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Metal roofing is a popular choice among homeowners and businesses in the Whittier area. Aside from the aesthetics, it is also known for its durability and effectiveness to lower down energy costs. It is available in different styles, textures and colors that will suit every person’s taste. You can opt for a tile look, a slate or even a wood shake. It really doesn’t matter because the choices are endless.

Some people are quite not...


Welcome to Carty General Contracting!

We are a contracting, architecture, and landscaping firm established in 1981. We are armed with an incredible staff, and we’re ready to help with all of your project needs! At Carty General Contracting we specialize in commercial, residential, and any other side projects like renovations, sports fields, press boxes, etc. We serve Whittier, California and the surrounding areas! We...


If you’re looking to boost the value of your home before you put it on the market, as an investment, or simply to enjoy a better home, there are numerous options. But, some options are better than others. We’re here today to talk about the most economical home improvements you can opt to do or have done to quickly improve your home’s value!

Change Out or Improve Your Entryway Door

The entryway door is literally...


Here at Carty General Contracting, experience means history. We have decades of hands-on experience with architectural planning, civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, landscape architecture, and interior planning. We’re a second generation company, and as we’ve grown in experience, we’ve grown in expertise. You can count on us for excellence in design, construction, or for a...


When it comes to building construction, there are major advantages to utilizing a design and build firm over a series of firms. That’s the topic of discussion for today’s blog, the benefits of opting for design and build over working with separate parties.


If you opt to use a separate architect, engineer, construction company, and landscape architect to construct your building and landscape, you’re...


can elevate your visibility within your target demographic. As a general contractor we understand the needs of the Whittier business owner. Let’s say you have a solid business plan that has already taken off. It is time to move out of the garage and into a dedicated retail space. The first step is to determine what sort of building would fit your business needs. New construction can be a solid way to generate interest in your brand. When the...


Architecture is a medium of expression that has been practiced for thousands of years. Some classical styles of architecture are instantly recognizable, in some cases representing the culture that created them Ancient Egypt is a prime example of this, we even know who the general contractor was of the Great Pyramid. The historical structures that survived tucked under jungle foliage in South America became what we know as the Inca Empire. Now...


We have come a long way as a society. What used to be accepted outdoor spaces, such as large open areas covered in concrete. In today’s society, it is more common to break up outdoor spaces with landscaping of some sort. We are your one-stop general contractor for all of your outdoor space planning needs.

New Construction

The task of planning a new addition, or a brand new building is more than just framing and...


You have finally found the perfect spot to build your home. The ideal neighborhood, enough space to put the unique touches you have always dreamed of, and the space for your dream to become reality. Whittier is where you would like to stay and Carty General Contracting is the local general contractor with decades of experience in the industry. Nobody is better equipped to handle your dream home construction.


Let’s say that you are a small consulting firm that is growing much faster than expected. You have outgrown the building and need to add more employees. Business is booming! All of these “problems” are the growing pains that every business owner would love to have. You have found the perfect space in a mid-20th century office complex that is completely ready to be molded into your ideal business space. Your vision is to have an employee...


It is about the way it feels when you walk into a store for the first time. Does it speak to your emotions and does it elicit a visceral response? Would you like your business to feel that way, an experience rather than simply a place to go and spend money? Casinos have been doing it since the days of Sinatra and Sammy Davis; making inviting spaces that inspire emotions in people and make them feel good about spending money. If your retail...


There are a lot of companies that have been around for a long time. At Carty General Contracting we have been around longer than most. When you are in the general contracting business it is difficult to remain relevant to the industry. The business is notoriously very fickle and will not tolerate substandard work. You have to hire the right crews, you have to finish projects on time and you have to gain the trust of your community. At Carty...


It is that time of year again. School is now in full swing and it is finally beginning to cool off a bit. That can only mean one thing, building season— or football season, whichever way you want to look at it. Carty General Contracting is your California general contractor with the experience and tenacity to get the job done. Just like a veteran quarterback, Carty will manage your commercial, residential and historic projects. With our...


Have you always dreamed of owning a custom home. The kind of place with everything that you have always wanted in a home? Maybe your dream consists of a classic mission style with spanish influences, a cape cod saltbox design or even a classic victorian. The experts at Carty General Contracting can provide you with all of the services that you need to build your dream home. We are a full service, general contractor specializing in creating...


If you are someone who loves to cook, chances are you might be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. After spending a good number of years around your kitchen, you probably have some kitchen remodeling ideas that will make your stay in the area more enjoyable and comfortable. You might be thinking of making your Whittier kitchen more convenient, more spacious, or more organized. If you are considering changing a few things in your kitchen,...


Kitchen remodeling is usually harder than remodeling any other part of a home or business – mainly because this is the area where lots of work will be done. For functionality, the kitchen is designed to house a wide array of cooking items from pots to pans, making it essential to maximize space use as much as possible. For this reason, homeowners need to be both cunning and witty to plan their kitchen while ensuring that every bit of utensil...


repairs here and there, like plumbing, home maintenance or yard work, carpentry, electrical work and more. There is a wide range of needs to be done at home that only an expert handyman can work on.

There are quite a number of repair or carpentry jobs in the house. First, one just has to know what kinds of jobs that have to be accomplished. Then, find the right handyman contractor who can execute the task the way it should be. But,...


Most remodeling cost calculators do a good job of helping you identify and estimate the main remodeling or addition costs. These include preparation, planning and design costs, materials costs, labor costs and project management costs. Most are also able to look around the area to be remodeled and come up with a complete list of the materials and tasks that will be part of the construction cost of their projects. But there are some other...


If you need to add living space to your California home and want to find an economical way to build the addition, you might want to consider a sun room. These Whittier additions can serve almost any purpose and can be installed both quickly and cost-effectively. This type of room addition is also a perfect way to enlarge a kitchen while adding both space and sunlight.

The most affordable sunroom additions in Whittier, will be those...


We have all been there. On the hunt for a new home and while the selection in Whittier is exceptional to say the least, nothing quite fits what you and your family need. And at this point in your life, you should not have to settle. At Carty General Contracting we completely understand and we are in the business of making your dream home into a reality. You see, we have been a trusted general contractor serving the commercial and residential...