Member Spotlight: Prava Construction Services, Inc.

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May 13, 2019

Tell us about your company.

We are a full-service general contractor that specializes in technical commercial/industrial construction projects. Proudly family-owned and operated we run our business on the same principles on which we have established our family: Integrity, Partnership, Dedication, Fairness, Respect, and good old fashioned hard work. We provide the personal service and flexibility of a small builder, but have the experience and strength of a large contractor. We have key specialists in all areas of construction and our rich history combined with our extensive knowledge of today’s ever-changing demands, our strong commitment to collaboration and open communication on our project sites allows us to help our clients with cost, value, and scheduling so they can maximize their resources.

 

What products or services does your business provide?

  • General Contractor
  • Construction Management
  • Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
  • Pre-Construction
  • Design-Build
  • New Construction
  • Tenant Improvement
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineering

We specialize in the utility, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, automotive, aviation, education, retail, biotech, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB), private nonprofit and food service sectors. We are also an official Varco Pruden (PEMB) dealer.

 

What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?

Glenn Torrez started his vision in 2005 and personally financed the start-up of PRAVA Construction Services. With three employees; Glenn Torrez, his wife (CFO) Denise, and son (Director of Field Operations) Nolan, hard work and a great deal of sacrifice, PRAVA generated over $500,000 in revenue the first year. Glenn takes pride in his family owned business and exceeding customers’ expectations and will always put the needs of clients first. PRAVA continually is “building with the future in mind."

Fifteen years later, with over 33 employees, Nolan’s wife, Kalina (now our Office Manager), our gross sales for 2018 were over $28M and we have bid over $49M worth of work alone. Glenn has developed a dynamic corporate culture of “Leadership through Service” and is a strong believer that corporate success can’t happen without giving back to the community. He and the PRAVA TEAM developed the award-winning (San Diego North Business Chamber 2018 Business Differentiator Award, North County Philanthropic Council 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year), PRAVA Giving Month Campaign; where a minimum of one strategic charity is selected each month to be supported via time, financial donations and/or wishlist items throughout San Diego County. This continues in 2019 and has no signs of slowing down.

 

Tell us an interesting fact about your business.

The PRAVA name means “truth” in Slovakian, and it reflects our commitment to truth in the way we operate our business and how we share information. We know great communication has the power to make projects run better and people feel valued. That’s why we always place a high priority on it as we engage with our clients, our subcontractors, our community and our team. Open communication isn’t just good for business—it’s critical in doing business the right way. Our clients have expressed that they honor this trait and its why they come to us for repeat business.

 

What tips/advice can you offer that is related to your business' industry?

Being family owned and operated, we run our business on the same principles that we have established for our family: Integrity, Partnership, Dedication, Fairness, Respect, and good old fashioned hard work.

 

Do you have any upcoming events or information you want your fellow Chamber Members and the community to know about?

Yes! It’s not just one month, but every month that PRAVA makes a positive impact on our community: socially, engaging our project TEAMS, professionally by enhancing our relationship with our clients, and enhancing both our bandwidth and our bottom line. Follow us via our website or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for our Monthly Contractor Beer Socials and our award-winning Giving Month Campaign. Won't you join our TEAM each month as we support at least one Charity of Choice!
 


 

For more information on PRAVA Construction Services, Inc. visit https://chamber.sdbusinesschamber.com/list/Member/prava-construction-services-inc-21321.

 

Contact:
Glenn Torrez
(760) 929-9787