Webcor Builders Ramps up Southern California Operations

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Webcor Builders (“Webcor”), one of the largest general contractors in California with offices in San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles and San Diego, has added multiple construction professionals to their Los Angeles based staff, meeting the demands of the growing Southern California market.  Webcor will add Jim Brain as Chief Estimator and Bill Lee as Project Director.  In addition, Webcor has announced that Paul Christen, Preconstruction Director from the company’s San Francisco headquarters, will move to the Los Angeles office helping oversee the Southern California preconstruction team.

All three executives serve Webcor’s stated goal of expanding its operations in the Southern California market. The company has recently secured several major residential and infrastructure contracts in the Los Angeles area and looks to build on those successes while expanding into other markets.

“Jim, Bill, and Paul will really help our growing operations in Southern California as we look to service the tremendous rise in Webcor business,” said Mark Turner, senior vice president of Southern California Operations.  “They each bring unique qualifications and diverse experience and will form a cohesive team.”

Webcor’s mission is to build structures of superior quality and value with integrity, and continually improve its processes through the innovation of our skilled people. It strives to be open to individual ideas and add social and economic value to its communities. Please visit www.webcor.com to learn more and follow Webcor on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr.

Jim Brain has 16 years in the construction industry and a diverse background in estimating as well as preconstruction. Brain has spent his entire career in Southern California, and has built strong relationships with local subcontractors and suppliers that will help expand Webcor’s base and become more competitive.  His experience includes preconstruction for several major projects including the DBIA award-winning Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex.

Bill Lee has worked in construction since 1989 in a variety of capacities, and also served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. His experience spans multiple product types from acquisition through execution, including several projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. Lee’s understanding of the Southern California market will allow Webcor to pursue more work in that region.

Paul Christen has been with Webcor since 2001 and currently serves as a Preconstruction Director. He has 21 years in the construction industry and will work with Brain and Lee as well as the existing LA staff. He has been involved in several of Webcor’s most notable San Francisco residential high-rise projects including the Millennium Tower, the St. Regis Museum Tower, and the Infinity Towers.

Webcor’s recent awarded projects include The Bloc; a large redevelopment project in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a new 66000-square-foot West Coast outpost for IMAX in Playa Vista, CA as well as major renovations to Argo Hall Residence Hall at Revelle College in San Diego.  Several additional large scale projects will be announced later this summer.

About Webcor
Webcor’s extensive knowledge base, sharply-honed technical skills, and over 43 years of experience allow the firm to provide exceptional value by building smarter. Webcor Builders is one of the leading General Contractors in California. Founded in 1971, they are known for an innovative and efficient approach to construction, wide range of experience, cost effective design/build methodology, skill in concrete construction and expertise in building landmark projects. Webcor has completed over 55 million square feet of projects to date, and is well-known for constructing projects of all sizes, multiple distinctions and sustainable landmark structures. Webcor continues to be listed as one the nation’s top-ranked Construction Companies.

The company is currently listed as one of the Bay Area’s largest Commercial Contractors by the San Francisco Business Times and the #1 Green Building Contractor in the U.S. by the Engineering News-Record. Additionally, Webcor is one of the Top 10 Concrete Contractors in the nation per CC100. Webcor has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Newsweek, Business Week, California Computing, California Construction and the Engineering News-Record for high quality, speed of construction, and industry-leading use of technology in construction. Webcor Builders provides a full spectrum of preconstruction and construction services that include Design Review, Structural and Constructability Analysis, LEED Certification Analysis, Scheduling, Estimating, Subcontractor Outreach, Prequalification and Selection, Material Purchasing and Commissioning.

Webcor’s mission is to build structures of superior quality and value with integrity, and continually improve its processes through the innovation of our skilled people. It strives to be open to individual ideas and add social and economic value to its communities. Please visit www.webcor.com to learn more and follow Webcor on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr.

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