Careers at Overaa

Testimonials

Overaa's commitment to quality, integrity, competitive pricing, and on-time delivery has guided us through thousands of building successes. It has also helped us build solid client relationships—many that have lasted for decades.

“C. Overaa & Co. was easy to work with and made a great partner in building our first public parking structure and restoring a historic Art Deco movie palace in our downtown. We appreciated Overaa's fairness and team-spirit in tackling the challenges we faced throughout the construction process. Overaa approached its contract with the City with an eye towards building a long-term relationship, and as a result, the City would be happy to work with them again.”

Jennifer Ott
Deputy City Manager, Development Services

“I wish to thank...everyone at Overaa for your outstanding performance on our recent project. This was a large, complicated and high risk project...and we could not be happier with the results. Your constant creativity, tenacity and professionalism raised the standard of performance of the entire design and construction team. You were able to bring our project in on time and under budget in the face of permit and weather delays,... and the vagaries of a 1927 stucture. Bravo!”

Kenneth Morrison
Board of Directors, Claremont Country Club

“On behalf of the City project team, I want to express our great appreciation for the work accomplished by Overaa and your sub-contractors on the City Hall building, which houses the City's administrative offices, including the Mayor and City Manager, at the newly renovated Civic Center. The reviews are in and very positive from all quarters. The building looks phenomenal inside and out, and is performing as designed.

When one considers the complexity of this project: seismic and water intrusion issues; historical issues; LEED certification; and a very demanding and picky owner, Overaa and the whole project team can be very proud of what has been accomplished – on time and on budget. I especially want to thank you and your team for the outstanding collaboration and coordination with other contractors and various City departments and vendors involved in the project. You and your staff proved to be creative problem solvers, which was essential to the success in this major retrofit and renovation project.”

Steve Duran
Director, City of Richmond Community & Economic Development Agency

“I would like to thank the Overaa Construction team for their efforts to return level 3 of the 3B garage to service by Thanksgiving. Construction of a major addition to an existing garage, while the garage is in use presents significant challenges. Add to the mix, the garage's location of the project at the mixed use development with the popularity of Santana Row and you have the 3B Project. The schedule for return of level 3 was an aggressive one and one that has been met today by the Overaa team. We are very pleased...thanks again.”

Randy Paul
VP Development, Western Region
Federal Realty Investment Trust (Santana Row Parcel 3B Parking Garage)

“I want to thank you and your staff both for your outstanding effort and for your craftsmanship in completing the new Orinda Library. In the care that your firm took in building this project, it is clear that you take exceptional pride and ownership in the quality of your work.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with your project manager and construction superintendent. These two individuals were outstanding. They both exhibited patience and sensitivity in working with the City and representatives with the Friends of the Orinda Library, and maintained an excellent working relationship with the architect, City staff, and the City's construction manager. This relationship was always collegial, always solution-oriented, and always focused on achieving a quality end product that met time and budget constraints. Their efforts to manage the construction activity to ensure the successful grand opening of the building on the target date were truly heroic. I quite simply enjoyed working with them.”

William A. Lindsay
City Manager
City of Richmond (formerly with City of Orinda)

“As I tell people, I have had the lucky opportunity to work with a lot of good contractors over the years but Overaa is a head and shoulder above all others I have worked with.”

Dave Requa
Assistant General Manager/District Engineer
Dublin San Ramon Services District

“I want to personally thank each of you for lending your expertise on such short notice, and for providing us with such a professional product. We are deeply grateful for your continued interest in Saint Mary's and cherish our working friendship.”

Greg Collins
Architect, Saint Mary's College

“Our selection of Overaa Construction for this project was heavily influenced by the long-standing reputation of your firm. This fine reputation has been upheld and enhanced by the diligent work of your two key staff persons assigned to this job.”

Rev. Brian Joyce
Pastor, Christ the King Church

“I want to thank you for the exemplary efforts you put forward in completing our design-built parking garage. The many challenges experienced during this project, dealing with 2 different counties and a park district, being one of the wettest winters on record, and having another contractor onsite completing the new science center, made the project especially difficult.

That is why your acceleration of the schedule and the early opening of the garage was so greatly appreciated. The handling of the daily delays without us having to hold your hands freed us up to coordinate the Observatory's completion. Without your efforts, we are convinced that the Observatory's grand opening would have been delayed by 2 months or more.

The parking garage is just what we envisioned. Nestled within a large grove of redwoods and set into the side of a hill, you have created an environmentally friendly garage. We had to put a sign on the garage so that visitors would know that it is a parking garage. The design team knew the right questions to ask and how to transfer their ideas to paper.”

Angelo M. Gallego
Chief Operating Officer, Chabot Space & Science Center

“On behalf of the City of Union City and myself I would like to express our appreciation for a project well done. In my eighteen years of working for the City of Union City we have never had a project that went so well. The attitude of cooperation, trust and working together to make this project work was to the benefit of us all. Because of the attitude of working together the project came in on budget and ahead of the City's schedule.”

Philip Sachs
Superintendent of Public Works, City of Union City

“Your company has demonstrated a high level of technical ability in design and experience in construction. The professionalism projected by your company is appreciated, has aided the teamwork between your designers, construction personnel and the government, and has had a big impact on limiting cost and time growth of this project. I thank you for the dedication by your company to this project.”

Cynthia R. Baksys
Project Engineer/ Contracting Officer's Representative
United States Army Corps of Engineers
AFRC & Army Reserve Regional Readiness Command Headquarters
Moffett Field, CA

“Overaa faced multiple challenges throughout the project: congested work site, accelerated schedule, adverse weather conditions, and technically challenging rebar layouts just to name a few. Overaa's leadership and craft were able to use their extensive construction experience to overcome these obstacles and contributed greatly to overall success of the project. Given the opportunity I would gladly see C. Overaa & Co. on my next project.”

Dmitry Rachuk
Project Engineering Associate
Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc.
Air Liquide's Steam Methane Reformer Project in Rodeo, California

“I wanted to thank you for the fine quality of work, cooperative team approach and sensitivity to Campus issues you displayed throughout the Pioneer Heights Housing project at CSU East Bay.

On a busy campus it is always a bit of a challenge to balance the needs of a major construction effort with the needs of the campus community but I was very pleased with both Overaa's sensitivity to client interface and your flexibility with dealing with the unexpected. I feel that though not a formally partnered project, the relationship Overaa's team built during the effort resulted in a cooperative and mutually productive project environment. As a result, though, like every project, there were issues to work though all of these were successfully addressed and the project opened on time, in budget and ready for students.

The Campus Housing department is very pleased with their new facility and I look forward to working with you again on future projects.”

Matt Scoble, PE
Executive Vice President
Consolidated CM Inc.
CSU East Bay Pioneer Heights Student Housing

“Overaa Construction was the successful bidder for the Hollister Water Reclamation Facility. The contract consisted of the construction of a 5 mgd (average- 10 mgd peak) wastewater treatment facility consisting of everything from pretreatment through disinfection and distribution pumping. This was the largest and most critical component of the multi-phased project.

The project was necessary as the City of Hollister was under an order from the Regional Water Quality Control Board that resulted in a building moratorium for the City. The project was funded through revenue bonds that were secured upon rates of the citizens in the community. As such, there was a tremendous amount of public concern about completing the project on time and within budget. Overaa understood the implications to the community and, at one point in the construction; they opened the site for public inspection. Through a very challenging and complicated project, Overaa successfully completed the project over six months ahead of schedule.

I enjoyed working with Overaa's competent and professional staff of project managers, engineers and superintendents. The highly skilled craftsmen were focused on getting the project built. It was amazing to see the amount of progress from one week to the next. They always kept the best interest of the project in mind and didn't let disputes hinder the progress of work. In settling our differences, we felt that they treated us fairly.

Overall, Overaa did a great job completing the project ahead of schedule without any claims. City of Hollister is pleased with the final product and is currently utilizing the water created from the plant for irrigation and groundwater recharge. The completion of the treatment plant was a key element in lifting the building moratorium. Another measure of success for the City of Hollister was that the project was able to keep a good public image with the community. As a result of my experience with Overaa, I would highly recommend them to build your next project.”

Steve Wittry
Engineering Manager/City Engineer
City of Hollister