San Carlos is a thriving and diverse city full of recreational opportunities. One of the city’s focal points is Laurel street, home to various stores, coffee shops, and illuminating Redwood trees. Its downtown area also boasts an extensive list of restaurants and boutiques. These businesses trusted the best commercial contractors in San Carlos, California to cater to their construction and remodeling needs.
Our editorial team selected these firms for their background, expertise, and extensive knowledge in the industry. Each of them has impressive portfolios and has built numerous landmarks across the state.
E.A. Davidovits and Co.
555 Price Avenue, Suite 200, Redwood City, CA 94063
Established in 1989, E.A. Davidovits offers construction, new shells and exteriors, and tenant improvements services for biotech, industrial, healthcare, and retail projects. The firm has an excellent and growing reputation in the Bay area for delivering exceptional products. The Davidovits team ensures that no matter the size and scope of a project, they will work on it with a meticulous eye, that the finished project will meet high standards, and that it will be completed promptly and within budget.
The firm consistently produces great products; 90% of their clients return for more, an indication of the level of craftsmanship and thoroughness the team puts into their projects. The Harley Davidson store in San Francisco is a great example of their work. The firm was able to incorporate the brand’s identity and character into the industrial-styled store. The polished concrete, exposed beams, and solid steel give the store a robust and manly ambiance, perfect for the brand’s patrons.
1 California Street, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111
Skanska is the oldest company on this list and is also one of the country’s largest construction and development companies. Since its founding in 1887, the 134-year-old firm has completed numerous complex and high-profile projects. Their incorporation of innovative techniques and in-depth expertise in all aspects of construction has allowed them to be a successful, continuously thriving business. Aside from its international reputation, the firm has also been recognized by numerous associations and publications and won awards such as the 2018 Government Recycler of the Year award, the 2013 2030 Design Vision Award, and the 2010 USGBC Leadership Award.
Skanska’s portfolio is filled with remarkable projects – the Palo Alto Medical Foundation – San Carlos Center is one of them. The firm used the recent Integrated Project Delivery approach to construct the outpatient center. This method required 40 key representatives from Skanska, a number of architects, and major trade partners to work inside an 8000 square foot room. After the project’s completion, it became the top employer in San Carlos city with more than 500 employees.
1629 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
William L. Butler started W.L. Butler in the back of a pickup truck in 1975, and since then, it has become a highly respected mid-sized general contracting company. The firm embodies a simple philosophy which is “Treat people right. Stand by your work. Live by your word.” The Butler team also takes pride in their attentiveness as they determine the right solutions for the different needs of each project. Several Fortune 500 companies were impressed with the firm’s record excellence and decided to hire them, including Target, Costco, Samsung, and Whole Foods.
W.L. Butler won various awards during its 46 years – some of the most recent ones include the 2021 Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Design for Energy Efficiency and the 2021 Silver Spur Award. The firm’s Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA project also won the 2016 Silver Award for Best Redevelopment Project from the LABJ Commercial Real Estate Awards and the 2015 Merit Award in the commercial category from the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Design Awards. The Butler team did an expansion to the operational facility, which was originally built in 1844. Demolitions were executed to accommodate the addition of studios and the renovations of its facilities, all while the facility remained open for public use during construction.
2244 Blach Place, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95131
With over five decades of construction industry experience, Blach Construction has proven itself to be an expert in various commercial builds. The firm makes it its mission to build things that last and continuously learn new and smarter ways to better serve its wide range of clients. The firm’s impressive portfolio includes Cañada College’s New Kinesiology and Wellness Building. It is a state-of-the-art building that houses the athletics, kinesiology, and dance department. It can also host various intercollegiate athletic events with its basketball gymnasium and pool. The activated roof on the running track and yoga space also offers panoramic bay views. This building now serves as a landmark that helps enhance the school’s campus, curriculum, and the health and well-being of its students.
The company employs more than 200 employees and is currently led by Mike Blach in his role as chairman and Dan Rogers who serves as the President. Dan was named by the Silicon Valley Business Journals as the 2017 COO of the Year and on 2007’s 40 under 40 list. The Blach team volunteers for different charities in the Bay Area and Monterey, and they have donated over 1500 backpacks, toys, and bicycles.
Cody | Brock Commercial Builders
1021 Howard Avenue, Suite D, San Carlos, CA 94070
Established in 1994, Cody|Brock Commercial Builders serves the greater San Francisco Bay area with its biotech/life science, commercial, and industrial construction expertise. The firm is committed to giving its clients a first-rate experience and exceeding their expectations. The Cody|Brock team accomplishes that goal through collaborative work and tailoring their services towards the client’s goals. The firm guarantees that projects will be completed with a superior quality of craftsmanship and meet the highest of standards.
For more than two decades, the firm has proven its capability to handle various project needs and has received multiple awards, including the 2016 Historic Rehabilitation Award, the 2015 Preservation Award, and the 2014 AIA Merit Award. With an award-winning portfolio of projects, the headquarters of the Palo Alto Weekly is worth mentioning. The 10,000-square-foot building is incorporated with a green design and construction features and is LEED Gold certified by the USGBC. The firm reduced the building’s energy and water consumption and used local and sustainable materials. The health and welfare of the Palo Alto Weekly employees were also considered by adding more amenities, creating a more comfortable workplace. The firm also has worked with numerous prominent companies, including Equinox, Toyota, NVIDIA, and Sledgehammer Games.