About Us

Starting Out

Established in 1987, Plumbed Elegance started just as the specialty faucet industry began to take off. We have been here, serving our Santa Cruz and Bay Area customers for over 2 decades. Our history and experience lend confidence to our clients as they proceed through the often confusing path of building a home or managing a remodel. Husband and wife team, John and Julia Bettencourt, offer personal service and products to meet any budget and dream. We are capable of designing custom sinks, faucets and tubs if that is what your project demands but we offer plenty of in the box options in a variety of styles and finishes.

Our showroom, previously located on 41st Avenue, burned down on May 3, 2008. We now have a lovely, 2500 square foot showroom built with no-VOC paint, FSC woods & the only “green” display walls on the market. Hundreds of faucets, sinks, tubs and toilets are on display. The new location on Soquel Drive is listed above.

Meet the Business Owners: Julia and John Bettencourt

Julia clearly loves to share her knowledge of plumbing products and bathroom design. Her passion is evident once engaged on a project. With a background in the life sciences, she welcomes conversations with bay area engineers and techies who like to “talk tech” about the various products available today. Julia prides herself in keeping on top of design trends and features and she is a great resource for design ideas on your project.

John is to the point and efficient. If you’re looking to narrow your search quickly and focus your project in a timely manner, be sure to ask for John. He has an intensive knowledge of parts and great working relationships with local plumbers and contractors.