Dempsey Construction acquires Legacy Building Services Inc.

April 16, 2013 |
John Dempsey


Dempsey Construction Inc., San Diego, has acquired Legacy Building Services Inc., a general contractor also from San Diego. The acquisition creates a diversified organization that will serve the commercial development, biotech/laboratory, multifamily, retail, education, historic renovation, theme park and healthcare sectors.

“This move is very exciting for us because merging the talented personnel and achievements of these two companies creates a very strong organization with deep management expertise and broad project experience,” said John Dempsey, president and CEO of Dempsey Construction. “Legacy Building Services brings a history of superb contracting services on many notable San Diego projects. We look forward to continuing their success as a premier builder in Southern California and providing an even greater platform of services for existing and future clients."

Prior to founding Dempsey Construction in 2010, Dempsey was president of Lusardi Construction and helped grow the company to an ENR top 200 general contracting company with over 500 employees and annual revenues in excess of $300 million. The Dempsey Construction team has successfully completed commercial renovation and improvement projects throughout California, Arizona and as far as Indianapolis, including Event Network, California Stem Cell, Innovative Dialysis, Emerald Connect, California Center for Sustainable Energy, The Country Montessori School, HAV Capital and Mitchell International. 

 Since 2003, Legacy Building Services has been responsible for some of the most prestigious construction projects in San Diego. The company has completed high profile projects in education including the Miramar Aviation Technology Building, Lemon Grove STEM Academy, San Pasqual Academy (including 30 LEED Platinum certifications), Valhalla High School Science Building and the USD Founders Hall. In addition, Legacy has completed numerous cultural attractions including the Polar Bear Plunge, Panda Trek and the new Koala exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, and Turtle Reef at SeaWorld. The firm’s historic renovations include Liberty Station Marketplace; Building 210, Building 19 and the Chapel at the Naval Training Center; and the Old Police Headquarters downtown. Additionally, Legacy has completed many LEED projects including 31 LEED platinum, 1 LEED Gold, 1 LEED Silver, and 1 LEED Certified.

 Legacy Building Services will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dempsey Construction Inc. and will employ approximately 30 professionals.

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