Many conventional offices emphasize work without the proper work and relaxation balance. However, in the 4th most populous California city with a strong tech industry, this is not the case. Instead of stuffy spaces, you can find a refreshing aesthetic with breathable spaces to move around and get things done.  

This list of the best office contractors in Fremont include highly reputable contractors with abilities and experiences that have brought them to the forefront of commercial building. Each firm has portfolios that are speckled with office projects deviating from the stuffy, monochromatic cubicle setup and present spaces that have been given a color and liveliness that display the more modern take of a refreshing balance between work and play.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

Commitment, honesty, and passion have been at the forefront of South Bay construction’s 40+ years of expertise. Throughout the years, the firm has provided comprehensive construction services in the Bay Area, and has become one of the primary sources for various markets such as R&D, mixed-use, hospitality, retail, clean tech, and office sectors. An example of the firm’s work is this refreshing tenant improvement Renesas office in Milpitas. For its work on offices like these, the firm has earned recognition like the American Association of Architects (AIA) Santa Clara Valley’s 2016 People’s Choice Award.

Swenson Builders

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

For over 100 years, Swenson Builders has been committed to innovation and sustainable practices. This foundation has, in turn, made it one of the top real estate development and construction firms in Northern California. Currently, it provides development, construction, and architectural services that extend from residential work all the way to the commercial and industrial markets amongst several others. 

One of Swenson Builders’ most notable works is the Samsung rooftop lounge and executive boardroom. Its rooftop lounge has 5,000 square feet of space while the adjacent boardroom has 800 square feet and includes custom millwork and cabinetry alongside motorized window shades that open to a view of the rooftop. This exterior space is surrounded by IPE benches and stage, scattered AV and power outlets for convenience, and continuous guardrails at the perimeter to ensure safety. Swenson Builders has several other projects that highlight its skill and have earned it several awards. It was even inducted in the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

2 Circle Star Way 4th Floor, San Carlos, CA 94070

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. was established way back in 1959. Its six decades of building experience has helped it stand as the foundation of California’s industries. Over the years, it has built everything from biotech laboratories and medical facilities all the way to corporate campuses and educational institutions. Decades after the firm’s establishment, its veteran reputation has brought it honors like the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Northern California Chapter’s 2021 Project Achievement Award, the 2020 and 2019’s Project of the Year Awards, and the 2020 Project Achievement Award for New Buildings among many other honors. Such recognition can be credited to projects like the Nokia Office Buildout in Summit Rancho Bernardo. At 200,000 square feet wide, it was designed and registered for the LEED Silver CS but impressively achieved the LEED Gold CS. The interiors were also certified LEED Gold CI.

Build Group, Inc.

405 14th St. Ste. #900, Oakland, CA 94612

An ENR top contractor, the largest commercial contractor in the Bay area, and the fastest-growing private company, Build Group Inc. is known for its exceptional customer service. This service has been refined by the referral clients that make up 80% of its client base. Since the firm’s establishment began in 2007, it has worked on a wide array of projects from virtually every sector. Among its many projects, its most notable one is the Juniper Network’s 318,000 square foot headquarter campus in Sunnyvale. An embodiment of the client’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, this LEED Platinum-certified structure has 9,000 square feet of green roof space, Bloom energy, fuel cells, CoGenra solar hot water, photovoltaic arrays, and a 2,300 square foot green living wall. This sustainable, modern building has been awarded Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2013 Best Green project and Most Innovative Design Award.

TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.

1855 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126

In the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc. is a name familiar in the commercial construction industry. Since its establishment in 2004, the firm has specialized in renovations and new construction for corporate facilities—a market that has led to more than 5,400 completed projects like Acacia Communications in San Jose. A tenant improvement project, it included the completion of 2,000 square feet of lab space, four conference rooms, and two breakrooms. Functional and aesthetic projects like these have earned the firm recognition from publications like Procurement Magazine and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Hillhouse Construction Company

140 Charcot Ave., San Jose, CA 95131

Hillhouse Construction Company is a firm invigorated by the motivation to create signature work environments that help people and companies thrive. Aside from being structures that are advanced in design and carry ultra-clean scientific facilities, these spaces also display the firm’s priority towards crafting sustainable facilities. By creating spaces that combine functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics, Hillhouse Construction Company has become an award-winning company possessing awards like the Excellence Award, the Sustainable Leadership Award from the Corenet Global Awards Program, and Silicon Valley Business Journal Structure Awards’ award for Best Green Project. 

One notable sustainable project the firm has completed is the IDEAS office in San Jose, a project that won two awards for its green features. A 7,000-square-foot Net Zero Energy/ZeroCarbon Emission corporate office building, it has a roof-integrated photovoltaic system and a ground heat pump that provides radiant heating and cooling with natural ventilation. To reduce electrical lighting by 60%, the firm also installed skylights.

XL Construction Corporation

851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035

XL Construction Corporation was founded in 1992 with the idea of providing excellent builds and complete customer satisfaction. In the following years, its skills for understanding complex systems and contributing to solutions expanded to primary work for technical building. A few years later, the firm’s attention to complex details allowed it to gain a reputation for specializing in the markets for science and technology, education, structures and interiors, and healthcare. So far, its work has been considered to be some of the best seen in the construction industry. The firm has been featured in publications like Engineering News-Record (ENR), San Francisco Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Sacramento Business Times among many others. These features are also accompanied by high honors like the 2020 Contractor of The Year award, AIA Silicon Valley’s Design Awards, and the AIA East Bay Design Awards among many other awards. 

One of the firm’s most notable accomplishments is on Netflix’s Albright Campus. A tenant improvement piece for a 137,000-square-foot four-story building, it has brand new high-end finishes in the lobby, conference rooms, and offices. There are also new core and shell improvements that give the space a modern look.