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In 1974, three young brothers—driven by a passion for building, a highly focused work ethic, and the entrepreneurial spirit of self-reliance—set out to fulfill a dream of starting a business. With Doug’s estimating acumen and industry network, Greg’s construction knowledge and foreman leadership, and Jeff’s mind for business and operations, they won numerous jobs in the early years with Magic Mountain, Newhall Land & Farming Co., Bank of America, Pacific Telephone, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals, and various retail businesses, while working from Greg’s spare bedroom.

Efficient pricing and quality of craftsmanship on dozens of successful jobs at Magic Mountain led the brothers to build the theme park’s signature structure, Colossus, the iconic and majestic wooden rollercoaster. Their reputation soared from there. Bernards has since completed an immense portfolio of projects in the education, retail, multi-family, mixed-use, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, and civic sectors. The firm has expanded to five offices with a large presence throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Central Valley and Central Coast.

The integrity and commitment to customer service the brothers showed during the company’s early years continues on and is reflected in the company culture of today. Now employing a family of over 280 professionals and counting, the company was converted to a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan, keeping the family culture fully intact while providing employees a stake in the success of the company.

What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Construction Management
Products/Services Relating to General Contractors

Project Experience

Commercial
Laboratory
Civil & Site Development
Education (K-12)
House
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Power Generation & Distribution
Church / Synagogue
Retail Store
Restaurant
Library
Museum
Club House / Community Center
Casinos
Historic Preservation
Grocery Stores
Theater
Single Family Residential
Lighting Retrofits
Bank
Tennis Court
Non-Residential Building
Court House
Fitness Center
Post Office
Residential Building
Government

Service Areas