May 22, 1996 |
Three decades after he launched his business with a set of tools and a pickup truck, Gary L. Brinderson presides over one of the nation's top construction firms. A Learjet supplanted the pickup as Brinderson Corp. expanded, tackling heavy-construction projects across the country while competing against heavyweights such as Fluor Corp. and Bechtel Corp.
June 16, 1989 |
For the second consecutive year, Fluor Daniel Inc. was named the nation's top engineering and construction company for 1988 with a hefty $12.1 billion in contracts. Fluor Daniel, the principal subsidiary of Fluor Corp., retained its top spot with a 38.1% increase in total contract dollars, according to ENR, the engineering industry trade journal that compiles the annual ranking. Fluor Daniel's increase compared to an industrywide average increase of 21% for the year. Last year, Fluor knocked Bechtel Corp.
March 16, 1996 |
Capping a lengthy dispute with construction magnate Gary L. Brinderson, a New York insurance company has taken total possession of twin office buildings in Irvine once known as Brinderson Towers. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., which held a controlling interest in the 9-year-old buildings, carried through with its threat Friday and foreclosed on one of the towers, gaining Brinderson's 30% interest.
September 12, 1991 |
The Westin Bonaventure, downtown Los Angeles' biggest hotel, faces possible foreclosure amid what some industry officials say are the worst market conditions ever to confront the area's hotels. Equitable Life Assurance Society said Wednesday that it is taking steps to foreclose on the Bonaventure, which industry sources say is in trouble partly because the new Los Angeles Convention Center is so far behind schedule.
May 9, 1999
Brinderson, a Newport Beach-based heavy construction company, said it acquired controlling interest in Hilbert & Associates, an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Cypress. Terms of the private deal were not disclosed. The purchase will enable Brinderson to offer clients in-house engineering and design services, said Chief Executive Officer Gary L. Brinderson.
August 28, 1992 |
Brinderson Towers--those hard-to-miss black granite high-rises in Irvine--seem to have become a magnet for attorneys. The 16 law firms and 139 attorneys in the office complex account for more than one-third of the buildings' tenants. In Tower II alone, which is about 35% occupied, two-thirds of the tenants are law firms. "The buildings offer the prestige with which law firms like to be associated," said Stephen Lane, leasing manager with Compass Management and Leasing Inc.