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  • July 6, 2020

    Congratulations to XL’s partners at WRNS for a great feature in Architectural Record on The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services at El Camino Health! This health center provides much needed services to our local community and is among the most gratifying projects the XL team has ever participated in.

    Read the full article here.

  • June 25, 2020

    XL is deeply honored to have been named the 2020 Contractor of the Year by ENR California! Winners of this prestigious award are selected based on the company’s achievements in the prior year, including business growth, major projects, and unique innovations.

    This honor recognizes what an extraordinary year 2019 was for XL. We made some organizational changes, expanded the team, and experienced impressive growth. We also achieved some major project milestones with the completion of several projects that truly embody our mission to build to improve lives, including the Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services at El Camino Hospital, Environmental Sciences Building for Skyline College, and the new R&D headquarters for Verb Surgical.

    Many of these projects were uniquely complex, yet we continued to maintain our impressive 12-year safety record, for which we received the prestigious President’s Award for Safety from the Construction Employers’ Association. This was one of nine major honors received during the past year, including a national ENR Best of the Best Projects award for the Design Tech High School at Oracle and the ranking as the #1 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal / San Francisco Business Times.

    We thank and congratulate all of our dedicated employees who do award-winning work and who make XL such a special organization.

    For more details about the award, click here.

  • February 19, 2020

    On January 28th, XL Construction was one of just 20 recipients to be awarded Engineering News-Record‘s (ENR) national Best of the Best projects! XL’s Agri-Industrial Tech Campus Renovation, located in Sunnyvale, CA, received the award for the Best Interior/Tenant Improvement project. The XL team is looking forward to celebrating teammates from SERA Architects and Project Management Advisors, Inc. in NYC at the award ceremony!

  • February 18, 2020

    XL Construction had a great time at the ENR California Best Projects Awards Ceremony. XL’s Agri-Industrial Tech Campus Renovation took home Best Interiors/Tenant Improvement project and were honored to accept the award. Thank you to all partners that worked on this extraordinary project with us – SERA Architects, BKF Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Therma, Elcor Electric, Inc., O-Lighting .

  • February 13, 2020

    On February 13th, the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward had their grand opening ceremony for the tiny homes project. These 157 s.f. transitional homes will help working individuals have a safe place to live while finding a permanent home. XL Construction was a privileged to work with HomeAid Northern California and take part in the tiny homes project at the First Presbyterian Church. XL is so happy the tenants have moved in and now have a place that they can call home.

    ABC 7 News: Tiny homes, big solution: 4 formerly homeless find housing thanks to new program in Castro Valley – February 13, 2020

  • February 5, 2020

    On March 25, XL Construction Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox, WRNS Founding Partner John Ruffo, and Chief Administrative Services Officer Ken King  will present at the PDC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. They three speakers will be covering “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience.” The session will cover the following below.

    Behavioral health disorders are plaguing the country at an alarming rate. El Camino Hospital sought to address this growing need in their community with the construction of a new state-of-the-art 58,000 square foot, 36-bed Behavioral Health Services Center in Mountain View, CA. The goal was to provide a place people would want to visit, stay and make the effort to make a change. In this session, participants will hear from the owner, designer and contractor about how they were able to effectively execute this vision by focusing on the patient experience. Learn about research findings that led to game-changing design elements for the building. Also, hear how the team overcame challenges such as complicated regulatory requirements and working on an occupied campus. Discover how El Camino’s facility can serve as a model for effectively treating the behavioral health epidemic nationwide.

    Learning Outcomes

    Outcome Statement 1: Describe the unique design features of the El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Center that aid healing and enhance the patient experience before, during and after treatment.

    Outcome Statement 2: Explain the owner’s motivations for delivering this project to the community and their strategy for making it operationally feasible

    Outcome Statement 3: Describe the essential collaboration process with the general contractor that enabled them to realize the complex design intent and minimize disruptions while working on an occupied campus

    Outcome Statement 4: State how the final product

    For more information about the “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience” presentation at the PDC Summit, please contact Jason Fox.

  • January 31, 2020

    XL Construction has the the power – solar power, that is! With the help of Cinnamon Energy Systems, XL is proudly joining California’s commitment to go solar and have installed a whopping 680+ solar panels on the roof of its Milpitas headquarters. The Milpitas office will now produce 300,000 kilowatts of renewable energy annually.

    The Mercury News: Why nearly every house in California will eventually have solar power – January 31, 2020

  • January 24, 2020

    XL Construction was honored by the Construction Employers’ Association (CEA) for excellence in safety. XL received the 2019 President’s Safety Award along with 13 other companies. The President’s Safety Award recognizes contractors who meet four of the six criteria set CEA.


    1. Participation in Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program-Construction; or
    2. Demonstration of a comprehensive safety training program.
    3. To qualify for the Excellence in Safety awards, a company must have had total incident and lost workday rates at least 25% below the industry average, an X-Mod at or below 1.0 and demonstration of an active training program.
    4. A total injury and illness rate at least 50% below the industry average;
    5. A lost workday rate at least 50% below the industry average;
    6. An X-Mod no higher than .70.

    XL was honored to receive the award and will continue to follow their ‘Think Safe. Work Safe. Home Safe’ motto.

    Cal-OSHA Reporter: CEA Honors Top Safety Programs – January 24, 2020

  • October 31, 2019

    On October 9th, XL Construction received the Engineering News-Record best project award for their Agri-Industrial Tech Campus Renovation in the Interiors/Tenant Improvement category. The XL Construction team would like to thank all partners involved who made this project possible: SERA Architects, BKF Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Therma, Elecor Electric, Inc., and O-Lighting.