Erickson-Hall Construction Co., headquartered in San Diego, California, celebrates 25 years of business in the construction industry in 2023. Erickson-Hall is a recognized industry leader completing over $2 billion in successful construction projects, of which $1.5 billion has been for K-12 and higher education developments. Founded in 1998 by Dave Erickson and Michael Hall, the employee-owned company services the Southern California markets of San Diego, Imperial, Orange, South Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The company’s expertise includes preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, design assist-build, lease-leaseback and program management for educational, fire, essential services, civic, parks, recreation, faith-based, office and healthcare facilities.
“Erickson-Hall is proud to celebrate 25 years of doing business – providing construction services to Southern California has been a wonderful experience,” said Mat Gates, President of Erickson-Hall. “ Looking back at all of the important and impactful projects we have completed, we are proud to have delivered quality construction services to the various counties and communities we serve.”
Notable projects Erickson-Hall has completed include the San Diego Children’s Museum and San Diego’s California Highway Patrol headquarters; the Los Alamitos Unified School District STEM building at Los Alamitos High School and the University of Southern California’s Fire Station in Los Angeles.
Completed in 2007, Erickson-Hall constructed San Diego’s first-ever downtown Children’s Museum, which is a 50,000 sf building and is one of the first green museums in California. During construction, the largest mobile crane on the west coast was used to place glass panels within 1” of the neighboring Pinnacle Tower.
In 2012, the University of Southern California partnered with Erickson-Hall to construct an on-campus Los Angeles County Fire Department Station, a 16,960 sf Italian Romanesque design to blend with campus architecture and houses. Fire Station No. 15 is located within USC’s main student vehicular and pedestrian thoroughfare. The facility meets LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first-ever collaboration between LA County Fire and a private University, serving USC staff, students and the surrounding community. Construction included specific facility items such as a 4,000-gallon fuel storage tank, vehicle exhaust removal system, turnout extractor, emergency backup generator and a 30-foot hose-drying tower – a remarkable fire station with telescoping bay doors on multiple sides of the station providing the ability to respond to calls from the facilities multi-directional service bays.
In 2017, when San Diego needed a new CHP headquarters, Erickson-Hall delivered a 5 acre, 39,600 sf facility housing an auto services building, radio vault building, vehicle fueling area, and a 148’ tall communication tower. The facility is one of the most active CHP headquarters in the state, serving one of the largest geographical areas in California.
In 2019, when Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs began to build traction in education and curriculum, Erickson-Hall was privileged to construct the STEM building at Los Alamitos High School, a part of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. At 55 feet tall, a 3-story structure comprising 86,528 square feet, the building is the tallest on campus, offering almost two acres of enclosed learning space. It houses 30 science, math, and Career Technical Education (CTE) classrooms with dedicated staff spaces on each floor to support collaboration. The largest of its kind in the community, the facility gives students the opportunity to excel in their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math applications while learning in a state-of-the-art facility.
The success of Erickson-Hall is guided by the principle of consistently maintaining the highest ethical standards while delivering superior client service. That goal is best demonstrated by the numerous accolades from satisfied clients.“Erickson-Hall has been a dedicated Grossmont Union High School District construction partner for 19 years,” said Superintendent Mary Beth Kastan. “Their precise planning and execution have helped deliver the safe, modern, and innovative learning environments that our students and community deserve.”
Erickson-Hall was founded in 1998 and became an employee-owned company in 2019, now employing 95 employees in San Diego with a total of 205 in Southern California. Ranked as number 12 out of 35 top general contractors in San Diego, Erickson-Hall has completed $2 billion in construction projects, $230 million in gross revenue in 2022 and over $330 million in awarded contracts in 2022. The company has an award-winning portfolio of completed projects and has received numerous awards for safety including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence Awards from 2004 to present and the Associations National Award in 2013 and 2014 to name a few.