Comstock’s Magazine July 2017
LB Construction celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. This Roseville-based subcontractor’s array of trades includes Rough Carpentry, Steel, Metal Stud/Drywall, and Concrete, making them an excellent resource for General Contractors.
President Jordan Burns and Vice President Vance Lancaster founded LB in 1992 and have grown the business exponentially – it’s now an industry leader with 370 employees, and projects throughout California, Oregon, and Nevada.
LB focuses on Commercial/Industrial construction, as well as high-end resort and multi-family. Some of their more notable local projects include the Ice Block projects in midtown Sacramento, and B Street Theater’s new facility. They also have a large presence in the Bay Area with projects like Fairway One at Pebble Beach and Santana Row in San Jose.
Having successfully weathered economic ups and downs, LB now faces the skilled workforce gap. “We spend tremendous effort developing and retaining a skilled workforce, one way being an ESOP
company and 100 percent employee owned since 2006. Our Employee Owners have a vested stake in the company and take pride in their workmanship. We also have a robust safety program that keeps our workers safe,” says Burns.
LB is still in its first generation of executive leadership, but looking ahead, actively trains their future management from within, and promoting from within extends down to entry-level positions. LB also partners with local school districts and community colleges in creating curriculum and training that results in a better prepared potential workforce.
“Everyone in construction struggles with the skilled workforce gap; our advantage is offering innovative construction knowledge,” says Lancaster. “Competitors can perform the work physically, but lack our ability to help clients solve project pitfalls. We guide clients through constructibility issues within their time-frame and budget.” Burns concludes, “We have a long-term local presence, and look forward to building the Sacramento area’s future.”