Santa Rosa’s Sonoma Academy Meets Tough Environmental Standards

By April Willoughby | Apr 09, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

We are happy to have played a role in delivering this beautiful, custom, and environmentally friendly building to Sonoma Academy! Our approach empowered the project team to learn the green building systems and products within the building. They now have a thorough understanding of how to best navigate the rigorous task involved in achieving Living Building […]

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Design Tech High School at Oracle is Open!

By April Willoughby | Jan 09, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Design Tech High School located on Oracle’s headquarters campus is now open! Click here to find out about the design thinking model and why it’s a pioneering high school.

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New Behavioral Health Center Is Part of El Camino Hospital’s Larger Campus Upgrade

By April Willoughby | Jan 05, 2018 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The new Behavioral Health Center at El Camino Hospital is just part of their larger, multi-million dollar campus upgrade. Find out more about the expansion in the Los Altos Times Crier article.

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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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Oracle’s d.tech is People’s Choice Award Winner

By April Willoughby | Sep 21, 2017 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Oracle Design Tech High School project has been honored with the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Educational Project of the Year. The project was also awarded, with 60% of the popular vote, the Silicon Valley Structures People’s Choice award! Read more here.

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#23 this year for the ENR California 2017 Top Contractors!

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

Making our way up the ENR California Top Contractors list to No. 23 this year! We are happy to be included among the top contractors in California and still building to improve lives. See the full list.  

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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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Sonoma Academy’s Grange and Studios Project Groundbreaking

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

September 9th marked the day that the Grange and Studios project at Sonoma Academy was officially underway. A landmark in sustainable building and incredible educational opportunity for students, everyone is excited to see this building come out of the ground. Watch the full story here.

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New Biotech Lab for South San Francisco High School Students

By April Willoughby | Aug 31, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

It was a momentous day for the students of South San Francisco High School, South San Francisco USD, Genentech’s Futurelab and the City of South San Francisco at the Science Garage Groundbreaking ceremony! XL is glad to play a role in this remarkable project that will make a difference in these student’s lives. Read the […]

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Kaiser in Santa Cruz County

By April Willoughby | Aug 16, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The first of three new Kaiser Permanente locations in Santa Cruz County recently opened in Watsonville. Shop KP, located in the Watsonville Square Shopping Center, is now open and ready to answer questions about healthcare coverage. XL’s project teams are keeping the other two projects on schedule and moving forward. Once complete, the facilities are expected to bring […]

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Design Tech High School – A New Way of Teaching

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Nearly 500 community members gathered last Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Design Tech High School at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores. Watch the full story here.

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Building to Improve Lives: New Lowell Children’s Library

By April Willoughby | Jun 16, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction was thrilled to partner with HomeAid and donate materials and services for the Lowell Children’s Library renovation. Read the full article…

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Best Places to Work 2016

By April Willoughby | Apr 20, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL landed the #2 Spot on the San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list. Get the details and see the full list here.

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XL receives CEA Awards for Safety

By April Willoughby | Jan 14, 2016 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Construction Employer’s Association awarded XL Construction with both the Excellence in Safety and President’s Safety awards at their 29th Annual General Membership Meeting January 12. Congratulations and thank you to all the hardworking men and women of XL for constant vigilance in getting each other home safely at the end of each day. It […]

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Bayer CropScience R&D Facility Wins DBIA Award

By April Willoughby | May 22, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Bayer CropScience project team of XL, Perkins+Will, AEI, and Paradigm Structural Engineers accepted a Distinction Award at the DBIA WPR Awards dinner May 21 in Newport Beach. Congratulations team, and thank you to Bayer CropScience for making such an incredible partnership possible!

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Bayer QC Lab Building Project Breaks Ground

By April Willoughby | Apr 30, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Bayer Spending $100 Million on Berkeley Hemophilia Drug Facility – San Jose Mercury News BERKELEY — Bayer HealthCare is spending $100 million over the next two years to build a product testing facility here for a new hemophilia drug, a project that will create 325,000 hours of construction work, officials said in a news conference […]

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Churchill Middle School Project Breaks Ground

By April Willoughby | Mar 25, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Churchill Middle School Project Breaks Ground San Juan Unified School District leaders and the school community gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking of  Churchill Middle School’s 21st Century Classroom project: two new classroom wings containing new classrooms, a computer lab, a physical education suite, restrooms and outdoor learning space.   About The Event About The Project

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Richard Walker Joins XL Construction as Chief Operating Officer

By April Willoughby | Sep 15, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction is pleased to welcome Richard Walker as Chief Operating Officer. Richard’s proven leadership and advocacy for a strong company culture will further drive XL’s commitment to building to improve the lives of our clients, partners and employees.   Throughout his 23-plus years in the industry, Richard has held roles in project management, risk […]

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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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XL Awarded El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Building Project

By April Willoughby | Mar 03, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Awarded El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Building Project   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. XL Construction is proud to have been selected as El Camino’s construction partner for this ground-up facility. Working […]

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XL’s Safety Program Recognized by the Construction Employers’ Association

By April Willoughby | Jan 15, 2014 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

The Construction Employers’ Association has again awarded XL for our strong safety program, bestowing both the Excellence in Safety and President’s Safety Award to the company at the CEA Annual Membership Dinner on January 14, 2014.

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XL a Founding Partner with the USGBC Building Health Initiative

By April Willoughby | Oct 30, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL is thrilled to be a founding partner with the USGBC in the Building Health Initiative. The two-year program challenges industry leaders to promote health and wellness, catalyze industry transformation, and create market demand for product transparency and healthy places. The goal is to frame green as a health issue, expand the sustainability conversation, elevate […]

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Another safety achievement reached!

By April Willoughby | Jul 23, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

Another safety achievement reached! XL’s 2013 Experience Modification Rate is 0.38 – one of the lowest in the State. This rating is proof positive that a culture of safety, best-in-class safety programs and truly great safety leadership bring exceptional results.

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LEED Platinum Project #3 is in the books!

By April Willoughby | Jun 21, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

LEED Platinum Project #3 is in the books! This 50,500 s.f. tenant improvement for a large commercial company in Mountain View is one of multiple LEED projects XL has completed for this client. Congratulations to the entire project team!

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XL Ranks #1 in Best Places to Work in the Bay Area!

By April Willoughby | Apr 26, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL tops the list of Best Places to Work in the Bay Area published by The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal on Wednesday, April 24. XL President Eric Raff, HR Director Jerry Harmon and others were on hand at the awards ceremony to accept the honor. With companies grouped by number […]

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By April Willoughby | Feb 28, 2013 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL kicks off 2013 with 5 years and over 2,000,000 manhours with no lost time, one of the best EMRs in the state, a CEA Excellence in Safety Award, and a rating of Best in Class from Zurich. Considering that 2012 was one of considerable growth, with manhours increasing by about 25%, this is no […]

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Scott Schriefer Joins XL as a Project Executive

By April Willoughby | Nov 18, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL Construction is pleased to announce the addition of Project Executive Scott Schriefer to our team. Scott’s experience and industry involvement strengthen XL’s commitment to partnership, absolute client care, and building to improve lives. For the full story, click here.

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Kevin Ng Presentation

By April Willoughby | Jul 20, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL’s Kevin Ng presented the white paper, “Lean Safety: Using Leading Indicators of Safety Incidents to Improve Construction Safety,” at the 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction at San Diego State University. The paper was co-authored by Kevin Ng, Project Manager, XL Construction; Alan Laurlund, Vice President, XL Construction; Gregory Howell, Executive […]

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XL turns 20, celebrating 20 years of amazing partners, great people, and wonderful projects.

By April Willoughby | Jun 13, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL turns 20, celebrating 20 years of amazing partners, great people, and wonderful projects.

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Annual Spring Rebuilding Day

By April Willoughby | Apr 28, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL employees and their families once again participate in the Annual Spring Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. To learn more about this inspiring community event, visit Rebuilding Together’s website: http://www.rebuildingtogether-sv.org/.

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XL employees vote XL Construction a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area.”

By April Willoughby | Apr 19, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

For the sixth straight year, XL employees vote XL Construction a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area.”

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XL project receives IIDA award.

By April Willoughby | Mar 08, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

XL project receives IIDA award. Congratulations to the Genentech Building 20 Team on receiving an IIDA NC Notable Award. Architect NBBJ attended the March 8th ceremony in Oakland to accept the award. For more info on this project, click here. Way to go Team XL!!

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A perfect year in safety.

By April Willoughby | Jan 02, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by

A perfect year in safety. How do you accomplish a goal of ZERO recordable injuries company wide? By having employees who are beyond dedicated to safety! Congratulations Team XL on meeting our goal of a perfect year in safety with ZERO recordable injuries in 2011!

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