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CBI and Hines in Brea, California

This 50,000 square foot sitework project was completed by CBI in January of 2016. The project incorporated luxury amenities, new saw-cut lines walkways, landings and patio, new pavers with three-color design, new granite countertop barbecue, cabana-style umbrellas and patio furniture, drought-resistant flowers and plants, olive trees, new irrigation lines, new ADA walk ramp, bocce ball court with  and oyster shells, metal trellises, and amphitheater seating around a refinished water feature with cobble as well as new wood slat seating installed to concrete seat walls. The entire project was completed in only 25 weeks!

CBI project team members Rob Netzer (Project Executive), Robert Serna (Senior Superintendent), and Billy Humes (Project Engineer)

Construction Manager: Hines

Architect: Ridge Landscape Architects

Photographer: Keith Muraoka of 73 Photography

Project Update: CBI’s Tenant Improvement for Cox Communications!

CBI has made progress on a new office build-out for Cox Communications in San Diego.  The 50,000 SF tenant improvement project encompasses three floors of a Class A office building on Copley Drive.  Features of the project include a new sound studio, new offices with demountable partitions, edit rooms, and conference rooms.  The biggest challenge of the project is the extremely tight schedule.  The project will be completed in a total duration of just nine weeks!

JLL Construction Manager Julie Kilpatrick

CBI project team members Rob Netzer (Project Executive), Dave Murphy (Senior Superintendent), Alex Jesme (Project Engineer), Sabrina Ortiz (Project Engineer), and Jeremy Murphy (Asst. Superintendent) are working around the clock on this fast paced project. Way to go team!

Commercial Builders, Inc. is back at LEGOLAND to build the LEGO Friends Exhibit!

Commercial Builders is back at LEGOLAND after being awarded the Friends Exhibit Project! The project, opening this summer is based on the LEGO Friends product line and will feature a carousel, a new stable, and a heart shaped fountain.

Site work will include excavation, underground utilities and electrical, new foundations for the carousel and stable, stamped concrete hardscape, new planters with landscape, and LEGO theming throughout the site.

CBI is excited to start building what is sure to be another fantastic new addition to LEGOLAND California!

We have also just started construction on the new LEGOLAND- Death Star Exhibit as well as renovation of the new LEGOLAND- Smokehouse Restaurant.

Check back soon for more updates!

Commercial Builders, Inc. Welcomes New Superintendent, Dave Murphy!

Dave Murphy

Commercial Builders, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Dave Murphy to our team as a Project Superintendent! Dave is a highly skilled industry professional with 32+ years of experience. He is a great addition to CBI and we are thrilled to have him with us. Welcome to the team Dave!

Making Waves!!! Commercial Builders is Awarded LEGOLAND California 2014 Water Park Expansion Project.

Commercial Builders is proud to have been selected as the general contractor for the 2014 expansion at LEGOLAND California’s Water Park in Carlsbad, CA. The themed attraction, based on LEGOLAND’S “Legends of Chima” merchandise line will include a Lion Temple Wave Pool, Cragger’s Swamp, and Eglor’s Build-A-Boat.

The 2.4 acre project site will encompass a new activity pool, 240,000 gallon wave pool, a new 2,000 square foot restroom building, locker/changing room structure, along with new dining facilities. Extensive site walls, hardscape, and elaborate theming throughout are all key components of this project.

The CBI team is thrilled to take on this great new development and build an extraordinary water park addition for LEGOLAND.

The new attraction is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.

The Benefits of Onshore Outsourcing in Construction





By Melissa Stern

Friday, October 25, 2013

The term “outsourcing” often comes with negative connotations. Some argue that to outsource services displays a lack of competency in a company or that the service provider won’t understand the company’s vision or serve effectively.

I admit that I used to have reservations about the idea and still do in some cases. Certain types of onshore outsourcing however, in my experience, have proven to be an extremely positive business practice. The construction industry uses outsourcing on an ongoing basis to stay competitive and as a result, our clients reap many benefits.

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CBI is Awarded Nexus DX Project

Commercial Builders, Inc. was selected as the General Contractor for the Nexus DX project in San Diego, CA and will join the project team of Hughes Marino (Construction Management), Ware Malcomb (Architect /Designer), MPE Consulting (Electrical Engineer) and McParlane & Associates (Mechanical Engineer).  Nexus DX is a leading provider of medical devices and diagnostic systems. The 17,000 sf build out will include new clean rooms, lab space, general office, structural upgrades, and emergency generator.  The CBI team includes Robert Kay, Superintendent, Dave McCarthy, Project Manager, Rob Netzer, Preconstruction, and Alex Jesme, Project Engineer. Congratulation’s team!

Building Relationships

In a recent post from Miles Kohrman on Fast two executives of top companies share their opinions on how the tech age has revolutionized the way we communicate with business partners. The article, titled: Go Beyond Broadband to Build Truly Strong Business Relationships  brings up an interesting factor in building business relationships that is easily overlooked. With the constant technological advancements in today’s society, the method for maintaining solid professional relationships has changed. We are no longer required to meet clients face-to-face or via telephone in order to connect. The abundance of digital outlets for networking and communication make it easy for us to interact without being (physically) present. In many ways, this is extremely positive for a business because no matter where you are you can be reached. Going out to meet a client can take two hours from your day whereas emails back and forth save time and allow you to accomplish several tasks at once. Of course, there is a downside to the new-found communication tactics. In his article, Kohrman interviews CEO Troy Carter of Atom Factory who points out that the digital age has caused many to become too “tech dependent.” He says: “With a lot of the younger executives that come through, the relationships are almost transactional”. “Being able to spend that time–knowing about their kids, knowing about their spouse, and knowing where they vacation–a lot of those personal things, I think it adds value to the business relationship.” I would agree that although we are all “connected” through the internet, a lot of people begin to feel disconnected from business partners and colleagues with the lack of face-to face meetings. When it comes to maintaining strong relationships and connections, many find that they benefit from engaging in frequent “unplugged” conversation. At the end of the article, Kohrman writes that the “easiest way to restore fading relationships and strengthen them in the future is to find a balance between both worlds and be intentional in your use of technology.”   At Commercial Builders, we continue to take part in face-to-face interaction with clients, colleagues, and partners despite the digital age. We feel that it is important take time to catch up with people in a tech-free environment in order to build and maintain meaningful business relationships.

Click here to read the full article on Fast