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OUR MISSION

“To provide superior civil engineering solutions carried out with safety, excellence, and innovation.”

A ‘71 DATSUN PICKUP AND BACKHOE STARTED THE A.M. ORTEGA DREAM

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

In 1974 my wife and I hit the ground running. Today, our crews install underground facilities for major power, telecommunication, and gas utility companies in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as for private property owners, general contractors, and developers. I am proud to continue to lend my name to the company that I built with the help of my family, dedicated employees, and partners.

Maurice Ortega, President and Owner

We take pride in our local roots and in engineering essential utility work that delivers service for everyone

A.M. Ortega Construction, Inc. has served a long and distinguished list of clients throughout the Western United States for over 40 years. Our clients include major utility companies, such as Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and Southwest Gas Corporation, in addition to countless private companies and residential property owners. We are committed to the success and quality of every project, no matter the size.

We maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction and consistently demonstrate superior quality work for all of our customers. A.M. Ortega crews are prepared to take on dry utilities construction projects from the generating station to the customer house connection anywhere in the Southwest. We’ve completed projects at every level of complexity in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.

Our team has the experience necessary to continue to provide outstanding quality and on time completions for projects in Southern California and beyond.

A.M. ORTEGA’S PARTNERSHIP WITH SDGE

With support from our partners we will continue to serve our communities
Industry Awards and Recognition

2019 LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD

Local Union 345

2018 GENE PAINE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP

Ducks Unlimited California

2013 MBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR, CLASS III

San Diego Regional Minority Supplier Development Council

2012 – 2013 DBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Sempra Energy Utility

2011 – 2012 DBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Sempra Energy Utility

2011 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SDG&E – Sempra Energy Utility

2009 – 2010 BEST OF LAKESIDE AWARD

United States Commerce Association

CORE VALUES

  • Safety: A consistent awareness and responsibility for the protection of our crews, subcontractors, the community and property.
  • Accountability: Ownership of our actions which influence the lives of our customers, fellow workers, and community, while respecting self and others to maintain an environment of teamwork and growth.
  • Integrity: To act with honor, honesty and respect without compromise.
  • Innovation: We collectively empower all stakeholders to take initiative to promote new and creative ideas which have the potential to change the world of our company and our customers.
  • World-Class Service: Providing superior workmanship while achieving  excellence and efficiency.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Our team is continuously working to establish comprehensive conservation and recycling procedures and to develop new and innovative ways to improve environmental awareness and conservancy, companywide.
  • Promoting and monitoring water and energy conservation
  • Energy consumption is measured and trended
  • Water consumption is measured and trended
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) are measured and trended
  • Updated Fleet with lower emissions equipment which meets required California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards
  • All company vehicles are furnished with GPS devices to reduce vehicle speed and idling time
  • Reduced fuel consumption

SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY

We believe that a successful project begins and ends with a safe work environment and the safety of our team, our customers, our subcontractors, and the general public. Our extensive safety program far surpasses the industry standard to ensure that all A.M. Ortega employees are active participants in creating and maintaining a successful safety culture.

  • Consistent safety engineers present on job site
  • Extensive safety audit process for all employees
  • Vehicles equipped with GPS tracking devices
  • Online safety training
  • Weekly safety meetings
  • Root cause analysis on all incidents

Membership and Affiliates