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 The new facility will replace an outdated, undersized facility with a new state-of-the art center featuring kennel space, an animal clinic, community space, […]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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Tags: safety |BIM |Education

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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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