Howard Building Corporation company

The vision to build.
The commitment to deliver.

At HBC, we're building the future one space at a time. With over 30 years as a general contracting firm, we understand the complexity of construction. That's why our team is filled with specialists who are not only accomplished in their field, but also innovative in their execution. From the moment a project is established, we take the time to meticulously interpret our clients' needs. Using the newest technology and project management tools, we ensure that every step of the process is clear and comprehensive, keeping our clients engaged and inspired. What begins with their unique vision, ends with the realization of their ultimate reality. Our approach to construction is more refined than most, but then again, so are our results.

Foundation

Howard Building Corporation was founded in July 1983 by Mike Howard in the city of Orange. Since the day the doors opened, HBC began to grow, and Mr. Howard was quickly joined by two partners, Gary Conrad and Paul McGunnigle. The three remained partners and sole owners for over 30 years. Today, HBC has transitioned to an Employee-Owned Company and maintains offices in Downtown Los Angeles and Costa Mesa. Mr. McGunnigle and Mr. Howard continue to be involved in the oversight of HBC alongside a growing family of 170 people.

Our Values

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Every transaction must be fair for all involved.

We believe that every interaction should be handled with equal fairness for everyone involved. This includes how we interact with clients, architects, brokers, construction managers, vendors, subcontractors, and with each other within our own organization. Our commitment to fairness guides our decisions and results in positive outcomes that build stronger relationships defined by a deep sense of trust.

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We look forward to every challenge with confidence.

There are no challenges too large for our team. We all consider challenges opportunities, and we look forward to approaching them with confidence in our abilities to achieve the best results. We do this through cooperation and open communication, and we present solutions with a proactive, rather than reactive, attitude, allowing us to face any situation knowing we will find successful solutions. We take pride in the fact that we always deliver.

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We build what no one has built before.

From our love of challenges comes the ability to engage in projects that push the boundaries of what is possible. We do not take risks recklessly, but we seek the opportunity to achieve new levels of building in commercial interiors that no one has yet achieved. No project is too large, and no design is impossible to build.

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We embrace our role as leaders in the industry.

As we have grown through the years, we have developed a unique role as a leader within our industry. As leaders, we feel a responsibility not just to our clients and colleagues, but to the entire building industry as well. We strive to lead by example through our actions in business, and we make decisions based on long-term outcomes rather than short-term gains, with the intention of always building a better future.

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We are good citizens in our community.

As individuals and as a company, we believe in giving generously to our community. Our community includes both industry related organizations and those groups that serve the greater good in Southern California and beyond. Through the power of giving back, we extend ourselves beyond our boundaries to be involved citizens who offer compassion, support and hope to the many we help serve.

Our People

A company is only as solid as the people behind the name - and our teams are the best in the industry. From the visionary expertise of our executives to the dedicated work of our project management teams, these are the people who make the HBC difference.

100% Employee-Owned

In 2016, the three owners of HBC sold the company to the employees. By working with an employee-owned company, our clients know the entire HBC team is wholly dedicated to the success of every project.

100% EMPLOYEE OWNED
Our finest moment is when Gary [Conrad], Paul [McGunnigle], and I decided to sell the company to the employees. After all, the employees are what makes HBC the success it is today.
- Mike Howard, Founder

Awards & Honors

IIDA Calibre Award Winners

IIDA Calibre Award Nominations

LEED Certified Projects

Industry Publications for Outstanding Achievement

Industry Award Nominations

  • 2022
    101 Continental – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
    101 Continental – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Pacific Life (Conference Center) – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    PlutoTV – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
    RSM US LLP – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Tencent – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
  • 2021
    Avon (Studio 1886) – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
    GHJ – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    goop – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Greenberg Glusker – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Pharmavite – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    PlutoTV – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
  • 2020
    Air Lease Corporation – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    EY – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    goop – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Office Furniture Group – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Pharmavite – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Radiology Partners – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Radiology Partners – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Rutan & Tucker – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Warner Music Group – PCBC Gold Nugget Award
  • 2019
    EY – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Fender – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Hoag Health Center (Tustin Legacy) – Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County SPIRE Awards - Tenant Improvement
    Home Franchise Concepts – Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County SPIRE Awards - Tenant Improvement
    Office Furniture Group – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Soylent – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Symantec – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    The Bouqs Co. – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Warner Music Group – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
  • 2018
    Fender – World Interiors News Award Nominee (Workspace Interiors)
    Fender – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    loanDepot (mello) – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Symantec – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    The Bouqs Co. – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Viacom – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
  • 2017
    BCG Digital Ventures – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement
    Hoag Health Center Irvine (Sand Canyon) – Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County SPIRE Awards - New Construction
  • 2016
    L.A. Prep – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Redevelopment Project
  • 2015
    BCG Digital Ventures – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Boingo Wireless – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Over 50,000 square feet)
    Brookfield Residential – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Pivot Showroom – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)
    Smashbox Studios – CoreNet Global REmmy Awards – Innovative Project (Under 50,000 square feet)

Industry Award Winners

  • 2022
    NFL Los Angeles – PCBC Gold Nugget Award
  • 2021
    Pharmavite – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Silver)
  • 2020
    SAP (HanaHaus) – PCBC Gold Nugget Award
    Warner Music Group – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Silver)
  • 2019
    AwesomenessTV – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Silver)
    Fender – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors
    SAP (HanaHaus) – CoreNet Global REmmy Award (Innovative Workplace Less than 50,000 SF)
  • 2018
    AwesomenessTV – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors
    BCG Digital Ventures – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Silver)
    BCG Digital Ventures (Office Expansion) – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Silver)
    Vans – Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County SPIRE Awards
    Vans – World Interiors News Award Winner (Workspace Interiors)
  • 2016
    Boingo Wireless – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Office Project (Silver)
    Fullscreen – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Office Project (Bronze)
    Hoag Health Center Irvine (Sand Canyon) – Healthcare Real Estate Insights Award – Best New MOB (100,000+ Square Feet)
    Red Bull North America – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Tenant Improvement Project (Gold)
    Red Bull North America – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors
  • 2015
    Smashbox Studios – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors
    Smashbox Studios – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Redevelopment Project (Silver)
    Sunset Media Center – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Redevelopment Project (Gold)
  • 2014
    Sunset Media Center – BOMA International TOBY Awards - Best Renovated Building
    YouTube Space LA – Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards - Best Redevelopment Project (Silver)
  • 2013
    Fox Head Global Headquarters – Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County SPIRE Awards - Tenant Improvements & Renovation
  • 2010
    Herman Miller National Design Center – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors
  • 1989
    Epson America, Inc. – Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards - Interiors

Building the Future Through Leadership, Service, Inclusion, & Sustainability

Our diverse project teams are committed to exceptional client service. An active and innovative employee culture has shaped our company’s approach to employee-ownership and ESG principles, including equity, inclusion, and sustainability.

Our dedication to our clients and employees sets us apart in the industry, and we have built our company on the strength of our relationships and the success of our projects.

Sustainability

At HBC, we take pride in being a leader of the green building movement in Southern California. By implementing green building policies, sharing data-driven information, and promoting environmentally-sustainable practices, we can all do our part to be conscious, responsible contributors within the construction industry.

Our leadership encourages sustainability by leading by example. HBC's CEO, Mark Fuller, currently sits on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) Chapter. Our Executive Chairman of the Board, Paul McGunnigle, is a past USGBC-LA Board Member and recipient of the Heart of the Chapter award.

I’m proud and pleased at what the industry has done in a short amount of time, and how we’ve created an expectation [for green building]. All of that will change the workspace we know.
– Mark Fuller, CEO

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

By honoring the unique attributes, cultures, and experiences that our HBC family has to offer, all of us at HBC benefit. We have made great strides in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, but we still have much to do. As a leader in our industry, we feel it is our responsibility to be the example of what an entirely inclusive construction team looks like. With a firm grasp on where we are today, and a clear roadmap to where we want to be, HBC will continue to cultivate a workforce that accurately represents the communities where we work and live.

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Community Involvement

We approach each day as an opportunity to positively impact the community. Since HBC holds locations in both Orange and Los Angeles counties, our community spans throughout Southern California and beyond. We build partnerships with both industry-related organizations and charities who champion causes that are important to us as individuals. Each year, this list expands to encompass an even greater reach. Through the power of giving back, we extend ourselves beyond our boundaries to be involved citizens who offer compassion, support, and hope to the people we help serve. By doing what is in our power, we can bring about positive, measurable change to the greater community. Some of the organizations we partnered with last year include:

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