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  • September 5, 2017

    Today we celebrated the ribbon-cutting for the South San Francisco High School Science Garage, funded by Genentech.

    We are incredibly inspired by the vision, commitment, and plan of the City of South San Francisco, the School District, the School Board, and Genentech to be a leader in science education and to inspire the next generation of science innovators and leaders.

    It is great to team with a group that is so clearly dedicated to improving lives!

    On ABC News

    In the SF Chronicle

    In the San Mateo Daily Journal

  • May 5, 2014

    XL’s Rebuilding Together team made headlines with their April 26 effort to improve the life of a local Milpitas resident. Read the article in the San Jose Mercury News Milpitas Post here.

  • April 21, 2014

    El Camino Hospital has selected XL to build its new Behavioral Health Services Building, a two-story, 52,000+ s.f. facility at their Mountain View campus. With a goal of LEED Gold certification, the new Behavioral Health Services Building at El Camino Hospital promises to be a true space for comfort and healing.

    The facility will offer 36 beds and both inpatient and outpatient services. “We are excited to be able to provide expanded behavioral health services to our community through this state-of-the-art building. It will provide a therapeutic environment that promotes wellness and recovery, demonstrating dignity and respect for patients, and through LEED certification, it also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability,” says Michael Kay, Senior Director, Facilities Development and Real Estate at El Camino Hospital. “El Camino Hospital selected XL Construction because of the experience and capabilities their firm and key personnel bring to the project. We are looking forward to working with them as they provide not only general contracting services, but preconstruction, design-assist, and design-build services as well.”

    “We are thrilled to be a part of the El Camino/WRNS Studio team, bringing this much-needed facility online to serve the Silicon Valley community and beyond,” says Alan Laurlund, XL’s healthcare market segment leader.

    Working closely with architect WRNS Studio, XL will help move the project through design and into OSHPD this year, with a ground breaking planned for 2015. The facility is expected to be ready to receive patients in late 2017.

  • March 25, 2014

    This three-story, 70,000 s.f., state-of-the-art Medical Office Building in San Ramon, CA received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC on March 13, 2014 – the first LEED Gold for Kaiser in Northern California. Some of the elements the new MOB has implemented include:

    – Use of thermafusers for individual temperature control
    – Task lighting and energy efficient fixtures for a 35% reduction in power consumption
    – Plumbing fixtures reducing water consumption by 35%
    – Metering to monitor energy use
    – Gradient etched glass at sidelights of perimeter offices provide both natural light to interior   corridors and privacy to office occupants

    Negotiated procurement methods and early stakeholder involvement supported USGBC LEED certification efforts, allowing for charettes to validate design decisions, identify additional credits, energy saving ideas, and sustainable products, evaluate costs, and implement cost-effective design solutions.

    Learn more:

    USGBC Scorecard

    Project Profile


  • August 22, 2013

    The doctors of Pain Medicine Consultants celebrated the start of construction on their new medical office building in Pleasant Hill. The project will convert a multi-tenant office building at 2250 Morello Avenue into a state-of-the-art pain management facility, with offices, exam rooms and treatment areas.

    “The new facility will allow our doctors to address all of our patient’s needs and provide most treatments on site. We are looking forward to bringing premier pain relief to the Pleasant Hill community,” says Gavin Westberg, Pain Medicine Consultants’ Director of Operations.

    Pain Medicine Consultants’ design and construction team of Martinkovic Milford Architects and XL Construction are on deck to deliver a beautiful, highly functional space.

    “Transforming this multi-tenant space into a single, cohesive medical office building will provide Pain Medicine Consultants’ doctors and patients a great space for treatment and healing,” says XL Project Manager Ben Acuna. “It fits right in with XL’s purpose of building to improve lives and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

    Construction is expected to span five months. The facility is slated for a February 2014 opening.

    The Pain Medicine Consultants Team

    The Pain Medicine Consultants Project Team


  • April 30, 2013

    More than 30 XL’ers and their families participated in Rebuilding Together 2013. Organized and executed by employee volunteers, this group installed new bathroom fixtures, a new stove, prepped, painted, cleaned, gardened, painted some more and helped provide a 70-year resident of San Jose with a much improved living situation. Learn more about Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley at

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