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Futures Built Here

A distinctive culture often defines successful companies and W. L. Butler is no exception. Our culture is based on a long-held belief that construction is, at its core, a business of people and relationships. Treating people the right way forms the basis of our collective success, growth and happiness. These ideals shape our approach to work and each other, and inspire us to accomplish great things together.

Make a Difference

Whether you are looking to break into the industry or are a seasoned veteran, W. L. Butler offers a range of opportunities at offices and project sites throughout California. We are a true family, who cares for each other and values long-term relationships. We are proud to have been consistently named as one of the Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal and The Orange County Register.

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Blueprint for Success

Our values are the foundation of our success and reflects the core values demonstrated by our team members.

Our Mission is to support long-term success and dedicate ourselves to the well-being of our clients, team members, communities and business partners. Our goals are to always:

Provide a safe working environment.

Encourage and help our team members to improve, grow and thrive in an environment of continuous learning.

Remain committed to our strategic plan and continually look forward.

Sustain a culture that encompasses integrity, loyalty, respect, family, fun, pride and dedication.

Be responsive to our clients' needs.

Build strong and long-lasting relationships.

Devote our time and resources to improve the communities in which we live and work.

Individually, and as a team, we are committed to operating in the spirit of:


Our word is our bond


We deliver the facts, without embellishment


We operate in a professional manner each and every day


We take pride in the work we do, and the people who execute that work


We are better when we work together


We can be counted on to do what we say, when we say we'll do it


We treat all people and projects with respect and appreciation


We can be trusted to keep important personnel and project details confidential

Personal Development

We are always looking for ways to learn and evolve

Are You a Type B? One of our successes has always been to find the "B" personality. The "B" personality really just stands for "Butler", which means fitting into our organization.

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It All Happens Here


The mission of our Diversity & Inclusion Group (DIG) is to make sure that each of our team members feel encouraged to impact every level of the workplace, grow in their jobs and bring their full, unique selves to work. DIG provides training and education to increase awareness and acceptance.


Supporting our communities through philanthropy and hands-on work is in our DNA. We believe in doing what is right socially, economically and environmentally. We are actively involved in charitable pursuits, and allocating time, resources and construction expertise to benefit those who need it most.

Women In Construction

We believe that everyone contributes to our success, and have created a dedicated Employee Resource Group (ERG) to educate and empower our team. We provide opportunities to support one another and participate in programs which contribute to the personal and professional development of Women In Construction.

Culture Club

The W. L. Butler culture sets us apart and it shapes our approach to work, and to each other inspiring us to do great things. Our family culture is an important part of who we are, and the Culture Club was established to maintain the fun, family-oriented environment that makes us a unique place to work.

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