Preconstruction is allowing us a seat at the table to prove our value. Through ongoing constructability reviews, value engineering and cost estimate updates it is our goal to drive the project forward with our expertise and knowledge in how to get your project built.
We act as an extension of our owners, guiding them through the construction of their developments and strategically aligning ourselves with the subcontractor market to bring their vision to life.
For our clients, we offer this service to help guide them through their projects, advocate for them and oversee the entire building process and all associated personnel.
"Voted one of the fastest growing private companies in Orange County two years in a row."
By the OC Business Journal
A & R Corporation, Inc. is an experienced
General Contractor based in Southern California.
Our collective experience has distinguished us from our competitors by providing our clients an experienced team with a relentless attitude to provide value at all levels and consistently exceed expectations.
We work to build long-standing relationships with our clients and industry partners.
Our mindset and approach to our partnerships is to operate as an extension of our client's organization, making smart business decisions and driving their projects forward.
We have experience and specialize in the following market sectors:
Multi-Family and Mixed-Use
Condominiums and Apartments
Commercial / Office
Retail Build Out
Better Client Experience
Ali Fadavi - President & CEO
Ali Fadavi is the President and CEO of A & R Corporation Inc. Mr. Fadavi has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry and has a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mr. Fadavi comes from a construction background and started his interest in construction at a very early age. Today he is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the A & R Corporation Inc.’s business direction, strategy, work acquisition efforts and operational initiatives. Mr. Fadavi has in-depth experience in many sectors of the industry and has built over 6000 units over the past decade in the Southern California market. He received multiple awards including Project of the Year awards for overseeing projects from the time of inception to completion. Additionally, Mr. Fadavi has also demonstrated a strong leadership role in the surrounding communities. Mr. Fadavi most recently led the effort to raise money for men’s health for prostate cancer.
Dean Sanchez has over 39 years of industry experience. Dean has broad experience in providing estimating services throughout all phases of construction and is especially skilled at preconstruction planning and estimating. His knowledge base includes conceptual estimating, construction cost estimating, life cycle cost evaluation, constructability analysis, bid package writing, value design and value engineering, quantity surveys and contract administration. As VP of Estimating & Preconstruction, he manages a staff of specialists who are highly skilled at determining costs, calculating values and presenting options. During preconstruction, owners and architects see the value in Dean’s concise and clear input, enabling informed decisions regarding cost, schedule and methods. Dean enjoys serving the local community through outreach organizations such as Mariners Resource Center, Feeding the Military at Camp Pendleton, and is also actively involved with Aliso Viejo Flag Football and Mariners Church.
Dean Sanchez - Vice President
Cost Estimating & Preconstruction
Lee Legaspi is the VP of Operations and has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, working for both general contractors and owner/developers. His expertise in project management comes from diverse experience with construction firms that range from small local firms to large national contractors. Lee works with project teams to ensure they have the resources to be successful, creating opportunities for team members to grow and achieve the company’s strategic priorities. He optimizes project planning through successful approaches to preconstruction, design-build management, purchasing, and estimating. The foundation of his leadership comes from planning and execution for our clients and positions the company for long-term growth. He has successfully completed almost $1 Billion in projects consisting of high-end multi-family, luxury retail, industrial and commercial, educational and design-build green buildings throughout California. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. Lee enjoys outdoor activities with his family such as biking and hiking and playing golf with friends.
Lee Legaspi - Vice President
Jamie Atterholt is the Director of Business Development and manages all aspects of client relationships, from fostering current client connections to pursuing new growth opportunities. Her passion for construction stemmed from her upbringing in a family-run GC company, which later led to her experience in project management followed by business development. Jamie uses current market research and innovative techniques to bring a hybrid of face-to-face and cutting-edge business development strategies to A & R. She now applies her passion for connecting and refined interpersonal skills to form meaningful relationships between stakeholders, creating synergy to ensure positive project outcomes. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, scuba diving, and traveling.
Jamie Atterholt - Director
A & R Corporation, Inc. manages every project, irrelevant of size, with the most qualified staff and the utmost attention to detail. We do so by doing the following:
Weekly Owners Meetings
Weekly project meetings are usually held at the job site with the presence of the owner, architect and the consultants to review and discuss the status of the project. This provides a forum to discuss any and all vital and time-sensitive issues including the schedule and the project manager's logs.
Minutes are taken by the project manager and distributed timely to the entire project team, which captures the action items, discussion, responsibility and the due dates.
Project Managers Logs
The Project Manager and their team create and maintain logs to monitor the RFI's, submittals and change orders. These logs are reviewed and discussed at the weekly owner's meetings with the entire project team.
Project schedule is the road map for the construction of any project. The construction schedule is the most vital tool to ensure that the project is on track and will be delivered on time. Primavera schedule software (P6) is used to build a critical path method schedule for any and all projects up to 10,000 activities which include preconstruction activities, submittals, fabrications/deliveries, construction activities, punch list and close-out.
The Project Manager is responsible to take weekly photos of the project and complete a one-page report on the vitals of the project that is reviewed by the project team and Project Executive. The photos will show the progress of the project and become a part of the permanent record of the project.
Internal Project Manager &
Project Executive Meetings
The Project Executive meets with A & R's
project team on a weekly basis. During this meeting, they review and discuss the project manager's report, schedule, budget, project issues, owner issues, and quality control. This meeting gives the Project Executive a solid understanding of the project and provides an opportunity to give feedback and guidance.
Murrieta, California - 325 Unit Apartments, Type 5, Garden Style Walk-Up
Laguna Hills, California - 100 Key Hotel, Type 1 and 5, Podium (Under Construction)
Murrieta, California -- 230 Unit Apartments, Type 5, Garden Style Walk-Up
Chula Vista, California - 97 Unit Apartments, Type 5, Garden Style Walk-Up
Irvine, California - 15,000 SF Tenant Improvement
Glendale, California ** - 115 Unit Condominiums, Type 5, Podium
Los Angeles, California - 79 Unit Mixed Use, Type 1 and 5, Podium (Under Construction)
Los Angeles, California ** - 230 Unit Apartments, Type 3, Podium
Pasadena, California ** - 71 Luxury Condominiums, Type 1, Podium
Los Alamitos, California
San Diego, California - 368 Unit Apartments, Type 5, Garden Style Walk-Up
San Gabriel, California - 45 Unit Condominiums, Type 1 and 5, Podium (Under Construction)
Paso Robles, California - 140 Unit Apartments, Type 5, Garden Style Walk-Up
19700 Fairchild Rd, Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92612
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