Minardos Group

Minardos Group has been building design-centered residential and creative commercial projects since 1998. Through collaborations with many of Los Angeles’ most innovative architects and design teams, they have earned a stellar reputation as a group that “can build just about anything.” From costing and constructability planning during early conception to ongoing maintenance, Minardos Group cares for buildings and their occupants throughout their life cycle. This, along with their straightforward, transparent approach and collaborative nature has resulted in many long-term client and design team relationships. 


“They know how to build, and they know how to manage. When the building process was on Step 2, they were already thinking about Step 8 or 9, foreseeing and coordinating way ahead of the game.

– Denny Kwan, SE, Principal, Holmes Structures

“Brett is an outstanding PM. When you’ve got Brett on your project, it’s going to flow. It’s going to work. Drama is going to be less. He has a way of handling that and keeping everyone focused.

– Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA, Founding Partner, KAA Design Group 

“George prides himself in being a problem solver. He enjoys the process and is one of the most aesthetically astute contractors we work with. We know that he is going to strive for the same level of technical and design quality that we are.

– Frederick Fisher FAAR, AIA, Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners

“Minardos Group is comprised of good people at all levels. As much work as the office construction was, we had a lot of fun. I looked forward to the 8:30am construction meetings, to seeing the team. We gelled together. I look back on the experience very fondly.

– Deborah Wettstein, CFO, Indian Paintbrush Productions, LLC

“For Minardos Group, the bigger the challenge, the better the solutions.

– Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA, Founding Partner, KAA Design Group

“As a developer, I am used to asking contractors multiple times for what I need. I didn’t need to do that with this team. They are very on top of everything administratively. All I needed to do was write the checks.

– Romie Chaudhari, Georgina Residence Owner

“Our relationship is one of trust. We always understand their disciplined process and this makes us comfortable. We know that their pricing will be fair and straightforward and there won’t be a lot of surprises.

– Deborah Wettstein, CFO, Indian Paintbrush Productions, LLC 

“When we started to work with Minardos Group on the Georgina Residence, there was a question as to whether there would be a rooftop deck or sunset terrace. Within 24 hours, George had a lift brought up to the site. From that day on, they had the client’s respect.

– Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA, Founding Partner, KAA Design Group

George Minardos

George Minardos


As President and Founder of Minardos Group, George Minardos possesses an impressive list of professional and academic achievements, and delivers a straightforward presentation of building-related knowledge that’s made him a trusted consultant in the building industry. George’s vision and commitment to design-centered projects continues to guide and build the Minardos Group into an institution that is unique among its peers.

After completing a degree in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of Business and spending summers on Wall Street, George decided that Wall Street life was not for him. He returned to his native Los Angeles to obtain a degree in English literature from UCLA. He then realized that his real passion was for architecture, and started in the building business immediately after college.

George is a board member for several nonprofits including the foundation he founded, Race for a Cause Charitable Trust, which raises money for environmental causes via the global sailboat racing circuit. – Board of Directors for Craft Contemporary – Former Santa Monica Arts Commissioner – Restarted the Santa Monica Arts Foundation –

When not working, George enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, along with sailing, diving, dining, traveling, art, languages and philanthropy.

Brett Butler

Brett Butler


As General Manager of Minardos Group, Brett Butler is responsible for overseeing all firm operations, as well as providing leadership and strategic planning and direction. In addition, Brett coordinates and aligns all activities for the firm, ensuring ongoing consistency in both product and process.

Brett, whose grandfather is a contractor and brother an architect, began working in construction during summers while attending Emory University in Atlanta, where he earned a degree in anthropology. He has worked with George Minardos for more than a decade, during which time Brett has worked his way up through the ranks including holding the positions of superintendent, project manager and controller.

Outside of work, Brett enjoys spending time with his family, backpacking and “perpetually remodeling my house.”


Properties by Minardos Group
LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2012 Renovation
Indian Paint Brush Productions | Commercial/Retail Category

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2011
South Beverly Grill | Restaurant Category

AISC American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS Awards 2011
Indian Paintbrush | Exemplary Use of Structural Steel

AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Award 2010
South Beverly Grill | Restaurant Category

Gold Nugget Merit Award 2009
R+D Kitchen | Best Rehab Project

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2009
TreePeople Center for Community Forestry

Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles Design Green Citation Award 2008
TreePeople Center for Community Forestry

Gold Nugget Merit Award 2007
Old Oak Lane | Best Custom Home Category

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2006
Tree People Center for Sustainable Forestry

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2006
Johnson Fain Renovated Buildings

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2005
Jigsaw Office | Office Interiors Category

AIA National Honor Award 2005
Jigsaw Office | Commercial Interior Category

Golden Nugget 2004
Jigsaw | Best Rehab Industrial or Commercial Project

LABC Los Angeles Architectural Awards 2004
The Johnson House | Housing Category

Best Company to work for in 2003
Residential Construction Industry

Golden Nugget Grand Award 2002
Larchmont Residence Best | Custom Home Category

City of Santa Monica
Mayor’s Commendation for Sustainability 1996



8758 Venice Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90034
License No.: 728956
Phone: 310.450.6900
Fax: 310.450.6988

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