Mountain View played an integral role in the early history and growth of Silicon Valley. It is the location of numerous high technology companies, including the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in Silicon Valley—the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory. Now, Mountain View is home to companies like Google and Alphabet Inc., Unicode Consortium, Intuit, and the NASA Ames research center. It’s also the headquarters of Microsoft, Symantec, LinkedIn, and Samsung.
For businesses looking to remain in or move to Mountain View, we have a list of the best tenant improvement contractors working in the area. These firms are skilled in updating old offices so that they can meet the needs of tenants while providing employees with inspiring environments to work in.
150 East Dana Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
BCCI Construction is a general contractor that offers design-build and architectural services to clients in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Los Angeles. The sectors it focuses on include education, government, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences, and retail. With over 35 years in the industry, BCCI has worked on a wide range of project types. Its portfolio features adaptive reuse, building repositioning, ground-up, historic, interiors mixed-use, multifamily, and seismic projects. The effort BCCI puts into its work has resulted led to it being ranked as a Top Contractor by Engineering News-Record and named the Best Place to Work by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Google has worked with BCCI on Google 1674, a design-build project with office and amenity space. The structure has a gym facility and a wellness center with a lab for blood work and patient rooms. The interior improvements included upgrades to the site and building for seismic reinforcement, water infrastructure, a new roof, and environmental soil mitigation. The demolition and seismic work were completed early to understand the condition of the structure, which allowed the subcontractors and BCCI to work on cost-effective solutions. Since Google 1674 was worked on during the pandemic, the project was enhanced with COVID-19 safety protocols.
951 Mariners Island Boulevard, Suite 700, San Mateo, CA 94404
Since its founding in 2007, Truebeck Construction has worked to challenge the traditional approach the construction industry uses in building spaces. It elevates and improves industry standards to build community areas that inspire people. The firm’s approach is centered on determination and excellence, which results in valuable spaces that make an impact. Some of the services Truebeck Construction offers include preconstruction, alternative delivery methods, and interior design.
Mozilla’s office was originally a building from the 1980s. Thanks to Truebeck Construction, it became a contemporary high-tech facility that caters to the client’s transparent and open-source collaborative culture. The scope of work included high-tech office spaces, open interconnecting stairs, and a Blenheim Channel glass system. There is also an outdoor common area with bocce ball and basketball courts.
South Bay Construction
1711 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
South Bay Construction has worked on new shell buildings, steel-frame structures, ground-up new construction, and commercial tenant improvements. Each project involves clients throughout the process, which ensures their vision is incorporated into the final product. The South Bay Construction team is encouraged to be creative with designs and innovative when presented with new technologies to produce quality work.
DiDi contracted South Bay Construction to work on a complete tenant build-out for an existing one-story building. This healthcare/lab project is located in Mountain View and is about 35,000 square feet. South Bay Construction worked on a kitchen/break area, conference rooms, workstations, open offices, and a research lab. According to DiDi, the firm was responsive, timely, and cost-effective throughout the project. Everything was completed within schedule.
XL Construction Corporation
851 Buckeye Court, Milpitas, CA 95035
XL Construction Corporation was founded in 1992. It serves Sacramento and the Bay Area, and it works with clients in the technology, life sciences, healthcare, and education industries. Netflix, Google, and LinkedIn include some of the household names XL has worked with. The firm’s services include integrated solutions, construction technology, sustainability, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) management, collaborative delivery, safety, and self-perform work. XL’s quality work has earned it its place on the Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times and The Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Charleston TI is a Mountain View project XL worked on for a confidential client. The project included demolition and tenant improvement work for 42,000 square feet of space. The building has a garden-themed office space that XL built using an MEP design-build delivery method. The exterior improvements included installing a fire pit, a bocce ball court, and a basketball court. It was designed to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification—yet it received the higher certification level, Platinum.
Hillhouse Commercial Construction Company Inc.
140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131
Hillhouse Construction Company has served as a commercial general contractor in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. It has worked on highly technical and award-winning projects for the corporate, education, healthcare, interiors, life sciences, and mission-critical industries. Hillhouse Construction Company uses progressive and sustainable building methods to complete its work. The firm uses innovation to create healthy work environments where people can thrive and prosper.
AP+I Design Architects required some tenant improvement work for its office. Hillhouse Construction Company completed 14,300 square feet of work to repurpose the zero net energy building. Some of the building materials were repurposed and recycled for the project. The building now features an open-concept design and provides collaborative work and conservation spaces.
1460 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
NOVO Construction focuses on maximizing the quality of its work, service, and relationships. The team feels that dedication to quality produces well-crafted structures and long-lasting relationships with clients. Using innovation, teamwork, and a client-centric approach, the firm has created a client base that continues to grow and partner with it for a number of different projects. NOVO Construction has worked on projects for the science, technology, education, and corporate sectors.
Symantec in Mountain View partnered with NOVO Construction to complete tenant improvements for the Customer Experience Center (CEC). NOVO Construction did 36,000 square feet worth of MEP work for an existing office space, along with a lobby refresh and high-end finishes throughout the area. The firm also included a 5,000-square-foot exterior site package for the project.
SC Builders, Inc
910 Thompson Place, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
SC Builders focuses on building innovative projects while fostering lasting relationships with its clients. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, the firm has created a team of skilled professionals. Each employee goes through rigorous recruitment to ensure the quality of work is maintained. SC Builders provides authority and resources to its employees to keep them updated with the latest trends and techniques in the industry. As a result, the SC Builders team specializes in commercial tenant improvements as well as life science and mission-critical projects.
The Moffett Gateway in Sunnyvale is a corporate office campus project that SC Builders worked on for a confidential tech client. The firm renovated three existing core and shell buildings. B1 has seven levels of office and lab space; B2 has seven levels of office space with a cafe on the first floor. Both structures are 265,000 square feet; each has an open office area, conference rooms, training rooms, and small kitchens. B3, meanwhile, is 16,000 square feet and includes a parking garage, a fitness center, and a cafe with a dining area.
Gidel & Kocal Construction Company, Inc.
574 Division Street, Campbell, CA 95008
Gidel & Kocal Construction Company was founded by Lance Gidel and John Kocal in 1980. They began the business with just tenant improvement-related services before growing to include ground-up construction services. The projects the firm has worked on can be found in Santa Rosa, Sacramento, and Modesto. The firm has worked with clients in the finance, healthcare, life sciences, retail, and commercial sectors.
Litepoint in San Jose is part of Gidel & Kocal Construction Company’s new tenant improvement project portfolio. The work included the demolition of non-load-bearing partitions, new offices, and new HVAC roof units. All existing pneumatic-controlled HVAC equipment was converted to direct digital control (DDC) systems. There is a new large-scale server room with three types of fire protection, new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and large equipment labs with static dissipative carpet and vinyl tile flooring.
Principal Builders Inc.
329 Bryant Street, Suite 2C San Francisco, CA 94107
Principal Builders was created to innovate the construction industry using the team’s combined experience of 150 years. It specializes in tenant improvement services for clients in the San Francisco area. The projects it has worked on are typically for the technology, finance, advertising, health, business, and law sectors.
Principal Builders has an extensive list of services. It covers the pre-leasing, site selection, preconstruction and design, construction, and move-in/post-construction phases of a project. Because of its ability to foresee problems while remaining transparent, the firm has fostered long-lasting relationships with its clients. It also provides clients with access to a network of craftsmen and subcontractors to ensure the quality of its work.
310 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Gordon Prill has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. It provides architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering, and construction services to clients in the Sunnyvale area. While working on projects, it focuses on three things: conceiving, creating, and constructing. That means the designing and constructing phases of a project receive equal amounts of attention and effort. Gordon Prill’s portfolio features aerospace, biotech, clean room, corporate office, science and technology, and university projects.
The Alta Vista is a corporate campus relocation and tenant improvement project. It features a 75,000-square-foot building. The work included the complete demolition of the interiors and the installation of electrical, telecommunications, data center, and fire protection systems. There are new high-grade finishes like a completely new lobby, an executive boardroom, and individual offices. The open office area has an exposed ceiling design and the individual offices were built with an aluminum storefront glass system. Everything was completed in phases to minimize the impact construction would have on the employees.