Active 1873-

The company began in Japan as the Okuragumi Shokai [the first Okura engineering] Company in 1873. It became known as Nippon Doboku [Japan public works] Company, Limited, in 1887, owned by Okura Kihachiro, Fujita Denzaburo, Shibusawa Eiichi. Okura Kihachiro, on his own, went on to found the Okura Doboku Gumi [Okura public works and engineering] Corporation in 1917 and the Nippon Doboku [Japan public works] Corporation in 1920. After World War II, it renamed itself to Taisei Kanetsu [Taisei was a town located in the Kudō District, Hiyama, Hokkaidō, Japan; kanetsu means "heating" or it also may refer to a place name Kan-Etsu, what is now Niigata Prefecture] Corporation. It opened its first American office, known as the Taisei America Corporation, in New York, NY, in 1982. It transferred its American headquarters to 444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles in 1985 and then to East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach three years later. In 2010, it operated its Southern CA office at 6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 200, Cypress, CA, 90630; Tel: 714.886.1530 (2010). A Northern CA office was opened in Palo Alto, CA, in 1997. As of 2010, its Northern CA office operated at: 2041 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 230, Santa Clara, CA, 95054; Tel: 408.434.9300. (2010).

PCAD id: 4382