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Our purpose

We are a Preferred Construction Partner Building the Future
One Project at a Time

Our Core Values


One simple statement:
Every task,
the safe way,
every time


Applying the right solution to the right challenge


Experience and expertise to deliver results exceeding the client’s measurement of success


Develop, maintain, and promote a professional and collaborative atmosphere which propels all employees, clients, and trade business partners to succeed and grow


Commitment with a strong work ethic

Our Mission

Soltek's mission is to provide premier collaborative, forward-thinking construction services for our business partners with a commitment to delivering results.

Our story
The Very Beginning

Founded in 1974, Soltek emerged from the vision and collaboration of three friends, our Founders: John Myers, Steve Thompson, and Larry Richie. The trio's collective expertise laid the foundation for what Soltek is today, a steadfast, successful local construction company continuously striving to build a better San Diego. Together, they created a resilient company that has not only withstood the test of time but has also thrived in the face of challenges.

The Birth of  "Soltek"

The name "Soltek" stems from the fusion of "Technical Solutions," a phrase that represents how our founders united their individual strengths and experiences to complement one another in order to form a dynamic company that is capable of finding solutions to complex construction projects.

From Scratch to Soltek

Soltek's early days involved bidding on small residential projects, a beginning that evolved into the revitalization of public spaces, including the renovation of apartment buildings in partnership with American Property Services. After gaining experience in the construction field, Steve, John, and Larry decided to take on their own project in Old Town. From there, Soltek gained momentum with transformative feats like renovating San Diego Airport's Terminal 1, constructing a science lab at San Diego State University, and undertaking various ADA upgrade initiatives. Since then, Soltek has successfully delivered over 1100 projects, encompassing a wide span of endeavors Including  hundreds of school projects spanning the state of California, dozens of Historical renovations including our recent award winning work on the California Tower in Balboa Park, and a multitude of military and public works initiatives.

Our STory
Rooted in Congress Street

In 1981, Soltek found its home on 2424 Congress Street, a location that remains our home to this day. What began as a modest team of 10-20 individuals has since evolved into a dynamic organization with over 250 dedicated employees spread across two California offices.

Local Commitment for 50 Years

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Soltek stands proudly as one of the few local construction companies still around. Our portfolio comprises collaborations with K-14 schools, military initiatives, historic renovations, public works projects, and so much more.

Community-Centric Evolution

Originating as an entrepreneurial idea among friends, Soltek has evolved into a community-centric construction powerhouse, focusing on partnering with other local businesses to improve and economically boost our local communities and businesses.

Years of experience designing and building
Successfully completed projects
Construction and engineering experts
Awards for excellence in construction

It’s an exciting time in the construction industry

A Full Circle Moment for Project Manager Felicia Herrera

Felicia Herrera's career trajectory at Soltek exemplifies personal and professional development, guided by family ties and a dedication.

Soltek Celebrates Halfway Point For Oak Park Elementary School’s New Music Building

Last Thursday marked another milestone for Soltek as we celebrated the halfway completion of the new Oak Park Elementary School Music Building.

Breaking Ground at Barnard Elementary

Breaking Ground at Barnard Elementary

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