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Truebeck Rolls Out New Safety Technology

As we move deeper into the digital age, we’re finding new ways to enhance safety practices. We’ve already seen other industries use automated dashboards to track metrics like sales, but what about the health and wellness of teams? Challenge of…

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A Bar of Soap and a Fresh Start

How do handcrafted soaps help improve the unemployment rate? Recognizing that unemployment harms physical and mental health, Roots Community Health Center launched a workforce initiative to empower the local community in Oakland. Roots created a pathway to jobs for formerly…

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How to Interview at Truebeck

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. We understand, we’ve been in your shoes before. But before we dive in, take a moment to realize that you made it past the first hurdle! Just applying to join our team is a great first…

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Truebeck’s Commitment to Local Minority-Owned Businesses

In 2020, Truebeck’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force implemented a charter with many objectives, one being to support local diverse businesses. As a general contractor, the first way to do that is on the job site working with our…

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Truebeck History

Just as the sun is barely climbing over the horizon, Sean Truesdale arrives at the basketball court. Lacing up his shoes, Sean glances out the gym window to see the sun’s golden rays slicing through the sky. He rhythmically bounces…

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Finding Opportunities to Serve in Portland

The grey clouds rolled overhead as five men stepped out of their vehicles. Before them was a small home with cobblestone steps leading up to the front door. They stepped up the stairs, a feat quite simple for construction professionals…

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Truebeck Projects Among Largest in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Business Times released its list of the largest construction projects currently under development on the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula. These projects are ranked based on construction cost. Truebeck has three of the top 10 projects and…

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Truebeck a Top Privately-Owned Business in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Business Times recently released their list of the most successful privately-owned businesses in the Bay Area. Companies were ranked based on their 2019 fiscal year companywide revenue. Truebeck ranked 15th out of 169 companies and was also…

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Women in Construction: Demolishing Gender Barriers in the Construction Industry

It is certainly no secret that the construction industry is one of the most male-dominated career fields, with women making up roughly 9% of the construction workforce. In recent years, however, the industry has seen an uprising in women who…

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Press: Here’s how Bay Area Construction Sites are Responding to the Coronavirus

Construction sites are reopening across the Bay Area as Shelter-In-Place restrictions on businesses are easing. However, returning to the normal business operations is still not feasible. With heightened restrictions and updated safety policies, construction sites are adapting to a new “normal.” Ahead of the curve has been Truebeck Construction, whose safety and operations team…

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Truebeck Project Marin Country Day School Certified LEED Platinum

Truebeck Construction, an industry-leading commercial general contractor, announces that our Marin Country Day School renovation in Corte Madera, California became LEED Platinum certified. This is the highest level of certification in sustainability from the world’s most widely used green building…

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Patient Safety Paramount in Renovation of John Muir Behavioral Health Facility

Truebeck, an innovative leader in the construction industry, completed the final phase of the John Muir Behavioral Health Center renovation in Concord, California. Broken down into three phases, the behavioral health center was renovated to refresh the interiors and bring…

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One of the Best Places to Work: Truebeck Construction

One of the best ways a company can gauge how employees feel about their workplace is through the San Francisco Business Times “Best Places to Work” report. The results of this report are done by conducting anonymous surveys from employees…

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Press: What Social Distancing Looks Like on An Active Construction Site

The onset of COVID-19 required construction sites to rapidly update their safety policies and procedures. With some construction sites still open, general contractors had to ask the question, “What is the new normal for the daily routines of construction crews?”…

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Truebeck a Top Bay Area GC

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s largest economic hubs with tech-giants like Apple, Facebook, Google, and Uber. As such, it is one of the most competitive and lucrative locations for the construction industry. Each year, The…

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Truebeck a Top Three Silicon Valley GC

The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently released their rankings of all the general contractors operating in the Silicon Valley area based on 2019 revenue. Truebeck placed third on a list of 33 general contractors with a reported revenue of $684.3…

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Press: Industry Leaders Bullish on CLT in PNW

The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) or mass timber as a building material is a growing trend in the construction industry and is heavily used in the pacific northwest. However, concerns arise about the benefits and drawbacks of mass timber,…

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Cal/OSHA Awards Truebeck Project VPP-C Status

Truebeck Construction has an award-winning safety program resulting from high standards of workplace safety and health management. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health partnered with Truebeck and recognized the firm with a rare and notable designation, the Voluntary Protection…

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Mass Timber Commercial Office Space Celebrates Topping Out Ceremony

Portland, OR – Truebeck, an industry-leading commercial general contractor, celebrated the topping out of our Arete Creative Office Development project on December 13, 2019. This topping out ceremony marks the completion of the structure for a commercial office space in…

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Press: 6 Ambitious Silicon Valley Projects Backed by Developers

Developers need projects completed with an aggressive scheduling approach because of the impact delays can have on their bottom lines. Truebeck is working on six large-scale projects in the Bay Area for such developers and Bisnow wrote an article on…

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How a West Coast Contractor is Bringing Tech-Savvy Construction to Portland

Truebeck’s Portland team is growing rapidly. Within less than a year, they’ve acquired multiple ground-up construction projects and even more tenant improvements. Bisnow recently wrote an article on their rapid success and why Truebeck’s Portland team is uniquely positioned to…

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Facebook MPK22 Given VPP-C Designation

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…

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Education ENR Award Goes to Truebeck

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….

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Raising Standards of Safety and Learning in the Education Sector

Remember earthquake drills in elementary school where students practiced hiding under desks and covering their heads in the event of an earthquake? Some of those old school buildings we went to as kids are still around today and many are…

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Better Builders Through Construction Technology and Innovation

As a pioneer in the construction industry, Truebeck Construction is rebranding its Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team to Construction Technology and Innovation (CTI). Our CTI team does so much more than Building Information Modeling (BIM). While BIM is a…

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Relocation of Historic 156-Year-Old Lathrop House Completed by Truebeck

It’s not every day you can watch an old house crawl like a snail across busy downtown streets, but that was the spectacle residents of Redwood City witnessed on Mother’s Day weekend. On May 12th, Truebeck Construction oversaw the relocation…

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Nick Pera to Speak at Portland State of the Market Event

Portland is a city in flux. With its expanding economy, businesses are setting up shop in the City of Roses and knowing what projects are in the works is essential for businesses looking for office space. Portland State of the…

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Truebeck Supports Okizu for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Approximately 1 in 285 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. This September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Truebeck is partnering with Okizu to raise money to send kids with cancer to…

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Truebeck Awarded Willamette Stone Beech Street Project

Willamette Stone LLC awarded a new mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon to Truebeck Construction. The project is set for completion in February 2020. Willamette Stone LLC is a real estate investment firm based in the Pacific Northwest. They have over…

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Over 150 Backpacks Donated by Truebeck’s Team for Tomorrow

Truebeck Construction’s volunteer program Team for Tomorrow once more partnered up with Family Giving Tree to donate over 150 backpacks with school supplies to local students. The event itself took place at Truebeck’s headquarters and had a large turnout of…

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Truebeck Expands to Pacific Northwest

Truebeck recently expanded to the Pacific Northwest and opened our new Portland office! This expansion presents a great opportunity to connect with the growing market. Portland features capital, talent, and renowned academic, medical and scientific institutions that align with some…

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She Inspires Me!

As we recognize Women in Construction Week, we celebrate International Women’s Day! We took a moment to ask: Who is your HERo? And how can women continue to make a positive impact in the community? “My HERo is my mother….

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Truebeck Receives President’s Award from CEA

For 2018, The Construction Employers’ Association 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 is safety in the workplace, which is implemented through our…

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Reshaping Oakland’s Office Market

It looks like the Uptown Station and Tribune Tower renovations are a part of a trend to transform downtown Oakland. The San Francisco Business Times recently highlighted the projects that are impacting the city and both of our projects got…

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Biotech Growth on the SF Peninsula

Truebeck Construction and Alexandria Real Estate Equities are building a new 500,000sf development in San Carlos. “The strategy in San Carlos is pretty simple. If you look at what we call the Stanford subcluster that runs from the airport down…

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New Fintech Project for Truebeck

Our newest project in Palo Alto, in the heart of the Stanford Research Park, is designed to become an instant landmark. 3223 Hanover is comprised of 115,000sf and combines innovation, efficiency, sustainability and functionality. The fintech project is already earning…

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Adding Value with Drones

“Uber HQ, your drone is arriving now. And it’s being flown by Truebeck Construction, an innovative, fast-growing general contractor based in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Recently, 3D Robotics visited our Uber HQ project site in Mission Bay, San Francisco,…

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Truebeck is Changing the Face of Construction with Data Warehousing

Truebeck’s innovative use of data was featured in a Bisnow article. Data warehousing is a technique to collect, analyze, and gather insights into the workplace. See how Truebeck is utilizing data to drive efficiency on the jobsite by checking out…

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Truebeck’s New Vice President of Operations

Truebeck is expanding, and so is our Leadership Team! Meet the newest addition, Pete Caputo, Vice President of Operations. The Registry highlighted Pete’s debut with this awesome article. Truebeck Construction, an industry-leading commercial general contractor, is pleased to announce that…

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Truebeck Awarded New San Mateo County Government Center

San Mateo County awarded Truebeck Construction the new county government center and parking structure located in Redwood City. Near the Hall of Justice, the new county office building will be approximately 156,000sf and occupied by over 600 employees. Truebeck is providing…

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New medical facilities on the horizon for San Mateo County

In April, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the award of the San Mateo County Medical Center project to Truebeck Construction. With the original medical facilities being built in the 1950’s, there was a need for a new medical…

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In-House VDC is Transforming the Industry

Technology plays a major role in industry advancements. Our in-house VDC team is paving the way and changing the game! In May 2018, Bisnow Media featured an article on Truebeck Construction’s industry-leading Virtual Design & Construction practices. For Truebeck Construction,…

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One in 500 – Truebeck Celebrates Best Places to Work Award!

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….

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Topping Out Uber Mission Bay

A topping out ceremony was held for Truebeck’s tallest building, Uber Headquarters in Mission Bay. The event was held on April 19th, with 300 people from the project team gathering for the special milestone and a great BBQ. The Uber Mission Bay project…

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Truebeck Recognized as Top 20 Best Places to Work

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….

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4th Annual Mike Tolbertson Memorial Golf Tournament

Truebeck Construction is hosting the 4th annual Mike Tolbertson Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 25th at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. This is a very special event for our company and those that knew Mike. His friendship and accomplishments…

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Thank You for 10 Great Years!

Truebeck Construction is honoring the champions who have been with us for 10 years. Congratulations to Ismael Perez, Bob Hostetler, Felicitas Montoya, Dan Higuera, and Scott Zinkgraf. May you look back on your years of service and feel a sense…

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Tribune Tower Project Wins Notable Award

Congratulations Best of the Bay Real Estate Winners and our friends at Harvest Properties! The Tribune Tower project in Oakland was awarded Best Investment Transaction – East Bay. Read the full article here: https://www.naiopsfba.org/congratulations-6th-annual-best-bay-winners/

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Truebeck Speaks at Oakland’s State of the Market Summit

Bisnow recently hosted Oakland’s Annual State of the Market Summit, with Mayor Libby Schaaf presiding as the keynote speaker. From office and housing to industrial, investors are pining for assets in Oakland and developers are building more in this cycle than ever…

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SSU Wine Business Institute Wins Top Project Award!

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…

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Truebeck Awarded Marin Country Day School Project

We are excited to announce a new project award in partnership with EHDD Architecture – the Marin Country Day School (MCDS) New Classroom Building. MCDS is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 595 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera,…

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Tribune Tower Project in the News!

Truebeck’s project at Tribune Tower has been featured in the San Francisco Business Times! The article discusses the strong office market in Oakland, and provides an overview of the renovations by Harvest Properties on the historic facility. “New owners with…

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Truebeck Project Wins Coworky Award!

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,…

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Truebeck’s Red Hat Project Completed!

The Truebeck team recently completed the construction on their new Silicon Valley office, designed by IA | Interior Architects. The project was completed in a quick 5 months, and in mid-July Red Hat moved into the facility. The 22,000sf office…

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Truebeck Supports Local Life Science Non-Profit

On July 20th, Truebeck sponsored the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) annual Fun Day at Chardonnay Golf Club & Vineyards in Napa. The San Francisco/ Bay Area Chapter was founded in 1991 and has emerged to be the leading non-profit guild…

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Fun in the Sun at the Huddle

Last week, Truebeck held the 2017 Huddle – our annual all hands event. This year we took the event outdoors at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, to enjoy the sun and the comfortable park setting like a summer concert. We had 300 team…

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New Video: Raise the Bar

At the first Annual Truebeck Huddle 2017,  we released a brand new video called “Raise the Bar”. This video was created to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our employees out in the field and to capture our essence…

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Truebeck Top 10 Contractor in Greater Bay Area

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…

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TRUEBECK SPONSORS HARD HATS WITH HEART

Truebeck is partnering with the American Heart Association as key sponsors of an inaugural construction industry exclusive event on March 9, 2017. Hard Hats with Heart will be an evening of networking among the Bay’s top construction & healthcare executives….

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TRUEBECK FOUNDERS IN THE NEWS

Bisnow media sat down with Sean Truesdale to talk about the company and what makes Truebeck different from the rest. Truebeck Construction is the brainchild of Sean Truesdale and David Becker. The company, started in 2007, has grown to become a…

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TRUEBECK NOMINATED FOR 2017 IIDA HONOR AWARDS

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…

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APPLE PARK OPENING IN APRIL

Apple has announced today that they will move more than 12,000 employees to their new 175-acre “Apple Park” campus; a process that could reportedly take over six months to complete.  Apple has also shared its decision to name the Apple Park Theater after the late Steve Jobs….

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TRUEBECK WINS JOHN MUIR HEALTH PROJECT!

In the 2016 Hospital Construction Survey, behavioral health centers ranked No. 1 in specialty hospital projects being built. Truebeck and KMD Architects are renovating the John Muir Health Behavioral Health Outpatient Services facility in Concord. Improving behavioral health care starts…

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TRUEBECK WINS RED HAT PROJECT

Red Hat is changing the technology industry. They help solve business problems in an open-source environment. Truebeck and IA Architects are designing and building their new Silicon Valley office. We’re delighted to be part of their innovation and outside-the-box thinking….

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AC2 PHOTOS ON MASHABLE.COM

This week, Mashable released an article with some awesome photos showing off the Apple AC2 Campus. Check it out here!

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UPTOWN STATION IN BUSINESS JOURNAL

Truebeck Construction was featured in a new San Francisco Business Journal article. The article highlights our efforts to hire subcontractors from the local Oakland area. Uptown Station hopes to leverage local vendors and workers to provide hundreds of new jobs and…

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LOCAL OAKLAND HIRE EFFORTS MAKING NEWS

On Thursday, November 3rd Truebeck presented at a local hire outreach event in downtown Oakland. The meeting focused on the team’s commitment to hiring local Oakland workers and subcontractors. This was the third such meeting so far, and about 60 local business owners…

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OAKLAND OFFICE BOOMING

Last week Sean Truesdale spoke at Bisnow’s Oakland Future of Office event and this week the media company published a recap of the speakers’ analysis and perspectives on the hot market. You can read the full article here. “Opportunities like…

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SEAN TRUESDALE SPEAKS AT OAKLAND’S FUTURE OF OFFICE

Is Oakland the next Brooklyn? Today, over 250 people from the AEC industry met in Oakland to hear about the super hot market. Sean Truesdale was one of the panelists at the event, sharing his perspective as a GC and talking about…

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LOCAL HIRE EVENT AT UBER OAKLAND

Uber held a local outreach event in Oakland to get local businesses and the workforce to participate in their Uptown Station project. Truebeck was there to speak about how local firms can do business with us on the construction project. This spotlight…

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BESPOKE PROJECT IN SF CHRONICLE

Co-working is more than just a trend in San Francisco. One survey’s findings indicate that, worldwide, 10,000 co-working spots will exist by the end of 2016. Bespoke, housed on the Westfield San Francisco Centre’s fourth floor, is one such co-working space…

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TRUEBECK COMPLETES FIRST U.S. RAZER RETAIL STORE

Truebeck’s outstanding team performance and service on Razer’s new headquarters resulted in being handed the build-out of the first U.S. retail RazerStore, located in the Westfield San Francisco Center. The San Francisco RazerStore is so far the second to largest location by…

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ENR RANKS TRUEBECK IN TOP 400 CONTRACTORS

Every year, ENR conducts a survey of large general contractors, engineers, architects and construction and program managers from around the world. The Top 400 Contractors list, published annually in May, ranks the 400 general contractors, both publicly and privately held, based…

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RAZER AT WESTFIELD

Our client Razer is making headlines – their new store at Westfield San Francisco was featured on the front page of the Chronicle’s Business Report. Truebeck completed Razer’s retail store earlier this month, utilizing a fast-track design-build method for the interior…

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TRUEBECK RANKS TOP 15!

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…

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TOP 100 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES IN SF

Last night Truebeck (formerly BNBT) was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as a Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Area. Hundreds of business leaders gathered at the Fairmont San Francisco to celebrate the fastest growing companies…

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SEAN TRUESDALE SPEAKS AT FUTURE OF MID-MARKET

Sean Truesdale spoke at Bisnow’s Future of Mid-Market event about the future of San Francisco’s hot submarket. You can read a summary of the event here: https://www.bisnow.com/san-francisco/news/commercial-real-estate/this-morning-with-sfs-biggest-power-players-43892

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RECENT PRESS: SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Truebeck (formerly BN Builders) was mentioned in the Silicon Valley Business Journal in November, in an article on building Apple’s new campus. The article focused on a drone video showing the recent progress that has been made on-site. Read the…

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RECENT PRESS: AUTODESK’S IN THE FOLD

Truebeck’s (formerly BNB) innovative use of 3D printing is featured in Autodesk’s corporate news blog and is being shared across their AEC-industry social channels – which collectively approach 1 million followers. You can read the full article here: http://autode.sk/1sqlmD6

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RECENT PRESS: THE REGISTRY

Truebeck Construction’s (formerly BNB) recently completed Mozilla Headquarters project is featured in The Registry, the Bay Area’s leading real estate news company. You can read the full article here: http://news.theregistrysf.com/bnbuilders-completes-mozillas-headquarters/  

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FUTURE OF SILICON VALLEY DISCUSSION PANEL

Truebeck’s Nick Pera was a panelist at Bisnow’s Future of Silicon Valley Summit on June 11th. Over 300 attendees gathered to hear the City of San Jose’s Mayor Chuck Reed along with ten other high level real estate and construction…

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2014 BEST PLACE TO WORK

Truebeck (formerly BNB) is honored to be recognized as a 2014 Best Place to Work by the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Business Journals! Last night at the awards ceremony we were ranked #34 in the medium-sized business category (151 –…

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RECENT PRESS: THE REGISTRY – IIDA AWARD

Truebeck (formerly BNB) was featured in The Registry with an article on our recent IIDA win at GitHub. We won this award alongside out team on the project: Studio Hatch, Fennie + Mehl Architects, The CRE Group, ARB Mechanical, McMillan Electric…

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RECENT PRESS: THE VIEW CREW SF

BNBuilders’ recent retail project at 1355 Market Street in San Francisco is featured in The View, the quarterly newsletter for CREW San Francisco. You can read the article in the Hit Reset for Retail! issue here:  http://issuu.com/scharchitecture/docs/view_2014_q1

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269 E GRAND TOPPING OUT CEREMONY

Today marked the topping out ceremony at 269 East Grand Ave. This final beam signifies the overall completion of the building structure. Also, to find out why there is a tree on this final beam – Click here for the…

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BNBT PART OF GC TECH COALITION

Truebeck Construction (formerly BNBT) is featured in another article that appeared on Construction Executive’s website and in their Tech Trends email newsletter. The article is about the general contractors from around the country in a coalition dedicated to creating guidelines for…

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WE’RE OPENING A NEW OFFICE

We are growing! Truebeck Construction is expanding our Bay Area presence with a new office in the SoMa district of San Francisco. The new location will support our growing number of projects in the city. The centrally located office allows us…