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Creative Approach

Each project is carefully engineered to reduce construction costs, and we pass those savings onto you.

Attention to Detail

We develop less intrusive and more cost-effective designs by paying close attention to existing loads, usable walls, and potential obstructions from by existing utilities.


One-Stop Solution

We've got you covered, from start to finish, with a fully transparent process that keeps you in the know.

From Start to Finish

We handle it all, including the permit process, clearance from the housing department, tenant coordination, and any cost recovery program your city may offer.


Firm Proposals

Our proposals are not subject to change based on engineering or plan check, so you know exactly what you'll be paying.

Not Subject to Change

What good is a proposal if it’s subject to change? How do you budget the work? Don’t lock yourself into a contract that doesn’t have a fixed price.

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34 Years of Experience

Be confident that you're hiring the best in the business. We invite you to compare our credentials with any competitor.

Our Experts

Our expert team includes the former LADBS District Chief of Plan Check, the former LADBS Engineering Supervisor of the Earthquake and Safety Division, and others.


Featured Projects

We’ve accomplished a lot in 34 years. Here are some of our more recent projects.


Latest News

Keep yourself updated with news about seismic retrofitting, city ordinances, and seismic activity.

Permitting Process Guide

February 7th, 2018|

To achieve compliance with the Mandatory Retrofit Ordinance 183893 and 184081, Soft-Story property owners are required to hire or contract a State of California licensed engineer, like American Retrofitters, who will prepare technical documents

Los Angeles Ordinance No. 184081

February 7th, 2018|

ORDINANCE NO. 184081 An ordinance amending Subsections 91.9305.2, 91.9309.2 and 91.9309.3 of Article I of Chapter IX of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to adjust time limits to comply with mandatory seismic retrofitting of


As Seen In

You know you’ve seen us before, but you’re not quite sure where. Aside from the spiffy banners and signs that don some of the buildings we’re working on, here are a few other places where you might’ve seen American Retrofitters.