Milpitas is part of Silicon Valley, which means it is home to numerous tech companies. The city is home to the headquarters of FireEye and Sigma Designs, and hosts the offices of Cisco Systems and Seagate Technologies. There are also well-known shopping supercenters that draw in vast amounts of visitors. As a thriving area for businesses, many companies are interested in establishing themselves in the city.
To help with that, our editorial team has compiled a list of the best commercial contractors in Milpitas. These firms are known for working with the technology sector and for collaborating with clients to create spaces that fit their vision.
TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.
1855 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
TEAMWRKX Construction has completed over 5,000 projects in the 17 years it has been in business. The firm’s projects range in size and complexity; its portfolio includes structures for assisted living, government/public works, hospitality, industrial, information technology, healthcare, office, retail, and specialty environments. The ROK Steakhouse in San Jose, CA received fast-track tenant improvements within three months. TEAMWRKX added glass coiling patio walls to connect the bar and outdoor dining areas. HD flat screens and audio and lighting systems are placed inside to encourage a vibrant and lively ambiance. Other features include metal panels, stone face, and plaster and inlaid wood finishes.
Clients have the opportunity to choose three approaches for each project: design/build, design/bid/build, and construction management at risk. There is the option to contract the firm specifically for design and construction services, hire the project architect to produce drawings and specifications for bidding, or contract the construction manager to act as a consultant in the preconstruction phase and then as a general contractor during the construction phase.
South Bay Construction
1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
South Bay Construction (SBC) introduces itself as a firm whose mission is to provide timely and sustainable design-build projects that are within budget. The firm is run by professionals who understand the construction issues that drive the Bay Area’s development. It also follows sustainable construction trends to promote a healthier Bay Area.
With 40 years of experience, SBC’s expertise lies in office, R&D, high-tech, cleantech, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use construction. The Santa Clara Square Retail in Santa Clara, CA is one of its retail projects. The site was originally filled with outdated manufacturing facilities. SBC collaborated with Irvine Company during the design development phase to re-develop the site into seven high-end buildings which houses a Whole Foods, a variety of restaurants, and different shops. The marketplace’s design took inspiration from Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
1160 Battery Street Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111
Having been in business since 1986, BCCI Construction is ranked as a top contractor by ENR California and the San Francisco Business Times. The firm calls itself “confidence builders” due to the amount of careful attention put into each step of the building process. BCCI Construction focuses on being innovative and proactive to uncover ideas and opportunities for improvement throughout a project. Client vision is essential in developing solutions that fit the project parameters and the unique needs of the people who will live and work in the finished space.
BCCI Construction covers preconstruction, design-build, project management, sustainable construction, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consulting. It also partners with designers and subcontractors to also provide new construction, major building renovations, historic restorations, seismic upgrades, and tenant improvements. La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in San Francisco, CA is one of the firm’s construction projects. The marketplace is located in a 1960s era development with a slab-on-grade foundation and steel, wood, and CMU walls. Converted from a post office, BCCI Construction replaced damaged storefront windows and exterior doors, demolished interiors, and cut existing slab to install new plumbing and electrical. The firm also included a shared main kitchen, seven food kiosks, and ample seating in the public dining area. All of the upgrades BCCI Construction completed fell in line with American Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. Upon completion, La Concina’s executive director expressed satisfaction and gratitude for the firm’s work, stating BCCI Construction was approachable and professional throughout the project.
2244 Blach Place Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95131
Founded in 1970, Blach Construction builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout California. The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross section of 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. A leading innovator, Blach is dedicated to incorporating advanced construction techniques, leveraging its prefabrication, self-perform and virtual design and construction expertise where and when possible. With a solid understanding of traditional and collaborative delivery methods, Blach is dedicated to offering greater efficiencies and increased value to clients.
The firm consistently wins awards across the construction industry and general business community for its projects, innovation, employee engagement, and community service. Quality and safety are at its core. As a result, Blach is continually ranked as a “Top Contractor in California” by Engineering News-Record and has received multiple “Construction Safety Excellence Awards” from the Associated General Contractors of California, earning 1st Place in 2020 (Building Division – under 400,000 worker hours). Additionally, and as a testament to its company culture, Blach has been recognized repeatedly since 2009 as a “Best Place to Work” in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times.
Hillhouse Construction Company
140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131
For more than 30 years, Hillhouse Construction Company has been creating spaces where both people and the environment can thrive. The firm collaborates with clients, contractors, architects, and associates to deliver results that exceed expectations. Delivering value is among the promises of the firm, whether that be in water savings, landfill diversion, energy efficiency, time, cost-effectiveness, or satisfactory results. The firm offers services for pre-construction, construction, project close-out, and sustainability.
Structures for office, life sciences, healthcare, and education take up a majority of the firm’s portfolio. Most of these projects were recognized as architectural award-winning work environments. The Ebay Cafe & Employee Services Center in San Jose is among the firm’s works. Hillhouse Construction worked on 22,000 square feet for tenant improvements, which includes a new commercial-grade kitchen installation with a serving bar and open seating areas. The storefront was relocated to the perimeter for better flow, and high-end finishes with vibrant murals were implemented for a brighter space.
777 N. 1st Street 5th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112
Following a design-develop-build approach, SWENSON’s works are focused on innovation and sustainable practices. To provide the best balance of simple and functional designs, the firm conducts extensive research and development before beginning to build. SWENSON’s portfolio features residential, senior living, hospitality, office, retail, industrial, medical, historical, tenant improvements, and sustainable building projects. San Pedro Square Market in San Jose, CA is one notable project in the firm’s portfolio. The 30,000-square-foot project required the firm to turn San Jose’s oldest building into a center for retail, dining, and live entertainment. It is designed for micro-restaurants and stall-style boutiques. The market has an 8,000-square-foot plaza, a two-story brick structure with open-beam ceilings, and a 4,800-square-foot corrugated metal building.
SWENSON collaborates with clients to customize the approach used with each project. They provide services like financing, in-house architecture and design, leasing, ownership, pre-development activities, and construction management.
XL Construction Corporation
851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035
XL Construction Corporation has served the Bay Area and Silicon Valley for the past 29 years. Most of its projects are structures for corporate offices, advanced technology, civic, education, healthcare, and life sciences. One of its recent works includes the Albright Campus for Netflix in Los Gatos, a tenant improvement project for an office building. The 137,000-square-foot, four-story building was given high-end finishes to the lobby, conference rooms, and office space. XL Construction did some improvements to the core and shell as well.
The firm identifies its clients’ needs to understand which delivery methods are best suited for a project. The firm uses methods like Build Information Modeling (BIM) which includes digital representations of a facility, and a collaborative method called integrated project delivery to guide the team in choosing the best approach. Individualizing project plans like these results in satisfied clients, with 85% of its work coming from repeat clients.
1 Almaden Boulevard Suite 460, San Jose, CA 95113
Webcor is a 50-year-old firm that provides preconstruction, construction, and self-performed services to the general California area. Its in-house specialization in finish carpentry, concrete, and drywall allows the firm to exert greater control over the quality, pricing, and scheduling. For one of its projects, Webcor self-performed concrete and drywall on the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California. The Grand Hyatt is a concrete hotel project that includes one structure with 12 levels above grade. There are also 351 sound-proof units and 21 suites. Amenities include 14,000+ square feet dedicated to being a flexible meeting space, a 70-seat three-meal restaurant, two bars, a grab-and-go market, a gym, a yoga room, a massage treatment room, and associate parking with 215 stalls. The structure was given a gold LEED certification.
To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm’s workflow, the firm puts importance on understanding materials and building techniques. Its portfolio features projects for interior construction, historic restoration, and seismic retrofits for structures.
W. L. Butler
5666 La Ribera Street Suite A, Livermore, CA 94550
There is no one size fits all approach that W.L. Butler could follow to complete its projects. As a firm working with a vast variety of industries, it understands that each building has very different needs. W.L. Butler has over 46 years of experience completing automotive, education, financial, retail, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, multi-family, office, and tenant improvement projects. Projects begin with defining a project scope that maximizes features, functionality, and cost-effectiveness.
W.L. Butler’s services cover Livermore and the surrounding areas. Hampton Inn & Suites in Sunnyvale, CA is one of the firm’s projects in the area. It is a ground-up three-story addition to an existing structure. The expansion gave the hotel 21 extra rooms, ground-level parking, a new laundry room, and a new facility maintenance room.
1510 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, California 95128
DPR Construction describes itself as a firm that exists to build great things. Its clients are found in the healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, mission-critical, office, research and development, life sciences, and advanced technology sectors. Among those clients is Hyatt, for whom the firm worked on the Block 75 Hyatt Dual-Branded Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The project was a dual-branded hotel that features the 17-story, 230-unit Hyatt Palace hotel and the 115-room Hyatt House hotel. An impressive 4,000 square feet of the project is dedicated to meeting spaces, while 3,200 square feet is allocated to ground-floor retail space. The firm also built a rooftop amenity deck with a pool and a 220-space parking garage. DPR Construction self-performed drywall, elevator lobbies, hard lid ceilings, doors, and installed prefabricated exterior panels.
The firm’s projects are mostly found in the Bay Area and cities near Milpitas. The firm also performs environmental health and safety, preconstruction, prefabrication, sustainable construction, and virtual design and construction.