Top contractors ranked by 2016
1. Devcon Construction Inc.
Address: 690 Gibratar Dr. Milpitas CA 95035
History Of Devcon Construction, Inc.
Devcon Construction, Inc. began as the ambitious dream of a group of valley entrepreneurs. From it’s origins as a developer-contractor in 1976, Devcon’s innovation, growth and expertise have supported many leading companies in Silicon Valley.
The Value of Design-Build
After developing a series of concrete tilt-ups for a variety of high-tech clients, the founders of Devcon brought in Gary Filizetti as vice president of construction in 1980 to manage the transition of Devcon into a design-build general contractor. The inclusion of a strong architectural team from those early days has distinguished Devcon as a fast-moving, efficient construction firm with the skills and knowledge to integrate its efforts seamlessly with those of developers, owners, independent architects, subcontractors and end users.
In the mid-1980s, with the cost of San Francisco, Bay Area land exploding the company earned a reputation for excellent structural steel mid-rise and high-rise shells in Silicon Valley, along the peninsula, in the East Bay and in San Francisco including interiors, landscaping and parking. During the high-tech downturn of the early 1990s, Devcon built it’s portfolio of residential, multi-family, retail and mixed retail/residential projects.
Largest General Contractor in Silicon Valley
Developers and end-users came to rely on Devcon as a contractor that tackled new challenges, so the booming 1990s saw Devcon become the largest general contractor in Silicon Valley. The company expanded its project portfolio to includ e hotels, sports stadiums, schools, shopping centers, corporate campuses, infrastructure and robust data centers.
Industry Leader, Early Adopter
The innovative energy-saving techniques used in designing data centers led Devcon to be an early champion of green building and sustainable development. Today, Devcon can boast of a long list of projects with silver, gold and platinum certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, along with more than 50 LEED-trained office and field staff members. Leveraging its roots in technology, Devcon has enthusiastically led the industry in lean construction techniques, implementing integrated project delivery and Building Information Modeling (BIM)–always focusing on cost avoidance, tight schedules, and lifetime project value.
Regional Player with a Diverse Portfolio
The first decades of the 21st Century have seen Devcon become a West Coast regional design-build contractor, with offices throughout California and Nevada, projects in Oregon, Idaho, Texas and elsewhere, often with budgets of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. Devcon continues to be the go-to contractor for landmark and challenging projects, such as the first lighthouse built on the West Coast in 50 years, moving an existing five-story hotel, a major university art museum, a five-star hotel on the edge of Monterey Bay, and, along with national partners, San Jose City Hall and Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
2. Webcor Builders
Address: 207 King Street Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94107-5451
Webcor Construction LP, doing business as Webcor Builders, offers entitlement, pre-construction, construction, and warranty/building services. It offers sustainability, virtual building, and self-perform work services. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Alameda, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California; and Honolulu, Hawaii. Webcor Construction LP operates as a subsidiary of Obayashi Corporation.
Our work is not just a job; it is a craft. We are continuously refining and improving our process. Every project yields lessons-learned, resulting in smarter decisions and building efficiency into the framework of who we are. We innovate. We are known for leading industry breakthroughs and bringing those advantages to the job site first, time and time again.
We see our employees, clients, partners, and neighbors as our team. By aligning our common goals, we build community wherever we go. Our approach always comes back to trust. Our team relies on us because of our leadership, our willingness to adapt, and our desire to forge lasting relationships. Our depth of experience builds true confidence and makes us bold in the face of challenges. Delivering superior service, exceptional results, and unmatched employee and client satisfaction is the cornerstone of our success.
3. DPR Construction
Address: 1450 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City, California 94063 United States
DPR was founded in 1990. DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked among the top 25 contractors in the country, we are a commercial contractor and construction manager focused on complex and sustainable projects for some of the world’s most progressive and admired companies. Our technical expertise and collaborative style provide a higher level of service on projects of all sizes, whether a multi-million-dollar technical facility or renovation of a single office.
DPR serves customers across the nation through regional office locations in: Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Newport Beach, CA Orlando, FL Pasadena, CA Phoenix, AZ Raleigh-Durham, NC Redwood City, CA Richmond, VA Sacramento, CA San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Tampa, FL Washington, DC West Palm Beach, FL
DPR purpose: We Exist to Build Great Things® DPR core values– our fundamental, inviolable values and beliefs:
INTEGRITY. We conduct all business with the highest standards of honesty and fairness; we can be trusted.
ENJOYMENT. We believe work should be fun and intrinsically satisfying; if we are not enjoying ourselves, we are doing something wrong.
UNIQUENESS. We must be different from and more progressive than all other construction companies; we stand for something.
EVER FORWARD. We believe in continual self-initiated change, improvement, learning and the advancement of standards for their own sake.
DPR has ranked for five consecutive years on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list: in 2010 at #57, in 2011 at #22, in 2012 at #13, in 2013 at #15, and in 2014 at #10.
4. Turner Construction
Address: 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.
With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.
Turner began working in the San Francisco/Oakland area in 1967, building commercial, public, hospitality and retail projects. In 1968 Turner teamed up with Trans Bay Engineers on the Oakland downtown City Center redevelopment project. The partnership was among the country’s first major joint ventures between majority firms and minority firms and it paved the way for future joint ventures between small businesses and large firms in California and the nation.
We offer a range of in-house construction services including general contracting, construction management, design/build, consulting, estimating, purchasing, scheduling, logistics, and BIM. We have worked on projects of all types, including commercial office, pharmaceutical, healthcare, K-12, higher education, aviation, seismic upgrades, and transportation. We are committed to green building and sustainability, with more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and four million square-feet of LEED Certified construction completed.
Our teams are always looking for innovative approaches to achieve our clients’ goals. We strive to strengthen long-term relationships and provide value-added services to deliver successful projects.
We recognize our primary asset is people. To be successful, Turner must be a rewarding place to work. We provide opportunity and encouragement to help our people reach their potential. We work with our clients as a team. Mutual respect provides the foundation for our success.
We remain true to our founding values of quality, honesty and hard work. We have the highest ethical standards in the industry. We “do the right thing.” Turner is a business based on trust. Turner is consistently associated with the high standards of service, quality, personal attention to clients, and integrity. Because of this reputation the company has the privilege of leading some of the highest profile, often one-of-a-kind, projects in the world.
We are proactive in finding solutions for our clients that best achieve their goals. We understand that lasting relationships are the lifeblood of our business so we pay personal attention to our clients by focusing on them as individuals. Our founder, Henry C. Turner, referred to our clients, appropriately, as our “respected friends.”
5. Level 10 Construction
Address: 301 Howard St #870 San Francisco, CA 94105
Level 10 was founded in 2011 by five industry veterans with a shared vision of delivering the highest quality construction with a client-focused approach and an employee-driven culture.
Those goals were quickly realized. By 2016, Level 10 was ranked the second largest general contractor in Northern California by Engineering News Record, while earning award recognition for our building innovation and rapid growth.
While we’re proud of our company’s growth, we measure real success by our clients’ repeat business and our employees’ job satisfaction.
We believe that focusing on our core values greatly contributes to our success in working with clients, project partners and employees, and in building our projects.
A Level 10 job is only as successful as it is safe. Our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with a Level 10 project. This includ es not only our team members, tradespeople and suppliers, but also clients, design professionals, consultants, building occupants and neighbors.
We develop and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, industry partners and employees. Our collective success and growth depends on shared values, collaboration, trust and honesty.
Our highly-trained and experienced building teams are committed to implementing construction practices that produce more efficient processes and higher-quality projects.
We constantly seek and apply the best methods, systems and technologies for delivering the best possible project experience and end product.
As a private builder, we are not constrained by long-standing corporate policies or practices. We embrace both flexibility and creativity without a rigid organizational structure. We are open to new ideas from owners, design professionals and team members, as we learn, adapt and improve together.