We’re not just family-owned.
At La Placa, we come to work every day because we want to build the best custom luxury homes in Southern California. Our story is simple. Our company began with a single builder, pursuing top-quality craftsmanship and customer care. Thirty-five years later, that history lives on. Today, we’re a leading custom home builder and award-winning commercial construction firm, growing and still grounded in our founding values.
La Placa is a family name. In 1973, Gaetano La Placa immigrated from Italy to the United States. In the early years, he swept floors, painted, and assisted on construction sites. Over the years, Gaetano acquired expert skills and knowledge as a craftsman, designer, and project manager. In 1984, Gaetano founded La Placa Construction and transformed his expertise into a full-service firm. Located in Monrovia, California, La Placa Construction earned a reputation for integrity, knowledge, and high-quality custom builds. We incorporated in 1999, and the company continued to grow.
In 2014, we transitioned our focus from building to project management and moved the La Placa company office to Orange County. Today, La Placa Construction is a full-service, family-run general contractor. Gaetano is still in the field, assisted by his sons Giovanni and Francis, his wife Sheri, and a full-scale, professional staff. His expertise, attention to detail, pursuit of perfection, and advocacy for clients still serve as the foundation for the company.
We believe in protecting and advocating for our homeowners.
A custom build is a significant undertaking. At La Placa, we walk homeowners through the entire process. We offer input on design, opportunities on finishes, and advocate for you as we budget. Behind the scenes, we pour over the details, selecting the finest materials while carefully managing the team of expert builders and craftsmen who give a La Placa custom home its signature quality. Our goal is to ease pressure on our clients and protect their investment while delivering the very best custom luxury homes in Southern California.
While it is an option, you don’t have to be constrained to a pre-made blueprints that may have been used by other homeowners. We encourage you to look through our portfolio and around the Internet, gather your ideas, and together we can design an entirely custom plan based on your findings.
Need suggestions along the way? We’ll consult with you to brainstorm features you may never have considered otherwise. Exposed beams? Columns? A laundry chute? You’d be amazed at what we can do, and in the end, you’ll be in a magazine-ready home, completely unique to you. The possibilities are endless.
La Placa Construction Inc doesn’t just build homes, we build experiences. Through our commitment to you and your dream, we strive to exceed expectations and create a space for you and your family to live and grow in for years to come.
We hope you are as excited as we are to speak to one another and start building!