Ugo Melchiori, 1940-2009

Ugo Melchiori, founder of the ubiquitous Santa Barbara construction company that bears his name and a longtime local philanthropist, died Saturday. He was 69, and friends said he had been in ill health. … The company portfolio includes commercial, hospitality, institutional, medical and residential buildings, as well as seismic rehabilitation work. Among its clients are the Braille Institute of America, Canary Hotel, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Chapala One, Chase Palm Park Carousel Building, Crane Country Day School, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort Hotel, Fidelity National Title, Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, Garden Court on De la Vina, La Casa de La Raza, Maravilla Senior Living, Marymount of Santa Barbara, QAD Inc., St. Vincent’s Gardens Family Housing, Sansum Medical Research Foundation, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Santa Barbara Mission and Westmont College, as well as renovating The Granada. more

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