Gary Schaffel, President of Schaffel Development Company, Inc. has acquired a unique
combination of knowledge and hands-on experience during his 50 years in the construction
industry. He received a Bachelor’s Degree (1967) and Master’s Degree (1969) in Building
Construction from the University of Florida, the first college to offer professional degrees in this
discipline. In 1972, he was hired as Purchasing Director for Goldrich and Kest, the leading
builder and developer of single and multi-family housing in Southern California at the time.
During the next five years he was involved in the construction of over 10,000 housing units, as
well as numerous board and care facilities and commercial renovations. In 1977, he resigned
as Construction Manager to start his own company.
Since its inception, Schaffel Development Company, Inc. has been responsible for the formation
of general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies that have
successfully developed hundreds of condominium units, apartment units, and custom single-
family residences throughout the Southern California area. Schaffel Development Company,
Inc., and/or Gary Schaffel has acted in the capacity of general partner or limited liability
company manager for all of these projects, which represents a value in excess of two hundred
As a licensed General Contractor, Schaffel Development Company, Inc. has successfully
completed construction of over 100 new and remodeled residential, commercial and industrial
projects, as well as numerous tenant improvement projects throughout the greater Los Angeles,
Orange, and Ventura County areas. These projects range in scope from single-family
residences to large-scale industrial projects, and include senior citizens projects, board and care
facilities, and assisted living facilities. Schaffel Development Company, Inc. was actively
involved in the reconstruction of residential and commercial properties damaged by the 1992
riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The total amount of these contracts exceeds two
hundred and ninety million dollars.
Schaffel Development Company, Inc. is fully computerized, using state-of- the-art project
management, estimating, accounting, and property management software. This gives the
company the ability to closely monitor and control complex or multi-phase projects, as well as
changes in the scope of work. The end result is projects completed on time and within budget.
Schaffel Consulting Group, a subsidiary of Schaffel Development Company, Inc., was
established in 1989. Since then it has been actively involved in assisting attorneys and
insurance companies in construction litigation matters, such as construction defects, cost
estimating, and defect analysis. The wealth of practical and current knowledge that it has
accumulated as an active participant in the construction and development industry is an
invaluable asset to either the plaintiffs or defendants in construction and development related
Schaffel Consulting Group also assists property owners and investors in the higest and best use
analysis of properties, obtaining entitlements toward that end, preparing detailed development
analysis and budgets, and then acting on behalf of the client in the capacity of Owner’s
Representative or Construction Manager.