Company Profile

Our mission is to deliver ahead of schedule, under budget and at an unprecedented level of quality.

Dirty Girl Construction, Inc. (DGC) is a full-service general contracting company, serving residential and commercial clients in the greater Los Angeles area. Established in 2008 by owner, designer and builder Joan Barton, DGC has earned a reputation for executing visionary design through the realities of construction and forging longstanding client relationships. DGC collaborates with homeowners, architects, designers and engineers to offer services including ground-up construction, design-build, remodels and additions, period restoration, hardscape/landscape, and other specialty building. The company is recognized for inspired designs that address the functional, environmental and contextual needs of its clients.

DGC prides itself on seamless integration of design and construction, bringing experienced subcontractors to each project—both women and men—with a shared mission to deliver ahead of schedule, under budget and at an unprecedented level of quality. The company fosters a drama-free job site and projects are under constant review and evaluation so issues can be navigated with the least disruption. Barton considers her position at the helm of DGC as the ultimate service industry job, offering solutions informed by a thorough understanding of client needs, and realized through responsiveness and communication. Highly-personalized service is the hallmark of the firm. 

DGC maintains the highest standards in the building industry and is at the vanguard in implementing construction methods, tools, materials and techniques that meet the ever-developing ecological and safety requirements of the State of California. All DGC projects are considered through the company's values-driven philosophy, which emphasizes creativity, innovation, reliability, accountability, and sustainability.