Posts Tagged ‘building to improve lives’

  • July 30, 2020

    The Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services at El Camino Health has been awarded the Engineering News-Record CA’s 2020 Health Care Award of Merit! The new 36-bed in-patient LEED Gold behavioral health hospital provides a healing environment for patients and their families.

    Read the list of winners 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.

  • April 29, 2020

    Over the course of just two weeks, XL Construction employees donated more than $335,000 to an internal COVID-19 Support Fund, which provides support to craftspeople who are out of work due to the pandemic. This is just one of many examples of how individuals in the company voluntarily go above and beyond to help one another.

    “We Not Me” is a core value at XL Construction, and it is the differentiating factor that makes this company the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area (again!). This award is truly an honor, and belongs to the extraordinary employees that create the incredible culture of the company.

    Congratulations to each and every XLer, and thank you for continuing to make XL Construction the best place to work!

    Read the full article here.


  • April 10, 2020

    Five day​s before the biggest day of their lives, Scott Robinson and Maggie Beitler faced a tough decision: to have their wedding or postpone it. They chose both and couldn’t be happier.

    Arizona banned all gatherings over 50 people the Monday before their Saturday wedding, but the Tribal Council of the Indian Reservation they were to be married at actually approved the wedding to proceed. As much as they wanted to have their special day as planned, they opted to cancel the wedding out of concern for the health and safety of their guests. As things continued to change by the hour, Scott and Maggie remained focused on what was most important—each other and getting married.

    The weeks leading up to the event were a flurry of finalizing plans for their Phoenix wedding, then cancelling all those plans and re-planning a beach wedding. When the shelter-in-place rules went into effect, location options became limited. Luckily, some friends allowed them to use their private beach access in Santa Cruz.

    Since sharing their big moment with friends and family was still important, the couple found a videographer at the last minute to stream the ceremony live. They had 535 log-ins, many of which included multiple people. In all, they estimate 1,200 to 1,500 people watched their wedding!  ​

    “We were really happy so many people could be part of our wedding ceremony, and we hope it was a bright moment in an otherwise tough time in the world.”​​ Said Scott. 

    Scott and Maggie gracefully rolled with the challenges and ended up having memorable wedding day and rockin’ virtual reception, including the traditional cake cutting, father-daughter dance, and many celebratory toasts. They plan to have a big in-person party as soon as it is possible to do so safely.

    Congratulations, Scott and Maggie, on your marriage! May the challenge of being wed during COVID-19 make your bond stronger.

    Watch their wedding video here.                                 See more photos here.

    Video credits: SmartFlight Weddings                        Photo credits: Amador Photography

  • March 20, 2020

    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 Campus Renovation


  • 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