Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:32 am

Long Beach is literally and figuratively in the shadow of Los Angeles. The southernmost portion of the Los Angeles metropolitan area borders California’s largest city, yet with Hollywood to the north and Disneyland to the east, it is sometimes ignored in favor of more star-studded locations. However, this city has an abundance of interesting waterfront attractions, great restaurants, and public art everywhere–without the crowds and sprawl of its more famous neighbor.

If you own an office space and want to spruce it up, the list below contains the best tenant improvement contractors serving the area. Handpicked by our team, each firm was chosen after looking into its awards, portfolio, industry affiliations, and press features.

W.E. O’neil Construction

909 N. Pacific Coast Highway Suite 400, El Segundo, CA 90245

W.E. O’Neil Construction was founded in 1925 and has since grown to become an award-winning and nationally recognized industry leader. Its foundation is based on its people and its commitment to excellence, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of its clients. The firm’s knowledge spans almost every commercial market sector and project delivery method, such as design-build, design-assist, construction management at risk, and lump sum bid.

The O’Neil name has become equated with quality professional construction services, owing to four generations of family leadership and almost 100 years of experience. Its exceptional works have been featured by multiple publications in 2021 alone, including Business Wire, Long Beach Business Journal, The Porterville Recorder, and The Business Journal.

Brian Ramsay currently leads the firm as its CEO, with diverse management experience in the construction field, including being a project engineer, project manager, estimator, and project executive. Mr. Ramsay oversaw the successful launch of a new subsidiary office in Denver, Colorado in 1999 and was then promoted to president of the California office in 2003 before rising through the ranks as CEO in 2014.

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Blvd. Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM was launched in 1972 and is a general contractor, developer, and development management firm. It consistently provides the highest quality of service by meeting its clients’ expectations while complying with their budgets and timelines. It offers a wide array of services, including housing, commercial, retail, restaurant, hospitality, industrial, medical, modular, and development management and construction. The firm’s employees have plenty of experience in professional design and construction—the kind of experience that ensures excellent results and unparalleled customer service.

Howard CDM is headed by Martin D. Howard, a Southern California native. His father, Michael Howard, started a small construction business; Martin grew up learning alongside his father. With nearly 40 years of experience in the building industry, Martin has successfully transformed the company into a multi-million dollar firm with over 45 full-time employees.

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.

Slater Builders

3100-B Pullman St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Slater Builders is a full-service commercial and industrial construction company headquartered in Costa Mesa that specializes in a wide range of building projects in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Slater offers construction services for all project phases, from design to completion, including preliminary estimates and scheduling that manage owner costs and project delivery.

Slater Builders is proud to be a Woman Business Enterprise, certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). As a woman-owned and operated company in a male-dominated industry, the company proudly offers a fresh alternative to the status quo. Under the direction of CEO Lizabeth Slater, the firm begins each project with an eye toward the final goal in mind, developing key forecasts and cost estimates to meet project budgets and timelines. The Slater family has been building in Southern California for over 135 years, passing along their love for the art of design and the delivery of quality craftsmanship from generation to generation.

2H Construction

2653 Walnut Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755

As a general contractor, 2H Construction’s success has been powered by strong attention to detail, a commitment to deliver quality to its valued clients, and exceptional team-building ability. The company specializes in core, shell, education, industrial, medical, retail, tenant improvement, and transportation construction. From the early planning stages through construction close-out, the 2H project team strives to exceed customers’ expectations, and this approach is exhibited regardless of project size.

Under Sean R. Hitchcock’s leadership, 2H management’s hands-on approach and proactive involvement with all aspects of the project lifecycle is another crucial factor to the company’s accomplishments. In business since 1997, the quality and integrity of the business are shown by the references gained from the owners, clients, architects, engineers, inspectors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

ACR Builders

23372 Madero Suite E, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

ACR Builders is a general contracting firm established in 2010 by a select group of professionals with a high level of construction experience. The firm specializes in tenant improvements for national clients, retail market facilities, commercial properties, and local government projects. ACR Builders’ main goal is meeting customers’ construction needs through quality artistry and successful relationships with owner management teams. The firm’s ever-expanding list of repeat clients indicates that the firm is consistently meeting that goal.

Michele Richardson serves as CEO, while Steve Richardson serves as president. Steve and Michele have a combined 55 years of industry experience, with Steve having over 35 years of general contracting experience leading ACR Builders. Under their watch, ACR has been named a Women’s Business Enterprise, California Small Business, and is recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners.