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OUR VALUES

Carroll and Strong’s values are rooted in their commitment to satisfying client dreams and a dedication to building the finest homes on the Central Coast. The reputation earned by Carroll & Strong is symbolic of their values and the high-end custom homes they build. Exceptional focus on every detail sets a precedence, and a commitment to prioritizing communication keeps projects on time and on budget.

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OUR STORY

For over 35 years, Jim Carroll and Randy Strong have garnered a reputation for building signature projects in Pebble Beach, Carmel, the Preserve, and beyond. A partnership that developed from a mutual passion for construction and the luxury market, Jim and Randy embarked on creating a team of the Monterey Peninsula's finest craftsmen. 

Carroll & Strong’s custom homes offer exceptional craftsmanship and superior luxury. The collective expertise and team ambition for constructing and managing high-end home projects from start to finish are reflective in the quality of Carroll & Strong’s work and commitment to their promises. The transcendent architecture and remarkable beauty found throughout Carroll & Strong's California coastal homes are indicative of their unparalleled experience and superior craftsmanship. 

OUR TEAM

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Jim Carroll President 

A craftsman among his peers and leader in the industry, Jim Carroll offers over 35 years of experience building custom homes on the Monterey Peninsula. Well-known for producing signature projects in Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey, and Pacific Grove, Jim proudly continues to deliver custom luxury homes for his valued clients. He has a reputation for providing superior quality and an on-site commitment to each project. Jim ensures consistency to the intended design, efficiency in meeting project deadlines, and invested interest in smoothly completing every client home.

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Randy Strong Vice President​ 

Discovering his passion and talent for the construction industry while pursuing his business degree, Randy Strong exemplifies the qualities and expertise desired in a luxury construction market leader. Randy has excelled in commercial and high-end residential construction for over 30 years and has firsthand experience building luxury homes on the Monterey Peninsula. Randy has mastered his business and craftsmanship skills in the construction industry through extensive experience and ambition to deliver superior luxury homes for his clients.

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John Hendrick Project Manager 

John is a Project Manager on various assignments ranging from ground-up new construction projects to renovations. His ability to manage the sequencing of a project, coupled with his attention to detail, has made him a great asset to the team. Jon knows great homes come from good construction professionals. Outside of the office, Jon spends his free time golfing, mountain biking, and skiing.

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Mark DiOrio Project Manager

Mark grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Connecticut (School of Engineering) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Mark believes in building with a vision and team building for tomorrow’s future. In addition to Mark’s primary job functions, he enjoys a game of golf, pickleball, and cooking and looks forward to seeing his grandchildren grow up.

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Jennifer Sosa Accounting Manager

Jennifer is our Accounting Manager and comes with over 15 years of accounting and business management experience.  She manages the financial department and the day-to-day business operations.  Working closely with clients, subcontractors, and our entire team, Jennifer helps keep the operational rhythm humming along. In her leisure time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, cooking, wine tasting, camping, and playing with her two Corgis, Roxy and Roux.

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Sonia Magaña Senior Project Engineer

Sonia has been with the company for over four years as a Project Engineer. As a P.E. she is responsible for the oversight of the construction project providing support to the construction staff and project management team. Sonia’s passion is ensuring client happiness, and being a part of the best construction team on the Peninsula. When not at work, you will find Sonia on the lake with her husband and kids or catching a game of baseball, GO GIANTS!

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Joshua Strong  Project Engineer

An adventure seeking, community cultivating, creative with a desire to serve; Joshua holds a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, maintains certifications in personal training and corrective exercise, and has a passion for building. With all experiences counted as gains, his variety of professional training and education have provided him with the tools needed to excel in his current role as project engineer at Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. He spends his free time with his family and in this he yearns to build upon the work of previous generations for the successful handoff of ‘the baton.’

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Jamie Felich Superintendent

Jamie grew up in Santa Cruz, Ca. Jamie is a Project Superintendent and has been building homes for 28 years, and 7 of those have been custom homes with Carroll & Strong Builders. Jamie is a skilled finish carpenter and framer with many years of experience running our projects from the ground up, working side by side with his Project Engineers and Project Managers. He works to build unique and beautiful custom homes. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys carpentry, coaching baseball with his kids, playing softball, and traveling with his family.

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Michael Dykstra Superintendent

Michael brings over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. As a site Superintendent Michael really enjoys working in construction where he can see dreams turning into reality. Michael has shown his ability to think outside of the box and conceptualize challenging and complex designs. When Michael is not in the field, he enjoys any activity from sea to summit with his family. 

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Michael (Andy) McCoy Superintendent

Andy has been working with Carroll & Strong Builders as a Superintendent for the past three years. Andy is a Veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology. Building something new and complex falls under Andy’s list of expertise, and when Andy’s not creating incredible homes, you can find him riding waves and hiking.

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Ryan Laycox Superintendent

Ryan grew up in beautiful Carmel Valley, CA. After earning a degree from San Jose State University, however, it was his passion for construction that brought him into the business.  Ryan thrives on building great homes on the Peninsula and turning others’ dreams into a reality. Outside of work, you can catch him playing baseball and riding dirt bikes.

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Brent Hayes Superintendent

Brent is an experienced Project Superintendent who graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Project Management. Brent has mastered consistency and quality through his passion and knowledge for building custom homes. Brent loves adventure, traveling, and seeing new places when he isn't busy in the field.