Project Completion Appreciation

At Excel Construction, customer appreciation is at the core of everything we do. We understand that without our loyal customers, our company would not be where it is today. Whether it’s a small renovation or a large-scale project, we are committed to delivering outstanding results and ensuring our customers’ satisfaction. Their trust and satisfaction are what fuel our motivation to continually improve and provide top-notch service.

This is the result of a one-team effort, and Mike using the resources of what we all do to create this huge win!

None of us do this alone, and we are all equally important and deserve to share in the appreciation.



Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work to make this awesome impression on the client.

You are an excellent example of the Excel Way, in your own way.



From our clients:

Good Morning Partners!

I am please to announce that our renovation has reached its successful completion. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Excel Construction for their hard work and dedication; with a special acknowledgement to the exceptional management of, Mike Roberson, of Excel Construction, throughout the entire process.  Mike’s effective communication, coordination of resources have played a pivotal role in the smooth execution of the project, ensuring that it started and completed on time. He’s ability motivate and inspire action creates an atmosphere of trust, enabling the team to perform at their best! The project team demonstrated exemplary teamwork, collaboration and professionalism, which greatly contributed to its overall success!

Wishing you continued success in all your coffee endeavors! (Cheers)



We cannot thank you enough for you and your team’s outstanding performance. You consistently deliver time & time again and it is greatly appreciated!

You leave a positive & lasting impression on all new & long time partners (wish we could clone you! 😄) They all want “Mike on the job!”

Thank you for your services and leading an exemplary team on all… projects!

The 5 Best Commercial Contractors in Fullerton

Excel Construction Services, Inc. named one of the Top 5 Contractors in Fullerton!


(From GC Magazine Last Updated on July 21, 2021)

Cutting-edge construction and a passion for great service are what make Excel Construction Services, Inc. one of the best firms in Fullerton. The firm is a Certified Women Business Enterprise headed by Karen Ratzlaff. Under her leadership, the firm has provided various commercial sectors with prime construction services. Over time, the firm has grown its services reach and clientele. Its works can be seen all across California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Excel Construction Services’ works are based on the values of innovation, collaboration, and solutions. One of its commercial projects is a well-known coffee house located in Long Beach. The cafe provides the expected cozy atmosphere, yet does so with a modern design. Projects like these continue to win the firm positive feedback from clients for great service and efficient work.


You can see the full article at GC Magazine… The 5 Best Commercial Contractors in Fullerton, California (Photos, Cost Estimates, Ratings) (

Excel Construction 3rd Annual Company Picnic

The Excel Construction team is a hard-working bunch.  So, in the Spring we like to get outdoors for some fun, food and camaraderie!

On an overcast day in May, Excel employees came hopeful for some picnic fun with the entire Excel family! Excel Construction held their 3rd Annual Company Picnic at La Mirada Regional Park and all employees and their families were invited. To make sure that every employee got an opportunity to attend, there was no pre-scheduled work that day. Of course few of our staff were on call should any of our customers have an emergency.

The picnic was catered by Blue Agave Southwestern Grill, a Mexican restaurant based out of the heart of Yorba Linda. Delicious Southwest Cuisine and dessert were served buffet style to attendees.

The day was jam-packed with fun activities for the children. There were bounce houses, a bubble station, raffles to win gift cards, face painting and even a face painting contest to win big money!

The face painting contest was so popular last year, Excel brought in three artists this year to keep up with demand.  Participants in the face painting contest chose their own designs.  An impartial team of judges, led by our President, Dan Jurado, reviewed the entries. Top runners up received gift cards for movies and dining.  The winner of this years $1,000 first place prize in the face painting contest was Breana Rodriguez, Operations Coordinator.  Thank you to everyone for helping to make this a great day for the Excel family!

2018 Annual JOO Play4JA Bowling Event

Every year JLL/Bank of America holds an annual bowling fundraiser to give back to the local Junior Achievement students. This year it was held at the Concourse Bowling Center in Anaheim on Thursday, March 22nd.

Excel team members proudly in attendance were Karen Ratzlaff, CEO, Chris Mott, Chief of Staff, Kecia Ellsworth, Senior Account Manager, Tenice Hajali, Project Manager, Collette Marlatt, Customer Service Specialist, and Dave Jordaan, Director of Construction.

Vendors and guests spent an afternoon bowling and a pizza lunch was provided. There were even prizes given out! Excel’s own Tenice Hajali won a cash raffle and graciously donated all the money back the to the fundraiser. Way to go, Tenice!

Donations are always strictly voluntary and made directly in support of JASoCal. Last year, everyone’s partnership and generosity helped raise over $10,000 for JASoCal students.  The goal this year was to raise $13,000! 

What a fantastic way to bring people together for some fun and a worthy cause! Let’s hope this year’s event met its financial goal so that next year’s goal will be even higher!

Ice-O-Matic Training

Here at Excel Construction, one of our core values is innovation. We pursue industry and technological advances in order to adapt and deliver value beyond building. In the same manner, we stay current on the latest and greatest services that are required of our certified service technicians. Most recently, we provided our team with the most current Ice-O-Matic training.

Ice-O-Matic Ice Makers focuses on one thing: manufacturing simple, high-quality ice machines that deliver pure, clean ice. Every ice machine or bin designed and built by Ice-O-Matic utilizes the most current technology and high-quality materials but excludes the “bells and whistles” other commercial ice machines often incorporate which complicate the equipment, add to the cost, and increase the number of components that can malfunction. Ice-O-Matic does away with the complicated and remains true to their goal of providing simple, easy-to-operate, and efficient ice-making equipment.

The training class provided by Excel covered the installation, operation and service/diagnosis of the new Cube Series ice machines. Attendees learned how to apply the appropriate service and repair procedures to the refrigeration circuit, water and mechanical systems to ensure the systems reliability and energy efficiency. 

Excel Construction holds its annual 2017 Christmas Party at Los Coyotes Country Club!

Every year Excel Construction hosts an annual Christmas party as a way to say thank you to our hard-working staff, and this years was the best yet!

Held at the Los Coyotes Country Club situated in the lush rolling hills of Buena Park, the venue was fit for a Royal Wedding! The party was held in the grand ballroom featuring soaring ceilings, recessed lighting, rich Mediterranean-style furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the golf course and the lights of the city below.

After leaving their cars with the complimentary valet, guests were greeted and received their name tags and raffle tickets. Staff from every Excel office were in attendance and the event was filled to the two hundred seat capacity with our staff and guests.

As guests entered the ballroom they were immediately tempted by roaming platters of delicious hors d’oeuvres including culinary favorites like BBQ meatballs and shrimp cocktails. Christmas Carolers dressed in authentic garb made their way around the ballroom taking special requests and enhancing the holiday spirit. There was a fun and festive photo booth where guests could dress up in various Christmas costumes or silly accessories and receive a complimentary souvenir photo.

Everyone had a great time socializing and relaxing, and some made their way to the cash bar outside on the veranda. The dinner was served buffet style and the main entrée selections were salmon, turkey and prime rib. Though dinner was quite filling, there was a line when the dessert table opened up. Back by popular demand was the chocolate fountain where plates of marshmallows, cookies, fresh fruit and more waited to be skewered and swirled in the liquid deliciousness.

There were various raffles throughout the night. The prizes seemed endless, including gift cards, a Fossil watch, an Xbox game system, a Coach bag, and a Michael Kors bag, just to name a few. The audience fell silent as they anxiously awaited the pronouncement of each ticket number.

Towards the end of the evening, the DJ began to work his magic. Karen Ratzlaff, CEO, led the fun on the dance floor.  Even our Chief of Staff, Chris Mott, was seen dancing (though not well). The night was a success and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s party!

Thank you to everyone who made this event a fun evening and to everyone who makes Excel Construction successful!

Chocolate fountain.

Excel Provides Temporary Air Coolers so Customers Can Beat The Heat

“California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all…”-Inez Haynes Irwin


The calendar might say that summer is over but Southern California seems to disagree! This past week as retailers were rolling out Christmas decorations, at Excel’s Fullerton headquarters temperatures reached as high as 105 degrees.


This time of year, the Southern California heat is no surprise and cooling units are essential if you don’t want to melt. In an effort to beat the heat, Excel Construction is ready to provide customers with temporary cooling units in the event of a primary HVAC failure.


The model Excel uses is MOVINCOOL® – Classic Plus 14. The MOVINCOOL® portable air conditioner is designed to spot cool warehouses, assembly lines, manufacturing plants, retail facilities, and even outdoor events. It’s also suitable for process cooling and moisture removal.


Our technicians simply roll it in, plug it in, and turn it on. The unit is self-contained and easy to install and operate. It features programmable digital temperature control and handles temperatures up to 113°F. It also operates on standard 115V power. The units are equipped with flexible ducting that can be discharged to the exterior of the building envelope via a window or the existing HVAC system.


Take that, So Cal heat!

Excel Construction Supports Customers Affected by Canyon Wildfire

In the Western United States, especially during Fall, it is not surprising to see stories in the news about devastating wildfires.  But what you might find surprising is that Excel Construction offers services to our customers to help them mitigate the impact to their facilities.

During the recent Southern California canyon wildfires, some unfortunate Excel customers in affected areas urgently requested air scrubbers. These valued customers wanted their stores to be comfortable for their patrons and employees, and to also minimize the environmental impact to their facilities.

An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that removes particles, gasses, and/or chemicals from the air within a given area. These machines draw air in from the surrounding environment and pass it through a series of filters to remove contaminants. The air scrubber model Excel uses for customers is the “OmniAire 2200”. They operate at 2,000 cubic feet per minute and use activated carbon filters and HEPA filters.

Excel technicians deliver and set up the air scrubbers. The technicians return over the rental period to change the filters and check their operation. And also return to remove them at the end of the rental period. They operate utilizing a standard 110-volt outlet so no special wiring or generators are required. The OmniAire 2200 is UL, OSHA and CSA certified for electrical safety,  and operates very quietly.

Excel Construction strives to be the #1 trusted service provider serving the Western U.S. They do so by building trust with customers, and that means providing prompt service when emergency services are requested. Excel Construction Services, Inc., pride themselves on successfully providing service to customers in their time of need.

Bank of America | Real Estate Services United Way Golf Tournament

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― Francis of Assisi

On one of the first crisp mornings of Fall, Bank of America held their 19th annual United Way Golf Tournament. It was held at the beautiful Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton.

The organization goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in communities around the world, they impact millions of lives every year. As of October 9, the United Way Network has raised more than $59.44 million for mid- and long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes Irma/Maria and the earthquake in Mexico.

The morning started off with a Helicopter Ball Drop.  Participants played “Ready Golf” to keep things moving and there was also a shotgun start.

The afternoon concluded with a BBQ Luncheon which included both silent and live auctions.  Participants placed bids on donated items to raise money for the United Way—the largest donation item was a 70” flat screen television with a retail value of $5,400! Dave Jordaan, Director of Construction, arrived for the luncheon and auction.  Kecia Ellsworth, Senior Account Manager, served as a volunteer.

Golf tournament participants included Bank of America and JLL employees, and vendors on the JLL/Bank of America account. Excel Construction golfers included Karen Ratzlaff, CEO, Chris Mott, Chief of Staff, and Jay Jones, General Manager.

Excel Construction was able to participate by being a Platinum Sponsor of the event.


6th Annual CBRE Charity Golf Classic

It was a day of friendly competition, food and drinks, live music and camaraderie with colleagues, clients, and corporate partners at the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, California.  On October 5th, CBRE hosted their 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic. It was CBRE’s southern California project management invitational golf tournament benefiting Junior Diabetes Research Fund. Excel Construction was a sponsor of the event.

JDRF funds research that transforms the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Their motto is, “We want a cure, and we won’t stop until we find one. Along the way, we will continue to drive scientific progress that delivers new treatments and therapies that make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier.” JDRF supports the best researchers doing the most promising, cutting-edge science to cure, prevent and treat T1D.

Participants were encouraged to come and purchase a foursome, be a sponsor or just come to laugh and share stories with peers at the reception. There was an opportunity for everyone to get together and raise money for an important cause affecting 40,000 children and adults annually.

The morning started with registration for the event while the driving range and putting green were open to participants. Around noon, they had a lunch box pickup followed by the tournament play that began with a shotgun start. After the tournament, the day ended with a networking reception and silent auction followed by dinner and live auction.

Excel employees in attendance at the fun and meaningful charity golf tournament were Kecia Ellsworth, Senior Account Manager, and Chris Mott, Chief of Staff.