A leader in non-profit and church projects

About CityWorks Management:
Experienced and Poised to Deliver Value to Our Clients

CityWorks Management, LLC has been delivering peace of mind in church construction for over a quarter century. We serve as the owner’s representative to insure that church construction projects are completed in the most timely and cost effective manner, while still meeting the spiritual, aesthetic, and functional needs of the congregation.

As a quality construction project management firm, we share your concerns for timely performance and effective development as you proceed toward your goals. However, we never lose sight of the fact that our primary goal is to further the Kingdom of God giving Him glory in all we do as we serve ministries.

CityWorks began as a general contracting firm in 1972. During the first eleven years (until 1983), the firm operated under the name of ESSCO Financial as a division of Electric Service & Supply Co. The emphasis then was on commercial building with some diversification into single family development.

From 1983 to present the firm has emphasized construction, construction management and project management in the area of institutional building for churches, schools and Christian organizations. From 1983 to 1995, we were known as Crown City Construction, but our growth and diversification made it clear that construction and project management were two distinct needs. At that time we formed CityWorks, Inc, for construction needs, while CityWorks Management LLC is focused on project management.

Notable projects include:

  • All of the Focus on the Family facilities in Pomona and their first National Headquarters in Arcadia, which won the Award of Merit from the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA
  • Lake Avenue Congregational Church Sanctuary and Education Building in Pasadena
  • Church on the Way and International Church of the Four Square Gospel Angelus Temple projects
  • Los Angeles Mission
  • Grace Community Church
  • Biola University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • West Angeles Church of God Cathedral
  • World Vision
  • Life Pacific College campus including dormitories, student center and gymnasium
  • Cottonwood Christian Center multi-phased campus
  • Town and Country Manor of the Christian & Missionary Alliance
  • Church of the Open Door
  • Evergreen Baptist Church
  • Hope Chapel – El Segundo
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Baseline Community Church
  • First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
  • Thru the Bible Radio

For a full list of our projects please visit our New Projects page.

Project Management Team

Operational control at CityWorks Management is accomplished under a team management concept. The staff offers decades of experience in the construction industry, architecture and construction law.

Stephen Lazarian, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lazarian is a recognized figure in the cause of upholding professionalism and ethics among licensed contractors and engineers in the State of California. He views community volunteerism as a practical means for people of faith to bring service and compassion to the real world.

After graduating from Westmont College in 1970 and California Western School of Law in 1973, Mr. Lazarian established his law firm in San Diego from 1974 to 1989 where he specialized in corporate, real estate and construction law. He is a member of the California Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

In 1985 Mr. Lazarian was appointed by Governor Deukmejian to the Contractors State License Board for the State of California and was Chairman for the 1988/89 year. After more than seven years as a member of the Contractors State License Board, Mr. Lazarian was appointed by Governor Wilson to the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Lazarian was one of 13 appointed members who oversee and regulate all Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in the State of California. He served as President of the Board during fiscal year 1996/97 and chaired a special Task Force to investigate the elimination of title act disciplines within the State. Mr. Lazarian also served as Chairman of the Board of Claremont Facilities Corporation which was a World Vision subsidiary entity. He also chairs the board of Door of Hope, which is a local homeless shelter for families in Pasadena, and is on the board of Pasadena Christian School.