Awards & Recognition


December 9, 2022

TOP WORK PLACE IN ORANGE COUNTY! Based on employee responses to an independent questionnaire, W. L. Butler ranked #9 out of 86 small businesses with 99 or fewer employees in the region.

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November 17, 2022

GIVING BACK! Recognized once again as a Top Corporate Philanthropist by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal; the company ranked #31 among more than 50 of the region’s businesses.

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July 30, 2022

GIVING BACK! Recognized once again as a Top Corporate Philanthropist by the San Francisco Business Times; the company ranked #61 out of 100 of the region’s businesses.

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May 12, 2022

The Nueva School Science and Environmental Center received the 2022 AIA National Education Facility Design Merit Award which recognizes state-of-the-art educational facilities. W. L. Butler is honored to have been a part in the construction of this cutting-edge learning space in Hillsborough.

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July 23, 2021

TOP FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS! Named as one of the top Family-Owned Businesses by the San Francisco Business Times; ranking #15 out of 50 companies throughout the Bay Area.

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May 1, 2021

W. L. Butler was the proud recipient of the Silver Spur Award for our ongoing support of Leaps & Bounds since 2017. This honor was presented at the 9th Annual Saddle Up for Pediatric Therapy event, which is the Norco nonprofit group’s largest source of income to support low-cost or free therapy for children with disabilities. Leaps & Bounds offers physical, occupational and speech therapy that uses horses in an approach called hippotherapy.

December 8, 2019

Our company president, Frank York, was the proud recipient of the 2019 Nate Thurmond Award. This honor is presented annually by the Good Tidings Foundation to someone that truly embodies what the NBA Hall of Famer was all about; Dignity and Class. Congratulations Frank!

September 17, 2019

W. L. Butler is proud to be named as one of the Healthiest Employers within the Greater Bay Area.This annual awards program recognizes those companies that pro-actively shape the health of their employees; committed to making an impact on the health of their workplace and their bottom line.

February 25, 2019

SILVER AWARD WINNER! The Los Angeles Business Journal awarded The Works @ Plaza El Segundo second place honors for Best Retail Project in the county. The expansive facade upgrade included installation of new hardscape, trees and communal gathering spaces with a trellis, seating fire pit and planters.

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June 1, 2018

777 Aviation received an Award of Excellence in the landscape architecture category at the Los Angeles Business Council Architecture Awards.  The design team leveraged the benefits of glass throughout the building to optimize and enhance daylight diffusion, thermal performance, and overall aesthetics. Spanning 12.5 acres, the site offers multiple congregation areas amidst a garden setting with fire pits wrap the exterior of the building.

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September 8, 2017

BEING HEALTHY MATTERS! Named as one of the Healthiest Employers in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times; ranking #25 out of 35 companies with 100-499 employees for having a strong wellness program focused on employees’ physical and mental well-being.

The Healthiest Employers

December 27, 2016

It is truly an honor to announce that we have been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative for the third year in a row! This award recognizes worksites for making the health and wellness of their employees a top priority.

September 15, 2016

W. L. Butler has been recognized by Cal/OSHA Consultation Service for its effort in implementing and maintaining an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

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March 15, 2016

SILVER AWARD WINNER! The San Fernando Valley Business Journal awarded Athens Services in Sun Valley second place honors for Best Redevelopment Project in the county. The ground-up materials recovery facility is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area; equipped with a solar powered collection system and the ability to sort/process food-waste.

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February 23, 2016

GOLD AWARD WINNER! The Los Angeles Business Journal awarded Whole Foods Vernon first place honors for Best Industrial Project in the county. Two of the three existing buildings on a 9.8 acre property were demolished and replaced with a new 128,000 square foot Green Globes certified building.

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February 23, 2016

SILVER AWARD WINNER! The Los Angeles Business Journal awarded Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA second place honors for Best Redevelopment Project in the county. This was an extensive 34,382 square foot expansion and makeover of an existing fitness center.

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October 10, 2015

The Lakewood YMCA, constructed by W. L. Butler Construction, Inc., received a Merit Award in the commercial category at the AIA Long Beach/South Bay 2015 Design Awards. “This community facility renovation is quite elegant. The transparent facade is very inviting to the public and we appreciate the
amount of daylight it provides to the large interior space. We enjoy the connectivity of the interior to the exterior and to all of the necessary spaces for what this facility offers. The architect, Studio One Eleven, used a fair amount of restraint in the design that would be required for a project of this nature.”

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April 14, 2015

BEST PLACE TO WORK! W. L. Butler was named as one of the Top 25 “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. At an awards ceremony tonight, we ranked #19 in the mid-size category with 101-249 employees. Results were tabulated by independent research firm, Quantum Workplace.

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February 25, 2015

GOLD AWARD WINNER! W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. received the top honor for Athens Services in the Best Industrial Project Category at the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards, hosted by The San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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May 1, 2014

Evidence of the market’s recovery can be seen in 2014’s ENR Top 400 Contractors list. W. L. Butler ranked #334 (up from #342 the previous year).

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February 17, 2014

GOLD AWARD WINNER! The Los Angeles Business Journal awarded Park Plaza on Maine in Baldwin Park first place honors for Best Retail Project in the county. The shopping center received a complete facade and site upgrades.

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