Over the last 50 years, Build Rehabilitation Industries has assisted over 9,000 developmentally disabled clients by enabling them to engage in meaningful employment and other development and enrichment programs.

A nationally recognized mental health program turned vocational program, Build Rehabilitation Industries has assisted the developmentally disabled in their pursuit for employment and a more independent life since 1967.  For the last 30 years, Matthew Lynch has led Build Rehabilitation Industries and has grown the organization to include a portfolio of best-in-class programs offered in Sylmar,  Chatsworth, San Fernando and Burbank.  These programs give our disabled clients choices and allow us to provide services that fit their changing needs.

  •  Through the Supported Employment Program, Build has placed disabled clients in jobs with Fortune 500 companies and leading employers in the Los Angeles area.
  • The Build Work Activity program currently offer employment to over 100 people and teaches skills that are transferable to outside employers.
  • Options is a behavioral  program for clients with behavioral challenges designed to improve their social and/or vocational development.
  • The Build Independent Living Skills program enhances the independence of our developmentally disabled clients by training them on everyday skills that allow them to live in an environment of their choice.
  • Build Entrepreneurial Services creates employment opportunities developed around the abilities of our disabled clients.
  • Excellence in the area of employment has enabled Build to expand operations to include the management of the West Valley Work Source Center.  The Build West Valley WorkSource Center is federally funded through the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board.  As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, the Center provides no cost business services and resources for individual seeking jobs and employers seeking quality candidates

Build shows no signs of aging or slowing down.  In fact, Build plans to launch new programs on a consistent basis.  Some of the new innovations that have launched this year include the Build eBay Program and Build Club.  The Build eBay program employs three developmentally disabled clients and a job coach.  This active team operates an eBay store including all aspects of the business, ranging from posting items for sale, packaging, fulfillment and shipping.  The Build Club is a program where clients will learn skills ranging from social skills, personal finance and how to succeed in employment.

“We are proud that we have been able to serve the community for 50 years.  We will celebrate this success at our annual Holiday Party and plan to continue to serve the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for a long time to come.  We will always find every opportunity to best assist our clients.” Matt Lynch, the CEO of Build Rehabilitation Industries since 1987.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

SYLMAR, CA  The month of October commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) supported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Build Rehabilitation Industries is proud to serve the employment and service needs of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

This October, the DOL has chosen the theme: INCLUSION DRIVES INNOVATION.  This theme is consistent with the uniquely innovative culture found at Build.  This year, Build launched the Entrepreneurial Services Group.  This Group focuses on creating businesses that hire people with disabilities while simultaneously meeting a service or product need in the community.

Build has provided employment opportunities and solutions for 9,000 workers with disabilities for over 50 years.  Build’s legacy programs include: Supported Employment, Work Activity, Independent Living and the Options Behavior Program.  This year, Build will launch three new programs, including Build Entrepreneurial Services, the Quest Community Engagement Program and the Build Club Educational Program.

Strong partnerships help enable Build to Make a difference in the lives of many.  These partners are both local and international companies and include companies like Galpin Ford and Lowes Home Improvement.

“At Build Rehabilitation Industries, we strive to promote employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, while upholding their rights to self-determination and encouraging self-sufficiency  We are honored to be a part of NDEAM and celebrate employment for workers with disabilities.” said Matt Lynch, CEO of Build Rehabilitation Industries.

Galpin Motors and Build Rehabilitation Industries


For 30 years, Galpin Motors has partnered with the Build Rehabilitation Industries Supported Employment Program, which promotes the employment of people with developmental disabilities.  This long-lasting relationship has served as a model for many other companies in hiring workers from Build Rehabilitation Industries.  During the 30 year partnership, Galpin Motors has worked with Build Rehabilitation Industries to provide employment to nearly 150 adults with developmental disabilities.  Disabled employees in this program are talented individuals who work hard as a team to earn a paycheck and learn transferable skills.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate 30 years of partnership with Build and look forward to continuing to support their efforts to build a diverse workforce,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Motors.  “My father, Bert Boeckmann, and I thank Build and its employees for the great work they’ve done over the years and hope other companies will also look to partner with this outstanding organization.”

“Over the last 30 years, Galpin has been a fantastic business partner, and has maintained high quality product and employment standards that are second to none.  Bert Boeckmann and the Galpin management team have consistently shown leadership in both business practices and in their civic partnerships.  We look forward to many more years of partnership,”said Matt Lynch, the CEO of Build Rehabilitation Industries

The Build Rehabilitation Industries Supported Employment Program is dedicated to ensuring that developmentally disabled adults are given every possible opportunity to achieve their individual employment goals.  Build Rehabilitation Industries matches candidates with employers across the San Fernando Valley, and Burbank, to facilitate the employment and apprenticeships of people with disabilities.

Support Build Rehabilitation Industries’ Annual Holiday Party!

Support Build Rehabilitation Industries’ Annual Holiday Party!

Happy Holidays Friends and Partners!

On Friday, December 15, 2017 Build Rehabilitation will host our 50th Annual Holiday Party for our disabled trainees and we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution towards this event that so many look forward to all year!

facebook-post-build-holiday-party_450Build Rehabilitation Industries in Sylmar and Burbank has made over 9,000 adults with developmental disabilities lives more independent by properly training them for community employment. We provide contract packaging and other labor-intensive services for public and private businesses, and the businesses that partner with us have the satisfaction knowing they are receiving well-trained, dedicated employees – while helping to change the lives of so many.
The Build Rehabilitation Industries Annual Holiday Party is a much-anticipated event to our 200+ disabled trainees, as it may be the only celebration many will attend all year.

Build Rehabilitation Industries is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that does not solicit donations because we believe, model and teach our trainees that earning an income is absolutely possible and attainable. The Annual Holiday Party is the only exception, as this donation is used exclusively for our Holiday Event and not vocational training.
Our trainees have cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, autism, and epilepsy. But regardless of their disability, they want to work and be treated in the same way everyone else is treated. You can make this happen by contributing to this event, and also considering hiring our trainees!

Your tax-deductible donation to our Annual Holiday Party will assist us in providing hope to those whom may have lost it, as well as give them the assurance that our community cares. Your donation will also help provide the proper environment for our trainees to celebrate the holidays!


Donate using the PayPal above, or please make your check payable to Build Rehabilitation Industries and send it to our corporate address:

c/o The Build Holiday Party
Build Rehabilitation Industries
12432 Foothills Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342


Thank you so much for supporting Build Rehabilitation Industries now and throughout the year! All of us at Build wish you and yours great health and happiness throughout the holiday season, and may the New Year bring prosperity and joy.


With much gratitude,
Matt Lynch


Build Rehabilitation Industries
Federal Tax ID Number: 95-2483215.

Innovating Services for the Disabled: Build Rehabilitation Industries Launches eBay Store

SYLMAR, CA September 7, 2017: Build Rehabilitation Industries has officially launched an eBay store that employs three disabled individuals. The eBay program employees earn a paycheck working at the eBay store and are learning how to operate computers, take professional quality photographs of the products, advertise online, and properly package and ship the items sold. Most importantly, clients have learned to operate as a team in a business environment.

The Build eBay store is the first of many programs slated for launch by the newly introduced Build Entrepreneurial Services Program. Sales from the eBay store will help fund these other programs.

‘The skills that the program employees are mastering at our eBay store will continue to expand their level of independence and marketability,” said Karl Pawlik, Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Build Rehabilitation Industries.

“This is just another example of Build innovating to provide best-in-class programs and employment offerings for our program participants,” said Matthew Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Build Rehabilitation Industries.

The Build commitment to innovation and quality is one of the many reasons why it has been able to effectively serve individuals with developmental delays for 50 years. Build is dedicated to providing opportunities for purposeful employment, greater independence, and a better way of life for individuals with developmental delays or any other barrier to employment.

To visit the Build Rehabilitation Industries eBay store click here or go to

For more on the amazing things that Build is doing, check out their entire website at http://www

Build Rehabilitation Industries earns the highest CARF accreditation yet again

SYLMAR, CA, August 28, 2017: For the 10th straight time, Build Rehabilitation Industries (Build) received notice that it earned the highest accreditation possible from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

“Every day we strive to provide the highest level of service to benefit our program participants. Most of the time our hard work goes unseen by others. While we don’t do it for the recognition, it is nice that an outside accreditor has recognized our culture of excellence and commitment to quality,” said Matthew Lynch, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Build Rehabilitation Industries.

Build has been one of the best CARF accredited service providers for over thirty years and has no plans of ruining that streak.

“The best way to prepare for the CARF audit and accreditation is to continuously operate under the same high standards day in and day out,” said Joel Smollett, Vice President, Build Rehabilitation Industries.

According to the CARF audit team, Build continues to exhibit, “deep commitment to its mission, vision, principals, and core values; to provide quality services; and quality improvements.”

About Build Rehabilitation Industries
Build is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the San Fernando Valley. Over the last five decades, Build has served more than 8,000 adults with disabilities, setting them on a path to greater independence and a better way of life through their participation in our various programs.

About Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CARF is a nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF’s top quality standards have been developed for over 50 years and continue to hold its participants to a high degree of excellence. There are 10.2 million people served through CARF accredited service providers annually. Build Rehabilitation Industries is proud to be in the top-tier of those service providers.

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