Why Thorpe Development?

We are not just a general contractor looking for the cheapest subcontractors to bid on a job. Our company seeks out and forges long-term partnerships with the city’s top local construction industry talent for the purpose of providing a full service development experience to the client. From the shaping of a client’s project to the organization and execution of their vision, Thorpe Development guarantees a professional team of commercial builders and subcontractors. Service and speed determine our selection process from the best and seasoned construction experts the industry has to offer. Organized Project Managers. Detailed Project Coordinators. Accomplished Architects. Brilliant Designers. Gifted Developers. Talented Structural Steel Fabricators. Exceptional Glaziers. Top Notch Framers. Our list of excellence is rock-solid and boundless.

We are a core group of experts coming together to professionally service all of your needs.

We bring together the best of both worlds, speed & quality, to the development quality.

Our growth has created a wealth of career opportunities in the construction industry.



Our Mission

Thorpe Development is more than a construction company, we are, at our core, a passionate, committed team of professional experts collaborating to build and develop commercial properties. Thorpe Development operates under the innovative direction and vision of President and industry veteran, Jeffery Thorpe. Having been in the commercial construction business for over 20 years, and with company operations in three different states and growing every year.

Jeffery L. Thorpe, President


  • “If considering Mr. Thorpe and his construction company for a commercial construction project, I am writing this letter to convey that Thorpe Development West is the most outstanding and able construction company I have ever worked with. Mr. Thorpe did the Blue Prints, all the Permitting process and the actual construction for my 2500 sq ft. Domino’s Pizza TI in the city of Carson in 35 days including the plan check. Mr. Thorpe drew and submitted my Blue Prints to the city of Carson within 10 days of executing his contract with me. We paid for the Expedited Plan Check and there were very few corrections to the plans needed. However, the most incredible detail is that after the permits were granted Mr. Thorpe obtained all the Inspections all the way to the final Inspection within 14 days. Although Jeff Thorpe has built several stores for me, this one certainly stands out far above the rest.”

    Rob Scheiper, President, MAR Pizza, Inc., dba Domino’s Pizza; 310.261.6580
  • “After building more than 6 laundromats for PWS Mr. Thorpe has completed his most recent job in such a way that it is worthy of this special acknowledgement. I would like to personally congratulate Mr. Thorpe for his Record 10-week completion of the Pico Rivera location. Not only was this a major TI, with substantial utility and public works, it also was acknowledged as one of the cleanest construction projects seen in our experience. Mr. Thorpe has proven himself in being one of our prime contractors in our Arsenal of highly skilled contractors.”

    Tony Fuller, Construction Manager, PWS Laundry; 310.877.1235
  • “I am writing this testimonial to convey my utmost appreciation for Jeff Thorpe and the work that he performed during the construction of my restaurant in Tustin, California. I had purchased a 25 year old 7000 S.F. bakery restaurant that was to be converted into my new concept. I needed to find the best suited General Contractor that had extensive and strong restaurant background, considering my concept was one that was new and needed meticulous care to details. Mr. Thorpe came highly recommended to me at a time that was most time-sensitive to me. As he took on the job, he immediately uncovered many flaws in the architectural plans that could’ve easily delayed the project on several different occasions. Throughout the tedious and challenging day-to-day decision making on building my kitchen Mr. Thorpe showed professionalism, patience, resourcefulness and above all – outstanding flexibility as new decisions were made and some old ones adjusted. I recommend Jeff Thorpe to anyone considering building a restaurant, particularly new concepts that require special care and great understanding regarding operations of the business.”

    Chris Spence, Owner, Fire Dance Grill 949.302.4550
  • “I am the pastor of victory outreach ministry church in eagle rock, ca. where my congregation and I undertook the rebuilding of our church facility. This letter is meant not only to congratulate Mr. Thorpe but to also recommend him to any other perspective clients. I would first like to point out that this project was in no way the normal construction project. Within our church there are several pastors that have construction abilities, which we insisted on Mr. Thorpe working with on this project. Also our budget was extremely tight which left very little room for overrun incidence. In the end neither of these obstacles hindered Mr. Thorpe from the outstanding job that he did. Secondly, I would like to explain that this project required that two buildings that stood back to back be joined together. The creativity that was necessary to insert the very large steel post and beams, after Suring up the roofs of both buildings and demolishing the back walls of both buildings, was absolutely incredible. Mr. Thorpe diligently combined his skill and experience with the craftsmanship of his sub‐contractors, along with the ability of several of our own pastors and congregation members, ultimately forming a team that worked. I also feel that Mr. Thorpe along with his associates went far beyond their required duties as the general contractor, to make this project an absolute success for our Victory Outreach family. Again we enthusiastically thank and recommend him as a general contractor. If you are considering Mr. Thorpe as your Contractor and you have the need to contact me directly for a personal reference. I can be contacted directly in my church office in Eagle Rock, California”

    Pastor Augei Barajas