Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 12:10 am

Torrance, California, which is located in the South Bay of Los Angeles, is known for its cultural and ethnic diversity that has resulted in numerous spots for both locals and visitors to enjoy. Attractions like the Torrance Promenade, the Mitsuwa Marketplace, and the Del Amo Fashion Center have drawn families, businesses, and investors to the city. The city also has many beautiful beaches, eateries, cafes, bars, and markets for people to explore.

For businesses that are interested in working in Torrance, we have created a list of the best tenant improvement contractors in the area. These contractors were each chosen for their commitment to working closely and collaboratively with clients to make sure that the spaces constructed fit the unique needs and style of the client.

McCormick Construction

2507 Empire Ave. Burbank, CA 91504

McCormick Construction carries out its operations based on the core principles of respect, trust, and expertise. Since its inception in 1914, the firm has been creating spaces built on a foundation of collaboration, and these spaces can be found throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington. The available services offered by the firm include construction, consultation, design-building, and sustainable building.

Waypoint was a project that McCormick Construction worked on for client Montana Avenue Capital Partners. This project features several remodeled common areas across three buildings totaling 150,000 square feet. The firm worked on 18 large bathrooms, the building facades, eight new lobbies, new landscaping, and a new 22,000-square-foot courtyard. All buildings remained in use throughout the construction.

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Blvd. Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM has a legacy of meeting the needs of its clients through fostering strong and lasting relationships with them. The firm specializes in commercial construction and development management, and most of its portfolio consists of structures for the restaurant, hospitality, commercial, retail, modular, multi-family, education, industrial, and medical sectors. In working on these spaces, Howard CDM also ensures that its team sticks to the client’s budgets and schedules. 

The modernization of the Pacific Center—one notable project completed by the firm— required Howard CDM to work on over 10,000 square feet of interior space and 31,000 square feet of exterior landscape and hardscape. The completed project features new concrete seat walls and an olive grove plaza with new greenery on the outside. The interior features a mezzanine with structural steel beams, which added lease space to the second floor, in the lobby. There is also a frame glass conference room, several modernized elevator cab interiors, and soffit accent lighting throughout the space. The kitchenette sports custom millwork and a quartzite stone island. Impressively, Howard CDM finished the entire project while the tenants were working, making sure to avoid excessive noise and physical interference during business hours.

Esplanade Builders, Inc.

23820 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90505

Esplanade Builders, Inc. provides services to clients throughout the Southern California area, especially in Los Angeles and the Orange and Riverside counties. The firm aims to give clients support throughout the entirety of the project process, and focuses on being adaptable and accommodating when dealing with the concerns of clients from different markets. Esplanade Builders’ tenant improvement department provides services at competitive rates, is particularly trained to work in occupied spaces, and has an organizational system that ensures a quick response rate. 

The list of projects that Esplanade Builders has worked on features standard and creative offices, common areas, amenity centers, retail spaces, financial and professional spaces, medical and laboratory structures, and industrial and manufacturing buildings. Vector USA is one of the firm’s projects located in Torrance. It was a partial demolition and complete shell build-out project that required site, utility, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades. This meant installing demising walls, multi-stall bathrooms, unisex single-use bathrooms, a large server room, general office spaces at the ground and mezzanine level, and the installation of nine new remote terminal units.

Satoh Brothers International, Inc.

19750 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90502

Satoh Brothers International, Inc. has been in the tenant improvement industry for 109 years. It is a multi-generational and family-owned firm that was initially based in Japan, but now provides its construction management, architectural, and general contracting services throughout the United States. The Satoh Brothers International team focuses on creating flexible and unique designs, which has allowed it to thrive in the 109 years it has been active.

The firm particularly specializes in building structures that are part of the retail, restaurant, office, education, hospitality, and industrial sectors. One of its notable projects is JTB in Torrance. This is a 22,000-square-foot project that required extensive tenant improvements. Some of the project highlights were building a new first and second-floor lobby, an open office area, a lunchroom, and a conference room, as well as the installation of new workstations. Along with this renovation, the firm also provided architectural, electrical, plumbing, and sound analysis.

CDG Builders

24 Executive Park, Ste. 150, Irvine, CA 92614

CDG Builders provides tenant improvement and design-build services for clients throughout the Southern California and Arizona areas. It primarily works on structures for the commercial, educational, healthcare, science and technology, senior housing, and industrial markets. On all of these diverse types of projects, the firm’s team works based on the belief that client participation, effective communication, and exceptional construction knowledge result in a successful project. 

Hong Kong-based company Kamerycah Inc. collaborated with CDG Builders to create an open office for collaborative work in its Torrance branch. The office renovation resulted in a design that provides a creative area where employees can switch between working individually or collaboratively. It includes a modern office area, multiple conference rooms, storage space, a private office, and a kitchen. The project, which was 5,809 square feet of office space, was completed in 15 weeks.