As the birthplace of Silicon Valley as we now know it, Mountain View is home to some of the biggest companies that shape the modern tech industry. Major firms such as Google, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, and LinkedIn, are just some of the brands that have established their corporate and entrepreneurial presence in this vibrant Santa Clara town. Supporting the growth and development of the city’s business landscapes are the best commercial contractors in Mountain View.
The builders featured here have been chosen for their multi-awarded portfolios, their client and brand-focused designs, and their high-performance structures. These companies have worked with some of the biggest names from a wide range of industries for decades. Also featured here are a few of the notable projects that these companies completed in recent years.
690 Gibraltar Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Devcon Construction built the Castro Station in Mountainview for developer PSAI Realty Partners. The project was a collaboration with Chang Architecture, Inc. and covered the construction of a 49,000-square-foot office building. It was also designed and later on accredited as a LEED Gold building by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Standing at three stories, the corporate facility is supported by a steel frame and stands above a three-level, poured-in-place concrete parking structure. The building’s architectural features include tall windows made of glass and aluminum, curtain wall assemblies, and corrugated metal panels.
Similar collaborations with leading developers and architects in the region have helped the 45-year-old firm establish its presence in California. Many of these projects are featured in industry publications, including the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Engineering News-Record, and San Francisco Business Times. In recent years, the company was also recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America with an Award of Merit in the Commercial Office Building category.
1629 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
WL Butler led the transformation of Yummly’s new corporate headquarters in Redwood City. Through a collaboration with architectural firm Arc Tec, Inc., the firm was able to deliver a 10,864-square-foot modern facility that accommodates the website and mobile app company’s everyday operations. Initially a medical facility, the new building now hosts conference rooms, a bar, a fully-equipped test kitchen, communal areas for gatherings, showers, and stand-up desk spaces. The tenant improvement work earned the Gold Nugget Award, the Award of Merit in the Best Interior Renovation category.
Multiple Gold Nuggets awards for its other projects for different industries can be found in its portfolio. Since its establishment in 1975, the firm has earned accolades in architecture, commercial building construction, and sustainable building. ENR, San Francisco Business Times, and many other publications highlighted its decades of building practice.
Hillhouse Commercial Construction
140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131
Hillhouse Commercial Construction was commissioned to lead the tenant improvement project for Symantec’s Mountain View corporate location. The 106,000-square-foot high-end office was designed to pass USGBC’s LEED Gold Certification. The work involved the construction of 82 private offices that featured full, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding doors. The firm also built new and upgraded laboratories as well as specialized IT services rooms.
Structures that adhere to the sustainability standards of the industry can be found in the firm’s 34-year-old commercial portfolio. Its projects have won awards that put emphasis on green building. These accolades include Corenet Global Awards Program’s Sustainable Leadership Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Sustainable Built Environment Award, and the USGBC Northern California’s Green Building Super Heroes Award.
South Bay Construction
1711 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
South Bay Construction was chosen to head the tenant improvement efforts for 23 and Me’s Mountain View location. The 67,000 square-foot work includes the build-out on the building’s three levels. The first floor was transformed into a modern fitness center that highlights contemporary elements. The third and fourth floors, on the other hand, were converted into corporate offices. A mix of materials can make the interiors more vibrant. These include floor-to-ceiling glass walls, reclaimed wood panels for its ceiling, and polished concrete for the flooring.
Aside from this project, the firm has also worked with some of the biggest firms in the tech industry since its founding over four decades ago. In recent years, the firm was hired by Google to build its Mountain View office. It has also established lifelong memberships with some of the most respected industry institutions, including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry.
Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
2 Cir. Star Way, 4th Floor, San Carlos, CA 94070
Rudolph and Sletten built the Graton Resort & Casino, a 340,000-square-foot property located in North San Francisco’s Rohnert Park. The building was designed to accommodate luxury amenities and Vegas-like casino and poker machines, a poker room, and 131 table games. The project involved the construction of restaurants, an event center, bars, retail spaces, and spaces for dining. The work was a partnership between the firm and the design firm KGA Architecture. Upon completion, the project was named Best Sports/Entertainment Project by ENR.
Other high-end and modern luxurious commercial spaces have helped the firm establish a highly successful presence in the industry. Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has recognized the firm’s six decades of practice through consecutive Project of the Year and Project Achievement Awards.
150 E Dana Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
BCCI Construction was commissioned by the online files services and sharing company Dropbox Inc. to transform a 33,567-square-foot building into a modern facility that will serve as its new home in Mountain View. The project involved the design-build renovations of two levels of office space. The firm also led the project’s selective demolition, millwork, and finishes. Additional spaces integrated into the building include a phone room, conference rooms, huddle rooms, break rooms, collaboration spaces, and gender-neutral restrooms.
Projects of the same quality can be found in the firm’s portfolio. The firm’s design-build approach allows it to work closely with project owners and ensure that every project embodies the unique brands that its clients represent. These projects are often recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their architectural complexity and the US Green Building Council for their sustainability.
1460 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
NOVO Construction, an advocate of green building, led the tenant improvement project for AirBnB’s office building. The work included three floors and a total area of 169,000 square feet. It was designed to pass USGBC’s LEED Gold standards for sustainability and energy efficiency. Aside from the living wall found in the interiors, the interiors enjoy ample daylight thanks to the open-plan workspace under a domed skylight. The firm also updated the building’s meeting rooms, built a full-service kitchen and an open dining area, and introduced new lounging and special use areas.
Over the firm’s 21 years of construction practice, it has worked with some of the biggest names in the commercial industry. These projects are often highlighted in local and regional publications, including the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
2033 Gateway Place, 5th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110
Graycor worked with movie theater operator Kerasotes Show Theaters and design firm STK Architecture to deliver the ShowPlace ICON center. The work is a part of the client’s six-theater expansion program that the company is building. For this particular location, the firm’s work involved the interior build-out of the 50,000-square foot facility to accommodate 1,142 seats. One of the unique features of the building is its full-glass façade that encases the complex’s various theaters, 10 screens, a lobby lounge, and an upscale restaurant.
For over 100 years since the firm first opened its doors to the commercial market, it has worked with repeat and loyal clients to deliver modern and structurally challenging builds. The firm currently serves a long list of markets, including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and retail.
355 S Daniel Way, San Jose, CA 95128
McLarney Construction completed the Elementum, a modern office building in Mountain View. One of the goals of the project was to create an open office environment that encourages creativity and collaboration and, at the same time, carve out spaces where employees can enjoy privacy. The client, a repeat customer, commended the firm for its on-time and within-budget delivery.
Aside from Elementum, the firm has also lifelong relationships with other companies that have relied on its three decades of construction, architecture, project management, seismic, and historical renovation services. Commercial and contemporary building projects for Gigamon, Newmark Knight Frank, Bloom Energy, Nutanix, and Nissan, are included in its notable project list.
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
1000 Brannan Street, Suite #102, San Francisco, CA 94103
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors headed the seismic renovation and historic preservation for the science, technology, and art museum, Exploratorium. Completed in 2012 and with a project period that spanned 24 months, the work reintroduced the 40-year-old museum’s new campus. The new site covers 422,166 square feet and includes a refurbished historic shed, a brand new Observatory building, a restaurant, a café, a retail store for museum merchandise, and an event location.
The completed work earned USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification thanks to its energy conservation and sustainability. AIA also included the project as one of its National Committee on the Environment Top 10 Green Projects and it was named in the San Francisco Design Awards for the Special Commendation category. Aside from this work, the firm’s 71 years of practice have also produced other award-winning projects for a wide range of sectors.