Millbrae is a small town in the center of San Mateo County, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous San Francisco Bay. The city is located near the San Francisco International Airport and major roads, making it easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area. The city enjoys warm winters and summers with no fog. Homeowners and visitors are settling down and developing businesses in the area thanks to the city’s pristine location, thriving economy, and the booming job market.

This article lists six of the best commercial contractors in Millbrae, California. These firms were assessed based on their skills, expertise, impressive portfolios, and solid track records.

McCarthy Building Companies

1265 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

McCarthy Building Companies has provided significant services in general contracting, construction, design-build, sustainable building, and construction management to the United States for more than 150 years. The firm is backed by a team of experts with years of expertise who continuously give the highest levels of service, job site safety, and— most importantly—the lowest final project costs. Since its inception in 1864, the firm has completed projects in virtually every state, ranging in size from $1 million to well over $500 million in a wide range of industries including healthcare and education, commercial and government projects, and heavy/civil projects.

The existing Clarion hotel was renovated into the aLoft San Francisco as part of this featured project. Abatement, demolition, renovation, and new building construction were all part of McCarthy’s project scope. There are 515 parking spots and 253 residential units in various configurations.

Blach Construction

2244 Blach Place, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95131

Founded in 1970, California-based general contractor and construction manager Blach Construction has been providing commercial clients with tried and tested building expertise. Through its decades of experience, it has built a solid business based on teamwork and has been voted repeatedly as one of the best places to work. It is experienced in education, housing, institutional, mixed-use and workplace building types, including technology, life sciences, professional services, health care, K-12 and higher education, and civic/community facilities. With a solid understanding of traditional and collaborative delivery methods, Blach is dedicated to offering greater efficiencies and increased value to clients.

Over the years, Blach Construction has been recognized for its commitment to excellence and has received multiple AGC Awards. Most recently, the company has been awarded the 2020 AGC First Place in Construction Safety Excellence Award, the 2018 AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award, and the 2013 AGC First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA). The firm’s stunning work can also be seen in the pages of major publications like Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, Engineering News-Record, Archinect, San Mateo Daily Journal, and many more. Blach is headquartered in San Jose with branch offices in Monterey and Orange County.

Blach Construction developed this ten-acre transit-oriented destination on the current site of the Millbrae BART Station in the Bay Area in a joint venture with Cahill Construction. Millbrae Station’s Gateway features a 164-room, 5-story hotel with a 1st-floor restaurant, 80 affordable units, 320 market-rate apartments of 464,000 square feet, and 297,000 square feet of retail and office space. The new development, which includes a new downtown promenade for the City of Millbrae, will consist of plenty of parking and a dog park.

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

1000 Brannan Street, Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94103

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors has been in the industry since 1950 and has cemented its premier reputation by constructing technically complex, iconic structures in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm brings years of knowledge and experience to deliver the region’s most challenging, logistically difficult, and sustainable projects. With over seventy years of experience, the firm takes a hands-on approach, is honest, collaborative, proactive, and supported by advanced technology. It is involved early in the construction phase to assist its clients in maximizing quality and to avoid significant problems down the road. The firm has a lengthy list of satisfied clients who have experienced a smooth and seamless project delivery. 

626 Mission Bay Boulevard, a multi-building affordable housing development in San Francisco, California, is one of the firm’s most notable projects. It consists of two two-floor structures, each having nine townhomes and one six-floor building with 135 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The total area of the development is 10,000 square feet.

Build Group

160 S Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

Build Group has been providing exceptional services in general contracting, construction management, and design-build to the state of California for nearly fifteen years. Since then, the company has grown to over 400 highly skilled personnel with a reputation for being reliable and professional. It has built in the multifamily residential, commercial office spaces, high-end retail, restaurants, hospitality, student and senior housing, and healthcare sectors. The firm can track a project’s efficacy and efficiency, change its methods, refine its plans, and regularly increase collaboration and customer service with its team approach and well-defined workflow processes.

The multifamily development Pine & Franklin – Rockwell is a monument to the firm’s excellent accomplishments. The present structure was demolished, and two 13-story residential towers were built as part of this $114 million, 356,000 square-foot project. A historic façade was incorporated into the new structure, featuring below-grade parking with car stackers. The project features 262 residential units of studios, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, a fitness facility, a rooftop terrace, an atrium, and a communal courtyard.

Bogard Construction

350-A Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Bogard Construction is a general contractor and construction management firm that has completed exceptional projects throughout California. The firm is focused on producing outstanding results that consistently guarantee satisfaction and exceed client expectations. With 75 years of experience and the passion of four generations of Bogard family members, the firm has solidified its reputation through high-quality craftsmanship, superior quality, and outstanding services. Today, the firm continues to provide a hands-on, dedicated approach to ensure a smooth and seamless construction experience for its clients and stakeholders. 

The new clubhouse at Green Hills Country Club was built by Bogard Construction. New amenities included a dining grill, lounge spaces, offices, a full commercial kitchen, locker rooms, a pro-shop, a fitness center, and function halls, as well as offices and a pro-shop. To ensure higher design and budget accuracy, the firm participated during the project’s preconstruction and design phases.


  • 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