Business Spotlight - A Legacy Builder: GDC Construction, Inc. in San Diego County



Pancho Dewhurst, president of GDC Construction, Inc. has a builder’s legacy of four generations that inspires his already booming career. A seasoned builder in his own right, Pancho and his team at GDC have built residential and commercial properties throughout San Diego, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe for nearly 20 years.

With many new projects underway, GDC Construction’s team of skilled supervisors and craftsman provide the management necessary to track and keep a home building project on time and on budget, without losing sight of key building criteria, design aesthetics, and individual preferences that define a successful and quality home.

“My heritage has been a strong influence on how I manage GDC Construction,” Pancho said. “I credit my success to the high standards that my father, George, my grandfather, Walter, and my great grandfather, Ernie, instilled in me. I take great pride in my family’s building legacy, my own passion for building and the quality of my work.”

GDC Construction is defined by words like honor, commitment, and quality; honor to the decades of service they have provided to the community; commitment to the relationships they’ve built with clients and business associates; and quality exhibited in the homes they build.

Recent GDC projects include; the renovation of a mid-century home in Point Loma, a French Colonial-style home in Rancho Santa Fe, a large contemporary craftsman home in La Jolla, and a Spanish Colonial-style home, which was designed by Brandy Dewhurst, Pancho’s wife, who is a professional architectural designer.

“Unique to building today is that homeowners more often want to incorporate universal control systems, that with a touch, can control heating and air conditioning, lighting, irrigation, entertainment centers and security systems,” Pancho explained. “At GDC Construction, we incorporate these Smart Home functions in both new and remodeling projects.”

Pancho, 41, grew up in La Jolla where he attended La Jolla High School before studying communication design at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He continued his education in architecture and design, in Florence, Italy, and completed his B.A. at the University of San Diego.

With a deep dedication to the community, GDC Construction has contributed to La Jolla in the building of the La Jolla Community Center, La Jolla Fire Station, and during the holidays, when each year the company decorates the now 30-foot-tall tree at the Recreation Center that Pancho’s father and the Rotary Club planted decades ago.

GDC Construction is a leader as a builder and contributor in the La Jolla community. Under the Pancho’s guidance GDC has grown in town, and they are also the new face in Rancho Santa Fe, Point Loma and Mission Hills.

“As a general contractor, my objective is to build homes and relationships that stand the test of time,” Pancho said. “I take pride in my team, our accomplishments, and the positive mark we have made in the San Diego community.”

••• GDC Construction, Inc. is located at 1031 Silverado St., La Jolla. (858) 551-5222.

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