Transforming Communities,
One Project at a Time

Transforming Communities,
One Project at a Time

Transforming Communities,
One Project at a Time

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Who We Are

RAAM Construction is a family-owned general building contracting firm based in Southern California and specializes in providing affordable, sustainable and beautiful multifamily housing projects that are built to last.

RAAM Construction is a family-owned general building contracting firm based in Southern California and specializes in providing affordable, sustainable and beautiful multifamily housing projects that are built to last.

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Marengo Townhomes

Marengo Townhomes

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Summit Grove

Summit Grove

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Evanston Court

Evanston Court

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The RAAM Promise

With RAAM Construction,
what you see is what you get.

With RAAM Construction,
what you see is what you get.

Expertise

For nearly two decades, we have partnered with developers, owners, architects, engineers, non-profits, and government agencies to deliver the very highest quality of work for projects that promote historic preservation, community revitalization, and sustainability.

Transparency

Our focus is straightforward: provide exceptional work at a fair price while staying true to our values of collaboration, transparency, integrity, and an unyielding commitment to quality.

Commitment to Excellence

We approach each assignment as our own, ensuring a personal commitment to the success of each and every project.

Expertise

For nearly two decades, we have partnered with developers, owners, architects, engineers, non-profits, and government agencies to deliver the very highest quality of work for projects that promote historic preservation, community revitalization, and sustainability.

Transparency

Our focus is straightforward: provide exceptional work at a fair price while staying true to our values of collaboration, transparency, integrity, and an unyielding commitment to quality.

Commitment to Excellence

We approach each assignment as our own, ensuring a personal commitment to the success of each and every project.

Leadership

Richard Lara
Co-Founder & Chief Construction Officer

Richard Lara has over 25 years of construction industry management spans residential, commercial, and hotel projects primarily in Southern California and extending from Hawaii to the Midwest.

His philosophy is that strong communities are built by people who share their knowledge and experience with others, and who care deeply about creating quality environments for living, working, and relaxing. His special interest in multi-unit projects has resulted in increased quality housing opportunities for seniors and low-income families.

Lisa Lara
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Lisa oversees accounting, contracting, insurance requirements, and compliance programs.

Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer, she held financial analyst positions with several major institutions, including the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), and City National Bank.

During her career, Lisa has specialized in commercial and multifamily asset finance, loan marketing to Wall Street firms, the marketing of bank-owned real estate, and secondary mortgage sales.

Nick Wilson
Vice President & Field Operations

With a depth of experience building and designing throughout California, he uses his expertise to match skilled team members precisely with each RAAM project.

Nick is driven to deliver projects on schedule, exceeding each client’s expectations while always respecting the overall budget. Behind his client-focused approach is a proactive, team-oriented manager with a positive mindset.

Services

RAAM self-performs more than 70% of the critical trade work done on every project.

RAAM self-performs more than 70% of the critical trade work done on every project.

This provides cost controls that few general contractors can promise.

This provides cost controls that few general contractors can promise.

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Budgeting & Estimating

The RAAM team provides realistic budget estimates that work within each project’s specific goals.

Forecasting & Scheduling

Our team develops and maintains detailed schedules and forecasts to ensure all projects are delivered on time. Our senior scheduler is a seasoned professional whose prior work experience includes serving major entities such as The Walt Disney Company.

Design Collaboration

RAAM collaborates closely with owners, designers, and all other project partners to identify and address design-related issues quickly and effectively.

Specialty Trades

As a general contractor, we deliver a wide range of specialty trades including structural concrete, framing, masonry, interior finishes, drywall, sheet metal, painting, flooring, and M.E.P.

Services

RAAM self-performs more than 70% of the critical trade work done on every project.

RAAM self-performs more than 70% of the critical trade work done on every project.

This provides cost controls that few general contractors can promise.

This provides cost controls that few general contractors can promise.

Get in Touch

Budgeting & Estimating

The RAAM team provides realistic budget estimates that work within each project’s specific goals.

Forecasting & Scheduling

Our team develops and maintains detailed schedules and forecasts to ensure all projects are delivered on time. Our senior scheduler is a seasoned professional whose prior work experience includes serving major entities such as The Walt Disney Company.

Design Collaboration

RAAM collaborates closely with owners, designers, and all other project partners to identify and address design-related issues quickly and effectively.

Specialty Trades

As a general contractor, we deliver a wide range of specialty trades including structural concrete, framing, masonry, interior finishes, drywall, sheet metal, painting, flooring, and M.E.P.

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