We recently employed Craycroft Design to help us with an addition to our home in El Dorado Hills, and we could not be happier with the result.  Zachary drove 3 hours to meet with us, listened to our many needs for the addition, which included multiple rooms and a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony room, then crafted a plan that blended into the existing house perfectly.  Throughout the design process and the subsequent build, we were in constant communication via phone and email, making changes until we were satisfied.  

                                                            Thank you Craycroft Design!

Craycroft Design came highly recommended to us and they certainly lived up to their reputation.  John took our initial design concept for a new home and transformed it into a design product that is thoughtful and cohesive from the top down.  He adeptly incorporated our needs and wants and made excelent suggestions that will make this home a very special place for our family.  He also assisted us in navigating the permitting and contractor selection processes, which we found extremely helpful and worth every penny.  Designing a new home can be daunting but Joh and Craycroft Design take a very fluid approach that make it almost easy to oversee the details and consideration that go into their work.  We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Craycroft Design to anyone else

John and Zach do an all-around fantastic job.   ASide from being incredibly knowledgeable and creative, they are very easy to work with, which is one of the the most important (if not the most important) attribute a professional can have in the building industry.  They are respnsive, respectful, flexible, efficient, ad have a great work ethic.  They recently designed a new residence for us and made the process easy and pleasurable, while working within our tight budget and timeline.  We would highly recommend Craycroft Design for any drafting/design needs.!

We've just used Craycroft Desgn to complete work on a house we are building.  John Craycroft has a great ability to envision details and understand how they can be built.  We've depended on him to figure out some difficult problem areas and he has done a great job.  He has a great understanding of every aspect of residential design and we could not recommend him and his group more highly.

John and Zach designed our perfect home.  I feel like we were a team not just a client.  They listened to our needs and wants and found imaginative and often creative ways to incororate them ito reality.  They were accessible and accomaodating.  They made our home building experience a remarkable one and we enjoy the finished project every day.  

John & Zach designed the renovation / restoration of our 1888 Victorian in Santa Cruz and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Specifically, they updated the floor plans to be more suitable for modern living while keeping true to the Victorian spirit. They also created the exterior elevations, with a small addition, a few new windows and porches all of which are indistinguishable from the original building. Working with them was a breeze and things went as smoothly as could be hoped for with such a project. They charged for their time fairly and their estimate of architectural fees (which go on through construction) was quite accurate. We highly recommend Craycroft Design!


I am a Custom Building Contractor that has used and referred Craycroft Design on various projects involving creative design. They have been very helpful in dealing with planning departments and engineers. Their problem solving has always been a positive and impressive experience. We have worked well together on projects spanning many years on my own projects and those of clients.

Craycroft Design designed our new home, selected our contractor and managed the construction project. It was a very good experience and we would do it again. Our house is exactly what we wanted.

John is a 'can-do' problem solver; never heard the words 'can't do that'; hope to work together on a future home remodel.  [Stephen Taylor]

John designed our house a few years ago and we are so happy with it.  Everything about it is perfect.  

Thanks John

[Patti Kiersted]