Ardsley Construction Company was founded in 1966 by Dietmar Kruger, who had emigrated from Germany to live the “American Dream”. He completed a vigorous apprenticeship which lasted 3 years at the age of 17 and headed west. Shortly after his arrival to the United States, he was drafted into the US Army and sent to Metz, France where he proudly served this country for 3 years.
Upon his honorable discharge from the US Army, Dietmar headed west to Hollywood where he would establish Ardsley Construction Company.
Armed with skill and knowledge, Dietmar began knocking on doors in the Hollywood Hills, offering basic carpentry and construction services. His first job was a guest house with a subterranean garage in Hancock Park. From then on, word spread about this “creative genius” whose motto was “the project was not complete until the Owners were 200% satisfied”. He was licensed and bonded in 1967 and established Ardsley Construction Company out of his apartment in Hollywood until he could afford to rent space in Santa Monica.
Dietmar Kruger’s son, Stephan, joined Ardsley Construction Company in 1990 and learned first-hand Dietmar’s unique method of construction. Stephan trained for 10 years before being handed over his first project. From then on, Stephan has successfully completed many beautiful remodels, additions and new construction from the rave reviews of his clients. Stephan now runs all of the projects under the watchful eye of Dietmar.
At Ardsley Construction Company, we believe in understanding the needs and wants of our clients. We are happy to assist in any way that we can to bring our client’s imagination to life. We are celebrating our 50th year of business in 2017 and invite you to peruse some our projects in the Photos section of our website.