Palo Alto, California is a desirable location, with excellent healthcare, environmental cleanliness, and strong economic conditions. It is recognized as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and is home to several industry leaders, including Hewlett-Packard, Tesla, Ford Research, and Houzz.  

It is a welcoming town with many attractions for everyone to experience. Here are some of the greatest multi-family contractors serving the area, handpicked based on their awards, history, background, and credentials.

W.L. Butler

1629 Main St., Redwood City, CA 94063

William L. Butler, a carpenter, drove west to California in 1975 and founded a small construction company in 1975. W.L. Butler has achieved success through hard work, long-term partnerships, and honest beliefs. It has grown into a well-known, mid-sized general contractor with a footprint across California. Target, Costco, Gilead, Charles Schwab, Samsung, Whole Foods, and AmerisourceBergen are a few Fortune 500 organizations it has worked with on projects. It also provides services for various industries, including automotive, medical, and everything in between. The company is situated in Redwood City, California, and employs almost 200 people, with more than $250 million annual sales.

Bill continues to be the company’s CEO, giving vision, direction, and compassion to the rest of the team. With its development and success, it was named one of the Top Family-Owned Businesses by the San Francisco Business Times in 2021 and the Gold Nugget Award Best Design for Energy Efficiency in the same year.

Webcor Builders

550 South Hope St. Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Webcor Builders is renowned for its highly creative and collaborative approach to construction, a broad range of expertise, cutting-edge BIM and virtual construction methods, expertise in concrete construction, and knowledge in building iconic projects. It was established in 1971 and has operated offices in California consistently since then.

Jes Pedersen, the firm’s President and CEO, leads the company to live and breathe every element of California construction. It is a full-service general contracting company with offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Alameda, California. In 2020, Webcor was awarded the CIO Magazine and OpenText Information Champion Award.  It also received the ENR Regional Best Project Award – Award of Merit during the same year.

In the preconstruction phase, its in-house specialists from the Sustainability, Quality, Safety, and Virtual Building divisions play an active role. This step involves guiding the firm in fully expressing the goals and objectives of its clients.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

South Bay Construction has been a frontrunner in construction development in Northern California since 1978. It has a record for being trustworthy, evidenced by its commitment, honesty, and drive. The firm engages in an honest, direct manner and hires competent, ethical people, drawing on over forty years of experience. It offers full construction services with a goal-oriented, get-it-done mindset, and it always keeps its word.

Richard Furtado, the firm’s president, has over thirty years of building expertise. Richard took over as CEO in 2004, and since then, he has guided the firm to constant revenue of $100 million to $200 million each year while retaining profitability and shareholder equity.

South Bay is also well-versed in the construction challenges that fuel Bay Area growth. It has experience with office, research and development, high-tech, clean-tech, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. It has adopted green building techniques that create a healthier, greener Bay Area. Clients can rely on South Bay Construction to be a trusted partner in an ever-changing environment.

SBI Builders, Inc.

710 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95126

SBI Builders, Inc. is a residential and retail general contracting firm based in San Jose, California. It has consistently thrived throughout Northern and Southern California for the past fifteen years since opening its doors in 2005. It focuses on low and moderate-income multi-family housing, single-family luxury and tract house construction, retail tenant renovations, and residential rehabilitation projects. Paul Nuytten, LEED AP, is the firm’s founder and has a background in the construction industry.

It began its construction in the middle of California’s rapid growth of single-family home communities. It has a history of building high-quality projects focusing on timely delivery and low prices. SBI successfully shifted from single-family house building to multi-family and commercial developments, as the market landscape changed, since the majority of SBI’s workforce had prior expertise with larger size projects.

Silcon Constructors Inc.

3160 Ocean Terrace Marina, CA 93933

Silcon Constructors Inc., a residential and commercial design-build company with an office in Marina, California, has been in business for over ten years. It has operated successfully throughout California under Daniel Silverie III’s direction, focusing on economical and market-rate multi-family housing, single-family luxury housing construction, retail tenant upgrades, and residential rehabilitation projects. Daniel has over forty-two years of experience and is an accomplished contractor who manages a wide variety of projects. This includes multi-family apartments, condominiums, affordable housing, luxury homes, commercial construction, tax credit housing, single-family developments, tenant improvements, podium work, and rehabilitation projects.

Silcon has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality projects on time and at a reasonable cost. This is because of its award-winning staff’s prior experience with larger projects. As the market situation shifted, the firm effectively transitioned from single-family house building to multi-family and commercial projects. 


  • 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