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'[Our] background in
engineering and architecture helps us foresee potential issues.'
New Creation has vast
experience in a range of
New Creation's largest project to date is California Market, which was
completed last year. The $25 million project consisted of two buildings that house a 25,000-square-foot California Market convenience
store on the first floor, variety of retailers on the second and third
floors and a food court with a restaurant on the third floor.
"At the same time we built a five-story parking structure next
to the market building," says Thomas Ryu, project manager. "The
project is located in the heart of Korea Town, which is very crowded.
So it had been has been highly exposed to the community during
construction. That was a little challenging."
New Creation's other commercial projects include the Towne
Wholesale Mart, 3rd Street Shopping Center and Olympic West Plaza
in Los Angeles as well as Norton Plaza in Lynwood.
in southern California. Mainly renovation work, the company
tackles between 80 and 100 such projects annually. They've included
educational facilities, hospitals and government buildings.
"We've done a lot of churches," Ryu says. "We've build them
from ground up as well as remodeling work." A few recent projects
include the Berendo Street Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Garden
Christian Fellowship in Chatsworth, Grace Ministries International
in Fullerton, Oikos Community Church in Santa Fe Springs and
Southland Church in Anaheim.
New Creations has also worked on projects for California State University at its Long Beach, San Bernardino and Northridge campuses.
The company is known for providing services in general construction, general contracting, construction management, design/build
and engineering. It prides itself on a hands-on approach and with
common sense and practical solutions that lead to lower costs and
New Creation is in the middle of a $19 million mixed-use project in
southern California. Called On Beach, the development features a
mixture of commercial and residential space. The five-story building, plus underground parking, takes up roughly 10,000 square feet.
Projected for completion in winter 2017, the first two floors of the
building will house office space and a restaurant. The residential
element will include 16 apartments on the upper floors plus a landscaped deck and a fitness center.
The building also features an eco-friendly insulation system. It is
fitted with an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS). A general
class of non-load-bearing building cladding systems, it provides
exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant finished surface in
an integrated composite material system. "It's energy-saving insulation," Ryu says. "The entire building is covered by that system."
The project, funded by a group of doctors, will consist of two
phases. The first phase includes the commercial and residential
space and the second consist of a parking lot, Ryu says.
Aside from residential and commercial developments, New Creation
does a lot of business with municipalities and religious institutions
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