Known as one of the wealthiest and best places to live in the country, Pleasanton, California is a location ripe with opportunities. It’s home to a lot of major companies and a vibrant culture that beckons people in. On top of that, Pleasanton lives up to its name by being a place riddled with wonderful sights and activities perfect for those looking to stay awhile or visit.

If you’re looking to expand or build a new office or space in this area, we’ve gathered a list of the best commercial contractors in Pleasanton, California. This list was gathered based on the contractors’ years in the business, the complexity and quality of their projects, and of course, their recognition in the field.


XL Construction Corporation

851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035

Building for the life sciences industry has always been XL Construction Corporation’s focus. The idea was to provide excellence and complete customer satisfaction in every build, and the team found that they do that best in the field of technical building. Within a few years of its beginning, XL’s core market became areas that aided communities the most: science and technology, education, and healthcare.

Since its inception, XL has expanded across the Bay area and Sacramento, growing to three offices throughout the area. The firm’s stellar work and forward-thinking dedication to service has earned it a place among the top General Contractors in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times, on top of being named one of the Best Places to Work and the Healthiest Employers. 

The company’s portfolio is filled with many projects that have earned it other awards like the 2020 Contractor of the Year, Excellence in Safety Award of Merit Northern California,  Regional Best Project, Health Care Award of Merit, Global Best of the Best: Best Interiors/Tenant Improvement Project from the Engineering News Record, among many other recognitions. One work in particular stands out in the commercial market: the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver New Linkedin Headquarters Campus in Middlefield Road, Mountain View. With room for 1,500 LinkedIn employees, this three-building, 300,000-square-foot workplace features two kitchens and cafes, a juice and coffee bar, a fitness and yoga center, locker rooms, and an innovative all-hands auditorium space with 400 seats. All the buildings even have substantial seismic retrofits with new buckling-restrained braced frames, grand central stairways, and complete roof replacements. 


W.L. Butler

1629 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Named after its founder, William “Bill” L. Butler, W.L. Butler is a mid-sized general contractor, highly respected for its hard work and the long-term relationships it builds with many of its clients. What was once a small construction company now serves virtually every sector of the economy, even dealing with projects for Fortune 500 companies, the automotive industry, and even healthcare. 

The firm came to life after Bill left his hometown of Clifton Park, New York. He’s been surrounded by construction his entire life and decided to become a carpenter before starting a small construction business in Woodside, California from the back of his pickup truck. Forty-six years later, W.L. Butler has become one of the most respected names in the building industry with a particular focus on family, community, and innovation.

For its excellence, it has been given awards like the 2018 Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Rehabilitation Project, Award of Merit for Best Educational Project, and the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Business Council Architecture Awards. It has even been featured in publications such as Sacramento Business Journal, NBC Bay Area, LA Times Daily Pilot, and many more. 

Featured here is the 148,262-square-feet Costco Business Center in San Jose, California. It’s a one-story mercantile occupancy building for the bulk goods store, Costco, which features a fire-protection sprinkler and alarm systems to ensure that the building is safe for everybody. 


Hensel Phelps

4750 Willow Road Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Since its humble beginnings as a small family of hard-working individuals in 1937, Hensel Phelps has been serving communities not only through brick and mortar landmarks but also through the integrity of its team members. Today, it serves to build a better future as a world-class builder that values ownership, integrity, diversity, and community. 

It was founded by Abel Hensel Phelps, and began as a small business that handled home building and remodeling before it started dealing with competitive contract work. Now, it’s currently led by Michael J. Choutka, a graduate of the Construction Management Engineering program from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the former Chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Florida Chapter. For 84 years, Hensel Phelps has thrived thanks to the hard work and dedication of its employees and their core values. 

The firm’s hard work has not gone unnoticed. Hensel Phelps has received 15 Build America Awards and 52 National Safety Awards throughout its years in the business, on top of being featured in publications like Modern Steel Construction Magazine, Southwest Contractor Magazine, Building Design+Construction, Texas Construction Magazine, AZRE Magazine, Constructor Magazine, and ENR.

Throughout its years, the firm has built over 500 commercial projects. One of their more outstanding projects includes the Samaritan Medical Center in San Jose. The project includes a four-story, 75,000-square-foot premier medical building with a 276-car parking structure. Built to meet the growing needs of the San Jose community, this new medical office building is the area’s most modern, technologically advanced medical facility, with a structural steel moment frame and precast, and sleek curtain wall exterior. It also has additional first-class medical space, a comprehensive cancer center with two above-ground concrete vaults for a linear accelerator and cyberknife cancer treatments, an ambulatory surgery center, and a women’s care facility. 


Build Group, Inc Company

1210 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050

As a general contractor, construction manager, and design-builder, Build Group, Inc. Company strives to provide the highest level of service in every aspect of each job. This excellence in work ethic has resulted in many repeat clients, with 80% of Build Group’s business coming in from existing clients who are satisfied with the firm’s quality of work. Even as a young firm established in 2007, it has employed over 400 individuals across California, which has earned it a place among the Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the past three years in a row. 

The firm is currently led by CEO Ross Edwards and Chairman Eric Horn. Ross is a third-generation California builder and has nearly three decades of experience in the business. As co-founder of Build Group, he is a visionary at heart, with a dedication towards daily business and working closely with clients, driving innovation. He is joined by Eric whose mission is to gather builders who are committed to making a real and definable mark in the communities they build in. As the company’s Chairman, he oversees operations and takes charge of the company’s branding strategy. 

Together, they have built Build Group into what it is today, an innovative and client-focused contractor that has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Featured below is a sample of the company’s great work: the LEED Platinum Oracle Peoplesoft building. The project is a new five-story, 180,000-square-foot steel-frame, precast concrete and glass wall building built in the Hacienda Business Park in Silicon Valley.


TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.

1855 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126

Serving the West Coast and Pacific Northwest is TEAMWRKX Construction, a commercial general contractor specializing in building renovations, corporate facilities, and new construction. In its practice, TEAMWRKX places great emphasis on investing in its human capital. In that regard, it focuses on internal training and personal development, providing great professional service, and adhering to its strong commitment to the communities it builds for. 

The firm is currently led by Eric Venzon, Natasha Venzon, and Randy Scott. Eric founded TEAMWRKX and has since been instrumental in leading the company towards success. He is joined by Principal and Human Resources Director Natasha Venzon, a licensed General Contractor with a rich knowledge of the ins and outs of the construction industry. She’s also been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the 2020 Women of Influence for her great work. Lastly, Randy brings to the table nearly 40 years of construction experience working in different roles in one of the largest tenant improvement contractors in Northern California. As a principal, he provides oversight and serves as a  resource to the project team and the client team with his extensive and diverse experience working with many different construction projects. 

TEAMWRKX’s great work can be seen in Procurement Magazine and Silicon Valley Business Journal. One example is the Omron project, an exterior and interior tenant improvement to the general office, manufacturing, warehouse, training room, and alteration of the building. For this project, TEAMWRKX added alterations to the existing site/exterior like a new storefront door and window systems to match everything. 


South Bay Construction 

1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

With a strong reputation built on trust, delivered by committed, honest, and passionate people, South Bay Construction has been a leader in the Northern California construction development scene since 1978. With over 40 years of experience in construction, South Bay knows how to communicate strategies and has built a team of smart and ethical professionals to handle all your construction needs. It specializes in building offices, R&D, high tech, cleantech, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use construction, and is especially knowledgeable of the lay of the land when it comes to Bay Area development. 

The firm is led by Richard Furtado, JB Cahoon, and Cameron Peach. Richard has over 30 years of experience in construction and is an active force in all aspects of marketing, sales, pre-construction, and construction through to the completion of the project. JB, on the other hand, is the ace when it comes to business development and client retention in South Bay Construction. His priority is building and maintaining relationships, developing opportunities, and providing pre-construction and budgeting services. Lastly, Cameron oversees the many projects and the day-to-day operations at SBC with his deep background in construction and design-build. His experience in the trade makes him an invaluable asset when it comes to providing clients great insight when it comes to choosing the correct design within their price range. 

Featured below is a tenant improvement project from SBC. The ServiceMax project in Pleasanton is a 60,000-square-foot renovation of parts of the first and entire second floor for the client. SBC added new offices, conference rooms, service and IDF rooms, an executive boardroom, and even classrooms and training facilities. South Bay topped it all off with high-end finishes composed of wood walls, graphic walls, open-architectural ceilings and clouds, and polished concrete floors. 


Truebeck Construction

5976 West Las Positas Blvd. Suite #102, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Truebeck Construction was founded on a mission to disrupt the traditional and ordinary. Since its inception in 2007, it’s been raising the bar when it comes to construction by improving construction practices and creating remarkable places within its community. Truebeck takes pride in its performance as true builders with boots planted on the ground and consistently provides well-crafted structures that are built smart and well. 

The firm was founded by Sean Truesdale LEED AP and David Becker. Sean is a Bay Area native with a background in Civil Engineering and is certified with the USGBC, LEED, and Design-Build Institute of America. Meanwhile, his co-founder David has a background in Construction Management and has a special talent and technical expertise building for worldwide science companies. This strong leadership has led Truebeck to its success today, as exemplified by its awards like the Award of Excellence from the SMPS Build Business in San Diego and The President’s Safety Award from The Construction Employers’ Association. Truebeck has also been featured in the likes of San Francisco Business Journal, North Bay Business Journal, CNBC, CNN, San Francisco Business Times Journal, Palo Alto Online, and Seeking Alpha.

An example of its exemplary work is the Uber HQ pictured below. It is a 450,000-square-foot headquarters in the Mission Bay neighborhood in San Francisco. The building was made with steel and concrete and has a facade that shows off unique systems of glass, metal, and wood assemblies. It even has a green roof with an urban farm component and extensive courtyard landscaping. 


Morgenroth Development

157 W. Angela St. Suite #1, Pleasanton, CA 94566

As a fully licensed general contractor in Pleasanton, California, Morgenroth Development offers clients a full range of professional design and construction services, executed by its team of excellent craftsmen that give only the highest quality with each work. It prides itself on its superior customer service, quality design, and cost and time management skills that don’t cut corners when it comes to greatness.

The company is owned by Jim Morgenroth, who has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and he himself personally manages the daily operations of Morgenroth Development. This hands-on approach provides him and his clients a close and honest line of communication throughout the building process. Moreover, his extensive personal knowledge of building materials and methods ensure that the company is providing only the best of the best, like the EDGE at The Studio project featured here. It’s a fitness center built with a mind for creating a warm ambiance perfect for the gym, all while maximizing the available space.


Blueline Associates

2134 Rheem Drive Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588

With experience in developing education buildings, industrial facilities, commercial suites, and many other spaces, Blueline Associates is a construction firm that has wide experience in a range of projects. Its team is composed of highly trained and skilled professionals with experience in project management. 

Blueline Associates was founded in 2005 with the goal of becoming a solution source for clients. The founder, Kenneth Larson, wanted to fill in the gaps in quality and customer service in the industry and sought to do that himself with the creation of Blueline. Now, the company stands as a leader in the construction business, known for its integrity, high-quality work, great leadership, responsiveness, and customer service. 

One such example of that high-quality work is the Coworking Space in Pleasanton. The 11,500-square-foot state-of-the-art coworking space has several individual suites that multiple tenants can lease on an individual basis. The final product had new partitions, upgraded electricals, and sleek finishes that make for a modern and collaborative space for all. 

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