By Mary Ann Azevedo, June 22, 2017 Nicolas Graves is on the waitlist for student housing next school year and he’s keeping his fingers crossed that he gets it. Despite expecting to pay upwards of $1,000 a month, which includes some meals, the alternative for the incoming SF State sophomore is […]
By Mary Ann Azevedo, June 22, 2017
Nicolas Graves is on the waitlist for student housing next school year and he’s keeping his fingers crossed that he gets it.
Despite expecting to pay upwards of $1,000 a month, which includes some meals, the alternative for the incoming SF State sophomore is worse: Searching for more expensive digs elsewhere or winding up in privately owned Parkmerced next door to campus.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (June 22, 2017)—Among more than 200 projects vying for top industry honors at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards this year, the design-build team behind the 1755 Argyle Residential Tower today emerged as victors in a distinguished group of just 35 honorees whose projects set new […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (June 22, 2017)—Among more than 200 projects vying for top industry honors at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards this year, the design-build team behind the 1755 Argyle Residential Tower today emerged as victors in a distinguished group of just 35 honorees whose projects set new standards in design excellence, innovation and sustainability.
Award winners LARGE Architecture, Related California, and Build Group earned today’s prestigious recognition through a rigorous evaluation process. LAAA juries representing a cross section of industry experts select winners from a highly competitive pool of project entrants spanning the entirety of Los Angeles County. In honoring the design-build team behind 1755 Argyle Residential Tower, the LAAA jury recognized the entire group of architects, contractors, project managers, and developers, who were each distinguished in a collaboration to create and build their visionary project.
This year’s award ceremony, which was hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, drew more than 500 attendees representing leading design and building professionals and top city officials.
“This critical milestone here at 1755 Argyle and is the culmination of months of hard work from our project team and scores of tradespeople,” said Build Group, Inc. Southern California President Todd Pennington following the event. “This has been a great opportunity to pause and celebrate the great work completed to date, and to look ahead to the successful completion of the project.”
Today’s LAAA honors were only the latest among recent memorable milestones to celebrate achievements of the 1755 Argyle Avenue project.
In May, the luxury residential tower’s topping-out celebration represented an even wider but no less distinguished group of collaborators, including Irvine, Calif.-based developer Related California, the acclaimed interior designers of Marmol Radziner & Associates, and the hundreds of construction workers who are expertly realizing the project’s vision. Together with then-LAAA contenders LARGE Architecture and Build Group, Inc., the full complement of professionals responsible for the project’s achievement celebrated the traditional builders’ rite of placing the last beam—after it had already been placed on April 26, 2017, because construction was a week ahead of schedule.
Both ceremonies represent well-deserved milestones for the celebrated project. With an award-winning lineage now honoring every aspect of its visionary achievement, the 1755 Argyle Residential Tower takes a worthy place in the storied heart of Hollywood, adjacent to the historic Capitol Records building. For its fast-growing neighborhood, the project will bring market-rate apartments, 2,100 square feet of commercial space, and a five-level, 201-stall parking garage, along a bustling street with a regional Red Line subway stop conveniently nearby. For residents who will call it home, 1755 Argyle will be an 18-story, 114-unit, LEED Silver, luxury residential tower offering panoramic views that stretch from the Hollywood sign to the Pacific Ocean.
Build Group, Inc. is serving as the general contractor and is self-performing concrete—which took 25 pours—on the new high-rise project through its subsidiary, Pacific Structures.
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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May 19th, 2017
Celebrating ten-year anniversary, Build Group credits unlikely success to knowing its clients
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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