It’s official! Dowling Construction has relocated to East County, right off the 67 next to the Santee drive-in and BNS Brewery. We hired the best general contractor in San Diego (us!) to convert a metal shop into our new office. Jim’s vision was to create a “homey” atmosphere that welcomes employees. We gutted the restrooms, breakroom and soon to be conference room, taking everything back to the studs. The existing mezzanine staircase was going to infringe on a large portion of the office until Jared Kline, our foreman, pioneered an ingenious solution—relocate the stairwell to the warehouse and create a catwalk over the office’s drop ceiling. That’s value engineering at its finest!
Designing and building our own office placed us in our customer’s shoes; there aren’t many times when the GC is also the tenant. We have the utmost respect for tenants and realize now more than ever just how difficult it is to mark a power plan before walls are up and furniture is ordered. Even though we’ve built out thousands of offices, selecting finishes in addition to noting locations for accent walls and data drops took time, reflection and a few change orders (to ourselves ha!) Our empathy for our customers has increased tenfold, and we now have even more experience to help our customers get through the stressful, sometimes overwhelming, process of a tenant improvement project.
Our knotty hickory custom kitchen built by Eurown Custom Cabinets features a wine rack, soft-closing glides & hinges and a massive black kitchen sink. Jim even installed a full range—can you say pasta Friday!? The finishes throughout scream “we have fun here!” and really liven up the space. There are bold Inferno orange accent walls in 3 of the 4 offices, Mission Collection Cortona 12 LVT and Copper Epoxy flooring in the restrooms that POPS against the Wildfire Arizona Tile lining the walls.
Our new space is bright, enticing and reflects a little bit of everyone who works here at Dowling Construction. We are a close-knit team who love coming to work every day, and now that we have a brand-new, personalized space, it makes waking up in the morning that much easier.
Please update your records with our new address. Our emails, phone and fax remain the same.
Dowling Construction, Inc.
10960 Wheatlands Ave. #105
Santee, CA 92071
We’d like to thank all our highly-recommended subcontractor’s that helped us with our TI & move:
Barker Blind & Shade
Boyer Moving & Storage
Eberhard Benton Roofing
Eurown Custom Cabinets
Greater San Diego Air Conditioning
La Mesa Glass
New Era Tile & Stone, A Christian Brother’s Flooring & Interiors, Inc. Company
Paul Schubert Painting
South Bay Plumbing
Spring Valley Insulation Contractors
Thompson Building Materials
Titan Fire Protection
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