Having recently been awarded a high-profile project in Redwood City, 93-year-old venerable Southern California construction firm C.W. Driver has opened an office in the Northern California city of San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Mike Castillo, previously vice president of operations and a 25-year veteran of Rudolph and Sletten, was hired as senior vice president for the region.

C.W. Driver said Castillo will oversee new projects in the areas of education, health care/biomedical, public sector, military contracting, entertainment, retail, corporate and hospitality.

C.W. Driver was recently named general contractor for a project at the PDI/DreamWorks Animation Northern California facility in Redwood City.

C.W. Driver in Northern California will also provide services through Driver URBAN, which specializes in multi-family housing and other wood-framed construction projects, and Driver SPG (Special Projects Group), which focuses on renovation and tenant improvement projects.