Commercial and Community

Workbench is proud to call Santa Cruz home and be members of a community that embraces the unexpected, has a deep respect for our environment, and works toward social good together.

With a vibrant small-city feel and an entrepreneurial spirit, Santa Cruz is home to an ever-growing roster of independent restaurants, entertainment venues, community spaces, and artisan retailers. Each new commercial build or tenant improvement (TI) project helps our clients create new jobs, new businesses, and new community gathering spaces for our city.


Jack O’Neill Lounge

Construction and Construction Management

Perched above Cowell Beach with a view over Santa Cruz’s legendary waves sits the Jack O’Neill Lounge. The Workbench construction team worked with the client a year in advance to plan out the project to meet budget and strict timeline restraints. Workbench built out the venue’s vintage-inspired interior and detailed finishes to the highest quality standard, skillfully managing the project timeline to finish in a mere six weeks.

Far West Fungi Santa Cruz Retail Storefront

Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction

Now open in downtown Santa Cruz: a new retail space for one of Central California’s most beloved local food providers, Far West Fungi. Inspired by European markets, this artisan purveyor’s first stand-alone retail storefront will offer fresh mushrooms, grab and go food, small-batch goods, and kombucha on tap.