XL Construction Promotes Alberto Perez to Vice President, Business Acquisition and Appoints Heidi Bilodeau to Director, Business Acquisition

By Ariel Nguyen | Sep 20, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction has promoted Alberto Perez to Vice President, Business Acquisition while Heidi Bilodeau joins the company as Director, Business Acquisition. Perez will lead business acquisition activities and efforts which include the creation of new strategies for identifying and securing project wins across XL’s project portfolio, as well as oversee client satisfaction initiatives. Bilodeau will […]

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XL Construction launches a prefabricated classroom product

By Laura Guzman | Aug 20, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Three SF Bay Area companies with experience in educational design and construction have launched a prefabricated classroom product for California school and community college markets. The TimberQuest concept from XL Construction, Aedis Architects and Daedalus Structural Engineering employ cross-laminated timber to create prefabricated wall and roof panels that can be erected and installed at school […]

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XL’s Kelley Cowan highlights Sacramento Construction

By Laura Guzman | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Kelley Cowan, Director of Sacramento Region for XL Construction, says the Sacramento area is seeing projects moving forward, particularly in education and health care markets with K-12 schools, medical office buildings and behavioral health facilities. Cowan notes that over the course of the pandemic, XL did not suffer any project shutdowns primarily because the company’s […]

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XL Construction, Aedis Architects and Daedalus Structural Engineering to bring TimberQuest product to life

By Laura Guzman | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Three SF Bay Area construction industry companies have partnered to launch TimberQuest, an innovative, sustainable and highly efficient solution for building cost-effective, prefabricated “mass timber” classrooms for the California K-12 and community college markets. The partnership between XL Construction, Aedis Architects and Daedalus Structural Engineering combines the organizations’ unique expertise in 21st century learning environments with mass timber design and construction. Learn […]

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XL Construction and Sares Regis help LifeMoves Construct Interim Housing

By Laura Guzman | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Time is of the essence in the construction industry, especially when it comes to interim and supportive housing. One project team may have cracked the code to complete projects on a condensed timeline. LifeMoves, one of the largest providers of interim housing and services for people experiencing homelessness in the Silicon Valley, has opened its newest […]

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XL Construction, Aedis Architects & Daedalus Structural Engineering Partner to Develop New TimberQuest School Construction Product

By Brittany Taormina | Jun 11, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction, Aedis Architects and Daedalus Structural Engineering have partnered to launch TimberQuest™, a sustainable and highly efficient solution for building cost-effective, high quality prefabricated mass timber classrooms. This innovative solution will help Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton to quickly expand their space over summer break to address new capacity and social distancing requirements due to […]

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XL Construction Appoints Trace Pesavento to Vice President of Field Operations

By Brittany Taormina | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Trace Pesavento, a senior construction industry leader with more than 25 years’ of experience, has been named to the new position of vice president of field operations for XL Construction, a purpose-driven Northern California-based organization focused on building to improve lives. Pesavento is tasked with managing and supporting the company’s superintendents in its advanced technology, […]

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected supply chain and material pricing?

By Brittany Taormina | Apr 15, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

“We can’t just do what we did in 2019. Product is not coming online as quickly as projects are.” – Chris Bailey, Sr. VP of Integrated Solutions XL Construction’s Chris Bailey contributed to an article published in Construction Dive on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry. Chris, along with other industry […]

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Mass Timber Construction in the Bay Area on the Rise

By Brittany Taormina | | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Google is accelerating sustainable innovations with Sunnyvale’s first mass timber facility, a 182,000 s.f. office building for the tech trailblazer. The five-story facility planned to house nearly 1,000 employees not only has a LEED Platinum certification goal but is also designed to be all-electric and use a PV system that will power the building and […]

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XL Construction Appoints Ryan Heeter as Senior Vice President of Healthcare

By Brittany Taormina | Apr 06, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Ryan Heeter, a construction industry veteran with more than two decades’ experience, has been named senior vice president leading the company’s healthcare and corporate office business groups by XL Construction, a purpose-driven Northern California-based organization focused on building to improve lives. Heeter joined XL Construction in October 2020 to co-manage and begin transitioning the leadership […]

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CEA Honors XL with President’s Safety Award

By Brittany Taormina | Feb 16, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL was recognized again by the Construction Employers’ Association (CEA) for excellence in safety as the recipient of the 2020 President’s Safety Award. This is the 10th consecutive year we have been awarded this honor. The President’s Safety Award recognizes contractors who meet at least four of the six following criteria set forth by the […]

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El Camino Health’s Taube Pavilion featured in The New York Times

By Brittany Taormina | Jan 27, 2021 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The New York Times published an article summarizing recent research on the important role buildings themselves play in promoting treating mental health patients. El Camino Health ’s new behavioral health facility, the Taube Pavilion, was highlighted a revolutionary example of how new facilities are “chipping away at outdated institutional models” at a time when the […]

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XL Construction project featured in ENR

By April Willoughby | Mar 20, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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XL Construction Wins ENR Nationwide Competition

By Brittany Taormina | Feb 19, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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XL Construction Awarded ENR California Best Interiors/Tenant Improvement Project

By Brittany Taormina | Feb 18, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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First Presbyterian Church of Hayward “Tiny Homes” Grand Opening

By Brittany Taormina | Feb 13, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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XL Construction is proud to support the Las Positas College Foundation

By April Willoughby | Jan 02, 2020 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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XL Construction Announces Promotion of Richard Walker to President and COO

By April Willoughby | Jul 01, 2019 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction, an award-winning Bay Area general contractor, has announced the promotion of industry veteran, Richard Walker, to President and COO. The appointment expands Walker’s responsibilities to leadership of all company operating units. Eric Raff, a founder and former President / CEO, will remain in the position of CEO, focusing on corporate and organizational strategy. […]

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XL Construction breaks ground on new animal shelter for Santa Clara County

By April Willoughby | Jun 27, 2019 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The new Animal Services Center will provide best-in-class shelter facilities and community space   XL Construction breaks ground on the new County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center in San Martin, California. The new facility will replace an outdated, undersized facility with a new state-of-the art center featuring kennel space, an animal clinic, community space, […]

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La Entrada Students get a Unique Living Classroom Experience

By April Willoughby | Mar 21, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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Celebrating 10 Years With No Lost Time Injuries

By April Willoughby | Dec 15, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

“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

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The Google / LinkedIn Land Swapped Named Deal of the Year

By April Willoughby | Sep 15, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

One of XL’s largest projects, LinkedIn’s new Maude and Middlefield campus, has been named the Deal of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Originally this 587,644 s.f. campus was owned by Google, but after the $315 million land swap, LinkedIn now calls this campus it’s headquarters. In turn, Google can continue its planned expansion […]

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Science Garage Ribbon-Cutting

By plarson | Sep 05, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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Design Technology High School at Oracle’s Redwood Shores Campus Opening in January

By April Willoughby | Aug 22, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

We are excited to see d.tech High School nearing completion! The one-of-a-kind charter high school will provide the Silicon Valley’s future designers and engineers an ideal environment to learn and grow. Here is a sneak peak from NBC Bay Area.  

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Constructech TV’s Tech Talk with Hitesh Dewan

By April Willoughby | May 05, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Constructech’s “Someone You Should Know” highlight was XL Construction and the topic was technology in the construction industry. See what Hitesh Dewan has to say about technology in construction and where it’s headed in the future. Someone You Should Know      

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Rebuilding Together 2017

By April Willoughby | Apr 25, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Nearly 40 XLers gathered on Saturday, April 22, at Breathe California to renovate their office space. Over the course of the day, we hauled out old furniture; patched, textured and painted walls; replaced carpet and baseboard, re-landscaped, configured cubicles, and added a new entry showcasing accolades from the non-profit. We hope Breathe California enjoys their fresh new […]

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Park(ing) Day

By April Willoughby | Oct 03, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Imagine a day, where instead of cars parallel parked, you saw tiny little parks with people playing games, talking and enjoying the great outdoors… brilliant, right? Rebar, a San Francisco Art and Design Studio, thought so in 2005 when they first transformed a metered parking space into a public park. Today, Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide […]

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Sonoma Academy’s Grange and Studios Project Groundbreaking

By April Willoughby | Sep 28, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

A landmark in sustainable building for the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma. Sonoma Academy is adding a rare facility to its campus to give students the experience they really need. September 9th marked the day that the Grange and Studios project at Sonoma Academy was officially underway. As “The most exciting building […]

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Building to Improve Lives: Lowell Children’s Library

By April Willoughby | Jun 15, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The new Fr. David and Elaine Lowell Children’s Library provides a calm, healing place where families can bond through reading. Located in the former Raphael House Chapel, the space was redesigned to promote learning and discovery while honoring its history. On April 30th, XL Construction was thrilled to partner with HomeAid and donate materials and […]

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Using Leading Indicators to Improve Construction Safety

By April Willoughby | Dec 03, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Recently I, along with project executives Jason Fox and Kevin Ng presented a webinar for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) on the use of leading indicators to improve project safety, methods that have led to XL’s industry-low EMR of 0.35. Traditional construction safety programs focus on incidents and accidents as the primary measurement of safety performance. […]

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Improving the Community with Rebuilding Together

By plarson | May 05, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Bishop Ranch MOB Goes LEED Gold!

By plarson | Mar 25, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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Purpose Driven

By April Willoughby | Jul 15, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

I once heard that every company has a culture – it’s just that some know what it is and some don’t. I learned firsthand that a company’s purpose isn’t what a leader or committee wants it to be, but what already exists among the people and culture of the organization. Many years ago, I wanted […]

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Strengthening our Community with Rebuilding Together 2013

By plarson | Apr 30, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

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 […]

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