LM Construction was founded in 1996 by commercial contractor Larry
Monkarsh, a third generation contractor and builder. Born and raised
in Los Angeles, Larry undertook his first large-scale building project
at age 17 when he built four new condominium units in Malibu.
Larry graduated from Cal State Long Beach and immediately jumped into
his career as a commercial builder and property manager for EJM Development.
“I went into the family business of EJM Development right out of
school, building custom homes in Encino, California,” said Larry. “In
1995, when the real estate market declined, we went into renovating
apartment buildings and existing units. I renovated three or four
buildings with about a $20 million price tag. It was then that I knew
I had the ability to manage large-scale jobs and was meant to be a
Monkarsh took his building skills to areas of the Southwest that
offered the greatest opportunity. He advanced his skills in Sun
Valley, Idaho where he developed condominium properties and began fine
tuning his business and property management skills.
In 1995 Larry moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where the construction trade
was booming. Larry found work as a superintendent for Oldman’s
Construction for his first year in Las Vegas. Putting all of his
experience to work for himself, in 1996 Larry Monkarsh opened LM