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 41 reviews

 by Kevin Lim
Bagel Now!

You know, I’ve got to tell you about Mark – he’s like that go-to buddy for your restaurant project.  He totally gets what you’re aiming for and always comes up with the coolest ideas.  And here’s the kicker – he’s not just a contractor; he’s a designer and an engineer rolled into one.  That means he doesn’t just talk the talk;  he knows exactly how to walk the walk.  Honestly, if you’re thinking about any restaurant project, Mark’s your guy.  I can’t recommend him enough.  Thanks, buddy, for all your help!

 by Travis Brummett
The Brant

I don’t even know where to start. I interviewed about 7 other gc’s before hiring Mark and just knew from meeting with him that he would be a good fit for my project. His pricing was reasonable, his references checked out, and he seemed trustworthy and reliable. Fast forward a year later- Mark has knocked it out of the park on my build out. He worked closely with me to help design it, custom tailored for to what I wanted. (Side note: I fired my interior designer 2 weeks into the project, so Mark and myself designed the entire restaurant) That’s the kind of service you get with Mark. He is friendly, honest, personable, and willing to work with you to make sure you are happy with the final result- all while making sure that you stay within budget. My buggiest downfall of the project was pulling certain jobs away from Mark to try to control costs and hiring some of my own subs. Next project Mark gets the whole enchilada! I would highly recommend mark for any restaurant buildout- big or small.

 by Jeni Castro
Coffee Dose

If only 10 stars were an option. I have done a lot of buildout . I’ve worked with a lot of contractors and I’m pleased to say I will never work with anyone else EVER again. I’ve been screwed over, lied to, even robbed by previous contractors. I wish I found Mark years ago, it would have saved me thousands of dollars. Not to mention Handian Construction is a one stop shop. To be able to hire one person who does the architectural drawings, MEPs AND construction is unheard of. There have been so many delays on my previous projects because of communication issues with engineers and contractors.

Initially I thought Marks bid for our new cafe came in a little high. This was my first time working with him so I just assumed he was like the rest…plotting and planning hidden fees and change orders,  thinking of secret ways to bump up costs and sneak extra money anyway he could. Because that has happened to me EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have “buildout PTSD” . Not to mention I’m a female. We’re such a easy targets. Not with Handian Construction. Mark has treated me like family since day one.

I will never use another builder.

 by LeAnn Jones
1010 Wine & Events

Not only a great contractor but an overall great person. Knowledgeable, person of his word, time efficient, everything to code. We had a previous contractor who had no idea what they were doing. Mark stepped in to not only right their wrongs but did a complete 180! Approval from all departments now we are up and running. Helpful with design, as well and very creative. Very grateful we went with Handian Construction. Wouldn’t pick anyone else to work with.

 by Randy Nguyen
Tabu Shabu

It was an absolute pleasure working with Mark and his crew. He is the ultimate professional and very knowledgeable in the construction field.  He helped me build my second restaurant which came out awesome!  I hired him to be my GC but have since become good friends.  Cheers to you, brotha!


 by Sherrie Jordan
Cellar / Next Door

Mark and his team at Handian Construction just completed our Restaurant build in Orange County. We have 2 Restaurants side by side with a shared kitchen. Mark was able to help us navigate through all the Health Dept., City Permitting and SBA paperwork. He offered great cost effective ways to the Design. I would highly recommend him and his team for any project. He is very quick to respond and always professional. We are thrilled with the outcome of the Restaurants. And i should mention…this was all during a Pandemic. Thanks Mark!!! 

 by Dina Amadril
Long Beach Creamery – Downtown

Handian Construction designed and built our downtown Long Beach shop. We finished just a hair over budget and within the time frame that we planned. There were a few crazy times on the build out – mostly influenced by the city inspectors but each challenge was met and overcome. Mark and his team are really great to work with they have your back through the process. Restaurant build outs are daunting and it was great to know there was a team with the skills needed, that showed up everyday you expected them too. We recommend you contact Handian if you are considering a restaurant buildout – their experience and follow through will make the project work!

 by Mohan Singhal
Porter Boiler Services

We worked with Handian Construction on a unique distillery in Downtown Long Beach. Compared to several other General Contractors we have worked with in the past, it was a breeze working with Mark Handian. He was extremely fair and honest to the subcontractors and owner representatives throughout construction. I would highly recommend this firm.

 by Robert Lopez
Collaborative Coffee Bar

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Mark and his team did a tremendous job putting together my shop from beginning to finish. I can’t thank them enough for not only capturing my vision for my coffee bar but for being so supportive and helpful when I needed them the most during the process of this build out. Seriously if you are thinking of getting a company to help you start the buildout for your new business or getting another location for your business contact them you won’t regret it.

 by Joe Parga
JP Creations Fine Cabinetry

I have worked with Handian Construction now for about 5 years and I have to say one of the best general contractors I’ve ever worked for. Very knowledgeable and him and his staff totally know the process of what it takes to build restaurants, tenant improvements and other major commercial projects. I highly recommend consulting him and his company. I’ve been in this business for a long time and I’ll tell you first hand not to many sub contractors can say this. Proud and grateful to be a part of this company. Thank you Mark

 by Dima Habibeh

Handian helped construct our new restaurant, AMMATOLI Mediterranean Bites, in downtown Long Beach last year and it was a great success. Handian was professional throughout the process from the beginning of developing the engineering plans to getting the final permits. They were able to capture and implement our intended purpose and design for the restaurant which we had developed and executed it to perfection! Handian’s execution was seamless despite all the complexities and frustrations of a new construction and building a restaurant from scratch, as well as obtaining the permits and going through the numerous inspections. I felt very confident and comfortable working with Mark and his awesome team, they are true professionals, honest and they work with integrity.

I must also mention that Handian’s honor to their warranty is unmatched, they are very responsive, and they respect maintaining a healthy and professional working relationship throughout the process. It’s been a little over 8 months now since we have completed the project and opened AMMATOLI, and I couldn’t be more grateful to had known Mark and his team. Thank you!

 by Al Albey
Protein House

I had the pleasure of working with Mark and his entire crew for approximately six months. During the entire process, Mark was always there to answer my phone calls and questions no matter the time of day. This can be a very big endeavor with so many moving parts and Mark made it easy for me and my group to really understand the process step-by-step. Even now after being open for nearly 4 weeks, he still answers text messages/phone calls and continues to help assist me throughout the way

I would recommend Handian Construction if you’re looking for somebody who is reliable and easy to get a hold of every time, and of course looking for someone help you build a beautiful restaurant!!

 by Edward Lai
18 Folds

Handian Construction was a great company to work with. Mark and his crew were very responsive and helpful in getting our permits passed. We couldn’t have done it without them!

 by Adrian Contreras
Brot Coffee

Mark knows his work. He and his team took great care of the project. We are 4 weeks into operations and the store is running great. I constantly walk about my store and admire how well Mark and his team did with bringing our vision from paper to reality. He truly is an expert and can be trusted to take care of your dream.

 by Chris Huynh
Poki Blast

Words can’t express the gratitude I have for Mark and the Handian Construction team. They worked with us on our first restaurant and made the process as smooth as possible (which we’ve learned is a difficult process in itself). From day one Mark has always been extremely responsive and put in 100% effort to answer every question, making us feel as if we were just as important as his larger projects.

Chris is an amazing supervisor of Marks team, he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with everything.

Jose was extremely knowledgeable and trust worthy, going out of his way to ensure our inspections were passed to the best of his abilities.

Jovig (sorry if I butchered your name) was extremely friendly and made us comfortable when he was available at the project site.

All in all I would highly recommend Mark and his team, just as we were recommended to him. He does amazing work and will put his feet in your shoes to make sure you are within budget.

 by Yael Benasuly

Handian team was very professional. They built our second restaurant.
We are very happy and grateful that we choose Mark and his team. After building our first restaurant with a different contractor that was very disappointing we were so scared to deal with another one but Mark changed our options on contractors. He is such a nice person and humble.
Mark is on top off everything from dealing with the city, permits and all the hustle. He found some mistakes that our architects missed on the planes so we could change them before they start building it. They were very patient with us.
Most important thing is that he gave us a time frame and it was very accurate.
Price was very reasonable too.

 by Dariush Solaimani
Friend's Cafe

Mark is very honest and knowledgeable
About designing and construction of
Restaurant industry.
He cares,also he does dedicate a lot of time to his client.
I takes pride in his work.
I have over thirty years experience in restaurant industry also I have open
12 new restaurant,he is the best.

 by Josh Torres
Fillers Ice Cream / Cali Tacos

It is extremely tough to find an honest straight forward person that cares about the outcome of their work. I reached Out to Mark after have talked to dozens of plumbers, electricians, contractors, city and county officials about a stalled project. Mark went out of his way to help me advance and finalize the store. He is very knowledgeable and knows what the city and county look for unlike other contractors that do not specialize in Restaurant build/ construction. Highly Recommended!!!!!! Thank you Mark!

 by Nathan
Paderia Bakehouse

I call him Magic Mark! Not for his dancing skills but because he makes things happen -magically. From start to finish Magic Mark’s main goal is to take care of every aspect of your buildout so that you can focus on operating the business. With construction, there will be hurdles but Magic Mark takes care of all of it by working his magic.

I did solicit several bids for our project and we ended up choosing Magic Mark for our buildout because he’s: 1) Easy going 2) ALWAYS available 3) Honest 4) Timely. Like all business owners, we were budget conscious but we feared going with the cheapest contractor who does shady work and having it end up wasting more money and time. We love that he is budget conscious and looks after our bottom line as well. Of course I have trust issues with every human being in my life, but when it came to working with Magic Mark, I learned to just trust him. He knows what he’s doing and he’s on your side.

Our buildout finish fairly quickly around budget. We love our space and the opportunity to work with Magic Mark. Our next bakery, we’ll be bringing the same magic to the store.

 by Brian Nguyen

I currently own two restaurants. Restaurant 1 was done by another contractor who did a great job. Restaurant 2 was done by Mark.

Why did I go to Mark for number 2? Simply because he had a vision and gets a feel for what you want. Don’t expect anything cheap. Quality service and work doesn’t come cheap. If you find a contractor that does cheap, chances are, you’ll have to end up spending more money.

Mark and his team did a phenomenal job on my restaurant. From step 1 of getting permits to the finish line of getting everything signed off by the fire, health, and city.

For my future restaurants, I will definitely be working with Mark and his team again.

 by Luis Navarro
Lola's Bixby Knolls

Mark built Lola’s Bixby Knolls for us and did an amazing job. Surpassing all of expectations! He has guaranteed all of his work and repaired anything we have asked of needed. Trust us he is a true professional and gets the job done so you can open your doors. Thanks again Mark!

Luis Navarro
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine

 by Laurie Gray
The Pie Bar

Mark and his team are wonderful to work with. Very responsive and cost conscious. Quality and attention to detail are always on point! Being a first time business owner building out a cafe can be very stressful. But Mark kept me informed and handled any questions or concerns with the utmost professionalism and speed. He genuinely cares about his customers and the quality of his work. And the fact that he can design and build your project is a HUGE timesaver!! No need to spend the time and money on an architect. He designed and built the first location of The Pie Bar in downtown Long Beach. I could not be more pleased!! I highly recommend Handian Construction!

 by Kat
Snow Monster

Mark is so awesome. Out of all the contractors we have had to deal with throughout this venture, Mark is the best one we have had the pleasure of working with. He’s organized, on time, on budget, hard-working, creative, and thoughtful.

We’re so lucky to have him as our contractor and will continue to hire Mark for all our future build-outs and tenant improvements. Finally after 4 years we have found our awesome contractor!

 by Thu Van
Rustic Eats

Mark Handian is a great dedicated contractor. I was a newbie inexperienced and he helped guide me through smoothly from start to finish the built out restaurant.
He’s also there whenever we need after the job is done. 5 starts for customer service and professionalism.

 by Jeannie
Crepe Coop

Being a first time business owner can be stressful because of all of the unknowns – design, tenant improvement, contractors, build-out etc. When we met Mark, right of the bat he was very easy to talk to. He thoroughly listened to all of our questions and concerns and worked with us to come up with the best and most feasible solutions. He was always pushing to meet deadlines, and pulling strings to get approvals. What I can’t stress enough is timing, it’s amazing how fast the process was without effecting the overall quality. Whenever we encountered a bump in the road, Mark would come up with a quick solution that was within our budget. He’s straightforward and reliable which is why we decided to continue working with him on our second location and possibly many more future locations. Thanks Mark for all that you have done for us!

 by Samantha Argosino
Brass Lamp

Mark’s expertise, hard work, and vision has truly made The Brass Lamp (the first book bar and lounge) the coolest place to hang out! His architectural and engineering background makes him a one-stop shop for all of your design and construction needs. The construction and development of my restaurant-bar was executed very well throughout every unexpected hurdle. Mark and his team are thorough, precise, and extremely creative. Handian Construction is solutions-driven, and works hard to keep costs down.
Thank you Mark for your hard work and dedication in working on this project with me!!! You’ve built a beautiful bar for me and the downtown Long Beach community.

The Brass Lamp by Dan Lipton on Mixcloud

 by Sarah Manio
Brass Lamp

Where to begin…!! There are so many things I could say about Mark Handian- great guy, there’s never a dull moment, very dedicated and hard-working, etc. but all you really need to know is that if you need a job done, he’s the guy you want on that job! He’ll make sure you’re taken care of. He won’t give up on you or your project. He’s got a great team! I’ve gotten to know Mark while he was working on The Brass Lamp (NOW OPEN!!) and I must say, it has been such a pleasure to work with him. We are very happy to finally be open, but we definitely miss having Mark around.

 by Union Market Tustin
Union Market

Handian Construction is a pleasure to work with. They provide a straightforward estimate and are well educated in the permitting process and buildout.

They have built out a couple restaurants in our market. Mark’s team worked meticulously and had everything completed in a timely fashion. They even kept the market spotless around the work site.

I highly recommend Mark Handian to anyone and more importantly to all our new tenants. He’s gets the job done!! The completed project was truly beyond my expectations. It was a wonderful experience.

 by Rex
Crepe Coop

Mark is no stranger to us! He’s done a great a job for us in the past and it was a no brainer that we brought him back to open our second location. Mark has great patience and spends time with his clients to understand what concept and feel that they want. He makes sure your happy with everything before he moves to the next step. If you’re looking for someone to do the work right and on time, he’s your guy.

 by Dale
Etcetera Sushi

We are so glad to meet Mark Handian at Handiancorp.
Mark is a great guy!!!! He came in to rescue us when we sank in the bottom of the ocean.

Without Mark …..ETCetera Sushi & Izakaya in Costa Mesa won’t exist!!!

Thank you so much Mark Handian. We are in good HAND”ian”

 by The Salad Bistro- George Donoyan
Salad Bistro

I finally decided to open up a restaurant.
in the process of looking for a good location
I would call Mark give him the address by the time I get there he was all ready there by my side at all times . Look at the location discuss my options for all aspects the good and the bad.
This went on for a while Mark was never hesitatent he was always honest and professional make long story short finally we as a team finalized a location
Due to my busy schedule Mark asked me for a key
He then was there more then I was
Did all the measuring ,with his vesion and his professional and knowledgeable team came up with a great design
He took care off all city planing, building, and health department approvals.
I can go on and on.
Mark/ Handian construction is highly recommended for their professionalism and knowledge and hard work.
I thank you Mark wishing you all the best
Proud owner of ( The Salad Bistro )Monrovia, CA.

 by Dan Tran
Chop Shop Noodles

I came to Mark asking him to help me open up my restaurant. With his great expertise, I got approved within 6 weeks. He is very honest, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I am always skeptical of finding new architects or construction companies because I don’t know where to go or trust. But, know that Mark does not take advantage of your money, and treats every business as his own. He also answers your phone calls as soon as he can. I highly recommend Mark & Handian construction. If you are building a new restaurant, taking over an existing restaurant, or in a tough situation and need help, look no further. This is the right company and the right guy to work with. Also, to add his assistant, Dyno is also a very knowledgable and helpful individual. Trust this review and go with them. I guarantee you will have no regrets. I will definitely call them up in the next few months for them to help again with my future restaurants. Thanks again for everything Mark! Looking forward to doing business with you again.

 by Howie Tran
Crepe Coop

Mark’s team reached out to me after hearing that we were looking for a contractor to build out an eatery in Anaheim. After exploring our options and speaking with Mark, we decided that his team would be the best for the job. His professionalism and consideration for his clients is what sets him apart and what we appreciated most. The icing on the cake is his ability to expedite construction and permitting. It took him less than a month to fully build out our empty spot. He understood that we were under tight time frames and a tight budget and worked with us to meet our strenuous expectations. Handian Construction is a one stop shop too, which makes it incredibly easy for first-timers. His team is able to provide concept designs, the necessary architectural and mechanical drawings (that are able to pass through the city rather quickly due to their experience and understanding of various guidelines/regulations), and diligent construction team. We were lucky that they found us!

 by Don Atkins, DDS
Flood Repairs

I am pleased to highly recommend Mark Handian owner of Handian Construction Corporation. When my dental office suffered a plumbing leak resulting in a flood, Mark was a reassuring resource to turn to. He coordinated painting and cabinetry repairs and helped with insurance claims. His advice and quality work brought a calming organization to the otherwise stressful situation. His workers showed up on time, and cleaned up after themselves. Thank you, Mark!

Don C. Atkins, DDS

Long Beach, CA

 by Gloria Timms

Mark Handian performed facility drawings for one our contracted buildings. The drawings were done professionally and on time.

Thank you Mark

 by Linda Lewis
Came to my rescue!

My 90-year-old client needed some repairs for FHA approval. Mark took care of the work immediately, going above and beyond to help her and me out. We were very happy with his work and reasonable rates. I highly recommend him!

 by Stephen Van Buren
Five Stars for Mark

As a homeowner in Burbank, I recently contracted with Mark Handian dba Handian Construction. Prior to contracting with him, I sought and evaluated over a dozen bids, narrowing them down to a final three. I contacted two of his references both of which recommended him without qualification, and I felt very comfortable with his knowledge, professional expertise, and demeanor. I contracted for him to: #1-remove and replace attic insulation, #2-remove and replace duct work in the attic #3-install a new furnace and a new air conditioning unit. The work would be completed in a week and the equipment would qualify for rebates from the LA County, City of Burbank, and So Cal Gas. The work was completed on time in a professional manner, all questions and issues were addressed and resolved and all rebates have been received. On a rating scale of one to five stars, I would rate the work done by Handian Construction, with five stars. Steve

 by Michelle
Good Communicator, Quality On-Time

Mark Handian came in to complete a project that was abandoned by another contractor. He was excellent in his timely communication, he kept his word regarding the project start and finish dates, he made sure we were satisfied with his work, and he completed the work exactly within our budget. We were so grateful to work with a contractor that was honest and on time after so many dishonest, flakey contractors.

 by Enrique Uribe

I was pleased with Handian Construction’s work on my house. I would recommend him to others for sure.

 by Melisa Moussa
Amazing contractor

Recently my husband and I purchased our lovely home in FL, It was everything we wanted in layout and square footage but lacked in the need of needing the bathroom and kitchen remodeled.

When speaking to a friend in CA about this, I was telling them how I just needed someone to help guide us through the remodeling process as we never have been through it previously.

That’s when she recommended Mark with Handian Construction.

Mark was a life saver, he was so kind to take his time and help walk us through the process of hiring people, he also helped us looking for ways to save money and prevent delays in finishing the project on time…

Mark was so honest and willing to take our call at anytime in the process and that really helped make the process seamless.

I would STRONGLY suggest Mark to anyone who was in need of a contractor…

 by Ceza Awakimian
Amazing work

After the heavy wind storm in Pasadena last year, our backyard was unrecognizable. My husband and I needed to remodel, but we didn’t know how to go about it; so we settled for an “energy upgrade” for the time being. Mark Handian took on the unimaginable task of remodeling my entire backyard at a very reasonable price. Not only is his work beautiful , his details are flawless; Mark and his team were incredibly professional, punctual, and pleasant. He stayed true to his time frame, and gave me absolutely no grief. I look forward to have him remodel my kitchen in the future as I trust him completely.