Sunnyvale is located in Santa Clara Valley and is one of the major cities in Silicon Valley. It is one of the best cities to raise a family and for young professionals in the U.S., according to the ranking and rating website, Niche. With the number of restaurants, cafes, and parks in the area, it is considered one of the best places to live for people who are looking for the best urban and suburban lifestyle balance.
This list includes eight of the best tenant improvement contractors across Sunnyvale and showcases the professionals behind some of the most beautiful offices in the country. Some of these firms have worked on international corporate headquarters, from retail to science and technology, and many have established names for themselves through numerous awards, recognition, and publication features.
150 E Dana St. Mountain View, CA 94041
BCCI Construction is one of the leading construction firms in Sunnyvale, California. The award-winning studio specializes in various projects, including historic restoration, new construction, and tenant improvements. BCCI is led by Dominic Sarica, its president and COO, and Michael Schribner, CEO. Sarica is a licensed architect under the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has 35 years of experience in the construction and architecture industries, following his career at global design firms. Schribner has 40 years of experience in the construction industry and is dedicated to working closely with the firm’s clients and using their ideas as the foundation for every project’s success.
Established in 1986, BCCI has since worked with several well-known brands and companies, such as Adobe, Accenture, McAfee, Google, and Bosch, building spaces that have been recognized by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) and The Business Journals. Featured in this article is BCCI’s work on the Verizon Media campus office buildings in Sunnyvale, which started with interior demolition across all three buildings and the addition of a 2,400-square-foot wellness center.
2384 Walsh Ave. Santa Clara CA 95051
Skyline Construction opened its studio in 1996 and has since expanded its business from commercial interior construction to adding ACCEND Construction and Skyline Capital Builders as its subsidiaries. The company has become a fast-growing construction company while retaining its original systems, processes, and commitment to providing its clients with the highest quality of spaces.
Jessica Carps serves as the CEO and the first female member of the Board of Directors, as well as the first female to hold the position of COO. The positions she has taken in the company made her the pioneer of female leadership at Skyline and earned her the recognition as a Bay Area Power Woman. Carps works together with Jessica Callahan, the vice president in Silicon Valley, in managing the Skyline family of companies. Under their leadership, Skyline received several awards including Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2022 and was ranked 13th Top General Contractor by the San Francisco Business Times in 2021.
South Bay Construction
1711 Dell Ave. Campbell, CA 95008
With a reputation built on trust, South Bay Construction (SBC) has led the Northern California construction industry for over 45 years. Founded in 1978, SBC has built a vast portfolio of services, including office, retail, hospitality, mixed-use, and research and development construction. The firm’s team of industry professionals and veterans are dedicated to providing creative construction solutions to every client.
With its commitment to giving the best quality results, SBC earned the 2016 AIA Santa Clara People’s Choice Award. The company has also worked with several international companies, including Shazam, Baidu, Alibaba, Netflix, and Palo Alto Networks. Featured in this article is the Baidu building in Sunnyvale, which is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified project. The 33,663-square-foot tenant improvement included the addition of workstations, meeting rooms, and an employee cafe. It complied with LEED Silver requirements, which reduced the project’s water usage by 40%.
1855 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126
Serving the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest, TEAMWRKX Construction is a commercial general contractor that has completed over 5,000 projects in the areas. The firm uses a design-build process that is centered around collaboration with the client and industry professionals. Aside from construction management, TEAMWRKX also has what it takes to conduct monthly preventive maintenance and full-service outsourcing.
Because of its dedication to building a higher standard, TEAMWRKX was featured in the Daily Republic, The Business Journals, and the Business Chief, and recognized for accolades in 2022, such as the S&P Global Sustainability Silver Class Distinction Award and the Global Cleantech 100 Graduate of the Year. One of its notable projects is the QBay Center in San Jose, which is a technology business incubator space for the Chinese government that houses artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, and electric vehicles.
910 Thompson Pl. Sunnyvale, CA 94085
SC Builders was founded by Sam Abbey and Chris Smither, who both began their careers in the construction industry before reaching 18 years old. With Abbey and Smither leading the firm, SC Builders has managed to finish over 2,100 projects. It has around 90% of repeat clientele since its inception in 1999, which demonstrates the firm’s dedication to building quality spaces.
SC Builders offers a number of services, from preconstruction to estimating to building information modeling (BIM). The firm integrates the latest technology and systems into its building process, which ensures that projects are done on time and within the client’s budget.
The Moffett Gateway is an award-winning project done by SC Builders and one of the first LEED Gold Version 4 projects in Sunnyvale, California. The 616,000-square-foot office building also includes lab spaces, a cafe, a fitness center, conference rooms, and kitchenettes.
346 Mathew St. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Established in 2007, Vulcan Construction works with professionals in the construction and engineering industries to provide building solutions to the municipal, private, commercial, and industrial sectors. The firm specializes in project and building remodeling, ensuring that every project is completed up to the highest standards and within the client’s budget. Vulcan also considers change of management whenever there are sudden variations from the original plans, but is still sensitive to fitting the results within the set timeframe.
Joel Graham is the CEO of Vulcan. He brings 25 years of experience in commercial design and building to the company, which includes over $250,000,000 worth of projects that fall under the life science, corporate office improvements, research and development, and industrial industries. Under his guidance, Vulcan finished the Regus Tisch in San Jose, which is a 24,591-square-foot tenant improvement project. The building required complete demolition and build-out of the ground floor and the remodeling of the interior into creative coworking spaces.
1585 Terminal Ave. San Jose, CA 95112
Regarded as one of the area’s premier general contractors, TICO Construction offers clients in Sunnyvale, San Jose, and surrounding areas a full range of services for 30 years. The firm has an in-house team that is capable of handling every aspect of a project, including design, engineering, and material management. The firm makes use of a highly hands-on approach and assists throughout the construction process. Its dedication to meeting the client’s needs linked it to some world-renowned companies like Abbott, Bosch Health, Pepsi, and Hitachi Data Systems.
John Marmesh, president of TICO Construction, has three decades of expertise that allows him to seamlessly coordinate comprehensive pre-construction and construction services for private and public facilities. Marmesh is also associated with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), which guide him throughout the process of assisting clients with their projects.