Who We Are

ETC Building & Design, Inc. (ETC) is a privately-held corporation specializing in the design and construction of healthcare, life sciences, commercial and manufacturing facilities. We have completed over 4 million square feet of hospital tenant improvements and seismic retrofitting over the past seventeen years with a seasoned team of professionals specializing in projects for the life science sector. ETC has always held the belief that in order to control a project’s scope and budget, a well-rounded group of construction professionals is required. The variety and complexity of experience ETC has gained, coupled with the abilities of our experienced staff, has earned us the reputation as one of the leading health care/life science construction firms.

ETC has built its reputation on performance and service. Our knowledge of healthcare and life science facilities is extensive and it is that knowledge that assures our customers not only a quality product but also, at the end of a job, a facility that functions as designed. We composite a team of experienced tradesmen/women and lead them to complete projects on schedule and within budget constraints. It is our goal to cultivate a productive and long-lasting relationship with all of our clients. ETC’s success over the years has been guided by our intense commitment to exceeding our client’s needs and assuring their satisfaction with our services.

In addition to our Construction and Project Management Services, we provide numerous in-house construction services, including framing, drywall, infection control, seismic compliance, mechanical, plumbing and many other services.

What We Do

ETC’s services are built around a series of processes which we’ve developed over years of specializing in the construction of healthcare facilities. This unique approach is initiated through the Core Management Team, the nucleus of the group. Each member will have clearly-defined roles, and each will have reporting relationships that will maximize communication between all parties. Working together in this fashion allows ETC to take the lead in achieving the project’s goals and meeting the clients’ expectations. ETC’s success over the years has been guided by our intense commitment to exceeding our clients’ needs and assuring their satisfaction with our services.

Our History

ETC was founded in 2002, with an emphasis on on SB 1953 Seismic Compliance in the Healthcare Industry. ETC’s excellent design and building ability were known only to a small group of very happy ETC customers. Indeed, several years ago, one hospital CEO called ETC one of the industry’s “best-kept secrets.” As the deadline for the mandated seismic upgrade of California hospitals nears, and companies and communities race to get prepared before a major earthquake strikes the state, the little construction company from California is making big waves not only across the state but around the world as well. The secret is definitely out.

Over the last decade, ETC has evolved to meet our clients’ needs by expanding our operations to include Design-Build, Site Survey, Pre-construction, and Emergency Preparedness Solutions. With this expansion of services and our Customer-Focused approach, we are now able to reach clients across California with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, as well as a new office in Arizona.

ETC is proud to announce that our SAFE-T-PROOF™ company has been awarded the first International Code Council evaluation report (ICC-ESR-4167) for an adhesive-based Laboratory Equipment Anchorage System.

Integrated Team

The construction industry is often compared to the medical profession, where specialization has caused a fracturing and separating of talent. As it is often difficult to find one physician who can address multiple health problems, it is almost impossible to find one construction company that can tackle the myriad of complex issues associated with completing a seismic upgrade in an open, active hospital. ETC is one such company. Built on a foundation of excellence, teamwork and commitment, ETC is aiding dozens of hospitals throughout California in determining their seismic retrofit needs, in the process of assessing scope and budget, conducting pre-project materials testing, and designing project plans to get state approval.

Through our refined Construction process we recognized the need for Planning, Real-Time Data and Communication with all Team Members for quick resolutions to issues in order to maintain Schedule and Budget. To this end, ETC partnered with Procore Technologies to provide a cloud-based project management solution that allows collaboration with the entire team, in real time, no matter their location.

Sensitivity to Work Environment

Once the seismic upgrade begins, ETC’s diverse team of project managers lead the way in creating fans out of clients, by working closely with hospital staff, being sensitive to the critical care nature of the work environment, exceeding expectations in infection control, special department needs, and above all, customer service. The management team at one Northern California hospital has “adopted” the local ETC team, with a request that the crew stay on board indefinitely beyond the seismic upgrade efforts, to work on tenant improvement and assorted construction projects at the facility: rare praise indeed for a construction company. In an industry where customer service is quite often a suggestion rather than a policy, at ETC it is a cornerstone of company operations, and the accolades continue to roll in. This extraordinary level of performance is combined with the uncanny ability to integrate the project team not only into the hospital family, but the surrounding community as well.