About Starburst Construction

Starburst Construction has been recreating spaces for homeowners since 1974. Owned by Phil Carey, National Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), National Green Certified Professional (GCP) and Cindy Carey, Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), National Green Certified Professional (GCP), GreenPoint Rater (GPR). Starburst Construction provides design and construction or construction only of new homes and renovation projects. Whether it is a new kitchen, bath, addition, landscaping or a new home, Starburst Construction uses time tested systems and procedures that makes the process an easier one for homeowners.

Areas that Starburst Construction Serves:

  • Atherton
  • Cupertino
  • Los Altos
  • Los Gatos Hills
  • Menlo Park
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Sunnyvale
  • Woodside


Starburst is a certified contractor

The certifications we carry are a product of coursework, testing and continued education in Remodeling, Construction, Green/Sustainability, Energy, Building Performance, Business building etc.  We are one of a handful of companies in California (out of 1 million licensed contractors) with these designations. 

Our Process

Four "F" Process - Building Blocks to a Successful Project

  • Foundation
  • Framework
  • Finishes
  • Forever Guarantee
Like building a house we have learned that if we follow a time tested process we can produce spectacular projects and provide you with a great experience.

Starburst Employees

Phil Carey

Phil Carey, Founder & President

Phil Carey is the President of Starburst Construction, which he founded in 1974. Phil is a Certified Re-modeler (CR) and he has over 35 years of experience in construction of new homes as well as renovation projects.  Phil is responsible for setting the overall direction and construction strategy for the company.  He manages every project with time tested systems and procedures which will result in years of enjoyment for his clients.

Cindy Carey, Co-Owner & COO
Cindy Careycindy@starburstconstruction.com

Cindy Carey is a co-owner and COO of Starburst Construction.  Cindy started working as the office administrator and moved on to sales, public relations, and marketing.  Cindy is a certified GreenPoint Rater (GPR) and she is in the process of obtaining her contractors license.  Cindy manages the  business development and sales for the company.  Cindy is currently Chairman of the Board of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in the Bay Area.  Cindy holds a bachelors degree in  Public Relations and  Communications at San Jose State University.

Derek J. Smith, Plumber

Derek Smith has worked for Starburst over ten years in carpentry and plumbing. Derek is Phil and Cindy‚Äôs oldest son and he has been actively involved with Starburst for the majority of his life.  Derek is responsible for the plumbing aspects of each project including planning and detail designing of various types of plumbing systems. Derek values every relationship he has developed within the business, whether it be co-workers or clients. Derek demonstrates that Starburst is definitely a family company with a family feel. Derek is a proud father of two children and he currently holds the C-36 plumbing contractors license.

Brian SmithBrian Smith, Carpenter/Landscaper

Brian Smith has been involved with Starburst for the majority of his life.  He is responsible for the day to day project management and construction of our projects.  He has earned a national building certification (for carpentry) as well as his BPI certfication (Building Performance Analyst). This national certification enables him to scientifically diagnose a home (or building) and determine where energy is escaping thus effecting the efficiency (of energy use) for a home/business.  Brian is on every project making sure each client is taken care of, every step of the way.


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