About Us

Why hire an Orange County Contractor?

You could call a general contractor from Los Angeles or San Diego, but would they be able to meet your needs in a timely manner? We started in Santa Ana in 1977 and we primarily work in Orange County Cities.

Here at Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. we understand that our value as a company is based upon quality of our team. That team consists of people who work with integrity of heart and mind and consistently meet high standards make our (and your) continual success a reality, not just a line on a mission statement.

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden

Tom Riggins

Growing up in the construction industry gave Tom years of experience beyond his age in estimating, project management, and supervision of new, remodel, and tenant improvement work.

In addition to earning a B.S. in Construction Engineering from CalPoly Pomona, Tom has acted in all capacities on major tenant improvements, general engineering, as well as new industrial and commercial tilt-up buildings.

In 1999, as President, he streamlined our procedures, incorporating anticipated growth. Tom’s detailed, yet personal, approach ensures the successful completion of each project to the client’s satisfaction.

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 John Riggins, Vice President

John RigginsJohn has over 50 years’ worth of experience in every aspect of the construction industry ranging from a chief field engineer to Vice President and Division Manager.

John established Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. in May of 1977 serving a broad client base in all types of projects including tenant improvements, renovations, industrial parks, manufacturing plants, shopping centers, high-rise structures, restaurants, medical facilities, and general engineering projects. John stepped down from his leadership role in 1999, but has remained available as a consultant under the direction of his son Tom.

Mike SchnabelMike’s knack for customer service combined with his extensive background in both the electrical and waterproofing trades quickly transformed him into a valuable asset to us since he joined our team in May of 2005. He also serves as our company’s troubleshooter with his computer skills and diverse problem-solving capabilities.

Mike has efficiently supervised a diversity of projects including tenant improvements for DDK Investments, Pro-Dex, Landco LLC, Wamco, Fisker Automotive, Inc., NET-Systems, Inc., and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. This list of jobs even includes a wheelchair lift installation for the Sisters of the Company of Mary’s Convent, an elevator installation for K & D Graphics, Hongfa America, Newport Medical, LLC, RBC Lubron Bearings, and RBC Transport Dynamics. He’s also supervised projects with new mezzanines for both Fluid Research and Earth Island Natural Foods.

His goal is to bring excellence to the job site in every possible manifestation: safety, attitude, quality, and customer service. This is evident in that Mike has been able to bring in the majority of his jobs ahead of schedule due to his diligence and hard work, winning the respect of our subcontractors, clients, and their employees.

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