West Harrington began his career in the construction industry in 1976, serving an apprenticeship through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and becoming a journeyman Carpenter in 1980. Between 1976 and 1984, West worked as a carpenter, carpenter foreman, and superintendent on a variety of projects.
In 1984, West became a general contractor in the state of California and established Harrington Construction Co. Inc. (“HCCI”). Between 1984 and 2005 HCCI was a full-service general contracting business performing work on single-family homes, multifamily homes, commercial, institutional and public works projects. HCCI also specialized in completing public works projects for bonding companies in which the original general contractor had been terminated by the owner. These projects included the $6 million Vejar Elementary School for CNA insurance in Pomona, California and the $12 million. Mezzanine Improvements at Los Angeles international Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal for the Insurance Company of the West.
In 1993, HCCI began working as construction consultants and expert witnesses associated with construction defects litigation, construction cost claims and personal injury claims. In addition to being licensed as a general contractor in California since 1984, HCCI is also licensed in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Washington. Since beginning work in the forensic arena, HCCI has been retained over 5,000 times. As retained experts, HCCI has provided deposition testimony over 475 times, and has testified in 42 trials and in 24 arbitrations.Specialties