A.M. Ortega Construction, Inc.

A.M. Ortega Construction, Inc. has proudly served as one of Southern California’s premier Underground Utility Construction providers for over 40 years. Our team has successfully completed over 9,000 projects since 1974. At present, A.M. Ortega has 2 central office locations and 3 additional dispatch yards. Our workforce consists of over 300 field employees specializing in underground dry utilities. Our office and administrative team consists of approximately 50 accounting specialists, estimators, project managers, administrative professionals, and senior management roles. Our Paving & Grading Division, based out of the Lakeside Corporate Headquarters, supports pipeline and conduit projects throughout our service area. In addition, our Fleet Maintenance Department is fully staffed with mobile and shop based mechanics.

We are committed to the success and quality of every project, big or small. We have built an extraordinary team of committed professionals who are experts in managing projects of all sizes. We demonstrate our commitment to excellence by completing projects on time and within budget, providing the highest quality service while maintaining our #1 core value: safety first. At A.M. Ortega Construction, we believe that a successful project begins and ends with a safe work environment and the safety of our team. Our extensive safety program far surpasses the industry safety standards to ensure that all A.M. Ortega employees are active participants in sustaining a successful safety culture.

We strive to provide our customers with professional courtesy, complete satisfaction, and the peace of mind in knowing that our work will be done in a safe and timely manner within your budget.


At A.M. Ortega Construction, your satisfaction is our goal!


At A.M. Ortega, we are committed to maintaining stellar construction crews led by highly experienced personnel who are well versed in a variety of cost-effective solutions for all of your underground utility needs. Our Field Crews are comprised entirely of men and women represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local Union 47 and Local Union 569, and the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Technicians, Local Unions 250, 345, 460 and 469. A.M. Ortega crews are prepared to take on dry utilities construction projects from the generating station to the customer house connection anywhere in the Southwest. We’ve completed projects at every level of complexity, including:


  • Riser replacements


  • Customer secondary connections


  • Telecommunications service conduits


  • Complete Rule 20A Distribution Conversions
  • Underground electric transmission duct bank projects


  • High pressure steel pipeline installations


  • Plastic main replacements with service tie-overs


  • New development


  • Design & Drafting



A.M. Ortega crews have the experience necessary to continue to provide outstanding quality and on time completions for projects in Southern California and beyond.

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