We’re essential, from commercial to residential, we’re here to serve. Los Angeles, Pasadena, Monrovia, San Dimas

DGR Construction Company Inc. 
We’re essential, from commercial to residential, we’re here to serve.
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As most of us are either stuck at home or out on the front lines working, we have all been impacted one way or another. We understand, we have slowed down a little on our commercial side, however our residential division is busier than ever.
We quickly had to adapt, buy all of our PPE, gloves, glasses, booties for shoes and of course masks. As we get our daily calls for services all throughout the greater Los Angeles area we are grateful to be relevant and to keep our team, trucks, office, warehouse, subs, etc. flowing and going.
We Take pride in construction management so with DGR you will have a superintendent, project manager and crew members a call or email away.
Let us know how we can help you, from Commercial, Retail and Residential, we take on small projects as we have multiple divisions. Quick list below of work performed.
Licence #1010921 & Insured
562 863-3333
Dan#Dgrconstructionco.com

 

DGR Construction Company Inc. Commercial Drywall Division, Serving Los Angeles, CA

DGR Construction Company Inc. Commercial Drywall Division, Serving Los Angeles, CA

DGR Construction Company Inc. Is a full service General Contractor serving So Cal.

DGR’s  Drywall Division has quickly become a preferred vendor within the Commercial Construction Industry.   We have a reputation for being Reliable, Detailed and Customer Service oriented.

We pride ourselves on providing Property ManagersChief EngineersLeasing, General Contractors and Corporate clients the best construction experience possible. DGR’s Drywall Division know’s first hand exactly what the client is looking for and how to best service them, with over 20 years in the Los Angeles Commercial Tenant Improvement Construction Industry, DGR strives for excellence, meeting deadlines, quality work and keeping the job clean!

We look forward to providing a “clean and smooth construction experience” and building relationships that last.

“There is a spiritual aspect to our lives — when we give, we receive — when a business does something good for somebody, that somebody feels good about them!”Ben Cohen, Co-Founder Ben & Jerry’s

Danny Ramirez

Dan@dgrconstructionco.com

562- 863- 3333

Commercial Tenant Improvement Construction, Creative Space, Los Angeles

“Creative Space” construction has been the common theme for new tenant improvement build outs here in the Los Angeles area. With an influx of tech companies coming to LA, along with a wave of young entrepreneurs flooding the market, the next generation is paving the way of design and office feel.

In the last 10 years we have remodeled many outdated offices and converted them into “Creative Spaces” with polished concreteglass wall officesopen ceiling conceptvibrant wall colors, fire sprinkler pipes, columns, and soffits. An extra feature to enhance these creatives spaces have included adding ping pong tables, gaming systems, TV’s and even Virtual Reality systems in some work places.

Modern Office

Although we love building Creative Spaces, it isn’t always as easy and smooth, or less expensive as most people would think . In fact, it’s about 40% more expensive, and depending on which type of finishes the client has chosen, it may take longer to complete, adding about 30% more time compared to a “Building Standard” build out.

The reason for this longer process is due to the term “Creative”. As a Contractor you need to get creative in your scheduling and in your plan of attack. When planned and scheduled correctly, and you make sure your subcontractors are highly monitored, it can create a fun and smooth process.

Pro’s & Cons’s of building a “Creative Space”

Pros’s 

  1. Space looks amazing!
  2. Floors are easy to clean.
  3. Easier Maintenance.
  4. All pipes, conduits, VAV boxes etc above ceiling are easily accessible.
  5. Bragging rights that you have a creative space
  6. Office space may get nominated for an award or be placed in a magazine.
  7. Employees will love coming to work

Con’s 

  1. Approx 40-60% more expensive compared to a normal “Building Standard” build out.
  2. Noise travels and almost impossible to omit the echo and sound travel.
  3. Not good for conference room, especially if doing video conferencing.
  4. Tenants below may complain about the sound

In the end, it all lies in the eye of the beholder. Some companies truly believe this cool new “creative space” and feel makes all the difference in how their employees carry themselves- the vibe can enhance work flow, etc and can be vital to a successful new age work feel/flow.

Other’s however believe that it’s way too expensive to spend for construction per $SF cost. They would prefer to use that money to invest, build, hire etc. Or they may fall into the category of professionals who require more privacy, for example- therapists, lawyers, or doctors – who may need more privacy, walls to deck, insulation, wood doors for privacy and sound, carpet, drywall or t bar ceilings etc.

At the end of the day, we here at DGR Construction Company Inc. are happy and grateful to be able to serve you in your construction needs. We are well versed in all aspects of the commercial construction space.

Your Credit Limit Is Hurting your Credit Score.

We love what we do, we have helped so many people get back on track by cleaning up their Credit and by educating them on Consumer Credit. Credit is a huge part of our life, your Credit Report is your “Report Card” and many times people get discouraged because of bad choices they have made in the past or lack of consumer credit education.

credit utilization ratio chart

We know all to well about making the wrong choices and not understanding how credit really works, so this was one major reason why we started Conquest Credit. The problem in today’s culture is “FAST”, everything is fast, fast food, internet, smartphones, etc. We forget to slow down every now and then to budget our finances or keep track of our credit card balances.

For example, one major challenge for many people is keeping down credit card balances. When you have maxed out credit cards, not only will you get into more debt, but it will kill your credit score.

Challenge. 

1. Start budgeting, we operate on a zero based budget and it has saved us thousands!!

2. Pay down your credit cards, for starters, if you have a maxed out card or a very high balance, pay it down to at least 50%, Your goal is to get your credit card to 20% or lower and NEVER go above 20% again if you can help it. This will help boost your credit score and will keep rising if you keep your balance low.

Please let us know how we can help, if you need budgeting materials we can send you what we use and if you need help with understanding your Credit Report we can do a Credit Analysis for you for FREE.

Danny Ramirez
President & Credit Repair Consultant.
p:800 288 4833 | e:dramirez@conquestcredit.org | w:www.conquestcredit.org | a: Buena Park

Faith Based Credit Repair Business

Faith-Based

As a Faith Based Credit Repair Business, our mission is to honor God by operating the business in a manner consistent with Biblical principles. Our values and morals are based on our faith and we view each client with respect and dignity.

As founder of Conquest Credit and Debt Consulting, I created this business to help families get back on track financially. My hope is they will find the financial peace and freedom in rebuilding their credit and taking control of their financial future. I believe in earning my clients’ trust and take pride in providing the financial knowledge and tools to help them climb out of debt and stay away from it.

As a business Conquest Credit and Debt Consulting is committed to excellence, integrity and 100% satisfaction. Our hope is for our clients to be prosperous, secure and confident in knowing they can rebuild their credit and create more opportunities for their future.

Danny Ramirez

800 288 4833

Construction, Garage Addition & New codes, Los Angeles County CA.

Rule number one, when building anything you should always get a permit and have inspection along the way, this assures you that the work is being done the correct way and will last for many years. Danny Ramirez

L. A. COUNTY BUILDING CODE The purpose of the Building Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard thepublic’s safety and welfare by regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, use, occupancy, location and maintenance of all dwellings, other structures, certain equipment and grading.

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Forms for Concrete Footings: Always oil or coat your forms before pouring concrete into them to make it easier to
strip the forms from the hardened concrete. You can buy prepared coatings for forms that are also surface treatments
for the concrete. They help cure, harden or seal concrete and make it easy to remove the forms. Use a light coat of
petroleum oil on footing forms. Do not over-oil the forms; a light coating that sinks into the wood leaving the surface
feeling slightly oily is just right. You don’t want forms dripping with oil. Do not allow oil to get on the surfaces of
construction joints or on reinforcing bars.
Concrete Pressures: The required plywood thickness, as well as size and spacing of framing, depends on the
maximum concrete pressure. The first step in form design is to determine the maximum concrete pressure on your
job. This is based on such things as pour rate, job temperature, concrete slump, cement type, concrete density,
method of vibration, and height of form.
Form Construction: Forms should be examined very carefully before pouring. Because of concrete pressures,
carefully inspect for defects and or weaknesses. The braces should be monitored constantly while concrete is being
poured because the pressure within the forms increases greatly as the concrete is being poured. You do not want a
form to blow out at this stage of the game.
Forms should be tight to prevent leakage of cement through the joints of the formwork. Forms that are not tight will
lose mortar, which may result in honeycombing and or sand streaking.

 

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Tax Season & Credit Repair 2015, Anywhere in The US, We Can Help.

 Tax season is fast approaching and what better time to start fixing your Credit!

Why is tax season the best time to start repairing your Credit? 

Credit Repair is extremely important when it comes to your Finances, this process repeatedly slips to the bottom of many tax seasonpeople’s to-do lists. Why is that? well for many people it’s embarrassing, too much to deal with, fear, finances, etc, This is a problem that many of us face in today’s economy, however as the economy starts to pick up we don’t want to be left behind with a bad Credit Score as things get better. Tax season is the best time to fix your Credit, if you have a low score it’s one of the best investments you can make.

If you have a score below 720, then I would at least give us a call so we can do a free Credit Analysis for you

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to fixing your credit – or if you feel that you simply don’t have the time to research credit repair strategies – consider using your refund to invest in Credit Repair.. AS professionals, we offer services that include disputing erroneous items appearing in your credit history, providing personalized advice for your particular situation, closely tracking your progress and ensuring that you stay on the right track even after you’ve achieved a good credit score.

Remember no matter the amount you get back from your tax return, we offer monthly payments and don’t charge upfront for Credit Repair. You can simply attempt to repair your credit on your own, however using a credit repair company gives you access to resources that can significantly speed up the process.

Danny Ramirez
President & Credit Repair Consultant.
p:800 288 4833 | e:dramirez@conquestcredit.org | w:www.conquestcredit.org | a: Buena Park
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This is why I like to invest in Apple Valley Real Estate.

APPLE VALLEY — The fastest-growing online rental marketplace website has ranked two Victor Valley municipalities in the top 100 best places in the nation to raise a young family.
Mike Lieby helps his grandchildren Blake Mergl and Cody Leathers cross a rope bridge at the Apple Valley Civic Center Park. Apple Valley and Hesperia were recently listed in a survey as among the best places to raise a family. (James Quigg, Daily Press)

According to a survey by the Webby-award winning website, ApartmentList.com, the Town of Apple Valley and the City of Hesperia made the list of 100 Best Cities for Young Families.

Using the methodology, which included safety, housing costs, school quality and child friendliness, Apple Valley took the No. 68 spot and Hesperia came in at No. 71. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Green Bay, Wisconsin, are the two cities that separate the High Desert locations.

 The website, which draws over 2.5 million visitors on a monthly basis, said Fontana took the No. 51 spot, the highest spot in San Bernardino County, with Rocklin taking the top spot in California.

Located in the center of Indiana, the award-winning town of Fishers earned the No. 1 spot in the nation.

In 2011, Fishers was named the No. 1 city for families by The Learning Channel. Over the decade, the town has also received awards for best places to live and most affordable suburb.

Statistics for the methodology, which were gathered from 500 cities,  came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ApartmentList.com, the American Community Survey and the Department of Education.

Information on the stats included the percentage of the average income required to rent the average two bedroom apartment, the cost of housing, violent and property crimes, and high school graduation rates for public school districts.

In September, the California Exit Exam statistics showed that in Apple Valley, 94 percent of students passed from the Academy for Academic Excellence, 82 percent from AVHS and 81 percent from Granite Hills High School.

The California Department of Education stated that 79 percent of  students passed at Hesperia High School, 86 percent at Oak Hills High School and 80 percent at Sultana High School

In California, 458,297 sophomores took the math test and 85 percent of them passed, while 460,398 completed the English language arts test and 83 percent passed.

Ton Hoegerman, superintendent of the Apple Valley Unified School District said he believes that the the High Desert, in particularly Apple Valley, is a great place to raise children.

“We strive to make our schools top notch in education and we’ll continue to strive to improve.” Hoegerman said. “I’m glad the survey and data reflects our efforts.”

“Our graduation rates continue to grow and are above the county wide average,” said David McLaughlin, superintendent of the Hesperia Unified School District. “Our schools provide a quality education for all students in a safe and encouraging environment with wonderful teachers and staff.”

The exit exam is given for two subjects, math and English language arts, beginning sophomore year. Passage of the test is a state requirement to graduate from high school.

With some of the lowest apartment and homes prices in the state, Becky Otwell, president of the High Desert Association of Realtors, said

she can understand why Apple Valley and Hesperia received high marks in the survey.

Otwell said young families starting out are seeing the average price of an apartment running anywhere from $600 to $700 in the High Desert and a home at $186,500.

“The median price for a home in Apple Valley comes in at $209,000, and Hesperia at $197,000,” Otwell said. “Those are great prices and still very affordable for the area.”

To see the complete list of the Best Cities for Young Families, visit apartmentlist.com.

RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ
STAFF WRITER

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

This is one of the articles that inspired me to start investing into real estate. J. Massey along with Mark Kohler are 2 heaver hitters to have on your side when investing into to real estate. Read blog below.

Author, Attorney, and CPAAs entrepreneurs find success with their primary business ventures, many search for the proper investments for their profits.

Of course, we can and should all start traditional tax preferred vehicles like an IRA and 401k. These are the bedrock of good ‘benefit’ planning for ourselves and our employees. I’m also convinced more entrepreneurs should consider rental real estate as an important part of their portfolio.

I realize many business owners shrug off this concept after the recent downturn in real estate values, but let me list a few reasons that may change your mind:

1. Gain more leverage. Real estate is one of the few investment vehicles where using the bank’s money couldn’t be easier. The ability to make a down payment, leverage your capital, and thus increase your overall return on investment is incredible.

2. Grow, tax-free. Buying rental property based on speculation of its value is a dangerous tactic since cash flow is the key. However, appreciation over the long-run is certainly realistic and at the least you should be considering a tax-deferred strategy. In the future, you may even consider a 1031 exchange, charitable trust, or an installment sale to lesson your tax liability further.

3. Tax free cash flow. It’s no secret that because of depreciation and mortgage interest deductions (if you leverage your capital), your cash flow should be tax-free. That’s right! The far majority of the time an investor will never pay taxes on their cash flow and can wait for capital gains on the sale of the property in the future.

4. The tax write-offs against your other income. Depending on your classification as an Active Investor or Real Estate Professional and your income level, there is a good chance your rental property will not only give you tax-free cash flow, but an overage of tax deductions you can use against your other income. With that said, this is something you want to discuss with your tax professional before investing so your expectations are realistic.

5. Increased tax deduction strategies. Rental property affords investors with another incredible opportunity to convert personal expenses to potentially valid business deductions. Don’t forget that rental real estate is a business. This means that travel expenses to check on your properties and payments to family members who manage your properties (such as students away at college) can be deductible and increase the tax benefits when it comes to cash flow and the future sale of the property.

6. Rental real estate is a forced retirement plan. Americans are terrible savers. We lack the self-discipline to put a monthly deposit into our IRA, SEP or 401k as small-business owners. However, buying a rental property is a significant commitment that you are required to commit to and maintain. You will always be grateful in the long-run when you don’t give up on it and build future cash flow and wealth.

I meet with a lot of successful entrepreneurs, and almost every one of them has taken profits from their businesses over the years to invest in rental property. Based on this fact and the list above, I have consistently urged my clients to buy one rental property a year and already have clients with rental properties earning them money they never imagined they’d have.

The far majority of us will never get rich overnight. It takes long-term investing and a diverse portfolio to build true wealth. Don’t forget real estate as an important part of the equation.

Danny Ramirez

949 204 5076 (Inquiry about real estate investing)

Metal stud Framing and Drywall Bids, Los Angeles CA.

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1.Measure the Square Footage

Measure the total square footage of the area where the drywall will be installed. When drywall is going to be installed in walls, multiply the width times the height of each wall or ceiling where drywall will be installed. Prepare a spreadsheet identifying all walls or ceiling sections and add all the quantities.

2. Estimate Drywall Boards

Calculate how many drywall boards you will need. After all areas have been totaled, divide those areas by 32, if a 4 by 8 board will be used, or 48 if a 4 by 12 , depending on the size of drywall that is going to be installed. This division will get you the numbers of boards required to be installed. If you want to get the cost, just multiply the total amount of boards required by the price of each drywall sheet. Remember to add local taxes and delivery charges.

3.  Metal Stud Framing

* Roughly $1.50 – $2.50 per sq ft LABOR only, varies do to workforce wages
* MATERIALS range from $0.40 – $0.50 per sq ft depending on geographic location, quantity ordered, fluctuating steel costs, and fasteners.
* $2.50 – $3.00 per square foot LABOR and MATERIALS.
* 40% – 50% Profit Margin, Before Taxes and Overhead.
* Calculations reflect 3 5/8″ Steel Studs, 20 Gauge, &
16″ Spacing for Common Non Bearing Walls.

* Example : Commercial Fit-Out : Interior Walls – 200′ Lineal Feet – 10′ foot High
* Materials : 50 Track Runners – 180 Studs – 220 Track Fasteners – 800 Screws
* Labor : 4 Man Experienced Crew – 10 Hours Construction and Clean Up
* 1 Foreman – $40 Hr Rate – Project Planning, Lay-Out, Set Elevations, & Details
* 1 Mechanic – $25 Hr Rate – Track-Out, Level & Plum Walls, & Rough Openings
* 2 Helpers – $15 Hr Rate – Stud-Out, Cut Materials, Square Studs & Screw-Off

* Contract : 2,000 Square Feet Commercial Framing @ $2.50 per sq ft = $5,000
* Labor : $40 + $25 + $15 + $15 = $95 Dollars x 10 Hours = $950
* Materials : Track = $200 + Studs = $600 + Fasteners & Screws = $150= $950
* Total Earnings = $5000 – Total Costs = $1,900 = $3,100 Gross
* 62% Profit Margin – Excluding Taxes, Insurance, & Overhead
* $3,100 Gross Earning – 28% Income Tax = $868 = $2,232 Net

Danny Ramirez
Construction Superintendent, Project Manager,Consultant. 
dan@dgrconstructionco.com 
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