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Southland Industries Overview

Garden Grove, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in ... Read more

Mission: Southland Industries strives to provide innovative, practical results for your engineering, construction, service, and energy needs. Optimizing each stage of the building lifecycle with our in-house expertise, we aim to connect to your business strategy by delivering holistic ... Read more

Company Updates

  • As part of The Big Room’s #ConstructionSafetyWeek series, Henry Nutt of Southland Industries touches on the evolution of safety in construction and how lean practices are shaping the industry today. #BigRoomAEC

    The Evolution of Construction Safety

    "Not even 100 years ago, there was an alarming acceptance that people would almost certainly die on large and risky projects." It's sometimes hard to believe how much the construction industry has changed over the years, particularly in the area of safety.

  • Employees & their families from Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division had a blast last week celebrating Family Fun Day! It was a great way to kick off Safety Week 2019.

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Southland Industries – Why Work For Us?

People are our greatest resource

At Southland Industries, we believe people are our greatest resource. With a strong passion for our industry, Southland employees constantly search for creative solutions to challenges of all kinds—and recognize that we often achieve more when working together. Each part of our business is interconnected and requires input from others, which has led to the collaborative setting from which we thrive, today.

It is our entrepreneurial team that drives innovation and excellence not only within our company, but our industry, as well. Knowing that our work has a great impact on the lives others experience indoors as well as positive effects on the outdoor environment through the progressive choices we make, Southland’s workplace is filled with passion and purpose. People that act with integrity and enjoy coming to work in an exciting environment filled with inspired individuals work at Southland.

Diversity and Inculsion

Southland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Envise are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. If you need assistance in applying for our online job postings, please email; in the email describe the accommodation needed and one of our talent professionals will contact you for arrangement.



Since our founding in 1949, we’ve grown to become one of the industry’s most progressive and safest places to work.  As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive, market-competitive package to desirable candidates and aim to hire those with a military background. The key difference between other companies and ours is that our benefits are not based strictly on your length of employment, but upon your growing responsibilities, contributions, achievements and success.

Our benefits include:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match (No Cap)
  • Medical Insurance (Including Eligible Dependents)
  • Vision Insurance (Including Eligible Dependents)
  • Dental Insurance (Including Eligible Dependents)
  • Term Life AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (Including Eligible Dependents)
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Southland Industries University
  • Continuing Education
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Fleet Vehicle Purchasing and Leasing Program


Corporate Culture

We don’t consider our company traditional in any sense of the word. Whether in the office or in the field, Southland individuals work hard to come up with the most innovative, yet practical, solutions for our customers.

We appreciate the spirit of integrity and entrepreneurialism with which our people act, and have learned that the more opportunity we allow our employees, the greater the results. Fostering a team environment, Southland’s groups are known for producing big ideas through collaboration and exhibiting a “whatever it takes” attitude to help those efforts reach fruition.

Our belief that an employee is more than someone to get the job done, means we respect that each person working at Southland has a life outside of the workplace. By promoting flexibility and a healthy work/life balance, Southland employees are able to remain passionate about what they do for years to come.


Training Programs for Employees

At Southland, we believe time and money invested in the career development of the individuals that work here is also an investment in our business. The more our employees know, the better we are as a company.

Priding ourselves on the progressive nature of our work, Southland offers a variety of programs to better our employees. From technical trainings that assist individuals in the jobs they hold now to leadership development programs that help prepare them for future roles, our people are able to keep abreast of the latest industry trends and processes and lead us into the future.

On-the-job training, vendor training, and our web-based Southland Industries University courses are just a few of the ongoing learning opportunities available at Southland. In addition, we offer programs like field leadership training, participation in apprenticeship programs with local unions, continued education possibilities, and our internal Built to Lead program for our employees to utilize as a means of exceling at Southland as well as within our industry.

Southland Industries Reviews

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    I worked at Southland Industries full-time (More than 5 years)


    I believe I was treated fine when working there. I was left alone for the most part and aloud to do my job the best way I saw fit.


    Just as with most companies, some seem to micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best workers when they deserve it, not only when they ask. No one wants to see someone receive perks only because they asked for it.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Southland Industries.


    The interview was fairly strait forward. I was applying for a position that was away from the corporate office so I went through a few phone interviews with different people within the company. Overall I think it went really good. They made sure the process went quickly.

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