Looking for a reliable contractor in Los Angeles?
Gozen Construction is one of Southern California’s most trusted and experienced contractors. As the largest and most diverse city in California, Los Angeles is home to millions of homes and businesses. And, we have served many of them. From Hollywood to Brentwood, from Sherman Oaks to Pacific Palisades and all the neighborhoods in between, we help businesses and homeowners create distinctive spaces to suit every need and personality. Whether your project is large or small, for a new or existing building, we are here for you.
Commercial Lease Buildouts
If you are launching a new business or expanding your existing business, creating a space that offers a positive experience for your employees and customers is key for your success. Whether it’s a new dental office serving Studio City or a coffee shop in downtown Los Angeles, we can do it right, from start to finish. We are with you every step of the way, from the initial design and proposal until you are ready for your Grand Opening. There is no need for you to haggle with multiple subcontractors or worry about unexpected additional requirements and fees. We work with you closely, from the very start so that we understand your vision and the needs of your business. We quote a fair, comprehensive price. In the end, you have a complete project, at the price you expected to pay.
California law now permits the conversion of garages into habitable living space. The intent of this law is to provide more affordable, safe housing for California residents. While this can be a bonus for property owners and tenants alike, it is essential that the space be habitable and safe. The space may be classified as a part of the existing dwelling, or with separate entry and utilities, it may be an accessory dwelling. Either way, proper permits are required, and even though state law allows such conversions, local building codes must be met as well. In general, the space must have adequate ventilation, windows, heating, and electricity. It must be free from pests and mold. There are other safety considerations as well, such as no gas heater in the sleeping space and no garage opening to the sleeping space.
Do you need more space for a growing family in Los Felis or want to supplement your income by renting space to a tenant in Hollywood Hills? Wherever you are, and whatever you want to do with your garage space, Gozen construction can ensure that you start off right, with the right permits and finish with a space that your family or your tenant will be happy to call “home!”
At Gozen Construction we give the same attention to detail to our smaller projects as we do to the big ones. Want a new deck for your Bel Air home? Or maybe it is time to add solar units to your home in Tarzana? Throughout the Los Angeles area, we are known for making great homes even better. We have hundreds of satisfied clients who have improved their homes with decks, patios, balconies, solar units, pools, infinity pools and water features. If you are thinking about making a change, why not give us a call? It costs nothing to tell us what you have in mind and let us tell you how we can help.
In 2015, Los Angeles passed a new ordinance to reduce the vulnerability of buildings during seismic events. The ordinance addresses two types of retrofits.
Soft Story Seismic Retrofitting in Los Angeles
If you own a building of 2 or more stories, with 3 or more living units, you are required to comply with a 2015 City of Los Angeles ordinance that requires seismic retrofitting. Soft story retrofitting addresses vulnerability due to wood frame construction and ground level parking areas that do not adequately support the floors above. It also addresses older construction that does not meet standards enacted after 1978. Even if you have not received a notice, you should check to see what your responsibilities are.
The good news is that you can meet the first step in compliance by showing that you have a plan in place. Gozen Construction is highly experience with seismic retrofitting, and we can put your mind at ease, formulating a plan for you. All work is mandated to be completed by 2023 and 2024, so the best time to start planning is now. In many cases, the work does not take long, but for safety, the best time to start is as soon as possible.
Non-Ductile Retrofitting in Los Angeles
Non-ductile retrofits address structural weaknesses in concrete buildings constructed according to codes prior to around 1980. The compliance period is longer than with soft story retrofitting, but why wait? The next major earthquake may not wait! At Gozen Construction, we work closely with architects and engineers to get your project done right, on time and on budget.
New Home Construction
At Gozen Construction, we are proud to call the Los Angeles area home. And, we love nothing more than helping others realize their dream of a home they can be proud of. If it is time for you to build that dream home, we want to hear your ideas and bring them to life for you. With a strong background in architecture, engineering and construction, we can listen, walk you through the options, give you a price that is guaranteed and manage all materials, permits, and subcontractors, ensuring that you have a home you love.
Do you love California outdoor living? We will make sure your home has beautiful decks, patios, or balconies so that you can always take your activities outside. Is cooking your passion? Let us take our expertise in commercial kitchens to give you a top-notch home kitchen. Is your bathroom your refuge? We have lots of experience giving people the bathroom of their dreams, and we can make sure your home has spa-quality bathrooms, right from the start!
Gozen Construction is a full service and fully licensed resource for any of the types of projects described above, as well as these:
We can start with raw land or a demolition project to turn your property into profitable living units. Or, we can renovate your existing multi-unit building to make it even more desirable and profitable.
Add or remove walls; change the layout.
Add livable square footage with a new room or a whole new floor.
Make cooking fun again with new cabinetry, new countertops or even a whole new kitchen layout.
Ready to clean up the old bathroom? We can help with new tiles, vanities, showers and tubs.