Skilled Project Management

W.A. Rose Construction is a general contractor with extensive experience with commercial, schools, nonprofit, public works and residential construction projects. We have an enviable track record of finishing projects on time and on budget. Our careful preconstruction planning and estimating, along with skilled project management and problem-solving expertise, enable us to deliver superior results that keep our clients coming back.

Types of Projects

We specialize in tenant improvement projects, seismic and structural upgrades, facility improvements, residential renovations and building-repair projects. Our team approach and range of expertise also enable us to partner and manage segments of larger new-construction projects.

Our Approach

To consistently deliver on schedule requires careful planning and preliminary conversation with our clients. We ask detailed questions and include important assumptions during our estimating and preplanning process. Developing realistic estimates and timetables during the discovery process results in successful projects and client satisfaction. Our approach for every client engagement includes the following services, tailored to the needs of each project:

Our Approach

Phase I: Preconstruction and Project Estimating

  • 1:1 Project review and detailed estimate with assumptions
  • Precontract services agreement
  • Schedule development
  • Onsite preplanning meeting
  • Permit applications, as needed
  • Subcontractor procurement

Phase II: Construction Phase

  • Onsite project management
  • Proactive client/team communication
  • Subcontractor management
  • Schedule coordination

Phase III: Post-Construction

  • Final walkthrough and punch-list development
  • Final inspections
  • Final project cost summary and documentation
  • Post-project evaluation


W.A. Rose Construction’s commercial clients appreciate our ability to deliver time-sensitive projects on time, on budget while minimizing disruption. Our expertise includes:

  • Tenant improvements (TI)
  • Seismic and structural upgrades
  • Business remodels
  • Specialty projects and repairs

We completed tenant improvement projects for Viator, a San Francisco online travel company now owned by Trip Advisor, and Baygreens Restaurant in Oakland. We also worked on a structural upgrade for the Madrone Hotel, an affordable-housing complex in downtown Oakland


Schools and Nonprofits

Our experience renovating schools and community organizations began during W.A. Rose’s early years, and our management team remains responsive to these frequently time-sensitive school projects. Our school and nonprofit project clients include:

  • Classroom and facilities improvements
  • Seismic and structural upgrades
  • Specialty projects and repairs

Recent and/or returning clients include Oakland’s Holy Names University, St. Felicitas in San Leandro and Hayward’s Moreau Catholic High School. We met the owners of Oakland’s Madrone Hotel, EBALDC, at a business event, where we learned about their project for structural/seismic upgrades as well as fire-damage repairs. We bid on this job and were delighted to be awarded the contract. The repairs ensure that the hotel is safe and secure again for its low-income residents.



Our residential projects range from whole-house renovations to completing a punch list of small-to medium-sized repairs or custom projects for longstanding clients. Our expertise includes:

  • Kitchen and bath remodels
  • Whole-house remodels
  • Seismic and structural upgrades
  • Specialty projects and repairs

We transformed a dated Berkeley bungalow, converted a San Francisco row house into a Craftsman-style jewel, remodeled a Piedmont bathroom and reengineered an intricate Piedmont deck and staircase.


Public Works

As a Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) based in Oakland, we work closely with local municipalities to maintain existing facilities and complete multiple renovation projects to keep community and historic buildings and recreational facilities operational and up to code. Our expertise includes:

  • Facilities and office renovations
  • Seismic and structural upgrades
  • Specialty projects and repairs

Recent projects have included office renovations for CalTrans and ongoing projects for the City of Piedmont.


Contact W.A. Rose Construction today to find out more about our approach, projects and how we can help you with your construction project.