John & William Cameron in recent years purchased the Borrego Springs Mall and the Borrego springs Golf Resort. They brought the historic country club back to life which had been shuttered for many years and was in disrepair. They added a 100 room hotel to the property and built 40 new homes. John's son went on to create his own company which has become a huge success. [editor's note]
TC Construction Company Incorporated is one of the largest underground utility contractors in Southern California, with corporate offices located in Santee, California. Currently, TC Construction employs over 400 people through our three locations in San Diego County, Inland Empire and Imperial County. Founded in 1977 by Terry W. Cameron, the company has grown steadily throughout its history.
Terry Cameron grew up in the construction industry, working for Cameron Brothers Construction Company, owned by his father John Cameron and his uncle William Cameron. In the early 1900s Terry's grandfather, also named William Cameron, came to the United States from Scotland, seeking work as a stone mason. He settled in Santee to work in the blue granite stone quarry, and literally carved out a life for future generations of the Cameron family. The corporate headquarters for both TC Construction Company and Cameron Bros. Construction Company are built on this land that has been home to the Cameron Family for over 100 years.
TC Construction's expertise in both the public and private sectors combined with carefully planned diversification of services, has contributed to the Company's growth and profitability in changing economic environments.
Today, TC Construction continues the tradition of building on a solid foundation of hard work, perseverance and continuous innovation.
John Cameron, well-known in San Diego's construction industry and instrumental in the growth of the region, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 18, 2015. He was 94. John and his brother William started the Santee-based Cameron Brothers Construction in 1946. The company began as a grading and underground construction firm and later expanded to include building construction.
Cameron Brothers Construction helped lay the groundwork for several major projects in San Diego, including the grading for Qualcomm Stadium, Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Costa Golf Resort and the San Luis Rey Downs Country Club.
“John was also very proud of the YMCA in Santee, which he helped build,” said Jim Moxham, CEO of Cameron Brothers Construction.
John and William went on to build homes and, for the past 15 years, Cameron Brothers Construction has operated as a property development and management company.
John’s father came to the United States from Scotland in the early 1900s, seeking work as a stone mason. He settled in Santee to work in the blue granite stone quarry, and carved out a life for future generations of the Cameron family.
The corporate headquarters for Cameron Brothers Construction and TC Construction, a company founded by John’s son, Terry, in 1977, were built on the same land that now has been home to the Cameron family for more than 100 years.
“My grandfather was tough as nails,” Austin Cameron said. “He was a hard worker and a leader.”
Cameron Brothers Construction will continue to be owned and run by the Cameron family, Austin said.
When John was not working in the construction industry, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services for John will be held at Paris Frederick Mortuary in El Cajon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. A celebration of his life will be held at Pillsbury Ranch in Lakeside at noon.
The family asks anyone who would like to attend to RSVP by texting or calling 619-990-3040. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Santee Historical Society, PO Box 710636, Santee, CA 92071, in memory of John Cameron.