Owner and President Michael Kavin established Kavin Construction in 1975 to serve clients in Southern California. In retrospect, construction was the furthest thing from Michael Kavin’s mind while he was growing up in Los Angeles. But things changed when he went away to attend the University of California at Davis as a Biological Sciences and Physics major. He worked weekends at a local lumber company which led to a summer job at Anawalt Lumber Company in Los Angeles. In 1975, while still working at Anawalt, Michael established his own carpentry service which later evolved into Kavin Construction. To this day, Michael maintains a strong working relationship with Anawalt. In 1978, Michael became a licensed contractor with the State of California in three building classifications: General Building (B), Fencing (C-13), and Painting & Decoration (C-33). His level of expertise became well respected within the construction industry. He was frequently invited to participate as an expert witness for the State Contractor’s License Board in the resolution of construction disputes.
Michael prides himself on his cutting-edge knowledge of computers and technology. He introduced a revolutionary computer system to Kavin Construction in the late 1970’s and has personally upgraded all hardware and software systems ever since. Michael also personally writes all of the company’s computer programs, including Kavin Construction’s proprietary “Job Costing” program – an application that compares the actual expenses against the projected expenses, thereby providing clients with the most accurate budgetary reports.
Today, Michael relies on a staff of over thirty professionals to provide excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship to his clients, yet he continues to manage all of Kavin Construction’s bidding, job costing, projected budget control, contract preparation, and quality control responsibilities. He is personally involved with every proposal and vigorously oversees all projects to ensure his clients’ satisfaction. “Clients can reach me anytime of the day by phone or email,” Michael says. “It’s a small way of instilling confidence and letting clients know that I am on top of their projects.”