Fremont’s economy has steadily grown in the last few years. Slowly, Fremont became a part of Silicon Valley and welcomed many Tech companies and manufacturers building their business. In response to the growing need for structures, contractors in the city have specialized to offer their clients a variety of general construction services.

Each contractor on this list is selected based on their years in service, recognitions received, and ability to deliver high-caliber industrial work. 


Teamwrkx Construction

1855 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126

Teamwrkx Construction has provided quality construction since its inception. The firm offers its clients modern construction needs founded on discipline, attention to detail, and teamwork. Founder and president Eric Venzon has been the firm’s driving force toward success. Under his management, the firm has expanded its clientele and services. Today, the firm serves the West Coast and Pacific Northwest with commercial construction, building renovations, and engineering work. 

One of the firm’s notable industrial projects is the TRM Corning office and manufacturing facility located in Union City. The client, TR Manufacturing, LLC, partnered with Teamwrkx Construction and TDS Architects for the warehouse. It features over 100,000 square feet of office space, warehouse, and manufacturing facility, complete with 300 compressed dry air drops and 1200 electrical drops. A few of the notable amenities of this facility include the gym area, showers, and a spacious break room. The project was completed in under four months and delivered within the $7M budget. 


McCarthy Building

3975 Freedom Cir. Suite #950, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country and one of the oldest in California. For more than 150 years, its skilled leaders and builders have collaborated with clients and industry partners to deliver award-winning and forward-thinking construction solutions. Shaun Sleeth is McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Regional President and oversees all operations and projects in the region. He served in several field and leadership positions prior to his current role, and his experience has led the completion of many major projects throughout the Bay Area. With a focus on delivering certainty on complex projects, McCarthy is an experienced life science, technology, healthcare, and self-perform builder with over 21 million square feet of completed projects across the Bay Area. Recent awards won by McCarthy include the 2021 ISPE Facility of the Year and the 2020 AGC Safety Award.


Hillhouse Construction Company

140 Charcot Ave., San Jose, CA 95131 

Hillhouse Construction Company opened its doors in 1987 to provide a superior client experience and build quality buildings where people and companies could thrive. Founder Ken Huesby’s background in construction has helped him build a successful business with a team of skilled design/build professionals. The firm serves its clients with pre-construction, construction, and project closeout expertise while specializing in sustainable buildings and practices. Their clients praise the firm’s ability to manage highly compressed schedules and meet budgets without compromising construction quality. But what stands out most is their commitment to their clients.

Photo by Lucas Fladzinski.

Hillhouse Construction’s portfolio includes work in various markets, from corporate offices and life sciences to healthcare and mission-critical buildings. Projects in Fremont include the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. This 49,000 SF ground-up expansion to the existing campus at the historic Mission San Jose is LEED Gold certified and includes many sustainable features.


Swenson

777 N. 1st St. 5th Flr., San Jose, CA 95112 

Swenson has contributed to a majority of San Jose’s notable and memorable structures for more than one hundred years. This began when Carl Swenson moved to California in 1912 and started building commercial structures. The firm has been in the management of leaders whose initiative and construction values have remained strong for four generations. Today, it is a strong leader in development, construction, and architecture. Its team of skilled and licensed professionals is well-versed with complex projects.

Swenson’s portfolio of completed works ranges  from developments to ground-up work. A perfect illustration of the team’s expertise is the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Tooling Development Center. Swenson provided design/build services for over 16,000 square feet of facility valued at $5.9M. It features an expansive facility, offices, and a parking structure with forty-one regular slots and two Accessible slots. Despite the large scope of the project, the team completed it in under ten months.  


W.L. Butler

1629 Main St., Redwood City, CA 94063 

For more than forty-five years, W.L. Butler has been one of Silicon Valley’s partners in reliable and durable construction projects. William Butler is at the helm of the firm joined by seasoned professionals in leading the team. It is dedicated to creating projects through quality, collaboration, and fairness. It specializes in commercial construction work for a diverse range of clientele. Some of its notable clients include Rector Motors, Stanford University, Ikea, and Rossmoor Retail Partners.

The MidPoint Office Park located in San Jose is among the firm’s industrial office projects. W.L. Butler worked with architect ArcTec for the design of the 415,000-square-foot facility. The ground-up Class A building features two 124,191-square-foot three-story buildings and two 83,309-square-foot two-story buildings. The team carefully constructed the project to give details of a campus feel with a greenbelt, a common area equipped with barbecues, outdoor fireplaces, areas for social events, and wood decking. This project earned the LEED Silver Certification and LEED Silver Core and Shell award. 

Author

  • 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