The U.S. population is moving back into the cities in record numbers, and American is playing a
major role in this movement by
Reshaping Urban Lifeģ.
since 1989, includes building nearly 4,000 multifamily urban rental and for-sale
homes and mixed use neighborhoods in California, Texas, and New Mexico.
During the last
twenty-one years, Americanís work has included multifamily and mixed use
neighborhoods for adults, seniors, students, affordable housing for low-income,
families and seniors. These projects have been built for private clients,
including Pulte, Lennar, CIM Group, Standard Pacific Homes, Legacy Partners and
Newhall Land and Farming. The Company has also built a number of university
projects (principally student housing), including projects for the University of California at Los Angeles,
California State University Stanislaus, and Chapman University. Historically,
about a third of the Companyís workload has been in the prevailing wage sector.
American has been
designing and building multifamily projects in California since 1989. The
Company has permanent offices in Huntington Beach, California and has built
projects in New Mexico, Texas, and throughout California.
Although Americanís work has predominantly
been building ground-up multifamily and mixed use urban neighborhoods, other
projects have included renovation, seismic retrofitting, and historic
preservation. The Company has self-performed up to 80% of the trade work on some
projects, with in-house crews performing demolition, excavation, concrete,
steel-erection, framing, masonry, plaster, drywall, painting, and high-pressure
epoxy injection to repair seismically damaged concrete. Although some past
projects have been competitively bid, all of the Companyís work for the last
several years has been negotiated.
American has taken the complete responsibility for development, design, and
construction on some projects, and the design and construction on others.
On most of the company's general construction work, American has participated in the preconstruction phase as part of
the project team. In addition to the company's architects, the Company is licensed as both a general building and
engineering contractor, as well as carrying trade licenses for plastering,
concrete-related services (including concrete restoration and gunite), and the
application of synthetic products. The Company also employs licensed architects
Americanís multifamily building experience
involves complex high-end, four and five story mixed-use buildings
over retail and subterranean parking structures. Recent American-built urban
multifamily homes have sold for over a million dollars. Work has also included
design-build student housing, historic renovation of early California hotels to
provide housing for the homeless, and rebuilding of the guest suite facilities
for the historic UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Densities on projects
range to over 300 units per acre. Projects have ranged in size to
$112,000,000 and have included pile foundations,
mat foundations, one, two, and three levels of structured subterranean parking
below the water table with systems to mitigate methane and tar.
The cornerstone of Americanís success has
been our innovation, coupled with our ability to provide the highest quality
work at the lowest price, while successfully balancing our clientís needs.