Dave Tuggey Construction

Los Angeles has always been a place for those who dream big. From the ambitious plans that turned a small ranch town into a modern metropolis to the entertainment industry that calls it home, L.A. has a long history of playing host to those who set their sights high. That’s what makes Dave Tuggey Construction such a good fit for the L.A. construction marketplace, because the company has earned a reputation as one of the most ambitious and capable builders in the area. 

Since 1984, Dave Tuggey Construction has become a well-known contractor in the L.A. metro area, building homes for celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and other big-time players in the city. Throughout its history, Dave Tuggey Construction has staked its claim on Southern California through the ambition of its founder, the skills of its people and its trustworthiness. 

As the company prepares to enter its fourth decade of serving the Los Angeles area, Dave Tuggey Construction says the founding principles that have made it the choice for hundreds of customers continue to serve as the backbone of its success for the near future. 

As long as the company continues to aim high, it says, Dave Tuggey Construction should continue to be a reliable and trustworthy contractor for customers throughout the area for many years to come.

Founding Principles

Much of the success of Dave Tuggey Construction is due to its founder and namesake. Even though he did not enter the construction business as a licensed general contractor until 1984, the company explains, it was clear from the beginning that Dave Tuggey had the drive and skills necessary to become a success in the industry. 

“Dave Tuggey is the founder, owner and driving force behind Tuggey Construction,” the company says. “He has been a licensed general contractor since 1984, but he was introduced to construction in his eighth grade woodshop class. Never one to set modest goals, Dave chose to design and build a 15-foot kayak as his class project.”

Spurred on by his early success in woodworking, Tuggey continued to pursue construction as his chosen field, and during the intervening years he amassed a wealth of hands-on knowledge about the industry by working throughout the area and studying the craft of contracting. “Dave has worked consistently in the construction industry since the late 1970s,” the company says. “While studying construction and architecture at Santa Monica College and UCLA, he worked as an apprentice carpenter, later advancing to journeyman status.”

Once Tuggey’s education was complete, he established the company that bears his name and almost immediately started working on projects for some of the biggest names in the city. 

“Tuggey Construction was founded in 1984 when Dave received his contractor’s license,” the company says. “Since then, Dave has worked continuously in construction under the Tuggey Construction name and as a project manager and superintendent for a number of local construction companies.”

In everything that it does, whether the project is a private residence or a commercial building, Dave Tuggey Construction says it relies on the capable people it employs as well as the close coordination it has with its customers to deliver the best possible projects. 

“Tuggey Construction handles residential and commercial projects throughout the Los Angeles area, with a focus on residential remodels and additions,” the company says. “We offer top-quality workmanship combined with professional yet personal service.

“Today, the Tuggey Construction family includes Dave and our office staff, skilled carpenters, masons and tile setters, construction crews and our network of trusted subcontractors,” the company adds.

Prime Example

A recent example of the company’s expertise made reality is the Martin Lane residence in Los Angeles, which is a renovation of a 1962 home built in the Case Study style. Houses built in this style tended to feature a lot of glass from floor to ceiling, and the design of the remodel sought to add more warmth to the property by adding soft textures such as greenery and water features. The home’s new entry features a glassy pavilion with a living wall and a waterfall on the other side, for example. 

The renovation also expanded the home by adding new bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as reconfiguring the master suite to include his and her bathrooms, according to the company. 

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