Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 12:09 am

Garden Grove is a sought-after location for businesses in the heart of Southern California. Its affordable land costs and lease rates, proximity to the Pacific Ocean and LAX International Airport, and convenient location between the West Coast capital of Los Angeles and the border town of San Diego are just some of the reasons. The city is constantly reinventing itself through new projects, initiatives, and developments and it has developed into one of Orange County’s most inventive, diverse, and forward-thinking communities.

For businesses, functionality and ambiance matter at all times, and a tenant improvement contractor can be of help. This list features the best tenant improvement contractors working in Garden Grove. The companies on this list are experts in commercial projects like tenant improvement services and have numerous years of experience in the field. These have also made a name for themselves by collaborating with some well-known figures from various industries and having their presidents and CEOs work on key initiatives.

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Boulevard, Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM was founded in 1972 and has since concentrated on managing commercial building projects. It continuously offers satisfying and high-quality service. As a result, it has earned awards, including the Design of the Year from Eater‘s Award and Significant Architectural Contribution from Long Beach Heritage. Martin D. Howard—the company’s president and CEO—oversees Howard CDM. With nearly 40 years of expertise in the field, Howard is a licensed contractor in the states of California and Nevada. Over the years he has worked on many successful commercial, industrial, hospitality, medical, and mixed-use projects. 

Over the past 50 years, Howard CDM has developed experience completing projects for a variety of clients, including the Robertson Properties Group, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Laemmle Theatres, Sprout LA Restaurant Group, and the Orange County School of the Arts. Featured in this article is Howard CDM’s work on Ironfire Workspaces. The project includes 100+ workstations in private offices, coworking spaces, conference spaces, and function rooms. Panoramic windows on the western side of the building look out onto a sizable bottom floor that will house a busy maker space.

Esplanade Builders

23820 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90505

Since 2003, the certified small business Esplanade Builders has offered general construction services throughout Southern California. Esplanade Builders is a full-service general contractor that offers project support throughout every area of the commercial real estate market, from preconstruction to occupancy. Christian Sorenson, president, and chief executive officer of Esplanade, has over 20 years of expertise in the building and general contracting sectors. He has managed brand-new retail or commercial structures, sizable corporate tenant improvement build-outs, brand-new office buildings, brand-new distribution warehouse facilities, and typical commercial office remodels.

Esplanade Builders is a six-time best-in-class award winner and its tenant improvement service department is set up for quick response, is trained to work in inhabited premises after hours, and offers turn-key modest renovations at a reasonable cost. Featured here is the work for DocMagic, the firm’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Award-Winning project. This is a two-story standalone single-use office building that was completely renovated on both floors. Curved glowing plexiglass walls in a creative workplace playfully bend through the room. Reaching the perfect balance of enjoyment, shape, and function, the rooms all include bright colors and finishes.

Coastline Development Inc.

13911 Enterprise Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Coastline Development Inc. (CDI), is a premier full-service California general contractor that focuses on the commercial office, industrial, medical, senior living, and retail industry sectors. The firm was established by Todd W. Layman in 1985. The firm’s main goal is to deliver environmentally friendly projects and solutions, developing projects that have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The firm works to reuse and recycle materials on construction sites in order to provide LEED credits. The company completes all of its projects on schedule and under budget, whether they involve capital renovations or new construction.

Projects undertaken by CDI include building repositioning, tenant and capital renovations, and new development. It counts among its clients internationally known companies such as Comerica Bank, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and the UCLA Medical Center. On this project for Bridge Bank, the construction of a distinctive conference room with steel high beams, spider glass hardware, swinging glass doors, and a live-edge conference room table were required. Other services included initial demolition and the reorganization of office layouts.

KCS West

24 Executive Park, Suite 140, Irvine, CA 92614

s a part of Kajima USA on the west coast, KCS West has been building a range of projects since 1964, including commercial high-rises, high-tech manufacturing facilities, as well as special-use entertainment, sports, leisure, residential, and learning institutions. Elmond Wan, president, and CEO of KCS West had a significant role in the development of impressive projects like the Disney Grand Central Creative Campus, The Westin Anaheim Resort, 705 W. Ninth Street, and a 35-story residential tower in Downtown Los Angeles now known as WaterMarke Luxury Apartments. The US Bank Tower, the Gas Company Tower, Biltmore Tower, Burbank Center, and Art Center College of Design are a few of the other buildings Wan has worked on.

KCS West, as a company that provides general contracting services, begins with coordinated preconstruction services before performing improvement services. Each project meets or surpasses its quality and financial requirements thanks to the firm’s comprehensive expertise in all aspects of the building process. Included in this 12,800 square feet of office space tenant improvement for Mizuho Bank are the internal stairs’ deconstruction and the floor opening’s closure. Mizuho Bank occupies the 14th and 15th floors of Two California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles: consolidating the occupation of two stories into the 15th floor is part of the project’s scope.

ACR Builders, Inc.

23372 Madero Suite E, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Established in 2010, ACR Builders is a general contracting firm that was formed by a select group of people with years of experience in the building industry. The company specializes in municipal government projects, commercial assets, retail market facilities, and tenant improvements for national clients. Michele Richardson serves as CEO and Steve Richardson is the president of the firm. ACR Builders and another medium-sized general construction company are both owned by Steve, who has over 35 years of general contracting expertise. Steve and Michele have a combined 55 years of experience in the field.

ACR has a wealth of experience working on retail and commercial construction projects. Some of their notable clients include Bed Bath & Beyond, Panattoni Corporate Office, and Nordstrom Racks. One of its notable projects is this tenant improvement for the Manhattan Country Club. A 300-person banquet room, dining area, exterior dining terraces, bar, changing rooms, wine lounge, conference rooms, management offices, and a theater were all built inside the currently occupied facility as part of the club’s extensive interior and exterior renovation. Other improvements included structural and seismic upgrades, a new roof, mechanical systems, and improvements to the existing exterior plaster to create a smooth exterior plaster finish.