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  • April 29, 2020

    Over the course of just two weeks, XL Construction employees donated more than $335,000 to an internal COVID-19 Support Fund, which provides support to craftspeople who are out of work due to the pandemic. This is just one of many examples of how individuals in the company voluntarily go above and beyond to help one another.

    “We Not Me” is a core value at XL Construction, and it is the differentiating factor that makes this company the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area (again!). This award is truly an honor, and belongs to the extraordinary employees that create the incredible culture of the company.

    Congratulations to each and every XLer, and thank you for continuing to make XL Construction the best place to work!

    Read the full article here.

     

  • April 10, 2020

    Five day​s before the biggest day of their lives, Scott Robinson and Maggie Beitler faced a tough decision: to have their wedding or postpone it. They chose both and couldn’t be happier.

    Arizona banned all gatherings over 50 people the Monday before their Saturday wedding, but the Tribal Council of the Indian Reservation they were to be married at actually approved the wedding to proceed. As much as they wanted to have their special day as planned, they opted to cancel the wedding out of concern for the health and safety of their guests. As things continued to change by the hour, Scott and Maggie remained focused on what was most important—each other and getting married.

    The weeks leading up to the event were a flurry of finalizing plans for their Phoenix wedding, then cancelling all those plans and re-planning a beach wedding. When the shelter-in-place rules went into effect, location options became limited. Luckily, some friends allowed them to use their private beach access in Santa Cruz.

    Since sharing their big moment with friends and family was still important, the couple found a videographer at the last minute to stream the ceremony live. They had 535 log-ins, many of which included multiple people. In all, they estimate 1,200 to 1,500 people watched their wedding!  ​

    “We were really happy so many people could be part of our wedding ceremony, and we hope it was a bright moment in an otherwise tough time in the world.”​​ Said Scott. 

    Scott and Maggie gracefully rolled with the challenges and ended up having memorable wedding day and rockin’ virtual reception, including the traditional cake cutting, father-daughter dance, and many celebratory toasts. They plan to have a big in-person party as soon as it is possible to do so safely.

    Congratulations, Scott and Maggie, on your marriage! May the challenge of being wed during COVID-19 make your bond stronger.

    Watch their wedding video here.                                 See more photos here.

    Video credits: SmartFlight Weddings                        Photo credits: Amador Photography

  • March 20, 2020

    Check out ENR’s article featuring XL Construction’s Agri-Industrial Tech Campus project. This project was just one of 20 projects to be awarded ENR Nationl’s 2019 Best of the Best projects. This is one example of how big ideas, innovation, and teamwork can transform old buildings into award-winning, high-performing spaces.

    ENR: Best Interior/Tenant Improvement: Agri-Industrial Tech Campus Renovation

     

  • January 2, 2020

    After two months of work, six tiny homes located on the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward campus are now complete and ready for residents to move in! XL has been assisting HomeAid with the construction and placement of six tiny homes on the church campus. These new homes will serve as transitional housing as new residents work to gain ​a more permanent housing situation.

    Next step: stocking the homes with living essentials before the upcoming February move in date. Check out the full story here.

  • January 2, 2020

    XL Construction is proud to be a Community Member of the Las Positas College Foundation (LPCF) and provide a scholarship to it’s students. The LPCF was created in 2003 and has a mission to promote Las Positas College to the Tri-Valley community; to encourage residents to invest in the future of their great asset, Las Positas College; and to provide funds for scholarships and student programs for which there is no other funding source.

    Click here to find out more about the LPCF and its offerings.

  • October 10, 2019

    On October 10th, Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox and Lean Guru Andreas Phelps presented with Todd Henderson of Boulder Associates at the Kaiser Permanente 2019 Preferred Provider Symposium. Our presentation tackled the “Encouraging a Lean Culture” theme from both a design and construction perspectives. The presenters introduced Agile and Lean approaches, provided tools and how to use them, and shared examples and proofs of where this approach has worked in the past.

    Objectives:

    1. Design is a different animal from construction, but the two are joined at the hip.
    2. Agile offers tools that are better for design and integration with builders.
    3. Understand how to:
      -Select the right mix of approaches
      -Utilize them in the best way
      -Optimize the potential of Target Value Delivery

    For more information on Lean and Agile Principles and how they can help achieve Target Value Delivery, please contact Jason Fox.