Meticulous Attention to Detail, Since 1977

Family owned and operated,  recognized for our impeccable planning process, and strong sense of integrity, Leonard Unander Associates, Inc. is one of the most respected full service residential builders in Santa Barbara County. With our commitment to an unparalleled standard of quality and craftsmanship, we strive to provide a custom home building experience that exceeds our client’s expectations and turns their vision into reality.

Four generations of craftsmanship built on teamwork and integrity.


“LUA did a phenomenal job on our home. Their attention to detail was second to none. Always willing to work with us to make changes and come up with new innovative ways to solve problems without breaking the budget. Their documentation at each stage was excellent and always complete and detailed. We couldn’t have asked for a better general contractor. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build a new home.”


“We chose LUA as the builder of our dream house because we were impressed by the family nature of the firm, their long experience in Santa Barbara, their good relations with the best subcontractors, their attention to detail and their integrity. They worked closely with our architect and our owner’s rep early on the project, which enabled significant cost savings via value engineering. They never deviated from best building practices. The quality of the work and professionalism of the supervision and management was superb. We are extremely happy with the finished product, Villa Ravello. We cannot recommend LUA highly enough.”


“We have built &/or remodeled over 15 high end homes in 3 states (California, Hawaii, & Washington). Nobody compared to LUA in terms of quality & attention to detail. If you have high standards & you want to be assured of the best possible outcome, there is really no other choice.”


“From the very beginning stages of digging and waterproofing our basement to the finish tile, Quality Work at the best “cost/value” relationship possible has always been the method of operation. Our experience with their billing process, accounting system, planning, bid tab process has been excellent. As a final note I must comment on the LUA moral compass and their level of personal and business integrity without blemish.”

Our team provides a seamless and complete service from preconstruction planning to the execution of every last detail.