ASHLAR

ASHLAR CONTRACTORS & DEVELOPERS, INC.

ASHLAR INC. is a licensed General Contractor in the State of California operating since 1997 and servicing clients throughout California.  We are a full service, bonded company specializing in public works as well as private sectors.  Our wide network of construction industry experts, in depth knowledge, exceptional customer service, dedicated specialists, and local team allow us to offer unsurpassed construction, renovation, and modernization.  Our specialization in design build with strong Program, Project and Construction management (PM/CM) makes us ideal for any size or type of construction project in California

 

SERVICES

WE ARE A GROUP OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS

& CONTRACTORS FULLY LICENSED & BONDED WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WITH AN EXCELLENT AND WELL KNOWN REPUTATION.

 

We pride ourselves in performing our projects with the highest quality of workmanship, never failing to complete projects on time and within budget.  With completely satisfied, repeat clients we handle our jobs with the utmost client respect and project dedication.  As industry innovators, we are committed to providing customized and cost-effective solutions through a collaborative process to obtain mutual accomplishment. Our success has been attributed to providing exceptional quality customer service.

COMPANY

ASHLAR has the capability to carry out projects from pre-design, design through construction closeout. We provide daily reporting; conduct weekly and monthly progress meetings with our clients and coordination with the necessary public agencies for Substantial and Final Completion (SFC) according to updated scheduling including RFPs and CCO (Contract Change Orders). We focus on achieving project goals and target costs, and time management in order to save money for our clients.

ASHLAR has continuously relied on a professional team of Geologists, Land Surveyors, Architects, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEPF) Engineers working together as one team to achieve our mission.

 

As a trade contractor, ASHLAR combines seasoned personnel and with the most qualified subcontractors, who are fully background checked, united with state-of-the-art management information systems which has helped us established a track record for continued successful project delivery.

 

WE SELECT OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS WITH C0MPANY SCREENING POLICIES TO PROTECT OUR COMPANY AND OUR CLIENTS INTERESTS, ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CLIENTS

WE PROVIDE:

DESIGN/BUILD

ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINERING

Land Survey

Arial Map

Geological Surveys & Reports

Civil Engineering

Architectural

Structural

MEPF

Mechanical

Electrical

Plumbing

Fire Rating

 

City /County Plan Check/ Approval

Required Permits

Final Inspection

Certificate of Occupancy

 

WE ALSO PROVIDE OUTSTANDING

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT &

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

State License # 831200

COMMERCIAL

  • Our wide range of services include:
  • Renovation & Remodeling
  •  Conversion of Apartment Units to Condominiums
  •  Commercial Buildings to Executive/Regional Offices
  •  Upgrading Buildings to the City Code
  • Modern Technology 5D
  • Green Energy
  • LEED Certified
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Architectural/Structural Design
  • MEPF
  • Retrofit buildings to withstand Magnitude 9.1 Earthquake

RESIDENTIAL

YOUR INVESTMENT WILL INCREASE THE VALUE AND ADD LONG TERM EQUITY TO YOUR PROPERTY

Added Value Construction, Renovation & Remodeling

  • Room Additions
  • Window Replacement
  • Stucco & Texture Coating
  • Electrical Systems - High/Low Voltage
  • Security Alarm Systems
  • Plumbing, & Re-Piping
  • Floor Covering (Ceramic, Wood & Carpet)
  • Kitchen Remodeling (Cabinets & Counter Tops)
  • Framing & Finish Carpentry
  • Sun Decks
  • Painting
  • Heating & Air Conditioning –HVAC Systems
  • Solar Installations
  • Fireplace demo & remodeling
  • Driveways – Concrete/Colored Stamp
  • Sewage/Water Damage & Restoration
  • Swimming Pool – New & Repair
  • Roofing & Rain Gutter
  • Seal Coat, Asphalt Overlay & Striping
  • Concrete Polish Non Slip Coating with Optional Textures & Colors
  • Landscape Architecture

We Perform Any Type of Job No Matter How Small or Large

GARAGE CONVERSIONS to USABLE SPACE

  • RECREATION ROOM
  • HOME OFFICE
  • LIBRARY
  • DEN/TV ROOM
  • POOL/GAME ROOM
  • SMOKING/STUDY ROOM
  • CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA

Financing Available

WE BELIEVE IN TRUST & INTEGRITY

Added Value Construction, Renovation & Remodeling

INTEGRITY:

We remain true to our founding values of quality, honesty and hard work. We have the highest ethical standards in the industry. We do the right thing.  ASHLAR conducts our business based on trust and confidence. ASHLAR is consistently associated with the highest standards of service, quality, personal attention to our clients, and integrity. Because of this reputation our company has the privilege of leading some of the highest profile names in the industry through our projects with diligence and hard work.

 

COMMITMENT:

We are proactive in finding solutions for our clients that best achieve their goals. We value our long lasting relationships with them and are dedicated to acting responsibly to protect their investment.

ASHLAR has earned the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) registration, which recognizes the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety program that strives to provide and maintain the safest possible working conditions.

ASHLAR’s safety first philosophy is trademarked as IIPP (Injury Illness Prevention Program) and LIFE (Living Injury Free Everyday) according to CAL/OSHA and FED/OSHA to eliminate worksite incidents through pre-planning construction activities with safety engagement commencing upon project pursuit. These standards, along with our current policy of mandatory safety inspections and training programs, have created a comprehensive and effective safety organization within the company.  Our safety principles and policies are as follows:

 

  • Injuries are preventable
  • Perform a job only if it is safe
  • Working safely is a necessary condition at each site
  • Practice and expect safe behavior everywhere
  • Design and implement a site specific safety plan
  • Maintain safety procedures throughout each site

 

 

DIVERSIFY and INCLUSIVENESS:

 

ASHLAR’s sincere and dedicated team members contribute their creative ideas, seek challenges and have the opportunity to grow with each new project. Our diverse and inclusive workforce encourages company development, enhances our presence in diverse markets, and helps us build enduring relationships with each other as a team while achieving our goals and targets in order to please our clients.

We do our best work in teams made up of trades with different backgrounds, skills and passions so we cultivate diversity in our offices and on our job sites. We strive to recognize our similarities and celebrate our differences. Encouraging and embracing these differences builds a strong foundation for personal and professional growth. Our culture of inclusion supports and promotes new ideas and experiences, values and engages everyone.

 

INNOVATION and RESPONSIBILITIES:

ASHLAR recognizes the importance of innovation and the responsibilities of each team member with creative opinions and diverse cultures for continuous success and improvement. The process of building a company and a task force for the future requires tremendous adaptability and vision. A key element of our company’s vision is to develop and embrace emerging technologies and processes. As part of our effort to achieve this, our vision is to accelerate the generation and development of innovative ideas as well as the evaluation and implementation of improvements. ASHLAR has innovative and proactive team members who assist, coordinate, and support efforts to generate and develop ideas that can help transform our company and our industry.

It is this professional team that supports the implementation of improvements. The team also manages a consistent process which will help us capture the realized value of the many ideas which flow from our people.

 

TECHNOLOGY and LEARNING (T&L):

ASHLAR embraces new technology in the industry and supports a learning process in order that we may achieve a high quality management culture that emphasizes collaboration, reliability of scheduling while delivering the most added values while consuming the fewest resources.

Technology and learning coupled with our diverse company culture and high integrity improves and develops a solid foundation for our team’s continuous improvement.  Our project teams have vastly perfected experience in design and trade contractor relationships, outstanding communication, job scope definition, and job coordination all the while maintaining a high level of cost consciousness and scheduling performance.

 

ECOLOGICAL and SUSTAINABILITY

ASHLAR understands the importance of ecological and sustainability to the environmental, social, and economic impact of our activities and that it is our responsibility to conduct our business in a transparent and ethical manner that supports our goals for client service, community involvement, environmental performance, financial strength and our team member’s health, safety and welfare. Our core values of integrity, teamwork and commitment guide our activities and we expect the organizations with which we do business to share our commitments.

Recognizing that sustainable best practices have changed and will continue to evolve, ASHLAR will lead by example and serve as a frontrunner for environmental, social and economic sustainability. We will advocate for sustainable practices on our projects and in our corporate operations.

 

LEAN:

ASHLAR embraces a lean management approach, and a culture that emphasizes collaboration, reliability of scheduling and delivery of the most value while consuming the fewest resources. Lean principles drive the efficient delivery of our services. Lean culture emphasizes re-imagining and eliminating waste in all forms and creating predictable, reliable workflows.

On projects that develop and maintain a Lean culture of continuous improvement, our project teams have experienced improvements in design team and trade contractor relationships, communication, scope definition, coordination, cost and schedule performance.

 “Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension”

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension , and Other Responsibility Matters Primary Covered Transactions This certification is required by the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, 13 CFR Part 145. The regulations were published as Part VII of the May 26, 1988 Federal Register (pages 19160-19211). Copies of the regulations are available from local offices of the U.S. Small Business Administration. (BEFORE COMPLETING CERTIFICATION, READ INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE) (1) Business Name Date By Name and Title of Authorized Representative Signature of Authorized Representative SBA Form 1623 (10-88) Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for disbarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any Federal department or agency; Have not within a three-year period preceding this application been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property; Are not presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity (Federal, State, or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (1)(b) of this certification; and Have not within a three-year period preceding this application had one or more public transactions (Federal, State, or local) terminated for cause or default. The prospective primary participant certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that it and its principals: Where the prospective primary participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such prospective primary participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal. This form was electronically produced by Elite Federal Forms, Inc. (a) (b) (c) (d) (2) INSTRUCTIONS FOR CERTIFICATION - 2 - 1. By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective primary participant is providing the certification set out below. 2. The inability of a person to provide the certification required below will not necessarily result in denial of participation in this covered transaction. The prospective participant shall submit an explanation of why it cannot provide the certification set out below. The certification or explanation will be considered in connection with the department or agency's determination whether to enter into this transaction. However, failure of the prospective primary participant to furnish a certification or an explanation shall disqualify such person from participation in this transaction. 3. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when the department or agency determined to enter into this transaction. If is later determined that the prospective primary participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency may terminate this transaction for cause or default. 4. The prospective primary participant shall provide immediate written notice to the department or agency to which this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective primary participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. 5. The terms "covered transaction," "debarred," "suspended," "ineligible," "lower tier covered transaction," "participant," "person," "primary covered transaction," "principal," "proposal," and "voluntarily excluded," as used in this clause, have the meanings set out in the Definitions and Coverage sections of the rules implementing Executive Order 12549. You may contact the department or agency to which this proposal is submitted for assistance in obtaining a copy of those regulations (13 CFR Part 145). 6. The prospective primary participant agrees by submitting this proposal that, should the proposed covered transaction be entered into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier covered transaction with a person who is debarred, suspended, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the department or agency entering into this transaction. 7. The prospective primary participant further agrees by submitting this proposal that it will include the clause titled "Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion--Lower Tier Covered Transactions," provided by the department or agency entering into this covered transaction, without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions. 8. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction that it is not debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from the covered transaction, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the ineligibility of its principals. Each participant may, but is not required to, check the Nonprocurement List. 9. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good faith the certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. 10. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 6 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is suspended, debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency may terminate this transaction for cause or default.

Employees, Consultant and Subcontractors Screening Procedure

It is our company’s policy, before we hire any employee, consultant or subcontractor, that each team member will be screened by a professional company who specializes in full background checks with many Public Agencies and Legal Departments which provide Background Checks & Pre-employment Screenings.  Hiring qualified and honest employees is critical to our success and performing background checks can help get a qualified team on board quickly and easily.  We ensure through, efficient background checks for pre-employment screening as well as criminal background checks with a background check technology that searches nationwide and beyond, instantly in many cases, delivering the most accurate criminal background check & pre-employment screening information.

Background check has the depth and breadth to satisfy the needs of any organization. Through the implementation of best business practices, help employers deploy and manage a successful screening program. Access all background screening reports via the Internet anytime, from anywhere. We work smarter while providing the client fastest turnaround and the highest quality results. Comprehensive domestic and international coverage with the power to order and manage checks which are the most accurate and current.

 

  • All information passed through rigorous quality controls.
  • Results displayed in integrated.

 

 

Criminal Records Searches:

County, State & Federal criminal records, National criminal database records, International criminal records searches, Sex Offender Registry Searches, Social Security Number Trace, Social Security Number Validation, Employment Verifications, Education Verifications , Credit History Examination, Motor Vehicle Records Checks (MVR/DMV), Professional License Verification, Professional Credential Verification, Professional Reference Checks, OFAC / Prohibited Parties Searches, FDIC and Financial Industry Searches, Civil Court Records Searches, Military Record Verification, Workers' Compensation History, International Background Checks, Volunteer Background Checks, Industry-Specific Searches, Drug and Health Screening, Drug and Alcohol Database, National Theft Database, DAC Online, Transportation Employment History, CDLIS - Driver Violation Alert, We prevent any future confusion and provide healthy environment for our client by screening our employees with complete background check.

Safety Rules & Regulations:

Safety is a main principal concern of ASHLAR’s.  It is our policy to prevent any claims and provide a clean, safe and healthy working environment according to Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA). Every reasonable precaution has been, and will be taken, to ensure all construction sites are a safe work place. We provide specific site safety programs before entering the actual construction site, perform employee training and obtaining the required certifications for our subcontractors before entering and starting any project. Injury prevention is a shared responsibility and all employees are expected to do their part to work safely.

 

We pride ourselves in safety.  Our company's goal is to eliminate work-related injuries. If an employee is injured, they are expected to immediately report the injury to their supervisor or safety coordinator. Employees are encouraged if they observe an unsafe working condition, to report it immediately, so that it may be corrected in a timely manner. Our safety program outlines policies, rules and procedures that will contribute to employee safety. Common sense on the job site is important.  All employees and subcontractors are mandated to follow these rules and procedures, making significant contributions to maintaining the high safety standards of our company.

 

Contacts:

 

Address:15928 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201
Encino, CA 91436

Thomas Tadayon - Safety Officer

Office: (747) 998-5171

Fax: (747) 998-5149

Mobile: (818) 284-3786

thomastadayon@ashlardevelopers.com

Bobby Dieken – Safety Coordinator

Mobile: 916.430.3380

bobbydieken@ashlardevelopers.com

Tim Tadayon – Safety Coordinator

Mobile: (818) 914-1778

timtadayon@ashlardevelopers.com

 

 

Program Management

 

ASHLAR’s program management includes project management and construction management encompassing all phases of construction from pre-planning, budgeting and scheduling, through design, bid and award, construction and move-in. As a developer we provide outstanding services and are a recognized leader in the industry.  ASHLAR has a number of innovations in program management, including procedures associated with cost estimating, constructability review, and scheduling and claims analysis. We have managed several million dollar projects in contracted work in the public works and private sector, from the ground up to renovations of private and government segments.  We provide superior experience to each task for completion of projects in the most productive, cost-efficient manner possible.

 

Program management services may also include:

 

Condition Assessments

Facilities Master Plan

Implementation Plan

Master Program Schedule

Program Budget & Budget Control System

Cash Flow Analysis

Project Delivery Systems

Management Information System

Project Management

 

Project Management is the professional management of a single project from the planning/ design phase through closeout and occupancy. Project management services may include:

 

Project Definition

Developing a Realistic and Complete Budget

Schedule of Planning and Design Phase Management

Management Information System

Schedule, QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Review of Documents for Coordination and Constructability

Any of the items listed under construction management

 

Master Planning:

 

The process of preparing a master plan is the first step in the implementation of any long-range building program. The master plan becomes the foundation for coordinating and managing design and construction activities within the program.  The goal and objective of the master planning process is to:

 

  • Provide an accurate assessment of all existing building structures, finishes, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as accessibility and ADA compliance and coordination.
  • Define a realistically achievable work scope that is in line with the client’s desire and priorities.
  • Develop a master program schedule that will indicate the sequence of work on a building-by-building basis.
  • Assess issues such as construction logistics, transitional accommodation, contracting strategies for each phase of project.
  • Prepare a cash flow analysis will also be incorporated into the master program schedule to forecast timing and amount of bond issues to support the program.
  • Provide program and project budgets which will include all construction costs as well as soft costs such as design fees, staffing, permits contingencies and escalation for each project within the program.
  • Develop a management plan outline which will provide the structure for the ongoing management structure and control of the project.

CONDITION ASSESSMENT:

Compiling an accurate assessment of the condition of all existing buildings, including roofs, finishes, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems is an essential first step in developing a realistic master plan. Preparing this comprehensive site survey helps the client to define a realistically achievable work scope that is consistent with client and community priorities. The assessment, which includes cost analysis, prioritization of projects, and a required time frame for each project, is

 

conducted as follow:

SURVEY PREPARATION:

ASHLAR’s team of professionals uses time-proven procedures for facility surveying. Existing forms, checklists and inspection procedures can be adapted to accommodate the specific needs of each district. We send informational packages to appropriate staff members explaining the data gathering process and preparing them for interviews. This package includes a schedule of events at each location and will identify survey team members that will be participating in the process.

In preparing for the survey, our assigned team reviews existing data available from the client and handles the interviewing of maintenance and custodial staff.  Also included in this step is the finalization of the inspection forms to be used in the survey.

 

FACILITY SURVEY:

Our assigned team and the client will adopt a survey schedule and brief the client's staff on the timelines for the surveys. Once the staff is apprised of the survey schedules, the onsite surveys are conducted and the information is entered into the computerized database and analyzed to prepare budget estimates and schedules.

 

PREPARE REPORTS:

Once all the data is gathered, it can be summarized and compiled site by site or in many other ways. This allows our assigned project team and the client to prioritize projects and prepare capital outlay schedules and cash flow projections. The report can then be finalized and the findings presented in a comprehensive document.

 

COST ESTIMATING:

Staying within your budget is essential for the project to be successful. Our estimators know current industry costs and how to develop accurate estimates from the earliest conceptual estimates to detailed quantity-based construction estimates.

Our estimating and cost control services start from the earliest possible point in a project in order to maximize the value of every dollar spent.

 

Our estimating will:

 

  1. Review project scope.
  2. Create a definitive and realistic cost model.
  3. Develop design phase estimates to help control scope.
  4. Give thought to life cycle costs.
  5. Monitor construction phase costs

 

Our vast experience tracking project costs provides us with highly reliable cost data and a thorough knowledge of local trade practices. Combining firm experience with the expertise of dedicated professional estimators provides you with the best cost control. Our estimating team includes all disciplines: civil, architectural, structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Rating (MEPF).

 

SCHEDULING:

 

Knowledgeable scheduling, from the initial planning stage through design, construction and occupancy will ensure success in the delivery of your project.

 

ASHLAR’s schedules are aggressive but realistic. Our goals are as follows:

 

  1. Understand the site and operational issues, construction time-windows, and environmental sensitivities.
  2. Develop sequencing strategies that will match priorities.
  3. Manage the design process, funding, and approvals effectively.
  4. Have constant, hands-on anticipation and mitigation of schedule impediments.

 

We will plan your work and work your plan; we use the process of scheduling to give us a virtual look at what it takes to build your project. From project inception, we will keep the time pressure on and use our knowledge to help the design and construction teams do what they need to do to stay on track.

Our team brings a collaborative approach to managing the schedule that is consistent with your goals. We will anticipate challenges, bring solutions, and work with you to deliver the highest quality project.

 

CONSTRUCTABILITY REVIEW:

ASHLAR has over 25 years of experience in reviewing construction documents; we know that lack of coordination and clarity causes less competitive bidding, and unnecessarily expensive change orders. “Cristal Clear” documents will avoid these problems and a detailed plan review is the essential step toward precise documents with absolutely no discrepancy to minimize addendums and the future change orders excluding unforeseen conditions.

 

VALUE ENGINEERING:

Significant cost savings, along with an increased level of quality, can be accomplished on most projects through properly conducted value engineering reviews. Our approach utilizes our technical expertise in architectural and engineering disciplines, combined with hands-on, practical experience to make sure that value is truly added to your project.

Our Value Engineering (VE) analysis will focus on meeting the functional requirements of your project at the minimum cost and highest quality. Each building system and its components will be analyzed for adequacy, efficiency, length of life, and cost. Life cycle costs will be established for alternative systems and components.

 

 VALUE ENGINEEERING INCLUDES:

 

  • Identification of needs and definition of function.
  • Creative solutions to meeting the basic needs or function.
  • Developing comparative costs for the various alternative solutions.
  • Evaluation and ranking of the various solutions based on project criteria, feasibility of implementation, and cost.
  • Selection of the optimum solution and recommendation for implementation.
  • ASHLAR’s experience in, and approach to, value engineering will ensure that your project is fully reviewed to assure the most cost-effective design and successful project.

 

INSPECTION SERVICES:

Our inspectors examine the structural quality and general safety of buildings. They typically inspect the soil condition and position and depth foundation footings before the construction of a building foundation. Building Inspectors also routinely examine all access, egresses, structures, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire escape.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Inspect structures for compliance with building codes and ordinances, structural quality, and zoning regulations.
  • Review contract specifications for the safety and utility of structures.
  • Monitor inspection activities through the project.
  • Maintain a work log, take photographs, file reports, and act on inspection findings.
  • Use survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, and test equipment, such as a concrete strength measurer, in carrying out inspection.

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