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 6 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. In addition, our Fleet Maintenance Department is fully staffed with mobile and shop based mechanics.

Our Pipeline Division, distributed between both our Corporate and Inland Empire offices, constructs distribution and transmission pressure natural gas and petroleum pipelines ranging in size from ½” low pressure service lines to 36” high pressure transmission pipelines. Work is performed for utility companies, refineries, petroleum producers, municipalities, and other private system operators.

Similarly, our Dry Utilities Division, distributed between both our Corporate and Inland Empire offices, constructs distribution and transmission sized duct bank facilities for electric, telecommunications, CATV, and similar purposes. Work is performed for utility companies, municipalities, and other private system operators.

Our Paving & Grading Division, based out of the Lakeside Corporate Headquarters, supports pipeline and conduit projects throughout our service area. We also perform earthmoving, streetscape repair, and road construction for a variety of municipal and utility customers, as well as private property owners. This division also includes our fencing and barriers unit, which does commercial and industrial fencing, including COCHRANE fence, as well as barrier posts and bollards.

Our Power unit, distributed between both offices, constructs commercial and industrial low and medium voltage power and signals projects, including substation control systems, station light and power work for utility substations, pipeline regulator and valve station control wiring, Distributed Energy Solutions (utility scale battery) installations, Electric Vehicle Charging Station installations, and assorted commercial and industrial wiring projects.

Our Utility Design unit, based at the Lakeside Headquarters, provides natural gas and electric facilities distribution designs, and traffic control designs, as well as permitting support, for a variety of utility company and private property applicants.

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.

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



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