Tell us about your firm.
We primarily are a construction company, but we help clients create a team by recommending architects or designers who will fit well with the owners’ expectations. With a team approach, we can better manage costs, schedule and desires for our clients. We also have many of the needed trades in-house.
Describe the featured project.
This is a stunning, mid-century home in Palos Verdes Estates. The kitchen was hidden away, and we were tasked with opening it to the large family, dining and living room spaces. This required creative engineering, working with the Palos Verdes Art Jury and a committed client. The result is a seamless transition that looks like the original architect’s vision.
The result was a new kitchen incorporating two islands, one featuring a teppanyaki grill and the other a sink. The back of the main island has an inlay of bronze that hearkens back to the mid-century movement with a starburst of raised metal custom-made for this home.
The floors were resourced so we could perfectly match the black slate from the original floor. We also designed 12-foot-tall storage cabinetry to help delineate the family room from the rest of the home.
When did you start your business?
I started my company in 1981 while I was a business student at USC. Doing small jobs through college helped pay for tuition. After school I worked in the private sector for a few years, but I always yearned to be working for myself doing something creative. In 1988 I started Zigrang Construction.
Over the years as we grew, we took on more employees—some are still with us. We are proud that we have created an environment where our employees care as much as I do how our projects run. We believe each project is special, and these buildings are going to be around for a long time with our name attached.
What are some exciting projects you’ve completed?
We have had the opportunity to work with some great architects and designers on many styles of architecture. The home at 145 Rocky Point Road in Palos Verdes Estates sits on the bluff above Lunada Bay and was built for a client from London. This home was featured in House & Garden magazine. We completed a project on The Strand in Hermosa for a New York TV executive. This project had a very clean, traditional beach design and was featured in Coastal Living magazine.