, Earthquake Retrofit Contractors, brings an unmatched level of Construction, Design, and Management to the seismic retrofit Los Angeles and surrounding areas. ... click to read more

Our professional industry experience of 40+ years makes us the leading choice in seismic retrofitting. We have designed and developed hundreds of projects valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. We now offer a clear choice in retrofitting of buildings with aggressive engineering solutions, fast pace fabrication, and production level installation. Combined with all the required tenant notifications, plan-check and permit issuance, and all required observations and inspections. In short we offer a no hassle, no surprises, no worries approach to the pending seismic retrofitting  required in Soft Story retrofit Los Angeles and surrounding areas. swift solution to the mandatory wood frame, soft story, seismic retrofit program.

When selecting the earthquake retrofit contractors Los Angeles and surroundings for your seismic retrofitting project, you want to make sure you’re getting a great team that can work with you and you with them. If you combined the accumulative years of construction industry experience for each of the Core Contractors team member, the number is nearly 150 years. We are career individuals, not a fly-by group. We offer a unique level of experience which supplements and compliments the company well. We are a well oiled machine designed to provide you with the best solution to retrofitting of buildings in accordance with the seismic retrofit ordinance Los Angeles and surrounding cities. 

We looks forward to making you his next satisfied customer. Let’s get acquainted:


Amir Deihimi has over 18 years of structural engineering experience and brings a consistently strong record of client satisfaction.  Through his responsiveness to clients’ needs along with his technical abilities and project leadership, Amir brings a real value to Core Contractors clients and projects.  His broad range of experience with various types of projects and building materials provides our clients with the most efficient and cost saving design. 


Zo Egar brings 39 years of experience in the building industry. He’s a licensed General Contractor, a State Building Inspector, a certified Senior Project Manager, and an Accessibility Compliance Specialist. His knowledge of building types, building codes, and construction means & methods makes him a valuable asset to the Core Contractors team. His experience as a builder, developer, and a building official provides a streamlined approach to solving issues with low cost solutions. 

senior architect/estimatormichael dekel

Michael Dekel is a successful business owner and entrepreneur who, over the past 30 years has been the driving force behind multiple mature businesses. He has a career long history in Architecture, construction, and design. He’s all about finding solutions in forward thinking companies. Michael applies his experience to develop the Core Contractors product and system, bringing significant cost and time savings to consumers.

civil engineer/financingRobert Stylerobert style

Robert has over 20 years of experience in the building industry working for a variety of large and small firms including, structural & MEP, architectural, and building supplies.  As a builder, Robert has a working knowledge with architects, subcontractors, building officials, budgets and timelines. Robert brings customer care to Core Contractors. He understands the needs of our clients and provides outstanding customer service. The customer always comes first.

sales directorraphael jourdan

Raphael brings nearly 4 decades of construction sales and hands on practical construction management experience to provide sales and construction oversight to Core ContractorsHis experiences in the industry vary so much. From motel renovations in the heart of Venice, remodels and additions throughout the city, period-correct restorations of historical buildings, The Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills, and of course his pride Craftsman bungalows in South Pasadena.  He’s a hands on problem solver that always sees the customer’s perspective. Get him started on his 50’s trucks and cars hobby or knowledge of music… you’ve been warned. He can cut a rug.

ENGINEER/field observationsMinamina khanaman

When it comes to practical solution and value engineering for structural design, ask for Mina. Structural designer for Core Contractors, she brings her decade of experience to work. She has developed great trust with her piers and the building department. Her designs are second to none.  

Our team is diverse in experience and is ready to find the best solution for your Soft Story Retrofit Project. If you have a seismic retrofit ordinance in need of earthquake retrofit Los Angeles and surrounding areas, we are the earthquake retrofit contractors Los Angles team for you. We are here, committed to your needs and the success of the seismic retrofitting of your Soft Story structure. We look forward to meeting you.

Core Contractors, This is who we are, this is what we do!