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Toyota Logistical Systems

Preconstruction and construction of a new Toyota Vehicle Processing and Distribution Center (VDC), to replace the existing VDC facility, within the same paved (144 acres less 16-acre reduction) lot. The new facility will consist of a LEED Gold Certified 155,000 s.f. post production building, 5200 s.f. car wash and a 3,500 s.f. fuel island to replace multiple existing structures and consolidate the functions of the current Vehicle Distribution Center into a 21% smaller footprint. The project will create more efficient workflow, reduce vehicle movement and emissions, and increase site safety and update the seismic security of the facility.

Square Footage: 155,000 s.f.

Meredith International Centre Bldgs 1-7, Infrastructure and Solar

In 2012, SRG Commercial (SARES•REGIS Group) gained control of a rare, large, undeveloped parcel of land in Ontario, off of Vineyard and the I-10 Freeway. The site was originally part of a high-density plan area, developed in 1981, consisting of office, retail, hotel, and residential space. With fluctuations in market demand, a plan was devised to develop a new, state-of-the-art industrial park providing three million square feet of building area on 150 acres. According to SRG, the site was entitled in approximately 12 months, encompassing a Specific Plan Amendment, General Plan Amendment, zone change, development agreement, and full EIR. Entitlements were completed in Spring 2015 and construction commenced immediately thereafter.

The new Meredith International Centre is a warehouse and distribution complex comprised of seven buildings. Oltmans Construction’s scope of work involved 14 separate contracts which included everything from the construction of buildings 1 through 7, to the interior build-out of all seven buildings, to infrastructure, and off-site work. The facilities are LEED Certified and include high-efficiency lighting, heating/cooling, and solar rooftops on buildings 2, 3, 6, and 7.


Soil reports showed that the site was fairly sandy, and since the land was undeveloped, the grading portion of the project had a short duration. The primary challenge was to level and develop all 150 acres of the site. The pads were all graded at once and adjusted to balance, but the first completed building had the most time sensitive schedule. Building 7 for QVC was completed in ten months, and included one million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Street improvements included a total of 13,700 linear feet of new road, with 6,500 linear feet being opened to traffic, and included such improvements as landscaped medians; concrete paving; asphalt paving; storm drains; sewer, domestic and recycled water lines; SCE, Frontier and Spectrum communication lines; street lights; traffic signals (ten new and one modified intersection); two-inch city cable conduit; and landscaping. Improvements also included 32 new SCE services with meter pedestals, applications, inspections, and releases at each individual meter. Two bridges were widened by eight feet and 14 feet to include new foundations with piling, new precast beams, and concrete bridge deck and railings. Under the Corps of Engineer, storm drain connections were installed. A 30-inch, 780-foot-long sleeve for a sewer siphon was installed 40 feet deep, totaling 7,000 linear feet of major storm drains. All storm drains were equipped with diversion manholes and tied into two distilling basins.

Buildings 1-6

Buildings 1 through 6 range in size from 128,308 square feet to 573,889 square feet, and are LEED Gold Certified. All fully-leased buildings, Oltmans provided tenant improvements for:

      • Building 1 – The Wheel Group – 138,784 s.f.
      • Building 2 – Distribution Logistics – 553,136 s.f.
      • Building 3 – The Gilbert Company – 398,517 s.f.
      • Building 4 – Metropolitan Logistics Services – 128,308 s.f.
      • Building 5 – Metro Air Service – 155,291 s.f.
      • Building 6 – Best Buy – 573,899 s.f.

Buildings 7 – QVC’s West Coast Distribution Center

QVC’s first West Coast distribution center is a state-of-the-art, 1,053,225-square-foot, LEED Gold facility located off of the I-10 freeway in Ontario.


Oltmans installed solar rooftop panels on buildings 2, 3, 6, and 7. Each building received ~250kW of solar.

Total Building SF 3,001,160 s.f.

Meredith Site Area 150 acres

Meredith International Centre – QVC

QVC’s first west coast distribution center is located at SRG Commercial’s (Sares Regis Group) new Meredith International Centre Development. The QVC Distribution Center is the first facility to be completed out of a seven building campus. The project is a 1,053,225 s.f. state-of-the-art facility located off the I-10 freeway in Ontario. It has also notably been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Sustainable considerations include high-efficiency lighting, heating/cooling and include 250kW of Solar rooftop.

The facility features:

  • Building Area: 1,053,225 s.f.
  • Site Area: 41.86 acres
  • Office Area: 40,995 s.f.
  • DH Doors: 108 (9’ x 10’)
  • GL Doors: 2 (12’ x 21’)
  • Clear Height: 36’ Minimum
  • Bay Spacing: 56’ x 60’
  • Slab: 7”(@ 4,000 psi)
  • Trailer Parking: 142
  • Car Parking: 736
  • Skylights: 3.0%
  • Sprinklers: ESFR (K-25)
  • Truck Court: 185’& 206.43’
  • Insulation: White R19
  • Lighting: LED 20 fc @ 36″ AFF
  • Power: 8,000 Amp

Square Footage:

1,053,225 s.f.

March Business Center – Phase I

Construction of two (2) new, LEED Silver, concrete tilt-up buildings with related site work. The project is part of a larger 4-building master plan by Western Realco.

Sustainable considerations on the project included:

  • Electric charging stations
  • Rooftop solar system
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
  • Programmed rooftop packaged heat pump unit & controls
  • Programmed exhaust fans & controls
  • Domestic hot water system
  • Interior & exterior lighting controls – LED light fixtures, occupancy sensors, exterior lighting TOD time clock
  • Irrigation controls

Size: 1,380,246 s.f.

Perris Logistics Center

This 700,000 s.f. project is a LEED CS 2.0 certified, concrete tilt-up crossdock building with dual 280 foot truck courts, offices to suit, 312 trailer parking spaces, 360 car parking spaces, fenced yard, 32’ Clear Height, 4 ground level doors, and 112 dock high doors.

Square Footage700,000 s.f.

CleanTech Manufacturing Center winner of Best Industrial Project in the City of Los Angeles in 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 17, 2015 – Trammell Crow Company, Inc., RGA Office of Architectural Design and Oltmans Construction Co. takes home the Best Industrial Project built in the City of Los Angeles in 2014. Read More ››

Perris Valley Logistics Center (General Mills Logistics Center)

General Mills Logistics Center is a state-of-the-art 1,133,282 s.f., Class-A, 36’ clear facility with a 414,060 s.f expansion. The project also features expansion parcels for auto and trailer storage specifically tailored to maximize e-commerce and distribution productivity functions.

Building features and amenities:

  • 1,131,511 s.f. industrial/distribution area
  • 1,133,382 s.f. building area
  • 65 acre site with contiguous 25 acres available
  • Expandable to 1.5 MSF
  • 36’ minimum clearance height
  • Large on-site truck queuing lane
  • 425 truck trailer parking stalls – expandable
  • 856 auto parking spaces – expandable
  • 188 dock high doors (9’ x 10’)
  • Four (4) grade level doors (12’x15’)
  • Cross-dock loading
  • 240’ – 189’ secured concrete truck court
  • 50’x56’ typical column bay spacing
  • LEED Certified
  • ESFR fire sprinkler system
  • 2.5% skylights
  • Offices to suit
  • Power to suit
  • Corporate neighbors include: Amazon, Lowe’s, Ross Stores, Home Depot, Walgreens, Whirlpool, Hanes and Deckers/Ugg
  • Complete site work – landscaping, sidewalks, fencing, etc.

Square Footage

1,500,000 s.f.

CleanTech Manufacturing Center


Developer Trammell Crow broke ground April 10, 2014 on the all-union, CleanTech Manufacturing Center, creating more than 350 prevailing wage construction jobs for members of the trades unions in Los Angeles. The project, on 20 acres just southeast of downtown Los Angeles (situated within a half-mile of Interstates 5 and 10, as well as the 60 Freeway), started preliminary work in October of last year. The three-building campus offers the largest contiguous industrial space downtown.

Oltmans Construction Co. began construction of CleanTech’s three (3) new concrete tilt-up buildings on July 1, 2013. Originally a brownfield site, the site and buildings have been transformed into a LEED Silver certified sustainable project. The manufacturing center is located in a new section of the city being established for “green” businesses. The center’s three facilities occupy 227,000 (Building A), 102,000 (Building B), and 28,000 (Building C) square feet respectively.

“This project has been a long, long time coming,” said Trammell Crow Construction’s Senior Managing Director Brad Cox. “This property has sat fallow and destitute for over 35 years.” At one point, it was slated to become a state prison.


Fashion manufacturer Ambiance USA has relocated and expanded its world headquarters at the new facility. They have leased two of the largest buildings on campus.


“CleanTech Brings 350 Union Jobs,” announced the Building Trades News magazine’s May 2014 publication.

As part of the Los Angeles County’s Community Redevelopment Project Areas, primary requirements for this project included coordination with the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to develop a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in conjunction with the Building & Construction Trades Council. We also collaborated with a third-party Jobs Coordinator to exclusively hire unionized subcontractors with an emphasis on local workers. Oltmans was able to seamlessly represent the client and coordinate with the CRA to create a complete PLA with sections specific to: the exclusive hire of unionized tradesmen, priority selection of local subcontractors, trades people and apprentices through a Jobs Coordinator, and observation of union codes and regulations. All subcontractors and trades people thereafter, hired by Oltmans, were also required to agree to uphold the PLA by notifying the Building and Construction Trades Council prior to employment. The intended use of the PLA is to ensure that all parties remain committed to the residents and city of Los Angeles and to ensure that the project will proceed without interruption.


LEED Silver certified.


Building A – At 226,970 square-feet, Building A is the largest of the three buildings and houses Ambiance USA, fashion manufacturer. It sits on a 466,663-square-foot site. The manufacturing facility includes 39 dock loading positions, 32’ clear height, 45’ building height and 197 parking stalls.

Building B – The single story, 101,890 square foot facility sits on a 235,877 square foot lot and includes 11 dock loading positions, 32’ clear height, 42’-6” building height, and 114 parking stalls.

Building C – Building C is a two-story facility with 23,710 square feet on the first floor and 4,650 square feet on the second floor. It includes 30’ clear height, 40’ building height, and 48 parking stalls.


Due to its past as a Brownfield site, the soil on the site reported levels of hazardous materials. Oltmans played a large role during preconstruction to coordinate the design and to expedite the installation of mitigation systems prior to the start of construction, therefore, reducing construction duration. During demolition we also discovered high levels of contaminated soils. Due to time-frame sensitivity, we were able to coordinate with the owner and the city of Los Angeles’ remediation contractor to stage the soil so that we could continue the construction while the soil was properly disposed of. After the contaminated soil was treated, and removed, a methane vapor extraction system was installed to actively pump, monitor, and extract any residual vapor that may permeate through the soil.

Potholing was another aspect of preconstruction that was required of the site; this included investigating any unknown contents above and below ground and removing any debris that was found prior to construction.

Total Square Footage 339,000 s.f.

Building A 227,000 s.f.

Building B 102,000 s.f.

Building C 24,000 s.f.

Pacific Pointe South – Vogel Properties (Bldg. 6)

FIRST PLACE, “BEST INDUSTRIAL PROJECT” AWARD 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award

Vogel Properties – Building 6 (LEED Certified)

Building 6 is purchased by Vogel Properties and was built for immediate occupancy. It is a 147,564 s.f. spec building sitting on 7.86 acres. It includes 10,694 s.f. of 2-story HVAC office space and include 18,000 s.f. tenant improvements. There are 289 parking stalls, T-5 lighting with motion sensors, 2 grade level doors, and 16 dock high doors. It is a LEED building and includes a warehouse, breakroom, men and womens restroom, and exterior landscaping.

Overcoming Challenges

A challenge that occurred during construction were the necessity for a soil methane barrier and proximity to the airport. The previous occupants had contaminated the soil and a methane barrier needed to be installed below the concrete floors. This barrier is to protect the occupants of the new buildings. Each time there was underground work they had to be careful not to disturb that barrier. Long Beach Airport & FAA had several restrictions and codes the site had to abide by. For example, we had to obtain an FAA permit to utilize cranes. All equipment, light poles, trees, plants, and fences had to be below a 40 foot clearance and leave a clear path for emergency landings. One of the primary challenges on this job was weather. The site conditions had high concentrations of clay soil which retains a lot of moisture. Nov through Jan saw a lot of wet days. As a result the project schedule was delayed over 2 months. Since our clients wanted to get their tenants into the building ASAP, a series of strategic rescheduling and acceleration of work, was accomplished and we were able to still meet our client’s timeline with minimum dollars spent for overtime expenses.

Building Features

  • Concrete Tilt-Up
  • 2-Story Industrial Building
  • 147,564 s.f. Total Building Area
  • 68,426 s.f. Warehouse
  • 68,426 s.f. Manufacturing
  • 5,009 s.f. First Floor Office Area
  • 5,685 s.f. Second Floor Office Area
  • 342,317 s.f. Site Area (7.86 Acres)
  • Spec Tenant Improvements
  • Includes 1st & 2nd Floor Offices
  • Includes Site Work
  • Maximum Building Height of 43’-6”
  • 6” thick, 4,000 psi min. concrete slab
  • 16 Dock-High Doors
  • 2 Roll-Up Truck Doors 12’x14’
  • Electrical Room
  • ESFR Sprinkler System
  • 289 Auto Parking Spaces
  • 2.5% skylights
  • LEED Certified
  • Four (4)-ply Built-Up Roofing over Plywood Deck and Steel Roof Trusses

Square Footage 147,564 s.f.

Pacific Pointe South – United Pacific (Bldg. 5)

FIRST PLACE, “BEST INDUSTRIAL PROJECT” AWARD 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award

United Pacific Industries – Building 5 (LEED Silver)

Building 5 is owned by United Pacific Industries, an automotive restorer and accessory designer and manufacturer. The new facility is 131,912 s.f. of 2-story mix office / warehouse used for distribution. The project is part of a 33 acre masterplan development by Sares Regis. The approximately 12,000 s.f. tenant improvement portion include a high-end lobby with wood flooring on the ceiling and stainless steel backlit; office area including mezzanine, hardwood flooring throughout, exposed duct ceiling design; corporate conference rooms, showrooms, upgraded kitchen area, polished concrete flooring, terrazo in the women’s and men’s restrooms, quartzite, and a bull pen area.

Building Features

  • Concrete Tilt-Up
  • 2-Story Industrial Building
  • 131,912 s.f. Total Building Area
  • 103,800 s.f. Warehouse
  • 15,600 s.f. Manufacturing
  • 6,157 s.f. First Floor Office Area
  • 6,355 s.f. Second Floor Office Area
  • 321,198 s.f. Site Area (7.37 Acres)
  • High-End Tenant Improvements
  • Includes Site Work
  • Maximum Building Height of 43’-6”
  • 6” thick, 4,000 psi min. concrete slab
  • 14 Dock-High Doors
  • 6 – 35,000 lb. Hydraulic Dock Leveler
  • 1 Roll-Up Truck Doors 12’x14’
  • Electrical Room
  • ESFR Sprinkler System
  • 284 Auto Parking Spaces
  • 2.5% skylights
  • LEED Silver
  • Four (4)-ply Built-Up Roofing over Plywood Deck and Steel Roof Trusses

Square Footage 131,912 s.f.

Pacific Pointe South – Turbo Air, Inc. (Building 7)

First Place, “Best Industrial Project” Award 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award

Turbo Air Company – Building 7 (LEED Certified)

Building 7 is leased by Turbo Air, a maker of refrigeration cases for restaurants and grocery stores, and is used as a distribution/light manufacturing center with 13 loading docks. The building exterior is surrounded with a water pond that includes a fountain feature. The reception area includes hardwood flooring, tile, and a t-bar ceiling. The building includes high end conferences rooms with state-of-the art audio/visual systems, open office, several break-rooms, kitchen, storage for parts, mezzanine, and LED lighting throughout. The lounge has wood walls and millwork.

Building Features

  • Concrete Tilt-Up
  • 2-Story Industrial Building
  • 120,089 s.f. Total Building Area
  • 93,573 s.f. Warehouse
  • 1,800 s.f. Manufacturing
  • 7,193 s.f. First Floor Office Area
  • 6,651 s.f. Second Floor Office Area
  • 259,189 s.f. Site Area (5.95 Acres)
  • High-End Tenant Improvements
  • Includes 1st & 2nd Floor Offices
  • Includes Site Work
  • Maximum Building Height of 43’-6”
  • 6” thick, 4,000 psi min. concrete slab
  • 13 Dock-High Doors
  • 1 Roll-Up Truck Doors 12’x14’
  • Electrical Room
  • ESFR Sprinkler System
  • 181 Auto Parking Spaces
  • 2.5% skylights
  • LEED Certified
  • Four (4)-ply Built-Up Roofing over Plywood Deck and Steel Roof Trusses

Square Footage 120,089 s.f.

Corac Alessandro Business Center

The project consists of a new LEED Gold tilt-up concrete warehouse spec. building, inclusive of initial office area tenant improvement; built-out for marketing purposes.

Building highlights include:

  • Type III-B, fully sprinklered
  • New, single-story, 579,807 s.f. concrete tilt-up building
  • 3,242 s.f. first floor office & 2,965 s.f. second floor office = 6,207 s.f. total
  • 576,565 s.f. warehouse
  • 84 – 9’x10’ dock high loading doors
  • 2 – 12’x14’ door to grade via concrete ramp
  • 32’ minimum clear height
  • ESFR sprinkler system
  • Fenced and secured truck yard
  • 613 car parking spaces
  • 31-acre land site (approximately 1,317,021 s.f.)
  • 3% skylights
  • Trash enclosure
  • Complete site work – landscaping, sidewalks, fencing, etc.

Total Building Area: 583,331 s.f.

Building Footprint: 579,807 s.f.

Spec tenant improvement: 6,207 s.f.

Deckers Outdoor Corporation – World Headquarters

Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global manufacturer of brands such as Ugg, Simple, Sanuk, and Teva shoes. The company awarded Oltmans Construction Co. with a GMAX contract for the preconstruction and construction services of its new, LEED Silver Certified, 187,185 s.f. world headquarters at Cabrillo Business Park in Goleta, CA. The headquarters consist of a four (4) building campus development respectively called Buildings 1, 2, 3 and 12, which houses more than 400 employees.

Main Corporate Headquarters Building (Building 12)

Reflective blue green glazing and metal panel facade/canopies define the main entry of the 2-story, Deckers Corporate Headquarters Building (Building 12). Articulated concrete tilt-up panels consisting of varying horizontal and vertical reveal work create a composition to the facade. Local materials such as Santa Barbara sandstone complete Building 12’s exterior detail. High-end tenant improvements of the 1st floor features a large multi-use rotunda at the main lobby entry with glass surround, intricate wood and granite flooring, floating acoustical wood panel ceiling detail, a cafeteria, training rooms, and a 4,000 s.f. retail store. The 2nd floor includes executive team suites, conference rooms with state of the art audio/visual systems, legal department offices, and open office work space.

Building 1

Building 1 is a 77,000 s.f., 2-story concrete tilt-up office building and includes an indoor gymnasium with showers and locker rooms.

Building 2

Building 2 is a 40,000 s.f., 2-story concrete tilt-up office building with minimal tenant improvement work. It includes a bathroom, janitor closet and elevator.

Building 3

This 30,000 s.f. single story, concrete tilt-up building includes:

  • 578 s.f. private data center with Static Dispating Tile (SDT) flooring, a UPS room and pre-action fire protection system. Special mechanical system with dedicated power and backup generator to keep the servers cool.
  • 20,000 s.f. warehouse (clear-height of 23’, one (1) dock-high door, two (2) roll-up doors, and 2% skylights)
  • advertisement and marketing area inclusive of a photography room and two (2) rooms for video recording.

Off-Site Work / City of Goleta / Community Benefits

It was important for Deckers to give back to the Santa Barbara community, where the company originally was founded. Working with Deckers, the City of Goleta and its city representatives, Oltmans’ scope of work involved various street improvements including new medians, new landscaping, sidewalks, and a new public transit infrastructure (bus stop). In addition, the project provided new sitting areas, a walking trail, bike paths, sports courts, a water feature and the restored natural wetlands, all of which is open to the public.

Square Footage

187,185 s.f.

Chino South Industrial Center Buildings 1-4

The Sares-Regis Group/Chino South Industrial Center Bldgs. 1-4 project, located in Chino, is a LEED Gold, approximately 2,000,000 s.f. concrete tilt-up industrial warehouse/office project valuing approximately $68,000,000. The project scope involved ground-up construction of four (4) buildings with interior buildouts for Buildings 1 & 2 for tenants EuroPro and Yokohama Tire respectively, and speculative buildings 3 & 4. The scope of the project involved mass grading 1.3 million cubic yards of dirt and the removal of existing oil and water wells during the grading process, placement of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of concrete for on and off site work and the addition of 3,000 lineal feet of new streets for the City of Chino.

To qualify for LEED GOLD certification, sustainable considerations include efficient stormwater quality and quantity treatment, water efficient landscaping, implementation of renewable energy with the installation of 765 KW DC rooftop solar energy system and accommodations for low-emitting, and fuel-efficient vehicles onsite.

The project is completed in three phases: Phase 1 – Buildings 1 & 2, Phase 2 – Building 3, and Phase 3 – Building

Square Footage

Gross Site Area: 2,840,429 s.f.

Total Building Area: 2,069,239 s.f.

Building 1: 799,052 s.f. / Building 2: 658,756 s.f. / Building 3: 522,267 s.f. / Building 4: 89,164 s.f.

Restaurant Depot – San Diego

The New Project

Oltmans demolished the old Kelco Facility to construct this new, insulated metal building with 40 ft clear height storage for Restaurant Depot. The project includes a 15,000 s.f. -5 degree freezer area with isolated and insulated slab and attached to a 40 degree refrigerated cooler area, warehouse with high pile storage racking, small offices, restrooms and truck dock. New site work includes a landscaped parking lot and driveway. Oltmans also self-performed all concrete work.

Historical Mural

The mural seen above is the “Kelco Historical Community Mural” created in 1992-1993 by Salvador and Gloria Torres. The mural was painted on the street-facing walls of what was then a Kelco-facility known as the Goldy Building, on the corner of Harbor Drive and Cesar Chavez Boulevard. As required by the City of San Diego, the walls of the mural needed to be preserved by Restaurant Depot. Oltmans worked with Restaurant Depot to make sure that the mural was safely and carefully extracted during demolition and construction. The mural walls were braced with a steel, earthquake-proof structure. Restaurant Depot continues to support and provide the funds for the restoration of the mural, which was made necessary by years of neglect, and is supervised by Salvador Torres himself.