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Dempsey Construction, Inc.

Dempsey Construction, Inc.

1835 Aston Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008
About Dempsey Construction, Inc.

Dempsey Construction, Inc. is a San Diego-based company with licenses in California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Washington. Founded in 2010 by John Dempsey, a 37-year construction veteran, Dempsey Construction focuses on providing General Contracting services to commercial property owners and is staffed with seasoned professionals with resumes containing over 26 million SF of construction improvements in the commercial sector. Dempsey Construction is able to deliver a truly unique blend of large-company experience, processes and quality of finished product, combined with the ‘hands on’ approach of a boutique company.


Commercial, High Rise, Education (Higher/3rd level), Retail, Restaurants, Historical Upgrades, Hospitality, Healthcare/Medical, Religious, Residential - Multifamily, Automotive, Industrial, Banking, Entertainment, Aviation, Government/Public, Education (k-12), Affordable Housing, Education (Pre-school/Childcare), Convention Centers, Parking Structures, Science/Lab Centers, Warehouse, Leisure/Sports/Recreation, Cultural

Areas of Expertise

General Contracting, Canopy, Stainless Steel, Landscaping, Cost Estimating, Renovation, Structural, Demolition, Exteriors, Interiors, concrete tilt up, New Construction, Structural Steel, Lobby, Pre Construction, tilt up, Tenant Improvement, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Demoliton, Facade, Interior Renovation, Exterior Renovation, Master Planning, Building Renovation, MEP Design, Budget Management, Wood Paneling, Office, Desgin Build, Lighting, Cost Benefit Evaluation & Analysis, Value Engineering ...Read more


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Award: Best Places to Work 2018 : San Diego Business Journal - Best Places to Work 2018 : San Diego Business Journal


We have had the opportunity to work with Dempsey Construction on numerous occasions and they are truly exceptional. They have the team, ability to execute, and true understanding of what it takes to build world class-projects with a budget and schedule. We look forward to working with John Dempsey, Nick Alford and the entire team at Dempsey on many projects in the future. - Masis Kevorkian, PRESIDENT, ELEVATION ENTERTAINMENT / PARTNER, MONARCH GROUP

Very impressive Charles and Drew…Great job with the Gensler/Dempsey collaboration. It was an honor to watch such skilled professionals ball out and meet this very ambitious goal. Congratulations. We definitely hired the right Contractor for the job. - Albert deBerardinis, SENIOR DIRECTOR, IRVINE COMPANY OFFICE PROPERTIES

Thanks for the great job each one of you did. Given the extent of renovation/revisions to the main building and challenging site conditions, this project was well managed and supervised. From pre-construction thru construction and close-out this is one of the best run projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on. I know its John’s name on the door, but each one of you take your work seriously, with passion, good professional attitude as if it were your company, I’m sure John is so proud to have such a talented group of professionals. - Scott Merry, OWNER, MERACON CORPORATION

The Dempsey Construction team played a vital role in bringing our vision to a reality. From the initial stages of project planning and fundraising, through construction and completion, the Dempsey professionals, delivered outstanding communication and customer service to the school. Comprehensive budgeting, planning and scheduling during pre-construction allowed us to successfully construct a new building in the heart of our campus, while at the same time continuing to operate the school and provide a safe environment for our students. - Adela Corrales, HEAD OF SCHOOL, COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL

John’s unquestionable commitment to “doing what is right” says it all. I possess a confidence in him that allows me to freely stand beside him and his desire to execute faithfully that which is right on behalf of the clients we mutually serve. My test of professional character leans toward those who I feel will solidly stand when things are tough as well as when they are simple. I can say without question…John Dempsey stands tall. - Gordon R. Carrier, DESIGN PRINCIPAL, CARRIER JOHNSON + CULTURE

We had the opportunity to work with Dempsey Construction, and our experience was exemplary. Wes McNary, Gabriel Becerra & Eli Balladares were great to work with. Their professionalism, knowledge, promptness and practice of providing alternative solutions was remarkable. We enjoyed working with them and highly recommend using Dempsey for any projects going further. - Meenal Kankalia, JOB CAPTAIN, FERGUSON PAPE BALDWIN ARCHITECTS

The Dempsey team approached our project with a “can do” attitude and successfully navigated multiple stakeholders, project phases, and site access constraints. Their organization and attention to detail made a relatively complex project feel easy. I look forward to working with the DCI team again soon! - Connor Alan-Lee PROJECT MANAGER | PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADVISORS, INC.