Fremont is located in the eastern section of the Bay Area. It is also the closest east bay city to the high-tech area of Silicon Valley. Thanks to a strong tech industry presence, the city has a strong, diversified, and globally connected economy. It’s also home to over 900 manufacturing and hardware companies, producing numerous technologies for the life sciences, electronics, clean-tech, and auto tech sectors. Not to mention the city’s employment hubs within its borders, serving a wide range of industries.
Thanks to its prime location and an abundance of business opportunities, the city has become a sought-after location for company owners. To meet their needs for office renovation and fit-outs, these business owners hired the top tenant improvement contractors in Fremont, California. These firms have consistently shown their dedication to quality workmanship. They have impressive backgrounds and provide the businesses they work for with excellent customer service.
XL Construction Corporation
851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035
XL Construction Corporation has served the Bay Area’s building needs since 1992. The firm has three offices and serves the advanced technology, civic, corporate office, education, healthcare, and life science industries. It’s known as an expert in technical building and has an in-depth understanding of complex building systems. Under the direction of co-founders Eric Raff and Dave Beck, its talented team is committed to building spaces that improve lives by providing the best possible solutions. Numerous publications—Engineering News-Record (ENR), The Silicon Valley Business Journal, The Sacramento Business Times, and the San Francisco Times—have recognized the firm’s excellence. The firm has also received numerous distinctions, including Contractor of the Year (CotY), Northern California’s Excellence in Safety Award of Merit, and ENR’s Global Best of the Best: Best Interiors/Tenant Improvement Project.
The XL team redeveloped Syserco’s Headquarters through an MEP Design/Build system. Knowing how crucial the architectural finishes were to the building owner, XL supported the design team during the planning phase to secure numerous distinctive, high-quality finishes. Aside from the unique features, they also incorporated recycled materials into the 33,000-square-foot facility, leading to LEED Gold certification.
200 Parr Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801
Overaa Construction has a long-standing reputation as one of the best commercial contractors working in Oakland and the surrounding area. The firm was founded in 1907 by Norwegian immigrant Carl Overaa with the intent to rebuild the Bay Area after it suffered a massive earthquake. Developing from a small construction company, the firm has prospered and helped shape California’s infrastructures. Third-generation CEO Jerry Overaa’s contributions have been invaluable to the firm. His expertise has expanded Overaa Construction’s reach and it now receives about $300 million annually — about $10 million back in 1974. The firm is now one of the Largest family-owned businesses in Silicon Valley and one of ENR’s top 400 contractors. San Francisco Times also named it one of the Best Places to Work.
The firm has developed numerous award-winning projects since 1966. One is the Richmond City Hall. This project has collected multiple distinctions, including the Preservation Design Award for Historic Preservation, the Top Honor in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration Category, and the Award of Honor for Historic Preservation and Innovation in Rehabilitation. The Overaa team refurbished the 70,000-square-foot steel-framed structure into a new, seismically enhanced LEED Gold Essential Services Facility (ESF). They used a building waste management approach that prevented wasting 50% to 75% of the materials. Extensive coordination with contractors and multiple stakeholders was also required as the project was located in a populated downtown area.
Hillhouse Commercial Construction Company Inc.
140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131
Hillhouse Commercial Construction Company has over 35 years of experience in the industry. It is a construction firm specializing in sustainable spaces for corporate, education, healthcare, and life science structures. It also handles mission-critical projects that require innovative plans and smarter solutions. Ken Huesby—the firm’s CEO and founder—has created a high-quality work environment. Huesby and his team have put together a work culture that helps people thrive and companies prosper. The same driving force in providing clients with superior building experience also applies to their respect for the environment and the community. Numerous awards for green building provide evidence of their success. The Silicon Valley Business Journal gave the firm the Best Reuse/Rehab and the Best Green Project awards. CoreNet Global Award Program also recognized the firm with the Sustainable Leadership Award.
Hillhouse partnered with DGA Architects to revamp the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development center. The 22,000-square-foot space was improved by creating a spacious workplace that features a glass conference room, a kitchenette, and a break room. The team also constructed a mezzanine floor with numerous windows for natural lighting, as well as a 6,500-square-foot high-tech research and development facility. It features a machine shop and several hidden underground car lifts. The space will be used to develop autonomous vehicles.
TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.
1855 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
Since 2004, TEAMWRKX Construction Inc. has produced structures that serve as a new industry standard for commercial builds. It provides the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest with construction, construction management, design-build, and value analysis services. With over 5,000 completed projects, the firm has become a leading builder for corporate, life science, healthcare, biotechnology, technology, hospitality, dining, retail, and automotive sectors. Eric Venzon leads the firm as president and CEO, and Natasha Venzon is the principal and human resources director. Natasha also manages TEAMWRKX Facilities, a company that supports other businesses through outsourcing. The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently named her a Woman of Influence.
The firm recently renovated the Seagate Technology Fremont campus. The team decommissioned and relocated over 24,000 tools in class 10 clean rooms while observing the client’s strict security and safety measures. An estimated budget of $40,000,000 was spent to enhance the 20,000-square-foot facility.
Build Group, Inc.
405 14th Street, Suite 900, Oakland, CA 94612
Build Group is known for its specialized expertise in the multifamily, residential, corporate, high-end retail, restaurants, hospitality, student and senior housing, religion, and civic markets. Ross Edwards and Eric Horn established the firm in 2007. They supervise a knowledgeable team that consistently upholds the firm’s core values: trust and integrity. Doing so has helped them provide clients with the highest quality of services. About 80% of their current projects came from repeat clients impressed by their work ethic and skills. Their persistence has also been invaluable and significantly contributed to the firm’s success. The Silicon Valley Business Journal named Build Group, Inc. one of the fastest-growing companies for three consecutive years.
One of the firm’s notable works in the office sector is the enhancement of Molex Fremont. The team created a two-story structure at the entrance lobby by removing a portion of the second level. They also built new bathrooms, conference rooms, office spaces, clean rooms, and a lobby while also adding new architectural details to the façade. It took about seven months and $16,400,000 to complete the redevelopment of the 90,000-square–foot space.
South Bay Construction
1711 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
South Bay Construction was founded in 1978 and is one of the industry leading commercial general contractors in Northern California. They only employ the best and brightest professionals to ensure the firm’s quality work. Trust, commitment, honesty, and passion are also some of the qualities they look for on their team. Aside from their dedication to craftsmanship, the South Bay team is dedicated to providing the community with a sustainable, greener, and healthier environment. They use innovative, ecological building methods in developing structures for the corporate, research and development, high-tech, clean-tech, retail, mixed-use, and hospitality industry.
The South Bay team completed a high-end tenant buildout for CDK Global. The two-story building was enhanced, along with its lobby, conference rooms, open office areas, break and lounge areas, meditation area, restrooms, showers, and library. They also improved the structure’s intermediate distribution frame (IDF) and main distribution frame (MDF) room, which is crucial to the company’s operation.