Alameda is an entertainment and recreation hub known for its relaxing ambiance. Tourists come to the area to get away from the bustle of city life and take in the sights. The hotel, retail, and entertainment sectors make their living thanks to the constant stream of visitors. Businesses looking to set up in the area will find it advantageous to build structures that match the atmosphere.

Our editorial team has compiled a list of commercial contractors who are experienced in creating structures based on a business’ needs and goals. These contractors have worked in the Alameda area for several years and understand what should go into building a space that fits this environment.

DC Construction

1068 44th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601

DC Construction has been servicing the Oakland area for 35 years. Its services include ground-up construction, building renovation, historical restoration, and seismic upgrading. Numerous testimonials show that its personalized approach has earned it positive feedback and repeat clients. Some of those repeat clients include the City of Oakland, the City of Alameda, and East Bay Regional Parks. 

Most of the firm’s projects focus on office, mixed-use, restaurant, and retail structures. The firm worked on renovation for Avalon at Mission Bay in San Francisco, CA. The outdoor common and garden area, which is 50,000 square feet, received four exterior kitchens, as well as new pedestals for lighting, heating, and decorative posts. DC Construction also waterproofed the entire area, worked on the structure’s new electrical lines and system, and installed and leveled the exterior paver system to create an elevated deck.

TICO Construction, Inc.

1585 Terminal Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

TICO Construction’s portfolio contains corporate, automotive, retail, biotechnology, cleanrooms, clean technology, financial, healthcare, industrial, medical, microelectronics, and pharmaceutical structures. In October 2018, TICO Construction worked on an office project in San Jose. The 64,000 square foot IPG Silicon Valley Tech Center was a ground-up full shell and core buildout based on its client’s design. An existing structure was demolished before the firm could begin construction. The interior features steel stairs, a cafeteria, electrical rooms, offices, and conference rooms. An exterior EIFS finish was used for insulation; Solarban Curtain Wall Systems were used to reduce electromagnetic radiation from the sun. 

The firm offers four main services: design-build, consultation, seismic upgrades, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. In working with clients, the firm makes sure to minimize project risks and costs. The firm assesses a project’s conditions before overlapping the design and construction phases to reduce delivery schedules. TICO Construction has been servicing the Alameda and Fremont areas since 1988. 

Huff Construction Company, Inc.

4917 Stoddard Road, Modesto, CA 95356

Clients and awarding bodies have acknowledged Huff Construction Company, Inc. as a leading contractor in its area. Its 50 years of experience earned it repeat clients from 90% of its clientele like Save Mart Supermarkets and EAH Housing. The firm’s services include metal building solutions, green building solutions, general contracting, design-build, and customer care services. 

Huff Construction Company, Inc. was awarded by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for its work on the Rossmoor Event Center in Walnut Creek, CA. The 23,000-square-foot event center was designed to host large events. Its features include four multipurpose spaces that can serve as a banquet hall and an event space for formal theatrical performances. A full commercial kitchen, a formal lounge for actors, and actors’ dressing rooms are also part of the structure’s amenities. The firm has also worked on structures for office, hospitality, retail, restaurant, entertainment, religious, healthcare, bank, and industrial uses in the Alameda, Oakland, and Walnut Creek areas.

BCCI Construction

150 E Dana Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Ranked as a Top Contractor by ENR California and the San Francisco Business Times, BCCI Construction is recognized as a leading commercial general contractor in the San Francisco and Palo Alto areas. While the firm’s primary expertise lies in structures and interiors, it also provides new construction, major building renovations, historic restorations, seismic upgrades, and tenant improvements. Its services include preconstruction, design-build, project management, sustainable construction, and LEED consulting services.

BCCI Construction’s portfolio features office/tenant improvement, retail, entertainment, hospitality, education, civic, healthcare, and technology projects. The MBH Architects’ headquarters in Alameda is one of BCCI Construction’s tenant improvement projects. The structure features a central assembly point for employees. There are workstations, private offices, meeting rooms, phone rooms, display areas, and a wellness room. A LEED 2009 Gold certificationーgiven to structures built with green building strategiesーwas awarded to the building for its sustainable features. Among those are the plumbing, which reduces water use by 40%, and the LED lighting with perimeter daylight controls to reduce artificial lighting use.

XL Construction Corporation

851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035

XL Construction Corporation prioritizes building strong partnerships with its clients. The firm works to identify its clients’ needs before creating an individualized plan. Various delivery methods including Build Information Modelingーa digital representation of a facility’s functional and physical featuresーand Integrated Project Deliveryーa collaborative approach to the design and construction of complex constructionーare used to guide the team in choosing the best construction method. The effectiveness of the firm’s approach results in 85% of its work coming from repeat clients.

Many of XL Construction Corporation’s projects are found in Alameda, the Bay Area, and Silicon Valley. The firm has worked on corporate office, advanced technology, civic, education, healthcare, and life sciences structures for the past 29 years. One of its structures is the PSG and WebOS Campus Refresh in Sunnyvale. The 310,000-square-foot structure’s tenant improvements were completed in phases. The improvements included remodeling common areas, adding a cafeteria and server rooms, and enhancing existing light systems. In addition, the firm also worked on a 60,000 square foot tenant improvement project for the WebOS group in an adjacent building. The projects were completed on an expedited seven-month schedule.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management