It is my pleasure to recognize Overaa Construction today for 117 years of operation in the Richmond community. Started by Norwegian immigrant Carl Overaa, Overaa Construction has been helping build the Bay Area since 1907 and is a perfect example of a company representing the American Dream. Overaa’s exemplary work in construction has not only elevated the physical landscape of our region but has also positively impacted the lives of those residing within it. Furthermore, as one of the largest companies working in Contra Costa County, overaa Construction provides 400+ employees with jobs that continue to be critical to Richmond’s growth and economic stability. Overaa Construction’s unwavering commitment to innovation, safety and community engagement has set a commendable standard within the construction industry of Contra Costa County. Overaa’s tireless efforts to improve our collective future make them a source of pride for the Richmond community. On behalf of the people of California’s 8th Congressional District, please accept my sincere gratitude for your service to our community, as well as my best wishes for your continued success in the years ahead. – John Garamendi, Member of Congress, 8th District, California. December 15, 2023