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Living Spaces San Jose

Refresh and revitalization of an existing two (2)-story retail space into a Living Spaces Showroom, within the Westfield Oakridge Mall in San Jose. The scope of work includes new exterior doors, interior non-structural walls, new finishes throughout and improvements to the mechanical ductwork, new electrical, additional plumbing and an outdoor storage area.

Square footage: 111,987 s.f.

StorQuest Gardena

The project includes construction of one four (4)-story, fully enclosed, climate controlled self-storage facility approximately 129,537 s.f. with three (3) elevators, one (1) accessory storage retail office area, and four (4) retail spaces. Site improvements consisted of grading and associated improvements including parking, storm water systems, landscaping, utility improvements and buffer enhancements across a total site are of 54,154 s.f.

Square Footage: 129,537 s.f.

Ganahl Lumber Costa Mesa

Veterans of their respective crafts, Ganahl Lumber (established in 1884) trusted Oltmans Construction Co. (established in 1932) with the preconstruction and construction of their newly-relocated retail and lumber yard facility, located on seven acres in Costa Mesa. The new location, adjacent to the original building, provides a larger storage area to support a greater inventory and product mix, higher energy efficiency, and space for a more expansive showroom.

The project consisted of 60,000 s.f. of retail space with an exterior skin made of glass and masonry. The facility also included a rooftop parking structure composed of wood and concrete, and over 150 glulam beams. Other components of the project are a 33,000-s.f. storage and mill shed, a 6,800-s.f. three-sided pole shed, and numerous racking systems (t-sheds) for additional storage of merchandise.


Oltmans assisted the design team through design development and construction document development, established a GMP, provided cost/value analysis and supported entitlement procurement. Due to a ground-lease agreement with the Orange County Flood District (OCFD) and the location at the foot of the I-73 freeway (owned by Caltrans), the Ganahl Lumber Costa Mesa site crosses three (3) entities with jurisdiction, including the City of Costa Mesa Building and Planning Department. Substantial coordination was required and a third-party consultant was hired to ensure that the entitlement and permitting completed without delay. Within the Caltrans District 12 department alone, Oltmans supported plan check, planning, and entitlement with over twelve (12) different engineers and departments.

Composite Wood and Concrete Rooftop Construction

This parking structure is one of the first composite wood and concrete rooftop parking structures in the nation. Each glulam beam its comprised of consisted of up to eight (8) 4” x 4” notches which piece together and act as the composite wood/concrete roof structure system. To speed up this process and accelerate the project schedule, the glulams were ordered in advance and staged on the storage and mill shed building pad footprint to be used as a workspace for glulam beam notching on the ground. The overall notch-prepping process took two (2) months on the front end, but was able to reduce rooftop erection time to 1.5 weeks at a rate of 20 to 30 beams a day.

Schedule Recovery

2016 yielded one of the greatest amounts of rainfall in the past decade with the most precipitation falling during site grading and over-ex. At the end of each day, each glu-lam had to be covered and protected from inclement weather and grading was halted until the rain stopped. To recover the schedule, Oltmans successfully worked with Ganahl Lumber to finalize the layout of the retail store early so that the proper underground utilities could be completed to pour the slab on grade (SOG) early. With the SOG completed earlier in the sequence, weather delay was reduced because the slab dried quicker than the compacted dirt. Roof erection also sped up because the SOG allowed for easier maneuvering of the crane, assisting with the hoisting and setting of the pre-prepped glu-lam beams. During relocation from the old store to the new one, Oltmans was also mindful of turnover sequence to minimize Ganahl’s potential revenue/time loss and support the owner’s financial initiatives. Oltmans deliberately turned over the lumber mill in the new store early, so as to prevent any disruption to Ganahl’s service. Orders from the old store were able to be serviced at the new store even during the construction process.

Square Footage

60,000 s.f.

Living Spaces Furniture

Living Spaces is a furniture retailer with showrooms all over California, stretching into Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Oltmans has partnered with Living Spaces for the past ten (10) years across 16 different Living Spaces retail showroom & distribution center locations on projects valuing over $300M. Oltmans continues to have a strong partnership with Living Spaces, assisting them in their aim to open six (6) new stores every fiscal year.

These projects range from new, ground-up showrooms to conversions and renovations of existing facilities.


Gilbert, AZ 110,000 s.f.

Located in Gilbert, Arizona, the Phoenix showroom, scope is an accelerated design-assist of 110,000 s.f. retail showroom & warehouse space. The project involved complex coordination between owner’s subcontractors/finishers, the Living Spaces Stock Team and the shell contractor to complete the project in 14-weeks and allow Living Spaces to meet their scheduled opening date.

San Leandro, CA 100,000 s.f.

The San Leandro project involved conversion of an existing shell into a 100,000 s.f. retail showroom. The scope of work included all new interior, non-structural load bearing walls, new restrooms, mechanical ductwork, and electrical and plumbing associated with the new restrooms. Despite weather delays, the project is nearing completion, and is anticipated to open on-time according to schedule.

Glendale, AZ 126,000 s.f.

The new Glendale showroom is another conversion of an existing building into a retail showroom. The scope of work includes all new plumbing, mechanical units, as well as electrical, new lighting and all finishes. The project also involves a lot of coordination with owner’s subcontractors and showroom stock team. The showroom is anticipated to complete mid August 2016.


Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale

Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale is one of the largest, mixed-use developments in Southern California. Spanning 200 acres, the Center will provide Class A logistics, retail, medical and business park facilities. Oltmans Construction provided preconstruction and construction services on industrial buildings 1, 2, & 3, including building TIs, as well as the 8 buildings that make up the business park, infrastructure and mass grading work. .

Square Footage

Building #1 1,007,705 s.f / Includes a 4-Level Mezzanine Inside The Building. Overall Building Area: 2,700,305 s.f.

Building #2 1,033,192 s.f.

Building #3 373,522 s.f.

Business Park (Buildings 1-8) 180,312 s.f. total, eight (8) multi-tenant and free standing buildings.

Infrastructure/Mass Grading Work Construction of a pedestrian bridge with two (2) elevators which crosses Goodman Way connecting to a 4.7-acre newly constructed parking lot (off-site), new streets, widening and improvements on Hamner, Bellegrave, Cantu-Galleano. Project is surrounded by different county lines and Oltmans coordinated with the City of Eastvale and the City of Ontario as well as Cal Trans, SCE and The Gas Company. Additional work included 3,200 ft. of industrial sewer, 6.1-acre detention basin/bioswales, curb & gutter, street lighting, signalization, and median & perimeter landscaping.

Walker Zanger

Oltmans Construction provided shell construction for Walker Zanger’s new corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Los Angeles. The new 126,766 s.f. facility includes 15,188 s.f. office space, 18,299 s.f. mezzanine and 93,281 s.f. warehouse. The warehouse also included two (2) ea. 5 Ton Capacity Top Riding Single Girder Bridge Cranes installed to move the slabs and other material in the warehouse.

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Square Footage

126,766 s.f.

Ganahl Lumber South Bay

Oltmans Construction was hired by Ganahl Lumber to provide construction services on their new retail location in Torrance, CA.  Using a celebration of wood and concrete, the building is the first composite building with rooftop parking. The architectural building design, showcases the company’s passion for innovation as well as demonstrates lumber’s versatility as a building product that’s both elegant and strong.

The 18-acre yard with a total of 225,000 s.f. of new buildings, includes an 86,000 s.f. retail store, the stand-out structure on the site where the framing is built with Douglas Fir and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Glu Lams. The large yard also provides ample space for lumber storage and includes an onsite mill. Utilizing a composite design, the wood frame structure – 14” wide by 60” deep glue laminated beams – include drilled lag bolts that get cast into the concrete deck.

With the intention of showcasing lumber products, the project also contains many wood species and finishes ranging from beautifully sustained Red Mangaris siding, to traditional maple hardwood flooring, to rustic Douglas Fir siding salvaged from the Hollywood Park Race Track. Other variations of wood finishes included the use of Kaswell Honey Mesquite end-grain counter-tops and Cherry veneer interior paneling.

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.

Living Spaces - Mission Valley

Living Spaces – Mission Valley

Oltmans renovated and transformed an existing K Mart retail building into a new 100,000 s.f. furniture showroom for Living Spaces. The tenant improvement work involved the build-out of custom themed areas like the “Under the Sea” kids furniture showroom and the “Westside Loft” space with wood and stone design accent walls. Additional areas included offices, cashier center, restrooms, and back of house storage area. The building received all new finishes including new ceiling with exposed ducting and lighting, various floor and paint types, and upgraded lighting package and controls.

Square Footage

100,000 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.

NAPA AUTO PARTS Distribution Center – Ontario

Oltmans Construction Co. was the design/build contractor on this Type III-B, fully sprinklered, build-to-suit project for NAPA AUTO PARTS. As the design/build contractor, Oltmans was responsible for the complete process, which required hiring and managing the design team, securing permits, issuing subcontracts and coordinating design/build MEP trades. A notable achievement was completing the design phase within a two month timeframe to maintain the completion date per the accelerated project schedule.

The project’s scope involved the renovation of an existing warehouse facility. The warehouse retrofit required removing of existing floor sealer, prepping the slab, installing new densifying product, and polishing the floor. Oltmans cut-in and installed five (5) hydraulic dock levelers, a back-up generator, as well as patch and painted the building’s exterior surfaces and roof. The project required the build-out of a new retail store, H3/H4 (Hazardous) Rooms, and an Aerosol Room.

To accommodate the work staff, the existing office area was demolished for the construction of new interior offices. The new office area included cubicle farms, executive offices, a training room with accordion partitions, a kitchenette, restrooms, lockers, and indoor/outdoor break rooms.

The site work involved the installation of a new driveway as well as additional parking spaces and landscaping.

Square Footage

New Office Area: 12,673 s.f.

New Retail Area: 3,061 s.f.

Existing Warehouse Area: 175,773 s.f.

Existing Total Building Area: 191,000 s.f.

Total Site Area: 426,518 s.f.

GreenStreet Redondo Beach

Oltmans commenced construction on the GreenStreet Center project on January 2013. The project boasts trendy retail shops and restaurants with full kitchen and dining areas. The project also features a full-service car wash and detailing facility as well as a two level concrete parking deck. The center focuses on utilizing sustainable features in all aspects of the design and construction.

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Square Footage

Building A – Retail/Restaurant, 10,452 s.f.

Building B – Retail 4,736 s.f.

Building C – Carwash 4,095 s.f.

Building D – Garage Structure

Total 19,322 s.f.

1.55 acre lot

Restaurant Depot – Las Vegas

New construction of facility for Restaurant Depot. 0 deg. freezer/cooler area, small office and truck dock with canopy.

Square Footage

60,000 s.f.

Spirit Soledad Crossing Retail Center

Spirit Soledad Crossing Retail Center

Soledad Crossing Retail Center is located in the Santa Clarita Valley. This retail center boasts retailers such as Babies R Us, Game Stop, Kidco., Chiropractice, GStage, Submarina, Dicks Sporting Goods, Valencia Tutoring and more. The shopping center itself spans a 14-acre site with 120,271 s.f. of two separate building clusters on the East and West side of the site.

The project involved the construction of three (3) masonry and two (2) wood framed buildings with stucco, brick veneer and foam tip architectural elements on the other buildings. Oltmans was also tasked of keeping up with site improvement including utility infrastructures, curb & gutter, paving and landscaping.


14 acres

Restaurant Depot – Tucson

Restaurant Depot, the national restaurant supply store, celebrated the grand opening of their newly constructed Tucson, Arizona facility on November 14, 2012. The Tucson facility went from dirt-lot to Grand Opening in 5.5 months, with no delays to their Grand Opening. It is the fastest ground up project ever for Restaurant Depot.

The project is a new, 51,000 s.f. insulated metal building with 40 ft clear height storage. The project includes a 10,000 s.f. -5 degree freezer area with isolated and insulated slab and attached to a 40 degree refrigerated cooler area. It also features a warehouse with high pile storage racking, 3,000 s.f. office space, restrooms and truck dock. New site work includes a landscaped parking lot with carport and driveway.

Square Footage

51,000 s.f.