Beverly Hills is known as California’s fabulous, high-end district. Popular television shows and movies like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Pretty Woman have depicted it as the turf of the rich and famous. Home to luxury brands and top-notch restaurants, Beverly Hills is the place to go for a fancy LA experience.
To match high expectations associated with the location, restaurants in Beverly Hills need a well-constructed place perfect for its clientele. Helping restaurant owners create an exceptional space are these seven outstanding contractors on the list. These contractors are well-established, with over one decade to a century in the industry. Most of these contractors are award-winning and have been featured in different publications. All these contractors have notable projects, showcasing their expertise in constructing restaurants in and out of Beverly Hills.
C.W. Driver Companies
468 North Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
Headquartered in Pasadena, C.W. Driver Companies offers its clients a comprehensive range of general contracting and construction management services. The firm traces its origins as far back as over a century ago when Clarence Wike Driver and John MacDonald founded the company in 1919. Now, C.W. Driver Cos. takes great pride in being the oldest licensed builder in Southern California. Their technological edge and dynamic management teams drive their diverse portfolio of projects that include work in the restaurant, retail, commercial office, hospitality/gaming, academic, entertainment/sports, civic/cultural, biomedical/life sciences, residential, and senior living industries. Below is a representative restaurant project the firm completed in Beverly Hills.
This project consisted of a 5,000 SF expansion to the existing two-story Mastro’s restaurant in Beverly Hills. The expansion added a third floor penthouse, decked out in white and gold, with open windows. The new third floor is used for large parties and catered banquets. It has its own dedicated commercial kitchen, bar, and restrooms. In addition, there were extensive electrical and mechanical upgrades. Noise and dust was strictly controlled and all construction occurred during off hours while the existing 2nd floor restaurant was in operation.
261 S. Figueroa St. Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90012
A family and employee-owned company, Matt Construction has become a crucial part of building California’s most memorable structures. For its important contribution in the field of architecture, it has earned multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) including the AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award. Its sensational projects have been featured in publications such as the ENR, Curbed, and Los Angeles Business Journal. The firm takes pride in its many achievements because they serve as a reflection of the company’s professionalism and relationship with clients.
One project the firm is extremely proud of is CUT at Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Located in Beverly Hills, this Michelin-starred restaurant has delighted many important guests from Los Angeles and all over the world. Owned by world-class chef Wolfgang Puck, the restaurant needed a master contractor. With the pressure of constructing a place that matches CUT’s sophisticated food, the company exceeded expectations. Adding curved details on the ceiling and the windows, the firm has made a dramatic statement within the structure. If the chef is the performer and the food is the star of the show, the beautiful restaurant serves as the theater where the audience is entertained. At night, the skylight covering the restaurant produces a natural stage light that completes the extraordinary fine dining experience at CUT.
R.D. Olson Construction
400 Spectrum Center Dr. Suite 1200, Irvine, CA 92618
Founded in 1979, R.D. Olson Construction is the contractor of choice for many well-known hotels and brands. Some of its most popular clients are Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, and Sheraton Hotels. These outstanding hotels have one thing in common: exceptional in-house restaurants catering to valuable guests. As a trusted contractor by many hotels, the firm is undoubtedly an expert in restaurant construction.
Highlighting this expertise is the Pinzimini Restaurant at Westin Mission Hills Resort. Featuring a modern Tuscan style, the 5,500-square-foot restaurant is built with a rustic feel combined with contemporary details. Surrounded by wood and woven textures, the entire space is completed with large contemporary lighting fixtures large enough to complement the high ceilings. Taking guests back to Old World Europe, a hand-tiled pizza oven is at the center of the restaurant’s interactive open kitchen. The firm gave the same attention to detail to the restaurant’s outdoor terrace, creating a venue for dining while enjoying the golf course view.
R.D. Olson has continuously grown over the last 42 years. Aside from restaurants and hotels, the firm is a master in providing construction services for country club, multi-unit housing, and retail projects. For its excellence in the industry, the firm has caught the attention of the press including Orange County Business Journal, The Mann Report, and At The Forefront. In 2018, it was included in the ENR Top 400 Contractors List.
1650 Westwood Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Based in Los Angeles, Ramland Construction is a prestigious firm with celebrity clients. The firm has appeared in well-known publications including the Los Angeles Times and Vogue. Some of its popular clients include chefs and restaurateurs Jose Andres and Curtis Stone.
For Top Chef Master’s host Curtis Stone, the firm has built Michelin-starred restaurant Maude. Located in Beverly Hills, the intimate fine dining restaurant seats 24 lucky guests per service. In partnership with Bishop Pass, the firm created a restaurant with a mix of modern and classic elegance. On one side of the restaurant, an entire wall has been built with custom shelves featuring wines from different countries.
Since 1999, Ramland Construction has continuously surpassed client expectations. Its untainted reputation is why many upscale restaurants, hotels, and retailers trust the company. From its beginnings in Los Angeles, the firm has served clients in different parts of California including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood. Its team of professionals works relentlessly to continuously meet and exceed client expectations. With a desire to help clients succeed in business, the firm’s team and key leaders inspire each other to deliver the best customer service and high-quality projects.
15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1200-33, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Founded in 2008, Modaa Construction believes that building a restaurant is a complex process. More than standard MEPs and finishes, restaurant construction involves other stages including coordination with equipment vendors and the health department. These crucial parts of the restaurant build process are taken seriously by this contractor. Through successful management of all aspects of the process, the firm successfully handles all challenges that come along the way.
Part of the company’s success is its strong team with expertise to meet every construction requirement. Also included in a successful project completion is the firm’s solid relationship with architects, equipment vendors, and project engineers. To start a project right, the firm believes in identifying a clear goal first. In coordination with the clients, a specific time frame and budget is set and the firm works its best to deliver within these limits.
An example of a project done right is the Mainland Poke Restaurant Construction. In this project, the firm has selected the right partners to work with. Acting as the general contractor, the firm worked with an independent artist, Ann Sacks, to create a unique focal point in the restaurant. Working with a MODAA vendor, the firm has chosen only the finest furniture and construction materials for the project.
Well-crafted designs like this are why the company has been featured in many publications including the Architectural Digest and the Los Angeles Times. Currently, the firm serves clients in Beverly Hills and Glendale, as well as Culver City and Sherman Oaks.
19201 Parthenia St. Unit #B, Northridge, CA 91324
DPT Construction is in the business of making a nationwide brand. The company achieves this vision by providing exceptional customer service and constant product innovation. Established in 1996, the company’s brand is backed by a talented staff with extensive experience in different projects. Through a reliable staff, the firm successfully provides top-notch administrative, management, and design services to every client. Some projects the team has handled include hotel renovations, tenant improvements, and restaurant construction.
Those who have watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) may be familiar with Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Villa Blanca. The restaurant contractor behind the elegant, all-white restaurant is none other than DPT Construction. Adding the right amount of theatrical touch, the firm has built columns with intricate detailing inside the restaurant. Between those pillars are long seating areas where friends and family can comfortably dine together, or, in the tradition of RHOBH, share some drama between meals.
Projects such as the Villa Blanca are part of DPT Construction’s brand creation. Aside from having projects appearing on popular reality shows, the firm relies heavily on solid partnerships with clients to build its reputation. As a USGBC member, the firm also makes sure to make sustainable practices and efforts as part of its brand.