San Mateo, one of California’s busiest downtown neighborhoods, is home to shops, restaurants, and other businesses, as well as a stunningly picturesque setting. Many businesses are drawn to the area’s unique mix of nature and city life. The city is home to several well-known companies, including Franklin Resources, Kronos Bio, Coupa Software, and Cloud-Lending Solutions. 

San Mateo is an excellent location for doing business. If you plan to build office space in the area, you’ll want to get to know ten of the best office contractors in San Mateo, California. These firms were picked for their experience, expertise, impressive portfolios, and awards.


207 King Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94107

Webcor was founded in 1971 by Bill Wilson, Ross Edwards, Dave Boyd, and Miller Ream with one goal in mind: to “build with unmatched innovation and efficiency.” Fifty years later, the firm has built an impressive portfolio in various market sectors, including flagship structures, infrastructure projects, luxury residential buildings, luxury hotels, and healthcare and higher education campuses. The firm offers a wide range of services adapted to the demands of clients, project objectives, and the best interests of all stakeholders. The firm is committed to delivering each project efficiently and effectively through open communication and close collaboration from the early pre-construction discussions to the final punch list in construction. The firm is constantly striving to develop and improve its processes, resulting in better judgment, enhanced efficiency, and a daring approach to mitigating problems.

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Bay Meadows Station 3, a Type I concrete office building in San Mateo. The project includes 174,000-square-feet across four floors above grade and three levels below grade in a single structure. It features a two-level open entrance lobby with a 14′ glass curtain wall system, large flexible floor plates with 11’8″ floor-to-ceiling heights, state-of-the-art building operating systems, surface parking, patios, and bicycle storage.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

South Bay Construction, founded in 1978, has established itself as a leader in Northern California construction development through its high-quality craftsmanship, unparalleled professionalism, and outstanding customer service. With a motivated, get-it-done approach and a commitment to excellence, the firm provides a single-source solution by handling every intricate detail of the projects it takes on. Its dedication to fostering client and subcontractor relationships combined with years of experience in many design-build projects has consistently resulted in excellent outcomes. The firm is dedicated to delivering high-quality projects on schedule and budget that consistently exceed expectations.

This highlighted project demonstrates the firm’s exceptional excellence. The firm provided construction services for Alibaba’s 16,665-square-foot office space located on the fourth and sixth floors at 400 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo, collaborating with architect ASD | SKY and furniture supplier InsideSource/Young. The space is designed with a collaborative, flexible, and lifestyle-friendly environment suitable for both guests and employees, focusing on attracting millennial employees and their demand for offices with unique, open interior spaces.

BCCI Construction

1160 Battery Street, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111

BCCI Construction, a full-service construction corporation with offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles, was founded in 1986. Architecture, client advising, design-build, general contracting, pre-construction, program management, and quality control are among the firm’s many services. The firm’s integrated approach to project delivery has built strong connections with its stakeholders, resulting in smooth and seamless transactions. The firm offers clients a fully integrated, multidimensional staff dedicated to methodically planning and executing each project to the last detail to meet the client’s goals. This level of commitment has resulted in several positive comments from delighted clients who have continued to engage with the firm to build outstanding projects.

BCCI worked as the general contractor to renovate four office buildings at Clearview Business Park, including upgrades and repositioning. The multi-phased design-build project, which included total interior demolition, ACM abatement, seismic and ADA modifications, and major mechanical and electrical system improvements, was finished ahead of schedule. Tree removal, landscaping, parking lot resurfacing, and campus-wide upgrades for pedestrian access were among the 22-acre site’s improvements.

Hillhouse Commercial Construction Company Inc.

140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

Hillhouse Construction has completed hundreds of highly technical, architecturally award-winning projects with cutting-edge sustainable building methods since its founding in 1988. The firm offers clients a one-stop-shop through its pre-construction, construction, and post-construction services. Over the years, the firm has prioritized developing long-term relationships with clients, contractors, architects, and staff to provide the best possible service. The firm takes a unique, collaborative approach to understand its clients’ goals, requirements, budget, and schedule to provide exceptional projects that meet their demands. It consistently completes projects that meet or exceed customer expectations.

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Prometheus Corporate Office in San Mateo; it included a 25,000-square-foot high-profile corporate office interior project. Executive offices, an open office landscape, a high-end lobby, and a conference area were all part of the project. The firm used extensive wood and glass window wall systems, wood paneling and ceiling systems, stone flooring, and built-in cabinetry.

W.L. Butler Construction Inc.

1629 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

W.L. Butler Construction Inc. was founded in 1975 by William L. Butler, a carpenter. Thanks to William’s honesty, hard work, and emphasis on the value of relationships, the firm quickly gained recognition as a leading contractor throughout California. With over forty-five years of experience, the firm has built for a wide range of market sectors, including automotive, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use, retail, and offices. To provide the greatest possible outcomes for its clients, the firm approaches each project based on the fundamental principles of safety, relationships, trust, accountability, communication, and collaboration. The firm is dedicated to keeping projects on track and below budget through consistent management, control, and a keen eye for detail.

W.L. Butler provided new ground-up construction services for 2 East 3rd Avenue, a 24,780-square-foot three-story mixed-use retail and office building. The first-floor retail space was divided to allow a premier fitness facility tenant and a distinct internet investing firm to coexist. Additional offices, a second conference room, and a bullpen area were added to the second floor. The third story is largely used as an executive floor, including a large break area.

Truebeck Construction

951 Mariners Island Boulevard, Suite 700, San Mateo, CA 94404

Truebeck Construction—a full-service general contractor specializing in technical construction, challenging projects, and outstanding interiors—was founded in 2007. The firm has gained extensive experience executing high-quality projects in a variety of industries over its fourteen years of operations. To help its clients realize their goals and needs for space, the firm employs progressive estimations, inventive building methods, cost-effective solutions, and cutting-edge technologies. The firm develops and improves its construction processes and elevates standards to give its clients the best possible service, quality, and value.

Truebeck Construction performed pre-construction and construction services for the new San Mateo County Office Building #3 (COB3), located across from the Hall of Justice. In collaboration with architectural firm SOM, the building has a total area of 121,000 square feet, with five above-grade stories and a partial basement. It also includes a new seven-level, 1,200-unit parking structure, which will meet the parking demands of the new building and other County Government Center facilities.

DPR Construction

1450 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063

DPR Construction is a unique technical builder that provides a diverse range of services, including general contracting, construction management, prefabrication, self-performed work, sustainable construction, and virtual design and construction. Since its inception in 1997, the firm has continuously established its reputation as a top contractor in the country through its superior quality and unsurpassed professionalism. Whether a multi-million-dollar development or an office renovation, the firm handles every project with strict accountability and a meticulous eye for detail. The firm’s integrated and collaborative approach allows it to develop strategies based on the client’s unique ideas, visions, and needs. Over the years, the firm has built long-lasting relationships with its clients through open communication and close collaboration.

DPR and M Moser Associates collaborated on the design-build project for Medallia’s corporate headquarters office in San Mateo. The space’s characteristics include a blend of technology and non-traditional design. With bright booths for informal work areas, huge coffee bars, an outdoor entertainment area, adjustable workstations, and dozens of private offices and huddle rooms, the 222,000 square-foot building has a global influence.

Build Group

160 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103

 With nearly fifteen years of construction experience, Build Group has served the state of California with superior services and specialized in general contracting, construction management, and design-build. The firm has since expanded to over 400 highly-skilled employees and has established an excellent reputation. Multi-family residential, commercial office spaces, high-end retail, restaurants, hospitality, student and elder housing, and healthcare are among the projects it has completed. The firm’s team approach and defined workflow processes enable it to track the project’s effectiveness and efficiency, adapt its tactics, refine strategies, and regularly improve teamwork and customer service.

The Clearview Office Park in San Mateo, California, is one of the firm’s notable projects. Completed in 2016, this $43.4 million project involves the demolition of an existing restaurant to make way for a new three-story office structure of 110,876 square feet. A two-floor lobby, restrooms, interior finishes, rooftop HVAC equipment, and main ductwork for future tenants are all part of the new ‘warm shell.’ The project also included a precast, five-level parking building of 220,000 square feet and 655 units.

NOVO Construction

1460 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Established in 2000, NOVO Construction is a Menlo Park, California-based contractor that serves clients throughout the Bay Area. With over two decades of experience, the firm is dedicated to realizing each client’s unique vision with high-quality workmanship, relationships, and service. The firm’s hands-on, personalized approach has resulted in successful outcomes that consistently exceed expectations. The firm’s experienced teams are versatile, accountable, dynamic, and committed to producing excellent projects that meet customer expectations. As a result, the firm has earned a large list of satisfied customers, with a high rate of return business.

One of the firm’s most notable projects is the Survey Monkey Headquarters in San Mateo, California, which included a 200,000-square-foot warm shell and a three-story tenant enhancement. The scope features a mostly open office environment with several conference rooms of varying sizes, a board room, training rooms, huddle rooms, and phone rooms. A huge café, game room, and music room are all located in an all-hands area with an adjoining staircase.

Cody|Brock Commercial Builders

1021 Howard Avenue, Suite D, San Carlos, CA 94070

Cody-Brock, Inc. has been serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1994, specializing in Shell Renovations, Tenant Improvements, Biotech Labs, and Ground-up Construction. The firm’s expertise includes building and site evaluation, pre-construction budgeting, design-build, value engineering, and project management. Cody|Brock provides clients with a single-source solution, effectively managing every detail of the project from start to finish. The firm has remained dedicated to its goal of delivering projects that exceed each client’s expectations over the years. It takes a hands-on, personal approach to each project while providing cost-effective solutions, high-quality work, and close collaboration to achieve successful outcomes. Over 90% of the firm’s projects come from recommendations and satisfied customers, indicating its strong client base.

This featured project consisted of an office tenant improvement of a historic building in downtown San Mateo, California, for Second Measure. Break-out conference rooms, an all-hands meeting area, a break room, and restrooms are all part of the new workplace. The upper floor has an open, exposed wood ceiling with bare steel supports, exposed brick perimeter walls, and an office work area.