professional affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Pasadena Heritage
  • Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD)
  • Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
  • Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB)
  • Southern California Builders Association (SCBA)
  • Western Regional Master Builders Association (WRMBA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC [Leed])

strategic alliances

  • RVM Associates, Pasadena, California
  • Sunset Pacific Hotels

Key Services

  • Design-Build
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • LEED Certification
  • Historic Preservation
  • Renovations and Expansions
  • Review/Approvals Process
  • Entitlement Procurement
  • Green Building Practices
  • Strategic Planning
  • Site Adaptations
  • Real-time costs
  • Building Information Management (BIM)
  • A common, smart platform
  • Early Conflict Identification
  • Cost model built into design
  • Models that sequence construction
  • Skilled Licensed Professionals
  • Central Point of Liability
  • Integrated Processes
  • Central Insurance

American General Services Group

American General is a family of integrated firms that streamlines design-construct projects. By bringing Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Construction Managers together under one roof, American General is able to provide full-service design and construction solutions. This unique approach makes American General the right choice for your mixed-use/retail, historic preservation, religious, institutional, hospitality or public works design-construct projects.

At American General, we envision a world where the design-construct process is truly connected: where the architect’s blue print embodies the engineering and structural plans, and approvals and entitlements are part of the design phase. The American General advantage lies in our ability to cross-reference between disciplines resulting in a continuous feedback loop, not only within the project, but also on neighborhood relations, regional and local planning, design and constructability.

American General’s three divisions work together, providing our customers with complete planning, programming, architecture, engineering, construction management and contracting services.

  1. American General Design (AGD): the architectural arm of the family specializes in a wide range of projects and professional design services.
  2. American General Constructors (AGC): American General’s construction arm focuses on all types of building: from simple wood designs to complex steel and concrete structures.
  3. American General Partnerships (AGP): is the development arm and concentrates on investment options, specializing in LLC corporations for individual development projects and investment collectives.

This streamlined integration of Owner, Architect and Contractor both limits conflict and allows us to make valuable design and budgetary decisions earlier and quicker.

When we design and construct for you, there are no middlemen and no juniors. The leaders are the players and you collaborate with seasoned professionals who provide complete project management, including liability.

Of course, if your project requires only one of our services, we can deliver independent design or construction assistance. However our strength is delivering integrated comprehensive design, engineering and construction solutions on time.

We have nearly 60 years of continuous experience implementing new construction, renovation, expansion and modernization projects. In addition, we are involved in all of the communities we interact with: from the professional societies of designers and builders who show new ideas and technologies, to the many city planners and inspectors who approve our work, to the neighborhoods our buildings join. We nurture, value and protect these relationships, and it helps ensure we will continue being an exceptional design-construct firm for years to come.