Commercial Demolition Contractor in Ventura County

Whether you’re looking to overhaul, revamp, sell, or rebuild your commercial property, a commercial demolition company can provide a range of dedicated services to fulfill all your demolition needs. At Shoemaker Demolition, we’ve made a name for ourselves by performing safe, timely, and efficient commercial demolitions for a range of buildings in and around Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Camarillo.

When considering commercial demolition, it’s best to partner directly with commercial demolition contractors that have extensive industry experience. Doing so lowers expenses associated with going through a middleman while ensuring your property demolition is completed properly and abides by all local laws and regulations.
As part of our demolition services, we also take responsibility for the following:

  • Acquiring the relevant demolition permits
  • Disconnecting and capping utilities
  • Implementing dust control measures
  • Minimizing public disturbance


Commercial Demolition Contractor

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Shoemaker Demolition has extensive experience handling a range of commercial demolitions, including:

  • Factories
  • Offices
  • Warehouses
  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Restaurants
  • Malls

We are committed to providing quality service, and going above and beyond to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied no matter the type or complexity of demolition they require.


Satisfied Clients


We listen to your plans carefully to do the best job for you. If a client is not happy, our job is incomplete.

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Shoemaker Demolition provides expert commercial demolition services suitable for both full and selective demolition projects, including:

  • Concrete cutting
  • Curb and gutter removal
  • CMU wall demolition
  • T-bar ceiling removal
  • Commercial glue-down carpet removal
  • Metal stud partition wall removal
  • Large structure removal
  • Concrete foundation removal
  • Large footing removal
  • Industrial building dismantling
  • Glass partition demolition
  • Grocery store demolition
  • Hotel and restaurant selective demolition
  • Mall and commercial center demolition

Why Us?

Shoemaker Demolition is a relatively young residential and commercial demolition company, but we’ve already made a name for ourselves by offering unbeatable, high-quality demolition services and stellar customer service to clients in need of commercial demolition contractors in and around Ventura County. 

Not only do we place emphasis on getting the job done right and on time, one of our main concerns during any demolition project is safety. The key to safety is having a skilled team working together to execute a simple plan. Each job is different, and the variables will change; however, by approaching every job with an emphasis on safety and teamwork, we can create an optimal work environment that is not only safe but also efficient.

We love providing quality demolition services for commercial general contractors and other businesses. We understand the complexities and requirements of being involved in commercial work. This is why we hold regular safety meetings, comply with all OSHA/ CSLB guidelines, and can bid on, bond, and perform large commercial demolition projects.

Shoemaker Demolition is also DIR registered for public work jobs and is registered with for federal jobs.

Commercial Demolition Costs

Commercial demolition costs can vary greatly depending on various factors, such as:

  • Location
  • Square footage
  • Accessibility
  • Condition 
  • Presence of salvageable materials
  • Presence of toxic materials like asbestos and lead
  • Type of demolition

In Southern California, the average commercial demolition cost is $24,000, while the commercial demolition cost per square foot is between $4 and $8. 

As an example, a 2,500-square-foot, single-story restaurant made of wood and concrete costs around $13,500. 

Commercial Interior Demolition Costs

Similar to full commercial demolition, commercial interior demolition costs vary depending on numerous factors, such as: 

  • Objects or materials being demolished
  • Square footage of the area being demolished
  • Amount of debris produced
  • Accessibility
  • Demolition methods and equipment used
  • Complexity of the demolition
  • Presence of toxic materials like asbestos and lead
  • Location

The cost of demolition can also depend greatly on the commercial interior demolition contractors you choose to work with. In Southern California, commercial interior demolition costs around $9,000 on average, while the commercial interior demolition cost per square foot is between $4 and $8. 

As an example, the interior commercial demolition of a 2,900-square-foot retail store including walls, floors, and offices cost around $6,000.

What to look for in a Commercial Demolition Contractor

Finding the right commercial demolition contractor to work with is vital to ensuring the safety, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness of your demolition project. By working with an experienced commercial demolition company, you can enjoy numerous benefits, including: 

  • Prioritizing safety – Commercial demolition comes with numerous risks and dangers. A professional contractor helps you mitigate those risks thanks to years of experience and training in the field. 
  • Protecting against environmental hazards and pollutants – The demolition process can damage the environment and release pollutants like dust when not carried out properly. A good demolition contractor should take the necessary measures to minimize the pollution and harm caused by demolition by spraying for dust, recycling materials, and ensuring debris is properly collected and disposed of.
  • Following all local laws and regulations – Different neighborhoods and regions have different rules and regulations when it comes to commercial demolition. Abiding by these laws is vital to ensuring the demolition process is completed quickly and smoothly.
  • Protecting the rest of your property – Demolition contractors understand the importance of containing the damage caused by demolition to the areas being worked on. Without a skilled contractor, you run the risk of damaging other parts of your property during the process.
  • Acquiring the necessary permits and paperwork – Several permits are required for commercial demolitions and utility capping. Proceeding without the right documentation can result in fines and penalties. By working with an experienced demolition company you can avoid these unexpected delays and expenses.
  • Using modern equipment to complete the job efficiently – Making use of well-kept, appropriate equipment allows a good contractor to demolish a commercial property safely and efficiently. 

Unfortunately, not all demolition contractors are cut from the same cloth when it comes to providing quality service and safety. When choosing the right commercial demolition company to work with, there are a few things to look out for: 

  • A proven track record – Any good contractor should have contactable references that give honest, positive reviews of their experience working with said contractor before, during, and after the demolition process. 
  • Transparent pricing Commercial demolition costs are sometimes tricky to predict. Despite this, a good contractor should provide you with a detailed estimate as well as a reasonable estimate of what any unexpected extras might cost. 
  • Using well-looked-after, quality equipment and tools – Any good commercial demolition contractor should have the right tools for the job.

Commercial Demolition Dangers

Unlike residential demolition, commercial demolition can pose many more risks and dangers. Due to the scale of most commercial demo projects and the nature of commercial construction, some of the most common risks to look out for include:

  • Lead – Older commercial buildings may still have lead paint or remnants of it used on exposed surfaces like walls or ceilings. When airborne, lead is extremely hazardous to your health.
  • Asbestos – An often overlooked danger, asbestos in roofs and other parts of commercial buildings can be incredibly harmful and toxic.

As an experienced demolition company, our contractors can deal with any risk or danger posed by commercial demolition in a professional, safety-conscious manner. Considering the possible risks of DIY commercial demolition is one of the main reasons most commercial property owners prefer to make use of professional commercial demolition contractors.


How much does it cost to demolish a commercial building

On average, commercial demolition expenses vary according to square footage and cost between $10 and $15 a square foot. This can be anywhere from $10,000 to $24,000 depending on the size of the building and other factors. 

How much does it cost to demolish the interior of a commercial building?

Interior commercial demolition usually costs less than demolishing the entire building structure itself and can be anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000. 

What is the difference between commercial and residential demolition?

Besides the type of buildings these terms apply to, commercial demolition is often more complicated, time-consuming, and stringently regulated than residential demolition. Depending on the age of the building and its purpose, there may also be significantly more hazards and risks involved with commercial demolition than that of residential. 

As a result, although some choose to DIY a residential demolition project, it’s strongly advised against attempting to independently demolish a commercial building. 

What affects the price of commercial demolition?

Several factors can affect the cost of commercial demolition, including: 

  • Location
  • Accessibility
  • Square footage
  • Condition
  • Presence of salvageable materials
  • Presence of hazardous materials like asbestos and lead
  • Type of demolition required

What should you look for in a good commercial demolition company?

When choosing the right commercial demolition company for your project, there are a few things to look out for: 

  • A proven track record of happy customers
  • A transparent approach to pricing and estimates
  • Using quality equipment
  • Placing an emphasis on safety
  • Abiding by local laws and regulations
  • Protecting your property and the environment from the effects of demolition

Shoemaker Demolition prides itself on offering each of the above-mentioned qualities to potential clients in and around Ventura County. 

Satisfied Clients

We listen to your plans carefully to do the best job for you. If a client is not happy, our job is incomplete.

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