As a prominent industrial real estate broker in the greater Los Angeles area of the late 80’s, Trace Chalmers grew frustrated with the shortcomings of the existing industrial contractors in Southern California. There was a void in the marketplace. Many clients had specific building requirements, however, the market was unable to provide those requirements in a turnkey product thus making some complex transactions extremely difficult to complete. In order to fill this void, Mr. Chalmers envisioned a turnkey industrial real estate business that would be able to provide quality services from the acquisition of land, design of the project, through the construction of a completed functioning facility. He understood that businesses want to focus on what they do best, run their business.
C.E.G. Construction was founded on two basic principles: deliver turnkey facilities to clients at an affordable fixed price and operate the company with complete integrity. Based on these principles, C.E.G. Construction was formed in 1988. After completing many smaller projects over several years, in the fall of 1990 C.E.G. was given the opportunity to improve an existing facility for DHL at Los Angeles International Airport. Then in the summer of 1992, C.E.G. became an approved contractor of Northrop Grumman’s B2 program. In 1994, C.E.G. designed and built its first tilt-up building for SSK Produce Inc. From those initial opportunities, C.E.G. continued to grow. In 1999-2000 C.E.G. was inducted into the Inc. 500 and in 2002 was placed on the Los Angeles Journal’s fastest growing private companies list.
Over the years, C.E.G. Construction has had the opportunity to build millions of square feet of buildings in the Los Angeles Area for many wonderful clients including our largest building to date for Gavina Coffee. C.E.G. Construction continues to strive to provide high-quality industrial buildings including food processing facilities, cold storage facilities, distribution facilities, and industrial parks at turnkey low fixed prices.