Bomel completes parking structure addition at Fashion Island

November, 2009

Bomel Construction completes 597-stall parking structure at Fashion Island; new four-story garage adjoins an existing structure at the upscale Orange County shopping center

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 17––One of the largest builders of parking structures in the United States has completed a new four-level garage on time and ahead of the holiday rush at one of Orange County’s busiest shopping centers.

Anaheim Hills-based Bomel Construction Co. ( completed a 597-stall parking structure that adjoins a previously built four-level, 1,192-stall parking garage at Fashion Island. The additional spaces will provide parking for a 138,000-square-foot Nordstrom department store due to open in the spring.

Bomel’s project manager said building the new 231,356-square-foot parking structure while keeping the existing 381,299-square-foot garage open for business represented the project’s most significant challenge.

“We shored the two ends of the existing parking structure and removed the foundation and slab on grade underneath it. We put a new foundation that carries both the existing and new parking structure on the same footing,” said Bomel’s Scott Lessard.

Fashion Island, owned by the Irvine Co. (, is a high-end, open-air mall that has nearly 200 specialty shops, department stores Bloomingdales, Macys and Neiman Marcus and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.

“This project went extremely smooth and was completed right on schedule,” said Larry L. Harden, vice president of construction, commercial property development for the Irvine Co. “Bomel’s attention to detail and quality is evident in the finished product. The Bomel team is the best in business.”

Bomel Construction has built parking structures at nearly every major mall throughout Southern California ( Last year, the company completed a seven-level, 3,000-stall structure at Anaheim Gardenwalk, Orange County’s newest outdoor mall.

About Bomel Construction Co. Inc.: The Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based firm is a 39-year-old design-build contractor that has completed parking structures and performed structural concrete work for municipalities, casinos, stadiums and large-scale commercial, retail and institutional projects throughout the western United States. Bomel’s corporate-wide revenue of $300 million in 2008 ranks the company as the largest concrete contractor in the West and one of the largest in the United States.

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