HBC #1 Tenant Improvement Contractor in SoCal


The LA Business Journal and the OC Business Journal reported that HBC ranked as the #1 Tenant Improvement Contractor in LA and OC in 2014, based on annual revenue. With more than $250 million in Tenant Improvement projects completed ($123 million in Los Angeles and $128.3 million in Orange County), HBC holds the top position well above its competitors. As the only Tenant Improvement contractor listed among the General Contractors included on the Los Angeles list, HBC stands among a field of ground-up builders, regardless of specializing in primarily interior construction.


HBC Completes DaVita HealthCare Partners, Irvine


Howard Building Corporation recently completed a multi-building tenant improvement relocation project for DaVita Healthcare Partners encompassing 58,000 square feet of new office space in Irvine, CA. The DaVita leasehold included the entirety of a 48,000 square foot two-story building and half of the first floor of an adjacent building. In order to create synergy between the two buildings, the connecting exterior space went under a full renovation to include outdoor meeting and conference areas, an outdoor fountain, BBQ locations, serene walking paths and a great lawn for town-hall events.


Gary Conrad: Building HBC One Relationship at a Time


After more than 30 years as a leading principal at HBC, Gary Conrad is retiring. His tireless efforts to build the company's visibility and reputation in the market significantly contributed to what HBC is today, a leader in Southern California's tenant improvement construction industry. We sat down with Gary to chat about his role in the beginning of the company, significant moments in its growth, and how he looks to the future.


Beats Electronics: "Coolest Office of 2014"


Howard Building Corporation's recently completed Beats Electronics project was regarded as one of the "Coolest Offices in 2014," according to The project was also featured by Office Snapshots, a digital magazine showcasing trend-setting office designs throughout the world. In partnership with Bestor Architecture, HBC constructed the original 50,000 square foot adaptive reuse project that established the Beats headquarters in Culver City, California. Three buildings were interconnected to accommodate the company's research, design and development teams. Since that time, HBC has completed more than 110,000 square feet of space on the expanding campus. With a youthful, creative staff, the design of the space provides a working environment that fosters the company's adaptive and technologically advanced culture. Rich in amenities and non-traditional, collaborative spaces, Beats pushes the “creative space” paradigm.