General Contracting

USS CAL BUILDERS’ roots are in General Contracting. That’s how our company got started more than 30 years ago: providing general contracting services in Orange County Ca.

In the general contracting delivery method, the plans are done by a separate architect and turned over to USS CAL BUILDERS for construction. USS CAL BUILDERS has experience in working with numerous architects throughout Southern California. The added bonus to working with USS CAL BUILDERS in this type of delivery method is that we bring our architectural experience and are happy to serve as a construction adviser for our clients.

Our customers find this experience very helpful in finding cost saving opportunities and verification of contractibility. USS CAL BUILDERS provides a seamless construction process by self-performing many of the trades associated with a new building. Offering these in-house services keeps the total and completed structure in mind, rather than fractional delivery of parts, pieces and trades.

We don’t always use our services, but having the ability to compare subcontractor’s prices with our own is another way USS CAL BUILDERS ensures the best value.

Design Build

During the 1980′s we took notice of the adversarial relationship created when separate architecture firms and general contractors are brought together to complete a project.

The owner, wanting the best price, trusts the architect to keep plans within budget. However, when the plans are turned over to the contractor thousands of dollars later, there are missing items and issues left un-addressed. This results in costly change orders and can really break one’s budget as new things keep popping up.

With design/build, this adversarial relationship does not exist. We get things right the first time because we are the ones who take responsibility for the entire project at the end of the day. And we like it that way. It enables us to have complete control over your project and control costs more effectively, but it also makes the process easier on the owner as we are the only firm you need to contact from planning to completion.

Our firm has experience designing and building a great variety of projects. Since we all live and work here in Southern California, we know the area, the regulations and have a genuine interest in seeing the area grow beautifully.

Architecture & Engineering

A building is only as good as its design. Our full-scale architecture & engineering department has designed award winning projects throughout the State of California.

Whether it is schools, medical facility, fire stations or office buildings, we have the capabilities here at USS CAL BUILDERS to design your dream building. Our design process includes evaluation of building needs, master planning, regulatory review and codes review, preliminary design and estimates, scheduling, value engineering, construction documents, and final competitive bidding and estimating.

We also have an engineering department that provides construction expertise during the design and estimating phases for constructability and budget recommendations. Our engineers inspect the plans of every project to ensure that nothing is overlooked and we give you the most accurate estimate.

Two of USS CAL BUILDERS’ owners are registered professional engineers— combining the civil, structural and mechanical engineering disciplines. This advantage allows USS CAL BUILDERS to recommend true solutions when opportunities arise in the field.

Construction Management

USS CAL BUILDERS likes to bring our team approach of building to every project we do. That is especially true with the construction management delivery method.

Construction Management work is very similar to design/build in that the architect and the contractor are involved in the project together very early on. However, there are still two separate contracts between the entities. In the CM relationship, the architect involves USS CAL BUILDERS early on in the designing process to discuss things like construction type, materials and functionality.

As one of the pioneering construction management companies Los Angeles Ca, we have a long working relationships with multiple architectural, engineering and consulting firms throughout Southern California and Los Angeles area, where we team together early on in a design-build relationship.

We have found that with early involvement of the two entities, projects are more likely to be kept on budget and on schedule.

Commercial Construction

USS Cal Builders. was founded in 1984, and our staff has a combined 100 + years of construction experience. Our company has earned a reputation for delivering on-time customer satisfaction, and working within budgets.

USS Cal Builders Construction projects range from small to large in order to accommodate client needs. USS Cal Builders Construction has offered full-service general contracting services to the commercial and institutional industries since 1984. Our projects include medical clinics, public buildings, schools, custom housing, corporate offices, retails, sports fields & aquatics, highways and technical structures.

We are a certified Southern California Local Business Enterprise and Small Business. The underlying philosophy behind all of our work is that quality execution is of paramount importance. We are a full service commercial construction and construction management company that focuses on assisting our clients with their objectives and bringing jobs in under budget and on time.

You can also depend upon USS Cal Builders Construction to operate with integrity. USS Cal Builders Construction is a family owned and operated business, we provide all the services of a large construction company while retaining a high level of flexibility, customer service and responsiveness.

Clients receive personalized attention at all stages of their projects and always have easy access to a representative who is readily aware of all relevant operations and job details. USS Cal Builders Construction clients enjoy a direct line of communication with our ultimate decision maker, thus ensuring a reliable and easy flow of information and responsive communication. In that sense, we consider ourselves to be a “small” large contractor.

Over the years, USS Cal Builders Construction has predominately contracted with non-profit agencies and public entities including the following CA counties: Orange County, San Francisco County, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside County among others.

Further, one of our specialties is our ability to perform and excel under difficult and intricate restrictions. We are committed to a diverse workforce both within USS Cal Builders Construction and with our various subcontractors as well.

We take great pride in our efforts to mentor and provide opportunities to minority and women-owned firms. This commitment means that we strive to provide opportunities to minority and women based businesses. As a result, we actively recruit MBE and WBE subcontractors for each of our projects.