Torrance, located in Los Angeles County, started off as a small town with an agricultural and industrial economy. Today it’s a prime location for the automotive industry. With its close proximity to ports and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Toyota USA moved to the area, which prompted many other major Japanese companies to follow. If you’re looking to build production infrastructure in LA County, we have five of the best industrial contractors in Torrance, California. Our editorial team selected these firms for their portfolios, experience, and awards.
Del Amo Construction
23840 Madison Street, Torrance, CA 90505
Del Amo Construction provides services for the retail, education, charter, religious, technology, entertainment, and hospitality sectors in Torrance and the surrounding area. We decided to feature the Estrella Gateway, a 359,070-square-foot concrete industrial warehouse, which Del Amo equipped with exterior glass walls and wood-hybrid framed roofs. The structure stands on more than 20 acres and has concrete-paved dock aprons and even a truck court rough-in, which adds to the functionality of the facility.
Del Amo offers mixed-use and adaptive reuse, renovations, and modular or prefabricated construction. Steve Donahue, the current CEO, guides the whole organization in creating top-tier properties. During its 50 years in the industry, Del Amo has also won several awards, including the 2020 CISCA Founder’s Award for their Temple Beth Am project.
17434 Bellflower Boulevard, Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706
Howard CDM is a 50-year-old firm specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. With expertise from the years of quality service for clients, while meeting their budget, Howard CDM continues to express its passion for construction on every project they oversee. Led by Martin Howard, the firm has dedicated groups of professionals with decades of experience delivering the best outcome possible for any project. Howard CDM has been featured in publications like the LA Business Journal, BuildSteel, NBC Los Angeles, and The New York Times.
Serving California, the Howard CDM offers a portfolio of construction services for the retail, restaurant, hospitality, education, and medical industries. One of their clients is luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton, which commissioned a manufacturing facility in Irwindale that required the conversion of an existing 112,500-square-foot vacant warehouse. This project required the transformation of around 57,500 square feet of warehouse area for manufacturing and another 13,500 square feet into manufacturing support. Since the brand and facility deal with leather, a leather storage room—with appropriate cooling and humidity controls— was also made available.
2211 Michelson Drive, Suite 500, Irvine, CA 92612
Uprite Construction has been providing construction and industrial tenant improvement services to Irvine, Torrance, and the surrounding area since 1991. Supported by its core values of safety, integrity, teamwork, innovation, and respect, Uprite Construction remains committed to offering excellent customer service and innovative solutions regardless of the complexity. Uprite Construction has been featured in PR Newswire and in 2021, received the award as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The firm also serves the office and healthcare industries.
The firm handled the renovation and site improvement of two Amazon delivery stations in California. The Amazon Mission Viejo Delivery Center involved the renovation of the 303,593-square-foot facility and the installation of new rooftop heating, ventilation, and HVAC. The featured project, Amazon Redlands Delivery Center, included the demolition of interior and exterior improvements, exterior grading, paving, and landscaping. The warehouse lighting and HVAC were upgraded, along with fixing the flooring and repainting of both the warehouse interior and exterior.
2507 Empire Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504
With more than a century of experience in the industry, McCormick Construction provides construction and consultation services for clients in both the private and public sectors. Established in 1914, the firm is the oldest on this list. The firm operates in several states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It is family-owned and currently led by Michael McCormick, the great-grandson of the founder, who has over 40 years of professional experience.
McCormick Construction was able to provide service to the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the Element LA creative office campus, and the Santa Monica Gateway creative office buildings. Featured on this list is Galena located in Jurupa Valley, California. The project is new construction, which highlights five high-bay industrial buildings, each ranging in size from 28,382 square feet to 67,483 square feet.
Efraim General Contractors
8913 W Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Efraim General Contractors has been in business since 2020. Located in Los Angeles county, the general contracting company offers various services to the southern California area, including tenant improvements and commercial and industrial new construction projects. The firm was established by Fred Efraim, who had 25 years of experience prior to relocating to California and setting up the company. Efraim leads a team of dedicated people committed to their professionalism.
Efraim General Contractors has worked with well-known clients, including TJ Max, Starbucks, Dollar Tree, Anytime Fitness, and Baskin Robins. Featured is one of the firm’s warehouse projects located on Greenstone Avenue, Santa Fe Springs. The warehouse and distribution center is a 42,000-square-foot ground-up project, constructed using concrete tilt-up.