Bonura Building fuses elite architecture with a progressive aesthetic, a combination that has been winning fans for over a decade, especially in Santa Monica and the Hollywood Hills. About 70 percent of the firm's work is in residential remodels, with the other 30 percent in ground-up custom homes, where Bonura specializes in contemporary and mid-century modern architecture. Principal C.J. Bonura is a licensed architect (SCIA) with the trench-hewn experience of a contractor. Clients describe him as a "very straightforward" and "trustworthy" man who is obsessed with detail. Customers say they have come to value Bonura's aesthetic opinion as much as his technical know-how. He is said to be able to simplify design without stifling quality, and to offer better options for each dollar spent. Clients appreciate the fact that Bonura anticipates concerns and asks the right questions ahead of time.
DESIGN + BUILD
Design + Build is our specialty. It allows for a seamless process from beginning to end. The administration is cut down significantly and our fees are often reduced. Because we are responsible for not only the final product but efficiency during the process, this ultimately produces the best outcome. In addition, the design and budget monitoring is done in “real time” so as the client and team are designing, we are maintaining a cost analysis and the project develops. This reduces scope creep and keeps everyone informed so there are no disappointing surprises during the entire process.
The advantage an architect/designer/developer will find in working with Bonura Building as a contractor is that an architectural firm will be building the project. A contractor's team with an architectural background understands the architectural intent, has an appreciation for the design and can help troubleshoot any conflicts that may arise during the construction process. Often we help “complete” the architect's and/or designer's intent. We also offer architectural administration to help administer incomplete designs/plans and take over if the designer or architect are not available during construction.