Anthony "Tony" Demma
Founder of AD Construction, Co-founder, Santa Cruz Design + Build
President * Craftsman & Creative *Project Manager * Construction Guru
Tony is the master craftsman, creative planner, and on-site project manager. Tony started his remodeling career at twelve years old when he remodeled the basement of his home in New Jersey. That was the beginning of a long and challenging career in the building industry. He attended the North Bennett Street School in Boston where he learned a great deal about building, construction, craftsmanship and fine woodworking. After graduating from the North Bennett Street School he moved to Santa Cruz where he continued his education building high-end, custom homes for a well-known local contractor. In 2000 he started A D Construction, where he has completed a wide variety of construction projects, including large renovations, additions, new construction, kitchen and bath remodels, and custom woodworking projects. Tony has a passion for fine woodworking, quality construction, and stunning design. Apart from his passion for his work, Tony loves spending time with his two beautiful children, Kira and Myles, surfing, hiking and enjoying our wonderful location.
Co-founder, Vice President
Designer * Project Manager * Materials Expert
Shannon is the designer, project manager, and financial whiz. She keeps projects organized and focused while infusing her unique brand of creativity. Shannon Demma’s passion for building and remodeling began when she purchased her first “fixer upper” home in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She worked relentlessly on designing and renovating her home to create a beautiful, relaxing retreat. During this process she met Tony Demma and their interest in creating beautiful, sustainable spaces grew. She joined A D construction in 2005 to assist Tony in the project management and design aspects of the business. Shannon also developed a passion for green building and sustainable design. She has taken numerous courses through the Sustainable Design program at the UC Berkeley extension program. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Shannon provides design services that include 3-D renderings, floor plans, elevations, construction plans, design consultation, and permit application and processing. Apart from designing and managing amazing projects, Shannon loves spending time with her family, exploring photography, hiking and spending time with her wonderful community.
Journeyman Carpenter * Perfectionist * Craftsman * Artist
Robert started his career with A D Construction last year as a Journeyman Carpenter. Robert has an amazing eye for detail combined with a high level of craftsmanship and skill. He started his carpentry career working alongside his father in 2001, building everything from track homes to custom homes. From there, he transitioned into commercial buildings and then to multi-million dollar estates in the Bay Area. He now focuses mainly on remodels and additions and has the benefit of working locally in his own community. Quoting Robert, "needless to say I love building and never plan to stop!". When Robert isn't showing off his amazing skills, he enjoys fishing, being outdoors, camping, snowboarding, bike riding, going to California festivals, and doing his life-long passion of art work. Yes - amazingly enough - he is also an amazing artist!! A D Construction is so pleased to have Robert join their team.
Apprentice Carpenter * Our right and left hand * Job Site Protector and Demo King * Animal Lover
Peter started as a laborer for A D Construction and has evolved into so much more. He takes care of everyone - he makes sure all of the supplies and materials are at the jobsite and he organizes and maintains each jobsite. His upbeat attitude and willingness to learn and help are unwavering. He assists in all aspects of our construction projects and does all of the demolition and jobsite protection. As an animal lover, Peter also ends up taking care of any fury creatures on the jobsite. As his craftsmanship and skills are growing, his role with A D Construction continues to expand and evolve.
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