• Crafted With Care

    The growing workforce shortage is a hot topic in today’s construction space. There simply aren’t enough trade workers to fulfill the industry’s rising needs—though one group in Southern California is doing its best to meet the challenge.   read more...

  • Insuring Success

    It’s no secret the three biggest expenses on a construction site are typically materials, payroll and insurance.   read more...

  • From Day One Until the Job is Done

    The company that ensures safe work zones underwent one of its greatest tests yet during the end-of-year Woolsey Fire in Southern California.   read more...

  • Putting Safety First

    “Building value with integrity” goes beyond typical marketing speak for Oakmont Builders, Inc. The company, founded in 2012, is committed to protecting and serving its community. Its creed is “building value with integrity,” and to CEO James (Jimmy) Clegg, that means ensuring his buildings meet fire code and offer the latest technology   read more...

  • Rapid Riser

    The past seven years have been something of a whirlwind for Ryan Contractors Inc. (RCI), a general contractor based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Incorporated in 2012, RCI was begun by CEO and President Shawn Ryan, who brought in Vice President Rob Dalrymple six months later. Since then, the company has grown to 25 team members while entering new sectors, consistently doubling its business each year and expanding its reach to a growing number of states.   read more...

  • From High-Rises to Historic Restorations

    If you’ve ever visited prominent attractions in Southern California, you’ve likely encountered the work of Kitson Contracting Inc.: the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park; the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; the San Diego Convention Center; the San Diego Museum of Art; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles; Parsons Corporation World Headquarters building; the UCLA Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library; the San Rafael Avenue Bridge in Pasadena.   read more...

  • Rarified Air

    There are some stories that hit a person like a breath of fresh air.   read more...

  • Protecting Against Theft, Fire and Water Damage

    When the sun goes down on a construction site, the job is just beginning for American Calstar Security (American Calstar). The company, a dba of LA Best Security Inc., provides security services for commercial and residential clients throughout California.   read more...

  • The Power of Reputation

    Knowing when to speak up can change everything. For Vic Braden, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cornerstone Construction Group, Inc. (Cornerstone), speaking up and joining a conversation more than 40 years ago put him on the path to starting Cornerstone. Founded in 1985 and specializing in health care and hospital construction, Cornerstone has long been a fixture in Los Angeles commercial construction.   read more...

  • A Backbone of Steel

    Celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary, Paragon Steel has built an industry-leading reputation for providing a complete line of steel and stainless products with a customer-first approach. But it’s not the variety of tubes, beams, plates and channels or even the quick response time that portrays the heart of this metal distribution company. It’s the individuals.   read more...

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