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We are La Placa Development, formally known as La Placa Construction Inc

We are a full-service builder. As a general contractor and luxury home construction firm, we offer a suite of world-class services to plan, design, and complete new construction of every kind. Each year, we work with a small number of select clients to build some of the most beautiful custom luxury homes and innovative commercial solutions in Southern California.

We’re not just family-owned, we’re family-run.

At La Placa Development, we come to work every day because we want to build the best custom luxury homes in Southern California. Our story is simple. Our company began with a single builder, pursuing top-quality craftsmanship and customer care. Thirty-five years later, that history lives on. Today, we’re a leading custom home builder and award-winning commercial construction firm, growing and still grounded in our founding values.

La Placa is a family name. In 1973, Gaetano La Placa immigrated from Italy to the United States. In the early years, he swept floors, painted, and assisted on construction sites. Over the years, Gaetano acquired expert skills and knowledge as a craftsman, designer, and project manager. In 1984, Gaetano founded La Placa Development and transformed his expertise into a full-service firm. Located in Monrovia, California, La Placa Development earned a reputation for integrity, knowledge, and high-quality custom builds. We incorporated in 1999, and the company continued to grow.

In 2014, we transitioned our focus from building to project management and moved the La Placa company office to Orange County. Today, La Placa Development is a full-service, family-run general contractor. Gaetano is still in the field, assisted by his sons Giovanni and Francis, his wife Sheri, and a full-scale, professional staff. His expertise, attention to detail, pursuit of perfection, and advocacy for clients still serve as the foundation for the company.

Services Provided

Custom Home, Energy-Efficient Homes, House Plans, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Project Management, Custom Homes, General Contractor, Luxury Home Builder

Areas Served

Aliso Viejo, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Arcadia, Pasadena


Golden Nugget Award 2019

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