The Oligino Difference


Al Oligino is an extremely competent builder and one of the best that I have worked with in both my professional and personal life. He is a smart problem solver, stays focused on the big picture, and more than fully meets his commitments.

Our project was a remodel of our 1930’s Laguna Beach cottage. It included the complete demolition and reconstruction of the kitchen and the master bath; entire replacement of the electrical, sewer, and plumbing systems; installation of new skylights, flooring and windows; the reconstruction of the living room fireplace, and much more.

The work was well managed. The craftsmanship was elegant and impeccable. The project was a delightful success.

It is no surprise to us that some of Al’s best friends come from a list of his prior clients. He cares, and it shows in his work.

Sanford Groves
Prior Deputy City Manager, City of Laguna Beach

"I am the Mayor of Laguna Beach and I have known Al Oligino for more than 20 years. Al is as nice and honest a person as I have ever met. I and the rest of the Council appointed Al to the Laguna Beach Design Review Board in the 1990's.  This is the hardest position in town and the general public despises the process, but Al was so fair and temperate in his decision-making process that everyone came away pleased with and respectful of Al.

In addition, I have seen many of Oligino Construction's projects and they are always first rate and beautiful.  I would recommend hiring Oligino Construction to all of my family and friends."

Steve Dicterow
Mayor, City of Laguna Beach


"I have known Al Oligino, president of Oligino Construction, for over thirty years. I have visited his construction projects and met his clients. Oligino Construction listens to the needs of its clients, hires well qualified sub contractors and most of all completes jobs on schedule while achieving the highest quality of craftsmanship."

Wayne Baglin
Baglin Real Estate and former Mayor, City of Laguna Beach

"I've known Al for more than 20 years and have always respected his diligence, intelligence, integrity and creativity. For me he's been an outstanding community leader and respected public official, and also a valued friend. In his business he's widely regarded as someone who reliably does the finest work and often under the most challenging conditions. I recommend Oligino Construction highly and would be pleased to speak with anyone who is considering retaining them."

Paul Freeman
former Mayor, City of Laguna Beach

"Al is one of the good guys.  Creative, patient, and dedicated.  He's a good listener and problem solver. Al does things right."

Toni Iseman
City Council Member and former Mayor, City of Laguna Beach

"I have worked with Oligino Construction for over two decades.  My most recent experience involved their work as a general contractor for a building expansion for a non profit in Laguna Beach.  Because of poor (or really nonexisting) as built plans for the original building, there were many, many situations which required negotiations between the general contractor and the building owner.  Oligino Construction was both reasonable and professional in working through necessary plan changes to finalize the building addition in a timely manner."

Ken Frank
former City Manager, City of Laguna Beach

"Working with Oligino Construction was an amazingly positive experience; they are genuine, honest, and had our best interests in mind through out the project. They only hires the best sub contractors and the teams they bring together are second to none. I cant wait for our next project that we do together. Take the worry out of your construction project and hire Oligino Construction, you will be glad you did, I certainly was."

Keith A. Matassa

Executive Director, Pacific Marine Mammal Center

"Oligino Construction delivers projects on time and on budget. There are no surprises. Their estimates are accurate and they manage expectations all the way through the project. I completed a messy remodel and built a new home in Laguna Beach. Very pleased with both projects."

Deidra Wager

Owner DJW and Associates

"Al Oligino is a master craftsman, a no-drama professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. If what you want is honest, excellent work at a fair price with no surprises, he’s your guy. The home remodel Oligino Construction did for us – a major, down-to-the-studs project – was beautiful, on time and on budget, and their crew went above and beyond to make sure that all our dealings were transparent and that everything was perfect. Years later, we’re still getting compliments on their workmanship."

Shawn and Bob Magnuson

Laguna Beach, CA

Shawn is currently a writer with the Sacramento Bee.

Bob is the former financial editor of the Los Angeles Times.