Torrance is in Los Angeles County, California, and it is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan region. Torrance benefits from the state’s warm temperature, with only 12 inches of rain per year on average. The Del Amo Fashion Center, which grew in the city, is also one of the major retail centers in the country.

Locals and tourists enjoy the retail establishments and uniquely stylish ambiance of the city, which is home to one of America’s largest shopping malls. If you want to start a business in Torrance, California, this list includes some of the most reputable retail contractors. These companies were chosen after a thorough analysis of the best contractors in the area.

Bogart Construction

9980 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618

Over the last decade, Bogart Construction has distinguished itself as a top general contractor in the retail construction market. Because of its single focus on retail clients, the company has perfected the nuances of retail building. It keeps the job site clean, follows a strict timetable with IT systems and training, and assists clients in opening their shop on time and within budget. Its expertise and accuracy have also helped it to become one of the top retail general contractors on the West Coast.

Brad Bogart, owner of Bogart Construction, and Todd McConnell, senior project manager of Bogart Construction, grew up together in Oklahoma. When it came time to go to college, they went together and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Todd majored in construction management, whereas Brad majored in environmental design with a construction management specialization. Brad and Todd now have over 35 years of expertise in management retail building.

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Blvd., Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM was launched in 1972 and has consistently provided excellent service by exceeding its clients’ expectations, building long-term relationships, and executing projects on time. The firm offers estimating, budgeting, engineering, design-build, general contracting, and construction management. It is likewise dedicated to supporting its clients from pre-construction to design and execution. Its team has years of design experience and a wealth of construction sector knowledge.

Howard CDM has garnered numerous industry awards over the years, including the Merit Award for Sustainable Sites-Ecohouse from the United States Green Building Councils and the Community Design Advocate Award for Community Entrepreneur from the AIA Long Beach/South Bay.

Del Amo Construction

23840 Madison St, Torrance, CA 90505

Del Amo Construction is a Southern California-based, family-owned firm dedicated to providing an optimal building experience. Made possible by exceptional people, exemplary service, and prime results, Del Amo Construction has established a legacy of confidence and transcendence since its launching in 1968, proven by a 15% year-over-year growth. 

With high-level developments ranging from historic remodels, adaptive reuse, and seismic upgrades to modular container construction, the Del Amo team is devoted to delivering a “construction concierge” approach, preserving solid relationships with its clients, partners, and employees. 

Before Steve Donahue took on the president and CEO roles in June 2015, Del Amo worked primarily on smaller, regional projects. Made possible by Steve’s leadership, the company continues working with many of its original clients as well as larger, nationally renowned organizations and institutions like the California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California (USC), Disney, and Fox.

McCormick Construction

2507 Empire Ave., Burbank, CA 91504

McCormick Construction is marking its 100th year as a premier contractor, having helped to build cutting-edge corporate real estate facilities throughout California and the Western United States. It serves consumers in Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood, and Jurupa Valley with retail, industrial, adaptive reuse, remodeling, and religious construction services. The company’s extensive portfolio provides a base of knowledge that influences current and future initiatives with experience and vision. The firm’s unique ability to deal with problems before they develop will continue to benefit its clients well into the second century.

Brothers Michael and Steve McCormick own and run McCormick Construction. They are constantly working to exceed the standard of industry leadership established by their great-grandfather George when he founded the company in 1914. The company remains devoted to superior artistry, timely delivery, and cost management while developing connections that foster repeat business and positive feedback.

Fulcrum Construction

441 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802

Fulcrum Construction is a national general contractor focused exclusively on constructing success for its retail partners. Its people provide creative solutions, successfully delivering open store remodels, renovations, and turnkey new construction projects with agility and adaptability. The skilled Fulcrum professionals are the pivot point of successful projects, anticipating and resolving challenges to ensure schedules are met and doors are opened on time. The company focuses on each detail to deliver inviting retail spaces so its clients’ customers have a memorable shopping experience. 

Retailers that have chosen Fulcrum to be on their teams include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target,  Starbucks, Sephora, Total Wine & More, ULTA, Philz Coffee, and PetSmart. The company is recognized by industry organizations like the Retail Contractors Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council has LEED-accredited professionals on the team.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management