When You Put People First, Success Follows

What started in the back of a pickup truck in 1975 is now one of California’s leading general contractors.

Building the California Dream

In 1975, a carpenter named William L. (Bill) Butler drove west to California and started a small construction company. Through hard work, long-term relationships and honest values, W. L. Butler has become a highly-respected, mid-sized general contractor with a presence throughout the Golden State. We build for virtually every sector of the economy, with projects for Fortune 500 companies including Target, Costco, Gilead, Charles Schwab, Samsung, Whole Foods and AmerisourceBergen, and from the automotive industry to healthcare and everything in between. W. L. Butler is based in Redwood City within the Silicon Valley, and employs nearly 200 Team Members and generates over $250 million in sales annually.

We Build


We take safety seriously and our track record proves it.


Our success is based on long-term relationships.


We're known for our workplace culture and promoting from within.


Few companies can match our long-term philanthropy.


Construction expertise that covers a wide-range of industries and project types.


We take pride in building sustainably and treating the environment with respect.


The only way to build great buildings is to do it as a team.


Our success has been defined by milestones reached and goals achieved.

45 Years Is Just The Start

W. L. Butler has experienced four decades of respected company growth to become one of the most esteemed builders in California.

Decades of Experience

It Begins With People

Our success is built on a company culture that puts people first. We promote honesty, fairness and respect among Team Members and business partners. It leads to amazing teamwork, personal growth and career-changing opportunities.

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Where We Build

You’ll find W. L. Butler building throughout California. Our offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, Central Valley and Orange County serve all regions of the Golden State—in addition to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

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