Servicing Your ADU from Start To Finish

We are in the business of servicing clients building ADUs

We bring over 25 years of local construction experience; with a reputation for delivering unique design-build projects ahead of schedule and on budget.  Our company has served with new construction, building new homes, remodeling, doing garage conversions and creating ADUs or accessory dwelling units for over two decades. 

AS AN ADU SPECIALIST WE ARE NOT JUST ANOTHER CONTRACTOR. WE CAN SAVE YOU TIME AND INTENSIVE WORK FROM START TO FINISH.

We have found that the key to every project’s success is understanding the Owner’s needs and expectations and then exceeding those expectations. 

Every Step of The way Building your ADU

Site valuation and ADU application

Los Angeles County is composed with many independent cities each with their own ordinances and regulations. Such matters as parking, height, setback, lot coverage, livable area, landscaping and architectural requirements.

Design Management

We make sure to meet and exceed your expectations as well as meeting city codes and requirements working with good network of professional architects. meeting your goals with confidence.

Obtain Building City Permit

Meeting city ordinances and codes will give us the success desire building permits approved. Our pre-existing relationship with the city building and safety will give us the upper hand to expedite permits.

Pre Construction Fundamentals

The first step to actual construction, preparing the land, in some cases demolishing an old structure or clearing away some tress doing rough grading. A site pre-demolish inspection with city official is recommended.

Quality Control

Construction materials and workmanship quality management, it is a continuous process, part of the total construction project quality system to insure safety, durability and the best final product to your satisfaction.

Construction

ADU adhering to city codes and keeping your goals, dreams and budget in mind, we differ from mass production or manufacturing. We fully customize your ADU giving plenty attention to detail.

City Inspection Management

Every phase of construction will require the city inspection and approval. We schedule the inspection ahead meeting deadlines with construction timeframe. Meeting the inspector on site making sure or job progress goes along city building codes.

City Certificate of Occupancy Guaranteed

A Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) will not be issued to any building or structure, or portion thereof, until all the provisions of the laws and regulations of the city and State are met. We guarantee you a C of O, we take care of it all until we hand you over the keys along with your Certificate of Occupancy.

Your ADU Certificate of Occupancy Guaranteed

A certificate of occupancy is a document issued by a local building department certifying that the Accessory Dwelling Unit is in compliance with applicable building codes and other laws. The purpose of this certificate (also referred as C of O) is to confirm that your property is fit for human occupancy. Also important to add value when you sell the property, refinance, etc.

Basics of the Certificate of Occupancy

SIX IMPORTANT BASICS



1. The C of O is a very essential document.

This document usually serves three purposes:


A. What the Structure Is Used For: 

The certificate of occupancy describes what class the property is in. 

B. That the Structure Is Suitable for Occupancy: 

A certificate of occupancy serves as proof that a property has complied with all standards and codes and is now fit for occupancy. 

C. That the Structure Complies With All Building Codes: 

Obtaining a certificate of occupancy will serve as proof that the building has conformed to all housing and building codes. 


2. Who Needs a Certificate of Occupancy?

Some common reasons for needing a certificate of occupancy are:

  • New Construction- Newly constructed buildings need to apply for a certificate of occupancy.
  • Property Conversion- When a property is changing from one use to another, for example a garage conversion to accessory dwelling unit or ADU, a certificate of occupancy is usually required. 
  • Change of Ownership- When a multi-family property, industrial property, or other commercial space changes ownership. 


3. Where Do You Get a Certificate of Occupancy?

A certificate of occupancy can be obtained through the town or county's building department or department of housing. The request has to be made before any work is actually done. A certificate of occupancy will not be issued, however, until the property has passed all inspection requirements and any fines on the property have been paid.


4. How Do You Obtain a Certificate?

In order to obtain a certificate of occupancy, your property must pass all inspections. These inspections may include a plumbing inspection, an electrical inspection, a fire safety inspection, and a general building inspection. Professional inspectors are employed by local governments or agencies approved to issue a C of O.


5. What If You Do Not Pass Inspection

If your property does not pass the inspection, you will be given a list of items that need to be corrected so that your property will conform with all building and safety codes. 

We guarantee to pass inspections.


6. What Happens if You Don’t Get One?

Local laws require you to get a certificate of occupancy for the type of property you have or for the work you are doing. You could be fined or even sued by the City. This fine could accrue for each day you had the property but did not have the certificate of occupancy.

We guarantee a Certificate of Occupancy at the end of our project.

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Cities Served

Pasadena, CA

South Pasadena, CA

Altadena, CA

Monrovia, CA

Sierra Madre, CA

San Marino, CA

Alhambra, CA

Walnut, CA

San Gabriel, CA

Highland Park, CA

Eagle Rock, CA

La Canada-Flintridge, CA

Arcadia, CA

Culver City, CA

Hollywood, CA

Beverly Hills, CA

Los Angeles, CA

West Los Angeles, CA

San Fernando, CA

Burbank, CA

Glendale, CA

Diamond Bar, CA

El Segundo, CA

Manhattan Beach, CA

Hermosa Beach, CA

Redondo Beach, CA

Signal Hill, CA

Long Beach, CA

Torrance, CA

Santa Monica, CA

West Los Angeles, CA

Studio City, CA

Sherman Oaks, CA

Toluca Lake, CA 

Valley Glen, CA

Valley Village, CA

Van Nuys, CA

Encino, CA

Tarzana. CA

Woodland Hills, CA

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We are not Architects, We are a construction company. But we manage your ADU construction from start to finish. But we help you plan and design your plan according to the city requirements. Our pre-existing relationship with architects and the city building and safety will help expedite your permit approval.

Servicing Los Angeles County