In 1896, Kemp was established to deliver quality buildings and construction services to our clients for a fair and reasonable price. Through four generations of family leadership, the company has remained privately owned and operated. Today, Kemp is focused on achieving continuous operational improvements to enhance our clients’ satisfaction. Our construction teams embrace the use of technology and progressive building tools, effectively bringing new means to old construction methods.
Kemp Brothers General Contractors was founded by first generation Kemp family members.
Don and Clyde Kemp, second generation owners establish Kemp Brothers Construction.
The original Kemp headquarters office was built in Whittier, California.
Don Kemp (left) at the ground breaking ceremony of the new Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California.
Laying foundation for the nine-story Santa Monica Hospital building. Cleared a traffic route for 75 ready-mix concrete trucks and poured 3,451 cubic yards of concrete in ten hours. This broke the Southern California construction record for concrete pours.
Sherman Solaas joins Kemp to bring new operations leadership to the firm.
Kemp captures industrial industry contracts including Aerospace Corp., TRW, and General Motors.
Northridge earthquake moves Kemp into major reconstruction of Northridge Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
Sherman Solaas retires and passes on the Kemp torch to his sons, Steve and Greg Solaas.
Kemp builds the King Kong attraction and installs the new Universal Studios Hollywood sign in Universal City, California.
Kemp moves its headquarters to an expanded location in Santa Fe Springs, California.
Kemp completes multiple train-wash and maintenance facilities with Amtrak and Metrolink.
Kemp performs major seismic upgrade and renovation to Hoag Hospital's patient tower in Newport Beach, California.
Kemp redevelops the historic Los Angeles Police Academy campus for the City of Los Angeles. The shooting ranges were used in the 1932 Olympics for pistol and revolver matches.
Kemp is awarded LAUSD's Cleveland Charter High School - Design/Build Modernization in Reseda, California.
Completed first Design-Build Project, LAUSD's International Studies Learning Center
Kemp is awarded the historic John Burroughs Middle School Design-Build Project in Hancock Park, California.