Today, the Silicon Valley Business Journal published their annual list of top Bay Area Contractors and Truebeck (formerly BNBT Builders) ranked #12!
The Greater Bay Area construction companies were ranked by revenue from at-risk general contracting in 2015. You can view the list here.
Each year, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognizes people, organizations, and companies that give back to their communities. This fall, the Business Journal honored Truebeck with their prestigious Community Impact Award. Receiving this award is a testament to the commitment Truebeck has for service and giving back. This year alone, Truebeck volunteered for 50+ non-profit events and donated over $250,000 toward worthy local causes. To learn more about Truebeck's philanthropic endeavors, visit this link to see the Silicon Valley Business Journal article, or read the article below. Truebeck Construction forms foundation to give back to community By Danny King – Silicon Valley Business Journal Contributor From a philanthropic standpoint, Truebeck Construction has always had the advantage of being able to contribute to the community through projects in its proverbial wheelhouse. "Our first project was a little community center in East Palo Alto that was a full-day volunteer project," said Truebeck Co-Founder Sean Truesdale. "It involved carpentry, landscaping, and painting to improve a school building." From that modest project sprang a philanthropy presence that’s expanded along with the growth of the company, which was founded in 2007. Truebeck employees volunteered at about 50 events in the past year, with participation ranging from about 10 to 40 employees. In addition to those hours, the company contributed about $250,000 in funds and raised about $200,000 more from its construction partners during the past year, with much of the focus on helping socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. The company also formalized such efforts last year by starting a philanthropy nonprofit arm called the Truebeck Foundation, whose four full-time employees coordinate the efforts of the approximately 100 workers who regularly volunteer at events around the region. "When we were first formed, philanthropy was more about donating your time and giving back", Truesdale said. "Then it became about giving back time and money. More recently, it’s been about donating time, money, and fundraising to help raise money." One such example is Truebeck’s work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, where employee volunteers packed and shipped Hope Kits filled with items such as fuzzy socks, inspirational bracelets, and journals for breast-cancer patients. Truebeck's Team for Tomorrow assembles Hope Kits in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The company worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on building a backyard basketball court, complete with a custom-painted Golden State Warriors logo, for a local teenager with cerebral palsy. Truebeck has also long worked with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Since launching its philanthropy partnership with the food-bank operator in 2010, Truebeck employees have contributed more than 1,300 service hours, either through food sorting at warehouses or giving out groceries at Second Harvest’s distribution sites. Shobana Gubbi, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley chief philanthropy officer, said: "Truebeck is clearly a company that cares about the communities their employees live and work in." Truebeck volunteers at food packing and distribution events with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Truesdale is quick to point out the benefits of having such a public-facing company in such a visible industry associated with giving back. "When people see the Truebeck name, we want people to think about a company that does good, said Truesdale. I grew up in the Bay Area, and I feel blessed to have the ability to give back." Headquarters: San Mateo Website: www.truebeck.com/stewardship Mission: The Truebeck Foundation supports six initiatives: youth, health, education, workforce training, military and the environment. Annual operating budget: Approximately $1 billion Volunteers: 100 Paid staff: 650 Number of people reached/served/impacted in 2022: More than 25 charities supported and over 50 events/fundraisers. Interesting tidbit: The Truebeck Foundation’s philanthropy partners range from the Surfrider Foundation to Autism Speaks to the Positive Coaching Alliance.READ MORE
Our Facebook MPK 22 project achieved a major safety milestone! The team was awarded the Voluntary Protection Program for Construction by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL/OSHA). This award goes to employers who implement exceptional safety practices and maintain injury and illness levels below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages. It’s no small feat to achieve. In fact, Truebeck is only one of ten contractors in the state of California with this prestigious designation. According to CAL/OSHA, statistical evidence shows that worksites that are VPP-C designated are 52 percent below average in the industry for Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART). This VPP-C designation came after many hours of coordination and trade partner mentoring. Thank you to the safety team for all their hard work in bringing this about and thank you to everyone for continuing to implement safe practices. This wasn’t our first VPP-C designation, Facebook MPK 22 is the third project to achieve this status. We are raising the bar on safety, one job site at a time.READ MORE
Truebeck Construction had the opportunity on October 8, 2019 to formally accept the Engineering News-Record (ENR) award for K-12 education at the ENR Best Projects Awards ceremony. Judges awarded Truebeck for its recent renovation and expansion of Lick-Wilmerding High School. Nick Pera, Chief Operating Officer at Truebeck, was the spokesperson representing the Lick-Wilmerding project team. The team consisted of representatives from Truebeck, Lick-Wilmerding High School, EHDD Architects, Guttman & Blaevoet, and Integral Group. “We’re so proud to win this award. On a personal level, this project meant a lot. It’s not often you get to go back and work on your high school. Working with the whole Truebeck team, EHDD Architects, and the Lick-Wilmerding administration was a high point of the project,” said Nick Pera CCO of Truebeck. ENR annually hosts a regional award for different categories in the construction industry. These include areas such as K-12 education, higher education, infrastructure, worship, and many more.READ MORE
Truebeck's project, Folded Wings, received a 2019 Structures Award for Architecture from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Our partner, Form4 Architecture, was inspired to design this 177,000sf space with a dynamic mix of materials and textures. The awards highlight the top players in several categories covering commercial real estate, development, construction, and design. Check out all the winners here.READ MORE
Truebeck Construction, a national leader in construction safety, was honored with the Cal/VPP Construction designation for their Uber HQ project in Mission Bay. Truebeck is one of eight general contractors with this distinguishing safety classification. Cal/VPP Construction companies are considered workplace safety and health leaders within their industry. Individual California worksites under the control of a Cal/VPP Construction employer are recognized as worksites expected to have significantly lower risk for serious accidents than other employer's worksites within the same industry. During the evaluation process, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, visited the project site on 10 separate occasions. This process involved a variety of detailed inspections of the project site, Truebeck’s safety programs, and subcontractor’s safety programs. Some of the attributes highlighted during this process included: Truebeck’s commitment to safety at all levels of the organization, the empowerment of individuals with training and knowledge to identify and correct unsafe conditions and actions, and our processes for identifying, correcting, and investigating safety concerns and incidents on the project site. This is Truebeck’s second project to achieve the Cal/VPP status, the first one being Apple Campus 2. This honor is a reflection of Truebeck's safety pledge and priority on every job site: one team, one goal, home safe.READ MORE
And the winner is... Truebeck Construction received an Award of Excellence at SMPS Build Business in San Diego on August 16th. This is the second consecutive year Truebeck has won. Last year, we received the Award of Excellence for the Video-External category. The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards Program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications produced by professional services firms in the design and building industries. The program provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals to showcase their best marketing practices and to educate the industry about the critical role of marketing in a successful firm. It was very inspiring to see the diverse and unique strategies that marketing teams utilized to create value at their firms. Take a look at our award winning entry!READ MORE
Congratulations to our extraordinary marketing team, our talented video crew, and our team members who diligently raise the bar every day! We are finalists for a national marketing award - the 2018 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketing Communications Awards! We are thrilled to have our 2017 marketing video initiative recognized in the Special Event-Digital category. The video celebrates Truebeck's 10-year anniversary, with an unpredictable twist: spotlighting our children. If you haven't seen the video, you can watch it here. This is the second consecutive year Truebeck has been recognized as a finalist. Last year, we won the Award of Excellence for the Video-External category. The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards Program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications produced by professional services firms in the design and building industries. The program provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals to showcase their best marketing practices and to educate the industry about the critical role of marketing in a successful firm. All winners are honored on stage and with an award during the SMPS Awards Gala on August 16 in San Diego, held in conjunction with Build Business, the Society’s annual conference. Winning entries will be on display throughout the conference, August 15–17, for the benefit of the attendees. In addition, winning firms are promoted to industry media and building industry associations, in SMPS publications including Marketer, on the SMPS website and social media channels, and in DesignIntelligence’s Almanac of Architecture & Design.READ MORE
The results are in! On April 18th, 2018, Truebeck was honored with a Best Places to Work Award, ranking #14 out of 500 companies in the Bay Area. This is the second consecutive year Truebeck ranked in the Top 15. Each company on the Best Places to Work list was ranked exclusively by their employees. Truebeck was measured on such values as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks. This year’s winners survived a nomination pool of more than 500 applicants that span many industries and sizes. One of our core values is: Business and life are all about people. For us, this means people are #1 – and we’ve built the business around this fundamental belief. We place importance on creating a great work environment and on welcoming employee feedback. This award recognizes our efforts to put people first. We are committed to keeping Truebeck a fantastic place to work! To learn more about Truebeck’s culture and opportunities, please visit our Careers page. Congratulations to our Truebeck Team!READ MORE
The results are in! On April 18, 2018, the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal held the annual Best Places to Work Awards. For the second consecutive year, Truebeck ranked in the Top 15 Best Places to Work. It is an honor to be formally recognized by the Business Journals and ranked so highly by our very own employees. That’s what makes the award so special – that each company’s employees exclusively determined the winners. Bay Area workers were asked to complete an assessment that measures their company on such values as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks. This year’s winners survived a nomination pool of more than 500 applicants that span many industries and sizes. Combined, 49,000 Bay Area employees work for these 130 standout companies. At Truebeck, one of our core values is: Business and life are all about people. This award recognizes our efforts to put people first. To learn more about Truebeck’s culture and opportunities, please visit our Careers page. Thank you and congratulations to our Truebeck Team!READ MORE
The Construction Employers’ Association has awarded Truebeck Construction with the President’s Safety Award – the highest achievement for Safety Excellence and the Safety Excellence Award. One of Truebeck’s guiding values Safety in the workplace, implemented through our Target Zero Safety Program. These awards are a testament to our team’s commitment to our values. Recipients of the President’s Award reported a total incident rate at least 50% below the industry average; a lost workday incident rate at least 50% below the industry average; and an experience modification rate of less than or equal to .70. They were also recognized as a Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program participant (VPP), or otherwise demonstrated a comprehensive safety training program. Truebeck will be presented with the award at the CEA Annual General Membership Dinner in January, 2018. Learn more about our Target Zero Safety Program hereREAD MORE
The North Bay Business Journal has just announced their 12th Annual Top Project Awards – celebrating outstanding construction projects located in their local region and key industry partners who make them possible. Truebeck’s Sonoma State Wine Business Institute (WBI) has been recognized as a Top Project winner for 2017! Truebeck was honored at a gala award celebration in early December and will be featured in the North Bay Business Journal. Check out the North Bay Business Journal article here.READ MORE
Truebeck’s project for Bespoke has won a Coworky Award in the “Best Space Design” category. The awards highlight community workspaces and collaborative offices that are inspired, unique, and cohesive for the community. Check out all the winners here. “Bespoke Coworking, Events, and Demo was designed specifically as a retail-tech hub in the heart of Westfield Shopping Centre. Each square foot was meticulously designed to be flexible enough to exude the warmth of a second home, while doubling up on functionality.”READ MORE
We have new hardware to add to our trophies! On July 13th, Truebeck won the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketing Communications Award of Excellence. This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) recognize the individuals and teams who create outstanding communication vehicles for architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms. This is the only awards program that highlights the critical role and immense value marketing professionals bring to the design and building industry. The award winners were announced and honored on July 13 in Indianapolis, IN, as a part of Build Business, the SMPS annual conference, held July 12-14. We won first place for our recruiting video “Game Changers”, produced in-house by our marketing and VDC team. Check out the award here! https://vimeo.com/truebeck/gamechangersREAD MORE
On May 31st, Truebeck was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times for being a Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist! Congratulations Truebeck! Truebeck takes philanthropy seriously. Doing good for others and making a powerful impact on our community is an expression of our values, as a business and as people. We have a deep desire to enact change - that's why our community program is called Team for Tomorrow. This program gives every employee the opportunity to serve others, achieve meaningful work, and experience the joy of giving. Led by a 12-person committee, Team for Tomorrow supports advancing the initiatives for workforce training, health, education, youth and the environment. Every month Truebeck provides 2-3 (sometimes more) opportunities for employees to volunteer or contribute to a cause. In 2016, we held 24 philanthropic events for Second Harvest Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Surfrider Foundation, Organs R Us, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Sequoia Foundation, My New Red Shoes, San Francisco Children's Book Project, Catholic Charities, Mike Tolbertson Memorial Family Trust, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Leap Arts in Education, Movember Foundation, Family Giving Tree, and the Santa Clara Foster & Adoptive Parent Association. This year, Truebeck has 32 charity focused events planned, maintaining last year's charities with the addition of Positive Coaching Alliance, Rebuilding Together, Autism Speaks, and the Navy Seal Foundation. For each event or cause, we have actionable involvement, not just monetary donations. For example, our participation with the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford grew from varied event sponsorships to a full-fledged monthly program where our volunteers host a craft and cooking project for the children and families staying at the House. Additionally, we hold an annual Movember Foundation Fundraiser & Awards Night, in which dozens of employees grow mustaches for the month of November raising awareness and funds for men's health, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide. In 2014, we raised $8,364; in 2015 we raised $15,904; and in 2016 we had 41 participants and raised $27,493. These Team for Tomorrow programs truly demonstrate Truebeck's robust culture of corporate philanthropy and our commitment to the welfare of others. For Truebeck, the goal is not simply to be good corporate citizens, but to influence giving, promote volunteerism, foster a culture of thoughtful, ongoing service, and improve local communities. On July 19th, Truebeck will find out where we rank on the list at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards Summit. All of the companies on the list will be recognized, and philanthropy leaders will share their stories on social responsibility and impacting communities. We look forward to an inspiring evening!READ MORE
Truebeck continues to top the charts and has landed at #9 on the San Francisco Business Times’ Greater Bay Area’s 75 largest contractors list. The list was generated based upon 2016 revenue from at-risk general contracting projects in the area. To see how we compare to the competition see the full list below.READ MORE
The South Bay is booming. Who are the top general contractors in Silicon Valley? The Silicon Valley Business Journal ranked the top general contractors in the valley. Truebeck ranked #7 up from #12 last year! The ranking was by 2016 revenue from at-risk general contracting on local projects. We’re honored to be at the top of the list and partnering with forward-thinking businesses that are transforming the valley. You can view the full list here (with a subscription) or check it out below.READ MORE
Great people make great places to work. The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal honor Bay Area companies that have exceptional workplaces and value the contributions of their employees. Truebeck Construction has been recognized as a winner of the 2017 Best Places to Work. The winning organizations whose employees rate them as the Bay Area’s best, will be honored on April 18th. Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across five categories according to the number of employees. The ranking was based on the highest scores for fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings and other amenities as well as management practices.READ MORE
Truebeck projects have been nominated for TWO 2017 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards! The IIDA awards intend to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. Last year, a total of 95 projects were submitted with a total of 18 award winners. This year, winning projects will be judged by the esteemed jury for suitability to the project challenge, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior forms, finishes and furnishings. The first - a pharmaceutical corporate office designed by lead architect Stantec - is a esearch hub for drugs that stimulate the immune system to fight cancer. This tenant improvement includes the demolition of an existing two-story structure, and new additions for laboratories, office, conference rooms, an exterior service yard, emergency generator enclosure and private outdoor patio. Click here: http://iidanc.org/honorawards/global-pharmaceutical-company-officelab-project/ The second - a UCSF Cardiology Clinic designed by Taylor Design - is a state-of-the-art and purpose-built clinic, utilizing the most sophisticated tools to diagnose life-threatening illnesses. Located within an occupied multi-story building, the OSHPD 3 project was completed on a fast-track schedule and under design-build delivery. Click here: http://iidanc.org/honorawards/ucsf-cardiovascular-care-prevention-center-golden-gate-practice/ We would love if you took a moment to VOTE for the People's Choice Award! Voting is open until March 23, 2017.READ MORE
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