Alpha Construction Co. Inc.
- Written by: Ivy Carter
- Produced by: Brandon Bagley
- Estimated reading time: 3 mins
Alpha Construction Co. Inc. is a highly experienced general contractor presently specializing in building quality multi-family housing consisting of affordable senior, family, special-needs, veteran and assisted-living developments as well as conventional and mixed-use apartments and condominiums. Since its founding in 1965, Alpha has been a leader in the construction of residential, commercial, financial, educational, medical and government buildings as well, and has completed over $1 billion worth of projects throughout Southern California.
Alpha’s proven track record of successful work is a direct result of its team management approach to any given challenge. “We pride ourselves in our ability to organize a comprehensive system of management tailored to the unique nature of every project we undertake,” says Irv Laxineta, the president of the company. At the center of this strategy is a hands-on philosophy in which top management is involved in the day-to-day affairs of each job.
Careful planning and cooperation with owners and their design professionals is a proven recipe for the timely completion of successful construction projects. In addition to its general contracting capabilities, Alpha is prepared to deliver experienced preconstruction services, which include cost estimating, budget development, value engineering, constructability review and project management. Preliminary project analysis and cost control are the twin engines driving buildings that arrive on time and on budget. The company’s core strategy is a synthesis of its project planning and team management philosophy.
Alpha’s senior leadership/ownership team brings more than 100 years of combined experience to the company. Irv has been a general contractor since 1957 and in addition to maintaining an overview of all activities, he is in charge of the marketing program, including the furnishing of preconstruction services. Jerry Hart, a 1961 graduate architect and its senior vice president, joined the company in 1971 and is responsible for overseeing its contractual, administrative and risk management activities. Louis Laxineta, vice president, has been with Alpha since 1989 and supervises the project management and field operations.
Alpha’s full-time staff of approximately 35 consists of long-term, able and dedicated professionals who are both qualified and experienced in construction, construction management, engineering and architecture. The contributions and expertise of this staff are indispensable, and have a lot to do with the successful completion of Alpha’s projects.
Throughout its history, Alpha Construction has built a solid reputation — a credit to the company’s values. “Our philosophy is to look at the members of an owner’s project team, the architect, engineers and project manager as partners, not opponents,” says Irv. “This has resulted in numerous faithful clients continuing to give us repeat business over the years.”
Apparently this philosophy is working, as a listing of some of its notable recent projects would testify:
Perris Station Senior Apartments
- Perris, California
- Highridge Costa Housing Partners
- 84 Units Senior Citizens Apartments on two stories over one level of commercial and parking garage on grade.
Vineland Avenue Senior Housing
- North Hollywood, California
- Menorah Housing Foundation
- 82 Units Senior Citizens Apartments on four stories over one level of parking garage on grade.
28th Street Apartments
- Los Angeles, California
- Clifford Beers Housing
- Rehabilitation and conversion of Historic YMCA Building to 29 Apartment Units for Youths and five story addition with 29 additional Apartments Units for Youths.
Villas at Gower
- Los Angeles, California
- A Community of Friends
- 70 Unit Affordable Family Apartments on four stories over one-story subterranean parking garage.
Kings Road Mixed Use
- Santa Monica, California
- Combined Properties, Incorporated
- 48 Units Market Rate Apartments on three stories over one-story commercial over one-story subterranean parking garage.
The outlook for Alpha Construction Co. Inc. is bright, and having established a solid reputation over the years, the company will continue to build upon its relationships with both nonprofit and for-profit developers and to maintain its outstanding position in the community.
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