About SKS Construction

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SKS Construction is a full-service design, engineering and construction company founded in 1987 in the City of Los Angeles, California by Sol K Shaolian (MS PE). SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of New Construction, Seismic Retrofitting and Balcony Repairs. The SKS team is comprised of in-house engineers (including two of Sol’s own sons), licensed contractors, and experienced around the clock/full-time crews to attend to your every engineering and construction need.

Although SKS Construction has its specialty in seismic retrofitting, over the years they have been able to mold to the demands of the construction market. Design-build jobs for loyal clients from hillside projects, new construction, and even developments in growing cities.

Our Team

Sol K. Shaolian (MS PE)

PRESIDENT AND CEO
Sol Shaolian founded SKS Construction in 1987, completing Seismic Retrofit Projects throughout California, from Un-Reinforced Masonry Buildings, Concrete Tilt-Up Structures, Foundation Bolting, and Soft-Story Structures. His experience and oversight of all engineering and construction at SKS allows the team of engineers and contractors to efficiently run projects.
He attained his Masters in Structural Engineering in 1982. He began his career for the first 5 years as a Plan Checker for the City of Los Angeles. Since then, SKS Construction has been growing under his vision, completing commercial, residential, and keeping the same clients for over the past thirty years. The trust from clients and expert opinion from Sol has made 80% of his revenue from repeat clients.

Sam J. Shaolian (CM)

PRINCIPAL
Sam J Shaolian has a lead part of all estimating, engineering and construction operations at SKS Construction. He oversees all engineering designs, oversees all construction, and gets personal with clients to make sure they are part of the process. He has a vast experience in the construction engineering industry, including projects in residential, commercial and governmental.
Sam holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering with a Specialty in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He started his career working for a Top 20 Design build firms in the United States working on several projects, including Student Housing at ‘UCI Mesa Court’ which was awarded Project of the Year by DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America). He has signed and completed over 200 Design-Build projects by keeping his promise of responsible bids, efficient engineering solutions, and optimal scheduling, all while having the best interest of our loyal SKS clients.

Shahab J. Shaolian, (MS PE)

PRINCIPAL
Shahab Shaolian is the Principal Engineer overseeing all structural & architectural design. His expertise includes seismic retrofit, multi-residential/mixed use & commercial/office design. His experience working on owner/developer-driven projects are the reason his designs are always cost-efficient & practical.
Shahab holds a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Cal-State Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo. He started his career working for a large multi-discipline engineering firm in Southern California where he worked on a hospital project that won the DBIA award for Project of the Year. He then moved to a smaller, fast-paced firm where he was able to take charge and manage his own projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area consisting of multi-residential, mixed use & commercial buildings. Shahab was also the lead on-site engineer for the multi-billion-dollar Los Angeles Rams Stadium. Shahab’s experiences have taught him that it is always better to “Run at the challenge, not away from it.”

Henil S

PROJECT ENGINEER

Aram M

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Paul R

PROJECT MANAGER

Maibel C

ADMINISTRATOR

David L

PROJECT MANAGER

Grace R

PROJECT MANAGER

Ariel S

PROJECT MANAGER

Our Core Values

Finally, what sets us apart is that we believe in incorporating our values — safety, integrity, flexibility, and innovation — into all of the work we perform.
Safety

SKS Construction puts safety at the forefront of each project to ensure the protection of employees and tenants. We take pride in using our diverse engineering capabilities in ensuring projects are handled with the utmost care. Safety is our number one value above all else.

Integrity

SKS Construction prides themselves on being honest and upfront about every construction project. We charge an agreed upon contractual price for all projects and never fail to complete a project on time. We put a cap on the cost so you don’t end up paying more than you planned.

Flexibility
We have often modified our working hours to accommodate property owners or tenants. We will get on the job any time — day or night — if a client has a pressing deadline or other special circumstances.
Innovation

SKS Construction designers and engineers create innovative solutions to special problems, looking at each project individually. We have saved clients many thousands of dollars through creative thinking, value engineering and by considering designs different from those typically used as “one size fits all”.

Doing the Work From A to Z

WHO ARE WE

SKS Construction is a full-service design, engineering, and construction firm that specializes in retrofitting buildings to protect against or minimize earthquake damage, balcony inspections and repair and ground up construction. In our 34-year history, we have done numerous private and public projects, both residential and commercial, from ground up new construction to tenant improvements and renovations and pride ourselves on providing the highest quality personal service possible.

The SKS Construction Team includes, Licensed Professional Engineers, Construction Managers, Foremen & Construction Crew Members. This ensures that everything from design thru construction is covered within the same company.

Our team is led by our President, Sol Shaolian, M.S., PE, a licensed professional engineer and licensed contractor who has specialized in seismic retrofitting since 1981. After working for the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and teaching Structural Engineering at a University level, Sol started his own firm in 1987.
In 2015, Sol’s sons, Sam and Shahab, joined SKS Construction. After working at one of the largest general contractor companies in the United States, Sam joined SKS Construction, bringing with him modern tools in the construction management field. Shahab worked at 2 of the largest structural engineering firms in Los Angeles before joining SKS Construction.

Sol and his staff have since completed over 700 projects for property owners throughout California, ranging from smaller residential buildings to 500,000 square foot properties.

In addition, SKS Construction’s staff have consulted to government agencies and other structural engineers statewide, and have been recommended by some of California’s most highly respected structural engineering firms.

WHAT WE DO

SKS Construction specializes in soft-story retrofit, balcony inspections and repairs, ADUs and new construction and structural engineering services.
Our soft-story retrofits bring wood-frame apartment buildings to city and state codes while saving time, money and often lives. SKS Construction turn-key approach saves the client time and money by handling the retrofit process from A through Z including initial inspection, design, city approval, tenant habitability plans, construction and certificate of completion.

Balcony Inspections & repair ensure that exterior elevated elements of apartment and condo buildings are structurally sound and habitable ensuring the safety of owners, tenants and guests in compliance with SB-326 & SB-721. With 34 years of experience in the construction and structural engineering field, we provide a thorough and less-intrusive service for our clients.
Accessory dwelling units or ADUs are the perfect way for home-owners to turn their backyard or garage into an additional unit. SKS Constructions design team starts off by walking the client through different ADU options for their property. Once the design is agreed upon, SKS Construction handles everything from city approval through construction and certificate of completion.
By keeping everything in-house, we avoid hiring subcontractors and paying additional insurance and overhead costs. But, more importantly, this team approach allows us to maintain constant and clear communication among all SKS Construction’s staff - the “left hand” always knows exactly what the “right hand” is doing.

Although SKS Construction is a full-service design, engineering, and construction firm, we are happy to perform just one service, such as project design. Or, if a client chooses to work with an engineering firm he has used in the past, we would be pleased to complete only the construction phase.

WHAT MAKES US EXCEPTIONAL

SKS Construction specializes in soft-story retrofit, balcony inspections and repairs, ADUs and new construction and structural engineering services.
Our soft-story retrofits bring wood-frame apartment buildings to city and state codes while saving time, money and often lives. SKS Construction turn-key approach saves the client time and money by handling the retrofit process from A through Z including initial inspection, design, city approval, tenant habitability plans, construction and certificate of completion.

Balcony Inspections & repair ensure that exterior elevated elements of apartment and condo buildings are structurally sound and habitable ensuring the safety of owners, tenants and guests in compliance with SB-326 & SB-721. With 34 years of experience in the construction and structural engineering field, we provide a thorough and less-intrusive service for our clients.
Accessory dwelling units or ADUs are the perfect way for home-owners to turn their backyard or garage into an additional unit. SKS Constructions design team starts off by walking the client through different ADU options for their property. Once the design is agreed upon, SKS Construction handles everything from city approval through construction and certificate of completion.
By keeping everything in-house, we avoid hiring subcontractors and paying additional insurance and overhead costs. But, more importantly, this team approach allows us to maintain constant and clear communication among all SKS Construction’s staff - the “left hand” always knows exactly what the “right hand” is doing.

Although SKS Construction is a full-service design, engineering, and construction firm, we are happy to perform just one service, such as project design. Or, if a client chooses to work with an engineering firm he has used in the past, we would be pleased to complete only the construction phase.

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We build trust by producing quality and excellence through our commitment and professionalism. We build trust by our commitment to safety. After all, we’re dedicated to protecting lives and property.

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