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  • October 4, 2018

    The Ford Innovation and Research Center is the award winner of the ENR California Best Projects 2018, Manufacturing category! The success of the design-build project was made possible through full alignment and collaboration of our entire team including Ford, Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED), Mazzetti, and, Paraigm Structural Engineers. Click here for more information on the project.

  • April 27, 2018

    Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. XL is committed to supporting American Heart Association in their research, education, and community outreach programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hard Hats with Hearts event on April 12, 2018 raised more than $1.4 million!

    And we plan to stay involved; Alan Laurlund is serving as one of the Hard Hats Chairs for next year! We are looking forward to it! 

  • April 9, 2018

    We are happy to have played a role in delivering this beautiful, custom, and environmentally friendly building to Sonoma AcademyOur approach empowered the project team to learn the green building systems and products within the building. They now have a thorough understanding of how to best navigate the rigorous task involved in achieving Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, and WELL Building standards. Check out The Registry article for more on the topic!

  • March 22, 2018

    XL’s Kelley Cowan and SRBX‘s Women In Construction committee were recognized on the Assembly Floor for educating, inspiring, and advancing women in the construction industry and helping them build meaningful careers. This group played a role in gaining support and bringing awareness to ACR-182 Women in Construction Week, a resolution for the State to support policy efforts to achieve at least 20% women in the construction industry by 2020.

     

  • March 21, 2018

    XL’s La Entrada Middle School New Classroom  project team hosted a site tour for a group of curious students and their parents. The two-hour tour included team and role introductions, personal protective equipment (PPE) explanation and distribution, seeing mock ups of finishes, safety demo, and a walk through where the students saw construction in action.

    What a great way to use a construction project as a living classroom to show students how their new classroom is constructed.

  • January 9, 2018

    The Design Tech High School located on Oracle’s headquarters campus is now open! Click here to find out about the design thinking model and why it’s a pioneering high school.

  • January 5, 2018

    The new Behavioral Health Center at El Camino Hospital is just part of their larger, multi-million dollar campus upgrade. Find out more about the expansion in the Los Altos Times Crier article.

  • December 15, 2017

    “Safety is at the core of our team culture and we are proud of achieving this milestone. But, what remains most important is getting our workers home safe to their families every day.” – Eric Raff, President/CEO

  • September 21, 2017

    The Oracle Design Tech High School project has been honored with the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Educational Project of the Year. The project was also awarded, with 60% of the popular vote, the Silicon Valley Structures People’s Choice award! Read more here.

  • September 15, 2017

    Making our way up the ENR California Top Contractors list to No. 23 this year! We are happy to be included among the top contractors in California and still building to improve lives.

    See the full list.