About John Crush

John Crush was born into a military family in San Francisco, lived in several countries, and was fortunate enough to experience a wide variety of world culture.

By the time he was 12 years of age he was a performing classical violinist and gymnast. In his teens he traded the violin for a guitar and by the time he was 18 he had become a professional classical guitarist. He paid for his first concert-quality guitar by working in a lumberyard and it was there that he discovered his love of construction and artistic creativity. John has long-since given up his gymnastic pursuits but he attributes his overall vitality and agility on the job to that talent and training those many years ago.

John started a family in 1979, raising two sons and supporting his family as a truck driver and carpenter. After qualifying for his contractor’s license in 1987 he formed “Crush Builders” and over the years has perfected his craft and built a reputation for superb workmanship, original design, artistic machine work, a philosophy of systematic approach and technique, a commitment to overall success, and client happiness.

Over the years John has shared his musical gifts at local venues and private events. In 2010 John finally acted on a long-standing desire to record his music. You can hear a snippet of John’s music or better yet, purchase a CD by following this link. Enjoy.

John shares and extends his expertise by working with the Contractor’s Board of California in test development and to this day he continues to manage both of his careers in music and construction.





"John built two bathrooms and a kitchen in our house along with electrical work and a whole house fan installation, all to the best standards you could ask for."
Scotts Valley
"We hired John Crush to build three bathrooms and two kitchens, do mechanical and electrical work and design and convert an alcove into a built-in office, and every project was just beautifully done. We've never hired another contractor since meeting John."
Los Gatos
"I had John build a huge kitchen in my house which included a lot of structural work, new electrical and underfloor plumbing. He did it all on time and on budget. His attention to detail is amazing and the way he manages a project is really fantastic."
San Jose