Specializing in Residential Concrete Construction
Specializing in Commercial Concrete Construction
Meet the founders
Since 2002 Grahame Taylor has been President and CEO of DC Construction & Concrete, formerly Decorative Concrete & Curb Appeal Specialists, Inc. Grahame started his career in construction at the young age of 16, framing Home Depots and Costco’s before joining Shaw & Sons as a union carpenter at the age of 18… Read More
I wanted to get back to you and Grahame and tell you both what a wonderful job your Company D/C Construction and Concrete did. Having had such a bad experience with the previous man that stained my walkway and driveway and two years of him making such a mess of things I was afraid of what could be done to correct it. When Grahame came out I was put at ease that it could be fixed. Lupe and his helper took this job personal as if it was their own home. When the test color was not exactly correct, there was no problem in finding just the right color. I must tell you, it looks beautiful! Thank you all again.
Paul Taylor is the President and CEO of PGA Concrete & Construction Services. A veteran to the concrete industry, he believes building relationships is equally as important as the buildings he constructs. He surrounds himself with the best in the industry both within his firm and through the clients he serves.
Throughout his career, Paul has managed many high-profile projects including the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Tongva Park in Santa Monica and most recently, the new LA Rams football stadium in Inglewood. Prior to PGA, he spent 36 years with Shaw & Sons Concrete working his way from union carpenter to Chief Estimator to eventual Vice President and Co-Partner.
A seasoned journeyman, an esteemed project manager and a leader both on and off the jobsite, his mission for PGA is to give owners and developers the projects they envision. From pre-design to final construction, Paul’s hands on experience and industry knowledge aids architects and designers with constructability, use of materials and structural design. His full project packages, scope evaluations and effective communication offer assurance to general contractors and keep his field operations well-informed and ready to deliver.
Paul supports his local community by devoting his time and energy into organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. His daughter, Savannah, graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Marketing and works in the fashion industry in Hollywood. On his off time, Paul can be found on the golf course with his father and twin brother or boating with his family and friends. Paul is a current resident of Newport Beach.
Since 2002 Grahame Taylor has been President and CEO of DC Construction & Concrete, formerly Decorative Concrete & Curb Appeal Specialists, Inc. Grahame started his career in construction at the young age of 16, framing Home Depots and Costco’s before joining Shaw & Sons as a union carpenter at the age of 18. Grahame worked hard and rose to the position of project manager in the 12 years he worked for Shaw & Sons. He worked on high profile projects including Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Paramount Studios and Barney’s on Rodeo Drive.
After the earthquake in 1994 Grahame joined Kemp Bros to manage the Northridge Hospital for three years. Grahame later joined the team at D&T Construction as VP of Field Operation. His accomplishments include multiple projects for Habitat for Humanity, the ice rink for the Long Beach Ice Dogs, managing service contracts for over 385 Kroger properties, built outs for several AAA facilities, high end residential and commercial projects and dismantling of the original iconic Disneyland sign.
Grahame is very hands on, take charge, organized combined with loads of energy and drive. Since joining with Ann in 2002 to build their business, they have used their combined commercial success to create an outstanding quality residential and small commercial work team. Grahame coordinates all field operations from beginning to end, meets with clients and works with various design teams to create beautiful custom projects.
Grahame has a deep love of golf and all things fun. Their daughter Britney recently moved back from Seattle and is the current Destination Sales Executive at Lido House Newport Beach. Grahame has called the Fullerton area home since his high school days and is well known and admired among his peers.
Ann’s exposure to construction started with making custom Barbie furniture and other special projects in the workshop with her father. Construction is in her blood, she comes from a long line of contractors including her grandfather, uncles, father, brother’s and cousins. After graduation from college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Ann not only did a co-op but then went to work for the prestigious company, Hathaway Dinwiddie, where she worked for over 10 years. She worked her way up from Project/Field Engineer to the position of Project Manager. Ann worked on high end commercial projects including the Getty Museum, Team Disney Anaheim and the ABC Broadcast Facility in Glendale. Between core & shell projects she managed many high-end tenant improvement projects for a various law firms, investment bankers and design firms.
While at Hathaway Dinwiddie, Ann met and managed projects in which Paul Taylor of Shaw & Sons was one of her subcontractors. As luck would have it, in 1997, Ann and Paul were at an industry golf tournament catching up and in walked Grahame. We’ll, you can guess the rest and here we are. Ann holds the following licenses: B, HIC, C-8 (concrete), C-53 (swimming pools). Ann loves working and designing projects with homeowner’s and commercial property owners. She has also enjoyed developing relationships with many specialized subcontractors that have become friends and family throughout the years.
Custom kitchens, bathrooms, remodels, additions, custom yard build-outs and swimming pools are among her favorite types of projects. She is excited to step back into the commercial world but will be maintaining contact with many of her residential clients and referrals. Ann comes from a large family and even has a twin sister of her own. Ann and Grahame were married in 2009 and love getting away to see friends, family and beautiful places.