Located in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale is home to various impressive cultural hubs and stellar commercial districts, as well as several great trails and natural parks for nature lovers. We decided to showcase ten of the area’s best and most impressive construction companies—the people responsible for some of Glendale’s most outstanding structures. These firms were chosen for their unique experiences, portfolios, and skill sets. Several of these companies are recipients of countless industry awards, and their work has been published in numerous magazines.
W.E. O’Neil Construction
909 N Pacific Coast Highway, #400, El Segundo, CA 90245
Established in 1925, W.E. O’Neil is an award-winning and nationally ranked construction firm that has completed projects across the United States. The firm operates out of several locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. The firm is known for its use of the best technology, including Building Information Modeling, and it takes a transparent approach to preconstruction. The firm also takes great pride in its national rankings. Most recently, it was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the 19th leading general contractor in the area. Showcased here is the firm’s work for Raython Systems Company.
Showcased here is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in Glendale and labeled as “Next on Lex” in its portfolio, this project provides both residential and office spaces. It also contains several entertainment lounges and houses over 494 units. The project was completed in collaboration with the professionals at KFA Architecture and consists of four buildings that sit on a raised podium. It also provides three levels of underground parking.
KPRS Construction Services
444 South Flower Street, Suite #3860, Los Angeles, CA 90071
KPRS Construction operates out of its headquarters in Los Angeles and offers its clients a full range of general contracting services. Since its start, it has cultivated excellent relationships with some of the area’s most noteworthy brands, including Amazon, FedEx, Coca-Cola, and LG. The firm credits its success to the experience of its team of hands-on professionals. At the firm’s helm is its president, one of its founding partners, Joel H. Stensby. Joel has experience at all levels of the organization and has worked with a number of major nationwide firms.
Showcased here is the firm’s work for ACE 121, a 70-unit multifamily structure in Glendale. It features a modern design and provides several gathering spades, its own art gallery, and large community rooms. Some other great details include its sculpture garden and a number of other LEED-certified features.
17434 Bellflower Boulevard, Suite #300, Bellflower, CA 90706
Founded in 1972, Howard CDM operates out of its office in Bellflower. It prides itself on the stellar reputation it has secured through the years. The firm has been featured in numerous publications, including What Not Los Angeles, LA Business Journal, and OC Register. Howard’s team assists its clients throughout the construction process. That includes pre-construction, estimating, value engineering, budgeting, and accurate plans. For the past 40 years, the company has worked with countless well-known clients, including Laemmle Theatres, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Orange County School of the Arts, and Sprout LA Restaurant Group.
The featured project showcases the firm’s work for the Pacific Theaters Americana at The brand. It was completed together with the professionals at Perkowitz + Ruth. It spans over 68,000 square feet and also contains its own outdoor shopping community.
Sierra Pacific Constructors
22212 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Sierra Pacific Construction offers its clients a complete range of general contracting services. The firm operates out of its office in Woodland Hills and is known for completing all of its projects on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Now in its fourth decade of construction work, the firm prides itself on its stellar reputation and its 85% rate of repeat clientele. Since its establishment, Sierra Pacific has completed over 3,200 successful projects throughout Los Angeles. The firm has completed projects for household names like LinkedIn, Netflix, Google, and NBCUniversal.
The project we decided to showcase is the firm’s work for Learner’s Digest International; it is an excellent example of the firm’s talent for corporate interiors. It features an excellent modern design. Some of its best elements include its large conference room, the lounge areas, and the unique overhead lighting.
15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #1200-33, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
MODAA is an award-winning, fully licensed and insured firm. It provides its clients with a complete range of general contracting services and has had the opportunity to work in some of the best areas across Los Angeles. It maintains affiliations with important industry organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as the US Green Building Council, which assures clients of the high efficiency and sustainability of its projects. The firm’s work has been featured in countless publications like Architectural Digest and the Los Angeles Times. Featured here is one of the firm’s best commercial endeavors.
Located in Glendale, this project was completed in collaboration with Abramson Teiger Architects. It features a new full wall feature showcasing prefinished hand-cut and stained wood pieces. All the furniture here was built by a MODAA vendor and showcases excellent Silestone slab and wood paneling.
3814 Willat Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90232
With nearly five decades of industry experience, Kavin Construction takes great pride in being one of Los Angeles’s premier residential contractors. The firm provides exceptional service and it has developed long-lasting relationships with its interesting clientele. Kavin offers a variety of home remodeling services that encompass large-scale home remodels, kitchen and bathroom renovations, pool construction, and accessory dwelling units. The firm is capable of taking on projects regardless of scale or complexity. Its portfolio features an extensive range of homes and spaces, ranging from complex homes that sit on the hills of Los Angeles to beachfront properties along the Pacific coastline. It comes as no surprise that the firm has been recognized multiple times in Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle Magazine.
Michael Kavin leads the firm. He ensures that all of the firm’s projects receive the benefit of his experience, and he assists throughout the entire process. He and his team follow a highly meticulous process best suited to California’s architectural scene. The firm’s portfolio depicts a variety of designs: traditional, classic craftsman, transitional, Spanish Colonials, and contemporary.
10620 W Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Spazio LA is a Los Angeles-based award-winning firm best known for its excellent use of the design-build approach. Specializing in high-end designs and remodels, Spazio LA is composed of a talented team of architects, interior designers, project managers, and builders. These professionals allow the company to keep the entire process in-house. Keeping it all with Spazio lessens the challenge for clients—no need to look for additional subcontractors when working on a particular project. The firm describes itself as a “one-stop-shop” and assists its clients with everything from planning and design to custom-made finishes and decor. It leverages the latest industry technology and techniques, including working with realistic 3D renderings. The firm’s methods emphasize the importance of using the best materials while implementing cost-effective processes, assuring clients that it not only comes up with the best designs but also takes into consideration their respective budgets.
The featured project is one of the firm’s most extensive remodels in Glendale. The home was completely transformed to accommodate a new open floorplan, glass doors and windows, and natural oak hardwood floors. Some other great details include the porcelain tiles on the walls and floors of its master bathroom, its countertops, and the custom shaker cabinets.
Green Works Construction & Design Inc.
13428 Maxella Avenue, Suite #512, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Greenworks Construction & Design assists throughout the building process, from conception to completion. The firm specializes in large-scale residential remodels and has been particularly recognized for its excellent kitchen, bathroom, exterior, and interior renovations. It extends its services throughout Southern California and is regarded as a leading builder in the region. The firm is a family-owned and operated business that is insured and bonded, with coverage up to $12M. The firm employs its own team of in-house interior designers who employ 3D design methods to ensure accurate plans; that process lessens the possibility of major revisions during the process.
The firm provides detailed proposals and always finishes all of its homes and spaces on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Greenworks’ projects have been featured in various publications, as well as on television. Some of its most notable features include being on Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” and HGTV’s “House Hunters Renovation.”
Built To Perfection, Inc.
22222 Sherman Way, Suite #202, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Built To Perfection has been in business since 2000 and is experienced in every aspect of the general contracting process. The firm assists its clients with everything and maintains a highly hands-on approach—that means few or no revisions. The firm has its very own showroom so clients can get a better feel of its prior projects, go through samples, and review the materials the firm often uses. Interested clients may also receive free consultation services. Additionally, they offer free 3D Design Consultations to allow their clients to visualize before buying.
Showcased is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. For this kitchen, the firm’s team opted for floating wood shelves and clean white backsplashes. It also made use of warm tiled flooring and custom cabinetry.
South Land Remodeling
15021 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #488, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
South Land Remodeling is among Los Angeles’s best and leading general contractors; it has been recognized on multiple occasions for its outstanding services. The firm has been featured in “Martha Stewart” and offers its clients three decades of industry experience working in and around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Its service list includes whole-home remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room additions, and accessory dwelling units. South Land Remodeling is a one-stop-shop and can oversee everything including design, construction, and installations.
Our editorial team was highly impressed by its expertise in a wide variety of architectural vernaculars. We were especially taken by its talent for modern and traditional spaces.