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Gordon ChildressGordon Childress
Executive VP, Northern California

“San Francisco is such an interesting market when you look at all the hospital systems, higher education systems, the availability of civic and residential opportunities,” Childress says. The multiple ways to deliver projects—design-build, P3—keep the market moving.

Companies are also looking to grow in campus environments rather than maintain operations in different buildings around the town. And since many Bay Area clients are tech companies, builders need to invest in technology to be competitive, Childress says.

Firm in Focus

Plant Construction Co.
300 Newhall St., San Francisco
President/CEO: Chris Rivielle
Employees: 300
Founded: 1947
Current Projects: City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon; UCSF Clinical Sciences Building; Presidio Hotel; and Presidio Theater. Upcoming work includes Pier 70 improvements.