Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes Build Group’s business success, as well as its extraordinary ability in nurturing employees, fostering team environment LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2017)—Premier local builder Build Group was honored as the #2 “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” best large company category. Recognized by the Los Angeles […]
Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes Build Group’s business success, as well as its extraordinary ability in nurturing employees, fostering team environment
LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2017)—Premier local builder Build Group was honored as the #2 “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” best large company category. Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal for being one of “the most successful in business and in nurturing their own.” As LABJ’s editors succinctly put it, “The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles is an annual celebration of elite employers who have proven that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work.”
Every year, an independent research firm surveys the employees of several hundred companies. Based on their findings, the firm narrows the nominees down to a list of finalists that exemplify the core characteristics of a great place to work, including culture, morale and work environment. Build Group is honored to be among the 100 companies chosen to receive this year’s coveted title out of 460 nominations.
Under Southern California President Todd Pennington’s leadership, Build Group has quadrupled its workforce since opening the local office in 2015, adding many jobs in Los Angeles as the office continues on a fast-growth trajectory. Official category rankings for the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2017 "Best Places to Work" was announced August 7 at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles.
About Build Group, Inc.: Build Group provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout Southern and Northern California. Having just reached its 10-year anniversary, it is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves, with a mission statement: “WE BUILD: Values…People…Trust.”
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To most casual observers in 2007, the launch of a new construction company amidst the Great Recession, in a saturated market, just months away from an industry-stifling subprime mortgage crisis would likely have inspired little confidence. Still less, perhaps, had they also seen its co-founder arrive for his first day […]
To most casual observers in 2007, the launch of a new construction company amidst the Great Recession, in a saturated market, just months away from an industry-stifling subprime mortgage crisis would likely have inspired little confidence. Still less, perhaps, had they also seen its co-founder arrive for his first day at work on a skateboard (he had no car).
But Build Group, Inc. proved wise in ways that conventional wisdom wasn't a decade ago. And at its ten-year anniversary celebration at The Mezzanine last week, some 450 customers, friends, and well-wishers joined Build Group's founders and employee-owners to showcase one of the keys to the San Francisco-based contractor's stellar-if-improbable success. What was clearly evident from the anniversary party is that Build Group knows its customers — and its customers clearly like Build Group.
Co-founders Ross Edwards and Eric Horn were already construction industry veterans when they founded Build Group with little more than a prayer (literally) and a unique founding vision to learn their clients' businesses thoroughly, to embrace customers' goals as their own, and to maintain a hands-on role for principals in all company projects. Joined from the outset by long-time colleagues Bob Hopper, Scott Brauninger and Dave Williams the ambitious startup soon after recruited Nathan Rundel, Ron Yen, and Todd Pennington to form the original Build Group team. With a shared commitment to deliver the highest level of service to customers, the founders also committed themselves to relentless innovation — beginning with their own company.
"Right from the start, we saw enormous untapped potential in creating an innovative company culture that resisted hierarchy, minimized the need for middle management, and kept principals closely involved in all our clients' projects," said co-founder Ross Edwards, who today serves as Build Group's CEO.
"Then as now, it's an approach that empowers our employee-owners to become expert builders, and that challenges all of us to better teamwork and ever higher standards of professional excellence. Ultimately, that's what best serves our customers. Build Group continually aspires to be the envy of the marketplace, and it's not solely because of the knowledgeable, hands-on way we serve our customers. It's also in the way we grow our company. As an employee-owned enterprise with 567 staff members, we are all deeply invested in one another's success. We want Build Group employees to love their jobs, because that's what develops professional expertise, and that's what delivers value for our customers. As we celebrate Build Group's first ten years, we couldn't be more excited for what the next ten holds."
"One of the innovations for which Build Group is increasingly well known is how we evolved the role of general contractor beyond what it traditionally is," said co-founder Eric Horn, who today serves as Build Group's Chairman.
"At Build Group, we prize developing an in-depth understanding of our clients' businesses as well as their aspirations for growth. We continue to maintain principal level involvement in our client projects, and it's an approach that helps forge relationships with customers who come to see us as an extension of their own organizations. Customer relationships mean everything to us at Build Group, and we're proud of a repeat client base that attests to the value of our approach as well as our superior quality work. With our ten-year anniversary, we're not just proud to celebrate our own success as a company — we're equally blessed to have trusted clients, subcontractors insurance and banking relationships that are an integral part of our success. At Build Group, couldn't be more excited for the future."
Build Group Inc. has grown consistently since it was founded in 2007. With annual contracts approaching $1 billion and annual revenues of $750,000,000, the general contractor specializes in commercial office space, hospitality, public works, and residential, mixed use and is complemented by self-performing work divisions in Structural Concrete, metal studs/drywall and insulation. Along with its growth, Build Group has won significant industry recognition for excellence. Honors it has been awarded include: Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies; San Francisco Business Times' 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies; 19th Largest Commercial Contractor in the Bay Area; Largest 100 Bay Area Private Companies; Top 25 Best Places to Work; Healthiest Employers; and the CEA Excellence in Safety Award.
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Apr 14th, 2017
Here are the Winners for This Year’s Best Places to Work
Riley McDermid, April 14, 2017 The list is out: Here are the Bay Area companies that are the finalists of this year's Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. Full Article: Here are the winners for this year's Best Places to Work
San Francisco Business Times (Oct 26, 2012) - The Build Group Inc. survived the recession and now enjoys a booming general contracting and cement subcontracting businesses. The challenge for the San Francisco contractor: staying small. After several hard years where the startup survived on consulting jobs, Build Group saw its […]
San Francisco Business Times (Oct 26, 2012) - The Build Group Inc. survived the recession and now enjoys a booming general contracting and cement subcontracting businesses. The challenge for the San Francisco contractor: staying small.
After several hard years where the startup survived on consulting jobs, Build Group saw its revenue jump 2,678.9 percent to $81 million in 2011, up from $3 million in revenue in 2009. The company has 65 employees and will hire 15 to 20 more before year’s end, said CEO Ross Edwards.
In March 2007, Edwards and co-founder Eric Horn left San Francisco builder Webcor, which was being sold to new owners, to form Build Group. That was just about six months before the credit crisis erupted, plunging the U.S. into recession and halting most construction in its tracks.
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