About Us


Classic Industries, Inc. (CII) is based in Las Cruces, New Mexico and has been serving the Land of Enchantment since 1994. Richard (Rick) J. Lara established Classic Industries Inc. with over 30 years of experience and professional training. As a project professional Mr. Lara draws upon a vast background of experience and construction knowledge in analyzing a project’s needs and advising a client the best approach to mitigate risk, achieve their program objectives and assure optimal return for their investment.
We endeavor to be the high service provider of General Contracting, Construction Management, Services, and Products. Offering Turn-Key services from planning to architecture to ground up construction.
Our industry expertise encompasses office buildings, industrial and warehouse facilities, fire stations, schools, and health care, providing direct services to Owners, Architects, and other General Contractors located within the Southwest.



To perform the highest level of quality construction services at a fair and highly competitive rate. “To maintain the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honest & fairness in relationships with its owners, design team members, vendors, subcontractors, and governing authorities. Also, to endure the longevity of Classic Industries through repeat and referral business achieved by owner satisfaction.”

Classic Industries Inc. is based on a simple foundation of honesty, integrity, and commitment. This basis has earned us a solid reputation for commercial building excellence. We take pride in our long standing history of providing quality commercial construction and superior service to every client.


Core Values:

Honesty: We are open, candid, and truthful.
Integrity: We possess and steadfast adhere to high moral principles and professional standards.
Respect: We pay due attention to earning our clients trust and respect on every project we undertake.
Team Work: We recognize our number one asset is our employees. We provide every opportunity and encouragement to help our employees reach their potential and goals.
Passion: We love what we do!



National Prime Contractor of the Year
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Region VI Contractor of Year
Outstanding Service Award
Award of Recognition and Appreciation


Memberships and Certifications:

Classic Industries Inc. is positioned to service government agencies, business enterprises, and other institutions in a widespread scale of industries.

Small Business Association (SBA)
Las Cruces Home Builders Association
Better Business Bureau (See our outstanding BBB Company Rating Report) A+

CES (Cooperative Education Services)
Cost Estimating for Government Contracting
Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures
Asbestos Removal
Mold Remediation
Water Damage Restoration
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Certification


Job Order Contracting (JOC)

Classic Industries Inc is a JOC contractor which allows for the award of a competitively negotiated, firm, fixed price, indefinite quantity contract to a contractor.
Our clients enjoy customer-focused and quality-driven service we provide. From preconstruction services to cutting the ribbon on opening day, we can effectively manage your project every step of the way. Our strong, on-going relationships with United States Army, Air Force, White Sands Missile Range Corps of Engineers, and Fish and Wildlife Services has given us exceptional experience in the commercial government construction sector. CII projects encompasses long term relationships that reflect confidence in the capability to provide consistent, reliable service on time and on budget.



From start to finish, all contractor supplies, materials, and equipment are carefully monitored to ensure compliance with quality standards, contract drawings and specifications. All bid documents, drawings, and specifications are carefully reviewed to assure the highest quality of craftsmanship performance.


Representative List of Clients:

New Mexico Department of Transportation
City of Las Cruces
Dona Ana County Purchasing
State of New Mexico Facilities Management Division
New Mexico State University
Eastern New Mexico University
Las Cruces Public School District
Hatch Valley Public School District
Gadsden Independent School District
White Sands Missile Range
United States Army
United States Corps of Engineers
United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Holloman Air Force Base
Kirtland Air Force Base
City of Deming