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Sunnyvale started out as a humble agricultural settlement. Today, it is the Bay Area’s seventh-largest city and a major commercial and technology center that is home to a diverse range of industries. Located at the heart of Silicon Valley, the city is dotted with structures for some of the biggest global companies in the world.
Shaping the city’s commercial architectural landscape are the best commercial contractors in Sunnyvale. These companies have decades of experience delivering high-performing, sustainable, and modern-day buildings to the region. Multi-awarded, multi-affiliated, and featured in numerous magazines, these companies build the structures that respond to the evolving needs of the city’s growing industries.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
3975 Freedom Circle, Suite #950, Santa Clara, CA 95054
McCarthy Building Companies is one of the most established and most diversified construction firms in the country. Even in 1864 the firm was introducing innovative technology and sustainability to the commercial industry. The most recent recognition for the firm’s outstanding practice in 2020 includes the Innovator of the Year Award, the Premier Award for Client Satisfaction and the National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award. These accolades highlight the firm’s work in a wide variety of markets.
In California, the firm provides some of the most significant construction work for the state’s commercial sector. The firm has also worked with some of the biggest companies in the region on projects of varying complexity and value. For Hyundai, the firm worked on the automotive giant’s 513,692-square-foot parking structure. The company deployed its design-build delivery method to produce a structure that can accommodate parking units for 1,535 cars, free-standing elevators, stair towers, and a vehicle car wash.
Level 10 Construction
1050 Enterprise Way, Suite #250, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Founded over 10 years ago, Level 10 Construction delivers a multi-awarded commercial construction practice that has been recognized by leading industry institutions. Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and the American Concrete Institute recently recognized the firm for its building quality and efficiency. These accolades include the 2020 Structures Award, the 2019 Best SF Buildings of the Decade, and the 2017 ACI Construction Awards.
One example that embodies the firm’s efficient and high-performance work is for a commercial project of the K1 330 13th Street. Built for The Richman Group Development Corp., this San Diego structure accommodates 7,000 square feet of commercial space and 222 residential units over 23 stories. The build also involved the construction of below-grade parking. Additionally, the project included the building of an adjoining structure designed for a restaurant, penthouses, and a corridor. The work was completed in 2019.
150 E Dana Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
BCCI Construction is a privately-owned construction company that first opened its doors in 1986. The firm has offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and offers a diverse range of services throughout the West Coast. These include general contracting, design-build, architecture, program management, and preconstruction work. The firm also deploys delivery methods that focus on sustainable and green building solutions. This emphasis on environmentally-conscious commercial structures and interiors helped it win a spot on the Top 100 Green Building Contractors list from the Engineering News-Record.
The company’s clients include leading professional service firms and Fortune 500 companies. For Verizon Media, for instance, BCCI partnered with Gensler’s architectural team to transform the company’s 440,000 square-foot Sunnyvale campus. The refresh and rebrand of the office buildings included several stages. The project included interior demolition followed by office upgrades, a new research and development laboratory, a cafeteria expansion, and a 2,400-square-foot wellness center.
2384 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Skyline Construction is an employee-owned company that operates from four offices across the San Francisco Bay Area. Its locations in San Francisco, Pleasanton, Santa Clara, and Walnut Creek offer commercial construction services. These offices make use of the firm’s developed technology solutions, operation process, and innovation roadmaps. The resulting portfolio of work includes projects recognized by the Engineering News-Record, Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Journal, and The Registry.
Since the firm’s founding in 1996, it has collaborated with leading professionals in the field to deliver complex works for the commercial market. Through a partnership with renowned architectural firm Rapt Studio, the firm took on the challenge of delivering Jamba Juice’s commercial build-out and tenant improvement work for the plant-based smoothie company’s headquarters in Emeryville. The firm was able to complete the entire project in 16 weeks. The resulting work produced a specialized kitchen to serve as its product research and development center. The facility highlights test stations, ovens, freezers, and walk-in refrigerators.
Vulcan Construction, Inc.
346 Mathew Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Vulcan Construction is a product of its principals’ extensive experience in engineering and construction. President Joel R. Graham and Vice President Travis Fisher, PE have worked with a diverse range of clientele since they first joined the industry. Under their leadership, the 14-year old firm delivers private projects, civic construction work, and commercial building to the region’s mid-range and high-end clients.
One of the firm’s most recent projects for the commercial sector was the construction of Infinera. Located in San Jose, the 82,114-square-foot project involved the demolition of an existing structure and the building of new workspaces, conference rooms, a fitness center, break rooms, a lobby with luxury vinyl flooring and architectural glass walls, and electrical laboratories. In order to support the new facilities, the work also required the installation of a 50-ton HVAC system.