Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 10:29 pm

San Mateo County’s calm, pristine beach is only ten miles south of San Francisco. San Mateo is a great city to work, play, and live in, with plenty of dining options, parks and activities for families, and numerous opportunities accessible.

If you’re looking to build a commercial or residential space in the area, the list below features the leading construction companies to consider. Our team handpicked the firms after evaluating their portfolio, background, awards, industry affiliations, and press features.

XL Construction Corporation

851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035

Established in 1992 with offices in the Bay Area and Sacramento, California, XL Construction Corporation is a contractor of choice for leading businesses in technology, life sciences, health care, and education. XL is consistently ranked as one of the Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal and is a founding member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Silicon Valley Chapter.

XL has been in the business for three decades and currently runs under the leadership of Eric Raff as CEO. Eric founded the company with Dave Beck and has 30 years of experience in the business. Under his supervision, the firm has amassed various awards, including the Regional and Design Excellence Award. It received this during the 2021 Annual Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific Awards for its work on Skyline College’s Environmental Sciences Building.

Some of XL’s works have also appeared in San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Sacramento Business Journal, Engineering News-Record, and California Construction Magazine.


207 King St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94107

Webcor is an award-winning general contractor specializing in various projects, including commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, and mixed-use facilities. Bill Wilson, Ross Edwards, Dave Boyd, and Miller Ream established Webcor in 1971 to build with unmatched creativity and efficiency. It was founded over five decades ago and has offices throughout California. Webcor has become renowned for its unique and collaborative approach to construction, vast experience, cutting-edge virtual building techniques, proficiency in concrete construction, and expertise in building iconic projects.

Webcor is recognized by industry organizations, including the Construction Employers’ Association, the U.S. Green Building Council, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Ridge Crest Chamber of Commerce and the International Partnering Institute. On top of these affiliations, the firm has also been given two National Awards of Merit under the educational and Healthcare Facilities categories by the Design-Build Institute of America in 2021.

BCCI Construction

1160 Battery St., Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111

BCCI Construction is among the top 25 largest commercial contractors serving the Bay Area of California. Privately owned and established in 1986, BCCI provides a full range of construction services, including new buildings, structural renovation, historic restorations, seismic upgrades, commercial interiors, preconstruction services, sustainable construction, and LEED management.

Leading BCCI as president and CEO is Michael Scribner. With 40 years of experience in the business, Michael is responsible for the firm’s construction operations and provides strategic vision, oversight, and coordination to some of the most high-profile construction projects in California. Under his guidance and supervision, BCCI has been recognized with multiple honors, including the 2020 Community Award, the 2019 Leadership Award from the International Well Building Institute, and the 2019 Social Impact Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

South Bay Construction has been a leader in Northern California construction development since 1978. It has a deep understanding of the construction issues that drive Bay Area development and is well-versed in office, research, development, high tech, clean tech, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use construction. South Bay has embraced sustainable construction trends that promote a greener, healthier Bay Area and has been a trusted partner for over four decades.

With 30 years of experience in construction, Richard Furtado is the engine that makes the company operate. Passionate about honesty and commitment, Richard assumed CEO duties in 2004, leading the company to a consistent volume of $100 million to $200 million per year while maintaining profitability and shareholder equity. Richard studied construction management at California State University of Chico and DeAnza College.

South Bay Construction holds affiliations with the U.S. Green Building Council, the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, and the Building Owners and Managers Association.

Hillhouse Commercial Construction Company Inc.

140 Charcot Ave., San Jose, CA 95131

Specializing in preconstruction, construction, project close-out, and sustainability projects, Hillhouse Construction began 30 years ago with a mission to do more than build buildings. Through the leadership of founder, president, and CEO Ken Huesby, the team has created a superior client experience. Over the years, Hillhouse has continuously created signature work environments that help people thrive and companies prosper. 

Ken founded Hillhouse in 1987. With 30 years of construction experience and a passion for customer care, he created a firm focused on delivering results to clients who desire the highest possible level of service. Ken works alongside COO Kevin Huesby in leading the firm, overseeing operations, and managing projects for key clients. He has two decades of experience in the commercial construction business. Ken has handled a variety of projects, from state-of-the-art clean rooms and high-tech industrial machining facilities to cutting-edge corporate offices.

Some of Hillhouse’s works have piqued the interest of the press and can be found in The San Francisco Business Times, The Registry, Buildings Magazine, and The Registry.

DPR Construction

1450 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking, self-performing general contractor and construction manager providing technically complex and sustainable projects for advanced technology, mission-critical, life sciences, health care, higher education, and commercial sectors. DPR’s portfolio of work ranges from large-scale new construction to minor tenant improvements and special projects. 

Founded in 1990, DPR is now led by Michael Marston as business unit leader. Michael has three decades of experience in the business and has worked in multiple regions on some of the firm’s most notable life sciences projects. He works alongside other Bay Area business unit leaders, Ray Trebino and Rob Westover, who also have years of experience working in the industry. Under their watch, DPR is recognized by the Associated General Contractors, the Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific Region, the Construction Employers’ Association, and the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry.

Greenberg Construction

904 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94303

Greenberg Construction is a full-service design and build general construction company, an extension of the Greenberg Group. Based in Palo Alto, it is a creative leader with 25 years of specialized experience in construction, operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. The firm’s full-service and technology-forward approach allow it to be an effective “one-stop-shop” offering clients top-of-the-line residential and commercial architecture, design, and construction services to provide transparency and peace of mind.

Greenberg Construction provides kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, landscaping, home remodeling, room additions, extensions, custom homes, residential buildings, commercial buildings, and green construction. Maor Greenberg takes the lead as the firm’s founder, a structural engineering graduate of the College of Management Israel. Maor is recognized by the California Building Industry Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Silicon Valley, the National Association of Home Builders, and Build It Green.

Tracery Professional Home Builders

251 East Hacienda Ave., Unit C, Campbell, CA 95008

Tracery Professional Builders, Inc. provides full-service custom home building and residential remodeling in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Its experience and technical expertise set the bar for consistent craft and attention to detail, and its personalized approach ensures the highest level of professionalism and flexibility. Tracery Builders limits the number of projects it takes on to guarantee the personalized care and high quality its clients deserve. The firm also favors a hands-on management style and works closely with clients to make the construction process gratifying and the desired outcome achievable.

Tracery Builders currently runs under the leadership of founder and president Mark Macdonald. Mark is a licensed structural engineer and received his contractor’s license in 2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from the California State University-Fullerton and his master’s in civil engineering from  San Jose State University.

Jesse Ososki Art

446 Highland Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401

Jesse Ososki Art, Inc. is a small design-build construction company located in the San Francisco Bay area. It specializes in residential home remodeling, design, and construction for interiors and exteriors. The company also excels in designing and fabricating custom metalwork for interior and exterior applications.

Owner Jesse Ososki has a wide range of design and build experience beginning with his early career in music video set design and construction in the 1990s. He earned his fine arts degree from Pomona College and has 20 years of experience in the design and construction field. Under his watch, the company’s works have been featured by the press, including California Home and Design Magazine, Dezeen, Palo Alto Online, Dwell, ArchDaily, Elle Decor, and  Gessato.

D’Elia Construction

2189 Palm Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403  

D’Elia is a licensed general contracting company that provides residential construction services on the San Francisco Peninsula. For 25 years, commitment to the core values of integrity, craftsmanship, and reliability have made D’Elia Construction, the ideal partner for residential clientele in the San Francisco Peninsula. The company draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience and operates out of its headquarters in San Mateo. 

Bringing integrity, craftsmanship, and reliability to each project, the firm specializes in design-build, remodels, new construction, construction management, custom woodworking, and project management. It is currently led by Don D’Elia, who earned his degree from San Diego State University and California State University. His experience, combined with the skills of the seasoned experts behind the firm, enables D’Elia Construction to turn its clients’ ideas and visions into reality.

Future Vision Remodeling

495 East Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA 95112

Future Vision Remodeling and its showroom were established by founders Shawn Dadon and Roy Bendor to reflect their creative vision and desire to bring all aspects of the home improvement process together under one roof. Located in San Jose, FVR specializes in home, kitchen, and bathroom remodels, room additions, backyards, pools, ADUs, inspections, permits, and paperwork.

A construction company with generations of experience, FVR has a proud history of working with numerous homeowners in the Bay Area. Its clients have been with the team for years and have depended on its quality work since its launch in 2014.

RC Wehmeyer Design + Build

433 Airport Blvd., Suite #424, Burlingame, CA, 94010

RC Wehmeyer Design + Build is an architectural design and general construction firm based in Burlingame, California. It was founded in 2011 by  Rob Wehmeyer after 20 years of on-site experience in construction and design. Focusing on the custom creation of residential homes, remodels, and additions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rob created the firm to help people reimagine the places they call home. Rob is certified by the American Institute of Building Design and is passionate about all aspects of his business. He surveys prospective sites, hand-draws designs, and translates them into custom blueprints.

Under Rob’s watch, the studio’s goal is to create striking, comfortable homes that exceed its client’s expectations through thoughtful creativity in design and the quality and integrity of its construction. Homeowners can trust that RC Wehmeyer Design + Build develops a reliable, affordable, and time-conscious plan tailored to every client’s individual needs.