Oakland’s waterfront is located across the bay from San Francisco. But the bay is just the beginning when it comes to this unique metropolis. Oakland may be nestled by the bay, but the vast metropolis extends inland, and it has a thriving downtown surrounded by hills and redwood forests.

If you own an office in this city and want to give your space a refreshed look, below you will find the best tenant improvement contractors serving Oakland, California. Each firm was hand-picked by our team for its portfolio, awards, industry affiliations, and press features.

BCCI Construction

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

BCCI Construction is one of 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.

BCCI Construction was established in 1986 by Michael Scribner, a 40-year construction industry veteran. He is the firm’s president and chief executive officer and is responsible for the construction operations. Michael ensures the flow of strategic vision, coordination, and oversight of all processes, especially regarding high-caliber projects.



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.

Skyline Construction

505 Sansome Street 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

Skyline Construction has been a California commercial interior construction leader since 1996. The firm has created a culture of respect and inclusivity while building a diverse team that fuels innovation. Skyline created ACCEND Construction and Skyline Capital Builders as part of its geographic and service line development and acquired Unimark Construction to supplement its large California commercial interior presence. As part of the Skyline Enterprises family, each firm works under its brand name but shares operational practices, technological solutions, and an innovation roadmap.

The Skyline family of companies provides customers with the chance to experience the same principles, systems, oversight, and dedication to producing the best quality projects. And all of that is found under a well-established, financially solid local roof.

This $700M company is led by Jessica Carps, whose role as CEO of Skyline is focused on bringing creativity to every part of the business. Under her leadership, the team successfully established two new subsidiaries in 2019, acquired two Seattle-based construction firms in 2020, and added new office locations in 2021 and 2022.

Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company

275 Battery Street, Suite #300, San Francisco, CA 94111

Hathaway Dinwiddie is one of the most renowned construction companies in California. The firm has helped the nation’s premier corporations and institutions develop landmark buildings throughout California for over a century. With offices in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Los Angeles, the company has over 300 salaried employees, over one-third of which are LEED-accredited professionals. 

The firm is privately-held, and senior management continues a tradition of hands-on involvement in every project. Over the years, Hathaway Dinwiddie has created many of the landmarks that define California’s skyline. Those projects include commercial offices, higher education facilities, and bio-pharmaceutical locations. They also provide work in the sustainable, healthcare, technology, entertainment, finance, and special use sectors.

Hathaway Dinwiddie runs under the leadership of Greg Cosko and has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED Gold and Silver-certified projects.

Novo Construction

2100 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Launched in 2000, NOVO Construction has been serving Menlo Park, San Francisco, and Austin with corporate interiors, campus work, science facilities, and tech facilities. Arne Ericson leads NOVO’s company-wide business development, marketing, and customer retention strategies. With more than 20 years of construction industry experience, Arne is a natural leader for NOVO’s operations team and its efforts to maintain cutting-edge market strategies and certifications. 

Under Arne’s watch, NOVO Construction brings a unique quality vision to the construction industry. The firm focuses not just on the quality of work but on service and relationships. The firm is inspired by the notion that personal dedication to quality creates superior results and successful, rock-solid relationships.

NOVO was recognized by the Design Association of Northern California (IIDA NC) Work Medium Honor Award in 2021. Its work has also piqued the interest of the press, and it found itself recently featured in The Business Journals.

Richlen Construction

546 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Richlen Construction specializes in tenant improvements and has been serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since it was launched over four decades ago. The company runs under the leadership of David Zavala and is proud to ally with the best construction professionals and artisans in the Bay Area to provide a communicative, supportive resource for the project team.

Richlen Construction was established in 1978 to provide first-rate construction services to clients in the Bay Area. With many long-term career employees, the company takes great pride in the quality of its work. The firm has coined the term “The Richlen Way” to describe the way it does things right the first time. The studio has built an outstanding reputation over the years for quality and professional construction, and it values its long-term relationships with clients.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management