Meet the builders behind some of LA’s most luxurious hotel properties

McGuire Builders, Inc. has repeatedly been recognized as a premier general contractor in Los Angeles, having specialized in the construction and renovation of luxury hotels for 35 years. The medium-sized Los Angeles County-based company has a team of industry veterans with decades of experience who focus on the niche market of upscale hospitality.

McGuire Builders’ project portfolio is filled with world renown properties, many of which are located here in Los Angeles and across Southern California. McGuire Builders renovated the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons, Viceroy L’Ermitage, SLS Beverly Hills and built the legendary members-only club, SOHO House West Hollywood, to name a few.

Builders vs. Contractors
While the McGuire team pride themselves on ongoing recognition for their exceptional general contracting achievements, they remain steadfast about what it means to be a contractor:
“We are a builder, not a contractor,” explained senior appraiser Dean Zeiger. “Contractors are often paper entrepreneurs who work out plans and specifications for a field of trade professionals, shoving schedules, clauses, and fine print down their throats. We actually study the plans thoroughly and can imagine the process itself, the sequence of events that guarantee success. We convey this vision to our trading partners at an early stage by inviting their professional contribution instead of rejecting it. This dialogue is essential for us because it promotes a collaborative environment and a shared vision in which every member of the project team can contribute. “

Zeiger emphasized the common denominator of the McGuire team: “We’ve all built something personally at some point in our careers – hotels in particular.

There is a mentality we have that is not found in all contractors. We know the details, means and methods of our trading partners. Our team carries out projects in large, actively operated commercial buildings, but we work like a craftsman who builds your individual home. “

More on the way
As the fourth quarter of 2021 begins, McGuire Builders finds himself back in the driver’s seat as travelers and vacationers begin their descent to Los Angeles and the surrounding cities:
“After the pandemic hit the hospitality industry directly, tourism is finally making a steady comeback,” said Paul F. Allen, CFO of McGuire Builders. Long-term revenue mentality of hotel owners to a more balanced approach with an increased focus on property development efforts that result in higher and more sustainable revenues in the long run. McGuire is perfectly positioned to help these owners realize their visions. “

“We’ve definitely seen more opportunities in the Los Angeles hospitality market lately,” said Michael S. Tande, CEO of McGuire Builders, discussing the details of a contract with another AAA 5-diamond luxury hotel, an icon in this one City to iron out. “

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