Montecito Construction, Inc. is an innovative and client centric company. Our mission is to exceed the specific goals and expectations of our discerning clients while tailoring our process to be as efficient and cost conscious as possible. We are technical and experienced builders who love the creative process and the team approach. Continuous oversight from our principles ensures that every project receives our utmost attention.
“Be kind to everyone, do your best everyday and enjoy the process.”
Ryan Milhon – Founder / President
Ryan began his career as a construction superintendent at age 24, running technical, fast track commercial and industrial projects for two Fortune 500 contracting companies. This early responsibility enabled Ryan to develop a very strong and unique skillset in planning and execution of work at the highest levels.
Moving his family to Santa Barbara in 2005 Ryan took his talents to the exclusive residential market, building for notable local contractors as Heimberg General Building Contractors, DD Ford and Santa Monica based design build firm Marmol Radziner. Prior to starting Montecito Construction Inc, Ryan worked two years with Allen Construction as the Production Manager where he was responsible for the staffing, performance and accountability of the entire construction division of 80 employees.
Today, Ryan is thrilled to bring his expertise to Montecito Construction. Clients will benefit from his large-scale experience, while enjoying the personalized presence and attention to detail that comes from choosing a local firm.
Bryan Henson – Partner / Director
Bryan comes to Montecito Construction as a leader in the custom residential and remodeling world. His former company, Allen Construction, grew under his management to become one of the top five remodeling companies in the U.S.; eventually spanning from Paso Robles, CA, to Los Angeles, CA, and employing more than 130 people.
Because of the scope of his projects, Bryan gained an atypical level of experience and perspective. He is excited to bring his leadership and myriad community contacts to Montecito Construction, where he can prioritize a small, deliberate client base creating high-end, luxury homes.
Bryan is also passionate about sustainable living; over the years, he has spoken for Dwell Magazine, delivered master’s level courses on sustainable design, and has overseen multiple LEED platinum and passive house certified projects. His focus at Montecito Construction is to help clients hone a clear vision at the beginning of their journey, guiding the pre-construction and project planning phases.
With Bryan shepherding the preliminary design, permitting, and value engineering phases - and Ryan focusing on the client experience, building process and end results - Montecito Construction is the epitome of vision, practical skill, and high performance.