Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 02:06 am

Despite being a part of the Gateway Cities region, Long Beach is more than just a stopover on a trip between the rest of Los Angeles and Orange County. Home to one of the world’s largest shipping ports and numerous waterside attractions, locals have built their livelihoods on the water.

Complemented by gorgeous white-sand beaches, seaside spots such as the docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific have raked in tourists around the country. Earning more than $140 billion and generating millions of jobs, Long Beach Port has also become an economic powerhouse that has caught the eye of many businesses. Major companies looking to jump in on the city’s success have opened offices around the city. Those locations include Epson America, Pioneer Electronics, and Toyota. 

Workplaces continue to be central to the city’s economic success, and Long Beach has a number of office contractors serving that need. Listed below are five of the best construction firms that specialize in creating productive spaces. They have been selected for their impressive repertoire of projects, services, and achievements.

DPR Construction

4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Planning to do things differently in an industry resistant to change, DPR Construction has become a trailblazer for office construction. Its name is derived from the first letter of its three founders. Since 1990, the firm’s philosophy has attracted business owners around the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. 

DPR understands that offices are more than just workspaces; the right office space can ensure that productivity is balanced with employee well-being. The DPR team handles many office projects, including corporate campuses, urban high-rises, core-and-shell projects, build-to-suits, and interior fit-outs. The company also does research on various industries to ensure that the workspace it creates has an edge over the client’s competitors.

A member of the USGBC and NEBB, the team creates eco-friendly offices that minimize its impact on the environment while keeping the customer’s workers healthy. The firm’s concrete structure, framing, drywall, and doors services are also accredited by the AWCI: the structures DPR builds are functional and structurally sound.

The firm’s quality work has given the firm a constant slot on the list of America’s Top 50 contractors since 1997. This success largely stems from the leadership of co-founders Doug Woods, Ron Davidowski, and Peter Nosler. The three have all been dubbed the Most Admired CEOs by the San Francisco Times and Ron and Peter continue to oversee the company today. The company’s works have also snagged awards from ENR California, LABJ Commercial Real Estate Awards, and the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association. The reputation the team has built over the years has led esteemed craftsmen guilds DBIA and CEA to welcome them into their ranks.

Matt Construction

9814 Norwalk Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Believing that buildings are the signature of a civilization, Matt Construction creates offices for both the client and the greater community. Working with esteemed architects and companies such as Google and Youtube, the firm works with industry trailblazers who want to put their mark on the world. Matching this philosophy, Matt Construction has been awarded multiple AIA Presidential Awards which are given to contractors that have further enriched the field.

Matt Construction is particularly skilled in building commercial spaces, institutional buildings, and estates. Since 1991, the firm has been offering its design-build services to Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, and the Bay Area. For those looking to have an office built, the company is well-versed in creating office campuses, studios, and data centers. Knowing the environmental impact associated with workspaces, the contractor works towards creating LEED-certified and net-zero structures.

This family- and employee-owned company was founded by Steve, Paul,  and Al Matt. Steve is now the Chairman and CEO of Matt Construction; he accumulated experience in contractor work and civil engineering before assuming that position. Under his direction, the firm has been accepted into AIA LA, LACMA, YPO, and WPO. The team and its projects have also won numerous recognitions from the CAIAA, AIA, ENR, and OSHA.

Build Group, Inc

1212 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Unit A, Venice, CA 90291

Build Group doesn’t just build properties; it builds up value, people, and trust. This user-centric process has led to the firm having an 80% repeat business rate. Whether a client needs to construct a commercial, residential, or institutional building, the firm provides a wide range of services to accommodate them. Since 2007, the team has grown quickly, and it was named one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in California.

Along with this rapid growth came the formation of specialized units. With the markets looking for office construction services continuing to diversify, Build Group has learned to adapt to every sector. Rather than committing to one project delivery method, the company is skilled at various approaches including Design-Build, P3, and GMP. Creating both a productive and structurally sound workplace, the firm also does its own concrete, metal framing, drywall, insulation, and plaster services. 

Current CEO and co-founder Ross Edwards takes on a more hands-on approach in his leadership despite being an executive. Ross personally oversees every project, working closely with clients and the company’s other principals. A third-generation Californian builder with nearly three decades of experience, he has a great grasp of the state’s architectural scene.