and handrails to integral concrete sinks with precious metal inlays, the personality found in our homes is like nothing else you’ll find on the Central Coast.



Reclaimed Materials

We often utilize reclaimed and salvaged building materials such as vintage beams, wood ceilings, and historic mill work, as well as antique hardware, stained glass, cabinets and doors. Do you have something special in mind?

Trees as Art

Semmes & Co. can provide you with custom cabinets, doors, built-ins and specialty pieces from a variety of local woods. With our portable, horizontal band-saw wood mill, we can even turn fallen trees from your own property into non-structural beams, ceilings, finish work or custom furniture.  Our native Oak, Sycamore, Walnut, Madrone and local exotics all make a gorgeous finished product that can be wonderful, sustainable building material for your new home.